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  1. Haven't been on these forums in awhile, thought I'd login just for the hell of it. Glad to see the site is still around and acting as a resource for those in need. Also, congratulations everyone in the US we avoided a complete fascist theocratic take over of the Republican party and we're poised to make it through this pandemic, it's been a fucking crazy past few years. Cheers to everyone here at the Ex-C forums, stay strong and never stop questioning!
  2. It can hinder empathy, and motivate otherwise good people to do horrible things. The real question is is religion needed to be empathetic? Is it needed to be good? Why is Xtianity any different than all the other systems of belief that promote the golden rule and leading a good life?
  3. Considering there is no way of actually knowing what happened, it's more likely Moses was on some drugs.
  4. Hey you, yes you right there! You think that's funny?

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    2. mymistake


      You can see me?

    3. Deidre


      lol mymistake hahaha

    4. Xerces


      See who? Muffuggin ghosts up in here!

  5. I'm accepting new friend applications and you all fit the criteria, if you gift me deviled egg potato salad I'll love you forever. On a more down to earth note, yeah people suck, but it seems to get easier to gauge whether or not people deserve trust just by observation. Not so much over the internet though, body language goes a long way.
  6. Your brain can play more tricks on you than you know. As for NDEs, they are more or less tied to what you believe, people that believe different things see different things. Also, I will add that spiritual experiences can be induced easily through drugs, and possibly through disciplined meditation. Also, if you go to Google and punch in The God Helmet, it should bring up an experiment where they were able to induce "mystical" sensations in the wearer. Here is a quick link to search results actually: https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=the+god+helmet&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001
  7. Still looks like the same good ol Ex-C, with the addition of some mods.

  8. Xerces

    Noah's Ark

    Only this story is actually older than the one found in Genesis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilgamesh
  9. Kinda yeah. Look at those mega churches, all those "donations to god" being put to use. Not feeding the homeless or other charity work.
  10. I don't think I really had a choice actually. Folks have always been very religious, and I was raised that way. Wasn't until my teens that I started doubting and eventually stopped believing.
  11. I wouldn't say it has anything to do with being too friendly. You can be super friendly and still not be naive or too quick to trust someone. Trust is earned, friendship is a two way street, if you notice someone trying to take advantage of your kindness you make them back the fuck off.
  12. I'd like this to be a thread where links to helpful and informative sites can be found for the person that has just left christianity, is doubting, or anyone that just wants to further their knowledge really. The idea is to have them all in one place for easy access and have it pinned. Links can be submitted by anyone and should include a short description. If this is already been done let me know. Skeptic's Annotated Bible/Quran/Book of Mormon: A website that picks apart religious texts and puts them into categories for easy reference. E.g. contradictions. http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/ Talk Origins: Explores the debate between evolution and creationism, lots of stuff to read on this site. http://www.talkorigins.org/ Beliefnet: Learn more about other religions http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/index.aspx About.com: Another website to learn about other systems of belief. Amoung other things. http://www.about.com/religion/ Panda's Thumb: Popular evolution blog http://www.pandasthumb.org/ TED Talks: Various talks on a plethora of subjects, quite a few on there about religion, belief, skepticism, etc. http://www.ted.com/ Alain de Botton: Looking for philosophy? This guy is really good. http://alaindebotton.com/ I'll probably add some more later.
  13. Xerces

    Torn In Two

    Religion thrives on the emotional aspect. The whole dying for us isn't that grand. If Jesus is god then sacrificing one human body is peanuts for the almighty creator.
  14. we at the hotel! motel! holiday inn!

  15. Sounds like you're biased because you have strong personal reasons to think everyone needs marriage.
  16. You' obviously won't be convinced by anything. Lets just agree that you're a dumbass.
  17. Nothing to do with the whole sin thing? Then why complain about it? Some people are perfectly fine without getting married and are happy living together. You shouldn't be so presumptuous as to what is and isn't right for other people.
  18. Comments say end of video says all stereotypes are not true. And fuck other people, be what you want and feel what you want, don't listen to stupid people. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rh6qqsmxNs
  19. I totally and completely agree, he is my heavenly husband as well. I wanna shove it in his ass so hard. He really likes it in the shitter to, when he was on the cross he thought about us doing the nasty and his clothes came off on the cross, example: Did I mention I'm over 2000 years old and it is because I, Xerces, sucked Jesuses dick on that special day? His holy cum is what keeps me preserved.
  20. Our planet is amazing lets do what we can to make it last.

    1. LifeCycle


      Babylonian Dream is right... Let's waste shit and reproduce lots of little future consumers and wasters! Be fruitful and multiply like rabbits!

    2. boftx


      What does it matter? Whether or not one is a believer, we'll all be dead and gone eventually and it won't matter to us either way at that point.

  21. Are you serious? Why are you even calling this a challenge? Bitch please. *edit* Just realized this thread is 3 years old, who's bumping old threads?
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