I have a friend, won't name any names. cough.
She sincerely and desperately believes that Jesus is coming back to life soon, and when he does, all of the animals that Noah took on his ark are going to band together as one, and there will be no more hate, no more negativity, humans won't kill each other and there will be no more war. Lions will walk with the antelope and tigers will walk with the deer.
Because the bible says so and she learned it at church.

Whaaaat?

What is this psychobabble nonsense?
I cannot fathom why there are millions of people in this world that worship this being of God, insist he is unfathomable, and they believe these fairytales these churches are teaching. The CHURCHES believe these fairytales! What is this?! As a child I didn't even comprehend the idea of the damn tooth fairy, or even Santa. By age 2 I knew Santa didn't exist. Why is this god any different? It obviously doesn't exist, and people can't accept that something didn't just go "poof" and it was.

This God creature was created in the clouded minds of people who think they need to hold onto a bedtime story so their lives are complete.

Sorry for the rant. :)

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Um, the only way this will ever happen:

"all of the animals that Noah took on his ark are going to band together as one, and there will be no more hate, no more negativity, humans won't kill each other and there will be no more war. Lions will walk with the antelope and tigers will walk with the deer."

Is in one of those damn creationist museums where man walks with dinosaurs...
Has she actually read the bible?
Yeah, the animals banding together is ... new to me.

But if they stacked and formed Voltron -- or could summon up a Care Bear Cousins Stare -- that would be wicked-keen.
Care Bear Cousins! I'd totally go Jesus for them. LOL.
Isaiah 11:6. Pick and choose your revelation!
It's like a Choose Your Own Adventure book...

To have the animals band together and everyone live in peace, turn to page 46.
To have all those who do not believe in your particular brand of god burn in the firey pits of hell, turn to page 666.
It's like a Choose Your Own Adventure book...

Wow, we're totally rocking the '80s here, aren't we? Those books were my first exposure to exponential explosion, when I wondered why stories weren't longer, and then I realized how thick that would quickly make the book.

The animals lying down together was not new to me -- but "banding together" was.

I had a creationist children's book when I was young that explained that in the Garden of Eden, ants did not have wars. Wow.
ok maybe I didn't make the banding together part clear.
she means they will come together to prove to humans that hate and war isn't necessary, because jesus will tell them to
Oh? Well, that's true, then, right? Move along everyone.
Hehe, it's pretty cool, huh! Although, as a former Christian, I have to say you can't say with certainty that she "sincerely and desperately believes" the stories. If she's been indoctrinated with these stories since childhood, as I was, then it's more likely that the brainwashing kicks in and she is able to repeat these stories with an air of conviction, although her mind is running on automatic pilot. I was fully capable of saying things like "I believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, inerrant and infallible" while my mind was completely devoid of meaningful thought processes. I would have died before denying Jesus Christ is Lord, I would have sworn high and low that I believe everything in the Bible truly, deeply...but these were all automatic responses. There was no real thought behind it.

Although I remain angry at the lies and the abuse and the insane doctrines that shaped my personality in ways that I still have to combat to this day, I am glad that I was exposed to religion. It gives me a deeper understanding of how the delusion works and if I distance myself from the pain it caused me, it's a pretty amazing phenomenon. I can still activate the auto-pilot mode by reciting the Nicene Creed, it's the weirdest thing! Your brain shuts down and you start humming like a machine. Fascinating.
My ex-wife -- also an atheist, but also raised Christian -- would still pray as a focusing and calming exercise. Maybe it's like C.S. Lewis's take? "Praying doesn't change God, it changes us?"

(I don't pray. It seems ... comical and absurd. But, then again, I can't listen to "relaxation tapes" without bursting into laughter, either. Maybe it would be better for my psyche if I could do either or both of those.)
hi there, I find it sad that you did not believe in santa at two years old. Now I am as much an atheist as you and I can tell you one of the greatest parts of growing up was at that time of year, now forget the xtains shite about christams, as a wee boy it was presents and santa that was in my head.

I have brought my 3 kids up as freethinking individuals with the ability to ask questions and as such we give as straight an answer as possible, we give opinion and the facts. It took something special away from christmas when each found out that santa claus was infact mum and dad, however they got over it before the next approaching xmas.

am starting to babble now so I leaf on the thought that I hope your own kids to not find out about the real santa until you think thay have reached that age where you have to tell them or they ask you the question.

That quickly takes me onto the reason why at age two you knew the white bearded laddie was not true. Shame on your parents, shame on them


take care

peace and puff to all
That quickly takes me onto the reason why at age two you knew the white bearded laddie was not true. Shame on your parents, shame on them

I find this a very interesting topic. I've made it clear to my son that I will never lie to him. It's a reciprocity thing, and a respect thing, for me. I thought that was a reliable policy until he asked me, directly, a couple months ago (he's six), if there were indeed a Tooth Fairy or if I put the money under his pillow. I thought about it and told him it was indeed I -- at which point he burst into tears.

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