reply to post by borntowatch
Lets take a look at only the first quote shall we. Are you or any other atheist my brother in Christ?
Missed that bit did you?
Your argument fails consistently because you dont understand the context.
I think you missed the part where all the different denominations all pronouncing themselves to be "brothers in Christ" disagree and teach different
nuances and place emphasis on varying parts of the Bible. In effect, you have a dozen different messages circulating through the country. And here's
where it gets interesting: if you were to ask any one of them, they would point to the rest and say, "Oh, THEY'RE the ones who are mistaken. We share
the true message of Jesus."
So which one do we trust? My answer: none of them, because they are men, and men are more fallible than infallible. And between a familiar lie and a
terrible truth, which one will they choose? History tells us THAT answer quite clearly, I think.
And the rebuttal is always "you don't understand the context". The context? You mean the context that is interpreted a dozen different ways from here
to next Tuesday because no one can see past their own ignorance? Remove your blindfold, brother, and recognize that you are glorifying a story book
from over a thousand years ago. More to the point, it deliberately sets us up so half of the people choose zealotry and half the people choose a
I don't know how else to say this, but IT'S A ****ING TRAP. It utilizes our nature to turn us against one another in the name of righteousness using a
device that we can never disprove AND appeals to the most core part of our desires. Check the link in my signature and see if I'm wrong, yeah? I've
posted the Dummies version of why we have a "God" that can do anything but actually does nothing. In all the places and times where the most good
could have been affected....nada. Zilch. Must have been his day off, eh? No resonsibility over a world he apprently created to glorify himself, but
he's more than content to let his servants destroy each other? Insanity. I've already explained it, you just refuse to listen because you're terrified
to set one foot outside of your comfort zones. How will you ever fly if you never leave your little nest?
The fact is, in all of the history I have ever learned, I have never seen a force more divisive and contradictory than religion. And your Christianity
takes first prize in that race. Call atheism a seething cesspit of hypocrisy if you want, but at least they claim responsibility for their mistakes
AND their fate. They don't blame it on figments of imagination, and if they see the world burning, they recognize the need to fix it, even if they
don't necessarily jump from their seats.
Meanwhile, back at the altar, the Christians are still waiting for Jesus "Baumgartner" Christ to fall from the sky and cure the world with a wave of
his hand. "Oh hey guys, am I late?"
Nope...over 400 quadrillion dead due to your daddy's negligence, but we'll be okay. Just go back to what you were doing, we'll be done blowing each
other up here in about...let's say...a couple hundred years. Come back when we're done destroying the earth.
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AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)