Why I’m no longer a Christian

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#431827 Jan 1, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>Even those who engage in sexual immorality, impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, rivalry, jealously, outbursts of anger, quarrels, conflicts, factions, envy, murder, drunkenness, wild partying, and things like that.?
Jesus came for the lost and the sinners, not the righteous. Once you accept Christ and the Holy Spirit is within, most of those things fall away, one still sins but the amount of grace needed lessens over time, as one strives to stop sinning, in my experience anyway.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#431828 Jan 1, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
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Jesus came for the lost and the sinners, not the righteous. Once you accept Christ and the Holy Spirit is within, most of those things fall away, one still sins but the amount of grace needed lessens over time, as one strives to stop sinning, in my experience anyway.
So it's a get out of jail free card.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#431829 Jan 1, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
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Jesus came for the lost and the sinners, not the righteous. Once you accept Christ and the Holy Spirit is within, most of those things fall away, one still sins but the amount of grace needed lessens over time, as one strives to stop sinning, in my experience anyway.
What a lovely fantasy.

It's not true, but it is lovely.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#431830 Jan 1, 2013
love_spell wrote:
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supposed to get down in single digits here in northern indiana all week.
You are welcome to spend the winter here, it's in the mid 30's. <smile>

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#431831 Jan 1, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
Cuneiform, Biblical archaeology and an I-Pad
http://whatcounts.com/dm...
I like their freebies:

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/free-ebook...

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#431834 Jan 1, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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Agreed.
Had Paul's letters not been included in the canon they would be all be calling Paul a liar and burning his letters.
Like wise the Gospel of John. To bad the Proetestants did drop John when they had the chance. If they had, they may not have remained little more than Catholics without a Pope'.
^^^^^ DIDN'T drop John^^^^^ sorry

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#431835 Jan 1, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
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Jesus came for the lost and the sinners, not the righteous. Once you accept Christ and the Holy Spirit is within, most of those things fall away, one still sins but the amount of grace needed lessens over time, as one strives to stop sinning, in my experience anyway.
So it is very likely that a good Christian like Hitler is in Heaven.

Hmmm, I will pray to go to Hell. That seems to be where all the decent folk are.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#431836 Jan 1, 2013
Dr Shrink wrote:
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O Holy God
please?May have mercy on the brain of this poster named G_0_D
please? force out from this poster old boy brain this wicked legion of devil spirit tormenting this poor guy and make him insane unbeliever and psychopath denying your church foundation,like apostle Paul,John and many time YOU AS GOD ALONE
I beg you my God, help him and his bleeded poor brain with legion of devil spirits
Amen
Poe.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#431838 Jan 1, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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I didn't address the point of whether you were lying or not. However, your book, the one you claim to live by, is available to all, and if you're christian then that's what you claim to live by. Therefore it is possible for anyone to judge you by that.
Well, looking at it that way I suppose you're right, however, if I'm to be judged by the Bible, one needs to actually understand it. Like X and Chess seem to. Because yes I try my best to live by the Bible but it also says things like only God can judge me and Jesus came for sinners and God knows my heart and the Holy Spirit will guide me once I accept Christ. Basically, I won't be completely perfect until God's work is complete in me and as long as I truly believe and truly repent when I do sin, as long as I'm open to God's work in me, I am following Jesus. I feel truly awful when rightfully rebuked, I feel very sorry when I still sin. But even I am allowed to defend my self when wrongfully accused. I'm pretty sure anyone can do that. For example, right now I'm upset because I've been accused of saying 'I hate catholics', now I don't remember saying I 'hated' anyone, only that I don't like Catholicism as a denomination because of the things that have happened to me and others in said denomination, so I am going to spend the better part of my morning going over all my posts. I freely admit that when I first came into this thread I misjudged some people and lied about Cain's mother and f*cked up big time with the whole plagiarism thing and lost control of my temper, but I saw my errors and have apologised several times to several people, including Jesus. I don't know what more I can do.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#431839 Jan 1, 2013
Dr Shrink wrote:
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fantasy inside of your brain full pile of viomits and horse dung
you idiot are not even able to recognise who is christian who is not christian?
you are just sick idiot
Thanks for sharing, Christian.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#431840 Jan 1, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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So it is very likely that a good Christian like Hitler is in Heaven.
Hmmm, I will pray to go to Hell. That seems to be where all the decent folk are.
That makes no sense unless you know Hitler's heart but I don't believe you are God. Hitler will no doubt have to answer to God for his sins, as will I, as will you.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#431841 Jan 1, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
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Well, looking at it that way I suppose you're right, however, if I'm to be judged by the Bible, one needs to actually understand it. Like X and Chess seem to. Because yes I try my best to live by the Bible but it also says things like only God can judge me and Jesus came for sinners and God knows my heart and the Holy Spirit will guide me once I accept Christ. Basically, I won't be completely perfect until God's work is complete in me and as long as I truly believe and truly repent when I do sin, as long as I'm open to God's work in me, I am following Jesus. I feel truly awful when rightfully rebuked, I feel very sorry when I still sin. But even I am allowed to defend my self when wrongfully accused. I'm pretty sure anyone can do that. For example, right now I'm upset because I've been accused of saying 'I hate catholics', now I don't remember saying I 'hated' anyone, only that I don't like Catholicism as a denomination because of the things that have happened to me and others in said denomination, so I am going to spend the better part of my morning going over all my posts. I freely admit that when I first came into this thread I misjudged some people and lied about Cain's mother and f*cked up big time with the whole plagiarism thing and lost control of my temper, but I saw my errors and have apologised several times to several people, including Jesus. I don't know what more I can do.
Don't pull the "interpretation" fallacy, please, it's a lame excuse for changing your personal beliefs to suit your opinion.

When you defend someone asserting a fallacious statement onto you, that's everyone's right, but it's also everyone's right to judge a statement based on the statement itself, unless backed by evidence. Religious views make no matter on the matter, so to say "non-christians cannot judge christians" is, itself, a fallacy of itself. It's also called evasion. Just show that they were lying about you lying, it's not difficult, and no one with half a brain will take the side of a person who lacks evidence to support their assertion.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#431842 Jan 1, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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What a lovely fantasy.
It's not true, but it is lovely.
That's your 'opinion' and you are entitled to it. You don't 'know' if it's true or not anymore than anyone else, my 'fantasy' as you say, is simply what I choose to believe and if I'm wrong and I spend my life trying to be a better person and talking to myself (praying), for naught, then so be it.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#431843 Jan 1, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Don't pull the "interpretation" fallacy, please, it's a lame excuse for changing your personal beliefs to suit your opinion.
When you defend someone asserting a fallacious statement onto you, that's everyone's right, but it's also everyone's right to judge a statement based on the statement itself, unless backed by evidence. Religious views make no matter on the matter, so to say "non-christians cannot judge christians" is, itself, a fallacy of itself. It's also called evasion. Just show that they were lying about you lying, it's not difficult, and no one with half a brain will take the side of a person who lacks evidence to support their assertion.
Fair enough. I just hope you realise that what you just said means you can't judge anyone based on the Bible, only on what they say. I also don't think I said a non Christian 'cannot' judge a Christian, I think I asked "what makes you think you have a right to tell me how to be a Christian", to that question, I could add "when you don't believe in Christianity or the Bible".
I will, thanks <3

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#431844 Jan 1, 2013

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#431845 Jan 1, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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So it's a get out of jail free card.
No, I don't think so, I think Christ expects us to stop sinning but it doesn't happen overnight and God knows that, which is why we need the Holy Spirit to help us along. It's a process, I spent most of my life a slave to my earthly desires (sin) and now, even though in 3 years I'm like a different person, I still have a long way to go, Christianity does not = perfection, we too are prone to sin, the only difference for me anyway, is that I feel deeply remorseful when I mess up and I admit it and I try to do better next time. I was never like that before. The Bible teaches that if I truly repent in my heart, I am forgiven but there may still be a lot I'll have to answer to. So no, I wouldn't say it's a jail free card.

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#431846 Jan 1, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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Even those who engage in sexual immorality, impurity, promiscuity, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, rivalry, jealously, outbursts of anger, quarrels, conflicts, factions, envy, murder, drunkenness, wild partying, and things like that.?
I quit being a christian

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#431847 Jan 1, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
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Fair enough. I just hope you realise that what you just said means you can't judge anyone based on the Bible, only on what they say. I also don't think I said a non Christian 'cannot' judge a Christian, I think I asked "what makes you think you have a right to tell me how to be a Christian", to that question, I could add "when you don't believe in Christianity or the Bible".
I will, thanks <3
Until demonstrated otherwise, the bible is the only thing we can judge a person who follows it by. It would be nice if such things were not required, but being in the minority one must know where they stand, and atheists are one of the smallest groups so we have little choice in the matter until either the dynamic changes for a more balanced world, or the majority of christians stop using their bibles as justification for heinous acts.

However assuming an atheist has no beliefs at all until demonstrated otherwise would be a valid assumption on your part, one could not fault you for that, it's the same type of assumption.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#431848 Jan 1, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
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That's your 'opinion' and you are entitled to it. You don't 'know' if it's true or not anymore than anyone else, my 'fantasy' as you say, is simply what I choose to believe and if I'm wrong and I spend my life trying to be a better person and talking to myself (praying), for naught, then so be it.
Incorrect. It is easy to prove your fantasy to be untrue. You just did it for me.

"My 'fantasy' as you say, is simply what I choose to believe and if I'm wrong.."

Truth does not require belief. It just is, regardless of or in spite of belief.

In reality, you're simply parroting an affirmation of Christianity with no basis in truth or fact.

But thanks for sharing.

Since: Aug 11

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#431849 Jan 1, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
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No, I don't think so, I think Christ expects us to stop sinning but it doesn't happen overnight and God knows that, which is why we need the Holy Spirit to help us along. It's a process, I spent most of my life a slave to my earthly desires (sin) and now, even though in 3 years I'm like a different person, I still have a long way to go, Christianity does not = perfection, we too are prone to sin, the only difference for me anyway, is that I feel deeply remorseful when I mess up and I admit it and I try to do better next time. I was never like that before. The Bible teaches that if I truly repent in my heart, I am forgiven but there may still be a lot I'll have to answer to. So no, I wouldn't say it's a jail free card.
I doubt Christ expects anything, least of all that we might stop sinning.

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