Religion Is Dead
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12-12-2014, 02:54 PM
RE: Religion Is Dead
(12-12-2014 11:24 AM)Nurse Wrote:  Yep. I was one of them. For a long time my Facebook said "more spiritual than religious."

It's not about being at church on Sunday at 8:45 am, nor the stained glass, and not even really the communion if you're just going through the motions - it's about the personal relationship. Or something like that. Facepalm

I'll try to find the YouTube video that expresses this point of view that EVERYBODY was sharing for a while.

Edit: Found it!



Reading these comments, just look at this one

"Atheists happen to Bash Christians and their faith; yet when their boyfriends/girlfriends leave them, family members die, or something generally traumatizing or tragic happens they all scream God why? Case Closed Atheism is a choice from lack of will to pursue the Lord. You childish atheists are as open booked as a pornography script. Troll this post please i'm expecting it, Why? because i'm a former atheist who used to do the SAME thing and feel the same feelings these hateful emos, scene kids, goths, Hipsters and whores and Whoremongers (all capable of atheism) do currently. Their hearts are dark and their cores are Cold, Even in movies the ignore the lines that directly refer to the bible. Believe it or not My fellow Christians your words sometimes touch them but their demons (we're all persecuted by them believer or not believer) force or compel them to reject with lack of evidence(Which is why faith offends them) or by twisting the words of the bible with forceful biased beliefs to give themselves excuse not to believe or not understand what God truly means

God Loves all of you Atheists, you're all like rampant children without your spiritual adderall."

You yanks make me sick with this shitNo

[Image: Guilmon-41189.gif] https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOW_Ioi2wtuPa88FvBmnBgQ my youtube
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12-12-2014, 03:57 PM
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Cause "I've never actually seen him but pretend to talk to him a lot, go to his home once a week when he isn't there, and celebrate his birthday months late but his death on the day it happened" is totally what constitutes a personal relationship.

Popcorn I put more thought into fiction than theists put into reality.
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12-12-2014, 06:03 PM
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They're trying for some sort of Religion Lite, where they can believe in the same woo but not be bound by their own holy book. "Religion has caused wars and genocide!" "But I'm not religious, so I'm better."
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13-12-2014, 05:36 PM
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(12-12-2014 06:03 PM)Clockwork Wrote:  They're trying for some sort of Religion Lite, where they can believe in the same woo but not be bound by their own holy book. "Religion has caused wars and genocide!" "But I'm not religious, so I'm better."

Yeah, now that I think about it, it actually makes me kind of happy to see that even Christians are having a hard time digesting all the crap that their holy book says. It seems like it's their beliefs' last defense before cognitive dissonance leads them to reality.
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22-12-2014, 11:06 PM
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I use a very simple criterion to distinguish religion from personal belief.

The moment you try to involve a third party in your alleged "relationship" with an invisible entity, your belief automatically becomes a religion and remains so in perpetuity.
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23-12-2014, 07:45 AM
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(12-12-2014 11:14 AM)EppurSiMuove Wrote:  So, some churches around here are having sermons over how religion is terrible and blah, blah, blah, and they instead have a personal relationship with god (still the Judeo-Christian god). Even worse, my in-laws go to one of those churches, and are always blathering on about it. I find this to be a perfect example of how theists, Christians in particular, always obscure their beliefs, and raise the bar, so to speak, so that it can sound like it still holds water. I mean, surely these people realize wht they're saying; "I can't stand religion, but I still believe in the god that this religious book tells me to". I try to not cross the line between being a skeptic, and being an a--hole to people, but this just seems like the biggest load of crap I've heard in a long time.
What are y'all's thoughts?
Anyone else seeing this?

Well, when certain words acquire a great deal of baggage, people tend to create new ones, rebrand themselves. There are plenty of atheists who refuse to identify themselves as atheists, such as Neil Tyson, Carl Sagan, Einstein, because of the baggage such concepts have acquired over the years.
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