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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2009, 11:52:27 AM »

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If Angus Buchan does decide to start firewalking as a show of how much strength is to be had from faith, he should consider demonstrating it on something like this:.....(In case it’s not clear, that’s a steel pour.)
Grin Grin Grin LMFAOOO

Cool idea, THAT would be VERY Convincing Wink

But Luthon64 I dont think you would mind much even if he sprint over it "veldskoen en al" Grin

Im afraid the noseclip and respirator kit wont be all I'll need, I'm gonna have to insist on a bharf bagg tooooo Undecided
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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2009, 12:31:12 PM »

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

You know you make me laugh. Thanks I cant remember when last I laughed like this. Must have bee about 90 years ago when I still a child
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« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2009, 12:51:23 PM »

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Ja belief me lately I dont belief in anything anymore. What a waste of time it was all these years that I did believe. It was with a shock and a great one that I realised what a fool I've been


Good for you BERNARD! When you get over the anger stage, you'll feel much better because you'll feel FREE.... free of the superstition, free of the mind numbing dumbing down of intelligence, free of other people's silly ideas of how you should live, eat, marry, love, or bring up your children. You're about to go on an awesome journey of discovery; there is so much wonder out there and it doesn't need a god, a fairy, Jesus, Thor, Krishna, Harry Potter or any other imaginary being to be in awe at the incredible splendour of it all. Well, that's how I felt anyway.
There are no more demons. devils or ghosts to fear - life will begin to open up so many new wonders that one lifetime isn't enough to take them all in....enjoy!!

 
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If Angus Buchan does decide to start firewalking as a show of how much strength is to be had from faith, he should consider demonstrating it on something like this:.....(In case it’s not clear, that’s a steel pour.)

A devious woman after my own heart  Grin , we should line up a few more people to walk behind Oom Angus.....Slimey Ray McCauley, is another one.

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« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2009, 13:03:40 PM »

All I need is Harry potter'ss magic want. O believe me I agree totaly about Ray. That man makes me sick.
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« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2009, 13:36:35 PM »

On the subject of annoying religious figures.....

Another one is Pastor Theo Wolmarans, I don't whatever happened to him, but he used to be quite popular about 20 years ago. Anyway, he avoided using a lowly barber to cut his hair and instead went to a very well known and expensive  hair stylist at Eastgate to have his hair done, which my sister just happened to work at.
The staff found him insufferable and whenever he had to go to the basin to have his hair washed, they used to perform the same ritual everytime he came in. The person washing his hair would pretend to unscrew his halo and throw it like a frisbee to the next hairwasher in line, and so it went on until it got to the last person in line, who then pretended to hang the halo onto a towel hook.
My sister, who was prone to fits of giggles, used to hide out in the back because she almost used to pee herself when Pastor Wolmarans came in.
He never ever caught on.  Grin

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« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2009, 13:43:35 PM »

ghee and they think we've got a screw loose Roll Eyes
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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2009, 14:02:36 PM »

I also use to know a well known pastor. That was caught out doing very nauty stuff. But every time you see him he use to say " DEAR BOTHER OR SISTER NEVER WALK THE HIGHWAY REMEMBER THE NARROW ROAD"
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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2009, 16:22:22 PM »

On the subject of annoying religious figures.....

Another one is Pastor Theo Wolmarans, I don't whatever happened to him, but he used to be quite popular about 20 years ago. Anyway, he avoided using a lowly barber to cut his hair and instead went to a very well known and expensive  hair stylist at Eastgate to have his hair done, which my sister just happened to work at.
The staff found him insufferable and whenever he had to go to the basin to have his hair washed, they used to perform the same ritual everytime he came in. The person washing his hair would pretend to unscrew his halo and throw it like a frisbee to the next hairwasher in line, and so it went on until it got to the last person in line, who then pretended to hang the halo onto a towel hook.
My sister, who was prone to fits of giggles, used to hide out in the back because she almost used to pee herself when Pastor Wolmarans came in.
He never ever caught on.  Grin

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LOL I remember the nut job from my youth. He used to deliver sermons with such thought provoking titles as: "Hell is still burning!" - It was like watching really low budget sci-fi.
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« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2009, 20:37:33 PM »

Angus Buchan and his Mighty Misogynists aren't True Christians™® ((P) & © 325 C.E.*). Just ask the pope. And Ratzi knows 'cos he's got a special line to the Big Mindchanger in the Sky.




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« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2009, 10:37:16 AM »

Well I think even though many Pastors know (or has an idea) there’s not a Daddy in the sky, they won’t stop their careers because they really do NOT want to trade their Merc’s for an Uno AND they so much enjoy the attention from women!  Women virtually hanging on their lips (or should I say pants)  Wink

They’ve got heaven on Earth   Grin
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« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2009, 12:40:49 PM »

I think the most moving expression of the relief we all feel when we realize that our brainwashing and indoctrination is based upon pure hogwash was this from Robert Green Ingersoll:-

INGERSOLL'S VOW

When I became convinced that the Universe is natural -- that all the ghosts and gods are myths, there entered into my brain, into my soul, into every drop of my blood, the sense, the feeling, the joy of freedom. The walls of my prison crumbled and fell. The dungeon was flooded with light, and all the bolts, and bars, and manacles became dust. I was no longer a servant, a serf, or a slave. There was for me no master in all the world--not even in infinite space. I was free -- free to think, to express my thoughts -- free to live to my own ideal -- free to live for myself and those I loved -- free to use all my faculties, all my senses -- free to spread imagination's wings -- free to investigate, to guess, and dream, and hope -- free to judge and determine for myself -- free to reject all ignorant and cruel creeds, all the "inspired" books that savages have produced, and all the barbarous legends of the past -- free from popes and priests -- free from all the "called" and "set apart" -- free from sanctified mistakes and holy lies -- free from the fear of eternal pain -- free from the winged monsters of the night -- free from devils, ghosts, and gods. For the first time I was free. There were no prohibited places in all the realms of thought -- no air, no space, where fancy could not spread her painted wings -- no chains for my limbs -- no lashes for my back -- no fires for my flesh -- no master's frown or threat -- no following another's steps -- no need to bow, or cringe, or crawl, or utter lying words. I was free. I stood erect, and fearlessly, joyously, faced all worlds.

And then my heart was filled with gratitude, with thankfulness, and went out in love to all the heroes, the thinkers who gave their lives for the liberty of hand and brain -- for the freedom of labor and thought -- to those who fell on the fierce fields of war, to those who died in dungeons bound with chains -- to those who proudly mounted scaffold's stairs -- to those whose bones were crushed, whose flesh was scarred and torn -- to those by fire consumed -- to all the wise, the good, the brave of every land, whose thoughts and deeds have given freedom to the sons of men. And then I vowed to grasp the torch that they had held, and hold it high, that light might conquer darkness still.
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« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2009, 14:03:38 PM »

StOnes if I were in a Sects Church I would have given you a LOUD HaaaaleluYaaaaaa
Right now and sommer ‘n moerse hande klap Grin
(not that I’ve ever been in one, saw enough on Tv to let my hair raise)

Towards the end of reading your post, it gave me goose bumps but it give all Atheists hope for the future!!!

Great Post !!! Wink
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« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2009, 21:02:38 PM »

Ah, RG Ingersoll - a man of thought and letters to go with it.
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« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2009, 16:23:26 PM »

Hallo

I'm new and also sceptical

I must say, I find the animosity towards "Christians" very justifiable when looking at Christians all over the world. I grew up in the 70's and believe the church and other religious groupings have lead more people to ateism than God.

I found my religion and Saviour when I realized that I should not accept anything anybody (even preachers or so called prophets) say until I have investigated through study of God's word before deciding whether it is worth taking note of or not.

God did not create perfect people. He created sinners. People do not believe in God because of their experiences what other people do or say.

My faith is built upon my personal relationship with my Maker. I hope and trust that we will just be able to accept that there are always going to be differences of opinion.

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« Reply #29 on: September 27, 2009, 17:07:36 PM »

God did not create perfect people. He created sinners.

Seems like a pretty rookie mistake right at the start. If God created sinners doesn't that make God sinful? Why is this proposed creator deserving of a relationship with you or me, or anyone else?
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