Why I’m no longer a Christian
oscar the grouch

Lincolnton, NC

#420421 Nov 15, 2012
You are a very good writer. I stumbled onto this post and was sorry to see your story end so soon. You should write a book. I know I'm commenting on a 4 year old post but the story was a great read.

“What do I know?”

Since: Apr 08

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#420422 Nov 16, 2012
oscar the grouch wrote:
You are a very good writer. I stumbled onto this post and was sorry to see your story end so soon. You should write a book. I know I'm commenting on a 4 year old post but the story was a great read.
Thank you!

I can only add that your opinion is not universally shared.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#420423 Nov 16, 2012
DearthOfCouth wrote:
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Thank you!
I can only add that your opinion is not universally shared.
Philistines abound.

Ignore 'em.

Since: Jun 12

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#420424 Nov 16, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text> The Bible says nothing of resurrection in the story you use to prove resurrection. I gave the meaning of the word used in the gospels as it was used by the people who wrote them.
Disease called denial.

Since: Jun 12

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#420427 Nov 16, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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If they actually followed the teachings of Jesus they would be plucking their eyeballs from their sockets.
"If thine eyes offend thee, pluck them out."
Instead they blame everyone but themselves.
They are, for the most part, a pack of cowards, liars and frauds... and prove it daily.
No. You are a literary imbecile. Interprets Scripture literally when it is meant to be hyperbolic. That is what you have in common with rabid snake handler fundies. Both interpret scripture verses literally.

Since: Jun 12

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#420429 Nov 16, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>Paul never met Jesus.
Wrong.
He wasn't present when Jesus taught,
Right, as far as we know.
which is probably why he doesn't seem to know what Jesus taught and why he taught in direct opposition to Jesus on many things. At least in the Bible you use.
That is because critics ignore the audiences were different and the times were different. Jeusus was pre and Paul was post resurrection. Also ignored is things similar. It is unbeliever propaganda. Here is an example of things they taught which are similar which you will no doubt ignore. Since you are not really interested in the truth of the matter.

http://carm.org/questions/other-questions/did...

Since: Oct 07

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#420431 Nov 16, 2012
lightbeamrider wrote:
<quoted text> No. You are a literary imbecile. Interprets Scripture literally when it is meant to be hyperbolic. That is what you have in common with rabid snake handler fundies. Both interpret scripture verses literally.
Help me understand something... Christians disagree over whether the bible should be interpreted literally or not... From a Christian perspective, if it's not supposed to be interpreted literally, what's true then? The bible, or it's interpretation?

Since: Oct 07

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#420432 Nov 16, 2012
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
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While ball lickers like you go to heaven?
Heh, there's nothing wrong with ball lickers!

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#420434 Nov 16, 2012
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
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Not according to you, but you don't matter. Like all the other jesusbots, you see only what you want to see and ignore the rest.
You just can't ever be honest, Kate. You are just as much a religitard troll as viking. Sad that no one else has the guts to confront you on it.

The majority of non-christians and christians here play th esame game and only a few seem to care about anything but that "their side" wins.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#420435 Nov 16, 2012
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
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...
That's where it all started. Can you tell me how such decisions were made on what to include and what to exclude?.....
You don't pay much attention to the hundreds of times ithas been posted here by dozens of people.

The Bible is a collection of books that were authorized by Emperor Constantine around 325 AD as the only books to be used by Christians in the Roman Empire.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#420436 Nov 16, 2012
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
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.....
My *tradition* is based on the beliefs of the ancient Etruscans, and have been handed down in my family for eight generations. Somehow, that offends you.....
I just find it strange that you bash people who have a tradition based on books that are over 1700 years old while claiming some kind of perfection in your oral story telling that you ridiculously claim to be Etruscan without a single shred of evidence. Even the Etruscan language is undecipherable today so the few inscriptions we have are unknown as to their content.

You are worse than a hypocrite, that is my problem with you.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#420437 Nov 16, 2012
scambuster wrote:
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Help me understand something... Christians disagree over whether the bible should be interpreted literally or not... From a Christian perspective, if it's not supposed to be interpreted literally, what's true then? The bible, or it's interpretation?
Should we take your post literally or figuratively ?

LOL

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#420438 Nov 16, 2012
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
Still diverting and can't be honest with anyone on the forum.
I understand. I'll accept that you don't know anything about what you speak on.
This is the answer that I've now placed upon you, because you really don't have any other answer to support that "God rejects the Gospel of Thomas".
You are just like all other self-centered so-called "Christians" - afraid of the truths that exist.
Your dishonesty shows who you really are.
BTW - there isn't any citation - never has been, and never will be.
But you refuse to understand this, because you have been misled to believe what men tell you.
"God" has never rejected any of man's writings - only men have.
Get a clue and learn your religion.
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Then post specific statements and citations that support your notion (and other so-called 'Christians') that shows "Gpd" rejects certain texts and accepts others.
With you diverting to posing a question back at me on this topic, again shows how you would rather deflect from answering, than give a truthful answer.
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...and yet with your own mouth you rebuke the Bible, but support it with other statements.
BTW - the Bible is not a self-supporting citation. It was written by lots of men, none of which you call "god", so no, you are incorrect with your assumption that the citation is valid.
Wanna try again?
You do understand that according to the Bible, "God" only wrote two things, right?
- The first set of "10 Commandments" that Moses ended up throwing at the "golden calf" [which seems to have been made after the gold was mined, smelted, and then molded into this calf by the former slaves], and a second set of "commandments" that Moses had to go and trek up the mountain to get a second time.
If there is any other "written account by God", then you will have to show justification to it. As it stands right now, there is none.
Do you know anything about your religion?
"If there is any other "written account by God"

since the Spirit of God dwells in His Church which is the Body of Christ on earth of whom i'm a member, many things that i write/say come from God.

"Do you know anything about your religion?"

yes! for proof, see my statement above;)

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#420439 Nov 16, 2012
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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You can reject anything and anyone at any time.
But still believing the Bible is "not of men" will not change the fact that it was still written by men, and that you follow those writings of those men.
the scriptures were written by "holy men of old inspired by God" and now re-iterated by contemporay holy men for your convenience! you don't hafta thank me, just believe my report & live!:)

“SPEBSQSA”

Since: Aug 08

Northern Virginia

#420440 Nov 16, 2012
TJ Monk wrote:
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I have done it all babe. Been there and back and around all of it. You live a life of lies and guesses. You will die as all humans do at most...80 years. Nothing to be proud about eh? You have your chance as I, to better ourselves. You reject all of it, I tread carefully accepting it with discretion. Make your mark, an unknown mark in this world...you will be forgotten by all who have ever heard your putrid name of doubts.
My my, what a putrid attempt to degrade someone you don't even know. Of course this is how your religion works. Beat them down, then give them some false hope and the offering plate.
You are a joke.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#420441 Nov 16, 2012
karl44 wrote:
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get some help
you are coming unglued
"until you can say "i'm unglued" your sin remains." Jesus- waaasssuuup's WINLC standard version (WWSV);)

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#420442 Nov 16, 2012
karl44 wrote:
karl44 wrote:
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apologies are valid only when bevaior changes, yours worsens with time.
I do not expect you to improve, you have reached your intellectual limit.
the best you could do would be remain silent.
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I have a far lower opinion of you than I have ever posted,
now you have the apology you requested.
i suspected that you were really a teddy bear inside! BFF's???

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#420443 Nov 16, 2012
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like you're avoiding the conclusion. You said you could prove Thomas wasn't authentic "by the things said which contradict the Christ whom i know intimately."
We just showed that Thomas doesn't contradict the Synoptics, and in fact often parallels them, sometimes word for word.
So, I'm wondering if you've modified your position re:the authenticity of Thomas?
my proof is that those who scoff at the cannonized scripture seem to appreciate some alleged gospel of thomas. what further need have i?!

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#420444 Nov 16, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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ROFLMAO
Do you know many who do ?
you, sir, are living proof that 'it's not what you know, but Who you know':)

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#420445 Nov 16, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>She didn't say anything about being able to 'handle it'. She said that there are some who can't appreciate art for what it is...beautiful...and have to make something obscene out of it. That's an explanation of her post since you don't seem to be able to read.
LOL! if i like something, it's obscene; if you like it, it's art! PC hypocrites are hilarious entertainment!

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