Things that piss me off about some Christians...

Discussion in 'Your Bloody Soap Box' started by Darjevon, May 4, 2005.

  1. DiabloScott

    DiabloScott New Member

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    Simplified? Your analysis isn't worthy of a preschooler. If you truly felt like that then you'd also have to be a Muslim because if the Koran's right you're sure to go to hell if you don't follow Islam, so better start worshipping Allah and praying to Mecca, just in case.

    Actually you'd better start worshipping ME because I might be the true messiah - it could be, so you'd better cover all your bases, right?
     


  2. jhuskey

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    I can answer the court room question. The phrasing is "raise your right hand and do you swear to tell the truth". That's pretty much it.
    Then a couple of attorneys , a plantiff, a defendant and some witnesses lie their ass off to get their way.
    I'm sorry, I mean they give their perspectives that are 180 degrees in opposition to each other.
     
  3. FELTF10

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    I know this forum is your bloody soapbox, but I prefer to be open-minded about anyone's personal and/or spiritual beliefs. Open mindedness is how we learn and progress throughout life. Attacking anyone's spiritual beliefs as some have in this thread exhibits more of a racist attitude than that of progressive individuals of the human race. If it brings peace or happiness to someone to believe in something, I'm happy for them; and if they want to share it with me that's fine, no condemnation from me as long as there's no condemnation for my opinion. Personally I believe in God, a Supreme Being, for it's inconcievable to believe any mere mortal could have perceived a mechanical two-wheeled, human powered device without a Supreme Being planting a seed to do so and giving them the intellect to devise such an amazing machine. I also believe in Satan, for it's inconcievable to believe any mere mortal could have perceived an engine driven gas guzzling, four-wheeled vehicle that destroys our planets atmosphere and our health by polluting our life's breath without a low life peice of crap supreme wannabe who wishes nothing more than pain, torment, and suffering for all mankind to also plant the seed to do so in the mind of a weak-willed individual to create such a devastating device from hell.

    AAAAAMENNNNNN!
     
  4. Beastt

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    Since the topic is, "Things that piss me off about some Christians", I'd like to contribute along those lines.

    I recently came upon a forum wherein a few Christians were suggesting that other Christians should, more or less, boycott the LiveStrong wristbands because they heard that Lance Armstrong is an atheist. Fortunately, several of them disagreed and recognized that a charity program shouldn't be descriminated against on any religious basis as long as the funds aren't utilized to promote any particular religion. But some won't drop it and have taken to claiming that Lance left the wife who stuck with him through cancer, (blatantly incorrect), that he left a pregnant wife to take up with another woman, (his twin daughters were born in November 2001, his divorce in December 2003), and that he left his wife to chase after Sheryl Crow, (which may or may not be true but has nothing to do with the charity provided by the Lance Armstrong Foundation).

    In addition a small few have claimed that the Lance Armstrong Foundation has been investigated for inappropriate expenditures of donations, though they seem not to be able to find any source to back up the claim. All they will say is that there was an expose' on CBS and that there used to be an article on cbs.com which isn't there anymore. If anyone is familiar with this, perhaps they can post where this information can be found.

    The actual comments can be seen at; http://www.christianforums.com/t1578778-livestrong-vs-lance-armstrong.html
     
  5. DiabloScott

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    Beast - time to update your avatar!
     
  6. Carrera

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    "ON THE OTHER HAND, if the Atheist is wrong and the Christian is right, the Atheist has really mucked up his or her life because the Christian will be in heaven and the Atheist will be in hell and given a choice most people choose the former."
    The whole idea of hell predates Christianity. The given cause for being sent to hell is not believing in the testimony of resurrection - an event that is dated over 2000 years ago.
    So, there is no logical analysis of witness or testimony or reason involved. Either you accept what the witnesses have witnessed or you defer.
    But this choice denies all human intelligence or abilty to think and rationalise.
    My question: How come the apostles differ in accounts of crucifixion and resurrection? Would their combined testimony stand up in court? One witness recalls 2 thieves at the side of Jesus while other witnesses recount a different story.


     
  7. wilmar13

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    Did anyone watch South Park the movie? You know where Kenny dies and goes to hell. All the good Christians of various denominations and various other religions happen to be in Hell as well, and the welcoming announcer says to the disgruntled crowd "uhhh sorry you all guessed wrong, Mormonism was the correct choice"...

    Fact is the whole gun to your head type of motivation for anything is totally artificial anyway. How can a threat make you believe in anything any more than a terrorist holding a knife to your throat while you speak into the camera saying whatever you are told to? Anyone that goes to church to avoid going to hell is a total fake. Unfortunately this seems to be the majority in my experience and some of the most fake people you will ever meet are very "religious". If there is a Hell and I end up there for using the intellect that God gave me then I will have made the right choice as I would never choose to worship a sadistic bastard that gave you tools and then punished you for using them anyway. Do the right thing and live a virtuous life because it is the right thing to do for yourself and your fellow man, not because you want to avoid going to Hell...
     
  8. jhuskey

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    Since the subject of Hell has been brought forth I will make comments. Hell was a very drab and unispired place until Dante painted a us a detailed portrait of it.
    In that spirit I tend to believe that we make our own Hell and decide if that is where we wish to reside.
    You don't need die to be there but it probably helps.
     
  9. Carrera

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    So far as I'm aware, Christianity dictates you must believe Jesus was the son of God and be baptised to be saved from hell and torment. The catholics believe Mary must also mediate between believers and God.
    The key question is what will happen when I die and whether myself and Bush will go upstairs or downstairs respectively. I mean, I'd be surprised to see myself being cast down to the infernal regions as an unbeliever, while Bush goes on to greet St Peter at heaven's gate, shake hands with Ronald Regan and enter paradise.
    The difference would be this: Bush chose to believe a testimony that took place 2000 years ago with respect to a crucifixion that took place under Pontius Pilate. I choose not to believe all the details of the said testimony on the grounds I wasn't present and that the witnesses weren't known to me.
    So, now I have this vision of bumping into the likes of Madonna, Tom Cruise and Michael Jackson. Will Madonna go upstairs as kabalah was the correct choice to make or will it be scientologist Tom Cruise who enters paradise. But if the Jehovas Witnesses are right, they'll be joining Michael Jackson while the rest of us are kicked down below.



     
  10. Olasnah

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    Christians piss me off because they tell people what their religion is without being asked. Problem is, anyone professing to be Christian,,,isn't.
     
  11. jhuskey

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    OK, what about people that do not express their religious beliefs on the internet or in normal conversation.
    Such as myself.
    How do you classify us?
     
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    That is a telling & profound statement. Much like, when one states that they are humble is a contradictory statement. In the U.S. it is no great feat to state that one is a christian, they are in the majority for cryin' out loud :rolleyes: Incidentally, how many athiest's are there on death row as opposed to christians :confused: I would wager: much less. Many people who run @ shouting thier religious affiliation are the same one's who end up being caught committing the most heinous crimes against thier communities :confused: That is why I believe all religions ought to outlawed :) At least, in the "public square".
     
  13. Carrera

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    I was watching the film Midnight Cowboy the other night and had to laugh at the part where the Texan was travelling in a bus to New York with the radio on. All the way the radio is broadcasting testimonies of healings and urging listeners to support Jesus ministeries by sending dollars to the organization.
    Someone at the top is always rolling in money with a luxury home ans car :)

     
  14. Carrera

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    Did anyone ever hear that bizarre story of the daughter who was denied medicine for diabetes since the pastor had led the family to believe Jesus would heal her? The parents had been influenced to such a degree they began to believe their daughter had been healed after going forward for the laying on of hands.
    Finally the girl died but then the parents became convinced she would be risen from the dead. Of course, that didn't happen.
    The case went to court and the defence had to demonstrate the parents had really believed healing had taken place.
     
  15. Olasnah

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    Somewhere in the realm of normal
     
  16. jhuskey

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    I don't get accused of that very much,but ok.
     
  17. Olasnah

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    What gets me about living in modern society is that by the very simple act of being someone who rides a bike, and visits this forum, I fit a number of stereotypes and can be easily cataloged by scientists. I just want to be so different that only 'human' could be used to describe me, but alas, other descriptions like jackass, atheist, secular humanist, fu#kup, laggard, democrat, rich boy.....all have application.
     
  18. stevebaby

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    Not only have you taken up too much screen space - you are taking up too much space on this planet. If you believe in god and cheeses,please go off to heaven and try not to take too many of the rest of us with you in the holocaust at armageddon that many of the fundamentalist "christians" believe is coming.Please take the mad mullahs and all the other religious nutcases with you.
    Is it true that almost half of the people in the us believe in creationism?
     
  19. wilmar13

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    Well a significant % believe in Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny so I guess that isn't a stretch. :D

    Personally, I don't even think 50% are religious and of those that are, I think only the uneducated simple denominations still try to preach (and believe in) a literal creationism... most accept it for its metaphorical merit only.
     
  20. MountainPro

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    stevieboy, i dont know if that is true or not but i would use the word 'believe' very cautiously...

    flicking through the Sky TV last night, there are a plethora of US imported God channels with Jesse O'Southerner belting out a fearful diatribe to a 'bewitched' audience...there are frequent miracles when blind people see, people paralysed from birth are made to dance in the aisles...

    it is real? is it belief? why is it even on TV?

    because sensationalism sells...in the same way Americans dumbest criminals is a big hit along with 'When pianos attack XIII'

    fuckin money....they will believe in creationism (or Santa) if it makes them rich...
     
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