why does everyone hate christianity so much?

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WBraun

climber
Oct 11, 2013 - 09:44am PT
Remember, they were men of God who destroyed the educational treasures at Alexandria

True men of God never destroy treasures.

This shows how stupid and clueless you are.

Anyone doing such acts is none other than a wolf in sheep's clothing.

Keep biting the hook .....
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Oct 11, 2013 - 09:46am PT
It's pretty clear when it's all laid bare. Isn't it?

Abrahamic supernaturalism - whether Christianity or Islam - won't survive the info age.

Good riddance!

Is it? This is not wishful thinking on your part?

Because part of me suspects the information age will not out-live Abrahamic supernaturalism....

DMT
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Potemkin Village
Oct 11, 2013 - 09:48am PT
What choice do we have?

It's a war of ideas and a war of cultures out there.

They used to say the same thing about "astrology." Depends on how one measures, I suppose. Is Latin dead?

Against the odds, against entropy (the Second Law), I nonetheless believe in civilization. ;)

part of me suspects the information age will not out-live

Maybe not. But it's worth a go.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Potemkin Village
Oct 11, 2013 - 10:02am PT
Through it all, I try to remember that, at bottom, it's NOT people who have us in this life predicament, or these life predicaments, but nature and how it works.

There is some consolation in this.
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Oct 11, 2013 - 11:20am PT
Thus I must contradict you when you go on to argue that men are completely unable to do without the consolation of the religious illusion, that without it they could not bear the troubles of life and the cruelties of reality. That is true, certainly, of the men into whom you have instilled the sweet -- or bitter-sweet -- poison from childhood onwards. But what of the other men, who have been sensibly brought up? Perhaps those who do not suffer from the neurosis will need no intoxicant to deaden it. They will, it is true, find themselves in a difficult situation. They will have to admit to themselves the full extent of their helplessness and their insignificance in the machinery of the universe; they can no longer be the centre of creation, no longer the object of tender care on the part of a beneficent Providence. They will be in the same position as a child who has left the parental house where he was so warm and comfortable. But surely infantilism is destined to be surmounted. Men cannot remain children for ever.
SIGMUND FREUD
splitter

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Oct 11, 2013 - 11:52am PT
HFCS -Splitter, require of yourself, man .
I like that. It has a ring to it that resonates. And is something we should all do more of, in one way or another, eh? Therefore, good advice, thanks! I will make note of it. :)
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Oct 11, 2013 - 11:57am PT
he said men not males
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Oct 15, 2013 - 09:05am PT
"If you don't want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying you want a country based upon Christian Values....because you don't"
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Oct 15, 2013 - 11:11am PT
"If you don't want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying you want a country based upon Christian Values....because you don't"

+1

John
shmikee

Trad climber
Cheyenne,Wyoming
Oct 15, 2013 - 11:16am PT
http://www.jw.org/en
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Oct 18, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
"The battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being.... The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new-the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its [attendant] evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent with the promise of a world in which the Christian ideal of 'love thy neighbor' will finally be achieved."
John J. Dunphyw
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Oct 18, 2013 - 01:23pm PT
I would say that among the greatest moral failings among humans is the embrace of certainty and yes in that regard I point an accusing finger at all religions. I also point out that this is the clearest distinction between the pursuit of science and the pursuit of religion and it is the prime moral failing of religion
Bruce
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Oct 24, 2013 - 01:56pm PT
Religion is "dead" theory. It is fixed and unchanging. As we discover more things about the natural world, conflicts can arise. I can understand why people are religious, but I can't understand how they reconcile physical fact with ancient descriptions. Evolution happened. The Earth is incredibly old. Our star is a common dwarf. We came from a tree shrew. These things are facts.

There is nothing in any religious text that is going to make me change my mind over physical facts. I can't. It would be like saying 2 plus 2 equals 5.

BASE104
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 24, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
^ ^ ^ A POX ON YOUR HOUSE, Malemute, FOR BUMPING THIS!

:-)
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Oct 24, 2013 - 03:34pm PT
What choice do we have?

It's a war of ideas and a war of cultures out there.

That's because you know you could be wrong about it, OOP's!
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Oct 24, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
eKat, I am only on the letter D, still got a ways to go.

At least I stick to the thread title.

You can always use greasemonkey to make the thread vanish.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Oct 24, 2013 - 05:26pm PT
^ ^ ^ I was just being a brat!

:-)

Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Oct 24, 2013 - 06:37pm PT
Your brattiness is refreshingly cultured compared to the many troglodyte denizens of ST.


"Intolerance is the natural concomitant of strong faith; tolerance grows only when faith loses certainty; certainty is murderous."
Will Durant
WBraun

climber
Oct 24, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
The sun always rises in the east (certainty)

You will die (certainty)

You will be born (certainty)

And nutcase Malemute likes to shrink in fear of certainty ....
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Oct 24, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
So werner takes a phrase out of context, so what; he's just trying to bolster his weak religious convictions.

If he really, really believed in his mumbo jumbo, he'd be able to levitate.
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