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Originally posted by Jim_Kraken
You know what, I think belief in God would be a lot less if there weren't so many vehement atheists. The fact that people feel they need to stand up for their belief system against someone else helps to reinforce that belief system.
Originally posted by shoran
If the believers weren't constantly attempting to force their beliefs on those of us who don't subscribe to their mythology, perhaps we wouldn't care. Intelligent design, trying to refuse a woman's right to control her body, abstinence only education, refusal to fill prescriptions for contraception, trying to use public property and public tax dollars to fund their religious displays, etc. Perhaps once all of that stopped, those of us who don't agree with their beliefs wouldn't get so pissed about it.
Originally posted by Jim_Kraken
Well, as long as we have the worst-case scenarios of Communist Russia and Maoist China we will fight you tooth-and-nail (figuratively)...don't expect a "cease-fire" anytime soon.
Originally posted by ben91069
I understand your point, and I also see the same from atheists, but the truth is the atheists have the game beat. Even the word states Jesus declared that his battle was not of or for "this world". I am beginning to "evolve" (sorry the pun) into my belief to the point where I see the ideal Christianity is to not fight for anything in this world. Think of it as a higher calling.
Originally posted by Hot_Wings
This is why each and every human culture that has ever existed has had some form of religion and God icon or belief system.
What is unnatural to human nature is to deny the natural impulse to gravitate towards the belief in a supreme being and to say, “God doesn’t exist.”
Many people go to church because that’s what they were raised to do, however the belief in God is a separate issue. There are logical arguments for the existence of God, but for most people it is a realization during certain events in their life that things could not have happened the way that they did without the intervention of a higher power.
What is unnatural to the normal state of being is to absolutely and categorically deny the existence of God. For this line of thinking must include a denial standpoint that one must refuse to accept any scenario of events as being planned, no matter how detailed or timely they are. For instance, the true life story of the man who was lost at sea for days and finally prayed to God for help by saying, “Please God, just send any ship”. Not too soon afterward the man was spotted by a ship and saved. The name of the ship was the “eny”.
Atheism is popular in America because America is full of spoiled rotten adults who choose to behave like children. These are often the same people who claim that homosexuality is natural (which it is not) and that it is wrong to be intolerant of others, no matter what they do.
Sooner or later, you must make the choice to grow up and accept the natural, logical, historical, truth of God’s existence.
If you really want to know if God exists then read the Bible firstly, secondly read the works of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Originally posted by racerzeke
You know what I mean? I just think a lot of people I'm going to say dont study???? doesnt sound right but thats what I will use. I know religion has no sure definition but I think more people should be educated in what they believe in instead of just saying it to fit in.
You back Ron Paul, really?
What's your selling point on him?
Oh, I dont know?