"If the WBC can convince you that American soldiers are killed because of homosexuals, then the christian right could somehow convince you that the "rapture" never happened (or was postponed) because of the atheists and non-believers.…"
"Thanks for sharing that, Anthony. Now I know. In my case I was the one chosen by my parents to be the preacher. I can identify with Hugh Gortner although I was never water boarded. My folks just said it was the calling of god. Everybody believed it,…"
"James, you are right about the bible being a "book of selections" and it's in this context that I meant Constantine as the "writer" of the bible. Before this book was put together as our bible, it was simply lots of books, a…"
"Our loving god killed everybody by water once in the worldwide flood. Well, 8 people and a bunch of animals survived it in a big boat that came to rest on a mountaintop.
150 years later the masses were all together trying to build a big tower going…"
"I believe you are on to something there, Tony. Seeing that everything biblical had failed as the christians so wanted to believe it, they would turn on non-christians so badly that it might mean war. We would become the scapgoat and the reason for…"
"Jesus may have been invented. This would explain why he appears in the scriptures sometimes as a madman and at other times like a gentle shepherd. His very words seem to conflict, but if you are a believer you can pick the "jesus" that you…"
"To believe in satan means you believe the christian bible (at least somewhat) even if you now think satan is just an evil symbol. Christians believe stuff that will eventually nullify their beliefs.
I'm 67 and an example from my teen years was…"
"The term "spirituality" can imply a belief in anything. Earth religions have a certain reality to them, but you have to understand that reality and the fact that nobody is promising you something eternal for "being good,"…"
"Your believer is a little flakey and believes things without evidence. Apparently BC is "before christ" and AD is "after death." (Well, got one of them right.) If we divide history by him, then it must all be true. Yeah,…"
"The religion of American christians is bad. Religions that believe we should kill one another are bad. I'm not going to fly an airplane into a building or kill an abortion doctor. I will not believe something simply because others have told me…"
High BP (blood pressure, British Petrol!) is a major health concern. I used to be on hydrochlorothiazide (water pill), but it did no good. I'm going to request Flomax or something to actually allow me to pee better.
I never thought of a "redneck language", although we often associate rednecks with the south. They're everywhere, even North Dakota and Maine. To me, it's more of a lifestyle. I was certainly lumping them all in one huge category. My bad!