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splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:30pm PT
Xtians sounds like an alien race.
LOL!

I feel like one, at times!

"Beloved, as aliens and strangers in this world...!" 1 Peter 2:11

"They are not of the world even as I am not of the world." JC

"You are in the world, but not of the world!"

World = world system!

edit: Dave G - i don't doubt that I'm sure they have (i'v heard ones talk about doing it), i was just saying it is not a customary practice like it is with JW's or Mormons (part of what they are expected/instructed to do). Christians mainly focus on places out in the public. ie, beaches, parks, etc., but hardly even do that anymore!

Regardless, I know how you must feel when someone comes to your door, because I feel the same way when JW's or Mormons come (or other Christians, for that matter).

It IS annoying, to say the least!
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:31pm PT
What the hell is an atheist going to say?

 What if I told you it was possible to be free from all guilt associated with an imaginary friend?

[quote}He believes in nothing.
 Not true. How about believing in things we can see, touch, taste, hear… How about "not the imaginary friend" scenario that the religious try to sell?

I don't understand how you can poise that question? Duh?

 it seems to me that that is what you understand the most…Duh. (BTW - 'poise' has to do with posture. I think you meant 'pose'? Right?

Christians try to preach the word of God.

 wow… You really are a christian right bluball? That would explain the lack of education and the amount of guesswork you post on the daily. Also, christians fail in the attempts to 'preach the word of god' when they don't follow what they preach. They don't stone people who have had affairs, they don't stone unruly children, they don't burn witches among many other things that their god had prescribed for them to do in order to make it into heaven. This equals fail in my book


WTF is an atheist going to preach?

Stupid question, bra.

 how about thinking for yourself? asking questions that others may not want to give the answers to because it might mean admitting the whole show is made up and means little to nothing in the overall scheme of things.




Post post edit:

If fags came door-to-door, you guys would say, "That's cool, you're hip!", but heaven forbid a Mormon or Christian come ask for your love in prayer!


 the fags have reason and self respect along with accountability…. they'd never do what you christians do
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
Oh Oh....brandon captured it!!!!!
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:32pm PT
I don't want anyone coming to my door telling me what to think! Remember it is suppose to be a personal matter.

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:36pm PT
how about thinking for yourself? asking questions that others may not want to give the answers to because it might mean admitting the whole show is made up and means little to nothing in the overall scheme of things.


This is yer problem. You think you have all knowledge. I realize I do not. And I've seen lots of sh#t in many different countries. This is the best deal going.

And you appear to me to be full of sh#t. I mean that kindly. But you are full of sh#t.
splitter

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:43pm PT
I agree with Dave G, et al!

I think it is bad form to go to ones home/private residence to preach, evangelize & whatever else (not sure what JW's & Mormons call it). It's an evasion of privacy, imo! Out in public you can approach people or hand them something if you want, but their home is their castle and should be respected as so!
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:45pm PT
This is yer problem. You think you have all knowledge. I realize I do not. And I've seen lots of sh#t in many different countries. This is the best deal going.

And you appear to me to be full of sh#t. I mean that kindly. But you are full of sh#t.


 Actually blah, I don't know sh#t. What's more is I know I don't know sh#t. Give me any christian who is willing to admit that to themselves and I'll show you one that might be trusted with a penny. Until then, christians fail in that they tend to say they know the mind of god (the imaginary friend many of them seem to have)

As if you would know the difference
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:50pm PT
Right on splitter.

Being agnostic I am very open minded and like to converse on the subject. My experience is that religious folks want to tell me what is right and wrong, and are not willing to operate on a two way street. It's always their way or the highway!


Blue- you are a classic example of this!!!!

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:51pm PT
You KNOW what's weird? Me/you hi-5's in heaven , bra!!!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:53pm PT
Hey, Dave. I don't give a f*#k.

You have to choose. not me.
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Nov 24, 2012 - 04:55pm PT
I always thought a person's personal beliefs were a strictly personal affair, and once they became about the other guy, we were hurled out of the personal and into a tug of war. The metaphor for this is two bald guys arguing over a comb.

JL
dave goodwin

climber
carson city, nv
Nov 24, 2012 - 05:05pm PT
Yeah, you probably don't care! But you do get worked up easily. You should get outside and stay of ST as it would be good for your blood pressure.

And no I don't need to choose! When I am dead the choice has already been made. It will either be the after life, or worm dirt!
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 24, 2012 - 05:17pm PT
I love it when Mormons come to my door. I see the young men coming up my driveway in their unmistakable "uniforms"...

When my front opens in response to their knock, they come face to face with a rough old man, a fiercely psycho look on his face and an even more psycho attitude - AND A REALLY BIG HANDGUN IN HIS HAND, HANGING DOWN AT HIS SIDE, BUT CLEARLY VISIBLE.

I peer at them over the top of my glasses with a crazy Jack Nicholson look on my face... and they scurry away.

I have such a good laugh after they leave!
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 24, 2012 - 05:49pm PT
For example, I've always wondered why folk get so bent about gay people being gay and doing what they do - and lest we straight peeps stop them, they will cheapen marriage, corrupt the unwitting and draw the weak directly into buggery and bushwhacking.

They call that 'fighting the gay,' and some Clergy and Congressman seem to swing for the fences on that one.


bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 06:05pm PT
I like John's libertarian view of things.....

Borut

climber
french, spider, cheater
Dec 1, 2012 - 02:04am PT
BELIEVE IT OR NOT
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Jan 11, 2013 - 10:16pm PT
Here's one of the better ones...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3lwG4MytSI&NR

Feel it, the wind of change?
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Jan 25, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
Another reason... In the atheist life, you’ll find people just like yourself struggling with life and the problems it poses, e.g., regarding meaning and purpose, injustices and such, and struggling to come to grips with beliefs - theirs and others - in the space-time of history.

(Not to mention struggling to push far far beyond the antiquated Judeo-christian-islamic sensibilities on sex, women... and boobs.)

A few days ago, the “Room for debate” section of the New York Times published a series of six short pieces under the title “Is atheism a religion?”

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/01/22/is-atheism-a-religion

Here's Penn Jillette's take:

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/01/22/is-atheism-a-religion/atheism-should-end-religion-not-replace-it

Change is hard but it's coming around. 20 years ago, no way NYT would have published this piece.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Jan 25, 2013 - 03:49pm PT
At JREF, we offer a one-million-dollar prize to anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event. The JREF does not involve itself in the testing procedure, other than helping to design the protocol and approving the conditions under which a test will take place. All tests are designed with the participation and approval of the applicant. In most cases, the applicant will be asked to perform a relatively simple preliminary test of the claim, which if successful, will be followed by the formal test. Preliminary tests are usually conducted by associates of the JREF at the site where the applicant lives. Upon success in the preliminary testing process, the "applicant" becomes a "claimant."

To date, no one has passed the preliminary tests.

http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/1m-challenge.html
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 25, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
^^^

And Hemmingway, Zappa, Kubrick, Thomas Edison, Warren Buffet, Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, Woody Allen, Marie Curie, Hellen Keller, Freud, and George Orwell.
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