Why I’m no longer a Christian
Dash Riprock

Los Angeles, CA

#424256 Dec 3, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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Agreed.
By their own apologetics that would mean that they recognize the existence of other gods. Further, in doing so it damns them beyond 'their own god's' salvation.
Theology often digs its own grave.
"Leave the dead to bury their own and follow me." - Jesus
^^^^ Something few of them ever grasp let alone do.
Well, ever since I left shearing the sheep for personal gain I don't much cotton to quoting Scripture.
Dash Riprock

Los Angeles, CA

#424257 Dec 3, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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The same often applies to both sides.
As for 'honor among theives", I suggest you look up "sarcasm".
Why would I have to look up such a common word because I did not agree that your line hit its mark? Perhaps I did not find it funny in context. What sides are you talking about? I don't have a side.
Dash Riprock

Los Angeles, CA

#424258 Dec 3, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
I have no respect the clueless troll.
I find it a shame that so many that bemoan viking's behavior patted her on the back for doing the same thing.
Not much difference between the either side.
Who is Viking? I have no dog in this hunt. Your response seemed unnecessarily petty. Your motivations are unimportant to me. This is not night court.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#424259 Dec 3, 2012
A Former Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaking as someone who really doesn't have a dog in this hunt, I gotta say as an objective observer that's pretty harsh, and totally false. Is that how you serve your christian cause?
I'm not a Christian and Kate is as much a troll as Viking.
Dash Riprock

Los Angeles, CA

#424260 Dec 3, 2012
YouAreAllNuts55 wrote:
Repent
Why?
Dash Riprock

Los Angeles, CA

#424261 Dec 3, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Nothing tangible, but you garner respect from the regulars, and you make a commitment of sorts.
There are good people here. Intelligent, thoughtful people.
Well, I will take your word for that, but so far, outside of you and AFL, I am not to swayed. You're right that respect on an Internet forum is not tangible.

“B. Hussein Obama---”

Since: Nov 09

---CHINA'S BEST FRIEND

#424262 Dec 3, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
I have no respect the clueless troll.
I find it a shame that so many that bemoan viking's behavior patted her on the back for doing the same thing.
Not much difference between the either side.
As an advocate of fairness, I'd have to say badmouthing people behind their back is a sign of cowardice. Are you a coward, "G_O_D?" I'm certainly not the only person here to notice your misogyny. Are you a cowardly misogynist? Is that what accounts for your insecurity?

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#424263 Dec 3, 2012
Dash Riprock wrote:
<quoted text>Well, I will take your word for that, but so far, outside of you and AFL, I am not to swayed. You're right that respect on an Internet forum is not tangible.
Check out the Prove there's a God thread.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#424264 Dec 3, 2012
A Former Liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Many of us have no respect for you.
<quoted text>
"The same thing?" Hardly.
I have read many of your posts; I'd be more inclined to compare *you* to viking in your rabid and hateful accusations.
I don't care what you think of me. You have just proved your self to be a moron at best, a liar at worst.

Please continue to kiss Kate's ass. If she were a 'Christian' you would be bashing her. You are a biased hypocrite.

“B. Hussein Obama---”

Since: Nov 09

---CHINA'S BEST FRIEND

#424265 Dec 3, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not a Christian and Kate is as much a troll as Viking.
Because she's a strong-willed woman who beat you at your own game? I know this is way off-topic, but the more I read of you, the less I like you.
Dash Riprock

Los Angeles, CA

#424266 Dec 3, 2012
To those of you who may be reading along and want to escape the shackles that your forebears inadvertently placed on your psyche. Their are many resources you can use to help break free from Christianity.

My personal favorite is The Clergy Project.

The purpose of The Clergy Project is to provide a safe haven for active and former clergy who do not hold the supernatural beliefs of their religious traditions.

http://www.clergyproject.org/

A fantastic resource for those who were never clergy is the Recovering from Religion Foundation.

If you are one of the many people who have determined that religion no longer has a place in their life, but are still dealing with the after-effects in some way or another, Recovering From Religion (RR) may be just the right spot for you. Many people come to a point that they no longer accept the supernatural explanations for the world around them, or they realize just how much conflict religious belief creates. It can be difficult to leave religion because family and culture put so much pressure on us to stay and pretend to believe the unbelievable. If this is you, we want to help you find your way out. Don't let people convince you that you just didn't have 'enough' faith, or that you just haven't found the "right" religion.

http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/pages/h...

A forum for those who have walked away from Fundamentalism.

http://forum1.aimoo.com/walkaway

More links:

http://new.exchristian.net/

http://www.losingmyreligion.com/

Enjoy.

“B. Hussein Obama---”

Since: Nov 09

---CHINA'S BEST FRIEND

#424267 Dec 3, 2012
Dash Riprock wrote:
<quoted text>Who is Viking? I have no dog in this hunt. Your response seemed unnecessarily petty. Your motivations are unimportant to me. This is not night court.
Viking is a fundamentalist Fred Phelps type of born-again christian who values self-righteous hate in the name of his god above all else. He goes as far as to falsify posts from other people here just so he can have something to knock down.

Much the same way I've read "G_O_D's" lies about Kaitlin.
Dash Riprock

Los Angeles, CA

#424268 Dec 3, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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I don't care what you think of me. You have just proved your self to be a moron at best, a liar at worst.
Please continue to kiss Kate's ass. If she were a 'Christian' you would be bashing her. You are a biased hypocrite.
Why would you react in this way? What do you hope to gain by lashing out in anger on the internet?
Dash Riprock

Los Angeles, CA

#424269 Dec 3, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Check out the Prove there's a God thread.
Will I groan or will I enjoy it? Or perhaps both?

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#424270 Dec 3, 2012
A Former Liberal wrote:
G_O_D wrote:
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Hell is a pagan Germanic Myth. I am not a pagan like yourself.
You are more like viking than anyone on this thread.
Good riddance.
<quoted text>
Addendum:
"You are more like viking than anyone on this thread.
Good riddance."
Pretty hateful for someone who claims, as you do, to "love Jesus." I think you're a lot closer to viking than KTWW.
Yup, you're a moron and a liar. You are using the "your a hater" crap just like the fundies do.

I'm not going anywhere. There are too many clowns like you to watch make asses of themselves on both sides. Better than Comedy Central.
Dash Riprock

Los Angeles, CA

#424271 Dec 3, 2012
A Former Liberal wrote:
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As an advocate of fairness, I'd have to say badmouthing people behind their back is a sign of cowardice. Are you a coward, "G_O_D?" I'm certainly not the only person here to notice your misogyny. Are you a cowardly misogynist? Is that what accounts for your insecurity?
This has the appearance of a downhill slide.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#424272 Dec 3, 2012
Dash Riprock wrote:
<quoted text>Why would I have to look up such a common word because I did not agree that your line hit its mark? Perhaps I did not find it funny in context. What sides are you talking about? I don't have a side.
I didn't imply that you had taken a "side". My point is that between "believers" and "non-believers" here there is an equal amount of "side taking", trolling and some excellent dialogue and information.

I have no problem when trolls on both sides hate me or intelligent people on both sides discuss things. There is a lot of "Well they are being an ass but agree with me so I'll keep quiet" going on. It is the latter I find most dishonorable of anyone.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#424273 Dec 3, 2012
Dash Riprock wrote:
<quoted text>Who is Viking? I have no dog in this hunt. Your response seemed unnecessarily petty. Your motivations are unimportant to me. This is not night court.
My comment was directed at Kate, not you. Why are you shoving your nose in something you claim to have no stake in ?

Yes, my comment was pettey. It was constrained though based on the contempt I have for Kate's constant vile trolling and dishonesty.
Dash Riprock

Los Angeles, CA

#424274 Dec 3, 2012
lightbeamrider wrote:
<quoted text> You define Christianity by those who have used it as an excuse to murder their children. What is behind that? It can only be hate. Anytime a group is defined by it's extreme then hate is behind it.
DearthofCouth bought this to the table on page 20052 post 423999. His bio is on page 1.''raised from infancy by deeply religious people, surrounded by a family full of Baptists preachers, deacons and missionaries.
His people did not kill him.
He should know what Christianity is all about. He is not ignorant. Here is an interesting quote from post 3.
Dearth.''Wielded to power of language. I was able to wound someone deeply with a well timed and chosen, derisive remark.''
Not much has changed.
You have strayed deeply into the woods of obfuscation. Back to the original question, not posed by me, and not answered by you or anyone else.

Many Christians believe that we live in "a reprobate and Cananite world"*.

Many Christians believe in the automatic salvation of infants and small children.*

Other than the sacrifice of not getting into Heaven themselves, and parents sacrifice for their children al the time, why is the murder of children before the age of majority, before they lose their automatic salvation, before they are influenced by the reprobate and Cananite world not the ultimate gift to give to a child?

* This quote and this belief taken directly from professional Apologist William Lane Craig.

+ Disclaimer: I am not advocating for this, but, if you take the beliefs of a fair number of Christians and distill them down to their very basics, it seems like the perfect sacrifice and the ultimate gift. The only logical conclusion is that the parents that embrace this dogma do to have the ultimate faith they profess to have.
Dash Riprock

Los Angeles, CA

#424275 Dec 3, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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I didn't imply that you had taken a "side". My point is that between "believers" and "non-believers" here there is an equal amount of "side taking", trolling and some excellent dialogue and information.
I have no problem when trolls on both sides hate me or intelligent people on both sides discuss things. There is a lot of "Well they are being an ass but agree with me so I'll keep quiet" going on. It is the latter I find most dishonorable of anyone.
I didn't say that you did. I wanted to ensure that you knew I don't believe there are sides and that I do not have a side. We are all humans. Why do you put so much stock in the motivations of others or what their online behavior is? Why are you concerned if you appear intelligent? Why would anyone hate you? This seems like much ado about nothing.

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