Simply put PP Columbus,his men,the Spanish and The Christians that Skeptic and the other religious Americans who think Christianity established America were NOT really Christian,they just did not know they were not "true Christians".
I know that. I'm just trying to figure out why Native Americans, also not true christians, acted better than their European counterparts. Well, their European murderers. It seems like if god is running around using Sharpies on everyones heart, making them christians when they don't even suspect it, those who are a bit more aware of the backstory should operate in a bit more, um, christian manner.
Which of course they did. Its just that being christian, any version, makes a person worse rather than better. Of course it does not good to tell that to a christian, who is, well, worse rather than better. But its fun to try.
You do realize jesus never commanded anyone to murder whenever they wanted, right?
You should be familiar with the Bible and you should know it's not in there ANYWHERE. PERIOD.
Sp, why do you keep insisting they are Christians following Jesus? Didn't Jesus say "I never knew ye" to certain pretenders?
Well, they call themselves christians, and as an atheist, I don't feel qualified to do the judging on who is and who is not a christian. I think you guys should sort it out (all of you who self0identify as christian, no matter how many folks you've killed), and then let us know the results when you're done.
Neither you or I have killed anyone Skep. You want to give all the credit to your god, and say he wrote some sort of goodness on my heart, so I'm pretty nice even though I'm not a christian. So you can explain my behavior nicely, at least from your perspective. But you can't explain why people who say that they believe in the same god you do would behave so contrary to your specific christian values.
Why in the world would that "writing on the heart" not work on someone who seems intent on being a follower, and work just fine on someone who is not a follower? What is it about being a bible-reading, god-fearing, praying, worshipping god-follower makes the process fail? So badly that they become worse than me?
Is that why you're here? Because so many of us atheists are better people that the scuzzy theists who walk through church doors every Sunday but do horrible things the rest of the week?
I say that our genes essentially wrote good things on our heart but that believers, those willing to contort their religion for selfish means, erase the good with their god, and ruin it for all of us. If you are indeed a good person, who believes in god but can't quite parse the vast gulf between decency and that which is commonly called christianity, maybe you're doing it wrong.
You should become one of us, guy. So that you'll be relieved of the very real danger that christianity will distort your mind too.