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Benefits of Living Free from Christianity
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# You are not supporting all of the attacks on personal freedom and harm that comes with supporting the Bible as an infallible source of truth.

# You are free to explore the Universe's TRUE beauty and mysteries, even when it contradicts ancient mythology. The grandeur of the universe is far beyond the imagination of any religion.

# You are free to learn your true origins and connection to the universe.

# The time that would be spent at church or with church groups can now be used for more productive means.

# Instead of worrying what Jesus would do you can base your decisions on asking what would bring the least amount of harm to others, which biblically speaking is not always the same as what Jesus would do.

# You are free to gain inspiration and wisdom from all religious texts and ancient writings.

# You can appreciated the true history of the Christian faith and the Bible's amazing journey including its various inspirations and changes.

# You can find comfort in knowing that good and innocent people are not going to suffer for eternity in a place called Hell.

# You can help ensure that people are judged and rewarded accordingly for their actions in this life, instead of depending on an imaginary judgement that will never come.

# Your basis of morality is not limited to the morals of the men from the bronze age who wrote the Bible.

# Without looking for answers in mythical gods you can look for real answers and real solutions for problems we face in the world today and help prevent future suffering.

# You can appreciate every day of your life to its fullest living each day like it's possibly the last instead of like a mere waiting period till something better comes along such as a non-existing mythical kingdom in the sky.

# You have the freedom and ability to seek heaven here on earth during this life time instead of seeking heaven after our lives are through.

# Freedom.

http://truth-saves.com/Benefits_of_Living_Free.php
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Can't you achieve most of those things while still being a Christian?
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LosingOrbit wrote:

Can't you achieve most of those things while still being a Christian?


The most important ones yes, I think. many of the others... I'm sorry, If you belong to an organised religion you are, a party to, and,a victim of, some of the oppressions he claims Atheism frees you from.

I think that's my big problem with religion. It's not belief in god. it's the Hierarchy of humans who will order you around based on your purported common belief. Even in military heirarchies there's ways to question and disagree with those above you in the chain. but with religion questions and disagreements are sins, often punishable by death.

And if outsiders choose to say anything that you decide insults your religion... well... that's even worse. How many people died for a four strip political cartoon? How much violence erupted over the name of a Teddy Bear. If you think my examples don't apply equally to Christianity you don't know much about the history of Christendom.



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First thing that springs to mind is, why the focus on Christianity? I find it weird that people target Christianity as if it's the only religion.

Second thing, that site is actually called "Benefits of living free from Christianity and theism" when it is actually about religion. It is quote possible to have theistic beliefs without being religious as such, as it is possible to be religious and atheist (I believe Buddhism, for example, is atheistic.)
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maffoo wrote:

First thing that springs to mind is, why the focus on Christianity? I find it weird that people target Christianity as if it's the only religion.

Second thing, that site is actually called "Benefits of living free from Christianity and theism" when it is actually about religion. It is quote possible to have theistic beliefs without being religious as such, as it is possible to be religious and atheist (I believe Buddhism, for example, is atheistic.)


That is odd the OP said nothing about one religion. It said mythology, so it is basing its ideals on most if not all religions.

I think you might be trying to make your religion out to be a victim in order for you two write off anything this might of had to say.

You find that most religions 14,400,000 of them throughout history most of them are not atheistic. So this still applies do to the majority of religions are not atheistic.

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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


maffoo wrote:

First thing that springs to mind is, why the focus on Christianity? I find it weird that people target Christianity as if it's the only religion.

Second thing, that site is actually called "Benefits of living free from Christianity and theism" when it is actually about religion. It is quote possible to have theistic beliefs without being religious as such, as it is possible to be religious and atheist (I believe Buddhism, for example, is atheistic.)


That is odd the OP said nothing about one religion. It said mythology, so it is basing its ideals on most if not all religions.

I think you might be trying to make your religion out to be a victim in order for you two write off anything this might of had to say.

You find that most religions 14,400,000 of them throughout history most of them are not atheistic. So this still applies do to the majority of religions are not atheistic.



So a thread entitled "Benefits of living without Christianity" isn't about Christianity? Interesting logic :)

By the way, I'm not Christian. I don't go to church, I don't read the Bible, and I don't believe that the Christian concept of God is correct. I'm not even religious as such, so please don't assume that I am "trying to make my religion out to be a victim." I just find it odd that attacks on religion are so often attacks on one specific religion, as if it represents them all.

Also, it is irrelevant that most religions are theistic. The fact is that it is possible to be religious and atheist.
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


maffoo wrote:

First thing that springs to mind is, why the focus on Christianity? I find it weird that people target Christianity as if it's the only religion.

Second thing, that site is actually called "Benefits of living free from Christianity and theism" when it is actually about religion. It is quote possible to have theistic beliefs without being religious as such, as it is possible to be religious and atheist (I believe Buddhism, for example, is atheistic.)


That is odd the OP said nothing about one religion. It said mythology, so it is basing its ideals on most if not all religions.

I think you might be trying to make your religion out to be a victim in order for you two write off anything this might of had to say.


The title of the thread and the multiple references to the Bible make it clear that the OP is targeting Christianity, so maffoo's question is reasonable.

I'm guessing that the OP targets Christianity because most militant atheists have a personal vendetta against Christianity, since Christian fundamentalists/radicals are the most notorious religious group for attacking atheism and other religions, and because Christians overall are the most notorious group for shoving their beliefs down other people's throats. It might also be because the majority of religious people on this forum are Christian and he's just trolling.

I believe that true freedom comes from apathy towards other people's beliefs and choices, because that demonstrates that you have complete confidence in your own beliefs and aren't constantly concerned with disproving other people's world-views in order to reaffirm your own faith. That allows you to not be burdened by other people's choices, so you have the freedom to be completely confident that your own choices and beliefs are right for you.
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Can we stop arguing about nonsense as organised religion? Let us just leave each other to our respective delusion, instead of condemning each other for thus.
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maffoo wrote:


Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


maffoo wrote:

First thing that springs to mind is, why the focus on Christianity? I find it weird that people target Christianity as if it's the only religion.

Second thing, that site is actually called "Benefits of living free from Christianity and theism" when it is actually about religion. It is quote possible to have theistic beliefs without being religious as such, as it is possible to be religious and atheist (I believe Buddhism, for example, is atheistic.)


That is odd the OP said nothing about one religion. It said mythology, so it is basing its ideals on most if not all religions.

I think you might be trying to make your religion out to be a victim in order for you two write off anything this might of had to say.

You find that most religions 14,400,000 of them throughout history most of them are not atheistic. So this still applies do to the majority of religions are not atheistic.



So a thread entitled "Benefits of living without Christianity" isn't about Christianity? Interesting logic :)

By the way, I'm not Christian. I don't go to church, I don't read the Bible, and I don't believe that the Christian concept of God is correct. I'm not even religious as such, so please don't assume that I am "trying to make my religion out to be a victim." I just find it odd that attacks on religion are so often attacks on one specific religion, as if it represents them all.

Also, it is irrelevant that most religions are theistic. The fact is that it is possible to be religious and atheist.



My bad I skipped the title and just jumped in the thread.. I read the first post did not even notice the word bible in it till I re-read it.
that tells you how much I was think of Christianity. Wen In my head faith based religion is the problem in my mind in general. Christianity is just one of many troublesome religions.


And on another note I think I said that yes there is atheistic based religions but there a minority and so wen I was thinking of religion as a hole most are not atheistic.. so it is safe to generalize a bit. 110,000 non-atheistic religions vs 10 or so atheistic religions over the last 6000 years. On top of that I really do not give a damn if there atheist or not, my malice is for the blind faith. Faith based religions is what irks me into a tizzy.

Posted 6/21/10
Thank you, shinto-male. That list is a near perfect example of what I and so many others strive to retain.
Posted 6/21/10
call me what you want too but i just want have some faith in order to have some peace of mind about death since so many of my loved ones are dying right now.
Posted 6/21/10

maffoo wrote:

First thing that springs to mind is, why the focus on Christianity? I find it weird that people target Christianity as if it's the only religion.

Second thing, that site is actually called "Benefits of living free from Christianity and theism" when it is actually about religion. It is quote possible to have theistic beliefs without being religious as such, as it is possible to be religious and atheist (I believe Buddhism, for example, is atheistic.)


it is the biggest religion in the world and after all the united states is a "christian nation" or so most people say
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OP: good luck attaining your goals especially making heaven a place on earth ( was that Belinda Carlisle?)

Just a while ago, I am listening to a Bible study. The topic: To believers and non believers, believing that God exist is more sensible. Take note, before any violent reactions are made, that the topic is not about converting other people. It is not about Christianity. It is about the existence of God.

Anyway, the guy who was talking made this statement, which I want to share to everyone here.

" To all atheist and agnostic, I dare you to challenge God." the guy said.

So, any takers?
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--------One of biggest problem of the far right is they pushed the blue laws so far the created a back lash something most of you do not remember because your were even born yet. Their still a lot of resentment on that one with the older crowed. In many ways they went so far that, the democrats had control over the House and Seniti for over forty years. The democrats and some much-conserved senators and tip O’ Neil did not allow a lot of the trash going that going through. -------------------------------- -----------------To me any body that votes complete republican or decorate are morons and most do not even understand what their candies platform are. This winner takes all in a state is also BS because it does not represent the elector vote. Having the masses herd is one thing but most do not even understand the plate form or past voting records. This about power consolidation and mass rules even the Supreme Court been contaminated. There to make legal decision based on the contusion not social changing. That why we have the executive branch, judicial house for the mass and senate for state right. They never been a true democracy that has not falling into revolution and wind up as a dictator ship. Something you should study.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Using the U.N. studies are bias at best and want a world government control by them. There excessively too much corruption and waste in their project many kick backs. Most U.N dollar never get to the intend people Most these government are at best dictatorship or some from imperial rule and we as Americans should be sick and tired they bite the hand that feeds them. I am so angry with the U.N. that does not accomplish much of anything. So when somebody uses his or her data there should do more research one the people that put the study together. You should be surprised at how real numbers crunched and inconvenient number disappears. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Change can be good but using short-term cure without thinking about the long term is and always will end up in disaster. Something Politian know but there goal is to get reelected and do not care for the long term it now and only now that why so many pork project get through and adding on to a bill that pasts should be illegal and I thought it was.
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CecilTheDarkKnight_234 wrote:


maffoo wrote:

First thing that springs to mind is, why the focus on Christianity? I find it weird that people target Christianity as if it's the only religion.

Second thing, that site is actually called "Benefits of living free from Christianity and theism" when it is actually about religion. It is quote possible to have theistic beliefs without being religious as such, as it is possible to be religious and atheist (I believe Buddhism, for example, is atheistic.)


it is the biggest religion in the world and after all the united states is a "christian nation" or so most people say


The united states isn't a christian nation, its a nation of everything or nothing.
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