“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#435468 Jan 14, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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umm, Bible history predates the jews. abraham was not a jew and you can read all about his heritage from he to noah and from noah to adam.
The Bible tells a story of a time before it was written, but the fact remains that much of it's mythology was borrowed from neighboring cultures which predated it.

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#435469 Jan 14, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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it's really pretty easy to figure out which is the true God; just listen for the Name that's blasphemed by the fallen/hating world!
You mean like the way you reject every god except one?

Congratulations Waaas, you just became the biggest polytheist in history! LOL.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

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#435470 Jan 14, 2013
NoStress4me wrote:
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Thank you for the link X. Little bits that caught my attention:
Christianity’s focus has long been about ushering in God’s kingdom “on Earth, not just in heaven,” Borg says.
“Christianity’s goal is not to escape from this world. It loves this world and seeks to change it for the better,” he writes.
“When Christians develop their own private language for one another, they forget how Jesus made faith accessible to ordinary people, he says.
“Speaking Christian can become a way of suggesting a kind of spiritual status that others don’t have,” he says.“It communicates a kind of spiritual elitism that holds the spiritually ‘unwashed’ at arm’s length."
By that time, they’ve reached the final stage of speaking Christian - they've become spiritual snobs.”
I think I am going to pick this one up, sounds very interesting.
I have read a couple of Marcus Borg's books. I would say that anything with his name on it will likely be a good read.

Now he'll put you to sleep listening to him speak because he talks in a monotone voice with little emotional inflection. But if you can stay awake, you can learn some good stuff.

Beuller. Beuller. Beuller

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#435471 Jan 14, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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umm, Bible history predates the jews. abraham was not a jew and you can read all about his heritage from he to noah and from noah to adam.
Oh, you mean the unsubstantiated portion of the "history" that the bible asserts? Yeah, read it, but I have found a hundred more sources that contradict it ... so meh.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

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#435472 Jan 14, 2013
Crazy apocalyptics, having no idea what the scripture they quote-mine actually references.
waaasssuuup wrote:
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...when so-called 'peace' is made in the world, but God is kicked out of its ideology...
Puny god.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#435473 Jan 14, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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i'll answer your question if you answer mine:
in retrospect, who do you think were the more effective Christians in germany circa 30's - 40's; the wishy washy hand-wringing lutherans who thought their vocation was to smile and be friendly and who were afraid to speak-out when the nazi party was developing - or, the confessing church led by deitrich bonehoefer, who's members became opposed by the lutherans, persecuted, imprisoned and killed by the nazis???
What did Deitrich Bonehoefer's resistance to Nazi's change? What did Christianity change at all for the Jews who were killed?

You're reading books that gloify a man for his anti-Nazi stance, when it did nothing to change anything. It's just another book of apologetics written by another Christian to draw you in without thinking.

He was hung by the Nazis for his views.

While it is honorable to take a stand against the Nazis or any force like them, it doesn't mean that he made a change. He didn't. So his stance did no more good than those you call 'wishy-washy, hand-wringing liberals', as you indicate NS is by your post.

She is far from wishy-washy. I've never once seen her as a hand-wringing type of person, though I have seen you and your fundie brotherhood in that light. If by liberal, you mean following the teachings of Jesus and never losing her faith while being called names by those of her own belief system, then I'd have to say that would be right on target.

Congratulations. One thing right in a post of yours is almost unimaginable, but there it is.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

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#435474 Jan 14, 2013
NoStress4me wrote:
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I find it interesting (as well as odd) that your two posts above, reminded of this scene in Clash of the Titans:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =-6eVxccWohUXX
It has been a while since I attended a class on Greek mythology. I guess need a refresher course to understand why I personally read a link between what you wrote and this movie based on Greek mythology. <<shrugs>>
It's all Greek to me. Apocalypticism has its roots in Hellenistic thought.

Good catch.

Clash and Wrath were both good flicks.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#435475 Jan 14, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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i'll answer your question if you answer mine:
in retrospect, who do you think were the more effective Christians in germany circa 30's - 40's; the wishy washy hand-wringing lutherans who thought their vocation was to smile and be friendly and who were afraid to speak-out when the nazi party was developing - or, the confessing church led by deitrich bonehoefer, who's members became opposed by the lutherans, persecuted, imprisoned and killed by the nazis???
By the way, you never answer questions. I've seen you tell other people before that you would answer their question if they answered yours first, but never follow up on your promise to do so. Your promises are worthless. You do this questioning thing because you have no answers and use it as a diversion hoping the person will forget the question they asked you after they answer your question.

You yourself are as worthless a piece of human flesh as has ever darkened the hallowed halls of WINLAC.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#435476 Jan 14, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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it's really pretty easy to figure out which is the true God; just listen for the Name that's blasphemed by the fallen/hating world!
So Zeus is the true god, got it.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

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#435477 Jan 14, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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all false religions/mythologies conatin some truthfull analogies based from the bible. what's so hard about this to understand???
LOL *snort*

The ignorance of Christianity is always entertaining.

Doink

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#435478 Jan 14, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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you're gonna hafta answer to God for His use of this analogy since He's the One who gave it to jeremiah to explain it to the children of israel....
I will gladly answer for anything I say if it ever comes to pass that I should have to. I'm not worried one little bit.

I noticed you didn't give a different explanation in rebuttal. I assume that's because you don't have any understanding of the teaching. You could always prove me wrong and show me that you understand the underlying teaching of the words you copied from that verse.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#435479 Jan 14, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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of course i'm aware that God is not dependent upon me or my belief in Him. BUT what kind of relationship could we have if it wasn't based on belief/trust? you see, unbelief in the obvious is merely an obstinant denial because of an offense that's coming between 2 individuals. i.e., the angry wife says to the husband "i'm going to pretend you're not there and just ignore you".
because of Jesus' finished work on the cross, there is NOTHING in the way between you and God the Father. why are you acting in unbelief as tho there were???
So, you admit that God does not need your belief but you need it in order to have a 'relationship' with a supernatural being. Good. That's a start on the road to sanity.

If everything is finished, why do you still believe that Armageddon will end it? You don't think things through to their logical end, do you?

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#435480 Jan 14, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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it's really pretty easy to figure out which is the true God; just listen for the Name that's blasphemed by the fallen/hating world!
You and others blaspheme the God of Islam (which by the way, is the same God you worship) so that would be the God of Islam, right? You also blaspheme the Gods of all other religions. That would make them the one true God by your reckoning above.

You are so silly. You don't think anything through before spewing your silliness all over the pages of topix.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#435481 Jan 14, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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LOL *snort*
The ignorance of Christianity is always entertaining.
Doink
Willful ignorance, at that. I once had a Mormon tell me that the Freemasons stole the rites of the Mormons from Joseph Smith. Smith was a member of the Freemasons before having his 'vision'. The Freemasons had their rituals starting in the 1600's. When I explained this to her, she totally lost it and told me I should 'pray about it'. Oh, well.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

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#435482 Jan 14, 2013
wilderide wrote:
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The Bible tells a story of a time before it was written, but the fact remains that much of it's mythology was borrowed from neighboring cultures which predated it.
"the fact remains..."

this is the whole problem; you don't have any facts to disprove what's documented in the Bible and therefore nothing you say will remain.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

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#435483 Jan 14, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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umm, Bible history predates the jews. abraham was not a jew and you can read all about his heritage from he to noah and from noah to adam.
Not exactly correct.

Abraham, Noah and Adam are mythical figures in stories, not historical figures.

Jewish historytelling begins in about the 7th-6th century BCE, around the time of King Josiah. It is known as the Deuteronomistic History, or the books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings.

The problem is that you're not familiar with the history, you're only familiar with the mythology. Fortunately, others are.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

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#435484 Jan 14, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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you're gonna hafta answer to God for His use of this analogy since He's the One who gave it to jeremiah to explain it to the children of israel....
Jeremiah also had something to say to you, but you will ignore that part.

Jeremiah 8:8 NET
How can you say,“We are wise! We have the law of the LORD”? The truth is, those who teach it have used their writings to make it say what it does not really mean.

DOH!

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#435485 Jan 14, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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"the fact remains..."
this is the whole problem; you don't have any facts to disprove what's documented in the Bible and therefore nothing you say will remain.
Origin of the Earth, life, and humans. All shown demonstrably wrong in the bible.

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Since: Aug 10

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#435486 Jan 14, 2013
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>What did Deitrich Bonehoefer's resistance to Nazi's change? What did Christianity change at all for the Jews who were killed?
You're reading books that gloify a man for his anti-Nazi stance, when it did nothing to change anything. It's just another book of apologetics written by another Christian to draw you in without thinking.
He was hung by the Nazis for his views.
While it is honorable to take a stand against the Nazis or any force like them, it doesn't mean that he made a change. He didn't. So his stance did no more good than those you call 'wishy-washy, hand-wringing liberals', as you indicate NS is by your post.
She is far from wishy-washy. I've never once seen her as a hand-wringing type of person, though I have seen you and your fundie brotherhood in that light. If by liberal, you mean following the teachings of Jesus and never losing her faith while being called names by those of her own belief system, then I'd have to say that would be right on target.
Congratulations. One thing right in a post of yours is almost unimaginable, but there it is.
you sure inferred and projected a LOT into my conversation with NS! get your own life!:)

“Credulity is not a virtue”

Since: Apr 09

San Francisco

#435487 Jan 14, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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"the fact remains..."
this is the whole problem; you don't have any facts to disprove what's documented in the Bible and therefore nothing you say will remain.
Not exactly. The flood story alone is disproved by several overlapping scientific disciplines, and the laws of physics besides. Ditto the two contradictory creation stories in Genesis. There is also no evidence that the Jews as a tribe were ever enslaved in Egypt, nor fled en mass into the desert with all of their belongings afterward. Ect ect ect. So yeah, actually, there are many facts which disprove various parts of the Bible. Not to mention the inconvenient fact that the Bible contradicts itself in the first place.

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