I can only assume you refer to the Judeo/Christian/Islamic god, Yahweh (or Amurru, as he was known before he met Moses) - if you have a minute, or 43, take a look at another culture, and the lengths to which they went to appease their god, even to the extent of cutting the hearts out of children:
@x- Prof. Bob has been around for a while now. He is supposed to be educated. He came onto this site as a catholic. If he had said he was christian, I wouldn't have bothered with him, but being catholic, he is my sport.
He is trying to paint himself as a good catholic - not while the vatican harbors criminals, and not while the vatican is hypocritical about gays in their hierarchical ranks. The average catholic is ashamed about what is going on within the catholic hierarchy, and supporting victims of pedophilia, not our Bob, he just keeps on repeating, it is happening all over the world, in other groups like Boy Scouts, and changes the subject. Look, look, over there. - Pathetic.
Ireland is the only country who has told the vatican to sod off, and now has legalised abortion when the mothers life is in danger. That is what happens when catholicism loses it's power.
He is persistent, and is the Master of Deflection, starting inane conversations, putting up silly surveys on 'What sort of Atheist are You - which shows you how much he knows about Atheists :)
If you ask him a question, any question, about catholicism, he deflects, and thinks nobody will notice :) He will not answer. Funny that.
archy was just trying to let you know, we have been watching this bloke deflect, duck and weave for some time now - and we now his modus operandi -
Between having Bob on board, coupled with the bible, strengthens my attitude to christians but especially catholics. :)
RE: "not our Bob, he just keeps on repeating" - just imagine the Energizer Bunny, that just keeps going, and going, and going - however, after four hours, I would suggest he call a doctor.
RE: "archy was just trying to let you know, we have been watching this bloke deflect, duck and weave for some time now -" - Mohammed Ali used to call it, "Rope-a-dope"!
That's what he does! That's ALL he does! You can't stop him!
Kyle Reese in Terminator.
This just in:
Oops - did I just hijack the thread? BAD proto-bird! Bad, bad, bad --
Bob has a propensity, that when a question gets too hard, he either deflects the question, ducks and weaves, and starts esoteric conversation, which to me is just bad manners. So the only way, well, that is actually very doubtful, but I am going to give it a go, to get my friend Bob to answer some questions on catholicism, Bob's area of expertise.
1. Why did you choose catholicism over all other religions?
2. Do you follow the decrees made by the Vatican?
3. Do you agree or disagree with contraception being available to those who would choose to use contraception, if they had access?
4. How do you choose which parts of the bible to follow, and not follow.
5. Is purgatory in or out, these days.
I am curious as to what a practicing catholic actually follows these days.
I agree, it can be a problem, certainly for individuals. I think that's true of any discipline, though.
Another deflect, Bob. Keep to you religion, 'cause the last time I looked, you are not just a christian but a catholic. I personally don't care what people revere as their savior, or who or what they pray to, the book that my friend Bob follows, is the bible, and the bible is the main reason I am not a catholic anymore, but an Atheist.
And to this very day, I am still learning about the evil that is religion, but especially the catholic church.
The following is an interesting read, which I know Bob will not read, he doesn't want to know what exactly is happening in the catholic religion. Bubble Man - Klonk - If anybody else wants to know how corrupt and unethical the catholic church is, the following is just one example.
The history of the catholic church is yet another reason - Mussolini making it a State with full sovereignty through the Lateran Treaty - the welcoming of Mein Kampf - the fact that adults do not protect the most vulnerable of humans - children. This is just my short list.
We have quacks and the unscrupulous -
And catholicism is filled to the brim with them.
There are people who aren't willing to put in the effort to really learn and who therefore settle on some meaningless feel-good pablum.
Now, where is Strega's photo of the nail and the hammer -
@Strega - Thank you - that is the only thing my friend Bob takes any notice of - really big pictures :)
@archy - I think it quite strange that a catholic cannot answer just one, question about his catholicism. He falls down, (also because he has a dodgy spine), as other run of the mill theists do. I thought this bloke might have been a smidgin better, as he is wont to point out, how much he knows about science, and that he is not just a teacher but a Professor, but apparently not :(
Don't you guys have a word for it? "Dodgy"?
@archy - duck and weave, drop bits out that he doesn't like, obfuscate, completely ignore, mix a bit of science in there to distract, and yep, dodgy.