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Another day when there is no God

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 04:04 pm
And don't dare criticize or disagree, or it's pissing match forever.
Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 04:08 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Is that you, Frank? I had no idea you're one of them! You seemed like such a nice guy at the diner! Smile
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 04:13 pm
@Thomas,
Razz
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 04:16 pm
@edgarblythe,
Even better, don't acknowledge.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 04:16 pm
Atheists claim their stand is bolstered by logic and science.

Neither logic nor science leads to an assertion that there are no gods...and neither logic nor science leads to an assertion that it is more likely there are no gods...than that there are.

Some people just have trouble acknowledging that.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 04:18 pm
@edgarblythe,
http://www.chiro.org/LINKS/FULL/sandor10.gif
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 04:28 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

Even better, don't acknowledge.


That is exactly what he is doing...not acknowledging that what I am saying is correct.

Logic does not lead one to "there are no gods."

Science does not lead one to "there are no gods."

So...atheists want to argue and mock theists for not being logical or scientific...and you are advising them to "just don't acknowledge."

This place is a laugh a minute for anyone with a sense of humor.


http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/laughing/crying-with-laughter.gif

In the meantime, if there are any atheists here who want to attempt to show I am wrong about those things...bring it on!
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 05:15 pm
@Frank Apisa,
More I think about this...the more I think Beth's advice makes sense.

If you guys refuse to acknowledge the discussion...you save some face by default. If you argue the point...there is no savings to be had.

Yup. Beth got it right. Your best bet is to ignore the comments about logic and science and save some face the backdoor way.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 05:27 pm
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 05:49 pm
http://www.cascadiannomads.com/uploads/1/8/9/3/1893015/7231233_orig.jpg




(cascadiannomads.com/pet-adventure-blog)
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 06:05 pm
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRgRX53Wuj9UN62-aAY1Zy2YHts_TzFnUhWI5KP7-2lyqO9fb67
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thack45
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 06:06 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:
If you guys refuse to acknowledge the discussion...

Lol


Discussions.. how do they work?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 06:09 pm
http://www.actewagl.com.au/~/media/ActewAGL/ActewAGL-Images/Pages/Community/Competitions%20and%20promotions/Postcards%20from%20your%20town/2011%20winners/July-Stormy-sunset-over-the-city-of-Goulburn-by-Hans-Rebhandl.ashx?la=en
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 06:10 pm
about 10 minutes from here

http://www.blogto.com/upload/2012/10/20121018-potd.jpg

need to head down there for a sunset with the small dog

she'll like it

the air is good there
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 06:52 pm
@thack45,
thack45 wrote:

Frank Apisa wrote:
If you guys refuse to acknowledge the discussion...

Lol


Discussions.. how do they work?


Positions are outlined...and fleshed. It becomes point and counterpoint.

Atheists do it all the time with theists.

They do everything they can to dodge agnostics.

I don't blame them.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 07:25 pm
thoughts
your thoughts are your own
my words are mine alone
how sadly how aimless like a drone
if you echoed me
and I mirrored thee
in a world diverse and duplicate free
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 08:11 pm
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/7a/02/a2/7a02a2801cc46fdb3878d4da0838207d.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 08:54 pm
http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1525251/thumbs/o-SUNSET-SPECTRUM-900.jpg?6
FBM
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 08:57 pm
@edgarblythe,
Whoa. That was a jolt. I clicked and turned away from the monitor and when I turned back around I got blasted in the eyes. Very cool...
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thack45
 
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Reply Wed 27 May, 2015 10:03 pm
I became a Christian as an adult, probably around 14 years or so ago, but I was ever the "doubting Thomas". Still, I did the Christian life as best I could, even read some interesting books. One was in the apologetic field, by Lee Strobel. The forward discussed an interview that the author did with Charles Templeton, who was rolling holy back in the day with Billy Graham. Templeton was evidently very good at what he did, but had turned away from his faith. However, with all that said and the passing of many years, he is is quoted as saying that he misses Jesus. For whatever reason I always found that intriguing.

So I still remember the moment about five years ago when I thought, "no more", and the odd juxtaposition of turmoil and freedom that followed. I was going through a terrible time, and often the compulsion to talk to god would still arise, and I'd be like, "****! No one's there". No one to put it all on, to "give it to", no one even to blame. But I couldn't help to feel a sense of exhilarating liberation in it too. I missed Jesus though, still do sometimes in a sense; I miss the good Christian people I had gotten to know. And there was a blurb I'd read long ago in a heavy metal magazine, quoting someone I can't remember, "once you cut through all the bullshit, the bible is a pretty good read". In other words, it ain't all bad.

So I guess the bottom line is, I'm happy to have had the experiences that I did, and my faith–such as it was–served its purpose well enough, and I think I've developed a somewhat unique perspective because of it. Just like a childhood now long in the past, I outgrew it. But sometimes I might miss it.
 

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