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Atheist confirmation bias....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever Aug 10. 14 Replies

 I've been very careful in the last few years to beware of confirmation bias, this kept me a believer for many more years than necessary. The problem I have now is that in every other aspect of life…Continue

Is Christianity on its way out and Islam on the way in?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Friday. 16 Replies

 Recent surveys suggest that the westernized nations are steadily becoming more secular, good news for most of us. On the other hand, third word nations are seeing a rise in theism. Unfortunately I…Continue

Obama, trump, Reagan, Hitler , Jesus and Paul

Started this discussion. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever Jul 28. 4 Replies

 I normally try to stay completely out of politics. It may come as a surprise to many that it has been secondary to my interest in early Christianities. I believe if you study modern politics it…Continue

Christian doctrine, Jesus sacrifice didn't work?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jul 26. 28 Replies

 I have not found any reference to one New Testament peculiarly. Christian doctrine says that Jesus was sacrificed for our sins so we can go to heaven. This is really the meat and potatoes of the…Continue

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Joan Denoo replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Is Christianity on its way out and Islam on the way in?
"Thomas, I read the article again and wept again. The US citizens need to know that what goes into the products we use have been supplied by people who make living wages. We want excellent quality products and excellently rewarded workers. I know…"
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Roland Johnson replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion A/N book review/recommendations
"Of course I'd direct you to my own work of genius.... (Age of Wisdumb, Do Not Press, 2017) but the trouble with recommendations is that everyone's situation is different. I came from a scientific background so I found most enlightenment,…"
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Gary S replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Is Christianity on its way out and Islam on the way in?
"Concur Joan. We also have the Cobalt and Tantalum that are coming from Congo. I have also read on things that say company "big" people say we are now getting those things from Australia because of those African things. I only have two…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Is Christianity on its way out and Islam on the way in?
""Forced labor is widespread, and there’s very little anyone can do about it," ~ a Peruvian official  The helplessness occurs because of learning and it can be unlearned!  Just as helplessness is learned, so…"
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John Dumaker replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Is Christianity on its way out and Islam on the way in?
"Just ask Lindsy Lohan."
Wednesday
Joan Denoo replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Is Christianity on its way out and Islam on the way in?
"The Pew Report matches my predictions; or is it the other way around? In any event, the next and future generations have massive changes facing them.  Permaculture is capable of rebuilding dead soils caused by plowing and using chemicals that…"
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Thomas Murray replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Is Christianity on its way out and Islam on the way in?
"Joan, Not only we must * pay living wages to those who do our work in production of goods; We must also: * Teach them how to protect themselves from other countries and foreign businesses exploiting them. We also could: * Offer to teach them about…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Is Christianity on its way out and Islam on the way in?
"Thomas, I agree, 100% about "what happens when poverty coupled with religion revolt against the wealthy and powerful..." Does this knowledge give us a clue about what we need to do about it? It seems to me we have several options: * pay…"
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Compelledunbeliever replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Is Christianity on its way out and Islam on the way in?
"Thank you, Daniel"
Aug 12
Daniel W replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Is Christianity on its way out and Islam on the way in?
"Here's one chart.  In the long stretch of history, we can't assume that the planet will remain hospitable to burgeoning masses of people of all faiths and ethnicities, in all areas equally.  Despite the massive humanitarian…"
Aug 11
Daniel W replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Is Christianity on its way out and Islam on the way in?
"I agree.  Then again, with christians you never know either.  Despite supposed secularization, christian influence in American politics feels like it has grown disproportionate to their numbers."
Aug 11
Compelledunbeliever replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Atheist confirmation bias....
"That is much of drives me forward. "
Aug 10
Compelledunbeliever replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Atheist confirmation bias....
" It is comfortable for me not to believe, my concern is being so comfortable that I reject objectivity, as I see all around me. This is what made me question my religious beliefs in the first place. Now I can not find any reason to question my…"
Aug 10
kathy: ky replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Atheist confirmation bias....
"Comp, it sounds to me like you made a decision to not hide inside of religion any longer. Even though that's a very comfortable place to be. To be openly atheist in a very religious part of the country is difficult for most of us. It isolates…"
Aug 10
tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Atheist confirmation bias....
"Thanks for your reply. I hate what religion did to me and I hate what it does to others."
Aug 10
Compelledunbeliever replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Atheist confirmation bias....
"I am comfortable in the fact of not being right, I just don't want to be stubbornly wrong. Perhaps it's time to be comfortable being skeptical even of myself. How much more honest can one be? I've done my best perhaps it's just…"
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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 9 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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