Dialogs with Skeptics

  1. How do christians explain this?
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  2. Why would god let people did in hell just because they didn't follow his "rules"?.
  3. If marriage is so "sacred" to the XIAN gods, why is there no marriage ritual given in the NT? .
  4. Why do people say Jesus died in a tomb when back then they burned the body?.
  5. If god created life and man in his own image then surely we would all look like pond scum or dinosaurs...? .

  6. Do you think christianity has undermined social harmony?
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  7. Christians, why do you think that Atheists went throught trama and that's what made us Atheists? .
  8. I want some hate mail. what do you got? BTW there is no god? .
  9. If the bible was written by men, how can we be sure that they didn't misinterpret the message they received? .
  10. Why do Christians use the word "theory" like it is some wild guess? .

  11. Would it be Heaven if Christians and Muslims killed each other off? .
  12. Terrorism and theism - are they same? .
  13. What is the deal with messianic jews?.
  14. What would jesus do? he already did what he was gonna do? what would GOD do ? .
  15. Will any Christian here say they love me even though I say their God is false?.

  16. Why do Christians deny Evolution when there is soooooo much evidence? .
  17. The hospital gave me an MRI scan, but could not find my soul. Did you find yours? .
  18. If an atheist believes that God exists, does that atheist exist? .
  19. What might happen if it is ever proven that Jesus Christ does not exist ?.
  20. Who is God?.

  21. Why do people need to beleive in a god ?.
  22. Do I believe in a God?.
  23. Bible "accuracy". Is it or not?.
  24. Atheists saving Christians from lies, Christians saving Atheists from hell?.
  25. Is evolution under attack as a credible science by anyone other than those who support creationism?.

  26. Lets see how many people can report this, how many christians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?.
  27. Is there any proof that Jesus Christ ever existed?
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  28. Why is The Bible treated as if it is "THE BIBLE"?.
  29. Beyond faith, what are the motivating factors for belief in God?.
  30. Did God really give his only begotten son?.

  31. Who polices God when he sins and/ or makes mistakes?.
  32. Can someone help me out here?.
  33. Why do Christians get so pissed when they get challenged?.
  34. When hell triumphs will you bow before Satan? .
  35. God created Evil. How can he be all good?.

  36. God's little mistake?.
  37. About Christians...?.
  38. Let's give christians all the points they want! .

  39. You Christians are pathetic.....?


    But when I ask them a simple questions they just insult me. The christian thing to do would be to show me "christian love and point me towards god"

    Christianity is about biggotry and hipocrisy right?
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  40. If God is responsible for our capacity to reason, why do people replace reasoning with blind faith ? .

  41. If there is no sin in heaven...?.
  42. I don't like ANY religion. .
  43. Why would I want to go to heaven?.
  44. Evolution - Supported Or Reputed By Entropy - The Second Law of Thermodynamics?.
  45. Why do Christian's toss Evolution out the window, because its too wild, to complex to be possible?.

  46. Is it just me,or does anyone else fancy going to hell?.
  47. Why Don't People Understand That You Can't Change Others' Beliefs? (Anyone Hear Of Shirley Phelps Roper?).
  48. To true Atheists who were raised by God believers. Did you feel better or worse when you became an Atheists?.
  49. final judgment?.
  50. An all-powerful God?.

  51. Isn't Every Sin Willful If You Know It Is Wrong?.
  52. The terms Trinity, Christianity and Bible not in the Bible?.
  53. If God created the World,who created God ???????????.
  54. Why do you christians bother to defend your horrible relgion? .
  55. is this a typical christian response?.

  56. Who is more prone to carry out violent acts: Those with strong religious beliefs? Or those without them?.
  57. Can anyone (no matter how evil) ask for forgiveness and accept Jesus on their deathbed and get into Heaven?.
  58. why do some people believe in god when other people do not?`.
  59. i want an essay on how to become a professional liar for my chosen Deity, by 8am 2morrow?.
  60. Is there any Sin that's unrepentable? Or can all Sins be Forgiven?.

  61. How many messiahs are there? So many religions claim to be "the one"?.
  62. Many Christians don't believe in evolution, but nonetheless get their flu shot every year? Why?.
  63. Do Atheists know right from wrong?.
  64. How can one blindly follow the nonsense in the bible?.
  65. How do you know that your religion is the absolute truth?.

  66. Certain Christans claim that there is evidence that atheism is on the decline , which evidence ?.
  67. I am ready to blindly follow a faith. Which one should I choose?.
  68. Why not just call it the creationist THEORY?.
  69. Is Forgiveness a Free Pass?.
  70. Which is more like a fairy tale? talking animals, raining fish, angels blowing trumpets in the sky OR Atheism?.

  71. Can you still go to heaven even if you hate God?.
  72. Mary Magdaleline, whore or prostitute?.
  73. Who's more likely to follow the masses like sheeps? Christians or Atheists?.
  74. A Christian said Jesus exaggerated. Is that not like lying?.
  75. How many people worldwide have no religion or describe themselves as atheist or agnostic ?.

  76. Does the smile on a baby's face prove evolution?.
  77. Here are quotes from Jesus that proves that he lied:?.
  78. Do you actually read the Bible?.
  79. Any christians out there sick of Christian fundamentalism? .
  80. How can we, as 'Intelligent Beings', believe that a God exists?.

  81. Do you believe in god, and why do you think you do/don't? .
  82. Can someone prove to me that God or Aliens Exist?.
  83. Eternal separation from God??
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  84. Theism Vs. Atheism? .
  85. Can an atheist and a christian become one?.

  86. do you even know what islam is about?.
  87. Are Hindus stupeeds?.
  88. What can I learn from your religion (or belief system)?.
  89. What you think about the return of Jesus (Peace be upon him)?.
  90. Can God create a stone he wont be able to lift ?.

  91. Muslim religion...want to know more?.
  92. If God is perfect why did he create an imperfect world?.
  93. Question to theists... why do you think you are smart enough not to be too dumb but enough for others to know?.
  94. For atheists, why don't u guys believe in God??.
  95. what make u convey Islam or other religion?.

  96. What are Stephen Hawking's religious beliefs?.
  97. Why are some Christians thanking Jesus and not GOD?.
  98. Explain your god?.
  99. Why do atheists come to Christian sites if they dont believe?.
  100. Christians who say -- "read the Bible because it says so" ...?.

  101. Why would God want to be worshiped?.
  102. Is God's existence proof that something had to make God?.
  103. If you belive in supernatural, do you think that there are some good witches?
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  104. "Survival of the fittest" then why are Humans killing themselves for pleasure?
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  105. How Can World Leaders Who Say They Follow God, Be Of God, If They Wage War And Kill? .

  106. Am i the only person who thinks that religion is just a scapegoat?.
  107. If I promise to not put you down....
  108. For what reason was religion started?.
  109. religious math question: 18 +24 =?.
  110. For ppl who take the bible literally? .

  111. Why do some people thank that there is a god? .
  112. Cant you people keep your religion to yourself and leave everyone else alone??????.
  113. Where did we come from? Apes?.
  114. Should I tell my parents that I'm questioning my faith?.
  115. Christians: Why would good people go too hell because they dont believe in god?.

  116. What is trinity and do you believe in it?.
  117. You believe God is real? Grow the f*** up..
  118. Why are there more Atheist men then atheist women? .
  119. Is this the way Christians think? .
  120. Leaving Atheism?.

  121. Why is there so much fighting amongst Jews, Christians and Muslims?.
  122. Why do people think it's possible to believe in different "Jesus Christs"?.
  123. Atheists....wha... am I doing wrong...?.
  124. Atheists...why hasn't my husband appeared yet....? .
  125. MAN: descended from apes, or created in god's image? .

  126. Why is evolution wrong?.
  127. Could God have been recarnated as Jesus, Allah, Krishna, Buddha, etc...throughout... time?.
  128. Did hindus and buddhists have free-will and they choose not to accept Jesus as their saviour?.
  129. Who believes in god? If so, how was he created?.
  130. Have you accepted atheism as your personal light and savior?.

  131. Is there a Trinity?.
  132. Why do people say that I am attacking other Christians when I point out the slippery slope of Protestantism?.
  133. What makes you to believe there is God ?.
  134. If man was made in gods image then does that mean the woman was a retarted man?.
  135. Do you Believe in Miracles?.

  136. Is there a God??????.
  137. What were you doing when you first decided that you do(n't) believe in *insert religon here*? .
  138. Did Jesus get mary magdalene pregnant
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  139. Is Monotheism all wrong?.
  140. How could christians so easily believe a stick turned into a snake, but can't believe in evolution?.

  141. I cannot believe?.
  142. Would you be offended if someone said hate the Christianity love the person?.
  143. Given Pascal's Wager ("God is, or God isn't"), why is it we still can't get along?.
  144. Why do people get mad at the man who hates religious people? .
  145. Why can't atheists just shut up about things they don't understand?.

  146. Are there any peer-reviewed literature/articles etc supportive of Intelligent Design?.
  147. Does God exist ? .
  148. Do you think we are in this life to make money and have fun?.
  149. How many christians would run crying to church if I ...?.
  150. Religious people defend their beliefs because they know nothing else?.

  151. Do you want to convert me? What's in it for you? .
  152. Dumb Christians who get sick....
  153. what is the chosen relgion? .
  154. I don't believe in the Christian god, I don't believe that prayer or faith really helps. Tell me your story if Prayer or having faith has impacted you at all. .
  155. Why is it that non-believers have to make fun of believers?.

  156. Is there an eternal everlasting hell?.
  157. Doesn't believing in god seem a bit like believing in the tooth fairy or the easter bunny?.
  158. do you worship Jesus or God?
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  159. What is so hard to understand about the Da Vinci Code?
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  160. Justified by Faith alone?.

  161. Prove to me God does not exist?.
  162. ok if Jesus is Gods son he cant be God right??
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  163. How can people be sworn into something when we dont even know if it exists? .
  164. Was Mary a "virgin" or did it get mistranslated in Greek?
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  165. How come Jehovah is only mentioned 3 times in the bible and god is mentioned numorous times
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  166. Will I be saved if I have never sinned but I am not a christian?
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  167. Evolution ?.
  168. what was the religion of God before Judaism? .
  169. who gives paul the right to put even One word of his words in the Bible?
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  170. Everyone is degenerating?.

  171. Did Jesus eat any pig meat? Pork ?
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  172. Is the Bible wrong?
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  173. When you raise swine, is Christianity your only religous option?
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  174. To those who challenge the existence of God. PART 2? .
  175. If you're at church on Sunday morning, why do you insist on putting pastors on tv at that time?
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  176. If you're not on path to enlightenment, are you on path to endarkenment?.
  177. Guys, The Bible Says To Poke Your Eyes If You Like Looking At A Hot Babes. Jesus Said To! Will You Do It?
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  178. who else is tired of god and jesus discussions?
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  179. How did you become an Atheist?.
  180. Why do so many of you believe in god when their is no real proof that he exists?
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  181. Who decided what made it into the canonical gospels and over what period did this happen?
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  182. Why should a christian be an environmentalist if they will live in paradise with jesus after death?.
  183. why the hell christian misionaries encourage conversions in India by luring innocent people?.
  184. was it really marry magdalene leaning on the right side of jesus in the last supper portrait made by leonardo?.
  185. I have come to the conclusion that the only thing Christians are good for is a good laugh.?
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  186. Is it a sin to think for your self?
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  187. Why do Protestants hate Catholics and Vice versa. .
  188. Do you think christians are pathetic? Vote now and explain....
  189. Someone who is like me?
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  190. Why do you have to pay to be a Christian?.

  191. Can you provide absolute proof that God is not a pregnant penguin with a mohawk?.
  192. Do you believe in miracles?.
  193. Its time to play..........?
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  194. What is the best way to fight the Christian menace?.
  195. Do naughty pics go to heaven when they get saved?.

  196. DA Vincii Code?
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  197. Death-bed conversion ?.
  198. Can a believer in god admit that his or her religion might be the false one ?.
  199. Why are the top scientists 70% atheists 23% agnostics and 7% believers?.
  200. Could Samson have been a decent guy without blood on his hands, had the spirit of the Lord kept away from him?.

  201. Why muslims do not change their religion to christianity , but some christians become muslims?
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  202. Jesus died on Friday, undied on Sunday, and then?
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  203. Why don't christians have any class?
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  204. Why do people thing that being an atheist and being immoral are synonymous?
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  205. Ok, i'm getting something.........?.

  206. According to the bible how long have people been on the earth? .
  207. Was Abraham's intercourse with his slave Agar lawful or unlawful?
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  208. What is your idea of God ?
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  209. Was terrorist Samson the "all-muscle no-brain all-penis" kind of guy?
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  210. Why do SO MANY people automatically presume Christians don't THINK?
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  211. Do you truly believe that people mentioned in the Bible lived to be 800 or so years old?.
  212. I am a Buddist, am I going to hell?.
  213. God so does not exist and I adore him for that! .
  214. OK if God doesn't change like He said why all the difference in the rituals and demands on man?
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  215. Who do you think christians hate more: gays or atheists?
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  216. The Pope is asking where was God during the "Holocaust", I'm asking where is God in all our murderous acts?
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  217. Hey Christians, why don't you mind your own business?????.
  218. CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS, JEWS, CATHOLICS, and any other that feel that their religion is superior over others 1 Q?
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  219. Will we always have religion?
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  220. Confusion about the Virgin Birth?
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  221. Why do so many people hate Christians in America?
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  222. Is religion like packaged meat that the butcher cannot sell?
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  223. What has doctrine got to do with private spiritual experience?
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  224. How do you know your religion is the "right" religion?
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  225. What do you think would happen if religion looses it's tax exempt status?.

  226. are there any christian who do NOT worship the trinity. but Worship only One God (Not Jesus)?
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  227. Why do people who have their own religion try to impose it upon others?
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  228. How long will it be until all religion is generally considered mythology?
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  229. Would the World Have A Lot Less "Hate" For Others If Religion Didn't Exist?? Or Was Abolished?
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  230. Is our world the creation of an imperfect being?.

  231. trusting God?
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  232. Why are christians so brainwashed, brainless and bated....
  233. Why are christians so obsessed with what i believe in?
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  234. do u think ---the davinci code is the end for christanity?
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  235. If DaVinci Code's idea turned to be true, which religion would u recommend for Christians?.

  236. How many religious ppl out there have actually read the bible???
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  237. Do you think people lie when asked whether they believe in heaven?
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  238. Do religious types not understand that the separation of church and state gives them the privelege of...?
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  239. Today's Christians Scare Me - Its It Me or Them?
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  240. Are christians became idol worshipers?
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  241. Everytime i watch the news.............?
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  242. If humans are so worthless in the sight of God, why does he love us so much?
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  243. Is it true on airlines that there is one christian pilot, and one atheist pilot?
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  244. First to go is a free press?
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  245. Do u think people waste to much time interpreting the bible, like Armagedon rather then bettering themselves?.

  246. In order to believe/not believe in god (etc) should you have to read bible from cover to cover first?.
  247. should religions have age-restrictions ?
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  248. what if.....Satan existed and he was nothing like the bible described him as?.
  249. DO you think christians whould try to burn people books and everything agian?
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  250. Adam or the ape?
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  251. Do Christians worship the Bible?
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  252. ReligiousTards, why don't you believe in evolution?.
  253. If you love someone-you don't want them 2 suffer-You want 2 take their sufferings on yourself-Why doesnt God?.
  254. How many Gospels were written about Jesus?
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  255. Would you really trust a group of politicians to decide the word of God as they did at the Council of Nicea?
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  256. When will Christians realize that the world does not revolve around their religion?
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  257. How was the Bible created?
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  258. Since Evolution can NEVER be proven. Why do people still believe this LIE?.
  259. Evolution deniers: Why do you accept the work of men but reject the work of god?
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  260. why cant people answer a question about religion without getting all bent out of shape?.

  261. Why are people so brainwashed about religion?
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  262. Why do atheists resort to Straw Man arguments?
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  263. Do you believe this is the way to be baptized? If not, explain.?
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  264. YOU MUST CHOOSE THE METHOD OF YOUR OWN EXECUTION CHOOSE WISELY Question: How do you want to be executed?
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  265. How can an athiest say there is no proof that God exist?
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  266. Is religion fundamentally flawed?
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  267. Do you think people should be prosecuted for spiritual or religious assault?.
  268. what is your idea of islam?.
  269. what did Jesus mean when he said, "when you make 2 into 1, and the outer like the inner and vice versa?.
  270. Is God a gross answer, an indelicacy against us thinkers..?.

  271. What do you think of Jehovahs Witnesses? And please be nice.?
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  272. Did you know early Christians had many Gospels banned from the Bible + burned because they didn't support the
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  273. Wasn't Andrew a more interesting disciple?
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  274. Why did God make us imperfect?
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  275. Are there anyone here who hates jesus and explane why?
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  276. I can't believe nobody is mad at me today. If you're holding back, please throw me a bone?
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  277. God has no SON or DAUGHTER don't u have brains just think u heart will say the same?
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  278. God must like people with $$$since the poorest suffer the most...........?
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  279. To the Non Believers?
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  280. If god is in everything and surrounds everything, does that mean mid air man chowder is a holy load???
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  281. If you had cancer, would you rely on science or faith in God to help you?.
  282. evolutionist, your thoughts please?
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  283. Christians: Since you say science and technology is the work of the Devil, why are you using a computer now?
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  284. Can an atheist have spirituality? Can a religious person think?
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  285. Do you accept that religions are man-made cancers.?
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  286. What was the Catholic Churches stance in WWII concerning Germany's extermination of the Jews??.
  287. I have ( for Christians) 3 questions... 1 of 3?
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  288. To atheists: What would make you believe, beyond a doubt, that God exists?
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  289. Want PROOF that god doesn't exist?
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  290. is there god? if yes then why some good people suffer in life and others relish from it?.

  291. Did the dinosaurs come before mankind?
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  292. Still wonder why???.
  293. Would the REAL GOD please stand up and make yourself indisputably known?.
  294. Are my ancestors burning in a fiery Inferno?
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  295. Why do so many christians act like they are victims?
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  296. why is everybody so sure?
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  297. Questions for creationists (pt. 7) PLEASE READ CAREFULLY...?
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  298. does anyone else find it offensive that christians are stealing other peoples beliefs and ideals?
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  299. Can you still be a Christian if you don't believe in the virgin birth and/or resurrection?
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  300. God = Santa Claus for Grownups?.

  301. I have a question for Atheists, say Christianity is wrong and I end up in a...
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  302. is this year really the year of satan? (no christians trying to save my soul)?
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  303. For all the people that call Muhammad a pedophile?
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  304. Who is Jehovah?
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  305. Is this what the Church is really afraid of from the Da Vinci Code?
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  306. Can you find the answers to the universe's existence in a bowl of Cheerios?
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  307. Why do all religions make you worship god, but have no proof that he existed, if he did, y u guys nailed him?
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  308. why is the purpose of praying, begging to god?
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  309. how do you know your right if you don't question anything?
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  310. Is Satanism the same as Christianity?
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  311. Does the Christian/Catholic religion take things too far?
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  312. Even more fun with the Flintstones and Bible for non-creationists???
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  313. i am starting my own religion who wants to join?
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  314. Why is there such a difference in the writings and ideals of religion and the actual practice?
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  315. are Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, and Ghandi all equal spiritual options?
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  316. Do christians know math? Ever heard of 2 + 2 = 4 ?.
  317. Why do people hate Atheists?
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  318. did JESUS claim ......?
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  319. How did the Universe begin....
  320. Who loves Jesus?
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  321. Bible question. Where is the original bible, and where are all of the biblical folks remains?
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  322. Who belives that Moses is way more important then Jesus?
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  323. What's so great about heaven?
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  324. What is Satan's true identity?
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  325. understanding the bible?.

  326. Isn't knowing Jesus is God's annointed enough, forget the label, but john the baptist, saved wouldnt you agree
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  327. Questions for Creationists (pt. 6) PLEASE READ CAREFULLY...?
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  328. Magic and reality are on the same plain, only your belief sets them apart.?
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  329. why is Christianity disappearing so quickly?
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  330. Israel was the 1st born son of God?
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  331. is it true?.
  332. Can I be a Medium and help others to make contact with their friends and family afterlife?
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  333. The Book of Genesis?.
  334. Is there summer or winter on Hell? How hot and how cold?
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  335. Cut to the chase! IN ONE WORD or SENTENCE- What is religion? There is SO much noise, but WHAT IS religion?
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  336. Why are people so blinded by faith?.
  337. Religious Christians. What do you believe?.
  338. If all Cristians are saved by the sacrifice of Jesus (pbuh), why shouldn't anyone commit any sin?
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  339. do i need to believe?.
  340. Do you think if people sent me cash, this could convert me from Atheism?
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  341. Popeye said "I am what I am" does that mean he was God?
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  342. What would make God happy?
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  343. Why can't Religious people seem too grasp....
  344. How do you know the Bible is accurate?
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  345. Who came up with the theory of trinity?
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  346. Do you believe your faith was forced on you from birth?
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  347. Is truth absolute? Why or why not?
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  348. If you reject Christianity, do you mind if I erase you from my Christmas list ?
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  349. can we really go to heaven?
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  350. What is an atheist's point of view on the creation of the universe?
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  351. Why do we all need God? & If no ones actually seen Him, then why Believe in Him?
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  352. Christians: If you had grown up on a tiny secluded tribal island in Asia with no contact to Christian religion
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  353. Does Christianity have an image problem in Modern America?
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  354. Could Christ die and STILL BE God?
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  355. Do you think if you try to figure out who created God and whatever is beyond the light years away would you...
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  356. I'm atheist, however I want to talk to the Christians on the sake of evolution.
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  357. If God is a trinity, why don't they know it? He, they, didn't use the term.?
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  358. Is the holy trinity really the same as OM TAT SAT in yoga?
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  359. why do people think that Darwin said we came from monkeys?.
  360. Is it just a coincidence that the religion you've been brought up with is the only real one?
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  361. Is your god perfect?.
  362. is it possible to be christian and a scientist at the same time???????
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  363. Apologies for deaths?
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  364. Do you remember the first time you were abducted by aliens?
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  365. If the JW bible "The New World Translation" is accurately translated then....?
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  366. Who gives a g*d damm about religion and all the cr*p it brings?
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  367. Is the "Divinci Code" a ploy by the church to further bury the idea that Jesus could have been gay?
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  368. my boss caught me having sex at church with his brother. should i step down from my job as a preacher?
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  369. If God created hell for the people who dont believe in him, Is god being an egotistical dictator??
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  370. Questions for creationists...?.

  371. Can any Jehovas Witness member answer this?
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  372. If you found out tomarrow that God does not exist how would it change your life & be Honest?
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  373. Do you ever have the feeling to punch someone thats mocking christianty or your beleifs? lol. .
  374. Do you think that Jesus is the REAL son of GOD? and what evidence do you have?
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  375. what is the purpose of christening in the methodist church?
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  376. Atheist what do you have to lose?!?
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  377. Are atheists more holy than Christians?
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  378. Do you need to be evil? To go to hell?
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  379. Is the Bible missing some text?.
  380. Pray in silence or shout it to the world, what do the scriptures say?
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  381. Why can't I sell my soul to Satan?
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  382. Do people who have never been exposed to jesus go to hell?
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  383. if we have to believe in god to get into heaven what happens to everyone from the other religions?
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  384. If god is perfect how come he keeps making un perfect things...humans, satan etc...?
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  385. What is the exact physical location of heaven and hell - in your opinion.?
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  386. Which version of reincarnation do you believe in?
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  387. To all athesists?
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  388. is the bible mythology?
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  389. Who thinks protestants should be run through to the hilt?
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  390. Do you belive in Witchcraft? And if so why?
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  391. Why is my way the only way and not yours?
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  392. So what can you tell me of the Marquis de Sade??
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  393. If I told you I used to be a prostitute would you think I am a bad person?.
  394. Why is there so much contradiction between the different versions of the bible?
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  395. IF I say I have a RELATIONSHIP with JODI FOSTER because I "FEEL" her presence and pray to her, is that OK?
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  396. How can I become a teenager again?
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  397. Do you believe in the Ibn Allah ?
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  398. holocaust Fantasy or Reality?
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  399. When will Christian "Human Sacrifice's" End?
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  400. is the flu-virus Satan's idea?
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  401. does chirstanity make sence????or is it contradictory(to say the opposite of)??
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  402. Did life start itself by some form of evolution, or did it require a God to start the ball rolling?
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  403. Israel and Judaism r mentioned in Bible and koran...dont you think the reason is because it's the right path?
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  404. Do you believe Mary Magdalene was Christ's wife or the old prostitute story?
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  405. Is God Real??
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  406. Why do they hate us(Mormon/LDS) so?
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  407. Christian Moderates: How do you justify your non-literal interpretation of the christian bible?.
  408. Why do people try and impose their beliefs on you?
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  409. If there is no after-life, how would you feel?
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  410. The afterlife; your thoughts?
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  411. Who created Evil?
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  412. If Adam and Eve were the first people?
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  413. Anyone else find it amusing when christians refer to the more flamboyant sects of their religion as "insane?"
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  414. Was the God in the old Testament (Jehova or Yave) a alien?
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  415. Does my theory make you question your faith in God??? PLZ READ BELOW?.

  416. Why is it that Muslim people are viewed negatively and Christians are viewed positively?.
  417. Church is wrong!!!!!!!!!?.
  418. How many Atheists have been part of a religion before in their lives?
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  419. God betrayed me! should i become a satanist?
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  420. Proof of god....?
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  421. i'm a schizofrenic, my one personality is christian, but my other personality is atheist...?.
  422. if "christians" are supposed to be so kind and loving ,then why do they murder everyone ?
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  423. If you really believe in Jesus, men, why are you not even attempting to obey him?
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  424. Why have we not learned to avoid Foolish questions from those who mock Christ?
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  425. reasons to hate God?
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  426. Do you people really believe these idiot superstitions posted here?
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  427. Do you agree with this logical concept of God? If not , then why not?
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  428. If the Christian God was all-powerful?
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  429. any wiccans?
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  430. Why do religious people get so easily offended?
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  431. Hell and heaven? Who to believe?
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  432. Why can't people accept that there is no evidence for religi.
  433. Is the FACT that the Jewish God became 3 deities a good example of evolution in religion?
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  434. Did u know that the Promised Messiah(may peace be on him)(who had 2 come for all religions) has already come??
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  435. If Satan knew that God was omnipotent/omniscient, how could he expect to win a war in Heaven?
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  436. Do you think religion is a big hallucination
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  437. Why do you think atheists don't have faith ?.
  438. Question for Christians re Da Vinci Code?
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  439. How did one God become 3 and of that 3 how did 1 of them get 3 heads? Moses's God?
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  440. How many people know that ISLAM has its own politico socio economic system from ALLAH?
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  441. Who gave someone the right to name the higher power above us "God" or "Allah" and who defines which is better?
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  442. Can you make me believe?
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  443. I am stuck on this zen koan, that a budisatha has 10,000 eyes - which two of them are right? Any suggestion?
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  444. Was jesus gay?
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  445. Reincarnation - whats your take?
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  446. Do you pray? Why?.
  447. Are religious people stupid or do they like the networking aspect/church dating/Sunday BBQ stuff?
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  448. Would you travel back in time to stop Jesus?.
  449. If jeusus died so that one could be forgiven...?.
  450. Do people still believe in god?.

  451. Higher Power?.
  452. Why can't Christians look past thier own ignorance?.
  453. Many people will never hear of Jesus. . .?
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  454. Why can't we just follow ONE religion or just forget about it?
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  455. Why is Jesus and Marijuana in the same sentence BLASPHEMY!!!?.

  456. Which religious type are you?.
  457. Isn't Intelligent Design as a theory just a little too convenient?
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  458. the end of the world will be because of all u bible beaters god is a myth!?.
  459. Is man the true god?.

From Dave   (Q1418. Archived Tuesday, 10-Apr-2007, 12:08 pm. Skeptic)

    How do christians explain this?

    kerry packer one of australias richest men and a christian of christian upbringing was interviewed after recovering from a heart attack.
    he was asked what it was like to be dead for[ 8 minutes]and his words went something like this.
    i can tell you two things [there aint no hell] and [there is no heaven
    either]
    please explain ime dying for your answers on this one


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From AND_THEN_WHAT?   (Q1416. Archived Tuesday, 10-Apr-2007, 12:08 pm. Skeptic)

    Why would god let people did in hell just because they didn't follow his "rules"?

    Isn't that kinda pushy?

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From theagitator   (Q1414. Archived Tuesday, 10-Apr-2007, 12:08 pm. Skeptic)

    If marriage is so "sacred" to the XIAN gods, why is there no marriage ritual given in the NT?

Answer by John:


From one_angry_wolverine   (Q1413. Archived Tuesday, 10-Apr-2007, 12:08 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do people say Jesus died in a tomb when back then they burned the body?

Answer by John:


From Ken   (Q1398. Archived Monday, 19-Feb-2007, 12:33 pm. Skeptic)

    If god created life and man in his own image then surely we would all look like pond scum or dinosaurs...?

Answer by John:


From hermang   (Q1393. Archived Monday, 19-Feb-2007, 12:33 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you think christianity has undermined social harmony?

    I'm looking for philosophical view points, defend your answer with facts.

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From harsh truth   (Q1384. Archived Thursday, 25-Jan-2007, 12:23 pm. Skeptic)

    Christians, why do you think that Atheists went throught trama and that's what made us Atheists?

    YOU'RE WAY OFF BASE

    Here's my proof that you're wrong

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From wagner7123   (Q1383. Archived Thursday, 25-Jan-2007, 12:23 pm. Skeptic)

    I want some hate mail. what do you got? BTW there is no god?

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From bob   (Q1378. Archived Thursday, 25-Jan-2007, 12:23 pm. Skeptic)

    If the bible was written by men, how can we be sure that they didn't misinterpret the message they received?

    Both on recieving the message, and in relaying the message to the masses, how can we be sure the intended message was and has been recieved?

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From Perry L   (Q1377. Archived Thursday, 25-Jan-2007, 12:23 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do Christians use the word "theory" like it is some wild guess?

    Do any of you know what a theory is? How is it different than a hypothesis? How is it different than a Law (not the legal or religious kind)?

    Why do you believe anything some preacher tells you but refuse to read and explore anything but religion on your own?

    Why do you base all your "knowledge" on authors from 5000 years ago when people still thought dreams came from God?

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From bush kills for god   (Q1376. Archived Thursday, 25-Jan-2007, 12:23 pm. Skeptic)

    Would it be Heaven if Christians and Muslims killed each other off?

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From murali siddharth   (Q1371. Archived Thursday, 25-Jan-2007, 12:23 pm. Skeptic)

    Terrorism and theism - are they same?

    Terrorism gives a instant death or heavy injury. Theism gives a slow poisoning of mind. Can any one agree?

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From larry j   (Q1368. Archived Thursday, 25-Jan-2007, 12:23 pm. Skeptic)

    What is the deal with messianic jews?

    i dont understand them. they call themselves jews but they believe jesus was the messiah. that is a definate conflict of beliefs. why dont they just realize that they are christian and quit making real jews look bad.

    Additional Details

    7 months ago
    just to clarify, i am jewish and i am very upset that these people call themselves jews. they are all funded by a christian organization and do nothing but try to convert jews to their beliefs

    7 months ago
    im not picking on anyone i just want them to realize that you cant believe in jesus as the messiah and call yourself jewish

    7 months ago
    "In the Messianic Seal, the cross appears as the Hebrew letter TAW." what the hell does that mean there is no hebrew letter taw i think you are confused with greek

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From Demonica   (Q1360. Archived Thursday, 28-Dec-2006, 12:50 pm. Skeptic)

    What would jesus do? he already did what he was gonna do? what would GOD do ?




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From Bush Kills for God   (Q1356. Archived Thursday, 28-Dec-2006, 12:50 pm. Skeptic)

    Will any Christian here say they love me even though I say their God is false?



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From Bush Kills for God   (Q1354. Archived Thursday, 28-Dec-2006, 12:50 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do Christians deny Evolution when there is soooooo much evidence?



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From hellbent   (Q1352. Archived Thursday, 28-Dec-2006, 12:50 pm. Skeptic)

    The hospital gave me an MRI scan, but could not find my soul. Did you find yours?



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From moshydog   (Q1350. Archived Thursday, 28-Dec-2006, 12:50 pm. Skeptic)

    If an atheist believes that God exists, does that atheist exist?


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From redjazz   (Q1348. Archived Thursday, 28-Dec-2006, 12:50 pm. Skeptic)

    What might happen if it is ever proven that Jesus Christ does not exist ?

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From AmiJames   (Q1312. Archived Monday, 16-Oct-2006, 12:33 pm. Skeptic)

    Who is God?

    Everyone's life is completely made up by this guy named God. You think you're tangible and independent, but you are merely a thought. That's why we get the feeling that everything happens for a reason, but we don't know what it is. It is God allowing us to live his dreams and end with a result that he wants. God hangs out in heaven alone, so to prevent himself from getting lonely and bored, he thinks up new ideas which take the form of lives. He thinks of billions of them every day. He's kind of a loser, but he's really smart. He was never born, because he has always existed. It doesn't make sense to us, because our thinking capacity is only as big as God's, and he doesn't know why he's existed forever. It's scary, but true.

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From casuffit_...About Me   (Q1310. Archived Monday, 16-Oct-2006, 12:33 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do people need to beleive in a god ?

    Whatever his name is...

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From fiestygirl   (Q1304. Archived Monday, 11-Sep-2006, 12:48 pm. Skeptic)

    Do I believe in a God?

    I'm a very respectful person, I don't judge people for their beliefs. If I have to say, I must be closer to a spiritualist than anything. Then again, spiritualists also believe in a higher energy. I just can't seem to grasp the fact that soemthing semi-controls us or decides our fate in the end, even with our own choices.
    I don't seem to believe 100% in something bigger besides love, and that I believe is felt and able to be pasted on to the ones you love but not all at once as a universe.
    it's strange for me to believe we are mere organisms.
    Here it is, I believe in people and our ability to change things, to create and destroy things, to love and hate with outrageous power but I don't believe in a purpose other than what your heart tells you.
    What would this be?
    I don't believe that our soul with combine with god and definately not going for that devil stuff.
    ?

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From avalancas   (Q1303. Archived Monday, 11-Sep-2006, 12:48 pm. Skeptic)

    Bible "accuracy". Is it or not?

    I do not believe that bible is accurate. Jews have Torah that's the actual writing. When any translation from Hebrew is done in any other language a lot is lost or added. For those who know only English and not any other language, they don't know how the meaning of words are diffrent from a culture to culture and language to language. Even English translations differ so that we have 4-5 English translations of the bible. If you read the bible and it is like god is speaking to you... what about illiterates? And if you read to an illiterate, what intonation do you use? From your personality, from your dope, or from so called spiritual "Scotty beam me up"?

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From fiestygirl   (Q1302. Archived Monday, 11-Sep-2006, 12:48 pm. Skeptic)

    Atheists saving Christians from lies, Christians saving Atheists from hell?

    It's like an election..

    Guess what? None of us know THE TRUTH.

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From turd_of_misery   (Q1300. Archived Monday, 11-Sep-2006, 12:48 pm. Skeptic)

    Is evolution under attack as a credible science by anyone other than those who support creationism?

    Is there any doubt within any established scientiific community of the validity of evolution as a legitimate science, that is, those who do not have a specific religious agenda to offer a theory such as creationism in its place? Would this question receive a similar rate of Yes and No answers if I were to post it in the category of Science, Mathematics and Biology where there may be more respondants of scientific inclination?

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From Tie You Up   (Q1291. Archived Friday, 1-Sep-2006, 12:42 pm. Skeptic)

    Lets see how many people can report this, how many christians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

    Three, but they're really one. so funny...

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From El Borando   (Q1283. Archived Friday, 1-Sep-2006, 12:42 pm. Skeptic)

    Is there any proof that Jesus Christ ever existed?

    He left no writings of his own and most of what was written about him was written years after the "fact" by people who never even met him. Hmmm.

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From Nerdbot 5000   (Q1273. Archived Wednesday, 30-Aug-2006, 1:16 pm. Skeptic)

    Why is The Bible treated as if it is "THE BIBLE"?

    The Torah was passed down through the centuries orally before it was written down, it is impossible to nail down the exact authors and dates of many books of The Bible, every handwritten copy of The Bible is different from the rest, and there are many different translations of The Bible. Considering these few issues why is the Christian Bible treated as a reference of the word of God?




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From Chaosman   (Q1272. Archived Wednesday, 30-Aug-2006, 1:16 pm. Skeptic)

    Beyond faith, what are the motivating factors for belief in God?

    I've read the bible, but remain unconvinced. I do not discount the possibility that God may exist, or that some being that seems Godlike in nature exists, however, I will not put my faith in something that may or may not exist. What evidences should I be looking at to persuade me to have more faith?



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From carolina_atheist   (Q1264. Archived Wednesday, 30-Aug-2006, 1:16 pm. Skeptic)

    Did God really give his only begotten son?

    If heaven is the ultimate destination for Christians, and if after death Jesus wound up in heaven with his father, then what did God sacrifice? I could understand if Jesus died on the cross and went to hell for our sins. Now, that would be a sacrifice. But to wind up in a destination that everyone is trying to get to anyway, sorry I don't get it. Another thing I don't understand is a religion that promises everlasting life, and yet its most sacred symbol is a dead man hanging on a stick. I'm supposed to take such a religion seriously?

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From man from utopia   (Q1262. Archived Wednesday, 23-Aug-2006, 12:37 pm. Skeptic)

    Who polices God when he sins and/ or makes mistakes?


    Killing all those people with a "worldwide" flood.

    Killing the first born Egyptian children. They were innocent. I want an apology!

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From jc1129_us   (Q1261. Archived Wednesday, 23-Aug-2006, 12:37 pm. Skeptic)

    Can someone help me out here?


    I keep hearing about this "god" person. I did some research and learned that more people have been slaughtered in the name of this god person than for any other reason in the history of mankind, yet when I try to track him down I'm told to look at some book or i'm told that it's some invisible man in the sky ( i think i have a little more common sense than that)
    Whoever this god person is, he's well-funded and seems to be more protected than osama bin laden. I know he's out there somewhere because alot of people swear that they have regular conversations with him.
    He needs to be tracked down and brought to justice!

    Additional Details

    1 month ago
    whynotaskdon wrote "Some day a few of us might bother to read your GREAT PROFUNDITIES. "
    Congratulate yourself don for being one of the first ten!

    1 month ago
    sheesh, there's that darn book again.... I really don't want to hear "it's all in the bible"
    doesn't anybody have anything better than that????

    1 month ago
    ok, as requested, I looked up the word christian. I also looked up the words Bahá'í, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Jehova's Witness, Judaism, Mormon, Shinto and Zoroastrianism.
    All have claims to know the "truth".

    Which is right, somebody please tell me.


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From fiestygirl   (Q1246. Archived Wednesday, 23-Aug-2006, 12:37 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do Christians get so pissed when they get challenged?

    And then say ppl who challenge God will go to hell. If God is so forgiving, why would he condemn his children to hell regardless of what they did?
    You know, it sort of feels like high school when all the popular kids made fun of the dorky kids just b/c they weren't like them.
    Tell me how you can prove to me or any other atheist/agnostic/spiritualist that they are wrong? If you do, who are you to judge?

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From T C   (Q1241. Archived Monday, 21-Aug-2006, 12:42 pm. Skeptic)

    When hell triumphs will you bow before Satan?

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From azmurath   (Q1236. Archived Monday, 21-Aug-2006, 12:42 pm. Skeptic)

    God created Evil. How can he be all good?

    "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things." (Isaiah 45:7)

    Additional Details

    1 month ago
    Touchdown, that bible quote RIGHT THERE just said that God creates evil.

    1 month ago
    The KJV says "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things" in Isahah Chapter 45, line 7

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From T C   (Q1233. Archived Monday, 21-Aug-2006, 12:42 pm. Skeptic)

    God's little mistake?

    Is man such a disgrace unto God that only Lucifer The Just can save him?

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From never.the.same   (Q1224. Archived Friday, 18-Aug-2006, 5:59 pm. Skeptic)

    About Christians...?

    Christians think that their religion is the only right one and that they need to help everyone by converting them. Many of them try to say that we're going to hell if we don't accept Jesus as their savior. Don't they know that it's just plain annoying? Does anyone agree that christians need to mind their own business and just leave everyone else alone?

    Additional Details

    1 month ago
    Sorry if I've offended anyone. It's just that so many Christians (not all- and people of other religions) try to tell people that other religions are wrong. I'm Pagan and I have to keep it a secret from my family because they'd have a fit if they knew. It's just that many (not all) just keep on trying to convert everyone else even if they were already told to go away or at least shut up. I know that they think they're doing to right thing, but have they even thought of the possibility that they may be wrong or some of us just don't care?

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From avalancas   (Q1218. Archived Friday, 18-Aug-2006, 5:59 pm. Skeptic)

    Let's give christians all the points they want!

    I even choose their answer as the best i.d.i.o.t.ic. answer,ok
    maybe it's not nice, but maybe they are giving each other points for the best verse quoted, "cut and paste", and stereotype answers

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From Moses_Santos_ii   (Q1216. Archived Friday, 18-Aug-2006, 5:59 pm. Skeptic)


    You Christians are pathetic.....?


    But when I ask them a simple questions they just insult me. The christian thing to do would be to show me "christian love and point me towards god"

    Christianity is about biggotry and hipocrisy right?

    Supposedly they believe in love thy neighbour.

    But when I ask them a simple questions they just insult me. The christian thing to do would be to show me "christian love and point me towards god"

    Christianity is about biggotry and hipocrisy right?

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From thedrommer   (Q1215. Archived Friday, 18-Aug-2006, 5:59 pm. Skeptic)

    If God is responsible for our capacity to reason, why do people replace reasoning with blind faith ?

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From eljonez   (Q1214. Archived Friday, 18-Aug-2006, 5:59 pm. Skeptic)

    If there is no sin in heaven...?

    This was part of a response to a prior question I asked about Christians being perfected once they arrive in their heaven -

    ""Ugly" people are just as beautiful as the most beautiful person in the world because there is no jealousy in Heaven, there are no impurities. All sins are forgiven and everyone is finally equal."

    So, if there is no jealousy in heaven, does that mean there are no emotions of any kind? Is heaven a state of emotionlessness? If not, and it's just non-stop happiness forever, how can you tell if it's happiness if you don't have saddness by which to compare and identify it? Also, without human emotions, what will happen to your personalities? Will these be destroyed? How can you have a fully realized personality without both good and bad emotional reactions to your surroundings?

    Also, if everyone is finally equal in your heaven, does that mean heaven is the perfect communist state?

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From avalancas   (Q1211. Archived Monday, 14-Aug-2006, 12:47 pm. Skeptic)

    I don't like ANY religion.

    Which hell is fighting to get me?

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From eljonez   (Q1195. Archived Thursday, 10-Aug-2006, 12:30 pm. Skeptic)

    Why would I want to go to heaven?

    When it would mean I would be forced to spend eternity with a bunch of stupid a**holes? To be stuck in the same place with ignorant Christians for all time sounds more like hell to me...

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From bowhunk7627   (Q1187. Archived Thursday, 10-Aug-2006, 12:30 pm. Skeptic)

    Evolution - Supported Or Reputed By Entropy - The Second Law of Thermodynamics?

    article
    If you actually read this article you will see that it states that for a system to fuction it must be fed by an "outside energy force". God?

    Additional Details

    Ok. I would just like to point out, before this goes on that if the sun being our energy source, keeps things from going from order to disorder, why does everthing die? People die, children die, animals die, plants die, even snowflakes become water again, even cars, houses, roads, anything left alone long enough eventually fall apart, could you explain this please?
    Miller experiment
    Stanley Miller
    Origin of Life
    If you read these articles you will notice they explain life and then they tell you about the Miller experiment. They will never tell you that Miller even denies that his experiment was valid. Yet, they still include it in textbooks. You will then notice that they speak about the origins of life. One popular theory they mention is the "gene-first" theory. Do you not know that before something can have "life" it has to have the information to form that life? Where does "information" come from? You will never get a cucumber from a tomato seed, I don't care how many years you wait on it because it only takes a few months for it to grow. But, did you notice they never offer the possibility of a Creator? Is it not even possible? What are they afraid of?

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From alaskabeyond   (Q1185. Archived Thursday, 10-Aug-2006, 12:30 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do Christian's toss Evolution out the window, because its too wild, to complex to be possible?

    Why is it so impossible in people's minds that we evolved over billions of years from a primordial ooze, if God was the ultimate creator of the Evolutionary process? Where does it say (unless you take Genesis literally) that the process of life has to be simple, created by the spoken word or the snap of a finger.

    Why can God not have a grand design, that is so complex it makes your head spin, and throws scientists for a loop?

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From snuffylover4   (Q1182. Archived Wednesday, 9-Aug-2006, 5:26 pm. Skeptic)

    Is it just me,or does anyone else fancy going to hell?

    Just think.debauchery,whips,chains,... lot!
    surely that is BLISS?!Isn't everyones idea of heaven different?
    forget being stuck on a cloud playing a harp......!

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From ~Whatshername~   (Q1180. Archived Wednesday, 9-Aug-2006, 5:26 pm. Skeptic)

    Why Don't People Understand That You Can't Change Others' Beliefs? (Anyone Hear Of Shirley Phelps Roper?)

    Well you can change it, but why dont people understand that it's their decision to make, not yours...It doesn't matter if YOU think i'ts right, it matters what they think is right. I love the quote "Do you really think your maniacle ramblings are going to change my beliefs?!"

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From Atheists_Rule   (Q1171. Archived Tuesday, 8-Aug-2006, 9:31 pm. Skeptic)

    To true Atheists who were raised by God believers. Did you feel better or worse when you became an Atheists?

    Christians and Muslims, dont try to pretend you're Atheist just to make us look bad

    Christians and Muslims, I'm not talking about Christians or Muslims that claim to be former Atheist because you are liars and most of your answers are bias

    Christians and Muslims, dont tell Atheists how they feel because you're not an Athest

    IF YOU CURRENTLY BELIEVE IN GOD, THIS QUESTION IS NOT FOR YOU. PLEASE DONT LIE

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From llmk08   (Q1168. Archived Thursday, 3-Aug-2006, 1:37 pm. Skeptic)

    final judgment?

    What if instead of Jesus, Osiris is going to be the one judging us on the last judgment? What if Charon is the one that carries us to Hades? Or we just reincarnate?

    p.s. if you don't have anything to add, just don't.

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From Landon H   (Q1165. Archived Thursday, 3-Aug-2006, 1:37 pm. Skeptic)

    An all-powerful God?

    If God is all-powerful (or any being is all-powerful), can he create a stone that is so large and so heavy that even he cannot lift it? Or to put it a different way, can he cook a pizza so hot that even he can't eat it? Can he brew a liquor so violent that even he can't take a sip of it? Can he create an animal so ugly that even he can't look at it? For more info on this type of paradox, see Omnipotence Paradox on Wikipedia.

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From bowhunk7627   (Q1157. Archived Monday, 31-Jul-2006, 1:16 pm. Skeptic)

    Isn't Every Sin Willful If You Know It Is Wrong?

    I have had people tell me that God, through Jesus Christ, will forgive every sin except those that are willful. Isn't this just an excuse for a person's own self-righteousness?

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From Ward   (Q1149. Archived Tuesday, 25-Jul-2006, 10:55 pm. Skeptic)

    The terms Trinity, Christianity and Bible not in the Bible?

    Why would God omit these from his message if these words are the foundations of faith? Everything should have been much clearer.

    In comparison, Islam and Quran is in the Quran, by the way, Trinity is in the Quran. (5:73 Indeed, the truth deny they who say, "Behold, God is the third of a trinity" - seeing that there is no deity whatever save the One God. And unless they desist from this their assertion, grievous suffering is bound to befall such of them as are bent on denying the truth.

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From Nuclear Wasp   (Q1147. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 5:24 pm. Skeptic)

    If God created the World,who created God ???????????

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From Brianna_the_angel777   (Q1146. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 5:24 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do you christians bother to defend your horrible relgion?

    why is it that everytime someone points out the bad things a christian does you make excuses?

    Oh why bother ill answer this myself: Christianity makes a mockery of God. At the same time that Christians claim to worship God as an omnipotent, omnipresent, omnibenevolent being, they make him out to be incompetent bumbler. Or worse. Simple forgiveness is beyond his capacities. God must "sacrifice himself to himself to change a rule he made himself!"

    This is not only an absurdity, it is an essential absurdity. It is present in almost almost all forms of Christianity, and one can scarcely remove it and remain a Christian in anything but name. By definition, all Christians worship Christ - in some form - and most worship him as a saviour.

    But what, exactly, is he saving us from? Though it varies from church to church, no matter what they call it, it's God himself. A hell created by God, a world fallen as a result of God's negligence, a separation from God imposed... by God.

    "It is a counterfeit love that is contingent upon authority, punishment, or reward. True love is respect and admiration, compassion and kindness, freely given by a healthy, unafraid human being." - Dan Barker

    Christianity certainly isn't the first religion to promote appeasement of its gods, and if it were merely another supernatural protection racket, it would be bad enough. Unfortunately, it doesn't stop there. Christians elevate appeasement to the realm of "personal relationship", transforming their religion into a true monstrosity.

    This is the type of "relationship" that abused wives have with their husbands, that brainwashed hostages have with their captors. It is known in clinical circles as Stockholm Syndrome. Should it come as any surprise that the cries of the church, "The Bride of Christ" sound much like the cries of an abused wife attempting to protect her husband?

    "He must beat me."
    "I deserve it."
    "He has no choice."
    "It's for my own good."

    These excuses don't work for human abusers, and they work even less well for God. For if God is omnipotent, he must have a choice. And if we are flawed, we are only flawed because that is the way he made us. (No excuses that we ruined his perfect creation. A truly perfect creation does not self-destruct.)

    If the Christian God does exist - and I see no reason to believe that he does - he's not worthy of the name.

    And that is the ultimate absurdity of Christianity.

    - Jason
    August 19, 1998

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From Thom_i32   (Q1145. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 5:24 pm. Skeptic)

    is this a typical christian response?

    Are you talking to me, boy? I think it's funny you are going to burn in Hell!!!! Is that "CHRISTian" enough for you? I laugh at your Eternity in Agony! I only wish I could meet you on the street, I would love to show you just how fragile you really are!!!! Just like a human.........Ignorant

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From GhettoLiberty   (Q1144. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 5:24 pm. Skeptic)

    Who is more prone to carry out violent acts: Those with strong religious beliefs? Or those without them?

    Does religious indignation manifest more bad than good? Would an ethically educated athiest or agnostic be likely wage war against members of an opposing viewpoint? Has religion become a substitute for ethics? Do people understand the difference between the two?

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From Memento Mori   (Q1142. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 5:24 pm. Skeptic)

    Can anyone (no matter how evil) ask for forgiveness and accept Jesus on their deathbed and get into Heaven?

    (still looking for that loophole)

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From Natsauqa   (Q1137. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 5:24 pm. Skeptic)

    why do some people believe in god when other people do not?`

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From Meta-morph   (Q1136. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 5:24 pm. Skeptic)

    i want an essay on how to become a professional liar for my chosen Deity, by 8am 2morrow?

    can you comply?

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From Memento Mori   (Q1135. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 5:24 pm. Skeptic)

    Is there any Sin that's unrepentable? Or can all Sins be Forgiven?

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From Top Man   (Q1133. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 3:49 pm. Skeptic)

    How many messiahs are there? So many religions claim to be "the one"?

    well, there is Allah, there is the prophet Mohammed, there is Jesus Christ, there is some comet out there that people think is god. I mean the list goes on and on and on

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From Gary W   (Q1132. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 3:49 pm. Skeptic)

    Many Christians don't believe in evolution, but nonetheless get their flu shot every year? Why?

    I asked this question in a different way recently, but wanted to give a more specific example to spark debate. The flu, and viruses in general are a perfect example of evolution in hyperspeed, because they have thousands of generations in the time it takes man to go through one generation. We all know that the flu is constantly "evolving" because there is always a "new strain" that gets people sick, even for those who got shots last year. And sometimes it mutates into a form that is downright deadly. How do Christians take these kinds of drugs, knowing they were created by scientists using their understanding of evolution to fight the disease and reconcile it against their disbelief in evolution.

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From HuntJames32   (Q1128. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 3:49 pm. Skeptic)

    Do Atheists know right from wrong?

    I am an atheist. does this mean to you, that i don't know the difference between right and wrong or good and evil, simply because i don't believe in gods or demons?

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From FreeThought   (Q1123. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 3:49 pm. Skeptic)

    How can one blindly follow the nonsense in the bible?

    As usual a theist has made a sweeping claim without backing it up with a source, a name of a survey, nothing.

    Can anyone provide this evidence or indeed evidence to the contrary ?

    Please give the survey details and who carried it out.

    By the way the 1.1 billion people with no religion in this world may not agree.

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From Lord Vader Sith Master   (Q1122. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 3:49 pm. Skeptic)

    How do you know that your religion is the absolute truth?

    As usual a theist has made a sweeping claim without backing it up with a source, a name of a survey, nothing.

    Can anyone provide this evidence or indeed evidence to the contrary ?

    Please give the survey details and who carried it out.

    By the way the 1.1 billion people with no religion in this world may not agree.

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From SecularHumanist23   (Q1121. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 3:49 pm. Skeptic)

    Certain Christans claim that there is evidence that atheism is on the decline , which evidence ?

    As usual a theist has made a sweeping claim without backing it up with a source, a name of a survey, nothing.

    Can anyone provide this evidence or indeed evidence to the contrary ?

    Please give the sources for the evidence.

    By the way the 1.1 billion people with no religion in this world may not agree.

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From OldManOnTheMountain   (Q1118. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 3:49 pm. Skeptic)

    I am ready to blindly follow a faith. Which one should I choose?

    So many religious quotes have been posted.

    I feel like I need to belong to something greater than myself.

    I will have to burn my science textbooks.

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From Adkit   (Q1116. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 3:49 pm. Skeptic)

    Why not just call it the creationist THEORY?

    Creationists keep talking about how the theory of evolution is just a theory because we werent there and we have "no proof". How can they say that their theory, that God created mankind, is the truth? They always want to shove the "truth" in other peoples faces but when scientists come out with a theory they go "no that's wrong, this is how it is".

    So I propose, everybody that read this. In the future when you're talking about the creationism, add "theory" at the end. It's the logical thing to do unless you have no sympathy and respect.

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From Fluffy   (Q1112. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 3:49 pm. Skeptic)

    Is Forgiveness a Free Pass?

    I am gay and I am not really a Christian. Too Corrupt for me. But When is enough, enough? Here is the scenerio.. You spout off to a homosexual they are going to hell and state that I should be killed. Most likely I am not the first you have told this too.. You ask for forgiveness at church.. I don't though that it is a free pass.. It seems like that privilege should be revoked if you haven't learned to stop hate after so many attempts. Especially stating something like that to me, I am a very gentle person and I try to love everyone. I think god created homosexuals to put people's faith to the test. He doesn't make mistakes. Love Will Change the World.

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From Atheists_Rule   (Q1111. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 1:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Which is more like a fairy tale? talking animals, raining fish, angels blowing trumpets in the sky OR Atheism?

    No bias answers please

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From Adkit   (Q1109. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 1:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Can you still go to heaven even if you hate God?

    I don't believe in God, mainly because I think he acts like a pr***. But from what I know, you don't have to LIKE God to go to heaven, you just have to believe in him and not sin. So Even if you hate him you still go to heaven?

    What? So Christians are telling me god isn't bias? He only takes people into heaven if he LIKES them? That's just another thing about the guy I hate, he don't love us all. He only loves those who worship him.

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From General Zod   (Q1108. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 1:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Mary Magdaleline, whore or prostitute?

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From Atheists_Rule   (Q1107. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 1:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Who's more likely to follow the masses like sheeps? Christians or Atheists?

    Most Atheists were former Theists but they questioned it and discovered it's not true and disagreed

    Most Christians were raised in Christian homes and even considered themselves Christians before they knew anything about it.

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From Tutor5001   (Q1106. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 1:20 pm. Skeptic)

    A Christian said Jesus exaggerated. Is that not like lying?

    "Jesus used Semitic Hyperbole to make his points (that was an accepted teaching method in the Semitic cultures of his timeframe)."

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From SecularHumanist23   (Q1105. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 1:20 pm. Skeptic)

    How many people worldwide have no religion or describe themselves as atheist or agnostic ?

    Please in your answer tell me what your own religion is.

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From Ed Sawyer   (Q1104. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 1:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Does the smile on a baby's face prove evolution?

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From Tutor5001   (Q1101. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 12:26 pm. Skeptic)

    Here are quotes from Jesus that proves that he lied:?

    1) And Jesus answered and said to them, "Truly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, `Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it will happen. "And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive." (Matthew 21:21-22 NAS)

    2) Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8 NAB)

    3) Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst. (Matthew 18:19-20 NAS)

    4) Amen, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes

    4) Amen, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it shall be done for him. Therefore I tell you, all that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours. (Mark 11:24-25 NAB)

    5) And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. (Luke 11:9-13 NAB)

    6) And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it. (John 14:13-14 NAB)

    7) If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you. (John 15:7 NAB)

    8) It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that

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From Deborah   (Q1100. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 12:26 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you actually read the Bible?

    I notice that alot of people find all these scriptures that they think discredit the Christian faith, but if they took the time to read the entire chapter, they would understand or maybe not. People have been trying to discredit the Word of God for centuries and it is still on the best seller list after all this time.

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From Finalf   (Q1099. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 12:26 pm. Skeptic)

    Any christians out there sick of Christian fundamentalism?

    I would rather live like Jesus than be "Christian".......Just believe in Jesus and that's it....Jesus...factually did exist...what is there to believe in?.....Jesus is the son of God...just like we all are......what is there to believe?....so we can all do whatever we want and then just "ask" for forgiveness.....this bullsh*t fundamentalism reads like a lawyer wrote it....what about being a good person?........and the idea of "our" God being the only God is blashemy in itself......their is only one God....so why can't Alah be the same God......(which is what I believe)....why can't God/Alah transfigure himself for a number of people of different religions to know and understand?......If you have no bullsh*t answers......like something you memorized.......go for it...think for yourself...or else be a sell-out....

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From Ivor S   (Q1098. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 12:26 pm. Skeptic)

    How can we, as 'Intelligent Beings', believe that a God exists?

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From Andreazg03   (Q1097. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 12:26 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you believe in god, and why do you think you do/don't?

    Is it only an education ( parents or school) ?

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From Liq_wid2002   (Q1096. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 12:26 pm. Skeptic)

    Can someone prove to me that God or Aliens Exist?

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From Lois_the_Apostate   (Q1095. Archived Saturday, 8-Jul-2006, 12:26 pm. Skeptic)

    Eternal separation from God??

    Some Christians say that hell is all about being eternally separated from God.
    1.) How is this possible if, as the Bible claims, God is everywhere? Wouldn't he be in hell, also?

    2.) Why is it such a big deal? The majority of humans don't worship BibleGod, anyway, so being separated from him would be no different than it is now. BibleGod can go swallow Drano and die for all I care.

    3.) If hell also involves eternal torture, then what, exactly, is going to BE tortured? Souls are immaterial entities without nerves or brains, so they don't feel pain. What difference does it make if they get tossed into fire?

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From Furious Chemical   (Q1094. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 10:55 pm. Skeptic)

    Theism Vs. Atheism?

    Two schools of thought...God or no God. Which is guilty of being wrong? Look at the two opposing beliefs critically like a detective; who has a reason to believe (motive), the chance to promote the belief (opportunity), and the ability to promote the belief (means)?

    Religion: It sounds like something people would make up..."The most powerful awesomely great guy ever, loves us and we never really die." (motive) The religions of the world have traditionally controlled society, and still do. (opportunity) And religions breed and brainwash their members. (means)

    Vs. Atheism...We are here for no reason, we are finite and suffer, we lose our loved ones, there is no justice, the world is full of hate and there really is a hole in the o-zone layer. (motive?) We are pariahs in society...it's okay to be any religion except no religion. (opportunity?)

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From KindaBroken   (Q1088. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 10:55 pm. Skeptic)

    Can an atheist and a christian become one?

    Well, technically I'm only part atheist....but... still..
    can an atheist and a christian be together?

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From Sweetmuslimah   (Q1086. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 10:55 pm. Skeptic)

    do you even know what islam is about?

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From Omra   (Q1085. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 10:55 pm. Skeptic)

    Are Hindus stupeeds?

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From kraljicatabiaa   (Q1083. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 10:55 pm. Skeptic)

    What can I learn from your religion (or belief system)?

    I'm a Muslim..and I am very happy with my religion..and of course I think it is the most perfect!!

    But I think every religion has truth..and something for me learn :-)))

    I think it important for us to respect one another and our beliefs...and for us to learn form each other...

    So what does your religion (or belief system) teach me???

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From Niya   (Q1082. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 9:49 pm. Skeptic)

    What you think about the return of Jesus (Peace be upon him)?

    According to Qur’aan

    "And their (the Jews) saying: We killed the Mesiah, Jesus son of Mary but they did not kill him. Nor did they crucify him; rather it was made to seem that way to them. And those who differ about it are full of doubts. They have no knowledge about it, and follow instead conjecture. They certainly did not kill him.(for), Allah raise him up to himself. And Allah is All-Powerful, All-Wise."

    Hadith. "There will be no prophet between me and Jusus, and he will return. When he does, you will know him. He will be a well-built man of ruddy complexion and he will descend wearing a two-piece garment. His hair will look wet, though no water touched it. He will fight people to establish Islam and he will break the cross. Jesus will remain on earth for forty years, and when he dies, Muslim will pray the funeral prayer for him.

    Juses’ return will be one of the sings of the coming of the Day of Judgment.

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From Just_a_guy   (Q1081. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 9:49 pm. Skeptic)

    Can God create a stone he wont be able to lift ?

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From Becky   (Q1080. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 9:49 pm. Skeptic)

    Muslim religion...want to know more?

    Ok, I am not completely familiar with everything in the muslim religion.

    I am personally atheist/agnostic, but apparently when a muslim man enters heaven they get 72 virgins? Is that correct? Forgive me if not...

    So, although Im not saying "muslims are wrong" all I am saying is has the religion been adapted by man. In the past there were no equal opportunities which could be why the men got a superior role in heaven than the women did.

    Say each religion was correct (which I dont believe) then each religious book has been written by man so surely mistakes have been made?

    I don't see how a "god" or important relgious figure would have granted muslim men 72 virgins on entry to heaven, thats not very holy, and women nothing!

    Sorry, I dont mean to be disrespectful, I dont understand and want a insight.

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From DrAtheist   (Q1079. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 9:49 pm. Skeptic)

    If God is perfect why did he create an imperfect world?

    A world with pain, death, illness, hunger and all the bad things... it seems that this God is quite imperfect, so we reach the conclusion that the God people pray is imperfect... or doesnt exist... so it's time to become ateisth.... come on it's good for you!!

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From Bad_Jes   (Q1078. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 9:49 pm. Skeptic)

    Question to theists... why do you think you are smart enough not to be too dumb but enough for others to know?

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From iam_an_elf   (Q1076. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 9:49 pm. Skeptic)

    For atheists, why don't u guys believe in God??

    I mean it can't be because your moms keep teling u that christianity is good, is it?

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From naina_k_s   (Q1075. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 9:49 pm. Skeptic)

    what make u convey Islam or other religion?

    so many ppl convey other religion today... what make u convey tht????

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From Rocko   (Q1074. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 9:49 pm. Skeptic)

    What are Stephen Hawking's religious beliefs?

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From djohnsonma   (Q1070. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 9:49 pm. Skeptic)

    Why are some Christians thanking Jesus and not GOD?

    Christians have to realize it was God that sent Jesus to save us from our sins. We should thank God in the name of Jesus, through Jesus we can speak to God. Wonder why your prayers are not being answered?

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From locomexican89   (Q1069. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 9:49 pm. Skeptic)

    Explain your god?

    this i guess is for christians, jews, jehova's witnesses (all have the same god), your god is supposed to be omniscient (all knowing) and omnipotent(all powerful) now if he knows everyithn and can do anything there is a contradiction. If he knows the future can he change it?

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From Atheists_Rule   (Q1068. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 9:49 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do atheists come to Christian sites if they dont believe?

    CHRISTIANS, YOU CAN'T LIE ON US THIS TIME BECAUSE IM AN ATHEIST

    IT'S BECAUSE YOUR STUPIDITY IS ENTERTAINING

    ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?

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From RT   (Q1067. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 9:49 pm. Skeptic)

    Christians who say -- "read the Bible because it says so" ...?

    Do you not realize, that every other holy book "says so?"

    What makes your "my book says so" any more accurate than any other holy books "because it says so?"

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From nkiblueeyes   (Q1064. Archived Wednesday, 5-Jul-2006, 9:49 pm. Skeptic)

    Why would God want to be worshiped?

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From Atheists will Rule   (Q1063. Archived Monday, 3-Jul-2006, 10:40 am. Skeptic)

    Is God's existence proof that something had to make God?

    Christians say "life" is proof that God exist. Is God's existence, "proof" that something had to make God?

    Please dont say "God is" or "God is God" because that's just proving that you're retarded.

    Please answer with an explanation.

    If your answer is no, you're contradicting yourself and your logic is bias.

    If your answer is yes, shouldn't you be praying to God's God.

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From Alia K   (Q1062. Archived Sunday, 2-Jul-2006, 11:52 pm. Skeptic)

    If you belive in supernatural, do you think that there are some good witches?

    Tell me your opinion.

    I was just saddened by very stupid question on the internet, but what is causing hatered . I understand dry wit, different opinions, mild slander, sarcasm...we are in the cyberspace...it is just so sad to see pure hate.

    Ilove the Lord and I try to do everything what I do to glorify His name. I only can pray that I would receive wisdom to do it better. I do not hate anybody. Where is this hatred coming from???

    I am playfull person, but without a voice it is sometimes hard to communicate to your messages. I can take a lot, but what really hursts when somebody else is treated really wrong. I guess that is the mother hen in me. God love us so much. Where is this hate coming from???

    For darwinists, since you do not recognize the moral law from the Moral Law Maker, How much does hate weigh???

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From Red Yeti   (Q1060. Archived Sunday, 2-Jul-2006, 11:52 pm. Skeptic)

    "Survival of the fittest" then why are Humans killing themselves for pleasure?

    Drug use, destroying the enviroment, etc....

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From Lakota Bob   (Q1059. Archived Sunday, 2-Jul-2006, 11:52 pm. Skeptic)

    How Can World Leaders Who Say They Follow God, Be Of God, If They Wage War And Kill?

    Killing on the offence or defence of war, is still "killing."

    Osama Ben Laden Hides Behind Allah.
    G.W. Bush Claims To Be A Christian.
    Israel Follows God of The Old Testiment.

    Doesn't Scripture State: "Vengence is Mine, Sayeth The Lord?"

    Would it have not been better to cordon off our land to protect us from further attacks, and impliment DIPLOMACY, instead of allowing Ideologies to drag all of us into conflict?

    Should we not judge the man and NOT the entire religion the fanatic War Lords Claim? Muslims are taking a lot of heat from Christians and likewise, Christians are getting a bad name in the process.

    Jews aren't any better with their conflict with the Palestinians.

    Faith can move mountains ... but no one will have that type of Faith until the Arch of The Covenant is dug up and ... then they will most likely put it in front of some military unit to pursue some warring ideology!

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From B-Mar   (Q1058. Archived Sunday, 2-Jul-2006, 11:21 pm. Skeptic)

    Am i the only person who thinks that religion is just a scapegoat?

    people always blame the stupid things they do on G-d, like killing someone because it is His will, but no one really knows what He is thinking, even religious leaders are supposed to "interperate" what G-d is saying. It seems like know one truely sees religion for what it is: a scapegoat. Something to blame everything bad that happens on, and thank when good things happen. Why can't people give themselves credit for these things, good or bad, instead of a ghost. Maybe we are all just crazy.

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From Bgdadyp   (Q1055. Archived Sunday, 2-Jul-2006, 11:04 pm. Skeptic)

    If I promise to not put you down...

    If I promise to not down you because you are Christian will you promise to respect me even though I'm not? I mean there is way to much name calling and what not on the internet so if I promise to stop will you support me in this?

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From Symorebitts   (Q1051. Archived Sunday, 2-Jul-2006, 3:31 pm. Skeptic)

    For what reason was religion started?

    was it to control the masses of the ignorant in early times?

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From Mark_intotdeauna   (Q1050. Archived Saturday, 1-Jul-2006, 9:39 pm. Skeptic)

    religious math question: 18 +24 =?

    oh, and by the way, what's the meaning of life?

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From Goddess of Fire   (Q1048. Archived Saturday, 1-Jul-2006, 9:39 pm. Skeptic)

    For ppl who take the bible literally?

    In 1st Timothy 2 verses 9-13, it says a lot about what women cant do. Do you people who take the bible literally think these things to be true. Ex: "I permit no woman to teach or have authority over man; she is to keep silent"

    I n Revelation 12 verses 13-17 it talks about a dragon and about how the earth opened its mouth and swallowed a river. Do you people think a dragon existed at one time, and do you think the earth actually has a mouth?

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From Goddess of Fire   (Q1047. Archived Saturday, 1-Jul-2006, 9:39 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do some people thank that there is a god?

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From Knowitall   (Q1044. Archived Saturday, 1-Jul-2006, 8:41 pm. Skeptic)

    Cant you people keep your religion to yourself and leave everyone else alone??????

    You want to pray then fine. I dont. You believe in something youve never seen,heard, or felt, only been told by other people who never experienced it either then great. I dont. You want to give your money cus they tell you that you will go to hell if you dont then be a fool. Not me. Stop tellin me i am goin to hell cus i dont believe what you do. That brainwashing dont work on me like it has on so many people. Just tired of hearing it all. Thank you..may god/allah/buddah bless you

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From x_heartbeats   (Q1043. Archived Saturday, 1-Jul-2006, 8:41 pm. Skeptic)

    Where did we come from? Apes?

    Some people say we evolved from apes..but where did the apes come from?...your opinion?

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From Monika   (Q1042. Archived Saturday, 1-Jul-2006, 8:41 pm. Skeptic)

    Should I tell my parents that I'm questioning my faith?

    I was raised Catholic and belong to Catholic parents. I've gone to Catholic schools all my life. I've always believed in God and still do, but I've never agreed with some of the main beliefs in Christianity. Ex. I don't believe in the Creation story, I'm pro-gay marriages, I think some parts of the Bible are subject to change over time, etc. Before I thought that meant that I'm just not a "traditional" Christian, but now I think that I can't be a "true" Christian without accepting some of Christianity's most fundamental beliefs (and I know a lot of you will agree with me).

    Right now I'm not really following any official religion. My parents are devout Catholics and a lot of my friends are believers so the Catholic faith is a huge part of my life (like going to church; I know it's not big deal and it's only 1 hour but I feel like I shouldn't even be in church anymore). Should I tell them I'm questioning my faith (if so, how?) or should I just suck it up for now until I've decided?

    --

    I'm 16 by the way so I'm technically still under their rules. Otherwise I wouldn't really care so much.

    I don't want to hear any "Forget it, just turn your life back to the Lord and the Bible He will save you!" type of answers. I can't force it and that's not being truthful to Him anyway.

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From HoliRoli   (Q1041. Archived Friday, 30-Jun-2006, 10:32 pm. Skeptic)

    Christians: Why would good people go too hell because they dont believe in god?

    I mean if you are a good person why would you still go to hell. The only reason i could think of is because jesus made it up so people would be scared into warshipping him. Had he done the same thing now it would have been known as a cult. Interested in seeing your views on this.

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From Sidra   (Q1039. Archived Friday, 30-Jun-2006, 10:32 pm. Skeptic)

    What is trinity and do you believe in it?

    Can you logically explain it and understand it? Explain why or why not you believe in it.

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From Bob O   (Q1037. Archived Friday, 30-Jun-2006, 10:00 pm. Skeptic)

    You believe God is real? Grow the f*** up.

    Is god real? How can you seriously still believe in those ghost stories? how old are you? grow the f*** up, all of you.

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From Atheist_Rules   (Q1036. Archived Friday, 30-Jun-2006, 10:00 pm. Skeptic)

    Why are there more Atheist men then atheist women?

    I think it's because women need to feel protected.

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From Atheists_Rule   (Q1035. Archived Friday, 30-Jun-2006, 7:59 pm. Skeptic)

    Is this the way Christians think?

    How did everything come about? I dont know. I guess god did it. I'm too stupid and lazy to think about any other possibilities. It's too hard. oops. Did I just doubt god? I better stop thinking like this before god catches me and send me to hell.

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From Noname   (Q1034. Archived Friday, 30-Jun-2006, 7:59 pm. Skeptic)

    Leaving Atheism?

    "Bob" was an atheist & CEO of a biotech company. He quit scientific work and became a Southern Baptist. Why?

    He has also taken up mathematics as a hobby.

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From MikeDIrishGuy   (Q1032. Archived Friday, 30-Jun-2006, 7:59 pm. Skeptic)

    Why is there so much fighting amongst Jews, Christians and Muslims?

    ... if they all worship the same God?

    They only disagree on how to worship Him and whether or not Jesus was the son of God and what His name is. So why can't they put their differences aside, stop killing one another, and realize that they're all children of God?

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From Regladden   (Q1031. Archived Friday, 30-Jun-2006, 7:59 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do people think it's possible to believe in different "Jesus Christs"?

    By definition, if one believes in Christ, doesn't one believe in the same Christ? Most people would agree there really was just one ...

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From Little_morphing_annie   (Q1024. Archived Friday, 30-Jun-2006, 6:09 pm. Skeptic)

    Atheists....wha... am I doing wrong...?

    I found some fungai filled mud yesterday and figured " this is it ". I wanted to hear some music and ran an electric charge over the mud, dumped a protein based solution in and asked for ANYONE to jump out of that goo and play me Nocturne in C sharp Minor.Nothing happened! What did I do wrong ? I compromised and asked for " Fer alyce " and nothing! Did I offend some amoeba ? I settled for " Boogey woogie blues " and still Nada'! I took my violin to the zoo and offered free lessons to any gorilla or monkey. NOT ONE TAKER! One of them kinda plucked at it a little but still nothing. Is it my approach or my demeanor ? I asked nicely. I moved on over to the fish tanks and reptile section and just asked for a simple back rub. Nothing.Do you think they sense Im a fish eater and are resentful? I mean Id be mad to if I found I char- grilled my cousins or something. Am I in need of a carbon based additive to in the fungai stuff to at least get someone to evolve out and sing Moriah Carey ?

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From Little_morphing_annie   (Q1023. Archived Friday, 30-Jun-2006, 6:09 pm. Skeptic)

    Atheists...why hasn't my husband appeared yet....?

    Im sitting here at my pool of primordial goo that I concocted. As I said before I ran an electric charge over it and added my carbon based solution. I called forth this time a hottie cutie atheist to marry me and nothing! Whats my problem? I was thinking also...what if hes a fish ? Should I go to college for oceanography so we can swim off into the deep together ? Or...what if hes a primordial bug ? Then he certanily would be a pest at times ...now wouldnt he ? And what if my Mom hated him and sent the Orkin man over to our house ? ( i.e. mother in law thingie ). If he jumps out as a primordial amoeba...where the heck will we live ...in a petrie dish ? Can someone please advise me? Also...someone told me I had to wait " 50 million years for him to evolve out of my primal stew ". Well NO WAY! My biological clock is ticking..I want to have a baby! Uhh...a tadpole ? Ummm...a amoeba ? hmmmm.....ummmm....a monkey child ? ummmm Tarzans cousin ? Please advise me guys.Can u help?

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From TobyKeogh   (Q1022. Archived Friday, 30-Jun-2006, 6:09 pm. Skeptic)

    MAN: descended from apes, or created in god's image?

    i'm curious to know which age groups are more likely to believe one thing over the other.

    please just type "apes" or "god" and then your age. then simpler, the better.

    there's no need to point out that humans are a type of ape, or that humans did not evolve out of any of the EXTANT species of ape but rather share a common ancestor with them. ---- i didn't want to make the subject overly worded. that's the only reason why i over simplified by saying "descended from apes".

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From Inufan92   (Q1021. Archived Friday, 30-Jun-2006, 6:09 pm. Skeptic)

    Why is evolution wrong?

    I understand that this has been asked before, but I am curious to hear more answers.

    No, I am not pro creation, and I am not an evolutionist either. I am looking for some answers.

    Many people will say, well there are still monkeys around so why didn't they evolve with us? The reason is that there were too many monkeys, and they couldn't fit all in the trees and so the monkeys that were kicked out had to evolve to survive on land and eventually evolved into us. However, I hear there are loop holes to this theory.

    And I also feel that evolution exists now definately, if it did not before because of that butterfly that's wings changed color when factories started to produce polution that changed the area around them and they had to camophlage themselves.

    I also know that creation has a lot of faith related things.

    I wonder if we have it all wrong, and if neither stories/theories are correct and that God is up there shaking his head and laughing at us.

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From Spindle123   (Q1020. Archived Wednesday, 28-Jun-2006, 10:34 pm. Skeptic)

    Could God have been recarnated as Jesus, Allah, Krishna, Buddha, etc...throughout... time?

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From BadJes   (Q1019. Archived Wednesday, 28-Jun-2006, 10:34 pm. Skeptic)

    Did hindus and buddhists have free-will and they choose not to accept Jesus as their saviour?

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From Yeldarb   (Q1017. Archived Wednesday, 28-Jun-2006, 8:53 pm. Skeptic)

    Who believes in god? If so, how was he created?

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From Atheist4U   (Q1015. Archived Wednesday, 28-Jun-2006, 8:53 pm. Skeptic)

    Have you accepted atheism as your personal light and savior?

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From Johnusmaximus1   (Q1014. Archived Wednesday, 28-Jun-2006, 8:53 pm. Skeptic)

    Is there a Trinity?

    Is there a scripture that specifically says that God is a trinity? If so, where can I find it? If it is the most important doctrine, surely there is a scripture that speaks of a trinity

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From Seekthetruth   (Q1009. Archived Wednesday, 28-Jun-2006, 8:53 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do people say that I am attacking other Christians when I point out the slippery slope of Protestantism?

    My goal is to show Protestants the truth, that the Catholic Church is the one founded by Jesus (God in the flesh). If other Christians could know this then there would be no reason for them not to be in the Church that was founded by God.

    I hate seeing Christianity so divided, so I propose a solution, namely all Christians should come back to the original Church. Why do people hate me for this and accuse me of attacking them? I am for perfect Christian unity, how is this attacking other Christians?

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From Jerald D   (Q1006. Archived Wednesday, 28-Jun-2006, 8:53 pm. Skeptic)

    What makes you to believe there is God ?

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From TeenChatter10   (Q1003. Archived Wednesday, 28-Jun-2006, 8:53 pm. Skeptic)

    If man was made in gods image then does that mean the woman was a retarted man?

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From some_hand2001   (Q1002. Archived Wednesday, 28-Jun-2006, 8:53 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you Believe in Miracles?

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From OzzieUSA   (Q1000. Archived Wednesday, 28-Jun-2006, 8:53 pm. Skeptic)

    Is there a God??????

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From Chaz   (Q998. Archived Wednesday, 28-Jun-2006, 8:53 pm. Skeptic)

    What were you doing when you first decided that you do(n't) believe in *insert religon here*?

    What were the deciding factors in your (lack of) faith?

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From Crazyman   (Q996. Archived Tuesday, 27-Jun-2006, 9:50 pm. Skeptic)

    Did Jesus get mary magdalene pregnant

    before or after he became a zombie ...

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From Elreybrown   (Q995. Archived Tuesday, 27-Jun-2006, 9:50 pm. Skeptic)

    Is Monotheism all wrong?

    Genisis 1:26 says "Let Us make man in Our image, in Our likeness,...Could God be male and female. Two instead of one as we see in nature.

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From Atheists Rule   (Q994. Archived Tuesday, 27-Jun-2006, 9:50 pm. Skeptic)

    How could christians so easily believe a stick turned into a snake, but can't believe in evolution?

    Christians have no problem believing the bible stories like a talking bush, talking animals, angels blowing trumpets in the sky, wizards and all kinds of absurd fictional stories like men walking on water but wont believe in evolution to save their life.

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From valkyrie_hero   (Q993. Archived Tuesday, 27-Jun-2006, 9:50 pm. Skeptic)

    I cannot believe?

    I was born in a Christian household, I was loosely raised. Over a course of time however doubt came into my mind. I found myself challenging every religion at the age of 9. I found myself an outcast due to children teasing me and saying "you're going to hell when you die" or "I'm gonna laugh when I'm in heaven." For years I tried to find my place, not only in Christianity, but in all religions, but I found myself an outcast. I found the way of the agnostic, and it made sense to me, I had tried to lie to myself for years and say I'm Christian for years, but I had found the way that suited me best. Now I see people calling us lost, and hell-bound, but I couldn't convert to Christianity, it would be a lie to myself, it's not that its hard for me to do, it's IMPOSSIBLE for me to do.

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From MarkinProvide   (Q992. Archived Tuesday, 27-Jun-2006, 9:50 pm. Skeptic)

    Would you be offended if someone said hate the Christianity love the person?

    just curious

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From Digilook   (Q991. Archived Tuesday, 27-Jun-2006, 9:50 pm. Skeptic)

    Given Pascal's Wager ("God is, or God isn't"), why is it we still can't get along?

    Why the need to prove ones belief to another?

    What is, is.
    -Native American Wisdom

    It doesn't matter. It just doesn't matter.
    - Buddhist Wisdom

    The Truth will set you Free
    -Christian Wisdom

    You must be the change you want to see in the world.
    -Gandhi

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From Kevin T   (Q990. Archived Tuesday, 27-Jun-2006, 9:50 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do people get mad at the man who hates religious people?

    Is that the love of Christ? or Buddha, or Allah?

    I receive many responses, almost all of them angry. I love the rage of insulted religious men and women. Who's close minded and ignorant in that situation?

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From Bryan G   (Q988. Archived Tuesday, 27-Jun-2006, 9:50 pm. Skeptic)

    Why can't atheists just shut up about things they don't understand?

    like the meaning of life. they LOVE to spout off about the same BS evolution, but it takes more faith to believe that horsecrap than it does to believe in God.

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From Bob D   (Q983. Archived Monday, 26-Jun-2006, 10:53 pm. Skeptic)

    Are there any peer-reviewed literature/articles etc supportive of Intelligent Design?

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From kiran   (Q982. Archived Monday, 26-Jun-2006, 10:18 am. Skeptic)

    Does God exist ?

    Does spirit exist? Does ghost exist?Is there any heaven or hell after death???

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From wantsme32458   (Q981. Archived Monday, 26-Jun-2006, 10:18 am. Skeptic)

    Do you think we are in this life to make money and have fun?

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From Desdemona   (Q978. Archived Monday, 26-Jun-2006, 10:18 am. Skeptic)

    How many christians would run crying to church if I ...?

    ...told them I'm Wiccan and threatened to turn them into a frog?

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From pumpkin   (Q976. Archived Monday, 26-Jun-2006, 10:18 am. Skeptic)

    Religious people defend their beliefs because they know nothing else?

    A Question for Religious people?

    Religious people defend their beliefs because they know nothing else.

    The same can be said about a frog who lives in a well. He sees only the sky and thinks thats all what the world is all about.

    why dont religious people try to gain knowledge through other sources as well?

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From IKWYA   (Q974. Archived Monday, 26-Jun-2006, 10:18 am. Skeptic)

    Do you want to convert me? What's in it for you?

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From Drive   (Q972. Archived Monday, 26-Jun-2006, 10:18 am. Skeptic)

    Dumb Christians who get sick...

    Why how come when some dumb religious gets sick, they pray to there "god" that they get healed? Isnt there "god" supposably the one who gave them the disease in the first place? So do they think by praying there going to sway there "gods plan" and make there mythical god who supposably is always right in what he does, change his mind and say oh maybe your right i shouldnt have given you the disease?

    Just think about that for a second OOOOPS i forgot, christians dont think.

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From Nour m   (Q970. Archived Monday, 26-Jun-2006, 10:18 am. Skeptic)

    what is the chosen relgion?

    I know the truth whats your take?

    Islam is the chosen. Jesus himself knew there was going to be another prophet. and Ishameilite to save them. The name Ahamad ( Muhammed) "peace be upon him".

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From Amanda B   (Q969. Archived Monday, 26-Jun-2006, 10:18 am. Skeptic)

    I don't believe in the Christian god, I don't believe that prayer or faith really helps. Tell me your story if Prayer or having faith has impacted you at all.

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From ca_license_pl8t   (Q968. Archived Monday, 26-Jun-2006, 10:18 am. Skeptic)

    Why is it that non-believers have to make fun of believers?

    Believers don't do anything to them....but they come and bash on us becuase they don't believe in God.....they say they want respect and that Christians are too pushy but why do they even come to the religion and spirituality section if they are an atheist.......must they make fun of everything that we do....they ask questions like "does anyone hate christians" or "why are christians so dumb"....why don't they just leave us alone....we want to ask the believers their opioion not theirs

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From Love of Truth   (Q967. Archived Monday, 26-Jun-2006, 10:18 am. Skeptic)

    Is there an eternal everlasting hell?

    I once believed in such a place till I decided to follow the divine compass placed in my heart. This took a lot of strength because before then my ethos was fear based. Not only do I believe perfect love drives out all fear but I believe God is better than many fundamentalist portray the higher power to be. The Apostle Paul once killed Christians because he thought he was doing God a favor. Just goes to show how wrong you can be. I am asking this question not because I do not have my own opinions but because I think the process is important for people to work through themselves. I just hope they don't spout out something they were told but something they have discovered by not only seeing the mirror of the world but also looking deep within themselves.

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From IndianaZephyr   (Q965. Archived Monday, 26-Jun-2006, 10:18 am. Skeptic)

    Doesn't believing in god seem a bit like believing in the tooth fairy or the easter bunny?

    I mean, they have the same amount of solid proof...

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From m085z33dsfauqr   (Q959. Archived Monday, 19-Jun-2006, 12:24 am. Skeptic)

    do you worship Jesus or God?

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From Joa5   (Q956. Archived Monday, 19-Jun-2006, 12:24 am. Skeptic)

    What is so hard to understand about the Da Vinci Code?

    I went to Barns & Noble today and picked up a copy of NewsMax magazine. Right there in big, bold, yellow letters it reads "The Da Vinci CON". Intrigued, I picked it up and read the article. Perhaps I read articles like these just to re-evaluate how ignorant people can be, I don't know. Either way, I still can't believe people are so blind.

    The Da Vinci Code is a book (now, also a movie). A simple story BASED around a THEORY that's been making rounds since scholars (not Dan Brown) found the Dead Sea scrolls during the 1940's. So for one, it may be Dan Brown's book and story but IT'S NOT HIS theory.

    Two, no where does Dan Brown claim that his book as fact. All it states is that descriptions of architect and paintings etc. are accurate. That's it!

    And finally, if people would actually LISTEN and PAY ATTENTION, they would understand that Dan Brown is very much a Christian. His FIRST book demonstrates that very clearly.

    So, please tell me what's so difficult to understand?

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From Seekthetruth   (Q953. Archived Monday, 19-Jun-2006, 12:24 am. Skeptic)

    Justified by Faith alone?

    Fellow Christians, do you believe that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone?
    "You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone." -James 2:24

    Thanks in advance, and may God bless you.

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From Godislove   (Q952. Archived Monday, 19-Jun-2006, 12:24 am. Skeptic)

    Prove to me God does not exist?

    To all people who insist on believing that God doesn't exist, I will ask you to do the same as you ask us.

    Prove that He does not exist. Be careful to show examples based on fact, not on opinion.

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From Sakeena M   (Q949. Archived Monday, 19-Jun-2006, 12:24 am. Skeptic)

    ok if Jesus is Gods son he cant be God right??

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From K-Bone   (Q947. Archived Monday, 19-Jun-2006, 12:24 am. Skeptic)

    How can people be sworn into something when we dont even know if it exists?

    (referring to religion)?
    How you can have faith in god when there is no reassurance? We need to look into our hearts isnt an answer. Why do we live our lives by some set of rules that doesnt really make sense any more? Do you believe that the bible was something like a law book except instead of punishment it promised reward? If Christ is real, why are there so many other religions?

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From Atheist4Choice   (Q945. Archived Monday, 19-Jun-2006, 12:24 am. Skeptic)

    Was Mary a "virgin" or did it get mistranslated in Greek?

    1. The virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14)

    This verse is part of a prophecy that Isaiah relates to King Ahaz regarding the fate of the two kings threatening Judah at that time and the fate of Judah itself. In the original Hebrew, the verse says that a "young woman" will give birth, not a "virgin" which is an entirely different Hebrew word. The young woman became a virgin only when the Hebrew word was mistranslated into Greek.

    This passage obviously has nothing to do with Jesus (who, if this prophecy did apply to him, should have been named Immanuel instead of Jesus).

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From Chuck S   (Q942. Archived Monday, 19-Jun-2006, 12:24 am. Skeptic)

    How come Jehovah is only mentioned 3 times in the bible and god is mentioned numorous times

    and Jehovah is his real name

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From Skeptic Instinct   (Q941. Archived Monday, 19-Jun-2006, 12:24 am. Skeptic)

    Will I be saved if I have never sinned but I am not a christian?

    Or has christian god made it so hard for hindus?

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From Kiran   (Q933. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 11:48 pm. Skeptic)

    Evolution ?

    I hope i can find some answer from u with reasons.

    Plz don't get fit into The Bible.

    I think the whole organic evolution of this world arised according to "charles darwin theory".
    what bout u?

    Think scientifically!

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From m085z33dsfauqr   (Q931. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 11:48 pm. Skeptic)

    what was the religion of God before Judaism?

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From m085z33dsfauqr   (Q929. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 11:48 pm. Skeptic)

    who gives paul the right to put even One word of his words in the Bible?

    He has no right to put any word in the Bible. he should just write his own Bible.

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From Drive   (Q928. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 11:48 pm. Skeptic)

    Everyone is degenerating?

    why does it seem like everyone is a christian today?

    i guess everyone is degenerating. There all so pathetic really.

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From m085z33dsfauqr   (Q927. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 11:48 pm. Skeptic)

    Did Jesus eat any pig meat? Pork ?

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From Stray_dog   (Q925. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 11:48 pm. Skeptic)

    Is the Bible wrong?

    Yes! It is! Cause in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, it says, "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neitherthe sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor theives nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God." Basically it says being gay is a sin, but it's not a sin to have natural instincts. Homo sexuality is just biological disorder not a Hell-worthy pass. Now I know not to believe everything the Bible says and formulate my own logical statements! I wonder what else is wrong?

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From Dragon_dog   (Q918. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 11:17 pm. Skeptic)

    When you raise swine, is Christianity your only religous option?

    Seriously, my family have been hog farmers for centuries.

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From LadyLove   (Q917. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 11:17 pm. Skeptic)

    To those who challenge the existence of God. PART 2?

    okay so some think that just coz the Bible was written by humans these Words were from humans? What about the idea of the Holy Spirit REACHING OUT? And just coz other people think that the idea of religion is silly, it's enough NOT To choose to ACKNOWLEDGE His existence? And just coz there's CRIME and all that??? isn't it true that these were from the very sinful nature of Satan and human beings? And to answer the question, " WHy DO WE HAVe CRIMES and GOD CAN't SEEM TO STOP IT?" GOD GAVE MAN FREE WILL. If He is to control you to love and obey Him, that's not LOVE at all. That's opposing to the nature of a God. Coz many people say that WHY ON EARTH CAn't GOD STOP CRIMES IF HE EXISTS? Coz we were given FREE WILL to obey HIM!!! It's a CHOICE we make and it is important that we make these choices so that we will be fit for His kingdom. But He gave warnings and teachings in the Bible to let people know that all they have to do is believe in Christ, repent, and spread Good nEws.

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From Apostate_Rebel   (Q910. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 11:17 pm. Skeptic)

    If you're at church on Sunday morning, why do you insist on putting pastors on tv at that time?

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From Apostate_Rebel   (Q909. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 11:17 pm. Skeptic)

    If you're not on path to enlightenment, are you on path to endarkenment?

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From IDspudnik   (Q906. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 11:17 pm. Skeptic)

    Guys, The Bible Says To Poke Your Eyes If You Like Looking At A Hot Babes. Jesus Said To! Will You Do It?

    (Matthew 5:28-30 NLT)

    But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust in his eye has already committed adultery with her in his heart. So if your eye – even if it is your good eye – causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your hand – even if it is your stronger hand – causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

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From Want_me_love_me   (Q905. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 11:17 pm. Skeptic)

    who else is tired of god and jesus discussions?

    you either believe or you dont...who really cares...i dont...i dont believe in god or any other religion... uh oh i guess im going to hell for this question huh? =lol

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From LadyLove   (Q902. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 11:17 pm. Skeptic)

    How did you become an Atheist?

    To those who are challenging the existence of GOD, this is for you.?

    Oh wow. Ambivalent reactions from atheists and believers alike.

    One atheist told me that the FAITH has no basis. Like the Bible is manmade, etc. etc.

    My question is, "Where dis they get these ideas?" FROM THE INTERNET, BOOKS, FRIENDS? And alike, What's their BASIS that the Bible is manmade, etc.etc? what's their basis in believing that there is no God? WHAT LEAD THEM TO THOSE IDEAS? How did it penetrated their mind and heart? Were atheists former believers but where disappointed by Church, family, death, friend that led them to LOSE FAITH and question the existence of a God? Well, those are the questions.

    I'm not trying to make WAR against atheists. So chill, some of you out there who answered my questions with hostility. CHILL.

    So yeah...how did you become an atheist?

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From Sandra M   (Q901. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 11:17 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do so many of you believe in god when their is no real proof that he exists?

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From floatingworld2   (Q898. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 10:40 pm. Skeptic)

    Who decided what made it into the canonical gospels and over what period did this happen?

    I have heard that Irenaeus circa 180 AD, contributed to the thowing out of many scriptures with equal claim to validity as the remaining 4 ,based on matters such as popularity, ease of comprehension to the multitude,o'doxy ...the Gospel of Mary, the Gospel of Truth, the Gospel of Thomas, all thrown out , not because of some divine inspiration given the early church leaders, but for reasons of political expedience and to reduce the intellectual effort required to become a Christian, until the doctrine was formed into the off-the-shelf-automatic salvation shallows that now stands - that we merely have to accept Jesus on faith and we r saved...the fact that many of these early scriptures believed that the Christ indwelling in every man was more important than the historical jesus, who was regarded as a temporary vehicle only for the Christ, which was eventually supposed to be obtainable by every LIVING human. Also Athansaius has been mentioned as the chief censor of early scripture.

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From lip11   (Q897. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 10:40 pm. Skeptic)

    Why should a christian be an environmentalist if they will live in paradise with jesus after death?

    If you are a good christian, you will live an eternity with Jesus in paradise? Then why would you support pro-environmental policies? I mean, if you didn't know it was a plastic tree, would it make a difference?

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From Sud   (Q896. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 10:40 pm. Skeptic)

    why the hell christian misionaries encourage conversions in India by luring innocent people?

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From Norman   (Q895. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 10:40 pm. Skeptic)

    was it really marry magdalene leaning on the right side of jesus in the last supper portrait made by leonardo?

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From rsn_hes_upallnite   (Q892. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 10:40 pm. Skeptic)

    I have come to the conclusion that the only thing Christians are good for is a good laugh.?

    Has anyone else come to this same conclusion?

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From huntjames32   (Q890. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 10:40 pm. Skeptic)

    Is it a sin to think for your self?

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From sayno2worries   (Q889. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 10:40 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do Protestants hate Catholics and Vice versa.

    I have heard people state Catholics are not Christian this seems strange to me as Prods and Taigues both seem to believe very similar things; that JC was divine and the Son of God who came to earth and gave up his life to save you from your sins. Many protestants I know rely on the Bible, but that bible is a translation, of a translation of the Vulgate, a latin Catholic Bible. I can understand prods not liking the papacy for obvious reasons of history but then there are some very dubious protestant leaders, like $$$ obsessed televangelists., and Prince Charles, who will one day be head of the Anglicans. I know Catholicism is highly ritualised, the famous, bells and smells but then there are some weird rituals for Prods too, like those serpent handlers.

    It aslo seems that historically both sides have done some horrible abomination: colonial genocides, wars, whichcraft trials. what do Catholics and Protestants think of other Christian Species...Mormons, Moonies, Orthodox, etc?

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From Drive   (Q888. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 10:40 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you think christians are pathetic? Vote now and explain...

    My vote is yes

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From Sabina_Rois   (Q887. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 10:40 pm. Skeptic)

    Someone who is like me?

    When I was a child I was a Christian.

    On age of 15 I totally rejected Christianity and turn to Buddhism.

    Someone else in here like me? What was your reasons?

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From Hillbillies   (Q886. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 10:40 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do you have to pay to be a Christian?

    If you don't pay tithes do you go to hell?

    Doesn't that make God an extortionist?

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From Hillbillies   (Q884. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 10:40 pm. Skeptic)

    Can you provide absolute proof that God is not a pregnant penguin with a mohawk?

    Being God, I assume the penguin would have the omnipotence to become pregnant if it wanted to.

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From musical k   (Q883. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 10:40 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you believe in miracles?

    And I just don't mean something you can see happening in front of you that is possible. I mean really far-fetched and extreme.

    Do you believe something that may seem so impossible be possible?

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From Drive   (Q882. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 10:40 pm. Skeptic)

    Its time to play..........?

    Wheel of Fortune. Todays puzzle is Three Words

    C h _ i _ t _ _ _ s ~~~ A _ e ~~~ _ e t a r _ _ d

    If you think you know the answer, tell us about it...

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From arsenic   (Q880. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    What is the best way to fight the Christian menace?

    Free range lions.

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From Blessy_Sammy   (Q877. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    Do naughty pics go to heaven when they get saved?

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From alwaysbettathanyou   (Q876. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    DA Vincii Code?

    How was the movie? Or was the book better? Do you think its allright to make a profit out of religious beliefs? Like for example { The Passion} Directed by Mel Gibson. It made millions.

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From LadyRebecca   (Q875. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    Death-bed conversion ?

    Assume a person has been a "non believer" all their life. When they ....reach old age and know that they are on the verge of death, some elderly people turn to religion as they know that they are in their final days and start to get a little bit scared.

    The person could have been a "sinner" all their life. Does the last 5 mins of his life where he/she pledges allegiance to a faith, wipe out all the sin of the past

    What do Christians (or any other religions) think of this?


    Don't get yourselves too worked up, please, just a hypothetical question from one who is comfortably agnostic.

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From Manchiller   (Q873. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    Can a believer in god admit that his or her religion might be the false one ?

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From Wanda D   (Q871. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    Why are the top scientists 70% atheists 23% agnostics and 7% believers?

    The people that know more about life dont believe in god. Why? Biologist had the lowest percentage of believers(5%) They know more about the human body than anyone. So they have a better chance of being right. Dont you think? How could theist claim to know more than these people? It feels good to be an atheist knowing this. I share a disbelief with the smartest people on earth. Who believes that god exist? The dumbist people on earth. Study shows that countries with a lowest literacy rate have the highest percentages of theists. Why?

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From Pervy_Pirate   (Q867. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    Could Samson have been a decent guy without blood on his hands, had the spirit of the Lord kept away from him?

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From Shehab A   (Q864. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    Why muslims do not change their religion to christianity , but some christians become muslims?

    i noticed that muslims do not change their religion but soooome christian people become muslim..?!?!

    well i am a muslim ..and im not a religious person but i will never change my religion cuz i know im not a religious person thats it..and i have some christian friends and when we talk about religion like we ask them many questions and they cant answer maby cuz their not relious peps also but muslims know about the religon alot...note: i live in dubai and its a muslim country ...

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From Chazerai   (Q863. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    Jesus died on Friday, undied on Sunday, and then?

    According to Christian teachings Jesus was bodily restored the Sunday following his execution by the Romans.

    (BTW Was His foreskin also restored?)

    I 'see' Jesus, a man, walking around, breathing, eating, sleeping, urinating, etc.

    OK. Jesus is walking around for about 40 days, and then?

    Did he get "beamed up" to Heaven bodily like in Star Trek?

    What happened to the body of Jesus?

    There is a distinction between body and spirit, isn't there?

    when you die, your body rots in the ground or it is cremated and your spirit goes to either H or H.

    What happened to the BODY of Jesus when he ascended to Heaven? What happened to the atoms and the molecules of Jesus?

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From Drive   (Q861. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    Why don't christians have any class?

    At least i have class.

    The office where i work at is all christians (who ISNT a christian in america) and i know there talking about me behind me behind my back about how pathetic i am and how they pity me because i don't believe in there myths.

    If any one should be pitied, its christians.

    There the ones who are weak and can't accept there mortality so they need a crutch and something to lean on cause there too weak to get through the day on there own. That sounds like someone who should be pitied cause of there weakness.

    So to all of you who think people who aren't christians should be pitied all i have to say is BLEEP you.

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From Gibby   (Q855. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do people thing that being an atheist and being immoral are synonymous?

    I'm an atheist and I'm also a very moral person. I think being atheist gives you an even higher morality.

    Instead of not stealing from the cookie jar because I'll get in trouble (god, parents will punish), I choose not to steal from the cookie jar because they're not my cookies (using logic).

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From Light   (Q852. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    Ok, i'm getting something.........?

    Did somebody here lose someone with an s name like sally shelly or stacy? Its an older female. Ok, they wanted me to tell you that she comes around you in the hallway that when you smell perfume its her presence there you know she liked to go shopping and buy perfume at Macy's she's telling me Macy's was her favorite store she also comes around what is this ring did she give you a ring before she died she passed that on to you she's telling me to remember the ring

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From phallacide   (Q850. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    According to the bible how long have people been on the earth?

    or how long ago was man created?

    according to fossil evidence, homo erectus, the first upright walking "man", appeared around 1.5 million years ago. homo sapien, us, have been around for over 100,000 years. i was just wondering how the bible accounts for 100,000 years of history.

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From I am Serious   (Q849. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    Was Abraham's intercourse with his slave Agar lawful or unlawful?

    Clearly the Bible's God approved of slavery...do you??

    IGNORANT FUNDAMENTALISTS!!!

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From truth_seeker   (Q848. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    What is your idea of God ?

    Your personal opinion...not tainted with religion.

    1=> God does not exist

    2=> God exists but is unconcerned with happenings here

    3=> God is a just king sitting at nth sky ready to punish us or reward us for our deeds

    4=> God is an unjust ruler, only the Powerful snatch from him and innocent suffer

    5=> God is present in our own self and enjoying his creation through us

    6=> God is God I dont know what he is.

    7=> God is my master and I adore him for whatever He does for me

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From Pervy_Pirate   (Q847. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    Was terrorist Samson the "all-muscle no-brain all-penis" kind of guy?

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From Angie   (Q846. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do SO MANY people automatically presume Christians don't THINK?

    As a Christian, I think it's extremely important to do your research. After all, the Bible does state, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, MIND and strength." Sounds to me like the unbelievers haven't done THEIR research. Can I get a witness? :-)

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From I am Serious   (Q845. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you truly believe that people mentioned in the Bible lived to be 800 or so years old?

    Can it be proven? How? Why do so many people quote scripture when it's clear there are so many flaws in it? Do we have to interpret it according to what's more convenient to us? It's like: "Since God approves of slavery (GENESIS and Liviticus) slavery is lawful" or "Since Lot had sex with his daughters, incest is lawful", or stuff like that (remember Ezekiel 25:17?)

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From Flight&Fight   (Q844. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    I am a Buddist, am I going to hell?

    I do Zen :) I just like to pizz off the religous right!

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From EarthAngel   (Q843. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    God so does not exist and I adore him for that!

    why do you adore him apart from biblical injunctions to do so?

    God is a non-existant god, and I adore him for being so not real, he never gets in the way of those who want to make a huge profit out of him because he's not there to mess things up for them...
    He is the greatest cash cow for so many professional & careerist god-pushers! it's a marvel!

    If you can adore something that doesn't exist so can I, get used to it.

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From Love is the principle thi   (Q841. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    OK if God doesn't change like He said why all the difference in the rituals and demands on man?

    Why does the so called "true" religion keep evolving, Why is God changing his mind/expectations of man?

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From Choices   (Q840. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 3:55 pm. Skeptic)

    Who do you think christians hate more: gays or atheists?

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From lowonbrain   (Q839. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 3:55 pm. Skeptic)

    The Pope is asking where was God during the "Holocaust", I'm asking where is God in all our murderous acts?


    And for crying out loud save us your "logical" Free Will argument please. And the Pope should be so shocked, since we know the Catholic Church / religion never inflicted death and destruction upon anyone! Or was that likewise the Free Will of the individual soldiers that killed millions in religious wars? :-)

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From fatasscartmans   (Q836. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 3:55 pm. Skeptic)

    Hey Christians, why don't you mind your own business?????

    I am so sick of the way you whine about everything that doesn't correspond to your way of thinking. It's not my fault that you hate sex or can't find anyone to have it with you. This is the Internet, free speech reigns. Grow up and accept it. Your mommy isn't here to protect you from mere words.

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From blindguardian   (Q835. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 3:55 pm. Skeptic)

    CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS, JEWS, CATHOLICS, and any other that feel that their religion is superior over others 1 Q?

    What makes you better than any other?

    Don't take this the wrong way.

    Everyone is entitled to there belief, this question goes out to those who judge against other that dont believe what they do, who go to the extent of ridiculing those who do not follow their ways.

    This in no way is a question of beliefs, more a question of moral

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From Adkit   (Q834. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 3:55 pm. Skeptic)

    Will we always have religion?

    Even say, 2000 years from now when we surely must have gotten smart enough to take in science as our new "belief"?

    "Science can't explain everything"? Do you actually KNOW any science? It CAN explain everything, that's what it DO. It was invented just for that reason, just like religion was invented to explain things we didn't have answers for in the dawn of time.

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From abram.kelly   (Q830. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 3:55 pm. Skeptic)

    Confusion about the Virgin Birth?

    I'm confused. My understanding of the Bible is that Matthew 1:23 is supposed to be quoting from Isaiah 7:14. However, the word used by Matthew is definitely "virgin", whereas the word used by Isaiah very clearly is not. Whenever a virgin is referred to in Scripture, the Hebrew "betulah" is used.
    In Isaiah, however, the word is "almah". This word occurs 9 other times in the Scriptures, and each time it means "young woman". Isaiah said that a young woman would be with child, not a virgin. So why did Matthew paraphrase with a completely different word?

    Paul makes two references to Christ's birth. First at Galations 4:4 "...born of a woman, born under law". Why not say "born of a virgin", since it was a miracle?
    Then at Romans 1:3 "...Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh." Why "seed of David" if Joseph wasn't his father? Doesn't "according to the flesh" sort of imply a natural conception?

    So was Paul misinformed? Or were we?

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From turntable   (Q829. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 3:55 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do so many people hate Christians in America?

    I think its because at some point in your life you ran into a Christian and had a bad experience. Or you used to be a Christian and got disappointed. Either way it seems childish. I have been a Christian my entire life and have never pushed my faith on anyone. The only time I talk about it if someones asks me about it. Why do people who hates Christians hold on to so much bitterness?

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From sanstheism   (Q827. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 3:55 pm. Skeptic)

    Is religion like packaged meat that the butcher cannot sell?

    He keeps putting a new experation sticker over the old one but can't seem to get rid of it.

    This is terrible and rude. Sorry!

    Please don't let my rude jokes reflect what us intelligent atheists are capable of doing and thinking. I am just jokind around and letting a little aingst get out.

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From floatingworld2   (Q822. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 3:55 pm. Skeptic)

    What has doctrine got to do with private spiritual experience?

    All the time I hear of 'Xians' speak of talking to God, being saved from drugs, seeing angels etc etc, but why do they then think this vindicates the Church's doctrines?

    Why can't miracles happen WITHOUT you having to accept Jesus died for your sins, an idea held over from the primitives and not accepted by the early gnostics or anyone else with a high 'SQ'(spiritual quotient).

    I mean,for eg., bleeding ppl used to be medical practice - not any more. We've advanced since those days.

    Why is the church always claiming credit for Love, God, compassion, etc etc, then saying all the bad stuff is the devil...

    I mean, what arrogance - do they own Love,goodness , do they? This is such BS.

    So what if you were saved from drugs? Does this mean that their crazy doctrine is true?

    What if Jesus appeared and said - hey - just love one another as I love you - don't think I died for your sins this is a misunderstanding of my mission.

    Would this change your view? Would you still have miracles happen?

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From gomerkyle9   (Q819. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 2:48 pm. Skeptic)

    How do you know your religion is the "right" religion?

    There are many different religions followed by many people... Would the real god, if there is one, really deny passage to those who don't believe in that religion? What if the religion you know is the only one you've ever known and it's not the "right" one?

    We would have a cruel "god" to deny all these people if there's only one "right" religion.

    # Christianity: 2.1 billion
    # Islam: 1.3 billion
    # Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/... 1.1 billion
    # Hinduism: 900 million
    # Chinese traditional religion: 394 million
    # Buddhism: 376 million
    # primal-indigenous: 300 million
    # African Traditional & Diasporic: 100 million
    # Sikhism: 23 million
    # Juche: 19 million
    # Spiritism: 15 million
    # Judaism: 14 million
    # Baha'i: 7 million
    # Jainism: 4.2 million
    # Shinto: 4 million
    # Cao Dai: 4 million
    # Zoroastrianism: 2.6 million
    # Tenrikyo: 2 million
    # Neo-Paganism: 1 million
    # Unitarian-Universalism: 800 thousand
    # Rastafarianism: 600 thousand
    # Scientology: 500 thousand

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From jayslug   (Q818. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 2:48 pm. Skeptic)

    What do you think would happen if religion looses it's tax exempt status?

    I think most churches would go out of business.

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From m085z33dsfauqr   (Q816. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 2:48 pm. Skeptic)

    are there any christian who do NOT worship the trinity. but Worship only One God (Not Jesus)?

    are there any christian who don't believe that God is three. and God is actually One.
    and believes that God and Jesus are two different things?

    to all respect. if someone will try to explain to me that God is three. please don't bother to write an answer.

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From My 2 Cents   (Q813. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 2:48 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do people who have their own religion try to impose it upon others?

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From curious_chemical   (Q808. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 2:48 pm. Skeptic)

    How long will it be until all religion is generally considered mythology?

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From Blondie   (Q804. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 2:48 pm. Skeptic)

    Would the World Have A Lot Less "Hate" For Others If Religion Didn't Exist?? Or Was Abolished?

    We see so much disregard for other's now days, especially when it comes to religon. There are even some extreme hardcore Religous people, who may be even borderline fanatical to the point that they actually "HATE" someone or a particular group of People for not practicing or believeing in the same faith as them.

    In some circumstances there are people who would even kill others in the name of their religon/ or God.

    So do you think the world might be better off without Religon?

    Would people feel liberated from it's strict beliefs & rules??

    Or do you feel that the world & people would be worse off if they didn't have Religon taught to them??? What's your opinion??

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From Jordan   (Q800. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 1:39 pm. Skeptic)

    Is our world the creation of an imperfect being?

    Considering that it's kind of a nasty place.

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From beenthere   (Q799. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 1:39 pm. Skeptic)

    trusting God?

    Wisdom Shouts in the Streets, once we begin to understand the knowledge of wisdom, what are the ways you use this in your walk with God.

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From TheresNoGod   (Q793. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 1:39 pm. Skeptic)

    Why are christians so brainwashed, brainless and bated...

    ... by whatever they hear? Basically, the three B's.

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From TheresNoGod   (Q790. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 1:39 pm. Skeptic)

    Why are christians so obsessed with what i believe in?

    I was walking down the street and a christian came up to me randomly and asked me if i was a christian and i said no and he said why not and i told him f off. Was that rude? Lets all discuss right now if that was rude on my behalf or on the behalf of the person who was obsessed with what religion i am

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From kickysoccer   (Q788. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 1:39 pm. Skeptic)

    do u think ---the davinci code is the end for christanity?

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From DarkMan   (Q786. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 1:39 pm. Skeptic)

    If DaVinci Code's idea turned to be true, which religion would u recommend for Christians?

    Do you think Christians will become Jews, Muslims or Pagans in case somehow, someday, a real evidence that Jesus was a mortal prophit appeared and the lies of the Church got exposed?

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From MRose   (Q784. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 1:39 pm. Skeptic)

    How many religious ppl out there have actually read the bible???

    it seems like everyone jumps in with "christ said this" and they have such strong stands against homosexuality and promiscuity, birth control, so on and so forth. but they dont even read, or truely understand, the book that they live by. i feel like most ppl only believe it because theyre told.

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From cooley_54   (Q762. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 10:10 am. Skeptic)

    Do you think people lie when asked whether they believe in heaven?

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From mageapprentice   (Q761. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 10:10 am. Skeptic)

    Do religious types not understand that the separation of church and state gives them the privelege of...?

    worshipping as they please? The only reason people are allowed to worship as they please is because the founding fathers realized that if the government got into the business of religion, this country would descend into anarchy and non-stop religious wars.

    The founding fathers realized that, only by staying a secualr government, and not interfering with the day-to-day dealings of people, would this country survive as long as it has.

    If the government were to announce a state religion and forced conversions, war would break out in this country that would make WWII look like just target practice. What if you didn't agree with the NEW religion, then what?

    People need to stop screwing with the constitution and mind their own business.

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From mini   (Q759. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 12:39 am. Skeptic)

    Today's Christians Scare Me - Its It Me or Them?

    I was raised Christian, but lately, I've grown afraid of them. I listen on TV and they seem rabid, spew hatred and look crazed or dazed. Is It me or Them? I would like to continue the religion, but they scare me to death.

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From m085z33dsfauqr   (Q758. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 12:39 am. Skeptic)

    Are christians became idol worshipers?

    Read the 10 commendments:

    1) "You shall have no other gods before me." (Worship God alone. not Three)

    2) "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. (WARNING TO ALL CHRISTIANS)

    accept Islam. God is trying to tell you something. don't be stubborn. the Jewish refues to accept Jesus because they were stubborn to listen. try to listen to the warning of your Lord.

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From Lucid   (Q757. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 12:39 am. Skeptic)

    Everytime i watch the news.............?

    And i see people who lost someone close to them by they got murdered or whatever, there crying and throwing them self on the floor and screaming going crazy and everything and then i think, if they believe in an after life and that they'll see them again, why are they acting so hostile and out of control as if they'll never see them again? Isn't a few years on earth without them nothing compared to the supposed eternity they think they will see them in the "after life"? So why are they so out of control?

    I think deep down we all know that the chances are that there is no after life and that is why our body instictly does everything to remain alive. Discuss.

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From wleef2002   (Q753. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 12:39 am. Skeptic)

    If humans are so worthless in the sight of God, why does he love us so much?

    People of "faith" often say that we humans are despicable, and we're always sinning. But if God hates sin so much, and if we humans just can't keep from doing it, then why is it that God even cares for us at all, much less "loves" us?

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From Chris C   (Q750. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 12:39 am. Skeptic)

    Is it true on airlines that there is one christian pilot, and one atheist pilot?

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From EarthAngel   (Q749. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 12:39 am. Skeptic)

    First to go is a free press?

    rapidly followed by the intellectuals. Soon, artists come into the firing line.?

    When tyrants religious or otherwise attempt to take over a country.

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From pacificwaves8   (Q744. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 12:39 am. Skeptic)

    Do u think people waste to much time interpreting the bible, like Armagedon rather then bettering themselves?

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From frostbitten   (Q743. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 12:39 am. Skeptic)

    In order to believe/not believe in god (etc) should you have to read bible from cover to cover first?

    Should everyone read the entire bible before deciding if they believe it or not? I have no answer of my own, I just wonder what people think?

    So people who dont believe, say read the bible to believe or decide.

    People who do believe say you dont need to read the bible to believe or decide.

    That is surely back to front.

    I can only conclude that this is an example of blind faith.

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From mark_intotdeauna   (Q742. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 12:39 am. Skeptic)

    should religions have age-restrictions ?

    following a religion is a big choice in life. probably a bigger choice then choosing who will run your country. religion is choosing how you think how and why we are here. it's choosing how you will run your own life. it's choosing on who or what is the Boss of the universe.

    when we don't allow minors to choose on who will run their country (which is a very small part of the universe), why do we let minors choose on who is the Boss of the universe?

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From too_many_xians_so_few_lio   (Q741. Archived Sunday, 18-Jun-2006, 12:39 am. Skeptic)

    what if.....Satan existed and he was nothing like the bible described him as?

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From gaarakazekage   (Q740. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:52 pm. Skeptic)

    DO you think christians whould try to burn people books and everything agian?

    I think so. i want to know if there is anyone else out there that thinks the same.

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From wtfh4xlol111   (Q739. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:52 pm. Skeptic)

    Adam or the ape?

    I know some people like the Bible's version of the creation of man, and others support the idea that we evolved from a common ancestor with apes. But don't you think the scientific community's ideas on where humans came from is more interesting?

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From hpotter4ever2000   (Q737. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:52 pm. Skeptic)

    Do Christians worship the Bible?

    I'm trying not to offend anybody, but it does seem to me that some Christians take the bible a little to literal; to the point that it seems that they worship the Bible. (Meaning if it's not in the bible, then it's not true) I would just like to hear some opinions about this statement. Please... no offensive remarks and if you mention others beliefs, please do it with respect. Also, no bible quotes, they just usually take up space and I don't want you to use the Bible as your source of proof, I want to hear from you.

    (Besides I don't take the Bible that seriously, so if you use it as a source, it will be irrelevant to me)

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From Lucid   (Q736. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:52 pm. Skeptic)

    ReligiousTards, why don't you believe in evolution?

    Is there a reason why you are ignoring facts in order for to believe in your myths?

Answer by John:


From TLCNJ19   (Q726. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:52 pm. Skeptic)

    If you love someone-you don't want them 2 suffer-You want 2 take their sufferings on yourself-Why doesnt God?

    "If you love someone, you don't want them to suffer.You want to take their sufferings on yourself. If even I feel this way, why doesn't God?" - T.S. Elliot

    I think he may have brought up a good point. Any one have any answers?

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From ddmovies   (Q725. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:52 pm. Skeptic)

    How many Gospels were written about Jesus?


    Were there only four or were there others that were left out by Constantine in 325 A.D.?

Answer by John:


From Anti_Fascism   (Q721. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:52 pm. Skeptic)

    Would you really trust a group of politicians to decide the word of God as they did at the Council of Nicea?

    The bishops (wealthy land-owners) at the Council of Nicea sorted through hundreds of gospels and magically decided which ones were truly the word of God to be put in the Bible and which ones weren't. Do you really trust these people to be gatekeepers for the Word of God knowing that Satan could also deceive men at that time?

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From smittyj20   (Q718. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:12 pm. Skeptic)

    When will Christians realize that the world does not revolve around their religion?

    Ever heard of the seperation of church and state? Why must Christians feel the need to inflict the view of creationism on the public school system? A system which embraces numerous races and beliefs?

    Why is it not Gods will for a woman to be aleviated from life support machine. Yet some how it is alright that man tampers with life by extended it through technology?

    As for the Da Vince Code: If you are fearful of a fictional book written for the enjoyment of the reader than you have some serious problems in your life. Dan Brown used questions that have been against Christiniaty for thousands of years.

    Christian need to learn that the world does not revolve around them, and their religion is not the answer. The world is amazingly diverse with a variety of beliefs.

    If one book is "threatining"your beliefs and structure of your religion, then perhaps the foundation of your religion is not as sound as you once thought it to be.

    A think the religion is threatened of enlightement.

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From Anti_Fascism   (Q717. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:12 pm. Skeptic)

    How was the Bible created?

    How did we get from the thousands of written Gospels to the few we have now? Details please.

    Don't just say God made it out of Adam's ribs. Thanks.

Answer by John:


From rbmath2000   (Q716. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:12 pm. Skeptic)

    Since Evolution can NEVER be proven. Why do people still believe this LIE?

    The Theory Of Evolution: The Great Myth
    here.

    For BLIND People
    Authenticity of the Bible
    here.

    it seems that some think Evolution has been proven when it has NOT.

    "My attempts to demonstrate evolution by an experiment carried on for more than 40 years have completely failed.....It is not even possible to make a caricature of an evolution out of paleobiological facts...The idea of an evolution rests on pure belief."

    (Dr. Nils Heribert-Nilsson, noted Swedish botanist and geneticist, of Lund University

    "Scientists who go about teaching that evolution is a fact of life are great con-men, and the story they are telling may be the greatest hoax ever! In explaining evolution we do not have one iota of fact."

    (Dr. Newton Tahmisian, Atomic Energy Commission.)

Answer by John:


From icarus62   (Q715. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:12 pm. Skeptic)

    Evolution deniers: Why do you accept the work of men but reject the work of god?

    If you believe in the existence of a god who created this universe then everything in it is his work, including the evidence for evolution, whereas the bible is undeniably the work of man. Why would a believer want to reject the evidence of their god's handiwork and believe other men instead? Isn't that heresy, or something?

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From bashbrother6996   (Q713. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:12 pm. Skeptic)

    why cant people answer a question about religion without getting all bent out of shape?

Answer by John:


From sparky3489   (Q712. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:12 pm. Skeptic)

    Why are people so brainwashed about religion?

    So what if Jesus had a wife and children. Would that be so bad?

    FACT: In the jewish faith of that time, it was frowned upon to NOT be married and have children. (Yes, this IS historically correct.)

    FACT: The Bible is so full of holes, mistranslations, books missing, one king's perverted thinking towards women, ... I don't need to go on. The bible is CRAP compared to it's original writtings and even then it wasn't written for decades after Jesus' death.

    FACT: People think this whole "Davinci Code" thing is all new. It's actually been around for quite some time now. Brown wasn't the first and won't be the last.

    Oh,and did I mention:

    FACT: The Bible is so full of holes, mistranslations, books missing, one king's perverted thinking towards women, ... I don't need to go on. The bible is CRAP compared to it's original writtings and even then it wasn't written for decades after Jesus' death.

Answer by John:


From Rev. Kip   (Q707. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:12 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do atheists resort to Straw Man arguments?

    Sometimes atheists will construct an argument against Christianity that does not reflect a true Christian position. For example, one atheist stated that the Trinity was illogical because three gods could not be one God. I had to correct him and show him that the Trinity is the doctrine that there is only one God in three persons, not three gods.

    Other straw-man arguments deal with persons who claim to be Christians and act in an unchristian manner. A typical example is the white supremacists often claim to be true Christians and when they do something which is against the Bible, their bad example is used to label all Christians.

Answer by John:


From siamsalem007   (Q705. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:12 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you believe this is the way to be baptized? If not, explain.?

    *Col 3:17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.*

    (Example) Baptism:

    -Acts 2:38 Repent and be baptized everyoone of you in the [name] of Jesus Christ.
    - Ac 19:5 When they heard this, they werre baptized in the [name] of the Lord Jesus.

    -**-Mt 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the [name] of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.-**- [Notice it says in the [Name].]

    For the Trinitarians:

    You make it sound very confusing, like God has split personalities. That's like saying, I'm going to be Ted today and tomorrow, I think I'll be Tom, and then on Sunday I'll be Hank. That doesn't make any sense.

Answer by John:


From jim_darwin   (Q704. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:12 pm. Skeptic)

    YOU MUST CHOOSE THE METHOD OF YOUR OWN EXECUTION CHOOSE WISELY Question: How do you want to be executed?

    You are found guilty of murder and sentanced to the electric chair. You must choose how to be executed. An appeal is being made and has 99% chance of being successful, but i the meantime you have to hypothetically choose . . .

    A. Electric chair
    B. Firing squad
    C. Drowning
    D. Marriage to Jim_Darwin for the rest of your life
    E. Crucifixition

Answer by John:


From Rev. Kip   (Q703. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:12 pm. Skeptic)

    How can an athiest say there is no proof that God exist?

    Sometimes atheist assert that there is no proof that God exists. The only problem is that an atheist cannot logically make that claim.

    In order to state that there is no proof for God's existence, the atheist would have to know all alleged proofs that exist in order to then state that there is no proof for God's existence. But, since he cannot know all things, he cannot logically state there is no proof for God's existence.

    It is not up to me to prove the existence of God because I rely on faith. An athiest needs to prove God does not exist because they rely on solid proof that they do not have.

Answer by John:


From sam_walkiden   (Q702. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 11:12 pm. Skeptic)

    Is religion fundamentally flawed?

    As we are taught to forgive but there is a place called hell,why?

Answer by John:


From EarthAngel   (Q700. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 10:42 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you think people should be prosecuted for spiritual or religious assault?

    Anyone punches you or touches you inappropriately it is an assault and people can be prosecuted for it, should there be similar consequences for those who commit a serious spiritual or religious assault.

    For instance passing damning religious judgement upon you, slandering you with Bible verses etc... but still we'd probably just get more censorship all round and I think I'd rather have freedom of speech at the end of the day.

Answer by John:


From danger00007   (Q697. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 10:42 pm. Skeptic)

    what is your idea of islam?

Answer by John:


From toine7294   (Q696. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 10:42 pm. Skeptic)

    what did Jesus mean when he said, "when you make 2 into 1, and the outer like the inner and vice versa?

Answer by John:


From Anti_Fascism   (Q695. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 10:42 pm. Skeptic)

    Is God a gross answer, an indelicacy against us thinkers..?

    .. merely a gross prohibition for us: you shall not think!

    It is a quote from a famous philosopher who published many works. You have to be intelligent to understand the meaning.

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From hispeach128   (Q693. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 10:42 pm. Skeptic)

    What do you think of Jehovahs Witnesses? And please be nice.?

    Ok Im really interested in what you have to think because I was Catholic and two years ago started studing with them and found that everything that say is true. They stick very closely to what the bible says. Just like Jehovah would want us to.

    But honestly dont always push them away. They may seem pushy but Jehovah and Jesus want us to preach the truth. Theyre just doing, what is consided to Jehovah and Jesus, the most important and life saving information.

Answer by John:


From Anti_Fascism   (Q692. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 10:42 pm. Skeptic)

    Did you know early Christians had many Gospels banned from the Bible + burned because they didn't support the

    church's lust for power and control? Here are some of them:

    The Gospel of the Hebrews
    The Gospel of the Nazarenes
    The Gospel of the Ebionites
    Gospel of Cerinthus
    Gospel of Basilides
    Gospel of Marcion
    Gospel of Appelles
    Gospel of Bardesanes
    Gospel of Mani
    The Gospel of Thomas
    The Gospel of Philip
    The Gospel of Peter
    The Gospel of Nicodemus (also called the "Acts of Pilate")
    The Gospel of Bartholomew
    The Questions of Bartholomew
    The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
    Gnostic Apocalypse of Peter
    The Sophia of Jesus Christ
    The Dialogue of the Saviour
    The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
    Interpretation of Knowledge
    The Gospel of Truth
    Pistis Sophia
    The Apocalypse of Adam
    The Apocryphon of John
    The Trimorphic Protennoia
    The Coptic Gospel of the Egyptians
    The Coptic Apocalypse of Paul


    Does it bother you that you didn't get the whole story?

Answer by John:


From Anti_Fascism   (Q689. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 10:42 pm. Skeptic)

    Wasn't Andrew a more interesting disciple?

    He calmed storms, defeated huge armies, and helped bring earthquakes

    Acts of Andrew (burned by the church)

    Like those in the two books of Acts on which it appears based, the miracles are extremely supernatural, and highly extravagant. For example, aside from the usual miracles of raising the dead, healing the blind, and so forth, Andrew survives being placed amongst fierce animals, calms storms, and defeats armies simply by crossing himself. There is also a great deal of moralising - Andrew causes an embryo which was illegitimate to die, and also rescues a boy from his incestuous mother, an act resulting in her laying false charges against them, requiring god to send an earthquake to free Andrew and the boy. So much does the text venture into the realm of extreme supernatural events, that, whilst crucified, Andrew is still able to give sermons for 3 days.

    Were church officials afraid this one might make the bible even less believeable?

Answer by John:


From arctic_vixen1980   (Q688. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 10:42 pm. Skeptic)

    Why did God make us imperfect?

    Why did God make us imperfect, and then tell us we all fall short of the glory of God like coz of sin and stuff. Like he made us like that. It doesn't make sense. If we fall short why didn't he make us perfect? I mean I know Adam took an apple. But he made Adam. being omnipotent don't u think he would have noticed that Adam and Eve weren't quite right?

Answer by John:


From sssss   (Q686. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 10:42 pm. Skeptic)

    Are there anyone here who hates jesus and explane why?

Answer by John:


From curious_chemical   (Q685. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 10:42 pm. Skeptic)

    I can't believe nobody is mad at me today. If you're holding back, please throw me a bone?

    I'm atheist, I think gays are okay, and God is immoral. Oh, and Bush is the worst ever, since slavery.

Answer by John:


From Muhammad K   (Q682. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 10:42 pm. Skeptic)

    God has no SON or DAUGHTER don't u have brains just think u heart will say the same?

Answer by John:


From adolf_h_theman   (Q681. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 10:42 pm. Skeptic)

    God must like people with $$$since the poorest suffer the most...........?

    God must like people with $$$ since the poorest suffer the most, I thought it was the other way around, punish the greedy and help the poor? I am coming into conclusion that god doesn’t exist

Answer by John:


From Leigh   (Q680. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    To the Non Believers?

    To all of you who believe there is no God/Gods/ and afterlife, can you explain your theory as to where we came, where everything came from, and why we are even here?

    Now, I am not religious and I am not trying to press any spiritual or religious on anyone, but I do believe in God (a Higher Power) and most definitely an afterlife. I would love to hear why some don't...and I will keep an open mind to all answers.

Answer by John:


From Uno bonger   (Q679. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    If god is in everything and surrounds everything, does that mean mid air man chowder is a holy load???

Answer by John:


From bc_munkee   (Q677. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    If you had cancer, would you rely on science or faith in God to help you?

    The scientific method is as responsible for new medicine as it is for theory of evolution.

Answer by John:


From huntjames32   (Q675. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    evolutionist, your thoughts please?

    it is widely accepted that humans only use 10% of their brain. what do you believe is the potential use of the other 90%?

    or do you believe the other 90% is just there to take up space? similar to the appendix.

Answer by John:


From Anti_Fascism   (Q674. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    Christians: Since you say science and technology is the work of the Devil, why are you using a computer now?

    My Christian friend said this. I wouldn't just make it up.

Answer by John:


From jim_darwin   (Q672. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    Can an atheist have spirituality? Can a religious person think?

Answer by John:


From Humanist   (Q670. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you accept that religions are man-made cancers.?

Answer by John:


From Pakalolo   (Q665. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    What was the Catholic Churches stance in WWII concerning Germany's extermination of the Jews??

Answer by John:


From parable   (Q664. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    I have ( for Christians) 3 questions... 1 of 3?

    By the name of the Father

    do u mean this Father whose attributes as follows?:-

    He is Allah, The One and Only.

    Allah is Independent of all and all are dependent on Him. Neither has He an offspring nor is He offspring of anyone; and none is equal with Him in rank.

Answer by John:


From sen831   (Q663. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 4:14 pm. Skeptic)

    To atheists: What would make you believe, beyond a doubt, that God exists?

    God's appearance? The feeling of his presence? Logical evidence? The flames of Hell licking your body? Just wondering.
    (P.S.: Sorry, I don't hate atheists. I just couldn't resist the flames of Hell comment.)

Answer by John:


From Caligula   (Q656. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 3:14 pm. Skeptic)

    Want PROOF that god doesn't exist?


    Well, god and I have the same cell phone carrier, so it's free calling. God called me up and said he doesn't exist, it wasn't a very long conversation, but that was the basic message. So I hope we can forget all of this silly religion stuff now that we know the truth. GOD TOLD ME THIS, AND ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE, HE DOES NOT LIE!

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From olimjonn   (Q654. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 3:14 pm. Skeptic)

    is there god? if yes then why some good people suffer in life and others relish from it?

    if he created us from where he appeared himself?

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From ribbedbigspenda   (Q650. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 3:14 pm. Skeptic)

    Did the dinosaurs come before mankind?

    It says God created the earth and the heavens..then he made it rain..then the created man..then he created the plants and the animals to company man..but was unhappy with the animals..so he put adam to sleep and took a rib and created woman..In Job 40:15 it says something about a bohemoth..and Job 41:34 it says something about a fire breathing scaley beast. But I thought the dinosaurs came long before mammals.

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From Zeeshan   (Q648. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 3:14 pm. Skeptic)

    Still wonder why???

    When a Christian or a Jew kills someone religion is not mentioned, but when Muslim is charged with a crime, it is Islam that goes to trial!

Answer by John:


From valcus43   (Q647. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 3:14 pm. Skeptic)

    Would the REAL GOD please stand up and make yourself indisputably known?

    Cut all the confusing crap. Stop talking in confusing verses that have to be interpreted, mis-interpreted, re-interpreted and factionalized and divided into murderous sects. Quit screwing around with us, it's not funny anymore; we're tired of having to choose up sides and kill each other in your name. Just cut the crap or we're going to become secular humanists. Would the real god please stand up and give the word to us straight without interpretation through some greedy, holier than thou, arrogant, intolerant, condescending leader who wants my money. Just coopt the airwaves, get on TV, go on a talk show and spell it out in plain language.

    Do you really want me to kill babies for banana plantations?

Answer by John:


From Marc the Redcuber   (Q645. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 3:14 pm. Skeptic)

    Are my ancestors burning in a fiery Inferno?

    Hypothetically, if my ancestors had strong beliefs in a spiritist-animist religion, and had no knowledge of Jesus or of the Abrahamic God would they be currently writhing in agony in the flames of Hell? If so, would that make God evil? Should they deserve that as a "punishment???"

    Hypothetically speaking of course...

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From madisonsuicide   (Q643. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 3:14 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do so many christians act like they are victims?

    not all, but alot! of christians go around saying and acting like they are under attack, that christianity is about to be ended...but why? do you/they really feel like that? or is just conveniant and a good way to rally people behind a cause?
    i just don't see it, there are plenty of churches, christian groups, christians dominate politics, dominate corporations, have their own tv and radio stations that play nothing but christian media, most mass media outlets are owned by christians, plenty of book stores and publishers...where is the attack? or is it just not enough? does every single store and media and school and everything produced be christian related? just wondering cause this victim thing is getting old and i just don't see it....

Answer by John:


From mark_intotdeauna   (Q642. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 3:14 pm. Skeptic)

    why is everybody so sure?

    if i lived all my life inside a shoe-box, and i didn't know how to get out, i would never know how that shoebox was made, because i didn't see the outside.

    we can't even see how big our universe is. we don't even see the borders of the universe, let alone see it from the outside.

    i think it's impossible to find 100% proof for how the universe was made, created or whatever, when we can't look at it from the outside, or see where it ends.

    the simple truth is, that non of us knows the truth how 'it all started'. i only know that we humans will always be too little to fully understand.

    i really wonder, why everybody is always so sure about their beliefs, their faith, their 'truth'. whether it's christians, atheists, muslims etc, etc.

    why are we all so sure that our truth is the truth?

Answer by John:


From skeptic   (Q638. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 9:36 am. Skeptic)

    Questions for creationists (pt. 7) PLEASE READ CAREFULLY...?

    Please answer the question that I'm asking and don't just provide a website. This is the 7th question in my series... please feel free to answer any of the others, and provide contact info:

    Is it possible to fit the pairs (male and female) of all kinds of land animals and birds on the Ark? The answer must give a detailed calculation. Remember to include all invertebrates as well as vertebrates, food and water, and neccesary environmental controls. Remember to include all kinds of cattle. Explain the meaning of the word "kind".

    How were there pairs, male and female, of social (forming colonies), parthenogenic (female only) and hermaphroditic (both sexes in one individual) animals?

Answer by John:


From kero_bearus   (Q633. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 9:36 am. Skeptic)

    does anyone else find it offensive that christians are stealing other peoples beliefs and ideals?

    I looked up an animal totem website. and it said the dolphin represented Jesus. I was very P.O.ed because animal guides are a Pagan and not christian belief. christians believe animals have no souls. yet steal someone elses ideas and say its thiers.

Answer by John:


From phab_4   (Q628. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 9:36 am. Skeptic)

    Can you still be a Christian if you don't believe in the virgin birth and/or resurrection?

Answer by John:


From hushedsilhouette   (Q627. Archived Saturday, 17-Jun-2006, 9:36 am. Skeptic)

    God = Santa Claus for Grownups?

    I was thinking about it, and I'm pretty much convinced that Santa Claus and God are the same thing.
    Consider the commonalities:
    ~All-seeing-ness
    ~Power to judge "good" or "bad"
    ~Living in a "high" place that is inaccessible
    ~Control over time and resources (toys for EVERY kid in ONE night?)
    ~Rewards for being good, punishments for being bad (coal=hell)
    ~Patriarchal nature
    ~Command of an army of helpers (elves, angels)


    So, basically... Santa is in place to be used as manipulation of the behavior of children (i.e.- 'be good or no presents!'), and God is in place to be used as manipilation of the behavior of adults (i.e.- 'be good or no heaven!').

    God has some more complex qualities-- forgiving nature, larger scheme of power. But this all fits in with the more complex mindset of an adult.

    So, isn't God just a more complicated version of Santa Claus for grownups?

Answer by John:


From hola   (Q619. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 8:04 pm. Skeptic)

    I have a question for Atheists, say Christianity is wrong and I end up in a...

    brown box rotting or the rest of my life, big deal.

    Say we are right though, what is going to happen to you? No, living a good life does not mean you will go to Heaven. You have to believe in Jesus.

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From gothicgirl021   (Q615. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 8:04 pm. Skeptic)

    is this year really the year of satan? (no christians trying to save my soul)?

    i am a new satanist and i was wondering if anyone knew the story, are the four crown princes of hell going to arise on the 6/6/06?

Answer by John:


From neveroutnumbered   (Q609. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 8:04 pm. Skeptic)

    For all the people that call Muhammad a pedophile?

    I recently asked some people how old was the virgin mary when she got pregnant and it was pretty much unanimous that she was 12-15 years old. So the question is how is the Christian god not a pedophile.

    He got a 12-15 year old pregnant. Even though it was may not have been sexual this still condones getting women that young pregnant.

    Think about it you should strive to be like God and follow his example.

    So does the Bible condone pedophilia? Oh yeah and you cannot say that God chose a girl that young because of customs of the time because that is the same reason Muhammad did and if it doesn't fly for a human then it shouldn't fly for a God that would know the standards that would come.

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From Not So Silent Listener   (Q597. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 7:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Who is Jehovah?

    JWs use that name frequently, when others have taken that name almost completely out of their bibles.

    JWs call themselves by that name - Witnesses of Jehovah.

    God wouldnt have written his personal name thousands of times in HIS word if he wanted it removed.

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From RigorMortis   (Q595. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 7:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Is this what the Church is really afraid of from the Da Vinci Code?

    I've just finished reading the book, but I guess the part of Bloodline of Christ which the Church is claiming that it doesn't like could be seen as fictious easily, but I guess what they're afraid of actually is that the book is educating the uneducated Christians who didn't know that Jesus was seen as a mortal prophit by his apostels and that the idea of Jesus is God or His son was invented by a vote by the Council of Nicaea in 325AD by the pagan emperor Constantine who made many of the Christians tradition from paganistic customs, like changing the services from Saturday to "Sun"day, and that among the many apostels' gospels only those that fit the idea were chosen and modified to fool the masses and all others were seen as heretics and that "sainting" people is idolatery apparently. So after all these facts came to light, would people become Jews - and deny Jesus as a prophit, or become Muslims - where Mohammed was screaming "Jesus is a prophit", or be pagans and worship nature?

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From sanstheism   (Q590. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 7:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Can you find the answers to the universe's existence in a bowl of Cheerios?

    I eat them every morning and I haven't found anything yet?

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From Batman   (Q586. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 7:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do all religions make you worship god, but have no proof that he existed, if he did, y u guys nailed him?

    NAILING A PERSON TO A WOODEN CROSS AND KILLING THEM, DOESN'T MEAN THAT PERSON CHOSE TO BE NAILED AND KILL FOR THE SAKE OF MANKIND. IF I WERE GOD FOR THE CHIRSTIAN PEOPLE, YOU CAN BET MY *** IS NOT COMING BACK THE SECOND TIME TO GET MY *** NAILED AGAIN BY MY SO CALL FOLLOWERS.

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From Bayram E   (Q578. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 7:20 pm. Skeptic)

    why is the purpose of praying, begging to god?

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From gezus_freek1   (Q577. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 7:20 pm. Skeptic)

    how do you know your right if you don't question anything?

    since most religions don't let you question whether their god is right or wrong how do you know your worshipping the right god?
    for example, i think if a devout christian had been raised as a muslim in another country they would be devout muslims now. or vice versa. so what's with this attitude that your right and nobody can question you?

    my point was that if you christians were raised in say, iran you would be muslims now. and you would be headed to hell according to your religion. so why is god so vague?

    if the christian god is so great why doesn't he convert more muslims? how many christians are there in iran?

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From Greymelken   (Q570. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 7:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Is Satanism the same as Christianity?

    After all, Satan (in name at least)is a product of the Christian bible, so are Satanists, in their own way... Christian? Is Satanism simply in defiance of Christianity?

    Are there real Satanists out there, or is Satanism just a term that Christians have created to tack a term onto anything non-christian?

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From swellsourskittles   (Q562. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 7:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Does the Christian/Catholic religion take things too far?

    Forcing Passion of the Christ on the movie society, speaking against the Da Vinci code, terrorism, religious division... Is it all a little too much? I'm a Christian, not a religious basher. I'm just curious what people might think about religion being pushed into almost every outlet of the world and society

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From sanstheism   (Q555. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 5:29 pm. Skeptic)

    Even more fun with the Flintstones and Bible for non-creationists???

    All-right, non-creationists... It's time to have some fun. Paul g asked this question a while ago and I had to provide my own verses. It's the story of Adam and Eve put to the tune of the Flintstones theme song. Can you come up with your own verses?

    Creationists, meet the creationists
    They live ancient stone-age stories
    From the garden of eden
    They're the story of god's misery
    We ate from the tree which we shouldn't eat
    Now god will take away the serpeant's feet
    When you're with intelligent designers
    Everything you do is a sinna-sinna-doo sin
    a sinna-doo sin
    'cuase we have original sin...

    Creationists, meet the creationists
    They live ancient stone-age stories
    From the garden of eden
    They're the story of god's misery
    Someday, maybe god will win the fight
    And sinners will burn all day and night
    When you're with intelligent designers
    Everything you do is a sinna-sinna-doo sin
    a sinna-doo sin
    'cuase we have original sin...

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From FreeBird   (Q554. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 5:29 pm. Skeptic)

    i am starting my own religion who wants to join?

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From starchild   (Q547. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 5:29 pm. Skeptic)

    Why is there such a difference in the writings and ideals of religion and the actual practice?

    Since all major religions preach peace and love why are they also the source of the most violence? I was raised in one major religion that taught love and acceptance all the way up until I fell in love with someone outside my religion.

    I have lost all faith in organized religion unless yahoo answers can explain this for me.

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From sean_mchugh6   (Q543. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 5:29 pm. Skeptic)

    are Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, and Ghandi all equal spiritual options?

    do you think we should incorporate certian elements of each religion which we like to make a more "modern" religion?

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From Skeptic Instinct   (Q541. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 5:29 pm. Skeptic)

    Do christians know math? Ever heard of 2 + 2 = 4 ?

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From ParkMan   (Q539. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:33 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do people hate Atheists?

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From contra   (Q537. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:33 pm. Skeptic)

    did JESUS claim ......?

    1. He is a christian ?
    2. He is a sons of God ?
    3. He is a God ?
    4. He is a part of the trinities ?

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From Ocean   (Q535. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:33 pm. Skeptic)

    How did the Universe begin...

    ... and do you think J Lo will get back together with Puffy?

    Did I make you laugh?

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From sanstheism   (Q534. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:33 pm. Skeptic)

    Who loves Jesus?

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From sunshineview   (Q532. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:33 pm. Skeptic)

    Bible question. Where is the original bible, and where are all of the biblical folks remains?

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From Assad   (Q531. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:33 pm. Skeptic)

    Who belives that Moses is way more important then Jesus?

    I would rather follow Moses than Jesus because first he brought the law and secondly he stood up to god when he did something that wasn't right and third he is the most realistic person in the bible and even Jesus tried to imitate him! Jesus saw himself as a lamb the reason why he did this because it was the lamb's blood that saved the jews back in the old testament so even Jesus realized the importance of Moses

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From ProudStud   (Q530. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:33 pm. Skeptic)

    What's so great about heaven?

    Let's say that there is a heaven and a hell and a god and all that other madness. Why would you want to go to heaven? There's the dictator up there threatening to send you to hell. You have to worship him every day. You can't commit any sins. Why wouldn't you just go to hell? I mean you can basically do whatever you want. Is there something I'm missing? What's the benifit of going to heaven?

    I don't see anything really great about the Christian heaven. How can there be peace/joy/love if there is no pain/violence? You have to experience both sides before you can appreciate the positive. Also, destruction isn't bad. Why would you want to live for eternity. Honestly, I think death isn't a bad thing. Living forever has to get tiring after a while.

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From Assad   (Q529. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:33 pm. Skeptic)

    What is Satan's true identity?

    I was reading about another angel called Samael! In christanity Satan and Samael are the same angel but in Judaism they are two different angels came someone explain this paradox?

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From mark_intotdeauna   (Q528. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:33 pm. Skeptic)

    understanding the bible?

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From jim_darwin   (Q525. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:33 pm. Skeptic)

    Isn't knowing Jesus is God's annointed enough, forget the label, but john the baptist, saved wouldnt you agree

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From skeptic   (Q520. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:22 pm. Skeptic)

    Questions for Creationists (pt. 6) PLEASE READ CAREFULLY...?

    What did all of the carnivores eat after leaving the Ark? (This is not a question about what they ate on the Ark.) In other words, explain how the food chain worked before the present ratios of a few predators to many prey.

    a. Explain how a viable population was established for all of those animal kinds from only a single pair of each (keep in mind genetic bottlenecking).

    b. Discuss how symbiotic animals and parasites survived immediately after the Flood.

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From Melchior   (Q517. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:22 pm. Skeptic)

    Magic and reality are on the same plain, only your belief sets them apart.?

    True, for I am one of they whom the knowledge flow was entrusted. It is for all to use but few seldom do, and even fewer remeber how

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From skookum_klak_klak   (Q516. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:22 pm. Skeptic)

    why is Christianity disappearing so quickly?

    why did it take so long to figure out this religion is crap?

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From icer82   (Q513. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:22 pm. Skeptic)

    Israel was the 1st born son of God?

    Somebody says that Israel is actually the first born sons. BUT, heres the TRUTH. Read:-

    a) " I will make him (David) my first born". PSALMS, chapter 89, verse 27.

    b) "Israel is my son, my firstborn". EXODUS, chapter 4, verse 22.

    c) "Ephraim is my first born". JEREMIAH, chapter 31, verse 9.

    From these 3 passages, you will note that David is the first born of god, Israel is the first born of God and Eplhraim is the first born of god. Which of the three is indeed the first born? these different verses just go to prove my point that the term 'son of God' has no literal implication. It is figurative to mean people who are righteous and loved by God.

    In Matthew, chapter 5, verse 9.

    "blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God".

    This makes it evidently clear that all peacemakers will be called children of god. Therefore we can presume that there are numerous sons of god. So Jesus is not the only one.

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From huntjames40   (Q512. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:22 pm. Skeptic)

    is it true?

    that jesus was a bastard, because god wouldn't marry mary?

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From renzocj   (Q511. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:22 pm. Skeptic)

    Can I be a Medium and help others to make contact with their friends and family afterlife?

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From Karl   (Q509. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:22 pm. Skeptic)

    The Book of Genesis?

    Can someone tell me, from a historical perspective, how did the Book of Genesis come about?

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From Mee   (Q506. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:22 pm. Skeptic)

    Is there summer or winter on Hell? How hot and how cold?

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From Limo Driver   (Q505. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:22 pm. Skeptic)

    Cut to the chase! IN ONE WORD or SENTENCE- What is religion? There is SO much noise, but WHAT IS religion?

    Cults? Dogma? Doctrine? Salvation? Devotion? Enlightenment? Ecstatic Bliss? Love? Domination?

    There is ONE word that describes the true essence of religion.

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From joseguate22   (Q500. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:12 pm. Skeptic)

    Why are people so blinded by faith?

    they all seem to believe they own the absolute truth.

    Why when you ask for proof, none of them have any and feel is a personal attack on them or God? If the blible is the truth what is the Koran? So buddism has it all wrong?

    I just want bible fanatics to tell me why everyone else is wrong without saying, "because the bible says so".

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From John B   (Q495. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:12 pm. Skeptic)

    Religious Christians. What do you believe?

    Was Mary really a virgin and did Jesus really walk on water?

    How true are the stories we read in the bible?

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From daliaadel   (Q493. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:12 pm. Skeptic)

    If all Cristians are saved by the sacrifice of Jesus (pbuh), why shouldn't anyone commit any sin?

    What prevents you from sinning if your salvation is pre-owned and granted?

    What is the difference between someone living by morals and another a devil in disguise?

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From skid_marks_before_the_pup   (Q491. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:12 pm. Skeptic)

    do i need to believe?

    that god is real, and the story of jesus. the bible is just a book, with a really good atory, that many think is true.

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From Non-Compassionate Liberal   (Q483. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:12 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you think if people sent me cash, this could convert me from Atheism?

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From gravesendian   (Q478. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:02 pm. Skeptic)

    Popeye said "I am what I am" does that mean he was God?

    It sounds really similar to what God said and since Popeye is the only person to say that, then He must be God.

    And no, Popeye is not a graven image, the real Popeye is a person that actually existed. The cartoons are merely images that can be likened to the paintings of Jesus being crucified and symobolize his selflessness. Did Popeye not say "I'm strong to the finish..." this indicates that he will be strong for all eternity. "...'cause I eats me spinach..." spinach = man's sins s(p)in(ach), and eating symbolizes erasing. "...I'm Popeye the sailor man." Sailor is merely a mistranslation of the word savior, most likely a typo.

    Is this not irrefutable evidence that Popeye is the God of Abraham and Isaac?

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From jim_darwin   (Q475. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:02 pm. Skeptic)

    What would make God happy?

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From chadman   (Q474. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 4:02 pm. Skeptic)

    Why can't Religious people seem too grasp...

    For all those who consider themselves Religious?

    Why can't Religious people seem too grasp that there are other Religions besides their own that feel YOU are damned to hell because you don't belive what they do?

    In other words, there are 6 billion Chineese people who think we are all lost. Who's right?

    And how can so many others be so wrong?

    How silly is it for you to think that billions of other humans living on this planet right now with you are just so wrong and you happen to be so right.

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From ugly_face_trader   (Q460. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 3:50 pm. Skeptic)

    How do you know the Bible is accurate?

    Some say Jesus was never thought to be divine until some 30-40 years after his death. It's good to have faith, but 2000 years is a very long time. How can anyone be sure of what happened? The Bible wasn't written by Jesus. Maybe people got his words mixed up.

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From m085z33dsfauqr   (Q459. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 3:50 pm. Skeptic)

    Who came up with the theory of trinity?

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From joeyscorpse   (Q451. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 3:50 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you believe your faith was forced on you from birth?

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From jakethegunguy   (Q448. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 3:50 pm. Skeptic)

    Is truth absolute? Why or why not?

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From Rev Trask   (Q447. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 3:50 pm. Skeptic)

    If you reject Christianity, do you mind if I erase you from my Christmas list ?

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From jel5762   (Q440. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 3:38 pm. Skeptic)

    can we really go to heaven?

    MOST CHRISTIAN BELIFS SAY THAT YOU CAN'T BE SINNFUL IN ORDER TO GO TO HEAVEN. WELL ISN'T BEING W/O SIN BEING PERFECT. AND AS HUMANS ISN'T IT IMPOSSIBLE TO BE PERFECT? IS THIS CONTRIDICTING OR IS IT JUST ME?

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From Gary R   (Q435. Archived Friday, 16-Jun-2006, 3:38 pm. Skeptic)

    What is an atheist's point of view on the creation of the universe?

    And if you say the Big Bang theory, then where did that first clump of mass come from?

    Then basically if you have no idea what created the clump of mass, then it certainly doesn't bode well for the atheist point of view. Yes, you can't prove there is a god, but you also can't prove how the universe was created so why choose the theory that nothing happens after you die? What is there to gain by it? What's the point of being alive now if nothing happens after life?

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From dragonash_1   (Q415. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:51 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do we all need God? & If no ones actually seen Him, then why Believe in Him?

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From this_one_dude   (Q407. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:51 pm. Skeptic)

    Christians: If you had grown up on a tiny secluded tribal island in Asia with no contact to Christian religion

    would you still become a Christian considering you would be taught a completely different form of religion and you would have no contact with the other parts of the world to know about Christianity? How would you know to ask Jesus to be your Savior? And if you didn't do that before you died, would God burn you down like He does for other non-believers?

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From jim_darwin   (Q404. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:51 pm. Skeptic)

    Does Christianity have an image problem in Modern America?

    What do you think of the brand and image of Christianity in America.

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From 0sprey   (Q403. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:51 pm. Skeptic)

    Could Christ die and STILL BE God?

    or does dying prove he isn't God?

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From Nahimana   (Q402. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:51 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you think if you try to figure out who created God and whatever is beyond the light years away would you...

    Eventually drive yourself to insanity.

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From valkyrie_hero   (Q401. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:51 pm. Skeptic)

    I'm atheist, however I want to talk to the Christians on the sake of evolution.

    To the Christians...?

    I will not try to convince you of evolution through facts, however I will ask you something about it. It seems the leading reasons why Christians are up against the theory of evolution is that they feel it disproves god, yet it only disproves Genesis. Don't you however, feel it is shallow that you think so shallowly of god that the disproving of one Bible story unravels your belief. You wouldn't be a true Christian if you let that happen.

    What do you think on that, both Christians who believe in evolution and those who don't?


    Also, I'd like to explain the difference between a law and a theory

    A theory is the highest status a thing of that type (hyppothesis, theory, inference, etc.) can attain. A theory is something that has been proven through rigorous testing, if you don't understand the testing look it up. A theory explains how something occurs and why. For example evolution explains how species change and why they change over time.

    A law is the explanation of something that occurs but doesn't explain why. The law of gravity states that a arger object pulls another towards itself, however the law of gravity doesn't explain why that occurs. The theory of relativity does however.

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From me29876   (Q400. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:24 pm. Skeptic)

    If God is a trinity, why don't they know it? He, they, didn't use the term.?

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From Yoda   (Q399. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:24 pm. Skeptic)

    Is the holy trinity really the same as OM TAT SAT in yoga?

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From normobrian   (Q398. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:24 pm. Skeptic)

    why do people think that Darwin said we came from monkeys?

    Charles Darwin never said that man evolved from monkeys. What evolution says is that man AND monkeys share a common ancestor.

    You and your cousin have the same grandfather. That does not imply that you came from your aunt, does it? Two branches on the same tree share a common trunk, but that does not imply that one branch grows from the other branch which grows from the trunk. That is why there are still monkeys and gorillas. Because their branch grows more slowly than ours.

    So, now that you know the TRUTH, will you continue to disseminate the lie that evolution requires that man came FROM monkeys, or will you correct creationists when they advance that argument?

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From d3p3ch3mod3   (Q395. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:24 pm. Skeptic)

    Is it just a coincidence that the religion you've been brought up with is the only real one?

    Everyone has to admit that some religions are creations of man or else all religions are true including Greek mythology. Other than the fact that it's the only religion you've studied and it's the social norm where you live and to your parents, what is it that makes you know that the one you worship is real and that everyone else goes to Hell?

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From freetronics   (Q394. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:24 pm. Skeptic)

    Is your god perfect?

    If god is perfect, why would he allow people to kill each other? Being an assessory, is just as bad as doing it himself.

    One can also argue that since he is beyond time, space and reality as we know it, he already knows what's going to happen before it happens. So why even let it happen at all, except for his own amusement.

    If we were created in his image, and we have hatred and jelously within us, then that would mean he does as well. And if we are flawed, then why would a perfect being create a flawed human?

    Just things I've been pondering. I look forward to hearing what you've been pondering.

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From ghostgirl   (Q391. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:24 pm. Skeptic)

    is it possible to be christian and a scientist at the same time???????

    how does such a person deal with scientific issues that go against or undermind the bible??????

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From Ally   (Q390. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:24 pm. Skeptic)

    Apologies for deaths?

    Do you think that there will ever be formal apologies by religions that persecuted those not of their beliefs through killing them? I'm not focusing on any religion here. Just wondered if anyone thinks there'd ever be formal recognition and apologies for deaths due to religious persecution from ANY religion that has done such things.

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From BrianL   (Q389. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:24 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you remember the first time you were abducted by aliens?

    I do! I was standing out in a corn field drinking some moonshine, and all of a sudden I was laying a table. After the examination was completed, Zorphidus and the gang took me out on the town. We went to Zorphidus' home galaxy, hooked up with some Zepheres (that's space slang for "prostitutes"), and went to a karaoke bar.

    On the way back to Earth they let me drive the ship, which turned out to be a BAD idea, because I was drunk and had never driven a spaceship. I had to make a crash landing in Nevada, or it may have been New Mexico, I can't remember.

    Anyway, a bunch of soldiers came running towards us, and I hauled a$$, leaving Zorphidus and the gang, along with the Zepheres, behind. I had a good time, to say the least! I just wonder what happened to my Zormies (that's "spaceonics" for friends)...

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From Rev. Kip   (Q387. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:24 pm. Skeptic)

    If the JW bible "The New World Translation" is accurately translated then....?

    Can you show me a list of Greek scholars who approve of the New World Translation’s New Testament translation?

    Can you show me a list of the people who were on the New World Translation Committee along with their credentials in the ancient Biblical languages?

    Why does the New World Translation insert the word "other" four times into Colossians chapter 1 when it isn’t in the Greek manuscripts at all? Doesn’t this change the meaning of the text?

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From Meee   (Q382. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:24 pm. Skeptic)

    Who gives a g*d damm about religion and all the cr*p it brings?

    religion (all types) are pure beliefs, so why do ppl defend them so much, you can believe in the earth and music and things like that but religion (in terms of a god and jesus and allah n stuff) doesnt exist, science is a fact, god is imaginated in religious ppl, im all up for the goodness it gives SOME people but not for the amount of wars that are caused over religion?
    just wanna know who wud like to start new and scrap religion altogether in a new human society (in fact all humans should die then the earth would get back to normal health) ?!

    oh n this one goes out especially for religious ppl, the universe has always been, no god created it. god is in your minds, he is a story book character just like the grinch

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From lqworld   (Q376. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:04 pm. Skeptic)

    Is the "Divinci Code" a ploy by the church to further bury the idea that Jesus could have been gay?

    I'm not kidding. I was wondering this as I watched the trailer at the theatre. Jesus was such an outcast, he had so much love, and he spent so much time in intamate "brotherly love" with his companions. He seem's like a strong potential role model for gay men. Is this someting that could threaten the church? Are they being proactive with propaganda? I'm not trying to be deviant. Just an intellectual musing along the lines of conspieracy and church bashing the movie seems to bringing out in popular culture.

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From thelongfella357   (Q375. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:04 pm. Skeptic)

    my boss caught me having sex at church with his brother. should i step down from my job as a preacher?

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From Matt   (Q374. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:04 pm. Skeptic)

    If God created hell for the people who dont believe in him, Is god being an egotistical dictator??

    I am an atheist/spiritual dude.However,I donate to charity,help the poor,donate blood and live a peaceful life.does it mean that my existence can be deemed to be 'evil and unholy'?Will I be going to Hell for this?No smart alecs with some retarded answers please.If you cant come up with a good answer, dont bother irritating me..

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From skeptic   (Q373. Archived Thursday, 15-Jun-2006, 10:04 pm. Skeptic)

    Questions for creationists...?

    Is there any observation which supports any feature of your theory? (An adequate answer to this question will not be something which is a problem for evolution, but is rather evidence for your theory. Remember that it is logically possible for both evolution and your theory to be false. Something which appears to support Lamarkian evolution rather than Darwinian, or punctuated equilibrium rather than gradualism is not enough. Also, the observation must be something which can be checked by an independent observer.

    Is there any observation which was predicted by your theory?

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From Rev. Kip   (Q360. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 10:34 pm. Skeptic)

    Can any Jehovas Witness member answer this?

    According to Jesus in John 17:3, how many true Gods are there? Would you say that whatever is not true is false? Doesn’t the New World Translation call Jesus "a god" in John 1:1? Since there is only one true God and all others must be false, is Jesus a true God or a false god?

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From Nahimana   (Q357. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 10:34 pm. Skeptic)

    If you found out tomarrow that God does not exist how would it change your life & be Honest?

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From imacman941   (Q351. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 10:34 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you ever have the feeling to punch someone thats mocking christianty or your beleifs? lol.

    i dont have anger problems and i have never done this. im just saying i get so tired of people bad mouthing christianty(mostly atheist) because they dont believe in God. And just think about all the people bad mouthing God and all the controversy over God, it just proves that he is real and thats why its such a big issue in our society today.

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From Zaheer   (Q348. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 10:34 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you think that Jesus is the REAL son of GOD? and what evidence do you have?

    Jesus in Islam
    Islam is a religion which requires belief in not only the Prophethood of Muhammad but all the prophets of God, including Jesus (Qur'an 2:137).
    The Holy book of Islam, the Quran, relates in detail the story of Jesus, including his birth, mission as a Prophet to the Israelites, and his crucifixion. Muslims believe that this story is in harmony with the Bible too. Indeed, a whole chapter in the Qur'an is named after the mother of Jesus (Chapter 19 - Maryam).

    Divinity of Jesus
    Islam presents Jesus as a human who believed in the absolute Unity and Indivisibility of God (Qur'an 3:52).

    Muslims consider the doctrine of Divinity of Jesus and Trinity as later changes to the teachings of Jesus. The New Testament itself furnishes abundant evidence to show that Jesus was only a human being whom God chose for the reformation of His people, and repeatedly contradicts the Divinity of Jesus. Jesus always referred to himself as having been sent by God (John 17:3) and his followers, too, considered him a man approved by God (Qur'an 19:37; Acts 2:22, John 3:2).

    He was undoubtedly called the son of God, but this title has only been employed metaphorically and in fact is used for all the chosen ones of God (Matt 5:9, Exodus 4:22). The literal connotation of 'son of God' as a Divine Being and hence the subsequent development of Trinity Dogma was the result of Hellenistic influences on Christianity as it spread in the Gentile world. The Semitic usage of 'son of God' was misunderstood and forgotten and disputes about the exact status of Jesus erupted, as recorded in the early Church history.

    Jesus prayed to God like all other God-fearing individuals (Luke 5:16), and engaged in spiritual exercises such as fasting (Matt 4:2). Furthermore, Jesus lacked knowledge of the future (Mark 13:32), as only the Divine Being possesses perfect and complete knowledge.

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From brighteyeskix   (Q347. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 10:34 pm. Skeptic)

    what is the purpose of christening in the methodist church?

    my mother in law really wants us to have our baby christened. i really dont want her to be, and i feel that she had her chance as a mother to do what she wanted with her kids and i should be able to do what i choose with mine. i also worry that if i give in i will have a hard time in the future saying no to things grandma and grandpa want for my kids. my baby is not being raised methodist so she doesnt need to be christened! but at the same time i feel obligated-they paid for our wedding, we are living at their house free of rent right now saving for our own home, they have done so much for us. i want everybody to be happy, but i really dont feel comfortable with that decision! i know i will resent it, and i will not be happy during. i will be able to forgive, but i wont be able to forget. its MY baby! why should they have ANY say in what church she is blessed in!and my husband is telling me i need to consider his families beleifs-but why should they have any choice in the matter?

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From imacman941   (Q343. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 10:34 pm. Skeptic)

    Atheist what do you have to lose?!?

    Okay, Atheist Lets Be Real lol. Im a Christian and i often try to witness to people trying to save them. most of them are atheist and they dont want to be saved just because. But what do you have to lose?! In your perspective what if the Christians were right? why would you want to go to hell? wouldnt you want to go to heaven if it was true? So my question is, What do you have to lose? why do you completly hate religion and God in general?

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From Simo   (Q341. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 10:34 pm. Skeptic)

    Are atheists more holy than Christians?

    Christians only do good because they expect to be rewarded in heaven. Atheists do good without expecting anything. In my opinion, it is the act of doing something good which is the reward, not what you expect to get back. Opinions?

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From mrkitties420   (Q329. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 10:11 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you need to be evil? To go to hell?

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From Help   (Q323. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 10:11 pm. Skeptic)

    Is the Bible missing some text?

    Did Adam had a rib taken from him to make eve? If so who did the operation?

    I think the Bible is missing some text or, are these stories told so many times that the truth is lost?

    So what does this mean? If Adam was the only human, who operated on him and how do you create a woman "Person" from a rib, "Cloned"?

    Did Adam and Eve have sex with there own children? If not where did the other people come from?

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From Paratepaquelleve   (Q318. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    Pray in silence or shout it to the world, what do the scriptures say?

    My sister attends a christian but the rest of the family Doesnt. She preaches everyone very loudly, prays very loudly and chants loudy. You can hear her, around 6:30 am, chanting church songs, she also makes the house shake listening to her music. She often disturbs other family members.

    When we complain she says that people have to spread Gods word and that others will not be disturbed by it unless they have demonds.

    Is she right? What does the Bible say?

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From mrkitties420   (Q317. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    Why can't I sell my soul to Satan?

    I have tried multiple times to sell my soul to Satan. What am I doing wrong? Am I just not worthy.

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From supremelorderik   (Q315. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    Do people who have never been exposed to jesus go to hell?

    Hypothetically, lets say that there is a small island off the coast of Africa. And lets say that on that island there is a tribe of people, probably around 120 of them. They have been isolated from the rest of the world due to some weird coincidence. They have no idea who jesus christ was, what the christian church is, anything like that. Do those people go to hell?

    The underlying question: Is ignorance that is no fault of your own an exceptable reason to go to hell?

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From bird   (Q313. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    if we have to believe in god to get into heaven what happens to everyone from the other religions?

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From Erik   (Q312. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    If god is perfect how come he keeps making un perfect things...humans, satan etc...?

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From sapphirenut   (Q311. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    What is the exact physical location of heaven and hell - in your opinion.?

    I do not believe, personally, that there is an actual physical plain which is heaven or hell. I feel that the hereafter is more a dimension than an actual, tangible place. The human soul has no form, smell, taste, touch or anything that we can sense, yet we all have one (at least most of us). How is it that a force of energy (our soul) can be translated into a tangible plain? I think that the hereafter is more a thought than a location. Just as easy to put your hand around as a daydream or a nightmare, just as disturbing or exciting. If you know at the time of your death that you have made your peace with your Creator then your mind is literally at ease and your soul will depart from the shell it has occupied and you will cross over into the dimension you create for yourself. Jesus said that heaven is within each of us. Conversely, if you know that you've been a heel your entire life - your most horrible nightmare will curse you for eternity. Any thoughts?

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From Ally   (Q304. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    Which version of reincarnation do you believe in?

    Do we go from animal to human and back again? Human to human? No offensive answers, please. If you can't say anything nice...

    A little clarification. Hindus and, I belive (correct me if I'm wrong), Buddhists believe that souls are reincarnated based on the actions of the past life, and the level of society (especially in Hinduism) or even the animal, if they were that bad, that they are reincarnated into depends on that. While many pagans believe that humans are reincarnated only into other humans, and that each life either improves the soul or degrades it, and that eventually when the soul has improved enough, it is no longer reincarnated. If you know of other versions, go ahead and let me know!

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From inhim   (Q303. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:47 pm. Skeptic)

    To all athesists?

    Ok im not asking this to be rude or to convert you i just want to ask this.When jesus comes back and you are standing in your judgement. and you realize that everything about jesus and god are true what will you do then. remember this is just a question please answer with the question of truth in mind.

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From iadorelara   (Q300. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:20 pm. Skeptic)

    is the bible mythology?

    who did u say wrote the bible?
    aha!

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From jacksfullhouse   (Q297. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Who thinks protestants should be run through to the hilt?

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From happysmiles   (Q296. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you belive in Witchcraft? And if so why?

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From Yoda   (Q295. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Why is my way the only way and not yours?

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From lightandshadow73   (Q286. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:20 pm. Skeptic)

    So what can you tell me of the Marquis de Sade??

    I accept attacks from critics and adoring comments from fans, but I sappose what I am looking for truely is details....into the life and mind of, interesting little known facts, ....etc etc....and yes I read the wikipedia entries.

    Any moral fanatics have comments? Demon possession>? Or just a Libertine? Any scholars have input? ALl is welcome. I am interested..... Not through a sexual depravity of my own, rather curiosity on the details and makings of such a man.... or monster??

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From knowsitall   (Q285. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:20 pm. Skeptic)

    If I told you I used to be a prostitute would you think I am a bad person?

    And what if I said I really ENJOYED it and made tons of money?

    What if I said that most of my clients were married men?

    And I have never had any sexually transmitted diseases?

    I am not bragging, I am not pleased or displeased with myself, I have no regret, and there is no weight I have to "lift off my chest". And I am a very good person.

    Far from being a sad life, it was a wonderful time and experience, and there was absolutely no downside except getting arrested for it. No disease, depression, drugs, streetwalking, abuse of any kind. I was always treated with great respect and dignity and felt greatly appreciated and liked by my clients. I would do it all over again if I could. There is no regret, on the contrary.

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From Crazy D   (Q282. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Why is there so much contradiction between the different versions of the bible?

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From international_man_from_ea   (Q275. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:34 pm. Skeptic)

    IF I say I have a RELATIONSHIP with JODI FOSTER because I "FEEL" her presence and pray to her, is that OK?

    Shes never actually spoke back to me, but I can see her ways in the neat little coincidences of my life. I tell everyone that I have a relationship with her...am I a stark raving wacko lunatic?

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From tigermad   (Q272. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:34 pm. Skeptic)

    How can I become a teenager again?

    I wanna turn back my time to childhood and become a teenager,
    because of some reason I've wasted too many my precious time, I get too many regrets, I need to relive...

    Will God help me if I pray, you think? Or is anybody else out there able to help me? If you have any helpful idea please let me know.

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From sayyed_al_afghani   (Q268. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:34 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you believe in the Ibn Allah ?

    For Mohammed(saw) is not just a prophet. He is the embodiment of our Allah . He is alive in Yemen today preaching the true, new Islam to the Ummah.

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From Mr X   (Q266. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:34 pm. Skeptic)

    holocaust Fantasy or Reality?

    Did holocaust ever happened or it just a fantasy
    like for example mickey mouse.

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From GruHairy   (Q264. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:34 pm. Skeptic)

    When will Christian "Human Sacrifice's" End?

    We are bombarded with demands from the Faithful to "sacrifice" our lives to their God (through His collectors of such sacrifice, on Earth - of course) .. and told that EVERYTHING we have is His (their God's). When will this evil sacrifice of the best of humanity end, I wonder? This is EVIL, this human sacrifice stuff of theirs... even the little helpless kids have to have the end of their poor little weenies hacked off to sacrifice to Him, on His demand ... what's with THIS child abuse?

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From mark_intotdeauna   (Q256. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:20 pm. Skeptic)

    is the flu-virus Satan's idea?

    all bad is from Satan, is what i always hear..that includes diseases.

    if that's true, then why do christians get flu-shot? these shots contain a small amount of the flu-virus, to help the body to produce anti-bodies.

    therefor: isn't the flu coming from God, because it helps you to stay healthy.

    therefor: who created diseases? God or Satan?

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From cool_chick   (Q253. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:20 pm. Skeptic)

    does chirstanity make sence????or is it contradictory(to say the opposite of)??

    because they have many bibles that are contradictory each and every church follow something different!!! one church said that people made it no god but they just believe in it!!!

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From Martin B   (Q252. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Did life start itself by some form of evolution, or did it require a God to start the ball rolling?

    If you believe that God started things, then it seems to not mention life being created anywhere else other than Earth. So you would have to assume we are alone in the universe.
    If you believe evolution started things, then there could be heaps of life out there on many different planets or moons.

    Evolution seems to suggest that because something could evolve and survive, it does. But I`m sure there is a bit more to it than this, and this is probably a simplification of what MAY have happened.

    Does this mean that the fact we haven`t found any aliens yet, seems to support the existance of God? If they are ever found, religion would have even less believers.

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From incher   (Q251. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Israel and Judaism r mentioned in Bible and koran...dont you think the reason is because it's the right path?

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From Angela V   (Q247. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you believe Mary Magdalene was Christ's wife or the old prostitute story?

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From darkphyre0   (Q246. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Is God Real??

    If god was real, then why does he allow so many people to be Atheist, agnostic, or alligned to some other god. After all, one of the ten commandments say you shall worship no false idols... that to me says that he does not abide other gods... so he cancels free will... Why then, if there really is a god, are so many people allowed to believe so many different things??

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From mormon_chic   (Q243. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do they hate us(Mormon/LDS) so?

    Honestly...what did we ever do to them, besides give them the truth?

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From lupis_noctum   (Q242. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 9:20 pm. Skeptic)

    Christian Moderates: How do you justify your non-literal interpretation of the christian bible?

    Given that the christian bible is the only source of information there is about that religion, a true christian either accepts it or rejects it in toto.

    I've read the book, I do not recall any passages in which Jesus spake and said "Well, you know, this is only my opinion, pick and choose what thou will."

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From j.wozencroft   (Q236. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 8:54 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do people try and impose their beliefs on you?

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From afreeby151   (Q233. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 8:54 pm. Skeptic)

    If there is no after-life, how would you feel?

    This question is mainly for the religious. If there was a way to scientificaly prove there was no after-life when we die, that we just fade from exisitance, how would you feel about that. This is just a hypothetical question.

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From DougDoug   (Q231. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 8:54 pm. Skeptic)

    The afterlife; your thoughts?

    What do you believe happens when we die?

    a) You are reincarnated until you reach Nirvana

    b) Christians and/or good people go to heaven. Non-Christians and/or bad people go to hell

    c) You start to rot and stink real bad...that's about it. No afterlife

    d) You become the deity of another planet

    e) No one knows for sure

    f) I'm a idiot who has to argue with everything!

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From cytyzynquartz   (Q228. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 8:54 pm. Skeptic)

    Who created Evil?

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From superjoecrazy   (Q226. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 8:54 pm. Skeptic)

    If Adam and Eve were the first people?

    Why arent we all genetically disfigured, since incest creates genetically altered children. I know they would not have committed incest, but their children would have. Also, how would there be black and white, asian and hispanic, native american and any skin color, besides living in different hemispheres all their lives?

    I dont believe in christianity, mind you.

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From lupis_noctum   (Q225. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 8:54 pm. Skeptic)

    Anyone else find it amusing when christians refer to the more flamboyant sects of their religion as "insane?"


    When it comes right down to it, how dare they say that a scientologist, mormon, christian scientist, or the good folks at the Church of Christ, Kidnapped are further off base mentally than themselves?

    Backward thinking is backward thinking. The tune you hum doesn't matter if the backbeat is all the same...

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From alienbasesintheearth   (Q221. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 8:54 pm. Skeptic)

    Was the God in the old Testament (Jehova or Yave) a alien?

    Why Jesus never said someting about Jehova or Yave in the new testament. Always he was contradicting the things that the God in the old testamen did like the people that was killed because the things was so different like Jesus Christ says. May be Jesus wanted not to say that God in the old Testament was a Alien or not the real God?

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From CrazyBato   (Q218. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 7:31 pm. Skeptic)

    Does my theory make you question your faith in God??? PLZ READ BELOW?

    There are more than a hundred billion galaxies in the observable universe. Typical galaxies contain 10 million to one trillion stars. Astronomers have proven that there are planets orbiting some of these stars. There are 155 known planets in the Milky Way orbiting sun-like stars.

    Also, chances of these planets containing intelligent communicating civilizations are high. If Jesus, son of the creator of the Universe, the almighty God, has to go to these other planets in order to spread his message, how long would it take for him to come back to our earth for a second time ???

    Our chances of being struck by an asteroid terminating all life on our earth are higher than Jesus ever coming back for a second time. A mathematical response and your thoughts are welcome. Thank you.

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From mommy_2_little_man   (Q212. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 7:31 pm. Skeptic)

    Why is it that Muslim people are viewed negatively and Christians are viewed positively?

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From kelseyc86   (Q202. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 7:31 pm. Skeptic)

    Church is wrong!!!!!!!!!?

    ok now i have your attention! Why does every church have gone too dedicate so much f***ing time to putting down other religions its like Jr.high or somthing its laughable to think so many of you buy into this B.S.

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From bettierage   (Q201. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 7:31 pm. Skeptic)

    How many Atheists have been part of a religion before in their lives?


    I'm just curious... I've been a part of four very different religions, know them quite well, and still don't believe.

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From HAsSelHoF   (Q199. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 8:41 am. Skeptic)

    God betrayed me! should i become a satanist?

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From gino_ggg   (Q195. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 8:41 am. Skeptic)

    Proof of god....?

    If there is a god, why couldn't he reveal himself so that there would be no question about his existence?

    If you say because of "faith", wouldn't that give people even more faith if they knew he existed?

    If you say it's because he wants you to choose him by your own free will, couldn't you still choose if he revealed himself? Afterall, satanists believe in god and they still choose the devil.

    Please don't tell me to "look at babies and birds and trees", that proves nothing. I'm talking about COMPLETE revealing proof that leaves no question in anyone's mind...What's wrong with that?

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From mark_intotdeauna   (Q193. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 8:41 am. Skeptic)

    i'm a schizofrenic, my one personality is christian, but my other personality is atheist...?

    any tips on how i still can go to heaven?

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From jepeters   (Q179. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 8:31 am. Skeptic)

    if "christians" are supposed to be so kind and loving ,then why do they murder everyone ?

    it is a fact that "christians" are nothing more than hate mongering pychopathic wierdos. the world would be a better place without them indeed.

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From spamandham   (Q176. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 8:31 am. Skeptic)

    If you really believe in Jesus, men, why are you not even attempting to obey him?

    Matthew 19:12 (KJV)

    For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from [their] mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive [it], let him receive [it].

    Now before you start to claim that the Greek eunouchos (and variants) can mean anything other than a naturally disfunctional man or a castrated man, find some other 2nd century greek to back that claim up. Even the context of Jesus' words here make it clear he is referring to castration (by birth, by other men) and not simply abstinance from marriage.

    Ok Christian men, you are certainly able to have yourselves castrated. The procedure is now relatively painless due to modern medicine. So then, why are you en mass ignoring the command of Jesus to do it?

    Note: I'm not a Christian, so I could care less what Jesus commanded.

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From Tasha   (Q167. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 8:31 am. Skeptic)

    Why have we not learned to avoid Foolish questions from those who mock Christ?

    We as christians (including me) need to learn to avoid questions that people like that ask. I must admit sometimes it is so hard to watch others downgrade our Lord & Savior in such a manner. But the Bible does tell us to avoid it.

    2 Timothy 2:23
    But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.

    Titus 3:9
    But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

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From NicholasD   (Q166. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 8:31 am. Skeptic)

    reasons to hate God?

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From I_Hate_Y   (Q153. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 12:09 am. Skeptic)

    Do you people really believe these idiot superstitions posted here?

    Jesus Christ, it's the 21st century...

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From Taimur   (Q149. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 12:09 am. Skeptic)

    Do you agree with this logical concept of God? If not , then why not?

    1. GOD is one and only .
    2. He is eternal and absolute
    3. "He begets not, nor is He begotten"
    4. There is nothing like unto Him.

    If you agree with 1st and 2nd statement, then why do you disagree with 3rd statement. It follows by logical necessity that if God is one, and if He is eternal, Then obviously He does not beget , Nor is he begotten. Because if He beget, then He will have a child and the child will have to be God-like. So there will then be two Gods. Since we agreed that there is only one God, you cannot have two.

    OR If he was begotten, that means he would have father. Then the father will be older than him and more eternal than him. and we cannot have one who is more eternal than "ETERNAL"

    PLEASE PUT THE SCRIPTURES ASIDE FOR A MOMENT. JUST USE LOGIC.

    This question is not inteded to offend anyone. whatever logical reply you have , please put forward. Thank you.

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From neveroutnumbered   (Q148. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 12:09 am. Skeptic)

    If the Christian God was all-powerful?

    If God was all powerful why would he have to turn into three forms and commit suicide in order to forgives Sins. Shouldn't he just be able to forgive? Why does he need blood? Why is there this 1+1+1=3 stuff that defies logic? If God created us with minds and intelligence why would we to have to believe this illogical concept of a trinity to be "Saved"? Shouldn't he have been able to do all this in one form, if he was all powerful?

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From donna   (Q145. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 12:09 am. Skeptic)

    any wiccans?

    are there any green witches here?if so email me.x

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From fret_guy89   (Q141. Archived Wednesday, 14-Jun-2006, 12:09 am. Skeptic)

    Why do religious people get so easily offended?

    Alright, I am all for people having a religion, but seriously (and this goes especially for Christians, only because I've never said "Allah damn it!") why do you get so defensive when people take your god's name in vain? Obviously, if you believe that I am going to hell for it if I don't repent and my true punishment will be eternal damnation, do you really feel like some defender of your faith by yelling at me for it?

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From Siiixbox   (Q138. Archived Tuesday, 13-Jun-2006, 9:42 pm. Skeptic)

    Hell and heaven? Who to believe?

    Lucifer gods the 1st angel

    got pissd on conditions&that god distinguished rights between angels&man
    Lucifer started revolution 2change this

    Revolution lost
    Lucifer left heaven&started hes own refuge

    I imagine god was unhappy about incident,& only infosource about hell is "him"&rumors.Would u advertise ur enemies country as"land where all beings disagree with me/wont follow moral codex can live together in harmony"?We all know this would not be very wise of the bible to say
    what better opportunity 2 make man scared,there is no way verify info anyhow
    dont u think an angel must have been fairly pissd 2 start revolution?+he had followers,so there must have been a#of angels sharing Lucifers opinions

    Is it not just a bit weird he/followers are SO UNHAPPY that they started this on a supposedly so wonderful/magical place that every1 supposed to be endlessly happy/content 4ethirnity?

    Assume angels as pure energy beings are free of schizophrenia/depression,they might had valid/logical reason?

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From Tom   (Q133. Archived Tuesday, 13-Jun-2006, 9:42 pm. Skeptic)

    Why can't people accept that there is no evidence for religi

    Those of you who think there is evidence I'd like to know what it is.

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From Astroid   (Q125. Archived Tuesday, 13-Jun-2006, 9:42 pm. Skeptic)

    Is the FACT that the Jewish God became 3 deities a good example of evolution in religion?

    Most Christians will agree that Islam have a different god than them, yet they all believe in the same god Moses believed in, is this proof that there is no god and that "god" is only as big as the culture that worships him?

    The western world see god in a western way while easterners see god in a eastern way...

    I see no god just a bunch of delusional people that don't even know the history of their own religions.

    What do you think about this religious evolution?

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From Shab   (Q121. Archived Tuesday, 13-Jun-2006, 9:42 pm. Skeptic)

    Did u know that the Promised Messiah(may peace be on him)(who had 2 come for all religions) has already come??

    It has been prophesised that in the 200 years to come,the whole world will be converted to Islam Ahmadiyyat.In religion there is no compulsion,but seeing the truth of this religion, many people will accept Islam Ahmadiyyat.This has been prophesised by the Promised Messiah{Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadian}(may peace be on Him.The venue of the Promised Messiah(may peace.) who came 100 years ago was prophesised by the Holy Prophet Mohammed(may peace and blessing be on Him).Many more prophets even prophesised the venue of the Promised Messiah(may peace.)I myself firmly believe in His words as He was the Reformer sent by God.Before answering to my question u can check:www.alislam.org. Actually there is the 5th successor of the Promised Messiah{may peace.} and his name is Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad.100 years before ignorant Christians in the United States were anxious that the time for the venue of the Promised Messiah(may peace.) had passed but the Promised Messiah had not come.

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From Imrational   (Q120. Archived Tuesday, 13-Jun-2006, 9:24 pm. Skeptic)

    If Satan knew that God was omnipotent/omniscient, how could he expect to win a war in Heaven?

    Okay, Satan was created by God. If Satan knew that God was omnipotent/omniscient, how could he expect to win a war in Heaven? Why would he want to rebel if he knew he would lose? Then, once he lost... why would he continue to fight against God, knowing that it was useless?

    If Revelations is correct, then God already knows what Satan is planning. If Satan is as smart/devious as people say he is... then why would Satan follow God's gameplan for him if he knows that he'll lose?

    If God's loving presence is so wonderful that it is a paradise, then why would Satan continue to deny him and strive against Him... knowing that to do so would continue to deny him God's presence? After having experienced Heaven... why would he want to be forever exiled? He knows God firsthand... wouldn't he be begging forgiveness from a "merciful" God and trying to be the best little angel he could?

    Doesn't it all seem insane?!? The whole Satan/God thing just sounds like myths made up by children. When

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From Sexy_jim_darwin   (Q116. Archived Tuesday, 13-Jun-2006, 9:24 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you think religion is a big hallucination

    Atheists please answer?

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From Sexy_jim_darwin   (Q115. Archived Tuesday, 13-Jun-2006, 9:24 pm. Skeptic)

    Why do you think atheists don't have faith ?

    Religious people please answer?

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From DougDoug   (Q112. Archived Tuesday, 13-Jun-2006, 9:24 pm. Skeptic)

    Question for Christians re Da Vinci Code?

    OK, most of you whom I've spoken to say that if Jesus WERE married, this would not lessen him. So, why are so many Christians offended by the theory, and by The Da Vinci Code in which the characters assume this theory is fact?

    PLEASE Don't bother telling me the book is ficticous, I'm well aware of what parts of the book are true, what's assumed, and what's false. But there IS enough evidence to support the THEORY...why is this offensive?

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From Astroid   (Q97. Archived Tuesday, 13-Jun-2006, 9:24 pm. Skeptic)

    How did one God become 3 and of that 3 how did 1 of them get 3 heads? Moses's God?

    Islam, Judaism and Christianity believe in the God that created Adam and Eve, Moses and Abraham...why are they 3 different God's now and why does one of them have three heads?

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From Hassan   (Q82. Archived Tuesday, 13-Jun-2006, 9:24 pm. Skeptic)

    How many people know that ISLAM has its own politico socio economic system from ALLAH?

    ISALM denies man made system like capitalism from West and communism from Asia. USA wants to force their capitalism on other countries which ISLAM denies.

    ISALM denies system which keeps the GOD in to church. ISLAM is a complete way of life from home to business. It teaches us everything. May be some people have wrong concept of ISLAM because of propaganda against ISLAM or because of people who don't practice ISLAM.

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From Memphis_rayns   (Q56. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 4:30 pm. Skeptic)

    Who gave someone the right to name the higher power above us "God" or "Allah" and who defines which is better?

    I mean think about it! Who took that right to just say "Oh we're better cause we have a different god" This is the kind of BS why war's get started! And what cowardly B****** allow themselves to say "Oh this is a war in "his" name!"???

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From Templar2329   (Q55. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 4:30 pm. Skeptic)

    Can you make me believe?

    Bring it on. I want to see who can do the best job at convincing me that God is real, without any "faith" stuff. Faith is not an argument, it is just a word meaning "im saying this, cause i dont have any better argument". I will laugh at your efforts.

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From Howie_simpson   (Q51. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 4:30 pm. Skeptic)

    I am stuck on this zen koan, that a budisatha has 10,000 eyes - which two of them are right? Any suggestion?

    You don't need to give me the answer, I just want an idea of where to approach it from, the more of these I learn the less I have any clue what is going on.

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From Merielwolf   (Q50. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 4:30 pm. Skeptic)

    Was jesus gay?

    I beleive jesus was gay becuase its a sin (in the bible) to lust after the opposite sex. it says no where that its a sin for a man to lust after a man or a woman to lust after a woman. if you know exactly where it is in the the bible that states that jesus was not gay.. please by all mean show me.

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From GeekInThePink   (Q46. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 4:30 pm. Skeptic)

    Reincarnation - whats your take?

    I am a firm beleiver in the idea that our souls are born and reborn into different bodies for the specific purpose to learn the lessons that we have failed to learn in previous lives. Then, when all your lessons are learned, NIRVANA . . .

    Do you have an opinion? Share it

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From SummerSeason   (Q45. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 4:30 pm. Skeptic)

    Do you pray? Why?

    Now that the studies have proven that prayer is hazardous to your health, if you pray, why do you pray? I don't understand why anyone would continue to do so.

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From Imeahgila   (Q44. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 4:30 pm. Skeptic)

    Are religious people stupid or do they like the networking aspect/church dating/Sunday BBQ stuff?

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From Anthony   (Q34. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 4:10 pm. Skeptic)

    Would you travel back in time to stop Jesus?

    To stop him from getting himself nailed to a cross and founding the worst religion ever?

    I think I could stop him. I think If I had a time machine that I could stop him good.

    If we work together, we can do this people.

    If I stopped him, I'd be saving his life. Isn't that even better than watching him die?

    I'd kidnap the bugger and outwit any Romans or Jews who were on the posse out to get him.

    Peter didn't have a van.

    Hey, if the Romans could nail him to a cross, I could have kidnapped his butt for his own good.

    You people sicken me. Am I the only one who would stand up for this man?

    I'm guessing Jesus would rather hang and smoke a J with me than associate with a bunch of fools who'd selfishly watch him whither away on a cross so that they could have a clean conscious.

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From Arwensmallelf   (Q33. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 4:10 pm. Skeptic)

    If jeusus died so that one could be forgiven...?

    This is just one of the many things in christianity, aand all it's branches, I don't understand. if jesus died so that the sins of man could be forgiven then what difference does it matter if you do something wrong? if you are forgiven when you die.

    FYI: i know i can't spell, and a little note i'm not christian and i don't have a god. don't try to convert me or change my opnion. or pray for me.

    I'm only asking this so that i lessen my ignorance. because quite frankly it tends to bite me in the a**.

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From Ricardoph   (Q30. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 4:10 pm. Skeptic)

    Do people still believe in god?

    I grew up in an agnostic house and the idea of God is totally foreign to me, But I dont understand how people believe in all those stories from the bible, dont they sound kind of unrealistic and riciculous to people?

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From Mighty Ball   (Q29. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 4:10 pm. Skeptic)

    Higher Power?

    Do you believe in a higher power of any sort? Yes or No?

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From Anonymous   (Q28. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 4:10 pm. Skeptic)

    Why can't Christians look past thier own ignorance?

    You people question nothing over what you believe you know... I'm so tierd of hearing what god DID... What is he doing right NOW. NOTHING!!! How long have you people been waiting for Christs return? Brothers and Sisters God has forgotten about ALL of you.

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From ThatGuy   (Q25. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 4:10 pm. Skeptic)

    Many people will never hear of Jesus. . .?

    Suppose someone has lived their entire life and died without having ever met a Christian (it may be possible even today). Do you feel they will be condemned for being born in the wrong place?

    Similarly, millions of people died centuries before Christ's birth. What of their souls?

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From Mocham   (Q24. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 4:10 pm. Skeptic)

    Why can't we just follow ONE religion or just forget about it?

    As religion is the initial of every war & terrorist acts.

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From Accessd_c14   (Q21. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 4:10 pm. Skeptic)

    Why is Jesus and Marijuana in the same sentence BLASPHEMY!!!?

    What's with all these bible thumpers getting all up in arms when a question about Marijuana and Jesus is asked? BLASPHEMY!!! they yell. Why wouldn't he use marijuana? It's just an herb that btw, GOD created, it's not man made. Marijuana actually helps in relieving pain and suffering, which is why Doctors use it for patients. Why is marijuana blasphemy when it comes to Jesus smoking? Help me understand this.

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From Alchemist   (Q13. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 3:37 pm. Skeptic)

    Which religious type are you?

    1. Theist
    2. Deist
    3. Agnostic
    4. Atheist

    No justifications, just the name or number please.

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From PsiCat   (Q12. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 3:37 pm. Skeptic)

    Isn't Intelligent Design as a theory just a little too convenient?

    Isn't it true that it was formulated just to counter the theory of Evolution? Religion should not be melded into science, the secular and spiritual concepts should be kept separate. Agree or disagree?

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From Happybg3   (Q6. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 3:37 pm. Skeptic)

    the end of the world will be because of all u bible beaters god is a myth!?

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From Forsaken13   (Q1. Archived Monday, 12-Jun-2006, 3:37 pm. Skeptic)

    Is man the true god?

    When I stop and think about it, didn't man create the first religions? Didn't man establish the first reigning gods? Didn't man dethrone some (Zeus,Jupiter,etc)and put new ones in the throne? (jesus,YahWeh,etc) Isn't it man who fights and conquers others in order to give power to their respective god? Is not man the one who has shaped the Earth and created many things out of it? Is he not the one with the power to giveth and taketh away? Can he not choose to destroy the Earth? I believe gods and religions are mere tools of man: the true creator. He who rose out of nothingness and shaped the face of the Earth and its creatures.

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