Atheist Professers - page 7

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  1. by   sbic56
    AmberNoel

    Oh boy, now you done it...opened the whole can o' worms

    Incidently, though...I agree with your post totally!
  2. by   pebbles
    Wow....

    I think it is too bad what this thread has become.
    Yet ANOTHER us vs them thread...

    Suffice it to say that if anybody *thought* that they were PUSHING their beliefs (atheist, christian or otherwise) on others - they probably wouldn't be doing it! So therefore, even if you feel that certain groups of people push their veiws on others, it is pointless to argue over it, because people don't think that your objections will apply to what they do.

    There are overly aggressive and pushy people in all walks of life. There are different degrees of pushiness.
    I think we do many people a disservice by stereotyping. Just because a few Christians are rude and pushy (and yes, those people do exist)... does not mean that "christians" push themselves on others... right?

    So why do these discussions always turn into labelling groups of people and stereotyping....?

    Me, I'm "agnostic" and I just don't like pushy people in general. That goes for Christains, atheists and vacuum cleaner salesmen.... Peace, all. :kiss
  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    Originally posted by AmberNoel


    Who is this "we"? And why does this "we" get to have their god everyone's pledge. What god is the pledge talking about? HMMM? Is this not pushing beliefs on all those who do not believe in the Christian god? Or what if they believe in Allah or several other gods? Should we be fair and add their name too? The pledge did not originally have "under god" in it. It was added in the 1950's when the US was trying to distance itself from communism.

    Amber
    Somehow I feel you missed the point and that was non-belivers are pushy and thus was shown by the example of getting rid of "under God" in the pledge.

    There were not any attempts to present anything else.
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by sbic56


    lpn,future, rn

    as i said, atheists and agnostics rarely push their beliefs on others. this guy did and it became instant national news, partly because it was so rare to hear an atheist voice their views so vehemently. (please lets not venture into this one again!!) i understand that christianity is based on recruitment. that is how it perpetuates itself. as you say, some feel they need to "let their light shine." good enough; so let me hold my separate beliefs, as well.
    sbic, i respect your beliefs and dare not change your beliefs. i only replied with what i felt as you did. i can agree to let this ride
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by LPN,Future, RN
    non-belivers are pushy
    I just love a good generalization now and then.

    Heather
  6. by   studentOH
    Hehe renee, in line with conversion....the biggest one I actually get is for my eating habits (i'm a strict and extremely healthy vegetarian). This irks people to no end and they feel like if they tell me "God gave us animals to eat"/"You aren't getting enough protein"/"Don't you care about your family anymore" blah blah blah...as if I'm going to shoot back "You're right, I'm so blind. Please take me to lardee's and get me a combo meal!"

    I actually liked this thread...people need to speak their minds on here more often.

    Brian
  7. by   studentOH
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER


    I just love a good generalization now and then.

    Heather

    Hehehe. I've NEVER had anyone try to talk me out of my religious beliefs... Probably because i keep them to myself except in certain situations (such as this thread, personal discussions with close friends, etc.). Funny which people seem to think everyone is out to get them.

    Bri
  8. by   sbic56
    non-belivers are pushy

    I just love a good generalization now and then.
    Geez, thanks for pointing that one out, Heather. I, too, enjoy a good generalization, in general, that is.
  9. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Ok,

    Did frigging anybody that saw the posts about evolution/creation concurrence theory care to comment now that the "Jesus Freaks" are knawing on the last nerve of the "Niechtski(God is dead) people".............ok, so I have no idea how to spell that dude's name.

    I was all geared up for a good debate about scientific issues.




    BTW.......nobody signed me up for porn
  10. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by Peeps Mcarthur
    BTW.......nobody signed me up for porn
    :chuckle Fine Peeps, consider it done.

    Heather
  11. by   indeed
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer


    God......Jesus.....The Holy Spirit.......are NOT the image of man...
    Since everything else has already been said (thanks AmberNoel and sbic!!!) I just felt the need to comment on this because it struck me...not trying to cause an argument, but to use this in debate with an atheist is kind of useless because that statement requires belief in "God.....Jesus......The Holy Spirit" But this statement struck me, because it is sort of at the root of (at least my) atheist beliefs...for lack of a better explanation, a quote: "It was fear that first made gods in the world." Can't remember who said this, but it sums the whole thing up quite nicely for me.

    Indeed.
  12. by   live4today
    Originally posted by indeed


    Since everything else has already been said (thanks AmberNoel and sbic!!!) I just felt the need to comment on this because it struck me...not trying to cause an argument, but to use this in debate with an atheist is kind of useless because that statement requires belief in "God.....Jesus......The Holy Spirit" But this statement struck me, because it is sort of at the root of (at least my) atheist beliefs...for lack of a better explanation, a quote: "It was fear that first made gods in the world." Can't remember who said this, but it sums the whole thing up quite nicely for me.

    Indeed.
    If you are happy and content with your beliefs, indeed, then I am happy for you that you are happy and content with your beliefs.

    Those who do believe in God are the ones who would understand my comments. I really didn't expect the nonbelievers to relate to it.......didn't really ask you all to........and do not wish to curse those who do not believe in God because I am not the judge of mankind......GOD is!
  13. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Peeps Mcarthur
    Ok,

    Did frigging anybody that saw the posts about evolution/creation concurrence theory care to comment now that the "Jesus Freaks" are knawing on the last nerve of the "Niechtski(God is dead) people".............ok, so I have no idea how to spell that dude's name.

    I was all geared up for a good debate about scientific issues.




    BTW.......nobody signed me up for porn
    Uhhhhhhh....PEEPS......shouldn't you be studying for your Psychology exams or something??? :chuckle PORN would just cloud your brain to the point of creating "delusions of grandeur" in your mind...I don't think your Professors at school could handle you in that case. :kiss

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