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Old 11-03-2011, 12:46 PM   #61
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I would say prayer leaves you somewhere beyond apathetic. Religion just is not a part of who I am.
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:27 PM   #62
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What if I told you that some of the brightest minds on this planet are considering that our Universe might very well be something similar to a hologram?

And that "objective reality does not exist"?

That's right. Essentially, an illusion.

Think about that.

If you want to read more about it, search Holographic Principle. It's fun, at the least.
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:35 PM   #63
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having been brought up by a religious lunatic hypocrite (catholic converted to AOG pentecostal) (who is/was a complete and utter bully to boot), i cannot stand pushy religious people, those who think they are "right" and everyone else is "wrong"... it makes me sick

deep down, i have some kind of belief system that i'm working out in my mind day to day, some kind of seeds left in the ashes of my faith lol, but that's a private matter that i do not talk about
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:57 PM   #64
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I believe that Jesus of Nazareth was and is the one universal God who
came to earth in the
form of a human being.

I believe he is the only true rebel who ever walked this planet.

I believe the Bible contains his story and message to the world.

He told his followers to tell this good news to others.

This is what I try to do here in FYM. This forum states it is a place
to discuss politics, religion, and world events.

My intent is to share what I believe and to encourage others to rethink
the Christian faith and to try to see it without all the religious or cultural
junk that so often hinders people.

I can't make people believe anything, but I do hope I can encourage others to
be open minded enough to read and study the Christian faith and other faiths.

It's really interesting to read and think about.


I'm grateful this forum has allowed me the freedom to express my beliefs.


Thank you
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:20 PM   #65
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Honest question Iron Horse:

Do you really think you've convinced anyone here to explore Christianity or would you say you've done more to alienate people? Have you ever considered a different approach to promote your beliefs?
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:22 PM   #66
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Definitely alienates me...
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:29 PM   #67
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I've run the gamut from belief to ultimately non belief. I've seen crazy assed religious people and I've seen wonderful religious people whom I'm honored to know. I've met tedious atheists and atheists who make my imagination soar. It all comes down to the person. not so much the belief. What is it to me? I don't mind the Jesus fish (eternity fish?), I display the Darwin fish and I think the Truth Fish Eating the Darwin Fish is very funny. I read a lot of Dawkins, but I haven't been drawn to his anti-theism books. I'll eventually read them, but I'm not clamoring to.

I don't see any reason to be obnoxious to a theist. I sometimes wished I did believe and I like to listen to many of them talk. I can't imagine any reason not to vote for an atheist just because he/she is an atheist and there is something marvelous about materialism. I never chose my friends because of their beliefs or lack of them. I chose them because they were good people. And if they rant a little bit now and again, hey, I rant about my stuff too. No big deal.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:30 AM   #68
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Definitely alienates me...
Seconded.
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:01 AM   #69
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My guess is that there are many people that read Iron Horse's posts and can relate to them.

They may not want to post in here.
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:38 PM   #70
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Seconded.
Thirded.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:17 PM   #71
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Honest question Iron Horse:

Do you really think you've convinced anyone here to explore Christianity or would you say you've done more to alienate people? Have you ever considered a different approach to promote your beliefs?

Honest answer:

"Do you really think you've convinced anyone here to explore Christianity or would you say you've done more to alienate people?

I don't know.



"Have you ever considered a different approach to promote your beliefs?"


I operated a coffee house for ten years. I hope we can reopen it soon.
I'm just trying to spread the good news.


What do you suggest?
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:12 AM   #72
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Honest answer:



I don't know.






What do you suggest?
Fair answers

I don't know what to suggest, man. All I know is that sometimes I get the feeling that people are more annoyed by your approach than intrigued. That's not to say that I think you're an annoying person. I'm sure you're a fantastic person. But I get the sense that you know that people are somewhat put off by your approach. why not change it up a bit? Be a bit more approachable (whatever that means on the internet). Be a bit more interactive and less preachy. Come off as more of a human being and less of a point of view. And I honestly say this as someone who finds you strangely endearing despite our drastic differences in world view (and I say that as someone who might've had 6 beers when he only needed 5 and didn't get to do karaoke when it was promised to him at the beginning of the night).
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:17 AM   #73
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Oh good, a tipsy bromantic post
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:27 AM   #74
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I'm an Atheist, I'm one of those people that if others respect my beliefs i will do the same to them . I never force my beliefs on anyone yet people deem it necessary to force theres on me
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:45 AM   #75
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(and I say that as someone who might've had 6 beers when he only needed 5 and didn't get to do karaoke when it was promised to him at the beginning of the night).

I've been following this thread, but this made me

I am a Catholic, but I do not attend Church regularly. I do disagree with a lot of what the Church says, and the current Pope has made quite a few decisions that have left me feeling a bit alienated.
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