The atrocities of Christianity

Discussion in 'Religion Archives' started by Magical Realist, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Oh please. Per current statistics, about a half of the abortions in the West are by Protestant women.
    And shall we go into discussing the religious people who eat meat?
     
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  3. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    probably a separate topic - I was talking specifically about the atrocities people are harping on about in this thread
     
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  5. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    belief is related to action. Action is related to desire. hence a hostile theist gets to believe in god, a somewhat mellow theist gets to believe in god, a hostile atheists doesn't and a somewhat mellow atheist doesn't etc etc and everything in between
     
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  7. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    What action?

    What desire?
     
  8. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    any
     
  9. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Like I said Christians had a low TOLERANCE THRESHOLD for competition. I know of lots of people who relish competition and tolerate it. I don't know of many so insecure that they can't TOLERATE the mere existence of competitors.
     
  10. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    So all or most Christian's have a low tolerance threshold for competition? Where does that come from? Where is your supporting evidence or are you just pulling this out of the aether like the the rest of your claims?
     
  11. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    I'd say most Christians believe that everyone who does not accept Jesus' bloody sacrifice for their sins deserves to be tortured in hellfire for all eternity. That is a fundamental theologically-justified intolerance for those outside your own faith--that people who simply disagree with you are absolutely evil and worthy of eternal torture. Are you denying they view nonchristians this way? Does it affect how they behave towards them? The history of christian intolerance and cruelty says "yes".
     
  12. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Wow. Thanks for that account. I often encounter in these debates people who lose all sense of the evil of these sorts of atrocieties. Many have the audacity to play numbers games: "oh it wasn't 9 million...only maybe 1 million." lol! But when you read these grisley firsthand accounts it makes it all real again--the power of religion to totally divest people of all their humanity.
     
  13. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    Are you in any way suggesting that a person is by nature, inherently, permanently, either a theist or an atheist, and that's that?
     
  14. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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  15. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    no
    quite the opposite actually
     
  16. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    That is one thing about Catholicism that I admire, it is whatever the Pope says it is. But I do seem to remember a couple months ago a preacher advising his flock to smack any boy that acted the least bit feminine, even in jest.
     
  17. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    Do you realize that Christianity would never have existed if the Romans had not tortured and crucified Jesus? Where were all of the atheists when the Romans were committing atrocities? I'll tell you where. They were hiding. They were too cowardly to stand up for what was right. Atheists then, and today, are too scared to fight, suffer and die for freedom, for human rights and for what is right. So when you attack Christianity for its mistakes just remember: you atheists did nothing to stop oppression. You're too busy saving your own skin.
     
  18. Neverfly Banned Banned

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    What the hell?

    You didn't think this one through when you wrote it, did you?






    It's official. I've read the stupidest post, ever.
     
  19. Cheezle Hab SoSlI' Quch! Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, Mazulu, it is true. As a card carrying member of the Ancient Order of Atheists I know the shame of this cowardly act we all committed. All of us in the AOA are directly responsible for not standing up to those murderous Theists over 2 millennia ago. We are all deeply sorry. (the LOL-spasms are beginning to hurt).
     
  20. Balerion Banned Banned

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    If we had a Wall of Shame, this post would be a shoe-in.

    There weren't many atheists back in Roman times, so I don't know why the onus was on them to stand up for anyone. Where were all the theists? Oh, right, they were killing him. Or did you not know that Romans were religious? Judging by your posts, I'm going to guess you didn't.

    It's fun enough to laugh at such insane ignorance, but I have to draw the line at you calling modern atheists cowardly. What must an atheist do to be considered brave in your view? Are the atheist social workers in war zones cowardly? How about the atheist soldiers? Or the atheists fighting for civil rights on behalf of others? Or for themselves, for that matter. In other words, which orifice do you pull this crap from?
     
  21. Mazulu Banned Banned

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    If you are honest about Christianity and the Gospel, then standing up to oppression was pretty much the point. You can certainly argue that early Christians may have missed the point. To be truly honest, atheists also miss the point.
     
  22. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Jesus, if he even existed, was executed by religious leaders for the sin of blasphemy. This is just another example of the wretched affects of religion on normally congenial humans. And the sin of blasphemy comes straight out your bible. It was the justification for ripping out the tongues of many during the Dark Ages.
     
  23. Cheezle Hab SoSlI' Quch! Registered Senior Member

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    Good Mazulu, I am glad you are willing to stand by your statement. Remember, when the cards are all crap, never fold your hand. Bluff.
     

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