“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#571560 Dec 9, 2012
God Himself wrote:
You cant interpret the Bible with your common knowledge; it posses technical terms or jargon. So there may be words that you know but their meanings are different.
You have to be familiar with the technical terminologies before you can read and comprehend the Bible.
You just earned a place on this growing list of actual ...

REASONS GIVEN ON TOPIX WHY SKEPTICS AREN'T QUALIFIED TO COMMENT ON THE BIBLE

[1] I took the scripture out of context. It means something other than what it says (context and implied meaning never supplied).
[2] I don't understand literary criticism
[3] It's an allegory, not literal.
[4] It's literal, not an allegory.
[5] Scripture is only transparent to those with a child's perspective
[6] Scripture is only transparent to biblical scholars
[7] I am not filled with the Holy Spirit
[8] That's the mystery of it all. "God works in mysterious ways"
[9] Man's mind is too puny to grasp the immensity of God's truth and justice.
[10] You were obviously never a "true christian"
[11] You don't have enough faith. You have to believe to understand.
[12] You canít criticize the bible because you donít believe or understand it.
[13] Why do we think we can pretend to know God?
[14] Scripture always interprets scripture
[15] Ever heard of biblical hermeneutics?
[16] You are not TRULY with truth and sincerity seeking God.
[17] You have to know how to translate Hebrew and Greek
[18] You are using a completely unsupportable transliteration of Scripture
[19] You have clearly not studied the ancient peoples who wrote those things or you would not come up with the conclusions you have.
[20] It takes humility to understand the Bible
[21]ďStop scripture mining."
[22] You have to be familiar with the technical terminologies in the bible before you can comprehend it.

“saved From jesus”

Since: Jul 11

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#571561 Dec 9, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
You just earned a place on this growing list of actual ...
REASONS GIVEN ON TOPIX WHY SKEPTICS AREN'T QUALIFIED TO COMMENT ON THE BIBLE
[1] I took the scripture out of context. It means something other than what it says (context and implied meaning never supplied).
[2] I don't understand literary criticism
[3] It's an allegory, not literal.
[4] It's literal, not an allegory.
[5] Scripture is only transparent to those with a child's perspective
[6] Scripture is only transparent to biblical scholars
[7] I am not filled with the Holy Spirit
[8] That's the mystery of it all. "God works in mysterious ways"
[9] Man's mind is too puny to grasp the immensity of God's truth and justice.
[10] You were obviously never a "true christian"
[11] You don't have enough faith. You have to believe to understand.
[12] You canít criticize the bible because you donít believe or understand it.
[13] Why do we think we can pretend to know God?
[14] Scripture always interprets scripture
[15] Ever heard of biblical hermeneutics?
[16] You are not TRULY with truth and sincerity seeking God.
[17] You have to know how to translate Hebrew and Greek
[18] You are using a completely unsupportable transliteration of Scripture
[19] You have clearly not studied the ancient peoples who wrote those things or you would not come up with the conclusions you have.
[20] It takes humility to understand the Bible
[21]ďStop scripture mining."
[22] You have to be familiar with the technical terminologies in the bible before you can comprehend it.
[23] Even Satan can quote scripture.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#571562 Dec 9, 2012
God Himself wrote:
it a heck of a lot more promising than the world suggested by evolution theory; at least a God night have mercy, but in a Godless world there is no hope nor chance.
Your god offers no mercy. I am guilty of nothing deserving punishment and don't require mercy. Any punishment for being the best person I knew how to be is sadistic and unjust. And those in hell are said to have no hope for mercy.

Your metaphysics would be terrifying to you if you thought about them a bit. If you had a choice, it would be much better to be born into the world I imagine, where death offers release, than in the one you imagine inhabited by capricious and sadistic monsters, torture dungeons, and souls prevented from rest by a god that keeps them conscious just to make them suffer more.

Seriously. Isn't that what you believe? Now look again at what you just wrote about that.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#571563 Dec 9, 2012
boooots wrote:
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I really wonder where these people get the idea that they have some inside knowledge that those of us, many who spent 40 or 50 years in religion, don't have. Sort of along the same line as Patty's, you have to be "born again" in order to find God.
That wondering stuff was just a figure of speech, right? Of course you know where they get their ideas from. Every cult teaches that it has arcane knowledge, while outsiders are fools that "have eyes but see not"

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#571564 Dec 9, 2012
God Himself wrote:
You are an illiterate baboon and an arrogant piece of shit: THUS SAITH THE LORD.
You can do better than this.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#571565 Dec 9, 2012
God Himself wrote:
It is you who need to humble yourself to the presence of the God in me, before I shoot bolts of lightening from my ass and kill you all.
This is better, but I think that you can do even better still. Try to use nice phrases like "raspberry scones" and "dewy meadows" more instead of things like "kill you all" and "bolts of lightening from my ass."

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#571566 Dec 9, 2012
Religionthebiglie wrote:
<quoted text>
[23] Even Satan can quote scripture.
Good one! I've seen it, too. Added.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#571567 Dec 9, 2012
God Himself wrote:
You are the children of crooks; a generation of vipers.
Now you're relapsing again. This is why you don't get invited to a lot of parties other than church socials.

Since: Jul 10

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#571568 Dec 9, 2012
God Himself wrote:
<quoted text>
YOu are the generation of vipers, i.e., you were generated by some snakes.
Your parents/religious leaders had no real interest in serving God; they only intended to use His glory to fill their own houses with the treasure of the poor and faithful.
So they practiced hypocrisy and lying and double standards and exposed you to it. So now you emerge having no real reason to trust the God that you saw your parents show utter disregard for...
Your parents/religious leaders dealt with God as if he was not even seeing their inequities; and now you come saying that He doesnt exist.
You are the children of crooks; a generation of vipers.
That is pretty funny. If you knew my mother or my late father, you would know how funny it is. My mother is probably one of the oldest members of her church (I just got off the phone 10 minutes ago after she called me after being at church this morning, and singing in the choir) and likely one of the most active members, and still tries to work and contribute her time as if she was 40 years younger. She lives in her own home still, on likely close to a poverty level income, donates one of the biggest amounts of anyone at her church to the church (God if you will) and obsesses all the time about family members who may not be as active as she is nowadays, and concerned for their souls when they die.

Without even knowing anything about you or your parents, I am guessing they are/were far better real Christians than anyone you know, including your own parents. Of course that is nothing to brag about now, for me, as I no longer believe that what she does and what she taught us to do, has the same meaning as I once did.

But she thinks it has meaning and her work and life in the church won't end until she is dead (assuming she is not left in a vegetative state, by a stroke or something and lives a long time in that condition).

You and others here have a very strange way of showing your Christianity, which does tend to make some of us doubt that you tell us any truths at all. We know definitely that some of you seldom tell the truth.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#571569 Dec 9, 2012
God Himself wrote:
I sit here sipping peppermint tea, me and Christ laughing at your meaningless existence
That's crazy talk.

What effect do you suppose that posting like that has on people that reject your core beliefs - people who believe that you are actually laughing alone?

Let me tell you: You have as much chance of selling people on your religion posting like you do as a publicly drunken alcoholic staggering door to door while stinking of booze has of trying to sell people on the virtues of alcoholism.

Just thought that you'd like to know in case that's not what you were going for.

Since: Oct 12

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#571570 Dec 9, 2012
karl44 wrote:
<quoted text>
but you are beautiful,(w)assup is ugly.
for it is the inner light which illuminates the soul
lol, thanks.:-)

And you're an atheist? You're sounding like a very wise holy man from India, that's a good thing!!

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#571571 Dec 9, 2012
God Himself wrote:
That inner light you speak of is merely sweet nothings.
Except during a colonoscopy.
God Himself wrote:
No inner light that you identify has any real value for it is doomed to dissolve into nothingness like any regular load of shit.
It sounds like you didn't prep for it properly.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#571572 Dec 9, 2012
God Himself wrote:
Well how is this for communication:
KARL444, you are so gay; you cant even thing straight!
Get the message?
Maybe. Why do you want Karl's thing straight?

Since: Jul 10

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#571573 Dec 9, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
That wondering stuff was just a figure of speech, right? Of course you know where they get their ideas from. Every cult teaches that it has arcane knowledge, while outsiders are fools that "have eyes but see not"
Yes, sarcasm or a rhetorical question, something like that. Most of it I actually put down to low intelligence or lack of knowledge, but I get tired of repeating the same stuff, so I throw in the occasional question.:)

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#571574 Dec 9, 2012
God Himself wrote:
You have the sense of equity of a frog.
And you have the sense of revolving credit of a gnu.

Since: Oct 12

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#571575 Dec 9, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
That's crazy talk.
What effect do you suppose that posting like that has on people that reject your core beliefs - people who believe that you are actually laughing alone?
Let me tell you: You have as much chance of selling people on your religion posting like you do as a publicly drunken alcoholic staggering door to door while stinking of booze has of trying to sell people on the virtues of alcoholism.
Just thought that you'd like to know in case that's not what you were going for.
Don't you worry, darlin', my God loves you whether or not you love him, good people will always help you if you need it, they'll never ask anything in return. You keep believing what you believe, may the God within you give you strength to stay true to your belief, until the end!!

Since: Jul 10

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#571576 Dec 9, 2012
BadBreathBruce wrote:
If religion is not permitted to be taught in schools, then neither should evolution/atheism. Fair comment, I reckon.
Regarding atheism in the schools, as other than a definition of what the word means, what else would one teach about it? It is a non-thing; thus has no information to teach. Similarly should there be courses on people who don't believe in Santa or unicorns. Likely both of those would have some real information behind them, because we have quite a history of Santa mythology which naturally becomes a myth for everyone at some point in their childhood.

Evolution, on the other hand is a science which goes back more than 100 years and has been fully supported by scientific evidence, so it is in a whole different category than belief and atheism. In schools that allow truths to be taught, it would be remiss to not teach evolution.

Since: Jul 10

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#571577 Dec 9, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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[9] Man's mind is too puny to grasp the immensity of God's truth and justice.
Note that particular point is always from the mind of a man/woman, and in their case usually the mind is extremely puny relative to humanity as a whole. It always amazes me that humans make the error of stating that they understand God and the Bible, but others, who don't follow God and the Bible, cannot understand because man's mind is too puny. Does that mean, then, they perceived themselves as God himself when they speak those words, or how, with their puny mind did they come up with that idea?

In reality though it is usually the more developed minds of men which have the higher education, and delve more fully into these things that are the least likely to believe in an invisible god.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#571578 Dec 9, 2012
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>The ethic of reciprocity exists in some manner in almost every historical society. The Christians screwed theirs up, however. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you is far inferior to do unto others as they would have you do unto them.
Good point.

Since: Jul 10

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#571579 Dec 9, 2012
Clementia wrote:
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Don't you worry, darlin', my God loves you whether or not you love him, good people will always help you if you need it, they'll never ask anything in return. You keep believing what you believe, may the God within you give you strength to stay true to your belief, until the end!!
You seem like an very nice person.:)

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