• Do Christians believe that "atheist" means "homosexual"?

    I have observed many Christians in this forum who believe that only homosexuals consider themselves atheist. Even more, they believe that all atheists must be homosexual. What do you think?
    I have observed many Christians in this forum who believe that only homosexuals consider themselves atheist. Even more, they believe that all atheists must be homosexual. What do you think?
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 5 years ago
  • Is this a rational question?

    "If there really is an all-knowing, all-loving, omnipresent creator out there, why is he having so much difficulty convincing me?" -- Screwdriverz
    "If there really is an all-knowing, all-loving, omnipresent creator out there, why is he having so much difficulty convincing me?" -- Screwdriverz
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 years ago
  • Christians: you don't really...?

    ... want to destroy and/or send to "eternal hell" all that don't believe what you do... do you?
    ... want to destroy and/or send to "eternal hell" all that don't believe what you do... do you?
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 7 years ago
  • Believers: are you just being hopeful, or is there something unbelievers just don't "get"?

    According to reliable statistics, over 90% of Americans believe in some sort of deity. Most of the people I know personally are believers. These people -- many are friends and family of mine -- are at least moderately intelligent and many are exceptionally intelligent. I have asked these friends and family how they can be logical and rational... show more
    According to reliable statistics, over 90% of Americans believe in some sort of deity. Most of the people I know personally are believers. These people -- many are friends and family of mine -- are at least moderately intelligent and many are exceptionally intelligent. I have asked these friends and family how they can be logical and rational but still believe in a "creator" that is by all accounts illogical and irrational. Their overwhelming answer is always "There must be more." Well, yes, of course there is "more," but do the gaps in our knowledge simply default back to "goddidit" or are you holding out on something?
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 years ago
  • Christians: suppose you just found out that your best friend is an atheist:?

    What would you do? Suppose this person is someone you have known for years. Someone who has gone out of his/her way to help you when you needed it; someone you have done the same for. Would you give this friend the benefit of the doubt, or would you immediately abandon him/her?
    What would you do? Suppose this person is someone you have known for years. Someone who has gone out of his/her way to help you when you needed it; someone you have done the same for. Would you give this friend the benefit of the doubt, or would you immediately abandon him/her?
    18 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 years ago
  • Does this make Christians happy?

    Uganda now has laws not only banning homosexuality, but in some cases has death penalties against consensual homosexual acts. http://current.com/shows/vanguard/924385...
    Uganda now has laws not only banning homosexuality, but in some cases has death penalties against consensual homosexual acts. http://current.com/shows/vanguard/924385...
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 years ago
  • Haven't we gone forth and multiplied enough?

    Shouldn't the followers of the Abrahamic god be more concerned about over-population and its consequences than gay marriage, abortion, and birth control?
    Shouldn't the followers of the Abrahamic god be more concerned about over-population and its consequences than gay marriage, abortion, and birth control?
    7 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 years ago
  • Is it true that the more "religious" a country is, the more likely it is to have the death penalty?

    Never mind statistics, I'm asking for your opinion.
    Never mind statistics, I'm asking for your opinion.
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 8 years ago
  • Is this the real reason why the great Library of Alexandria was destroyed?

    The late Carl Sagan professed that there was a three volume history of the world in the library written by a Babylonian priest named Barusus. From remnants of items that were salvaged and other sources from that era, the first book spoke of "creation." The book spoke of the time between "creation" and "the great... show more
    The late Carl Sagan professed that there was a three volume history of the world in the library written by a Babylonian priest named Barusus. From remnants of items that were salvaged and other sources from that era, the first book spoke of "creation." The book spoke of the time between "creation" and "the great flood" as being 432,000 years. Far longer than the mere 6000 years most evangelicals preach. My point is, these books alluded to are now gone and can never be retrieved. Considering the siege that destroyed the library (against Cleopatra and Antony) was controlled by a power on the brink of becoming "Christian," is it possible that zealot "Christian" Romans in power sought to destroy not only knowledge, but knowledge that would drastically conflict with their beliefs?
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 years ago
  • A question about "the Ark"

    Why exactly is "the raven" the "wrong" bird to send? I have to admit that the fact that a raven (the "wrong" bird) is black and a dove (the "right" bird) is white, is a problem for me. I'm pretty sure that this is a problem for most people of color.
    Why exactly is "the raven" the "wrong" bird to send? I have to admit that the fact that a raven (the "wrong" bird) is black and a dove (the "right" bird) is white, is a problem for me. I'm pretty sure that this is a problem for most people of color.
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 years ago
  • How many go for the rack?

    I've got a BIG rack (lemme tell you, it ain't all that) but I've got a big middle too (had the rack first, by the way). Do most of you go for the rack only when it tops, say, Pamela Anderson?
    I've got a BIG rack (lemme tell you, it ain't all that) but I've got a big middle too (had the rack first, by the way). Do most of you go for the rack only when it tops, say, Pamela Anderson?
    6 answers · Polls & Surveys · 9 years ago
  • Christians: what in Jupiter's moons is the "gay lifestyle"?

    I read this all the time in this forum. "We don't hate the gays, we hate THE LIFESTYLE." What? Do gay people, I dunno, slaughter babies? Wear clashing plaids? Make illegal left turns? Other than the sex of the characters they're attracted to, how is their "lifestyle" any different than yours?
    I read this all the time in this forum. "We don't hate the gays, we hate THE LIFESTYLE." What? Do gay people, I dunno, slaughter babies? Wear clashing plaids? Make illegal left turns? Other than the sex of the characters they're attracted to, how is their "lifestyle" any different than yours?
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 years ago
  • Fear=Respect?

    A bunch of Christians answered the question "Why do you fear God?" with "God-fearing really means God-respecting." So... it's okay to instill fear in people because it's actually a sign of respect? Somebody please explain this to me.
    A bunch of Christians answered the question "Why do you fear God?" with "God-fearing really means God-respecting." So... it's okay to instill fear in people because it's actually a sign of respect? Somebody please explain this to me.
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 years ago
  • Did I miss something?

    I asked if there was prime acreage in heavan and got dismally few answers. Mere minutes later I asked if a plot could be resrved in hell and, well, a few came out of the woodwork. What exactly is the implication?
    I asked if there was prime acreage in heavan and got dismally few answers. Mere minutes later I asked if a plot could be resrved in hell and, well, a few came out of the woodwork. What exactly is the implication?
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • Does anybody else here have difficulty taking people who ask questions with text shortcuts seriously?

    I'm as lazy as the next character, but anybody who can't find the energy to spell out "you," "why," "be," or "two/to/too" is far too lazy. Really, nothing tells the world one's lack of education more than how badly a person spells. Text shortcuts just scream "HEY WORLD! I'M DANG... show more
    I'm as lazy as the next character, but anybody who can't find the energy to spell out "you," "why," "be," or "two/to/too" is far too lazy. Really, nothing tells the world one's lack of education more than how badly a person spells. Text shortcuts just scream "HEY WORLD! I'M DANG STUPID! h'yuck!" I understand the need on cellphones, but this forum is not via cellphone.
    10 answers · Polls & Surveys · 10 years ago
  • How does an ovary twist off it's own blood supply?

    Ignore the icon, this is a serious question. Apparently several months ago (maybe even a year ago) for no apparent reason my right ovary managed to get twisted in its cord and cut off the blood supply. To make a very long an EXTREMELY painful story short, no one knew about it (even after several doctor visits and 3 CT scans) until the... show more
    Ignore the icon, this is a serious question. Apparently several months ago (maybe even a year ago) for no apparent reason my right ovary managed to get twisted in its cord and cut off the blood supply. To make a very long an EXTREMELY painful story short, no one knew about it (even after several doctor visits and 3 CT scans) until the surgeon cut me open and found a dead and rotting ovary. I'm okay now and recovering well, but I'm very concerned. Why would the ovary get twisted? I'm not an extremely active person, conversely I'm not a totally sedentary person either. If it could happen to the right ovary without me (or anyone in the medical profession) knowing, what's to keep this from happening to the left one?
    1 answer · Women's Health · 10 years ago
  • So, what if only part of you dies?

    I had this ovary commit suicide (yep, twisted off it's own blood supply). And then -- just in time for Halloween -- her ghost up and tries to kill me (toxins and internal bleeding and such)! Fortunately I was able to get into surgery in time (wanna see my scars?). Anyway, according to Christians, since she killed itself, will she go to... show more
    I had this ovary commit suicide (yep, twisted off it's own blood supply). And then -- just in time for Halloween -- her ghost up and tries to kill me (toxins and internal bleeding and such)! Fortunately I was able to get into surgery in time (wanna see my scars?). Anyway, according to Christians, since she killed itself, will she go to hell? And if I had died too, would I have gone to hell with her?
    15 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago