User Profile: Lucretius

Lucretius

Member Since: June 13, 2013

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  • April 21, 2014 at 8:29am

    @phigby

    If god is how most christians describe him he should know what would convince me of his existence before I was even born. I will leave it at that.

  • April 21, 2014 at 8:24am

    Hope everyone had a wonderful time with friends and family yesterday at Church!

  • April 18, 2014 at 1:40pm

    Thank you! I figured a one word argument deserved a one word refutation.

    I cannot say the same for you though. Your next comment is always decidedly worse than the last. Devolution.

  • April 18, 2014 at 1:32pm

    Yeah, I haven’t ever been presented with convincing evidence of the supernatural and this story hasn’t changed that.

    But I’m always willing to be convinced:)

  • April 18, 2014 at 1:16pm

    A white American kid claims to have met Jesus and he just so happens to look like a white American male…specifically a bearded Rod Stewart. Didn’t see that one coming.

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  • April 18, 2014 at 1:12pm

    nope

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  • April 18, 2014 at 1:12pm

    Femal Hyenas have a pretty big thang…but it’s not a penis.

  • April 18, 2014 at 1:08pm

    @DLV

    Personaly, I’m not a huge fan of the FFRF so I could care less.

    “.If atheists are going to insult religions they should be consistent and not just hit easy targets but go after people who have a history of violence”

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Lawrence Krauss. These people speak out against Islam all the time…they are some of the bigger name. THere are thousands on the internet that do the same.

    Globally yes Islam is a bigger threat…here in America christianity is.

  • April 18, 2014 at 1:05pm

    “Christians up there are not pushing their beliefs on others” Oh yes they are….they are constantly trying to make abortion illegal, prevent gay’s from marrying, push there creation myths in the science classroom, and a general denial of science based on their religious beliefs.

    “If you say otherwise, you are a liar.” I’m say otherwise and I’m not a liar. I have evidence for the things I say.

    Can you provide any evidence for Atheists wanting to ban Christianity?

  • April 18, 2014 at 1:03pm

    3.) Yes some of the founders were believer but you would be hard-pressed to find many that resembled an evangelical of today. Regardless, their personal beliefs does nothing to remove the fact that they established a secular government. I agree, we don’t have to focus on what the founders got wrong. They lived in a different time where slavery and belief in a god was the norm. They didn’t have all the evidence and scientific advancement we do now. Let’s focus and build on what they got right, a secular government.

    4) I live in a secular country where the majority of the inhabitants are Christian. “When your country started to distance from Christianity 40-50 years ago, it began its fall.” Well there are plenty of countries who do just fine with Christianity…I don’t think correlation implies causation. Especially when considering we are the most religious country in the developed world. I could then imply that our religiosity is the cause of our “fall” because we are still so religious in the modern world.

    “Besides, It’s not that Christians are asking for especial treatment…”

    Oh yes it is…they have just been receiving it for so long that when they have to play fair it feels like oppression.

  • April 18, 2014 at 1:02pm

    @GBTV

    1)Again, I’m not arrogant enough to even try to pretend what someone is going through who lives under a totalitarian theocracy.
    “We have on one hand the silent atheists, on the other hand the firm Christians.” I have seen evidence for both.
    “my point was exactly that atheists are cowards pushing and attacking where they know they will not have consequences” Again, you just don’t have enough exposure to atheists…trust me they go after Islam. Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, and Lawrence Krauss. Those are just some of the big name…I can give you atheist YouTube channels as well if you would like who make a habit of speaking about Islam. I won’t fault you for just not knowing. You only experience it when they are Christian Americans because 1)You’re are not atheist so you are unfamiliar with the community 2) Your only exposure to atheists is on theblaze.com where they only tell these stories 3)In America Christianity has far more affects politically than Islam does. If Islam had as much influence in America as Christianity did and they were demanding special treatment. You and I would be fighting the same good fight.

  • April 18, 2014 at 12:35pm

    “My observation was valid. No doubt you winced at it..”

    It was not valid. I did not wince at all, it shed a little light on the personality I’m dealing with but that is all.

    “ but that does not negate the validity that you have a personal axe to grind against Christianity and find any reason to speak ill of it.”

    I do not have a personal axe to grind at all. I grew up in a Christian household and considered myself a Christian for the majority of my life. I have a great relationship with my friends and family and occasionally still go to church with them. In fact I will be in church(like everyone else) on Easter Sunday! :)
    I don’t find ANY reason to speak ill of it. I am commenting in the faith section of theblaze, where people since I have been coming on here debate issues involving religion. I enjoy talking about these subjects. I enjoy debates and love hearing different opinions…I am never overtly rude to anyone and I usually give back what I receive. I am willingly to change my mind about anything as long it is supported by demonstrable evidence. Or even a good argument will sometimes suffice. :)

    “Like I said, Lucretius. People can read your comments. You are fooling no one.”

    Good. I’m not trying to fool anyone.

  • April 18, 2014 at 12:33pm

    “Believe it or not, your posts do indeed speak volumes.”

    If you say so but yours do as well considering your last two posts have been almost exclusively about me. Why don’t you just stick to the topics?

    “Many of your issues stem from the fact that any references to God or Christianity were allowed before the Establishment Clause was reinterpreted. But this is somehow considered ‘special treatment’? Because you and a few other extreme individuals say so?”

    Yes, thinking your commandments deserve concrete monuments on government property is special treatment. Thinking you can make abortion illegal based on your holy book is special treatment. Thinking you can tell two people who they can marry based on a holy book is special treatment. Thinking you can get your particular creation myth taught in school is special treatment. There are many times I do not agree with the FFRF but I understand the principle in this case…if Christians can put up their signs, so can other people. Equal treatment.

    “Imagine that.”

    Yes, imagine that. Imagine Islam demanding these very things above as your religion does here in America…I’m pretty sure we would be fighting side by side to show them that their religion does not deserve special treatment under the constitution. Why can’t you comprehend that?

    “I actually wonder how much you actually believe of your own posts.”

    Name a specific point.

  • April 17, 2014 at 4:00pm

    @the bell

    The UK most definitely has a problem. Islam is definitely the most violent religion in this time period…I have never said otherwise. There are plenty of atheists that speak up about it. However, here in a AMERICA…Christians are the majority…they think their religion deserves special treatment. Our constitution says otherwise. In America, it isn’t Islam trying to put stone monuments to their religion in government buildings, changing school disciplines to teach their creation myths, denying women abortion rights, denying gay marriage, stem cell research, climate change. If Islam starts doing this, here in America we can fight it together.

    “Now, we know you have an axe to grind with Christianity.” Nope.

    “We know you continue to change your statements as to why you denigrate Christianity (e.g., some Christian conspiracy to dominate the US, etc.)” Uh, lol, can you provide some evidence for that? I don’t believe in a “Christian conspiracy” or anything like that.

    “Do you ever wonder, like we do, what the point to any of your posts are?… I mean… other than Christianity sucks and wants to control the government?” Again…not sure what you are talking about.

    Do you have anything of substance to add? You seem to spend more time talking about me personally than making any point.

  • April 17, 2014 at 3:43pm

    @DLV

    “They want Sharia law in Europe and here but I hear crickets from atheists.” Just not true. Go to youtube….there are tons of atheists who speak out against Islam. Let me know if you need links…I can provide you with hundreds. Christians are the ones demanding special treatment in America…they get the most pushback. Supply and demand.

    @GBTV

    “Why is it that there are not atheists in Saudi Arabia or Iran?….There are they just aren’t able to voice their opinion without fear of imprisonment or death.

    “….it’s because they are cowards” I’m not arrogant enough to call anyone living under an oppressive theocratic government, where mere disagreement could cost you your life.

    “Christians will not attack them or kill them.” Well not here and now because we get to exprience the freedom that a secular society provides…but before Christianity went through its reformation and was brought kicking and screaming into modernity they did the very same thing in spades.

    “they would ban Christianity as a whole in your country. Every single public demonstration of Christianity would be banned if they could get away with it.” As an Atheist this is just not true and a complete fabrication. Your religion does not deserve special treatment…how you twist that to mean people think it should be banned is something you will have to investigate on your own time.

  • April 17, 2014 at 3:09pm

    Woah…

  • April 17, 2014 at 3:07pm

    @GBTV

    ““Allah is a myth and his prophet a rapist” in front of a mosque.”

    This wasn’t in front of a church. We don’t have to worry about Muslims promoting their religion through the government yet. If they did you would see it more often. Plus Atheists do go after Islam as well but the predominant mythos here in America is Christianity.

    It would be like someone in a muslim country saying “Atheist never go after Christianity!”. Your argument is not accurate and super silly.

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  • April 17, 2014 at 1:14pm

    *Now*

  • April 17, 2014 at 1:02pm

    Know you know how I feel about religion.

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  • April 16, 2014 at 8:55pm

    No homosexual posts today? :(

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