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Christian Atheism ?

Posted by angel.us 
Christian Atheism ?
June 02, 2017 12:23AM
I saw a person holding a sign that said

"Christian Atheism,
to follow Jesus
reject god."

I though it was funny, but it got me thinking.
So what do Christians think about this notion?

Obviously, catholics (who believe father & son are the same) can't reconcile with this.

But I do think it is possible to believe Jesus is good but god isn't.

Any other opinions? (Probably not.)
Re: Christian Atheism ?
July 08, 2017 04:44AM
I agree with the sentiment. I was a fan of Richard Dawkins when he wrote about biology and evolution. Now he kind of annoys me. But his book the Selfish Gene has had great influence on how I think about morality. He used game theory to explain how cooperation is as important to evolution as competition. Altruism is a matter of self-interest for the survival of the species. If we do not care about other people then we die as a species, or at least the part of us that makes us human will die. This parallels what Christians say about the consequence of spiritual death if we do not follow the commandment to love one another. They say, "The wage of sin is death." Although I am atheist I believe in the concept of sin. Sins are attitudes and behaviors that are not conducive to our well-being. Sin is addictive and it will mess up your mind over time.

Bible-thumpers sometimes talk about Sodom and Gomorrah when criticizing homosexuals. But it isn't about homosexuality. When I read the story of Lot and the angels, I see a description of an entire society that had become sex-addicted and cruel. They lost all of their sense of humanity because they had succumbed to sin. Even the "virtuous" Lot was sick enough to offer his daughters to the crowd to be gang-raped in place of the angels. I see it as a tale of warning of what can happen if people let their temptations and desires go unchecked.

Atheists including myself will criticize the Israeli "God" of the Bible for his nonsense and cruelty. But he was not as nasty as some of his contemporaries. Followers of Molech burned their babies alive for prosperity. Archaeologists have found many burned baby bones in jars around the region. Today, followers of Molech and Lucifer/Satan are in control of our government and society. Lucifer is the "light-bearer," light means knowledge. He is also known as the Father of Lies. Satanists have terrible knowledge of "occult magic," which is top-secret science and psychology. Mind-control is a cleaner method of tyranny than violence, and they intend to kill or enslave us all. It has made me despair so much that I have concluded that the Christ's message of LOVE (or the teachings of other great spiritual leaders) may be the only thing that can save us.
Re: Christian Atheism ?
July 10, 2017 11:29PM
"Atheists including myself will criticize the Israeli "God" of the Bible for his nonsense and cruelty. But he was not as nasty as some of his contemporaries."

Yes, I agree. But when dealing with the morals of a god, they must be held to
an absolute standard. We can't say this god only killed 10,000 adults, no
children, so he is better than the one who killed 20,000 of all races,
genders, and ages.

Praise the lord Odin. Who is standard of courage & honor for us to follow.


Let me get this straight, this scene is illegal in 300 cities?
Re: Christian Atheism ?
September 19, 2017 09:02PM
I think it is a good idea as it resembles what a modern Gnostic Christian religion would look like and all we would add is the Gnosis ingredient.

[www.youtube.com]

There are also straight atheist churches but I have not seen how they work.

Regards
DL
Re: Christian Atheism ?
September 20, 2017 11:58PM
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Greatest I am
There are also straight atheist churches but I have not seen how they work.

LOL!

They gather & chant, "I pray to nothing!"

Perhaps they pray to themselves?
No, that would be Anton Lavey's (pseudo) Satanism?


I have heard of universal/unitarian churches, but never been to one.
That turned up in I think my top 5 of my religious selector.


Let me get this straight, this scene is illegal in 300 cities?
Re: Christian Atheism ?
October 02, 2017 02:44AM
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angel.us
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Greatest I am
There are also straight atheist churches but I have not seen how they work.

LOL!

They gather & chant, "I pray to nothing!"

Perhaps they pray to themselves?
No, that would be Anton Lavey's (pseudo) Satanism?


I have heard of universal/unitarian churches, but never been to one.
That turned up in I think my top 5 of my religious selector.

[www.churchoffreethought.org]

No Satanism involved. Just logic and reason.

Regards
DL
Re: Christian Atheism ?
October 02, 2017 10:36PM
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Greatest I am
No Satanism involved. Just logic and reason.

Regards
DL


Well, everything evolves.
But Antons L's satanism turned into something other than satanism.
Selfism, is what it turned onto. which is not original when you think about it.
Re: Christian Atheism ?
October 04, 2017 02:51AM
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angel.us
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Greatest I am
No Satanism involved. Just logic and reason.

Regards
DL


Well, everything evolves.
But Antons L's satanism turned into something other than satanism.
Selfism, is what it turned onto. which is not original when you think about it.

We all want what we give birth to to grow and last forever.

That is our selfish gene at work and I would not change what it does.

Like a child, all we can do is watch what we create grow and take off on their own tangents.

I have 4 boys and they are all different even though they were all reared in the same basic way.

Regards
DL
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