The believer's challenge.

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The believer's challenge.

Since there is the blasphemy challenge to demonstrate the atheists belief that there is no proof of God or the Bible, I think it is only fitting that we have a challenge for our bible believing "friends". Again we turn to the gospel of Mark for guidance in this matter:

Mark 16: 

17And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well."

 

Anyone can fake the driving out demons and speaking in tongues(just say "Should have bought a Honda but I bought a Toyota" really fast).

 

 I want to see the believer's challenge. In places near where Christians gather, let's have a cyanide/arsenic cocktail and a mix of the worlds most deadliest snakes. Let's see who has bigger balls, atheists condemning their souls to external hell or Christians who "believe".

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” Seneca


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Disclaimer: RRS is in the

Disclaimer: RRS is in the business of ridding the world of irrational behavior. Anyone who handles snakes or drinks poison does so without the approval of RRS.

Having said that, I'll issue a challenge. It's really simple. Christians, you and God have a pow-wow, or whatever you do when you and God get together. Explain to God that you've got the perfect plan to convert all the atheists in the world to Christianity. If you get the go ahead, here's the challenge.

You submit your real identity to RRS and let us do a full background check on you so that we know your education, travel history, etc... We'll decide, in secret, on an obscure language that you'd have no way of knowing. We'll get someone who speaks that language, and put the two of you in a room. (We won't tell you what language it is. God knows already.)

You pray to god. We'll give you a couple of hours. Within that time, you carry on a full conversation with the other person in their language. We'll submit the tape to the experts. If you truly spoke in a language you couldn't possibly know, that would convince me that your god is a badass.

 

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 Actually I was thinking

 

Actually I was thinking of using Kool-aid and non-poisonous snakes just to prove the point that Christians don't really believe their own bible. But there could be a suicidal, mentally ill person who actually is so delusional as to actually believe the bible. When this person dies, the RRS would be sued but not the pastors that told him the bible was the inerrent word of God.

When the pastors need more money(always), they love to throw this verse out:

Malachi 3:10 (New International Version) 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.

 

 

And they say test the Lord and see if he blesses your life when you give 10% or more to our church. But will they give us any objective scientific proof? I am not holding my breath waiting.

 

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” Seneca


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I've always hoped that

I've always hoped that someone would sue the fuck out of a televangelist for promising healing for money, but they're so damn good at giving themselves outs.  They will always include something like, "You have to have enough faith and send me money."  That way, if the person doesn't get healed, it's their fault.  They didn't have enough faith.

 

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EXC wrote:   Actually I

EXC wrote:

 

Actually I was thinking of using Kool-aid and non-poisonous snakes just to prove the point that Christians don't really believe their own bible. But there could be a suicidal, mentally ill person who actually is so delusional as to actually believe the bible. When this person dies, the RRS would be sued but not the pastors that told him the bible was the inerrent word of God.

When the pastors need more money(always), they love to throw this verse out:

Malachi 3:10 (New International Version) 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.

 

 

And they say test the Lord and see if he blesses your life when you give 10% or more to our church. But will they give us any objective scientific proof? I am not holding my breath waiting.

 

Let's not forget the two verses prior

 8 "Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me.
      "But you ask, 'How do we rob you?'
      "In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse—the whole nation of you—because you are robbing me.

 

 

"I do this real moron thing, and it's called thinking. And apparently I'm not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions."
— George Carlin


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I guess he must not have

I guess he must not have infinite riches since he gets so pissed off if I don't give a few dollars every week.

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” Seneca