Prove there's a god.
ROCCO

Indio, CA

#705574 Mar 22, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
.......... ATTENTION EVERYONE ***.......
I've noticed a lot of people using this phrase the wrong way, this poster, pusherman, has also done it.
The phrase is: "I couldn't care less".
It is NOT: "I could care less".
Because if you could care less, you would.
You may now return to your normally scheduled programming.
IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

Riverside Area Employers Beware:

***Time-and-wage-thieving RiversideRedneck* cheating area employer***

To summarize to date:
48,460 posts in 20 months, 2355 posts per month.
At 12 hours per day invested, 80 posts per day, rounded,= 6.8 posts per hour, averaged over the 12-hour day of posting time.
12 hours per day, 335 days (reduced for 1 day/week not posting)(generous allowance), that's 4020 hours annually.
Notice, in that time subject has not only posted, but researched(?) googled, etc., to prepare for responses.
Typical 8-hour per day job ='s 40 hrs/wk or 2000 hours/year.
Looks like Redneck spends twice as much time on Topix as he does at his "job", and leaves precious little time after posting (records show a pattern of not less than 12 hours per day online) to actually be "at" - let alone "perform" - his "job".
To finish, Redneck then (without even allowing for travel time, etc.) somehow manages out of the remaining 4 hours per day he has left after his primary duty (Topix) and his secondary duty ("job"))to divide between personal needs, family time, sleep and so forth.
Looks like he's screwing everything he claims to be sacred to him - family, friends, its supposed God, and work.

What a fine example this psychologically unbalanced and impaired specimen is to his cause.
OCD much?

(PS: It is safe to assume/presume that >99% of Redneck's contributions on Topix are of about as much value as the application of chicken manure he made to his head in hopes of curing his baldness...).

*AKA Idi utt.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#705575 Mar 22, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
By all means, introduce me to one of them or at least post their testimony.
Because if you think I'm going to take your word for it, you're an idiot.
GFY.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#705576 Mar 22, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would you assume that? Do you think all tales are fictional?
(Watches BT go to the googlers)
Google it yourself bozo.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#705580 Mar 22, 2014
Chickenparrot number two had hisself a tanty and sulked off again.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#705581 Mar 22, 2014
Ghost Writer 2 You wrote:
<quoted text>
You didn't answer the question. Afraid you might be wrong?
Again; do you know why no contemporary historians would've written about Jesus?
I'll answer before you can claim irrelevance or offer some other red herring or logical fallacy.
1) Because claims to be the Messiah weren't rare events. They were quite common.
Many people claimed to be self-appointed messianic leaders. They all had followers.
2) In the first century, Palestinian culture was predominantly oral. Very few people could read or write. They passed stories on by word of mouth.
3) The Romans were well known for executing self appointed kings. Jewish leaders of the Temple were well known for being corrupt and for protecting their power base.
4) Many people claimed to heal by divine intervention or powers. It was very common.
Conclusion: Jesus and his followers didn't generate much interest until AFTER his execution. Then they created a lot of interest.
The "Jesus movement" never was very popular in the Middle East. It was not until the gentile faction gained momentum during the 2nd century in what is now Syria, Turkey and esp. Italy that anyone paid much attention to them. In fact, the alleged "Christian Persecutions" were actually Jewish Persecutions following the annihilation of Judea in 70 AD.
The Romans simply considered Christians as just another Jewish sect.... and they were right.
ChristINSANITY is EVIL

Windsor, Canada

#705582 Mar 22, 2014
cup of coffee wrote:
In other words, atheists claim that "time did it".
You're LYING again Porter boy!

Why do kristains Lie?

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#705583 Mar 22, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Awwww, are you upset that God hasn't come to you and apologized for not being there for you?
Well guess what, you haven't been there for Him so He's not going to be there for you.
Am I supposed to be?
You are referring to "YOUR" deity right? Why "threaten" me with your deity?

“Darwin was right..of course.”

Since: Jun 11

Evolution is true.....

#705584 Mar 22, 2014
Ghost Writer 2 You wrote:
<quoted text>
You didn't answer the question. Afraid you might be wrong?
Again; do you know why no contemporary historians would've written about Jesus?
I'll answer before you can claim irrelevance or offer some other red herring or logical fallacy.
1) Because claims to be the Messiah weren't rare events. They were quite common.
Many people claimed to be self-appointed messianic leaders. They all had followers.
2) In the first century, Palestinian culture was predominantly oral. Very few people could read or write. They passed stories on by word of mouth.
3) The Romans were well known for executing self appointed kings. Jewish leaders of the Temple were well known for being corrupt and for protecting their power base.
4) Many people claimed to heal by divine intervention or powers. It was very common.
Conclusion: Jesus and his followers didn't generate much interest until AFTER his execution. Then they created a lot of interest.
You write:
"In the first century, Palestinian culture was predominantly oral. Very few people could read or write. They passed stories on by word of mouth."

"Philo was born before the beginning of the Christian era, and lived until long after the reputed death of Christ. He wrote an account of the Jews covering the entire time that Christ is said to have existed on earth.

He was living in or near Jerusalem when Christ's miraculous birth and the Herodian massacred occurred. He was there when Christ made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. He was there when the crucifixion with its attendant earthquake, supernatural darkness, and resurrection of the dead (zombies) took place -- when Christ himself rose from the dead, and in the presence of many witnesses ascended into heaven.

"These marvelous events which must have filled the world with amazement, had they really occurred, were unknown to him. It was Philo who developed the doctrine of the Logos, or Word, and although this Word incarnate dwelt in that very land and in the presence of multitudes revealed himself and demonstrated his divine powers, Philo saw it not.

Stories are almost always passed around by mouth, but there were many writers and readers around the time of Jesus and most people are curious as to why no one wrote of him at the time.

Since the first written word of Jesus was 30-40 years after his death, and by unknown authors, I think people are right to question the stories (myths) just as it is reasonable to question the stories (myths) in the Old Testament

Were there myths of gods who were resurrected after death extant at the time of Jesus?

“Darwin was right..of course.”

Since: Jun 11

Evolution is true.....

#705585 Mar 22, 2014
Sorry, forgot the credit for the Philo story.

http://www.holysmoke.org/sdhok/jesus5.htm
tricki

Birdsboro, PA

#705588 Mar 22, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Second try.
<quoted text>
The church has been demonizing and persecuting atheists for no legitimate reason for centuries. We've only recently acquired a voice, and have just begun to object. Only one of those is a moral crime, and only one is justified.
I'm afraid that the reputation of the church with the public has only just begun to plummet. Watch as the number of unbelievers grows and becomes more emboldened. And watch how gracelessly the church handles it. There can be only one outcome for that process.
<quoted text>
That's not your call.
"The church has been demonizing and persecuting atheists...."
prove it
tricki

Birdsboro, PA

#705589 Mar 22, 2014
thewordofme wrote:
<quoted text>
You write:
"In the first century, Palestinian culture was predominantly oral. Very few people could read or write. They passed stories on by word of mouth."
"Philo was born before the beginning of the Christian era, and lived until long after the reputed death of Christ. He wrote an account of the Jews covering the entire time that Christ is said to have existed on earth.
He was living in or near Jerusalem when Christ's miraculous birth and the Herodian massacred occurred. He was there when Christ made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. He was there when the crucifixion with its attendant earthquake, supernatural darkness, and resurrection of the dead (zombies) took place -- when Christ himself rose from the dead, and in the presence of many witnesses ascended into heaven.
"These marvelous events which must have filled the world with amazement, had they really occurred, were unknown to him. It was Philo who developed the doctrine of the Logos, or Word, and although this Word incarnate dwelt in that very land and in the presence of multitudes revealed himself and demonstrated his divine powers, Philo saw it not.
Stories are almost always passed around by mouth, but there were many writers and readers around the time of Jesus and most people are curious as to why no one wrote of him at the time.
Since the first written word of Jesus was 30-40 years after his death, and by unknown authors, I think people are right to question the stories (myths) just as it is reasonable to question the stories (myths) in the Old Testament
Were there myths of gods who were resurrected after death extant at the time of Jesus?
those guys soon overshadowed the prominent historians of his day, by a million miles. Their writings of god-man ignited the greatest, farthest reaching, most powerful, sensational revolution by far in world history, which flourishes now and will until the end of time.
tricki

Birdsboro, PA

#705591 Mar 22, 2014
Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?

Acts 23:3. Wetstein sees in the words the customary formula of malediction among the Jews. But we need not regard Paul’s words as an imprecation of evil on the high priest, but only an expression of the firm belief that such conduct would meet with punishment, cf. Knabenbauer, in loco. The terrible death of Ananias was a fulfilment of the words. On the paronomasia and other instances of the same figure see Blass, Gram., p. 292.—&#964;&#959;& #8150;&#967;&#949; &#954;&#949;&#954; &#959;&#957;., cf. Matthew 23:27, Luke 11:44, the expression may have been proverbial, in LXX, cf. Proverbs 21:9. A contrast has been drawn between St. Paul’s conduct and that of our Lord under provocation, as, e.g., by St. Jerome, Adv. Pelag., iii., 1, but there were occasions when Christ spoke with righteous indignation, and never more severely than when He was condemning the same sin which St. Paul censured—hypocrisy.—&#954; &#945;&#8054; &#963;&#973;, emphatic, cf. Mark 4:13, Luke 10:29. &#954;&#945;&#8054 ; at the commencement of a question expressing indignation or astonishment (Page).—&#954;&#940; &#952;&#8131; &#954;&#961;&#943; &#957;&#969;&#957; , later form for &#954;&#940;&#952; &#951;&#963;&#945; &#953;, cf. for the phrase Luke 22:30.—&#960;&#945; &#961;&#945;&#957; &#959;&#956;&#8182 ;&#957;: only here in N.T., but cf. LXX, Ps. 75:4, 118:51; the verb also occurs several times in 4 Macc.

Expositor's Greek Testament

gotta love paulie baby

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#705592 Mar 22, 2014
pusherman_ wrote:
<quoted text> Nope! I was fkn with christine to "sweeten" her coffee! I don't really find humor in that at all nano, if that's all you got to say, go fk off somewhere. that shyt or dum@$$ comments like that don't interest me in the least, if you can't say anything better than that, just don't bother commenting on my post.. I want lose sleep either way!
Listen up, buddy, you hang with the beasts so expect to get a little splash-back on you once in a while.
tricki

Birdsboro, PA

#705593 Mar 22, 2014
Lest you plan on responding that Hitler was a Christian as you do... let me address that now. I grant that at the beginning of his political career, Hitler used the German Church for political propaganda purposes by utilizing Christian jargon. However, this does not by any means make him a Christian. Not only do his fruits prove otherwise, but we have his personal conversations. You yourself admit,“Whether or not Hitler was a ‘true’ Christian is debatable.” In a book respected by historians titled Hitler’s Secret Conversations 1941-1944, Hitler states that religion is an “organized lie [that] must be smashed. The State must remain the absolute master....it’s impossible to eternally hold humanity in bondage and lies.... was only between the sixth and eighth centuries that Christianity was imposed upon our peoples.... Our peoples had previously succeeded in living all right without this religion. I have six divisions of SS men absolutely indifferent in matters of religion. It doesn’t prevent them from going to their death with serenity in their souls.” These are not the words of a Christian.

mike licona

“Darwin was right..of course.”

Since: Jun 11

Evolution is true.....

#705594 Mar 22, 2014
Ghost Writer 2 You wrote:
<quoted text>
You didn't answer the question. Afraid you might be wrong?
Again; do you know why no contemporary historians would've written about Jesus?
I'll answer before you can claim irrelevance or offer some other red herring or logical fallacy.
1) Because claims to be the Messiah weren't rare events. They were quite common.
Many people claimed to be self-appointed messianic leaders. They all had followers.
2) In the first century, Palestinian culture was predominantly oral. Very few people could read or write. They passed stories on by word of mouth.
3) The Romans were well known for executing self appointed kings. Jewish leaders of the Temple were well known for being corrupt and for protecting their power base.
4) Many people claimed to heal by divine intervention or powers. It was very common.
Conclusion: Jesus and his followers didn't generate much interest until AFTER his execution. Then they created a lot of interest.
You write:
"2) In the first century, Palestinian culture was predominantly oral. Very few people could read or write. They passed stories on by word of mouth."

"“To put this into proper context, Tiro was not a Roman citizen but a slave. So Roman society was such that it mandated that even slaves, the lowest rung in Roman society, were to be taught how to read and write and this was over a hundred years before Jesus supposedly preached in Galilee.

Moreover, Josephus in Against Apion (2.204) stated that the "law requires that they (children) be taught to read". Finally, based on Mark 1.39, 2.25, 12.10; Matt. 12.5, 19.4, 21.16; Luke 4.16; and John 7.15 Jesus himself appears to been able to read and write."

Since: Sep 10

Redondo Beach, CA

#705595 Mar 22, 2014
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>Listen up, buddy, you hang with the beasts so expect to get a little splash-back on you once in a while.
Right.

Splash-back.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#705596 Mar 22, 2014
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
Sane and civilized? That's rich coming from a scorpion like you.
"If religion contained any truth, it could be ridiculed, insulted, even defiled, without being diminished in any way. Its truth would shine through: undimmed, unblemished, shaming those who abused it into silence. But that’s not how things are." - Pat Condell
Says the snake that promotes arson.

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#705597 Mar 22, 2014
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
Good for you!!
Light?
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope. I am a Marlboro Red man.
I was offering you a light. Light, match, flame, etc.

Light another!

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#705598 Mar 22, 2014
RiversideRedneck wrote:
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Yeah, probably......
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth"
<quoted text>
What liar wrote that?
The author of genesis; that liar.

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#705599 Mar 22, 2014
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
<quoted text>
Phelps is dead? Really?
There might actually be a god after all!
BenAdam wrote:
<quoted text>
I would be honored to take a shit on his grave.
No cutting in line! No cutting in line!!

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