When I recently visited a Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints in Ponca City, Oklahoma, this was shown not to be the case. To give a little background, before I proceed, would be helpful. While I was serving in the Army, one of my roommate’s was a Mormon from Idaho. I think our commanding Sargent thought it would be a “good” idea to put the more outspoken religious believers together to make sure they wouldn't mess with the men that wanted to go out, party and have girlfriends, while… Continue
Added by Thomas True on December 19, 2010 at 7:20pm —
In both of science and religions areas of my life, I have many more experiences that added to both my understanding of the natural world and understanding about Christianity and religion. In high school, I was fortunate to take almost every science class that was offered. I even became a science proctor, [that is a teacher's aide or assistant]. The classes I took included: General Science, Biology,(two years) Chemistry, Astronomy, Physics, and Zoology. The only two classes I didn't take that… Continue
Added by Thomas True on December 14, 2010 at 9:13am —
First, ask if they believe if the Old Testament still applies to a Christian Today. This will guide the rest of the discussion. As stated earlier, many fundamentalist state that they think the Bible is free of errors and contradictions. For my purpose and definition I would call “free of errors” as meaning that internally or externally is there anything inconsistent with the or contradictory in the text of the Bible or reflected in reality.
The good thing about this… Continue
Added by Thomas True on November 12, 2010 at 1:00pm —
The fourth largest group of adherents are the Hindu. Most of these adherents are from the India and Asian subcontinent. I have a visited a lot of hotels around the country and it seems like most of the Indian Hindu run these hotels. Oddly enough they all seem to have the last name “Patel”. I am not sure what it is about their religion or culture that attracts them to the hotel business but they do, indeed, seem to have an attraction for it.
After the Hindu, the rest of the World's… Continue
Added by Thomas True on November 8, 2010 at 6:30pm —
It is fair to recognize the good that the religious adherents do again. After all, my forefathers came to this country to experience and escape
religious persecution of Europe. Religious America has allowed many
sorts of views of religion to live in a relatively peaceful manor. The
Puritans, Quakers, Baptists, Catholics, Presbyterians,…
Added by Thomas True on November 2, 2010 at 8:00am —
Religion has truly surpassed the power of every invention that has followed it. As the
Bronze Age, Iron age, middle ages, the age of enlightenment and the
Modern ages have come and gone and gone, religion has been the enemy of
progress every step of the way. To the faithful, things like the Hubble
Space Telescope, nuclear weapons, and climate change are nothing
compared to the power of a faith that believes in a god. If anything man can… Continue
Added by Thomas True on October 28, 2010 at 11:00am —
My mother-in-law loves to say: “maternity is a matter of fact and paternity is a matter of opinion.” Opinions about the parentage of Jesus expose the origins of his story in Palestinian…
Added by Diana Agorio on October 19, 2010 at 6:00pm —
In the beginning was the word, and the word was, like all words, a human invention, to label something that humans want to label. This gave shape to a concept that eventually led to an ontological fallacy (God-the-greatest-thing-I-can-imagine does indeed exist as a concept
- that's the whole point - but that doesn't mean that God-the-greatest-thing-I-can-imagine also exists) ...
Whether a word represents 'the truth' is beside the point -… Continue
Added by Sigmund on September 23, 2010 at 11:29am —
I think we all know the story of Jesus being born in a manger.And I think we all now that “Jesus” was the “Son of God.”Now Jesus’ mother was Mary.His human “father” was Joseph.… Continue
Added by Rick on August 3, 2010 at 10:32pm —
hose who claim to believe in "absolute" moralities usually don't actually follow them, and don't even pretend to try.
A few years back I decided to study the ethical teachings of Jesus. I sat down with a notebook and pen and a Bible, and (over the course of a week, off and on) read through the four Gospels, taking note every time Jesus said something about what we should DO. I skipped through the biography,… Continue
Added by John B Hodges on August 3, 2010 at 1:52pm —
Your part in the making of a Tacoma movie Continue
Dear Friends and Family,
On February 20th of this year I started writing a screenplay. I assigned myself as director, and asked my friend Sarah Mangum to help out in the production of filming the screen play. We formed Aroma…
Added by Riggs on July 2, 2010 at 3:06pm —
Clips this week come from the BBC comedy "Outnumbered," in which awkward questions are asked by children, and adults fail.
Hopefully, I will be off-planet in a couple of days. So if you don't see me next week--you'll be too busy escaping the horror that awaits. Otherwise, I'll be podcasting from the saucers after I've had my fill of alien ecstasy. Praise… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on July 1, 2010 at 12:30pm —
While my wife and I were traveling through Arkansas this weekend, I decided we just had to pull over to take a picture.
I couldn't help but laugh at this. I'm assuming there were two separate intended messages here:
• I haven't seen enough proof that Barack Obama was really born in America, and therefore he shouldn't be… Continue
Added by IAmTheBlog on May 24, 2010 at 2:00pm —
I've always been fascinated by born-agains. They usually are sad people, who live a miserable life and hate themselves. They want to make a change to their life, but never have the motivation to do it themselves. Once they find out about this Christ character, that like a genie he can wave a magic wand and wipe away all the wrong things they did in their lives by just accepting him as there personal 'savior' they can feel guilt free. Murderer? Cheated on your husband? Drunk and beat your kids… Continue
Added by Hekate Moon on May 3, 2010 at 10:00pm —
Copied off of someone on FB. I think I'll post this on my FB page the next time I feel like ruffling a few feathers :-)
Added by Mike Haynes on April 5, 2010 at 12:39pm —
Akosombo Dam, The only Hydroelectric Dam in Ghana prayed for by group of pastors so rains come down or be restored to supply the country's energy. They believe its the devil stopping the rains. so wont look for any solutions or renewable sources of energy, they get an excuse like always its the devil and satan. Ignorance once again. Continue
Why do we as a people sit down, watch for a Dam like this to run out of water without looking at…
Added by Naked Satan on February 21, 2010 at 1:00am —
It's good to visit fantastic worlds of Christian web-sites. A recent one said that blaming the Jews for the death of Jesus was unChristian and with no biblical support. Blaming all Jews, or any people for that matter, for the death of any real or imagined person some 2000 years ago is nonsensical and is usually for dangerous purposes. However the "no biblical support" - you have got to be joking.
So I revisited the Gospel passion narratives as well as one of Paul's letters in… Continue
Added by Alex McCullie on December 31, 2009 at 9:13pm —
it was in the great cathedral when nobody was around
just Jesus on cross beams wishin’ he could get down
when a stranger came in ridin’ a dusty old horse
and the stranger he was laughin’, respectfully of course
“why so glum?” the stranger said, “it’s such a beautiful view”
“Jesus!” said Jesus, “don’t you know who you’re talkin’ to?
and who are you to interrupt my sacred misery?”
“oh I thought you knew,” the stranger said, “I am the laughing… Continue
Added by Jim Page on December 24, 2009 at 4:09pm —
I wrote this blog on Myspace, intended for christians to read. I have posted it here to help other newly converted atheists in their quest for helping other theists to realize that God, in the biblical term, cannot exist.
Below are a series of questions. These are questions that I had asked toward the end of my christianity, and was never given a good answer for any of them. I challenge other believers in a god to ask these questions as well. If these questions could be… Continue
Added by Jasyn Taylor on December 22, 2009 at 10:47pm —
My stepson is a devout Catholic. It bothers him that I have an atheist website and a presence on several atheist forums. He has an account on my member forum, at AtheistExile.com, and follows the conversations there as a lurker instead of a participant.
He told me I should try prayer, just for a little while, to see if they come true or not.
I never approach my family members on the subject of religion but if they approach me about it, I don't hold back unless I see them… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on December 1, 2009 at 7:30pm —