midniterider

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    Preparing for fundy visit

    Well, I'm planning a several day trip which will include an overnight stay with a fundy relative. I will be in their vehicle and at their mercy so I'm planning ahead in my mind how to kindly counter any questions as to my current religious status. I think it might be kind of fun to have this conversation. I dont necessarily have a problem getting across that I've returned to my heathen ways but it might be fun to kindly put forth questions such as : 1. Does Jesus have a personal relationship with me? If so, why do I need to read the bible. Is his personal relationship exactly like everyone else's personal relationship? And if so, that doesnt seem very personal or unique. Sounds more like boot camp. 2. If Hell is a possibility for non-compliance then how can my love ever be sincere if I'm not really that interested in Christianity? Does faking it get you into Heaven? It would be fun to hit my relative with some questions. Though these ex-c debate ideas aren't anything new, I'd like to find a kind way to present them. This relative may not actually ask me if I'm still a believer or not, but I'm sure I'll be hearing about Jesus while I'm there. I'm interested in the angle of "why" would I want to be a follower of Jesus when I have no interest in it. Because that's my feeling towards Christianity. Anything you want to throw at me, I'll consider presenting. Thanks.
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    What would it take for you to believe?

    When you drive Jesus off the lot does he depreciate?
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    What would it take for you to believe?

    Right. Omnipresence indicates pantheism. I think?
  4. Bad Wertbag, Bad!!! lol
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    Christians are stealing my happiness!

    Maybe move to New Zealand. Get another facebook account. Make sure you log out. Tell mom their theology is heretical and you are trying to align them to your denomination. Baffle her with some big scholarly words and assure her you are fighting the good fight.
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    Christians alarmed at the rise of Sex Robots

    I suppose an altar boy sex bot could be helpful for priests?
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    Greetings!

    William and his group are good people. They just believe differently than we do. I think they are happy in their belief like we are happy in our non-belief.
  8. Why does Reverend Turmoil need to speak for 'The Big Guy' ? It's like me speaking on behalf of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
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    Not sure whether this is sad or funny

    Rather sad when someone is afraid to actually enjoy life.
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    Christians alarmed at the rise of Sex Robots

    This bypasses Matthew 5:27. Woot! And probably bypasses lewdness with minors statutes as well. lol. This is hilarious. Love technology.
  11. $21 million will be a $2.1 million tithe. $500k will be $50k. Praise the Lord.
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    Greetings!

    Mysterious as in "not very useful."
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    Given your options

    I joined the Christforums to add my 2 cents to God's thread. Come on over! edit: I just shared the Pente's belief on that thread. Not going to any drop anti-Christian bombs on his site. I'll behave. At worst I'll get bored and disappear when nobody agrees with me. lol
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    Given your options

    https://www.christforums.com/topic/15788-why-doesnt-god-heal-amputees/
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    Given your options

    Some of his interactions indicated rigid brick wall conviction. Refusal to even allow a certain thought to exist in his head. It's hard to have a discussion like that. He may have thought the same about us though. It would be nice if ex-C's and Christians could get along, I'm just not sure what the point of that would be. They have a recruiting mandate and I dont. So I wonder he's saying about us over there.
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    Given your options

    Shit, I almost had him in my pagan grip!
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    Given your options

    Have a good one.
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    Given your options

    Fifty two years of service to Christ....I bet that's more than the OP's lifetime of service.
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    Given your options

    William likes me better. Sticks my tongue out at you. Awesome point : What "humans telling you God is" is the entirety of Christianity. In a nutshell. Seriously, if it isnt the bible telling you what God is, it's all those Christians jabbering at each other.
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    Given your options

    I was raised by an agnostic (ex-christian) and an atheist to be self-reliant. It might be a genetic defect. Or maybe my preference for self-governing was ordained by God.
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    Given your options

    Rejecting God is not my only option. I keep my options open. I chose to reject biblically imposed guilt for having bad thoughts (Matthew 5:27) and a few other things that made belief in Jesus into a mental irritation. I got tired of apologizing to God every time I said Goddammit (agnostic with a foul mouth for 30 years prior to accepting Christ). I got tired of the OCD associated with these thoughts and behaviors and just said, "Adios" to God one day. I told him that he would just have to deal with it. He never really said anything to me about that afterward. Most of the time I don't worship or believe in anything special but sometimes I enjoy some Zen, Advaita, pagan or other philosophies. Then years after that I came to this website and discovered all the logic and reason behind why Jesus most likely does not even exist. Not an atheist here. Just prefer to run my own life and think my own way. My view of a supreme being is one who doesnt reserve a Hell for people dont love him. A supreme being isn't jealous. A supreme being doesn't employ original sin or inherited guilt. imho. Hope that's helpful.
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    Greetings!

    facepalms. just kidding. Enjoy!
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    Greetings!

    That made me LOL !!!
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    On the subject of Hell and Salvation.

    That is what our loving Jesus does. Sends people to hell.