Why I’m no longer a Christian

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#446487 Feb 21, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
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Waaasssuuup substitutes actual reality with his own "reality." It reminds me of something I once saw in a new age shop about creating one's own reality.
So - you think the New Age mentality is "creating one's own reality"?

Isn't this what we all do every moment of our lives?

If not, do you account these changes to "God's" push and pull upon us humans - thus nullifying free will?

New Age is a chosen belief, just like any belief or non-belief - it is chosen on our own. "Self" is more of an accurate description relating to this.

When we chose - we enact our "Self".(consciousnes s/being/mind/Spirit/ or the many other terms that can be used instead)

When we apply our Self, we make our own reality - no matter what it is or whom >>chooses<< to believe in it.

Again, I'll have to ask, whom or where can I read, that when archeological sites are found, they are sometimes attributed to the "New Age" philosophy.

Thank for responding Kaitlin!

Peace and light to you.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#446488 Feb 21, 2013
Kaitlin the Wolf Witch wrote:
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Compared to all other religions, christianity is "new age."
Hmmmm....I'd have to disagree.

"New Age" does incorporate the morals established in Christianity, but in truth, it is a separate "sect" of that primary doctrine.

a. Does not limit "God's inspiration" to just a handful of men.
b. Some forms of NA utilize the teachings of Jesus as 'symbolic' to learn the higher teachings that involve the characteristics of how we act, by changing how we act and react to them, in order to reflect a more loving and purer sense of involvement with others, when we apply those teachings.

But it will create a new reality for an individual, that is if one does apply theirSelf to its guide.

Cheers and best regards,

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#446489 Feb 21, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
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It's history. It is written in every book on Paul and on every website whether secular or Christian. So you don't believe history either? Figures. Paul was brilliant and was a wonderful student as Saul. This is taken from a secular site although you'll find basically the same FACTS anywhere.
Paul was by birth a Roman citizen, as was his father.[Acts 22:25-29][cf. Acts 16:37] His was a devout Jewish family in the city of Tarsus—one of the largest trade centers on the Mediterranean coast.[27] It had been in existence several hundred years prior to his birth. It was renowned for its university, one in which students could receive a superior education. During the time of Alexander the Great, Tarsus was the most influential city in Asia Minor.[28] Stoicism was the dominant philosophy there. In his letters, Paul reflected heavily from his knowledge of Stoic philosophy, using Stoic terms and metaphors to assist his new Gentile converts in their understanding of the revealed word of God.[29] His wide spectrum of experiences and education gave the "Apostle to the Gentiles"[Rom. 1:5][11:13][Gal. 2:8] the tools to effectively spread the Gospel and establish the church solidly in all parts of the Roman Empire.[30]
He was born about the same time as Jesus (c. 4 B.C.) or slightly later. He was converted to faith in Jesus Christ about A.D. 33.(He died c. A.D. 62-64, most likely in Rome.)[6]
Paul referred to himself as being "of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee."[Phil. 3:5] However, the Bible reveals very little about Paul's family. Paul's sister's son is mentioned in Acts 23:16. Acts also quotes Paul indirectly referring to his father by saying he, Paul, was "a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee".[Acts 23:6] Paul refers to his mother in Romans 16:13 as among those at Rome.
The family had a history of religious piety.[2 Timothy 1:3] Apparently the family lineage had been very attached to Pharisaic traditions and observances for generations.[Philippians 3:5-6] Young Saul learned how to make the mohair with which tents were made.[Acts 18:1-3] Later as a Christian missionary, that trade became a means of support for him, one that he could practice anywhere. It also was to become an initial connection with Priscilla and Aquila with whom he would partner in tent-making and later become very important teammates as fellow missionaries.
While he was still fairly young, he was sent to Jerusalem to receive his education at the school of Gamaliel,[Acts 22:3] one of the most noted rabbis in history. The Hillel school was noted for giving their students a balanced education, likely giving Paul broad exposure to classical literature, philosophy, and ethics. Some of his family may have resided in Jerusalem since later the son of one of his sisters saved his life there.[Acts 23:16] Nothing more is known of his background until he takes an active part in the martyrdom of Stephen.[Acts 7:58-60;22:20] Paul confesses that "beyond measure" he persecuted the church of God prior to his conversion.[Gal. 1:13–14][Phil. 3:6][Acts 8:1-3]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_the_Apostle...
LOL *snort*

“IMAGINE no religion!”

Since: Feb 09

usa

#446490 Feb 21, 2013
Illuminatrix wrote:
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Yeah I watch BBT sometimes too, only good show on and I'm not tired of the reruns yet. We get it 5 eves a week and twice on Tues, my boys love it :-)
[email protected]

considering 2 of the 4 main characters are atheists. one is hindu and one a non conforming jew!!!!!!!!!!

“IMAGINE no religion!”

Since: Feb 09

usa

#446491 Feb 21, 2013
Illuminatrix wrote:
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Do you pray to your refrigerator X?
he would have just as much a chance of his prayers being answered if he prayed to the refrigerator, even more so, than to christian god!!!!!!!!!

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#446492 Feb 21, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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TTC's lack of intelligence agrees with you.
"to know one's self is the ultimate knowledge and to fu#@ one's self is the ultimate love" anonymous new ager

“IMAGINE no religion!”

Since: Feb 09

usa

#446493 Feb 21, 2013
Illuminatrix wrote:
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Lol...wrong assumption, what's with all the spelling mistakes lately? Do you need new grandpa glasses?
typical christurd dance step........when losing, nitpick about typos!

concession speech noted.
Misdreaveau

Dallas, TX

#446494 Feb 21, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
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About all you ever offer is nonsense from debunking sites and meaningless snotty quips stating how knowledgeable you are and how unlearned most others are. Only thing I've seen from you are your ears. Chances that anything significant can be found between them remains highly suspect.
The kindness and beauty of Christianity on display.
Misdreaveau

Dallas, TX

#446496 Feb 21, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
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For sure my friend. I know many Catholics, but they only follow what they're told to do. I concern myself with the RCC's massive and lucrative 'business' and their 'government' or 'hierarchy'.
Yeah, too bad they were the impetus for the cult that you follow. Whoops.

I love the, "I'm more Christian then they are!", stuff. It is wonderful and shows how your beliefs are false and dying.
Misdreaveau

Dallas, TX

#446497 Feb 21, 2013
Janitor Of The LORD wrote:
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Ah, there's something I've studied more than many Catholics. I had a wonderful teacher for much of it, I put on the level of Gamaliel that taught Saul of Tarsus, in a word. Of course I'm prejudice. I will quite enjoy that. Are you doing that here or on another forum or thread?
"I'm prejudice"? Yes, of course you are, you are a Christian, so you are Prejudice. You probably meant "prejudiced", but, your Freudian slip was showing. If you are going to clean up Christianity, you should start with yourself. You are vile, prejudiced, and hateful.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#446498 Feb 21, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>He preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ... I believe the NT
Paul gets it wrong most of the time. How can you say he preaches the gospels? What's more, his quote about scripture being inspired by God predates all the Gospels. Did you realize that?
Lost In Transition

United States

#446499 Feb 21, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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Another non-scriptural interpretation.
What'd you expect? I got my AA in Non-Scriptural Interpretation from the Community College of Detroit. Online.
Got mugged twice just logging on to their site.
Misdreaveau

Dallas, TX

#446500 Feb 21, 2013
duststorm wrote:
<quoted text>You are feeling anger from someone, all right:
God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.Psalm 7:11
So, your version isn't the Sugar God. It's a reflection of you. Got it.

“IMAGINE no religion!”

Since: Feb 09

usa

#446501 Feb 21, 2013
Illuminatrix wrote:
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I agree with much of what you're saying even though in some other countries reasons differ. However, try reading Scientific Psychological studies in the private sector, or look into what Neurologists have to say. Better yet, volunteer in a Mental Asylum or Psychiatric Hospital for a week or two. Then get back to me :-)
i have worked in both (longer than 2 weeks) funny thing.......most people in mental hospitals, like in prisons, claim to be christians!
duststorm

League City, TX

#446505 Feb 21, 2013
Misdreaveau wrote:
<quoted text>So, your version isn't the Sugar God. It's a reflection of you. Got it.
Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
7 Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

My sin is not imputed to my account, praise the Lord. We Christians are saved, sanctified, cleansed, and we have the assurance of eternal life.

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#446506 Feb 21, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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....although not very good or through intelligence.
Go and make a balloon animal to admire....
new age is a lie

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#446507 Feb 21, 2013
WasteWater wrote:
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Paul gets it wrong most of the time. How can you say he preaches the gospels? What's more, his quote about scripture being inspired by God predates all the Gospels. Did you realize that?
I believe every word from Paul, because he was hand picked by God
duststorm

League City, TX

#446508 Feb 21, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
Then again, if you saw Jesus eat sperm, it might be a bit overwhelming, eh?

Duststorm replies: There is a special place in hell for those who write words such as these.
duststorm

League City, TX

#446509 Feb 21, 2013
Chess Jurist wrote:
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Odd that a supposedly omnipotent, omniscient deity would display the human failing of anger and need a Topix poster to convey that emotion, eh?
You sure have a powerful ability to disengage your true reaction to the wrath of God. They must have done a number on you as a child, with such compartmentalizing going on in your psyche.

Meditate on those words: God is angry with the wicked every day. That is you.
I am evil also, but Jesus has saved me, so I won't have to go to hell like you.
Jeff Junstrom

UK

#446510 Feb 21, 2013
duststorm wrote:
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
Then again, if you saw Jesus eat sperm, it might be a bit overwhelming, eh?
Duststorm replies: There is a special place in hell for those who write words such as these.
Once you have a torture worm and have wailing and gnashing of teeth, isn't your sadistic god sated? What could be more special than that, immoral Christian?

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