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Old 09-11-2011, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.
Isaac Asimov
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Have you studied Theological text to better your argument against it?

Oh hell no.....I just read City_Data
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:23 AM
 
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As with many of us, I grew up Christian and attended private school. Studying the Bible was mandatory, and despite my early skepticism I still remained diligent in understanding (if that can be legitimately done) the "good" book. I also attended the Islamic Da'Wah center for approximately a year to get a grasp on Islam. I'm no Theologian but I feel as though I have a decent grasp on the ridiculousness within both text to refute the claims of a fanatical believer.

Anyone else?

To be honest, no. I don't feel biblical texts are relevant the larger debates. People who use the bible or any other religious texts as arguments in a debate have only shown they can not create their own arguments.

Now, if two people are debating specifically about texts or events that have happened then, that is when it's appropriate.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't really care to argue against it with anybody. It's a pretty pointless thing to do with people who're gonna believe certain things no matter what.

I have read the Bible for myself and for no other reason. It's not a book I open up much anymore, as I've reached a conclusion on that stuff and moved on.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Well... yes and no.

I have studied theological texts primarily to understand their associated religions. That this also prepared me to argue against them was merely a side effect.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.
Isaac Asimov
Hey, it helped make me a believer.

Now, If I can just stop reading interesting paranormal accounts....
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