Atheists in the Okanagan.

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Anyone who says that the Bible condones raping your slaves has never read the Bible.
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Not surprising though. I can only think of one atheist I've ever talked to who had read the Bible with any kind of sincere intention of actually understanding it. He also shared other philosophical and historical references which were of interest to me.

Amazing what a difference it makes for the conversation though, both of us shed some light on certain interpretations of scripture for the other and it was truly civilized even though ultimately we didn't agree. I think that's how adults used to converse, once upon a time.

The Bible is a long, complicated book. It takes a lot of effort to study it in context and try and understand it in a cultural and historical context. I understand most atheists do not have time for this and wouldn't be interested even if they had the time.
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OREZ wrote:
Amazing what a difference it makes for the conversation though, both of us shed some light on certain interpretations of scripture for the other and it was truly civilized even though ultimately we didn't agree. I think that's how adults used to converse, once upon a time.



I concur and you know what the Bible says. Iron sharpens iron. (It's when iron meets up with tin foil that it really doesn't go anywhere - lol).
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Healthyskeptic wrote:Christian God- go ahead, own slaves, rape the captive women you own, beat your children, sacrife animals to Me....blah, blah

Jains- do no harm to others.

Christian response - wow, what a kookie religion!


If it said Christians must kill mammoths you'd still be harping about that. Sacrifices, slaves... really? You don't think Christians think that's a bad idea, hence you've never seen that in your life? On the other hand, if we were all Jains and the Muslims wanted to wipe us out, they could do so using vegetables as weapons.
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If your Holy Book has rules as to how much you can beat your slave, that's a pretty good indication that it's not a Holy Book.
http://biblehub.com/exodus/21-26.htm
http://biblehub.com/exodus/21-20.htm

So, remember, Christian bible illiterates- if you damage the eye or teeth of a male or female slave he or she gets to go free. if you beat your slave severely but it takes 2 days or longer for him or her to die, you have done nothing wrong.


Yeah, that's some nice timeless advice from your All Knowing God!!
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So obviously not looking for other atheists in the Okanagan when quoting scripture - having an identity crisis? Just curious.
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No, my main hobby is pointing out Christianity's bible illiterate believers and hypocrites.
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Healthyskeptic wrote:No, my main hobby is pointing out Christianity's bible illiterate believers and hypocrites.

So it's your hobby to try and interfere with other beliefs. Where are human values there?
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Fancy wrote:So it's your hobby to try and interfere with other beliefs. Where are human values there?


What does one have to do with the other?

Is there a bit of hypocrisy in your question? You're in a thread titled Atheists in the okanagan, and your interfering and challenging it with your beliefs.
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These are hilarious, silly bible thumpers getting pwned



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IMO most Atheists do not care what others believe or do not believe unless "the system" includes mandating religious practices into the expectations it has for its citizens. Requiring that every citizen adopt and be judges by Sharia law would be a classic example in today's world.
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Healthyskeptic wrote:If your Holy Book has rules as to how much you can beat your slave, that's a pretty good indication that it's not a Holy Book.
http://biblehub.com/exodus/21-26.htm
http://biblehub.com/exodus/21-20.htm

So, remember, Christian bible illiterates- if you damage the eye or teeth of a male or female slave he or she gets to go free. if you beat your slave severely but it takes 2 days or longer for him or her to die, you have done nothing wrong.


Yeah, that's some nice timeless advice from your All Knowing God!!


Just as the vast majority of Christians are smart enough to ignore passages like that, the vast majority of atheists also realize that Christians don't go about doing these things. Of course there will always be idiots who think they do. People like Healthyskeptic would knock Christians if they did these things, and also knock them if they don't. Too funny.
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Unread postby zzontar » 4 minutes ago

Just as the vast majority of Christians are smart enough to ignore passages like that, the vast majority of atheists also realize that Christians don't go about doing these things. Of course there will always be idiots who think they do.


It seems to me that there is a great deal of American Slavery Law that would disagree with you.
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Healthyskeptic wrote:No, my main hobby is pointing out Christianity's bible illiterate believers and hypocrites.


:135:
That's your main hobby, is it? Okay... Have at 'er then...
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Donald G wrote:It seems to me that there is a great deal of American Slavery Law that would disagree with you.


I didn't realize people still had slaves. Any proof?
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