Why I’m no longer a Christian
quinglong

Morehead, KY

#440018 Jan 28, 2013
Jorge W Arbusto wrote:
<quoted text>Nah. Of course, you'd actually have to stop at one. Funny, but schools generally don't have knowledge. You seem very confused.
seems being the key word?

“Headless Body in Topless Bar”

Since: Sep 07

Hygiene, Colorado

#440020 Jan 28, 2013
Anyway, that salad spinner shaker guy has bored me out. Nytol.

Jorge has left the building. Seacrest out!
balaur

Morehead, KY

#440021 Jan 28, 2013
Jorge W Arbusto wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, you're artless than a slight disadvantage. I already made do today. I'm fairly regular. Your bumper sticker philosophy belongs on the back of a 1985 Ford Fairmont.
really, i've been coming and going for years here. you're not my first

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

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#440022 Jan 28, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
One should lament that no one 'does' philosophy any more. All we do is read "The Philosophers".
"Philosophy" can be as ridiculous and dogmatic as any religion.
Phlopsofy is hard ta stand on too.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

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#440023 Jan 28, 2013
wyvern wrote:
<quoted text>by most schools of higher learning duh.
You mean them collages right?
awanyu

Morehead, KY

#440024 Jan 28, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean them collages right?
any school basically

http://www.iep.utm.edu/

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#440025 Jan 28, 2013
niohoggr wrote:
<quoted text>we? everyone has their own philosophy = idea. some are just more of a hypocrite
I got's ta hold mine up. I tooked the hypocritical oath ya see.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#440026 Jan 28, 2013
niohoggr wrote:
<quoted text>we? everyone has their own philosophy = idea. some are just more of a hypocrite
Thank you for proving my point.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#440027 Jan 28, 2013
Jorge W Arbusto wrote:
<quoted text>They do in esoteric cosmology....
Like I said, "I never heard of it used in a context with the theory of evolution."

<smile>

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#440028 Jan 28, 2013
Jorge W Arbusto wrote:
<quoted text>Uh, yeah, and that was nowhere near my point....
Wasn't aware you had one. You seemed to be eclecticly posting.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#440029 Jan 28, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
<quoted text>
Phlopsofy is hard ta stand on too.
Sophia's Choice Sofas. <smile>
wadget

Morehead, KY

#440030 Jan 28, 2013
Jorge W Arbusto wrote:
<quoted text>No, it's not. Not even in esoteric cosmology. In that case, it is a necessary precursor to evolution. Devolve and evolve are antonyms. Save me any of your planned "esoteric proofs". They'll fall flatter than a Dominican boy under Rush Limbaugh after a double dose of Viagra.
"The Master took the high seat in the Hall. He said:'on your lump of red flesh is a true man without rank who is always ###going in and out### of the face of every one of you. Those who have not yet proved him, look, look!" (Discourse III)

lin-chi
damballa

Morehead, KY

#440031 Jan 28, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
<quoted text> I got's ta hold mine up. I tooked the hypocritical oath ya see.
no one should give their's up with out understanding.

namaste

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#440032 Jan 28, 2013
London, KY must have a lot of mercury in its aquafers.
Lost In Transition

United States

#440033 Jan 28, 2013
Jorge W Arbusto wrote:
<quoted text>
Pentimeno - Poor artists would often reuse a canvas which had an oil painting already completed. After many years, the old painting would begin to show through the new. The Italians called this pentimento.
Interesting.
Why did they start stuffing them into green olives?

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#440034 Jan 28, 2013
Jorge W Arbusto wrote:
<quoted text>Willkommen. Bienvenue. Welcome. C'mon in. I've been with thousands of men/again and again/they promise the moon/they're always coming and going and going and coming... and always too soon.-Lily Von Shtupp.
Erm...ta. You freak me out a little so...yeah...um...bye

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#440035 Jan 28, 2013
Jorge W Arbusto wrote:
<quoted text>Where have I seen this before?

Ah, Octavius, Lepidus, and Marc Antony. Cleopatra was the Taylor Swift of Alexandria.

I think--I think when it's all over,
It just comes back in flashes, you know?
It's like a kaleidoscope of memories.
It just all comes back. But he never does.
I think part of me knew the second I saw him that this would happen.
It's not really anything he said or anything he did,
It was the feeling that came along with it.
And the crazy thing is I don't know if I'm ever gonna feel that way again.
But I don't know if I should.
I knew his world moved too fast and burned too bright.
But I just thought, how can the devil be pulling you toward someone who looks so much like an angel when he smiles at you?
Maybe he knew that when he saw me.
I guess I just lost my balance.
I think that the worst part of it all wasn't losing him.
It was losing me.

Once upon a time a few mistakes ago
I was in your sights, you got me alone
You found me, you found me, you found me
I guess you didn't care, and I guess I liked that
And when I fell hard you took a step back
Without me, without me, without me

And he's long gone when he's next to me
And I realize the blame is on me

'Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places I'd never been
'Til you put me down, oh
I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places I'd never been
Now I'm lying on the cold hard ground
Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble
Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble

No apologies, he'll never see you cry
Pretend he doesn't know that he's the reason why
You're drowning, you're drowning, you're drowning
Now I heard you moved on from whispers on the street
A new notch in your belt is all I'll ever be
And now I see, now I see, now I see

He was long gone when he met me
And I realize the joke is on me, yeah!

I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places I'd never been
'Til you put me down, oh
I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places I'd never been
Now I'm lying on the cold hard ground
Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble
Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble

And the saddest fear comes creeping in
That you never loved me or her, or anyone, or anything, yeah

I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places I'd never been
'Til you put me down, oh
I knew you were trouble when you walked in
So shame on me now
Flew me to places I'd never been
Now I'm lying on the cold hard ground
Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble
Oh, oh, trouble, trouble, trouble

I knew you were trouble when you walked in
Trouble, trouble, trouble
I knew you were trouble when you walked in
Trouble, trouble, trouble
Nod and smile
MalbarCACA Controller

Luton, UK

#440036 Jan 29, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
<quoted text>
Nod and smile
Who Are YoU Really?

Since: Jan 13

UK

#440037 Jan 29, 2013
Hi,
What a well-thought out and well-expressed communication. I admire your honesty and integrity in sharing your experience. It seems to me, reading through the whole of your story, that your baptism as a boy of ten was more due to the pressures applied by the religiousity of the folk around you than to your own reasoning with regards to following Christ. In other words, although you were being told that you were now a Christian, and hence a new creature in Christ, the words and the experience simply did not add up. The result of this was that you then had to go through years of suffering the consequence of this delusion.
When someone decides to follow Christ it is a deeply personal decision, and is between the person and God alone, not between the person and the host of religious family, friends and acquaintances.

Many church pews are filled by folk who consider themselves to be Christians and yet do nothing to display their true allegiance to Christ. Many are there because it is considered the 'done thing' to attend church, so that people can see that you are a 'good' person. Many are there through habit, and many more for a variety of other social reasons. It is often difficult to find a church where the Gospel of Jesus Christ is preached let alone enacted, and where often even the leaders of the church fail to display the humility and compassion that would shine through the true believer.

Being a Christian is not about what you can get but about what you can give. It's following the path of self-sacrifice like Jesus did for the benefit of others and with no demand for gainful return.

I suggest that the honesty you display in your communication is the result of a spiritual journey of soul-searching which you are on, even if you are not fully aware of it yourself. I hope that you will truly find your spiritual self one day and experience the joy of knowing Christ in a really life-changing way, and that you might then consider yourself a Christian though not a religious zealot.

May God bless you in your searching.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#440038 Jan 29, 2013
Jorge W Arbusto wrote:
Goodnight, restless mavens. Don't let Topix clip ya where Paul said to snip ya!
You are awesome. Welcome to Topix, glad you got here.

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