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21-11-2013, 07:03 AM
One thing that a theist taught me
My school is conducting a large scale brainwash again called "godspell week". I (somehow) bravely stepped in the hall in a lunch time shaharing section. I questioned (friendly tones only. Nothing real harsh) some christians about the problem of evil without getting any satisfying ansewers before I was "led away" by a teacher and he told me that asking christians that young questions that is this hard is a waste of time since most of them (95% according to him) are beliving christianity with emotions rather than logic. Thus I would be asking the wrong people for these questions.
Maybe he is right after all.

I got Dysgraphia and i am not living in the US so plz forgive my poor english.
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21-11-2013, 07:08 AM
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(21-11-2013 07:03 AM)bustead Wrote:  My school is conducting a large scale brainwash again called "godspell week". I (somehow) bravely stepped in the hall in a lunch time shaharing section. I questioned (friendly tones only. Nothing real harsh) some christians about the problem of evil without getting any satisfying ansewers before I was "led away" by a teacher and he told me that asking christians that young questions that is this hard is a waste of time since most of them (95% according to him) are beliving christianity with emotions rather than logic. Thus I would be asking the wrong people for these questions.
Maybe he is right after all.

My response would be that if they're too young for that, they're too young for Christianity.

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21-11-2013, 07:15 AM
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(21-11-2013 07:08 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(21-11-2013 07:03 AM)bustead Wrote:  My school is conducting a large scale brainwash again called "godspell week". I (somehow) bravely stepped in the hall in a lunch time shaharing section. I questioned (friendly tones only. Nothing real harsh) some christians about the problem of evil without getting any satisfying ansewers before I was "led away" by a teacher and he told me that asking christians that young questions that is this hard is a waste of time since most of them (95% according to him) are beliving christianity with emotions rather than logic. Thus I would be asking the wrong people for these questions.
Maybe he is right after all.

My response would be that if they're too young for that, they're too young for Christianity.

I second the motion.

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21-11-2013, 07:15 AM
RE: One thing that a theist taught me
Nah! Children are never too young to be lied to.

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21-11-2013, 07:29 AM
RE: One thing that a theist taught me
Methinks your "Theist" is wearing a lamb skin suit.

Theism is to believe what other people claim, Atheism is to ask "why should I".
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21-11-2013, 08:02 AM
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(21-11-2013 07:03 AM)bustead Wrote:  My school is conducting a large scale brainwash again called "godspell week". I (somehow) bravely stepped in the hall in a lunch time shaharing section. I questioned (friendly tones only. Nothing real harsh) some christians about the problem of evil without getting any satisfying ansewers before I was "led away" by a teacher and he told me that asking christians that young questions that is this hard is a waste of time since most of them (95% according to him) are beliving christianity with emotions rather than logic. Thus I would be asking the wrong people for these questions.
Maybe he is right after all.

Maybe he is right.

I emphasize--the power of Christianity is not in our faith but in its truth.
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21-11-2013, 08:22 AM
RE: One thing that a theist taught me
... which is not able to be comprehended or accepted without faith. Right[1]?

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias

Give me your argument in the form of a published paper, and then we can start to talk.
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21-11-2013, 08:44 AM
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(21-11-2013 08:02 AM)PleaseJesus Wrote:  
(21-11-2013 07:03 AM)bustead Wrote:  My school is conducting a large scale brainwash again called "godspell week". I (somehow) bravely stepped in the hall in a lunch time shaharing section. I questioned (friendly tones only. Nothing real harsh) some christians about the problem of evil without getting any satisfying ansewers before I was "led away" by a teacher and he told me that asking christians that young questions that is this hard is a waste of time since most of them (95% according to him) are beliving christianity with emotions rather than logic. Thus I would be asking the wrong people for these questions.
Maybe he is right after all.

Maybe he is right.

I emphasize--the power of Christianity is not in our faith but in its truth.

Bare assertion, still no evidence.

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21-11-2013, 09:02 AM
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(21-11-2013 07:03 AM)bustead Wrote:  My school is conducting a large scale brainwash again called "godspell week". I (somehow) bravely stepped in the hall in a lunch time sharing section. I questioned some christians about the problem of evil without getting any satisfying ansewers
You don't mention here the ages of the "christians" you questioned. That would help a bit.

Quote: before I was "led away" by a teacher and he told me that asking christians that young questions that is this hard is a waste of time since most of them (95% according to him) are beliving christianity with emotions rather than logic. Thus I would be asking the wrong people for these questions.
Maybe he is right after all.

Well. let's see. From infanthood, most US kids (hmmm...perhaps I can't even say that anymore)....are "taught" by their parent(s) all about belief in Santa, Easter Bunny and some sort of Tooth Faerie...and if in a christain household...all sorts of other myths as well.
At what point do these youth begin to really question the truth and verifiability of these myths? I really don't know. For some...soon; for others much much later.

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21-11-2013, 09:15 AM
RE: One thing that a theist taught me
The majority of "Christians" are indoctrinated and have no clue what Christianity entails besides the stories they hear in church.

77% of Christians don't read the Bible on a regular basis and just 20-25% of Christians have read the entire Bible.

These are disturbing facts for Christianity as a whole.

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