• Do any of the readers of the R&S forum post identify THEMSELVES as "Pagan"?

    A reader/poster identifying as "ssrvj" has scolded me for using the term "Pagans" to refer to those who identify themselves as Pagans. If nobody really ever did, them my memory is faulty, and ssrvj is right.
    A reader/poster identifying as "ssrvj" has scolded me for using the term "Pagans" to refer to those who identify themselves as Pagans. If nobody really ever did, them my memory is faulty, and ssrvj is right.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 19 hours ago
  • Would you Muslims, Jews, Protestants, and Pagans be kind enough to explain the different standards of "evidence"?

    The official teaching of the Catholic church is that the consecrated communion wafer IS the flesh and blood of Jesus. (From the Baltimore Catechism) "The Holy Eucharist is a sacrament and a sacrifice. In the Holy Eucharist, under the appearances of bread and wine, the Lord Christ is contained, offered, and received. (a) The whole Christ is... show more
    The official teaching of the Catholic church is that the consecrated communion wafer IS the flesh and blood of Jesus. (From the Baltimore Catechism) "The Holy Eucharist is a sacrament and a sacrifice. In the Holy Eucharist, under the appearances of bread and wine, the Lord Christ is contained, offered, and received. (a) The whole Christ is really, truly, and substantially present in the Holy Eucharist. " -------------- By EVERY POSSIBLE test, there is NO WAY to prove that the bread IS NOT still bread. So, obviously, you guys & gals DO NOT BELIEVE the Catholics' untestable claim. And yet, by EVERY POSSIBLE test, there is NO WAY to prove that YOUR Goddesses and Gods exist outside of the human imagination, yet you scold us atheists because we DO NOT BELIEVE your untestable claims.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 day ago
  • Are Muslims allowed to touch leather products made from pigskin? Shoes, belts, footballs, purses, etc?

    Just curious. Not thinking of converting.
    Just curious. Not thinking of converting.
    6 answers · Ramadan · 3 weeks ago
  • Would you like to hear ANOTHER Bible quote, indicating that the Earth IS flat?

    Matthew 24:20 "But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day" ......................................... Talking about the end of the WORLD. but, on a ROUND planet, the day the world ends will be when it is NOT winter in ONE hemisphere, and WILL be winter in the OTHER hemisphere. Any God who KNOWS All... show more
    Matthew 24:20 "But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day" ........................................... Talking about the end of the WORLD. but, on a ROUND planet, the day the world ends will be when it is NOT winter in ONE hemisphere, and WILL be winter in the OTHER hemisphere. Any God who KNOWS All Things, knew THAT!
    18 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • Is it "Satanically cruel" to make vague (but serious) threats?

    If someone says "If you do that again, you will be terminated!" and you ask "Do WHAT again?" and they say "Oh, don't pretend you don't know!!", but you really DON'T, how can you reasonably attempt to modify your behavior? Some people are just LOOKING to FEEL offended, especially if you do not believe in the... show more
    If someone says "If you do that again, you will be terminated!" and you ask "Do WHAT again?" and they say "Oh, don't pretend you don't know!!", but you really DON'T, how can you reasonably attempt to modify your behavior? Some people are just LOOKING to FEEL offended, especially if you do not believe in the same Gods and/or Goddesses that they do.
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • Which is the greater miracle?

    JESUS, apparently a God with INFINITE Powers, turned a few gallons of water into a few gallons of wine, ONCE! Evolution, a totally unguided and unthinking natural process, gave this planet the yeasts, which turn THOUSANDS of gallons of plant sugars into alcohol, every hour, every day, world-wide.
    JESUS, apparently a God with INFINITE Powers, turned a few gallons of water into a few gallons of wine, ONCE! Evolution, a totally unguided and unthinking natural process, gave this planet the yeasts, which turn THOUSANDS of gallons of plant sugars into alcohol, every hour, every day, world-wide.
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 weeks ago
  • Would you risk anything of value, if you prayed for at least ONE atheist to begin believing in YOUR Creator?

    Your God is reported to Know All Things.Has the POWER to reveal to prophets, that which is unknown to ANY human. Allegedly wants ME to become a Believer, too. So, ask him what the serial number is. He knows which one I'm referring to. Post it, and if He's right, I can't stay an atheist!
    Your God is reported to Know All Things.Has the POWER to reveal to prophets, that which is unknown to ANY human. Allegedly wants ME to become a Believer, too. So, ask him what the serial number is. He knows which one I'm referring to. Post it, and if He's right, I can't stay an atheist!
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • How can BAPTISM be more important than BEHAVIOR?

    I've seen postings here, where people quote their Bible, and say that unless someone gets baptized, they can't get into the Happy Place. What sort of LL-WISE God or Goddess cares MORE about what rituals one partkes in, that He/She/It/They care about how one behaves toward other humans?
    I've seen postings here, where people quote their Bible, and say that unless someone gets baptized, they can't get into the Happy Place. What sort of LL-WISE God or Goddess cares MORE about what rituals one partkes in, that He/She/It/They care about how one behaves toward other humans?
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 1 month ago
  • How can a person who BELIEVES in an ALL-Wise, ALL-Powerful Creator also BLASPHEMOUSLY claim that people have "No Chance Without Jesus"?

    A Creator which can Intelligently Design over TEN THOUSAND species of equally valid BIRDS should be SMART enough to Intelligently Design several equally valid Belief Systems, some with MANY Gods & Goddesses, some with VERY FEW Gods & Goddesses, and some with NO Gods or Goddesses.
    A Creator which can Intelligently Design over TEN THOUSAND species of equally valid BIRDS should be SMART enough to Intelligently Design several equally valid Belief Systems, some with MANY Gods & Goddesses, some with VERY FEW Gods & Goddesses, and some with NO Gods or Goddesses.
    Religion & Spirituality · 3 months ago
  • Has anyone's opinion about Gods and/or Goddesses been CHANGED by visiting the Religion & Spirituality forum?

    If someone posted, ON the Religion forum, that their opinion about the existence of some God or Goddess had been CHANGED by something posted on R&S, would you believe them? Why or why not?
    If someone posted, ON the Religion forum, that their opinion about the existence of some God or Goddess had been CHANGED by something posted on R&S, would you believe them? Why or why not?
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 months ago
  • Which Gods or Goddesses should get credit for the Thai kids getting out of the cave alive?

    People all over the world were praying to their Gods and/or Goddesses, for the safety of those children. Which ones should get the thanks? And what is your reason for thanking the ones you DO thank, and ignoring the efforts of all the others?
    People all over the world were praying to their Gods and/or Goddesses, for the safety of those children. Which ones should get the thanks? And what is your reason for thanking the ones you DO thank, and ignoring the efforts of all the others?
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 months ago
  • If I'm a preacher for a religion you don't believe in, and get killed for what I say, do you owe me any gratitude?

    I did not ASK Jesus to die for my sins, and yet, people tell me I owe Him thanks and praise because He DID get killed for what He said. People ALSO tell me that it is blasphemously RUDE to ask for testable evidence that Risen Jesus exists, and that Risen Jesus CARES whether or not I become a Believer. So, BONUS Question: WHY is it rude to ask for... show more
    I did not ASK Jesus to die for my sins, and yet, people tell me I owe Him thanks and praise because He DID get killed for what He said. People ALSO tell me that it is blasphemously RUDE to ask for testable evidence that Risen Jesus exists, and that Risen Jesus CARES whether or not I become a Believer. So, BONUS Question: WHY is it rude to ask for evidence, before pledging my loyalty, affection, enthusiasm, and MONEY to some religion or other?
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 months ago
  • In what way is Sarah Huckster Sanders DIFFERENT from a person ordering cake decorations?

    It BOTHERS me that the Liberals in the U.S.A ( at least the ones not stupid enough to vote for Trump) are not marching in protest that the restaurant REFUSED SERVICE, based on how they felt about her behavior. When a baker did that to a gay couple, wow!!
    It BOTHERS me that the Liberals in the U.S.A ( at least the ones not stupid enough to vote for Trump) are not marching in protest that the restaurant REFUSED SERVICE, based on how they felt about her behavior. When a baker did that to a gay couple, wow!!
    14 answers · Politics · 4 months ago
  • May TIDAL MOVEMENT be considered "evidence" of the existence of the God known as NEPTUNE?

    Many people claim that they have PERSONAL evidence that the Gods or Goddesses which THEY believe in. But nobody seems to have any TESTABLE evidence for us non-believers to examine. However, tides can be measured, and happen with somewhat predictable regularity. Does this not put Neptune a step or two above all the other Gods and Goddesses?
    Many people claim that they have PERSONAL evidence that the Gods or Goddesses which THEY believe in. But nobody seems to have any TESTABLE evidence for us non-believers to examine. However, tides can be measured, and happen with somewhat predictable regularity. Does this not put Neptune a step or two above all the other Gods and Goddesses?
    Religion & Spirituality · 4 months ago
  • Why would U.S. politician Jeff Sessions quote St. Paul to justify separating children from parents?

    Doesn't your U.S. Constitution prohibit favoring one religious opinion over any others? And if the law was ALWAYS in place, why was it not enforced until NOW??? Sure looks like your Dear Leader is just enjoying being mean.
    Doesn't your U.S. Constitution prohibit favoring one religious opinion over any others? And if the law was ALWAYS in place, why was it not enforced until NOW??? Sure looks like your Dear Leader is just enjoying being mean.
    Politics · 4 months ago
  • Since the God which allegedly DESIGNED the human body should have KNOWN that the BRAIN is the organ which makes decisions,.....?

    .. why did He inspire the writers of the Bible accounts to claim that the Pharaoh's HEART was hardened, and not that his MIND was led t hold firm to his decision? After all, this God allegedly has always KNOWN that people will be looking for errors in the bible.
    .. why did He inspire the writers of the Bible accounts to claim that the Pharaoh's HEART was hardened, and not that his MIND was led t hold firm to his decision? After all, this God allegedly has always KNOWN that people will be looking for errors in the bible.
    Religion & Spirituality · 4 months ago
  • Will a risen body have all the parts, including those absent at birth OR removed by accident, disease, or surgery?

    IF you don't believe in the resurrection, save your keystrokes. I don't believe in it, but I am interested in what OTHERS believe, and why they believe. I have been told that wounded soldiers will get there arm or leg or whatever restored.
    IF you don't believe in the resurrection, save your keystrokes. I don't believe in it, but I am interested in what OTHERS believe, and why they believe. I have been told that wounded soldiers will get there arm or leg or whatever restored.
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 months ago
  • Why would any GOD inspire Paul to write Thessalonians 5:21?

    "Test all things. Hold to that which is good". But, I am scolded, I am condemned, I am Thumbed DOWN for trying to test as to whether there really IS ANY God or Goddess who really CARES what I believe, really KNOWS all things, and really ANSWERS unselfish prayers from Believers.
    "Test all things. Hold to that which is good". But, I am scolded, I am condemned, I am Thumbed DOWN for trying to test as to whether there really IS ANY God or Goddess who really CARES what I believe, really KNOWS all things, and really ANSWERS unselfish prayers from Believers.
    14 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 months ago