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NewLifeChristian
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4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
Do you hate Christianity?
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4/18/2016 8:38:48 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

Speaking for myself, no. I hate the people that use it to gain power and control over others.
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4/18/2016 8:41:39 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:38:48 PM, dhardage wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

Speaking for myself, no. I hate the people that use it to gain power and control over others.
Examples of those "people that use it to gain power and control over others"?
Pro-Life Quotes:

"I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born."
- Ronald Reagan

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government."
- Thomas Jefferson

"A person is a person no matter how small."
- Dr. Seuss
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4/18/2016 8:43:25 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

Christianity should be eradicated from society as it is objectively a net harm to society.
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4/18/2016 9:04:44 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

No. I have nothing against belief in the Christian god. I acknowledge well-meaning Christians do much for the communities - YMCA, Boy Scouts, charities, etc. Strengthening the community, even when done on behalf of a god I don't believe in, is valuable. Do I think god is necessary for these things? No, but moderate belief generally encourages good will/actions and I have no problem with that. However, I very strongly dislike when dogmatic extremists push religion into education, science, politics, government...every place it does not belong. This is the ugly side of every religion. We could use a lot less of that.
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4/18/2016 9:09:35 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

No, but I feel sorry for people who are gullible enough to identify with it.
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4/18/2016 11:51:34 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
No. I feel like when people hear "atheist," they assume a personality which is hateful toward Christianity or religion in general. I've had to fight against that association.
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4/18/2016 11:59:38 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

Didn't you ask this exact question before? I guess the other was "do you hate Christians", right?

I dislike the religion. There are plenty of points that are "nice" or generally beneficial for society. Christianity has been, on the whole, a reasonable balance of terrible and unifying. You asked for a personal assessment, and I will give it, I generally dislike it.
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4/19/2016 12:05:21 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

No
Meh!
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4/19/2016 12:13:20 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:43:25 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

Christianity should be eradicated from society as it is objectively a net harm to society.

I think you are going to get your wish. Sharia anyone?
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4/19/2016 2:00:16 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

What do you think about Scientology or Mormonism? That is what most atheists think about Christianity.
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4/19/2016 2:40:00 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

No. I haven't yet made up my mind on whether I believe Christianity is a net positive or negative on society, but I have no emotional vestment in it either way. My mother and sisters have gotten into it over the past few years and it seems to be a source of positive feelings, purpose, and hope for them. I would feel sad if they lost that.
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4/19/2016 2:56:55 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

No, and I feel like this is akin to asking the question, "Do you hate Greek mythology?"
Or like, "Do you hate the worship of Harry Potter?"
Those things don't bother me, falsehoods and misinformation about truth claims perpetrated by all types of people really grinds my gears, religious or not.
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4/19/2016 4:32:56 AM
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At 4/19/2016 12:13:20 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:43:25 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

Christianity should be eradicated from society as it is objectively a net harm to society.

I think you are going to get your wish. Sharia anyone?
BOO!!
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4/19/2016 5:02:12 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

No. Atheists who go on forums like this and argue about religion are more likely to but most atheists just their beliefs to themselves. They don't gather for atheist mass every Sunday. They just hang out with their families every Sunday and watch football.
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4/19/2016 5:15:16 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

I have nothing against the beliefs that make up Christianity. My issues come from two major sources: Source one is the biblical literalists and extremists who take what is said at the bible at face value, i.e, young earth creationists. However, I only harbor ill feelings for those who both believe in the literal translations of the bible AND push it on others. Source two is similar, and it has to do with people who seem to believe both that they are good people simply for being Christian, and two, believe that others are somehow morally inferior to themselves on no better grounds than they go to a gathering each Sunday. While I have no personal issue with the religion as a whole, I hold contempt for anyone who uses religion as a weapon to force their thoughts and desires on others.
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4/19/2016 5:44:28 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

In what capacity? Plus, i don't really hate anyone or anything - that was a useless childhood emotion that i have gotten rid of.

Do i dislike it - in many aspects yes. I dislike the people that use it for power, i dislike any other human i have to respect without respect being due, i dislike any person that lives in a castle bc they think they are something "holy," i dislike how it teaches about being "saved" through belief, i dislike its organization (that it is the one truth), etc... (i think that is enough for one train of thought).

Now, i like that it saves people from dark places, i like how it keeps some people walking in a straight line, i like how it brings people together in a place where people feel loved, i like some of its stories... however, all of the things i like can easily just be said of someone who is an agnostic atheist - spiritual. There is no need for organized religion as it stands. There is going to be an evolution in regards to spiritual thought. Bc in the end of the day, some people need direction... however, this direction can be done much more viably and logically. There are too many errors to say this book is the truth... it doesn't work as well as it should in bringing us together. Don't worry though, no religion at current time does... Technology has though, or else i wouldn't be talking to you.
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4/19/2016 6:53:14 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?
No, but I deplore it, in most of its forms.

That's not because I'm an atheist, NLC. Christianity has not been kind or just to atheists, but that's not reason enough to deplore it.

It's because kindness and justness don't need Christianity, and meanwhile, in seeking to expand its power and influence, Christianity routinely betrays the kindness and justice it aspires to.
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4/20/2016 3:12:56 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:41:39 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:38:48 PM, dhardage wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

Speaking for myself, no. I hate the people that use it to gain power and control over others.
Examples of those "people that use it to gain power and control over others"?

The Catholic Church.
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4/21/2016 11:34:58 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:43:25 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

Christianity should be eradicated from society as it is objectively a net harm to society.
I was going to say something, but brontoraptor beat me to it . . . But yeah, with what's going on today, it seems your wish is coming true.
Pro-Life Quotes:

"I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born."
- Ronald Reagan

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government."
- Thomas Jefferson

"A person is a person no matter how small."
- Dr. Seuss
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4/21/2016 11:46:01 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/21/2016 11:34:58 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:43:25 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

Christianity should be eradicated from society as it is objectively a net harm to society.
I was going to say something, but brontoraptor beat me to it . . . But yeah, with what's going on today, it seems your wish is coming true.

I'm making fun of anti-theists.
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4/22/2016 9:35:30 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/21/2016 11:46:01 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/21/2016 11:34:58 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:43:25 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

Christianity should be eradicated from society as it is objectively a net harm to society.
I was going to say something, but brontoraptor beat me to it . . . But yeah, with what's going on today, it seems your wish is coming true.

I'm making fun of anti-theists.
You really need to hit the "sarc" button next time . . . You got me thinking you were being serious. Nice Poe, though.
Pro-Life Quotes:

"I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born."
- Ronald Reagan

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government."
- Thomas Jefferson

"A person is a person no matter how small."
- Dr. Seuss
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4/22/2016 9:36:51 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/22/2016 9:35:30 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/21/2016 11:46:01 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/21/2016 11:34:58 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:43:25 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

Christianity should be eradicated from society as it is objectively a net harm to society.
I was going to say something, but brontoraptor beat me to it . . . But yeah, with what's going on today, it seems your wish is coming true.

I'm making fun of anti-theists.
You really need to hit the "sarc" button next time . . . You got me thinking you were being serious. Nice Poe, though.

On my profile it explicitly says I'm not an atheist.
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"The two most important days in your life is the day you were born, and the day you find out why."
~Mark Twain

"Wow"
-Doge

"Don't believe everything you read on the internet just because there's a picture with a quote next to it."
~Abraham Lincoln

Guide to the Polls Section: http://www.debate.org...
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4/22/2016 9:39:08 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/22/2016 9:36:51 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/22/2016 9:35:30 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/21/2016 11:46:01 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/21/2016 11:34:58 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:43:25 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

Christianity should be eradicated from society as it is objectively a net harm to society.
I was going to say something, but brontoraptor beat me to it . . . But yeah, with what's going on today, it seems your wish is coming true.

I'm making fun of anti-theists.
You really need to hit the "sarc" button next time . . . You got me thinking you were being serious. Nice Poe, though.

On my profile it explicitly says I'm not an atheist.
Just out of curiosity, what do you call your religion?
Pro-Life Quotes:

"I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born."
- Ronald Reagan

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government."
- Thomas Jefferson

"A person is a person no matter how small."
- Dr. Seuss
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4/22/2016 9:40:56 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/22/2016 9:39:08 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/22/2016 9:36:51 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/22/2016 9:35:30 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/21/2016 11:46:01 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/21/2016 11:34:58 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:43:25 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

Christianity should be eradicated from society as it is objectively a net harm to society.
I was going to say something, but brontoraptor beat me to it . . . But yeah, with what's going on today, it seems your wish is coming true.

I'm making fun of anti-theists.
You really need to hit the "sarc" button next time . . . You got me thinking you were being serious. Nice Poe, though.

On my profile it explicitly says I'm not an atheist.
Just out of curiosity, what do you call your religion?

The Cult Specifically Designed to Rule the World.
Empress of DDO (also Poll and Forum "Maintenance" Moderator)

"The two most important days in your life is the day you were born, and the day you find out why."
~Mark Twain

"Wow"
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"Don't believe everything you read on the internet just because there's a picture with a quote next to it."
~Abraham Lincoln

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4/22/2016 9:48:34 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/22/2016 9:40:56 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/22/2016 9:39:08 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/22/2016 9:36:51 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/22/2016 9:35:30 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/21/2016 11:46:01 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/21/2016 11:34:58 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:43:25 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

Christianity should be eradicated from society as it is objectively a net harm to society.
I was going to say something, but brontoraptor beat me to it . . . But yeah, with what's going on today, it seems your wish is coming true.

I'm making fun of anti-theists.
You really need to hit the "sarc" button next time . . . You got me thinking you were being serious. Nice Poe, though.

On my profile it explicitly says I'm not an atheist.
Just out of curiosity, what do you call your religion?

The Cult Specifically Designed to Rule the World.
Ha, ha! You mean the Jehovah's Witnesses?
Pro-Life Quotes:

"I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born."
- Ronald Reagan

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government."
- Thomas Jefferson

"A person is a person no matter how small."
- Dr. Seuss
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4/22/2016 9:49:51 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/22/2016 9:48:34 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/22/2016 9:40:56 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/22/2016 9:39:08 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/22/2016 9:36:51 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/22/2016 9:35:30 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/21/2016 11:46:01 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/21/2016 11:34:58 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:43:25 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

Christianity should be eradicated from society as it is objectively a net harm to society.
I was going to say something, but brontoraptor beat me to it . . . But yeah, with what's going on today, it seems your wish is coming true.

I'm making fun of anti-theists.
You really need to hit the "sarc" button next time . . . You got me thinking you were being serious. Nice Poe, though.

On my profile it explicitly says I'm not an atheist.
Just out of curiosity, what do you call your religion?

The Cult Specifically Designed to Rule the World.
Ha, ha! You mean the Jehovah's Witnesses?

No
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"The two most important days in your life is the day you were born, and the day you find out why."
~Mark Twain

"Wow"
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"Don't believe everything you read on the internet just because there's a picture with a quote next to it."
~Abraham Lincoln

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4/22/2016 11:19:17 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/18/2016 8:37:05 PM, NewLifeChristian wrote:
Do you hate Christianity?

Yes. I hate religion, including Christianity. I value honesty. Religion cares less about honesty. Religion lacks this very important trait in my view.