Our server costs ~$56 per month to run. Please consider donating or becoming a Patron to help keep the site running. Help us gain new members by following us on Twitter and liking our page on Facebook!
Current time: June 28, 2022, 5:08 pm

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Prayer?
RE: Prayer?
Hehehe, the ancient aliens crowds loves Rig Veda. I'm with you though, their myths (and honestly, almost everyone's myths) are worlds better than christian myths.
I am the Infantry. I am my country’s strength in war, her deterrent in peace. I am the heart of the fight… wherever, whenever. I carry America’s faith and honor against her enemies. I am the Queen of Battle. I am what my country expects me to be, the best trained Soldier in the world. In the race for victory, I am swift, determined, and courageous, armed with a fierce will to win. Never will I fail my country’s trust. Always I fight on…through the foe, to the objective, to triumph overall. If necessary, I will fight to my death. By my steadfast courage, I have won more than 200 years of freedom. I yield not to weakness, to hunger, to cowardice, to fatigue, to superior odds, For I am mentally tough, physically strong, and morally straight. I forsake not, my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty. I am relentless. I am always there, now and forever. I AM THE INFANTRY! FOLLOW ME!
Reply
RE: Prayer?
(August 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm)Epimethean Wrote: "I see very few questions to answer. The majority of what you have written is a matter of personal conjecture and faith. I am not here to argue what you personally believe."

How fucking sweet (and idiotic) of you. EVERYTHING you argue is based on your personal conjecture and faith, as are your reasons to pray. You are here to argue what you personally believe or you would get a clue and disappear like so many drippy theists have before you. You're so brainwashed that you don't even realize the depth of your hypocrisy. Your blindness to reason and selectivity in response speak volumes and show your lack of depth.

Lack of depth?

I actually think it is atheism which lacks depth.

The "drippy theist" thinks something.

The atheist thinks nothing.
Reply
RE: Prayer?
Correction, the atheist thinks about things without the crutch of god standing in for knowledge that isn't possessed.
I am the Infantry. I am my country’s strength in war, her deterrent in peace. I am the heart of the fight… wherever, whenever. I carry America’s faith and honor against her enemies. I am the Queen of Battle. I am what my country expects me to be, the best trained Soldier in the world. In the race for victory, I am swift, determined, and courageous, armed with a fierce will to win. Never will I fail my country’s trust. Always I fight on…through the foe, to the objective, to triumph overall. If necessary, I will fight to my death. By my steadfast courage, I have won more than 200 years of freedom. I yield not to weakness, to hunger, to cowardice, to fatigue, to superior odds, For I am mentally tough, physically strong, and morally straight. I forsake not, my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty. I am relentless. I am always there, now and forever. I AM THE INFANTRY! FOLLOW ME!
Reply
RE: Prayer?
LOL. The atheist thinks something. The theist imagines something.
Trying to update my sig ...
Reply
RE: Prayer?
(August 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm)Lion IRC Wrote:
(August 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm)Epimethean Wrote: "I see very few questions to answer. The majority of what you have written is a matter of personal conjecture and faith. I am not here to argue what you personally believe."

How fucking sweet (and idiotic) of you. EVERYTHING you argue is based on your personal conjecture and faith, as are your reasons to pray. You are here to argue what you personally believe or you would get a clue and disappear like so many drippy theists have before you. You're so brainwashed that you don't even realize the depth of your hypocrisy. Your blindness to reason and selectivity in response speak volumes and show your lack of depth.

Lack of depth?

I actually think it is atheism which lacks depth.

The "drippy theist" thinks something.

The atheist thinks nothing.

Why are we still humouring someone who obviously has not done the faintest bit of research towards what he refers?
When Lion posts something its like it was typed by a toddler. No reason, no evidence, nothing.
Just short, garbled sentences with the faint scent of shit hanging on them.
"That is not dead which can eternal lie and with strange aeons even death may die." 
- Abdul Alhazred.
Reply
RE: Prayer?
If all we do is part of god's "Master Plan", then by definition, anything we do is what God wanted us to do. Hell could only, by definition, be part of god's Master Plan, which would be in line with Calvin's predestination. We would therefore be punished for doing exactly what we were supposed to do, because we cannot act contrary to the Master Plan, else we would introduce a paradox.

So, if the Master Plan allows for us to make real and essentially random choices when they present themselves to us, it is either a plan with obvious flaws which we are punished for acting upon, or else we are deluded by believing we have legitimately free will.
Reply
RE: Prayer?
(August 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm)Ryantology Wrote: If all we do is part of god's "Master Plan", then by definition, anything we do is what God wanted us to do. Hell could only, by definition, be part of god's Master Plan, which would be in line with Calvin's predestination. We would therefore be punished for doing exactly what we were supposed to do, because we cannot act contrary to the Master Plan, else we would introduce a paradox.

So, if the Master Plan allows for us to make real and essentially random choices when they present themselves to us, it is either a plan with obvious flaws which we are punished for acting upon, or else we are deluded by believing we have legitimately free will.

Wow! did you know after 26 pages you are the first to bring this up?

Of course your not. (It's like you guys are al programed to think the same way.) How was this arguement defeated the 1/2 a dozen times before??? Your going to have to go back and read. or simply present "God's plan."
Reply
RE: Prayer?
As it is still being brought up, obviously you haven't defeated the argument to anyone's satisfaction except your own.

But if you can't answer it, that's cool.
Reply
RE: Prayer?
Quote:As it is still being brought up, obviously you haven't defeated the argument to anyone's satisfaction except your own.


He lives in his own little world.

With "jesus."
Reply
RE: Prayer?
(August 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm)Lion IRC Wrote:
(August 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm)Epimethean Wrote: "I see very few questions to answer. The majority of what you have written is a matter of personal conjecture and faith. I am not here to argue what you personally believe."

How fucking sweet (and idiotic) of you. EVERYTHING you argue is based on your personal conjecture and faith, as are your reasons to pray. You are here to argue what you personally believe or you would get a clue and disappear like so many drippy theists have before you. You're so brainwashed that you don't even realize the depth of your hypocrisy. Your blindness to reason and selectivity in response speak volumes and show your lack of depth.

Lack of depth?

I actually think it is atheism which lacks depth.

The "drippy theist" thinks something.

The atheist thinks nothing.

That's an interesting way of putting it. I don't think you've accounted for all the atheists, if any, though.

I don't fit into your description. As a former theist, can you please explain to me how I got to my current state without thinking about anything?
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it" ~ Aristotle
Reply



Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  The Catholic Church has a prayer app zebo-the-fat 5 375 January 21, 2019 at 11:00 am
Last Post: zebo-the-fat
  Intercessory prayer is pointless RobbyPants 93 6775 October 27, 2018 at 6:33 pm
Last Post: Minimalist
  Group prayer on Skype on behalf of our Christian members I_am_not_mafia 132 10760 May 26, 2018 at 1:22 pm
Last Post: I_am_not_mafia
  God limits himself to working through prayer phoenix31 14 2664 January 28, 2017 at 1:26 am
Last Post: Foxaire
  The problem with prayer. Gawdzilla 286 17065 August 31, 2016 at 2:38 am
Last Post: Incognito
Heart The power of prayer JBrentonK 87 12772 October 16, 2015 at 11:12 am
Last Post: Homeless Nutter
  Stupid, selfish prayer requests Aroura 13 3847 May 31, 2015 at 3:52 pm
Last Post: Salacious B. Crumb
  Fallacies in an "Answered Prayer" explanation? Clueless Morgan 33 6076 April 26, 2015 at 1:48 am
Last Post: robvalue
  Atheist surprised when god answered his prayer Foxaire 74 12671 March 16, 2015 at 11:11 am
Last Post: KevinM1
  Being the subject of a prayer tjakey 32 9958 January 8, 2015 at 9:46 am
Last Post: JonDarbyXIII



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)