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ATHEISTS are having a Tough time!

  1. God shet profile image61
    God shetposted 2 years ago

    They are constantly becoming the minority who are still hypnotized by the the utterly backward principles of the European Enlightenment!


    Welcome to the 21st Century.. Spirituality is the way!

    1. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      What is the point in antagonizing ppl?

      "But do you suppose this, O man, when you pass judgment on those who practice such things and do the same yourself, that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?" Rm 2:3-4

      1. God shet profile image61
        God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        What God doth punish?

        1. Sed-me profile image83
          Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Im sorry. I don't understand your response.

          1. God shet profile image61
            God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I mean, what type of God It is - that has the need to punish its own conscious children?

            1. Sed-me profile image83
              Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Yeah, you've lost me.

              1. God shet profile image61
                God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Right on!

                1. Paul Wingert profile image79
                  Paul Wingertposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Does your little have fairies and unicorns?

                  1. Quilligrapher profile image90
                    Quilligrapherposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    roll

      2. God shet profile image61
        God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Whatever, my contention is really simple: Spirituality is going to replace religion (even the most 'concrete' and established ones, like Christianity). There are many signs that this is really going to happen - the growth of online learning and interaction, the advent of radically 'different' spiritual teachers like Eckhart Tolle and others, the developments of the movement to transform public school education into a holistic process of nurturing human creativity and potential of the consciousness; changes in mass-transport and the growth of inter-continental travels, and the general growth of human empathy and awareness.


        There is no place of atheism in the 21st Century. Welcome!

        1. Sed-me profile image83
          Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          God does not call us to religion, he calls us to relationship... and as long as He allows us to have free will, there will always be those who do not believe. Welcome to reality. (No disrespect intended.)

          1. God shet profile image61
            God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Well, atheists played a role in keeping the balance. Perhaps that role has lost its relevance, just the way that television is losing its relevance.

            1. Sed-me profile image83
              Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              God is not a ying/yang participant.

              1. God shet profile image61
                God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Welcome to reality wink

                1. Sed-me profile image83
                  Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  I enjoy actual conversation. Im not sure what this is so I bid you adieu.

                  1. God shet profile image61
                    God shetposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    Well, if you like to discontinue, let it be so. Anyway, what I meant is that you are spot on to the fact that 'God' ('God' is merely a word - and there is a larger reality behind that word that it points to) is untouched by human polarities (Right vs. Wrong, Good vs. Evil etc.) and remains in a timeless dimension of bliss.


                    I think, we (humans as a whole) are awakening to that truth (and the Internet is playing a great role in that awakening).

                    That makes many other modes of thinking (religious, 'scientific', atheistic etc.) puny and irrelevant.

        2. psycheskinner profile image81
          psycheskinnerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          As a lifelong atheist who has lived in five different nations I find this century exceedingly welcoming and my atheism no obstacle to being a fully engaged part of the great human journey. 

          You narrow-mindedness, however, is definitely an anachronism.

          I think that the greater lesson for humanity is to love other people, including those different from yourself.  This lesson is more important than deciding which spiritual part is "right"--if such a question even makes sense.

          This is the message of love and acceptance, and releasing the desire to judge and control others, that I see taking root and growing all around the world even as zealots and warlords try to smash it out.  They will not succeed.

          1. Sed-me profile image83
            Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Life long... that's interesting. Of course, when I say Im a life long Christian, some on this forum say I am indoctrinated. lol... Funny how we sometimes leave each other so little room for grace.

            1. psycheskinner profile image81
              psycheskinnerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              I mentioned it here only to indicate that I have had my entire life to experience any disadvantage from being atheist in the modern world, and to the contrary I think the world provide more secular/multi-faith welcoming environments than ever before.

              Of course there are aberrant areas where only one faith or only atheism is permitted.  But they are notable for being exceptions to the rule especially amongst developed technologically modern nations.

              Faith-based hatred is much in the news because it is no longer a universally accepted norm.  We have much to celebrate.

              1. Sed-me profile image83
                Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Really any kind of hatred is a detriment. We typically either run from it, or fight against it.
                Jesus' teaching "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you..." kind of blows the other options out of the water. Christ is a game changer.

    2. Righteous Atheist profile image61
      Righteous Atheistposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Oh dear. Better check your facts before speaking. wink

    3. janesix profile image61
      janesixposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know what you're talking about. Atheists can be spiritual.

    4. Paul Wingert profile image79
      Paul Wingertposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Atheists,agnostics and non religious are steadily growing. Your poorly educated pastor lied to you again.

 
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