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Old 01-16-2009, 09:50 AM   #21
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Nicely said, unfortunately, there is an extreme side to everything in religion. The reality is that the Bible is Only a book. It is scary that people take it so seriously. I have studied religion, and history, and have to believe that God is a myth, along with heaven and hell. I know that there are some Bible beaters on this forum, or at least some that believe that only their opinion is right about this matter, and I am sure I will take some heat for this post, but truly do believe that if there is a higher power it exists within yourself. Positive thinking is my belief. So, does it need to be stricken? No. I am not going to tell someone else to believe one way or the other, just as I expect the same respect.
I think the heat you will take is not your beliefs but the language you use. I don't know of anyone with a strong faith that likes to be referred to as "bible beater". I'm just saying....
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:00 PM   #22
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I think the heat you will take is not your beliefs but the language you use. I don't know of anyone with a strong faith that likes to be referred to as "bible beater". I'm just saying....
That is probably true, and I am sorry for using that particular phrase as I could have said it better.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:23 PM   #23
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Nicely said, unfortunately, there is an extreme side to everything in religion. The reality is that the Bible is Only a book. It is scary that people take it so seriously. I have studied religion, and history, and have to believe that God is a myth, along with heaven and hell. I know that there are some Bible beaters on this forum, or at least some that believe that only their opinion is right about this matter, and I am sure I will take some heat for this post, but truly do believe that if there is a higher power it exists within yourself. Positive thinking is my belief. So, does it need to be stricken? No. I am not going to tell someone else to believe one way or the other, just as I expect the same respect.
Well, I've studied all sorts of religions and mythology too, and I've discovered the Bible is true. It's scary that some folks who claim to not believe this Book waste so much server space on this website to state how much they don't believe it. Irony much?

Plus, I'm positive that you're stinking thinking stinks. Because, obviously, this "power within myself" didn't create the universe ex nihilo --and neither did yours. To say that everything designed in this universe created itself is the height of folly IMO.

"Bible beaters"? Oy. I could accuse you of "ignorance peddling," which would be just as pedantic.
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Default Re: Atheists want God stricken from oath.

Let's be honest here, the only reason they invoke God's name is to make up for all the corrupt (non-christian) behavior that they are about to take part in. It's like when troops are preparing for war, every leader gives a speech saying God is on their side. What a joke. If God does exist, I doubt he would ever take sides in a war, let alone stand behind any of our presidents. It should be the Christians asking for God's name to be removed from Oath's not the atheists because the politicians agenda never aligns with Christian Doctrine. I still believe in the separation of church and state. If they need to believe in something, they should swear their allegiance to the American People not God.
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Default Re: Atheists want God stricken from oath.

I'm an athiest myself, but if he wants to say "so help me god" I think thats his choice. Just like its mine when I say nothing during that part of the pledge.

I think everyone should just let people do what is in their hearts, then do whats in their own. If you are offended by one certain word such as "god", then I think you have some issues.

If you don't like it don't listen to it, do look at it, do do it, or at least don't disrespect it.
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Well, I've studied all sorts of religions and mythology too, and I've discovered the Bible is true. It's scary that some folks who claim to not believe this Book waste so much server space on this website to state how much they don't believe it. Irony much?

Plus, I'm positive that you're stinking thinking stinks. Because, obviously, this "power within myself" didn't create the universe ex nihilo --and neither did yours. To say that everything designed in this universe created itself is the height of folly IMO.

"Bible beaters"? Oy. I could accuse you of "ignorance peddling," which would be just as pedantic.
Hey I think that is great that you believe that a fictional book is true, and hey you go right on believing that! I am sure that heaven is waiting for your arrival or will it be eternal damnation for you for judging and being close minded...it's hard to tell at this point. :) . But to think that a God created the Universe is not what I call intelligible. As far as your 'ignorance peddling' comment..you and I would have problem face to face, but we are not so maybe you should recheck the thread as I apologized for that phrase.
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Nevermind.... Nothing good ever comes from discussing religion.
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If they were forcing Obama to say "so help me God" then that would be a different story. But since he is choosing to, then read the constitution, friends!
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Nevermind.... Nothing good ever comes from discussing religion.
Agreed.

That is why I hate religion. Seriously.
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Default Re: Atheists want God stricken from oath.

Are we talking about religion again? This atheist* wishes people would really just live and let live. All the judging on either side is just unbearable. And uneccesary.


*I use this word only in attempt to describe my non-belief. Attaching a name to categorize myself in something I don't even believe exists is purely for the believer's benefit.
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