I guess to make a theoretical point about how faith blinds people to the obvious truth, ie... there was no way he would really convert but people wanted to believe it so bad that they ignored common sense and the evidence to the contrary. I didn't really read thru the whole thing though when I read it the first night it went up, I figured he was up to some kind of game.
In his other thread, aware, about being saved yea it was all a lie. He told me that it was a learning experience when I say it was a slap in the face. He said he had to prove to believers that the logic behind their beliefs are wrong or something to that nature.
There was this ridiculouslhy long thread that always24 put up to lie to believers and it had something to do with individual belief and logic. I caught the tail end so I don't think I got what the point was.
But that's so dumb. I mean only someone with an oversized ego could think that he could persuade all those people to dump their faith by "exposing" it. I mean atheist philosophers from all time have been trying to do it and christianity is still around.
Good grief! And I thought he was just being ignorant when he said government created religions.
Could have been anything behind the reasoning, I have found it better to not try to guess the motivations if you wait long enough people will spell it out for you. Either way it was a little presumptuous,There could be a new discovery tomorrow giving proof for or against, and I doubt on the whole it would change much. In this modern skeptical society either side would just declare the proof a hoax, or fraud or tampering, or flawed and on and on.
I try to just live as good as I can, if I die and there's a God then great, I lived a good life, helped people and did the best I could to be kind and spread good will. If not, guess what I still had a good life and those I leave behind will remember me for it. Why should we need God to live right and be good to each other? We need an excuse to be nice is that it?
Ok, I can't help it. To be honest- I thought something might be up. However, I caught what I thought was the tail end and it looked to me like marine was upset that nobody believed him. It reminded me of when I was saved, and my drinking buddies wouldn't believe me. So, instead of not believing him, I trusted him.
Was it a little shady? I think that would be an understatement. He has sinse tried to turn it into a "lesson" for us all. Which I find even more belittling.
Now people like Scott may or may not understand the point- and to be quite frank I don't care. Has marine lost some credibility? In my book yes. The God I serve however has the ability to work wonders. I celebrate that He would never forsake anybody. Some will never accept the free gift that I find so beautiful. It saddens me, and I must admit it angers me to see Jesus mocked like that. For somebody who has "read the bible" he must have seen Jesus identify his nature. I know I did.
Which point is it exactly that I don't get, that you feel offended because he played on your compassion and faith or that he embarrassed a bunch of people for his own personal enjoyment? Please clarify exactly what it is I don't get, as I criticized said poster for his actions both times I visited his thread for his distasteful games.
Sooner, not everybody will hear the call to God. And I don't think you should feel bad that you trusted someone and were open to helping him. Those are good things. The fact that always24 was the one who greatly misled you, he should feel bad. That he doesn't and feels that he got one over so many people who gave him their trust should show you that he is just a little touched in the head. It's really inexplicable.
You can't get enough either can you? How many different threads have you talked about me on? Are you obsessed with me? The only thing your god teaches is separatism. Analyze your government belief before you try to understand an ---------- belief. I will let you fill in the blanks since you obsess and know me so well.
@Crazd, yeah I am definitely excited about school, @Sooner, there is never nothing foolish in compassion and in sharing someone's joy, I think you're a little mad and have had your feelings hurt by someone would could really not care. You were played pure and simple. God does not forsake anyone, but in this case this individual has forsaken God in your beliefs so leave God to handle it. I do think based on his previous behavior and word usage that to the careful observer his deceptions were obvious, but I understand your anger, but warn you taking it out on me and starting a rather unwise argument would be in fact foolish and only signal always 24 that he has got to you. You have learned a great lesson here, you can't trust him. That doesn't mean you don't love him or are judging him, only that you refuse to be fooled again.
back to Crazd, I'm probably not going to finish by the deadline, i have so much to get wrapped up by Dec 1st, so i can take the entrance exam, then i have orientation, and scheduling, and then classes start on Jan. 14th Yay!!
I think all of you from Sooner to manlypoet need to just walk away from that time bomb, when it goes its gonna go big and you don't want to be taken down by the blast, have you not ever noticed even when we're involved in the same thread that I avoid talking to him.
for sure. I used to not like cats. I don't know why, it was a personal preference- but now I love em. Mayby its my mid life crisis setting in. So, long as I adopt a cat and don't go buy a corvette or something.
I tell you all frequently that the only way to win this game is not to play it, you cannot win, when the rules are set up to defend the other person, why do you think i take such a round about approach to my opinions.
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