Your responses are interesting. I posted with kindness and intent of demonstrating a Christians point of view. My hope is you see this and ask meaningful questions as to why I might state something. Some of you have done this. Others simply are intent on tearing down my point of view. The moderator asks that I not "preach." I respect this request but find it hard to understand. First, determining what is preaching and what is not is somewhat subjective. Something that sounds like "preaching" might in fact be a perfectly valid view with "evidence" behind it, but it requires one to think about its meaning to understand. I find it odd that this "preaching" rule is in place while people are aloud to simply assert their own negative feelings towards someone else, without evidence of why they feel the way they do, simply because it is a Christian one. Apparently, it is acceptable simply to preach God does not exist as a valid reason to respond. The fact God can not be disproved because it would require one to be God to do this, which science can not do. This is the domain of philosophy, not science.
You have no evidence at all. You have baseless claims that your religion is the only “right” one and that no other religion is. Until you support your claims, you are just one more delusion human being. And I’m more than happy to give you the reasons why I find Christians be willfully ignorant people and that their religion is a lie that does little but harm to humanity. It’s because it does. We have Christians who all piously prate on how true their words are but who attack people who have the same ridiculous myths. Wars have been fought over such nonsense, people burnt at the stake, etc.
And I can show that the bible god doesn’t exist. WE have no evidence for it and *if* it is as described accurately in the bible, we should. Now, if you want to claim some vague god that does nothing, that is hiding under a rock on a planet circuling Zeta Reticuli, then that’s not the god you worship is it? See, I don’t have to be a god at all.
I honestly want to read all of your responses and reply with only kindness. However, there are too many posts, I do not have all the answers, I'm only human and might use words others find offensive (that is not my intent), and the rules make it difficult to reply. I will try as time allows, unless of course the moderator deems my responses as too "preachy" and I get removed or blocked.
Hilarious that you are one more Christian who wants to tell us thatyou know all about your god, but when asked hard querstions, ooooh, you suddenly back off and are “Shocked, shocked” that we would demand that you actually show you have any answers at all. All I can see is one more Christian, that in his ignorance, didn’t even think that someone would question his claims. Did your god not have your back and didn’t make us agree with you so you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, all “right”? I see no interest in kindness, only in external validation, so you get affirmed that your nonsense is right. Well, you won’t find that here. You will always be asked to show how your god exists, show that other gods dont’ exist and to show why Christians should be believed at all.
In the meantime, I will pray to God for souls I believe are in the dark. This is a way of saying I believe in a good and personal God, who loves and listens to his creature, man, and who wants all to believe in him. This statement is evidence of the good Christianity "teaches" people, like me. This is directly addressing the original post regarding Christianity and violence. If you don't believe in God, fine, then my comment on praying for you shouldn't offend you because it means nothing.
So you’ve prayed. I’ve had many Christians pray for the exact same thing, that I become a Christian. And they’ve all evidently failed miserably since I’m still not one. So why did they fail, Badger? Why have *you* failed? You want to claim that your god will listen to you and make me what you want me to be. And I find that so pathetically selfish and arrogant. It’s even funnier when you fail. So, what’s your excuse, Badger? Why didn’t your god obey you and brainwash me? Is it not in his magical “plan”? Does he like atheists who use their brains and not like Christians who presume to tell him what he should do? If your god was actually as described, praying to it is utterly worthless. If it’s omniscient and omnipotent, it already knows everything, including why I’m an atheist and could show me evidence that it exists that I would believe since it can supposedly do *anything*. I still wouldn’t worship such a heinous petty violent deity that is presented in your bible, since I’m better than it is and I’m just a puny human.
I see your other posts
As for evidence, I will say you are avoiding the evidence stacked against you. All of humanity has by far believed in a supreme being.
And of course you can’t show that your particular deity even exists. So, by your own argument, it could be Vishnu, Tezcatlipoca, etc. Or, and this is what the evidence supports, humans simply like to think that events must have “reasons” and that would require a powerful being that is like them but can do magical things. You lie that microbiology has proven that there is a god but of course cannot show one bit of evidence.
There are more copies of gospel manuscripts than any other ancient written record.
And more lies. It’s also pretty funny because just because books are in print, that means they are true? Why the Scientologists must be catching up to you in “Truthiness”. When they get more, does that automatically make them the new only true religion? Your apostles and magical man/god can’t even be shown to exist at all. No evidence that has a man gathering a legion’s worth of people in an occupied land, no evidence for any of the bible’s essential events. May as well belive in Islam since it makes ridiculous claims too, and you, dear Badger, can’t show that Mohammed didn’t’ ride to Jerusalem on a heavenly horse. No evidence for your supposed miracles too. It’s so sad to see someone like you make such bald lies and be too ignorant of other religions to realize that they make the same claims as yours. Oh, but since you don’t need to believe them, they can’t possibly be true. I also love how ignorant Christians like you will attack the science you don’t like but oooooh, if you think it confirms what you want, then it’s just peachy keen. What a hypocrite you all are. Oh and no, carbon dating does *not* support the lie that it is the burial cloth of Jesus. And of course, you try to claim that since there is archaeological evidence that matches a tiny fraction of the bible, golly it must be true. Well, then Badger, the Greek pantheon must be as real as your god too since we have Athens, the city that Athena and Poseidon contested over. We have the cities in Egypt where the gods of that civilization really did visit honest
You haven’t actually thought about any of this it seems, only parroting the lies told to you by other Christians. And that’s sad.