Jesus said that he likes people to be hot or cold, atheists and
theists that keep all the commandments, even ones he added like
praying in a closet.

The other people are the least in heaven, which BTW implies that we
all make to heaven. He especially dislikes those who change or
reinterprete his words.

Richard, who practices atheistic Buddhism and atheistic Hinduism
(Samkhya). Even when I was a jew I could not keep all 613
commandments. Safer to be an atheist.

On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 1:40 PM, John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 7:34 AM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:
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>> >God loved the believers and hated the nonbelievers, at least that's what
>> > the Bible tells us.
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> Yes that's what the Bible says, it says that a omnipotent omniscient being
> is pretending that He does not exist and He hates anyone that He has been
> successful at fooling and will torture that person as much as He can for a
> infinite number of years. But he loves you.
>
> It's easy to see why a human would push that load of crap because it gives
> influence over others, and its easy to see why they want it taught to the
> very young, at that age anything said by a authority figure bypasses the
> critical thinking areas of the brain and directly becomes a axiom, which he
> will eventually pass on to his children someday; trying to peddle that
> horseshit to a adult for the first time would never fly. The brain just
> works differently when we're very young, its much easier to learn a language
> and we believe everything we're told. Most adults don't believe in Santa
> Claus even though they once did because they were told by their parents when
> they were still quite young that he didn't exist, if they waited until they
> were 17 to be informed it would be too late and they wouldn't have believed
> them because " Santa Claus exists" would have already have become fixed as a
> axiom that cannot be questioned. And we'd be living in a world were most
> adults believed in Santa Claus and were dreaming up all sorts of ingenious
> excuses why we can never manage to detect him or his workshop at the north
> pole.
>
> What I don't understand, because it seems so out of character, is if God
> does exist why He would place belief, in particular the belief in something
> when there is absolutely no reason for doing so, as the ultimate virtue.
>
>   John K Clark
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