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Only the true God for this guy

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From page A8 | February 03, 2013 |

Contrary to Mr. Harry Short’s assertions, (Jan. 27 “Organized Religion? No gods for this guy”), our forefathers were strongly supportive of religion as most of them were members of a Christian church. The various good Christianity has done building schools, hospitals, rescue missions and social services is indisputable.

What has atheism done to improve society?

Mr. Short puts his faith in “Mother Nature, Father Time and Darwin.” As asked the Apostle Paul, “What will this babbler say?” other say, “He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods.” Acts 17:18.

I defy anyone to bring forth the proof that any Mother Nature or Father Time exist. And as for Darwin, “We know not what has become of him.” Exodus 32:1.

Many of us truly believe that all unbelief is merely sideshow entertainment and should be treated as such. The spokesman gets the crowds who offer them emotional and sometimes financial support. They in turn offer a nonexistent afterlife.

Only the true God for this guy.

Art Zacher

Fairfield

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  • Danny BuntinFebruary 03, 2013 - 7:34 am

    "Only the true God for this guy". Sounds like you are kissing your boss-mans b*tt with that line. We get it, you are hoping to live forever. Well good luck with that plan. Just keep your fairytale out of the legislative process, and I will not have a conflict with you.

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  • The MisterFebruary 03, 2013 - 9:37 am

    And let's keep the fairytale of "global warming" out of the legislative process, too. And let's do the same for the fairytale that guns kill people when it's people who do the killing.

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 03, 2013 - 9:39 am

    Speaking of fairy tales. Mr. Zacher, you question the existence of two entities yet use a fictional collection of stories to justify yours. That is typically convenient for all the “holy men” of the world making a living off the “victims” in your churches. Do you believe in Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy? If not, how come, if so, why? They were legit when we were kids, still are today for millions of children and the less informed. They were all that is beautiful exciting and wonderful, something we looked forward to. But have we outgrown them and determined somehow they were just a silly game, fun stories to keep us good and excited? Listen, you might believe that some alleged entity a god, has the power to do anything and everything. In fact you boldly preach his wonder and glory and all he does for mankind. Then when something terrible happens, you say this entity can’t be everywhere. Then you say oh yeah, the disaster is over but he is looking over you. Then you say don’t question god, he works in mysterious ways. Then you say you will be granted a spot in heaven if you’re good. Then some poor slob comes home and his house is burned to the ground, the dog is BBQ and his boss calls to say he lost his job and he says “why me lord?”.. Crickets. Then you say god has a bigger plan, something we can’t know or understand. Then you see the evening news and Newtown Connecticut pops up. Yeah, when they needed him most, when a real life monster strikes your all powerful, all loving god was absent… Again. You all should be really pissed off about that and if you’re not then you have even bigger problems. Maybe you should reconsider your obsession? Then you say I must be angry or sad and had something terrible happen in my life that made me that way and you’ll pray for me anyway. That really makes me laugh because with that kind of help I’ll take my chances elsewhere! Besides, I’m very happy, well adjusted and not angry at all. Your powerful entity does nothing in return for your prayers and dollars but keep your church wealthy (tax-free no less). And presents a false sense of hope for hundreds and millions of people around the world.

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  • Danny BuntinFebruary 03, 2013 - 11:32 am

    Now that you mention it CD, maybe I am in the wrong business? Tax free, power over my fellow man. I could be laughing all the way to the bank. Pick a few lines out of a book, and interpret them as I see fit, and bamm - instant non questioning allegiance. Unfortunately, I would not sleep well at night following a life plan like this. My Central Nervous System would lay a guilt trip on me, that would make me miserable.

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  • rlw895February 03, 2013 - 11:42 am

    Danny: Well, if you are a person who's main asset is charisma, and you don't have any other job prospects, it's got to be tempting, as well as politics. There are some serious scholars among the clergy, but certainly there are many who are not.

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  • Danny BuntinFebruary 03, 2013 - 2:16 pm

    I too know a lot of good honest people who believe in a God. I just do not think their goodness/honesty necessarily comes from believing in a God.

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 03, 2013 - 3:06 pm

    Danny, I agree and unfortunately there are those other folks that have no scruples. I commend you for your honesty!

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  • pornacFebruary 03, 2013 - 12:44 pm

    I think I got it. If I get on my knees to worship your god. I get into this afterlife place. What a deal. Maybe I'll try that after the game if I'm sober enough. Just kidding. I don't drink.

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  • ArtimusFebruary 03, 2013 - 9:25 pm

    Good comment in sprite of negative atheistic comment.

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  • ArtimusFebruary 03, 2013 - 9:45 pm

    Good comment in spite of negative atheistic comment. It is really no for use but really to proclaim his good to all unbelieving soul. That they should not perish in eternal hell. That is the plain truth, it is not for us, but for you.

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