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Blaspheming the Holy Spirit

Started Jul 17, 2012 0 Replies

I believe that one of the most pernicious teachings of the New Testament is the one about the unforgivable sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit. When I was a child, a man on my street was hospitalized…Continue

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Dana Garrett replied to Steph S.'s discussion As An Atheist Can Your Life Have Purpose and Meaning?
"We don't need to buy into the religious notion that there is an absolute purpose undergirding all life to choose an existential purposes for our lives individually (eg. helping the needy)."
Nov 15, 2012
Dana Garrett replied to Jedi Wanderer's discussion Are you a Gnostic Atheist or an Agnostic Atheist?
"Dr. Clark, interesting take. I am curious. If it turns out that we can't do the math or experimentally determine the state of affairs that is the singularity just prior to the big bang, would you say that the notion of the singularity is…"
Jul 22, 2012
Dana Garrett replied to Jedi Wanderer's discussion Are you a Gnostic Atheist or an Agnostic Atheist?
"Once you add the qualifier "that I do not think that absolute knowledge of anything can really be had," I don't see what utility remains for the distinction between an agnostic atheist and a gnostic atheist. If absolute knowledge is…"
Jul 22, 2012
Dana Garrett replied to James M. Martin's discussion Atheism and Death: The Test of Your Convictions
"I used to envy religious believers, but I don't envy them much now. While I wish I could add hundreds of more years to my lifespan (think of all that one could learn), I suspect that at some point life would offer too little that is novel and…"
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Dana Garrett replied to Donald R Barbera's discussion Who Gives a Bleep?
"They care because the most evangelistic (conversion-minded) of the theisms are intent in creating social and political situations that facilitate their efforts to convert others. If throwing someone in jail for not believing causes others to convert…"
Jul 17, 2012
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Blaspheming the Holy Spirit

I believe that one of the most pernicious teachings of the New Testament is the one about the unforgivable sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit. When I was a child, a man on my street was hospitalized in a psychiatric facility because he was convinced that he had committed the unpardonable sin and was destined for hell. I don’t know many details about his case, but I am confident that many others have had similar experiences.I intend to write a blog article on this pernicious teaching and I am…See More
Jul 17, 2012
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Jul 16, 2012
Ruth Anthony-Gardner left a comment for Dana Garrett
"Welcome, Dana! Glad you could join us. :D Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also want to look at Geek and Nerd Haven, Atheist Teachers, Are You…"
Jul 16, 2012
Dana Garrett replied to Steph S.'s discussion As An Atheist Can Your Life Have Purpose and Meaning?
"Well said, Richard. The cosmos, biological life, what's given--all of it is rife with mystery and presents multiple avenues for discovery."
Jul 16, 2012
Dana Garrett replied to Steph S.'s discussion As An Atheist Can Your Life Have Purpose and Meaning?
""Meaning," "purpose," to the extent that those terms apply to the range of one's own life connote what we highly value or value more than anything else we might value. As such I not only don't see why atheists cannot…"
Jul 16, 2012

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At 11:09pm on July 16, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:07pm on July 16, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Dana! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. You might also want to look at Geek and Nerd HavenAtheist TeachersAre You Experienced? and Atheists who love Science!.

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