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People serious about their faith are more satisfied with life

Study after study continues to prove the benefits of religion. A new study out of King’s College London that used 1,500 participants of all types of religious backgrounds (the majority were Christian) and atheist or agnostics has revealed people who actively participate in their faith tend to be content with their lives. They have a sense of purpose and meaning in and for their lives and aren’t easily bored to the point where they search and search for something more fulfilling.

The study published in the scientific journal Emotion showed that agnostics and atheists reported a much higher rate of boredom and were more likely to express the wish to accomplish something of “greater significance” for their existence. Although the researchers were not looking to find it, in my opinion some ugly, inconvenient truths arose about atheists and agnostics, such as:

  1. God-deniers know they’re missing out on experiencing a greater purpose to life, a desire that God instills in all humans.
  2. Resisting acknowledgement of God in their lives (when they know deep down he exists) makes their lives unfulfilled.
  3. Since atheists and agnostics tend to be very aggressive about trying to get other people to buy into their beliefs, and they know their lives are lacking real purpose, they want others to be as miserable as they are. In other words, they’re selfish and that selfishness promotes a sense of emptiness within them.

Since God created us for the purpose of having a relationship with him so we can worship him the right way through his son, Jesus, anyone outside the Christian fold will ultimately miss out on having a genuinely meaningful life, even if they deceive themselves into believing otherwise. Despite the fact he placed in us the desire to search him out and to know him–giving us an itch that only he can scratch–it’s unfortunate that the way to destruction is broad and many choose to go that way away from the one true God. However, it’s reassuring to know there are still a considerable amount of people who will find rest in the Lord Jesus Christ and will contribute good things in this life as well as in the life to come because of the purpose he gives us.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. John 15:5

Source: Eric W. Dolan, Study: Religious people are less likely to get bored — which makes them less inclined to search for meaning, PsyPost.org, May 15, 2018.

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60 thoughts on “People serious about their faith are more satisfied with life

  1. Most of what you have blogged about in regards to the study was not part of the study at all. You should probably differentiate between what the study says and your own opinion.

    Could you post the ratio of religious vs. non-religious?

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    1. Thanks for the feedback, David. I have added language to make it more clear where my opinion begins. Since I included the source and the link to it, you and anyone else are free to click on it to find out more details about the study’s subjects. Have a blessed day.

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  2. I definitely can see how it’s easier to be satisfied when you really believe you have a soul that is going to leave your body with your consciousness still functioning after you die and go to a paradise for eternity; that could have something to do with why religious folks are so peppy.

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  3. I feel much more fulfilled after leaving religion. Everything you stated is the exact opposite of my change. Life is so much better and I actually have my own thoughts, instead of canned accusations that have no bases. Is this why the most religious have the highest antidepressant use?

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    1. Jim,

      You indirectly prove the point of the study. You weren’t genuine in your religion so you weren’t fulfilled since you never really knew God. Relationship with God must be the foundation or it’s worthless. I doubt you’re really fulfilled although you put up a good front as many atheists/agnostics do. The ones I’ve interacted with or researched parrot the thoughts and sayings of other atheists & repeat the same canned accusations against Christians over & over.

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      1. That’s bs. Fifty years full time study and worship. NOTHING is as it’s propped up to be. You can feel smug in your half, sit back and judge others faithfulness? You are just repeating what you’ve been taught, so I get it. I too was in your shoes. That line is complete crap and there is no god that hears your prayer. I’d even bet you money that you are wrong. No more suave excuses about levels of faithfulness. The fact is you can openly make excuses for the god of the Bible with blinders on is to try to prove you’re not crazy. I for one got tired of it.

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      2. What you mistake for smugness is confidence in who God is. You were never really saved. It was 50 years of outward appearance but no spiritual substance. People do that all the time in church, just as Jesus showed us in the letters to the church in Revelation. God answers my prayers quite often. For example, we evangelicals who support the President have prayed for the plots against President Trump to be exposed and for the plots to backfire on the schemers. In recent weeks we’ve seen that happen with members of the deep state being demoted or fired from the DOJ or FBI and their plot being exposed.

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      3. You’ll strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. Casting tornadoes over into your neighbors houses is great work too there Gaylord. Claiming credit for the work of FBI and CIA is great evidence. This has to be a joke. President Trump certainly was saved by evangelicals. How else could the surveillance state have ever found the trouble spots?

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      4. If you hate the Bible and Christianity so much, why are you trying to prove how right you are by quoting the very words of Christ? If Christianity had no truth, you wouldn’t say I “strain at a gnat and swallow a camel”–Christ’s words. So you’re contradicting yourself. On the one hand you say Christianity has no worth and is a lie while on the other hand you claim Christ’s words are true and that I’m guilty of violating them–which, of course, I’m not. That’s utter hypocrisy on your part.

        The Bible teaches that God moves in the affairs of men quite often. The deep state is trying to cover their shenanigans up, but God has moved in the hearts of some of the men and women in government agencies and in Congress to uncover their wicked plots. Deny the Lord’s hand all you wish, but he’ll continue to answer our prayers–just like he did when Trump moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem after Trump rightly acknowledged Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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      5. Your joking right. I quote your scripture which you obviously overlook to speak a language you might understand. I could say it in modern English if you need. Step back 600 years and Islam today is what Christianity was then. Your brand of religion is evolving against your will. If not for secular pressures you would control the world and everyone in it. Same as before. . It’s in your blood. Oh, but god is the same today and yesterday? BS Your clinging to a horrible past that not even an atheist could love. The roots of your tree are rotten, and Christians are all going their own way. The collapse is inevitable as you are all disconnected From the source (if there ever was one). The abrahamic religions are all the same. Just a little space between them

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      6. Jim,

        You’re projecting again. It’s actually you atheists who want to control the world with your socialism. That’s why China and Russia are on every continent pushing their agenda with the help of the UN. The atheists’ past is also their present–slaughter and bloodshed. That includes today’s shooter in Santa Fe, Texas, who had his Facebook page filled with socialist symbols from both the National Socialists and Communists in addition to symbols from the socialist atheist LGBT community mixed in with symbols pointing to Satan–the god behind your atheist religion. And shall I mention other murderous atheists and their bloodshed? Let’s see–there’s Gavril Princip, the atheist who assassinated Franz Ferdinand & his wife to spark wwi; Hitler who started wwii & murdered millions; Lee Harvey Oswald who murdered JFK; Jeffrey Dahmer the gay atheist serial killer; Ted Bundy the atheist serial killer; the Kim family of North Korea; Margaret Sanger, the genocidal founder of Planned Parenthood; Dr. Kevorkian, who advocated for assisted suicide of innocents simply because they were sick, and the list goes on.

        So if the roots of any tree are rotten, it’s the roots of the atheist tree that are.

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      7. Good night Henry. Ted Bundy was a Mormon. We just disagree. All the prison population, about 98% are Christian. Enough said about the effectiveness of your faith. You have very limited fingers to point at atheism when Christian atrocities outnumber it 100 fold

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      8. Quote from Ted Bundy, atheist serial killer:

        “Surely, you would not, in this age of scientific enlightenment, declare that God or nature has marked some pleasures as moral or good and others as immoral or bad? In any case, let me assure you, my dear young lady, that there is absolutely no comparison between the pleasure I might take in eating ham and the pleasure I anticipate in raping and murdering you.”

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      9. Thanks for judging me and reminding me again why it was good to leave. Christianity and it’s followers never add up to what they preach. Always look to the opposite of what is said to see what is real. My buddy Argus always says; when you see a contradiction check the premise. One of them is wrong. Christianity is chalked full of them. Either your wrong, or it’s your bible. I say both in your case.

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      10. If you’re so against judging people, why is it that your own comments are full of judgment against God, the Bible, Christianity, and me? Atheists are such elitists. You want to condemn me for following Christ’s commands to “judge righteous judgment” but then it’s perfectly okay for you to pass your own judgments as if you’re holier than thou and superior. Your judgment is that I shouldn’t make judgments. Utter elitist hypocrisy and contradiction.

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      11. I should have prefaced my comment with “if” there was a god. You guys like to accuse us of belief when we talk to you. I am not judging anything. You have no evidence for god and that is that. I’m just calling bs on the fallacy of religion as it has no merit.

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      12. Look Henry, there are plenty of bad examples of Christians. But you would say they weren’t real Christians. Ted bundy does not exemplify humanist values which routinely trump christian morals when it comes to equality, fairness and love for others. Grateful we don’t live by biblical morals anymore. I’d take a round table discussion of humanist atheists to establish fair laws and freedom over any religious group. They’ve had their due and failed miserably.

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      13. Err… incorrect. Dimitrios Pagourtzis was alt-right.

        For everyone else reading, it seems Harry has a political ax to grind. No reason to keep feeding the troll.

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      14. David K.,

        Pagourtzis’s deleted Facebook page featured Satanic symbols, LGBT symbols, his interest in Nazism, Communism, fascism, violence, & murder. This link shows the photos where he features an LGBT heart pendant on his cap, a Satanic pentagram on his Facebook cover, the communist sickle and hammer on his trench coat collar, a Nazi pendant on the left of his trench coat, another Satanic pentagram on his trench coat left lower pocket–> https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/18/santa-fe-shooting-suspect-student-dimitrios-pagourtzis-born-kill-t-shirt-7558129/

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      15. David K,

        Spare me your fake concern about politicizing a tragedy, especially since Democrats and liberals are always the first out of the gate to politicize every shooting to argue for anti-Constitutional gun control. If you were really against politicizing it, you certainly wouldn’t make the false statement about Pagourtzis being alt-right. You would have simply stated that it shouldn’t be politicized without any mention of Left or Right.

        The article you linked to confirms the shooter supported the leftist lgbt cause with the heart pin on his cap. On the front of his cap in that article was the upside down broken cross, aka the peace symbol–which is always used by leftists. In the caption for his trenchcoat on his Facebook page, Pagourtzis wrote “Duster Hammer and Sickle = Rebellion Rising Sun = Kamikaze Tactics Iron Cross = Bravery Baphomet = Evil Cthulhu = Power.” It was his show of support for Communism, Nazism and Satanism all in one fell swoop. Please get your facts straight and stop politicizing the tragedy if you claim to be against politicizing the tragedy.

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      16. And another thing, just because someone follows the President or any other conservative on social media doesn’t mean they agree with them. Many people on social media have enemies who follow them.

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      17. And btw, I have still never read an atheist book, nor watched any videos, but by careful observation and comparing what we see versus what we hear, nothing adds up. If you separated yourself from the outside excuses for a few weeks, turned off the podcasts and looked as objectively as possible, you would have a big decision to make. Can you align yourself with the true tyrannical god of the Bible, or not. Atheist that I know are actually very nice people. Probably because no matter what the excuse, they are too kind to align with the misery inflicted in humanity by religion. Whether they believed it or not.

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      18. Atheist are so nice that they have no problem ignoring science to kill unborn humans or ignore science to call someone female who is biologically male or vice versa. They’re so nice that their geopolitical system of socialism led them to kill the most people in the 20th century.

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      19. Most abortions are received by Christians. Hypocrisy. People are born to various ways and tendencies. You have no clue only a guess as to why that is. Ask them and believe their answer. That would be being human. But your a hypocrite. Preach love but love no one not lockstep with you. Religious genocide worldwide of indigenous peoples and planting crosses in their homelands is geopolitical bliss then I guess. No, hypocrite. You don’t have to like it, but Christians are the epitome of divisive hate, and the things they say change the minute they drop the faith crap, because it isn’t t humanity that is the problem, it’s religion. Not sure if faith can move mountains, but I’ve seen what it can do to skyscrapers. If you were born in Iran, you too would me a Muslim cleric trying to impose religious force. Based on what I know about you, you’re arrogant. If you claim to be at the heart of living a life with god, heaven forbid if Christianity took over politically would be a worldwide N Korean Totalitarian life.

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      20. I’ve been talking specifically about Christianity in comparison to atheism, so how is it that you muddle & deflect by mentioning Islam? If you paid attention for the 50 yrs you falsely claimed to be Christian, you would know they aren’t the same. The gospel has nothing to do with forced conversions. One can only be in a relationship with God by grace through faith in Jesus and that faith is according to their own free will. Religious genocide, therefore, has no part in true Christianity.

        All religions except Christianity, including your own atheism, teach unjust violence and violation of human rights against others. The gospel even teaches that murderers don’t have God’s salvation and aren’t allowed in heaven (Galatians 5:21, 1 John 3:15). Since real Christians aren’t murderers, those who murder unborn babies are fakers just like you were. Most abortions aren’t by “Christians.” So you’re parroting what you heard from other atheists and aren’t really thinking for yourself as you claim.

        As far as hypocrisy is concerned, that’s something you’re guilty of since you faked your Christianity all those years. Not only that but you’re projecting hypocritically by mentioning North Korea. It’s an atheist socialist state, not a Christian one. Your statement is therefore illogical, uninformed, and inapplicable.

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      21. Well at least you can die and escape North Korea. The gospel doesn’t even allow that. That’s when the real fun begins. Total control for eternity. The all seeing always surveying eye of your god even watches you in your sleep and bedroom and the thought police state condemns your very thoughts. You keep calling me a hypocrite, but I learned enough to finally walk away from the cruel, controlling reality of Christianity. Actually I lived the gospel, lived for the gospel and gave my life to Christ. He never returned anything but allowing me to make excuses. I am not a hypocrite. But I do have the integrity to leave something behind that meant so much to me, when I saw it for what it was. You just go on making your excuses. You have no integrity and are a false Christian. I know your doubts and fears but you’ll never admit it. That’s part of the peer pressure to be it thick and with the clicks. Overlook, excuse, never admit doubt like it’s a frickin contest of piety. I know your type. You wouldn’t be blogging atheists and jumping into apologetics if you weren’t having your own faith crisis.

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      22. Jim,
        The more you comment, the more you expose your own lies. There are at least three things anyone can be assured that atheists will do regularly–lying, projecting, and being hypocritical. I criticize any and all people who don’t line up with God’s word because the Bible says we should “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [expose, rebuke] them,” Ephesians 5:11. That’s all I’m doing.
        You said I ” Overlook, excuse, never admit doubt like it’s a frickin contest of piety….You wouldn’t be blogging atheists and jumping into apologetics if you weren’t having your own faith crisis.” But we should replace “atheists” with “Christians” in that comment, since you’re actually talking about yourself in those statements and are projecting those feelings onto me when they’re actually your own. It’s sad, contradictory, and amusing all at the same time, just like atheists are.

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      23. I blog to atheists. You wanted a fight and tagged atheism. You have been quoting the Bible a lot. Why are you here breaking the commandment fellowshipping with me then. It ok. I know you can’t help it. Try to prove your not crazy by being here. You’ll get your last laugh while me and some of your relatives are burning when your guy Trump ushers in the Millenium. Matthew 23 was written about you. Nothing has changed.

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      24. I’m not breaking any commandments, Jim. Please spare me the virtue signaling. The more you comment the more you contradict yourself. In this previous comment–https://wordpress.com/comment/sunandshield.wordpress.com/31424–you said “Your brand of religion is evolving against your will.” But now you say, “Nothing has changed.” So which one is it? Is it evolving (changing) or is it that nothing has changed? Contradictions, contradictions. They reveal you are confused, you don’t know what you’re talking about, and that your statements are wrong.

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      25. Trouble making logical connections is the heart of faith in gods. Sure religion is changing. Gods not supposed to but “he” is all the time. You guys can’t say he hasn’t changed (at least with a straight face). Read you bible. It changes all the time throughout. Religion is evolving, what was true back then is no longer true now. If there was an unchanging god we’d still have slavery and mass murders by commandment. It’s a good thing we have strong government to hold you back from what you and your god endorse. He doesn’t exist but in your warped mind you will continue to excuse atrocity after atrocity. You are on the wrong side. Everything Christianity purports shows the exact opposite in reality. God is love. Ha. I could chew that to shreds without blinking. God is compassionate….Meanwhile in the Sudan and Burundi. At least he protected your Trump for you like that matters even a little bit. God is patient. Tell that the children elishas bear mailed. Ooh. They teased a prophet. Shame shame. Death. Without even flinching. You are on the wrong side of morality. Suppose I should be stoned to death calling a spade a spade.

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      26. You said in this comment, “And btw, I have still never read an atheist book, nor watched any videos, but by careful observation and comparing what we see versus what we hear, nothing adds up.” But here you are saying the same things other atheists have said about the Bible promoting mass murder and slavery. So once again you lied.

        The Bible never condones slavery. What you mistakenly call slavery was actually something similar to indentured servitude–> https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/how-god-distinguished-servanthood-from-slavery-in-the-bible/. God also did not condone mass murder. The Canaanites were an evil society full of rapists, murderers, liars, thieves, etc. who sacrificed their kids on fiery altars to the false gods Baal or Molech and the goddess Asherah. So God ordered them evicted off their land. Israel was told to drive them out. Those who refused to leave rightfully got the death penalty for all of the murders and other atrocities they committed–> https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2015/08/30/did-god-command-israel-to-commit-genocide/

        Basically by falsely claiming God ordered mass murder, what you’re really doing is defending heartless, murderous criminals–preferring them over God. Is it any wonder atheists killed over 100 million via socialism in the 20th century? They’re still murdering today in Cuba, China, Russia, North Korea, & Vietnam. That’s way more than all of the centuries of the Crusades, which weren’t Christian at all but was a murderous campaign ordered by the Vatican. It’s a good thing we have a Constitutional Republic in America with Biblical values as the foundation since atheists taking over would mean endless bloodletting via your socialism. You all have proven time and again that you hate the Constituition, especially the First & Second Amendments.

        Regarding Elisha, you can’t even get your facts straight about that–> https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/why-elishas-curse-brought-gods-judgment-on-some-little-kids/

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      27. I never said I was a socialist. You are a judgmental prick and have no clue. Repent or be dammed. But alas.. no god is there anyway. You have fallen prey to psychological mind games now your bablingbabbling

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      28. You can try to lie your way out by attempting to deny you’re socialist, but every atheist who has ever interacted with me here and elsewhere clings to socialism. It’s the geopolitical default setting of atheists. Just like it’s your default setting to falsely blame the Bible of condoning slavery or your lying or being hypocritical or projecting as all atheists do. They claim to act on their own individualism but are really collectivists at heart who repeat the same lies like the Borg from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

        You know God exists. That’s why you try to argue so vehemently against him. You don’t like it when he urges you to turn away from your sin. So to try to snuff out the guilt you feel for the sin you love, you claim not to believe he exists as if God’s infinite eternal existence outside of space, matter, or time is subject to your finite, confined mind.

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      29. Your are wrong again. Ask anyone that knows me. I have no political affiliation and I don’t involve myself in it. You have decided to cast a wide net based on what you have heard, not what you have learned. Here’s the deal. Christians are not Christians anymore than I am. This is what you actually need. See, I missed out on the goodness of life with divisive speech too. I was wrong then as you are now. Please go meet some atheists. Please go meet some gay, lesbian, trans and other people outside your group. You’ll find they are just people. And they don’t deserve to be ostracized by 80% of the population. Really nice people with good hearts and fun to be around. Go meet some women that have no where to turn in the hopeless ends of life and feel their burden of abortion. Nobody wants that, but I certainly wouldn’t deny them that right when they have no where to turn. Hear their pleas and utter hopelessness of raising a child on the streets and all the while denying access to birth control. Go see the poverty of Sudan and Burundi and excuse your god from there. He’s done nothing because he can’t it he won’t. Visit the mercury infected pools the children play in so you can have your computer You have not seen nor felt the desperation and misery. You sit in your room and accuse. Go out and meet people. They are not what you think. Religion has made you a nasty human being. Faith in Christ has denied you the chance to be human.

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      30. Jim,

        You’re virtue signaling again with your “I’m so much more enlightened than you and superior to you.” Give me a break. All the poverty and other “hardships” you mention were caused by humans, not God. Talk about false accusations. You sound like the anti-Trumpers who blame the President for stuff he didn’t do. So which LGBT people would you like me to hang out with? Would these people be sufficient?–> https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zngyv9/queer-trans-people-take-aim-at-the-patriarchy-through-witchcraft OR maybe you would love for me to spend my free time with these people? –> https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zmv7my/how-the-satanic-temple-became-a-queer-haven

        They’re just sweet, innocent misunderstood good-hearted people, right? It figures that you as an atheist would cheer for evil. As I said before, you chose to be atheist because you love sin. And you just proved it. Abortion is murder based on the selfishness of the mother. Why do most women get abortions? Because they lusted after a guy, then decided to fornicate with him, expecting there would be no consequences. Then, oops, she turned up pregnant, the guy didn’t want the responsibility, neither does she. So instead of taking responsibility for their irresponsible behavior, she blames the baby and murders it for the sake of her selfish convenience and his. And like the typical atheist, you condone the murder of a human. And you don’t want God to tell you you’re wrong for wanting to murder the unborn innocent human–which is no different than the Canaanites you defended in one of your previous comments when they sacrificed their infants to Baal.

        You need to repent for your murderous heart.

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      31. You are oozing with piety. You like the term virtue signaling whenever someone points out obvious flaws and there are plenty. Give your god all the glory and free passes on failures that you want. Excuses excuses. It doesn’t really matter since he’s a human construct anyway along with the other 1000’s of other immortals that have died off in history. This one will too. Sooner than later I hope so we can solve real problems as people instead you being one. People aren’t the problem here. Faith, gods Abrahamic religion and waiting for Jesus to fix everything is the biggest travesty. He ain’t coming. You are on the wrong side of common decency.

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      32. Jim,

        You’re deflecting to avoid answering my questions. Which sweet innocent LGBT people would you like me to spend time with? If atheism were true, there would be no universal concept of right and wrong. People would just decide for themselves as to what they should do with no one being able to tell them what is right or wrong. Therefore, there would be no such concept of “common decency.” So here you are being contradictory and illogical. If you can’t get the basic philosophies of atheism correct who are you to lecture me on what I should or shouldn’t do?

        Furthermore, science proves that the unborn are 100% human since they have their own unique 100% human DNA at the moment of conception. Yet you wish to lecture me on common decency when you advocate for ignoring science and taking innocent human life. Hypocrite. Your support for abortion and LGBT also speaks of how socialist you are. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and advocate for widespread abortion, was a socialist. The LGBT movement was started by socialists.

        Your wish for God to go away is nothing but a pipe dream. Kings, pharaohs, Caesars, and philosophers have all tried to rid the world of God, his word, and his people. Voltaire even predicted centuries ago that God would be no more. Yet God is still here. Men who were way more powerful and connected than you have miserably failed at it and you think you’ll be successful? LOL!!

        God is still using science and spiritual truth in our time to prove his word is true, as well as his existence and involvement in men’s affairs.–>https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/icymi-lee-strobel-gives-proof-god-still-does-miracles/

        –>https://sunandshield.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/moon-water-leaves-scientists-scratching-their-heads/

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      33. Your bigotry is oozing. I see you won’t show your photo. I wouldn’t either if I were you. Morality is a natural occurrence that needs no god. Even the Good Samaritan one-upped the religious in your bible. Morality is nothing more than positive and negative input and processing power. The more neurons the greater a species ability to process it and make adjustment toward equilibrium and social norms. Numerous studies have shown this across multiple species and it’s anything but complicated. There is more common decency and tolerance outside the churches. Explain that. You might try reading something outside your presuppositional narrow mind. 2nd. I never said I was pro abortion. Never! I said I wouldn’t take choice away from women in difficult times of their life. I’ve not been in their shoes. Nobody likes abortion. But you sit back and judge from your narrow perspective and try to rule everyone. Your wrong. You’ve tried to pigeon hole me and you have no idea who I am. Apologetics 101 is to read past the intent of the statement then accuse. Shame shame. 3rd. What you call god interfering in the lives of men is your subjectivism. I see nothing of the like. Never have. If there was a god, you think for one minute that he favors Trump over anyone else is narrow, only lived in one country idiocy. Trump, Obama, Bushes, Clintons, they all come and go as well as the next. Every time I hear evengelical crap it’s the same thing. I heard for eight years Obama was going to be the last president and the end was coming. Now they say their prayers were answered. Is this a running joke? If the next president is a dem which is very likely, what will be your cry then when no jesus appears? it will be the same. Look at history. Since trump is your real redeemer you’ll be sadly dissatisfied when the next president takes office, and hopefully he will be a dem to watch your squirm. You split hairs and make excuses for a failed system of oppression of women and minorities. Drop the faith and all this nonsense hate goes away. People are not the problem. Religion is the problem and has shown it’s bloody colors through the known history of the world and you fn defend it. Religion and especially abrahamic religion is a curse. NOTHING is as they say it is. The catch phrases are all lies and smokescreens of reality.

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      34. Your belief in common decency shows you really believe God exists. Trump isn’t my redeemer since he’s a sinner like me and you. Your take on “religion” shows you don’t know Christianity’s real history and are repeating once again what you’ve heard from other atheists even though you said you came to your atheist conclusions on your own. It was Christians who started hospitals, orphanages, the abolition movement, and the women’s suffrage movement. If the Bible wasn’t true, Israel would never have become a nation again as the Bible prophesies and Jerusalem would never be its capital as the Bible prophesied it would. Russia, Iran, and Turkey would not be aligned against Israel as the Bible prophesies they would in Ezekiel 38. That’s just a very small sample of the Bible being true.

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      35. You are a fear mongering fool with a lot of conspiracy bs. Please listen to something besides tbn and read something besides your bible. Your one row library has narrowed you vision and turned you into a prick. Really.

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      36. Didn’t you imply you don’t like it when people are judgmental? Yet here you are being judgmental yourself. For nothing. Because your faulty judgments cannot erase the fact that God has proven his existence in history, in the spiritual truth of his prophecies, in science, and through his miracles so that you are without excuse in your false belief that he does not exist.

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      37. You have a lot to say and so little truth to go with it. Reasoning and religion can never mix. Your approach, knowledge, loves, devotions, and time are all thrown to an immoral cause. I hope you’ll use this opportunity to re evaluate yourself, for the one I met is quite distasteful. And no, it’s not a badge of honor to receive stripes for Jesus for appearing insane. Take your meds gaylord.

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      38. The mind game to be one of the saved forces a strange psychological hand. Who will admit they haven’t been saved when they all know they haven’t after spending a lifetime in it? It is an endurance test of dumb to see who can hold out the longest and project the most pious persona. It is a hypocrites game.

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  4. I find your smarmy piety to be absolutely nauseating. Your disparaging mischaracterizations of non-believers is both disingenuous and vile. By the way, atheism is not a belief. It is the exact opposite. Enough said for the moment.

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    1. It’s amazing how atheists make the claim of being so intellectual but can’t even get basic definitions of words correct. Religion: a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith (Merriam-Webster.com). Atheism: the doctrine or belief that there is no God. (Dictionary.com). Atheism is a system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith by atheists. ‘Nuff said.

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      1. Atheist having belief is like off being a tv channel, bald being a hair color, or abstinence being a sexual position. The only reason we discuss it is your phony surveys and accusations and your intrusion into secular life with miserably oppressive scripture and faith in something with zero fact.

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      2. Your shameless tactic of quoting two different dictionaries to suit your vile agenda is telling.

        For the benefit of the lurkers, here is the Merriam-Webster definition of Atheism (CAPS added for emphasis)… a LACK of belief or a strong disbelief in the existence of a god or any gods. ‘Nuff said.

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      3. Frankly, Frank, your feigned indignation is what’s really telling. Your use of Merriam-Webster’s definition as opposed to another dictionary is really a distinction without a difference. Atheists believe there is no God and therefore have a disbelief in the existence of any gods.

        But your use of the phrase “vile agenda” purports that you do indeed believe in God. Otherwise, there would be no universal concept of someone having a “vile agenda.” No such thing would exist without an objective standard above men’s standards to hold all men to the idea that denotes a vile agenda vs. a good agenda.

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  5. While I do believe religion has some benefits, I think you’ve got everything totally wrong about atheists and agnostics. Many atheists do find happiness and a purpose outside of religion, even though it may not fit your concise definition of what ‘purpose’ is. Perhaps you should go out and meet a few atheist and agnostic people, and maybe try and make a few more friends? You would benefit a lot from doing that.

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    1. Do you think that maybe you’re making assumptions about me? Such as your assumption that I don’t know any atheists or have never befriended any? When people are truly happy with their lives do they really seek out people for the sole purpose of suing them to forcibly impose their own will on them? Do they try to force them out of public forums simply because they hate their religion? When people are content they don’t feel threatened by nonviolent others expressing themselves in a different way than them. They live and let live.

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      1. Yes I am making the assumption that you don’t know many atheists, based on the three numbered points in this post; especially since you’re making flat out generalisations that are wrong about us. If you knew a few atheists on a personal level, you wouldn’t make such senseless statements, because you would quickly find that they have no merit.
        Who are you referring to when you say ‘they’? Most atheists don’t seek to forcibly impose their will on others, you can believe what you want to believe. Several of us might take issue with religion, but we’re not trying to convert people to atheism, just to get people to see things with an open mind. I was happy in religion for a while, but now I am just as happy, if not more, outside of it.

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      2. Well, you’re assuming wrongly. I’ve known at least 7 atheists over the course of my life, including four who were my professors. Only one of them was not trying to convert me to his side. All the others were. That’s how I know you’re either lying or you don’t truly know as many of your own fellow atheists. One of them was a heavy drinker. One of them was an adulterer. Two of them were gay, including one who was my professor. In fact, that gay activist professor taught that adults having sex with kids was normal and shouldn’t be outlawed since Greeks and Romans did it when their empires ruled the world. My encounters with them is why I drew the conclusions I did. So much for your assumptions.

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  6. Oh wow, I missed so much and I don’t have any popcorn!

    “All religions except Christianity, including your own atheism, teach unjust violence and violation of human rights against others. The gospel even teaches that murderers don’t have God’s salvation and aren’t allowed in heaven (Galatians 5:21, 1 John 3:15). Since real Christians aren’t murderers, those who murder unborn babies are fakers just like you were”

    I see a whole lot of anti-Christian behavior here such as bearing false witness. At the same time, resorting to the “No True Scotsman” argument.

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