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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
  1. For any new or newish to the forum, there is a collection of contradictions in handy form on the front page of the website. I find this interesting and really like it as it has the facts in two pages which is easy to follow. I prefer this to massive long lists you see on the web. Link http://articles.exchristian.net/2005/11/7-e-z-steps-to-get-handy-collection-of.html
  2. 26 Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink, or anything you wish. guess this is what you'd expect from bronze age sheep and goat herders
  3. What is your favorite funny biblical tale? One of mine is when Jesus curses the fig tree... In between fishing trips, and long periods of time spent praying to himself, Jesus sets off back to the city. It is early morning and he is hungry. He sees a fig tree by the side of the road but it has only leaves on it, not figs. He says "May you never bear fruit again!” The creator of the universe! curses the tree causing it to immediately wither. Showing off his power!! His friends are impressed! Saying "How did the fig tree wither so quickly?" And it gets more crazy still
  4. Welcome to the forum, Frozen. To unlearn "destructive ways of thinking", you have to reprogramme your mind by replacing negative thoughts with positive ones. The way religion programs people is through repetition. We have actually been conditioned at church, with much of the programming at an unconscious level. It takes conscious effort to undo the programming and to reprogramme yourself. Good luck!
  5. I attended a Pentecostal church for a few weeks. Speaking in tongues is very much on the wackier fringe of Christianity. Looks crazy to me now, but at the time when I was looking at the Pentecostal church it seemed normal. Bizarre..
  6. There is a priest, pastor and rabbi. The pastor asks how do you share your collection. The priest says "I draw a line on the floor, throw the collection money in the air and what falls to the right of the line is mine, and to the left is Gods" The pastor says "I draw a circle on the floor, toss the collection money in the air, what falls in the circle is mine and outside is Gods" Finally the rabbi replies. He says "I throw thecollection money in the air, what God catches he keeps, the rest is for me"
  7. Prophet Mohammed's friend says "Your wife is calling you a pedophile." Mohammed replies "Thats a big word, for a nine year old!"
  8. Nice post, although I would like to add my own thoughts on 1) and 10) God's "actions" are of course non-existent. His utter inaction is to me evidence of his non-existence, or evidence for him not being concerned with his creation. I think Christianity central doctrine is that belief in Jesus will save you, not that 99.99% will go to hell. Again can think of no actual evidence for this apart from dubious letters in the bible.
  9. Hi, Great post, but going back to the first point,... of course there is no historical Adam & Eve, as many/most mainstream and liberal denominations believe. So without an Adam and Eve there is no fall of man, and no need for atonement and no need for salvation. Christianity is already proven false, as the Genesis creation account and Garden of Eden are mythology, and therefore is without solid foundaton.
  10. I guess this is why liberal Christians ignore the Genesis creation account and the ridiculous tower of Babel story, even though the writers of the new testament believed in these myths.
  11. Phase 3 - give your money to priest/ pastor (important) Phase 4 - research Christianity, realize you have been scammed! Phase 5 - join ex-christian forum
  12. Welcome to the forum. Its crazy that you parents would control/ disown you for not believing in fairy tales! Of course cohabiting is a perfectly normal and sensible thing to do as a lifestyle choice and if you chose to marry at a later date,
  13. I dont think I've ever heard what a "soul" actually is. I dont think there can be a good explanation. People want to live forever and claim to have souls which live eternally after you die. t strikes as wishful thinking.
  14. I find myself being more respectful towards gays, atheists, agnostics, and non believers, those unmarried/ cohabiting, and other lifestyles which the church views as sinful. There is literally billions of people who you no longer look down upon for not being "saved". You don't have to damn every person on the planet, as there is no hell to damn them to. Instead you view the world in reality without "God" glasses.
  15. Yes I had the same problem. When deconverting I tore up a Bible! I was reading Joshua and was so sickened by it, I took the radical step of tearing it up. I have kept one small Christian book though for sentimental purposes as its over 30 years old. But I have no Bibles in the house.
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