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Originally posted by Iason321
reply to post by windword
Go spew your nonsense elsewhere,
you are the exact type who this thread was aimed at
Originally posted by torqpoc
Wow, ok.. so let's remove the bigotry just for a second and focus on some of Christianities supposed "good" bits, aren't Christians supposed to be forgiving and understanding? Because unless i'm sorely mistaken the real hatred, if there is any, is that most religious people are condescending, patronising and outright arrogant preachy types who hate pretty much everything unless it falls into their cookie cutter little world.
Stop preaching, stop hating and perhaps the rest of us who don't wish to follow a doctrine like some drone won't hate back?
Originally posted by EPH612
"Follow a doctrine like some drone"? I'll give you a little clarification here, the only true "doctrine" is to love your neighbors and God. All the rest is fluff that can help, but can also sidetrack from the main focus.
edit on 4/16/12 by EPH612 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Raelsatu
I don't hate 'God'; I do detest most of the [Biblical] God. Why? Because from Genesis to Revelations he exhibits traits that are not 'God-like' by any rational standards. Why should an omnipotent, omniscient being require his Creations love "him" on pain of an eternal torture that he himself allowed to exist? That's so asinine and contradictory to the point of being conscious, it hurts to even think about.... anyway it's human nature to not love tyrants. Perhaps God did spawn human life, yes --- and so that gives him a free pass to fear-trip everyone? He himself should know, of course the thinking man would not accept it.
As for the concept of God, I'm in love with it. I embrace the philosophy of creation with open arms; and I find myself to be inherently spiritual without the need of religious dogma. In part, that's what makes being sentient such a thrill. The mystery of 'life '& 'death'. Existing...
On the other hand, believing that a few people get into heaven and most people just suffer for eternity is the exact opposite of peace of mind. Even most Christians are not actually 'saved' by Biblical standards; fear is quite the dominant beast.
Originally posted by Lulzaroonie
Honestly, I don't know if there is a God, and I don't WANT to know. I don't want to waste my life living in fear of something that may not even exist.
I'm not a bad person, I'm a good parent, I've never broken the law, I've never judged anyone for the religious beliefs, whether they have one or not.
I really don't understand this need to bait other members of any community and get them to explain themselves and their beliefs, purely for entertainment and to try to disprove and debunk what they believe in.
You'd all be happier people if you stopped being bothered by what other people believed in, and got on with living your lives as best as you can, and however you want.
Not everyone is capable of being saved, or even wants to be.
Atheists don't believe and don't want to, the same as religious believers don't want you to crap all over their Gods.
Originally posted by torqpoc
Actually, the only true doctrine is a non existent one, because you are then indoctrinated.
Everything else in your response was fine, until that last line. You're preaching, stop preaching, I don't love your God, I don't hate your God, I don't believe in your God.
Truth? Anyone who follows modern day Christian beliefs (or other monotheist beliefs) wouldn't know the truth if it came up and slapped them in the face.