As a Christian, I hate people that say shjt like this. Makes us all look retarded.
@MyJeepisbrokeagain, I absolutely agree...
@MyJeepisbrokeagain, "As a Christian", "I hate people". Ok.
@onetoendall, "that say shjt like this"
@MyJeepisbrokeagain, Yes but it's better phrased "As a Christian, I hate *when* people say shjt like this." Also you shouldn't be cursing, and I love your username.
@onetoendall, I failed English 102. Something about not being able to proof read.
@onetoendall, As a person you shouldn't have the right to decide what is right and what is wrong for other people. (Other than illegal actions harming others)
@onetoendall, nowhere in the Bible does it condemn foul language outside of taking the Lord's name in vain. It says followers of Christ should set themselves apart morally, but there's really nothing inherently immoral about swearing. They're words used for emphasis and a necessary part of language.
@Sven and Otar, fück yeah!
@MyJeepisbrokeagain, nevermind this guy. The things you belief without evidence are proof enough that yall are retarded.
@DHS Crisis Actor, wow! What a great point! I guess I'm an atheist now!
@DHS Crisis Actor, dude, fellow atheist here, if you want to get people to change their opinion without entrenching them in it to what you want, you can't be a dick about it. Yes, if every Christian really delved deep into the Bible and thought really long and hard about the discrepancies between how the Bible depicts the world and how the world actually acts and behaves (not even just the creation stuff), they'd be willfully ignorant to not at least question their beliefs. But most people who believe aren't like that. Most people who believe are generally pretty nice and relatively intelligent. While I have no problem getting people to think hard and long about their core beliefs because more often than not most people change them when they actually do so, the way of going about it is through polite conversation and asking them questions to get them thinking, not attacking or insulting them
@Sven and Otar, of course but I don't have for that here.
@DHS Crisis Actor, if you don't have time to counter believe without being antagonistic, then you shouldn't comment at all.
Unless your goal is to upset and/or troll people, putting people on the defensive is a guaranteed way of accomplishing nothing.
Now if your goal IS to upset and/or troll people, then you're doing a good job. Carry on.
@I Are Lebo, hey do you have a pair of binoculars I can borrow? I'm looking for who the fvck asked you.
@DHS Crisis Actor, Well then you're just being a dick to be a dick, nobody likes that. And you *can* totally engage in those discussions here if you'd like. It's one of the many reasons I like this app because there are many smart people with varying views on nearly every subject that I can have honest discussions with. You just have to be patient and wait for the right moment to initiate those conversations. Otherwise, simply be polite by ignoring the views you don't like, but don't attack people who think differently, that just entrenches them further into their beliefs and you look like an a$$ doing it. HeII, even when discussing, focus on asking them questions that make them think long and hard about the inconsistencies of their beliefs rather than even attacking them because it has the same effect on their strength of belief, even though it's not rude to attack beliefs with reasonable criticism. You change minds by being kind, respectable, and agreeable not by being agressive
@Sven and Otar, you're probably right about that for some people, but most hold so dearly to their beliefs if you try to make them think too hard about them, or god forbid present evidence to the contrary, they get butt hurt at you. But I'll try that again sometime and see how it goes. Thanks
@Sven and Otar, It actually says it a lot. Not sure where you're getting your information. Second hand maybe?
Hosea 4:2 - " There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery. They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed."
Colossians 3:8 - "But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth."
Ephesians 5:4 - "and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks."
That's only three, but you get the point I hope. A quick Google search will show you a lot more.
What I said was "Also you shouldn't curse," not "Don't curse or you will go to hell as a christian." It's more of a strongly worded suggestion that we follow the Bibles teachings. There is purpose and reason for it. Showing yourself as a bad example, cursing and "just using these words for emphasis" automatically puts you into a certain crowd and can damage your witness as a christian, and
@onetoendall, *Bible's. *and that should be no one's goal who truly believes they share a purpose here.
@MyJeepisbrokeagain, and people like the Phelps. I live in Topeka Kansas right next to the Phelps and it really gives christians a bad name when they're spreading hate like that.
@DHS Crisis Actor, just don't be aggressive with your questions. Like don't ask something like, "What makes you think some big magic man in the sky cares about what you ask for?" Instead ask, "So, you believe in the power of prayer. Let me ask, why do you feel God should answer your prayer to get a good grade on a test but deny someone else who asked him for the same?" From there, depending on their response you can ask, "so if it's all apart of God's plan then why pray at all." Or "I'm curious, why doesn't he answer the prayers of the children in Aleppo? I'm sure they've all prayed at some point for his mercy and are they not his children as well?" These kinds of questions are not aggressive, and don't put them on the defensive while also making them think hard enough to form an answer. You can be respectful, friendly, and not hostile when you speak to someone with the intent of sowing doubt in their beliefs. Just keep your anger and bile in check and you'll do better, I promise
@onetoendall, personally, I, and most people when surveyed find people who don't swear to be less honest and trustworthy, even if they're rude. And studies show that belief to be well founded, that people who don't swear tend to lie or mask their goals in conversation more often (not saying that's what you're like). This makes anyone trying to give a sales pitch (which is what you're essentially doing as a missionary/disciple/living emissary of the faith when you're goal is to convert people), a shifty and less trustworthy vibe like you're peddling bs which I'd argue does greater damage to your cause than it helps. This is because you and your fellow Christians supposedly not swearing because it's "bad" makes your attempted converts feel like you think you're better than them and that while you might be trying to reach them and make them better too, they feel that's an insult and most people generally don't like being told how to live by someone preaching down to them
@onetoendall, I understand this is probably not your intention (I was in your camp once), but that's how it comes off to people. And there's research showing that in most instances where people don't speak plainly to one another one or both tend to be lying and/or masking their intentions leaving the feeling like that person is trying to trick you or pull the wool over your eyes
@onetoendall, well fvck.
@Im Bo Yo, I'm in Lenexa, KS. Right by u.
@Sven and Otar, Honestly I'm not 100% certain either way, but I stick to being Christian because if you choose not to follow any religion and you end up being wrong you spend the rest of eternity suffering. Since there is no absolutely definitive way to tell what happens after death, I chose the one with less risk
@Langenator, here's the problem. The Judeo Christian God in multiple occasions requires absolute faith without questioning or else Hell is a guarantee for you. That said, Hell is almost entirely an Abrahamic conception that's almost solely adopted by Christians and Muslims. Not only that, but the modern conception of Hell is a creation of Christianity solely, while some Jews do believe in a sort of Hell-esque place, most don't believe any sort of Hell exists. Christians are the ones who've come up with this idea almost entirely on their own and Muslims borrowed it from them, so if the core religion that these other two are based on doesn't even believe in the concept of Hell, maybe it doesn't exist at all. Most other religions don't have that kind of punishment, your eternal existence is determined by merit more than belief itself. I recommend you check out 43Allie's (or Allie43, I can't remember) video on why he doesn't fear Hell. I think it'll be an eye-opening experience for you
@Sven and Otar, Even so, I'd rather not risk it
@Langenator, just check out the video, consider it an intellectual exercise. I don't expect it to change your mind after one viewing, but let it sit and marinade in your brain a bit. If you end up not changing your mind, I don't think you'll be any worse for wear, but maybe if it does change your mind, I think you'll find yourself much happier and feeling better about your place in the universe
@Sven and Otar, Sounds interesting
@Langenator, as someone who was once roughly where you stood. I had serious doubts about God's existence and had some hardcore moral disagreements with him even if he did, but was really concerned about going to Hell if I'd admitted to this openly. It wasn't until I'd decided to check out some videos from people on the atheist side and at the time 43Allie was the biggest guy out there and his video really helped me come to terms that there really isn't anything to fear insofar as Hell and eternal punishment. He no longer makes videos, but there are some other great thinkers on these sorts of subjects like Sam Harris and Cosmic Skeptic that, if you find Allie's interpretation appealing, you might find their content and speeches/debates also intriguing
@Unamused Llama, I still haven't found Jamal
@MyJeepisbrokeagain, well you are, you believe in a magical carpenter.
@the answer is 7, I will help with your search
@MyJeepisbrokeagain, is your jeep broken too?
@Thegirlfriendsshirt, not even kidding I just rolled it an hour ago...
@MyJeepisbrokeagain, damn, that sucks. I just need a new camshaft position sensor and fuel lines
@Thegirlfriendsshirt, I went to the junkyard yesterday. Picked out a new windshield, hood, fender, grill
I'd rather you went without oxygen aswell.
@Spicy Boy, top comment^ called it
@Spicy Boy, good created oxygen
We fart in it
@Spicy Boy, I think they probably did go without oxygen for a little too long as a child.
@Spicy Boy, I think this was a side effect of going without oxygen...
That's cool, I don't like sharing my oxygen with stupid anyway
@Sven and Otar, this wasn't calling all Christians stupid btw. Believe what you want within reason, but the level of faith depicted here is idiotic which is the point I was making. Don't get so butt hurt, you're almost as bad as the far left sometimes
Good. More oxygen for the rest of us who aren't stupid.
We're hitting autism levels that shouldn't even be possible :0
@amqwetts2147, No, no, people with autism would grasp this very simple concept of needing oxygen...
@amqwetts2147, i have autism and trust me autism isnt the same as being retardis
I would rather go without f***ing reposts
I bet she wouldn't even last 10 minutes without it
How can Oxygen be real when our science is a myth?
I thought that said autism but both work
@Genji, lol yah sure. Atheists are autistics. At least we back up what we say with something other than "because a 2000 year old book said so."
@LostLogic, *arnold impression* I'm talking about the girl you idiots
God is oxygen. It gives us life and is all around us just as the trees are all around. The sun (son) looks down over us shining his light
Another one bites the dust
I'd suspect her of being a Millennial; who was educated in modern Education system of non-critical thinking; but she believes in God, which would never be tolerated in today's schools.
It's obvious that she has already gone without Oxygen for an extended period of time.
No this isn't even worth our time
I'd rather her go without oxygen for 24hrs too. Especially if she said this.
I wish I could troll her