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originally posted by: deadlyhope
a reply to: Klassified
Santa thread? There's no one thread I'm pointing out, it's many threads, over a long period of time. Most don't say "here's an analogy", they more say "this thread is stupid because your belief in God is as silly as belief in Santa Claus"
It's typically used as an attack on a person's belief, a way to deny their opinions simply because their version of morality, or their ideas or political stances make others uncomfortable.
...It's typically used as an attack on a person's belief...
I don't really understand why others specifically take a position against believing in God
I'm listening, but the whole Santa comparison is a position and it's a childish one. It is utterly selfish. Whereas we are trying to help you, you're just trying to make fun of us. Ain't that nice?
It is utterly selfish.
Whereas we are trying to help you, you're just trying to make fun of us.
I already said: " You have to DO NOTHING to be saved besides believe that Jesus died for you. That's not much to ask. So yes, I will press that into your face in the hopes that you remember it someday so that I can meet you in heaven and not mourn your loss. I'm selfish like that.
And no, I am selfish too--but I do not call you silly or undermine you.
Because I feel sad for you. I don't think you're silly. You think I'm silly. though. Santa isn't a metaphor for God at all, and if you think that that is a good metaphor then I am really sad for you because you must not understand what a metaphor is. Or you must not understand God. pick one. But either way, it's stupid. Why make the comparison at all? For what point? To make yourself feel good? Cool, how does that help me?
You have everything to lose if you don't believe, the way I see it.
You're not doing anything for a higher purpose, so why do it at all?
If what you're doing isn't to help people, then you should really stop. Because you're wasting your time.