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What Is Atheism

What do you believe atheism is? I know what I don't believe, but what do you think that is? What do you think it means? What prejudices might you have for someone such as myself?

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atheist,as you full well know I believe by faith, but not blind faith. I have repeatedly admitted we cannot test Biblical creation by the scientific method. And have also said I believe the available evidence (as opposed to proof) better suits Biblical creation.

What I have pointed out is that you are in the same position. You cannot prove your belief either.

The idea that Adam and Eve played Scrabble (R) is pure conjecture, not based upon anything Scriptural. That Adam was created able to write is not conjecture, but consistent with God's power, and the Biblical evidence.

Mock away. I have seen other atheists become Christians (Sai-Chung recently), why not you!
---Warwick on 7/13/10


Atheism is self worship.
---jerry6593 on 7/13/10


Atheist,

It is my prayer that some day, your eyes will be opened to realise the wonderful creation around you could not have just evolved or come by chance, but that a loving God carefully designed it for the pleasure of our first parents. Sin has marred much of it, but there is still enough evidence of a Designer. When you come to know Him, you will also get a perspective of where you came from, why you are here and the plans God has for your future. It is wonderful to be a Christian and have these questions answered. Ernest 1.
---Ernest_1 on 7/13/10


Warwick,

I am not the one who says he needs no proof that "Adam" was supernaturally created, including the ability to read and write. (You per another blog.)

You demand "evidence" when it suits you but belittle evidence when it doesn't. Yes. I am tired of playing your game---the game that you change the rules for as it suits you.

Tell me. Is there any reason to think that prior to their explusion from Eden, that Adam and Eve didn't play Scrabble? Did god provide them with a supernatrally created dictionary so they could check their answers, and get the spelling right in Genesis?

I am not mocking Christainity. I am mocking you. I really thought you were somewhat smarter than this nonsense.
---atheist on 7/12/10


atheist you are free to imagine whatever you like, even if it bears no resemblance to truth.

You appeared here exhibiting a supercilious attitude to Christian believers. However you are unable to establish sound evidence for your belief and are frustrated. Your comments about being tired of the game are akin to the angry boy who stomped home taking the bat and ball.

You made foolish claims about the dangers of following Christ but when challenged could not come up with anything at all.

Your failures are obviously galling for you hence your propensity to make unfounded claims. In reality my opinion counts for little.

Despite your attitude we care for you, and your salvation.
---Warwick on 7/12/10




Warwick,

And the best I can get from any of your statements is that anyone who contradicts you is either not a Christian or not a true Christian. Therefore you and your particular and peculiar envisionment of Christianity is never wrong.

So what's the point?
---atheist on 7/12/10


markv, you continue to blaspheme, please read the Holy Bible, for scripture clearly reads that Judas Iscariot was among the 12, and that he was the betrayer of Jesus.
---Eloy on 7/12/10


Catherine, inspite of the dissers, continue on with the Lord, and seek him out daily in your prayers and worship him whole-heartedly. When we draw near to him, then he draws near to us. He has good things for all them who follow him, manifold blessings which the worldly cannot receive, for they are not on the path of holiness but on the path of the temporal and on the way to destruction. I pray that the lost will find the Lord and be blessed, and be given a new life.
---Eloy on 7/12/10


---Eloy on 7/1/10
You are very wrong about your statement. The body of Christ is pure. Made up of all those who are born of the Spirit. It is a spiritual body, where Christ is the Head of that body. There is no Juda Iscariots or Jezebels among that body. If you are seeing Juda Iscariots and Jezebels, you are not in the right body of Christ.
---Mark_V. on 7/6/10

You are fortunate Eloy. I think you realize it.
Matthew 13:29
But he said, Nay, lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
---Trav on 7/12/10


ateist you have never answered the question. The best I could glean from your evasion of the question was you believe people who claim to be Christians but nonetheless live and act in direct contravention to the commands of Jesus Christ prove that Christianity is dangerous.

This is of course, at best, irrational.
---Warwick on 7/11/10




Sometimes my heart goes out to the wicked man. It's always God the God that you do not believe in, this God gives to me compassion, this great compassion for all lost men. But, be assured, it is God, otherwise, I would feel nothing toward my fellow man, except bitterness and hatred....God has given to me a Strong calling to speak the truth as He gives it to me face to face....Amen+
---catherine on 7/11/10


If I saw no signs of a divinity, I would fix myself in denial. If I saw everywhere the marks of a Creator, I would repose peacefully in faith. But seeing too much to deny Him, and too little to assure me, I am in a pitiful state, and I would wish a hundred times that if a God sustains nature it would reveal Him without ambiguity. We understand nothing of the works of God unless we take it as a principle that He wishes to blind some and to enlighten others.
Choose: You may live a
-holy life and be rewarded by eternal happiness.
-pleasure-seeking life and be denied eternal happiness.
-holy life but there is actually no God or eternal life.
-pleasure-seeking life but it makes no difference because there is no God.
--Blaise Pascal
---micha9344 on 7/11/10


Warwick,

I have answer this question many times and in many ways. I won't answer here again.

Asking it is just one of your many childish and repetitive tactics.
---atheist on 7/11/10


atheist as I have previously asked: what are the negative consequences for you or your children, should they be surrounded by Bible believing Christians?

I received no answer then and do not expect to now. This is good evidence that your antiChristian ideas are prejudice based, not based in reality.
---Warwick on 7/11/10


Warwick, there are an infinite number of things I cannot prove do not exist. "God" is just one of them. Duh...and so what? I can't prove there are not invisible tiny pink elephants circling my head either, and I have no intention of trying to suggest a scientific test of that idea.

Should I leave my children surrounded by "happy ignorant fools"? I would prefer not too. But truthfully, I do not expect to live long enough to see that day.
---atheist on 7/10/10


atheist Larry is correct. Life is a struggle. As someone said "Life is a b***h then you die."

What is there for you? Transitory pleasures, more money, bigger house, cars or overseas travel? I have that but it isn't what it is made out to be, and you can't take it with you. What enduring things do you look forward to?

I don't write to mock you but hope you will stop and think. You must admit you have little solid evidence upon which to base your rejection of God's existence.

I see such bitterness in you. The very fact you persist here is proof you need to convince yourself that God does not exist. You act as though we are happy ignorant fools. If so just leave us in our ignorance. But you can't can you?
---Warwick on 7/10/10


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Atheist, Do you believe that Jesus was a real person who lived in history?
---Eloy on 7/10/10


Larry,

I find it quite pathetic that you think life is useless unless it lasts forever.

Most people find the wonderment of temporary things the most fascinating and fulfilling.

Can you not appreciate a work of art because you can't look at it forever?
---atheist on 7/9/10


\\The big bang and slime or Lucy from which we developed (according to atheists) is by chance.\\

I don't argue that we MAY (note the conditional) have developed thus, but I don't believe it's by chance, either.

||Even Steven Hawkings, in an effort to remain consistent, says there is no good or evil but actions that are just part of our DNA.||

When Hawkings speaks as a theoretical physicist, he speaks as an expert in his own field.

But I don't have to take him as seriously in his statements about morals, theology, or philosphy.

Of course, he should be pitied than censured, as he's merely a product of his environment and his words and actions are merely dictated by his DNA.
---Cluny on 7/9/10


Alan, the elements that make up a man don't explain him. The big bang and slime or Lucy from which we developed (according to atheists) is by chance. The aforementioned are all issues of "purpose" and cannot be imbued from any mixture of Oxygen, Hydrogen, Carbon and 57 other chemicals that make up humans.

Even Steven Hawkings, in an effort to remain consistent, says there is no good or evil but actions that are just part of our DNA. Pathetic.


If you are here by chance it doesn't "matter" if your not here, and qualities such as love or even the creation of "art" escapes their own system of unbelief.

There is no planning for life or existence of an afterlife. Life is lifeless.
---larry on 7/9/10


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Eloy,

It's not a matter of believing in atheism, it's a matter of not believing in 'god', not your god or anyone else's god or gods.
---atheist on 7/9/10


Atheist, why do you believe in atheism?
---Eloy on 7/9/10


\\cluny, your dissing\\

Please write in standard English, not ghetto slang.

What do you mean by "dissing"?

If you mean "disbelieving you", of course I do, because you do not speak for God but for yourself.

If you mean "disrepecting you," I have no respect for the lies and untruths you have repeatedly told here, such as claiming that there is no historical proof of the pre-Christian origin of the LXX.

Please repent and turn to Jesus and get saved, Eloy. You're playing bingo with your own soul.
---Cluny on 7/8/10


Larry, other than party faithful and those asleep at the wheel, few expect anything much from Julia Gillard. We need to remember she was not elected to be prime minister but installed in a back-room coup.

She was the deputy prime minister and a willing party to the, incompetence and misguided left-wing ideology which has run this country down, in many ways. As someone put it same horse, different rider.

She may not survive her first election as prime minister Rudd did not survive his first term. Good or bad he should have been given the chance to defend his actions in the forthcoming election. He did not deserve to be politically assassinated. I wonder did he say et tu Julie as she also 'stabbed' him?
---Warwick on 7/8/10


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Can any aheist here confirm that an atheist does not and cannot accept value for life?
Is equality, national grief and purpose foreign to atheists?
Is it impossible for an atheist to show gratitude or thankfulness?
---alan8566_of_uk on 7/8/10


Warwick,
It will be interesting to watch the new Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, who has declared herself divorced from her Baptist upbringing and is now an Atheist.
This may be the first such declaration in modern times by a western leader.
She should be okay with the daily functions of government but its crisis where she will have to seize non-atheistic tenets such as value for life or even something as foreign to atheists as equality, national grief and purpose.
The last thing an atheist should ever be caught doing is showing gratitude or thankfulness.
Its tough being an atheist.
---larry on 7/8/10


\\cluny, your dissing. Of himself, Jesus says: "I and Father are one.\\

Which one are you claiming to be, Eloy? The Father or the Son?
---Cluny on 7/8/10


Catherine, See how no Christ is in the words of the unsaved. I pray that they will become Christianed, and then their words will spread truth and life rather than none.
---Eloy on 7/8/10


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cluny, your dissing. Of himself, Jesus says: "I and Father are one. The person that sees me sees him that sent me. The person that has seen me has seen The Father. Believe me that I in the Father, and the Father in me, or else believe me because of the very miracles' sake. I am from above, I am not of this world. For if you all believe not that I AM, you all will die in your sins."
---Eloy on 7/8/10


markV, your mocking is sinuous and vain.
---Eloy on 7/8/10


\\Papa Jesus, I pray for every soul which comes here to this website.\\

Jesus is NOT the Father, Eloy.

\\Catherine does see clearly, there are many obvious losers who do not have Christ in their life, and they are quick to publicly "misuse" scriptures in order to justify their sin. \\

Sounds like you're talking about yourself, Eloy, because this is EXACTLY what you do.
---Cluny on 7/8/10


Papa Jesus, I pray for every soul which comes here to this website. Let them find you Lord, and if they already know you then let them be drawn into a deeper and a richer relationship with you. Yes Lord, that they may know what it is to be a real Christian, not only in word and in passivity, but also in your power and in your might which only comes through serving and doing your will. Yes Lord, let your light shine upon us and in us and through us, they we may be beacons to them in the dark, and bring them into your marvellous light. Yes Lord, I pray that all the world may come to know you and your saving grace. In you I pray, my love and my God, Lord Jesus. Amen.
---Eloy on 7/8/10


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Eloy, I'm not surprise you answered for her. In fact I was going to say that she sounded like you, but I avoided saying that before, but can say it now. Only two people speak the same since I have been on line. I believe she has a lot of good help to give, but ruins it with her statments just as you do. You speak great many times, and then turn to your slanderous comments to others. I mentioned this before to you when you were answering great to someone. I said to not ruin your witness with words that do not edify anyone. You maybe need another rebirth Eloy. The first two have not done the job correctly. Until you forgive you will always have trouble.
---Mark_V. on 7/8/10


MarkV, Catherine does see clearly, there are many obvious losers who do not have Christ in their life, and they are quick to publicly "misuse" scriptures in order to justify their sin. God is working in Catherine's life because she submits and surrenders up to him in prayer, looking for his help and his guidance, will you do likewise?
---Eloy on 7/8/10


Catherine, do you think that by slandering others with words like "all losers" will make your case that you are holy and pure in your heart and that God is talking to you? It only destroy's your witness. Why not give Scripture to support what you say? Why do you have to resort to the things you say? They do no good for the glory of God and what He is doing in your life.
---Mark_V. on 7/8/10


atheist, I do not have any prejudice for you, but righteous judgment: "The fool has said in their heart, no God."
---Eloy on 7/6/10


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Thanks Larry.

I believe you are right regarding rebellion. So many atheists not only reject God but also campaign against the right of others to publically confess their faith in God. This is consistent with rebellion as their rejection of God is not just a negative, a non belief, but rebellion against the very idea of God. And action aimed against God having a public presence, and against believers.

As a witness to the truth of this, study the history of any country which has in the past, or currently functions as an atheistic state. These nations only excell at killing their own citizens who dare to believe otherwise.
---Warwick on 7/7/10


Warwick, your many words on this issue are wise.

My answer to the query in a word is REBELLION.

---larry on 7/6/10


And what is your testimony of your salvation. I have yet seen any on here. No testimony, no salvation....All I ever see is a bunch of losers a quoting Scriptures.
*****

losers quoting scripture? HATING Gods Holy Word?

then you are antichrist to the WORD (Holy Scripture) who IS Christ Jesus

duped into believing an IDEA ABOUT a Christ ranting on about salvation and testimony serving ideas about another Jesus 2Corin 11:4

your SALES PITCH of salvation and testimony is filled with LIES if you MOCK Holy Scripture which is the WORD and the WORD who is Christ Jesus

Scripture IS Christ in the WRITTEN FORM and without THE WORD of Christ you are simply NONE OF HIS Matt 7:21-23
---Rhonda on 7/6/10


Eloy, I do not understand you when you say you hear God and you make such statements as you alway do. You said,
"catherine, A-men, there are a few Judas Iscariots and Jezebel's among the body.
---Eloy on 7/1/10

You are very wrong about your statement. The body of Christ is pure. Made up of all those who are born of the Spirit. It is a spiritual body, where Christ is the Head of that body. There is no Juda Iscariots or Jezebels among that body. If you are seeing Juda Iscariots and Jezebels, you are not in the right body of Christ.
---Mark_V. on 7/6/10


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And what is your testimony of your salvation. I have yet seen any on here. No testimony, no salvation....All I ever see is a bunch of losers a quoting Scriptures.
---catherine on 7/4/10


Cathirne: WHY all these assumptions?

Especially evil ones that most people here are not saved?

You are not showing either God's love or God's truth (because you do not KNOW if it is true, it is just easy for you to write that)

YOu yourself must learn to recognize the truth from God before you speak
---James on 7/4/10


would just like to share these stories...type these words in the search and check out what some atheist have said...

To Hell And Back (part 1)

part 2 will be there too. I tend to believe this, cause what atheist would lie about this?
---a_friend on 7/3/10


Atheist you wrote "I fear that those who embrace their religious beliefs too rigorously blind themselves to the wonderment of the universe, and thereby cannot appreciate much of what you might call god." BTW He is God.


It is a matter of demonstrable fact that in the Bible God recommends we look at all He has created, in wonderment. He says His creation proves His existence.

Conversely atheists are 100% biassed, closing their minds to the possibility this is Gods' created universe. Further if atheism is true there is no way to deduce from this belief system that the universe is (or should be) orderly.


It is a matter of history that Science as we practise it today is a product of Christian thinking.
---Warwick on 7/4/10


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atheist further to my comments."The philosophy of experimental science began its discoveries and made use of its methods in the faith, not the knowledge, that it was dealing with a rational universe controlled by a creator who did not act upon whim nor interfere with the forces He had set in operation It is surely one of the curious paradoxes of history that science, which professionally has little to do with faith, owes its origins to an act of faith that the universe can be rationally interpreted, and that science today is sustained by that assumption. Eiseley, L., Darwins Century: Evolution and the Men who Discovered It, Doubleday, Anchor, New York, 1961

Dr Eiseley is not Christian.
---Warwick on 7/4/10


Elder, as regards the detail I agree.

The saying is-I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it. Turn it around-I wouldn't have seen it if I didn't believe it.

Two scientists, one creationist, one evolutionist, viewing the Grand Canyon.

The evolutionist: this canyon was cut by that small river over vast periods of time. The creationist says: No the canyon was cut by a vast amount of fast moving water over a short period of time. They both saw what they expected to see!

Interestingly investigation of the available evidence shows the creationist scientist was correct, vast flood waters cut the canyon in a short period of time, before the sedimentary rock layers had hardened.
---Warwick on 7/4/10


Alan, maybe Larry was referring to what God's word says:

Romans 1:20-23 makes is clear that God says those who deny/ignore Him "are without excuse," "their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened," "they claimed to be wise, but "became fools"

Relevantly man's self-appointed name for him/hersef is Homo Sapiens meaning wise man!

Psalm 14:1 '"The fool says in his heart, "There is no God...."'

If God says those who deny His existence are 'fools' then who am I to disgaree? How foolish it is to ignore or oppose God, the pension plan isn't good!
---Warwick on 7/3/10


would be nice if nobody had any prejudices ...claiming none is for liars ...many prejudices handed down by family and manmade religion

as for atheists many friends who hold this belief ...some (like mainstream christianity) ...and depending on the person who subscribes to it (just like subscribing to mainstream christianity) it has varying meanings ...so what I think it means would depend on which version the atheist is holding because there are slightly differing options

I have no prejudice against this belief or any belief ...however depending on the brand of christianity an atheist may encounter it can be anything from your doomed to hell fire or you need an exorcism - neither I believe in
---Rhonda on 7/3/10


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\\Cluny, I have no care what your delusions about me are, for my belief is Christ and him crucified and risen again, my belief is not mythologies nor religions of the world as cliff frequently posts\\

Back at ya, Eloy.

I know Jesus.
---Cluny on 7/3/10


Atheist,
I agree with your religious beliefs statement. I also think too many people bind themselves to tradition or school rules. School rules work fine in school but not in Church.
Then we have the preference choice. What I prefer to do may not be what you need. Religion is a hinderence to anyone if they know it or not. That is why I don't practice religion. I serve Christ which equals Christianity.
I didn't "see" God's creation either until I got in tune with the Creator. I never noticed the detail in things until I started painting. Now, by nature, I see the little details and colors. It is the same with the things of God.
Like it or not, God Bless you. (LOL)
---Elder on 7/2/10


Elder,

I am not sure that I would call it seeking. I just try to learn as much as I can about everything. I do not expect that I will find final answers about anything. I fear that those who embrace their religious beliefs too rigorously blind themselves to the wonderment of the universe, and thereby cannot appreciate much of what you might call god.
---atheist on 7/1/10


catherine, A-men, there are a few Judas Iscariots and Jezebel's among the body.
---Eloy on 7/1/10


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Atheist,
Reading St. Augustine adds very little to some spititual truth.
What is sad is that most professing "atheist" know more about how a Christian should act than the Christian does.
Of course the enemy, Satan, uses this to convince some people there is nothing to the true faith. They seek and still run into believers who don't know or understand the faith any better than they do.
Normally most "athiest" have studied more than most Christians. Like yourself, why would you know what Augustine has said unless you have done some seeking on your own?
---Elder on 7/1/10


Elder,



"...even a non-Christian knows something about the earth, the heavens, and the other elements....and this knowledge he holds to as being certain from reason and experience....it is a disgraceful and dangerous thing for an infidel to hear a Christian....talking nonsense on these topics, and we should take all means to prevent such an embarrassing situation, in which people show up vast ignorance in a Christian and laugh it to scorn. The shame is not so much that an ignorant individual is derided, but that people outside the household of faith think our sacred writers held such opinions, and, to the great loss of those for whose salvation we toil....

St. Augustine

No doubt you have read this before?
---atheist on 6/30/10


I have news for all of you: Until you are saved you are all in a sense an atheist....I don't have any prejudices as long as Jesus keeps me. It is the hypocrites who will stab you in the back. They don't do this and they don't do that. But, oh, Jesus says they will do, oh Jesus says.
---catherine on 6/30/10


Larry have you heard my latest dream joke? It is, What is dumber than a blond? It is a brunett that dyes her hair blond..... Gotta be I guess. And yea, I dream these jokes.
But now what is dumber than an Atheist? It has to be a Christian who can't reach/teach or talk to an Atheist.
Most all of the Atheist I have dealt with are seekers that don't want to be made into fools. They watch "Christians" that have foolish thoughts and actions. They don't want to be part of such actions.
Maybe we need to begin to look at our lives and actions like the Atheist do.
---Elder on 6/30/10


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Larry says ... "Atheists are the biggest fools in all of nature, denying the existence of God in full knowledge that God does exist"

What an extraordinary statement!
---alan8566_of_uk on 6/30/10


Cluny, I have no care what your delusions about me are, for my belief is Christ and him crucified and risen again, my belief is not mythologies nor religions of the world as cliff frequently posts.
---Eloy on 6/30/10


Atheism is the strongest of all belief systems. For one to believe that all the order within the universe and within organisms is without cause, one must have a faith strong enough to ignore all truth, science, signs, and wonders.
---Higgins on 6/30/10


An atheist is a person who believes by faith that the SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) programme will prove that life has evolved elsewhere in the universe (and therefore here) without intelligent input, (i.e. God) if ordered information via radio signals is received from outer space.

The atheist holds this to be true while blindly ignoring the mind boggling complexity of life on this planet. A Complexity of specific ordered information far beyond anything man can conceive, let alone design.

Atheism is a religion which blinds its adherents to the obvious-Romans 1:20.
---Warwick on 6/30/10


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Atheists are the biggest fools in all of nature, denying the existence of God in full knowledge that God does exist.

You can't argue anyone into salvation so beyond prayer it is folly to engage them in their rebellion hidden by the facade of inquisitry. Endless questions on this blog and others never seeking knowledge or edification but vain circuitous doubt.

We should challenge them to repent constantly but avoid the kind of Satan at Gethsemene episode they seek. Always disbelief always more doubt.

The question is exhibit One.

Their rebellion is spiritual, however the intellectual calesthenics they show to believe the wild idiocy of spontaneous biogenesis is beyond me.

---larry on 6/29/10


Atheism is a particular belief that the known universe and any other is mechanized and all movement there in is as well.In some circles there is no cause.The materialist has went to great lengths to comprehend and understand what is and what is not real.Reality is what is physical and there is nothing observable or has definition outside of physical reality.This is a basic conclusion of an atheist.There are many subvariations.
An interesting note here is -If man is a machine then it cannot learn.It cannot recognize other machines.It simply functions as it is without emotional response to other machines.If man is as such then how did he claim to know that he is.He is not self conscious of it.
---earl on 6/29/10


\\why don't you get saved and promote the living Christ rather than your hodgepodge of twice-baked and old hat beliefs?\\

Every time i see your posts, I think that about you, Eloy.
---Cluny on 6/29/10


If a man (or women) does not see any evidence of God in the universe (which some people d not), then it would be our duty to work, peacefully, to show that person some of the ways God has shown himself
---peter3594 on 6/29/10


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\\BTW I found it interesting that Christians, believing in one god were not only called atheists, but blamed for certain natural disasters.\\

I've mentioned this in another blog.

\\Punishment by natural disaster is a pagan belief...\\

I wouldn't say it's exclusive to or even indicative of paganism. This theme runs all through the OT as well.

Jesus had some comments about this idea in the opening verses of Luke 13. Have you read them?
---Cluny on 6/29/10


1st cliff, instead of continually mixing paganism with Christianity, and mocking Christianity, why don't you get saved and promote the living Christ rather than your hodgepodge of twice-baked and old hat beliefs? Or perhaps you desire to stay in your vacillations, and remain unanchored to meander away into nothingness and condemnation, along with atheism and every false way.
---Eloy on 6/29/10


1st Cliff, Well put, although I don't think that the confusion of religion necessarily CAUSES atheism. Your list points out the irony that by chosing 72 virgins and the wrong god you would still burn.

Cluny, no I do not feel persecuted---just curious to see if a few reasonable comments might come from the question, as you have demonstrated is possible. BTW I found it interesting that Christians, believing in one god were not only called atheists, but blamed for certain natural disasters.

Romans, being pagan were not bothered by Christian worship, but by the lack of worship to local gods, who might punish all with an earthquake for lack of respect shown by Christians.

Punishment by natural disaster is a pagan belief...
---atheist on 6/28/10


I believe that atheism is an alternative to false religion!Apostate christian beliefs like..burning alive in a perpetual fire..a god that's not "one" but "three" but still only one?? When you die you don't really die!
Muslims that blow people up to have 72 virgins in the next world!
Hindus with 7 depths of hell ,each one hotter than the last...
No wonder there are Atheists!
---1st_cliff on 6/28/10


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There is only one atheist I've known. He was a kind, generous, thoughtful man.

I think he was more of a practical atheist than a philosophical one.

We also had no prejudices against each other.

Tell me, What_is_Atheism?, is it my imagination, or did you start playing the victim card to start with, by assuming we were prejudiced against you?
---Cluny on 6/28/10


My memory of discussions with atheists (and some agnostics, as well) is a belief that there is no God

Most were quite good at thinking (from their initiall assumptions, which sometimes assumed the nonexistence of God) and all were quite reasonable

In some cases there seemed to be an (unconscious) assumption that 'evidence that may suggest God' = evidence that was not correctly obtained

But even that was very very rare

Most atheists I've known have been reasonable people
---peter3594 on 6/28/10


The "spiritual" definition of "repent" simply means that you have admitted that you're not perfect and have come to Jesus for "purification" (nothing more, nothing less,...NO PERSONAL EFFORT will purify either "the flesh" or the CONSCIENCE/soul/spirit).

Hebrews 9:14
"purify your conscience".

The rejection of all wordly misrepresentation of the "alpha"/origin/creator is actually a sign of great respect for/to our loving kind creator, but The Lord taught me long ago before I knew His name that discontinuing the pursuit of His true identity is a sign of DISrespect (that is ALL aetheists are guilty of).
---more_excellent_way on 6/28/10


Aetheism is no more than the SEMANTIC (word usage) mistake that "God must be PROVEN" ("proof" destroys faith). There is EVIDENCE all around us that God exists, but that is ignored because tangible empirical (measured) "PROOF" by the mortal "flesh" of this world is considered necessary instead.

Aetheists may even be the angels sent to "try" (trials for growth) the humanity of Christians. It is we who have caused them to stumble, so instead of criticizing, grasp the opportunity to be apologetic (they WILL forgive us, I TRUST).
---more_excellent_way on 6/28/10


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My on-line dictionary defines atheism as "theory or belief that God does not exist."

I have no prejudices towards atheists, I simply believe they are wrong. Obviously, they don't accept what the largest portion of humanity (past and present) considers the most important thing.

But I've also observed that many atheists are prejudiced towards those who believe in God, especially Christians, and hurl their nastiest comments towards caricatures of what Christians actually believe.

Oddly enough, "atheism" was a charge leveled against the early Christians because they did not believe in the accepted Roman deities.
---Cluny on 6/27/10


what is important? the message I deliver,and the conviction of the holy spirit.The knowledge of who jesus christ is,what he did for you,what he offers you,what you really are,and the consequences of rejection of him,or the joy and eternal life after acceptance.
---tom2 on 6/27/10


the greek word "atheism" (prefix 'a-': without, not + root word 'theo': God + suffix '-ism': belief, condition) literally means, "not believing in God". An atheist is a believer, a believer whom foolishly disregards the manifested God.
---Eloy on 6/28/10


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