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Failure to Retain God in our Knowledge has led to to Societal Degrade

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posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: Bennyzilla I am not sure where you read they were manipulated it said PP claimed they were manipulate however they weren't.



Yet just minutes before the hearing started, a forensic analysis said the videos "are authentic and show no evidence of manipulation or editing." The analysis was conducted for the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress.




posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 05:04 PM
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a reply to: luthier


Don't know how it's percieved as anger but OK you are the one perceiving so I guess so.

Exactly. See what happens when we make assumptions?


My point is why attack religion? It's enough to point out falacy.

Because some religions, and their "sacred books" deserve to be attacked, and shown for what they are. Note I said the religion. Not its adherents. There's a difference. If I have to explain that, then it wouldn't be understood anyway.


There are lots of progressive Christians. Unitarians Anglicans etc. No need to box them all together.

I don't. Nevertheless, the book they're living by is dangerous to humanity when taken literally. See Kim Davis, or the WBC.


Point is mankind is sometimes very immoral despite their beliefs. They are also moral despite their beliefs. The op is wrong in its assumption. It's really society and its multi facetted dynamics that are the problem. As much as technology is good it also is destructive when abused. I have great atheist friends I have great Christian friends. I just hate all the he said she said of Atheists and Christians argueing without substance ignoring logic and points. Not all Atheists and Christians do this. But many vocal ones do.

We can agree on much of this statement.


I argued from the very beginning against the op. That doesn't mean I believe the opposite is true though. It's not all black and white.

Understood.



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: flammadracoPlease to be fair list out the wars and atrocities caused by secular, atheist and socialist you will see that there are just as many.



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: ChesterJohn

THEY WERE MANIPULATED. There was a hearing in Congress TODAY. (Did you catch it?) (No, I thought not)

It was pointed out that the tapes are FRAUDULENT, due to OMISSION of the FACTS.

OMG. People like you drive me nuts.

You people are so out of touch with reality that it is truly, really frightening. Really and truly.

Lost Your Minds.
Like this:

THIS IS YOU LOT:




GET IT?


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Don't like it?
Well - clean up your act.

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posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 05:08 PM
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a reply to: SuperFrog
That was for Israel only



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 05:10 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigsSome of us work.

the story linked too clearly states they were not.

Do you not Read?



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 05:11 PM
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would anyone like to talk about the Bible text I used to make the premise of my OP?



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 05:11 PM
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a reply to: ChesterJohn

would anyone like to talk about the Bible text I used to make the premise of my OP?

No.


Nope!

No.

Because it is hogwash.
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posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigsBuzzy for someone who hates the Bible why are you even reading this post.

oh yeah you are an antagonist.



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 05:22 PM
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a reply to: ChesterJohn

No, I'm an intelligent, educated, 50+ adult who has realized that 'revealed religion' is a huge hoax...

and that YOU (ChesterJohn) are guilty (yep! judged you!! HA!) of spreading disinfo, and deluded.





Did you like the acronym, though? I thought it was pretty clever.



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 05:48 PM
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Religion catches all of the flack for atheist perceptions of societies ills. If religion were gone tomorrow you would still war and oppress people for territory,resources etc. Other systems would replace it and become polarized and you would still have ideological wars.

Just take climate change for instance. I cant see where religion has any place in that debate but many are passionate about it whichever side you fall on. Eventually a technocratic resource management culture would seek to oppress those who did not agree.

I just fail to see the utopia where people don't steal, kill, lie, etc just because religion is gone. The middle east would still be a war zone because of the resources there. The religious rhetoric is a rallying point for the people who disagree.



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: NihilistSanta
It isn't that a world without religion would solve all those things, because it wouldn't. Nor would I be for a world without the personal liberty to believe in a deity of your own choosing. That's not freedom. That's oppression.

What I am vehemently against is religious privilege, religious oppression, and religion in government. We've had thousands of years of all three of the aforementioned, all over the world. It hasn't worked. It doesn't work. It's time to do things differently.



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 06:47 PM
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originally posted by: NihilistSanta
Religion catches all of the flack for atheist perceptions of societies ills. If religion were gone tomorrow you would still war and oppress people for territory,resources etc. Other systems would replace it and become polarized and you would still have ideological wars.

Just take climate change for instance. I cant see where religion has any place in that debate but many are passionate about it whichever side you fall on. Eventually a technocratic resource management culture would seek to oppress those who did not agree.

I just fail to see the utopia where people don't steal, kill, lie, etc just because religion is gone. The middle east would still be a war zone because of the resources there. The religious rhetoric is a rallying point for the people who disagree.


Well there have been a lot of saints and theologians before climate change was a thing preaching being good stewards of the earth.



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 06:47 PM
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oops!
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posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: BuzzyWigs Like I said you are an antagonist. You have made no useful contributions to this thread. Oh Judged Ya HA!



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 07:57 PM
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a reply to: ChesterJohn


Like I said you are an antagonist.


Is that like an "absurdist"? I know of some people like that, but - since when is telling the truth and calling out hypocrites for what they are, um....
antagonistic? 'Cause, I'm being perfectly serious.

Or, do you mean "anti-apologist"? Yeah, because 'apologists' are ridiculous, too.....


You have made no useful contributions to this thread. Oh Judged Ya HA!

Well, maybe someday you will come back here and realize that you are not contributing anything useful either, just lame, tired apologetics.

We all know very well what you Bible-Thumpers think. Not like it's news or anything.

We just know that it's ridiculous.



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Oh, or wait!!! It makes me an anti-Christ! Right? THE Anti-christ maybe?




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posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: ChesterJohn

Oh, one more thing:



And, here are the lyrics, in case you're too stubborn to watch the vid:


Well, I won't back down
No, I won't back down
You can stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won't back down

No, I'll stand my ground, won't be turned around
And I'll keep this world from draggin' me down
Gonna stand my ground and I won't back down

(I won't back down)
Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out
(I won't back down)
Hey, I will stand my ground and I won't back down

Well, I know what's right, I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin' me around
But I'll stand my ground and I won't back down

(I won't back down)
Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out
(I won't back down)
Hey, I will stand my ground
(I won't back down)
And I won't back down

(I won't back down)
Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out
(I won't back down)
Hey, I won't back down

(I won't back down)
Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out
(I won't back down)
Hey, I will stand my ground
(I won't back down)
And I won't back down
(I won't back down)
No, I won't back down


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AND, by the way - I posted this to reflect my own stance....
the only line I disagree with is "I got just one life." (I believe in reincarnation, so, I have multiple lives behind me, and probably a few more to go....)

but, well, yeah - you could post the same thing........
and it still wouldn't fix the world.

FUN!!!!!
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posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 10:49 PM
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Yet its influence on our laws and "morals" are probably the only thing that prevents someone from killing you for whatever reason they please.

Total BS. Using your logic atheists would be constantly running around killing people.


People bring up natives but if it were not for religion I would not have a reason to care about natives in far corners of the earth.

That sounds like a personal problem.


Why do you care about natives? (that is for anyone) if you don't believe life is specially endowed from a creator.

If you need a magic sky fairy to get you to care about other people then like I said you have a problem. I would suspect it was the way you were raised.


There is no legitimate reason (rooted in materialism) why you should have compassion for people outside of your own sphere without religion and it is probably contradictory to evolutionary imperatives to do so.

And this is your problem you care nothing about faith you only care about money. You have my sympathy.



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 10:51 PM
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originally posted by: luthier

originally posted by: NihilistSanta
Religion catches all of the flack for atheist perceptions of societies ills. If religion were gone tomorrow you would still war and oppress people for territory,resources etc. Other systems would replace it and become polarized and you would still have ideological wars.

Just take climate change for instance. I cant see where religion has any place in that debate but many are passionate about it whichever side you fall on. Eventually a technocratic resource management culture would seek to oppress those who did not agree.

I just fail to see the utopia where people don't steal, kill, lie, etc just because religion is gone. The middle east would still be a war zone because of the resources there. The religious rhetoric is a rallying point for the people who disagree.


Well there have been a lot of saints and theologians before climate change was a thing preaching being good stewards of the earth.

One of the main ones was called Jesus.



posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 11:17 PM
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originally posted by: NihilistSanta
Religion catches all of the flack for atheist perceptions of societies ills. If religion were gone tomorrow you would still war and oppress people for territory,resources etc. Other systems would replace it and become polarized and you would still have ideological wars.

Just take climate change for instance. I cant see where religion has any place in that debate but many are passionate about it whichever side you fall on. Eventually a technocratic resource management culture would seek to oppress those who did not agree.

I just fail to see the utopia where people don't steal, kill, lie, etc just because religion is gone. The middle east would still be a war zone because of the resources there. The religious rhetoric is a rallying point for the people who disagree.


Nobody is claiming Utopia. But it would be nice for a change for the Religiously Programmed Talking Heads to just admit that their precious Bible is one of the most Immoral, Brutal, Sick, Demented book of MYTHS ever written.

Filled with acceptance of Rape, Murder, Genocide and Torture. God commanding the entire slaughter of peoples including women, children and even their livestock and all that just barely scratches the surface.

It's so played out to hear people go on and on about the Glory of the Lord Jesus here on Earth!!! The Divine Lord God of Abraham. On and on as if those stories in their own book of so called morals don't exist. It's like they have never read the damn thing. I've read more of it and I'm not even Religious. I'm just curious as to what all the talk is about. Then you pick it up and read it for what it is and I can't believe they tell this sh*t to children and then complain because someone shows a boob on TV!!! Are you kidding me??? Do you know what they're telling your kids at church???

That women are the cause of sin and the downfall of man kind. That they are property of a man either father or husband to be traded. That God commands fathers to kill their sons or that he makes bets with satan about the faith of man to God.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying to ban the book or anything or stop being Religious if that's your thing. But come on people. Don't give me the Love and Peace for all mankind BS and then speak to me of how Religion has made everyone so blissful. That's complete and total monkey poo if there ever was any.

Do Religious people seem all nice and tolerant to you??? There is so much Religious hatred in the world it's oozing from everywhere.

You wanna know why so many people now talk about Religion like a sickness??? Because their BS has become so ripe and foul and such an obvious lie as all Religions not only rail against secular society, which is expected I suppose, but they even fight against all other Religions too and within their own ranks as well!!!

If that is what you're all selling, no thanks. I'll stick with the normal average secular hate and fighting that just comes with being a Human being thrown in to the world. Why complicate it and intensify it with Absolutes and Eternal Damnation from temporal choices made by us all???

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