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Struggling Christian

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alison Rufus Oct 8, 2009. 10 Replies

Some of you have probably seen me about this site already but I guess it's always good to do a little intro post, there's much more detail in my two blogs and on my profile, but yes I'm a Christian…Continue

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Joe commented on Alison Rufus's blog post 'Back With Confidence'
"But is passivity really a virtue? I'm not saying that its not. Maybe it is. But, shouldn't atheists be proactive? I don't know. I just know that I spent the greater part of my life believing in a lie--Christianity--and I think…"
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Back With Confidence

It's been a LONG time since I've been on this site and that has been a long journey. But I'm here an agnostic atheist - but a much calmer one, a less angry. This I think is a much better place to be.I'm no longer arguing about religion 99% of my waking day and I no longer feel like complete scum for being an atheist either. I have morals, I have good morals in fact. I also have great passion and compassion for other people, for animals. I'm a good person. Not perfect of course but good. I'm not…See More
Apr 27, 2011
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Apr 27, 2011
Alison Rufus replied to Brandon's discussion '"atheists have failed to account for the "first cause" argument for God's existence."'
"It's a difficult question to answer really in that it applies to both atheism and religion. As an atheist, I believe it is my job to stand up, be honest and say "I don't know the answer" when I do not know, not make something…"
Apr 27, 2011
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Alison Rufus replied to Morgan Matthew's discussion 'i think atheist concept one' in the group Think Atheist Billboard
"I always thought it should carry a message of some sort with it, along the lines of but not limited to what Reggie said below."
Mar 1, 2010
Alison Rufus commented on Dan's blog post 'Prayer forces plane to land.'
"Perhaps he should have declared it all before the flight, but I suppose when it's normal and harmless to you, you don't always think how people will react."
Jan 22, 2010
Alison Rufus commented on Alison Rufus's blog post 'War On Christmas/Winterfest/Winterval'
"First of all Shine, I am making a point - someone has to stand up and cry bullshit. Secondly, I couldn't care if they "officially" change the name... I guess for me, I will call it Christmas because that's what I'm…"
Dec 13, 2009
Shine commented on Alison Rufus's blog post 'War On Christmas/Winterfest/Winterval'
"Think about how many people could feel loved if people who have time to argue about this, spent that time reaching out and changed real lives and not just a name. But how much time did you spend typing up this argument? If you think that it is a…"
Dec 13, 2009
Alison Rufus commented on Alison Rufus's blog post 'War On Christmas/Winterfest/Winterval'
"There we go, sorry it wasn't meant to sound like Christmas is the time when people commit suicide the most hence the I don't know the stats. My wording was crap upon re-reading it, hope that makes it clearer!"
Dec 12, 2009

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Back With Confidence

Posted on April 27, 2011 at 3:11pm 3 Comments

It's been a LONG time since I've been on this site and that has been a long journey.

 

But I'm here an agnostic atheist - but a much calmer one, a less angry. This I think is a much better place to be.

I'm no longer arguing about religion 99% of my waking day and I no longer feel like complete scum for being an atheist either.

 

I have morals, I have good morals in fact. I also have great passion and compassion for other people, for animals. I'm a good…

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War On Christmas/Winterfest/Winterval

Posted on December 12, 2009 at 6:30pm 5 Comments

This has been going on since I was at school here in the UK (about 8 years... hmm feel old saying that) and suffice to say I'm tired of it.

First they said the Muslims wanted it changed, none of the Muslims I knew gave a rats ass about it being called Christmas! Some celebrated the traditional side of the festivities even.

Now, it's just general political correctness with a side of "it's the atheists!" throw in after the bus campaigns this year.

Next year? How about we blame… Continue

What is your heaven?

Posted on October 13, 2009 at 1:58pm 28 Comments

I became a Christian just over a year ago now and although I had believe for most of my life before that (bar a few years as a "radical atheist"), I was never in the Christian community then and so I lacked knowledge of how to become a Christian and more specific knowledge about the faith.

One of those things that was explained to me then was the concept of forgiveness and salvation - now although I knew of this before, it was more the specifics that I didn't know - before you are "saved"… Continue

For the Love of God

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 5:34pm 8 Comments

Being a thinking, critical, and questioning Christian is hard work. But intellectual arguments (mostly) aside, what about love. More specifically God's Love. God's ever present, unfailing, over-whelming, ya-can't-touch-this-even-if-you-were-MC-Hammer Love. How does one reach, recognise and feel that love?

Some of you may find this familiar but for those who don't, let me just take you on a brief tour of the process of becoming a Christian:

You've discovered God is real and have… Continue

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At 1:48am on April 28, 2010, Wesley gave Alison Rufus a gift
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At 1:05am on October 9, 2009, Gaytor said…
Is this the reference that you were looking for in regards to name calling?
Matthew 5:22
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, “Raca,” is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
 
 
 

  

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