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Guns and Christianity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stacey R. 4 hours ago. 10 Replies

 I personally do agree with the right to bare arms in the United States. I do not wish this conversation to turn into a debate on this issue. I only mention it to make it clear that my position is…Continue

St. Patrick's day. Wear tie dye?

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck yesterday. 2 Replies

 St. Patrick's day is a Catholic tradition of which as we are accustomed to wear green in his honor. Interesting my family is of Welsh protestant origin. Our family tradition of many generations has…Continue

The actual reason there is a Christian Easter

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  I'm not going into the recent pagan origins of Easter here, but I would like to examine why Christians made up Easter in the first place. Very early in the Jesus traditions it was believed that…Continue

Focus on the family's response to my inquiry

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Feb 26. 14 Replies

 I recently started a discussion in titled "I believe in the bible. Really? Which canon?"I sent out inquires to at least 20 websites that claimed to have bible scholars that would answer bible…Continue

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Stacey R. replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Guns and Christianity
"Darwinian selection seems to work in fits and starts - think of all the people armed to the teeth who died at Waco. On an individual scale it seems to move slowly, like Walmart mom or all those kids killing each other in Chicago, most of whom would…"
4 hours ago
tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Guns and Christianity
"Self Interest defined - men devising a religious rite that requires them to masturbate into the Nile River, or anywhere."
5 hours ago
John Elder replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Guns and Christianity
"I couldn't agree more! I'd like to see us enforce the laws we have and place the responsibility on the people especially the religious. I get a catalog from a weapons collector supplier. There are countless fake collectibles in it that…"
5 hours ago
Michael Penn replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Guns and Christianity
"In my mind today "gun control hysteria" is simply stupid people and I'm seeing more and more of those. Some examples are gun toting moms in Walmart with a toddler in the shopping cart. The kid pulls mom's pistol out of her purse…"
yesterday
John Elder replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Guns and Christianity
"Beautiful point! Well reasoned and no "gun control" hysteria - I like it !"
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Andrew replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Guns and Christianity
"The contradiction is this: on the one hand they say they must rely on themselves for their protection, but in the next breath will tell you to place all your trust in their deity: "Let go and let god". Their fixation on guns is motivated…"
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Michael Penn replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Guns and Christianity
"Ancient Egyptians enjoyed masturbation. Fertility was a big part of their lives and it was customary to masturbate into the Nile river."
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tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Guns and Christianity
"Yeah, faith. Despite my youthful claims that I was a Catholic, I did nothing to speed my trip to my next life. One reason was that I enjoyed masturbation."
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tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion St. Patrick's day. Wear tie dye?
"Tie dye! I like it. One problem, the only tie dye instructor I know dislikes my tie dying my bed sheets."
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Grinning Cat replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion St. Patrick's day. Wear tie dye?
"Tie dye is manifestly appropriate any day of the year! Also, the founding legends behind St. Patrick's Day may have gotten a little distorted in translation... ... if not debunked entirely:"
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Michael Penn replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Guns and Christianity
"I'm a gun advocate but some do not know it. I see lots of problems caused by guns and you can carry in Missouri now without a permit. They call it Constitutional carry. I'm sure many will put their religion and bias into these 2 cases. 1.…"
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Idaho Spud replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Guns and Christianity
""Pray as if everything depended on god, then act as if everything depended on you." I remember reading that quote from the second "prophet" of mormonism, Brigham Young.   He probably heard it from Saints James, Augustine,…"
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Guns and Christianity

 I personally do agree with the right to bare arms in the United States. I do not wish this conversation to turn into a debate on this issue. I only mention it to make it clear that my position is not anti-gun, but rather the hypocrisy of Christianity and guns. The talking points go something like Christians need guns to protect their rights to continue in their faith as Christians. As a former Christian I believed this line of crap myself. The basic fundamental problem with this is the will of…See More
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Compelledunbeliever commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Prayers -The Pros & Cons (Through the eyes of a Secular Humanist)
" You've done it again!!!! This is truly the best explanation of the psychology behind prayer I have ever seen. I feel like I've been hitch slapped!!! Keep up the good work!"
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I was indoctrinated as a Methodist as a child. I sought the truth as a Christian and to my surprise and dismay found that the bible was not true. As a Christian I was very well versed in the bible even among Christians. I am still fascinated by it now but for very different reasons. I study Christianity about 3 hours a day.I wish to help others deal with and understand their unbelief as it relates to a theist society which can be very challenging.

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The Nativity according to Matthew; why I'm an atheist

Posted on December 5, 2016 at 9:00pm 8 Comments

  It is often said that many are atheist because they read the Bible. This is my story.  I did not know there were atheist books, activists or anything of the sort. I was a christian with my Bible. I could not discuss doubts with other believers I had to study the Bible that was my only choice.

  This is one of my favorite passages that led to my disbelief. I did not know that Nazareth was not inhabited at all during Jesus's life time, that there was no census or that it couldn't have…

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The Historicality of Jesus Christ. Who cares?

Posted on August 25, 2016 at 9:49pm 12 Comments

There is some debate among scholars on the historicality of Jesus Christ. Was the story given in the New Testament about Jesus based on a real historical figure? There is a movement that now poses it as a serious question but they are mostly considered fringe radicals. Most Christian scholars scoff at the question which is no surprise due to their Christian beliefs. Honestly, I believe that the “radicals” offer much compelling evidence for the case of a fictional Jesus though I…

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Why Islam should be outlawed (until it's the next religions turn)

Posted on August 11, 2016 at 7:57pm 8 Comments

  Bare with me this is not hate speech.  

Let's say the Aztec religion becomes very prolific in the U.S.   There's temples through out the country. Our Constitution protects the freedom of religion. Great especially if it also protects freedom from religion. One day these Aztec theist decide to sacrifice a random citizen at each temple every day to ensure the sun rises. Would their freedom of religion then be protected. Of course not. It would be deemed unconstitutional on the basis…

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Delightful early childhood memories of Church

Posted on July 30, 2016 at 3:00pm 7 Comments

 Today for some random reason I began to reflect on early childhood memories of the protestant church. My mind wandered to Communion. I realized that there are many of those who are unaware of how the ceremony of Communion in the early 70’and before was conducted. They may be shocked and well, simply grossed out it. Its description could provide a good lesson in Christianity and huge laugh. Christianity has changed enormously since its beginning. It continues to constantly change even to…

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At 7:47am on January 28, 2017, Randall Smith said…

Good info re EDS. Glad you're in "remission". I'd never heard of the syndrome until last year (from my neighbor). I have joint problems, too, but it's from arthritis. Exercising helps.

At 7:02am on January 27, 2017, Randall Smith said…
I just read that you have Ehlers-Danros Syndrome. My neighbor lady (age 37) has it. She's not expected to live past another 10 years (or so she says). She is in constant pain, suffering from all sorts of ailments. I think she takes marijuana (illegally here in Indiana) to help alleviate her suffering. How do you deal with it?
At 1:02pm on July 31, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Thanks for sharing my blog post on Facebook!

At 11:02am on July 31, 2016, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Compelledunbeliever! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

I also recommend Eco-Logical and Climate Concerns, since Colorado's climate is changing so drastically.

After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 7:03pm on July 30, 2016, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Welcome to this worldwide friendly group who believe nothing of the god myth.

At 10:41am on July 29, 2016, Randall Smith said…

I never thought of the Bible being "fascinating". Historical, perhaps. Welcome to A/N.

 
 
 

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