October 23rd, 2012
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PROOF OF GOD THROUGH SCIENCE
Uh, if you have evidence, then there is no faith, and under Christianity, if you do not have faith, you cannot get into heaven. If you are searching for scientific evidence, that means you don't have faith. Justification is through faith alone, says Paul. If you know, you don't have faith.
Which leads to a paradox: None of the 12 disciples had faith: they had evidence, lots of it. If Paul got a vision, then he got evidence, and thus cannot have faith. Therefore, none of them can go to heaven.
And another paradox – why was evidence necessary for the Disciples? Not only that Jesus was what he said, but that he had risen? Jesus has to visit them in his zombie period to prove it.
So why is it wrong now to want evidence, when they all needed it?
It's no challenge to believe something when you have evidence.
It's awesome to be able to keep up on the latest porn while in the pew.
Allow the Christian rock band Devo sing the praises of Praying Hands
And Sister Cyndi would also like to share her spirituality
Black people are god's mistake.
Human please watch my Wahabbi brothers, Haramees (arabic for bas't ards), dancing in mosques like, goons, shame on them Kafeers.
who the fvk are these monekies? stupids but funny.
Yeh biddat nahi hai? lol..lanat ho
hiniinduism absurdity of a hindu, inbred.
quite entertaining video. Seems like some type of Islamic cult gathering!
you must be kidding me these mothers are dancing on Indian movie songs, it's more like all male dancing party nothing to do with religious practice. I don't get it why these morons are dancing in mosque on Indian Bolywood songs?
really, joe? islamic cult gathering? truly, is that all you could come up with?
islamic cult gathering?
what a maroon
sam, then what the fck you think you'r mama's wedding celebration? j rk.
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It is an act of my Taliban father, goon, criminal, by abusing my weak hook'er mother one, so did every musalman. denier of truth absolute GAWD, by abusing their mother's, daughter's and sister's to live by sunni ism, racism, No need to lay it on Kafeers, it is Islam ism,. illegality of dog criminals and sunni ism, denial of truth absolute God by faith.
hinduism, absurdity of a hindu, ignorant.
Human they follow soul of filthy Taliban GAWD ALLAH, denier of truth absolute, skunks, tweet their sweet mullahs, for dates with devils, filthy goons, corruption of GAWD, a half-human like them self as their Theen ALLAH, in pursuit of not truth absolute GOD but to look riches and cool, fool them self and humanity. Period.
hinduism, stupidity of a hindu, stupid by faith.
Prayer really changes things
They follow their hindu soul filthy desire and speak of truth absolute GOD in hindu atheism, ignorant self center ism, secularism, bigamy they commit and show their infidelity as show off to look pious for a purpose, they divide, un dividable in to two by their hinduism, ignorance and expect to be winner in court of truth absolute GOD, nothing but hindu's, ignorant people of hind, hell, busy doing their best to worship personality, a human like them self as their god, in pursuit of not truth absolute GOD but to look riches to hind, fool them self and humanity. Way of hindu pagan gentile, slave Christians, living a life of show off, hindu, filthy by deed, denier's of truth absolute God. for truth about hindu racist religion Mithra ism, savior ism labeled as Christianity visit limitisthetruth.com
And what are you idiot muslims in this world for..killing innocent people, hijacking planes and destroying temples...u illiterate scounderels...u screw your own sisters and worship a bloody idiot who married a woman years elder to him just for the lust of money..who gave himself a right to kill people..
This looks more like an ego-centric pastor who wants to see his sermons 'trend' and have more twitter followers than his other seminary graduates. Bet you can 'like' him as a 'friend of the lord' on facebook too.
100% absurdity of hinduism, goon.
Religion was just a joke to find out who the sheep are and who the leaders are. this was 1000's of years ago the joke was meant to be over by 1960 people
PROOF OF GOD THROUGH SCIENCE
As a priest now in prison for molesting children, i can say i only joined for the easy access and blind trust the position gives. what sane person would become a priest.
Are you serious. They pay us. Who wouldn't ?
Hey, we get pay, housing, a car, health and retirement,and a smorgasbord of gullible naive children to choose from . . .
and we don't have to actually prodce anything! We just talk and do some easy rituals.
Why would religious people be happier if someone they love wins a trip to hawaii then going to heaven ( when they die )?
Answer: because they dont believe in their religion it they only hope its true
bob, take your medicine and go back to bed.
your just afraid im right !
bob, afraid you are right? I don't even understand what you are trying to say!
You DO know that St. Thomas Aquinas said that part of the joy of the saved will be to observe and enjoy the suffering of the damned I hope.
Similarly, why would anyone be sad when a loved one dies, when the dead person is receiving the greatest bliss imaginable? Because . . . deep down, they don't really believe.
Why would anyone be afraid of death when they are gettng heaven? Because deep down, they have their doubts.
Prayer changes things .
For instance it lowered my IQ by 30 points and empties my wallet every sunday
Hi fake prayerbot.
If you pray sincerely, then God will answer your completely heartfelt, unselfish, non-materialistic prayer correct? It will glorify God and help millions of people in remarkable ways.
Will anything happen? No. Of course not.
If Paul needed a personal visit to know that Jesus was resurrected, then why not you and me?
Luke didn't get that – and look what he said... Luke 1:1-4
not to mention what Jesus said to (Doubting) Thomas... Jn.20:29-31
Russ, stuff the bible spew up yours. So how come your god can't send out a few tweets himself? Seems a little less than omnipotent, that Christian sky fairy of yours...
@ Verner Berner: even if you only consider the Bible to be the most well attested ancient writing we have or simply the most read book in history, it is worth perusing to be educated per the most influential movement in history.
but directly to your point, what are these accounts claiming? that's why I cited the places I did.
Heres a scholarly essay on the myth question from one of the most prominent myth scholars of the last century:
CS Lewis' "Fern Seed & Elephants"
If you want to read more, Richard Bauckham's "Jesus & the Eyewitnesses" is a good recent scholarly book on the subject.
I'm a bit upset god hasn't mass-texted us all just to go ahead and prove his existence. I mean, how hard would that be? One "lol, from god" on my phone and I might reconsider by atheism.
@ End Religion: that plays both ways. The central claim of Christianity is that God came in person already. Yet your demand here is: "yes, but not in the way I would prefer."
So in order for you to believe in a Supreme Being, his chosen means of self-revelation are not sufficient / irrelevant, and he must submit to the terms you dictate?
@russ: yep. If dude wants my praise dude can take a second to text me.
If God answers medical prayers, then why do you need health insurance?
Simply think it through.
If what Jesus says about prayer in the Bible is true, and if all the stories about medical miracles in inspirational literature are true, and if your belief in God and the power of prayer is true, and if God has a plan for you, then why do you ever need to visit a doctor or go to the hospital?
Why don't you simply pray for a cure whenever you get sick?
some do, read them articles on how some parents killed their kids by only praying and not letting kid goto doctor
bob, take another tug off that moonshine and go back to bed.
@heaven taking cheep shots to discredit me, means your afraid of what i have to say how nice
"GOD'S LOVE IN UNCONDITIONAL..." "... as long as you meet certain conditions."
Prayer changes things .
You know what to do.
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Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.
An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.
The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!"
actions cause change; prayer wastes valuable time.
most popular tweet:
"turns out there's no god. let's go home and watch football."
@nope: nope. Go back to playing with yourself. It's the only action you can get.