Why I’m no longer a Christian

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#435266 Jan 12, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>liar
You're pretending, thief.

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#435268 Jan 12, 2013
Slapping delusional fools up side their atheist pumpkin heads...

Dr. Clownie (Your skilled physician of mental stability & wonderment...

Im going out tonight!! Clownie known as the MAKEOUT MASTER... will see you chumps

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#435267 Jan 12, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't count your fist either... 1000000000000000000000000
You don't need my permission to pretend anything you want, thief.

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#435269 Jan 12, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>that was me posting to juicy, so shut yo pie-hole
Myth anger.

Go figure.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#435270 Jan 12, 2013
Chess Jurist wrote:
<quoted text>
Mythspeak.
Go figure.
I haven't read Borg's book, but I did catch this article when it came out:

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/31/do-y...

"Many Americans are bilingual. They speak a secular language of sports talk, celebrity gossip and current events. But mention religion and some become armchair preachers who pepper their conversations with popular Christian words and trendy theological phrases.

"If this is you, some Christian pastors and scholars have some bad news: You may not know what you’re talking about. They say that many contemporary Christians have become pious parrots. They constantly repeat Christian phrases that they don’t understand or distort.

"Marcus Borg, an Episcopal theologian, calls this practice “speaking Christian.” He says he heard so many people misusing terms such as “born again” and “salvation” that he wrote a book about the practice."

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#435271 Jan 12, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
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Did you say male virgins? Can't wait!
:p
Hahhahhah!

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#435272 Jan 12, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
Slapping delusional fools up side their atheist pumpkin heads...
Dr. Clownie (Your skilled physician of mental stability & wonderment...
Im going out tonight!! Clownie known as the MAKEOUT MASTER... will see you chumps
Don't fergit the shears an boots!

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#435273 Jan 12, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
<quoted text>
i love peace and i spread it around. but, you can't kick God out of His world or it just won't work no more. that's what's goin on, in case you haven't noticed!
"shall the clay say to the Potter "i have no need of you???" the apostle paul
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#435274 Jan 12, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Should I start citing the Qur'an?
That might be fun...
I think every time fundies come here spewing that which they know people don't believe in, we should throw something back we know they don't believe in.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#435275 Jan 12, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
<quoted text>
whatcha think would happen if they melted all of a sudden? c'mon people....work with me here.....sheesh!
Are you claiming now that melting of the polar ice caps was what caused the flood?

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#435276 Jan 12, 2013
Chess Jurist wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, I'm not a magistrate, but I play one on Topix.
I find the defendant innocent on all counts, except the one related to posting Keats on this thread -- probably some other threads that weren't brought to the attention of this court too.
HEY!!

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#435277 Jan 12, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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LOL - you think just because we're pulling more troops out that the turmoil in the middle east is ending???
Fundies hate peace. It ruins your whole hope of an apocalypse that will kill everyone but you. It's an evil religion that makes you want such a thing just so you can leave the hell you have made of your own life.
BOOK OF LIES

Santa Cruz, CA

#435278 Jan 12, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>its the word of God.. the truth
There is no such thing. It is written by man.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#435279 Jan 12, 2013
Bukki Marshall wrote:
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My heart goes out to you
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Buddha

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#435280 Jan 12, 2013
Yo yo singh wrote:
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In the bible does it allow force to convert someone to their beliefs.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Buddha

Since: Jul 08

Keego Harbor, MI

#435282 Jan 12, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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I haven't read Borg's book, but I did catch this article when it came out:
http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/31/do-y...
"Many Americans are bilingual. They speak a secular language of sports talk, celebrity gossip and current events. But mention religion and some become armchair preachers who pepper their conversations with popular Christian words and trendy theological phrases.
"If this is you, some Christian pastors and scholars have some bad news: You may not know what you’re talking about. They say that many contemporary Christians have become pious parrots. They constantly repeat Christian phrases that they don’t understand or distort.
"Marcus Borg, an Episcopal theologian, calls this practice “speaking Christian.” He says he heard so many people misusing terms such as “born again” and “salvation” that he wrote a book about the practice."
I call such catchphrases kerygmata -- proclamations that are well worn, frequently doctrinal in nature, and usually recited from rote, often with little understanding.(It is a term with a long history. I did not invent it.)

Paul uses a simple one in 1 Corinthians 15:3-5:

For I delivered to you in the first place what also I received:
Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures.
He was buried.
He was raised the third day, according to the scriptures.
And he appeared to Peter, then to the Twelve.

These are not Paul's words. They represent a formula for belief that was passed around long before they hit Paul's pen.

Modern ones tend to be more complex, more focused on the finer points of doctrine., but usually less understood by members of the community that clings to them.

But, ultimately, we are dealing with mythspeak or Christian-speak, just as you noted.

Since: Jul 08

Keego Harbor, MI

#435283 Jan 12, 2013
I don't always drink beer.

But when I do, I drink Chimay.

Sorry. But I get paid to post that.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#435284 Jan 12, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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Premillennial Dispensensationalism
The Christian gets his beliefs from the 19th century.
Might explain why he treats women the way he does.
I hadn't thought about taht but you're probably right.

Since: Jul 08

Keego Harbor, MI

#435285 Jan 12, 2013
Chess Jurist wrote:
I don't always drink beer.
But when I do, I drink Chimay.
Sorry. But I get paid to post that.
OK. Under threat of litigation, I have to retract this post.

Seems I always drink beer.

Monks. Go figure.

Since: Jul 08

Keego Harbor, MI

#435286 Jan 12, 2013
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>HEY!!
LOL.

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