I saw it floating around myspace so I had to reply to it. If you read it you'll see why very quickly, and in this I didn't even talk about the fact you don't have to be christian to be american....
read it here ---> http://www.wealth4freedom.com/truth/1/CRB.htm
I just received a copy of The Necessity of Atheism by Percy Shelley. Can't wait to get to it. You can't beat the freethinkers of the old days, they knew how to write.
Also haven't started yet on The Impossibility of God. (Different authors.)
I'll write some reviews when I've finished more of these two works.
Just for fun. Feel free to respond with your own...
They say: You're just angry at god.
They mean: I'm angry at you for not believing in God.
They say: I'll pray for you.
They mean: Screw you and I'm going to talk to myself to convince myself that god exists.
They say: What if I'm right? What have you got to lose?
They mean: I've already lost, please join me to reinforce my delusions.
They say: You're gonna burn in hell.
They mean: I'm so scared of Yahweh that I believe out of fear.
They say: I could never live without God.
They mean: I'm so used to being deluded I couldn't imagine ever being honest with myself.
1 John 4: 7
"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love."
God IS Love. God is also perfect and so his Love is perfect.
1 Corinthians 13: 11-12
"When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known."
Let me relate to you a dialogue I once overheard.
Picture two children. One of them -- "Ray" I think his name was -- was visibly distressed by the revelation that his brother Brian no longer believed in Father Christmas.
- But you must believe! How can you not believe?
- Ray, don't you see it? There is no Father Christmas. It's just a fantasy!
- Well, if there's no Father Christmas, who gave you that shiny new Game Kit last Christmas?
- It says "Made in Taiwan" on the Kit. I don't think it came from the North Pole. You know, I snuck a peek into papa's wallet, and there was a receipt for a Game Kit. It's our parents who are giving us those presents.
- Well maybe Father Christmas put the receipt there! He's testing our faith!
Is there such a thing? or something that might as well be called it?
Basically I want to have the knowledge of Freethinking and be able to show someone a piece of paper saying I do.
I think this would include some of the following areas:
- Philosophy: Basics, Logic, other courses my school probably doesn't have
- Theology: Basic Ideas, Main Religions, History
- Biology and other sciences that would be used to back up claims
I pretty much want to become a power house in argument and wealth of information on the subject(s), although I would still need the degree that brings home the bacon.
Well in arguments over this topic people seem to ignore certain points a bring up. I would think the same would happen to other people also, but I kind of want to stick to my own experiences here.
Now I would think if I make a weak point it could easy be knocked down, so they probably would do that just to get it out of the way. Then if I make a strong point wouldn't that point be something to address as well? I have little to no formal education on these matters. So I'm pretty sure I'm not make rock solid arguments here, however the fact still remains. The fact being points are being over looked or ignored.
It is quite frequently asked of me why I spend so much time and effort combating Christianity rather than the multitude of other religions that are out there. The answer has always been because Christianity is the dominate religion in this part of the world and therefore it has an impact upon my daily life.
You have to ponder why this is so. How did a little cult system in Imperial Rome become the dominant religion in the western world?
Constantine proclaimed that he had a vision in which the savior-hero of Pauline Christianity spoke to him. Thus he established Pauline Christianity symbolised by the cross as the central belief system of his empire.
I know I'm preaching to the choir here..but...either way.
They say hindsight is always 20/20. Question is, when do we learn from our mistakes? What causes a paradigm shift? What government attrocities are we willing to deny in order to maintain a sense of complacency and comfort.
Those easily misled are those that do not question. The power of the question relies on the ability to critically dissect every thing. Without that power, we can be assured to be led astray and controlled.
It is those of us with the ability to critically analyze; that are able to shift the paradigm, to change things for the better. The critical thinkers see disaster before it comes. That is why us "unpatriotic" rational thinkers, see a huge problem with this country, it's theocratic leanings and the slow change towards a nationalistic police state, governed by fear, guns and god. Change is slow....so that you do not notice. But it takes those with clear vision and critical thinking to analyze and realize..wait a minute...something is wrong in the USA today.
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