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Introductions / Re: Hello - an introduction
« Last post by Nick on Today at 05:47:08 PM »
Maybe in another life. 

Did you ever ask any of your fuddies on the other sites why God hates amputees?  He never cures any.
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Introductions / Re: Hello - an introduction
« Last post by wright on Today at 05:47:01 PM »
Welcome. You seem to have found some... lively sites in the past. Hope you don't find this one too quiet.
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Chatter / Re: April 23rd !!!!!!!!!
« Last post by Nick on Today at 05:45:14 PM »
I just got finished putting away all of "the End of the World" party supplies AGAIN.  This is kind of getting like waiting for the 4th of July fireworks display and never getting any fireworks to go off.  My party guests are beginning to question my invites as well.  I mean the getting naked and running thru the streets was fun but since the end did not come the cops have a few questions.
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Introductions / Re: Hello - an introduction
« Last post by Benoit Bals on Today at 05:44:40 PM »
1. Welcome.
2. I was Catholic as well (1st thru 12th grade with nuns).
3. How did you find this site?

1) Thank you.
2) I never saw nuns...weird eh?  Maybe I just didn't notice them (haha)
3) I found it today when Googling something but don't remember what.  The funny thing is I have the strangest sense of deja vu here, wonder if I was here once before a long time ago?
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Introductions / Re: Hello - an introduction
« Last post by Nick on Today at 05:41:14 PM »
1. Welcome.
2. I was Catholic as well (1st thru 12th grade with nuns).
3. How did you find this site?

I often get mad at fuddies attacking Catholics as well.  Catholics were the original (like McDonald's).  Without Catholics they would not have their magic book.   Oh, wait, maybe I do need to attack Catholics.
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General Religious Discussion / Re: Individual perceptions
« Last post by Foxy Freedom on Today at 05:35:54 PM »
p1: all religions are members of a set that cannot simultaneously all be true.
p2: all members of a set that cannot simultaneously all be true are all wrong.
c: . . . all religions are wrong.

I think you have chosen a P2 to suit yourself. Could he not have been thinking like this?

p1: all religions are members of a set that cannot simultaneously all be true.
p2: and since they are all the same, in their lack of reliability of knowledge and of results of prayer...
c: then. . . all religions are wrong.

So you can see that the fact that some religions are false does prove that all are.
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Introductions / Hello - an introduction
« Last post by Benoit Bals on Today at 05:26:36 PM »
Hi, I wanted to type an introduction about myself.  I looked at it and went "tl;dr" so I broke it up into more paragraphs. 

I am a regular poster over at the fstdt.com site (Fundies Say the Darndest Things).  I still like that site very much but recently it's had connection issues and hasn't been too reliable so I'm looking for another place where I can discuss the unreasonable postings I encounter on a few sites (more about those later).

I don't want to reveal TOO much about myself because I have been stalked in the past by some of the aformentioned people...in fact I tend to use a different name in a few places. 

But I am an agnostic, I was raised Catholic and never really signed on with it (got first communion but was never confirmed).  I didn't leave Christianity due to any particular problems with the Catholic church, just more Christianity in general.   It all came apart for me around the time that I realized there was no reason to believe the Bible was divinely inspired. 

Having said that, I don't come down on Christians unless they get hung up on the things that to my mind make them hateful, i.e. being anti-choice, homophobic, sexist, racist...and yes, even anti-Catholic.  It's funny to me that if an atheist attacks Catholics I couldn't care less...I'm probably in agreement, but when a fundamentalist Christian does, I see red.  Want to go after Catholics for something?  The pedophilia problems?  I have no issue with that at all, but I don't care that they (gasp) baptize infants.  It's amazing how many fundies get hung up on that.  Who cares?

My main reason for being here is that I am a regular poster/lurker on a few websites and channels where I have gotten into the habit of disagreeing with fundamentalist Christians.  The discussions and disagreements are interesting to me, but I find that lots of people really don't want me (and people like me) there are all.  A common comment is, "This is a Christian website!  Why are you here?"  To which I will tell them, to see how Christian your behavior is.  I never call names (doing so results in being banned, and it's interesting how some of the Christians, who are supposed to be so righteous and good, hurl more slander and epithets than anyone else, and manage to NOT get banned for it).  I simply try to find out what is really at the root of their anger, and invariably end up being called Satan for doing so.

I have to say, before someone else says it first, that spending time on these sites isn't everyone's cup of tea.  Friends have told me they'd rather cut their own heads off than try to reason with these bigots, but to me it's not about getting through to them...to me, all the world's a stage, and I'm just trying to put on a good show.  Who knows, if it saves some kid who's reading from trying to get conversion therapy done to change his or her sexuality, it is worth it.  BUT - yes, I know it's not a sport everyone would want to get into.

Anyway, I will probably direct people to the kinds of bigotry I'm encountering...just for your viewing "pleasure" as I have done at fstdt.  I hope it generates discussion.

I am a musician.  I like dogs.  I live by myself, but lots of friends and family keep me occupied.  I like cooking.  I keep to myself a lot of the time.  I consider myself easy going.

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Chatter / Re: Fundies say the darndest things
« Last post by Nick on Today at 05:13:52 PM »
Oh, no, I will give LOTS of discussion and context!  I hate it when people provide links to things with zero context.  I want people to have the whole story.

It’s gonna be great, but get ready to meet some VERY narrow-minded people who want more than anything to censor and silence dissent.
I guess I should re up my gym membership.
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Chatter / Re: April 23rd !!!!!!!!!
« Last post by Nick on Today at 05:10:44 PM »
Prostitutes and animals...is there a "pee tape"?
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General Religious Discussion / Re: Individual perceptions
« Last post by Jstwebbrowsing on Today at 04:47:08 PM »
You are absolutely right that the bible does not say to give away "all" your money, but that little tiny detail is the one you want to pound on, while ignoring what it DOES SAY.Directly from the thread in question, here is what Add Hom posted:
[40] And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.
[42] Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
[30] Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
[35] But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest:

So, I'm not asking for
ALL of your money. I just want whatever is left over after you have accounted for the BARE MINIMUM of your family needs. I want the rest and according to the scriptures quoted above, you are obligated to give it to me, even after I allow for your weasle-y attempt to evade your responsibility as a Christian to give me what I ask for.

Well you'll have to get in line.

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The bible does not say a lot of the things you claim it does, and you use the excuse of 'individual perception' to hand wave that away. You fill in the blanks and make up details that are not present. That's it, that's all, and that's the essential point you refuse to recognize.

Where have I claimed the Bible says something that it does not?

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Why do you think your made up stuff is more accurate that someone else's made up stuff?

What am I making up? 

""At that time they will call to Jehovah for help, But he will not answer them. He will hide his face from them at that time, Because of their wicked deeds." (Micah 3:4)

Did I make that up?

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PS - please figure out how to use the quote function, and modify the formatting in your posts when they are fouled up like the second half of this one. It was difficult to figure out what belonged where. In fact, I quit reading it as soon as it got funky, so if you made a point worth pursuing in that part, you're going to need to restate it in a stand alone post.

My mistake.  I'm sorry I'm so dumb.
 
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