Dear "annisisbell" ... racist much?
one more thing.... too many people are waaayyyy to f$&(%^ straight laced to laugh a little. Lighten up, f$%^&@s. David Cook just became my f&($% FAVORITE columnist!
I thought your article was F#%^&#@ awesome!!! I totally got the humor, F(&%#@ love Samuel L. Jackson and his work!!! F^$&#% kudos to you, my friend!!! :) Nice f$%&(@ job!!! Oh, and a Samuel L. Jackson film festival would be so f#%$&@ AWESOME in Chattanooga!!!
limric... i think i already said this, but i love you! lol :)
Well nurseforjustice, I'm going to have to agree with you on a piece of what you said... you are right, I never had a real relationship with god to begin with... How can I have a relationship with something that does not exist. What I had a relationship with was the idea of a god and the practice of the religion, and the friends I made and had to impress through it all.
There is some historical fact in the bible, i will agree with that, but it is like any other historical fiction. Parts are true, parts are fiction. And as far as other stories I was referring to, can you tell me who Mithra is? That is just one example. All cultures across the globe have their own stories (most of which existed well before the time of jesus)... which may seem ridiculous to christians, but the christian religion also seems utterly ridiculous to them. Religion is cultural.
As far as proving there is no god... that's not for me. I am not in the business of proving the non-existence of something that has never actually been proven to exist to begin with... let's start with something we both agree exists, which is nature... trees, air, water, etc... we can both agree that those things do exist... NOW, prove to me that there IS a god... Like I said before, I am willing to change my mind... just show me the proof. Let's take this one step further... do not use the bible for your proof...
The 1954 addition of "under God" was added by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic organization....(I bet most protestants do not know that) It wasn't in the pledge to begin with, shouldn't be in there now.... and on to my next "soapbox" issue...
Next, why is it that every time someone makes the argument for their god, they can't do it without their holy book? To many, the bible is nothing more than a fiction story. Why in the world would you use a make-believe story book to try and convince "non-believers" they should believe the same thing you do? I am not opposed to changing my mind (unlike the religious folk)but I need cold hard facts... evidence. None of which can be found in a story book... especially when it is a book that has similar stories all across the globe throughout the ages all claiming to be THE ONE true story of our existence.... hmmm.
It won't be long til Christianity goes the way of Greek and Roman mythology. It will be studied about in school as a literary and cultural lessons.... ancient history.
I spent most of my life on this earth winning souls for Jesus... spreading the good word.... witnessing, knocking on doors, reading my bible, memorizing the important verses, going to church every time the doors were open... becuase that was the right thing to do....
Well, I woke up. I look back now, at how ridiculous I must have seemed to people who had half a brain... I realized what I was missing. Since losing my religion (which happened over an extended period of time) never in my life have I been happier, more liberated... more free. I now love my life... i live it for me... i live it for love.
Most people cannot, or maybe i should say are not willing to, attempt understanding why OMNIPOTENCE, OMNISCIENCE and OMNIBENEVOLENCE cannot go together.
Limric.... I love you! :)