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A few questions concerning apologetics..

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn Sep 30. 16 Replies

 I have a few questions about how to deal with a couple of positions taken by Christians. First is the response "it is true for me but not for you"   This is an obvious cop out. My first impression…Continue

Is the Pope a heretic?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Sep 27. 4 Replies

 I'm sorry I just can't pass this one up. Last Sunday a letter was released on the internet accusing the Pope of heresy according to CNN. According to CNN 70 Catholic theologians has sign on. I could…Continue

Freedom from Religion Foundation, the Johnson amendment and more....

Started Sep 25 0 Replies

 Just thought I would put it out there that if you get on the Freedom from Religion foundations mailing list they will inform you of upcoming important legislative measures that concern atheist. I…Continue

Trump, Why is he in bed with the Evangelicals?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Loren Miller Sep 9. 5 Replies

  I have been wondering why Trump whom doesn't appear to be religious has been so involved with the Christian Evangelicals as I suspect we all have. I truly hope I am not simply quote mining or…Continue

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Compelledunbeliever replied to Daniel W's discussion On the importance of privacy for Atheist Nexus members
"Thanks you Daniel. The fact that this conversation has even come up is scary and stresses the importance of the Atheist Nexus community. Most of us will probably have passed before atheists are truly considered mainstream and accepted universally as…"
Oct 13
Compelledunbeliever commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Religiosity & peak mental health
" I was recently trying to explain to a preacher how I not only lacked all the unfounded guilt that I had as a Christian but was completely at piece with myself mentally. You have laid out why which I felt at the time I inadequately was able to…"
Oct 8
Compelledunbeliever commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"I don't know that these are sagely but I've found myself repeating these two things often lately. There is more religion attributed to the bible than is actually in the bible. Any religion that does not have a God that…"
Oct 6
Michael Penn replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion A few questions concerning apologetics..
"Believers are nuts. This morning I met a new breed of believer for the first time. I've been aware of her in the dope world and my own grandson was killed in the dope world. This woman will lie to you and tell you anything, and her car has…"
Sep 30
Compelledunbeliever commented on Loren Miller's group Quotations – Momentous, Memorable, Meaningful
"Thank you for posting your quote. I immediately wrote it down when it saw it. I can't wait to throw it down in a conversation with a theist!"
Sep 30
Compelledunbeliever replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion A few questions concerning apologetics..
"Thank you it's amazing to me that at least some people who do the God helmet experiment, with complete knowledge of what will happen will still claim a God experience happened during the experiment. The mind is very, very powerful, and yet self…"
Sep 29
Michael Penn replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion A few questions concerning apologetics..
"My own experiences as such worked in earlier religious times to convince me that god and religion was true. Then because we all believe differently you find that you have an experience and add it to your knowledge of scriptures. Some, of course,…"
Sep 29
Bruce Carroll replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion A few questions concerning apologetics..
"As a magician, I understand how deceptive our own brains can be! Attention, perception, and memory are all very fragile. They can lead to subjective experiences which are rooted in very powerful emotions. These experiences seem very real, at least…"
Sep 29
tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion A few questions concerning apologetics..
"CU, about expressing oneself well.... Doing so can be difficult. In the early 1970s I wrote parts of computer user manuals, which were infamous for the poor quality of their prose. The manuals for IBM's computers were the lone exception. To…"
Sep 28
Bertold Brautigan replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion A few questions concerning apologetics..
"Personally I think all perceptions of reality are capable of changing reality. You want evidence? Just look who's president.  If there is a core of objective reality somewhere, it's become pretty much irrelevant in politics and the…"
Sep 28
tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion A few questions concerning apologetics..
"CU, Loren's view of the inadequacy of personal belief intrigues me also. Perceptions of reality are often mistaken for reality, so.... Is there a personal belief on the planet that has changed someone's perception of reality?"
Sep 28
tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion A few questions concerning apologetics..
"@Loren - "If you've got the truth, you can demonstrate it. ...." Ok, Clevelander, this ex-Cincinnatier (who for a few minutes has nothing better to do) is challenging you. In another thread maybe two weeks ago, you wrote of the…"
Sep 28
Tom Sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Is the Pope a heretic?
"CU, they always said the pope was infallible, never the idea."
Sep 27
Compelledunbeliever replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Is the Pope a heretic?
"I've actually never heard that to my surprise. It does kind of beg the question(to use the common fuselage of the term) how the pope can be infallible in regard to morals and faith and change his mind or Catholic doctrine concerning morals and…"
Sep 27
Compelledunbeliever replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion A few questions concerning apologetics..
"Perhaps I may have not expressed myself well. What I meant concerning error in thinking was concerning a lack of logic, that is a premise that follows logically to its conclusion. In addition, helping people to understand how they know what they…"
Sep 27
Gary S replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion A few questions concerning apologetics..
"I agree with all who has replied. I will also add that it still boggles my mind how believers ignore and or add to what their book says. They try to use that doctrine and apologetics to try and reconcile those things. However, as research has shown…"
Sep 27

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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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My daughter learns one of life's greatest lessons at her second day of college.

Posted on August 24, 2017 at 7:00pm 6 Comments

 Yesterday my daughter came home from her second day of college. On day two her history class started on the Epic of Gilgamesh, of which I was very impressed to hear. Then my daughter mentioned "the Jesus guy". She described a typical religious person in an outside area preaching. This of course was no surprise.

  What did come as a shock is when she said she listened to his stories and immediately recognized the stories in the Epic of Gilgamesh that had been written 2000 years before…

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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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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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