Why do many Americans believe in God?

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  1. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    That can be a technique one may employ, but it can also be the result of a natural, conversational flow, no technique needed.

    The cards begin to fall that way when truth claims are being made, but aren't backed up. Or truth claims made, that only scratch the surface, of a particular issue, but are reluctant to delve deeper into the matter.

    Jan.
     
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  3. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    The natural beauty and bounty of a land long inhabited by non-Christians, contrasted with the ugliness and poverty of lands long inhabited by Christians, might just as easily have been conducive to some reflection on God's apparent choice of grace bestowals.
     
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  5. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Intellegence calls on not trust but belief in justice.
     
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  7. Saint Valued Senior Member

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    Everyone can say that he/she is a Christian,
    but what really is a Christian? Who know?
     
  8. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    Everyone who says they are a Christian.
     
  9. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    The colour of your skin and an American accent automatically makes you a Christian in some parts of the world.

    That and celebrating Christmas.
     
  10. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    That is a good question.
    An atheist cannot know what is a Christian, because, they are atheist, in the same way a man cannot know what it is like to be a woman, because he is a man. Yet they make knowledge claims about things they cannot possible know. In this regard they are liars.

    jan.
     
  11. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    When all fails, try and be humorous. Hey?

    jan.
     
  12. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    Bull. Many atheists were Christians or some other thing. It's not like some secret cult.
     
  13. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I don't understand.

    In the Middle East I would be free reign to be raped.
     
  14. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, in the same way that you believe they were Christians. By saying they are Christians.
    You cannot be a follower of a person, or system of rules and regulations, by simply saying that you are.

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  15. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Yeah, and red is the only tunnel that leads to peace.

    jan.
     
  16. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    You're not trying to make sense.

    Why not?
     
  17. Kristoffer Giant Hyrax Valued Senior Member

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    I'll happily receive a warning for this:

    You're an idiot.
     
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  18. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    But people do sincerely become atheists after being Christian, some after studying to become pastors, some after being pastors. Denying this fact is not a rebuttal.

    You don't get any special knowledge when you become a Christian, you just adopt a faith position, which I claim is fake knowledge.
     
  19. Spellbound Banned Valued Senior Member

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    I'll happily receive a warning for this:

    *Whpoo*. Take that. Spit.
     
  20. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    [Turns the other cheek]

    Hey, I'm a better Christian than you!
     
  21. Spellbound Banned Valued Senior Member

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    *Blehhhhhhhhh*. Throw up.
     
  22. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, you are sick.
     
  23. Spellbound Banned Valued Senior Member

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    The good kind.
     

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