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Christianity &Rationals Thomas on 09 Oct 2010 12:31 am

Christians and Atheists talking together

A Christian posted a message to Atheists on Reddit this week:

A Christian Minister’s take on Reddit

Then he wrote about his experience:

Things I learned from “A Christian Minister’s take on Reddit” yesterday

His observation: “Christians and atheists can have a civil discussion.”

17 Responses to “Christians and Atheists talking together”

  1. on 11 Oct 2010 at 6:16 pm 1.Ian said …

    I never have had an issue with Christians and atheist having civil discussions. Of course the guy posting seems more like an atheist posing as Christians. yeah, we believe in science and yeah we are sorry for killing others……He apologizes all over the place for Christian atrocities. If he didn’t commit the acts then he is not responsible. It caused me to think, why don’t atheist do the same? What about Christians murdered in countries like China and the USSR by atheists?

    One thing about being a real Christan. Jesus pissed off the arrogant and self-righteous be it the religious establishment or secularists. The only group that was delighted in his message was the poor, hurting and those convicted of their sin. This pastor strikes me as a compromiser (not sure) and Jesus will not compromise.

  2. on 11 Oct 2010 at 9:14 pm 2.3D said …

    1.Ian said …
    <blockquote?I never have had an issue with Christians and atheist [sic] having civil discussions. Of course the guy posting seems more like an atheist posing as Christians. yeah, we believe in science and yeah we are sorry for killing others……He apologizes all over the place for Christian atrocities. If he didn’t commit the acts then he is not responsible. It caused me to think, why don’t atheist [sic] do the same? What about Christians murdered in countries like China and the USSR by atheists?

    He is a representative for the organization that committed those atrocities. He is speaking on behalf of the organization.

    On the other hand, an atheist posting on the Internet in a forum with you has nothing to do with Mao or Stalin. Their atheism has nothing to do with why people die in China. Why would he apologize?

  3. on 11 Oct 2010 at 9:15 pm 3.3D said …

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    1.Ian said …

    I never have had an issue with Christians and atheist [sic] having civil discussions. Of course the guy posting seems more like an atheist posing as Christians. yeah, we believe in science and yeah we are sorry for killing others……He apologizes all over the place for Christian atrocities. If he didn’t commit the acts then he is not responsible. It caused me to think, why don’t atheist [sic] do the same? What about Christians murdered in countries like China and the USSR by atheists?

    He is a representative for the organization that committed those atrocities. He is speaking on behalf of the organization.
    On the other hand, an atheist posting on the Internet in a forum with you has nothing to do with Mao or Stalin. Their atheism has nothing to do with why people die in China. Why would he apologize?

  4. on 11 Oct 2010 at 9:24 pm 4.Ian said …

    “He is a representative for the organization that committed those atrocities. He is speaking on behalf of the organization.”

    Such a ridiculous argument. Do you know if he is Catholic? He doesn’t sound like one.

    Then you are a representative of all atheist therefore you should apologize. That is happening today.

    Are you an American? You should apologize to all Indians and blacks.

    You see how nutty you sound? An individual is responsible for his/her actions, not some people hundreds of years ago.

    Actually as a protestant, I don’t have anyone to apologize to since the Catholic church attempted to put a stop to my kind more than your kind.

  5. on 12 Oct 2010 at 5:51 am 5.Severin said …

    4 Ian
    “Do you know if he is Catholic?”

    What do you want to say?
    That christians other than catholics have never done any masive crimes against groups of “different” people?

    Please learn:
    1. All chrisitan religions were generated from catholicism and inherited their intollerance to anything out of their own teachings. We can see it today!
    2. They also spread hate (against jews, for example, against catholics, against other christian churches, against hmosexual people…) and DID massive crimes in history

    It is not about christianity or catholicism!
    It is about religions generally!
    They are ALL retrogressive. They all spread and support ignorance, teach submission, teach uncritical (blind) believing, forbid questions, suppress free thoughts, fight science…

    What is substantial difference between christianity and islam, or between christianity and believing in Ra?

  6. on 12 Oct 2010 at 6:03 am 6.Severin said …

    4 Ian
    I, personally, do not expext anyone to apologize for crimes his/her church did in past.
    What I expect is to ACCEPT THE FACT, to KNOW what happened and WHY happened.

    What does it mean when you say:
    “What about Christians murdered in countries like China and the USSR by atheists?”

    Not only that most of those crimes were not done by atheists generally (they were done by lunatic people in power, some of which were not atheists), but no honest atheist ever supported such things or agrred with them.
    I have exactly the same feeling for Mao’s and Stalin’s Brimes as for any other crime.
    So, please, do not ask me about “atheist crimes”!

    I am sorry for ANY crime!
    Please, have also in mind that maybe some people in power, in past, were “atheists”, but were either ellected (Hitler) or supported (Stalin) by highly religious masses!
    Which means: religious masses are more easy to “seduce” than atheist masses.
    because they are trained to submit and to trust without critical reasoning.

  7. on 31 Oct 2010 at 1:54 pm 7.R6 lady said …

    Think of how stupid the average guy is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

    Sent from my iPhone 4G

  8. on 02 Nov 2010 at 12:19 pm 8.damien said …

    and your point?

  9. on 10 Nov 2010 at 10:33 pm 9.Janelle Temple said …

    I am a firm believer in God and just wonder why it is so easy to believe a text book about the start of the United States that has no evidence or proof, but it is impossible to believe that there is really a Savior named Jesus Christ that died on the cross so we could have eternal life in Heaven. What do you live for if it is not the fact of knowing when you pass on you will live forever in Heaven. What is your purpose of living in this world? My purpose is to let as many people know about Jesus Christ as possible, so they may be Saved and not have to live forever in Hell. I see no other purpose except to serve God. What is there to lose by believing in Jesus Christ? I have lost nothing and gained everything! What have you gained in your atheistic life?

  10. on 11 Nov 2010 at 12:28 am 10.Hell Yeah said …

    “wonder why it is so easy to believe a text book about the start of the United States that has no evidence or proof, but it is impossible to believe that there is really a Savior named Jesus Christ that died on the cross so we could have eternal life in Heaven.”

    The difference is one has supernatural events that are impossible while the other doesn’t.

  11. on 11 Nov 2010 at 1:32 am 11.dxt said …

    #10 HY,

    Here are some quotes by General George Washington, the founding Father of this country. They are from the American Revolution.

    “The hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are free men, fighting for the blessings of Liberty — that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men.”
    George Washington, 1776

    “Our own Country’s Honor, all call upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion, and if we now shamefully fail, we shall become infamous to the whole world. Let us therefore rely upon the goodness of the Cause, and the aid of the supreme Being, in whose hands Victory is, to animate and encourage us to great and noble Actions — The Eyes of all our Countrymen are now upon us, and we shall have their blessings, and praises, if happily we are the instruments of saving them from the Tyranny mediated against them. Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world, that a free man contending for Liberty on his own ground is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.”
    George Washington, 1776

    George Washington Believed in the God of the Bible and believes that the war victories of the American Revolution were a result of a Divine supernatural providence of the God of the Bible……argue with him.

  12. on 11 Nov 2010 at 1:57 am 12.dxt said …

    #5 Severin,

    “All chrisitan religions were generated from catholicism”

    What???? Please explain.

  13. on 11 Nov 2010 at 8:03 am 13.Severin said …

    12 dxt
    There is nothing to explain, just read history.

    How many different christian religions existed in 14th century?

  14. on 11 Nov 2010 at 12:55 pm 14.Hell Yeah said …

    “George Washington Believed in the God of the Bible and believes that the war victories of the American Revolution were a result of a Divine supernatural providence of the God of the Bible……argue with him.”

    What is your point here? George Bush jr. also declared war in Iraq because he thought God was telling him to do it. The war happened/is happening. Nothing supernatural about it. This doesn’t mean God actually told him. It just means he was delusional. And the American Revolution happend, nothing supernatural about that. Doesn’t mean God helped with the victories. It just means that the victories happened without divine interaction. They happened because one side got lucky and was able to kill more than the other side. This stems from what someone said about why believe the U.S. history if not believe in the bible. The point I am making is that U.S. history is believeable and the bible isn’t.

  15. on 11 Nov 2010 at 1:28 pm 15.dxt said …

    Haha, my reply HY was in response that you implied that nothing supernatural took place in the establishment of this country. My question then is, are you so sure about that? Because George Washington seems to think otherwise.

  16. on 11 Nov 2010 at 3:10 pm 16.A Romatic said …

    General Yeah is attempting to explain what happened to Washington. He attempts to tell us that Washington’s conclusions are incorrect but in contrast General yeah’s conclusions are truly correct.

    I dunno General yeah, you just don’t carry the same credibility as Washington. I’ll go with a great man who actually experienced the war.

  17. on 11 Nov 2010 at 4:07 pm 17.den said …

    who is george washington? and why would his conclusions matter?

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