ToddJ

Regular Member
  • Content Count

    41
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

13 Neutral

About ToddJ

  • Rank
    Doubter

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Internet discussion through text and video, reading, conspiracy theories, discussing religion, cooking, spirituality, God, creation and evolution, computers and information technology, making money, alcohol and tobacco, human sexuality, the nature of reality, movies, Justin Bieber, human services, economics, masculinity and feminism, the number of lines alotted when a website requests interests, and so forth.
  • More About Me
    I think Christianity is a cult.

Previous Fields

  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    God. I don't think he fits into a religious box.

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. The truth is outside of the Christian theological framework there isn't any purpose for an everlasting hell. Can anyone who considers themself intellectually honest come up with a reason why it's necessary? It is only necessary to scare everyone into becoming Christian so priests and pastors can make money IMHO. Punishments are for corrective purposes. There is no real reason for an infinite punishment.
  2. But science and reason can be, and so can the Bible and the Christian God... If anything it was good that your inward condition of hatred improved, but is there a need to send anyone to hell if God has that capability? God wants people to go to hell, then. It even says so in the Bible. Jacob have I loved and Esau have I hated. I guess we must just admit that if the Christian deity is real, he hates most people and wants them to fry forever. It really does lead to indifference and contempt for the whole religion when viewed that way. I don't scoff at anyone's personal experiences so lets assume something spiritually real happened to you. Why not others then? Why all these people on here that said they sought Jesus and found nothing? He ignored them?
  3. I'd rather believe that toys are manufactured and assembled in China by wage slaves who earn a meager living and sleep in factory dormitories and purchased by US consumers oftentimes living beyond their means and maxing out their Amex or Visa during the holidays because that's the truth.
  4. I suppose if one thinks of the spiritual realm or heaven as a holodeck that caters to your personal beliefs, then that makes sense. What about those vehemently opposed to Santa that happen to be Christian? Not all Christians believe as you do. Do they exist in a separate comaprtment in heaven?
  5. That's a good example, considering the abusive nature of the God of the Bible. Thank you for informing us we should love an abuser
  6. You can't. But I do not presume to speak for atheists since I am not one. If you're going to be Christian perhaps you should read your Bible from cover to cover and then decide if you want to keep the faith. I don't particularly hate Christians to be honest, but I really can't force myself to pretend to love the most narcissistic being that's ever existed in all of eternity. You're supposed to love the LORD with all of your heart, your mind, and your soul. You will never receive that love in return. At least not from the monster depicted in the Christian Bible. I'm an ex-christian because I do not like the God, and I can't make myself feel any differently about any more than I could turn myself into an atheist and start extolling the virtues of Darwin. People do not choose their beliefs, so it is not anyone's fault and you don't necessarily need to modify your behavior. Just understand that there are people who cannot love God.
  7. The Christian God is the most callous evil being imaginable in my opinion. He loves Jacob and hates Esau for no reason whatsoever and admits it in the Bible. My qualm isn't that he should be teleporting people or we should live in a perfect world. I just hate his attitude. He's like the spoiled conceited communist bastard from hell who just takes and never gives and expects society to pick up the tab, except the tab isn't a welfare check its the entire planet. The world can't be perfect, but Jesus would create the worst of all possible worlds for most people.
  8. ToddJ

    Has God gotten nicer over the years?

    It doesn't really look like the God in my OP is either one. There was no hell in the OT, or if there was it was seldom mentioned. Where in the OT were people afraid of the flames of hell? The God of the OT was strange and brutal, but none of the Isrealites would have ever gone to battle were they afraid of some eternal torture chamber.
  9. "'And if the prophet is enticed to utter a prophecy, I the LORD have enticed that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand against him and destroy him from among my people Israel. Ezekiel 14:9 It's always nice to now that the LORD entices prophets to utter lies. God of truth or...?
  10. ToddJ

    Amazing Grace Parody

    Amazing hate to seal my fate and damn a wretch like me and burn the USA from sea to shining sea plague with frogs the gentile dogs and send them all to hell when i see a nonbeliever i say dear god, what's that smell the fag, the queer he who drinks beer at them i scoff and sneer my righteous sons in the bible belt stand up high and proud the Lord will slay the liberal men when he appears in a cloud
  11. ToddJ

    Who Goes to Hell?

    But from what I understand "hell" was the valley of Hinnom, Gehenna, a burning garbage dump where criminals and trash were thrown. I suspect Christians of conspiring to scare everyone with a burning lake or place of torment so they can stuff their offering plates.
  12. This is a sermon excrept from Sinners in the hands of an angry God by Jonathan Edwards The wrath of God is like great waters that are dammed for the present; they increase more and more, and rise higher and higher, till an outlet is given; and the longer the stream is stopped, the more rapid and mighty is its course, when once it is let loose. It is true, that judgment against your evil works has not been executed hitherto; the floods of God’s vengeance have been withheld; but your guilt in the mean time is constantly increasing, and you are every day treasuring up more wrath; the waters are constantly rising, and waxing more and more mighty; and there is nothing but the mere pleasure of God, that holds the waters back, that are unwilling to be stopped, and press hard to go forward. If God should only withdraw his hand from the flood-gate, it would immediately fly open, and the fiery floods of the fierceness and wrath of God, would rush forth with inconceivable fury, and would come upon you with omnipotent power; and if your strength were ten thousand times greater than it is, yea, ten thousand times greater than the strength of the stoutest, sturdiest devil in hell, it would be nothing to withstand or endure it. The bow of God’s wrath is bent, and the arrow made ready on the string, and justice bends the arrow at your heart, and strains the bow, and it is nothing but the mere pleasure of God, and that of an angry God, without any promise or obligation at all, that keeps the arrow one moment from being made drunk with your blood. Thus all you that never passed under a great change of heart, by the mighty power of the Spirit of God upon your souls; all you that were never born again, and made new creatures, and raised from being dead in sin, to a state of new, and before altogether unexperienced light and life, are in the hands of an angry God. However you may have reformed your life in many things, and may have had religious affections, and may keep up a form of religion in your families and closets, and in the house of God, it is nothing but his mere pleasure that keeps you from being this moment swallowed up in everlasting destruction. However unconvinced you may now be of the truth of what you hear, by and by you will be fully convinced of it. Those that are gone from being in the like circumstances with you, see that it was so with them; for destruction came suddenly upon most of them; when they expected nothing of it, and while they were saying, Peace and safety: now they see, that those things on which they depended for peace and safety, were nothing but thin air and empty shadows. The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked: his wrath towards you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else, but to be cast into the fire; he is of purer eyes than to bear to have you in his sight; you are ten thousand times more abominable in his eyes, than the most hateful venomous serpent is in ours. You have offended him infinitely more than ever a stubborn rebel did his prince; and yet it is nothing but his hand that holds you from falling into the fire every moment. It is to be ascribed to nothing else, that you did not go to hell the last night; that you were suffered to awake again in this world, after you closed your eyes to sleep. And there is no other reason to be given, why you have not dropped into hell since you arose in the morning, but that God’s hand has held you up. There is no other reason to be given why you have not gone to hell, since you have sat here in the house of God, provoking his pure eyes by your sinful wicked manner of attending his solemn worship. Yea, there is nothing else that is to be given as a reason why you do not this very moment drop down into hell. God was so angry in times past that I find it comical.
  13. In the Beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now, I wonder what secret Spirit-filled interpretation I should apply to this because after all it can't just mean that God created the heaven and the earth. I'm not capable of understanding the Bible, so it must mean something else
  14. 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27. Evidently pure religion is not a conversion to Christianity according to the Bible itself. Please do feel free to post any other verses that debunk Christianity as I'm sure there are plenty.
  15. ToddJ

    How useless is prayer

    I prayed once for a pain my right side and it went away. I did this with one of the televangelists. So while I no longer believe in Christianity, I did receive benefit from prayer.