Why I’m no longer a Christian

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#455054 Mar 26, 2013
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>This is the idiocy of fundamentalism.
Odd that even now it can make me blink.

Wonder why they never seem to tire of being wrong...

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#455055 Mar 26, 2013
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>I'm great. Now if spring would just actually make up its mind to stick around so a mermaid could go swimming....
"Today's Delray Beach sea temperature is 74 °F."

I DIDN'T SAY THAT!
THAT'S THE SURF REPORT!!!
I DUNNO HOW THAT GOT IN THERE!!!

*diving for sandbags*
Huh

Franklin, NC

#455056 Mar 26, 2013
I was out shopping late last night for some Passover stuff. I was checking out when my big wooden cross fell out on to the counter. The check out girl's eyes got real freaking big, and she said,'You ain't one of those Christers, are you? Cause if you are I'm gonna snipe your ass at the nearest truck stop, take you to Georgia, get you shot again by my floozie girlfriend, take you on down to Florida, kayak out to gatorville, and chuck you out. Blimey!'
I said,'youse and your demon herd saddle up if you think you got the gonads.'
Well, i didn't go home that night. But, the next day my neighbors called. Some one had broke on to the house and write d the satanic verses!
My gold fish jumped out of the bowl and tore the man a new asshole. His two friends blew their brains out right there on the living room floor.
DON'T DICK AROUND WITH MR HUH!
ANGELS WILL RIP YOUR LUNGS OUT!

PART TWO
The police said i was lucky. Ponged of the men had some how mail ordered a nuke from Korea.

Talk about close.

TRUE STORY!

And... I'm gay!
Gut Stomper

United States

#455057 Mar 26, 2013
My next meltdown in progress. Look how owned I am by everyone!

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#455058 Mar 26, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
<quoted text>
I HEREBY PROCLAIM THAT MATT MARK LUKE AND JOHN WERE WRITTEN BY MATT MARK LULE AND JOHN!
Thanks.

I'll make a note, and repeat myself.

The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are anonymous third person narratives. They do not claim to be authored by those whom you mention, nor do they claim to be witnesses to the accounts that they describe.

You did not get that from the source. You get your claim from Irenaeus at the end of the second century, having no idea who had actually written them, but these four, among dozens of gospels, served his purpose.

Perhaps you should consider reading each one of them carefully, rather than listening to lying preachers.
Huh

Los Angeles, CA

#455059 Mar 26, 2013
Gut Stomper wrote:
My next meltdown in progress. Look how owned I am by everyone!
We see it, buddy! You are OWNED! babysan won! He's playing you like a violin! Stradivarius style!

Is there anything left of you that is recognizable?

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#455060 Mar 26, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
<quoted text>
nano - please don't ruin my fantasies for me, they help me get through some long boring days.
that is, of course, unless you're willing to replace them......;)
Creepy Stalker Christian
Huh

Los Angeles, CA

#455061 Mar 26, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks.
I'll make a note, and repeat myself.
The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are anonymous third person narratives. They do not claim to be authored by those whom you mention, nor do they claim to be witnesses to the accounts that they describe.
You did not get that from the source. You get your claim from Irenaeus at the end of the second century, having no idea who had actually written them, but these four, among dozens of gospels, served his purpose.
Perhaps you should consider reading each one of them carefully, rather than listening to lying preachers.
Yes! Listen to this strange man in this obscure, back-water chatroom.

He's been a fake Hebrew scholar for seven whole years!

Google's finest!
Huh

Los Angeles, CA

#455062 Mar 26, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
<quoted text>
Creepy Stalker Christian
Fake Hebrew Scholar.

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#455063 Mar 26, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks.
I'll make a note, and repeat myself.
The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are anonymous third person narratives. They do not claim to be authored by those whom you mention, nor do they claim to be witnesses to the accounts that they describe.
You did not get that from the source. You get your claim from Irenaeus at the end of the second century, having no idea who had actually written them, but these four, among dozens of gospels, served his purpose.
Perhaps you should consider reading each one of them carefully, rather than listening to lying preachers.
It is not possible that the Gospels can be either more or fewer in number than they are. For, since there are four zones of the world in which we live, and four principal winds, while the Church is scattered throughout all the world, and the pillar and ground of the Church is the Gospel and the spirit of life; it is fitting that she should have four pillars, breathing out immortality on every side, and vivifying men afresh. From which fact, it is evident that the Word, the Artificer of all, He that sits upon the cherubim, and contains all things, He who was manifested to men, has given us the Gospel under four aspects, but bound together by one Spirit.

-- Irenaeus, Against Heresies, 3:11:8

Superstition at work.
Huh

Los Angeles, CA

#455065 Mar 26, 2013
Losing ground...
Why Should Jesus Love Me?(Feb '08) 6 min G_O_D 492,349
Why I’m no longer a Christian (Jul '08) 1 min Huh 430,412
Prove there's a god.(Mar '08) 48 min River Tam 581,566

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#455066 Mar 26, 2013
Chess Jurist wrote:
<quoted text>
It is not possible that the Gospels can be either more or fewer in number than they are. For, since there are four zones of the world in which we live, and four principal winds, while the Church is scattered throughout all the world, and the pillar and ground of the Church is the Gospel and the spirit of life; it is fitting that she should have four pillars, breathing out immortality on every side, and vivifying men afresh. From which fact, it is evident that the Word, the Artificer of all, He that sits upon the cherubim, and contains all things, He who was manifested to men, has given us the Gospel under four aspects, but bound together by one Spirit.
-- Irenaeus, Against Heresies, 3:11:8
Superstition at work.
A religious doctrine based on magic numbers. LOL

Jesus must have been an accountant, not a carpenter.
Ooops. Another Christian invention. Jesus never worked a day in his life according to the Bible. A welfare bum in todays lingo.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#455067 Mar 26, 2013
LupyLu wrote:
<quoted text>
No. It doesn't count LOL
Oh. So this is my mid-life crisis, not teenage angst.

Thanks for clearing that up. LOL

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#455068 Mar 26, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
A religious doctrine based on magic numbers. LOL
Jesus must have been an accountant, not a carpenter.
Ooops. Another Christian invention. Jesus never worked a day in his life according to the Bible. A welfare bum in todays lingo.
Metzger says, probably correctly, that Irenaeus was justifying what had already been largely decided in the orthodox church rather than selecting based on those winds. Doesn't matter. Choosing based on the number of primary winds or justifying based on the number of winds, it's still just superstition at work -- magical numbers -- 3, 4, 7, 12. What a hoot.

In Luke, Jesus is said to have either 70 or 72 followers, depending on the manuscript. So why 12 disciples if he had 70 odd disciples? Because 12 is a magical number. And who were they? The canon is inconsistent. Apologists have to assume -- without any real evidence -- multiple names for some of them. And, of course, according to Acts, the Twelve picked a replacement for Judas from among the other followers to keep the number magical.

What a hoot.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#455070 Mar 26, 2013
Chess Jurist wrote:
<quoted text>
Metzger says, probably correctly, that Irenaeus was justifying what had already been largely decided in the orthodox church rather than selecting based on those winds. Doesn't matter. Choosing based on the number of primary winds or justifying based on the number of winds, it's still just superstition at work -- magical numbers -- 3, 4, 7, 12. What a hoot.
In Luke, Jesus is said to have either 70 or 72 followers, depending on the manuscript. So why 12 disciples if he had 70 odd disciples? Because 12 is a magical number. And who were they? The canon is inconsistent. Apologists have to assume -- without any real evidence -- multiple names for some of them. And, of course, according to Acts, the Twelve picked a replacement for Judas from among the other followers to keep the number magical.
What a hoot.
There is nothing magical........change your stupid thinking......go study with Jehovah's Witnesses and them come back here...
Huh

Los Angeles, CA

#455071 Mar 26, 2013
Chess Jurist wrote:
<quoted text>
Metzger says, probably correctly, that Irenaeus was justifying what had already been largely decided in the orthodox church rather than selecting based on those winds. Doesn't matter. Choosing based on the number of primary winds or justifying based on the number of winds, it's still just superstition at work -- magical numbers -- 3, 4, 7, 12. What a hoot.
In Luke, Jesus is said to have either 70 or 72 followers, depending on the manuscript. So why 12 disciples if he had 70 odd disciples? Because 12 is a magical number. And who were they? The canon is inconsistent. Apologists have to assume -- without any real evidence -- multiple names for some of them. And, of course, according to Acts, the Twelve picked a replacement for Judas from among the other followers to keep the number magical.
What a hoot.
Googlerrhea. Phew!

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#455072 Mar 26, 2013
Messanger wrote:
<quoted text>
There is nothing magical........change your stupid thinking......go study with Jehovah's Witnesses and them come back here...
Surely you have proof rather than just pejoratives, right, goofy?

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#455073 Mar 26, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
Googlerrhea. Phew!
You may pretend anything you wish, goofy.

But, since you are lying, you cannot back it up.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#455074 Mar 26, 2013
Chess Jurist wrote:
<quoted text>
Metzger says, probably correctly, that Irenaeus was justifying what had already been largely decided in the orthodox church rather than selecting based on those winds. Doesn't matter. Choosing based on the number of primary winds or justifying based on the number of winds, it's still just superstition at work -- magical numbers -- 3, 4, 7, 12. What a hoot.
In Luke, Jesus is said to have either 70 or 72 followers, depending on the manuscript. So why 12 disciples if he had 70 odd disciples? Because 12 is a magical number. And who were they? The canon is inconsistent. Apologists have to assume -- without any real evidence -- multiple names for some of them. And, of course, according to Acts, the Twelve picked a replacement for Judas from among the other followers to keep the number magical.
What a hoot.
Agreed!
It is bizzare.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#455075 Mar 26, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
A religious doctrine based on magic numbers. LOL
Jesus must have been an accountant, not a carpenter.
Ooops. Another Christian invention. Jesus never worked a day in his life according to the Bible. A welfare bum in todays lingo.
Long before Jesus was around, Judaism had well established Numerology in the religion, of course, some being more pronounced within the doctrines than others.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Significance_of_...

I've studied and actually participated in different activities that have to do with Numerology - and IMO, it is very telling and an interesting "art" to say the least.

Numbers, like anything have known meanings, but many unknowns to the public eye. One would have to go physically look for the information, but it exists worldly and very accessible at public libraries and retail outlets.

To give a quick shout out to Numerology fans - here are some basic fundamentals:

1 - change - beginnings (or endings that show a new star), many 1s can indicated a 'pronounced change'
2 - sharing, helping - visualize two hands shaking - reunion
3 - group involvement - could also mean delays, but a future success
4 - manifestation of an idea
5 - lucky and unlucky change or challenges - material properity - spiritual poverty
6 - the ability to transcend difficulty - indicates adjustments in thoughts or attitudes
7 - a period of introspection and solitude
8 - positive character change (rarely diluted)
9 - situations nearing completion and a new journey awaits
10 = 1 - back to the beginning.
11 = 2
12 = 3
etc...

Cheers!

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