Is Christianity Done?

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  • NewberryJeffNewberryJeff Posts: 7,349 Admiral
    cadman wrote: »

    I simply say, be a good person, love thy neighbor, and don't be an *******.

    We've all heard of the guy who was nailed to a tree for suggesting that we treat each other better.

    Except for a few nuts, that's all Christians want you to know.
  • Bimini TwistedBimini Twisted Posts: 11,278 AG
    We've all heard of the guy who was nailed to a tree for suggesting that we treat each other better.

    Except for a few nuts, that's all Christians want you to know.

    BS, the tree is full of radical nuts hell bent on imposing their myths on the rest of us.
  • NewberryJeffNewberryJeff Posts: 7,349 Admiral
    BS, the tree is full of radical nuts hell bent on imposing their myths on the rest of us.

    Oh, you poor thing.

    You're free to not visit any areas of the internet that might make you feel imposed upon.

    I suggest not spending so much time arguing against something that doesn't exist.
  • Bimini TwistedBimini Twisted Posts: 11,278 AG
    Oh, you poor thing.

    You're free to not visit any areas of the internet that might make you feel imposed upon.

    I suggest not spending so much time arguing against something that doesn't exist.

    I really don't care what one believes, but like I said, the Christo-fascist use the power of our government to force their myths on the rest of us.

    Why can't these nuts just mind their own God damned business?
  • NewberryJeffNewberryJeff Posts: 7,349 Admiral
    I really don't care what one believes, but like I said, the Christo-fascist use the power of our government to force their myths on the rest of us.

    Why can't these nuts just mind their own God damned business?

    Let me know the next time the government van shows up to drag you to church.

    The most dominant belief system in the past 2,000 years with over 2 billion subscribers - there may be some influence in our government.

    There are other countries with other religions influencing their governments, I think I'll stay here.
  • FibberMckeeFibberMckee Posts: 12,837 Officer
    Christianity's obsessive proselytizing definitely does exist.
    I suggest not spending so much time arguing against something that doesn't exist.

    It's only the ghosts & magic in their myth "that doesn't exist".
  • NewberryJeffNewberryJeff Posts: 7,349 Admiral
    Christianity's obsessive proselytizing definitely does exist.

    It's only the ghosts & magic in their myth "that doesn't exist".

    You read the numbers above, you're bound to hear about Christ once in a while. You don't have to visit areas, either on the webs or in real life, where obsessive proselytizing is likely.

    I think some of you obsessively question something you don't even think exists.
  • FibberMckeeFibberMckee Posts: 12,837 Officer
    Christianity's obsessive proselytizing has sought to penetrate the most remote cultures, where its missionaries has spread the full range of diseases with devastating effects. JW's still knock on doors.
    You read the numbers above, you're bound to hear about Christ once in a while. You don't have to visit areas, either on the webs or in real life, where obsessive proselytizing is likely.

    I think some of you obsessively question something you don't even think exists.

    Nonbelievers do keep questioning cultists to provide any verifiable evidence proving the existence of even garden variety ghosts & magic.
  • NewberryJeffNewberryJeff Posts: 7,349 Admiral
    Christianity's obsessive proselytizing has sought to penetrate the most remote cultures, where its missionaries has spread the full range of diseases with devastating effects. JW's still knock on doors.



    Nonbelievers do keep questioning cultists to provide any verifiable evidence proving the existence of even garden variety ghosts & magic.

    Missionary work involves improving health, safety, education, social and living conditions, etc. Salvation is part of the package (one can fake the salvation part and still get food, medicine, and clean water).

    You can read Latourette's 12 volumes - A History of the Expansion of Christianity (1937-45), Christianity In a Revolutionary Age; A History of Christianity in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (1958-1969).

    Or, you can buy into the vicious and inaccurate stuff that Dawkins, Hitchens, and other modern atheist proselytizers put out.
  • The MelManThe MelMan Posts: 3,856 Captain
    I really don't care what one believes, but like I said, the Christo-fascist use the power of our government to force their myths on the rest of us.

    Why can't these nuts just mind their own damned business?

    One example of Christians using government to force you to do anything................
    It's your homosexual buddies that are using government to harass Christians while you whine about non-existent persecution.............are you trying to appear hypocritical on purpose or are you just short on neurons.............
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  • gregglgreggl Posts: 21,594 Officer
    Lemme just put this out there... The Romans were able to maintain a multi-religious empire which included an increasingly more sophisticated food subsidy program for 560 years and had a tax on male temple prostitutes for the bulk of it :)

    You can maintain your culture and standards within the melting pot.
  • The MelManThe MelMan Posts: 3,856 Captain
    greggl wrote: »
    Lemme just put this out there... The Romans were able to maintain a multi-religious empire which included an increasingly more sophisticated food subsidy program for 560 years and had a tax on male temple prostitutes for the bulk of it :)

    You can maintain your culture and standards within the melting pot.

    Yep, until they ran out of lands to conquer and had to start taxing themselves to maintain their lifestyle..........eventually the armies sacked their own cities for their pay............not a culture know for its love of one another...........
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  • gregglgreggl Posts: 21,594 Officer
    The MelMan wrote: »
    Yep, until they ran out of lands to conquer and had to start taxing themselves to maintain their lifestyle..........eventually the armies sacked their own cities for their pay............not a culture know for its love of one another...........

    It didn't survive Christianity, Mel. They didn't have the technology to make it work.
  • FibberMckeeFibberMckee Posts: 12,837 Officer
    Mel's conviction that everything is cyclical presupposes the Christian empire must run out of lands to conquer & fall.
    The MelMan wrote: »
    Yep, until they ran out of lands to conquer and had to start taxing themselves to maintain their lifestyle..........eventually the armies sacked their own cities for their pay............not a culture know for its love of one another...........
  • gregglgreggl Posts: 21,594 Officer
    Thou shalt not covet.

    That's desire to possess. Desire drives capitalism.

    How many of 'The 10' deal with coveting?
  • NewberryJeffNewberryJeff Posts: 7,349 Admiral
    Mel's conviction that everything is cyclical presupposes the Christian empire must run out of lands to conquer & fall.

    No, that's recorded history.
    The technology angle is interesting, but we're still humans and now there's 7 billion of us.
  • gregglgreggl Posts: 21,594 Officer
    slaves -> subjects -> servants -> laborers -> robots.

    The Bible is a system to navigate this progression.
    Marx was trying to figure out what to do if the robots exist before the aliens come back.

    Crazy huh?
  • FibberMckeeFibberMckee Posts: 12,837 Officer
    IF "Everything functions to a cyclical beat" there would have to have been "7 billion of us" before.
    No, that's recorded history.
    The technology angle is interesting, but we're still humans and now there's 7 billion of us.

    The fact that the Christian empire is destined to fall in no way relies on "a cyclical beat".
  • NewberryJeffNewberryJeff Posts: 7,349 Admiral
    IF "Everything functions to a cyclical beat" there would have to have been "7 billion of us" before.



    The fact that the Christian empire is destined to fall in no way relies on "a cyclical beat".

    In all of history, civilizations have been cyclical. Nothing is new under the sun.

    The 7 billion will be reduced dramatically one day, only to reproduce to unsustainable numbers again. Humans are an amazing organism.
  • Gary S. ColecchioGary S. Colecchio Posts: 24,922 AG
    Missionary work involves improving health, safety, education, social and living conditions, etc.

    etcetera:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/04/world/africa/04uganda.html?_r=0
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  • FibberMckeeFibberMckee Posts: 12,837 Officer
    Will simply disregard Jeff's pointless attempt to substitute "civilizations" for Mel's "empires". Here's a list of over 200 of Earth's greatest "empires".

    IF "In all of history, civilizations have been cyclical" Jeff should have no trouble pointing out which fallen empires have already come back.
    In all of history, civilizations have been cyclical. Nothing is new under the sun.

    The 7 billion will be reduced dramatically one day, only to reproduce to unsustainable numbers again. Humans are an amazing organism.

    Jeff clearly doesn't know history & certainly can't predict the future.
  • NewberryJeffNewberryJeff Posts: 7,349 Admiral

    Doing good deeds is about intentions. Those morons state that the proposed legislation was not their intention.

    Ban them from missionary work, but let's not shut down all the Christian missions in the world just yet, it would be a disaster.
  • NewberryJeffNewberryJeff Posts: 7,349 Admiral
    Will simply disregard Jeff's pointless attempt to substitute "civilizations" for Mel's "empires". Here's a list of over 200 of Earth's greatest "empires".

    IF "In all of history, civilizations have been cyclical" Jeff should have no trouble pointing out which fallen empires have already come back.

    Jeff clearly doesn't know history & certainly can't predict the future.

    Don't take my word for it, start reading. Humans aren't much different today than 10,000 years ago.
  • Gary S. ColecchioGary S. Colecchio Posts: 24,922 AG
    Doing good deeds is about intentions. Those morons state that the proposed legislation was not their intention.

    Ban them from missionary work, but let's not shut down all the Christian missions in the world just yet, it would be a disaster.

    Proselytizing hate is not a good deed. Jesus would not approve.
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  • FibberMckeeFibberMckee Posts: 12,837 Officer
    We don't "take your word for it, start" pointing out which fallen empires have already come back.
    Don't take my word for it, start reading. Humans aren't much different today than 10,000 years ago.

    Claiming "Nothing is new" after "10,000 years" goes against your fantasy suggesting "In all of history, civilizations have been cyclical".
  • The MelManThe MelMan Posts: 3,856 Captain
    We don't "take your word for it, start" pointing out which fallen empires have already come back.
    ".
    The cycle is the rise and fall of subsequent empires following similar patterns...........not reappearing. Your obsession with arguing really makes many dismiss you even when you have a point, just because that is all you do. Lighten up.........
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  • The MelManThe MelMan Posts: 3,856 Captain

    Maybe it will save the lives of a lot of young men via peer group pressure, who would otherwise contract AIDS and die a premature death . Promoting homosexuality especially in Africa promotes HIV and ultimately death................I have never understood how we can condemn cigarette smoking and promote male homosexuality.............both significantly increase your chances of a premature death.
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  • gregglgreggl Posts: 21,594 Officer
    Marx punked ya'll.

    "Christian communism can be seen as a radical form of Christian socialism. Christian communists may or may not agree with various parts of Marxism. They generally do not agree with the antireligious views held by secular Marxists, but do agree with many of the economic and existential aspects of Marxist theory, such as the idea that capitalism exploits the working class by extracting surplus value from the workers in the form of profits and that wage-labor is a tool of human alienation that promotes arbitrary and unjust authority. Christian communism, like Marxism, also holds that capitalism encourages the negative aspects of human nature, supplanting values such as mercy, kindness, justice and compassion in favor of greed, selfishness and blind ambition.

    Christian communists also share some of the political goals of Marxists, for example replacing capitalism with socialism, which should in turn be followed by communism at a later point in the future. However, Christian communists sometimes disagree with Marxists (and particularly with Leninists) on the way a socialist or communist society should be organized. In general, Christian communism evolved independently of Marxism, and most Christian communists share the conclusions but not the underlying premises of Marxist communists."


    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_communism
  • Gary S. ColecchioGary S. Colecchio Posts: 24,922 AG
    The MelMan wrote: »
    Maybe it will save the lives of a lot of young men via peer group pressure, who would otherwise contract AIDS and die a premature death . Promoting homosexuality especially in Africa promotes HIV and ultimately death................I have never understood how we can condemn cigarette smoking and promote male homosexuality.............both significantly increase your chances of a premature death.

    Stoning homosexuals will not save their lives. Those people are sociopaths who can get away with their religious radicalization there but thankfully not here. Which they would if provided the opportunity.
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