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Qualifying the myth.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn on Saturday. 14 Replies

   One thing I find particularly frustrating  about having o deal with Christians is having to deal with the bible.There is nothing in it that can be confirmed to be actual true historical events.…Continue

I believe in the bible. Really? Which Canon?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BenGee on Saturday. 10 Replies

 Dr. Bart Ehrman has a video on youtube in which he discusses the King James Bible. In it he says that when someone says they like the King James Bible his response is "Which one?"  There are many…Continue

Could religion be a major underlying cause of depression?

Started this discussion. Last reply by k.h. ky Jan 29. 11 Replies

   Just wondering if any has any knowledge or experience on this. When I was young I was very religious and plagued with depression.  O.K. so I was not special I had a few sucky things happen in my…Continue

LETS TALK ABOUT SEX!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jan 29. 2 Replies

  "Religion is not always in sex, but sex is always in religion." David La DeauI have always been fascinated at how sex is always in religion. My nagging question has always been Why?I have done much…Continue

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Michael Penn replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Qualifying the myth.
"I have found that book online, Loren, and I want to read it. Looking it over I have found the timeline for eyewitness claims about Jesus to all be in the 2nd and 3rd century. That would be like me telling you about George Washington or Ben Franklin."
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Michael Penn replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Qualifying the myth.
"It is indeed mostly myth, and believers want you to qualify their myth. I ran onto one recently that claims you cannot criticize scripture unless you are able to read it in the original language. In fact, you do not even fully understand it unless…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Qualifying the myth.
"OH Dear! I have been able to decipher legalese, so I will skip the read and I think I get the idea. Thanks for the clarification!"
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Joan Denoo replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Qualifying the myth.
"Compelledunbeliever, I take a different point of view on this subject. Let us suppose that my family and my culture told me Santa Claus comes to our homes each Christmas Eve and delivers toys to good little girls and boys. At some point, I begin to…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Qualifying the myth.
"@Joan: "How does the pledge of allegiance bring children into the political culture? Is it a prayer? The words, "under g-d" may imply prayer." I googled "scotus on pledge" and found the 1940 and 1943 rulings about JW…"
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BenGee replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion I believe in the bible. Really? Which Canon?
"OBVIOUSLY Jesus spoke English just like every other American. Murica!"
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BenGee replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Qualifying the myth.
"Lol yup, that's why I added caugh caough at the end, it was an inside joke to Compelled, we talked at length on this topic over the phone a few weeks ago. But thank you Joan :) and your other suggestion sounds like a good idea too. I've…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Qualifying the myth.
"Tom, I like the Socratic method as well because I want to stimulate doubt. Perhaps a little spark may occur.    How does the pledge of allegiance bring children into the political culture? Is it a prayer? The words, "under g-d"…"
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Compelledunbeliever replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Qualifying the myth.
"That's great thank you. I am learning from Joan about how to ask questions. She is quite good at it don't you think?"
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Compelledunbeliever replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Qualifying the myth.
"He actually did they are not in the entire state system in California. When he told me about this he inspired The Secular Library Project. A program designed to remedy that. The outline for it is on fremontcountyatheist.com under the heading The…"
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Joan Denoo replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Qualifying the myth.
"BenGee, put in a request for an interlibrary loan; you surely can get them. I want to read them also.  Another option is to Google the authors. They very often write articles on the topics. That is what I just did. There seems to be a…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Qualifying the myth.
"Cu, as I once did and perhaps as you once did, they base their lives on their myths so when you invalidate their myths you invalidate them. I would get Socratic and ask questions that bring out the cognitive dissonances they have…"
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BenGee replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Qualifying the myth.
"I totally wanna read both books, too bad the library doesn't care them (cough cough)"
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Compelledunbeliever replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Qualifying the myth.
"I Certainly will check it out. Richard Carriers on the historicity of Jesus I consider a must read. He really makes the best case I have run into. He may seem a bit pompous at times but backs up his research. I don't know if there was indeed a…"
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Loren Miller replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion Qualifying the myth.
"I literally just got Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All, by David Fitzgerald.  I opted for that rather than Richard Carrier's On the Historicity of Jesus because the latter is over 700 pages, whereas…"
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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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