Are atheists against religion or against Christianity?

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soulra wrote:
sobrohusfat wrote:All this childish anymosity and discord is so unecessary.
Here's an example of the potential for Christian/Atheist harmony:

Your Pets Will Not Be Flagged For Removal By Jesus During the Rapture
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Have you ever thought about what will happen to your pets after Jesus comes back to claim the souls of the saved during the Rapture and deliver them to heaven to enjoy ever lasting life? The bible clearly teaches that only those that have accepted Jesus as their savior will enter heaven (John 14:6, Romans 3:23), and we all know that pets do not have the cognitive ability to do this, so what will happen to your beloved pets? Surely without you there, they would be stuck inside your empty house, starving to death with no one to feed them, let them out to potty, or clean their litter box. This is probably not what you envision for your pets after you are gone. This is where I come in.

I am here to offer you pet care service for after the rapture. As an atheist, I will surely still be here on this earth post rapture and would love to look after your pets for a small fee and make sure they are still well taken care of after you and your family have been raptured. You will be able to look down on them from heaven and see them being well cared for by me and living happy, healthy lives. Do not let my atheism scare you! I am a moral and loving pet owner and would never do harm to any animal.

For a small deposit of only $50, you can be assured that your pets will be well cared for from the time that you are raptured until the end of their natural life. They will get adequate amounts of food, water, and shelter as well as plenty of exercise and socialization as I would imagine there will be a lot of pets that will be abandoned by Jesus the pet hater that will need to be cared for.

If interested, please email me for my PayPal address (you can also send me a check if you prefer) so you can assure that your pets will be taken care of after Jesus comes to take your soul to heaven. $50 is only a small price to pay to know that while you are enjoying everlasting bliss, your pets will be cared for until their end days.

Thanks and have a great day!


You do realize that this is an evil atheist making fun of the rapture. He's mocking your beliefs, get him! He is also taking advantage of people who actually think they are going to get raptured away.
Scamming money off of the mentally ill is bad, m'kay.


Ahhh, so now religious people are all mentally ill. This is why I wondered how you treat religious people you know, or do they know that you think they're all mentally ill?
They say you can't believe everything they say.
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What?

Glad the spirit of this thing made it to page 18
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soulra wrote:
steven lloyd wrote:By the way, it's certainly not my Holy Book,

And yet your defenses are so eloquent.


It's not about defending the Bible (or even Christianity for that matter). It's about speaking out against prejudicial ignorance and the promotion of hatred and intolerance. No surprise that this is flying right past your head.
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Hellomynameis wrote:Saviour it well friends because the mods are gonna ruin this dream before it gets off the ground, starve the interwebs they will. I mean do you really think "Are atheists against religion or against Christianity?" is a legitimate topic? The question isn't a question its a catalyst for fuel creation to power the hate machine that creates the cream to feed to bees who make the honey that lubes the cogs of the child labour that POWERs the interwebs!

GOD!


Thats some vintage Hellomynameis - glad to have you back in the mix.
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soulra wrote:You do realize that this is an evil atheist making fun of the rapture. He's mocking your beliefs, get him! He is also taking advantage of people who actually think they are going to get raptured away.
Scamming money off of the mentally ill is bad, m'kay.


yeah soulrat, i know, but can't i still appreciate the humour?
And no, by the way, the hope to be wisked away before the nastiness hits isn't part of my beliefs.
Thanks for playing tho.
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CaptainAwesome wrote:I am an atheist. I'm not against any religions. Just choose not to participate.


Agreed. I think the problem for Atheists is "organized" religion. Something that REQUIRES me to go to church on Sunday, do 590 Allah Akbar bows towards the rising sun, sacrifice goats, etc.... makes no sense to me.

If I were to believe in A God, why do I have to do something specific to show my belief? Can't I believe He is good and mighty from my house on Sunday while I watch the NFL?
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I'd refine it even more and say I'm only against the triumph of superstition over reason in the pubic domain. Education, government, laws and rights need to remain as secular as possible.

But I'm not going to begrudge a Christian or Muslim (or whom ever) for thinking I'm going to hell, or to not.
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fvkasm2x wrote: If I were to believe in A God, why do I have to do something specific to show my belief? Can't I believe He is good and mighty from my house on Sunday while I watch the NFL?


Absolutely. And I know I've said this before. It is my position the the religious ma goes to church on Sunday and thinks about golf, while the spiritual man goes golfing on Sunday and thinks about God (of course, this isn't during NFL season when it would be sacriledge to be anywhere but the couch).


p.s. I think Soulra spends his Sunday thinking about how angry he is.
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Hellomynameis wrote:I'd refine it even more and say I'm only against the triumph of superstition over reason in the pubic domain. Education, government, laws and rights need to remain as secular as possible.


Absolutely !!!
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zzontar wrote:
Ahhh, so now religious people are all mentally ill.


If they think that they are going to get beamed up by rapture jesus, you bet they are.

zzontar wrote:This is why I wondered how you treat religious people you know, or do they know that you think they're all mentally ill?


If someone does believe something like that, it's probably safe to say that they aren't included in my circle of friends. I'm ok with that. I prefer progressive people, not regressive ones.
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steven lloyd wrote:
p.s. I think Soulra spends his Sunday thinking about how angry he is.


Actually, Sunday is just another work day for me. No anger involved. Thanks for the random dig though. Nice to know you are always thinking of me. Makes me feel all warm and gushy inside. :sunshine:
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random dig? :dyinglaughing:

buuutttttttt.....you call people mentally ill....ok :dyinglaughing: :dyinglaughing: :dyinglaughing:
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soulra wrote:
zzontar wrote:This is why I wondered how you treat religious people you know, or do they know that you think they're all mentally ill?


If someone does believe something like that, it's probably safe to say that they aren't included in my circle of friends. I'm ok with that. I prefer progressive people, not regressive ones.


soulra wrote:
My kids go to the unitarian fellowship with my wife. Shocking!


Perhaps you have who's progressive and regressive mixed up.
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zzontar wrote:
soulra wrote:
zzontar wrote:This is why I wondered how you treat religious people you know, or do they know that you think they're all mentally ill?


If someone does believe something like that, it's probably safe to say that they aren't included in my circle of friends. I'm ok with that. I prefer progressive people, not regressive ones.


soulra wrote:
My kids go to the unitarian fellowship with my wife. Shocking!


Perhaps you have who's progressive and regressive mixed up.



Quoting out of context, nice. The point....you missed it. I highly doubt the unitarians are down with rapture jesus....actually it's more of a haven from that sort of stupidity.
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Unitarians are religious, believe in God, and the originator of the Unitarian church was a Catholic priest... I think we all know how you feel about people that relate to those things, but continue spewing your hate if you wish ... it's getting too tiresome to deal with, and I doubt you'll ever get it.
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