Originally posted by nj2day
reply to post by asmeone2
I'm only using it because the religious like to use those circular logic arguments...
we all know the type:
I know it is like x because the bible says so and we know the bible is true because god said so...
thats why like I suggested earlier, I know it could use some polish, and some more eloquence, but lets face it... it is worth it to spend that much
Honestly though, while it makes sense to me & many other like minded & intelligent people....
To the Fanatical Christians, it will be in one ear & out the other & they will just start preaching the same versus to you in their infinite wisdom to
prove you wrong, just like they do with Darwinists...lol
Unfortunately, Christians are beyond help because Logic is replaced by blind faith & cannot be overthrown, even when their own gods words are shown
to contradict & are thrown right in their faces. They will just deny what they have heard & start praying frantically for their souls for allowing
such words to enter their minds...lol
Religion is the biggest scam in history, and unfortunately, like any cult, its followers are doomed to be forever under its control. And I'm not just
talking about Christianity, but all religions.
The only belief systems I have any respect for are the ones that are truly based on free will, Peace, Nature & Free will. Buddhism, Druidism, are a
couple of belief systems that don't try to hold people to a set of strict rules. Paganism & Wicca are two that, although are a little questionable in
their motives, still give the follower a free reign & don't profess an omnipotent all knowing entity.
I personally am Wicca oriented & wouldn't have it any other way. I am not Evil as some Christians have called me. I pay my dues, I help little old
ladies across the road, I hold the door open for people comming in as I am leaving, I Cried at the end of ET....!!! Sheesh, what makes me Evil?
LOL talk about contradiction...!! What happened to the all forgiving & tolerant god? Recently I had to work with some very heavily Christian people. I
was on the same Bush Crew as these people & when one of them started trying to get me to come to church, I stated that I was Wiccan & wasn't
No toleration here, they complained to the manager that they would not work with me because they feared for their souls. L......O.......L
Only way to get through to these people is to pull god down from he heavens, and make him tell these people personally to go get a life. It's the
only thing they will believe!!!
If I had no choice & had to choose either God or the Devil...
I'd choose the devil for one reason.
If there truly is no free will in Christianity, then Christianity is a Totalitarian system & god is nothing more than a Universal Dictator. The Devil
was then Cast out of heaven for questioning Gods authority. That makes the Devil not a being of Darkness but a rebel & a fighter for freedom "who
lost to overwhelming odds". But the Devils intentions were to free the people not to enslave them "God already had them enslaved".
So in hindsight, the Devil in my opinion is the good guy, and god is just another Dictator suppressing the true choices of the people.
Just my two cents worth...
Personally though, I'd choose neither side. I'd rather sit on the sidelines and Follow my own path.
[edit on 11/27/2008 by Ironclad]