IS CHRISTMAS AND OTHER THINGS FROM EMPEROR CONSTANTINE BIBLICAL?

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  • #40388

    jakelafort
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    michael17, will you please make the case for atheists who regard all religion as utter nonsense and lies. Can you give some argument or evidence for anything you believe?

    #40390

    michael17
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    @theencogitationer

    Another Atheist more  Christian than billions

     

    #40391

    michael17
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    michael17, will you please make the case for atheists who regard all religion as utter nonsense and lies. Can you give some argument or evidence for anything you believe?

    You need to see the true signs, understood.
    This is the evidence I will do my best to present to the forum.

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    #40393

    TheEncogitationer
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    Michael17,

    Another Atheist more Christian than billions

    How am I “more Christian than billions” when, one, Christians haven’t exceeded the 2 billion mark yet and, two, I just said that Jesus Christ the God-Man never existed and that The Holy Bible is a Grim Fairy Tale?

    Well, you’re not the only one. Jake seems to think I’m a religionist. Maybe you two should commiserate…leaving me out of it, of course.

    “Meanwhile, I’m still thinking…” 🦖😎

    #40394

    TheEncogitationer
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    Reg,

    “Blessed are the Cheesemakers…” 😁

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    #40396

    jakelafort
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    Enco you are a binary propagandist religionist with a twist of lime who handles the barrage of criticism with aplomb, a peach, plum and old bubble gum.

    I tried to call off the dogs who smelled Enco blood in the pig pile. Whispers became chants…pig pile on Enco, pig pile on Enco.  Those whispers are dispersing through the universe like the radiation that banged big. Not to be deterred by reason you’ve stuck to your guns and scattered the herds with thoughts of childhood…sticks and stones may break my bones but free speech is a peach and trick laws are for snowflake paws.

     

    #40398

    @michael17Reg, you are more knowledgeable than billions professing to be Christian.

    In another recent event I was told by a few Catholics that if I made an effort to read the Bible and attend Church regularly that I would come to know their God all by myself. I was feeling a bit tired so I decided to be gentle with them.

    Reg: Can a vegetarian be a Catholic?

    Them: Of course, what has that got to do with anything?

    Reg: But if they receive communion are they not eating meat? I mean does the priest not turn the bread into the flesh of Jesus?

    Them: Don’t be stupid, the bread is just a symbol of His sacrifice for us?

    Reg: So that you can become immortals?

    Them: What?

    Reg: Don’t you all get to become immortals when you get to Heaven for eternity?

    Them: Looking confused.

    Reg: OK, but one of the core Catholics beliefs is that the bread becomes the actual flesh of Jesus. You cannot claim to be a Catholic if you do not believe this.

    Them: Looking a little angry (caused by the brain creaking under the strain of cognitive dissonance).

    Reg: What about the forgiveness of sins?  Can you ask Jesus directly or should you have a priest intercede on your behalf?

    Them: No, you can ask Jesus anytime to forgive you.

    Reg: Why do you think using condoms is sinful?

    Them: Looking quite angry now.

    Reg: Well if you think condoms are ok, that there is no need to confess to a priest and that the bread is not the flesh of Jesus then at best you are Protestants but you are not Catholics.

    Them: How dare you speak to us like…

    Reg: Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in case you do evil. You know, like it says in the Book of Proverbs. Though as Protestants you probably have the King James Version which might read slightly differently. What? You don’t even own one Bible between yourselves? Get each other one for Christmas and like it says in “2Tim 2:15”  Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    “Merry Christmas and may your version of god go with you”.

    Telling three “Catholic” Irishmen that they are Protestants in the run up to Christmas….Priceless.

    #40401

    michael17
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    @Reg, LOL you were like a champion figure skater carving the ice in flight around these patronizing   Know-nothings.

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    #40489

    TheEncogitationer
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    Jake,

    The word I used is “dogpile,” not “pigpile,” your mere words have no power to call off either, and I don’t need a White Knight to call off either pile.

    I have a reply to Christians who tearfully say: “But He died for you, Enco!”

    That reply is: “I never asked and I wouldn’t ask.”

    That reply holds true here. Stick to your “special” rhyming and I’ll take care of me.

    #40491

    @michael17@Reg, LOL you were like a champion figure skater carving the ice in flight around these patronizing Know-nothings.

    It has taking me years to learn to skate like that because I have a rocket launcher strapped to my back 🙂

    #40492

    michael17
    Participant

    @Reg,

    😂

    #40494

    jakelafort
    Participant

    Enco i apologize for that. But it was all tongue in cheek.

    The substantive criticism has tongue in place.

    #40533

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator

    Zooming out here, topic-wise in biblical context, ask how does any scripture maintain credibility for hundreds or thousands of years? It’s written by mere humans, distributed by mere humans, and interpreted by mere humans. Even if one believes that specific prophecies prove divine authorship, how would that prove that the rest of the mere human-written scripture is from the mind of God? Or Allah? Or any divinity? Or not from any advanced alien AI? (I’m mostly kidding about the AI… plain old human authorships and interpretations are by far the most likely scenario.)

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    #40534

    michael17
    Participant

    Zooming out here, topic-wise in biblical context, ask how does any scripture maintain credibility for hundreds or thousands of years? It’s written by mere humans, distributed by mere humans, and interpreted by mere humans. Even if one believes that specific prophecies prove divine authorship, how would that prove that the rest of the mere human-written material is from the mind of God? Or Allah? Or any divinity? Or not from any advanced alien AI? (I’m mostly kidding about the AI… plain old human authorships and interpretations are by far the most likely scenario.)

    In the first century the dead were being raised and the sick were being healed but due to martyrdom and escaping persecution under Rome, Roman Christianity took over void of the true and miracles. Therefore believe no one until they return. This will occur at the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple. Plans are in progress. See the Temple Institute on line.

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    #40541

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator

    This will occur at the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple. Plans are in progress. See the Temple Institute on line.

    Thanks for the heads up. But didn’t you also predict worldly doom to follow a series of earthquakes a year or two ago? (You do keep track of your predictions, right?)

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