Originally Posted by Frank777
Because Christian aid groups are doing an overwhelming amount of the aid working that is going on.
They're certainly doing an overwhelming load of something that's for sure...
Because if they weren't outright with who they were, people like you would take to the internet complaining that these 'fundies' were hiding their beliefs and using non-Christian funds to promote their religion. We know there is no winning with people like you.
People like you....hmmm.....
Call me when atheists start relief efforts that mirror the work of the Salvation Army, Samaritan's Purse and World Vision.
Ring Ring...err...they would be the normal people just doing it for no ulterior motive..difficult to grasp I know but they're out there...
And don't kid yourself. No atheist will enter Heaven's gates.
I'm with you there.
And no-one else will either.
[quote]You don't even understand the tenets of the religion you're constantly criticizing.[quote]
I don't agree
with the tenets and find them obscene but I understand enough..
You can't seriously say that Jesus did not tell his followers not to work with an eye for their eternal reward, can you?
There are too many NT scriptures to count that reference Jesus talking about this earth as being a mere shadow of what is to come and that Christians should "store up for themselves treasures in heaven."
Shouldn't be difficult to quote one then.
You criticize what you clearly do not understand. I'm beginning to think that whatever bad childhood experiences you attribute to your family's "fundie" Christianity are really the result of your failure to listen and grasp what was being taught. Plenty of people have negative views of Christianity, but few with a church background make such fundamental errors regarding Christian beliefs.
I rather incline to the idea that I am making errors in regard to your
beliefs. They do seem a bit wooly and you don't express them too well so I suppose it is a distinct possibility. But I do not make the mistake that your beliefs are in themselves representative of any divine, Holy or even legitimate equivalent - and nor should you.
Re the personal arena into which we seem to have veered, I didn't actually have any bad experiences growing up with the Fundies. I met a lot of hypocrites, perverts and general scumbags but I regard that as a useful education for later life and today's world in particular.
I'm really quite grateful all in all- it also awoke me to a deeper respect for Christ's real teachings as an antidote to the assholes I was sequestered with for so long...it was quite enjoyable in retrospect.