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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?

Started Jan 16 0 Replies

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 Unseen's discussion 'Has ISIS finally done something that that might start WW3?'
"Wise words from a liberal Christian pacifist: Iraqi Genocide: Our Violence Got Us Here Basically, he tells the story of the first and second George Bush, and the first and second gulf war. In the first, we pushed Saddam out of Kuwait but did not…"
Friday
Physeter replied to Unseen's discussion 'Has ISIS finally done something that that might start WW3?'
"LOL, yeah, I blame the English language for making those kind of sentences ambiguous."
Wednesday
Physeter replied to Unseen's discussion 'Has ISIS finally done something that that might start WW3?'
"When you say "and women" do you mean that as an inclusive thing? As in "businessmen and businesswomen" ? Because it sounds like you are saying part of our problem is that the government is controlled by women. If I thought 1/2 of…"
Tuesday
Physeter replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'How do you cure Insanity???'
"Take care of yourself, Belle. It doesn't always matter how smart you are or how educated you are...sometimes your feelings just come out of nowhere and you can't control them. Remember that sometimes, feelings and impressions lie, and you…"
Aug 25
Physeter replied to Unseen's discussion 'Has ISIS finally done something that that might start WW3?'
"I'm right here.  Apples and oranges."
Aug 25
Physeter replied to Unseen's discussion 'Has ISIS finally done something that that might start WW3?'
" That's really something to think about. Islamist autocrats teaming up with "Great Satan" USA to get rid of a deadly group that's crazier than anybody else."
Aug 25
Physeter replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School August 17th 2014' in the group Sunday School
"I'm in Iowa. Come visit!"
Aug 18
Physeter replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion '“We Love Death..."'
"Gaza has been under blockade for the last four years or so. They can't even buy their own food, let alone create a country. I agree that there is no right side here, and in condemning one side, we should not condone the atrocities of the…"
Aug 18
Physeter replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion '“We Love Death..."'
"Good quote, Gary. I think that pretty well sums it up. This is exactly why the Palestinians can't just "mind their own business" and keep quiet as they're slowly starved out."
Aug 18
Physeter replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion '“We Love Death..."'
"The quote is apparently from Hitch-22: A Memoir. You can read the quote formatted differently here. "
Aug 18
Physeter replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion '“We Love Death..."'
"Read to the end of his quote. It's a quote from Christopher Hitchens. I find myself disagreeing with the Hitch every now and again, but I think he's spot-on in this case. And Gary, you may find using the "quote" button on your…"
Aug 18
Physeter replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion '“We Love Death..."'
"Palestine has been enduring a slow attack aimed at its ultimate destruction for decades, yet people who don't get it expect them to just endure it. You seem unaware of a history of home demolitions, land confiscation, destruction of entire…"
Aug 18
Physeter replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion '“We Love Death..."'
"I would totally agree with that. I'd go one step farther and say the U.S. caused more harm than good way back in 1948 when we gave our enthusiastic support and money and arms to one side."
Aug 18
Physeter replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'How do you reverse the brainwashing of a child??'
"Good for you, Belle! That's pretty exciting!"
Aug 18
Physeter replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'How do you reverse the brainwashing of a child??'
"I totally agree except for "theirs for life". It's very possible that a Christian kid when exposed to a kind and loving atheist foster parent would change. You shouldn't assume they will never give up their faith, but you…"
Aug 18
Physeter replied to Stephen Gunn's discussion '“We Love Death..."'
"Exactly what Adam said. When your back is against the wall and every option has been taken from you, and you find yourself against a vastly superior force dedicated to your slow destruction, a force which is also powerful enough that they can…"
Aug 18

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Your Religious Status
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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Coffee or a drink
How did you hear about Think Atheist?
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!
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