Why I’m no longer a Christian

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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?

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<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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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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Juicylu wrote:
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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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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.

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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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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.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL

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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.

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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....

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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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<quoted text>You mean like all the loser christians that bomb abortion clinics hypocrite?
Those are murder clinics that have made Hitler (who was NOT a Christian) look like a saint.
You condone killing babies, but that is what you atheists do best.....KILL.

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Can you imagine an eternity penned up with an all-powerful control freak who can read your thoughts?
Now ~that~ would be hell, indeed....
You are a fool according to the Bible, and I believe what the Bible says.

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Those are murder clinics that have made Hitler (who was NOT a Christian) look like a saint.
It's called "justification" and you just proved why so many people hate christians LOl...

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DearthOfCouth wrote:
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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.
I'm always interested in the symbology and social commentary that runs through fantasy and mythology, while I admit that I'm not fanatical about the genre of literature. I did grow up in it.

It is always a human struggle, even in the rewrite.

Han shot first!
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_shot_first

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DearthOfCouth wrote:
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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.
I am sorry to read that the two of you have the flu, I hope both of you feel better soon. Wishing you and all of yours the happiest of new years!

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Just Results wrote:
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You are a fool according to the Bible, and I believe what the Bible says.
Duh biable sayas tat bats are boirds, so tats what you believes!

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You are a fool according to the Bible, and I believe what the Bible says.
Now you should consider reading the damned book.

In reality, you don't actually believe the book either.

Your actions prove that.

For that, we thank you.

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Mylan wrote:
<quoted text>You mean like all the loser christians that bomb abortion clinics hypocrite?
Bomb abortion clinics? Really? That's a bit much....

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DearthOfCouth wrote:
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Tells perfect strangers that we deserve an eternity of torment in a lake of fire, then feels threatened by a vague reference to sledgehammers.
I don't think I will ever understand religious people.
Don't feel bad, his sickotrist done give up on the varmint too!

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