Originally posted by Mr. G:
But Remember , It's just a movie. Did you see the new Rambo movie? Pretty scary stuff.
How about 2012, even more scary. Anybody with a video camera can make any kind of movie they want. Just Movies by people with a heck of an imagination.
Oh, get real, please! It's a DOCUMENTARY! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Camp
It's child abuse, brainwashing, heck...it's pure horror. That such events even can take place is beyond me.
You don't see me telling YOU what to believe, do you? So far you have been doing nothing but.
If you were born in Saudi-Arabia, born to Saudi-Arabian parents, do you really believe that you'd still believe what you're believing now? It's all too easy to answer "Yes" while the reality is most likely a resounding "No". This is something you really don't seem to grasp. I've asked the very same question to others just like you and they all answered "Yes" without even giving it a thought that it wouldn't. How can one even answer such question? If you were born an Arabian you'd most likely not even had alcohol in the first place.
If a Muslim tries to convert you, you'll get upset. Yet you think nothing of it to confront others by telling them that they have to face your god or else be doomed.
The fact is that you didn't upset me at all as you stated in a previous post. It's rather that I have upset you.
You also showed me that you have no clue about Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, etc. I am happy that you've overcome your bout with alcoholism but you really shouldn't make it sound like only Born Again Christians can have the same experience as yours. There are literally thousands of non-Christians that have overcome alcoholism or drug addictions, either with finding solace in a belief or through their own willpower. And I am adamant that one's personal willpower is the main reason that anyone can overcome such addictions. To belief in a greater power than ourselves only makes it easier for some.
An atheist can be as good or even better than someone who shares your faith or any faith. To demonize an atheist is to grant oneself with power that shouldn't be his in the first place. You are in no place to judge anyone on their belief or non-belief. We all share the same planet and we all share its resources.
I watched the 9/11 event on TV. It was just a movie made by people with lots of imagination.
I watched the havoc caused by Hurricane Katrina on TV. It was just a movie made by people with lots of imagination.
You want me to go on and on? Now if I am wrong, how can you be right? We both saw it on TV. We both weren't personal witnesses to these events. All what we saw were images made by someone's camera.
I never saw you fall off a barstool so how do I know it's true? But, unlike you, I take your word for it. If it had happened to me and I found Allah, you'd be telling me quite the opposite of what you felt.
You can talk about your belief until you're blue in the face (and I have poured cement into my ears), but FORCING one's belief onto someone else is an invasion of that person's liberty. YOU will face YOUR God and I will face MINE. How about that?
Please listen to what this man has to say, especially the part about prayer. Then sit down and think, think, think deeply about what he said. Maybe then you will understand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u3VOZ4n4aM
It's time that you get rid of this self-righteousness and stop loathing someone else's belief. Is no one bothering you to convert to theirs so why are you?
And now I'm going to bed.
Bo pen nyang.