Why I’m no longer a Christian

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#425531 Dec 9, 2012
lightbeamrider wrote:
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Things perceived as hateful may actually be misconstrued. Neither T-Clown or myself wants to see anybody go to hell. I would not wish it on my worst enemy, if i had one. As it is i don't anymore.
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I love to write...those things of the heart. I love words...words that when put together can touch someone else...IMO they form the art of ones soul.

I learned...words are only an expression of yourself...how you perceive life around you. They however only take on meaning when someone else reads or hears them. Often they take on a completely different meaning at that point.

Just as a piece of art is seen through the eyes of the observer...words are heard or read through those that hear or read your words. If "love" is what you intended to reveal and no one "sees" or "hears" that "love" then chances are you failed at conveying that "love". One should ask themselves why.

I don't think that you can speak for "T"...unless you are "T". What I read in his posts is that as long as he can pop in here and post his one-liner insults and the post a few scriptures to justify his actions his having fun. I also read that "WINNING" is his main objective even if he has to lower himself to do it. Or at least attempt to lower someone else to make his ownself seem just a bit higher.

Is that what "T" means to convey...I don't know...but that is how I perceive it.

Are we all guilty of that I times...I definitely think so...some however use "GOD" as an excuse instead of looking at themself.

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#425532 Dec 9, 2012
lightbeamrider wrote:
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Physically abusive. No. I have no respect for false beliefs which will hurt people, nor do i have any respect for the lies spread on here which distort my beliefs as a Christian. As far as the subject matter here there is little to respect. I will admit i should respect people more but my tolerance level is tested and i find i am more tolerant than i used to be. I could be a lot more cruel.
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Ask someone who has been verbally abused over time...I think they will tell you that it is just as devastating as physical abuse. Some times the scars from verbal abuse never heals. The things that are said to us will often stay with us through life...affecting how one lives their life. The words that are said to you will come back to haunt you and tear you down when you least expect it.

No matter what anyone says on Topix or even in the real world can distort your beliefs...unless you allow it. No ones words should affect your beliefs unless you allow it to change how you live your beliefs.

As I told someone the other day...I will not change my beliefs in order to gain someone elses respect...if I did...I would lose my self-respect.

Same thing holds true...I won't behave in a manner even on Topix in order to be part of some imaginary group.

I also see no need to defend a set of beliefs that I have found to be what I need to live my life the best that I can. If one feels as if they must defend then they must see their beliefs in danger of being destroyed. Really??? Christianity has with stood time for a couple thousand years. Do you really think that it needs defending from a hand full of anonymous posters on Topix? LOL

I think that you would have to ask yourself about your own level of confidence in it.

Just my opinion...

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#425533 Dec 9, 2012
lightbeamrider wrote:
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Self love in Scripture is defined within the context of marriage in Scripture as far as i know. Eph. 5:28. If you love your wife then you love yourself. That principal could be applied to neighbor as well. I don't think it is reasonable to set the bar all that high within the context of Topix given the nature of the debates and the circumstances. It also says in Scripture that by my standard of measure it will be measured out so that means i don't have a lot of high expectations when it comes to other people. So if i personally do not measure up to what you consider a Christian than i would add my oldest brother who is an atheist is far more kinder, patient, outgoing, and loving that i am. We both had the same mother who instilled in us to basic Catholic principals which he was better able to grasp than i was. I, on the other hand went through life with mostly contempt for just about everything. That has changed somewhat in the last few years. That is enough self disclosure for this site. You need to consider where a person was at and know growth is a process, at least in my case.
Jesus could have just as easily said...

Love your neighbor. He didn't though...he said as you love yourself.

He didn't say as you love your neighbor also love yourself.

My sister and I are much like you and your brother. Same parents...same upbringing...and yet...we view life much differently. She is what some here call "Fundie". Her life is filled with judging others...likes very few people...IMO...a bigot and a racist. She would never admit that but again...some people don't like looking at themselves.

Most Christians like to claim they are "born again"...changed through God's grace. They will also claim these changes don't take place over night. I find that a bit of a cop out...an excuse...should not this change be immediate? Some claim that it is.
The Truth

Lexington, NC

#425534 Dec 9, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
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Ask someone who has been verbally abused over time...I think they will tell you that it is just as devastating as physical abuse. Some times the scars from verbal abuse never heals. The things that are said to us will often stay with us through life...affecting how one lives their life. The words that are said to you will come back to haunt you and tear you down when you least expect it.
No matter what anyone says on Topix or even in the real world can distort your beliefs...unless you allow it. No ones words should affect your beliefs unless you allow it to change how you live your beliefs.
As I told someone the other day...I will not change my beliefs in order to gain someone elses respect...if I did...I would lose my self-respect.
Same thing holds true...I won't behave in a manner even on Topix in order to be part of some imaginary group.
I also see no need to defend a set of beliefs that I have found to be what I need to live my life the best that I can. If one feels as if they must defend then they must see their beliefs in danger of being destroyed. Really??? Christianity has with stood time for a couple thousand years. Do you really think that it needs defending from a hand full of anonymous posters on Topix? LOL
I think that you would have to ask yourself about your own level of confidence in it.
Just my opinion...
A red herrin? Seriously, what color herrin are you?
The Truth

Lexington, NC

#425535 Dec 9, 2012
Oh look, I've stumbled across a room full of TOTAL STRANGERS! I think I'll hook up with this room of TOTAL STRANGERS and GIVE THEM ALL MY PERSONAL INFORMATION!

What the hell could go WRONG!

“This is Bananas!”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#425536 Dec 9, 2012
If you're not a believer, then I can only assume you commit massive sins then right? After all, a sin wouldn't technically be something that would break any law right? Obviously NOT. The good news for you though is that there is still enough time for you to accept God into your life. You can enter into the gates of heaven if you truly accept God into your life. You have just empowered me to blog about this story. I'm going to blog about this topic at http://www.empowernetwork.com/google_com/

I will let you know when I've done my blog on this sensitive subject because there are enough people on here commenting about it so there is STILL TIME! God BLESS you and I'll keep praying for you.

“SPEBSQSA”

Since: Aug 08

Northern Virginia

#425537 Dec 9, 2012
Goldbar-Gary wrote:
If you're not a believer, then I can only assume you commit massive sins then right? After all, a sin wouldn't technically be something that would break any law right? Obviously NOT. The good news for you though is that there is still enough time for you to accept God into your life. You can enter into the gates of heaven if you truly accept God into your life. You have just empowered me to blog about this story. I'm going to blog about this topic at http://www.empowernetwork.com/google_com/
I will let you know when I've done my blog on this sensitive subject because there are enough people on here commenting about it so there is STILL TIME! God BLESS you and I'll keep praying for you.
Your opening sentence negates anything you set out to accomplish.
Nice try, thanks for playing.

May Zeus bless you and I'm not going to pray to him or any other god-being for you or anyone else.

“B. Hussein Obama---”

Since: Nov 09

---CHINA'S BEST FRIEND

#425538 Dec 9, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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I was asked for a historical analysis. I gave it.
You mean, from your personal view and your penchant for bias confirmation.
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>Do you KNOW how your father is or are you assuming ?
Yeah; do you? I wonder.
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>.... It is only an assumption that reality even exists.
Maybe in your world.

“Jesus is Love”

Since: Jul 12

Hutchinson, MN

#425539 Dec 9, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>There is no struggle. When something doesn't exist, you don't worry about it unless you've been thoroughly indoctrinated.
It's evident that you need satan in your life. Otherwise, you wouldn't be 'saved' and you'd have to be responsible for yourself and your actions. You also wouldn't have anything to sling at those who are not Christian. So really, satan is much more important to you than god.
You in particular are struggling. It's why you are here. You know you are wrong, I'm right, and you can't come to terms with it.

Give up. You've already lost.

“Jesus is Love”

Since: Jul 12

Hutchinson, MN

#425540 Dec 9, 2012
Mr Wiggley wrote:
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There are more contradictions here than can be counted.
Your satan being is now a god?? OK...methinks your god-being might have a problem with you recognizing another god-being as legitimate.
I can't struggle to imagine something does not exist when there is no tangible evidence of it's existance.
I can't struggle to imagine something that was invented by some religion does or does not exist. It is you who struggles with it's existance only because you've been brainwashed to believe in it.
I could make the same arguement about christians struggling with the existance of the Flying Spagetti Monster.
The only place your comment works are with children and adults with the education and/or mindset of children.
You people are funny...
You're still going to Hell. Your explanation got you nowhere.

“B. Hussein Obama---”

Since: Nov 09

---CHINA'S BEST FRIEND

#425541 Dec 9, 2012
Mr Wiggley wrote:
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So in summary, your god-being has already chosen those who are saved. This goes against all other christian teachings from almost all of the 38,000+ divisions.
Christianity is an odd and confusing and contradictory religion.
And I want no part of it.
local yokel wrote:
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Religion is man seeking God. of coarse it will be everything you say.
Christianity is God reaching out to man.
I don't want anything to do with vain religion either
God is a human invention. You follow a vain religion that claims that man was created in the image of a god, rather than the fact that "god" was created in an egotistical man's image.

“Jesus is Love”

Since: Jul 12

Hutchinson, MN

#425542 Dec 9, 2012
Educating the Idiots wrote:
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So is atheism open to be taxed?
Atheists should be double taxed.

“B. Hussein Obama---”

Since: Nov 09

---CHINA'S BEST FRIEND

#425543 Dec 9, 2012
local yokel wrote:
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Religion is man seeking God. of coarse it will be everything you say.
Christianity is God reaching out to man.
I don't want anything to do with vain religion either [QUOTE]

[QUOTE who="Mr Wiggley"]<quoted text>
Odd...I thought christianity was classified as a religion.
What about all the other religions?
Have we all been mis-informed??
Bill O'Reilly proclaimed a couple of weeks ago that christianity is not a religion, but rather a "philosophy." He's the same Bill O'Reilly who proclaimed that atheism, however, is a "religion." A lot of fundies seem to accept that.

Go figure.

“Jesus is Love”

Since: Jul 12

Hutchinson, MN

#425544 Dec 9, 2012
A Former Liberal wrote:
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God is a human invention. You follow a vain religion that claims that man was created in the image of a god, rather than the fact that "god" was created in an egotistical man's image.
God is not a human invention. You just wish that because you want it to be that way. Man was created by God and you are lying when you say the opposite.

I just can't believe there are stupid people like you walking around or driving a vehicle.

“B. Hussein Obama---”

Since: Nov 09

---CHINA'S BEST FRIEND

#425545 Dec 9, 2012
Mr Wiggley wrote:
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Odd...I thought christianity was classified as a religion.
What about all the other religions?
Have we all been mis-informed??
local yokel wrote:
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In parting mr wiggley.
I am obviously potent enough to shut your mouth.
Everybody's a tough guy on the 'net.
local yokel wrote:
<quoted text>Only an ignorant person would talk down to me like I am ignorant.
No, it's just because you're ignorant. And egotistical.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#425546 Dec 9, 2012
Mr Wiggley wrote:
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I find it interesting how desperate he is to project. He actually enjoys telling others they are going to his mythical hell-place. He feeds on his hate of those who disagree with him.
What a sad way to live one's life.
Oh well, the result of religion for all to see and witness.
Contemporary living evidence of the result of hundreds of years of induced delusion by the narcissistic cult of the Abrahamics.

“Jesus is Love”

Since: Jul 12

Hutchinson, MN

#425547 Dec 9, 2012
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>Bloodthirsty Christians. A dime a dozen.
Delusional atheists like you are crippled with fear and hopeless ignorance.

“B. Hussein Obama---”

Since: Nov 09

---CHINA'S BEST FRIEND

#425548 Dec 9, 2012
[QUOTE who="water_nymph" wrote:
<quoted text>If it's not a religion, it should be taxed. The end.[/QUOTE]
Educating the Idiots wrote:
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So is atheism open to be taxed?
It isn't a religion, so -you- figure it out.

“B. Hussein Obama---”

Since: Nov 09

---CHINA'S BEST FRIEND

#425549 Dec 9, 2012
Mr Wiggley wrote:
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You are trying to disguise your christian beliefs by re-defining what a religion is.
It's not gonna work here.
local yokel wrote:
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When I bump into people like you wiggley, I can begin at some small degree to understand
the purpose of a lake of fire. I have lived in virginia, we burned all the useless sh_t.
Looks like you survived it, though.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#425550 Dec 9, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text> Why didn't you just say that there are no such documents and get it over with?
Because he doesn't want to admit he was lying for his god/cult/church. Neither can he admit that he is just as brainwashed as the very organizations and subjugates he is defaming as errant. The only option is deflection...prevalent behavior in fundamentalist christian subjugates.
There is a true hypocrite.

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