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Damned atheists
#81
RE: Damned atheists
(December 3, 2018 at 8:57 pm)Fireball Wrote:
(December 3, 2018 at 7:13 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: Oh ffs.

Most kids know or suspect it by age 7 or 8.

I figured it out at age 7 when I noticed that Santa had the same handwriting as my mother. Read ...and I damned well kept my pie hole shut, since admitting figuring it out might have deprived me of presents.

And they say kids are dumb.
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#82
RE: Damned atheists
(December 3, 2018 at 9:02 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote:
(December 3, 2018 at 8:57 pm)Fireball Wrote: I figured it out at age 7 when I noticed that Santa had the same handwriting as my mother. Read ...and I damned well kept my pie hole shut, since admitting figuring it out might have deprived me of presents.

And they say kids are dumb.

Yes, that's been said of every generation since the dawn of time, I expect. But they always seem to muddle through, just like their all-knowing parents. Hmph
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#83
RE: Damned atheists
Quote:The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.
-attr to socrates, by plato, lol.

Cross their legs..though? What kind of upskirt perv was this guy?
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a battle to commence then KPLOW, I hit em with the illness of my quill, Im endowed..with certain unalienable skills....  

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#84
RE: Damned atheists
Canada set to lose 9,000 churches in the next decade, roughly a third of all faith-owned buildings in the country

In rural areas, congregations are shrinking as members age or move away. In cities, the increasing secularization of society coupled with new spiritual practices has cut into traditional Christian church attendance. Even rising immigration hasn't been enough to offset the trend. With fewer people in the pews, and less money in the coffers, rising maintenance costs on old buildings have overwhelmed many congregations.

In eastern New Brunswick, for example, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese has predicted 20 of its 53 parishes will likely close if congregations can't find a way to generate more money.

Likewise, more than 30 of 54 Catholic churches near Montreal were slated for closure in a 2018 report by the Diocese of St-Jérôme, with local congregations now crunching the numbers to determine their fate. 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/losing-ch...-1.5046812
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#85
RE: Damned atheists
(March 10, 2019 at 4:14 pm)Fake Messiah Wrote: Canada set to lose 9,000 churches in the next decade, roughly a third of all faith-owned buildings in the country

In rural areas, congregations are shrinking as members age or move away. In cities, the increasing secularization of society coupled with new spiritual practices has cut into traditional Christian church attendance. Even rising immigration hasn't been enough to offset the trend. With fewer people in the pews, and less money in the coffers, rising maintenance costs on old buildings have overwhelmed many congregations.

In eastern New Brunswick, for example, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese has predicted 20 of its 53 parishes will likely close if congregations can't find a way to generate more money.

Likewise, more than 30 of 54 Catholic churches near Montreal were slated for closure in a 2018 report by the Diocese of St-Jérôme, with local congregations now crunching the numbers to determine their fate. 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/losing-ch...-1.5046812


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Welcome news.

The Catholic Church has been undergoing the same level of losses here. It's now common here for one priest to service several parishes.(ahem)

I think the  member increases in Africa and South America especially give a false impression of Christianity generally.

Imo, the damage the child sex scandals have caused the church cannot be over estimated. From what I've read, this this damage seems especially noticeable in Ireland.

Of course ,Ireland has always been a special case.They have another scandal festering away; that of priests' families. In Ireland many allegedly celibate priest have a defacto wife and  children. Typically, the Catholic Church  has ignored the problem hoping it will just go away,. The shortage of priests means this issue can no longer be ignored.

I found the article linked below very interesting


https://cruxnow.com/church-in-uk-and-ire...with-kids/
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#86
RE: Damned atheists
(April 12, 2018 at 2:03 pm)Whateverist Wrote: Okay, I'll admit.  I got nothing.  But just incase anyone comes across atheists behaving badly you can park it here.  Anyone else got a bad word to say about our lot?

*crickets*

Hell no, all atheists are innocent. Didn't you know?  Worship
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#87
RE: Damned atheists
Well, we could certainly use all the help we can get beefing up this thread.  The others are onto their second volumes with a shitload of notorious notables to each of them.

I refuse to believe that atheists aren't better at fucking with people than your bog standard religious nutball!
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a battle to commence then KPLOW, I hit em with the illness of my quill, Im endowed..with certain unalienable skills....  

-ERB


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#88
RE: Damned atheists
(March 10, 2019 at 4:14 pm)Fake Messiah Wrote: Canada set to lose 9,000 churches in the next decade, roughly a third of all faith-owned buildings in the country

In rural areas, congregations are shrinking as members age or move away. In cities, the increasing secularization of society coupled with new spiritual practices has cut into traditional Christian church attendance. Even rising immigration hasn't been enough to offset the trend. With fewer people in the pews, and less money in the coffers, rising maintenance costs on old buildings have overwhelmed many congregations.

In eastern New Brunswick, for example, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese has predicted 20 of its 53 parishes will likely close if congregations can't find a way to generate more money.

Likewise, more than 30 of 54 Catholic churches near Montreal were slated for closure in a 2018 report by the Diocese of St-Jérôme, with local congregations now crunching the numbers to determine their fate. 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/losing-ch...-1.5046812

This just goes to underscore that religion is a money making enterprise, and that when the money dries up, religions do too.
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#89
RE: Damned atheists
(March 14, 2019 at 5:09 am)Catharsis Wrote:
(April 12, 2018 at 2:03 pm)Whateverist Wrote: Okay, I'll admit. I got nothing. But just incase anyone comes across atheists behaving badly you can park it here. Anyone else got a bad word to say about our lot?

*crickets*

Hell no, all atheists are innocent. Didn't you know? Worship

That would have been much more impressive with an example to give the sarcasm more weight.
I'm not anti-Christian. I'm anti-stupid.
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#90
RE: Damned atheists
(March 14, 2019 at 9:16 am)Mister Agenda Wrote:
(March 14, 2019 at 5:09 am)Catharsis Wrote: Hell no, all atheists are innocent. Didn't you know?  Worship

That would have been much more impressive with an example to give the sarcasm more weight.

Since God doesn't exist, aren't we all atheists with some somewhat delusional? Hehe

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