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    Hello Jack,

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    It just 'makes the case' for Governments staying out of 'religions'. The Founders knew that. The Cultists can do whatever they like, the Government shouldn't encourage them though.
    Just because a wrong has perpetuated a few decades does not mean it cannot be righted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    Hello Jack,



    Just because a wrong has perpetuated a few decades does not mean it cannot be righted.
    That's true. We've come to accept much of the 'Christian' culture just because there are so many running around loose.

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    Hello TOP,

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    If it bothers you, the money with the GOD message, I'll be glad to take it off your hands and donate it for you....
    I'll give you a list of options

    (P.S.. that "note" to the waitress?....
    "This letter is too scripted to not be a hoax. I wouldn't be surprised if the writer of the article and the waitress cooked it up to get their 15 minutes. However, let us say for the sheer hell of it, someone did leave it for her...IT could be a democrat trying to get 15 more minutes of negative attention aimed at true Christians who would never write such tripe. I should know, I'm related to many. I was also a single mother who worked 2-3 jobs-sometimes simultaneously to make ends meet. raised 3 kids and went to school at night. I've never had Christians aim any negative commentary in my direction despite the fact that I had an ex husband who thought having a job was just not his cup of tea. I won't even begin to say what those same bibles say about people who don't provide for their families...Either way, it doesn't make Trump look bad (as if he needs help with that), both candidates are horrible, and if the purpose was to paint all Trump supporters in a negative light, all the author of this letter did was make himself/herself look like a damned fool/hypocrite if they do claim to be "Christian". EOD..."
    Signed, T.T. 3 years ago....when it was posted....lol
    Just something you might consider....the fake thing...
    The classic Trump fan response. Anything which does not support the narrative is labelled fake news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    Hello TOP,



    The classic Trump fan response. Anything which does not support the narrative is labelled fake news.
    I'd bet money it's fake.. the offensive stuff

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    "I found that I knew not only that there was God but that I was a child of God, when I understood that, when I comprehended that, more than that, when I internalized that, ingested that, I became courageous."

    "I dared to do anything that was a good thing. I dared to do things as distant from what seemed to be in my future.

    "If God loves me, if God made everything from leaves to seals and oak trees, then what is it I can't do?"
    God bless you, Maya Angelou....RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOP View Post
    "I found that I knew not only that there was God but that I was a child of God, when I understood that, when I comprehended that, more than that, when I internalized that, ingested that, I became courageous."

    "I dared to do anything that was a good thing. I dared to do things as distant from what seemed to be in my future.

    "If God loves me, if God made everything from leaves to seals and oak trees, then what is it I can't do?"
    God bless you, Maya Angelou....RIP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    I think it is more of a knee-jerk response to a question. Their Parents went to a Methodist Church and they attended Bible Study a few times. So when asked, they automatically say 'Methodist' to the question.
    If asked if they believe in a Man-God, they say 'No'. If asked if Jesus really walked on water, they smile and say 'No'. It's a typical response to a frivolous question.
    As I've related before, I used to work as a cook in a county jail with a fairly large population (300+ at any given time) of inmates representative of that jail's outside community. IOW, most of the inmates were white and almost every one put down "Christian" as his/her religion on the intake forms. We knew this because we would get a daily print-out of that day's inmate population, which included their age/race/religion/unit/status within the jail (i.e., inmate, weekender, inmate-worker, etc.) I got into a spat with my boss one time because she always honored the Muslims' request to be given non-pork meals, but she refused to honor the 2-3 Buddhists' requests for a vegan diet. She claimed that Buddhism wasn't a "real" religion. Yet she had us prepare vegan meals for the lone Seventh-Day Adventist inmate that once graced the place.

    At any rate, I think the inmates were doing just what you stated: Putting down a religious preference just because Xtian was what they grew up with. As you might imagine, a lot of them "found Jesus" while in jail. lol

    I think Xtians like RB, Stretch, PMP, etc. are strident, fearful, and angry because they know that they are a dying breed. So desperate that they embrace the most god-less venal POS POTUS we've ever been cursed with.
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    So many unanswered questions.

    If there is a God, who created God?

    (and the usual answer is God always existed, and has no creator)

    But there is no proof that time itself always existed.

    But, let us say for just a moment that God always existed. He existed for all time going back to infinity, before he created the Earth and the Heavens (in 6 days).

    Just the creation thing is a bit absurd when you think about it. Before there was an Earth, there were no 'days.'

    None the less, let us ponder for a moment this God entity always existing for all infinity backwards in time before creating Earth and humanity.

    All alone. With nothingness all around. For all time going back. Wow. That musta been lonely.

    What was he doing for all that time?

    And what. Did he just get bored? Why, after all infinity before the creation, would this entity suddenly decide the thing to do was to create Earth and humanity? And then give it a ticking time clock? Oh, it's only going to last so long and then the bottom drops out. That sounds ridiculous.

    What was the point of it all?

    Like I said, there are just too many unanswered questions.

    Believers have tried to answer my questions but never to any logical satisfaction.

    Just a small part of why I am an atheist.

    Now, I don't mean to put down religion.

    You are free to believe in anything you like. It's all on faith. I have no way to disprove what you believe in any more than you can disprove what I do not believe in.

    And hey. I have my own faith. What is faith anyway? It is the belief in something which cannot be proven.

    I have faith that in the long run humans will get it right and endure. I have faith that most humans are basically good and wish others well. We humans care for one another and for all of humanity. That's my faith. I can't prove it, but I believe it anyway. Out of my faith comes my logic that we should treat one another with respect. Nobody told me this stuff. I realize it's the kind of thing you have to figure out for yourself. And I feel much better about that than listening to somebody else tell me how to think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOP View Post
    "I found that I knew not only that there was God but that I was a child of God, when I understood that, when I comprehended that, more than that, when I internalized that, ingested that, I became courageous."

    "I dared to do anything that was a good thing. I dared to do things as distant from what seemed to be in my future.

    "If God loves me, if God made everything from leaves to seals and oak trees, then what is it I can't do?"
    God bless you, Maya Angelou....RIP
    Sorry, but quoting scripture and black authors does not make you a Christian nor does it excuse your racism. Maybe if you try acting more Xtian and less racist, we'll believe you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    Hello Cinnabar,



    I have known atheists who follow more of the Ten Commandments than some pseudo Christians do.
    That's a given.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    That could be fun. As long as they have a 'Safe Word', I might be up for it.
    None of that will involve the whores and porn stars and it definitely won't be fun.

    Make jokes all you want. Rest assured, you will be begging for mercy. Sad part is it will be too late to receive any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinnabar View Post
    That's a given.
    That's a lie. An atheist breaks five of them simply being an atheist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOwlWoman View Post
    Sorry, but quoting scripture and black authors does not make you a Christian nor does it excuse your racism. Maybe if you try acting more Xtian and less racist, we'll believe you?
    So you think you're the one that matters when it comes to believing another person?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliTalker View Post
    Hello Jack,



    Trumpism totally = a cult.

    It's all predicated on the regular doses of propaganda from The One.

    Without their misleader they would be directionless.
    Very true. It will be hard for them once he's gone. Maybe Steve Bannon or Alex Jones will pick up the fallen flag of the disgraced pumpkin.
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