mymistake

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About mymistake

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    family, support, humanism, meditation, peace of mind, moving on as forgiveness, deprograming, laughing at the Bible, Game of Thrones
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    I grew up Christian. I was a fundamentalist Bible thumper for over thirty years. At the peak of my narrow mindedness I was on par with Pat Robertson, who I once admired. In the last few years I mellowed. I became a liberal Christian. I realized the Bible was just a man made mess. And finally I gave up Christianity because I realized it's harmful and leads to bad behavior - some of which I participated in.

    Some people say that atheists do not have enough evidence to conclude that there are no gods. Interesting. I wish I could ask these people if they are unwilling to declare comic book characters to be fictional. What if there really is a Superman who lives in secret? What if there really is a Wonder Woman and we just don't know about her because she is in her invisible plane? I'm willing to take the plunge and say that we know beyond a reasonable doubt that comic book characters are fiction. We have far more evidence that God is fiction.

    Joseph Campbell:
    "What gods are there, what gods have there ever been, that were not from man's imagination?"

    Appalling Bible Verse Quick List:

    Genesis 19: 1-8
    Deuteronomy 21: 1-22
    Deuteronomy 22: 13-29
    Deuteronomy 23: 1-2
    Deuteronomy 25: 1-3
    Deuteronomy 25: 11-12
    Exodus 22:18
    Leviticus 1: 1-7
    Leviticus 11
    Leviticus 19: 19-27
    Leviticus 21:9
    Leviticus 22:24
    Judges 15:3-20
    1 Kings 14: 10-11
    2 Kings 2: 23-24
    Ezekiel 9: 5-7
    Joshua 10: 11-14
    Proverbs 27: 15-16
    1 Corinthians 14: 34-38
    Ephesians 6:5
    1 Timothy 2: 8-15
    1 Timothy 6: 1-2
    Titus 2:9
    1 Peter 2:18

    List prepared by Redator surfingatwork

    And here are hundreds of arguments that God exists.
    http://www.godlessgeeks.com/LINKS/GodProof.htm
    Are any of them compelling? Hmmm . . . don't think so.

    Other sources Christianity borrowed from:
    http://listverse.com/2009/04/13/10-christ-like-figures-who-pre-date-jesus/

    My ex-C testimony: http://www.ex-christian.net/topic/48884-mybigmistake#.VZMaFGDT55g

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    "I enjoy mythology but I'm not religious about it"

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  1. mymistake

    Joe Rogan / Robert Schoch

    Okay I admit I didn't watch either video because they are way longer than 15 mins but are you saying they are claiming that the pyramids are much older than the traditional timeline?
  2. mymistake

    Joe Rogan / Robert Schoch

    Conspiracy theories and science shouldn't be in the same conversation. Apples and oranges and all that. As for the Egyptologists, I don't see why they would be upset. If it turns out this is right then they will simply be the curator of a second ancient culture. It still happened in the area that is now Egypt so they would still be in charge of whatever is found.
  3. mymistake

    Joe Rogan / Robert Schoch

    Not the pyramids. Just the sphinx. And by "much bigger" we are talking about maybe 10% to 30% bigger than the present day sphinx. Perhaps "much" was a poor word choice on my part. And mostly thousands of years of rain are what chipped away at it.
  4. mymistake

    Trying to understand

    No. Just no.
  5. mymistake

    Joe Rogan / Robert Schoch

    Wow, that is a really long video. I won't be getting into that but isn't the basic hypothesis that a much older culture made a much (slightly) bigger monument? Then the Egyptian culture grew up around that old monument and reshaped it to their own purpose? (Edited for clarity.)
  6. mymistake

    Trying to understand

    Yes you can! The Lock Ness Monster has appointed me as his spokesman and the Lock Ness Monster will be happy to have a relationship with you as long as you are willing to pay me. Oh plus the Lock Ness Monster has this list of rules he wants you to obey. Let me just write down the finishing touches on that list and you can start reading it right away.
  7. mymistake

    90% of animals appeared at same time?

    Yes of course, but what I means is that at a genetic bottleneck most of a species can't adapt and die out. A small fraction of a species have the required DNA to adapt and survive. For example people are creating a genetic bottleneck right now for weeds and insects. Humans spray to control weeds and bugs. Our herbicides and pesticides are over 99% effective. But there is that occasional organism that had just the right DNA to survive the spraying. And slowly we find more and more of new generations of weeds and bugs are immune to our spray. I think something similar happened for humans like 60k years ago and perhaps 200k years ago where volcanos (or something) almost wiped us out. Just wondering if other species developed a genetic bottleneck from the same event.
  8. mymistake

    Trying to understand

    It is dishonest when Christians call interaction with a spirit "not religion". Calling it a relationship is also dishonest unless you have objective evidence that said spirit is real. You can't commune with a spirit or memory. You have your own memories that you can visit any time you wish. Those memories can be about other people but they were memories you formed in your brain. Visiting memories is not what commune nor what relationship means. Same thing as the Midi-Chlorians that make Darth Vader powerful in the Force. Just a wild imagination.
  9. mymistake

    90% of animals appeared at same time?

    Wouldn't that mean that these species also nearly went extinct, the way humans almost did? It would be interesting to see if all these genetic bottlenecks happened around the same time. If so that would be evidence that life almost died out.
  10. mymistake

    Another Rant... Republianity.

    This is exactly what my Christian family did in 2016. They would angrily list off the infractions (real or imagined) of one candidate who they would never forgive of anything. When asked about the high crimes and felonies of the other candidate it was all about "Well that was the past. He has changed now. We all become new creatures in Christ". Religion and politics should not be mixed.
  11. mymistake

    Knott's question thread:

    Currently Knott is only lurking. Some of us ask intimidating questions.
  12. mymistake

    Trying to understand

    Being nice has nothing to do with being Christian. When you see somebody acting nice they are not doing Christianity. Pointing out this fact does not make me an asshole. It is just the basic facts.
  13. mymistake

    Trying to understand

    Are we at the part where you keep all your comments vague that way I never learn anything about your views but you act like you imparted some great wisdom? By the way during my whole Gawd damn childhood every adult I ever trusted lied to me about how the world works and what to expect out of life. When I was three years old I didn't know enough to tell them they were wrong or why they are wrong. So it is refreshing, now that I do know, to speak up and combat the nonsense when Christians try to use the same old tricks.
  14. mymistake

    Trying to understand

    Again, this is a space that was created for ex-Christians. We are not visiting a church and starting shit in somebody else's turf. But Christians do come by here and want to tell us that we were never Christian or that we still are Christian. We let them have a place where they are free to express their opinion. And you want them to be able to do so without any consequences. We just have to quietly listen and not answer. We should not be allowed to ask Christians the hard questions. Because . . . ?
  15. mymistake

    Trying to understand

    Okay, who have I crucified? If it's a really long list then just give me the top ten people I've crucified.