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  • #76
    Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
    No death, no pain, no evil, no suffering, sounds great! Maybe fundy atheists are too busy looking for the catch? Other then the clearly stated increased risk of persecution and trouble in this life(is it really a "catch" if it's a clear disclaimer), there aren't any downsides. And what is a few decades of the school of hard knocks compared to an eternity in the presence of God?
    The only “catch” is that there is no good reason to believe in such escapist nonsense.
    “He felt that his whole life was a kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.” - Douglas Adams.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by Tassman View Post
      The only “catch” is that there is no good reason to believe in such escapist nonsense.
      Billions disagree with you.

      Proud Member of Da Blonde's Axis of Evil, Adam's Dirty Dozen, Dee Dee's Goon Squad, Tweb's In-Crowd, The Brood of Vipers & Exorcised by Ty & Dee Dee, and the only person who ever banned rogue06!

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      • #78
        Originally posted by Sparko View Post
        Billions disagree with you.
        Billions of religious folk disagree with each other.
        Last edited by Tassman; 09-21-2019, 03:51 AM.
        “He felt that his whole life was a kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.” - Douglas Adams.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by Tassman View Post
          Billions of religious folk disagree with each other.
          Yes, some of us actually like dark chocolate.
          "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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          • #80
            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
            Yes, some of us actually like dark chocolate.
            The European wars of religion, the Crusades, Puritans vs the Established Church or the social disputes and religious rivalries of today, indicate that the differences are not necessarily as trivial as preferred types of chocolate.
            “He felt that his whole life was a kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.” - Douglas Adams.

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            • #81
              Originally posted by Tassman View Post
              The European wars of religion, the Crusades, Puritans vs the Established Church or the social disputes and religious rivalries of today, indicate that the differences are not necessarily as trivial as preferred types of chocolate.
              Are you seriously contending that the "social disputes and religious rivalries of today" are in any way comparable to "the European wars of religion, the Crusades" or even the "Puritans vs the Established Church" from many hundreds of years ago?

              I'm always still in trouble again

              "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
              "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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              • #82
                Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                Are you seriously contending that the "social disputes and religious rivalries of today" are in any way comparable to "the European wars of religion, the Crusades" or even the "Puritans vs the Established Church" from many hundreds of years ago?
                Merely suggesting that religious differences tend to be more serious than “liking dark chocolate” or otherwise.
                “He felt that his whole life was a kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.” - Douglas Adams.

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by Tassman View Post
                  The European wars of religion, the Crusades, Puritans vs the Established Church or the social disputes and religious rivalries of today, indicate that the differences are not necessarily as trivial as preferred types of chocolate.
                  Forgetting those things which are behind, I press on..... Satan and his minions will always try to drag a Christian back to the past, but Paul (who used to slaughter Christians) advises it's time to move on.
                  "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by Tassman View Post
                    Merely suggesting that religious differences tend to be more serious than “liking dark chocolate” or otherwise.
                    You're just an anti-Christian who loves to cause division. You must be a riot at parties.
                    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                      Forgetting those things which are behind, I press on..... Satan and his minions will always try to drag a Christian back to the past,
                      It’s no good blaming “Satan and his minions”, Christians are responsible for their own past behavior are they not.

                      but Paul (who used to slaughter Christians) advises it's time to move on.
                      He “advised” that 2,000 years ago. But still Christians owned slaves, discriminated against blacks and homosexuals, disenfranchised women and saw nothing wrong with depriving millions of indigenous peoples of their land and culture etc. etc. etc.

                      What happened?

                      Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                      You're just an anti-Christian who loves to cause division. You must be a riot at parties.
                      I guess I must be just one of Satan's minions, right?
                      “He felt that his whole life was a kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.” - Douglas Adams.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by Tassman View Post
                        It’s no good blaming “Satan and his minions”, Christians are responsible for their own past behavior are they not.
                        Christians have done bad things, absolutely, but I am responsible for my own actions, not those of people thousands of years, or even hundreds of years ago.

                        He “advised” that 2,000 years ago. But still Christians owned slaves, discriminated against blacks and homosexuals, disenfranchised women and saw nothing wrong with depriving millions of indigenous peoples of their land and culture etc. etc. etc.

                        What happened?
                        Sin.

                        I guess I must be just one of Satan's minions, right?
                        If the hoof fits...
                        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                          Christians have done bad things, absolutely, but I am responsible for my own actions, not those of people thousands of years, or even hundreds of years ago.
                          So, there have been no eternal moral truths exhibited by Christianity down through the ages, just individual actions perpetrated by the likes of CP.

                          Sin.
                          Oh, “sin” happened?

                          I guess Christians were not so hypocritical as to willfully set out to be “sinful” when they justified slave ownership, discrimination against blacks, the disenfranchisement of women and the deprivation of millions of indigenous of their land and culture etc. They just got it wrong and inadvertently committed “sin”.

                          But, if they got it so drastically wrong for so many centuries, how can anyone be sure they haven’t also got it wrong about current issues such as abortion and homosexuality?

                          If the hoof fits...
                          It seems that the cloven hoofs belong to sinning Christians, not to me.
                          “He felt that his whole life was a kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.” - Douglas Adams.

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                          • #88
                            The cloven hooves belong to those who revel in their sin.

                            I'm always still in trouble again

                            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                              The cloven hooves belong to those who revel in their sin.
                              But not to those who, with scriptural justification in the name of their deity, disenfranchised women, owned slaves and etc. etc. etc.
                              “He felt that his whole life was a kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.” - Douglas Adams.

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by Tassman View Post
                                But not to those who, with scriptural justification in the name of their deity, disenfranchised women, owned slaves and etc. etc. etc.
                                You're working overtime at trying to sound like an idiot when you really don't have to.

                                I'm always still in trouble again

                                "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                                "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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