DarkBishop

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    Living in the foothills of the Appalachians in good ole Georgia
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    I am a new ExChristian deeply wounded at this point by my experience. I am happy to be a part of this community and look forward to talking to people who have/and are going through the same troubles that I am experiencing now.

    Being raised a Christian I was indoctrinated with very strong foundations in Christianity. In my teenage years I rebelled, practiced wicca for awhile, but eventually received "salvation" when I was 22. When I devoted my life to Christ I was on fire for God and eventually answered what I felt was the call to preach. I preached for ten years, had a radio ministry at one point, Did street ministry, was awana commander in one church, eventually was ordained a Bishop in the Church of God, the Gospel assembly(hence the screen name DarkBishop), and later was made assistant pastor at one of their churches.

    Its a long story but eventually I began to question my faith and back slid into sin. I tried for 4 years to reorganize my thoughts to a point that I felt I could go back to church but couldn't. My faith never came back.

    When my son made mention that he thought the bible was BS I tried to search for archeological evidence to prove stories from the bible and was greatly disappointed that there was none for the specific event I was looking for. This lead to other searches on the God EL who was the original God of the Israelites. that was when I found out that the original mythology of EL included a whole pantheon of other Gods and Goddesses.

    This destroyed what little faith I had left. I still believe in something. I just don't know what and I highly doubt any religion on earth knows either. To say the least at this point I am spiritually Broken.

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    I feel that there is something n no one knows what

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  1. https://crimeresearch.org/2016/09/uber-driver-in-chicago-stops-mass-public-shooting/ http://controversialtimes.com/issues/constitutional-rights/12-times-mass-shootings-were-stopped-by-good-guys-with-guns/ http://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2016/12/29/20-times-bad-guys-guns-stopped-armed-citizens-2016/ http://www.washingtontimes.com/multimedia/collection/good-guy-gun-stopped-bad-guy-gun/ Persuaded yet?
  2. This is a pet peeve issue of mine. My insurance has steadily declined and has been paying for less and less since the "affordable" health care act. I have 3 different deductibles. Preferred network, in network, and out of network. I've had to pay 3600 this year before my insurance would pay a penny. My son had a surgery, some doctors visits, and I finally finished it up on my wife's surgery. So I have to get as much as I can get done this year because next year I'm going to have to catch up everyone from this year. I agree with tax funded universal health care. But the only thing we got was a mandatory insurance Law. The only ones that benefit are the extremely poor and insurance companies. I put my own issues on the back burner time after time because I have to put my family first. I would gladly stop paying premiums and pay a tax for universal health care so I can get the same treatment as someone who makes 50 thousand dollars less than I do. You would think that by making that much more money I should be able to afford it. But my wife doesn't work and my income really only allows us to live comfortably. If it weren't for medical bills it would be great. My brother had to wait 2 months before the insurance at his new job kicked in and was fined $1200 on his taxes. It's not like he was just not accepting insurance. He had a legitimate reason he had a gap in coverage. My wife has been denied coverage for 2 different types of medication that she desperately needs. We are actually considering going to India where we can get it cheaper. It's horrible that we would need to consider that option. I honestly think we would have been better off with Hillary instead of Obama. She wanted universal health care. Not mandatory insurance. But that wasn't one of her campaign promises this time. I would be willing to bet obaMA and half of Congress got hefty kick backs from the insurance companies for that one. Most people will never meet their deductible so its just a waste of money. Most people are having to eat 100 percent of the cost of their health care, and pay a premium for useless insurance on top of that. Anybody remember why the for Father's were pissed about taxation without representation? They were taxing us and we were not receiving any benefit from the taxes we payed. We weren't being represented. Now our representatives only represent the ones that pay for their campaigns and make very generous "private" contributions. Dark Bishop
  3. Original Sin

    And fire arm ownership really shouldn't be in the thread here. You can't restrict someone's rights based on their fundamental christian beliefs. That is also a protected right. Just as we have a right to not believe. DB
  4. Original Sin

    Hey guys I have to agree with stranger here. The second amendment wasn't about personal protection. It was about an armed citizenry that would be able to fight against invaders and/or there own govt if they ever attempt to take their rights away again. Our forefathers had just fought and won their rights. It makes sense that they would want to insure our ability to do the same if needed in the future. We are actually already restricted more than I think they would have wanted. DB
  5. Did Jesus Fail to Return?

    @SeaJay I really don't understand how you can keep returning to the same conclusions that you had before. Look at science versus the bible on a side by side fact checking sheet. Ask the critical questions. How many times does the bible fail as opposed to science. When fact checked the bible fails from front to back. Almost all points are unverifiable, or have been found to be out right lies. It's is obviously a myth. A story. NOT TRUE. Now fact check science. They start with a theory and then test it. If the theory isn't true then their tests bring that out. Science changes as evidence is found. But most things in science can be fact checked and found to be true. The bible still represents a flat earth creation! The earth is not flat dude. We know this! Think rationally. One Chink in a scientific chain that has otherwise proven itself to be true does not make the bible any more real or true. That's so illogical it isn't even funny. But whatever man. You were bound to find something in science sooner or later you couldn't agree with. DB
  6. Original Sin

    God is an asshole and a shit stick. 😂
  7. Well the bible doesnt say that God hide the post holes, the broken pottery over 40 years. The shit holes they must have dug, the artifacts that must have been left behind. This wasn't a time of faith. God was showing his power and what he could do. So show me! Show me where God proved himself! Otherwise you are just believing in Alice in Wonderland. DB
  8. Lol yeh sure if ya wanna turn a blind eye. Come on surely you can agree there should be tons of evidence left behind. Your just a wuss. There is nor evidence and you know it. DB
  9. Did Jesus Fail to Return?

    Also @SeaJay we are talking about an event that took place MILLIONS of years ago. There is no real way to know for sure what happened. We have clues. Panspermia is just another theory. Look at how far we've come with science just in the last 100 years. I imagine that eventually they will figure out what happened. But religions were just human beings way of explaining things they didn't understand. But now that we have advanced and grown in knowledge, those religions are no longer plausible theories. That's all religions are. They are unfounded theories. Now that science has disproven those theories they should fall away. But like all popular theories and believes. It's gonna go down kicking and screaming. DB
  10. Did Jesus Fail to Return?

    There is I posted a link to the article. Just before the explosion there was a bombardment period where many asteroids and meteorites hit the earth. And their are other articles and studies but it isnt a popular theory so the funding isn't there to really research the possibility. Scientists want to believe that all life evolved here just as bad as christian want to believe god created it. If they inadvertently make a discovery tho, then I'm sure it will go in that direction. ........ wait.... hold on..... your telling me panspermia is incredulous but a being we've never seen, inspired a book that really sucks at proving his existence, and is a complete male shovenistic asshole created the earth is more plausible than panspermia? Ahh come on now @SeaJay your gonna hurt my feelings on that one lmao. JK But your right either way it doesn't prove the bibles God. Either way the bible fails. The creation described in the bible is not the creation in the fossil record even with the Cambrian explosion. So it can safely, once again, be determined that the bible is Donkeyshit. DB
  11. Original Sin

    You should have just stopped at "that is right". And then included, "it is all a crock of shit." Let's put the two together. "That is right, it is all a crock of shit". You may add. "But makes for good ass wipe as the pages are thin and crinkle up very well". DB
  12. Did Jesus Fail to Return?

    It does but that is the only spot. Have you read through the whole debate? I address at length the issue of the Cambrian explosion and what may have happened. I have 4 segments I dedicated to reverse my initial arguements. It had to either be a result of panspermia or something else our scientist haven't discovered yet. Life was developing as it should have but there was that big explosion of lifeforms within a short period of time in the fossil record. But other than that instance the Darwinian theory holds true. The fossil record even shows human evolution quite well. They have bones from an ape like being all the way to homosapien. It's really interesting. To say the least the biblical account is ridiculous and is obviously a myth. Seeing as how Darwinian theory is fairly promising it is my thought that panspermia may be the culprit behind the explosion. It is entirely possible that something in our solar system could have struck a much older life bearing planet years ago freezing the life forms and embryos allowing them to splash down. If the life forms themselves couldnt have survived there is a huge possibility that the fertilized embryos could have. Even human eggs can be fertilized and frozen indefinitely and later placed in a womb to finish the process of development and birth. There was a woman that gave birth to a healthy baby that came from a fertilized embryo 12 years old. I also believe there was one that had one that had been frozen 19 years. DB
  13. I don't have to its already been done. Look at the Mormon church. Completely made up in the past 100 years and is thriving. In many ways the story from Joseph Smith reminds me a lot of the Jesus story. It was only revealed to him. And only his wife and his most trusted friends saw it. Other than that there was no proof of these gold tablets. Just like there is no real proof that Jesus died on a cross. And there is definitely not any proof if he did exist that he was God's son. @Stranger I challenge you to find proof of the exodus from egypt. 2 million people in the desert. Many camps near and in many different cities. Look at the studies archeologists have done concerning artifacts found while following God's exodus. DB
  14. I would like him to come up with some evidence from outside the bible to prove that it is real. I mean we can read Alice in Wonderland land all day long. We can quote it and preach it as scripture if we wanted to. Preach how Alice is a saviour and the queen of hearts is a devil. Etc etc etc. We could do that easily. We could even make up a whole religion based around the story of Alice in Wonderland. But if we look for the rabbit whole we won't find it If we look for evidence of the disappearing Cheshire cat we won't find it. We will never find evidence that Wonderland exists or that Alice walked this earth. @Stranger That's the problem with the bible bud. When archeologist tried to use it as a guide to find evidence of the exploits found in the bible it fails. When places mentioned are cross referenced with periods of time missing we find whole cities didn't exist yet. We find no evidence at all of anything remotely close to what the bible portrays from genesis until isreal formed as a nation. It can not be verified. Even the parts of the bible that should be able to be verified and have evidence fail miserably. I'm sorry bud but I can't put my faith in a failed book any longer. DB
  15. Original Sin

    Edited I meant for this to go in another thread.