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Old 03-20-2010, 11:37 PM
 
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It's just that we enjoy talking to people like you so much.
Thanks, it is my honor and the glory goes to God!
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:58 AM
 
Location: South Africa
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I find it interesting how when your attention was drawn to the symbol of the God you are convinced does not exist you were offended and started sounding more like Sadducees than Atheists. Are you guys absolutely sure you are Atheists?
Where do you draw the conclusion we are offended by a jeezues statue?
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Again, Iím amazed at how much time you guys spend on a subject you say is no more real than a flying purple people eater.
Actually, your stupid xian assertions deserve rebuttals and really it takes very little effort for ex theists who are well versed in what the bible "says".

Helping fence sitters to abandon your fairy tales is why we do spend time debating theists.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Interesting.

This reminds me of something.

One of the big churches where I live took quite a beating due to a hurricane a few years ago. The liquor store that's not even a mile away hardly got a scratch on it. I wonder what sort of deeper meaning this could have? I know, I think God was trying to tell people to stop going to church and get drunk on Sundays. That has to be it.
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:06 AM
 
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my goodness. when will the people at the other side of fence stop being VERY anti social? must you really be ALWAYS be nasty to prove a point? well, i can understand your passion to your conviction as i too was doing what you do but, i guess, the constant banning of me from posting for a few weeks made me realize the ridiculousness of it.

i also realized, based on your nasties, it really is ALL IN THE MIND. what you make of things/events in your life. i dont understand what is soo nasty in believing in God that gives you comfort and peace in your life though.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:20 AM
 
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What is soooo nasty is the suggestion that we need to 'straighten our act', apparently by believing a tall story supposedly proven true because a religious statue (which is of course, not so prone to collapse as a building structure) is left standing after an earthquake.

Of course, we, in turn, think that you need to 'straighten out your act' by thinking rationally rather than by presenting selected examples of good luck as some sort of god -proving miracle.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:40 AM
 
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gotcha. you would rather believe in good luck than in God. which reminds me of the person i know who believes in big foot's existence(and obsessed by it, mind you) but not God. she is an atheist. whatever floats our boats right? peace be with us.

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Old 03-21-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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I find it interesting how when your attention was drawn to the symbol of the God you are convinced does not exist you were offended and started sounding more like Sadducees than Atheists. Are you guys absolutely sure you are Atheists?

Again, Iím amazed at how much time you guys spend on a subject you say is no more real than a flying purple people eater.
why your god do this to countless little girls and boys around the world that are to young to know evil..


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Old 03-21-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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gotcha. you would rather believe in good luck than in God. which reminds me of the person i know who believes in big foot's existence(and obsessed by it, mind you) but not God. she is an atheist. whatever floats our boats right? peace be with us.
A rather silly comparison. There are millions of species of animals on this planet. And an untold number that have never been seen by man. If bigfoot exists it is just another animal, ergo there's far more evidence and precedence for a bigfoot creature than for any god.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Nashville, Tn
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If there really was a God I would have a very low opinion of him if he caused an earthquake that crushed children to death while leaving a concrete symbol of himself intact in the middle of the rubble. Of course since I realize that there isn't a God and a building constructed of masonry or concrete that's not reinforced is much more likely to collapse than a concrete statue that isn't supporting anything other than it's own weight and is much less likely to collapse I really don't see anything astounding about in the photo. If you went into a cemetery that's filled with stone headstones you'd see the same situation. None of them are going to collapse because of an earthquake because they're not supporting the weight of something above them. The Op is based on the foolish notion that earthquakes are caused by God as opposed to geological forces and this cruel God is supposedly sending us a message.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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There was an earthquake, and a statue happened not to be destroyed. A statue of a religious figure. Therefore...evidence of divine intervention? Well, I guess one might make such a conclusion, but it would be based only on personal belief. For everyone else, hey, an interesting coincidence and nothing more.
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