Some people here and elsewhere seem to constantly need to question atheists, only to not listen to the answers and belittle the very people they are asking questions of. Is that because they feel threatened by atheists? Shaky in their own faith so they need to demonize? What is the reason people can't just live and let live? I don't go out of my way to ask religious people questions only to put them down, why not show some respect? Yes I know it goes both ways and both sides need to not ask only to provoke. Ask questions if you are interested only. Is that unreasonable to expect?
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I wrote a hub about this: Science vs religion.
Thought you'd be interested!
Spreading truth is not fear. Fear is supported by falsity generated by evil. Wickedness breeds while men do nothing to support the truth. Comfort comes from truth, not immoral actions.
"He who jealously guards his fears quietly yearns to bring them about."
May be JThomp42 is trying to win the hubby award for "most religious hubber."
Good Luck Bro!
I agree I love this community always have, but there are a couple here who seem to do this routinely and I can't help but wonder is there a point to it? It's not like it leads to discourse (a good thing) but to disparage the very answers they ask for
Spreading truth is very easy for the righteous. But it causes the wicked to complain because they must continually spread falsities in order to sway the complacent.
Georgle, you are succinctly correct in your premise. The religious forums are a hoot, you see THIS ACTION constantly! It is analogous to a gladitorial battle!
I agree, but it begs the original question - WHY, what is the purpose. I guess it just seems like a colossal waste of time to me to seek people out I don't agree with to antagonize them lol.
Why do you and your friends try and single out those who; God forbid, disagree with you? You are becoming more and more laughable Christin. Your weakness is shining brightly
OK JThomp whatever ... If not being beat down by dogma and a need to blindly believe in something makes me weak, I accept.
JThomp, either you are totally clueless or the biggest hypocrite I've ever seen. That is EXACTLY what you do with every religious question you ask. Christin, this is why. So they can behave like this in these kinds of forums.
Georgie I had the thought of JThomp being an "atta boy" commenter yesterday as well. It seems to verify his need to belong, as do his religious beliefs. He attacks the person, not the question.
Georgie.......... I did not ask this question. Why do you only point out my comments and not the one's directed to me?
I agree. It's not that I take it personally, but I find it perplexing as to "why" - what compels someone to do it over and over and over. It's like the definition of insanity ;) expecting different results? or just want to stir the pot? lol
"What compels you to rephrase this question 1,000 times to get the same ego-satisfying response?" is something I post on these kinds of questions a LOT lol. I've started calling it the HP circle jerk...
When evil exists, moral individuals seek correction. Those who question that action are willing to let evil gain more ground in society. The righteous continue to spread the truth as those that are complacent complain. Truth stands above.
We ALL are ALL where we are supposed to be right now in the consciousness scheme of things.Some are traditionally/orthodox religious, others are atheists/agnostics, and still some are spiritual. NONE is better and/or worse than the other.ALL r ONE.
Albert Einstein's quote is good. I must completely disagree with Enerst Hemingway. ALL think men? bit of a stretch
Blindly believing in something is not what thinking men do. Just believing in the theory that God magically created this world is an excuse for not being able to think. Just because you don't know how a magic trick is done,doesn't mean it's real!
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
Amazing thinker... What you say is blindly believing in something is called faith. Something that you cannot out think or out reason. God is in control.. whether you want to accept it or not
That's been always the best excuse for not being able to answer.
May be you mistook faith for ignorance.
I think you are mistaking your fairy tales for intelligence.. in which you are not showing
Fairy tales? What are you talking about?
Your commenting of mere men. You should read what Jesus has commented to see the light. Choices are very important, let us hope you all make he right one before it i to late
first of all i love your name. second of all your blindly beleiving statement is bold, considering you didnt even ask or know why i beleive what i do. you just assume i dont have reasons because im christian. I assure you i do.
I was not trying to judge you; I was not referring to you when I made that statement, but now that I read it again, It sounds totally wrong!
Actually, I couldn't write my whole message cause of the word limit for comments, and it sounds wrong! Sorry!
i know i hate the word limit thing. i even asked a question about that a while back because i was so frustrated with it. it makes it very difficult to be clear and make your point.
evil thrives on ignorance. that is why many evil ones demand that truth be omitted from daily life. society is at risk because good people do nothing to counter the ignorance. faith is not blind because it provides a truthful path to righteousness
A very well-reasoned response. I agree with your points. I just can't see the benefit of seeking out a fight with those you disagree with, but I value learning/listening to the experiences of others.
The righteous do not feel belittled or shaky. The truth of the Creator will always lead the righteous to an honorable destiny. Wickedness and support for it will always lead to confrontation and despair. This is where the complainer sits.
Completely agree with you TA. Those who have not accepted Christ will never see the truth until they seek the truth. The truth is unfathomable to them.
Your version of the truth will never be fathomable to me, you're absolutely right. Fortunately, more than one path leads to the truth as you will one day hopefully see. My path is right for me.
Well stated and I agree, I love discourse and talking and enjoy most Christians - there are a handful here though that do seem to use the questions section here to provoke rather than discuss.
You don't actually. You have interesting questions and thought provoking dialogue. You are NOT who I am referring to at all. I enjoy your questions/answers.
I agree with ChristinS, your responses are always very thoughtful and productive, christiananrkist.
thank you both for your kind words. you both make a lot of great points as well that i sometimes think of out of the blue during the day, lol.
Atheists/Agnostics are only belittled, insulted, and provoked because their spiritless undertaking delivers them into evil. Otherwise, all the truthful comments and questions would mean nothing.
more diatribes and drivel by TA there's a surprise.
Again belittling ta. SMH
being told we are evil gets tiresome JThomp and that's all some seem to be able to come up with.
TA is in THE HABIT of denigrating those with different spiritual/ethical beliefs. It is OBVIOUS in his post. JT, Christin was not belittling TA, she was TELLING THE TRUTH. It is TA who is being belittling & adopting a superior attitude!
I have not once told anyone they are evil. But, there is a way to portray one's self as not to offend.
has anyone here been to the should christians and atheists segregate question recently? i was against it, but i understand the desire for the suggestion. Yikes!
wasnt the question, why do christians ask questions? so how do they hear their own answers? isnt the question to hear the atheists answer? i also consider myself wanting to engage in meaningful conversation. i know there are those who dont though
"...how do they hear their own answers?"
They spend their conversations here just waiting for their chance to talk, er, type.
lol, I always say talk and hear too. i think everyone here is just waiting to express their opinion on something though. i ask lots of question to learn and other things, but this isnt strictly reading for me.
Yes that was the question, and my answer. I've met very few Christians who want to hear any answer but their own.
The backing for their answers never changes and they hate / avoid hard questions. They ignore known science and logic.
its very unfortunate those are the majority of christians you know. I know a good amount of "just have faith" christians myself. in the christian apologetic circles though, science isnt ignored and love the harder questions. its good to be humbled.
Truth shall triumph because it never has to be defended, only spread by those who morally support the society. The major complainers continue to be those who lack the truth because they must always seek false information to spread. Truth is advancing
That's why atheism is the fastest growing belief world wide. America is catching up all be it slowly.
ChristinS then there's this - where someone misquotes what you've said and then unleashes a rebuttal against it.
Dellea no where does she claim this is ONLY happening to her - just that it is.
Apparently you did not read my full question before answering. You were not a part of the original exchange that inspired the question so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.
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