I have posted in other areas here and I am always told to post some source of where my information comes from. If I post anything that says God is real, without posting some sort of proof, then I am preaching, and that is against the rules..lol.. however putting something against God on here with out quoting your sources is OK. I am not asking anyone to believe or not believe but it seems to me that the deck is kinda stacked against the believer here.. It also seems to me that it is easy to tell when someone posting has really not studied the source and studying the source is different than reading through it and believing you are smart enough to understand what it mean the first time ... just saying.. OK , now rip me apart..lol
Well, riley, the deck is always stacked against a theist when it comes to reality. None of you, be you Christian, Jew, Muslim, Wicca, Hindu, etc, have any evidence, and thus all of your claims are equal, simply myths and superstition.
I disagree with your claim that you aren’t asking anyone to believe or not believe. You keep making claims and that seems to indicate that you think we should believe your nonsense. You only get befuddled when we don’t automatically and ask for evidence.
As for how you think it’s easy to tell when someone has or hasn’t studied the source, and I assume you mean the bible here, you are wrong. All you are doing is making the good ol’ “true Scotsman” fallacy. You are trying to claim that the only “right” way to understand your bible is *your* way. And that is unsupportable by you. All theists, and especially Christians, all think that their interpretation is what God “really” meant. I was a Christian, and I thought that too, until I realized that there was no more evidence for the Presbyterian way than there was for the Jehovah Witnesses or the Mormons, or the Catholics or whatever variant of “evangelical Christian” you could care to mention. Again, none of you have any more evidence that your particular religion is right than the next. I’ve asked various theists to do the Elijah test, to show whose god is “real” and not surprisingly, they all find excuses not to.
Christians all claim different things about their god. Why the problem with getting a message through for this supposedly omnipotent/omniscient/omnibenevolent being? Why do some Chrsitians claim that all non-beleivers are going straight to a literal fire and brimstone hell and some claim that hell is only being “apart” from God? Why do we have some Christians sure that original sin is in play but others not? It seems that Christians, and other theists, simply create their own god dependent on their personal hates and desires. A good person will have a decent god, a bigot will have a god that supports just what he thinks. And all are just as ludicrous as the next.