I have been engaged in a long and convoluted discussion with a Roman Catholic correspondent, and I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with the clearest, most lucid response to his illogical…Continue
"Oh, that's a simple answer.
When you die, the god sits immediately in judgement to determine if you deserve Heaven because you believe on the name of Jay-EEE-zus, enough to qualify for that reward in most of the xtian cults, or Hell, if…"
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""If given the opportunity would we revert back to the days of slavery and white bigotry?"
In a word, yes!
I didn't know "America - love it or leave it." was ever a slogan for our country. To me it's always been just a…"
"I don't believe that there is enough evidence or support for any of the 'god' proposals/definitions. To make it clearer, I don't think that any of the current 'god' proposal definitions originated in their…"
"So he's trying to debate with you the existence of a deity and you are, rightly, objecting to his argument based on epistemological grounds. He is conflating his belief with knowledge.
There are no useful definitions of gods that are…"
"I think you are both on the ganja weed. That being said, so you have established that neither of you can say anything definitive. So what?
The real question is evidence, where you hold the upper hand, having all of the cards. Scrutiny of any…"
I have been engaged in a long and convoluted discussion with a Roman Catholic correspondent, and I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with the clearest, most lucid response to his illogical and irrational arguments. I've written a final reply, which is the best argument I can think of, so figured I'd post it here for comments, suggestions, and generally contributing to the dialogue.Most recent missive from my correspondent wrote:I agree , saying " GOD exists" is not asserting "no GOD…See More
"Wow! Clear of Leukemia? That's awesome! My mother died of leukemia, as did my childhood friend Cliff. I remember praying hard for Cliff, and it did no good at all. Didn't make me cry any less, either, I still felt like shit
I was born at an early age. I spent my childhood growing up. I have visited many places, done many things, and had many adventures. I now spend my time awaiting the Rapture.
Why are you here?
All my relatives are heavy-duty Christers, it would be nice to get to know a few rational people too.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
The whole god-thing never made a lot of sense, and when I discovered that my parents' misery was caused directly by the catholic church's ruling on their marital status I gave up on the pretense of membership in the One True Church. Now I spend my days waiting with bated breath for the Rapture. The world will be a much better place once the deluded have been Hoovered up into Heaven.
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I'm pretty much anti-religion in all its manifestations. Having been raised in a highly religious milieu, attended religious schools, with two sisters in the Nunnery, and being a survivor or priestly molestation, I've pretty much believed all along that gods in general and religions and churches in particular have been the greatest source of evil in the world throughout most of human existence, ever since some smart feller invented the…Continue