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.
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    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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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
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  1. This isn’t an uncommon belief among fundamentalist, but I don’t remember a c of C preacher saying such a thing at the deceased funeral, but it would have certainly been said among members and probably even to family members, but only “in love” of course.
  2. Yes, but millions of years from now humanoids will argue and debate whether our advanced civilization ever existed. We will become their Atlantis.
  3. Should we start a list of all the things Christianity hides from it’s members?I think we could probably produce ten pages of things Christianity conceals from it’s members.
  4. The Bible is a collection of myths, legends, folklore, and fictional stories with fictional characters. It is not true literally or historically, so why would it matter what it says about anyone going to a fictional place called Hell? Both Heaven and Hell are fictional places mentioned in a fictional story. If you think the Bible is an actual historical record of events I would encourage you to stop reading apologists and start reading historians like Bart Ehrman, Robert M Price, and Richard Carrier among the many that are out there.
  5. It depends on the body. All bodies are not created equal.
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    US climate report

    When people take up a cause they often become so fixated and dogmatic about it they attempt to turn it into a religion. Dissenters are vilified and mocked because that has proven to be an effective way of silencing them. Follow the money and the truth will often be revealed. And this issue involves a lot of money. Al Gore, as an example, has become very wealthy championing this issue and he isn’t the only one. JP has eloquently and effectively diagnosed the problem. The planet is warming, humans are contributing to that warming, but they didn’t cause it. The planet will continue to warm and humans cannot stop that from happening. Humans can, however, make plans to deal with the effects of a warmer planet. I’ve read where some scientists believe the Sun is causing the planet to warm. The sun is a star and the heat it generates varies. I’m not a scientists so I don’t know if that is true or not. We have a lot of years to work on this problem before Florida disappears under the waves, so there is no pressing need to sell your beach property anytime soon.
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    Verses that bug you in the bible

    Matthew 7:22-23 …22Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ 23Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’ Favorite verses in the Church of Christ. Members were constantly reminded they could never be sure they were saved.
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    “America’s New Religions”

    I don’t agree that Christianity has collapsed. It is losing popularity and getting smaller but it isn’t going away any time soon, or maybe ever. Like any living organism it will evolve and change in order to survive.
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    US climate report

    I think Limbaugh’s point is valid and your post is confirming it. The pro climate change folks seem fixated on arguing whether climate change is real, rather than offering solutions. I accept that it’s real, but simply acknowledging that it’s real doesn’t solve the problem. I think the time has come to focus on potential solutions rather than continuing to beat a dead horse. If Florida is going to disappear under water maybe ought to be seeking ways to prevent that from happening. I think it would also be helpful to at least try to get politics out of it too. As I understand it reducing carbon in the atmosphere isn’t going to solve the problem. And we may not be able to solve the problem, so that may mandate we will have to figure out ways to survive. And, of course, the estimated time it will take for all of this to happen indicates few, if any, of us will be alive at that time. That would mean we are planning to save future generations rather than ourselves.
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    US climate report

    There are very few people that can actually do anything about the climate problem, so why are people being congratulated or lambasted about their views on climate change? People that aren’t convinced climate change is real, or believe it’s real but its a natural occurrence that mankind can do very little about, or folks that believe the end of the world, as we know it, is at hand are simply voicing their opinion. In all likelihood none of us on this board can do one damn thing about climate change, except voice an opinion. It matters not if we believe it’s real or not because we can’t do anything about it one way or the other. I think it was Rush Limbaugh that said, “The left is more concerned about symbolism than substance.” What he meant by that is expressing concern about a problem is more important to the left than doing something about it. And I think that applies to climate change. As as long as we all express grave concern about climate change the leftist are happy. The fact we aren’t in a position to do anything about it is apparently irrelevant. So, I say climate change is real and we have less that a hundred years before our civilization becomes extinct. Here’s another fact, I’m 73 years old so this isn’t a problem I’m losing any sleep over. So, rave on lefties, wring your hands in dismay, denounce the skeptics and warn them they are condemning their children to an early death, and when you’re finished with all of that, and as a last resort, why not try to find a solution that might actually work? Thank you, rant over.
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    Hey

    Welcome, glad you found us. I’m certain you will find this site helpful and encouraging.
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    Are atheists happy

    It sounds to me like the religious indoctrination you were likely subjected to is still influencing you Learnagain. I’ve been out of religion for several years now, and I haven’t found non-religious people to be any more or less moral than religious people. Speaking only for myself, I am decidedly more happy being away from religion than I was when I was a Christian.
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    I'm back again

    Welcome, glad you came back for another look. I hope you find this site helpful.
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    Finally done with giving Christianity a chance

    Eventually the truth becomes so obvious that continuing to make excuses for God becomes impossible. At that point it becomes much easier to admit the Bible is filled with inconsistencies & endless contradictions. I’m happy to learn you are interested in giving this site another look. I’m sure you will find it helpful in your search for truth.
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    Why?

    Something is definite wrong. I still have tot but I had trouble logging on yesterday. I had to change my pw to log on. I have a new iPad so that may have, or probably did have, something to do with my problem. Then again maybe we’re experiencing a cyber attack by a group of militant fundies.