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11-08-2016, 02:04 PM
Personal relationship with Jesus shit
I'm a lifelong atheist so this is something I just don't get... this personal relationship nonsense. I'm sure Buddhists have a personal relationship with Buddha, Hindus are rapturious when discussing Lord Shiva. My sister in law is an Native American and she has a personal relationship with her invisible mountain spirits and anyone who tells her otherwise gets the evil eye.

Do Christians think they have the corner market on relationships, especially personal relationships, with a god? What arrogance.

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11-08-2016, 02:08 PM
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The massive ego of those fucks was perhaps best expressed by Sam Harris.

Quote:There is, in fact, no worldview more reprehensible in its arrogance than that of a religious believer: the creator of the universe takes an interest in me, approves of me, loves me, and will reward me after death; my current beliefs, drawn from scripture, will remain the best statement of the truth until the end of the world; everyone who disagrees with me will spend eternity in hell.


Sam Harris - Letter to a Christian Nation

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11-08-2016, 02:17 PM
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The concept of having a personal relationship with something other than a person is scary.
" I have this special relationship with my car "

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11-08-2016, 02:30 PM
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Not sure how you can have any relationship with someone who has been dead for the best part of 2000 years

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11-08-2016, 02:36 PM
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Yeah on the few times someone has said such a thing in a conversation with me I have had no choice but to inform them that I can't even begin to address their statement. All I can usually think to do is say, "No you don't, grow up." They tend to get pissed.
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11-08-2016, 02:36 PM
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What's funny is that they claim to know their god on a personal level, yet I haven't met one who can tell me what the god's favorite joke is.

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11-08-2016, 02:40 PM
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Inventing and conjuring in your mind a "relationship" with invisible beings or movie stars or inanimate objects is a sign of a deluded personality.

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11-08-2016, 02:41 PM (This post was last modified: 11-08-2016 02:46 PM by GirlyMan.)
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I AM Jesus. Bob is my own personal Lord and Savior. I worship SLACK. Can't get much more personal than that. Big Grin

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11-08-2016, 02:47 PM
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I am declaring right now that if there exists a god or gods who would be interested in having a personal relationship with me, that I would genuinely like to have a personal relationship with them as well.

All they need to do is clearly and unambiguously communicate their desire to me, which I imagine would be an incredibly simple task for any god Rolleyes

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11-08-2016, 02:58 PM (This post was last modified: 11-08-2016 03:01 PM by SitaSky.)
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Whenever a Xians says "My religion is better and more true than those other religions because it's the only one where you get a personal relationship with your savior." Then I have to point out that's not true, even the Greeks thought they would communicate with the Gods, why would they bother with all those temples to Athena and Aphrodite? For fun? They thought they could ask for stuff they wanted like wisdom or a husband or a sandwich or whatever.

Even Hindus think they can communicate on a personal level with Krishna and Ganesh, it's not a unique experience and even if it was super duper special it doesn't make it true.

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