• Thought experiment: A group of adults, not raised Christian, are given bibles to read. What do you suppose the outcome might be?

    It is perfect and God inspired but without God it is a mystery Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God It is us telling you the truth that inspires faith in some, they reach out to God and He saves them and gives them His Holy Spirit and at that point it starts to make sense Thought experiment two.....stop asking questions about... show more
    It is perfect and God inspired but without God it is a mystery Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God It is us telling you the truth that inspires faith in some, they reach out to God and He saves them and gives them His Holy Spirit and at that point it starts to make sense Thought experiment two.....stop asking questions about Christians while bliocking them it makes no sense to you because you are dead inside. The tool you need to understand it...your spirit. is dead
    14 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 years ago
  • YA Atheists please tell me that all atheists are no as miserable as the ones I see on YA?

    Because you are the most pathetic miserable bunch of whiners and complainers that it has ever been my displeasure to comer across You go out of your way to pee in everyone's pool. Very rarely do you have anything positive or encouraging to add to the conversation. Srsly what is the point of denying God if all your going to do is piss and moan... show more
    Because you are the most pathetic miserable bunch of whiners and complainers that it has ever been my displeasure to comer across You go out of your way to pee in everyone's pool. Very rarely do you have anything positive or encouraging to add to the conversation. Srsly what is the point of denying God if all your going to do is piss and moan about God and his followers. If I was an Atheist I would be out getting the most out of life.....enjoying what little time I had before accountability comes knocking *not
    18 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 years ago
  • The Jews were not confused knowing who God was, and they did not teach a trinity, so why would God confuse us later?

    Note: this question does not reflect my own opinion. This question was asked by another user, and I ask it again so that people blocked by that user may answer the question if they wish.
    Note: this question does not reflect my own opinion. This question was asked by another user, and I ask it again so that people blocked by that user may answer the question if they wish.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 years ago
  • How come many atheists say that religious people are mean?

    I'm not religious but I don't understand where all the hate from atheists come from. In my life, I've never been encountered by someone who shoves their religious beliefs down my throat. My art teacher showed us a video of a church not allowing any weddings until gay marriage was legalized. My family believes in god and they seem like... show more
    I'm not religious but I don't understand where all the hate from atheists come from. In my life, I've never been encountered by someone who shoves their religious beliefs down my throat. My art teacher showed us a video of a church not allowing any weddings until gay marriage was legalized. My family believes in god and they seem like very nice people. I live in Wisconsin so maybe religious nuts just don't really exist in the north. When it comes to gay marriage, I don't think religion is the main reason for homophobia. For example, in many asian countries, gay marriage isn't legalized even though there is no religion against it nearly as much as christianity or Islam. Also, atheists are the vast majority of the internet. So I get confused when atheists on youtube say that they are tired of the religious people in the comment sections. It seems like most of the comments are atheist on atheist videos and they are much more liked than christian comments. Does it matter what a person believes? If someone saves your life and they happen to believe in fairies, would you hate them? But then here we go with the people saying "we never talk about their beliefs, we only talk about how religion negatively affects society." If this is true how come most atheists on the internet mostly tease christians by their belief in god? Does the very fact that someone believes in god makes them a bad person? I just want everyone to get along. I love everyone regardless of religion.
    14 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 years ago
  • Is the short squat pale Eskimo or the or the tall thin dark Zulu more "evolved"?

    Or has the breeding of one body style been more successful than the other in their respective environments and they are both the same Species? Species changing and adapting to fit their environment, without changing species...this is not micro-evolution this is God's efficient design to ensure the survival of His Creation (aka natural... show more
    Or has the breeding of one body style been more successful than the other in their respective environments and they are both the same Species? Species changing and adapting to fit their environment, without changing species...this is not micro-evolution this is God's efficient design to ensure the survival of His Creation (aka natural selection) is a natural part of creation Hint if they can make little Eskilu's they are the same species
    8 answers · Jokes & Riddles · 3 years ago
  • Atheists, what do you think about the vocal atheists that the theistic public see being completely anti-theist?

    and trying to essentially shut down any and all freedom of religious expression in any public sphere, especially anything having even remotely to do with the government, I know they don't speak for all of you the same way Westboro baptists don't speak for all Christians so I'd like to know what average atheists think of this anti-theist... show more
    and trying to essentially shut down any and all freedom of religious expression in any public sphere, especially anything having even remotely to do with the government, I know they don't speak for all of you the same way Westboro baptists don't speak for all Christians so I'd like to know what average atheists think of this anti-theist hate that is so often the image of atheism that others see
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 years ago
  • Atheists, if you walked into your child's bedroom, and caught them reading a Bible, plus drinking a bottle of bourbon ...?

    ... which item would you be more concerned about?
    ... which item would you be more concerned about?
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 years ago
  • Atheist do you question moses, or socrates, plato ever lived?

    if you do, what is your evidence? if you dont then why say they all lived but christ is a myth? all 3 lived before christ was born. seems to be a bias towards christ. for you see all humans are accountable to christ, but not to the others. jesus as savior now or judge later after death. the choice is yours.with all choices in life comes... show more
    if you do, what is your evidence? if you dont then why say they all lived but christ is a myth? all 3 lived before christ was born. seems to be a bias towards christ. for you see all humans are accountable to christ, but not to the others. jesus as savior now or judge later after death. the choice is yours.with all choices in life comes consequences good or bad. you will have NO excuses. i say this not to be a bigot. but i care for a persons soul , and want all to come to the saving knowledge of jesus christ.
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 years ago
  • Do some even give up true science to become an atheist ?

    Scientists’ theories often seem to rely on premises that require their own kind of faith. For example, when it comes to the origin of life, most evolutionists adhere to ideas that require faith in certain “doctrines.” Facts are mixed with theories. And when scientists use the weight of their authority to impose blind belief in evolution, they are in... show more
    Scientists’ theories often seem to rely on premises that require their own kind of faith. For example, when it comes to the origin of life, most evolutionists adhere to ideas that require faith in certain “doctrines.” Facts are mixed with theories. And when scientists use the weight of their authority to impose blind belief in evolution, they are in reality implying: ‘You are not responsible for your morality because you are merely the product of biology, chemistry, and physics.’ Biologist Richard Dawkins says that in the universe ‘there is no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but pointless indifference.’ To uphold such beliefs, some scientists choose to ignore the extensive research of other scientists who contradict the theoretical foundations for their theories on the origin of life. Even if we allow for billions of years of time, the accidental forming of the complex molecules required to form a functional living cell has been shown to be a mathematical impossibility.* Thus, the dogmatic theories on the origin of life that appear in many textbooks must be considered invalid. ### @@@@IVO-SCIENCE WORKS-I KNOW AND SO DO THE PEOPLE KILLED BY NUCLEAR ENERGY ### ### @@@ANDRE L--GOD WAS NOT CREATED, HE ALWAYS EXISTED-YOUR FALLACY FAILS ### ### @@@@PAUL-APPLY THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD TO EVOLUTION-YOU ARE SMART, AREN'T YOU ? ### ### HAS SCIENCE DONE AWAY WITH GOD ? ###
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 years ago
  • Question for atheists??

    Do you affirm that morality is subjective? If so, do you accept the logical conclusion that if the Nazis had won and become the majority of the population that the Holocaust would at best become a difference of opinions and at worst morally right? If not, do you affirm that morality arises from our genetics and aan evolutionary need to do what is... show more
    Do you affirm that morality is subjective? If so, do you accept the logical conclusion that if the Nazis had won and become the majority of the population that the Holocaust would at best become a difference of opinions and at worst morally right? If not, do you affirm that morality arises from our genetics and aan evolutionary need to do what is best for the group? If so, do you accept the logical conclusion that those who are no longer an asset to the group, such as cripples who can't work or old people, should be killed, as this would be best for the group? If no to both of these, where do your morals come from? I didn't think I would have to actually add this, but please refrain from ad hominen or tu quoque and actually answer the question. @Paladin Where, then, does your morality come from? @Vidi "Don't be a jerk" is not a set of morals, because not every moral situation involves being mean or nice. The world isn't that simple, sweetie. @Sour Good point. Let's say then that these old people have Alzheimers or they are mentally retarded to the point where they are unable to contribute anything. Should they die? Logic says yes, but (I would hope) you would say no. @Shawn Yes, actions of consequences. Morality is what tells us whether or not those consequences are good or bad. @nyphdinmd I'll admit, your answer was the best, and certainly the most intriguing. However, it has some problems. Your view of morality says that what is morally good is that which promotes society anything that makes living in society unsafe is morally bad. However, why are these things morally right or wrong? Because Thoreau said so? That's nice, but opinions don't make ethics. My question was not "why are good things good" but rather where do your concepts of right and wrong some from? You say the holocaust would have been morally wrong because it causes suffering and death, but why are those things bad? They may not be pleasant, but that doesn't make them morally wrong. Also, they Bible never says slavery is right. It recognizes slavery as part of the world (which was, by the way, worlds apart from American plantation slavery) and sets rules that keep the slaves (ideally) from being mistreated. (FYI, slaves back then were mostly war prisoners or p @Spencer So, "life is preferable to death" is an absolute moral? What does that say about suicide victims? For them, death was obviously preferable to life, but I thought that the opposite was an absolute standard? @Everard You contradicted yourself. You say that every moral advancment was opposed by the Catholic Church, but then go on to say that all morals are subjective. If that is the case, then genocide isn't morally wrong. "Something wrong with their brain chemistry"? If that is an absolute, objective standard then it's not dependent on brain chemistry. And, more to the point, how can some morals be objective and others not? Ah @Andre, I was hoping someone would bring that up. You have just committed a fallacy, namely that of a false dilemma. So see, there is a third option, one that solves that little problem. God tells us X is good or bad BECAUSE He is good.
    23 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 years ago
  • Do you ever let the sun go down on your anger?

    What does the bible tell you to do about a fight between another person and you?
    What does the bible tell you to do about a fight between another person and you?
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 years ago
  • Is it blasphemy to think prayer works?

    Is it blasphemy to think that an infinitely wise being hadn't already picked an optimal universe? Is it blasphemy to think that an omniscient being who knew the outcome of the universe he created before he even created it would change the manifest destiny of the universe because some mortal being prayed for something? @Hope is certainty: So you... show more
    Is it blasphemy to think that an infinitely wise being hadn't already picked an optimal universe? Is it blasphemy to think that an omniscient being who knew the outcome of the universe he created before he even created it would change the manifest destiny of the universe because some mortal being prayed for something? @Hope is certainty: So you agree that it does not work in changing the outcome of one's circumstances? e.g. god does not cure cancer? Or help christian troops etc.? @star: Satan would attack character rather than address the question, you are far closer to Satan than I. @Hope is certainty: Your edit didn't address my question at all and you know it. @Dawñ: so you agree that it does not work in changing the outcome of one's circumstances? e.g. god does not cure cancer? Or help christian troops etc.? @mopar Mike: 'More times than not' doesn't sound like 'always'... if you think god could change his mind even once you must not believe in his omniscience. Thank you to all who attempted a genuine answer that addressed the question, even if I disagreed with it. Thank you to all who attempted a genuine answer that addressed the question, even if I disagreed with it.
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 years ago
  • What would convince you God is real?

    If you are an atheist or not sure about the existence of God, what kind of proof would convince you God is real?
    If you are an atheist or not sure about the existence of God, what kind of proof would convince you God is real?
    31 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 years ago
  • Biggest Regrets in Your Life?

    What is the biggest Regret of your Life? The Holidays have me down a bit, thinking alot, too much maybe. Thinking about what I regret the most. More than anything else, I regret pressuring my nineteen year old ex-girlfriend Sarah into getting an Abortion almost nine years ago. It seemed like the right thing to do at the time, I was twenty five... show more
    What is the biggest Regret of your Life? The Holidays have me down a bit, thinking alot, too much maybe. Thinking about what I regret the most. More than anything else, I regret pressuring my nineteen year old ex-girlfriend Sarah into getting an Abortion almost nine years ago. It seemed like the right thing to do at the time, I was twenty five and she was just a sophomore in college, and even though we'd been dating two years and she was supposed to be taking birth control pills, I never wore a condom. In retrospect, her getting pregnant wasn't just an accident, it was a miracle. If she was really taking her birth control pills, I shouldnt have been upset about it, I should have seen it for what it was, not an accident, but a miracle. But, I just didnt feel ready to be a father. I should have tried harder. I should have been a man about it and told Sarah that I would have married her and raised the baby with her, and that we could have made a go at it. But instead I was a coward and just broke up with Sarah after the abortion and started dating a younger girl, who I later married, but I still have no other children of my own. Even though the abortion seemed like a quick fix at the time, ever since that abortion, so much in my life has gone to crap, and the guilt from the abortion still continues to devour my soul, years and years later. Nobody ever told me the post-abortion guilt for the would be father would be anything like this. I swear to God it hurts worse every year. There is no amount of alcohol I can drink or pills I can take that can numb this pain. I thought I was pro choice, but the older I get, the more Im not. I thought I was a flippant agnostic, but the older I get, the more I realize, if there is a God, Im going to Hell for what I did. Its hard for me to imagine a bigger regret in my own life, flunking out of grad school, cheating with my exgirlfriend, getting a DWI a few years ago, getting blackout drunk and waking up in a hospital, not making the most of my opportunities at work or elsewhere, generally not being a loving son and an emotionally distant husband, whatever; none of them remotely compare to the gnawing, endless and hollow guilt and Regret lingering years and years after the abortion. What Regret in anyone's life or relationship is bigger than the regret after an Abortion?
    12 answers · Philosophy · 4 years ago
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    2 answers · Studying Abroad · 4 years ago