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Offline DL

more fuel for your fire [#285]
« on: August 24, 2008, 08:42:03 PM »
 
God is a sinner

God breaks his own commandments. Should God go to hell? The New Testament speaks of the new commandment of love. In first Corinthians when describing what love is not, it clearly states "love is not jealous". God, in the old testament repeatedly declares that He is a jealous God "For I God am a jealous God". The bible NEVER gives instance where non-adherence to this command may be justified for any reason. God broke the commandment of love, therefore God is a sinner

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Re: more fuel for your fire [#285]
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2008, 08:44:35 PM »
Isn't it cool to be able to see past all the feel-good bs of religion?
"What claim has your piety on my deference?"

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Re: more fuel for your fire [#285]
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2008, 08:52:18 PM »
Yep.  Good point.

The whole set of books are an incoherent mess -- it's one of the reasons why it's a favorite for good people and hate mongers alike.  They both pick what they want from it and feel equally justified.

Hate homosexuals?  Quote the OT!  (A subject the NT is silent on.)

Want to ignore some law in the OT?  Quote the NT!

Want to bring back some of the OT again?  Quote the NT to justify bringing back the OT!

Get it pointed out that they are cherry picking?  Accuse the accuser; they aren't full of the Holy Spirit and are thus wrong!  Wrong!  Wrong!  Wrong!  Take ball and go home.
Smart people believe weird things because they are skilled at defending beliefs they arrived at for non-smart reasons. --Michael Shermer

The history of religion is a long attempt to reconcile old custom with new reason, to find a sound theory for an absurd practice.  --Sir James George Frazer

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Re: more fuel for your fire [#285]
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2008, 08:59:16 PM »
Oh, along those lines.  While I'm not a big fan, some of the videos by The Amazing Atheist are quite good.  Here's a classic;

The Amazing Atheist: Scare Off Fundies



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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUtDWru1po0[/youtube]



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Smart people believe weird things because they are skilled at defending beliefs they arrived at for non-smart reasons. --Michael Shermer

The history of religion is a long attempt to reconcile old custom with new reason, to find a sound theory for an absurd practice.  --Sir James George Frazer