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Old 12-04-2012, 18:39   #1
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Why are atheists wary of Christians/Christianity?

Read this post by a GT member, known to you all I'm sure.

I consider the views expressed in this post to be unAmerican and anti-liberty, but typical of the more extreme religious right.

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Old 12-04-2012, 18:47   #2
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Actually I generally get along with Christians and I am not bothered about Christmas being a national holiday or Nativity scenes. In London every year the city of Oslo Norway sends a 30' tree that is put up and decorated at Trafalgar Square. It is beautiful. When Christians make really stupid arguments, like one in particular does in this sub fora, it is a bit irritating to read such stupid drivel but I don't hold that against other believers even though I disagree with their beliefs too.
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Old 12-04-2012, 18:50   #3
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I have yet to meet one "professed Christian" that has not been a hypocrite. In fact, I usually steer clear of any that tells me they are a Christian, it usually means a knife in my back.

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I have yet to meet one "professed Christian" that has not been a hypocrite.
I have, but I can count them on one hand.
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Old 12-04-2012, 18:50   #5
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The Founding Fathers had a chance to establish a Christian theocracy, if that's what they wanted to do. But, they didn't.

"God," "Jesus," or "Christ" isn't mentioned once in the Constitution. Instead, the First Amendment prohibits the federal government from establishing a religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof (religious freedom). And, Article VI states that no religious test shall *ever* be required for any federal or state public office. Please think about that--"no religious test" for public office. What does that say about the FF's attitude about what Jefferson called the wall of separation between church and state.

It's sad that the religious don't realize that wall protects *them* from an overreaching government as well as the non-religious.
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Old 12-04-2012, 19:22   #6
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Oh, yeah. Before you ask, I'm even more wary of Muslims, but it's Christians that have the more immediate political clout.
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I honestly have no problems with christians as long as they don't try to discuss their religion with me or try to force their beliefs on me.
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I agree with every word of Arc Angel's post.
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I agree with every word of Arc Angel's post.
I'm sure you do.
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I agree with every word of Arc Angel's post.
That sure does say a lot about you, and not anything good either.

The only effective way to ensure the public's safety is religion? Yeah, tell that to all the people who have been killed because of religion.

Ten commandments returned to our schools because they're still valid? Since when do people follow the commandments? What about the second commandment, where it specifically says picture of jesus will piss off God?

The bible and guns belong together? Doesn't the bible say love thy neighbor and turn the other cheek if you're accosted? Since when do guns help you love your neighbor or turn the other cheek?
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The bible and guns belong together? Doesn't the bible say love thy neighbor and turn the other cheek if you're accosted? Since when do guns help you love your neighbor or turn the other cheek?
Luke 22:36 He that has no sword let him sell his cloak and buy one."
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Old 12-04-2012, 21:29   #12
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Luke 22:36 He that has no sword let him sell his cloak and buy one."
But does that mean the sword and the bible go together? No. It just means that Jesus wasn't against them. Just like it doesn't mean that guns and the bible go together.

Cars are mentioned in the Harry Potter books, does that mean they belong together too?
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Luke 22:36 He that has no sword let him sell his cloak and buy one."
God tends to talk out of both sides of his mouth.
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Luke 22:36 He that has no sword let him sell his cloak and buy one."
But that's contradictory to Matthew 5:38-48.

You never see anyone touting the virtues of being a pacifist.
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I agree with every word of Arc Angel's post.
Then could you tell us when exactly the US stopped being a "God-fearing, God-believing, and God-worshipping nation. "?
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Then could you tell us when exactly the US stopped being a "God-fearing, God-believing, and God-worshipping nation. "?

When they kicked God out of the schools and out of public buildings, and when they outlawed the 10 commandments.
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When they kicked God out of the schools and out of public buildings, and when they outlawed the 10 commandments.
Really? I mean, really? That's all it took? Taking out those silly little prayers from school did all that? So all that religious teaching and praying at home, all the Sunday school and church services that families attended was negated by taking a prayer out of public schools?

Wow!
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When they kicked God out of the schools and out of public buildings, and when they outlawed the 10 commandments.
That has, for the most part, happened within the last 20 years. Is it your contention that before that time, the US was a " God-fearing, God-believing, and God-worshipping nation. "?
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When they kicked God out of the schools and out of public buildings, and when they outlawed the 10 commandments.
A recent Gallup poll shows that the number of believers has held up well since then, so your fears are unfounded.
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Why do people like Bob Costas (and all of the other godless atheists we have around here) so completely fail to realize that it is neither the presence nor the absence of weapons - especially firearms - that guarantees the public safety?
Arc angel claims that all "godless atheists" "fail to realize that it is neither the presence nor the absence of weapons - especially firearms - that guarantees the public safety?"

Direct counterexample -> I am a "godless atheist" (yay for repetition), yet I own guns, and I disagree with Bob Costas.

Data to think about:
http://www.armedlutheran.us/anti-gun...-gun-churches/
http://christiangirlatcollege.wordpr...dnt-own-a-gun/

I submit to you that the reality is that many people are anti-gun, many people are pro-gun, and this does not automatically coincide with religion or lack thereof. Given this, if you agree with every word of Arc Angel's post, you are agreeing with statements that a few seconds thought and research would indicate are incorrect.
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