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Atheists to start 1-800 hotline for doubters
The group Recovering from Religion plans to start a helpline for people struggling with religious doubts.
June 4th, 2013
03:08 PM ET

Atheists to start 1-800 hotline for doubters

By Dan Merica, CNN

(CNN) – Who can people call when religious doubts arise, but they're afraid to talk to their faith leaders or families?

A group that helps people "recover" from religion says it's ready to pick up the phone.

Recovering from Religion, which has about 40 support groups in the U.S. and Britain, plans to launch a hotline that will offer doubters an anonymous place to ask difficult questions and find communities of like-minded nonbelievers.

The group plans to staff the help line 24 hours a day and is modeling it after services like suicide prevention hotlines.

Sarah Morehead, executive director of Recovering from Religion, told CNN that the mission is to help people, not convert them to atheism.

“A lot of the times they just need someone to talk to," Morehead said.

The 1-800 number has yet to be named. Recovering from Religion is trying to raise $30,000 by June 30 to fund "The Hotline Project" with up to 40 counselors.

Ideally, the help line would be live by the holiday season, said Morehead, which is often a difficult time for people struggling with religious doubts.

Photos: Famous atheists and their beliefs

The idea for the hotline sprang up after calls came in to the Recovering from Religion phone line from people who were questioning their faith and needed to talk to someone. Morehead said she gets a few calls every day and hundreds of e-mails a month from people seeking counseling.

From there, she said, it seemed a hotline that provided a permanent, anonymous place to talk to someone was the best option.

"Coming out" as a nonbeliever - or even a doubter - can often be extremely difficult, Morehead and others say. In addition to the existential worries, budding nonbelievers run the risk of alienating family and friends.

The help line’s volunteer counselors will be trained to not engage in religious debate, Morehead said. Instead, they will try to give callers “practical, action-oriented solutions.”

When someone first calls the hotline, the counselor will start by simply asking the caller to talk about his or her personal story, said Morehead.

Later, the counselor and the caller might work on an action plan. The caller's goals may concern formally leaving religion altogether, but Morehead said that counselors will also offer advice on finding a new faith or connecting with a local community of nonbelievers.

Some blogs have questioned the hotline, however, calling it a ploy to increase the number of atheists in America.

Headlines like “New 1-800 Number Funded By Liberals To Convert Christians to Atheists,” for example, have cropped up at a number of conservative blogs.

Morehead said her critics fail to grasp the point of Recovering from Religion.

“Most of the people who contact us are working their way towards disbelief, so of course we are very equipped to handle that,” Morehead said. “That is not the goal, though, or the job of the facilitators.”

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This hotline is not completely unique in the world of religious "nones" – people who either don’t believe in God or don’t affiliate with any religious beliefs. Atheists have long discussed disbelief in the comfort of online anonymity.

“We have seen how important the Internet is, especially young people questioning their faith, and this provides them with another resource with a different focus,” said Jesse Galef, communications director for the Secular Student Alliance. “For people who want more guidance, I think this resource will be very valuable.”

Services that help religious doubters have thrived recently.

The Clergy Project, an online community for preachers who no longer believe in God, has grown from 52 to nearly 500 people since its founding in 2011, said Teresa MacBain, the former executive director of the project.

MacBain, a former pastor who converted to atheism, called the help line "another way for people to contact someone anonymously and discuss the struggles they are having for their beliefs.”

“If this project had been around when I found the Clergy Project, I would have used it.”

MacBain said she plans to get training as one of the counselors and hopes to be answering calls when the service launches.

- Dan Merica

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  1. Science

    Hey atheists hate this....................did chad or austin take on another funky handle ?

    June 6, 2013 at 6:20 am |
  2. Reality

    "The Cheat of Sacred Rites

    O fools, awake! The rites you sacred hold

    Are but a cheat contrived by men of old,

    Who lusted after wealth and gained their lust

    And died in baseness—and their law is dust."

    Al-Ma'arri
    , born CE 973 /, died CE 1058 / .

    Al-Ma’arri was a blind Arab philosopher, poet and writer.[1][2] He was a controversial rationalist of his time, attacking the dogmas of religion and rejecting the claim that Islam possessed any monopoly on truth."

    June 6, 2013 at 5:54 am |
  3. greyhound1405

    I can foresee religious trolls blocking the line....
    How dare anyone try and make anyone happy without Jesus?

    June 6, 2013 at 4:05 am |
  4. Colin

    To those who are engaging with "atheists hate this," I admire your tenacity. However, I suspect you are doomed to frustration. He is one of those people who defend the Bible as the inerrant word of God in spite of its barbarity, plethora of inconsistencies and mythological content.

    You will quickly find that, with people like AHT, if a Bible verse furthers the cause, it is to be taken literally. If a Bible verse is detrimental to the cause, it is either; (i) taken out of context; (ii) symbolic, allegorical or otherwise means something other than it says; (iii) referring to another verse somewhere else that rectifies the error; (iv) a translation or copyist's error; (vi) a mystery of God not discernible by we mere humans; or (vii) just plain magic.

    With a panoply of excuses like that available to the believer, there is little doubt they maintain their faith. There is no biblical inconsistency too obvious, no biblical error too clear and no biblical absurdity too manifest that it cannot be explained away by one of the above excuses.

    As somebody once said, logic did not lead people like AHT to their beliefs, so no amount of logic will dislodge him from them.

    June 6, 2013 at 1:30 am |
    • Athy

      Boy, ain't that the truth. Well said, Colin. But the religies won't be able to understand it.

      June 6, 2013 at 1:34 am |
    • LinCA

      @Colin

      Now you tell me....

      June 6, 2013 at 1:44 am |
    • Colin

      @LinCA – lol. Once they start defending the "six days and a talking snake" theory as a viable theory for the origins of the Universe, you pretty much know they are beyond help.

      June 6, 2013 at 1:51 am |
    • LinCA

      I find the videos by QualiaSoup entertaining. The one below touches on the talking snake subject.
      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQBDGMj2h-c&w=640&h=390]

      June 6, 2013 at 2:04 am |
  5. Bob

    Posting over Vic to subsume the noise. Vic, next time, try coming up with some evidence to support your fairy tales. So far no once has been able to, and all the existing evidence shows your Christian tales to be pure fiction.

    June 6, 2013 at 1:19 am |
  6. Bostontola

    Almost every religious person on this blog talks about truth. The problem is, truth is different for each of them. All these personalized truths makes one question whether an omnipotent being would want that kind of variety of truth. A simpler explanation would be truth originates in each persons mind.

    June 6, 2013 at 12:01 am |
    • atheists hate this

      Without a God... there can be no truth.

      June 6, 2013 at 12:04 am |
    • capitalist

      religion is the opium for the masses. Take a puff and dream up your own truth.

      June 6, 2013 at 12:04 am |
    • lol??

      Ye ol' mind game trick. You should be past that by now.

      June 6, 2013 at 12:05 am |
    • lol??

      The white horse used real opium in the far east.

      June 6, 2013 at 12:06 am |
    • capitalist

      Like someone just said: The largest revival of the Christian faith in the history of mankind is happening right now... in China.

      June 6, 2013 at 12:07 am |
    • atheists hate this

      "Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people."

      June 6, 2013 at 12:08 am |
    • Bostontola

      AHT,
      Who says there is truth? If there is truth, it doesn't appear that two people have the same truth. In that case, at most one person has it or none. Are you that one person who knows truth?

      June 6, 2013 at 12:08 am |
    • atheists hate this

      Nope. Only God knows the truth.

      June 6, 2013 at 12:10 am |
    • atheists hate this

      We all have access to that truth (prayer and meditation).

      June 6, 2013 at 12:11 am |
    • Stinky Pinky

      What good does prayer do? I've prayed plenty of times without the result I wanted. Was I being tested? BS. It doesn't work.

      June 6, 2013 at 12:14 am |
    • Bostontola

      If we all have access to the truth through prayer, we must be really bad at prayer. Everyone finds their own truth.

      June 6, 2013 at 12:17 am |
    • Ken

      atheists hate this
      There can't be truth without a respect for what truth actually is, and I can't see how you can get there when you start off with the presumption that God is real and all "truth" must agree with that presumption. That's like the cops trying to frame a suspect instead of investigating a crime and letting the evidence lead them to the real suspect.

      June 6, 2013 at 12:27 am |
    • Atheists Hate This

      I wish you well on your search for the truth. I believe I've found the source.

      June 6, 2013 at 12:46 am |
    • Ken

      Atheists Hate This
      People believe all kinds of weird stuff, but that don't make those things actually true.

      How do we judge what's true? Again, to use the courtroom trial analogy, the side that makes a better case based upon evidence should get the jury vote. Christians have no evidence. All they have is character witnesses who just "know in their hearts" that their side is right despite it all. That's like ignoring mountains of DNA, fingerprint, video, and other evidence in favor of the accused grandmother's statement that Johnny is really a "good" boy.

      June 6, 2013 at 12:54 am |
    • Ken

      Atheists Hate This
      You have to admit that a lot of the injustice that happens to happen in courts is due to people making emotional judgments instead of logical ones, correct? Favoring celebrities is an emotional judgment. The greed involved in taking a bribe is based on emotion. The lawyers that the rich can afford are better at playing the emotions of the jury.

      It may be flawed, but it's still the best way we have to find the truth in court cases, and it would be even better if we didn't allow emotions to cloud people's judgment, correct?

      Anywho, it's getting late. Thanks for the civil discussion. That's a very rare thing. Goodnight! 🙂

      June 6, 2013 at 1:29 am |
    • sam stone

      even among christians, you cannot them to agree on what "truth" is

      June 6, 2013 at 5:08 am |
    • midwest rail

      Then why do you lie so often ?

      June 6, 2013 at 8:10 am |
  7. Huh

    The UK's Guardian reports on 19 May that "out of a population of about 2.6 million, roughly 45,000 attend Anglican churches most weeks." Wow – that's less than 2%.

    June 5, 2013 at 11:58 pm |
    • atheists hate this

      The largest revival of the Christian faith in the history of mankind is happening right now... in China.

      June 6, 2013 at 12:00 am |
    • capitalist

      great capitalist thinking ; offshoring faith

      June 6, 2013 at 12:06 am |
    • mama k

      @capitalist

      document.getElementById('Like_Button').click();

      June 6, 2013 at 6:54 am |
  8. GodFreeNow

    @atheists hate this
    "I just can't deny God. Anymore than I can deny gravity"

    Follow up question: Which do you fear more, god or gravity? If it's god, then based on what you've been taught in the bible, you should have no problem jumping off of a high bridge. You can after all ask ANYTHING in his name and if you have the faith of a mustard seed, you can move a mountain underneath you to catch your fall.

    Do you have the courage of your conviction?

    June 5, 2013 at 11:52 pm |
    • Vic

      You believe in God but you CAN NOT test Him!

      June 5, 2013 at 11:58 pm |
    • atheists hate this

      Wow, are you SATAN trying to tempt me? 🙂

      Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.
      “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

      “‘He will command his angels concerning you,
      and they will lift you up in their hands,
      so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”

      Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

      It would be pretty stupid for me to jump off a high bridge. I don't think that is God's will for me.

      God's will for me is to love God and love my neighbor as myself.

      June 5, 2013 at 11:58 pm |
    • atheists hate this

      That was from Matthew 4

      http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+4%3A1-11&version=NIV

      June 5, 2013 at 11:59 pm |
    • Stinky Pinky

      You're quoting a book that no longer has meaning.

      June 6, 2013 at 12:02 am |
    • Ken

      atheists hate this
      Regarding that story about Jesus being tempted by the devil, who exactly was the eyewitness to that event who reported this to the gospel writer? Jesus was alone in the wilderness, right? Did Jesus tell the story himself? That sure would have come off a bit like bragging, eh?

      "And then he tempted me with all the world's kingdoms, but I turned him down, because that's the kind of guy I am!"

      Yeah, right!

      Besides, would you trust anything that some guy told you after going without food for 40 days in the wild? Starvation does cause people to hallucinate, right?

      Did "Matthew" interview Satan then?

      June 6, 2013 at 12:38 am |
    • Atheists Hate This

      Yea, I'm sure God was just bragging. I'm sure he wasn't trying to teach a lesson.

      I'm sure, unlike everything else Jesus says, there wasn't some truth to that story.

      June 6, 2013 at 12:49 am |
    • Ken

      Atheists Hate This
      Well, this story isn't presented as Jesus telling a parable, is it? So, it's not Jesus teaching a lesson. It's presented as a historical event, despite the fact that nobody was there, but Jesus and Satan, so the story had to come from one of them, and one of them would have been starved, correct? If you found someone who was lost out in the wilderness (desert, to boot) for over a month without food, would you trust anything that were babbling about?

      June 6, 2013 at 1:04 am |
    • Atheists Hate This

      If I saw that starving guy later perform miracles, love other people and die only to rise 3 days later... yes.

      What kind of God suffers? Like us? He didn't have to. That was the point the devil was trying to make.

      But Jesus did it for us.

      He did it for you.

      June 6, 2013 at 1:11 am |
    • Ken

      Atheists Hate This
      Again, all we have are stories that he did miracles and stuff, just like we have stories of the Buddha and other figures performing miracles, and stories of Davy Crockett wrestling bears. Do you believe every story you're ever told?

      June 6, 2013 at 1:21 am |
    • GodFreeNow

      @atheists hate this,

      So now you're saying that YOU are the lord god, and I shouldn't tempt you? Think about this sweet set up by god... if you ask me ANYTHING, I'll give it to you... BUT... don't ask.

      June 6, 2013 at 1:22 am |
  9. Bostontola

    Pew research shows that the number of people with doubts about their religion is growing. It seems reasonable to address these people with a hotline. Why the controversy?

    June 5, 2013 at 11:48 pm |
    • lol??

      Former mommie pastors?? The boyz will turn into ghetto gang bangers with no fathers around. Proven. Huge costs.

      June 5, 2013 at 11:54 pm |
    • Stinky Pinky

      So a hotline is offensive to you lol? That's what makes baby mama's?

      June 5, 2013 at 11:58 pm |
  10. violeteastwood

    Reblogged this on violeteastwood and commented:
    Jesus DID warn us that MANY will come but few will want to follow BECAUSE hard is the road that leads to life eternal and yet BROAD is the way and EASY is the way to hell… Jesus warned us to live by the Holy spirit he gave us or if you turn back to the ways of the flesh you will end in hell. Thing is if we keep his commandments it SHOULD NOT be burdomson. His ways are pure and true…. Remember this but also remember the reason WHY alot of you christians end up falling away, Jesus said to take up your CROSS, DENY the sins you have and FOLLOW him. REMEMBER when the christians / disciples fell away it was because they where a hard word / lesson to heed from Jesus and jesus said – “ARE YOU OFFENDED AT THIS TEACHING?”

    ONE LAST THING – knowing this now, WHAT would you give your soul up for? WHAT will you exchange your soul for? A LIE? THIS WORLDS PLEASURES? Because i can tell you now THIS IS WHY MOST PEOPLE WISH to not follow Jesus anymore, because the god of this world, lures you back into sin and this worlds ways… when Jesus set you free from your sins and gave you a choice to follow him or this world, to follow him and love him as he loves us…. Ask yourself WHY are you turining away from Jesus, im not ashamed of the true gospel thats why i am preaching it to you now, im not going to sugar coat the truth here for the sake of winning a soul back to Christ, instead im showing you your error, WHAT is it REALLY are you willing to exchange your soul for?

    May Jesus open your eyes

    June 5, 2013 at 11:37 pm |
    • Vic

      https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/11/my-take-gay-christian-is-not-an-oxymoron/comment-page-5/#comment-2337710

      June 5, 2013 at 11:42 pm |
    • Stinky Pinky

      Can you prove a soul? What is the true gospel, as they have different versions?

      June 5, 2013 at 11:48 pm |
    • atheists hate this

      You are a soul. You have a body.

      June 5, 2013 at 11:50 pm |
    • Dippy

      May Jeebus (or somebody) teach you how to write without capitalizing and misspelling words at random? Your bullshit rant makes no sense to a nonbeliever.

      June 5, 2013 at 11:50 pm |
    • Stinky Pinky

      So having a body means I have soul? Do dogs have soul? What about insects? Are there ants in heaven? There's no proof of a soul other than a "feeling".

      June 5, 2013 at 11:53 pm |
    • GodFreeNow

      If BROAD and EASY is the way to hell, how is it that there are so many christians and so few atheists?

      June 5, 2013 at 11:54 pm |
  11. Stinky Pinky

    Do you have an issue with an atheist hotline?

    June 5, 2013 at 11:37 pm |
    • Vic

      https://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/06/04/atheists-to-start-1-800-hotline/comment-page-11/#comment-2399353

      June 5, 2013 at 11:39 pm |
    • Stinky Pinky

      Won't read your spam Vic. Posted it too many times. What offends you of an atheist hotline?

      June 5, 2013 at 11:41 pm |
    • Observer

      Vic,

      If you can't figure out how to say things in your own words and need cut-and-paste spamming instead, you know you are in trouble.

      June 5, 2013 at 11:43 pm |
    • Stinky Pinky

      Thank you Observer. I've been a silent reader for 2 years now but have to finally voice my opinion.

      June 5, 2013 at 11:45 pm |
    • Observer

      Stinky Pinky,

      There are 2 or 3 Christians on here who figure God has nothing better to do than to count how many times they spam the same nonsense and will give them "brownie points" for each one.

      June 5, 2013 at 11:49 pm |
  12. ~0~

    Everyone has the right to feel good and pacify themselves even if they do it by telling themselves a lie. It feels especially good when they can get support from birds of a feather.....LOL!

    June 5, 2013 at 11:23 pm |
  13. oOo

    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Evidence_for_the_historical_existence_of_Jesus_Christ

    June 5, 2013 at 11:03 pm |
  14. mama k

    The Magic of Evolution: Daniel Dennett's Card Trick Analogy (~3 minutes; 5/10/2013)

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHIi5CaX9fI&w=640&h=360]

    June 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm |
  15. doG catcher

    Was Jesus Christ a Copy of Krishna?

    “Krishna was born of a virgin named Devaki” — The basic story of Krishna’s origin makes this claim laughable: In mythology researcher Joseph Campbell’s book, Occidental Mythology, he writes of Krishna’s origin:

    “In India a like tale is told of the beloved savior Krishna, whose terrible uncle, Kansa, was, in that case, the tyrant-king. The savior’s mother, Devaki, was of royal lineage, the tyrant’s niece, and at the time when she was married the wicked monarch heard a voice, mysteriously, which let him know that her eighth child would be his slayer. He therefore confined both her and her husband, the saintly nobleman Vasudeva, in a closely guarded prison, where he murdered their first six infants as they came.”

    So from the basic origin story of Krishna, his mother had seven children before he was born, so she was clearly not a virgin. Additionally, the book of Isaiah, which prophesied that a virgin would give birth to the Messiah of the Bible, was written 700 years before Christ and at least 100 years before Krishna.

    Go lie down doG

    June 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm |
  16. doG catcher

    “Dionysus was born of a virgin” — Again, this blatantly flies in the face of mythology surrounding this pagan god. The two most common stories of Dionysus’ birth involve the god Zeus, his father, either impregnating the mortal woman Semele, or impregnating Persephone (the Greek Queen of the underworld). In either instance, it is not a virgin birth (and it also gives allusion to the Bible’s description of fallen angels impregnating human women, something written in the book of Genesis 2,000 years before the myth of Dionysus).

    “Dionsysus was born on December 25th” — Once again, there is no pre-Christian manuscript or evidence of this. And of course the date of December 25th is not significant since it’s not in the Bible. Some point to Dionysus’ ability to create wine as a sign that Jesus was a copy (since Jesus turned water to wine at a wedding) but Dionysus was the god of wine. Jesus was the Son of God and humanity’s Savior. And while there is non-Christian evidence and proof that Jesus existed, there is none to support that Dionysus was a real person who actually existed. And Jesus Christ was clearly not a copy of Dionysus.

    June 5, 2013 at 10:32 pm |
  17. doG catcher

    http://www.jonsorensen.net/2012/10/25/horus-manure-debunking-the-jesushorus-connection/

    http://beginningandend.com/jesus-copy-horus-mithras-dionysis-pagan-gods/

    “Mithras was born of a virgin” — There are almost no early writings about the cult of Mithras and most of what is known is based on artwork (as opposed to Jesus Christ, of whom thousands of ancient manuscripts exist that describe His life, death and resurrection in detail). But according to historians, Mithras was born from a rock, not from a virgin or from a person at all.

    “Mithras was born on December 25.” — Once again, the date of December 25th is not mentioned in the Bible and thus holds no significance to the story of Jesus Christ. Additionally, in Mithraism there is no date of Mithras’ birth.

    A lying doG is a lying doG!

    June 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm |
  18. Bostontola

    Why do religious people, who are the vast majority, care about this hotline?

    June 5, 2013 at 10:17 pm |
    • Well

      They don't.

      June 5, 2013 at 10:22 pm |
    • Bostontola

      Well,
      That you would say that given the comments on this blog is interesting. I guess religious people are used to ignoring directly observable things in conflict with their beliefs.

      June 5, 2013 at 10:40 pm |
  19. Just Call Me Lucifer

    You really don't want me to have a job anymore, is that it? You remember what idle hands do, right? Careful what you wish for...

    June 5, 2013 at 10:03 pm |
  20. Don't feed the Dyslexic llorT

    Dang kid, calm yourself down.
    You are becoming the next Chad and Reailty aren't you?

    What does all your complaints have to do with the Hotline?

    All I see is you offering NO FACTS but a lot of anit-christian koolaid about other religions that are NOT related to Christianity.

    Offer up any scientific evidence that Christianity borrowed from any of those religions that you claim (meaning from the internet because we know you haven't done a bit of real research) on here.

    June 5, 2013 at 9:30 pm |
    • Dyslexic doG

      all I have quoted is verified as scientific and historical fact. If you would just read a book that you didn't buy at the Christian bookstore, you may discover some historical and scientific facts too. Come out from your bubble, I beg you. 🙂

      June 5, 2013 at 9:34 pm |
    • Don't feed the Dyslexic llorT

      Bulls h*t, there is nothing verified or proven to be a historical fact. You are a liar.

      Offer up any archaeological, historical or palaeographic evidence that Christianity took from any of those other religions you said.

      I find it humorous because earlier today you blabbered on about how the Bible wasn't even written for centuries but now you are saying you can prove that in the 1st century CE that Christianity took from other religions??

      You are an uned ucated and ignorant twit.

      June 5, 2013 at 9:40 pm |
    • Dyslexic doG

      I have read the Bible cover to cover. I have traveled through the middle east. I have read extensive historical literature.

      As I have studied these things and not just listened to the local preacher, I think I can safely post this information.

      Do you have any witty comeback?

      June 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm |
    • Don't feed the Dyslexic llorT

      "I have read the Bible cover to cover."

      Same here.

      "I have traveled through the middle east."

      Same here, Petra was gorgeous and so wans't Jerusalem but I prefer Tiberius to all of the places I was at. I've seen the Great Scroll and Copper Scroll from the Dead Sea scrolls up close and personal. I've been in the Dome of the Rock and in the cave below it. Most beautiful building in Israel if you ask me.

      "I have read extensive historical literature."

      Same here and I recommend adding Biblical Archaeological Review to your collection if you haven't. Some really good articles in there. The study on the cedar timbers from the Al Aqsa being over 2,000 years old was fascinating.

      "As I have studied these things and not just listened to the local preacher, I think I can safely post this information."

      Me too...cool isn't it?

      "Do you have any witty comeback?"

      Were those witty enough?

      June 5, 2013 at 9:46 pm |
    • Dyslexic doG

      if you have in fact traveled the region extensively and read non-religious historical texts, then you can't deny the plain historic fact that the Jesus character in the bible is the same in so many ways to a number of pre-dating gods and mystical figures from the region. It's right there in front of you and obvious as 1+1=2.

      Or are these books you read not real books, like the Creation Museum isn't really a museum? Are you reading religious propaganda again and taking it as truth? How sad.

      June 5, 2013 at 9:55 pm |
    • The real Tom

      Don't feed, can you provide any information that proves Dyslexic's posts contain lies? At all? Or are you just going to rant and rave?

      June 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm |
    • Don't feed the Dyslexic llorT

      Dyslexic doG, similarity does not equal evidence.
      An Auk and Penguin are very similar but they are not related at all.
      If you are as well read as you claim, then it should not be difficult to offer up some references and evidence. Atheists on here are always asking for evidence of God. I don't see why they cannot offer up tangible evidence that Christinaity took from the religions you claim it did.
      Either you can prove it or you cannot. And if you cannot then it is just a belief you carry.

      "Or are these books you read not real books, like the Creation Museum isn't really a museum? Are you reading religious propaganda again and taking it as truth? How sad."

      My gosh you are a twit. You go from asking a question, add a implication with no evidence and then basically say it's true. What kind of deceptive debate inept person are you?

      Tom, he offers no citation or evidence to his claims.
      Curious, if a Christian on here said God was real and couldn't provide evidence to that claim, what would you call them?

      June 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm |
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