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Christian evangelists defend their private jets 87% Posted Jan 2016

Christian evangelists defend their private jets

Comment: 652 days ago

It's okay to talk to God or pray to God, but if you hear him respond or talking back to you, you're crazy.

In 100 years, will people still believe in god? 70% Posted Dec 2015

In 100 years, will people still believe in god?

Comment: 656 days ago

If the percentage of atheists is increasing, then the percentage of theists must be decreasing.  If you're looking at hard numbers, that could be due to population increases.  Look at the percentages to see your trends.

In 100 years, will people still believe in god? 70% Posted Dec 2015

In 100 years, will people still believe in god?

Comment: 657 days ago

Your first link is pure speculation because it's projecting into the future.  My links look at the past to the present.  Anyway, even so, it is a uk paper and clearly states, "Those with no religion could outnumber Christians in the UK towards the end of the century."  

If you look at the graph, it shows Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, and No religion.  Islam is growing slightly, christianity is shrinking, and No religion is growing faster than the others.

Both articles use the words "Unaffiliated" or "No religion" but not Athiests.  Their percentages of all polls add up to 100%.  It seems to me that people identify themselves as beliving in a supreme being but are not affiliated with any particular religion.    The raw data clarifies it a bit by stating, "The religiously unaffiliated population includes atheists, agnostics and people who do not identify with any particular religion.  However, many of the religiously unaffiliated do hold some religious or spiritual beliefs. "

The second link focuses on the decline of christianity in relation to muslims.  Again, all the percentages add up to 100%.  What you need is a chart showing the percentages of atheists 100 years ago and the percentage of atheists today.  Here's a graph that is close:  http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/01/14/the-best-charts-about-the-rise-of-the-nones-youll-see-all-year/

The problem is with the survey, the "None" option still refers to religious people that do not belong to any organized religious church.  You can still see an increase in the "None" category though.

Other surveys show that in 2005, the global Atheist percentage was 1% and it jumped to 9% in 2009.  That is a huge increase in a short period of time.

In 100 years, will people still believe in god? 70% Posted Dec 2015

In 100 years, will people still believe in god?

Comment: 658 days ago

"Two recent studies released almost simultaneously provide more hard evidence that religion is slowly losing its grip on humanity, even in the United States."  http://americanhumanist.org/HNN/details/2012-04-the-state-of-religion-declining-belief-in-god-worldw

The Great Decline: 60 years of religion in one graph - http://tobingrant.religionnews.com/2014/01/27/great-decline-religion-united-states-one-graph/

TYT - Norway teaches migrants how to treat women 87% Posted Dec 2015

TYT - Norway teaches migrants how to treat women

Comment: 662 days ago

You are adding your own intrepretation of that scripture.  It says nothing of the sort.  

If you want to get technical, the word believe from that scripture came from the greek word πιστεύω pisteuō. The definition of that word is "to think to be true, to be persuaded of, to credit, place confidence in"  Nowhere does it say to not sin no more.

"The ten commandments are the absolute minimum that sinful humanity must know"  Please provide your new testament scripture backing up your claims.  I do not believe it.  John 3:16 contradicts it too.  It says all you have to do is believe in Jesus and you will be saved, nothing more, nothing less.

TYT - Norway teaches migrants how to treat women 87% Posted Dec 2015

TYT - Norway teaches migrants how to treat women

Comment: 662 days ago

Why are you picking and choosing which laws have been abolished and which were not?  Isn't it either all or none?  Is there a scripture you can point me to that says only the non-ritual laws need to be obeyed?

Christians like to point out John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."  That means you do not have to do anything else except believe in Jesus.  You can be a mass murderer as long as you believe.  Do you not agree that is the most important scripture for Christians?

TYT - Norway teaches migrants how to treat women 87% Posted Dec 2015

TYT - Norway teaches migrants how to treat women

Comment: 662 days ago

Non jewish women, if you marry them, are an abonimation according to the Malachi scripture.

So are you saying that once Jesus died on the cross, all the old testament laws have been abolished?  The 10 commandments are in the old testament.  Is it now ethical to murder people?

TYT - Norway teaches migrants how to treat women 87% Posted Dec 2015

TYT - Norway teaches migrants how to treat women

Comment: 662 days ago

Leviticus 15:19-30, “When a woman has a discharge, and the discharge in her body is blood, she shall be in her menstrual impurity for seven days, and whoever touches her shall be unclean until the evening. And everything on which she lies during her menstrual impurity shall be unclean. Everything also on which she sits shall be unclean. And whoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. And whoever touches anything on which she sits shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. Whether it is the bed or anything on which she sits, when he touches it he shall be unclean until the evening. "

Malachi 2:11, "Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god." 

How many Americans are 72% Posted Dec 2015

How many Americans are "absolutely certain" god exists?

Comment: 666 days ago

You didn't watch the video did you?  It goes over the that point about belief versus knowing.

How many Americans are 72% Posted Dec 2015

How many Americans are "absolutely certain" god exists?

Comment: 666 days ago

The low number of buddhists that know God exists is probably due to buddhism not being a theist religion.

The Holy Quran Experiment 87% Posted Dec 2015

The Holy Quran Experiment

Comment: 678 days ago

The point is to show the ignorance of the majority of the people who follow the Bible and think they know its contents.  It is more complex than people think and just knowing something as simple as the 10 commandments confuses the majority of people.  They think the 10 commandments are one thing when they are actually something different.  Either they are brainwashed into thinking the wrong ones or the ones listed in Exodus 34 are very inconvenient so they prefer the verbal ones in Exodus 20.  What is your theory on why people follow the ones in Exodus 20 instead of Exodus 34?  Why do they also ignore the other 603 that are listed in the Bible?

The Holy Quran Experiment 87% Posted Dec 2015

The Holy Quran Experiment

Comment: 679 days ago

I never said they aren't God's commandments.  However, there were 10 of them inscribed on two tablets labeled "The 10 Commandments."  Those are listed in Exodus 34 and no other place in the Bible.  You can find hundreds (613 of them) in the Bible but the ones in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5 are just a random set of 10 that people think are the 10 commandments from the tablets because there are about 10 listed there.  There are disagreements on how those commandments are broken up because it's not clear on the 10.

Exmple.  Some religions (Jewish Talmud) consider the first commandment to be, "I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage."

Others religions start out with "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" as the first commandment.  Then, some will group "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image" in with the first one and others will consider that a completely separate commandment.

As an exercise, take the list of commandments in Exodus 20 and try to break them up into 10.  Here is the text.  Now number them as you think they would represent 10 commandments.  I want you to try this exercise so you can see that there are really more than 10 commandments listed there (and that God spoke them and not put them on the tablets at that time).

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.  Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For min six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that theLord your God is giving you. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s. Now when all the people saw the thunder and the flashes of lightning and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking, the people were afraid and trembled, and they stood far off and said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, lest we die.” Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin.” The people stood far off, while Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was. And the Lord said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the people of Israel: ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have talked with you from heaven. You shall not make gods of silver to be with me, nor shall you make for yourselves gods of gold. An altar of earth you shall make for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen. In every place where I cause my name to be remembered I will come to you and bless you. If you make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stones, for if you wield your tool on it you profane it. And you shall not go up by steps to my altar, that your nakedness be not exposed on it.’

 

 

The Holy Quran Experiment 87% Posted Dec 2015

The Holy Quran Experiment

Comment: 679 days ago

Look again.  You will not see any reference to the tablets or the "10 commandments" in those scriptures other than the headings provided by the translators for the sole purpose of making it appear those are the actual 10 commandments but are really not.  That text is not in the original bible.

If that was the actual 10 commandments, then you would find it hard to explain why the ones listed in Exodus 34 that mention they were put on the tablets with the words "The 10 Commandments" are different than those in Exodus 20.

In Exodus 34, it tells of the story of Moses going up into the mountain and breaking the tablets and then going back up and having them recreated with the same words that were on the first.  Then it lists what was on them.  At no time in Exodus 20 does it say anything about those words being on the tablets.  It only mentions 1.  "And God spoke all these words..."

The Holy Quran Experiment 87% Posted Dec 2015

The Holy Quran Experiment

Comment: 679 days ago

Do you know where the 10 commandments are in the Christian bible?  Most people think they do but they are usually wrong.  They point to Deuteronomy 5 and Exodus 20.  

The only time the "Ten Commandments" is mentioned in the Bible in the real text and not headings created by the translators, is in Exodus 34 where the commandments are listed as:

17 “You shall not make for yourself any gods of cast metal.

18 “You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

19 All that open the womb are mine, all your male[b]livestock, the firstborn of cow and sheep. 

20 The firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, or if you will not redeem it you shall break its neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And none shall appear before me empty-handed.

21 “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest. 

22 You shall observe the Feast of Weeks, the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year's end. 

23 Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord God, the God of Israel. 

24 For I will cast out nations before you and enlarge your borders; no one shall covet your land, when you go up to appear before the Lord your God three times in the year.

25 “You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with anything leavened, or let the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover remain until the morning. 

26 The best of the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring to the house of the Lord your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.”

I challenge you and anyone else that reads this to prove me wrong that these are the actual 10 commandments that were written on the tablets.  It clearly says so in this chapter but nowhere else in the Bible.

The Holy Quran Experiment 87% Posted Dec 2015

The Holy Quran Experiment

Comment: 680 days ago

Malachi 3:6 - "For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed."  

Why doesn't God physically reveal himself? 62% Posted Oct 2015

Why doesn't God physically reveal himself?

Comment: 742 days ago

This is the description of what He will look like when He returns.

His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:  KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

Why doesn't God physically reveal himself? 62% Posted Oct 2015

Why doesn't God physically reveal himself?

Comment: 742 days ago

Jesus was dead.  He rose from the dead (Mark 16).  

Why doesn't God physically reveal himself? 62% Posted Oct 2015

Why doesn't God physically reveal himself?

Comment: 743 days ago

You will see Jesus again.  Matthew 24:27, 1 Corinthians 4:5, 2 Timothy 4:1, James 5:7, 1 Corinthians 15:23, 2 Thessalonians 2:1, 2 Thessalonians 2:8, 1 Timothy 6:14, Titus 2:13, 2 Timothy 4:8, 1 Thessalonians 5:2, Luke 17:30, and the most important one Revelation 19:11–16

Very upset Christian woman loses it over gay marriage 87% Posted Jul 2015

Very upset Christian woman loses it over gay marriage

Comment: 834 days ago

Thanks for your view on this matter.  I find that an interesting concept.

Very upset Christian woman loses it over gay marriage 87% Posted Jul 2015

Very upset Christian woman loses it over gay marriage

Comment: 834 days ago

At least Rufuscz and I are having a civil conversation.

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