\yeah its usualy petty insults but there are diamonds in the rough, note however this diamond wasnt very shiny lol.
Originally posted by Titen-Sxull
reply to post by ashanu90
Wow, wait, someone playing Modern Warfare 2 actually had an argument that didn't devolve into Mom jokes or racism after about 10 seconds? When I play the bickering usually falls apart into 5th grade level insults and swearing...
On some level I can understand the Christian argument because I used to be a Christian and I understand how deeply the indoctrination digs in. Especially for fundamentalists the brainwashing can be so deep as to be almost unbeatable. Its taken me years and years to break out of it.
But for someone who isn't indoctrinated into that belief system the BS they discover when they study it is astoundingly obvious. I mean there are passages in the Bible saying if you work on a Sunday or talk back to your parents you should be killed. God damns whole hosts of people to an infinite hell for only one lifetime worth of sins for sins as simple as lying.
The issue is that there are atheists who don't do much thinking in reaching that decision, they never even take the time to read the Bible or other religious texts or study the beliefs they are rejecting. I think that whether you have belief or lack belief you should have an understanding of what it is you believe or lack belief in (if that makes sense).
Originally posted by uptheirons!
reply to post by ashanu90
Star and flag for you!
I am definately a believer that all religion is a comforting lie at best, and at it's worst a heinous crime against humanity, and i often wonder how people can believe such things so easily.
Got to say though that your point about Heaven not being a paradise if someone you love doesn't make it is absolutely inspired!...
Originally posted by dragnet53
all organized religion are lies. they're worshiping the wrong god. They are worshiping the Anunnaki instead. I believe the god with the big G is just doing this right now to us:
[edit on 25-5-2010 by dragnet53]
Originally posted by novastrike81
reply to post by Titen-Sxull
Haha the video is hilarious even if someone like me would consider it "blasphemy." I do enjoy satire even if it's directed at me. I can't wait for 100,000 years of volleyball followed by 50,000 years of Monopoly!!
I guess I would have to agree that God is an atheist unless He believes in himself then I guess that makes him a narcissist?
Originally posted by ashanu90
heres another thing, it is said that god knows you before your even born, that he knows the number of every hair on your head, in short he is all knowing, or omnipotent
so why is it that he creates people like me, knowing full well i will reject the bible and become an athiest and then be sent to hell? what exactly is the point of creating people like me? amusement?obstacles to make challenges for true believers? if so i am just being used, so if true can you really claim that god is a kind and fair being?
and another thing on omnipotence, its said that god created everything, you, me, heaven and hell, and of course the devil, satan/beelezebub whatever you want to call him/her. that being said anyone who claims belief in this must also believe that god created evil, and being omnipotent knew full well what he was doing. so answer me this, how can god be good and create evil on purpose?
Evil serves the limited purpose of establishing real love relationships between creation and the Creator, and evil will be done away with after that purpose is achieved.
"An all loving, all powerful, all knowing Being could permit as much evil as He pleased without forfeiting His claim to being all loving, so long as for every evil state of affairs He permits there is an accompanying greater good".
i remember once when i was little i asked about why the dinosaurs had all died and my mom, being a christian said, god sometimes makes mistakes, they didnt worship them so he got rid of them...with an asteroid. is this the same god people are talking about when they talk about a benvolient, merciful, just, loving and, understanding god???????
also a question for christians, do you believe that animals go to heaven? if so, did the dinosaurs go to heaven or hell, if anywhere at all?