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  1. For me it was my first year in seminary. We were translating a passage in Thessalonians that I had always been taught was about the rapture. I raised my hand and said, "The word rapture doesn't exist in this passage." And my prof just casually said, "No, no it doesn't," and totally moved the conversation on.
  2. God on you! Your father deserved to be defended, and these irrational pricks need to,stop blaming people because the answers they are so confident in don't work. Of course, that would mean engaging with reality and starting a new career.
  3. Don't let yourself be bullied or shamed. This email is abusive. Recognize it for what it is and delete all their fwds in the future.
  4. Thanks for posting this, I downloaded it to my kindle last night. I think it's very helpful. I actually follow Lisa Kerr on twitter @mycultlife - she's quite the personality.
  5. Having trouble explaining why "Everything happens for a reason," is a logical fallacy. What a Monday.

    1. TheBluegrassSkeptic


      Well everything does happen for a reason...not necessarily intelligent design though. Cause and effect rules everything imo...even indirectly.


  6. You don't need a "good" Christian man. Most of them are completely lame. You need a guileless and extraordinary heathen. Don't put so much pressure on yourself, you are smart and insightful. You don't have to figure out everything right now, enjoy the journey. Have faith in yourself and your ability to make choices that respect your values, not your parents. That's integrity.
  7. But, but....they're Three In One like the triple point of H2O. The Holy Spirit is like mysterious water vapor, surrounding us with Love! And Jesus is the Water of Life! And the Father is One Frozen, Cold SOB! Yeah, more like: Jesus is the idol we worship, the Holy Spirit is the agent of our magical thinking, and God is the unknown monster we're afraid of.
  8. The Trinity paid for and brought to you by the Nicene Creed & John Calvin.
  9. This is a great story. It made me smile. Real friends will love you no matter what, but it's wonderful you have an ally.
  10. Look at how lame Jesus is in that picture, the devil would totally kick his ass.
  11. I need to figure out how to lose this insomnia.

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    2. MrsRoper


      Okay, I will look into it. I was thinking tylenol pm may help.

    3. Akheia


      Valerian root is supposed to be good for that; I've tried valerian tea and it is relaxing, but valerian can taste like ass so proceed with care. :) Less hippie-ish, Theraflu PM knocks my bitch ass out every time. I hope the insomnia will abate soon.

    4. nivek


      Maker's Mark in several ounce slurps.. After third or so you may wake up face down on floor, however will have slept through it.. ;) "Soooo I've been told" :)

  12. That's such a great question I wondered that myself. I think in my life it was probably 50/50. It was enough to keep me closeted. What I am learning now is to be confident about my choice and how I came there, and to not care so much how other people react. I can't control their response. I can only control mine.
  13. Where do you see that, aside from what is highlighted when you click "View New Content" on ex-christian.net? When I view new content my mind plays tricks on me and that's how I read it.
  14. I keep seeing Reverence for Co-dependent Arising too.
  15. Antlerman - I really like what you said. I just can't say much with my one finger on the iPad. It reminded me of George Harrison.
  16. THIS. I got so sick and tired of going to church services, and being told that THIS church service was going to take us to the next level with God, and during THIS church service we would finally experience a breakthrough, and THIS church service was the one in which God would REALLY show us what he's been preparing us for all this time, if we can only press in a little more and pray a little harder and yell a little louder and speak in just the right tongues and if we are all in one accord and have no dissenters in our ranks and if there is no sin in the camp... Oh, hey, what's for lunch? See you next week, everyone! Yeah, they need to cut the crap and just smoke a doob already.
  17. I'm all for a Pastor teaching not to hate. Unless they follow it up with a love the sinner hate the sin; which is just a euphemism for we hate you.
  18. I will say this tho- you're way too smart to be a blonde. Ugh I was kidding, let's not offend every blonde on the board. LOL
  19. Hare Krishna. Krishna Krishna. Hare Hare.
  20. Here is Valk's link. It is good listening. http://www.ex-christian.net/topic/52412-robert-m-price-the-case-against-the-case-for-christ/
  21. You don't know if he existed? If he didn't then neithor did Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Socrates, et. al. Reason? More ancient extent writings confirming the historicity of Jesus than the others I just cited. And before you go into a free thinking hissy fit, please take it up with academically minded scholars who are experts in ancient history. People like Bart Ehrmann, professor of ancient studies, etc.. Raoul while I agree with you that some sort of Jesus actually existed, I don't think the historical record proves anything. Most of the literature was religious and written by people who were not eyewitnesses. Josephus' account was more likely an interpolation done by early Christian fathers. Plus, even if he wrote it, he wasn't a historian in the sense that we consider one today and he included many myths in his writings as well. Most of the "historical" record is hearsay that's why the mythicists are building such a compelling case. Bart Ehrmann is also getting huge criticism for that latest book from some historians. Valk posted a YouTube interview with Richard Price recently and he covered most of this, I'll try and find it.
  22. Jesus totally had a mental breakdown, a personality disorder, and was addicted to religion.
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