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1 hour ago, Dan56 said:

 

 

Atheist and all can have compassion and moral values, but they are based on nothing but what they think, which means that their morals can fluctuate on a whim. Believers have a solid foundation of unchanging morals based in a Truth that eludes nonbelievers. That's the difference.. It has nothing to do with bigotry, but simple biblical absolutes. 

 

Your all searching for answers from a fictional Star Trek episode while simultaneously suggesting that Christians are delusional :)

 

 

 

Its been 2000 years since Christ brought the truth and it hasn't burnt out yet, so I wouldn't hold your breath on it dissipating anytime soon. Consider that if something is actually eternal, its longevity is guaranteed.

 

The wind has gone out of your sails, but Christianity will never burn out and is going full speed ahead, so your comment is kind of a oxymoron. 

 

 

"Nothing to do with bigotry" -- said the Christian bigot.          

 

 

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21 hours ago, Dan56 said:

 

 

Atheist and all can have compassion and moral values, but they are based on nothing but what they think, which means that their morals can fluctuate on a whim. Believers have a solid foundation of unchanging morals based in a Truth that eludes nonbelievers. That's the difference.. It has nothing to do with bigotry, but simple biblical absolutes. 

 

Your all searching for answers from a fictional Star Trek episode while simultaneously suggesting that Christians are delusional :)

 

 

 

Its been 2000 years since Christ brought the truth and it hasn't burnt out yet, so I wouldn't hold your breath on it dissipating anytime soon. Consider that if something is actually eternal, its longevity is guaranteed.

 

The wind has gone out of your sails, but Christianity will never burn out and is going full speed ahead, so your comment is kind of a oxymoron. 

 

 

Do you even know what an oxymorn is?  The classic example is "military intelligence".

 

I have come to view Christianity as a virus of the mind.  Yes, much like Herpes, Christianity will be with us for a long, long time.  

 

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I promised myself that I was done arguing with you.  Yet, here I am.          :sigh2:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Jonathan said:-
  • Without Christianity, Islam would have taken over the world. 
  • Without Islam, Christianity would have taken over the world.
  • Christian vs. Christian holy wars are the stuff of legend.
  • Muslim vs. Muslim holy wars are the stuff of legend.
  • Jewish infighting is also the stuff of legend.  Too much to drag out now.
  • The Temple Mount in Jerusalem is the hottest of hot spots.  Good luck cooling that down.

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I would argue with Judaism, paganism and possibly Hinduism Christianity would not of existed. Without Christianity Islam would not of existed. Mohammed 's first wife was an ebonite. One of the many early christian splits that retained Judaism and saw Jesus as the good teacher and definitely not god. Mohammed sort to correct the errors as he saw it of Christianity. They did not follow Paul's teachings and saw it as a pagan heresy. Trouble was Ebonites hated this world and felt the sooner it died the quicker would come god 's kingdom. They therefore did not encourage having children and so their christianity died and was swallowed up by  Islam. 

The progression of Christianity and Islam despite the denials was a developing theme rather than a complete birth into what they are now.

As for communism that is a long debate in it'self. After the revolution 17 differing countries tried to invade is. The land owners insisted on ownership and caused mass starvation. Lenin hated Stalin even though Stalin was the Secretary of the party but after Lenin's death Stalin ruled by fear and the revolution was lost and it became a dictatorship. He ran the whole country as one factory and tried to trade with the World but many countries refused to do so. Hence causing a lot of poverty.  It was Stalin who was the butcher and not communism. Was he seen as a god? I doubt it. It is more like if you want to live you best be respectful of this guy.

 

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That said the Tsar before the revolution was also a butcher who kept the country in poverty and at a pointless losing war with Germany  and on it's other border Japan. We all know how he had the people killed in Red Square. Well that was not the only time he sent the troops in to murder whole groups of people. However he was Royalty and a Christian so we never talk about this.

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I had two concerns when I wrote the section on Communism.

 

1.  The cultural impact on America.  To distinguish America from the "Godless Commies" during the Eisenhower Administration in the 1950's.

  • The Insertion of Under God into the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Changing the National Motto into One Nation Under God.  Now it's all over the money and various police vehicles.

These are outlandish power grabs by the forces of Theocracy.  Rubbing salt into the wounds, we have the various court rulings that this has nothing to do with religion.  That these are expressions of "patriotism" and "unity".

 

2.  It's amazing that even now, there are so many, who can't tell the difference between Communism and Atheism.

 

  • The American Education system has failed. 
  • The forces of Theocracy have succeeded in making Atheism into a dirty word.

 

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