Comment by Eddie Eddings — January 10, 2009 @ 12:59 pm
Cotton Adams, an old Calvinist circuit rider, used to say, “A person can’t remain an atheist forever!”
Comment by Tyler — January 11, 2009 @ 5:53 am
Is this why our leaders are having so much trouble? “A fool says in his heart there is no God.”??
Comment by Dave The Happy Singer — January 17, 2009 @ 11:12 pm
I’m sick of having Psalm 14:1 quoted at me, so I offer three simple rebuttals. May I have your attention please, Christians?
1. The fool has said in his heart: ‘there is no god’. The wise man says it out loud.
2. The fool has said in his heart: ‘there is no god’. The wise man asks for evidence.
3. Matthew 5:22 says, ‘anyone who says, “You fool!” will be in danger of the fire of hell.’
Now shut up.
Comment by dann — January 17, 2009 @ 11:33 pm
So Christians drive on the wrong side of the rode AND ram other vehicles?
Comment by Adam in AK — February 5, 2009 @ 6:49 pm
Dave doesn’t sound like a very happy singer.
Two out of three of his reasonings were opinionated. The third and only Scripture quote is out of context.
The verse in Matthew is referring to those who hate others and unjustly call them derogartory names simply to attack their reputation. Attacking one’s name publically in the Jewish culture was a serious offense. Christ goes on to say that if this is done out of pure hatred you are guilty of God’s judgment since hatred of the heart is treated the same as murder.
Try again Dan, and pick a happier tune this time!
Comment by Dave The Happy Singer — February 8, 2009 @ 12:59 pm
Adam: when you guys quote Psalm 14, it is a ‘derogartory'[sic] name used unjustly. The cry of ‘context’ is an overused tactic which purports to allow the Christian to change the meaning of the text, and it doesn’t impress me in the slightest.
Asserting that there is no evidence to support belief in a god is not an ‘opinionated reasoning’ (which is an oxymoron), but simply a matter of fact. If you have such evidence, you will find atheists like myself delighted to learn such a wonderful fact about the universe.
However, the evidence for contemporary gods such as Yahweh, Allah, Vishnu and the Flying Spaghetti Monster is just as good as the evidence for the long-discarded Thor and Zeus.
Your god is imaginary, your Bible a fairy-tale. That is the wise conclusion. Calling me a fool might give you smug satisfaction. That merely reflects on you, I’m afraid. You’re entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts.
And I’m perfectly Happy, thank you. It causes me no harm whatsoever to freely express my disdain for bronze-age superstition, and no small measure of fun!
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