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Ask a former atheist
#21
RE: Ask a former atheist
(November 13, 2017 at 1:18 pm)pool the matey Wrote:
(November 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm)mh.brewer Wrote: Um...... "virgin Mary we have in our church was found from the sea".

Is it this?:





Did god put it there?

I don't think it's that one because ours look a lot different. I don't know if God put it there but I know God intended it to somehow end up there, somehow be found and somehow end up at our church. I don't think that's coincidence.

How do you think god fulfilled this "intention"? Or is that just not worth considering?
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#22
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(November 13, 2017 at 3:23 pm)Catholic_Lady Wrote: I can relate to that 100%.

I am going to pm you some thoughts of it.  Even you telling me at this time perhaps was part of the plan.

I am just reflecting a lot more before I put it into words.
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#23
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I've got one, Have you heard the good word about the risen savior Cheesus?
"For the only way to eternal glory is a life lived in service of our Lord, FSM; Verily it is FSM who is the perfect being the name higher than all names, king of all kings and will bestow upon us all, one day, The great reclaiming"  -The Prophet Boiardi-

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#24
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Anything under the sun.. Erm what are your thoughts on the plight of the Red Squirrel?
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#25
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Do you like avocados?
(August 21, 2017 at 11:31 pm)KevinM1 Wrote: "I'm not a troll"
Religious Views: He gay

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Hammy Wrote:and we also have a sheep on our bed underneath as well
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#26
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Do you always look on the bright side of life?

Wait, that's for Jews and Samaritans.

Never mind.
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(November 13, 2017 at 12:02 pm)pool the matey Wrote: Feel free to ask me anything under the sun (not necessarily limited to religion)

How hard did you hit your head?
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#28
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Ask a former atheist: why, you know one?

Would you say you actually stopped believing in whichever religion you were raised in for reasons relating to your understanding of the world, people and yourself? Or did you just go into a snit for a little while cuz God didn't intervene for you the way you thought He should have? See, I don't call the second kind an atheist.
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I used to be an agnostic atheist but now I'm not so sure....
No God, No fear.
Know God, Know fear.
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#30
RE: Ask a former atheist
(November 13, 2017 at 3:44 pm)mh.brewer Wrote:
(November 13, 2017 at 1:18 pm)pool the matey Wrote: I don't think it's that one because ours look a lot different. I don't know if God put it there but I know God intended it to somehow end up there, somehow be found and somehow end up at our church. I don't think that's coincidence.

How do you think god fulfilled this "intention"? Or is that just not worth considering?

Don't know how..

(November 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm)Cod Wrote: Anything under the sun.. Erm what are your thoughts on the plight of the Red Squirrel?

Never heard about it. Sounds pretty boring though 😋

(November 13, 2017 at 6:14 pm)Losty Wrote: Do you like avocados?

Never had one

(November 13, 2017 at 2:28 pm)downbeatplumb Wrote:
(November 13, 2017 at 12:02 pm)pool the matey Wrote: Feel free to ask me anything under the sun (not necessarily limited to religion)




That's one of the most condescending things I've ever seen 😮

(November 13, 2017 at 6:14 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: Do you always look on the bright side of life?

Wait, that's for Jews and Samaritans.

Never mind.

Having a positive outlook is good for the mind and body I definitely do have a positive outlook.

(November 13, 2017 at 6:40 pm)Wololo Wrote:
(November 13, 2017 at 12:02 pm)pool the matey Wrote: Feel free to ask me anything under the sun (not necessarily limited to religion)

How hard did you hit your head?

I didn't hit my head lol

(November 13, 2017 at 8:33 pm)Whateverist Wrote: Ask a former atheist: why, you know one?


I'm the only atheist gone back I know, though it's not a rare phenomenon. Most people have either been believers all their life and some turned atheist at some point and never went back, of those that went atheist 99% didn't even bother looking at different arguments regarding theism and atheism, the majority of their reasoning is "if I say **** you God nobody will smack me in the head so I can say that", one of the smartest atheist I knew I asked him to explain to me why and he went "uh well you see religion is real right? But uh the uh god is um fake".

Quote:Would you say you actually stopped believing in whichever religion you were raised in for reasons relating to your understanding of the world, people and yourself? Or did you just go into a snit for a little while cuz God didn't intervene for you the way you thought He should have? See, I don't call the second kind an atheist.

I think a little bit of both. The first time atheism even crossed my mind was when I thought there is only a 50-50 chance that God might be real or fake and I wanted to explore the perspective of others that think it is fake, I guess on some level I wanted it to be fake because I didn't want to face certain realities, so I went through stuff and stuff and built up more and more rationalizations on top of rationalizations but at the end of the day if a plane is crashing everyone is going to go "oh God" regardless lol
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