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What did Jesus get right? And what was wrong?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gallup's Mirror Jul 3. 88 Replies

On another thread, it was pointed out that we can recognize the wisdom and intelligence of certain persons in history --…Continue

Sad day for sperm whales

Started Jun 19 0 Replies

Not a great day for my cetacean namesake, not in the Mediterranean anyway.They say a sperm whale that washed up in…Continue

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Is Paul like Muhammad for Christians?

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Quick question: How much do you think Paul was like Muhammad?Muslims claim that an angel gave the Words of God directly to Muhammad, so the Quran is infallible. Non-muslims deny this claim.Christians…Continue

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Physeter replied to RobertPiano's discussion 'Signs of the Lord'
"The scary thing is some of those are probably real.  But some don't look real.  "
Sunday
Physeter replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion 'FROM THE WORD OF GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT'
"Not decades for me, but it was still a long time since I heard an old convention song. ;) (and yes, "Old Convention Song" was the next song I watched after this one.)"
Friday
Physeter replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion 'FROM THE WORD OF GOD IN THE OLD TESTAMENT'
"Wiki says it was an African-American spiritual, directly based on the Ezekiel passage. That explains the last chorus: Dem bones, dem bones gonna walk around. Dem bones, dem bones gonna walk around. Dem bones, dem bones gonna walk around. Now hear…"
Jul 23
Physeter replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School July 13th 2014' in the group Sunday School
"RE: Witches being killed. How sad. These remind me of the anti-gay African laws. It's not a good religion when it teaches you this kind of paranoia. When it teaches you whatever calamities befall you can be caused by evil neighbors casting…"
Jul 21
Physeter replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School July 20th 2014' in the group Sunday School
"Wow, that ChristianToday story about the problem of evil. The ignorance is painful. If they ever bothered to learn what atheists really believe, it would blow their minds."
Jul 20
Physeter replied to Quincy Maxwell's discussion 'Living freely.'
"It doesn't work well here, because so many Christians are in positions of power to abuse it. But look at any other free country. What are the most secular countries in the world, is it Norway? Sweden? Denmark? Switzerland? Do any of them outlaw…"
Jul 20
Physeter replied to Unseen's discussion 'Venison anyone?'
"I think deer is delicious. And if you want to eat meat at all, I think it makes a lot more sense to eat something that is already living and taking care of itself and needs predators, instead of relying solely on domesticated animals which are…"
Jul 19
Physeter replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'It happened'
"The truth is a beautiful thing isn't it?"
Jul 19
Physeter replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'It happened'
"How are you doing now Belle? Feeling any better? Worse? More or less confused? Closer to "god"?"
Jul 19
Physeter commented on Nerdy Keith's blog post 'Born Innocent Until Proven Guilty'
"@Joshua I don't just disagree with you; I also disagree with the Bible. That's why I don't believe it anymore. I see your 2 Corinthians passage about blindness. Paul repeats the claim in 1 Corinthians 1:18 as well: "For the…"
Jul 15
Physeter commented on Nerdy Keith's blog post 'Born Innocent Until Proven Guilty'
"@Joshua D: Your communist and capitalist metaphor almost makes sense. I can understand why you'd cause offense when you word it like that. You're right that it is natural and even acceptable for us to cause each other offense in that…"
Jul 14
Physeter replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'It happened'
"Wow, Belle, I'm so happy your little guy is all right, wish I could send you internet hugs. I think calling out to God is completely natural in a situation like that if you've been raised in a religion at all. I seem to remember you were…"
Jul 14
Physeter commented on Nerdy Keith's blog post 'Born Innocent Until Proven Guilty'
"Babies do grow up. They haven't learned yet what is appropriate and inappropriate behavior, so they act out. That doesn't mean we can judge them immoral as if they knew what they were doing. That "bundles of sin" terminology is…"
Jul 12
Physeter commented on Nerdy Keith's blog post 'Born Innocent Until Proven Guilty'
"Atheism: So you never have to work out what words like "federal headship" mean just to reassure yourself that babies are NOT little bundles of sin."
Jul 12
Physeter commented on Johnny's blog post 'How Many Gods Are In The Bible?'
"@ Dr. Bob - Thermal energy is a type of energy. Kinetic energy and potential energy are types of energy. Electrical energy is a type of energy. I can measure these energies. I can use them to do "work" -- to lift a block of wood using a…"
Jul 10
Physeter replied to Omar Fadaly's discussion 'From Islam to science'
"As if there wasn't enough evidence elsewhere, all these laws about killing apostates, both in Islam and historically in Christianity, should clearly show that none of them are real. People don't need to defend reality with violence. It…"
Jul 9

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Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic
About Me:
Curious, seeking, very slowly gaining confidence. A whole, thinking worthwhile human being, no longer afraid of being told I'm "doing it wrong."
Some favorite blogs:
http://defeatingthedragons.wordpress.com/
http://yearwithoutgod.com
http://godlessinDixie.com
http://rolltodisbelieve.wordpress.com
http://rechelleunplugged.com/category/journey-to-atheism
http://patheos.com/Atheist
Age
25-30
Relationship Status
Single
Why are you here?
Hoping to meet new friends, expand my mind, find out whether or not I am crazy for thinking I can escape my old religion. Learn another viewpoint on whether Jesus is real or not.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
Too many things in real life are just incompatible with religion. After all I'd been through I never saw God do anything real.
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atheistrev.com

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Physeter's Blog

What’s a Physeter? A post about metaphors and prophecy

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 9:06pm 7 Comments

This is a post about finding meaning. Also crossposted at thephyseter.wordpress.com.

Why do I call myself The Physeter online? My internet moniker is the name of a beautiful and majestic creature:

The sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), or cachalot, is the largest of the…

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How to prove God is real

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

So, I’ve noticed a lot of Christians use words when they debate.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a live debate, or an Internet discussion. Christians always use words. They will make logical arguments about why the world must have a Creator. They’ll talk about history, and claim the Bible is reliable and true. They’ll give personal experiences. They’ll talk about how morality must come from a divine law-giver, or claim life is meaningless without God.

They’ll draw on…

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Miracles, God, Free will

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 5:37pm 7 Comments

Have you ever heard Christians say that God refuses to make his existence obvious, because he doesn’t want to force you to believe? That he doesn’t want to override your free will?

Suppose you have two caramel apples that appear identical. You ask me which one I want, and since I can’t see any difference between the two, I arbitrarily choose the apple on the right because it’s slightly larger. I bite into it and—surprise!—it’s actually a caramel onion.

I can’t eat…

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So-called science blog gushes over “Atheist Delusions”

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Ever have one of those moments where you think you’ve found something interesting and new, but it turns out to be the same old nonsense everyone else is peddling?

I found a blog on Patheos called “Science on Religion”, and I thought it sounded pretty good. It looked like either an atheist or a liberal Christian blog, based on the artwork and name. I thought it could give an interesting perspective.

It turns out it’s an excuse for Christians to crow about how real science is…

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At 9:49pm on February 22, 2014, Justin said…

Thanks accepting for my friend request

At 6:27pm on September 10, 2013, Morgan Matthew said…

Blog is now live. Thanks!

At 6:15pm on September 1, 2013, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Physeter. I like your "parables". I hope your are enjoying site.

At 5:10pm on July 4, 2013, Kamela Johnston said…
Thank you for the friend request & for your comments on my post! Please keep in touch!
At 4:35am on March 19, 2013, Jorita said…

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