Why I’m no longer a Christian

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#417223 Nov 4, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
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WN...make sure that you watch the video until the end...there is a great message there for all women.
Now I am the big bad male ?

You ARE pathetic.

It is 2012 Annie, not 1970.

The rest of the women have come a long way, Baby.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#417224 Nov 4, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>*Big smile*
It is evident that some think that being a woman is still a terrible thing. I think they're jealous that they didn't get that chance.
ROFLMAO

That is such BS and you know it.

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#417225 Nov 4, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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Thanks for proving you can be just as much an ahole as everyone else.
I have loved that song for many years...long before I knew you existed. Has nothing to do with you "G".

At various points in my life I have had to step out of my box...at times that has been scary...I have always used music...certain songs...that hold meaning. I am at one of those times in my life.

Actually...it was not you that reminded me of that song. It was a post by WN to someone else that triggered my thoughts and sent me searching for it.

Sorry...but if calling me an asshole makes you better than I...then go for it. I will still have a good day...even knowing that is what you think of me.

Since: Sep 12

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#417226 Nov 4, 2012
Mr Wiggley wrote:
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I just can't grasp the mentality that's required to be like those folks. Do they honestly believe they are accomplishing something positive for their cause?
Good question Mr.W. I have wondered that from the day that I joined this discussion and read all the hate and threats from the "so called" christians. The only answer that I came up with is that these types of believers are "repeating" what their preachers are screaming to them from behind the pulpits. Here are 2 more questions that I have pondered on..

1- I have noticed that most of THESE Believers will also say that they will only believe the KJV Bible..They claim that is the only TRUE version. I have been on here and claimed that we are "Justified By Faith in Grace Alone" They disagree with me on this, HOWEVER, Martin Luther Believed this way as well. If Martin Luther believed this way and the hateful christians only believe his version of the bible, Then WHY dont they BELIEVE what they read???

2- My other question is aimed at these fire and brimstone style christians...While they sit in their pews and listen to their preacher scream these threats, Are they applying this to THEMSELVES or are they looking around at the congregation or even thinking of us on this thread and applying it to EVERYONE ELSE? If they will admit the truth, those who apply it to everyone else are the one's who are actually in the danger that they apply to everyone else.

Lets see how they squirm out of this one..Good day Mr. Wiggley

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#417227 Nov 4, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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Now I am the big bad male ?
You ARE pathetic.
It is 2012 Annie, not 1970.
The rest of the women have come a long way, Baby.
Once again...if it makes you feel good about yourself...

I find nothing wrong with the 70's. Well...the decor wasn't my favorite...I like it much more now that it is called "retro". Though that avocado green and harvest gold are still at the bottom of my list.

Oh yes...and the shag rugs...LOL

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#417228 Nov 4, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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Thanks for proving you can be just as much an ahole as everyone else.
Oh, yes! It's terribly a'holish to be proud of being a woman and having overcome the misogyny in this country oh masterful G_O_D, omniscient one with three degrees, BMW and good retirement plan!

You remind me of Hyacinth on Keeping Up Appearances.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search...

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#417229 Nov 4, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
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....Though that avocado green and harvest gold are still at the bottom of my list....
Mine too.

I prefer hot pink.

:)

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#417230 Nov 4, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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ROFLMAO
That is such BS and you know it.
So there's never been any misogyny in this country? I was a woman working in the 60's forward. Don't get your panties in a wad, but there is still a great deal of it out there. Just listen to the political candidates!

You don't buy the 'I am woman crap' either, remember?

Since: Sep 12

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#417231 Nov 4, 2012
Grace Walker wrote:
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Good question Mr.W. I have wondered that from the day that I joined this discussion and read all the hate and threats from the "so called" christians. The only answer that I came up with is that these types of believers are "repeating" what their preachers are screaming to them from behind the pulpits. Here are 2 more questions that I have pondered on..
1- I have noticed that most of THESE Believers will also say that they will only believe the KJV Bible..They claim that is the only TRUE version. I have been on here and claimed that we are "Justified By Faith in Grace Alone" They disagree with me on this, HOWEVER, Martin Luther Believed this way as well. If Martin Luther believed this way and the hateful christians only believe his version of the bible, Then WHY dont they BELIEVE what they read???
2- My other question is aimed at these fire and brimstone style christians...While they sit in their pews and listen to their preacher scream these threats, Are they applying this to THEMSELVES or are they looking around at the congregation or even thinking of us on this thread and applying it to EVERYONE ELSE? If they will admit the truth, those who apply it to everyone else are the one's who are actually in the danger that they apply to everyone else.
Lets see how they squirm out of this one..Good day Mr. Wiggley
This is a very good post Grace. The "fire 'n' brimstone" mentality of fundamentalism is very constrictive. It operates on a tunnel vision mentality in which members of that type of congregation focus on the behavior of others, and not on their own. Jesus warned against this trap of spiritual competitiveness. The mature Christian doesn't compare him or herself to other Christians or non-Christians in such an arrogant way. We realize that our salvation is not dependent upon our behavior, but upon God's grace. We change our behavior over time out of appreciation for that grace, and the cost that was paid for that grace by Jesus.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#417232 Nov 4, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
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I have loved that song for many years...long before I knew you existed. Has nothing to do with you "G".
At various points in my life I have had to step out of my box...at times that has been scary...I have always used music...certain songs...that hold meaning. I am at one of those times in my life.
Actually...it was not you that reminded me of that song. It was a post by WN to someone else that triggered my thoughts and sent me searching for it.
Sorry...but if calling me an asshole makes you better than I...then go for it. I will still have a good day...even knowing that is what you think of me.
G thinks everything is about him. How could everything *not* be about him? He has 3 degrees, a BMW and a job with good retirement! I'm sure no one else has ever accomplished such a feat! We'll hear about him on the news any day now.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#417233 Nov 4, 2012
Knowledge wrote:
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Work midnights like I did, you work an extra hour, and you don't get paid for it. You work nine hours not eight. Will take me a few years to get use to this. The last few years I lost and hour. Only a person who has or does work the graveyard shift knows what that is. Many things to get use too your first year in retirement, it sure is nice...Thanks for your concern tho, I slept very good......LOL ;)_
Very weak defense..You gained an hour. Admit it.

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#417234 Nov 4, 2012
Saint Augustine wrote:
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Mine too.
I prefer hot pink.
:)
Hey darlin'!

It is so good to see you again SA. Still just as cute as you ever were! LOL

BTW I always thought you looked good in hot pink...

:-)

Since: Jan 11

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#417235 Nov 4, 2012
Resurrectionologist wrote:
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This is a very good post Grace. The "fire 'n' brimstone" mentality of fundamentalism is very constrictive. It operates on a tunnel vision mentality in which members of that type of congregation focus on the behavior of others, and not on their own. Jesus warned against this trap of spiritual competitiveness. The mature Christian doesn't compare him or herself to other Christians or non-Christians in such an arrogant way. We realize that our salvation is not dependent upon our behavior, but upon God's grace. We change our behavior over time out of appreciation for that grace, and the cost that was paid for that grace by Jesus.
Caravaggio's The Incredulity of Saint Thomas.

Good Avatar.

But you realize Jesus was a Jew, not a Christian, right?

Since: Sep 12

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#417236 Nov 4, 2012
Resurrectionologist wrote:
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This is a very good post Grace. The "fire 'n' brimstone" mentality of fundamentalism is very constrictive. It operates on a tunnel vision mentality in which members of that type of congregation focus on the behavior of others, and not on their own. Jesus warned against this trap of spiritual competitiveness. The mature Christian doesn't compare him or herself to other Christians or non-Christians in such an arrogant way. We realize that our salvation is not dependent upon our behavior, but upon God's grace. We change our behavior over time out of appreciation for that grace, and the cost that was paid for that grace by Jesus.
Thank You..I love this qoute. God isn't looking for Behavior Modification..He is looking for Heart Trasformation.. The wisdom behind that is.. GOD knew that once our hearts were transformed..Everything else will follow the heart. Grace and Peace to you

Since: Jan 11

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#417237 Nov 4, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
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Hey darlin'!
It is so good to see you again SA. Still just as cute as you ever were! LOL
BTW I always thought you looked good in hot pink...
:-)
Uh oh.

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#417238 Nov 4, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>G thinks everything is about him. How could everything *not* be about him? He has 3 degrees, a BMW and a job with good retirement! I'm sure no one else has ever accomplished such a feat! We'll hear about him on the news any day now.
Okay...I am strange...but your post reminded me of this one...yes...another 1970's song...yes...I still have a long way to go but I am on that journey to 2012! At least in this mind of mine! LOL

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#417239 Nov 4, 2012
Saint Augustine wrote:
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Uh oh.
:-)

Aaaaaw but ya know...I still love ya!

“SPEBSQSA”

Since: Aug 08

Maryland

#417240 Nov 4, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
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Good morning Mr. Wiggley!
I always find it amusing but sad when someone selects a name to post under that describes themselves in such a manner. Oh...I know...in actuality they "think" that they are addressing the person that they are responding to. More often than not it is more of a reflection of their own self as often is indicated in the words that they write.
Name calling??? I could write a book on my opinion of that but will shorten it to...if I can't get my point across without resorting to name calling...then I have a problem.
Hi Annie...I agree, it's certainly amusing to some of us but I believe they actually think they are accomplishing something positive in their favor by doing so. What they are not capable of realizing however, is their loss of respect and credibility.
Oh well...
Have a nice day!!!

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#417241 Nov 4, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
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:-)
Aaaaaw but ya know...I still love ya!
I can susplain that pink outfit, hon.

“SPEBSQSA”

Since: Aug 08

Maryland

#417242 Nov 4, 2012
Grace Walker wrote:
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Good question Mr.W. I have wondered that from the day that I joined this discussion and read all the hate and threats from the "so called" christians. The only answer that I came up with is that these types of believers are "repeating" what their preachers are screaming to them from behind the pulpits. Here are 2 more questions that I have pondered on..
1- I have noticed that most of THESE Believers will also say that they will only believe the KJV Bible..They claim that is the only TRUE version. I have been on here and claimed that we are "Justified By Faith in Grace Alone" They disagree with me on this, HOWEVER, Martin Luther Believed this way as well. If Martin Luther believed this way and the hateful christians only believe his version of the bible, Then WHY dont they BELIEVE what they read???
2- My other question is aimed at these fire and brimstone style christians...While they sit in their pews and listen to their preacher scream these threats, Are they applying this to THEMSELVES or are they looking around at the congregation or even thinking of us on this thread and applying it to EVERYONE ELSE? If they will admit the truth, those who apply it to everyone else are the one's who are actually in the danger that they apply to everyone else.
Lets see how they squirm out of this one..Good day Mr. Wiggley
All we can do is sit back and await the posting of some very interesting explainations.
Hope you have a nice day also Grace.

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