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Originally posted by xDeadcowx
Why does everything have to be credited to God? Every bad thing that happens, oh, that's just god testing you. Every good thing that happens, oh, that's just a gift from god.
You even say these "test" are a gift from God? So if God "tests" you by setting your house on fire, that is a gift?
How about people stop relying on this invisible person. Take ownership of yourself, give credit to yourself, or whoever deserves it for the good in your life. Take the blame for the bad and learn from it like a freakin ADULT.
When bad stuff happens, its just bad stuff, either you did something that caused it, or it just happened. That's it!
When good stuff happens, you either did something to aid in the fortune, or it just happened, That's it!
Also: Please stop using the bible and scripture as evidence to support what you are saying. Until you can prove the bible is anything more than made up stories written by man, you are just beating a dead horse.
DCedit on 5/11/2013 by xDeadcowx because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
I wish everyone was a Christian, and actually practiced the tenets of the faith, because our world would be almost a paradise to live in. This is because basically Christianity teaches to turn the other cheek, harm no one, etc., and all of these ideas are the same ideas that any moral person would follow.
Originally posted by adjensen
Boy, lots of open minded replies to your challenge, EnochWasRight. You'd think that you asked people to send you money or confess to Christ or something. If I was a hardened skeptic, I'd take up the challenge, exactly as outlined, because I'd have enough hubris to know that I'd come back in 30 days to say nothing happened.
Instead, you have a bunch of anti-theists who not only refuse to take such a challenge, but ridicule you for suggesting it. If they're open minded, why not do it, just for the opportunity of proving you wrong?
Kudos to the one guy who said that he'd do it.
Benevolent Heretic -- point taken, but if I look back at MY last 30 days, no, I see absolutely nothing that could be construed to being a miracle.