Its not for me to prove God does not exist, merely wait for others to prove that he does. As for leaving it alone, when religion lays off with the marketing campaign, I will stop commenting on it ..
I believe most atheists are closet believers. Too arrogant to admit something they can't prove because they are always so smart you know. Many just seek attention, like blink. Others just think its cool or new age to be an atheist. I find it amazing they go along with all the good things religion has brought them , like paid days off for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Never hear of anyone complaining to their boss about taking those. Also never hear anybody complain about using a calender based on the birth of Christ either. Hypocrites.
I believe most Christians are closeted atheists. Too afraid to admit that the things they claim cannot be proven. Many just seek acceptance, like painesman. Others just want the sense of community that goes with a church. I find it amazing they go along with all of the poisonous rotten things that religion brings to the world, like discrimination and mistreatment of women. Never hear them actually acknowledge those things however. Hypocrites.
What I just said was not terribly accurate, but it was a lot closer to the truth than what you came up with.
 November 27, 2014 at 10:40am
He just told you when you read this. Hopefully, that “one day” will not be one day too late.
 November 21, 2014 at 6:06pm
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. John 14:26 & “All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.” John 16:15
If you want to know Jesus, you need the Holy Spirit. Reading the Bible like an autobiography won’t do it. You need the Holy Spirit’s help as you read His word.
 August 6, 2014 at 11:36am
“atheism is merely the rejection of YOUR god claims. Not necessarily that YOUR god cannot exist” So, atheists are “bigots” – “a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions”.
August 6, 2014 at 10:41am
I’m an aatheist. That’s basically a rejection of the claims given by atheists which haven’t met their burden of proof – that they are intellectually honest people who base their claims on reason.
 August 1, 2014 at 10:43pm
Over 23 years ago my daughter was born 16 weeks early, weighed 1.5 lbs at birth and spent over 100 days in high risk neonatal. The night before she was born I prayed and God gave me a peace that lasted those 100 days. In the midst of your trials Jesus is with you if you trust Him with everything.
 June 29, 2014 at 7:59pm
“For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” – Matthew 7:2
wrong context. It is our responsibility to Judge. Also, to Judge and let be as is, unless it effects us.
 June 9, 2014 at 10:22am
If folks are sincerely interested in God then they can read the Bible for themselves. If not, Christians should just share a simple testimony and not engage in debates. Unbelievers who want to argue are self-condemned – pray that God will grant them a spirit of repentance, but forget the debate.
June 5, 2014 at 9:59am
Seems the only thing liberals can do is say they are sorry.
June 2, 2014 at 10:52am
You’re correct the Kensy study design was a sham.
June 2, 2014 at 12:21am
So, it’s a genetic disorder? I mean, how’s this fit into evolution and survival of the species when they can’t even procreate? More like how parasites function.
June 2, 2014 at 12:15am
What 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. consenting adults do is their business, that’s freedom and Libertarian. Also some teens mature earlier that others, so we shouldn’t fix an age for adults. So what 2, 3, 4, 5, etc consenting mature teens and older folks do is their business, that’s freedom and Libertarian. And about those so called “criminal acts”…
May 20, 2014 at 12:20am
The names were: Ben Dover and Dee End.
May 19, 2014 at 9:10am
Read about George Müller and see what God can do. Of course probably wouldn’t believe even if Jesus was resurrected right before you eyes.
 May 19, 2014 at 9:07am
Do you believe Jesus when He said: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven”? Jesus calls the church His body, and you can’t do the Father’s will without joining with other believers.
May 19, 2014 at 9:01am
You mean the part where it says, “For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down”?
I am not accusing the dumbed down sheep who don't know any better. I am accusing the teachers of false doctrines and the traditions of men who add to, take from and twist the Words of God. Are you one of those teachers? Or, maybe you are one of those sheep?
 May 19, 2014 at 8:59am
Heaven is going to be a lonely place if you can’t get along with other believers. Maybe they’re not as enlightened or perfected as you, and you should attend for their sake and not yours!
No disrespect intended towards you but I believe that God sent me here for His purpose. You would have to know about my life to understand that though.
I gather in His name with other Christians all the time, with friends and family or just with a stranger in the grocery store and even here, at theBlaze. Recently a young EKG technician and I had a lively church service at the hospital.
If God should move me to join a church building I will but right now I feel I am where He wants me to be.
@ mom God is calling you to His church can you hear Him? Just ask Him and He WILL answer you. But be prepared it may not be what you want to hear.
 May 19, 2014 at 8:55am
If God didn’t want you to attend church He won’t have had the writer of Hebrews write: “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” I’d encourage you to find a Bible based church to attend so that you can grow and God can use you for His purposes.
I do go to a bible based church but when those churches allow homo sexual into church they are hypocrites.
So homosexuals should NOT be allowed into church?
What of ALL other sinners?
So for you 40_acres_and_a_mule... Unless a church 'bans' a certain class of sinner... They are but a hypocritical church?
Well said, OGN. People sometimes forget that churches have to pay bills and people sometimes need help.
BasketFullOfPuppies: "People sometimes forget that churches have to pay bills and people sometimes need help."
So as the world's greatest nation...
So as 'good' people...
Shouldn't all within a society realize this - especially the latter part - and 'contribute' to paying the bills and helping others in need - and be motivated to do so even without any god belief?
Why - or even does - one need a god belief to realize "people sometimes need help"?
"Unless a church ‘bans’ a certain class of sinner… They are but a hypocritical church?"
You see, the difference is that they (homosexuals) are not making mistakes and then asking God for forgiveness like most sinners. Homosexuals are living in constant, and unrepentant sin.
People who are defiant and unrepentant are not welcome in 'The Church'.
How do YOU know which sinners are truly repentant?
Even if one goes to confession... Is that person being truly repentant?
How does one know?
According to most all - ONLY god knows.
So who are any of you to otherwise determine the 'quality' of another's repentance?
And which sins are worse than others?
This story is about folks LYING about how much church they attend.
Are they asking for forgiveness after EACH time they "inflate" such?
And a very BIG issue here is... From my understanding... Most homosexuals feel they have NO CHOICE in defining their sexual orientation.
And so you and others like you apparently want to 'banish' or classify and punish more harshly.. Folks who TRULY, SINCERELY BELIEVE they have NO CHOICE.
And so do you TRULY believe (your) god / your church would / should exclude those who TRULY believe they are they way they are because that is how god defined them?!?!?!?
"How do YOU know which sinners are truly repentant?"
Read what Jesus said and you'll be able to answer that one for yourself.
"Even if one goes to confession… Is that person being truly repentant? How does one know?"
"You will know them by their fruits."
"According to most all – ONLY god knows. So who are any of you to otherwise determine the ‘quality’ of another’s repentance?"
I am able to judge the quality of another's repentance based on wether or not they actually follow through with what Jesus said: "go, and sin no more.".
Clearly if someone felt a true sense of remorse about their deviant sexual behaviour, then they would stop, or at least make an effort.
"And which sins are worse than others?"
Are you asking for my opinion, or the Biblical answer?
"This story is about folks LYING about how much church they attend.
Are they asking for forgiveness after EACH time they 'inflate' such?"
Why are you asking me?
"And a very BIG issue here is… From my understanding… Most homosexuals feel they have NO CHOICE in defining their sexual orientation."
That's nothing more than an excuse.
"And so you and others like you apparently want to ‘banish’ or classify and punish more harshly.. Folks who TRULY, SINCERELY BELIEVE they have NO CHOICE."
Who said anything about punishing anyone? Also, I don't care for the excuse you have provided.
"And so do you TRULY believe (your) god / your church would / should exclude those who TRULY believe they are they way they are because that is how god defined them?!?!?!?"
Can you stop framing your questions with assumptions and presuppositions?
First of all, I don't speak for God, and I don't belong to a church. However, I do think it's perfectly acceptable (and biblical) to exclude certain types of people from associating with a Christian church based on their behavioural choices.
You see, that is exactly what homosexuality is; a behavioural choice. There's no evidence of any kind that would indicate someone is born gay, or that God made them that way.
@zappa: I will answer both of your posts.
The local community should be taking care of those in need, not some politicians in a far away place that deem it. The local community will always have a better understanding of who is really in need in the community and will always know how to help those people best. The politicians will hear about it and concoct some "plan" to start an agency (which means other people now need to be paid) to take care of the problem. The local community will simply take care of the problem.
As far as homosexuals, if they truly believe they have no choice, then they should be praying for the strength necessary not to act on those urges. People are not animals. We have the capability to not act on certain urges. If heterosexual Priests can take a vow of celebacy, then so can a homosexual.
Granted the question of homosexuality has become a complicated one, but only insofar as its politicization and activism. It is my belief that the church should welcome everyone as long as that individual does not become disruptive towards the message of God, meaning that the individual is working and praying in accordance with Gods Word and that they strive to live in Christ,
The reality is that while there are many in church who struggle with their homosexuality their are many more who have chosen homosexuality above God. That is the same sin as any other less politicized sinful action and the ultimate goal of satan, wherein the individual freely chooses to live their life, according to their own will, without God and His Word.
God is a personal God and repentance is between the individual and God.
I don't care for your excuse / foundation for why you think (certain) sinners should not be allowed in church.
You obviously think No CHOICE is but an excuse so... We have little more to discuss.
It seems to me YOU DO have a choice and you choose to be intolerant and make god-like decisions as to who should be allowed to worship god (or at least where) - and all is based on is but YOUR choice to believe how you believe.
Based on my experiences being raised in a Catholic family, being educated for many years in Catholic / Christian-based institutions / dealing with LOTS of faith believers - and most importantly, knowing directly some homosexuals - some WONDERFUL people... A couple since they were children...
I myself choose to believe sexual orientation is NOT a choice for them.
In one of the cases - I have witnessed their growth from baby to adult. I have witnessed how they 'discovered' their sexual orientation.
There was NO CHOICE and so no need for such to be an excuse.
What's your excuse?
I see you make the choice to be intolerant and USE your god beliefs as nothing as but an excuse for such intolerance.
And when the scale of the need is far greater than what the community can respond to...
Who in the community is to be 'responsible' for making sure those in need / help are given at least some help and support?
To what degree is such help to be?
Who determines that?
Do church leaders who may believe certain sinners deserve their 'pain' be the ones who determine who get what / how much help?
We have people here saying homosexuals shouldn't be allowed to go to church. Would they also argue they don't deserve the help of that church - or the community?
As far as homosexuality goes...
Sounds like you are assuming all gays act on their orientation.
So if they simply never actually have homosexual sex... Does that make them somehow 'better' in your eyes / 'less' sinful?
Do you care to identify 'degrees' of homosexuality?
People ARE animals.
We just are a 'higher level' animal. The highest level - that we currently know of!
I seed to recall you being more extreme than that but... Maybe I have you mixed up with someone else posting here.
Glad to hear of at least some degree of tolerance.
I just cannot understand how some can be so judgmental - AND also demand certain action - against certain sins / sinners. (Yet profess how ONLY god is the ultimate judge.
I see it as yet ANOTHER example of the picker-and choosers of faith - AND 'application' of such.
The same comments apply here as indicated above. That verse does NOT apply to us under the New Covenant. See web site, www.ChristEternalChristianChurch.com
"find a Bible based church to attend"
Much easier said than done
The ultimate judge is God and like any judge God has rules. The thing we can't do is judge any persons relationship with God, and everyone has a relationship with God. Even non believers, who in essence, are simply God deniers.
No one should stop anyone from seeking God, but finding God is done on His terms. You can't have it both ways, meaning that you can't not recognize homosexuality as a sin, just like any other sin, and expect God to accept that choice over Him.
What happens then is the desire to be sinful, homosexual or any other, becomes stronger than the desire to know God. The more you know God the less desire there is to be sinful.
It's not a question of tolerance but more along the terms of not throwing stones, or getting the plank out of my own eye. But, naturally the same goes for others as well.
Homosexuality is wrong on so many levels, the worse being, like I stated, is its tendency to remove people from knowing God and having God know them.
The book of Hebrews is not about "church"...have you ever read it????
May 18, 2014 at 11:05pm
McDonough added that Obama is demanding that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and others in the administration “continue to fix these things until they’re functioning the way that our veterans believe they should.” Typical reaction from our Chief Mom, “I’m mad and you guys better shape up or I’ll tell Dad when he gets home.” If he’s so mad then why doesn’t can Shinseki and staff, and get folks that can do the job?
A “chemical reaction” which reached a form of consciousness … social interactions for the betterment of the whole? Amazing how you ascribe a purpose to “chemical reactions”. As if humans had a soul or something.