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cyso:

--- Quote from: im2smart4u on February 17, 2011, 09:23:49 PM ---
--- Quote from: Bugfartboy on February 17, 2011, 03:15:13 PM ---@im2smart4u On the issue of sin, you think that partial sin should be good enough to stand in the presence of God? Sin is sin. It's His perfection and our imperfection that separates us from Him. It's the blots on our spiritual white robes.
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So a child that steals a candy bar should go to hell alongside the homicidal rapist, since all sins are equal and unforgivable.

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Stealing a candy bar wouldn't be the only thing sin the child committed. But I think I know what you mean. Why would God punish a relatively moral guy with the same punishment he gave a genocidal maniac? But, by sinning, we are basically turning our back to God, saying that we don't want to and won't do things his way, and that we want to do our own thing apart from him. We tell him basically to leave us alone and that we don't want him to tell us what to do. It doesn't really matter what our sin is; we are still turning our backs on God. So God's punishment for telling him we don't want anything to do with him is giving us what we ask for. He withdraws from us and cuts us off from him. This is hell. Eternally apart from God. Since we are creations of God, being cut off from him is eternal/everlasting death.

CraigStern:

--- Quote from: im2smart4u on February 17, 2011, 09:23:49 PM ---America was built on the beilef of religious tolerance, but a new generation of narrow-minded athiest are threatening that coexistence by attacking people's religious beliefs (and Christmas).
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You might find this study interesting.

SmartyPants:

--- Quote from: CraigStern on February 18, 2011, 06:03:21 PM ---
--- Quote from: im2smart4u on February 17, 2011, 09:23:49 PM ---America was built on the beilef of religious tolerance, but a new generation of narrow-minded athiest are threatening that coexistence by attacking people's religious beliefs (and Christmas).
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You might find this study interesting.
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I don't find the study surprising.

A large group of athiest have created mistrust among many Americans by crudely insulting religion, by demanding the word "god" be remove from the Pledge of Allegiance and all US currency, and by aggressively attacking Christmas.  Unfortunately, the asshole athiest (including a few who have posted in this topic) draw attention away from the quiet, respectful athiest.

ArtDrake:
Man, why would you want to get rid of Christmas? That's just dumb. I'd prefer to keep Chirstmas around, and celebrate it as a celebration of light and gift-giving, not a religion I don't think I can trust.

And most of my disrespect and crude insults to religion have nothing to do with my atheism. They're just me not liking the way organized religion takes up part of the day that you could be spending doing something else, and maybe, just maybe, if, as you claim, homophobia is genetic (which I genuinely and sincerely doubt), there's an equal or greater chance that not feeling the need to be part of somthing greater or waste my time just to fit in is genetic, too. Don't hate on me for it, please.

And the past participle of "remove" is "removed". The third person singular present indicative of the verb "to draw" is "draws".

And finally, while one can have a "large group of atheists", there is no such thing as a "large group of athiest", unless you are trying to insist that atheists are uncountable, and one conglomeration of the substance "athiest" can make up a large group.

Please excuse the nit-pick.

cyso:

--- Quote from: Duckling on February 18, 2011, 10:08:08 PM ---And most of my disrespect and crude insults to religion have nothing to do with my atheism. They're just me not liking the way organized religion takes up part of the day that you could be spending doing something else, and maybe, just maybe, if, as you claim, homophobia is genetic (which I genuinely and sincerely doubt), there's an equal or greater chance that not feeling the need to be part of somthing greater or waste my time just to fit in is genetic, too. Don't hate on me for it, please.

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Waste my time? I'm sure you do some of things that are a waste of time, but I don't criticize you for it. So why are you so concerned about me wasting my own time? Does it bother you that I'm not making perfect use of my time? Sure, religion takes time. But, I get done what I need to get done, and I don't waste a lot of my time doing things that a normal kid would do, partially because of my religion.
And about the fit in part, I could probably fit in better if I weren't a Christian. Where I live, there isn't any repercussion for saying that your not a Christian. You fit in just fine. And if you act like a Christian, you don't fit in just fine.

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