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06-01-2013, 05:25 PM #76
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(06-01-2013, 05:18 PM)Shadow Wrote:  I remember my brother being sent to pentacostal bible camp. He came home crying, the preacher told the kids that Ethiopian children deserved to starve to death because they weren't christian.

And then years later (stupid me) I sent my kid to bible camp (multi-denominational) and she came home crying because a speaker they had at camp told the kids they'd die in a horrible car crash unless they became christian.

Then not long after an old lady I knew, isolated way at the back end of Caribou Lake, rained for days and a creek diverted into her basement, was washing out the foundation of her house. A friend and I (happened to be a Sunday morning) tried to get help to go divert the creek back into it's original bed. All the christians said no, they were on their way to church but they'd pray for her rofl.gif I'm sure they did coffeetime.gif but it was atheists that got in their trucks and came to help.


One of my son's friends' mother makes prayer blankets and totally believes that prayer will change events; we've had heated arguments about this. She gave my son a prayer blanket, then when I tried to return it to her (because it did it's job, supposedly) she would not accept it back. So now it's mine, I guess.

Well, she came to my door the other week, crying about a personal matter, that all her prayers could not change (but I did not bring this reality up). I believe I did comfort her, in my own way, with my own brand of spiritual advice and down to Earth 'pull up your bootstraps and get on with it' preaching.


06-01-2013, 05:32 PM #77
Octo Mother Superior
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I went to Sunday school voluntarily because my big sister went. I also LOVED their flannel board telling biblical stories and the Jesus stickers we got. chuckle.gif They were also amazed by my mad reading skillz at the age of 4, so I sucked it up.

lmao.gif

You still can choose "life view" class instead of "religion" but our kids chose not to for whatever reason. I'm thinking that setup was more for the pleasing of the immie population. 13.gif
06-01-2013, 05:33 PM #78
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
 
Plenty of evidence of people helping others, but not a single shred of proof god is anything but indoctrination and fear.
06-01-2013, 05:34 PM #79
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(06-01-2013, 05:32 PM)Octo Wrote:  I went to Sunday school voluntarily because my big sister went. I also LOVED their flannel board telling biblical stories and the Jesus stickers we got. chuckle.gif They were also amazed by my mad reading skillz at the age of 4, so I sucked it up.

lmao.gif

You still can choose "life view" class instead of "religion" but our kids chose not to for whatever reason. I'm thinking that setup was more for the pleasing of the immie population. 13.gif


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*sigh*
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06-01-2013, 05:43 PM #80
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(06-01-2013, 05:20 PM)Octo Wrote:  Oh wow. damned.gif I was fortunate enough to be in an environment where I was told politics and religion are things we have to decide for ourselves as we get older so I was never pushed into anything.


yeah, I was 'fortunate' like that oo, dad being a Mason and Masons don't discuss religion or politics in the home. The stated reason is that it creates a 'peaceful' environment, no arguments, no dischord etc. The real reason, they're running it all, religion and politics.
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06-01-2013, 05:47 PM #81
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(06-01-2013, 05:33 PM)Shadow Wrote:  Plenty of evidence of people helping others, but not a single shred of proof god is anything but indoctrination and fear.


56 I'm not a christian because of words on a page, I'm a believer because of direct supernatural experience. It's not something that can be proved on a webpage, what do you want me to do about it?
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06-01-2013, 05:48 PM #82
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56 I don't have a magic wand I can bomp you over the head with.
06-01-2013, 05:49 PM #83
Octo Mother Superior
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Well, my dad wasn't a Mason and we did discuss religion at home, also politics. It was just something we were told we needed to make up our own minds about.
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06-01-2013, 05:52 PM #84
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Little did he know.
06-01-2013, 06:01 PM #85
KILLUMINATI Made Ya Look!!
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now I know how the jews feel
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06-01-2013, 06:05 PM #86
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yeah? me too.
06-01-2013, 06:16 PM #87
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(06-01-2013, 06:05 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  yeah? me too.


what ever you do just don't get on the train
06-01-2013, 06:50 PM #88
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I recall when I was 7 years old, I was in school and a nun came and rounded up all us Catholics. We trotted onto my neighbourhood church (a real beauty) and were instructed to form a line, because we were to make a confession. I didn't understand what this meant, so I asked the girl in front of me. She stated that I must confess my sins to the Priest, I replied "but I dont have any sins to confess", she replied "just tell him you stole something", I replied "But I have never stole anything", she just turned away from me. After working myself into high anxiety, I simply walked out of the church and now that I think of it, nobody even knew I was missing - I was 7 years old.
06-01-2013, 07:13 PM #89
Octo Mother Superior
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Wow!

Indoctrination exemplified damned.gif
06-01-2013, 07:57 PM #90
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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nothing creates a gain out of nothing
like something intangible

you simply sell air

plant myth and harvest cash

create something no one can prove nor disprove

and keep them seeking an answer that never existed

meanwhile empty their pockets

while you profess to have the only true answer



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