Originally posted by GreatTech
I made this thread for at least 4 major reasons (the first might seem awfully strange to you and other atheists):
1) God told me to, although I certainly cannot claim to always speak or write the Word of God.
2) To learn more about atheism and have learned that some atheists are extremely angry at God, if He did exist in their minds. When I was an atheist
from 1989 to 1995, I was not angry at God if He did exist; I just thought it was illogical at the time.
3) To possibly offer a few words of wisdom.
4) To possibly be altruistic and humanitarian by sharing a little information about myself; if I positively influenced one person to at least consider
faith, then I would consider mission accomplished.
Point 1) IF an omnipotent being exists, I find it both arrogant and presumptuous that you would consider that it would need your help for it to make
itself known to us. That wouldn't be at all omnipotent, would it.
Point 2) This is an outright lie! You never had any intention of learning anything - your purpose was solely to attempt to convert someone - as you
admit in point 4. It is obvious that you have learnt nothing at all, because as has been already stated, any anger that you might have perceived is
not directed at your 'God', but at your attitude and selective responses.
Point 3) You claim wisdom, but demonstrate none.
Point 4) Altruism and humanitarianism we have already covered. The last part is finally the truth coming out - you have been on a mission of
Your mission has failed miserably, GreatTech, you will make no conversions here. In fact you have dishonored both yourself and your religion.
If you were an honorable person, it would now be time to....
a) admit your deceipt in setting up this thread.
b) admit the total failure of your mission of conversion.
c) apologise for your arrogance and your demeaning remarks about everyone and anyone that does not share your beliefs.
d) above all to examine your actions in the light of the responses contained in this thread.
e) attempt to understand the concept of tolerance and the ramifications of a lack of tolerance.
d) quietly retire from this thread so that we can end this worthless exchange.
I therefore invite you to be that honorable person.
If a 'God' exists, and it has any interest whatsoever in the future of humanity, then the name of that 'God' would be TOLERANCE.
The Winged Wombat