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What Jesus sacrifice? (Is compelled smarter than God?)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever on Wednesday. 3 Replies

 So this is the basic Christian storyline. God sacrificed his only son, he was crucified, he rose from the dead in three days so that we can live forever. So what is a sacrifice? The word in the…Continue

The butt hair of the cracks argument, a cosmological argument

Started this discussion. Last reply by Compelledunbeliever on Monday. 22 Replies

   I must confess I am blatantly using the cosmological argument as a model here. I actually take issue with my first statement. Something cannot come from nothing. There are three problems with this…Continue

Guns and Christianity

Started this discussion. Last reply by tom sarbeck Apr 30. 11 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 Idaho Spud May 1. 3 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

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Compelledunbeliever replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion What Jesus sacrifice? (Is compelled smarter than God?)
"I remember seeing people actually crying because of Jesus "great sacrifice". Then exclaiming he has risen.  I always thought that sacrifice was permanent, it just didn't seem to apply to Jesus.  On another note it may seem a…"
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Loren Miller replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion What Jesus sacrifice? (Is compelled smarter than God?)
"How many times have we heard it?  "Jesus had a bad weekend for your sins."  There are people living in Darfur, Bangladesh, and elsewhere who would give their eyeteeth to just have to deal with a "bad weekend.""
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Michael Penn replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion What Jesus sacrifice? (Is compelled smarter than God?)
"Yes, it's a fact that the bible story of the sacrifice is not very well thought out. If you lay something down and then pick it up again you have no sacrifice at all. The bible claims Jesus "laid down his life" but took it up again.…"
Wednesday
Compelledunbeliever commented on V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Revealing my "Raison Detre"
"V.N.K. well said as always."
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What Jesus sacrifice? (Is compelled smarter than God?)

 So this is the basic Christian storyline. God sacrificed his only son, he was crucified, he rose from the dead in three days so that we can live forever. So what is a sacrifice? The word in the bible sacrifice has two basic meanings. That is to "give up something" as in I have made many sacrifices for my children. The other is very specific in meaning religious ceremony, ritual of killing animals for God. Jesus is called the lamb of god and is supposed to have been sacrificed in the animals…See More
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Compelledunbeliever replied to jlaz's discussion Jesus' dad
" Michael of course gave an excellent response. We really don't know who Jesus was or if he was a composite of many or from what era he originates. Some Christians believed he was from 100 hundred years before orthodox Christian beliefs.…"
Monday
Compelledunbeliever replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Who Funded the Ancients Who, in Their Own Times, Made Themselves Famous? Who's Funding Tomorrow's Famous?
" Really it does seem God needs lots of money. God is very rich and very famous. Though this not speak to your intent."
Monday
Compelledunbeliever replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion The butt hair of the cracks argument, a cosmological argument
" Gosh i think I have a crush on your brain."
Monday
Joan Denoo replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion The butt hair of the cracks argument, a cosmological argument
"Compelled... I agree that people believe for reasons other than reason. What are some of those reasons?  * Need for community * Fear of the unknown * Need for emotional comfort * A way to avoid feelings of guilt & shame * Tradition *…"
May 22
Compelledunbeliever replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Will A Climate Catastrophe Improve the Human Gene Pool?
" There would be no better or worse. All species simply adapt to their given environment. What if the opposite occurred? What if animals say from the Jurassic period suddenly appeared today through genetic labs or something. Would they be be…"
May 21
Compelledunbeliever replied to Daniel Kehoe's discussion Religion hurts more than heals.
" I believe we must be careful here not to finger point, though I certainly understand and agree with you sentiment. The fact is we are all human. Atheist must own up to their faults. The religious can claim they are forgiven or directed by…"
May 21
Compelledunbeliever replied to tom sarbeck's discussion Who Funded the Ancients Who, in Their Own Times, Made Themselves Famous? Who's Funding Tomorrow's Famous?
" I can't answer a question that open ended, but you make a great point. Many of the people of the past that we know of commonly today we're believe it or not little known in their day. We cannot make the mistake of looking into the…"
May 21
Compelledunbeliever replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion The butt hair of the cracks argument, a cosmological argument
"You bring up an important and misunderstood issue. There are many chronological orders of the bible. The common one we see today, the mythical chronological history of which "chronological" bibles attempt to do. And the one most important,…"
May 21
Michael Penn replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion The butt hair of the cracks argument, a cosmological argument
"Compelled, you knew what I was writing anyway. The only confusion here is that people in general tend to go by the order of the biblical books themselves, but it doesn't work that way. Revelation, for example, was added around 412 AD and…"
May 21
Joan Denoo replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion The butt hair of the cracks argument, a cosmological argument
"Thanks, Michael, for the history and development of the myths. Surely, not a very valid reason to believe. You were wise and strong enough to recognize the fallacies.   "
May 21
Compelledunbeliever replied to Compelledunbeliever's discussion The butt hair of the cracks argument, a cosmological argument
"You are correct I misspoke. The Pauline teachings are the earliest we have. I did intend to convey that the Jesus teachings predated the teachings of Paul who came later. The first writings are independent Paul from which Christian doctrine is…"
May 21

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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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