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Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by LordReed(m): 10:54am On Mar 26
paxonel:
just like that?

Final answer?

Yes just like that. You don't get to choose what atheism is and isn't. We who are atheists have defined for you what it is.
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by fieryy(f): 11:31am On Mar 26
I didn't even know a day like this existed...
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by budaatum: 4:22pm On Mar 26
OtemAtum:


No, majority of believers do exactly what their pastors ask them to do without thinking twice. Or what do you think the "This Is Church, You Won't Be Needing This(Brain) is for?"

Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by budaatum: 4:28pm On Mar 26
paxonel:

Because by default, every minds must have beliefs.
That's not true. Consider:

A baby has a brain and a mind but it has no beliefs until the likes of some inculcate their own beliefs in them.
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by OtemAtum: 4:31pm On Mar 26
[quote author=budaatum post=87788053][/quote]Thanks for helping me with the meme.

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Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by budaatum: 4:36pm On Mar 26
Maximus69:

So far so good you've not been able to prove your so called Golden Rule to be PERFECT as you initially presumed!
I wonder what Christ Worshippers would think.

Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by paxonel(m): 4:50pm On Mar 26
LordReed:


It seems you are the deluded one then because I challenge you to point out where I said religion only involves beliefs that has to do with a god.
sorry, may be i did not put it rightly. I intented to say you atheists see religion as anything that has to do with belief in god only. But you are seeing it in another dimension today that it is not just having belief in god only, but also a belief that is very important to a person or group .
Don't you see it that way?
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by paxonel(m): 4:55pm On Mar 26
budaatum:

That's not true. Consider:

A baby has a brain and a mind but it has no beliefs until the likes of some inculcate their own beliefs in them.
at the long run, the baby will still grow up having beliefs, we are saying the same thing.
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by LordReed(m): 5:25pm On Mar 26
paxonel:
sorry, may be i did not put it rightly. I intented to say you atheists see religion as anything that has to do with belief in god only. But you are seeing it in another dimension today that it is not just having belief in god only, but also a belief that is very important to a person or group .
Don't you see it that way?

Wrong as well. Nobody defines religion as having to do with only beliefs in god. Ever hear of Buddhism?
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by budaatum: 5:34pm On Mar 26
paxonel:
at the long run, the baby will still grow up having beliefs, we are saying the same thing.
After we feed the baby the beliefs, so, not by "default".

Eighteen years was the recommended age when one stops "inculcating", apparently
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by HellVictorinho(m): 5:42pm On Mar 26
budaatum:

After we feed the baby the beliefs, so, not by "default".

Eighteen years was the recommended age when one stops "inculcating", apparently
The effects of your experiences on your brain determine your REASONING/PERSONALITY/ASSESSMENT OF THINGS.

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Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by Maximus69: 5:48pm On Mar 26
paxonel:
at the long run, the baby will still grow up having beliefs, we are saying the same thing.
Belief connotes TRUST!

There's nothing you can do on this planet without a measure of TRUST (BELIEF).

Of course the child will eventually grow up to trust either what his/her parents taught him, friends in school, colleagues at work or circumstances surrounding him!

Gays and Lesbians don't just develop their own mindset to start trusting (believing) in same sex, someone somewhere sometime taught them!

Let's learn a lesson from Jesus' illustration about evil spirit, when one is driven out of someone's heart it searches for where to stay but when it couldn't find any, it returns to it's former residence, but this time with seven evil spirits more powerful than itself (just in case the one who drives it out may come back) then the condition of such a person becomes worse! Matthew 12:43-45

Lesson learnt
Ones minds should be filled as in fully equipped with with spiritual things always, otherwise demons looking for places to stay will meet the place empty and possess such a person! Ephesians 6:10-17

That's how most children are demonized, and when one decides to abandon what his/her Christian parents taught him/her, their condition worsen by the day!

That's why Christian parents make sure they equip their children right from infancy (2Timothy 3:15-17} God's word likens parents to 'archers' and children 'arrows'!


Training up a child requires much strength, the archer use all his strength to pull the bow before releasing the arrow, once the arrow leaves your hand, you're no more in control, but with the energy, focus and determination you invested it will certainly go straight to where you aim! Psalms 127:3-4 smiley
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by budaatum: 5:53pm On Mar 26
HellVictorinho:

The effects of your experiences on your brain determine your REASONING/PERSONALITY/ASSESSMENT OF THINGS.
And, beliefs, for some, and understanding, for some, and dare I say, wisdom, for some. Each receiving according to their ability to open their eyes and see the experience for what it really is.

Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by Bojack(m): 6:36pm On Mar 26
So dem get world atheist day sef angry
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by paxonel(m): 7:08pm On Mar 26
Maximus69:

Belief connotes TRUST!

There's nothing you can do on this planet without a measure of TRUST (BELIEF).

Of course the child will eventually grow up to trust either what his/her parents taught him, friends in school, colleagues at work or circumstances surrounding him!

Gays and Lesbians don't just develop their own mindset to start trusting (believing) in same sex, someone somewhere sometime taught them!

Let's learn a lesson from Jesus' illustration about evil spirit, when one is driven out of someone's heart it searches for where to stay but when it couldn't find any, it returns to it's former residence, but this time with seven evil spirits more powerful than itself (just in case the one who drives it out may come back) then the condition of such a person becomes worse! Matthew 12:43-45

Lesson learnt
Ones minds should be filled as in fully equipped with with spiritual things always, otherwise demons looking for places to stay will meet the place empty and possess such a person! Ephesians 6:10-17

That's how most children are demonized, and when one decides to abandon what his/her Christian parents taught him/her, their condition worsen by the day!

That's why Christian parents make sure they equip their children right from infancy (2Timothy 3:15-17} God's word likens parents to 'archers' and children 'arrows'!


Training up a child requires much strength, the archer use all his strength to pull the bow before releasing the arrow, once the arrow leaves your hand, you're no more in control, but with the energy, focus and determination you invested it will certainly go straight to where you aim! Psalms 127:3-4 smiley



Exactly!
Mind building of a child largely comes from the parents and the say charity begins at home.
I have seen a lot of children coming from a well brought up home but they end up becoming wayward, could that still be the fault of the parents?
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by paxonel(m): 7:11pm On Mar 26
budaatum:

After we feed the baby the beliefs, so, not by "default".

Eighteen years was the recommended age when one stops "inculcating", apparently
and after 18 years the child possibly remain a deviant what next, send him or her away to learn by experience?
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by budaatum: 7:33pm On Mar 26
paxonel:
and after 18 years the child possibly remain a deviant what next, send him or her away to learn by experience?
You'd have to ask those who advocate inoculation, my own opinion is it's putting chains on people and convincing them they are free. Jesus is written to have called it as snake and scorpion giving.

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Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by Maximus69: 5:47am On Mar 27
paxonel:
Exactly!
Mind building of a child largely comes from the parents and the say charity begins at home.
I have seen a lot of children coming from a well brought up home but they end up becoming wayward, could that still be the fault of the parents?

Note that God's word likens parents to the archers and children to arrows, no matter how good an archer could be all his arrows can't meet the target!

Secondly Satan is one of God's children in heaven yet he became rebellious, can we conclude that God is not capable to be a parent? On the contrary, we are intelligent creatures having the power to decide on what we will do. So no matter how hard you try to put your child's feet on the right path, the child has the mind of his/her own.

You only need to ascertain you are on the right path yourself, because even if the child chose to become a rebel he will notice that there will be no resting place for him!

Satan is the first intelligent creature who chose to become a rebel, ever since then Satan couldn't find a resting place.

WHY?

Because he could see that those who chose to be obedient are BENEFITING themselves whereas rebels are always at loggerheads with their cohorts.

To be precise, Jehovah's Witnesses are the one and only group of God's earthly worshipers, even though most people feel this group is a CULT but there is no other religious group that could stand side by side with this group when talking about LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, GENTLENESS, FAITH, GOODNESS, MILDNESS and SELF-CONTROL.

So even though other religionists are having the feeling that this group is wrong somehow, none has been able to unite their members the way Jehovah's Witnesses do.

Secret:- heartfelt humility and obedience!

You can never find any other group where intelligent creatures (humans) are willing to submit themselves wholeheartedly to orders like this. No wonder most antagonists can't go on mentioning evil deeds of Jehovah's Witnesses other than saying "they are gullibly following the eight old men in America".

So if you belong to a well organized group like this but your child chose not to, the child will know that there's nowhere he goes, he can never find a global family of PEACE LOVING PEOPLE OF THAT SORT!

Jesus said a time will come when the fine seeds will be gathered in his store house, while the weeds will also be binded in bundles {Matthew 13:24-30;36-43} note that Jesus said the weeds will also be in bundles, this means people of the same mindset will be gathered in the same group to signify what sort of persons they are. You will observe different group each having specific human traits

Promiscuity
Haughtiness
Blasphemy
Murderers
Oppressors
Worshipers of good luck
Worshipers of money
Vengeance
People who love to curse others and so on!

All these groups will be claiming they love God!
Don't be deceived! ATHEISM is a prominent member too but because they don't mention the title God doesn't mean they're not also claiming to be worshipers of God.

From the human instinct, virtue is tied to no other being but the one and only personality that's pure (GOD), so atheists too will claim they're virtuous, but each feels like there shouldn't be any one telling him/her what to do.
Yet when someone hurt them they feel it's bad, whereas they're advocates of freedom of expression!
OK what if the other person's expression is offensive?
How can we correct him/her without the use of a guidebook?
What is wrong in having a common line of thought?

The secret is all these people are rebellious so they can never find the rest of mind they desire if they're not prepared to humble themselves and become orderly like JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES! smiley
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by Magnoliaa(f): 1:33pm On Mar 27
paxonel:
So, this religion called atheism has a day set aside for ceremonials too? grin
After, they will say they don't do religious things

lol cheesy That was one of the reasons Obafemi Awolowo gave for leaving atheism in his days. Their acts, habits and everything mimics Christianity so much. They hold services, say ''prayers,'' read sermons from some book, in a worship place etc ... but not directed to a god.

He ran away from God to that lmao

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Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by Maximus69: 2:51pm On Mar 27
Magnoliaa:


lol cheesy That was one of the reasons Obafemi Awolowo left atheism in his days, because their acts, habits and everything mimics Christianity so much. They hold services, say ''prayers,'' read sermons from some book, in a worship place etc ... but not directed to a god.

He ran away from God to that lmao

The truth is God created man for just one purpose:- To serve as his representative amongst all other creatures on planet earth (God's will for man from the beginning)!

So when talking about God's will, any human who feels like debunking God all because of his own selfish reasons will find himself doing something similar to the order God gave his worshipers at that point in time!

God's will for his people Israel was to offer sacrifices on his altar, no pagan group or nation is free from offering sacrifices one way or another. The only difference is that while God's people have rules guiding his own people on how to do his will, pagan nations don't have rules guiding them on how to offer their own sacrifices, so when they meet anyone offering sacrifices they can't tell what is wrong in the manner such sacrifice is offered.

Today, God's will is for his people to speak with unbelievers, reason with them and compel them to have a chance of heart because the end is near. Please ask our friends claiming atheists, who orders them to be spending hours, days, months even years on social media trying to reason with people? This people spend their time, money and effort all in a bid to REASON with people, please who sent them?

So the only difference is, while God's people are organized and have a purpose for what they're doing, atheists are purposeless in their own mission. And since their mission is hopeless, they turn to insults, abuses, ridicules even cursing people out of frustration! cheesy

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Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by LordReed(m): 3:43pm On Mar 27
Magnoliaa:


lol cheesy That was one of the reasons Obafemi Awolowo gave for leaving atheism in his days. Their acts, habits and everything mimics Christianity so much. They hold services, say ''prayers,'' read sermons from some book, in a worship place etc ... but not directed to a god.

He ran away from God to that lmao

Its amazing how people like to believe fantastical stories. Where have you seen atheists gathering to offer prayers and read sermons?

Besides are Christians the first religious sect do these things?
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by Bruno3000(m): 4:27pm On Mar 27
OtemAtum:
Bros abeg, Christians will take your speech literally and get scared to death. Abeg don't scare them o.

To the Christians out there, don't mind him o, na tonic wine den drink there o, no be blood o. And no be Satan den hail o, na Santa. Santaclaus grin
Satan is the one that I'd rather afraid of the Christians, hence the constant accusations and hatred. But not to worry, his time is short grin
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by paxonel(m): 4:32pm On Mar 27
Magnoliaa:


lol cheesy That was one of the reasons Obafemi Awolowo gave for leaving atheism in his days. Their acts, habits and everything mimics Christianity so much. They hold services, say ''prayers,'' read sermons from some book, in a worship place etc ... but not directed to a god.

He ran away from God to that lmao
Awolowo was more intelligent grin

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Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by Magnoliaa(f): 5:08pm On Mar 27
LordReed:


Its amazing how people like to believe fantastical stories. Where have you seen atheists gathering to offer prayers and read sermons?

Besides are Christians the first religious sect do these things?

Oga, someone shared his personal experience. In an autobiography. I no get time to dey search for atheists prayer meetings - even if they do happen.

Ok. If I said atheists mimic religious activities, you'd be okay with that?
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by LordReed(m): 5:25pm On Mar 27
Magnoliaa:


Oga, someone shared his personal experience. In an autobiography. I no get time to dey search for atheists prayer meetings - even if they do happen.

Ok. If I said atheists mimic religious activities, you'd be okay with that?

Where have you seen atheists mimicking religious activities?
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by Freksy(m): 6:58pm On Mar 27
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by HellVictorinho(m): 8:45pm On Mar 27
Maximus69:


The truth is God created man for just one purpose:- To serve as his representative amongst all other creatures on planet earth (God's will for man from the beginning)!

So when talking about God's will, any human who feels like debunking God all because of his own selfish reasons will find himself doing something similar to the order God gave his worshipers at that point in time!

God's will for his people Israel was to offer sacrifices on his altar, no pagan group or nation is free from offering sacrifices one way or another. The only difference is that while God's people have rules guiding his own people on how to do his will, pagan nations don't have rules guiding them on how to offer their own sacrifices, so when they meet anyone offering sacrifices they can't tell what is wrong in the manner such sacrifice is offered.

Today, God's will is for his people to speak with unbelievers, reason with them and compel them to have a chance of heart because the end is near. Please ask our friends claiming atheists, who orders them to be spending hours, days, months even years on social media trying to reason with people? This people spend their time, money and effort all in a bid to REASON with people, please who sent them?

So the only difference is, while God's people are organized and have a purpose for what they're doing, atheists are purposeless in their own mission. And since their mission is hopeless, they turn to insults, abuses, ridicules even cursing people out of frustration! cheesy
Atheists condemn religion-based nonsense such as the preposterous rubbish you've posted about the absurd will of your so-called mysterious God and the unreasonable unwillingness of other adherents of other religions to desist from whatever religious/spiritual acts as they never really gain ANYTHING from such unnecessary deeds.
Re: Today Is World Atheist Day. NL Atheists How Did You Celebrate? by Maximus69: 9:20pm On Mar 27
Magnoliaa:


Oga, someone shared his personal experience. In an autobiography. I no get time to dey search for atheists prayer meetings - even if they do happen.

Ok. If I said atheists mimic religious activities, you'd be okay with that?

They can never find a resting place from their struggle and day to day activities!

We are intelligent creatures, so unlike other creatures God gave instinct humans have the ability to think, speak, listen, share, receive, socialize and most of all CONGREGATE together. That's what all those claiming ATHEISM failed woefully to grasp!

As long as you're alive and sound in mind, you can't feel contented without congregating with fellow humans to rub minds on how things is going generally.

Apostle Paul confirmed this in his letter to the Hebrew speaking Christians. Hebrew 10:23-25

Note what Paul said about people meeting together. Their meeting together is for three major reasons.

(1) Holding firm to the HOPE of assured promises from God.
(2)Consider one another to LOVE and FINE WORKS
(3)Not forsaken the GATHERING of faithful people!

Please ask the ATHEISTS why they must always share most of their time with people having FAITH! cheesy

The answer is easy Sir!

Humans will always feel the need to worship, this means CONGREGATE together to think, talk and discuss about God our Creator! cheesy

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