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darwinschihuahua

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Hi there
« on: July 05, 2010, 06:57:48 AM »
Cards->table. I'm an atheist. I was raised by holier than thou pentecostal whackjobs in a rural Pennsylvania hellhole town, went along to get along as kids do and then was a closet agnostic or maybe lukewarm believer from the age of 10 onwards, due to all the obvious problems with Christianity that I'm sure you've all heard before and won't bore you with again.

So, I find this UR, Universalism thing to be an interesting phenomena. I do realize it is not the same as new age "all religions are the same" type teachings that the fundies would associate you guys with, those people seem unable to understand anything beyond the strawmen that get banged into their heads every Sunday.
From where I stand it seems that the whole universalism question highlights a set of contradictions in the bible that for whatever reason are not highlighted in the usual "freethought" literature. Anyways, I'll come back tomorrow, I hope I can provoke some intersting discussion, since you guys seem like a reasonable bunch for still believing in the other cardinal doctrines of the christian religion.

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Re: Hi there
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010, 07:25:48 AM »
 :cloud9: Welcome.....you won't be the first atheist to come here and break bread with us, and by the grace of God you won't be the last. Pull up a chair and dig in......
Blessings.... :welcome: :newb: :dbook: :Book:
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Re: Hi there
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 07:30:52 AM »
darwinschihuahua isn't that devolution?

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2010, 08:21:53 AM »
Hello.  Thanks for introducing yourself, and hopefully your stay here will be a good and helpful one.  James.

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Re: Hi there
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2010, 08:01:43 PM »
Cards->table. I'm an atheist. I was raised by holier than thou pentecostal whackjobs in a rural Pennsylvania hellhole town, went along to get along as kids do and then was a closet agnostic or maybe lukewarm believer from the age of 10 onwards, due to all the obvious problems with Christianity that I'm sure you've all heard before and won't bore you with again.

So, I find this UR, Universalism thing to be an interesting phenomena. I do realize it is not the same as new age "all religions are the same" type teachings that the fundies would associate you guys with, those people seem unable to understand anything beyond the strawmen that get banged into their heads every Sunday.
From where I stand it seems that the whole universalism question highlights a set of contradictions in the bible that for whatever reason are not highlighted in the usual "freethought" literature. Anyways, I'll come back tomorrow, I hope I can provoke some intersting discussion, since you guys seem like a reasonable bunch for still believing in the other cardinal doctrines of the christian religion.


Looking forward to it.

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Re: Hi there
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 09:44:16 PM »
O H No an aethist. Quick blow the trumpet, call a fast, weep now ya widows, assemble the knights and bolt up the doors and inform the king :icon_king:.

I bet your glad we live in the 21st century. :thumbsup: Although if your anything like me you probably would love to witness the majesty of a real knight, unless its trying to kill oneself though :mshock:

Welcome :welcome:

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Re: Hi there
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2010, 06:21:10 PM »
darwinschihuahua isn't that devolution?
Nope. Darwinism is a hoax (not saying other types of evolution are)

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Re: Hi there
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2010, 06:32:05 PM »
WW,
I know it's a lie.

The oxymoron is in the name darwinschihuahua.
See, a chihuahua is the species bred down from the sublime to the ridiculous of it's regal, gray wolf ancestry.

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Re: Hi there
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2010, 12:07:59 AM »
Cards->table. I'm an atheist.
I've reread your post a few times and my feeling is that you are not an atheist but someone that hates manmade doctrines and the ways they are thaught. You didn't leave church because you don't believe but because the wackjobs in hellhole town.
Am I totally wrong with that conclusion?
1 Timothy 2:3-4  ...God our Savior;  Who will have all men to be saved...
John 12:47  And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Romans 4:5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous ...

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« Last Edit: July 14, 2010, 10:36:36 AM by WhiteWings »
1 Timothy 2:3-4  ...God our Savior;  Who will have all men to be saved...
John 12:47  And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
Romans 4:5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous ...