Hello everyone! My name is Charlie, and I am a Christian. I'm not a preacher, I am a construction engineer. I hope no one considers me the enemy because I consider no one to be my enemy.
Good because we don't have enemies.
I have read many of the posts and found some very interesting. I joined the website to hopefully give and receive constructive information concerning the existence of God.
It's unlikely that you can give us constructive information concerning the existence of god because we've heard it all. But if you have something unique we will listen -- just don't be surprised when you find your information is not unique.
I have never really given much thought to the atheist belief, but I have found some of the posts interesting.
Atheism isn't a belief. Atheism means a-
(theology). An atheist is a person without beliefs, which is an important distinction.
I will do my best to abide by the rules of the website. If I begin to preach just say so. If anyone would like to know the basic Christian point of view on any subject, I will be happy answer any questions, as I will probably be asking the same.
We know the basic Christian points of view, as well as some rather advanced points of view. Among our members were former members of catholicism, methodism, southern baptist, jehovah's witness, judaism, etc etc, as well as members who are currently active in their religions.OldChurchGuy
is a good resource for being a theist member while following the rules of the forum.
My belief is centered in the Word of God, so at times I will have to refer to scripture. I don't consider referring to scripture as preaching when I must do so to make a point. Agreed, it will be difficult communicating scripture to those who don't believe in holy scripture. But I will respect your point of view and hopefully you will respect mine.
Using scripture to reinforce circular references should be avoided. Some members (like me) will dismiss scripture because we do not believe that an entity can exist that has the attributes of your god, so the bible
is not the work of god. Ergo, scripture is meaningless. If you want to posit that one person is a better Christian than another based upon how each religion interprets a particular scripture you can do that, but then you won't be engaging in a discussion about atheism.
It is impossible for me to take offence at anyone concerning the topics we will be discussing. So don't worry about playing hard ball, I'm very laid back.
Very good that you recognize that you do not have a right to not be offended. This concept is not understood and/or is totally rejected by most Christians.
Happy Holidays to EVERYONE!
Sarah Palin says you are ruining Christmas for everyone and you are making baby jesus upset.