The cost of Christianity
Post Reply
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
29-08-2014, 01:21 PM
 
RE: The cost of Christianity
Shoot, just realized, you think my screen name has something to do with the post being opposite and that I'm new.

oops, purely coincidental.
Quote this message in a reply
29-08-2014, 02:35 PM
RE: The cost of Christianity
(29-08-2014 01:00 PM)TheInquisition Wrote:  Christianman's post from a few days ago:

Quote:The cost of atheism
Hi all,

Brief disclosure, I am a christian but not here to get into bun fights. Been there, done that, not interested.

I do want to raise a point about the cost of atheism to the western world. In particular I live in the UK, but I'm sure this holds true for the US etc.

I do not think that atheism ever has a chance of winning the day. Thats not because I am a christian its just that human beings have an inherent need to worship and derive meaning from God - however they articulate or formulate that. Thats why in the US Atheists are the most mistrusted people in society. Thats not going to change. Again, not a christian point, just a point.

However, atheists main point of attack has been on christianity. I realise that in the heat of debate silly things are said, christians are demonised, described as violent because of the OT, etc etc. And this has had an effect on society, you have had an impact. I think thats been seen in gay marriage etc.

Here is the rub. People are not turning to atheism, they never will. Instead Islam is filling the void. I predict that within 20 years the UK will be an Islamic state. I don't know about the US. If you want to know what that will look like, take a look at the Calaphate. This is the cost of atheism. You are trading Christianity for Islam.

Of course Christianity will continue and perhaps even thrive. Historically, it is when we are marginalised, and persecuted that the church is refined, becomes what it was meant to be, and grows. But what will society look like? Your attacks on Islam them will not be met with the same non-violent response that you have received from christians. This is the cost of atheism.


So what's up with that?

Yeah, what's your point?
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
29-08-2014, 04:23 PM
RE: The cost of Christianity
This user is unregistered now, what's up? Did he turn out to be a sock after all?

I hope that the world turns, and things get better. But what I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that, even though I do not know you, and even though I may never meet you, laugh with you, cry with you, or kiss you, I love you. With all my heart, I love you. - V for Vendetta
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
29-08-2014, 04:41 PM
RE: The cost of Christianity
Nope I'm back baby
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
29-08-2014, 07:43 PM
RE: The cost of Christianity
(29-08-2014 04:23 PM)Smercury44 Wrote:  This user is unregistered now, what's up? Did he turn out to be a sock after all?

An accidental duplicate account.

I have asked for the 'name change' log to be updated but FYI, proplayer44 is now CONVERSIONTUBE

Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 1 user Likes DLJ's post
29-08-2014, 08:03 PM
RE: The cost of Christianity
(29-08-2014 12:50 PM)CONVERSIONTUBE Wrote:  Hi all,

Brief disclosure, I am an atheist but not here to get into bun fights. Been there, done that, not interested.

I do want to raise a point about the cost of Christianity to the western world. In particular I live in Canada, but I'm sure this holds true for the US etc.

I do not think that Christianity ever has a chance of winning the day. That's not because I am an atheist its just that human beings have an inherent need to seek truth and derive meaning from truth - however they articulate or formulate that. That's why in the US, Christians are becoming mistrusted people in society. That's not going to change. Again, not an Atheist point, just a point.

However, Christians main point of attack has been on Atheists. I realize that in the heat of debate silly things are said, Atheists are demonized, described as immoral because of the NT, etc etc. And this has had an effect on society, you have had an impact. I think that's been seen in gay marriage etc.

Here is the rub. People are not turning to Christianity, they never will. Instead Atheism is filling the void. I predict that within 20 years the UK will be an Atheist state. I don't know about the US. If you want to know what that will look like, take a look at Sweden and Denmark. This is the cost of gaining knowledge of truth. You are trading Christianity for Truth.

Of course Atheism will continue and perhaps even thrive. Historically, it is when we are marginalized, and persecuted that Atheism is refined, becomes what it was meant to be, and grows. But what will society look like? Your attacks on Christianity will not be met with the same non-violent response that you have received from Atheism. This is all at the cost of Christianity,

THANK God....

Alright, as I do see your point of christianity being a big donomination, the issue with this is you don't say why. The reason christianity thrives is because practicioners force it to. As to the idea of Athiesim becoming the more practiced religion that simply is hard to say definitley. Considering It's third in terms of number it's just unrealistic. Christians grow up christians mainly because they are raised by christians who put the fear of god into them. So they live in fear and they fear not being of christian fate. So honestly the cost of Christianity is sheer ignorance and intolerance. Thumbsup
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
29-08-2014, 11:18 PM
RE: The cost of Christianity
(29-08-2014 12:55 PM)docskeptic Wrote:  Christianman, is that you? Praise Einstein. You saw the light!

Truly this is a splended day indeed! A toast I say! A Toast!


My Youtube channel if anyone is interested.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEkRdbq...rLEz-0jEHQ
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
[+] 1 user Likes Shadow Fox's post
30-08-2014, 06:43 AM
RE: The cost of Christianity
(29-08-2014 08:03 PM)beautiflyopenminded Wrote:  ... As to the idea of Athiesim becoming the more practiced religion that simply is hard to say definitley. Considering It's third in terms of number it's just unrealistic. Christians grow up christians mainly because they are raised by christians who put the fear of god into them. So they live in fear and they fear not being of christian fate. So honestly the cost of Christianity is sheer ignorance and intolerance. Thumbsup

Atheism is not a religion nor is it a proper noun. Drinking Beverage

Skepticism is not a position; it is an approach to claims.
Science is not a subject, but a method.
[Image: flagstiny%206.gif]
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
30-08-2014, 07:21 AM
RE: The cost of Christianity
(29-08-2014 01:12 PM)goodwithoutgod Wrote:  
(29-08-2014 01:10 PM)CONVERSIONTUBE Wrote:  When I read the other post I thought wouldn't it be fun to change a few words around and see how it sounds. Was fun, I enjoyed that. I guess we can all see how void those expressons are without Citation.

Consider

To be fair, I had the same impulse. I just didn't have the patience to actually do it.

The truth is absolute. Life forms are specks of specks (...) of specks of dust in the universe.
Why settle for normal, when you can be so much more? Why settle for something, when you can have everything?
Find all posts by this user
Like Post Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply
Forum Jump: