It started yesterday. It continues today.
Carol, What a lot of venom! I must have touched a nerve! I will say once again, that I have never made statements against atheists, and never will. Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion. Which you have most vehemently voiced. You can believe or not believe as you wish. You have no more physical “proof” than any christian to back up your belief system. What it takes either way is faith. After all, what do you have to prove that you love John or that he loves you but your faith. b
I don’t mean to be insulting or belittling you. I just want to say that you have every right to state your beliefs, but to insult those of others is small minded,
Finally, like it or not, I will pray for you however much you may try to insult me. To quote, “I think thou dost protest too much”! you can un-friend me if you wish, but I will continue to pray,.
- 19 hours ago
Venom is usually the term that is given when Christianity is not given the respect and privilege it feels it deserves. What I didn’t gratuitiously do, out of the blue, is send you a post that basically said my beliefs are right and yours are wrong, and since mine are superior “I’ll pray for you”. I guess we have a different definition of venom, I did cite a lot of reasons why I believe as I do.
I happen to have evidence that John loves me. I have evidence he exists. I can reach out and touch him.
Pray if you wish.
- 19 hours ago
Sandy, atheism is not a belief, it is a lack of belief. It’s like saying bald is a hair color or barefoot is a shoe size. Can I prove god doe not exist? You cannot prove a negative. All you can do is look at the evidence. Can you prove unicorns or smurfs don’t exist?
I have not insulted you personally, just a belief system. You can insult atheism all you want.
As for touching a nerve, my posts depicting homophobia seem to certainly have touched yours.
- 18 hours ago
Sandy, there are thousands of different religions in the world, over 33,000 different sects of Christianity alone. How many of them do you believe? In a way, you understand atheism, I just believe in one less god than you do. Do you honestly believe yours is the only true one and that you were just fortunate enough to be born and indoctrinated into it?
- 18 hours ago
Hardly And again, I have never insulted atheism, or those that “don’t believe”. My statement was not “out of the blue” it was based on reading all your negative posts. You seem to need to attack the beliefs of those with whom you do not agree. As far as homophobia is concerned, there are very few gay’s that have physical reasons for their choice of lifestyles. It seems to me, to put it simplistically, If females have part “a” and males have part “b” that their parts are made to fit together, not “a” + “a”, pr “b” + “b”. if “a” + “a” or “b” + “b” became the norm, our species would soon become extinct, would it not?
- 18 hours agoCarol Eberhard
I find posting what I do to be no different from people posting “prayers” or “God Wants You to Know” or asking for prayers, etc. Yes, it was out of the blue. I did not post things on facebook to Sandy #####. Your post to let me know you were “saddened” and were “praying for me”…were directed…well, to me. There is a difference in making a public post and contacting someone privately.
Being gay is not a choice. It is common throughout the animal kingdom. And since gays are born from heterosexual parents, I don’t see the human race as going extinct. Approximately 5-10 percent of the population is gay and always has been. When the Bible was written, they needed extra little sheepherders. Today the planet is groaning.
I don’t “need” to attack beliefs. But, when I feel they are fantastical, when they are filled with prejudice or hate under the guise of “god’s love”, I will do so.
- 17 hours ago
Sandy, I will add. If you do not like my posts, feel free to cite evidence, facts, critical analysis at any time. I would be more than happy to discuss our different belief systems. But, to merely tell me that you are “saddened” or that you “will pray for me”, or “my, my, what love”…well, I’m sorry, no, I do not respect that. I do not believe in Christian privilege, as I have already told you.
- 13 hours ago
I didn’t say you, in particular, Sandy. I did, however, see plenty of hate in the video of the children being taught to sing “Ain’t no homos in heaven”.
And, I’m sorry, but you are confusing disrespecting you from disrespecting your beliefs.
And I have no obligation to respect what I consider to be bad ideas. Just because you like it or believe in it doesn’t mean another person feels the same.
- 13 hours ago
Were the people in the video teaching their children to hate showing respect from one human to another? Respect for their different view of living their own life? I don’t have to look hard to see hate in a lot of what Christianity espouses under the guise of love.
Sandy, it’s rather like this. I respect your right to believe however you want or for you to have opinions. Let’s say you believe child abuse is o.k. That is your right, but believe me, I’m going to speak out against your belief because I think it is wrong.