Why I’m no longer a Christian

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

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#444218 Feb 12, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
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Shallow and redundant.
I know you are but what am I?

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#444220 Feb 12, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
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Luke 13:3
I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish
So you'll perish.
So what ?

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#444221 Feb 12, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
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...
Posted by G_O_D to X this weekend:
"Unlike you, I don;t have an agenda."
"Too bad you don't have the honesty to correct your statement about JLu's "google list". Just a backhanded swipe at me....which missed.
I think you lost your touch, X."
"Her point, and mine, was that buning human beings was not a Christian invention as Kate postulated. Now whydidn't you staighten Kate out but instead made a vendeta against JLu and myself ?
You are biased and sneaky, you start going to church or something ?. "
http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TSHQAVD...
There's many more pages. Should I list them? You never blamed him? What the hell do you call it? And you have the gall to call us liars.
Yep. That is what I believed about X and told him "to his face".

It was based on my own feelings of loss for the magnificent information and dialogue that X presented in the past.

It may also be projection in that I am not the exubernt teacher I was a few years ago.

I was being honest with my feelings with X. I hope he realizes that but if not I can do nothing about it.

What I find strange is that you and others make a bigger ordeal out of it than either myself or X ever have.

I guess that is why I consider X a friend and not you. Hope that changes in the future but that is up to you.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#444222 Feb 12, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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L. Michael White is Professor of Classics and Christian Origins at the University of Texas at Austin
I can personally recommend two of his books.
-From Jesus to Christianity
-Scripting Jesus
.....
From J to C was very good. Was not aware of Scripting Jesus. Will have to add it to the bucket library.

Thanks

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#444223 Feb 12, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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I think the problem lies with religious authority that demands the literalization. I think anyone, even children can and do learn from mythology without requiring it to be factual or historical.
If one were to take Biblical writings as metaphor rather than literal history, there is much to be learned there. Just as Aesop's Fables are chock full of good and bad advice for living from cradle to grave.
But no....
It's really all about taking over the world.
Fortunately, them days is gone.
Glory
I am not sure those days are gone yet, but in all else I agree.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#444224 Feb 12, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
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... God's salvation plan was made available to a child...
Yep, parents and community. Many fall through the cracks. Some say it is God's way of culling the weak from the herd. I say God is as evil as good... and perfect in balancing the universe.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#444225 Feb 12, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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I'm glad someone else enjoyed that movie.
It came and went almost without notice, but it was a great creation story.
Our culture doesn't have enough of those these days, we seem to like apocalypses.*shrug*
It seems that popular entertainment is corelated to the national paradigm. A topic for a thesis I don't have time or resources to devote to so it is just my WAG.

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#444226 Feb 12, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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I just think you are "alive" in spirit, most are asleepp and a few are dead.
Let me put some words to the letters.
A
Loving
Intelligent
Vibrant
Entity
Aaaaw

You're just a big ole suck up!

That was a good answer though! LOL
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Amherst, MA

#444227 Feb 12, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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Thanks, that says a lot.
How was your relationship with your father when you were a child?
Wonderful. He took me fishing and hunting. What more could a son ask for?

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#444228 Feb 12, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
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Atheists claim atheism to be a religion? That's news to me.
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I know fundie christians try to claim that atheism is a "religion," because they want to claim that secularists are being given preferential religious treatment in violation of the First Amendment. At the same time, their li'l champion Bill O'Reilly claims that christianity is *not* a religion, but rather just a philosophy.
He might want to re-think that if he doesn't want his church to lose its tax-exempt status.
Annes wrote:
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Atheists (like you)
Who said I'm an atheist? Certainly not moi.
Annes wrote:
<quoted text> claim there is no God so they can pretend to get a Hell-exempt status.
You just described your typically "forgiven" hypocrite christian, who commands others to do as they say, and not as they do. Like your brother in christ waaasssuuup, for example.
Annes wrote:
<quoted text> As we all know, it fails for them.
It sure does for you.

It's your hell; you get to burn in it.

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#444229 Feb 12, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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Read your Bible, silly Christian.
Ain't you payin' attention?
*donk*
You are the one who gave your interpretation. I simply stated the facts, which you have been so graciously helping to verify. Were you even reading the passages of scripture that you quoted? The Antichrist is never mentioned in any of them. It's a conflation, a Christian interpretation never stated nor implied by any of the individual authors.
Would you like for me to restate the facts where you can investigate and verify?
The Antichrist is a Christian invention, he is not mentioned in the Biblical texts. One may "interpret" the texts however one likes, but it does not change what the texts say.
Would you like something with a little more authority than that of an anonymous character on the internet.
From L. Mike White, Professor of Classics and Christian Origins at the University of Texas at Austin
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows ...
"It often comes as a great surprise to people to discover that "the Antichrist" does not appear in the Book of Revelation at all. In fact, it's nowhere else in the Bible or in other apocalyptic literature except in a few passages in two of the Johannine Epistles. So the key questions are these: Where did it come from? And how does it come to be so central to the way the story of Revelation is interpreted in later centuries, all the way down to the present?"
Read...learn...but most importantly, never trust a preacher.
Annes wrote:
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you are wrong
Boy, now *there's* a thought-free response.

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#444230 Feb 12, 2013
Chess Jurist wrote:
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Incorrect.
You belong to a religion created by -- yup -- men. Mostly Paul, but not exclusively.
Annes wrote:
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you are also wrong.
And you are clllllllluuuuuuuueeeeeeeeeless sssss!!

“ IT'S A CHOICE !!!”

Since: Jun 12

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#444231 Feb 12, 2013
Has anyone heard of self-healing plastics? If so, do you know where they've been utilized? Would be sweet to see if it really works long term...

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#444232 Feb 12, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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You are wrong.
Since you don't like to back up your assertions, I dare you to ask me to back up mine.
Annes wrote:
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nope, you are wrong. notice christians never ask atheists to back up their claims
Really? You never ask an atheist to prove there's no god?

Thanks for lying for your cause.

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#444233 Feb 12, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
<quoted text> Where IS this hell?
Do you have any pictures or brimstone with any of your deities names on them...I mean ANYTHING AT ALL?
I have yet to see any proof of such a place.
Or are you just kidding with us?
Rhetoric don't cut the mustard.
Annes wrote:
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why are you asking?.....
Can't answer, huh? What a surprise...not.

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#444234 Feb 12, 2013
Annes wrote:
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if you open up X's link and read it, you will just be filling your head up with more lies. trash will go in, and trash will come out.
Another fine example of a thought-free response. Is that the wind or bat wings rustling between your ears?

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#444235 Feb 12, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
<quoted text> I'm not an atheist Lunger.
How about ya stop deflect'n an answer the question?
Unless, of course yer full of hot air.
Like I said yer BS don't cut the mustard.
If yer gonna make a threat of someones demise using yer hell, ya damn well better be ready ta back it up, or eat yer words.
Ta ME yer the atheist.
Annes wrote:
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you're not a christian, so yes, you are an atheist. i'm not an atheist.....too intelligent.
Jews and muslims aren't christians; do you claim that *they* are atheists?

(this is gonna be good!)

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#444236 Feb 12, 2013
Protester wrote:
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Do they?
When?
Where?
Who -- the people or the organizations?
The people who make up those various sects.

Geez, wayne, does *everything* have to be spelled out for you?

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#444237 Feb 12, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
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The only "Satan" is the one that lives in the wild and vivid imaginations of those who believe in it.
Protester wrote:
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That belief is based on documents.
What documents might those be? Your buybull? The Malleus Maleficarum? The court records of hysterical children in Salem? Or maybe you're referring to those "coffessions" elicited from the tortured during christianity's Spanish Inquisition?
Protester wrote:
<quoted text>What is yours based on? Hatred?
Whenever they're struck with the inability to respond rationally, christians always like to accuse their opponents of "hating." That tells us much about what's going on between *your* ears.

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#444238 Feb 12, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
Invite her on over, and have her meet your wife.
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How does that address your desire to commit adultery, which is expressly forbidden by your "word of god?" Or does your god make special exceptions just for hypocrites like you?
waaasssuuup wrote:
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how about you get off your self-righteous hi-horse for once and take a joke like humans usually do with each other.....
You mean, how dare I hold you to the standards you want to hold us to?

How 'bout you just answer the fuckin' question?

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