Repo Man: It really is astonishing to me that anyone can believe in the concept of a place of never ending torment. A place that a "loving god" condemns you to for the most trivial reasons.
Langston: Dear Mr. Jones:I presume that you came to your faith through reading, reflection, and prayer. I too, spent a good amount of time reading, reflecting, and praying. Somehow, even though we both did the same thing, I heard a different call.I did not hear a chorus of angels unraveling a singular path in front of me that led to a legion of evangelical Christian angels blowing trumpets over the burned corpses of false religions. I read a story a man who preached kindness, and gentleness, and forgiveness. Who told me that if a man stepped up and slapped me across my face, I should turn my other cheek to him. Who told me that if a thief robs me of my jacket, give him my shirt as well. Who told me to love my enemies and worship in private. Who loved those who sought him harm, not raising his hand to them as they punished, tortured and killed him.Those are lofty principles that I have tried to uphold. I do so with the knowledge that my faith is my own, and I accept that others will choose to believe as they will, even if they choose to believe only what can be shown and proven. This is their right and I respect that. I do not care that I am more or less correct than them, only that I live a life that benefits those around me.I hope that the structure of the universe is such that all of us in some way become better with experience, including a consciousness and knowledge that transcends death, and brings us closer to perfection. I hope that the structure of the universe is such that justice is meted out perfectly in time, that the poor may be comforted and the rich humbled. That the cruel ones feel and understand the pain they caused and the humble ones encouraged.I cannot say what Christianity is. I only know what I want to become.
Dr Dreidel: Ned Stark: This is why I don't like moderate religious people. You think I'm going to hell for all eternity to face unimaginable torture because I haven't done something as simple as accepting Jesus and you aren't gonna be at least a little pushy about it? Well screw you Jack. Ill talk to someone who hives a damn.[inigo.jpg]A moderate doesn't get all up in your business about the fundamentals of their religious beliefs. That's called something else.
Cythraul: EvilEgg: WhoopAssWayne: Ah yes, another enlightening thread with the fark teenaged atheists.[imageshack.us image 287x312]Don't worry - it's just a stage. Once you grow up a little more, you'll get over it.It's kind of like when gay men first come out of the closet, they go through a queeny phase, then most settle back down again.Really? It's the opposite for me. I'm getting a little more queenish as the years go on.
stuhayes2010: [brianjones.com image 640x427]Even as a little kid I would look at these people and think "they really believe they're talking to someone who is there? I just don't get it." 30 years later, I still don't get it. Sundays should be spent with friends and family sleeping off Saturday night's hangover until well after noon, not handing money to a tax free organization.
WhoopAssWayne: Ah yes, another enlightening thread with the fark teenaged atheists.[imageshack.us image 287x312]Don't worry - it's just a stage. Once you grow up a little more, you'll get over it.
Cheron: When I was younger I saw the Exorcist and at one point the demon looks at the priest and says, "your mother does acts of perversion in hell."
E5bie: Is this guy for real, or is he another one of those militant atheists who mock fundamentalists by pretending to be a Christian a-hole?
abfalter: I am not a believer but if I did there is no way that I would worship a god that would punish you for an infinite amount of torment for a finite number of sins.
God Is My Co-Pirate: Can't view it here, could somebody please repost, or is it too long?
The Green Intern: CSB time.From my first day of school to the time I was old enough to get my school permit, I rode the bus with a girl who was the kindest, most open and tolerant person I'd ever met. She got engaged to some born-again Christian guy and the next thing you know, she's saying things like "Schindler's list was sad, sure, but they're all going to hell anyway." And then she invited me to meet up and catch up before the wedding.Turns out she just wanted to pray for me and tell me she was worried I was going to hell./Hallmark doesn't make "You really need to get a divorce before it's too late" card.//So I sent my own.
mamoru: Cythraul: What the fark did I just read?
limeybrit9: "7. Dabble in other religions, especially Buddhism. Buddhists are cool. You don't have to believe in God and there are no hard demands made on your life. Of course keep your Christian "cover" (most of your friends are Christians, and, quite frankly, it's good for business contacts), but don't let the Christianity thing go to your head. It's all pretty much the same thing. "Yeah, damn straight... it's a lot of effort to learn how your friends and neighbors process and interpret subjective concepts like morals or ethics before berating them on a daily basis for not believing exactly the same crap your parents force-fed you as a child.
Cheron: I'm going to hell and I'm OK with that. When I was younger I saw the Exorcist and at one point the demon looks at the priest and says, "your mother does acts of perversion in hell." So hell might be bad but they get recreation breaks
Ned Stark: This is why I don't like moderate religious people. You think I'm going to hell for all eternity to face unimaginable torture because I haven't done something as simple as accepting Jesus and you aren't gonna be at least a little pushy about it? Well screw you Jack. Ill talk to someone who hives a damn.
God Is My Co-Pirate: Thanks. Wow, this guy has never met a Buddhist, has he?
markfara: I thought Brian Jones drowned back in '69.
Valiente: Stop being a religious person I could consider reasonable enough to buy a pint!
Langston: Valiente: Stop being a religious person I could consider reasonable enough to buy a pint!I don't really label myself a Christian. I just want to be a good person.
Begoggle: I can't figure out if this is serious, ironic, or double ironic trollish.
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