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I used to be a Christian

 
Doomologist
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I used to be a Christian
But then I realized that it is all about control. Here is the thing that got me to understand. The thing that made change my mind.

I am not an atheist. I believe that there is an Almighty Creator of all things. He is not some guy with a beard that likes to punish people.

He is pure love.

He doesn't want to burn people eternally for not accepting him.

He doesn't cause cataclysmic disasters because a certain group of people were "bad".

He gave us life.

He gave us a soul.

He gave us a place.

The rest is up to us. We must honor our creator by spreading life. This is what he wants.

We can either use the gifts we were given to end our species, or we can decide collectively to advance, and explore the vastness of the Universe.

No one is coming to save us.

Our fate is up to us.
It is a great day to be alive!
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Re: I used to be a Christian
Well said. Just be careful not to ever sound preachy about your new found spirituality...
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Re: I used to be a Christian
Well said. Just be careful not to ever sound preachy about your new found spirituality...
 Quoting: TruthHurts

Yeah, I don't care what other people believe, as long as they are trying to improve the situation.
It is a great day to be alive!
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Namaste
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The hell myth of burning forever, yeah, that's not true, but God is not pure love.

God has a personality, in fact, God reminds me of an Italian mother. Now who can say that Italian mothers don't love their children? No one. But they do it in such strange and dark ways. The same is true of God.

Calling God pure love is to take away the rest of his personality and uniqueness. It is very new agey. I don't trust people who say that God is pure love.
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and you use to be saved
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2 Peter 2:20-22

For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.

21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.

22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”
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You guys place attributes on this God you preach of like you KNOW he exists...


Hypocrites...straight the hell up...
1Ki 19:4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree, and prayed that he might die, and said, “It is enough! Now, YAHUWAH, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!”
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Re: I used to be a Christian
Sorry to say if you left Yeshua then you were never His to begin with...


John 10:27-29
My sheep hear my voice....and I know them ...and they follow me.
And I give them eternal life....and they shall never perish....neither shall any man pluck them from My Father’s hand.
My Father gave them to me....is greater than all...no man is able to pluck them out of the Father’s hand.

You need to reevaluate your previous standing with God and do some soul searching.
....and whatever you do, DO NOT CLICK ON THIS LINK... no... don't do it... STOP!!!! I warned you....

[link to www.youtube.com]
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OP, you were NEVER a Christian. You may "think" you were, but you couldn't have been.
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OP, you were NEVER a Christian. You may "think" you were, but you couldn't have been.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1004773

5a
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Re: I used to be a Christian
But then I realized that it is all about control. Here is the thing that got me to understand. The thing that made change my mind.

I am not an atheist. I believe that there is an Almighty Creator of all things. He is not some guy with a beard that likes to punish people.

He is pure love.

He doesn't want to burn people eternally for not accepting him.

He doesn't cause cataclysmic disasters because a certain group of people were "bad".

He gave us life.

He gave us a soul.

He gave us a place.

The rest is up to us. We must honor our creator by spreading life. This is what he wants.

We can either use the gifts we were given to end our species, or we can decide collectively to advance, and explore the vastness of the Universe.

No one is coming to save us.

Our fate is up to us.
 Quoting: Doomologist



Bear with me here, there is a point to this:

Go give [link to www.cleverbot.com] a try.. have a conversation with it. Does it appear intelligent? Mostly?

It is an artificial response system, an AI, a set of rules, algorithms, databases, etc.

Browse through this thread: Thread: weird response by cleverbot to oil spill question.

Notice how many people assume it's a trick and that there's real people at the other end?

If you understand that, if you see what I mean, then you might also understand why "gods" are attributed as beings with intent, with will, with consciousness, with personality and intelligence.

Last Edited by nomind on 06/21/2010 03:59 PM
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It would be nice to see some original responses for once.
Ask yourselves why you responded to this guy with threats and hostility.
Just an observation.
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It would be nice to see some original responses for once.
Ask yourselves why you responded to this guy with threats and hostility.
Just an observation.
 Quoting: Oh brother! 989233


I just did
My Interesting Karma messages:

- "You are an idiot. This post proves it."
-"GLP MEMBERS BEWARE!!! THIS IS A GOVERNMENT SHILL."
- Most
moranic one given to me: When you type ".." you need to put three dots instead of two.



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Re: I used to be a Christian
OP, you were NEVER a Christian. You may "think" you were, but you couldn't have been.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1004773


How arrogant to tell someone they were never something as if you know them or have lived their life.

SMDH.
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I used to be a fundie Christian. But after getting ripped off by a Christian con man and the church not willing to help I was on my way out.

[link to www.swindledforjesus.com]

I wish I could get a refund.
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OP, you were NEVER a Christian. You may "think" you were, but you couldn't have been.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1004773



that response is as

predictable as the sunrise.


like the baptists say "once saved always saved"... but then a "born again" leaves the faith and "Oh, well... they were never "really" a christian...


what a subjective pile of manipulative fear-mongering bull shit. judge others much?
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Re: I used to be a Christian
OP, you were NEVER a Christian. You may "think" you were, but you couldn't have been.



that response is as

predictable as the sunrise.


like the baptists say "once saved always saved"... but then a "born again" leaves the faith and "Oh, well... they were never "really" a christian...


what a subjective pile of manipulative fear-mongering bull shit. judge others much?
 Quoting: Juliett 484


It's a security blanket from their book that makes them feel better.

I guess anyone who changes their minds about something in life never was what they were before.

I worked for company A then quit because I found out they suck. Oh I guess I was never REALLY an employee of company A...lol.
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I used to be young. huffy
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Yet you hypocrites define this God of yours that YOU CAN NOT SEE as being:

loving
has no name
no origin
wouldn't do this or do that..
As long as he or she conforms to your ideals

But when we make a comment about the fairy tale you CREATED

You get ultra conservative and butt hurt ...


Tell me more of your imaginary God...hypocrites....
1Ki 19:4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a broom tree, and prayed that he might die, and said, “It is enough! Now, YAHUWAH, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!”
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I used to be a cell floating in primigenial soup...but that was so long ago....
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I used to be a cell floating in primigenial soup...but that was so long ago....
 Quoting: Uncle Nutsy

I used to be motivated..today I am lazy...
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and you use to be saved
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1010458


2 Peter 2:20-22

For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.

21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.

22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 898359


Sorry to say if you left Yeshua then you were never His to begin with...


John 10:27-29
My sheep hear my voice....and I know them ...and they follow me.
And I give them eternal life....and they shall never perish....neither shall any man pluck them from My Father’s hand.
My Father gave them to me....is greater than all...no man is able to pluck them out of the Father’s hand.

You need to reevaluate your previous standing with God and do some soul searching.
 Quoting: Spawn


OP, you were NEVER a Christian. You may "think" you were, but you couldn't have been.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1004773


Some folks should have just been smothered at birth, their too stupid to continue on!!
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If it expects or demands worship, it is not divine!!
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Question for the heckler/parrots. . .

Which is more important: knowing how to be godly, or wearing the right gang colors?
Please pray for me: I used to be a Good Christian™, until I got a hold of some kind of fruity "love" bullshit and decided I need to be less harsh on people.
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I am a Christian and I believe the things you believe...

God loves you... he doesn't withdraw his love when you 'sin' and lavish it upon you when you keep his commandments..
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Re: I used to be a Christian
But then I realized that it is all about control. Here is the thing that got me to understand. The thing that made change my mind.

I am not an atheist. I believe that there is an Almighty Creator of all things. He is not some guy with a beard that likes to punish people.

He is pure love.

He doesn't want to burn people eternally for not accepting him.

He doesn't cause cataclysmic disasters because a certain group of people were "bad".

He gave us life.

He gave us a soul.

He gave us a place.

The rest is up to us. We must honor our creator by spreading life. This is what he wants.

We can either use the gifts we were given to end our species, or we can decide collectively to advance, and explore the vastness of the Universe.

No one is coming to save us.

Our fate is up to us.
 Quoting: Doomologist



That's the way I think, too. I was never a Christian, though. I was lucky to be brought up in a loving home without any religious stuff. My dad taught me how to love and respect all things on the Earth. I've let him down loads of times, but I'll get it eventually.
If at first you don't succeed, perhaps failure is more your style.
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bump

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But then I realized that it is all about control. Here is the thing that got me to understand. The thing that made change my mind.

I am not an atheist. I believe that there is an Almighty Creator of all things. He is not some guy with a beard that likes to punish people.

He is pure love.

He doesn't want to burn people eternally for not accepting him.

He doesn't cause cataclysmic disasters because a certain group of people were "bad".

He gave us life.

He gave us a soul.

He gave us a place.

The rest is up to us. We must honor our creator by spreading life. This is what he wants.

We can either use the gifts we were given to end our species, or we can decide collectively to advance, and explore the vastness of the Universe.

No one is coming to save us.

Our fate is up to us.
 Quoting: Doomologist


Good for you OP. Many of us have come to the same conclusion.
hf
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Re: I used to be a Christian
I was never a Christian, though.
 Quoting: *Jentle*



HA! SO YOU ADMIT IT!

;)
Please pray for me: I used to be a Good Christian™, until I got a hold of some kind of fruity "love" bullshit and decided I need to be less harsh on people.
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Right on mang.

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