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The wonderful message of Jesus is so much better than the nihilist and empty message of atheism.


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Initial post: Nov 1, 2012 5:18:27 PM PDT
DRM says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2012 6:31:59 PM PDT
quert says:
Ah, another frail attempt to discredit the non-believer. Tell me, how does my not believing in a supernatural, anthropomorphic man-god destroy anything?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2012 8:16:38 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 1, 2012 8:18:58 PM PDT
RR says:
DRM,
"Sorry but there's Nothing Wonderful about Atheism."

There's Nothing Wonderful about not believing in Buddha, yet its something you and non-theists share. What's really sad is the never ending idiocy of theists to divide the world into believers in their God and non-believers in their God.

It's Sad, really

And destructive.

Speaking of destructive, I don't know any modern atheists who believe the Stalin & Maoist genocides are okay. On the other hand, I know of few Christians that don't consider the Canaanite genocide as morally justified. Time to run away DRM, your moral bankruptcy is showing.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2012 8:43:43 PM PDT
Astrocat says:
RR, I asked a couple of Christian friends about that very thing, the Canaanite massacres and so on, and their response was pretty astonishing. They said that since Jehovah created the world and it belongs to "him", "he" could do anything "he" wanted, and make the rules any way "he" chose, and "he" didn't even have to tell anyone about those rules, because they were inhabiting "his" house. So, when they, the Canaanites and Malachites, etc., didn't do whatever it was that they didn't know they were supposed to do, or did do what they didn't know they weren't supposed to do - are you following? - it was perfectly reasonable of Jehovah to have them annihilated.

I think I blinked a couple of times while they were telling me this, and probably didn't have any sort of coherent come back. That, however, was the Christian answer from these two people concerning genocide in the Bible.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 9:13:11 PM PDT
B-Jak says:
Or how about Manifest Destiny right here in good ol' America.? There's some wonderful christians for ya.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2012 11:15:13 PM PDT
Astrocat says:
You mean the ones who killed off the buffalo so the Native Americans wouldn't have anything to eat and would have to surrender? Or the ones who took the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears? Or the brave general who told his soldiers to kill all the people in one of the camps, including pregnant women and children, because "nits make lice"? Those Christians? Yeah, sure.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 11:23:05 PM PDT
Well, Jesus' message may be better than the atheist message, but it's a total fail compared to the Easter Bunny (chocolate eggs) and Santa (big bags of goodies...). If I'm going to believe in some imaginary creature, I want a payback.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 4:42:58 AM PDT
Alan says:
I don't think atheism has a message as such. It is simply an absence of belief in a deity. Atheists, like Christians are just ordinary people, I have even heard a rumour that if you prick them they bleed.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 5:41:24 AM PDT
Is the fact that there is "nothing wonderful about atheism" the reason why so many religious people become atheists?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 5:46:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 2, 2012 5:59:56 AM PDT
Clint, sounds like you might be headin out to one of those secret training coumpounds tucked in the mountains on the outskirts of Pakistan. { where you can collect 72 chocolate eggs for your troubles }

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 6:30:53 AM PDT
Irish Lace says:
I have heard similar bizarre and confusing reasoning in answer to the unanswerable questions that arise if one reads the Bible.

One's eyes tend to glaze over.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 6:31:51 AM PDT
Irish Lace says:
D'oh!

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 6:44:43 AM PDT
ErikR says:
There's no reason one can't accept the core of Jesus' message while still being an atheist or Buddhist, etc... If you need the carrot of heaven or the stick of hell to do so then that's your issue.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 6:48:05 AM PDT
"Wonderful message of Jesus"???

"Hey look everybody I am going to allow myself to be sadistically tortured so you can all watch and gape at how "Loving " I am.....

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 7:59:47 AM PDT
Astrocat says:
I know, Irish. The Bible can be a very useful tool, with lots of interesting stories, not a few violent in nature, but heck, we all read stuff like that in the newspaper pretty much every day. But I don't live my life according to the newspaper, and I certainly don't live it according to the Bible.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 12:43:00 PM PDT
Lufer says:
Just out of curiosity, what is the "message of atheism?"

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 1:13:03 PM PDT
The Weasel says:
quert says:
Ah, another frail attempt to discredit the non-believer. Tell me, how does my not believing in a supernatural, anthropomorphic man-god destroy anything?
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Q, just tell DRM that you "love him too" and he'll quiet down and be happy for a while.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 1:13:51 PM PDT
The Weasel says:
DRM says:
Sorry but there's Nothing Wonderful about Atheism.
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You're not sorry. You're wrong, but not sorry. Isn't lying a sin?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 3:35:26 PM PDT
Lufer says:
Just out of curiosity, what is the "message of atheism?"

PJA "There is no God, now stop worrying and start living"..............

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 4:22:27 PM PDT
quert says:
Weas,

Do I have to love everyone??? Oh, bother.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 11:53:27 PM PDT
Re Lufer, 11-2 12:43 PM: "what is the "message of atheism?" " What it SHOULD be is: Approach all claims with some skepticism. If you don't know something, admit it -- and then try to learn about it. Learn and use the power of rational deduction. And beware of anyone who tries to sell you on a belief in something without supplying evidence to support that belief.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012 7:52:39 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 3, 2012 7:54:14 AM PDT
RR says:
Nancy,
"That, however, was the Christian answer from these two people concerning genocide in the Bible."

Yes, the bar for Christians is that they must be convinced god ordered the genocide. The most recent example of this was Manifest Destiny (as B-jak mentioned) in the US. I'm sure that Osama believed to his last breadth he was doing Allah's will and convinced a large number of people he was right.

It seems that theists worry way too much about the intellectual sophistry for atheist genocide than their own.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012 8:17:39 AM PDT
qert: < Do I have to love everyone??? Oh, bother. >

You must. The divine Atheos decrees it.
All Hail, Atheos!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012 6:54:52 PM PDT
J. Russell says:
Actually I see that a dedication to the real world is far better than putting all your hopes in a mythical afterlife.
I see that as wonderful.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012 11:19:28 PM PDT
Jesus is a lie.
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