Hey Austin, it must really suck living life so angry all the time. you appear to be a very bitter individual. Im not judging you, Im just saying it appears that way.
More than one writer has assumed that I must be an angry person who is bitter about religion. Why? As near as I can tell, based upon the "evidence" I have been shown of my anger, anyone who criticizes religion generally and Christianity specifically qualifies as "angry." Perhaps it is just wrong to criticize religion?
Actually, I think that it stems from a failure of imagination on the part of the writers. For them, their religion is all happy and wonderful and joyous; ergo, it just isn't possible for a happy person to make criticisms. They are taught that True Happiness can only be found within their religious community; ergo those who are outside the community must not understand what True Happiness is. I fit it in both categories, so I must be really unhappy, right?
Please dont judge all Christians by the fact that some Christians pissed you off. You have stooped down to the very level that you speak out against. You have designed a web site thats sole purpose is to bash Christians. You take the scriptures out of context, and you violate the text.
Actually, I don't judge all Christians based upon my experiences with a few and I have often cautioned other atheists not to do that either. Some Christians may judge all atheists based upon their encounters with a few (I see it often), but that doesn't mean that I do the same.
It's always amusing when someone says that the "sole purpose" of this site is to "bash Christians" or "attack Christianity." Such people have invariably read perhaps a dozen pages... out of over nine thousand! They think that gives them good grounds for judging the site as a while. All the while, they are ignoring the extensive information on atheism, philosophy, skepticism, the paranormal, Islam, etc.
I never really believed in God util I turned 21. I was a Severe cocain addict, approx $400.00 a day. I overdosed on cocaine in front of my mother on her living room floor. The fact is , I was very lonley and depressed. Maybe a smart guy like yourself who's witty and well educated would'nt know where Im coming from. I could be in room filled with a hundred of my closest friends , but I would still feel lonely and empty inside. I felt like I just had this void that needed to be filled. When I was laying in the abulance on the way to the hospital I began to wonder, what happens when I die. It was at that time , I said " Jesus would you save me! "
I do feel sorry for what this person went through - it sounds like a horrible series of experiences. At the same time, I do wonder if he simply traded one addiction for another. Granted, religion doesn't ravage the body in the same way that cocaine does, but it can ravage the mind. Too often I've seen people engage in bizarre mental contortions in order to defend the most illogical beliefs, all because those beliefs were part of their religion. And then we have those who appear to have had their moral compass damaged by religious doctrine, defending the most heinous situations all on account of what they believe their god told them.
I cant make you believe what I believe and I wont try to, Im not a salesman, Jesus is free. Your hurts are very obvious in your writing, and you come across as someone who is very confused about life. Maybe Im way off base, but I doubt it. talk to you later, hopefully.
"Off base" would be putting it mildly. Too many Christians assume that if you don't accept their beliefs, their doctrines, and their mythology, then you must be "hurting" inside - and of course all of that will go away once you take Jesus into your heart. What would it take for them to imagine, just for a moment, that someone can be happy and content without their religion? I don't know. I've never met anyone who managed to move from one position to the other.
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