Why I’m no longer a Christian
Huh

Maryville, TN

#456821 Apr 4, 2013
And... I'm gay!
Huh

Maryville, TN

#456822 Apr 4, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, I get you. I've been atheist for 25 years now, and I had begun to suspect I didn't believe long before that, and told myself and others that "I don't think any of the religions are on point, and if there is a god, it's nothing like what we think we know".
Then one day it all clicked, and I went from being agnostic to atheist in the almost literal span of one second. Seriously. In retrospect, I realized I'd been atheist for longer than I knew, it was just hard to admit to myself that there was nothing in the deity department to believe, since I'd been believing there was for so long, and everyone I knew at that point also believed.
But that's me. I don't want all people to "become atheist", or, to "stamp out theism" etc... I've not raised my son as an atheist, but, I've not taught him to be theist, either. It's something that really just isn't an issue 'round here, in this place(home).
hahaa.. Regardless of how I may seem here on topix or other forums and such, I don't have "ATHEIST CENTRAL" blasted into the rock ridge above my house.
I think each parent should raise their child as they see fit.
<quoted text> I do, I have 5-6 friends, some of those - my siblings - that are atheist. Every other person in my family, friends or acquaintances are theists.
I'll add that many of those "theists" lean towards agnostic in many respects. They fully admit they don't think they can know, but "believe" anyway. Agnostic theists.
<quoted text>
Well, to be somewhat blunt, the bible - OT/NT - provides justification for just about any stance a believer might assume, and it seems they(not all) often skip the parts that seems most important if you're a believer.
<quoted text> mmhhmm... The FOX news link where 8,000+ death or similarly oriented comments/threats were leveled at an atheist/atheists.
Thanks for the nap.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#456823 Apr 4, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
Hey, I missed it!!
Yesterday was the anniversary - Happy Fundie Knife Fight Day!!!!!
What?
Huh

Maryville, TN

#456824 Apr 4, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, friends ... Pass the plate around, friends ... Join us, friends ...
There's an ugly little weasel 'bout three-foot nine
Face puffed up from cryin''n lyin'
'Cause her sweet little hubby's
Suckin' prong part time
(In the name of The Lord)
Get a clue, little shrew
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Jesus thinks you're a jerk
Would he really choose Tammy to do His Work? Unh-unh
Hallelujah!
(Yes, friends ...)
Robertson says that he's The One
Oh he sure is, if Armageddon
Is your idea of family fun,
An' he's got some planned for you!
(Now, tell me that ain't true)
Give me that old time religion!
Now, what if Jimbo's slightly gay,
Will Pat let Jimbo get away?
Everything we've heard him say
Indicates that Jim must pay,
(And it just might hurt a bit) Just a bit!
But keep that money rollin' in,
'Cause Pat and naughty Jimbo
Can't get enough of it (let's dance!)
Perhaps it's their idea
Of an Affirmative Action Plan
To give White Trash a 'special break';
Well, they took those Jeezo-bucks and ran
To the bank! To the bank! To the bank! To the bank!
And every night we can hear them thank
Their Buddy, up above
For sending down his love
(While you all smell the glove)
Jim and Pat should take a pole
(Right up each saintly glory-hole),
With tar and feathers too --
Just like they'd love to do to you
('Cause they think you are bad --
Yes, they do!
And they are very mad)
'Cause some folks don't want prayer in school!
(We'd need an ark to survive the drool
Of Micro-publicans, raised on hate,
And 'Jimbo-Jumbo' when they graduate)
Convinced they are 'The Chosen Ones'--
And all their parents carry guns,
(Hey, look! Godzilla!)
And hold them cards in the N.R.A.
(Ah, hellfire, Melvin, hey hee!)
(With their fingers on the trigger
("It's hot.")
When they kneel and pray)
("I mean that ... ")
With a Ku-Klux muu-muu
In the back of the truck,
If you ain't Born Again,
They wanna mess you up, screamin':
"No abortion, no-siree!"
"Life's too precious, can't you see!"
(What's that hangin' from a neighbor's tree?
Why, it looks like 'colored folks' to me --
Would THEY do THAT ...
They've been doin' it for years!
Seriously?)
Imagine if you will,
A multi-millionaire TV Evangelist,
Saved from Korean Combat duty by his father, a U.S. Senator
Studied law --
But is not qualified to practice it
Father of a "love child"
Who, in adulthood, hosts the remnants
Of papa's religious propaganda program
Claims not to be a "Faith Healer,"
But has, in the past,
Dealt sternly with everything from hemorrhoids to hurricanes
Involved with funding for an 'undeclared war' in Central America
Claiming Ronald Reagan and Oliver North as close friends
Involved in suspicous 'tax-avoidance schemes',
(Under investigation for 16 months by the I.R.S.)
Claims to be a MAN OF GOD;
Currently seeking the United States Presidency,
Hoping we will all follow him into --
The Twilight Zone
But, hey! What if Pat gets in the White House,
(No fuckin' way, Ike,
You know what I mean)
The rights of 'certain people' disappear
Mysteriously?
Now, wouldn't that sort of qualify
As an American Tragedy?
(Especially if they cover it up, sayin'
"Jesus told it to me!")
(I mean vapor tight, we're like this, okay?
I mean that)
I hope we never see that day,
(I mean that. Right here. It's hot. It's hot.)
In The Land of The Free --
Or someday will we?
(92?)
Will we?
(96?)
And if you don't know by now,
The truth of what I'm tellin' you,
Then, surely I have failed somehow --
Surely I have failed somehow
Surely I have failed somehow
And Jesus will think I'm a jerk, just like you --
If you let those TV Preachers
Make a monkey out of you!
I said: "Jesus will think you're a jerk"
And it would be true!
There's an old cross just burnin' on the lawn - FZ
Sorry. My dad have me some hallucinogenic 'shrooms. I saw some shit. Why is my ass so sore?
Huh

Maryville, TN

#456825 Apr 4, 2013
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, friends ... Pass the plate around, friends ... Join us, friends ...
There's an ugly little weasel 'bout three-foot nine
Face puffed up from cryin''n lyin'
'Cause her sweet little hubby's
Suckin' prong part time
(In the name of The Lord)
Get a clue, little shrew
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Jesus thinks you're a jerk
Would he really choose Tammy to do His Work? Unh-unh
Hallelujah!
(Yes, friends ...)
Robertson says that he's The One
Oh he sure is, if Armageddon
Is your idea of family fun,
An' he's got some planned for you!
(Now, tell me that ain't true)
Give me that old time religion!
Now, what if Jimbo's slightly gay,
Will Pat let Jimbo get away?
Everything we've heard him say
Indicates that Jim must pay,
(And it just might hurt a bit) Just a bit!
But keep that money rollin' in,
'Cause Pat and naughty Jimbo
Can't get enough of it (let's dance!)
Perhaps it's their idea
Of an Affirmative Action Plan
To give White Trash a 'special break';
Well, they took those Jeezo-bucks and ran
To the bank! To the bank! To the bank! To the bank!
And every night we can hear them thank
Their Buddy, up above
For sending down his love
(While you all smell the glove)
Jim and Pat should take a pole
(Right up each saintly glory-hole),
With tar and feathers too --
Just like they'd love to do to you
('Cause they think you are bad --
Yes, they do!
And they are very mad)
'Cause some folks don't want prayer in school!
(We'd need an ark to survive the drool
Of Micro-publicans, raised on hate,
And 'Jimbo-Jumbo' when they graduate)
Convinced they are 'The Chosen Ones'--
And all their parents carry guns,
(Hey, look! Godzilla!)
And hold them cards in the N.R.A.
(Ah, hellfire, Melvin, hey hee!)
(With their fingers on the trigger
("It's hot.")
When they kneel and pray)
("I mean that ... ")
With a Ku-Klux muu-muu
In the back of the truck,
If you ain't Born Again,
They wanna mess you up, screamin':
"No abortion, no-siree!"
"Life's too precious, can't you see!"
(What's that hangin' from a neighbor's tree?
Why, it looks like 'colored folks' to me --
Would THEY do THAT ...
They've been doin' it for years!
Seriously?)
Imagine if you will,
A multi-millionaire TV Evangelist,
Saved from Korean Combat duty by his father, a U.S. Senator
Studied law --
But is not qualified to practice it
Father of a "love child"
Who, in adulthood, hosts the remnants
Of papa's religious propaganda program
Claims not to be a "Faith Healer,"
But has, in the past,
Dealt sternly with everything from hemorrhoids to hurricanes
Involved with funding for an 'undeclared war' in Central America
Claiming Ronald Reagan and Oliver North as close friends
Involved in suspicous 'tax-avoidance schemes',
(Under investigation for 16 months by the I.R.S.)
Claims to be a MAN OF GOD;
Currently seeking the United States Presidency,
Hoping we will all follow him into --
The Twilight Zone
But, hey! What if Pat gets in the White House,
(No fuckin' way, Ike,
You know what I mean)
The rights of 'certain people' disappear
Mysteriously?
Now, wouldn't that sort of qualify
As an American Tragedy?
(Especially if they cover it up, sayin'
"Jesus told it to me!")
(I mean vapor tight, we're like this, okay?
I mean that)
I hope we never see that day,
(I mean that. Right here. It's hot. It's hot.)
In The Land of The Free --
Or someday will we?
(92?)
Will we?
(96?)
And if you don't know by now,
The truth of what I'm tellin' you,
Then, surely I have failed somehow --
Surely I have failed somehow
Surely I have failed somehow
And Jesus will think I'm a jerk, just like you --
If you let those TV Preachers
Make a monkey out of you!
I said: "Jesus will think you're a jerk"
And it would be true!
There's an old cross just burnin' on the lawn - FZ
Snorefest. Sorry. I was stoned last night.
Paul Harvey

Los Angeles, CA

#456826 Apr 4, 2013
Page two...

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#456827 Apr 4, 2013
LupyLu wrote:
<quoted text>
What?
Oh, a couple of True Believers© got into some doctrinal disagreements.

It was fun to watch.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#456828 Apr 4, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, a couple of True Believers© got into some doctrinal disagreements.
It was fun to watch.
On this thread?

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#456829 Apr 4, 2013
LupyLu wrote:
<quoted text>
On this thread?
On WSJLM

It happens all the time.

Christian on Christian bashing.
It would have been happening over there again a few weeks ago if atheists hadn't shown up to divert the anger outward.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#456830 Apr 4, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
On WSJLM
It happens all the time.
Christian on Christian bashing.
It would have been happening over there again a few weeks ago if atheists hadn't shown up to divert the anger outward.
Well... I already knew that, seemed like news *shrugs*
Huh

Maryville, TN

#456831 Apr 4, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
On WSJLM
It happens all the time.
Christian on Christian bashing.
It would have been happening over there again a few weeks ago if atheists hadn't shown up to divert the anger outward.
Kinda like G_O_D and LucyJu against Chess Jurist. Or, X against G_O_D. Or, Huh against G_O_D.
Huh

Maryville, TN

#456832 Apr 4, 2013
Not this Huh. The gay one.

“IMAGINE no religion!”

Since: Feb 09

usa

#456833 Apr 4, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
Hey, I missed it!!
Yesterday was the anniversary - Happy Fundie Knife Fight Day!!!!!
dang! we could have thrown a party!

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#456835 Apr 4, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>
On WSJLM
It happens all the time.
Christian on Christian bashing.
It would have been happening over there again a few weeks ago if atheists hadn't shown up to divert the anger outward.
Really?

I'd thought it was here. I put it on my calendar.

Not that it matters much - I regard Judaism, Christianity and Islam as minor subsets (subsects?) of the same delusion.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#456836 Apr 4, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Really?
I'd thought it was here. I put it on my calendar.
Not that it matters much - I regard Judaism, Christianity and Islam as minor subsets (subsects?) of the same delusion.
It began with the Sumerians 6000 years ago. It's been dividing and reinventing itself ever since.

It is an evolutionary tale. <smile>

“Talk Nerdy 2 me (>-<)”

Since: Dec 08

Reno

#456837 Apr 4, 2013
duststorm wrote:
<quoted text>
1. I'm sorry your husband the attorney has no money for your diagnostics.
2. I've never heard of not eating anything for two weeks.
3. You prayed, "Odin be willing"---is that a deity who actually has the power to heal you?
4. Now it's Dean Heller's fault? And who is Dean Heller?
1. My husband? LOL I think you have be confused with someone else.
2. I could afford the tests if I stopped eating. Among other things, stop paying rent, stop paying bills, etc... I'm sure you'll catch on.
3. Odin has just as much power as any other god. None.
4. Dean Heller is a Nevada Senator. He has made an all out assault on Planned Parenthood, even though Planned Parenthood in Reno does not provide abortion services.

“Talk Nerdy 2 me (>-<)”

Since: Dec 08

Reno

#456838 Apr 4, 2013
razz58 wrote:
<quoted text>I'm so sorry Hagen.
I've always adored/admired you from afar.....
May 'good' news be in your future.
Let's Hope!
Thank you Mishka. I'm crossing my fingers and toes. Trying to take the advice I got on here from friends and just stay positive.:D

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#456839 Apr 4, 2013
Hagen wrote:
<quoted text>
1. My husband? LOL I think you have be confused with someone else.
2. I could afford the tests if I stopped eating. Among other things, stop paying rent, stop paying bills, etc... I'm sure you'll catch on.
3. Odin has just as much power as any other god. None.
4. Dean Heller is a Nevada Senator. He has made an all out assault on Planned Parenthood, even though Planned Parenthood in Reno does not provide abortion services.
Hi :) how's it all going? Did you get finance?
Yannia

Washington, DC

#456841 Apr 4, 2013
Hagen wrote:
<quoted text>...3. Odin has just as much power as any other god. None.
Hagen,

I am SO very sorry for your situation, but let me tell you. God is real - more real than anything you can see, hear, smell, or touch. I will begin praying for you to the One and Only God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the Alpha and the Omega, the Everlasting Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, and for His miraculous intervention in your life. He promises to found of you if only you will seek. Listen sister, for your own sake, look to Him for healing. It is your only hope in this life and in the next. Do not harden your heart and believe as the world believes. It is lost and dying. You don't have to be.

Since: Apr 13

Mount Juliet, TN

#456842 Apr 4, 2013
I will tell you this, Jesus is real, You never felt the presence, because it is not free, You have to fight for it, I tell you this, God will show himself to you, If you ask, Ask for a specific sign, and you will get it, Ask with an open heart, He resists the proud, I have not felt God's presence until I was 23 years old, and He came knocking on my door, I promise you he is there, There is no doubt, Just ask, and you will recieve the answer. God bless you homie, I know how you feel, peace in Jesus Name

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