cuchulain

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About cuchulain

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    Stoic Atheist
  • Birthday 03/24/1978

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    reading, friends, philosophical studies, science fiction, logic. Trying to understand others, and get them to understand me.
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  1. so the bible wasnt referencing a miracle with the burning bush story? really? or are you beinng dishonest with that piece? i dont believe that plant talks...and isnt it consumed? clearly you try to obfuscate the truth, that there is no evidence of a burning bush SPEAKING....didnt think i'd have to specify the important part of that story, but some simply cant grasp context i suppose.
  2. I don't believe in things until I have a decent reason to do so. I don't have to have perfect evidence, I don't have to have evidence that is iron clad. I don't believe in Unicorns because I haven't seen good evidence that they exist. I don't believe in Zeus, contrary to the fact that I have seen lightning and that it has been in the past ascribed to the actions of said being. I don't believe in Apollo, I see the sun though. No...I don't believe in the biblical version of God, either. I have similar reasoning for not believing in the biblical God as I do in Zeus, or Apollo. I believe science. I can point to Greek and Roman mythology and say...most everything in those books has turned out not to be true. I can point to Christian mythology and say, while there are some historical accuracies in terms of cities that existed, and perhaps some of the people were around, I have never seen a burning bush nor had a divine voice descend from the heavens and tell me anything. I have never seen prayer heal a severed arm or leg. I have never seen a demon or anything remotely resembling this evil that Christians insist is so prevalent. I can point to science and say there are many flaws and errors created in scientific investigation, but at the least the scientists are open to the possibility that they are wrong. I can point to the process in many things that I encounter on a daily basis, things that I use that are based on scientific principles, that without science couldn't exist. This computer is a prime example, as is the internet. As is the fact that I can see, because I wear contacts. As is the fact that my daughter is alive today. Science is inherently bound within so much of everything we do, and we see it work on a daily, even hourly basis. Some insist on calling this faith. Firm belief in something for which there is no proof. That is the very definition of faith. Is there proof that Zeus produces lightning because he is angry? No. There are written testimonies from superstitious ancient people. Is there proof that there was ever a burning bush? No. There are written testimonies from superstitious ancient people. Is there proof that levetiracetam helps prevent seizures? Yes. It has been studied extensively, tested, gone through the scientific process...and it actually produces results that are reproducible. So no...I don't have faith in science.
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    persecuted

    should have specified the uniited states. my error of omission. appologies. i'm having a debate with someone in ga about how they havent had any such experience recently as they are playing the victim card. thought i would see about others, it got me wondering how much of the claims are true in the u.s.
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    persecuted

    i get this argument a lot on forums, and the killer of the conversation is usually christian claims persecution. i ask for an example and its crickets. favor...if you can, produce an example of how you as a christian have been persecuted.
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    One covenant, or two?

    i can appreciate that stance, but i still dont believe the christian mythos or in any divinity.
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    One covenant, or two?

    if god exists and wants me to know it, i am sure he can figure out how to convince me before eternal hellfire...if he cares to.
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    One covenant, or two?

    if a tomb was produced that could be shown we would have something to debate, but seeing as nobody has a tomb of christ, empty or full, we'll not know one way or the other. as to miracles being written down, there's an author named Homer who wrote about all sorts of divine intervention on behalf of the greek and roman pantheons which i give equal credence to the christian myths. many oral traditional stories about tarannus and briga and maeve from celtic cultures, which hold equal value as well.
  8. my inability to disprove something is not proof of somethings existence.
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    One covenant, or two?

    i would read it even in fragments. it always interested me that the man with so many enemies accorrding to the bible...had no enemies write propaganda against him. such a basic tool thaat the romans used regularly, yet not here. i guess its a lack that adds to my disbelief.
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    One covenant, or two?

    i always wonder about the gospel of the only scribe in the bunch and why its missing...even the illiterates of the group had a book. why not judas?
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    One covenant, or two?

    such a powerful liar, the devil, would probably be able to pose as an angel or prophetic vision to those who wrote the bible. insert some truth, but alter a few things so they arent loving...like killing witches and keeping slaves and such. its a good thing none of that obviously hateful stuff is in the book, or at least that people were smart enough not to have crusades or burnings over some words some superstitious middle easterner wroote down centuries ago.
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    One covenant, or two?

    I would consider the context of that agreement as a threat...he won't send water, he'll send fire, instead.
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    What do you do...?

    your right. i thought of it as a choice when i said that, but i dont view belief as a choice, so my premise was flawed. thanks for further explaining that.
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    What do you do...?

    nah. everyone has the right to peacefully determine what is right, or better. its part and parcel. a christian might say doing gods will makes you better person. i would define it as contributing to the community in part. someone else might say reducing the footprint, or being great to the family. i think if a person can consider what they can do to be better and try, they'll get somewhere. edited to say, better isnt always or usually easier...or unproblematic.
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    What do you do...?

    a thought...ask if the change will make you a better person?