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To those of you who have left the Christian faith, I'm asking you to stop and think for a minute about what I have to say to you. The Christian faith is not about following a bunch of rules, it's not a religion. Christianity is coming into personal, experiential, and intimate relationship with God.
For me it all started when I was thirteen. While outside playing ball, I was running and I jumped up to get the ball and when I came down I fell on a piece of metal sticking out of the ground and it split me open from my waist to my shoulder. My friends carried my bloody torn up body into the house where my mother (a Christian) put a towel over the wound and prayed for me. After a few minutes of silence she took off the towel and in amazement said "My God!!" The wound had completely scabbed over and after twenty minutes it was almost all gone. I was sore for a few days and I still have the scar to remind me this really did happen. I have had several other instances in my life that I cannot attribute to anything less than supernatural.
Christianity is not a philosophy to me nor is it a matter of intellectual debate, It is a relationship with a loving God. I am a Christian because I have experienced God firsthand more than once.

Anonymous, Debunking Christianity (comments) 23 Comments [12/31/2008 1:26:28 PM]
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Jackie

Wow you are basing everything on an occasion when your mommy prayed for you when you cut your knee.
This is seriously a naive person.

Really this is someone in fucking LaLa Land!

1/13/2009 11:01:38 PM

Clown

I was playing on the cliff once when my younger brother pushed me. While I was falling down, I prayed to Flying Spaghetti Monster during that half of the second. And behold, I fell down into world's largest bawl of spaghetti ever made. I got out unscratched, although tomato sauce irritated my nose, and it itched for two days./EnOfSar
Seriously, lying for Jebus much?

1/13/2009 11:11:47 PM

DinDC

"While outside playing ball...

Oh great - Another dumb jock.


1/14/2009 3:59:34 AM

Canadiest

So who's responsible for you being a huge liar?

1/14/2009 1:59:48 PM

El Guapo

I've never met anonymous, but I bet his pants are on fire.

1/14/2009 2:58:15 PM



Lying for Jesus is still lying.

1/14/2009 3:16:56 PM

TheOtherRainMan

Evidence and citations please...

1/15/2009 8:51:28 PM

aaa

You would be amazed how much punishment human body can take.

1/15/2009 9:00:59 PM

Beccs

Yes. And after I died it wasn't the 8 medical professionals working on me that brough me back, it was because my mother prayed!

I can see it so clearly now!

*sarcasm*

1/15/2009 9:22:32 PM

Zuzu

Why, hello there, Pinnochio!

1/15/2009 10:22:05 PM

Dr. Shrinker

"The Christian faith is not about following a bunch of rules,"

Yeah, just say the magic words pledging allegiance to Jesus and you can do whatever you want. It doesn't matter who you hurt or how hypocritical you are, your place in heaven is guaranteed.

2/3/2009 5:22:14 PM

Mr. Creazil

If it isn't a bunch of rules, what are these commandments you're always bitching about?

2/3/2009 8:06:14 PM

Snarky

Lies make baby jesus cry.

2/3/2009 10:20:31 PM

katie5000

>>"The Christian faith is not about following a bunch of rules, it's not a religion."

Aauuuugggh! *headdesk* Yes, it IS.

As for the rest of your post, that cut of yours probably wasn't very deep. It likely looked worse than it actually was.

I hope your mom was planning to seek medical treatment if the wound didn't magically heal.

7/21/2009 12:12:48 AM

Swedish Pagan

Christianity is not a religion? But it is a faith? I'm confused.

I bet the metal just scratched you up, or it didn't happen at all, Mr Anonymous. God, if he/she exists, has much more important stuff to take care of, than healing a wound for a reckless child. That big a wound ought to need immediate medical treatment and blood-transfusions, for it to not be fatal.

Nope, you are right; Christianity is not a philosophy, nor intellectual. It is a personal relationship with a god. Duh, we've been trying to tell you guys that for years. PERSONAL, not something you can coerce or force anyone to be, m'kay?

7/21/2009 12:32:09 AM

Ebon

Christianity IS a religion. Anyone who claims otherwise gets beaten to death with a dictionary.

9/22/2012 9:44:31 PM

Justanotheratheist

At various times in my youth I cut my leg open on a sawed-off tree branch, chipped an elbow falling off my bicycle, and had my hand cut open by a fellow pupil in biology class. The leg and hand scars I still carry to this day, decades later.

Doctors took care off all three. I'm an atheist. You work it out.

BTW, a Jewish jockey acquaintance of mine was virtually written off for dead after a riding accident more than 20 years ago. He returned to racing with huge success, and he is still alive and well and completely mobile. Maybe the Christians aren't the chosen ones, eh?

9/23/2012 12:54:39 AM

Quantum Mechanic

" it's not a religion "

Sure, whatever.

Idiot.

11/10/2013 9:20:28 PM

rubber chicken

You scratched yourself.

11/11/2013 12:13:44 AM

Swede

Do you have any medical evidence for that healed wound? Like the blood transfusion you ought to have needed after a gigantic wound like that.
Or, did it only puncture you, and you fainted at the sight of blood and dreamed about the 30-inch split?

11/11/2013 12:41:20 AM

Keith

"To those of you who have left the Christian faith, I'm asking you to stop and think for a minute about what I have to say to you."

Ookay. But be warned, the reason I left the Church in the first place was thinking about things people told me.

"The Christian faith is not about following a bunch of rules,"

But the entire argument against Same Sex Marriage is based upon the rules we're supposed to follow, right?
The protests against abortion are all based on scripture, most of them rules.
The complaints against wiccans in the army, evolution in the schools, sex on TV, unseemly clothing, divorce, multiculturalism... Christains just won't shut the fuck up about the rules they think they AND the rest of us need to follow. So, thinking about this, I think you're not accurate, here.

"it's not a religion."
Yes, it is. That's why it benefits from tax exemptions for religion. If you want the Churches to start paying taxes, convince them they're not religions...

"Christianity is coming into personal, experiential, and intimate relationship with God."
Ookay... And about rules, and about religion.

"For me it all started when ...the supernatural."
Okay, you have a miracle story. I do not have any corroboration from a medical professional that it was a miracle. So it's about as compelling as the talking donkey or the world-wide-flood. It's a story.

And you didn't even establish a personal relationship with God, then, did you? At best, your mom did.
At worst, you have a mutant healing factor like Wolverine, and there was no god involved.
I lack the tools or access to determine what actually happened, and you are too indoctrinated to ask the important questions about what happened.

So, no, this was NOT where it started for you, because you were already primed to believe the 'goddidit' explanation.

"Christianity is not a philosophy to me nor is it a matter of intellectual debate,"
Yeah, I can see that. YOu would be better equipped for supporting your claims if it were a matter of debate. But you jump straight to the desired conclusion, without much in the way of philosophy or intellectual support.


"It is a relationship with a loving God."
Something happened. You attribute it to God. That's not exactly a relationship WITH God.

I note that your 'loving' god does fuck-all for kids in hurricanes or earthquakes or abortions, but rushed to save your ass from...a cut. How do you justify your miracle(s) in the face of his inaction elsewhere?

"I am a Christian because I have experienced God firsthand more than once."
Okay. You're convinced of that. You offer nothing to convince me, though. Are you SURE you meant for me to think about what you said, rather than just swallow it without thought?

4/16/2018 6:53:53 AM

Anon-e-moose

I fell on a piece of metal sticking out of the ground and it split me open from my waist to my shoulder. My friends carried my bloody torn up body into the house where my mother (a Christian) put a towel over the wound and prayed for me. After a few minutes of silence she took off the towel and in amazement said "My God!!" The wound had completely scabbed over [b]and after twenty minutes it was almost all gone[/I]


Not even Bacta or Nanotech can do that.

OR:



OR:

I fell on a piece of metal sticking out of the ground and it split me open from my waist to my shoulder. My friends carried my bloody torn up body into the house where my mother (a Christian) put a towel over the wound and my mom got scared
She said ’You’re movin’ with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air!’

I whistled for a cab and when it came near
The licence plate said ‘FRESH’ and it had dice in the mirror
If anything I can say this cab is rare
But I thought ‘Now forget it’ – ‘Yo homes to Bel Air’

I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8
And I yelled to the cabbie ‘Yo homes smell ya later!’
I looked at my kingdom
I was finally there
To settle my throne as the Liar of Bel Air.

4/16/2018 8:02:08 AM



The Christian faith is not about following a bunch of rules



Then why do so many expect us to obey their rules and morality?



it's not a religion.



Ok then no more freedom of religion which was used to discriminate against homosexuals. No more first amendment rights to force others to pray. Tax churches.

4/16/2018 10:00:42 AM

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