Why I’m no longer a Christian

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#445511 Feb 16, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
<quoted text>
No, I'm a Jesus Freak....
Incorrect. Jesus was a 1st century Jew. As a Christian, you worship a mythical Christ.

You're a Christ freak, a Christ largely molded by Paul.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#445512 Feb 16, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
<quoted text>
It wasn't until the sacrifice of Christ that the Old Covenant was no longer applicable in many areas. Thus the New Covenant should never change following the final sacrifice and the inclusion of Gentiles.
The current work of The Church is the changing of Biblical Doctrine and adding their own Dogma. The Church has decided to keep up with the times by assuming what God would mean had He written the contents of the Bible now. Which basically means that little of what they now teach and cherish to incorporate their perpetual sin is from the Word of God.
As it was so even before the time of Jesus. If one does not know the medium or language of transmission of truth, one can not know truth. It is what it is.

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#445513 Feb 16, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
<quoted text>
That only changed once and will not change again. It was prophesied and anticipated. There is no case. Court adjourned.
So now you admit change. Fine. But it was not a single change.

From an old Chess Jurist post:
Chess Jurist wrote:
<quoted text>

....

If one reads the bible objectively -- that is, in the same fashion as one would read any other religious text -- one sees a mythology that changes over time. The concept of God changes from a powerful but not all-knowing deity to one who is all powerful and all knowing. In the beginning, he asks questions and goes to investigate things. Later, he simply knows – he sees all, knows all.

The concept of the afterlife changes. One tends simply to die or at best end up in a slumber in a netherworld in the earliest parts of the Bible. Rewards for godly behavior tend to be handed out in this life, not the next. Later, a judgment day develops, after which good folks are rewarded, but the bad are not necessarily punished, other than through denial of a reward. Ultimately, there is talk of punishing the wicked, sometimes in fiery, eternal, and very Greek terms.

In the Bible, especially in the earliest parts, the world is seen as a sort of snow globe. A flat surface sitting on a foundation and encased in a shell -- a firmament. God resides on the other side of that firmament. But men ostensibly can reach God's abode, if only they build a tower that is high enough. And, seemingly, but for God's active intervention, they might succeed.

Incredible stories abound in the Bible, often borrowed from the mythology of other cultures. For example, Noah encounters a flood, much as Gilgamesh did before him. In the New Testament, Greek mythology rather than Mesopotamian mythology has the greater influence. Thus, Hades is all the rage. A savior is born, and he is much like the other saviors in the ubiquitous mystery religions of the Hellenistic world. And these religions all seem to borrow from one another -- and compete with one another.

When I read the Bible, I see a product of its time and culture. That time is a relatively long one. It was written over roughly a 1,000 years. And its culture is not uniform. In the New Testament, Greek influences abound simply because the writers and the believers are either Gentiles or Hellenized Jews. The traditional culture of the Jews is mostly rejected, and the process of rejecting that culture creates tension and disputes that survive in those writing, with people such as Paul warning about the Judaizers and the author of John disparaging the Jews.

....
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...

Your god changes regularly right before your eyes in your canon, if your eyes are open.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#445514 Feb 16, 2013
Protester wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks so much - I appreciate that. We all need to support each other because there are plenty of those who hate us.
I truly believe we’re in the End Times and that Christians have the personal responsibility for spreading the Gospel as much as possible, both online and personally.
Our leaders have failed us, as evidenced by the widespread ignorance of true Christianity and how simple the Gospel is. Then there’s also the Clergy Response Team and those who have turned a simple faith into satanic large corporations that take the money which should have been used to spread the Gospel around the world.
So, we carry on because we have no choice. People are dying faster because of extreme poverty and greed, and I believe we’re about to see the worst at the same time as we’ll be denied internet access (666=www).
(next post)
Paranoid schizophrenia.
Gut Stomper

Arden, NC

#445515 Feb 16, 2013
Chess Jurist wrote:
<quoted text>
So now you admit change. Fine. But it was not a single change.
From an old Chess Jurist post:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
Your god changes regularly right before your eyes in your canon, if your eyes are open.
The only thing that changes is your excuse.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#445516 Feb 16, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
<quoted text> Paranoid schizophrenia.
Or schizophrenic paranoia, one.
dr Shrink

Baltimore, MD

#445517 Feb 16, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly!
You are a Paulinist.
No
he is like you just 'FARTS
dr Shrink

Baltimore, MD

#445518 Feb 16, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Or schizophrenic paranoia, one.
Yea
you are Paranoidal Schisophrenic and in same time farts full of pants after to many eating dr Shrink prescribed meds

so? deal with it?

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#445519 Feb 16, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Or schizophrenic paranoia, one.
I'am freezing! how about down your way?

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#445524 Feb 16, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
<quoted text>STOP IT!! Git the frebreeze out...an wipe the footprints off the dang windshield.
OH! LOL We'er on the scooter LOL!
?

Che?

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#445525 Feb 16, 2013
Rosa Winkel wrote:
<quoted text>
Spin = tobacco. And a lot do, unfortunately.
:-(
But why? Tobacco's dangerous; weed isn't.

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#445526 Feb 16, 2013
Protester wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks so much - I appreciate that. We all need to support each other because there are plenty of those who hate us.
You believe anyone who disagrees with your christian silliness and points out the thousands of flaws in your buybull "hates" you? Is that just another part of your persecution complex?

Dude, you really have issues, don't you?

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#445527 Feb 16, 2013
Protester wrote:
<quoted text> .... So, we carry on because we have no choice. People are dying faster because of extreme poverty and greed, and I believe we’re about to see the worst at the same time as we’ll be denied internet access (666=www).
(next post)
Denied internet access? Are Earthlink and Netzero gonna start asking for religious affiliations before accepting your money?

You really do believe your own lies, don't you? Now, here's where you're going to accuse me of "hating" you because I've pointed out your lies.

HAA HAAA HAAAA!!!

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#445528 Feb 16, 2013
Gut Stomper wrote:
I'm so thankful that Meredith has shown the moderators the most vile, reprehensible behavior ever posted on Topix. As a consequence, I enjoy the freedom to just state the truth, however distasteful, to the asses here on this thread.
You wouldn't know the truth if you grew fangs and bit you on your ass.

I'm still waiting for you to show us all who I am. Show us all my "social media pages." You can do that, can't you?

Meredith? K-A-I-T-L-I-N does not spell "Meredith." I'm surprised that with your lousy spelling you can even post here.

Y'pole-smoking fuckwad.

Kaitlin the Wolf Witch

“An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will”

Since: May 10

I Am A Religion-Free Zone

#445529 Feb 16, 2013
Gut Stomper wrote:
I'm so thankful that Meredith has shown the moderators the most vile, reprehensible behavior ever posted on Topix. As a consequence, I enjoy the freedom to just state the truth, however distasteful, to the asses here on this thread. Oops, I meant masses. Sorry.
Say "hey" to Marlowe: The invisible wonder dog for me!
BLAM, BLAM!
STOMP! STOMP!
You've got semen on your chin again, Adolph.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#445530 Feb 16, 2013
Chess Jurist wrote:
<quoted text>
So now you admit change. Fine. But it was not a single change.
From an old Chess Jurist post:
"If one reads the bible objectively -- that is, in the same fashion as one would read any other religious text -- one sees a mythology that changes over time"
From the urban beaurocratic polytheism of Sumeria and Canaan to the pastoral polytheism of Abraham to the 'oppressed' urban polytheism of Hab'Mose to the oppressive monotheism of Moses to the urban beaurocratic monothesm of David to the pastoral gnosticiam of Jesus to the urban beaurocratic polytheism of Paul to the dictatorial polytheism of Constantine to the current form of Christianity which, in trying to be all things to all people, becomes nothing to anyone.

Is that close to what you were thinking ?
Gut Stomper

Hermitage, TN

#445531 Feb 16, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
<quoted text>
You wouldn't know the truth if you grew fangs and bit you on your ass.
I'm still waiting for you to show us all who I am. Show us all my "social media pages." You can do that, can't you?
Meredith? K-A-I-T-L-I-N does not spell "Meredith." I'm surprised that with your lousy spelling you can even post here.
Y'pole-smoking fuckwad.
You know that I know. You just want me to violate what you think is a law. But, the above post would be used to show that you gave me permission. So, hang on, bitc....

Wait... How come you thought I was addressing you?

Bwahahahaha.

STOMPTARDED!

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#445533 Feb 16, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
<quoted text>
How wonderful you post on the Atheist Forum, and I mean that sincerely. Most of the Atheists on topix I know only post on the Christian Forum and NEVER the Atheist Forum. And of course the reasons are blatantly obvious.
LOL

I am loved as much as hated by both sides on both threads.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#445534 Feb 16, 2013
Gut Stomper wrote:
<quoted text>
You know that I know. You just want me to violate what you think is a law. But, the above post would be used to show that you gave me permission. So, hang on, bitc....
Wait... How come you thought I was addressing you?
Bwahahahaha.
STOMPTARDED!
We've been waiting for your "evidence" a long time.

Think we will see Jesus falling from the clouds first.
Chess Jurist

Columbus, OH

#445536 Feb 16, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
From the urban beaurocratic polytheism of Sumeria and Canaan to the pastoral polytheism of Abraham to the 'oppressed' urban polytheism of Hab'Mose to the oppressive monotheism of Moses to the urban beaurocratic monothesm of David to the pastoral gnosticiam of Jesus to the urban beaurocratic polytheism of Paul to the dictatorial polytheism of Constantine to the current form of Christianity which, in trying to be all things to all people, becomes nothing to anyone.
Is that close to what you were thinking ?
Pretty much.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Top Stories Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Plurality of Americans think Trump is failing (Mar '17) 3 min ffj 71,515
Prove there's a god. (Mar '08) 6 min ffj 995,035
News Roman Catholic church only true church, says Va... (Jul '07) 35 min kent 699,388
How is it possible that God has always existed?? 40 min Doctor REALITY 14
School Fails Girl For Believing In God 1 hr Doctor REALITY 2
"O.J. hit me while he (BLEEPED!) me! 1 hr Doctor REALITY 4
James Comey's conflicted TWO FACES 5 hr Dang Jersey Piney 96