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Geezer

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About Geezer

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    Born Again Non-Believer
  • Birthday October 14

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    Deep South in the buckle of the bible belt
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    Religious History, Cosmology, & Theoretical Physics for dummies.
  • More About Me
    Former Christian Fundamentalist. A member of the Church of Christ for 27 years. Served as an Evangelist, Bible School Teacher, Deacon, and Elder in the Church of Christ. Was an active member of the Southern Baptist Church for 12 years prior to the Church of Christ.

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  1. The alternative is to die at the hands of a madman with no way of defending myself. I’d rather die with a gun in my hand, trying to stop a madman, than die unarmed and defenseless at the hands of a lunatic. The chances of surviving a random shooter is virtually zero if you are not armed. I’d prefer to take my chances being armed even if the odds are low, that’s still better than being executed. Everyone has to decide that for themselves.
  2. Last week a Walmart about 20 minutes from me had a mass shooting. There were 2 fatalities and 1 responding office was shot. His vest saved his life. The shooter was killed by police. Now another mass shooting at another Walmart with multiple casualties and fatalities in El Paso Texas. I recently attended the World Golf Championship in Memphis. Like all major sporting events every person was checked by security, no handbags were allowed, everyone was checked with metal detectors. Are we going to have to do something like that to enter shopping malls and large department stores in the future? I have a handgun carry permit, but I don’t carry it, but I think I’m going to rethink that.
  3. I think most of us here are aware of the Clergy Project. Christians are blissfully unaware of how many Preachers are faking it, because they need a paycheck. Leaving the ministry is difficult. We know the consequences of leaving religion, and those consequences are even worse for those in the ministry. A degree in theology doesn’t transfer to the secular world very well, therefore finding a job that pays enough to support a family is difficult. The alternative is to stay in the pulpit and fake it. Those that can’t do that suffer the consequences and essentially have to start their life over. I’m sure they don’t tell you about the risks associated with being a minister in seminary for those that later discover they aren’t suited for preaching the word.
  4. Live long and prosper! You will be missed.
  5. There is no absolute proof that Jesus did or did not exist, so everyone Is left to draw their own conclusions. I’m convinced, for a number of reasons, that Jesus was a fictional character and the gospel is a fictional story. You have a different perspective. So be it. I would recommend Dr.Richard Carrier’s YouTube video, The Gospel According to Dr Richard Carried, as another scholars perspective for why the gospels and Jesus are likely fictional.
  6. I enjoy Ehrman’s books but he is very much part of the academic community and clearly part of the “Group Think” that goes with that. He has made it publicly clear that he would destroy the academic career of any Professor that believed and taught that Jesus was a literary character, even though he admits there is no evidence for a historical Jesus. The authors I referenced are not part of that community, so I believe they are more honest. Price is a Professor but is so respected he’s immune to Ehrman’s threats. Jesus is a money making business so the Biblical Jesus has to protected because admitting He never existed would cause a financial calamity. Everyone is obviously free to believe whatever they want, but no one claims they have ever found a historical Jesus.
  7. All versions of fundamentalist Christianity exhibit enough cultish traits to qualify as a cult IMO.
  8. I don’t have a problem with Pantheism, but I wouldn’t classify it as a religion. To me it’s more like a philosophical way of looking at the universe, creation, and the laws of science, nature, physics and math.
  9. Unfortunately, this is an ugly part of the process out of religion. I wish I could tell you that it will get better but it may not.
  10. That which is forbidden is that which is most desired. When sex is labeled as sinful it automatically becomes even more enticing.
  11. Everyone’s journey is different. There is no right or wrong way to walk away, or to deal with the repercussions because everyone’s situation is different.
  12. Great thread but if I continue to read it I fear my brain will explode.
  13. Heretic! Blasphemer! I require a minimum of 2 cups in the morning just to get into the shower. Just more evidence that you never were a real Christian. What’s next, are you going to tell us you don’t like beer either!
  14. God is great. God has time to find lost keys, good parking places, and just the right dress for an upcoming party...and it’s on sale. God can’t be bothered with famine, human suffering, revealing the cure for cancer, and doesn’t have the time to stop mass shootings. Gods priorities seem a little puzzling to us mere humans.
  15. I think the sanctions are about their nuclear program & their attack on the tankers.
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