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Christopher Hitchens On Human Suffering

When questioned about what comfort athiest can provide the downtrodden, Hitchens posed a disturbing but moving point.

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Christopher Hitchens On Human Suffering. When questioned about what comfort athiest can provide the downtrodden, Hitchens posed a disturbing but moving point.
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almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Monday, January 16, 2012 7:59:41 AM
Hitchens was bisexual as a young man.

True. Does the slur that other guy used apply to bi people too? I thought it just meant gay people.

[quote]we should be showing both sides of the story in the context that, "ok kids, this is what some people believe, and this is what others believe. use your judgement to decide what you believe."[/quote]
That's fine, in a theology or a philosophy class. It`s not fine in a science class, because that`s not science.

[quote]at the end of the day all any of us has is our faith in the beliefs that we hold as individuals.[/quote]
The atheist position doesn`t require faith. That`s kind of the point.

carot091
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 10 Posts
Sunday, January 15, 2012 2:38:14 AM
2L82Pray: You hit the nail on the head. to deviate a little, Christ said it perfectly when he said to "remove the log from your own eye before pointing out the spec in your brother's eye". If we all just focused on being a better individual, we wouldn`t be hatin` so much on everyone else. Also, I liked your famele descriptive of God, really opens a man`s eyes to the possible realities of the universe, and the fact that, at the end of the day all any of us has is our faith in the beliefs that we hold as individuals. I may not agree with atheism, but I do respect the rights of others to believe what they will.

carot091
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 10 Posts
Sunday, January 15, 2012 2:18:58 AM
and the denominations, I can understand the powerplay theory, and to a degree I see that happening. Personally, I consider myself a biblical christian, in that I'll agree with the views of anyone that agrees with the infallible word of God. There are aspects of every denomination that I disagree with, so I identify myself solely as a christian based on its literal meaning, "follower of the Christ". In addition, it may sound cheesey but I`d like to apologize to you for every hateful thing a christian has every said to you, and I ask that you not hold it against Jesus, weather you believe in him or not, because segregation and anger were not his message. He spent the majority of his time with secularists and the "heathens" of his time, not because he cared about them more or anything like that, but because he did in fact love them just as much, and he saw that he could help them the most. We`re all human beings here, and in the end we should all be extending arms to f

carot091
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 10 Posts
Sunday, January 15, 2012 2:13:22 AM
Otto:
You bring up some very good points. There are many christians out there who preach hatred toward those who think differently (ateheists), and that kind of attitude makes me sick. The true christian perspective is to love everyone, regardless of what they do or believe because Christ showed mankind that we are all flawed, and that forgiveness is the true key to happiness. as for the whole school curriculum debate, I do kind of see it as infringement of total freedom of speech, but not for the same reasons. I see it like this: it's impossible for us to use physical evidence to PROVE one way or the other, so to be completely impartial (which is what public schools should strive for) then we should be showing both sides of the story in the context that, "ok kids, this is what some people believe, and this is what others believe. use your judgement to decide what you believe." but of course the debate of religion is too emotionally fueled on both sides for that to happen

2L82Pray
Female, 30-39, Southern US
 67 Posts
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:48:01 PM
People are the problem with the world. Not God, not Religion, or the lack thereof. I've been utterly disgusted lately by the things I`ve seen people write on line. Everyone hates the USA. Americans hate everyone who isn`t American/believe their creed. Atheists hate Christians, Muslims hate Christians, Christians hate everyone. You want answers. Look Inside YOURSELVES! Look into the heart of your neighbor. If you commit an act of violence, cruelty or evil on another YOU ARE EVIL. Not God, not Atheists, not Muslims, not the USA. YOU. As a single individual. You suck. You wonder why God doesn`t stick around and answer prayers? If I were Her I`d have abandoned us a long time ago, too. Humanity is stupid, disgusting and Evil at the core. God didn`t make you do it. You did it. You want to change that, Change Yourself and Help your Neighbor and quit, judging, blaming and vilifying everyone/everything else

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