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to believe or not
One thing that bothers me, are atheists. and it is nothing personal. i have had atheist freinds, they are great people. but what bothers me is the thought that there is no god or higher being period. I mean look around do you really think that all of this just happened. I Know humans are smart but come on. seriously. and if you look into the supernatural and conspiracy theories and all that stuff, there are just way to many "coincidences" for them to actually be coincedences. there has to be something bigger, something out there.

which leads me to my next point. if you compare all the major religions, christianity comes out on top. it is simple. it all boils down to leading a good life. Which is where the bible comes in. many people have theorized that the bible is just a novel that was written to inspire us. you know like "what's the moral of the story" i don't agree with that. but what could it hurt, to think that way. Holy potatoes, A historical document, and a book that makes people change their lifes, and give everything bad, for a life of happiness, joy, and peace. I'd buy it, wait i did.

sorry i ranted. it happens. oh, also there is good bible out there, called "The Message" it is written in modern language, and reads kinda like a novel. i recomend it.

Nate_paine, Flyleaffans.com 42 Comments [7/1/2008 5:41:30 AM]
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I stopped reading when I realised that Nate_paine takes conspiracy theories seriously. That really says it all.

7/1/2008 5:47:56 AM

Mattural Selection

That is the difference between you and me. You NEED there to be something else, something to give your life meaning. I make my own meaning in life.

7/1/2008 5:48:53 AM

anonymous_troy

People change their lives, yes, but also become obnoxiously superstitious and stupid.

It's like ...

7/1/2008 5:59:22 AM

Eden

Doesn´t sound fundie to me, though.
He believes christianity is superior, but doesn´t say that all other religions are false, or that all people weho don´t interpret the bible literal are sinners who go to hell.
He sounds more like a liberal christian to me who accepts that other people have othr beliefs than himself

7/1/2008 6:04:01 AM

Mortok

I can see how the thought of having to take responsibility for youself would "bother" you.

7/1/2008 6:34:08 AM



@#601007: I stopped reading when I realized no caps is as bad as all caps.

7/1/2008 6:38:47 AM

Dark_Lord_Prime

@Mattural Selection:

Seconded.

I have never in my life had an issue with accepting that life was an accident of nature.

We're "special" for the simple fact that we exist at all, not because some impossible being got bored with his eternal existence and decided to wish for some cool pets.

7/1/2008 6:40:58 AM

FMG

Mein Kampf also is a historical document and has caused people to change their lives... Does not make it a "good book".


7/1/2008 6:42:56 AM

dworkin

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

There you go, use them wisely.

7/1/2008 6:44:39 AM

approximate

Stop confusing a sense of "something larger" with gods and goddesses. That's the chimpanzee part of the brain at work.

Start reading credible books on a variety of topics. You just might find that humans are capable of more than you give them credit for.

7/1/2008 7:07:45 AM

Fishcakes

Because all other religions are about kicking puppies and stealing candy from children and just all about being a generally awful human being.

*headdesk*

7/1/2008 7:27:13 AM

aaa

I prefer the works of Nietzsche and Kant.

7/1/2008 7:30:58 AM

Deimos107

Not a fundie, i would be friends with this guy

7/1/2008 7:40:14 AM

Niobe

He compared religions like those "America is the BEST NATION IN THE WORLD GOD BLESS *waves flag*" compared the CIA world factbook.

7/1/2008 8:42:13 AM

philbert

I'm afraid he is mistaken. "The Message" is actually a record by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five. It's an easy mistake to make though.

7/1/2008 8:51:38 AM

Me again

Not fundie, just a Christian.

7/1/2008 9:06:01 AM

redfergus

If only you, Nate, could write in a modern language that anyone understands. Your stream of unconsciousness simply doesn't work.

Learn how to read (apart from your 'historical document') and you might learn how to write. It could change your life.

fergus


7/1/2008 9:27:10 AM

MilkyWay

"...there is good bible out there, called "The Message" it is written in modern language, and reads kinda like a novel. i recomend it."


Counting down minutes till a KJV-fundie barges in screaming bloody murder.

7/1/2008 9:53:05 AM

The Jamo

"... there are just way to many "coincidences" for them to actually be coincedences. there has to be something bigger, something out there."

*cue "The X Files" theme*

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE

7/1/2008 10:14:43 AM

Metatron

Ahhh, so if you don't understand or like one particular version of the goddamned bible, you can just go out and buy one you like, problem solved? Just get one that agrees with your dumbass perspective?

Why the fuck didn't I think of that?

Actually, on my road to deprogramming the religious bullshit crammed into my head as a kid, I tried exactly that. I had quite a collection of different versions of the bible. I found they are all filled with the same shit, expressed in different languages. Shit is shit, no matter how you package it.

7/1/2008 10:54:24 AM

MK

"it all boils down to leading a good life"

Actually, Sparky, that's what all the major world's religions boil down to. You might wanna take some time to talk to other funder-heads and see what they think about your thoughts on Christianity. A good deal of them will tell you that leading a good life is meaningless and irrelevant in God's eyes.

7/1/2008 11:00:26 AM

Foster Disbelief

I say we send Bro. Randy a flyleaf cd and turn him loose on Flyleaffans.com to tell them all that they aren't True Christians because of the music they listen to.

Fundie Fight!


7/1/2008 11:08:47 AM

Beeblebrox

One thing that bothers me, are atheists.

We're not "things". We're people.

i have had atheist freinds, they are great people.

"Some of my best friends are n*****s."

if you compare all the major religions, christianity comes out on top. it is simple.

Is that why there are more Hindus and Muslims than Christians?

it all boils down to leading a good life.

Not according to every pastor, elder, believer, and missionary I've spoken to on this subject. From what they've told me (and what is explicitly spelled out in the Bible) it all boils down to spiritual participation in a bloody and agonizing Human sacrifice--or "accepting Christ as your personal Lord and savior" as the Christians would have it.

7/1/2008 12:16:27 PM

protowhalepig

ah, the old "look around" test for proof of theism.

7/1/2008 12:23:56 PM

Blayze Kohime

"if you compare all the major religions, christianity comes out on top."

I am willing to bet that this individual has never seriously looked into any religion other than Christianity.

7/1/2008 1:31:27 PM
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