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    Re: Why I am Not a Christian

    I'm not a Christian, or a follower of any other religious belief system for one reason only. After thoroughly studying Christianity, and to a lesser degree, Islam and some of the Eastern religions, the data ( for me ) leads me to conclude that men created God(s), as opposed to vice versa....first to explain the unexplainable, and later for more nefarious reasons. That said, I am certainly not here to convince anyone to believe as I do, nor to try to convince others to renounce their respective beliefs, and anyone that derives peace and/or solace from their religious beliefs, I consider to be a good thing, providing they don't try to force their beliefs upon me or threaten me with unproven, eternal negatives for rejecting their personal religious beliefs.
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    Re: Why I am Not a Christian

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    To quote a current AT&T TV commercial...
    In other words, test MY worldview and then you will see. I find every religion makes this claim, which is why I find it universally uncompelling.

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    Re: Why I am Not a Christian

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueScotsman View Post
    In other words, test MY worldview and then you will see. I find every religion makes this claim, which is why I find it universally uncompelling.
    In other words...no...there is a reason you'll find no believers willing to engage with you on this thread, including me...believe or don't believe whatever you like...I will do the same...
    "The God who made the world and all the things in it, being, as he is, Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in handmade temples; nor is he served by human hands as if he needed anything, because he himself gives to all people life and breath and all things." Acts 17:24,25

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    Re: Why I am Not a Christian

    Quote Originally Posted by Logician Man View Post
    I'm not a Christian, or a follower of any other religious belief system for one reason only. After thoroughly studying Christianity, and to a lesser degree, Islam and some of the Eastern religions, the data ( for me ) leads me to conclude that men created God(s), as opposed to vice versa....first to explain the unexplainable, and later for more nefarious reasons.
    Those nefarious reasons have had their repercussions right on up until the present. I don't think one should be silent on matters of our existence when people who have far less sufficient evidence are doing everything they can to spread a worldview which I think is arguably inadequate. Which isn't to say that all Christianity is undermined, but I think fundamentalist form should probably carry a social cost for believing the earth is 6,000 years old. Criticizing religion from the outside in a sense part of religious reform on the long term, and I think all for the better.

    That said, I am certainly not here to convince anyone to believe as I do, nor to try to convince others to renounce their respective beliefs, and anyone that derives peace and/or solace from their religious beliefs, I consider to be a good thing, providing they don't try to force their beliefs upon me or threaten me with unproven, eternal negatives for rejecting their personal religious beliefs.
    I think truth is found in the analysis of the LOT of the arguments, which means that I think as many arguments available should be invited to be heard in the human conversation on the topic of divinity. As a former Christian and someone who thinks much of this culture has been directly harmful to my own life and others around me, I think my opinion on the subject of the religion, Christianity is of relevance to the conversation. Its not the final word, even for myself, I'm open to being proven wrong, given how many times in the past I have found myself to be wrong.

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    Re: Why I am Not a Christian

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    In other words...no...there is a reason you'll find no believers willing to engage with you on this thread, including me...believe or don't believe whatever you like...I will do the same...
    They think you're a heretic bound for Hell! This is some strange alliance, indeed.

    Thanks for proving that you aren't interested in sincere discussion. Even if YOU were to write out something thoughtful to the OP, I would respond in substance, as I have to all the other posters in this thread.

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    Re: Why I am Not a Christian

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueScotsman View Post
    They think you're a heretic bound for Hell! This is some strange alliance, indeed.

    Thanks for proving that you aren't interested in sincere discussion. Even if YOU were to write out something thoughtful to the OP, I would respond in substance, as I have to all the other posters in this thread.
    lol...
    "The God who made the world and all the things in it, being, as he is, Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in handmade temples; nor is he served by human hands as if he needed anything, because he himself gives to all people life and breath and all things." Acts 17:24,25

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    Re: Why I am Not a Christian

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    lol...
    Bye, why you even posted in this thread is a mystery. As if I cared about your non-participation. Thanks for the PSA.

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    Re: Why I am Not a Christian

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueScotsman View Post
    Bye, why you even posted in this thread is a mystery. As if I cared about your non-participation. Thanks for the PSA.
    lol...you posted to me 1st, not the other way around...
    "The God who made the world and all the things in it, being, as he is, Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in handmade temples; nor is he served by human hands as if he needed anything, because he himself gives to all people life and breath and all things." Acts 17:24,25

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    Re: Why I am Not a Christian

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
    lol...you posted to me 1st, not the other way around...
    You posted, in MY thread. Cya!

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    Re: Why I am Not a Christian

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueScotsman View Post
    Bye, why you even posted in this thread is a mystery. As if I cared about your non-participation. Thanks for the PSA.
    Elvira does not do discussion.
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