[The gay] agenda includes
… redefining the family to represent “any circle of people who love each other.”
- James Dobson
Liberals are always mocking Christians
Hyperbolic straw-man, I already take nothing you say seriously.
and calling us fake Christians
Non-sequitur: use of the word “us” has no reference point.
because we allegedly don’t care about the poor.
Combination non-sequitur (still don’t know who the “we” is) and straw-man (because we don’t know who the allegation is being made by.)
Liberals believes a true Christian should believe in socialism
Setting up a straw-man.
because in their eyes Jesus was a socialist.
Begging the question.
Now, what I find funny is: Liberals appeal to Christians principles
like giving to the poor when they want to push their liberal agenda,
poisoning the well
but they become enraged when Christians try to push other Christian principles like pro-life and traditional marriage laws.
"…principals like pro-life." Son, can you read? Do you know the difference between an adjective and a noun? Because if you can’t clearly articulate your point, why should I think you clearly thought it through?
Furthermore, Christian principals like hetero-normative marriage only applies to Christians.
They say, “helping the poor is a public matter, abortion and marriage are private matters”.
So many grammatical errors!
What liberals fail to realize is:
Christianity is about surrendering your entire life to Jesus, public and private matters included.
Yeah, well, you know it isn’t the government’s fucking job to push Christianity on people, right? Our laws are founded on principals of reason and enlightenment, not on some backward bronze-aged childish superstition about magic ghosts who live in the clouds.
The way you talk, behave and think.
This is not a sentence. Why should I take you seriously?
Liberals claim that Christians pick and choose, but liberals don’t realize they do it themselves.
Pick and choose what? Morality? First off, this is just another in a never-ending stream of straw-man arguments you’ve made. Second, there’s nothing wrong with picking and choosing your morality. Somethings are obviously morally objective, but other things aren’t.
Before you point the finger, make sure your hands are clean.
This is not a saying and it doesn’t make sense.
This reminds me of the time when Obama was at the prayer breakfast and used holy scriptures to support his ideals.
Right, how opportunistic of a president to do that. Only Obama has ever done that, right? And how inappropriate of the president to talk about his view of the Bible at a prayer breakfast, right?
Liberals loved the Bible then and didn’t complain. However if Bush used scripture to support his ideals, Liberals would be crying in the streets that Bush was forcing religion down their throats.
Uh, good thing Bush never did that? Dumbass.
I love poking fun at liberal hypocrisy.
Well, you’re really shitty at it, maybe you need some practice. Here’s some advice for you.
Fundamentalist Christian sister-in-law and her family are coming here tomorrow for the 4th of July. She’s… angry… with me and thinks I’m possessed by the devil or some such nonsense, so I felt the need to prepare my son this morning for any potential issues.
Me: Hey Alex? Pretend I’m someone else for a minute, k? I’m going to ask you some questions.
My son: Okay!
Me: Do you pray?
My son: Do I play what?
Me: No, do you pray? Do you talk to god?
My son: No… do you talk to god?
Me: Of course I talk to god! I talk to god every day.
My son: What do you talk about?
Me: HA! That was awesome. Okay, do you believe in Jesus?
My son: Mmmm… not really.
Me: Why don’t you believe in Jesus? Didn’t your mom tell you about Jesus?
My son: Oh! Sure, she told me about him. He’s a character in the Bible.
Me: He is in the Bible! And you know you have to believe in him to go to heaven, right?
My son: How do you know heaven is real?
Me: Because it’s in the Bible, of course.
My son: How do you know the Bible is true?
Me: Because it is God’s word.
My son: How do you know it’s God’s word?
Me (grinning): Okay, I’m me again. You know what kid? You deserve a massive high five.
My son: I know.
Questions, people. We don’t need to know or have all the answers… we just need to be able to ask questions. ~JJ
In which a 7-year-old schools the majority of Americans on simple logical fallacies.
not only is this grossly slut-shame-y and heteronormative, but it’s so insulting to the people who have lost their homes and the lives that were taken. Focus on the Family can’t get much lower in my book. This is so disgusting. Though it is interesting that CitizenLink deleted the original article…
And I wish that this article had actually done more to counter the ridiculous statements made, with more sources and facts, instead of gifs and jokes.
That’s what happens to a perfectly good human brain when it’s taught from childhood that the Bible is actually real.
I’ve stated this before and I’ll state it again, I dislike atheists. I have nothing wrong with Atheism, I have a problem with a lot of its followers.
Well, atheism isn’t a belief system that has tenets and there are no “followers” of atheism, so right off the bat the thing you’re saying is nonsense. Atheism is a position on one single issue, a response to the question: Are you convinced a god exists. If the answer is no, you’re called an atheist. That’s all there is to it, brah.
Why is it that most Atheists have to come off as smug, intolerant assholes?
You must think everyone who’s thought an issue through and can clearly explain their position is a smug, intolerant asshole.
Not everyone is like this, but there is definitely a vocal minority/majority that get a lot of attention.
You expose how little you know what you’re talking about when you don’t even have an idea as to whether you’re talking about the majority or the minority. Is there any chance you’re making this up in your imagination? Sounds a lot like prejudice to me.
Why can’t they sell their beliefs without insulting everyone?
There are no beliefs in atheism, atheism is not a system of beliefs, it’s a stance on one issue. I know I said it already, but you seem like the type that needs things explained again and again.
Why do they have to mock people of faith and view them as intellectually inferior for believing in a higher power?
Because it is intellectually inferior and it demonstrably leads to harm and social ills. Religion is a scam. Would you defend the conmen behind a pyramid scheme and say “why does consumer reports have to expose the fraud of scam artists? Why can’t we just let them live, maaaannn!?”
To me, mocking someone for their beliefs is akin to Antisemitism or Islamophobia. It does not lead down a good path…
Well, that’s bullshit because anti-Semitism and Islamophobia involves the systematic, institutionalized legal and social suppression of individuals based on their heritage and/or religious beliefs. That’s certainly not what I’m advocating and while there is no tenets to atheism (so I can’t speak for any other atheists) many of the atheists I know who have an interest in social justice issues make a clear distinction between targeting an oppressive system like Islam and bigotry against individuals. Individuals deserve the same treatment under the law, but religious organizations which take advantage of individuals (which is all of them) do not. While people always ought to be free to choose to join a religious organization, I’m here to present good reasons why they ought not do so.
But here is the thing, if atheists are so drawn to logic and reason, they should be agnostic.
You don’t know what ‘agnostic’ means. You’ve accepted this Vatican-sponsored doublespeak idea that atheists assert there is no god, theists assert there is and agnostics are in the middle or are saying “I don’t know.” I know it’s hard to accept, but you’ve been duped, my friend. There is no such thing as an ‘agnostic.’ Gnosticism is a word that describes knowledge. It literally translates to “knowledge.” To call yourself an agnostic or gnostic is to answer the question whether or not you think you have knowledge of a god existing. An agnostic theist would say she doesn’t KNOW that there’s a god, like she doesn’t have hard evidence, but she’s convinced nonetheless. An agnostic atheist Also doesn’t know, has no direct evidence and thereby has admitted they are unable to form a belief around the thing they have no knowledge of. Theism, by the way, is a term that refers to belief. If you have a specific belief in a god, if you believe that god is a real thing and has at least one trait you can explain, you’re a theist, you are with belief. I don’t have that belief. That’s not to assert there is no god, that’s just to say, I don’t believe any things about a god.
I don’t know if “Schrödinger’s Cat” is an appropriate example or metaphor, but I think it is similar. You cannot prove or disprove the existence of something you cannot see.
Yeah, so like we were saying, there is no ‘disproving’ there is only accept of don’t accept. Look, do you believe in flavooglorps? You don’t know what a flavooglorp is, so you’re agnostic about it, you have no knowledge, but in addition, you don’t believe flavooglorps are real. You don’t say I made them up because a falvooglorp might be a new kind of moss growing in my yard I can show you and then you’ll say, ‘yes I believe it’s real.’ Until then, though, you’re an agnostic atheist in regards to flavooglorps.
Let me give you an example. There is a 100-square mile section of forest. Is there a bear in the woods? Finding a bear could prove to be difficult, and after a week of searching you find nothing. But does that mean there is no bear at all? Who knows? All you can say is that you could not find a bear, but you cannot say with 100% conviction that there is not a single bear in that entire forest. You will not know until you search every square inch of that forest.
Right, you don’t know, but do you believe it anyway?
You will not know if God exists until you die.
How do you know you’ll find out when you die? If there is no afterlife you wouldn’t find out and if there was how do you know that part of the afterlife is finding out if there’s a god. You’re operating under a whole host of false dichotomies. What if there is an afterlife, but you still don’t find out about god? What if there’s a god, but no afterlife? Why do you think you have some understanding of the nature of the afterlife?
To believe that strongly that God does not exist, you need to have the same faith and conviction a religious person needs to believe God exists. You are no better than any religious person.
That’s a real dick way to say it because it implies that atheists think “they’re better” than theists. Like as people. You understand that you’re the one being a dick here, right? You’re making presumptions and I don’t like to have presumptions made about me.
Furthermore, I don’t have faith there’s no god, I trust my ability to understand the world via the senses I have and if they’re not good enough than how would I even know?
Oh, you read books by Dawkins to get your world view? How is that different from reading the Tanakh, the Bible, the Koran, the Veda and Upanishads, the Zend Avesta, or the Tao-te Ching? Through self-reflection you came to this belief? How is that different from meditation or prayer?
uh, because all those books are fairly tales about make-believe characters from ancient mythology and only a child wouldn’t be able to see that’s obvious.
That is why I am agnostic. I have no idea if there is a God or an afterlife until I die, and I’m in no hurry to find out.
I’m confused about you because you think you’re so open to the idea of a god, but your descriptions of the god are very Christian-oriented. You say you have no idea, but you’ve presented tons of your ideas about the nature of god. I suggest you analyze where they come from, kid.
You have a right to believe there is no God. There is nothing wrong with that.
Oh, really, thanks for the fucking permission, I was waiting with baited breath for you to justify my worldview.
You are free to believe whatever you want. But you do not have a right to act smug and superior because of that belief.
Actually I do have the right to act that way. I have to specific right to be as much of a smug prick as I want to be and there’s nothing you can do about it. That right, by the way, is actually the very first right offered to Americans in the Bill of Rights. Are you an American? Do you live in a country with freedom of speech? That’s what a “right’ is, ya know, it refers to your relationship with the law. I have the right to act smug and superior because my
beliefs understanding of reality IS superior. What you don’t have the right to do is to swindle, scam and cheat people, commit acts of violence and limit people’s access to public and private services which is all shit religion does all the time. And, by the way, unlike you, when I use the word “the right” I’m actually referring to what that word means and not to your imagined idea of what’s like, polite or some shit.
The human bones in the box included a knucklebone, a tooth, part of a cranium, a rib and an ulna, or arm bone. The researchers could only date the knucklebone, because radiocarbon dating relies on organic material, and only that bone had enough collagen for a good analysis. The researchers were able to reconstruct DNA sequences from three of the bones, however, showing them to be from the same person, likely a Middle Eastern man.
To understand just how stupid this is, it’s like if I told you I had a cat who licked bigfoot and has subsequently died and I buried him somewhere in New Jersey. Then, upon digging for years, you found some cat bones and said it lends credibility to my story and the existence of bigfoot.
Christianity makes people such suckers, man.
Georgia megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar, who was arrested last week after his teenage daughter told deputies he had choked her, denied the allegations Sunday from the pulpit.
"The truth is, she was not choked. She was not punched," Dollar said.
Deputies in Fayette County responded to a call about a domestic disturbance about 1 a.m. Friday. Dollar’s 15-year-old daughter said she argued with her father over attending a party, said investigator Brent Rowan of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.
The daughter says the argument got physical.
Dollar’s version was that she became disrespectful and he was tried to restrain her, the report said. Only when she started to hit him did he wrestle her to the floor and spank her, the police report said.