I read an interesting article on CNN the other day by Craig Gross. For those who aren't familiar with Craig, he's a pastor and founder of xxxchurch.com, which helps fight porn addiction. The article he wrote was entitled "Is Judas In Hell?" , and you can read it here:… Continue
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on March 26, 2015 at 10:36pm —
proof of heaven, I'm mounting an epic retort in the discussion after this ABC News story. FEELS GREAT to give the answers they don't want to hear
Added by JP Carey on October 25, 2012 at 9:44am —
“All religions are equally sublime to the ignorant, useful to the politician, and ridiculous to the philosopher.”
I sometimes think that prankish college students with nothing better to do are responsible for at least some of the more outrageous letters to advice columnists. That may be one explanation for the following letter and response. Another is that the writer and columnist are absolutely serious, the latter buying into… Continue
Added by Alan Perlman on July 1, 2012 at 2:30pm —
"In a world that is really upside down, the true is a moment of the false."- Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle
What is an interesting quandary amid Christians is the heaven factor. It appears everyone wants to go; however, no one's in a rush to get there; a spark of revelation; could be.… Continue
Added by Robert Affinis on August 23, 2011 at 2:01pm —
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Added by Heather Henderson on June 22, 2011 at 7:05pm —
hell is a place of suffering and punishment for those who do wrong, even tho as long as you are saved nothing u can do can get you in hell.
Someone who rapes and murders people every night for 20 years straight before getting caught and and put in prison for 20 years. he gets out after serving his time, but within 3 years he goes right back in for killing 10 people. Then this time he is given the death sentence will go to hell right? he will pay for his crime for what he did and will be… Continue
Added by George hawkins on April 27, 2011 at 8:46am —
It's all true. We have to believe this story. From the mouth of a child. Buy the book. Support heaven and the blue-eyed Jesus. Why wouldn't you just believe? I mean, here's what the publisher says:
“This was a very down-to-earth, conservative, quote-unquote normal Midwestern family. We became fully convinced that this story was valid. And also that it was a great story that would just take off.”…
Added by Chris Highland on March 11, 2011 at 1:17pm —
Religion easily has the best bullshit story of all time. Think about it.
Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man…living in the sky.
He watches everything you do every minute of every day.
And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do.
And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and burn, and scream,… Continue
Added by Surya on January 18, 2011 at 2:00pm —
An imaginary interaction with my mother in which she poses the point "I'm at the end of my life when I must look forward to meeting my maker and going to heaven, and you want to take that away from me?". In my mind I feel her agony at the thought of it all being a lie. I know this pain because I've felt it myself. It's not all that dissimilar from the feeling I had when my father came clean about Santa Claus. It's a let down to know it was just a big scam.
In my mind I attempt to… Continue
Added by Jessica Lenehan on January 11, 2011 at 5:53pm —
Taken from my blog: http://godlesspaladin.wordpress.com/
It seems to me that a lot of religious people are confused as to what exactly is a choice and what it means to be able to choose freely.
A choice in it's most basic form is when you are presented with two or more options on how to proceed and you must pic one.
There is a major difference, however, between a free choice and an unfree… Continue
Added by Dustin Sanders on June 15, 2010 at 3:30am —
If you search on Google for "Sheikh Ahmed Ali" you find two videos on the first page, of which the following is one. This kind of sermon -- in a Mosque in Britain -- is clearly designed to scare young Muslims into being religious (to avoid God's punishment). In Islam there are many forms of punishment awaiting sinners and disbelievers. These include difficulties/calamities in this world, punishment of the grave
Added by Murtad Fitri on April 30, 2010 at 7:00pm —
My son, who turns five in a couple of weeks, rocks!
We were doing some yard work with my parents (who are religious) this past weekend, and I heard about the following conversation between him and my mother from my wife. Sadly I was not there to witness it.
We are tilling out some old sod from the side of my yard and he was "helping" by picking up clumps of sod and tossing them into a pile.
Son: Why does the grass stick together like that?
Grandma: Because that's… Continue
Added by Jas Brimstone on April 26, 2010 at 11:49am —
So if we're all good little boys and girls, pray to jebus and all that good stuff, eat his body and drink his blood and obey his commandments, we're good to go, right?Sportin' Life
: It ain't necessarily so....
Just as a point of information, I just now googled the world population and it came up at 6,692,030,277. According to Revelation, the total number of those heading to heaven are a measly 144,000, 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes… Continue
Added by Loren Miller on February 12, 2010 at 8:15am —
The idea of heaven (or paradise) sounds so...heavenly. And yet when I think about it, it doesn't make a lot of sense.
The idea of heaven implies a place where there is nothing but happiness. So to me, that means that I will be among the friends and family that I love. I don't think I can be happy all the time if I'm always on my own. Certainly when I have gone to Christian funerals, the implication has been that we're going to see the deceased person in heaven. On the other hand,… Continue
Added by Buford Twain on January 9, 2010 at 10:25am —
If you aren't familiar with Pascal's Wager, it essentially argues that you should believe/honor/flatter God if only to hedge your bets. If you're wrong and there's no afterlife, nothing lost. But if you don't believe/honor/flatter and God's punitive afterlife turns out to have been real, boy won't you be sorry! It's like the Lotto: You can't win if you don't play.
On the face of it that actually makes a lot of sense. I for one would rather not spend eternity burning in hell, so… Continue
Added by Jo Jerome on December 6, 2009 at 1:47pm —
In between hacking homebrew D&D
variants together, tweaking the css for my profile page, and wishing I could afford Aion
, I was reminded of something I wanted to do a while ago. Well, months ago now. Maybe even the better part of a year. In fact, as I check it, apparently it's been more
than a year, which is slightly scary.
Anyway, it's been a long time since I wrote a song (mostly because it's just easier when you're a whiny, romantic religious… Continue
Added by Fox Lee on September 20, 2009 at 1:28am —
Cross-posted over at my blog, Cubik's Rube
This isn't an argument I've seen put forward anywhere before, so it's possble I'm having one of my more original moments here. I've written before about the idea that only a god, or an eternal afterlife, or something of that ilk, can give life any meaning or purpose, and why I think it's bollocks
. But here's a way of looking at… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on June 21, 2009 at 3:01pm —
In the debate over the virus metaphor, many people miss the clear parallels between the human brain and a computer. While many have no problem with the notion that computers can be infected with a metaphorical "virus", it seems that the line is drawn when the human brain is involved. There is abundant evidence that biological viruses can infect and take control of organic brains - controlling them much as a computer virus does. What makes us so resistant to the notion that ideas can do the same… Continue
Added by Darrel Ray on April 5, 2009 at 4:10pm —