Why I’m no longer a Christian

“let's do this thang!”

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#442907 Feb 8, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
Never watched the show, did ya ?
i love the show! you seem to have the personality of sheldon and the cognative skills of penny. congrats!:)

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Since: Mar 07

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#442908 Feb 8, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
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Ooops. You left out the truth of the matter. Why do you always do that? Just to attach something an individual does to an entire group? So if you go out and rob a bank, then that means most bank robberies are done by non-believers, particularly when they are outnumbered by believers 3 to 1. You betcha, that makes lots of sense.
Don't you think we also lay blame according to sexual preference, race, IQ, job description, addictions, hobbies, choice of pets, physique, boxers or briefs, or transportation preference? After all, if we are going to accuse an entire group a crime of an individual we can't cherry pick how we group the masses.
We're off to see the Wizard.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#442909 Feb 8, 2013
<quoted text>
The great fire at Rome and the punishment
of the Christians

The year 64 was the most significant of Nero's principate up to this point. His mother and wife were dead, as was Burrus, and Seneca, unable to maintain his influence over Nero without his colleague's support, had withdrawn into private life. The abysmal Tigellinus was now the foremost advisor of the still young emperor, a man whose origin was from the lowest levels of society and who can accurately be described as criminal in outlook and action. Yet Nero must have considered that he was happier than he had ever been in his life. Those who had constrained his enjoyment of his (seemingly) limitless power were gone, he was married to Poppaea, a woman with all advantages save for a bad character [[7]], the empire was essentially at peace, and the people of Rome enjoyed a full measure of panem et circenses. But then occurred one of the greatest disasters that the city of Rome, in its long history, had ever endured.

The fire began in the southeastern angle of the Circus Maximus, spreading through the shops which clustered there, and raged for the better part of a week. There was brief success in controlling the blaze, but then it burst forth once more, so that many people claimed that the fires were deliberately set. After about a fortnight, the fire burned itself out, having consumed ten of the fourteen Augustan regions into which the city had been divided.

Nero was in Antium through much of the disaster, but his efforts at relief were substantial. Yet many believed that he had been responsible, so that he could perform his own work comparing the current fate of Rome to the downfall of Troy. All his efforts to assist the stricken city could not remove the suspicion that "the emperor had fiddled while Rome burned." He lost favor even among the plebs who had been enthusiastic supporters, particularly when his plans for the rebuilding of the city revealed that a very large part of the center was to become his new home.

As his popularity waned, Nero and Tigellinus realized that individuals were needed who could be charged with the disaster. It so happened that there was such a group ready at hand, Christians, who had made themselves unpopular because of their refusal to worship the emperor, their way of life, and their secret meetings. Further, at this time two of their most significant "teachers" were in Rome, Peter and Paul. They were ideal scapegoats, individuals whom most Romans loathed, and who had continually sung of the forthcoming end of the world.

Their destruction was planned with the utmost precision and cruelty, for the entertainment of the populace. The venue was Nero's circus near the Mons Vaticanus. Christians were exposed to wild animals and were set ablaze, smeared with pitch, to illuminate the night. The executions were so grisly that even the populace displayed sympathy for the victims. Separately, Peter was crucified upside down on the Vatican hill and Paul was beheaded along the Via Ostiensis. But Nero's attempt, and hope, to shift all suspicion of arson to others failed. His popularity even among the lower classes was irrevocably impaired.[[8]]
<end quoted text>
http://www.roman-emperors.org/nero.htm

I'll take the words of all the scholars listed on this site over yours X, o great topix master of lies and deflection.

“let's do this thang!”

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#442910 Feb 8, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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It's one of my favorite shows... The lines are truly funny!
me too! we should watch together on a couch some night and see what pops up!;)

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#442911 Feb 8, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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Well gee, the news articles made it pretty clear when they reported that Adam and his mom were both parishioners at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Newtown, Connecticut.
Fell free to talk about me in any way you like.
Did they? Can you provide a link to even one such article? I was talking to you X and I will, thanks.

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#442912 Feb 8, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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the only truly appropriate response to your replies will from now on be:
PROJECTION back at ya!
would you mind doing this all by yourself or do you need me to continue with the formality?
Okey dokey.

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#442913 Feb 8, 2013
Chess Jurist wrote:
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That would be a lie.
Lying for Jesus is till just lying.
<quoted text>
I spanked you with your own scripture, and doing that to ugly, vile people inspires me.
Deal with it.
there you go with that whole - vee must find zee vinal zolution...maniacle, genocidal thing again....

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#442914 Feb 8, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
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How often do you fantasize about that? Is that your hidden desire?
Projection

We must have hit on a touchy subject.

The Christian Gang Bang is when two or more Christians get together and gossip about someone else while they know the person is watching or listening. It's an attempt at emotional manipulation.

It's also quite entertaining.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#442915 Feb 8, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
You prove your ignorance.
In most tribes of New Guinea, those believed to be harming others with sorcery were (and are) killed.
Get an education, Mac.
*sigh*

Juicy and I were both quoting this:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/07/3222543...

"In rural Papua New Guinea, witchcraft is often blamed for unexplained misfortunes. Sorcery has traditionally been countered by sorcery, but responses to allegations of witchcraft have become increasingly violent in recent years."

Feel better yet?

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#442916 Feb 8, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text> The preceding ignorant post was submitted to the International Museum of Trolls on topix. It should elevate the poor, pathetic, atheist reject to number one contender in the Classless & Pure Garbage category, in this year's World's Major Troll competition. Congratulations!!!
Bro. Clownie
More piffle from a fool.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#442917 Feb 8, 2013
Never mind X, I found one. Sorry, my mistake. It seems he was indeed Catholic. Many apologies.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/he_pray...

“let's do this thang!”

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#442918 Feb 8, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>The Lord knows us southern gentlemen, loves GRITS! just like he does...
that's what was dipped and handed to judas at the last supper....says so in GOthomas

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#442919 Feb 8, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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Yep. It was ignorant Christians murdering each other for various reasons using "witchcraft" as an excuse. While many practicioners of "the craft" were murdered by Christians in the last 1000 years, the vast majority were Jews, Muslims and other Christians.
"Ignorant" Christians?
As distinct from what?

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Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#442920 Feb 8, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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Where ?
Oh, stop being a disingenuous twit! You've seen the Sub-Saharan data before!

“let's do this thang!”

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#442921 Feb 8, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
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Can you please quit mentioning Hitler??? Please? Pretty please? With chocolate fudge sauce and a cherry on top?
<3
i'm sorry but i recently read bonhoefer's biography and it ruined me. i see too many parallels in talking with PC brainwashed atheist/socialists to be quiet about it.

how bout you just don't read my stuff?:)

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#442923 Feb 8, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
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"Christian" is a title or label, not an inheritance. Nowhere does God have His chosen congregated 96%, not in churches, and certainly not in locations. They are scattered throughout the world, inside and outside of the almighty church. After all, God's first people were the Jews. That is what Jesus explained in the wedding feast parable. That many that were invited, which would be those Christians by self-title only, were found unworthy and they had to search outside of the guests that attended, which is outside of the churches and denominations.
I could hang out with polar bears and call myself a polar bear because they accept me as one, but I would still be a human. I could put on a Army uniform and call myself a soldier, but the Army would not honor my claim. Such is that with many who call themselves Christians. They may carry that name, but it is of no value unless God chose them to be of His flock. Labels are a dime a dozen, and often as transparent and those who may wear it.
Bat puckey.

The only prerequisite for being a Christian is the statement that you are one.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

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#442924 Feb 8, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
<quoted text>
The great fire at Rome and the punishment
of the Christians
The year 64 was the most significant of Nero's principate up to this point. His mother and wife were dead, as was Burrus, and Seneca, unable to maintain his influence over Nero without his colleague's support, had withdrawn into private life. The abysmal Tigellinus was now the foremost advisor of the still young emperor, a man whose origin was from the lowest levels of society and who can accurately be described as criminal in outlook and action. Yet Nero must have considered that he was happier than he had ever been in his life. Those who had constrained his enjoyment of his (seemingly) limitless power were gone, he was married to Poppaea, a woman with all advantages save for a bad character [[7]], the empire was essentially at peace, and the people of Rome enjoyed a full measure of panem et circenses. But then occurred one of the greatest disasters that the city of Rome, in its long history, had ever endured.
The fire began in the southeastern angle of the Circus Maximus, spreading through the shops which clustered there, and raged for the better part of a week. There was brief success in controlling the blaze, but then it burst forth once more, so that many people claimed that the fires were deliberately set. After about a fortnight, the fire burned itself out, having consumed ten of the fourteen Augustan regions into which the city had been divided.
Nero was in Antium through much of the disaster, but his efforts at relief were substantial. Yet many believed that he had been responsible, so that he could perform his own work comparing the current fate of Rome to the downfall of Troy. All his efforts to assist the stricken city could not remove the suspicion that "the emperor had fiddled while Rome burned." He lost favor even among the plebs who had been enthusiastic supporters, particularly when his plans for the rebuilding of the city revealed that a very large part of the center was to become his new home.
As his popularity waned, Nero and Tigellinus realized that individuals were needed who could be charged with the disaster. It so happened that there was such a group ready at hand, Christians, who had made themselves unpopular because of their refusal to worship the emperor, their way of life, and their secret meetings. Further, at this time two of their most significant "teachers" were in Rome, Peter and Paul. They were ideal scapegoats, individuals whom most Romans loathed, and who had continually sung of the forthcoming end of the world.
Their destruction was planned with the utmost precision and cruelty, for the entertainment of the populace. The venue was Nero's circus near the Mons Vaticanus. Christians were exposed to wild animals and were set ablaze, smeared with pitch, to illuminate the night. The executions were so grisly that even the populace displayed sympathy for the victims. Separately, Peter was crucified upside down on the Vatican hill and Paul was beheaded along the Via Ostiensis. But Nero's attempt, and hope, to shift all suspicion of arson to others failed. His popularity even among the lower classes was irrevocably impaired.[[8]]
<end quoted text>
http://www.roman-emperors.org/nero.htm
I'll take the words of all the scholars listed on this site over yours X, o great topix master of lies and deflection.
I don't concern myself with what you do. I'm just glad you're here.

Anyone familiar with the history can see the flaws in your submission.

Peter and Paul in Rome?
Peter crucified upside down?

That's Christian folklore, not history.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

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#442925 Feb 8, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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Where ?
Africa. There are 5-7 churches usually involved. Shortly after the stories are "aired" the facts are redacted by the publishers, and often live video's are banned. Money talks...truth walks...

“let's do this thang!”

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#442926 Feb 8, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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Education.
<quoted text>
And once again you prove our point. Keep it up, Mahmoud; you are your religion's worst enemy.
don't take it personally, kait. education for cleaning & preping animals at a vet clinic is imperative

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Since: Sep 08

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#442927 Feb 8, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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It'll be a Christian persecution website, bet ya a quarter.
No bet.

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