Dear Atheists Who Enjoy Low, Low Prices [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Funny

Maybe you should start being a little more grateful to ""You Know Who"" at all that money you"ve been saving.
There are 139 comments:
Female 159
"ya know, if I-A-B keeps makin fun of christians, i am OUT"

lol and I`m sure the forums will never be the same again... twit

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Male 463
ya know, if I-A-B keeps makin fun of christians, i am OUT
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Male 31
And all this time I thought Christ died for our sins.
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Male 2,220
Still put gravitons and n dimensional space a lot higher up the `believable` invisibles than most peoples idea of "their" god. It`s the personal saviour bit that does not sit well, its a big elasto plast over an unfriendly (unbiased) world.

I can see however, that you could stretch some definitions of a single god to actually fit. An all knowing, all pervasive god could be synonomous with the rules of nature and the sum of all the variables within it. A view of a god that sees all of time sort of fits with this if you accept the god is *everything* over *all of time*. Yeah I can believe in that sort of god, even if, on balance, he doesn`t really give a sh*t about me or anyone else. Kind of fits with my observations of this gods behaviour....

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Male 2,220
"Wrong. Neutrinos were directly experimentally detected in the Nobel-Prize-winning Cowan-Reines neutrino experiment in 1956."

Read that. Neat science. You shouldn`t use the word direct however when it was actually gamma rays (from two seperate interactions) that indicated the neutrino`s existance.

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Male 1,081
Seems like a dumb thing to die over.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Well good luck to you Angi, because statistically, we`re all going to be Muslim by about 2050.[/quote]

I`m likely to be dead by then, so I just hope it doesn`t happen earlier.

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Male 12,365
[quote]Culturally biased to a Western viewpoint?[/quote]

Yeah, I`m culturally biased against torturing people to death and stuff like that. Shame on me.

I`m not arguing that Islam is inherently more brutal and oppressive than Christianity, just that it is at this time.

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Female 52
Even Jesus loves a bargain. Apparently.
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Male 2,220
"It`s that as oppressive theocracies go, Islam is currently much worse than Christianity"

Culturally biased to a Western viewpoint?

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Male 8,300
> Angilion
> as oppressive theocracies go, Islam is currently much worse than Christianity

Well good luck to you Angi, because statistically, we`re all going to be Muslim by about 2050.

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Male 2,220
"Most Atheists don`t give crap, the reason they are atheists is they can`t be arsed."

True only if you are talking about implicit aethiesm, but not true about people who have chosen this path.

Thinking about logic, existance, morality is not easy. Oh I know! lets invent a god to take care of it all!

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Male 12,365
[quote]There ARE NO theological debates on IAB, ever! IAB never discusses, argues or in any way debates any form of religion or religious belief, and if you choose to believe that it does, that`s entirely up to you and we accept your unprovable beliefs as just as perfectly valid as the beliefs of the rest of us.[/quote]

Did you really intend to claim that lying about the existence of evidence is the same as the lack of evidence?

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Male 12,365
[quote]You owe us christians big time, what if muslims took over? What holiday do they have, ramadam, party!![/quote]

You have a point in the first sentence, but not in the second. Christianity is a major defence against global domination by Islam, but the issue isn`t really one of partying. It`s that as oppressive theocracies go, Islam is currently much worse than Christianity.

Regarding celebratory holidays, Christians owe various earlier religions for all of the "Christian" ones. So let`s hear for for Mithraism and Sol Invictus and for a mixture of other European and British pre-Christian religions.

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Male 2,220
"1/0 infinity"
Not exactly. It`s more accurate to say that the limit of 1/x as x approaches zero is infinity. 1 divided by exactly 0 is undefined. Why? Because saying it is defined is equivalent to saying the equation 0x=0 has only one solution, when in fact it has infinitely many.

Now were getting into more meaningful territory - how legitimate a concept is infinity. Nope my finite cells can`t get with it, got lost at Aleph 1. Transfinite what?

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Male 12,365
[quote]Now, inferring that the lack of evidence of Jesus`s existence puts him on par with a spaghetti monster? Or pixies that carry airplanes? Yeah, that`s wrong on more than a few levels. [/quote]

Rather amusing, given that I have made several posts stating that there is evidence that Jesus existed (although his name couldn`t have been Jesus, obviously), providing that evidence and defending it in argument with a poster who said it was invalid.

You`re not scoring well so far.

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Male 12,365
[quote]You haven`t been on the internet for long, have you? :)[/quote]

21 years.

Yes, before the web existed.

Unlike you, I don`t confuse a tiny minority of people who would like something vaguely approaching fairly correct English in at least the most basic form with some sort of omnipresent police force.

But hey, at least you didn`t call them Nazis.

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Male 12,365
[quote]I ain`t got time for this one, so I`ll stay out for once, but just let me know, is the comment section here basically a bunch of people arguing over the factuality of him "dying for our prices"?[/quote]

No. The picture is fake and no-one is arguing about the validity of the message.

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Male 8,300
[quote]So....am I allowed to leave a comment that isn`t part of the theological debate and is just "lol"?[/quote]

There ARE NO theological debates on IAB, ever! IAB never discusses, argues or in any way debates any form of religion or religious belief, and if you choose to believe that it does, that`s entirely up to you and we accept your unprovable beliefs as just as perfectly valid as the beliefs of the rest of us.

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Male 660
I like strippers.
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Male 1,623
"You owe us christians big time, what if muslims took over? What holiday do they have, ramadam, party!!"

I wish I could assume you were acting like a retard as a joke.

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Male 191
Who would really think that was a good marketing strategy?
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Female 92
My ideals are dictated by facts and logic.
Nothing personal, religion.
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Female 2,220
Jesus was a real person. But not the son of "god".

Also, this picture is just ridiculous.

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Male 302
You owe us christians big time, what if muslims took over? What holiday do they have, ramadam, party!!
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Male 2,307
Most anythings don`t feel anyway you think they do.

I like how people`s humanness is reduced to mere labels like we`re all in highschool again.

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Male 901
I know this is not going to convince someone, but I`ll still jump on the angry internet people-train.

About the existence of Christ: It IS in fact debated whether he existed or not. The historical evidence is vague (but not non-existent) and saying that he just exists PERIOD is just not true. There are signs pointing to him having existed, and signs pointing to him not having existed. The reason this debate is irrelevant to most atheists, however, is because it doesn`t really matter whether he existed or not.

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Male 4,290
"Or neutrinos, for that matter. I mean, there`s no direct evidence for the existence of a neutrino. All evidence to date is based on the neutrino`s supposed interactions. So, by that logic, a neutrino`s existence is infinitely improbable."

Wrong. Neutrinos were directly experimentally detected in the Nobel-Prize-winning Cowan-Reines neutrino experiment in 1956.

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Female 1,697
Haha I can`t believe they put that :O

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Male 171
Most Atheists don`t give crap, the reason they are atheists is they can`t be arsed.
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Male 10,440
[quote] Because saying it is defined is equivalent to saying the equation 0x=0 has only one solution, when in fact it has infinitely many. [/quote]

Perfect answer right there!

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Male 10,440
[quote] Most atheists will admit that god can`t be proven false. They just believe the probability of his exsistance is too insignificant to consider. [/quote]

Thats correct. We can equate the probability of the existence of god to be equal to or less than that of the flying spaghetti monster, as the spaghetti monster is specifically said to plant evidence. Anyway, we can equate the probability of the existence of god to any claim that is undisprovable. If I said that I personally created the universe by farting it into existence, or that if I kill 50 people my imaginary friend will make my computer run twice as fast, that would be just as likley as the christian god, or the muslim god or whatever else anyone can come up with.

What this means for the religious is that if they believe in a god then they must also consider every provable and undisprovable claim that could ever be made. And since we are all finite creatures, the consideration of any is therefore a waste of time.

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Male 2,605
"1/0 infinity"

Not exactly. It`s more accurate to say that the limit of 1/x as x approaches zero is infinity. 1 divided by exactly 0 is undefined. Why? Because saying it is defined is equivalent to saying the equation 0x=0 has only one solution, when in fact it has infinitely many.

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Male 189
sal-u-ta-tions! Do you have a moment to talk about the lord?
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Male 1,399
That would be THE Flying Spaghetti Monster, Mangirld.

He created the mountains and the trees and the migits, and he put the dinosaur bones in the ground and praise be to the stripper factory and beercano raaaaaaaamen.

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Male 527
Now, inferring that the lack of evidence of Jesus`s existence puts him on par with a spaghetti monster? Or pixies that carry airplanes? Yeah, that`s wrong on more than a few levels.
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Male 527
>The claim was that there was no evidence he
>existed. The argument since then has been about
>whether or not there is any evidence.

There was also the argument on the existence of the man himself. I do admit, however, that I thought you to be the one to be arguing for that point. For that, I was wrong, and I apologize.

>A bogeyman of your own creation. There are a few
>people who object to the worst abuses of the
>language, but that`s not the same thing at all.

You haven`t been on the internet for long, have you? :)

>Which also applies to the flying spaghetti
>monster, undetectable magic flying pixies that
>carry aeroplanes, etc.

Or neutrinos, for that matter. I mean, there`s no direct evidence for the existence of a neutrino. All evidence to date is based on the neutrino`s supposed interactions. So, by that logic, a neutrino`s existence is infinitely improbable.


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Male 2,220
"he`s an idiot, not a mathematician"

Like aetheism and agnosticism, I don`t think those two are mutually exclusive...

Maths is the one intangible thing I have faith in. Maybe jesus divided the fish by zero when he fed the five thousand?


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Male 1,195
Hallelujah!
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Male 660
To hell with high prices!
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Female 178
mytsery is wrong.

he`s an idiot, not a mathematician. just because in your subject you make certain assumptions and definitions doesn`t mean that its always like that.

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Male 4,546
I ain`t got time for this one, so I`ll stay out for once, but just let me know, is the comment section here basically a bunch of people arguing over the factuality of him "dying for our prices"?
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Male 50
Ug.
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Male 160
i thought 1/0 would be easier than typing out infinity.

Fun facts:
1/0 infinity
0/1 zero
0/0 arbitrary constant *
*for example if you have zero resistance and zero voltage you get 0/0 (I=V/R) which means the current is constant but unknown. With conservation of energy and momentum you can show that the current is a constant in this example but there are not enough parameters to determine the constant (need initial value)

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Male 1,505
"Lack of physical evidence of existence means that that existence is improbable. I could easily make up 1/0 unsupported contradictory claims."

Oh sh*t, he`s dividing by zero!

*ducks*

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Female 914
HA HA HA HA HA HA!!
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Male 12,365
[quote]Hey, if your Jesus never existed, we`d never have taken perfectly good occasions to celebrate love, camaraderie, charity, etc, and turned them into competitive capitalistic boasting.[/quote]

Pithy, but I`m fairly confident that had already happened before Christianity existed. For example, Romans exchanged gifts during the festival of Saturnalia and the feast of Sol Invictus (17-25 of December). Although traditional gifts were of small monetary value, it became customary to give gifts of silver if you were rich enough.

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Male 12,365
[quote]Which doesn`t mean your an Atheist but an Agnostic.[/quote]

That depends on which definitions of `agnostic` and `atheist` you use. I`d describe myself as an agnostic atheist - the two aren`t actually mutually exclusive. Basically - I don`t know and I don`t believe.

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Female 582
Hey, if your Jesus never existed, we`d never have taken perfectly good occasions to celebrate love, camaraderie, charity, etc, and turned them into competitive capitalistic boasting.
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Male 12,365
[quote]But to try to say someone didn`t exist solely because you can`t find anything directly that shows that he existed?[/quote]

The claim was that there was no evidence he existed. The argument since then has been about whether or not there is any evidence.

[quote] just as petty as the pedantic grammar police that run amok on these websites.[/quote]

A bogeyman of your own creation. There are a few people who object to the worst abuses of the language, but that`s not the same thing at all.

[quote]Just keep in mind this: lack of proof of existence does not mean proof of non-existence.[/quote]

Which also applies to the flying spaghetti monster, undetectable magic flying pixies that carry aeroplanes, etc.

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Female 5,222
lol XD
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Male 12,365
[quote]No, but the Romans had a very efficient system of government and held regular censuses (that`s why his mom and dad were in Bethlehem remember)[/quote]

The only record of that is in the Christian bible. Which, to belabour the obvious, is not a secular source. The Romans certainly held censuses, but (a) there`s no record of one at that time and place (b) they didn`t require people to spend weeks walking to a census and (c) there`s no record of Jesus on any extant Roman census.

[quote]Herod had already heard of him when the huge travelling party of nobles, kings and scholars came all the way from China or thereabouts to see him - not something they do for an unknown kid.[/quote]

And your source for that is?

It`s the Christian bible again, isn`t it?

It probably isn`t even in there, though I can`t be sure off the top of my head.

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Male 2,238
[quote]So....am I allowed to leave a comment that isn`t part of the theological debate and is just "lol"?[/quote]

NO!

Nah, you can. Don`t be turned off by the flames.

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Male 108
So....am I allowed to leave a comment that isn`t part of the theological debate and is just "lol"?
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Male 74
So does that make me Hindu if I shop at the Wal-mart?
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Male 89
"Most atheists will admit that god can`t be proven false. They just believe the probability of his exsistance is too insignificant to consider"
Which doesn`t mean your an Atheist but an Agnostic.
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Male 712
If He died for those prices, let`s get His Money`s Worth and have a barbecue at my joint.
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Male 160
"Just keep in mind this: lack of proof of existence does not mean proof of non-existence."

Lack of physical evidence of existence means that that existence is improbable. I could easily make up 1/0 unsupported contradictory claims.

Contradiction with highly supported scientific law demonstrates extreme improbability (ie raising dead)

There is no proof / disproof.

Also just because something isn`t proven/disproven doesn`t give it a 50% probability of existing. Think of the flying spaghetti monster.

Most atheists will admit that god can`t be proven false. They just believe the probability of his exsistance is too insignificant to consider.

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Female 169
Well wasn`t nice of Him!
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Male 527
Oh. My. God. You know, I can understand the debate of the existence or non-existence of God. Whether you choose to believe or not is your own choice. But to try to say someone didn`t exist solely because you can`t find anything directly that shows that he existed? What about Buddha? Zoroaster? Hell, why not even extend that list to people that didn`t leave behind their own writings, like Socrates? You try to make yourself sound intelligent by exposing the "great religious cover-up", but instead, you wind up making yourself seem just as petty as the pedantic grammar police that run amok on these websites. Just keep in mind this: lack of proof of existence does not mean proof of non-existence.
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Male 928
Very nice, Angilion.
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Male 8,300
> Angilion
> That is not true. There are no contempory secular records of him at all. Why would there be? He wasn`t important at the time

No, but the Romans had a very efficient system of government and held regular censuses (that`s why his mom and dad were in Bethlehem remember), and Herod had already heard of him when the huge travelling party of nobles, kings and scholars came all the way from China or thereabouts to see him - not something they do for an unknown kid.

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Male 701
Why do you people turn every little joke into a little debate?
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Male 12,365
By the way, I go for 6 and 7.
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Male 12,365
[quote]It is up to you to decide if he was...

1. A mental case believing himself the Son of God.
2. Lying
3. Telling the truth[/quote]

4. Never existed.
5. Is a combination of several people to create a legend, perhaps like King Arthur.
6. Was misquoted by people fighting to control the religion after his death.
7. Never claimed to be literally the son of god in any physical sense, simply in the spiritual sense of God the Father (of everything and everyone).

The most famous Christian prayer ever, which has probably been spoken by almost every Christian for a very long time, starts with the statement that the person saying the prayer is a son or daughter of the Christian god. Billions of people have made that statement.

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Male 12,365
So some of the sources you quote confirm that Christians existed at the end of the 1st century and the rest confirm nothing.

None of them confirm the existence of Jesus.

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Male 12,365
[quote]1. Cornelius Tacitus[/quote]

Mentioned the existence of Christians near the end of the first century. Wasn`t even born until 55.

[quote]2. Lucian of Samosata[/quote]

Mentioned the existence of Christians in the middle of the second century. Wasn`t even born until 120.

[quote]3. Suetonius[/quote]

Referred to the expulsion of Jews from Rome in 49, so he wasn`t referring to Jesus. He wrote it in ~120.

[quote]4. Pliny the Younger[/quote]

Confirmed the existence of Christians in 112.

[quote]5. Thallus[/quote]

Some Christians a couple of hundred years later claimed that someone said that Thallus wrote something about Jesus. We know nothing about Thallus` writings.

[quote]6. Phlegon[/quote]

Much the same as for Thallus

[quote]7. Mara Bar-Serapion[/quote]

He mentioned various people from various times in a letter written long afterwards and containing historical errors. No actual mention of Jesus, anyway.

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Male 12,138
Lotus, I`m going with #1 there.

Same way as his mum was impregnated by God himself. Call me a skeptic who`s going to hell, but as a *NORMAL PERSON WHO CAN SEE THROUGH BILLSH*T*, I think it more likely that Mary had a roll in the hay with the stable-boy.

You say blasphemer, I say bit of a slut which sparked a whole religion. It`s easily done.

Life of Brian by the Monty Python crew, 20 years ago. If you haven`t seen it, educate yourself.

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Female 523
lmfao!
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Female 4,197
christ died for chocolate chip filled goodies? AND they are on special you say??

I`M THERE!

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Male 4,014
Thats funny
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Female 519
It`s funny how Safeway doesn`t know that easter started as a pagan celebration of fertility.

Picking a fight with the whole Atheist comment was kind of un-cool in IAB`s part, but i guess all the flame wars are intended to keep this site interesting?

I just come for the jokes that are actually funny.

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Female 410
If you are serious about not being ignorant of the matter... the following people have written non-christian/non-biblical references to Jesus in respected, historical documents of the time.

1. Cornelius Tacitus (Roman historian who was considered the `greatest historian` of ancient Rome. Lived through reigns of over half a dozen emperors. Acclaimed works are The Annals and The Histories.)
2. Lucian of Samosata
3. Suetonius
4. Pliny the Younger
5. Thallus
6. Phlegon
7. Mara Bar-Serapion

Jesus was a person who lived on this earth and who`s life and death have been recorded. It is up to you to decide if he was...

1. A mental case believing himself the Son of God.
2. Lying
3. Telling the truth

He could not just be a great man if he was either 1 or 2.

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Male 12,365
[quote]hats not evidence at all. just because there was a split in Judaism doesnt mean christ ever existed.[/quote]

It`s good indirect evidence - someone must have preached the radical reforms that caused the split.

[quote]There is no documents, no historical evidence AT ALL. and the jews and romans were very good at keeping records.. why wouldnt they keep record of someone that important?[/quote]

He wasn`t important at the time. The Romans didn`t much care what religious beliefs barbarians (i.e. anyone not Roman) had. There was quite a lot of religious freedom in the Roman republic and empire. Why would they record a minor disturbance in a province, stemming from barbarians disagreeing over details of a small-scale religion?

[quote]He never existed, get over it and stop whining about your silly religions.[/quote]

I`m an atheist.

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Male 12,365
[quote]His existence is documented not just in Christian circles but in thousands of completely secular sources too, in just about every record of any government or scholar from that time.[/quote]

That is not true. There are no contempory secular records of him at all. Why would there be? He wasn`t important at the time.

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Male 2,605
...Shouldn`t we be thanking the Romans, instead?
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Female 15,763
We can debate all night long, OR DAMMIT PEOPLE WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SALE!
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Male 264
redeeming the sins of humanity == low Safeway prices ?
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Male 674
Christ died for the prices at safeway? what a shame. I wouldn`t shop at safeway even if Christ was the cashier...
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Female 46
ooh, chocolate chip.
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Female 89
kudos lionheart
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Male 1,002
"why, why, why does there always have to be a big argument anytime anything remotely religious comes on this site? its actually getting kind of annoying."

That is the question that has plagued the entire internet since it first poked its tendrils through the surface of the slime mold in which it was cultivated.

The answer, of course, is that all conversations will eventually devolve to the lowest common denominator, which in this case is religious "debate".

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Female 9,572
Thank you cobrakiller, I never liked it, never will.
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Male 8,300
[quote]actually. there is no evidence for christs existence at all.[/quote]

Actually, this is the one thing Atheists believe which pi**es me off the most, because its plain stupid. The debate is not and never has been about whether Jesus Christ existed, he did, period. His existence is documented not just in Christian circles but in thousands of completely secular sources too, in just about every record of any government or scholar from that time. There is no doubt whatsoever that he existed. The only thing open to debate is whether he was, or was not, the Son of God.

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Male 7,830
why, why, why does there always have to be a big argument anytime anything remotely religious comes on this site? its actually getting kind of annoying.
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Male 703
hahah
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Male 308
I WENT THROUGH ABIOGENESIS FOR MY PRICES!
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Male 438
I EVOLVED FOR MY PRICES!
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Male 308
and just because it was split doesnt mean it became christianity. there is almost no evidence that christianity ever existed until around 100-200 AD.
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Male 308
thats not evidence at all. just because there was a split in Judaism doesnt mean christ ever existed.
There is no documents, no historical evidence AT ALL. and the jews and romans were very good at keeping records.. why wouldnt they keep record of someone that important? He never existed, get over it and stop whining about your silly religions.
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Male 431
arguing about religion is pointless. but OH SO FUN. specially when its with dumb people.
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Male 181
@akijade, Halloween is a mixture between a Christian holiday and a pagan holiday, ever heard of All Saints day? Halloween got its name for that day (All Hallow`s eve). The actual going out for candy is where the pagans come in though.
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Male 12,365
[quote]actually. there is no evidence for christs existence at all.[/quote]

There is, indirectly:

We know for a fact that a little under 2000 years ago there was a proposed reform of Judaism radical enough to split the religion into those who supported the reforms and those who didn`t. Someone must have started that by preaching the modified Judaism. The modified Judaism became a new offshoot religion - Christianity.

We know for a fact that within a few decades after that, followers of the new religion believed that it was started by a single person who they called "the anointed one". The Greek word for that title stuck - Christos (transliterated into our alphabet, obviously).

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Male 12,365
[quote]3) Over time Christmas lost its original `meaning` and vecame a time of gioving, why should we regress now?[/quote]

A time of giving was always part of it. Christmas was essential the Christian takeover of Saturnalia and that was a time of giving.

There have been many religious festivals at that time of year, but Saturnalia was the one targetted by Christianity because it was the main one in the Roman empire and Christianity was trying to take over the Roman empire (which it succeeded in doing).

I do think that a secular festival should be given a different name, though. Just call it the midwinter festival or something. Exactly the same thing, with all the customs, but ditch the Christian name.

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Female 1,006
So with all of this "Only Christians can celebrate Christmas" stuff... I have a question.

How many of you Christians submitted something for the halloween contest, or voted in the polls? How many of you are still chowing down on your Halloween candy?

Yeah. That`s what I thought.

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Male 308
actually. there is no evidence for christs existence at all.
lern2evidence
f*ggots
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Male 12,365
It also starts off with an apt by Deuteronomy, which puts most of the foundation of Christianity in direct conflict with an order from their god. That`s an interesting point.


Dammit, fix the bloody character length bug!

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Male 12,365
[quote]Based on a lot of evidence and research, the general consensus is that He was born on 20th of May, between 7 and 4 BC.[/quote]

I`ve seen a good argument for late August and for early September.

Here, for example, is a theological argument for Jesus being born on the 15th of Tishri (they would, of course, have used the Jewish calendar). What date that is in the Gregorian calendar depends on what year Jesus was born in (the Jewish calendar is lunar and doesn`t match up with the Gregorian calendar, which is solar).

http://www.herealittletherealittle.net/i...

I think the author is too eager to fit Jesus` birthday with the start of Tabernacle. It`s apt, but it relies on assumptions about the exact day of two conceptions and the exact length of one pregnancy.

It also starts off with an apt by Deuteronomy, which puts most of the foundation of Christianity in di

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Female 1,006
Aaaahahahaha. I love Safeway.
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Female 4,225
*nods*

I like how somtimes we can talk about religion all cool like without starting a flame war

Anyways, how would we accoyunt for the so called New Testement? The writtings of a crazed man? 100% made up stories?

Also, I don`t like how Christmas is becoming a solely Christian holiday
1) Chistmas has nothing to do with God
2) The Constitution claims that all religions are welcome, Christians and nonChristians alike
3) Over time Christmas lost its original `meaning` and vecame a time of gioving, why should we regress now?

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Male 4,393
O.o
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Female 230
o____o?
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Male 12,365
[quote]What kind of census requires an entire population to schlep back to their place of birth? There`s no record of the Romans ever doing something so disruptive. [/quote]

Precisely. It would disrupt the efficient running of the province, which would benefit no-one. It would also annoy the locals, who were prone to revolt anyway. If a governer ordered something so detrimental to the empire, they`d have to answer to the emperor.

[quote]And if it was Joseph`s home town, why would he need an inn? We are told it was a big family, with cousins and all.[/quote]

Good point. One of his relatives would surely have put them up, especially with Mary about to give birth.

[quote]I suspect it`s all a myth. [/quote]

So do I. Made up decades, maybe even centuries, later to make Jesus seem more mystical.

Maybe they wanted to big him up to something fairly close to Mithra, as Mithraism was the religion Christianity was trying to usurp.

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Male 40
Maybe you should start being a little more grateful to ``You Know Who``

Voldemort?

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Male 12,365
Back to the picture...I`m assuming people realise it`s a fake. Someone has printed the "Christ died for our prices" message and stuck it over the middle of a Safeway ad.
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Female 4,028
What a sad thing to get nailed up for...
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Male 10,440
[quote] Christmas and Easter are holidays that only good Christians can celebrate. Lets just say, it is one of the perks of being a Christian. [/quote]

"NO ONE CAN CELEBRATE THIS BUT ME!" Yea... your sort of attitude went out of fashion a century ago.

I can`t imagine what your complaint is, as both of those holidays have completely lost their meaning to materialism anyway, not to mention them not being originally christian.

To a previous comment you made... Kwanzaa has nothing to do with atheism.

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Male 7,123
What kind of census requires an entire population to schlep back to their place of birth? There`s no record of the Romans ever doing something so disruptive.

And if it was Joseph`s home town, why would he need an inn? We are told it was a big family, with cousins and all.

I suspect it`s all a myth.

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Male 4,290
[quote]Based on a lot of evidence and research, the general consensus is that He was born on 20th of May, between 7 and 4 BC.[/quote]

Heehee, Christ was born 4 to 7 years Before Christ. Humans are funny.

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Male 8,300
Good old armchair experts. Christ definitely wasn`t born in January, because shepherds were sleeping out in the fields with their flocks at the time, something they didn`t do in midwinter. Duh.

Based on a lot of evidence and research, the general consensus is that He was born on 20th of May, between 7 and 4 BC.

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Male 12,365
[quote]Why would atheists care about Easter? Heck, I don`t even see why they care about Christmas. Both are religious holidays,[/quote]

True, but neither are Christian religious holidays. Christmas is basically Christianity stealing another religion`s holy day and renaming it, like a car thief respraying a stolen car. With Easter, Christianity didn`t even bother with that. It`s a fertility festival for Oestre (pronounced `Easter`), hence the eggs (symbol of female fertility, as Oestre was female) and rabbits (another fertility symbol)

So by your own argument, Christians shouldn`t be allowed to celebrate Christmas or Easter because they`re not Christian holy days.

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Male 3,425
Well either way, loads of people celebrate it. Hell, even some of my Muslim friends celebrate the spirit of Christmas, it`s a time when everyone`s happy.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Christmas and Easter are both Pagan holidays. Yup, Christianity just got their hands on it and "made them" Christian. Jesus was probably born in January actually.[/quote]

You`re right about the holy days, neither of which have anything at all to do with Christianity. They didn`t even change the name of Easter (the main holy day for Oestre, same pronunciation)!

But the only records of Jesus` birth are in the Christian bible and they make January unlikely too.

Just after harvest could work - the sheep would still be in the fields at night, it would be an appropriate time for a census to cause the least disruption to the empire and it fits the accounts of the birth of John, the conception of Jesus and a pregnancy of average length.

But no-one really knows.

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Female 184
LOLOLOLOL
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Male 111
You have Safeway in US? It got bought out over here O_o it was such a lovely place :(
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Male 40,734
Our prices are so low, it`s sinful!
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Male 86
I already know that Jesus wasn`t born on Dec. 25. My religion (Latter Day Saints) actually believe he was born on April 6th (look it up if you don`t believe me). I`m just saying, Christmas and Easter are holidays that only good Christians can celebrate. Lets just say, it is one of the perks of being a Christian.
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Male 7,830
i thought he died for your sins, but whatever you want to believe now.
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Male 3,425
Wrexsoul, don`t know how much you know about Christianity, but Christmas and Easter are both Pagan holidays. Yup, Christianity just got their hands on it and "made them" Christian. Jesus was probably born in January actually.
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Male 43
Yes, christmas is exclusively christian and should only be celebrated by christians. All those midwinter celebrations that preceeded it were blaspheming parodies of an, as of yet, not invented sacred holiday of presents, tinsel and eggnog. damn them! DAMN THEM TO HELL!!!
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Male 848
I should go to Safeway more often.
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Male 1,162
"In the name of the sale, the discount and the holy rebate."

LOL

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Male 17,511
I gotta say that using Christ`s name to sell groceries is not a good thing.
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Male 1,190
At least this is accurate, He died, period. The rest of the fairy tale is what gets them in trouble.
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Male 8,300
So, they`re saying that their prices are a sin? That`s not exactly a good message to be giving your customers.
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Male 1,764
If you don`t buy their stuff then you hate Jesus. You are worse than Hitler, times ten.
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Male 86
Why would atheists care about Easter? Heck, I don`t even see why they care about Christmas. Both are religious holidays, so if you don`t believe in Christ, then you are not allowed to celebrate it. I don`t care if these holidays have been commercialized, extolling greed and selfishness, you still can`t celebrate them if you aren`t Christian. Atheists have to celebrate atheist holidays, such as Kwanzaa.
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Female 283
It`d be a sin not to laugh at that.
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Male 10,440
In the name of the sale, the discount and the holy rebate.
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Male 83
Well that gave me a dandy lol good post Fancy
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Male 4,807
He sure did!!!
*ouch these nails in my hands and thorns in my scalp sure do hurt..... I hope people 2000 years from now will worship me..... oh and chocolate chips are under a buck*
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Male 353
"Is there anything Christ DIDN`T die for?! I`m quite glad he died actually, otherwise this world would be a fricking mess."

I`m sure he wasn`t dieing to get his hands nailed to that cross.

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Male 353
Freakin` awesome. I have to know who the genius is that made that sign.
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Male 333
Well "thanks" Jesus for making us fat and giving us all diabetes....ya git!!!
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Male 807
If this is for real-wow-but no surprise really as Christmas is the worst example of a "religious" event
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Male 3,425
Is there anything Christ DIDN`T die for?! I`m quite glad he died actually, otherwise this world would be a fricking mess.
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Female 2,672
lol i loved safeway
^^example
damn morrisons :@
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Female 2,289
Seriously? An arrow to point it out?
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Male 20,901
Link: Dear Atheists Who Enjoy Low, Low Prices [Pic] [Rate Link] - Maybe you should start being a little more grateful to ``You Know Who`` at all that money you`ve been saving.
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