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1 posted on 01/11/2013 3:03:35 PM PST by NYer
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2 posted on 01/11/2013 3:08:41 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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Atheists can not offer blessing.
Atheism does not offer comfort.
Atheists are not asking for fairness and accuracy, but demanding acceptance for their “non belief”.
From my personal experience atheists are unhappy and bitter, there is no joy in their being.


3 posted on 01/11/2013 3:24:41 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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the only thing I know about atheists for sure is they all enjoy mocking others who practice their Christian faith.


4 posted on 01/11/2013 3:37:05 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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I think the Monsignor missed the point of Ingersoll's quote from At A Child's Grave. He was assuaging the concerns of people who feared eternal retribution, or Hell, in this case for a child.

It applies well to the ghastly teaching of the concept of Limbo. While countless generations of mothers for hundreds of years cried themselves to sleep thinking of their dead infants in Limbo, the Church finally came to its senses and said, "Oops, sorry. Looks like we were wrong," and promptly manufactured a workaround. Ingersoll's version makes a lot more sense than fearing eternal torture because you didn't pick the right religion.

6 posted on 01/11/2013 8:21:48 PM PST by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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The roots of atheism are almost always moral not intellectual.


9 posted on 01/12/2013 4:03:17 AM PST by circlecity
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