Why I’m no longer a Christian
Dash Riprock

Los Angeles, CA

#431588 Dec 31, 2012
Satchmo Blows wrote:
You all are getting older.
Has the thread grown? No?
I didn't think so...
Isn't there a sale on down at Strait Jackets R Us for you to take advantage of?

“What do I know?”

Since: Apr 08

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#431589 Dec 31, 2012
NoStress4me wrote:
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His post reminded me of this:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/06/god-...
Hey DoC, good to read you :O)
What a bizarre story. I can't think of a single thing to say about it.

Nice to be here, 4me. Have a fun NY tonight!
Dash Riprock

Los Angeles, CA

#431590 Dec 31, 2012
NoStress4me wrote:
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Your post on here is #431583.…only about 23, 446 off. I know it does not seem like much….but some may find your math a bit questionable.
431,587 - 408,147 = 23,440. Those must be the number of posts that Topix has deleted from the thread.

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#431591 Dec 31, 2012
KittenKoder wrote:
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Yes, that god made people left handed, then said we're inherently evil. Thus, that god made evil, and made people who have no choice. Nice god there.
I'm the one who said that southpaws are inherently evil.

I just don't say in front of my wife, because ...

left-handed people are inherrently evil.

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#431592 Dec 31, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text> Actually, even Betty Boop gets a lot of attention still. But Tinker Bell is the overall winner every time. But I appreciate the adoration. Hehe
I'll let you in on a guy secret:

We just want to be Peter Pan.

*pose*

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Since: Apr 08

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#431593 Dec 31, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>yeah, they're heretics, them stained-glass window lovin' Baptists!
Some of the most beautiful stained glass I have ever seen is in small Baptist churches in rural Texas. Done by Germans who migrated to the area. Absolutely astounding work.
Hmph.

Clearly not ~real~ Baptists.

Germans, you say? Probably Lutherans in disguise.

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Since: Mar 09

Ann Arbor, MI

#431594 Dec 31, 2012
Dash Riprock wrote:
<quoted text>That's not the only thing about that fool that's off.
I know, just pointing out the nicest thing to call into question ;O)

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#431595 Dec 31, 2012
DearthOfCouth wrote:
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We didn't do no steekin' stained glass in no Southern Baptist churches, back when I was a SouBap!
That there's papist foolishness, don't you know?
And austentatious

And, well, expensive

How about a 40 feet tall empty cross instead?

Jesus would love that.

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#431596 Dec 31, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>I was just wondering where she got that since Tolkein himself said he did NOT write the book with any intention of it being related to the Bible. Oh, well.
My guess would be Christian authors.

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Since: Mar 09

Ann Arbor, MI

#431597 Dec 31, 2012
DearthOfCouth wrote:
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What a bizarre story. I can't think of a single thing to say about it.
Nice to be here, 4me. Have a fun NY tonight!
I hope you do as well! I am watching the ball drop at home with my family. I think it was a good year, I mean we dodged the end somehow twice this year if my memory serves me right….. ;O)
How will you ring in the new year if I may ask?

“Are you a Problem or Solution?”

Since: Mar 09

Ann Arbor, MI

#431598 Dec 31, 2012
Dash Riprock wrote:
<quoted text>431,587 - 408,147 = 23,440. Those must be the number of posts that Topix has deleted from the thread.
Ouch…that’s a lot of posts.

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#431599 Dec 31, 2012
Just Results wrote:
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You will gather at the lake of fire. Then get thrown into it.
Eternity in a hot tub with some of the most fascinating people that ever lived.

Please 'brer bear, don't trow in in dat briar patch.

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#431600 Dec 31, 2012
Juicylu wrote:
The Blaze
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When examining popular literary works, there’s often a fascinating story surrounding the author and his or her intended purpose in crafting the messaging within a book. From religious sentiments to embedded ideals about the human condition, fiction is often used to make grand and pertinent statements about mankind. Case in point: J.R.R. Tolkien and his book,“The Hobbit.”
In “The Christian World of the Hobbit,” a new literary analysis of the popular writer, author Devin Brown examines the intense religious nature of Tolkien’s written works. In a recent interview with CBN.com , Brown provided some fascinating tidbits of information. Among them, a fact that many Tolkien fans might not be aware of:“The Hobbit” author was responsible for bringing C.S. Lewis to the Christian faith.
Here’s what Brown had to say about Tolkien’s religious views and his assistance in helping Lewis find Christ:
[Tolkien] was Roman Catholic. His mom converted; she had been an Anglican. His dad died. So, he went with her in the Catholic faith and was very devout, very pious. That said, when he helped bring Lewis to Christianity—he didn’t bring him to Catholicism, he brought him to Christianity. Certainly, his commitment to Christ was first and his denomination second. But, yeah, he was very pious, went to church not just every Sunday, but often every day. He was one of those kind of people, that I don’t know that very many of them exist anymore.
And just as Lewis was brought to faith by Tolkien, it was Tolkien who owes the success of his books to Lewis. In fact,“The Hobbit” author quit twice while working on “The Lord of the Rings” book project (a follow-up to “The Hobbit”), with Lewis begging him to continue.
“You’re going to leave me hanging here? You’ve got to finish it,” Lewis essentially told Tolkien.“This is going to be your great work.”
And complete it he did. Considering the intricate nature of Tolkien’s faith and his deeply held connection to Christ, naturally, his writings are reflective of that devotion. Brown contends that, while Tolkien didn’t initially write his books to be overtly Christian, over the long process of edits and amendments, the literary works did, indeed, end up having faith-based imagery infused within them.
tbc...
Like I said...

Christian authors

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Since: Apr 08

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#431601 Dec 31, 2012
NoStress4me wrote:
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I hope you do as well! I am watching the ball drop at home with my family. I think it was a good year, I mean we dodged the end somehow twice this year if my memory serves me right….. ;O)
How will you ring in the new year if I may ask?
The Little Woman and I are not quite over a nasty bout with a flu that's going around, so I think it's going to be milk and cookies at bedtime for us and we'll wake up to greet 2013.

“What do I know?”

Since: Apr 08

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#431602 Dec 31, 2012
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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And austentatious
And, well, expensive
How about a 40 feet tall empty cross instead?
Jesus would love that.
Dunno.

The Who, it seems to me, must be really tired of "Tommy" by now.

Can you imagine how tired of crosses you would be after all this time?

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#431603 Dec 31, 2012
NoStress4me wrote:
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I think I misread what you were saying, sorry about that.
It gave me the opportunity to clarify something that may have been confusing.

So I should thank you.
UiDiotRacesMAkeW orldPeace

United States

#431604 Dec 31, 2012
HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL

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Since: Apr 08

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#431605 Dec 31, 2012
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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Like I said...
Christian authors
OK, OK. Confession time.

I tried to read "The Hobbit" many years ago. Couldn't get interested in it.

I watched forty-five minutes or so of Lord of the Rings, turned it off when I realized I was daydreaming, wasn't even following it.

Harry Potter samo samo. Yawn.

I guess I was just born without the fantasy gene. It's the same way I lost interest in church.

“What do I know?”

Since: Apr 08

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#431606 Dec 31, 2012
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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Eternity in a hot tub with some of the most fascinating people that ever lived.
Please 'brer bear, don't trow in in dat briar patch.
Can you imagine an eternity penned up with an all-powerful control freak who can read your thoughts?

Now ~that~ would be hell, indeed....

Just Results

“Jesus is Love”

Since: Jul 12

Hutchinson, MN

#431607 Dec 31, 2012
Mr Wiggley wrote:
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Reported.
Wanting to murder people via drowning or fire.
Hahahahahaha. LMBO. I never said I "wanted" to murder. You are so funny.

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