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Originally posted by josheboyxiii
reply to post by madnessinmysoul
Quit trying to instigate crap, and quit trying to play the victim.
You're an atheist. Great. Very proud of you.
Of course, people who believe in nothing are as ignorant as the people who believe the Earth was created in 7 earth-days and is only 10,000 years old because that's what the bible says.
Realize that there can never be any provable facts about the anything. NOTHING can be proved or disproved.
The only truth you can accept is that you don't know anything.
Atheists don't have the naturally intelligent high ground they think they do.
to call a modern Christian persecuted is a bit laughable in 90+% of the world.
During an interview on the January 31, 2007 episode of The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, Teller claimed that the final episode of the show would be about "the bs of BS!" and would detail all the criticisms that they themselves had of the show
Originally posted by Condemned0625
reply to post by Hemisphere
I admit that I love to hate. There's certain people that I would never love, ever. I admitted that easily and I do it all the time. I love to hate when hatred is necessary for me. I don't know what I would do without hatred. I can't live without it.
Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
reply to post by kallisti36
What about being an atheist a few hundred years later when they same group made Christianity the state religion?
Yes, I know that. Of course, to call a modern Christian persecuted is a bit laughable in 90+% of the world. And the places in the world where Christians are persecuted are the places where typically all other religious groups aside from the majority one are persecuted. If you're persecuted somewhere for being a Christian I doubt you'll get better treatment as an atheist, especially considering how some of those places deal with apostasy.
And I suppose Jesus and Paul did? Or was it men who weren't listening?
2 Corinthians 6:14
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
The NT doesn't specifically say anything about atheists (hell, even the OT has little to say about them), but it does talk an awful lot about unbelievers.
1 This is now, beloved, the second epistle that I write unto you; and in both of them I stir up your sincere mind by putting you in remembrance; 2 that ye should remember the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and the commandments of the Lord and Saviour through your apostles: 3 knowing this first, that in the last days mockers shall come with mockery, walking after their own lusts, 4 and saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they willfully forget, that there were heavens from of old, and an earth compacted out of water and amidst water, by the word of God; 6 by which means the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 but the heavens that now are, and the earth, by the same word have been stored up for fire, being reserved against the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. 8 But forget not this one thing, beloved, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some count slackness; but is longsuffering to you-ward, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
The anti-theists probably ran out of steam. Wait it out and the Theists will get tired of wasting hours refuting atheists and there will be an opening for some good ol' Xtian bashing.
That's the problem though: how the hell do you refute atheism? Attacking "atheism" makes no sense. Now, relentlessly proving the validity of your claims: That makes a lot of sense and would refute atheism...well, technically you only have to go so far as at least one deity exists. You don't even have to prove the rest of your religion, just the existence of at least a single deity.
Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
reply to post by Rustami
I'm sorry, but can you please provide me instances of Christians being persecuted in any nation where there is freedom of religion?
Saying I need to do some research is the equivalent of going "nuh-uh!"