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Guns and Christianity

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Penn yesterday. 2 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?

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 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

Started Mar 10 0 Replies

  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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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!"
Apr 15
Compelledunbeliever liked V.N.K.Kumar's blog post Prayers -The Pros & Cons (Through the eyes of a Secular Humanist)
Apr 15
Compelledunbeliever replied to Halil Altintop's discussion Hello everyone, I have a HUGE favour to ask of you!!! I want to know ur opinions
"Why does the "God" helmet come to mind. I'm speaking of the scientific test preformed that gave people a "God" experience. My father claimed to have an after death experience before it was pop culture. I wish I could now…"
Apr 4
Compelledunbeliever replied to Halil Altintop's discussion Hello everyone, I have a HUGE favour to ask of you!!! I want to know ur opinions
"Oops! Two greats are sometimes easy to confuse I hope they both would take it as a GREAT complement!"
Apr 4
Compelledunbeliever replied to Halil Altintop's discussion Hello everyone, I have a HUGE favour to ask of you!!! I want to know ur opinions
"I have done an intense study of Hell with the advise of Bart Ehrman (who is currently writing a book on it) and Elaine Page's. They were both kind enough to respond to my inquiry and advise me on books to read. I can tell you the concept of…"
Apr 3
Compelledunbeliever replied to Pharmer's discussion Conundrum of faith
"Michael, I love your mind!"
Mar 24
Compelledunbeliever replied to Thomas Murray's discussion Confuzzled
""That stuff isn't really in there." Many Christians to whom I've quoted or related the stories of the bible to. Now that that is settled let's go pick some more cherries!"
Mar 24
Compelledunbeliever replied to Pharmer's discussion Conundrum of faith
" I have often wondered what would be the reaction of Christians if a real God did reveal herself. What if God was not what was expected. I have come to the conclusion that most theist would simply reject God as some sort of evil being like a…"
Mar 24
Compelledunbeliever replied to Daniel W's discussion A priest, a rabbi, and an atheist (former Baptist / Catholic / "conservative" Gay) smoking marijuana...
" Once as a kid speaking nonsense with my friends we came up with the idea that world leaders should smoke weed at summits etc. This is an excellent example of what might happen. These people did not argue but walked away friends apparently.…"
Mar 17
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St. Patrick's day. Wear tie dye?

 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 been to wear orange to signify our protestant faith. This has gone on for at least five generations here in the United States. Now I am an atheist. The only color associated with atheism that I know of is the red A symbol. I do not wish to wear green in commemoration of St. Patrick or orange to…See More
Mar 16
Compelledunbeliever replied to Loren Miller's discussion Decoding Jesus: Separating man from myth (CNN - John Blake)
"That's why I really appreciate Richard Carrier. He challenges even skeptics and backs up his conclusions with research. He has something valid to back up every point. He is considered somewhat radical, but when you can back up your conclusions…"
Mar 14
Compelledunbeliever replied to Wayfinder's discussion The Worst Part About Religion
"I believe them....I knew Obama was going to be President in 1979....It was my prophecy....now PROVE I didn't. Gosh it's really easy to do that."
Mar 12

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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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