Why I’m no longer a Christian

“The future begins”

Since: Jul 07

every moment

#281451 Aug 12, 2010
duststorm wrote:
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23Are they ministers of Christ?(I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
24Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
25Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
26In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
27In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
Hip, are you disputing the number of beatings, or the reasons for the beatings???
Start with Acts 13 (where Paul takes over)- jot down what happens at each new location, culminating at Rome, and taking note of just how he is left at Rome. Then compare your notes to Paul's list above AND tradition. Then we'll talk.

“SPEBSQSA”

Since: Aug 08

Maryland

#281452 Aug 12, 2010
duststorm wrote:
<quoted text>No, I am saying that you don't get it because you do not wish to get it. You are studiously avoiding the message of the Holy Spirit, that Jesus Christ is Lord. Saul had to be struck down on the Damascus Road. If anything like that ever happens to you, would you please come on WINLAC and tell about it? I'm not wishing that on you. It's just that some people are converted in a dramatic fashion, and I would like to hear your testimony when Jesus does save your soul.
I've been reading the news for some time and still have yet to hear of someone being struck down by some god...
Can you provide any PROOF that this has happened, let's say in the last 10 or 20 years or so??
Headlines and links will be fine...
duststorm

United States

#281453 Aug 12, 2010
water_nymph wrote:
BTW, Dusty, I adore the 'bailiffs' in heaven thingy. Goes right along with your god with steel fangs.
You can't make this stuff up, folks.
So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
50And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

“The future begins”

Since: Jul 07

every moment

#281454 Aug 12, 2010
duststorm wrote:
<quoted text>You will have all eternity to weep and wail and remember your former life and how you made your own considered decision to spend eternity in hell because you used this passage to state that the Bible is inconsistent at best and lying at worst. Are you really so obtuse as to not realize that in the Bible people were present for events and still did not see or hear or even make the connection?
No matter. Stick on your premise that the Bible is flawed.
You are:
A child of your father Satan.
I wish you were not. I wish that everyone on here were going to heaven, but they are not.
Yeah, you saw it, same as the rest of us.

Alright, now we know you have discernment. You are not lost, yet. With the right guidance and a boxcar-load of patience, you just might make it up out of your self-made Sheol before it's too late. Ah, but then you'd feel guilty about all those Jack Chick tracts you've handed out. Accch! What to do with a self-flagellating OCD?

“The future begins”

Since: Jul 07

every moment

#281455 Aug 12, 2010
Lost In Transition wrote:
<quoted text>
So.......I can join the thread, right?
LROL!!

“SPEBSQSA”

Since: Aug 08

Maryland

#281456 Aug 12, 2010
duststorm wrote:
<quoted text>It wasn't that great an analogy, I'll admit. Still and all, I've won the New York Lottery, and no naysayers can take it away from me!
So you knowingly sin by gambling and then pray for forgiveness for your sin so that makes it alright??
duststorm

United States

#281457 Aug 12, 2010
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>Start with Acts 13 (where Paul takes over)- jot down what happens at each new location, culminating at Rome, and taking note of just how he is left at Rome. Then compare your notes to Paul's list above AND tradition. Then we'll talk.
That's what I thought you meant.

Is there a reason for your differentiating between the purely spiritual and the economic reasons that Paul's teaching ruffled the nonbelievers?

In other words, if the pure gospel of salvation by the payment of Christ's life were believed on by everyone in this world today, you would shut down the RCC, synagogues, mosques, kingdom halls, Saturday 7th Day Aventist services, and LDS stake houses, and shut down broadcasts by Pentecost, holy roller salvation by works religionists.

And Jesus spoke more against the religionists of his day than anything else.
duststorm

United States

#281458 Aug 12, 2010
Mr Wiggley wrote:
<quoted text>
So you knowingly sin by gambling and then pray for forgiveness for your sin so that makes it alright??
As far as entering heaven, yes. As far as being an example to lost people, definitely not.

Since: Jul 10

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#281459 Aug 12, 2010
duststorm wrote:
<quoted text>You call God a liar. To call Paul a liar is to call God a liar. He inspired the writings of Paul.
Says whom?

Since: Jul 10

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#281460 Aug 12, 2010
duststorm wrote:
<quoted text>Just because he sits in a bar and enjoys camaraderie with his friends does not make him a drunk or a drug addict. Your LDS background is showing.
Rutro. Something is rotten in Denmark.

“Hardworking Mom”

Since: Aug 10

WA

#281461 Aug 12, 2010
Do you still find yourself talking to God and not even realize it? After so many years of Christianity and knowing He is there beside you and then just denouncing His existence, how can you not accidentally talk to Him?

Since: Jul 10

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#281462 Aug 12, 2010
scuter pie wrote:
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velcro
tang
If I were a female porn star, that would be my name. Velcro Tang.

Since: Jul 10

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#281463 Aug 12, 2010
waaasssuuup wrote:
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naw - i've tried tangible logic, love, sex...etc. you're against religion/superstition (& rightly so) but u confuse it with having a relationship w/God & that ain't good 4 u!
waaasssuuup -aka i think
Adults should not have relationships with imaginary friends. Please keep calling it a relationship instead of a religion, than we can tax the tithe once again.

Since: Jul 10

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#281464 Aug 12, 2010
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sorry, Dusty, but we've seen this ploy so many times we have come to expect it. CYA will do no good now.
And it's _your_ background showing , not mine. Remember that when you are intimating others have led a life like yours when they haven't.
Morticia got pop quizzed. Doh! What a duplicitous demon she is, that St. Morticia. Why are Christers always liars? Always? I have yet to see an exception.

Since: Jul 10

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#281465 Aug 12, 2010
Satan the Devil wrote:
<quoted text>I like you,boy. And you know why? Because you're too dumb to know that you're on your way to hell. I like that in a soul. You think you're smart by coming to the internet talking trash every day,but you're just showing everyone that you're a loser,a moron with no life. You're a perfect fit for hell. I like losers like you. I'll see you in hell,loser.
It looks like they've opened up Internet access at the Rubber Roommate Bellevue again. My life is wonderful. So wonderful I dont have to dream of pretty ponies in outer space. Which sock puppet ecclesiastical loon is this? Come on, fess up. Another liar for Big Baby Jeebus. Boo!

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#281466 Aug 12, 2010
duststorm wrote:
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Earnestly, Anti-Christ flips open the "Book of Enoch" and he jabs his finger excitedly, "This story is right out of the Sumerian tales!!"
Duststorm closes her eyes, puts her hands over her ears and sings as loudly as possible,'LALALALALALALALALALA ALALAALA!'

“The future begins”

Since: Jul 07

every moment

#281467 Aug 12, 2010
duststorm wrote:
<quoted text>No, I am saying that you don't get it because you do not wish to get it. You are studiously avoiding the message of the Holy Spirit, that Jesus Christ is Lord. Saul had to be struck down on the Damascus Road. If anything like that ever happens to you, would you please come on WINLAC and tell about it? I'm not wishing that on you. It's just that some people are converted in a dramatic fashion, and I would like to hear your testimony when Jesus does save your soul.
Absolutely - let 'er rip. As the disembodied cockney voice in my JBL-100's say, "...I'm not frightened of dying. Anytime will do."

In the meantime I compliment your showing, in near real-time, your progression as you argued for this off-kilter spin, then all of a sudden realized, "Oops! It DOES say one thing and then another! Condemn the man to hell that pointed this iniquity out to me!"

It doesn't matter if you KJV it all the way to sunday, Chickster. The origin is "akouo", which is "hearing", according to Strong's, and according to Greek lexicon. There is a word for "understanding" or any other twist you desperately try to put on it, and it is NOT used in either case. Now I'll garnt you - many translators also noticed what you have been shown today, and they chose to change the second in the >English< translation, buuuut, sorry, kid, the original Greek they were working from contradicted itself.

Now perhaps "God" corrected the human error in the Greek, when translation was made to English? OK, but now we have to deal with inerrant inspiration, not to mention how gratuitous it would be to imagine that all error is corrected just in time for our lifetimes.

I don't expect you to accept this publicly, but it is sufficient that you see "God's Word" contains original error that requires scribal dishonesty to reconcile, and mental dishonesty to accept. Easier to accept that it is man's writing, not any God's Word, but you do as you must so that you might sleep, fitfully though it may be.

Since: Jul 10

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#281468 Aug 12, 2010
Satan the Devil wrote:
<quoted text>I like you,boy. A dumb smartaleck loser on his way to hell. Yeah,I like you,loser.
It seems more like an obsession. I'm sorry, Christer, I know the way you boys like to swing, but Big Baby Jeebus only does the horizontal lambada with Fraulein Livininsin. I'm certain if you wait it out at your local airport men's room you can get all the action your Christer cockles crave.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#281469 Aug 12, 2010
duststorm wrote:
No wonder WaterNymph and Anti-Christ are on the same page. They both come from religions based on myths of Joseph Smith and the Sumerians.
Yessiree, bob! Your myth was based on an amplified version ofthe Sumerian myth and mine was based on and amplified version of your myth.

The diffeernce is, I was curious enough to look at it for what it was and walk away and you weren't. Don't think the fear that was instilled didn't work on me for a while, Dusty. It did. It took a lot of study and constant rationale to free myself.

Since: Jul 10

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#281470 Aug 12, 2010
Satan the Devil wrote:
<quoted text>I just back from hell,loser. They're playing your initiation song. It's called "Have you heard about the lonesome loser?"
Your pick up lines are terrible. So, where is this Hell located? Is it an open ward at Farview or one where they have to lock the patients to the bed? Nurse Ratchett might come looking for you. Use caution, Billy.

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