I found this on the net, and it expressed everything that *I* couldn't express in words.
I want to see some real Christians debunk these, instead of quibbling over irrelevant issues:
1: You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of YOUR
2: You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from lesser life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical
claim that we were created from dirt.
3: You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem with believing in a Trinity god.
4: Your face turns purple when you hear of the atrocities attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehova
slaughtered all of the babies of Egypt in 'Exodus' and ordered the elimination of ENTIRE ETHNIC GROUPS in 'Joshua' - including women, children,
5: You laugh at Hindu beliefs that defy humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem in believing that the Holy
Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.
6: You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (4.55 billion years), but you find
nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by pre-historic tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that the Earth is a couple of generations
7: You believe that the entire population of this planet, with the exception of those who share your beliefs - though excluding those in all rival
sects - will spend eternity in an infinite hell of suffering. Yet you consider your religion the most tolerant and loving.
8: While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some person rolling around on the floor
'speaking in tongues' may be all the evidence you need.
9: You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be the evidence that prayer works, and you
think that the remaining 99.99 % failure was simply the will of God.
10: You actually know a lot less than many Atheists and Agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history, but still call yourself a
I agree that some of these do indeed come across as "harsh" (especially 10), and I'm not crazy about the adjectives the author used, but I wanted
to preserve the original text as much as possible, for I believe it all makes A LOT of sense.
So, lets have a civilized discussion about these 10 things, because whenever *I* bring some of them up to people in threads, they mostly get ignore.
Now it's time to get to the bottom of it.
And just for the record, I am not an Atheist. I am an Agnostic. And also for the record - I am against ALL organized religion - not just
And what actually prompted me to post this was due to my experience at the mall 2 weeks ago. I will get into that briefly.
Long story short, my friend kind of set me up to talk to the Christians at their kiosk at the mall (2 weeks ago). Before I knew what was going on or
who I was about to talk to, I was literally face to face with the woman behind the kiosk. My friend said to the woman, "Here's the person you need
to talk to". (My friend is atheist, btw).
So, she started with the whole sphiel. She walked away from me after about five minutes. At that point, a young man in his early 20's started on me.
He asked, "What is your problem with the Bible?". I told him what I thought. Once I got to, "How people burn in hell for not accepting JC as your
lord and savior", the main guy (40-something year old male named Paul) interrupted him and took over.
I started with my beliefs, and he just kept going back to the bible as reference. I asked him to please stop using the Bible as a reference, but he
just kept going at it. He said, "It's God's word, and that's the bottom line".
He did not want to hear anything else.
Then what really pissed me off was when I said, "I was Born-Again for almost 2 years". He said, "You could NOT have been Born Again, because if you
were, you would have never turned away".
Me being too nice, I let it slide, but what I really wanted to say was, "I just evolved past religion".
Paul would not let me leave. I mean, I could have walked away, but I am not a jerk to just walk away from someone in mid-sentence.
I got away after 45 minutes of Paul, and over an hour of them all combined.
So yeah, back to the thread. I will not tolerate personal attacks, SEMANTICS, and quibbling over irrelevant issues.
This thread is about the 10 points I have posted above. Simple as that. Keep it relevant.
[edit on 3/31/2010 by impaired]
Included 'ex' tags and a link
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