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Christianity Admin on 23 Dec 2006 01:24 am

Do things get any more ridiculous than this?

Here is the article:

Yes… people are praying to a tree stump. We are, in theory, a rational and scientific species living in the 21st century, yet we are still praying to tree stumps. Two videos that may be helpful:

5 Responses to “Do things get any more ridiculous than this?”

  1. on 23 Dec 2006 at 5:53 am 1.Jimson said …

    I will say it again. God gives people hope. Praying does not hurt anyone.

  2. on 23 Dec 2006 at 8:05 pm 2.Terry said …

    People give people hope. People are much more moral kind and giving than the Biblical god.

    Invisible gods don’t exist.

    Praying doesn’t hurt, unless you like acting silly and delusional.

  3. on 25 Dec 2006 at 2:17 pm 3.Thomas Fahy said …

    Dear Jimson,

    I am going to ask you to qualify your statements: god gives people hope & praying does not hurt anyone. How does god give people hope? What is the method whereby which hope is given the people that would believe in such a god. Again, how does god give people hope? If you are able, illustrate the mechanism(s) that make this possible. Draw a diagram if it will be helpful to your argument. It may be valuable to describe the concept of ‘hope’ as well, bringing to bear on the argument man’s need for such a concept. And what is it about earthly life that would require the concept of ‘hope?’ What failure, intellectual or otherwise, made the concept popular, especially in the United States where a recent Gallup Poll determined that 50% of the US population believes that the earth is 10,000 years old or less?

    Two, explain how praying and the dogmas that would shape a lifestyle that requires prayer, does not hurt anyone. Are you sure? Give examples to support your claim. Prayer is a function of a system of belief–Christianity, in this case. It may be helpful to describe the benign influence that Christianity has had upon peoples the world-over since its inception. Google “Inquisition” if you are having difficulty with part two. Remember, prayer is a function f(x) of a system of belief; typically, you do not have one without the other.

    Your answers, given that they are substantiated with evidence, should serve as a nice launching pad for debate.

    Thomas Fahy

  4. on 26 Dec 2006 at 11:50 pm 4.Loi P said …

    Once again, incredible.
    It makes me laugh how you’re arguments are so well-thought out while Jimsons’ are all simple one-liners. :P

  5. on 01 Jan 2007 at 9:36 pm 5.Follower of Jesus said …

    First off your arguments are rediculous. history has proven time and again that faith in god has given hope to many people and that faith in man has brough only failure. You have probably never read the bible or if you have not really studied it. if you study history you will see that religion has been in government as long as recorded history even in the united states it is rather the concept of religion being a burden that is a new concept if you really study your history you will see that the united states was founded a christian nation the founding fathers where christian and also most of the leaders that came after until at some point some decided that religion was somehow getting in the way. it seems that in this day it is not the beliefe in something that is burdensome but the beliefe in everything there is no end to the debates and it is deteriorating our country history has proven that the only way any empire can be sistained is when the people are of one mind. you cannot even walk if your right leg doesn’t agree with your left. that is why your brain dictates what they do imagine if you will your brain tells your right foot to move forward but it says no i want to go back. and it tells your left the same but it wants to go sideways how then will you be able to walk. men can not agree among themselves it is only when they cast aside there own will and accept the will of one that they are able to do truly great things by working together but what man willingly submits to the will of a fellow man who is no greater then he. It is a proven fact that throughout history all the greatest leaders have been very religious. not all of the same god but all believing in a higher power. that is why people followed them because they believed that someone greater then they not a mere man knew what was best for them. man has always had it in his heart that there is a higher being then himself. why is that? do you really think that some ancient man hit is head and got delusional and everyone listened to a lunatic and believed his words must be true I don’t know about you but that seems kinda unlikely to me.

    I myself am a devout christian, believe what you want but i will believe in the god that can bring the dead to life and bring imortality to the mortal. if you do not believe then i pray mercy on your soul and hope it will not take your waking on the day of judgement to open your eyes

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