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What Has God Done For You?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dyslexic's DOG on Thursday. 7 Replies

Looking back over my long life, I can remember receiving a lot of help from a lot of people.Some of the help was rendered by professionals who were paid for their services. For example,my Chinese…Continue

An Atheist In the Rapture

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allen Dudley Jun 19. 2 Replies

Suddenly all hell broke loose in the sky. i dropped my frappe and looked up. "oh sh--!" I started to say,but I didn't finish the expletive because I saw God sitting on a huge throne with walls of…Continue

I Wouldn't Call Him "Doctor"

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"Dr." Jimmy Hays, Th.D is the founder and president of the less than wonderful Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, Georgia. He is an alumnus of Liberty University.Unlike accredited…Continue

I Wouldn't Call Him "Doctor"

Started this discussion. Last reply by sk8eycat Jan 30. 49 Replies

"Dr." Jimmy Hays, Th.D is the founder and president of the less than wonderful Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, Georgia. He is an alumni of Liberty University.Unlike accredited schools,…Continue

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Dyslexic's DOG replied to Allen Dudley's discussion What Has God Done For You?
"God has done heaps for moi! Provided me with endless discussions, jokes and stirs.  :-D~ I find many jokes and stupid things to talk about, concerning god botherers. Without god botherers, life would be less amusing. I thank god for god…"
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Loren Miller replied to Allen Dudley's discussion What Has God Done For You?
"That is his weakness in my strength."
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Joan Denoo replied to Allen Dudley's discussion What Has God Done For You?
"The god I knew bound my mind as tightly as Chinese bound the feet of their little girls, crippling them in order to please someone's notion of "normal" behavior.  A bound mind can't ask questions, doubt authority, explore…"
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Craigart14 replied to Allen Dudley's discussion What Has God Done For You?
"The believer has been brainwashed to pretend that God did it."
Thursday
Loren Miller replied to Allen Dudley's discussion What Has God Done For You?
"To paraphrase something I said elsewhere here, something that doesn't exist cannot help me, but depending on something that doesn't exist to help me may wind up hurting me, or at least keep me from accomplishing a desired goal.  What…"
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Idaho Spud replied to Allen Dudley's discussion What Has God Done For You?
"That's the reason I overcame my religious indoctrination.  I finally realized "God" had done nothing for me.  "God" never answered my prayers as promised.  "God" never gave inspiration to my leaders…"
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Michael Penn replied to Allen Dudley's discussion What Has God Done For You?
"But Allen, the believer says that you couldn't even breath without god. I suppose that means god is your lungs rather than something you feel in your reins. I thought god helped me find my car keys once when I left them in the refrigerator, but…"
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What Has God Done For You?

Looking back over my long life, I can remember receiving a lot of help from a lot of people.Some of the help was rendered by professionals who were paid for their services. For example,my Chinese doctor did outstanding work in removing a small carcinoma from my ear withoutcausing noticeable deformity. The services of teachers, dentists and other professionals have also beenimportant to my well being.I have also received help from family, friends and complete strangers who stepped  forward when…See More
Aug 26
Gerald Payne commented on Allen Dudley's blog post What Is Holy?
"There's also two corresponding words alongside 'holy'; sacred and intolerance."
Aug 19
Gerald Payne commented on Allen Dudley's blog post What Is Holy?
"Yes Deidre, I've always thought it naïve to assume that a deity would necessarily be kind and generous. I think he just evolved, along with the scriptwriters imagination, a bit like doctor who. "
Aug 19
Loren Miller commented on Allen Dudley's blog post What Is Holy?
"A bit of whimsical black humor from the pen of Gahan Wilson:Is nothing sacred?  No.  Nothing ever has been ... and nothing ever will be."
Aug 18
Deidre commented on Allen Dudley's blog post What Is Holy?
"I wonder why we attach the term 'holy' to a deity. Maybe if a deity were to exist, it wouldn't be holy at all. Maybe it just ...exists. In its indifference. lol I think the idea of exalting is very much a human term, ie: how humans…"
Aug 18
Joan Denoo commented on Allen Dudley's blog post What Is Holy?
"If gods, spirits, supernatura authored scriptures do not exist, except in the minds of individuals and groups, then I can think of nothing "holy". To be holy implies supernatural energy. I simply do not conceive of anything holy or…"
Aug 18
Michael Penn commented on Allen Dudley's blog post What Is Holy?
"Sex is holy. If a penis is involved it usually goes into a hole."
Aug 18
Michael Penn commented on Allen Dudley's blog post What Is Holy?
"The town I work in has a Holy Cross Catholic Church. If early times had of been different we might see The Hangman's Noose Catholic Church. Would this make a hangman's noose "holy?""
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What Is Holy?

Posted on August 13, 2015 at 1:37am 17 Comments

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word "holy" as exalted or worthy of complete devotion

as one perfect in goodness and righteousness. Divine. Devoted to the deity or the work of the deity.

Having a divine quality. Venerated as or as if sacred.

Since there is no such thing as a deity, what is really "holy"? The word can be used as an intensive such   

as "holy terror "or as a mild…

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Poor Helpless Me

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 3:08am 6 Comments

Allah would like to make the burden light for you, for man was created weak.

(Quran 4:28)

For none of us liveth to himself and no man dies to himself. (John 14:7)

The religious among us are delusional and willfully ignorant in so many ways. In

proselytizing to us heathens, they try to convince us that…

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We Need a New Paradigm

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 12:32am 4 Comments

After thousands of years of living under the thumbs of various religions, the purveyors of religious dogma would have us believe that if we were just a little more devout or had a bit more faith, all of the world's problems could be quickly and justly solved.  According to the theologians, if the teachings of their particular religion were universally applied, we would quickly find ourselves living in Utopia.  And we would have their particular god to thank for the transformation.

If…

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At 10:56am on February 6, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 9:19am on February 6, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Allen 

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