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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:42 am  I'm done Reply with quote

Right, so this is it. I'm done. I'm leaving the site. I've been here just shy of a full four years and to be honest, it often feels like I'm just banging my head against the wall, for all the good it does.
This isn't to say I haven't gotten something out of this site. I have made some wonderful online friends, and learned a lot. However, when it comes to Christians, it often does seem like they refuse to learn or apply themselves.

My view of Christianity, as of me leaving this site, is that it is a hateful evil cult. The rhetoric it spews about humans is just abominable. To be told that humanity is wicked, evil, sinful, and that all this is because a proto-ancestor ate a magic apple...? I have debated the morality of following Christianity's God, of their claims of their messiah, and been told that by & large, Christians would not prevent Jesus's torture and execution, they stand to gain from it.
Christianity inverts what is good and evil. It makes a virtue out of torture and executions, and a sin out of a respect for life. It commends authoritarianism and denigrates democracy.

A few parting shots as I leave
1213 - You're an idiot. I've seen that from you since day one. Your arguments are childish and simplistic. You apply no real logic that I've seen, and basically just repeat "The Bible is good, and that's enough for me to believe it" (or variations of that)

Still small, EarthScienceGuy - You are not scientists in my eye. No-one who cites Statement-of-Faith YEC sites is, because SoFs preculde science, because SoFs demand that their followers promote a certain answer no matter what is said, no matter what evidence is gathered or not gathered. Nothing you say on the topic of science has any weight, as you have destroyed your own credibilities.

Liamconnor - You're not a historian. All you can argue and all you seem capable of arguing is that with my (and other atheist's) standards, we should discard Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar. Well guess what? I call your bluff. I'm willing to do just that. If it turns out that I absolutely, positively HAVE to discard what I think I know about Alex or Julie, then I'll do it.

Dio9 - as seen from my latest round with you, you are uninformed about your own religion. Seriously, God doesn't send plagues? Try reading a Bible for once in your life.

Jagella - Great guy in my opinion, but you need to think through your arguments just a little bit better. You seemed to be uninformed as to the lack of a future tense in the Ancient Hebrew language. Don't give the Christians this excuse to dismiss what you say.

I don't mind if mods ban me for this post. I'm already on a Final Warning, and this ought to be enough to tip me over the edge. I'll just finish by saying that this is the best website I've ever seen in terms of debating religion. The mods are fair and even-handed, and I quite literally have never seen any partisan-ship in terms of moderation - no Christian mods covering for Christian abuses, or vice versa.
However, it's come time to leave. I've said my piece and at this point, I'm just repeating myself. Sayonnara and farewell.
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John Human wrote:

Jesus, a recognized male-line descendant of the House of David,

Wait a minute.

"Male-line descendant" means through his father -- 'a blood relative in the direct line of descent'.

Kindly identify the male from the 'House of David' who fathered him.

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Zzyzx: Wait a minute.

"Male-line descendant" means through his father -- 'a blood relative in the direct line of descent'.

Kindly identify the male from the 'House of David' who fathered him.


William: According to the sum total of the yarn, it has to be said that the reference is to The Elohim.
They are the Father [Creator] of "The House Of David". Jehovah/YVHW/...etc... The House Of Elohim is The House Of Jehovah/YVHW/...etc... Where The Elohim reside ordinarily.

That's going by the info we all have access to...

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Zzyzx wrote:

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John Human wrote:

Jesus, a recognized male-line descendant of the House of David,

Wait a minute.

"Male-line descendant" means through his father -- 'a blood relative in the direct line of descent'.


Exactly.

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Kindly identify the male from the 'House of David' who fathered him.


I don't see how that request connects to what I said; perhaps you could clarify.

As recorded in the Bible, Jesus was repeatedly addressed as "son of David," clearly implying male-line descent, in a culture that saw the woman as the receptacle of the man's seed.

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