It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Every single one?
Right here on ATS there are many Christians who do not resemble your remark
I say this as gently as I can: Who is really being extremely judgmental?
originally posted by: mymymy
the ones on here who call themselves "Christian" that I have seen have no problem judging an entire section of our country under one blanket, like the poor. They're ready at a moment's notice to call for blood against other countries, just look at any thread concerning Iran. They're more concerned with money, themselves and just being "better" than someone else.
I don't judge all Christians under one blanket, but the ones on here who call themselves "Christian" that I have seen
For any true, or as true as can really be Christians, I respect your faith, and I respect you for doing what any decent human being should be doing regardless of religion
originally posted by: WeAreAWAKE
a reply to: Boadicea
I have a cool theory that is far too long to spell out here that involves something like a God and ends with everyone and everything being one...just not in a single form. I guess it is as good as any other theory or belief, and doesn't discount anyone's religion or God.
If we were busy feeding ourselves and sheltering ourselves...maybe we wouldn't be destroying ourselves. Idle hands?
I don't have much faith in "my fellow man" and none in a God. Honestly, I believe there are too many people in the same position and I believe that contributes to the state of our society. We have either lost our way...or our way itself is lost. This would probably be a very good time for either an apocalypse...or for the appearance of God. But at this point, we are our own Devil.
Now, I don't know YOU, so I am not lumping you in with these people. For any true, or as true as can really be Christians, I respect your faith, and I respect you for doing what any decent human being should be doing regardless of religion
originally posted by: Boadicea
Hmmm... I'm intrigued.... I'll have to watch for some of your posts. For some of us at least, we have considered and examined our faith in such depth, that while you may be able to give us something new to think about and maybe even expand our faith, there's probably nothing you can say that will change our faith. However, all bets are off when it comes to organized religion! Seeds of doubt are easily planted -- by them!
And yet you managed to be quite thoughtful and reasoned here... so I'm thinking you probably aren't too rude and obnoxious about it!
otherwise, quit bitching and find a creationist/ID site to post on without being fact checked.
originally posted by: Boadicea
And the flip side of that coin is that every thread is an opportunity to enlighten man for there is no greater ignorance and delusion of man than their belief of "no God." Not trying to judge one way or another... just trying to look at it from different angles.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Usually whenever I author a religious thread (which happens to be the majority of my threads) it is to try and open up people's eyes to the conspiracy that is religion. This is a conspiracy site isn't it? Every religion believes every other religion is a conspiracy, yet when their particular belief is thrown in the same bag as the others they get offended. I find that a bit ironic personally.
There's no need for religion, finding God is a personal endeavor, and those who make us believe we HAVE to commune with one another (go to church) and give money to the communion hall (tithe) and who tell us to believe a book is the end all be all (imposing their own self-righteousness on others) in order to find God, they are usually taking advantage of us. I don't appreciate people being taken advantage of, so I speak my mind against such ideas.
If I help someone who is on the fence on such ideas, great, if not then maybe I've given them something to think about. I don't ever expect to convert anyone who is part of such cults because I believe they have been brainwashed into ignoring logic at all costs. That's their prerogative though, I feel sympathy for them but I can't really do anything for them.
Because beating people over the head is the only way to deny ignorance and increase knowledge? Thoughtful and reasonable discussion facilitates an exchange of ideas and knowledge that is far more practical, productive and efficient than snark, insulting and bullying, which immediately tells the other person that you cannot be trusted, and therefore neither can your words -- no matter how all-knowing and all-seeing you may think you are.
The integrity and value of ATS would only be strengthened. Again, ignorance can be denied and knowledge increased through a reasoned and thoughtful and respectful discussion. I'm rather disheartened, though not surprised, that you cannot understand that.
it is your right to post here, but its not your right to declare a subject immune to skeptical analysis.
i have said my piece. have a nice day.
originally posted by: MyHappyDogShiner
a reply to: Akragon
What makes you so sure that god was a "he" ?....Why would a being that can pull anything it dreams up out of it's ass at will have a gender at all?. Why would such a being have an ass at all, or intestines or a mouth or even resemble you or me?.
What was that thar word?, Anthropomorphisation ?....(sp)
Making some imaginary or real thing look more like us in order that we can more easily relate to this thing.
Many times for no other real reason that to make a sale.