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Taq
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Message 899 of 1086 (904959)
01-13-2023 10:37 AM
Reply to: Message 896 by Phat
01-13-2023 8:51 AM


Re: Gishing It Out With Ringo
Phat writes:
More to your point, if God created a fully free-willed Lucifer who chose to rebel and become Satan, why in Heaven is God responsible?
If I created a dog that could just choose to viciously bite any child that walks by, would I be responsible for any children who are harmed after I let the dog loose in the neighborhood?

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Message 936 of 1086 (907356)
02-21-2023 7:00 PM
Reply to: Message 935 by Dredge
02-21-2023 6:56 PM


Re: Answering For The Peanut Gallery
Dredge writes:
If only all those other Christians were as perfect as thou, what a wonderful world it would be ...
What it shows is that "God says so" and "our own inner moral sense says so" work about the same, if not better with our own inner moral sense given the discrepancy between atheists in the general population and in prisons.

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Message 941 of 1086 (907373)
02-22-2023 10:47 AM
Reply to: Message 938 by Phat
02-21-2023 8:41 PM


Re: Answering For The Peanut Gallery
Phat writes:
You always abhorred the idea that we were given something that we never earned, as if your meritocracy boarding school mentality of a life consisting of what we do rather than saved by grace was more rational.
Personally, I don't like scams, and that smells like a scam. If I have to die in order to test your claims that doesn't seem like something worth believing. If you end up being right, all the more power to you. If the Muslims end up being right and they get in, but you don't, then all the more power to them.

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Message 1012 of 1086 (908831)
03-21-2023 6:37 PM
Reply to: Message 1010 by AZPaul3
03-20-2023 3:41 PM


Re: Wiping The Hard Drive
AZPaul3 writes:
Brainwashing youth and weak-minded alike is how religion recruits its acolytes. We can counter this religious drumbeat of death with constant exposure of reality.
I don't have an overly negative view of religious indoctrination, but the trends are hard to ignore. From what I have read, about 80% of Christians are Christians because they grew up in the church. As more and more people leave the church in the US we will see fewer and fewer Christians over time. In my lifetime (if I make it to the average), I may even see the cross-over point where Christians are not longer the majority. The UK seems to be doing just fine with that situation, and I suspect the US will do just fine as well.

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Message 1016 of 1086 (908868)
03-22-2023 11:02 AM
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03-22-2023 9:03 AM


Re: Wiping The Hard Drive
Dredge writes:
The decline you speak of is foretold in the Bible ... it heralds the Second Coming of Christ.
Everything has been claimed to herald the Second Coming of Christ.

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Message 1024 of 1086 (908894)
03-22-2023 6:22 PM
Reply to: Message 1021 by Dredge
03-22-2023 2:43 PM


Re: Wiping The Hard Drive
Dredge writes:
You can't say no one warned you.
I am as concerned about your warnings as you are by the warnings Muslims give you. That complete absence of worrying as you bite into that strip of bacon . . . that's how I feel right now.

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Message 1026 of 1086 (908910)
03-23-2023 12:49 PM
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03-23-2023 12:47 AM


Dredge writes:
Your atheistic devotion to nihilism and meaninglessness is so admirable and inspiring.
Yet another theist who can't understand how much meaning an atheist has in their life. You can only demonize those who disagree with you.

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