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I grew up atheist for 16 years. I had always kept an open mind towards religion, but never really felt a need to believe in it. My sister started going to a Wednesday night children's program at a church. Eventually, I was dragged into a Christmas Eve service. Scoffing, I reluctantly went, assuming that this was going to be a load of crap, but when I went, I felt something. Something that I've never felt before. I felt a sense of empowerment and a sense of calling. Jesus called upon my soul, just like he did with his disciples. he wanted me to follow him. Now, my life is being lived for Christ. He died on the cross for my sins, and the sins of everyone who believes in him. He was beaten, brutalized, struck with a whip 39 times, made to carry a cross up to the stage of his death. This I believe to be true, and I can never repay him for what he has done.
I still have my struggles with Christianity, but I've found this bit of information most useful. Religion is not comprehensible in the human mind, because we cannot comprehend the idea of a perfect and supreme being, a God, but we can believe it in our heart, and that's the idea of faith. Faith is, even though everything rides against me believing in Jesus, I still believe in him because I know that it's true in my heart. I invite my fellow Brothers and sisters of the LORD to talk about how Jesus has helped you in your life. No atheists and no insults please

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Woooo! - W + B = Boooo!


Oh. I feel really stupid now. I was reading my other three posts.. but not that one. *sigh*
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This video give an interesting read of the flood narrative.
Noah's two Narratives

darkxrainx
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Why can't all religions be right? As long as your happy, who is to say that you are wrong?

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Why can't all religions be right? As long as your happy, who is to say that you are wrong?


Because they have competing ideas that are in opposition to each other.
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"Why do some atheists bash Christians? Why do geese fly in a V-shape pattern? Because they're geese, and that's what they do."

darkxrainx
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Because they have competing ideas


But don't most of them have some higher deity that they look too??
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But don't most of them have some higher deity that they look too??


Some have multiple deities, some have no deities, the very nature and other characteristics even among the monotheistic religions vary greatly.

Saying they are all correct would be like one person describing a crook as a short fat balding white man, while another describes the same crook as a tall muscular black man with an afro and saying they both are right.
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Saying they are all correct would be like one person describing a crook as a short fat balding white man, while another describes the same crook as a tall muscular black man with an afro and saying they both are right.


At least they both say there was a crook.
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Theists cannot prove that god exists, atheists also cannot prove that god does not exist.

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"Why do some atheists bash Christians? Why do geese fly in a V-shape pattern? Because they're geese, and that's what they do."


That makes no sense. Geese use the 'V' shape due to the effects of draft on the birds further back in the formation. By rotating leadership within the 'V' they can fly great distances because it reduces the effort on those further back in formation. In short, they do it because it is effective and advantageous.

But don't most of them have some higher deity that they look too??


Almost all of them do. However they also almost all claim that their deity is the only right one, that their interpretation of what that deity likes/dislikes is the only right one, and anyone that disagrees will be punished. Sadly, theistic religions do not lend themselves to tolerance and approval of differing viewpoints.

Theists cannot prove that god exists, atheists also cannot prove that god does not exist.


True. However in a situation which lacks supporting evidence the only honest statement one can truly make is 'I don't know', which (strangely enough) is the position of almost all atheists, and almost no theists.
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Sadly, theistic religions do not lend themselves to tolerance and approval of differing viewpoints.


Who is to say, though, that one person couldn't say that? Maybe whole religions can't, but a single person can. Right?
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At least they both say there was a crook.


So if you are a police man, you are just going to say "Ok. We know there is a crook now, even though one says that he is a demonic ghost and one says that he was a poor alien. They must be both right, so I am calling this case"? You would be fired. If there is a crook, then the witnesses should be able to be at least close in their description of him. If both gave opposing viewpoints, you have no case.

Theists cannot prove that god exists, atheists also cannot prove that god does not exist.


The same way you can not prove or disprove unicorns. You can not prove them because they do not exist, and you can't disprove them because you can't prove a negative.
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You didn't get the point... oh well...

All i Know is that Buddha is right and everyone else is wrong. That is all

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All i Know is that Buddha is right and everyone else is wrong. That is all


Buddha disagrees.

Doubt everything. Find your own light.
-- Buddha

Believe nothing, O monks, merely because you have been told it ... or because it is traditional, or because you yourselves have imagined it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -- that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.
-- Buddha
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The same way you can not prove or disprove unicorns. You can not prove them because they do not exist, and you can't disprove them because you can't prove a negative.


And the holy lord Buddha and the Amish said amen and let the sheep rest
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