I agree with the original post creator when he says that you misquote some Bible verses. You need to read them in context, or else you won't know what they mean.
Is that part of the Magic Decoder Ring? Guess what, many of us were christians for many many years. Many of us have studied the bible for many many years. The out-of-context and cherry-picking is the standard operating procedure for christian apologists. Don't lecture us about the bible, and then misuse it yourself.
And guys, the personal attacks like 'how was you first time thinking?' against Christians just give the impression to others that you are the ignorant ones.
No it doesn't. It angers you and people like you so you then react, "nuh uh, you're the ign'rint one!"
But I don't think you need worry about that particular snark ("how was your first time thinking?") being bounced in your direction.
Believing in something higher than onesself does not make one ignorant.
What does that even mean "higher than yourself"? You mean something supernatural, that shows no evidence of existing in any reality? Yeah, it sort of does.
If anything, it is ignorant to not believe in God. What created the universe? If God didn't, and a universe can't create itself (think about it intelligently) what did? Nothing. Therefore we do not exist. But of course we exist, meaning that something had to create us. There cannot be a REaction without an initial action. So think about it. Thinking about it was what got me OUT of atheism.
Oh look, another disingenuous, fake "former" atheist. Your knowledge of the universe and possible explanations for how it began is woefully lacking. Were you really an atheist, it would be completely illogical for you to say, "well, I shore don't understand this! Instead of picking up a book to ed-ju-ma-cate myself about it, I'll just 'think' realllly realllly hard about a topic I know little or nothing, then deduce, "fuck! Goddidit!!!"
Who do you really think you are fooling?? I mean, really??