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Initial post: Dec 3, 2012 12:08:46 PM PST
FashionSense says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:17:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 12:18:16 PM PST
LOL

Fun with Jesus doing what exactly?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:21:37 PM PST
Max Flash says:
FS: 7. If it wasn't for father Abraham setting people straight, you would all be some blathering cannibals running around on your hands and feet like good for nothing Canaanites .

Max: I still run around on my hands and feet, who do I thank?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:24:03 PM PST
FashionSense says:
All the King's Men

Coming up with knock-knock jokes and finding out the real date when Jesus was born so we can celebrate on that day.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:25:02 PM PST
FashionSense says:
Max

You don't. Father Abraham saw to that.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:28:23 PM PST
Max Flash says:
FS: You don't. Father Abraham saw to that.

Max: Who did he thank for me?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:38:53 PM PST
Brian Curtis says:
1. The only reason we need the term 'cancer-free' is because so many people are afflicted with cancer. Still proud of it?

2. The pagan festival came first. Without Jesus, we'd still have a long history of cultural festivals and holidays to choose from or ignore.

3. While you die believing in a fantasy, we'll make the most of THIS life.

4. If it weren't for muggers, who would steal your money?

5. As an atheist child, we didn't do Easter. Nor do any of the atheist kids I know. When we want hard-boiled eggs, we make some.

6. If it weren't for evolution, there'd be no humanity. Adam and Eve (in your sense) didn't exist, and in the genetic sense never met each other.

7. Funny how many cultures managed to develop civilization and morality and sophisticated technology without "Abraham setting people straight" on mass murder (pro), slavery (pro), and free thought (against).

8. So YOU'RE to blame for "I Wanna Hippopotamus for Christmas." For SHAME.

9. Really? Christians, as a group, wrote The Lord of the Rings?

10. (looking around) So, where have you been keeping this alleged kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy? It sure ain't here, so it looks like we'll have to build our own.....

Don't worry; when we get OUR paradise finished, we'll let you live in it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:41:00 PM PST
OK so you admit that you don't really know of what you're talking about here. Let the clarifications begin!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:42:51 PM PST
>9. Really? Christians, as a group, wrote The Lord of the Rings?

Amazingly stupid question. Her statement didn't imply that any book was written by *groups* of Christians. Moreover, Tolkien was a Catholic. If you don't know what that is, look it up.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:43:36 PM PST
FashionSense says:
Max Flash

He thanked God, Cannabalism is a nasty habit.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:50:07 PM PST
Max Flash says:
MH: Amazingly stupid question.

Max: You may want to look up the word "sarcasm".

MH: Her statement didn't imply that any book was written by *groups* of Christians.

Max: Nor did Brian's post. Look up the meaning of the word "singular".

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:51:18 PM PST
Max Flash says:
FS: He thanked God, Cannabalism is a nasty habit.

Max: You're right, I did give that one up.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 12:53:32 PM PST
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'probabilist says:
Hi, FashionSense -

My understanding is that the ancient Roman author Lucretius was an atheist.

What did Lucretius owe to us Christians?

Thanks,

'prob

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucretius

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 1:54:13 PM PST
Max Flash says:
Hi, prob -

Are you reading "Swerve" by any chance?

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 2:01:31 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 3, 2012 2:02:48 PM PST
Joe Anthony says:
re: "Atheists owe Christians Everything."

I say: Everyone "owes" everyone else as Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists, and others have all made important contributions to societal well-being, philosophical thought, culture, the arts and so forth...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 2:09:23 PM PST
Well said, Joe.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 2:23:22 PM PST
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'probabilist says:
Max Flash asked me:

> Are you reading "Swerve" by any chance?

I don't have a copy of it yet, but it's on my wish list, and I've read as much of it as I could using Amazon's "search inside" feature. Quite interesting.

,.-)

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The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
by Stephen Greenblatt
(Norton, 2011)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 2:30:19 PM PST
Max Flash says:
prob, thanks for the full title. My girlfriend has just finished it and I hope to start it soon. It does sound very interesting.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 2:36:58 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 3, 2012 2:39:38 PM PST
Spinoza says:
Wow. I'm atheist AND Jewish.

So I owe Christians everything because I'm an atheist, but they owe everything to me because I'm Jewish, like Jesus was.

Without Judaism, no Christianity. End of story.

I get the feeling you really didn't think this through before posting, FashionSense. :-))

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 3:49:07 PM PST
>Nor did Brian's post. Look up the meaning of the word "singular".

True, it didn't imply it; it made it explicit. Look up the meaning of the phrase "as a group."

>You may want to look up the word "sarcasm".

You may want to look up the meaning of the expression "duh."

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 7:34:38 PM PST
>3. While us Christians are having fun in Heaven with Jesus, you will be making friends with Satan in Hell with plenty of elbow room.

Jesus may have more patience with you than we do. Thinking people might not find it blissful to spend eternity with the deliberately simple-minded.

>4. If it wasn't for the Bible who would you be able to vent your anger out on?

Good question, but then if it wasn't for the Bible, what would Christians have to argue with each other about?

>6. If it wasn't for Adam and Eve there would be no you.

Actually, I'm not sure the first couple were Christians. They disobeyed God, walked around naked, got thrown out of Eden, and had kids with each other when there was no record of them getting married. Also, they didn't read the Bible, pray, or go to church.

>7. If it wasn't for father Abraham setting people straight, you would all be some blathering cannibals running around on your hands and feet like good for nothing Canaanites .

I see what you mean. If I tied up my son and nearly sacrificed him, married my half-sister, lied to the authorities about who she was, and fathered a child with her maid, I'd probably be too busy to run around on my hands and feet, though I might suggest to my wife and concubine that they get on all fours, but that's another story...

>9. Christians wrote the greatest book ever written.

So they claim. Too bad they can't agree on what it means for a solid half-hour. (See point 4, above.)

>10. Atheists need to thank Christians because Christianity established the kingdom which is righteousness, peace, and joy.

Actually, atheists are amazed that Christians have done such a masterful job of disguising that fact. Anyway, thanks for sharing!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 8:28:30 PM PST
>The only reason that you have a name (Atheists) is because Christians came up with their name first (Theists).

I'm still laughing over this.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 3, 2012 8:53:19 PM PST
You really are kinda delusional...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 5:11:35 PM PST
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