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Old 12-03-2012, 23:24   #1
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If Christianity Is So Bad...

Then why is it the world's largest religion?
http://chartsbin.com/view/3nr

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0904108.html

Christianity 2.1 billion
Islam 1.5 billion
Hinduism 900 million
Buddhism 376 million
Sikhism 23 million
Judaism 14 million
Bahaism 7 million
Confucianism 6.3 million
Jainism 4.2 million
Shintoism 4 million

Atheism makes up 2.32% of the world's population, while Christianity makes up 33.32%.

93.5% of the world's population follows one religion or another and believes in a higher power.

2.32% (atheists) do not.

Can so few be right and so many be wrong?
What are the odds of that?
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Old 12-03-2012, 23:37   #2
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At one time a significant portion of the "educated" world thought the Earth was flat...
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Old 12-03-2012, 23:59   #3
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This argumentum ad populum approach is just about as stupid as losing sleep over Mayan calendar hysteria.
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Old 12-04-2012, 00:05   #4
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Then why is it the world's largest religion?
Because it's easy. You can kill hookers and snort all the coke you want on Saturday night... then go to church on Sunday... ask forgiveness and you're set.

Other religions require real dedication.

I know I know... those aren't real Christians and I don't know what I'm talking about... M'kay.

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Old 12-04-2012, 00:07   #5
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Cool. Looks like you guys are way out ahead. I guess you all can stop with the Christian persecution BS now.

And yet the world seems to be heading in a distinctly secular direction despite less than 3% being atheists. Christians bawl and scream every day about this nation and most of Europe moving away from god. Wonder why that is?

Could your figures be off?

Are these all real Christians that you agree with on everything or are you just using their numbers when it's convenient to support your assertions?

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Old 12-04-2012, 00:12   #6
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The results of the recent election haven't convinced you that large numbers of ignorant people skew the statistics?
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Old 12-04-2012, 00:25   #7
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If you haven't noticed by now JB, the majority of the world isn't exactly what most people would call smart. That's probably why Christianity is the biggest religion.
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Old 12-04-2012, 00:34   #8
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Are these all real Christians that you agree with on everything or are you just using their numbers when it's convenient to support your assertions?
Excellent point. I wonder how many of these people are "Real Christians"?

Isn't it stupid they even say that?
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:20   #9
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Excellent point. I wonder how many of these people are "Real Christians"?

Isn't it stupid they even say that?
Some missionary goes to Africa and hands someone a bible and a bologna sandwich and now that person is a Christian. Some Mormon sister wife lady is pumping out kids with her clown car vag. and they're all Christians. Someone has never been to church a day in their lives and never really even thought about religion calls himself a Christian because that's what his parents call themselves once or twice a year. It's like the least exclusive club that ever existed.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:24   #10
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I'm really tempted to call myself a christian for a day just to see if it pisses off the bible thumpers when I call myself a christian but don't follow any of the beliefs or rules that they do.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:33   #11
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well theres the lack of beheading and all that....
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:50   #12
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You're making an argument from popularity -- a logical fallacy -- as G26S239 pointed out.

Muslims out number Catholics (and all other sects of Christianity for that matter), so by your reasoning Islam isn't so bad compared to Catholicism?

Catholics out number Protestants, so Catholicism is more valid than Protestantism?

In the general election the Democrat candidate received more votes than the Republican candidate, so the Democratic platform must be more valid than the Republican platform?

Do those sound like compelling arguments to you? If not, why not?

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:52   #13
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Do those sound like compelling arguments to you? If not, why not?

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Use small words, I'm not sure he knows what compelling means.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:54   #14
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At one time a significant portion of the "educated" world thought the Earth was flat...

Maybe someone should have read Isaiah...


"It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in." - Is 40:22
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:22   #15
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Maybe someone should have read Isaiah...


"It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in." - Is 40:22
But it's a flat circle. On turtles. All the way down.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:50   #16
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Then why is it the world's largest religion?
http://chartsbin.com/view/3nr

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0904108.html

Christianity 2.1 billion
Islam 1.5 billion
Hinduism 900 million
Buddhism 376 million
Sikhism 23 million
Judaism 14 million
Bahaism 7 million
Confucianism 6.3 million
Jainism 4.2 million
Shintoism 4 million

Atheism makes up 2.32% of the world's population, while Christianity makes up 33.32%.

93.5% of the world's population follows one religion or another and believes in a higher power.

2.32% (atheists) do not.

Can so few be right and so many be wrong?
What are the odds of that?
Yeah, that's a good measure. Does that make illiteracy the world's educational standard? How did Islam get to be second in half the time - is it even better?

By the way, your list leaves out the growing (unlike christianity) #3 religious belief, NONE OF THE ABOVE.
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But it's a flat circle. On turtles. All the way down.
Why are you here? You clearly don't believe....why expend all this energy...why waste your time answering posts when you clearly think all of this is just folly? I just don't get it. There are some of you that do not post anywhere but here...just to mock. Why not spend your time in GNG or some other forum...yet here you are. Every word you post will be used in your damnation...yet you just post away. You may not believe, I get that...but every word you post you will answer for. For your own good, you really need to skip on over to a different forum. You are only heaping coals onto a fire that is gonna be plenty hot enough...
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:15   #18
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Why are you here? You clearly don't believe....why expend all this energy...why waste your time answering posts when you clearly think all of this is just folly? I just don't get it. There are some of you that do not post anywhere but here...just to mock. Why not spend your time in GNG or some other forum...yet here you are. Every word you post will be used in your damnation...yet you just post away. You may not believe, I get that...but every word you post you will answer for. For your own good, you really need to skip on over to a different forum. You are only heaping coals onto a fire that is gonna be plenty hot enough...
Didn't see anything in the rules about not having a favorite forum. I lurked here for years before I signed up. If you don't like my posts then ignore me.

And to answer most of your questions, because your faith is not above ridicule. In fact it's often begging for it. That's why.

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:25   #19
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Fair enough. You are free to believe or not. I just wish you'd be aware that what you say you will answer for....as we all will. Post away.
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Why are you here? You clearly don't believe....why expend all this energy...why waste your time answering posts when you clearly think all of this is just folly?
Perhaps to prevent others from falling into the same folly.
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I just don't get it. There are some of you that do not post anywhere but here...just to mock. Why not spend your time in GNG or some other forum...yet here you are. Every word you post will be used in your damnation...yet you just post away. You may not believe, I get that...but every word you post you will answer for. For your own good, you really need to skip on over to a different forum. You are only heaping coals onto a fire that is gonna be plenty hot enough...
If he doesn't believe, why would he be worried about your threat of damnation? Do you spend a lot of time worrying about ending up in Muspelheim for irritating Odin?
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:10   #21
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:39   #22
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I'm really tempted to call myself a christian for a day just to see if it pisses off the bible thumpers when I call myself a christian but don't follow any of the beliefs or rules that they do.
They don't follow them either. You'll fit right in.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:42   #23
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Why are you here? You clearly don't believe....why expend all this energy...why waste your time answering posts when you clearly think all of this is just folly? I just don't get it. There are some of you that do not post anywhere but here...just to mock. Why not spend your time in GNG or some other forum...yet here you are. Every word you post will be used in your damnation...yet you just post away. You may not believe, I get that...but every word you post you will answer for. For your own good, you really need to skip on over to a different forum. You are only heaping coals onto a fire that is gonna be plenty hot enough...
Shut up. This is a Religious Issues forum... we have issues with religion. Plain and simple.

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Old 12-04-2012, 07:59   #24
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I'm really tempted to call myself a christian for a day just to see if it pisses off the bible thumpers when I call myself a christian but don't follow any of the beliefs or rules that they do.
Call yourself whatever makes you feel better. Just like the libs, repeating stuff over and over doesn't make it true. You'd really be no different than the folks who sit in a pew every week and call themselves Christian. I think Jesus said something about that.

I am sure there are a lot of reasons Christianity is like the McDonalds of religion. Some are good, some are bad. Regardless, I wouldn't let it distract me from sharing the gospel or living my life as an example to others.

Hopefully I used enuff big words for the Atheists here.
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Shut up. This is a Religious Issues forum... we have issues with religion. Plain and simple.
Dang, how do you have issues with stuff you don't believe in?
That is like me saying I have issues with Santa Claus.

Been away from RT for a month and look, things are still the same: Atheist continue to belittle Christians.
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