I love you anyway and I pray that the Lord will bless you and your family.
@shinyblurry, just so you know.... I have you on "ignore".
omg I teared up at the edited version I saw before, this longer version... SNIFF
I thank you and Conan thanks you!!!
*ban I say>>>>
@shinyblurry, just so you know.... I have you on "ignore". It's too much, shiny. Too many words, too many posts, too much repetition of same old, same old. Too much of this, and very very little of YOU. The person. The human. You don't show up as a human being. So I am exercising my right to exit the "relationship." I see that you responded to a post I made. Haven't a clue what you said. I suspect it was a big long repetitive lecture in my direction. But if somewhere in there, you asked me a question? You'll never get an answer.
...someone *instaban this....
Why in the hell did I read all of that crap? Shiny, I hope what you do in your life is helping people, because you're sure not helping anyone here.
He doesn't believe anything is the word of God, does he? He doesn't believe in God. The mystic says the word of God can be found in nature, if one were perceptive enough to discern it.
Luke 6:31 And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them. Luke 6:32 "If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. Luke 6:33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. Luke 6:34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. The bible doesn't teach that unbelievers can't be moral..and if some Christians say that, they haven't read or understood the scripture. It's a strawman argument.
I have a lot of relatives in Oklahoma and am well versed in how steeped they are in their religion. I am very careful about the way I talk there -- I"m not an atheist, but am pretty dang close to one. I don't ever say it though. Too afraid of negative consequences on my relationships with family members. @Lann understood my point, and called me out on my own ignorance of the true diversity in Southern communities. Plenty of atheists there. I always presumed them to be silent atheists -- and here this woman claims it for herself on national TV. Because she is a moral person, and wasn't going to lie. So @newtboy, you got it right about my original motive, in general. However, you conflated me with shinyblurry. I never said that morality comes from Jesus. I meant the exact opposite. My point is you don't need religion or Jesus or any god to be a moral person. I'm sick to death of some religious folks claiming only Jesus lovers can be moral. For me, this short vid is proof of morality outside of religion -- she could have taken the easy way, and just politely nodded. But she didn't -- she didn't want to LIE. That is a moral choice, to me. And good on her. Glad to know from Lann that there probably won't be any negative consequences to public act.
100 percent of people fall short of the glory of God daily. God has given everyone a conscience to know right from wrong. You don't need to know Jesus to be moral, but you do need to know Jesus to be forgiven for your sins.
Since 99.9% of "Christians" use the old testament to validate their hatred and distain for others, it's totally reasonable to use it to shame and deride them. Those who call themselves "christian" are far less likely to follow the teachings of Jebus, and more likely to use religion to play their gottcha game and excuse the inexcusable. As an atheist, I have repeatedly and consistently been told I'm a better christian than any actual christian the religious speakers know. How sad is that? It kind of blows the "morality comes from religion" or "god" argument out of the water.
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