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08-01-2015, 11:17 AM
RE: An atheist reads the bible
(08-01-2015 10:20 AM)The Q Continuum Wrote:  God answered some big prayers for me just this morning. He has been responding to my prayers for not only things but intimacy in relationship for many years. He is real and is available to you for relationship as well as petitions or requests.

You make it would like he told you to get a prescription for Cialis.

You ever pray for the well being of others or just for your little friend? And if you do does that make feel all warm and fuzzy inside like you actually helped someone? You could probably pray and fap at the same time but only one will get you results.

You're a self-centered, delusional prick...no disrespect.

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08-01-2015, 07:55 PM
RE: An atheist reads the bible
(08-01-2015 11:17 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(08-01-2015 10:20 AM)The Q Continuum Wrote:  God answered some big prayers for me just this morning. He has been responding to my prayers for not only things but intimacy in relationship for many years. He is real and is available to you for relationship as well as petitions or requests.

You make it would like he told you to get a prescription for Cialis.

You ever pray for the well being of others or just for your little friend? And if you do does that make feel all warm and fuzzy inside like you actually helped someone? You could probably pray and fap at the same time but only one will get you results.

You're a self-centered, delusional prick...no disrespect.

He faps to Jesus. Rolleyes

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09-01-2015, 10:46 AM
RE: An atheist reads the bible
(08-01-2015 11:08 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(08-01-2015 10:20 AM)The Q Continuum Wrote:  I don't mind pointing out the irony of your post, which was written then published to a forum in the hopes that some being might see and read it. Had no one followed up to lurk or post on this thread, you would have (almost) been doing what you accuse theists of doing in prayer--talking to yourself.

God answered some big prayers for me just this morning. He has been responding to my prayers for not only things but intimacy in relationship for many years. He is real and is available to you for relationship as well as petitions or requests.

God answered some of your big prayers this morning? Oh goodie, goodie for you. Oh yippie, skippie. You must be a super duper special kind of fella.

Guess god was too busy answering your prayers to help this child and the hundred- thousand just like him or her.

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Let me tell you, if your god does exist then he's the most immoral ass hole this side of the Milky Way or he's powerless or....... he simply doesn't exist.

I'm more moral than your god (if he exists) because were I god there's no way I'd let babies suffer like this. No way!

God can answer prayers through His servants. As his servant, I support several families, formerly three families in Africa, now one family. You? And if you're doing nothing to help other than complain, should God judge Himself or you as uncaring?

I say that respectfully. It's vexing to have people say "God is evil because He isn't doing something about a problem that I'm not doing anything about either."

I'm told atheists on forums like TTA are bitter and angry. If you are not, your posts to me will be respectful, insightful and thoughtful. Prove me wrong by your adherence to decent behavior.
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09-01-2015, 10:53 AM
RE: An atheist reads the bible
(09-01-2015 10:46 AM)The Q Continuum Wrote:  
(08-01-2015 11:08 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  God answered some of your big prayers this morning? Oh goodie, goodie for you. Oh yippie, skippie. You must be a super duper special kind of fella.

Guess god was too busy answering your prayers to help this child and the hundred- thousand just like him or her.

[Image: kevin-carter-vulture.jpg?w=700&h=466]

Let me tell you, if your god does exist then he's the most immoral ass hole this side of the Milky Way or he's powerless or....... he simply doesn't exist.

I'm more moral than your god (if he exists) because were I god there's no way I'd let babies suffer like this. No way!

God can answer prayers through His servants. As his servant, I support several families, formerly three families in Africa, now one family. You? And if you're doing nothing to help other than complain, should God judge Himself or you as uncaring?

I say that respectfully. It's vexing to have people say "God is evil because He isn't doing something about a problem that I'm not doing anything about either."

Your cognitive dissonance is astounding, you just described a world where only humans have a real impact. Exactly, imaginary deities aren't there to do anything for anyone.

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09-01-2015, 12:32 PM
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(09-01-2015 10:53 AM)TheInquisition Wrote:  
(09-01-2015 10:46 AM)The Q Continuum Wrote:  God can answer prayers through His servants. As his servant, I support several families, formerly three families in Africa, now one family. You? And if you're doing nothing to help other than complain, should God judge Himself or you as uncaring?

I say that respectfully. It's vexing to have people say "God is evil because He isn't doing something about a problem that I'm not doing anything about either."

Your cognitive dissonance is astounding, you just described a world where only humans have a real impact. Exactly, imaginary deities aren't there to do anything for anyone.

You skipped the fact that religious altruists cite religion, faith and the calling of God as the spur to action. My God has left in the scriptures such a call to action. I have his Word and go from there.

And my seeing Jesus at work, answering prayer, moving hearts, changing lives, and doing small and large miracles daily is an aside from seeing hypocrisy when someone, atheist or Christian, says God is remiss when they are an armchair quarterback themselves.

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09-01-2015, 01:02 PM (This post was last modified: 09-01-2015 01:16 PM by TheInquisition.)
RE: An atheist reads the bible
(09-01-2015 12:32 PM)The Q Continuum Wrote:  
(09-01-2015 10:53 AM)TheInquisition Wrote:  Your cognitive dissonance is astounding, you just described a world where only humans have a real impact. Exactly, imaginary deities aren't there to do anything for anyone.

You skipped the fact that religious altruists cite religion, faith and the calling of God as the spur to action. My God has left in the scriptures such a call to action. I have his Word and go from there.

And my seeing Jesus at work, answering prayer, moving hearts, changing lives, and doing small and large miracles daily is an aside from seeing hypocrisy when someone, atheist or Christian, says God is remiss when they are an armchair quarterback themselves.

Hopefully your imaginary friend never tells you to hurt anyone, but you are willing ""to give up my neighbor's life to show love for God."

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09-01-2015, 02:08 PM
RE: An atheist reads the bible
(09-01-2015 01:02 PM)TheInquisition Wrote:  
(09-01-2015 12:32 PM)The Q Continuum Wrote:  You skipped the fact that religious altruists cite religion, faith and the calling of God as the spur to action. My God has left in the scriptures such a call to action. I have his Word and go from there.

And my seeing Jesus at work, answering prayer, moving hearts, changing lives, and doing small and large miracles daily is an aside from seeing hypocrisy when someone, atheist or Christian, says God is remiss when they are an armchair quarterback themselves.

Hopefully your imaginary friend never tells you to hurt anyone, but you are willing ""to give up my neighbor's life to show love for God."

Yes. So here's an example. A person is caught under a drawbridge counterweight. If I pull the lever, they die, but the train coming to the bridge gets across. If I don't pull the lever, they live but the 200 train passengers die. I pull the lever. The press ask how I found the resolve to kill one person to save many and I say, "I love God and God wanted me to be strong enough to save as many as I could."

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09-01-2015, 02:22 PM
RE: An atheist reads the bible
(09-01-2015 02:08 PM)The Q Continuum Wrote:  Yes. So here's an example. A person is caught under a drawbridge counterweight. If I pull the lever, they die, but the train coming to the bridge gets across. If I don't pull the lever, they live but the 200 train passengers die. I pull the lever. The press ask how I found the resolve to kill one person to save many and I say, "I love God and God wanted me to be strong enough to save as many as I could."

Wow, has it really taken you all this time to come up with a way to try to weasel out of your obnoxiously immoral statement? The kind of dilemma you outline is common in discussions of ethics and no "love of god" is ever needed to come to a conclusion either way when faced with a choice like that.

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09-01-2015, 02:23 PM
RE: An atheist reads the bible
(09-01-2015 02:08 PM)The Q Continuum Wrote:  
(09-01-2015 01:02 PM)TheInquisition Wrote:  Hopefully your imaginary friend never tells you to hurt anyone, but you are willing ""to give up my neighbor's life to show love for God."

Yes. So here's an example. A person is caught under a drawbridge counterweight. If I pull the lever, they die, but the train coming to the bridge gets across. If I don't pull the lever, they live but the 200 train passengers die. I pull the lever. The press ask how I found the resolve to kill one person to save many and I say, "I love God and God wanted me to be strong enough to save as many as I could."

Cool story, here's another one that actually happened:

Children Of Mother Who Drove Van Into Ocean Say 'Mom Tried To Kill Us'

Jesus spoke to her, she obeyed.

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09-01-2015, 03:11 PM
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(09-01-2015 02:22 PM)unfogged Wrote:  
(09-01-2015 02:08 PM)The Q Continuum Wrote:  Yes. So here's an example. A person is caught under a drawbridge counterweight. If I pull the lever, they die, but the train coming to the bridge gets across. If I don't pull the lever, they live but the 200 train passengers die. I pull the lever. The press ask how I found the resolve to kill one person to save many and I say, "I love God and God wanted me to be strong enough to save as many as I could."

Wow, has it really taken you all this time to come up with a way to try to weasel out of your obnoxiously immoral statement? The kind of dilemma you outline is common in discussions of ethics and no "love of god" is ever needed to come to a conclusion either way when faced with a choice like that.

Not at all. That's the example I had in mind when I first wrote it. I merely challenged those at this forum to think outside the box and justify my statement. It's called the Socratic method and walking in another's shoes.

And yes, the dilemma I mentioned is common in ethics discussions without a solution. Jesus died, the One for the many. Star Trek 101, man. Or at least what we call Q call The Wrath of Khan.

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