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#590428 Sep 14, 2013
scaritual wrote:
trifecta1 wrote: You admit you're just here for you now eh?
<quoted text>
trifecta1 wrote: You came on here with your delusions of Christianity dying
<quoted text>They'll never get it.
Christianity itself is what causes the atrophy it suffers. Nontheists just point it out. Sure, by that being pointed out does hasten the process, but atheists don't cause it. Christianity does that and has for a long time.
For some reason Christians think atheists need to band together and support each other. That's a Christian mentality. That Christian mentality is a hive mind mentality. A hive mind mentality crumbles when the hive doesn't have the same mind.
The hive of Christianity is crumbling.
It's easy to see what happened here. Most bailed. Even before they bailed, from what I observed upon first coming here, much of the conversations among the Christians on the thread were pissing matches in an attempt to prove - to the other Christian - that his method of practicing Christianity is the correct method.
The 30,000 denominations within Christianity certainly illustrates that effect and mentality.
You or I or any atheist/nontheist would be here or on any thread regardless if if any other were. How does that saying go?
"The strong is stronger when he is alone"
We're used to that.
That doesn't mean I don't enjoy reading the thoughts and observations of others here. That certainly is one of the reasons I frequent topix. It's good to encounter others of like mind, and it's not just atheists that have that thought process.
The thing is; None of us need the other to support or defend the other.
We may choose to do so, but it isn't necessary. We don't expect it. If it's just your voice alone, that's fine. None of the atheists here need the other to approve what the other says. I'd also add that just because nothing is said regarding another's proffered thought, does not indicate disapproval. Each of us understand that.
You know, I'd probably add to that saying above; The strong is stronger when he is alone, because by being alone, is where he found his strength.
Yeah. That. I think each individual atheist values that process that led to being an atheist. You arrive at atheism alone. That has been the normal state of what it means to be an atheist for quite a while.
The very first atheist was, I'm sure, alone, and surrounded by theists.
We don't depend on each other for identity. An atheist does not rely upon a book or doctrine or another atheist to identify the atheist or tell the atheist he or she is atheist.
Each of us found that on our own and it's refreshing to understand and see that each of us, almost without fail have came to the same conclusions and formulated our own personal philosophies that are, for the most part, surprisingly similar. Nevertheless, the one commonality between atheists is that we don't have a belief that gods exist. We don't have a book we follow. We don't attend "atheist" services. We don't look up to one atheist as a "role model", for each atheist modeled our own self.
Put one hundred atheists in a room.
Among those hundred there will be thousands of differences. Sure, we may enjoy football(that's not atheism), camping(that's not atheism), music(that's not atheism) etc...
Just the one thing - no belief that deities exist - is the only similarity atheists can truly say they share.
All else is up to the individual atheist.
In the meantime...
The hive of Christianity is crumbling.
scaritual wrote:
Put one hundred atheists in a room.
I did that once but I could only come up with 49 Chess tables. After 2 hours of, "After you. No, by all means, after you. No, don't be silly, you first".

I finally had to shoot two of them.

Let the games begin !!!

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#590429 Sep 14, 2013
Le_le wrote:
ps. Sending you my best to your life well deserved.
Thanks, Le_Le, and the same in return.
Bongo

Bellmore, NY

#590430 Sep 14, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
What's currently trending these days?
wigger

“What's left to defend?”

Since: Jan 11

Freedom

#590431 Sep 14, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
Dude...
Sorry, I'm in a good mood :)
You'd tap that?
:)

If I wasn't so sleepy...

...well, you can tell me later.

Goodnight River.

Since: Oct 10

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#590432 Sep 14, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>Where have you been?
Wait...
Don't tell me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =J2HBdRCroksXX
I'm silent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch...

Looks like we both found something last night :)
Bongo

Bellmore, NY

#590433 Sep 14, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
Bongo doesn't seem to understand that the Appalachian Range runs from Georgia to Canada. It goes right through New York. If you think there are hillbillies in Tennessee, you've never been to Vermont.
Yes I do. There was an earthquake a couple years ago, my first experience. It occurred down south somewhere but traveled all the way to Canada, likend to ringing a large bell as it reverberated. I was lying in bed when my entire house started shaking, very eerie feeling.

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#590434 Sep 14, 2013
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> wigger
bongo



How was the vaca?

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#590435 Sep 14, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
:)
If I wasn't so sleepy...
...well, you can tell me later.
Goodnight River.
I may be late tomorrow too.

Can I borrow the car keys and a blanket and...no, I think I have everything else.

Kthanks.

:-)
Bongo

Bellmore, NY

#590436 Sep 14, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
bongo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Q83kngkzMVYXX
How was the vaca?
Didn't leave yet , off to the spa

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#590437 Sep 14, 2013
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> Yes I do. There was an earthquake a couple years ago, my first experience. It occurred down south somewhere but traveled all the way to Canada, likend to ringing a large bell as it reverberated. I was lying in bed when my entire house started shaking, very eerie feeling.
Cool. I climbed Katahdin when I was 17 and walked to the New Hampshire/Vermont border. I turned 18 along the way. I planned on walking farther but while I was drying my clothes in a small town that I'm forbidden to mention, I had to pee.

Hijinks ensued.

The Mayor of the town whose name must not be mentioned sent me an embossed letter.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#590438 Sep 14, 2013
LuciFerr wrote:
Oh I don't care.
I'm happy to see I'm forgetting it.
You needn't care.

Scripture is meaningless. It says whatever you want it to say and the opposite, depending which scriptures you claim must be interpreted literally and which either don't apply any more or are metaphor.

Anybody who claims to have authoritative knowledge of what the bible says and means should be offered the quiz and put in his place. Look at how effective it was in this thread. Only one Christian even tried to answer it, and he got 7 out of 7 wrong, then refused to try again. What does that tell you?

And when you post the answers, you show how ridiculous it is to claim that the bible was written by a god, or to assert that it says this or that. It says whatever you want it to say and the exact opposite.

So, even though you may be forgetting it, you're nevertheless the thread's leading authority on the bible with two correct answers. Congratulations!

“The who whating how...”

Since: Dec 12

"...with huh?"

#590439 Sep 14, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>You needn't care.

Scripture is meaningless. It says whatever you want it to say and the opposite, depending which scriptures you claim must be interpreted literally and which either don't apply any more or are metaphor.

Anybody who claims to have authoritative knowledge of what the bible says and means should be offered the quiz and put in his place. Look at how effective it was in this thread. Only one Christian even tried to answer it, and he got 7 out of 7 wrong, then refused to try again. What does that tell you?

And when you post the answers, you show how ridiculous it is to claim that the bible was written by a god, or to assert that it says this or that. It says whatever you want it to say and the exact opposite.

So, even though you may be forgetting it, you're nevertheless the thread's leading authority on the bible with two correct answers. Congratulations!
Lol.

Thanks but it was four!

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#590440 Sep 14, 2013
River Tam wrote:
Ah crap, I was gonna have a go at it.
I've got a quiz just for you.

Which two of these is not a character in the bible?:

[] Gomer
[] Jethro
[] Nimrod
[] Dorcus
[] Britney
[] Dodo.
[] Ham
[] Bacon

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#590441 Sep 14, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
I've got a quiz just for you.
Which two of these is not a character in the bible?:
[] Gomer
[] Jethro
[] Nimrod
[] Dorcus
[] Britney
[] Dodo.
[] Ham
[] Bacon
Well, I'ma hafta rule out Dorcas and Nimrod right away because I think they're still posting here.

I'll get back to ya on the rest.

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#590442 Sep 14, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
I've got a quiz just for you.
Which two of these is not a character in the bible?:
[] Gomer
[] Jethro
[] Nimrod
[] Dorcus
[] Britney
[] Dodo.
[] Ham
[] Bacon
Ham and Bacon?

Burnt offerings being what they are? I'm guessing that's not the two.

It's down to Dodo, Jethro and Gomer.

Since: Oct 10

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#590443 Sep 14, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
I've got a quiz just for you.
Which two of these is not a character in the bible?:
[] Gomer
[] Jethro
[] Nimrod
[] Dorcus
[] Britney
[] Dodo.
[] Ham
[] Bacon
This is a trick question, isn't it?



http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Damn, I couldn't find a good Dodi clip from My Three Sons. She was obviously not a popular addition.

Oh, you said Dodo, never mind.

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#590444 Sep 14, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
:)
If I wasn't so sleepy...
...well, you can tell me later.
Goodnight River.
BTW, the first picture I put up was Mia but there was no way it was going to make past the Topix censors so I threw up one of me. You probably won't see it either before I find a good happy pic but at least this one is just of my face. Just in case I fall asleep.

:-)

Since: Mar 09

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#590445 Sep 14, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you!
I am being totally honest in this.
It is not my place to offer it to you, but if they would allow you to experience their work in music, I believe you would enjoy the interlude.
Yeah I trust ya

I'm sure they probably won't be sharing it with me any time soon, call it a hunch! LOL

But I think that's cool.I have spent years trying to find lesser known stuff that is often better then the mainstream marketing crap they shove down our throat based more on package than talent. So just in general I'm glad good music is still getting out there

(T) Peace

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#590446 Sep 14, 2013
scaritual wrote:
Christianity itself is what causes the atrophy it suffers. Nontheists just point it out. Sure, by that being pointed out does hasten the process, but atheists don't cause it. Christianity does that and has for a long time.
Correct. We didn't do this to them. We couldn't. Christianity needed to atrophy just for us to get a voice and be taken seriously. Modern media - the Internet and satellite telecommunications - lifted the rock and exposed the black heart of the church, which has shot itself in the foot so many times that it is a laughingstock.

Look at how believers and the clergy were treated by the media of the middle of last century, and compare that with today. The Cleavers, Nelsons, Andersons and Ricardos would never mock either. Pastors were treated with respect, and if you implied one was a child molester, an adulterer, a buffoon or a parasite, there would have been public outrage. Today, it's standard. We didn't do that.
scaritual wrote:
For some reason Christians think atheists need to band together and support each other. That's a Christian mentality. That Christian mentality is a hive mind mentality. A hive mind mentality crumbles when the hive doesn't have the same mind. The hive of Christianity is crumbling.
Agree again. I just watched a show about the Puritans at the Massachusetts Bay Colony under John Winthrop. It was all about conformity.

And as you note, the same is true on this thread.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#590447 Sep 14, 2013
scaritual wrote:
It's easy to see what happened here. Most bailed.
They were too weak to countenance dissent from unbelievers. You still see the likes of Serah and Epiphany bemoaning it as they invent a past of peace and harmony prior to our arrival here.
scaritual wrote:
Even before they bailed, from what I observed upon first coming here, much of the conversations among the Christians on the thread were pissing matches in an attempt to prove - to the other Christian - that his method of practicing Christianity is the correct method. The 30,000 denominations within Christianity certainly illustrates that effect and mentality.
That's what they do.

As you may recall if you were present at the time, there was an ugly battle over once-saved-always-saved when I first arrived, as well as a pissing match over what the god's actual Hebrew name was. Now, in their revisionist version, they blame us for the strife here, even though we've attempted civil discourse with the Christians of the thread. Look at how well you, I, and the other unbelievers get along. The odd tiff gets resolved, and we move on.

But not with these Christian vipers. They hunker down like wasps defending a hive.
scaritual wrote:
The strong is stronger when he is alone, because by being alone, is where he found his strength. I think each individual atheist values that process that led to being an atheist. You arrive at atheism alone.
We think for ourselves.
scaritual wrote:
The hive of Christianity is crumbling.
A shame that.

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