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An atheist converting is more of a supernatural event than the river parting. 'Big miracles' were used to establish the canon. But as I said someone converting esp. an atheist is an even bigger miracle.

Ed, Internet Infidels 12 Comments [7/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
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vichycycl

Kirk Cameron will want to have your babies.

7/1/2007 3:16:01 AM

Puck

Bah.

Brain damage is not a miracle.

7/1/2007 10:03:19 AM

Frank

not this really has anything to do with anything, but is it more common for a gay to become straight or an atheist to be theist?

which leads me onto, wouldn't it be great to make someone straight? imagine the ego boost.

7/1/2007 10:14:41 AM

BurntBush

But you have to use the magic words "Dee Dee Dee".

7/1/2007 1:51:19 PM

SophieEleven

@Frank: I don't know the statistics for atheists becoming theists, but if you're gay then presently there is no method to "become straight" (no matter how hot the person trying to 'convert' you might be, heh heh).

Turning gay people straight has been tried before (and still is, in some religious circles) but there's absolutely no proof it works. Usually, it just ends up screwing up the gay person's mind and sending them cowering back into the closet. Or they pretend to 'go straight' to please everyone and then have mental & relationship problems for life.

If you vascillate between which gender you like- i.e., switch between them depending on the gender of the person you're attracted to- then you're bi (like me :3) and not gay in the first place.

I have no statistics to support this, but in my personal experience/travels, there are many bi people out there masquerading as straight, and it's not impossible to do so. It's not pleasant... but also definitely not as difficult as it would be for a truly gay person. This might explain some 'conversions' (if there are any out there?)

Just my two cents, hope it helps.

7/2/2007 6:08:15 AM

Darwin

Tell ya what Ed, I'll give you a 2 for 1 special - you make a river part, and I will convert to christianity. Hell, I'll even let you try a mere creek.

7/2/2007 9:18:33 AM

Brian X

Frank:

The best you can do is make someone sort-of-bisexual. (As a self-identified heteroflexible person, I can say I wouldn't mind a path to full bisexuality -- it's awfully annoying to like dick but be repulsed by the male bodies it's attached to... but that isn't in the cards for me.)

7/2/2007 11:37:20 AM

Freboy

I think if you check out the statistics, the "greater" miracle happens a lot more often than the less great.

7/2/2007 3:39:38 PM

Allegory for Jesus

An even bigger miracle than that would be a Christian making a good and honest argument for believing in their nonsense. It seems like it is less common than an atheist converting, that's for sure.

4/24/2011 10:46:04 AM

The Duelist

A bunch of dusty old men in the back pocket of the Roman Emperor deciding which myths are better than the others is a "miracle"?

Words fail me; but you're still stupid.

4/24/2011 11:24:57 AM

Canadiest

And just how many posts before someone says Atheists are weak-willed, haven't got a mind of their own and need people to tell them what to think.

Not many I bet. Jack Chick claims it happens all the time with 2 lame arguments and 3 vague out-of-context Bible verses, bang, Atheist becomes Christian. How is that hard then?

4/25/2011 12:45:00 PM

Kuno

Isn’t that just admitting that it is impossible to convert an atheist using logic and reason?

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