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Ethical Conundrum question on hell and who deserves it

Started this discussion. Last reply by Plinius Jun 9, 2012. 3 Replies

I would love to hear how a religious person might answer this question. I know this isn't the best place to ask this since It's an atheist site and I'm an atheist myself. I was raised a Catholic…Continue

Tags: Hell, Indoctrination, Ethics, Catholicism, Christianity

How to explain to Roman Catholic father that I wasn't being rude when I took down the religious pics etc

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Heston Jul 10, 2012. 14 Replies

Sorry for the vague title, didn't know exactly how to word it.My sister is graduating from college this week and I'm staying at my parents house for the week.  They have me staying in their guest…Continue

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Therese Monteath-Carr liked Devin's discussion How to explain to Roman Catholic father that I wasn't being rude when I took down the religious pics etc
Nov 27, 2012
Joseph Heston replied to Devin's discussion How to explain to Roman Catholic father that I wasn't being rude when I took down the religious pics etc
"Whether or not it is your parents' house, putting all of those religious decorations in the guestroom makes your father a very poor host. If your father doesn't like visitors, then why keep it a guestroom? I would make my guests welcome…"
Jul 10, 2012
Plinius replied to Devin's discussion Ethical Conundrum question on hell and who deserves it
"In my parents' church there were people who broke contact with children who developed an opinion of their own. My parents didn't do that, they just started to nag when one of their children showed up - they called that xtian love and…"
Jun 9, 2012
booklover replied to Devin's discussion Ethical Conundrum question on hell and who deserves it
"I've asked religious people if they would punish their kids forever if their kids didn't believe something they told them to believe.  They have all said "of course not!"  I then say "Then you are a better parent…"
Jun 9, 2012
Plinius replied to Devin's discussion Ethical Conundrum question on hell and who deserves it
"I asked those questions of my fundie parents, long ago when I lived in their house, but all I got for an answer was that I had to pray much more and to submit to the divine wisdom. Xtians hate questions about their invisible friends."
Jun 9, 2012
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Ethical Conundrum question on hell and who deserves it

I would love to hear how a religious person might answer this question. I know this isn't the best place to ask this since It's an atheist site and I'm an atheist myself. I was raised a Catholic however and I'm sure many people here were raised Christian/Catholic and can speak to that without all the indoctrination which is what I need.The bible says "the fool has said in his heart there is no god. He is a wicked abomination and can do no good." (paraphrased) I'm sure we've all heard this…See More
Jun 9, 2012
Andy Reid liked Devin's discussion How to explain to Roman Catholic father that I wasn't being rude when I took down the religious pics etc
May 31, 2012
Andy Reid replied to Devin's discussion How to explain to Roman Catholic father that I wasn't being rude when I took down the religious pics etc
"No kidding. That's just plain messed up!"
May 31, 2012
AgeOfAtheists14 replied to Devin's discussion How to explain to Roman Catholic father that I wasn't being rude when I took down the religious pics etc
""y "GAH...FUCK YOUR GOD...SERIOUSLY...JESUS CAN EAT A DICK!!!" LOL now now.. name calling is counterproductive... ; )calling out the farce tho aok"
May 22, 2012
AgeOfAtheists14 replied to Devin's discussion How to explain to Roman Catholic father that I wasn't being rude when I took down the religious pics etc
"ha. to support the nation of Vatican is treason.. (in the USA) Connecting dots.. i meana. Castro, actually a Catholic.. they took 'atheist' or ism outta the Cuban Const. at the request of whatever pope in the 90'sso. since the USA…"
May 22, 2012
Michael Black replied to Devin's discussion How to explain to Roman Catholic father that I wasn't being rude when I took down the religious pics etc
"I'm sure the situation is over, and you have handled the situation in an appropriate manner.  Just for grins (I don't recommend the following action), you could have used one picture to wipe your back side.  After doing so, state…"
May 21, 2012
damian replied to Devin's discussion How to explain to Roman Catholic father that I wasn't being rude when I took down the religious pics etc
"Agree with Pat. The first thing that came to mind was a motel room. You'd still be available to anyone, and you could visit the house, but you wouldn't have to sleep in that creepy room. The way you described it, i don't think i could…"
May 21, 2012
Pat replied to Devin's discussion How to explain to Roman Catholic father that I wasn't being rude when I took down the religious pics etc
"It's his house. If he wants to put up pictures of blood, guts and gore, or for that matter Chango the Voodoo spirit, Gonesh the elephant god, or any other nonsensical mythological characters, I suppose he can. Do the same thing I do when…"
May 15, 2012
Loren Miller replied to Devin's discussion How to explain to Roman Catholic father that I wasn't being rude when I took down the religious pics etc
"It's your space.  Do with it as you see fit, and if you have to bring up the incident with the Darwin fish, I wouldn't hesitate.  If your father can't allow you your opinion and the implementation of that opinion, all he…"
May 15, 2012
John Aultman replied to Devin's discussion How to explain to Roman Catholic father that I wasn't being rude when I took down the religious pics etc
"I understand how you feel about religion and the religious symbols but it is your parents house and you are a guest.  Your sister is graduating from college and she should be the center of attention for you and your family. If you want to…"
May 15, 2012
booklover replied to Devin's discussion How to explain to Roman Catholic father that I wasn't being rude when I took down the religious pics etc
"I was going to say just leave them up and cover them with something, until I read what he did to your car."
May 15, 2012

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At 8:02pm on April 7, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 6:40pm on April 7, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Devin! 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. After you've searched for stuff that interests you in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 6:39pm on April 7, 2012, Steph S. said…
Thanks for all the responses to my discussion. I haven't even formally invited you to the site yet. Welcome to the site. : )
I hope you enjoy it here.
At 6:06pm on April 7, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Devin
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense helped by science leads to freethinking wisdom --- as you know as an atheist. 
  
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 680 discussion topics and 3400 members.
 
 
 

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