Suffer the little children

WELL, well, Terry Banfield: how did I know that your cage would be rattled with my response to your letter of the January 9 re-child punishment and the Bible!

How very cunning of you to twist my response! I actually informed you that you were composing the negative scriptures with child punishment. It’s a pity that a section of my original response to you was omitted so I will quote them again. Mark Chapter 10 verse 16 – “Then He (Jesus) took the children in His arms and Blessed them.” Ephesians Chapter 6 verse 14 warns fathers not to exasperate or provoke their children, but to bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Colossians Chapter 3 verse 21 tells us not to embitter our children as they will not be discouraged. Terry Banfield, in the closing days of time, you (as an atheist) and I (as a Christian) will surely know who believed and accepted the truths of “superstitious goat herders”. I pray that you will come to your senses and ignore questionable science that is fallible in most cases.

Mr M Stafford Gwaun Coed Bridgend

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12:26am Tue 29 Jan 13

P C Neilson says...

Aaand . . . Boom! It's all over.
Typical pious response to end any chance of a civil discussion, and a demonstration of why Christianity has nothing to say about morality and ethics. It is fundamentally 'immoral' at its core, and It's proponents should be excluded from any serious debate on these matters.

I find it disgusting that it is considered perfectly OK in our culture to bother someone in their final hours about god and the afterlife. You never catch an unbeliever doing this to someone of faith in the same situation, Why? Because we are moral enough to understand 'why' it would be a repugnant thing to do!

Not the god squad.

If someone does it to me when I'm dieing! (if I have strength) I'll bleedin' swing for 'em.

What a vile and disgusting thing to say to another human being, unable to call on any empathy of his own, Mr. Stafford breaks the first rule of rational discourse, and attacks the Mr. Banfield's character, and 'not' his idea by threatening that he will be tortured and burned 'forever' mind you, because that's what they believe, by his 'just and loving god' for the crime of not believing blindly as he does. And this is OK?

I am surprised that the Argus printed such a mean spirited letter.

Laced with the smug self satisfaction of righteousness and topped off with a sprinkling of 'Pascals wager' this demonstrates why religion is poison to the mind.

It teaches us that faith is a good tool for knowing what is likely to be true, It commands what is right and wrong. It teaches us not to question and it is the enemy of free thought and ethics.

Show me a single instance where scriptures have corrected science and modern ethics, I bet you can't.
Now think of something that we have explained comprehensively showing the biblical record to be incorrect by magnitudes.

Physics, Geology, Germ Theory, Tectonic Plate Theory, Biology, and pretty much anything we care to observe in the natural world is a massive problem for the truth claims that the bible makes.

For the rest of us it means we have the tools to live longer, healthier, more convenient lives. Any argument from ignorance or incredulity is both ungrateful and disrespectful.

Mr Stafford's letter can read as both a declaration of his reason for belief in 'his' god, and also a declaration of his inability to truly believe another person when they say, 'I don't share your belief'.

Unless we are indoctrinated into it, the god answer is for those that don't like the question in the first place.
Aaand . . . Boom! It's all over. Typical pious response to end any chance of a civil discussion, and a demonstration of why Christianity has nothing to say about morality and ethics. It is fundamentally 'immoral' at its core, and It's proponents should be excluded from any serious debate on these matters. I find it disgusting that it is considered perfectly OK in our culture to bother someone in their final hours about god and the afterlife. You never catch an unbeliever doing this to someone of faith in the same situation, Why? Because we are moral enough to understand 'why' it would be a repugnant thing to do! Not the god squad. If someone does it to me when I'm dieing! (if I have strength) I'll bleedin' swing for 'em. What a vile and disgusting thing to say to another human being, unable to call on any empathy of his own, Mr. Stafford breaks the first rule of rational discourse, and attacks the Mr. Banfield's character, and 'not' his idea by threatening that he will be tortured and burned 'forever' mind you, because that's what they believe, by his 'just and loving god' for the crime of not believing blindly as he does. And this is OK? I am surprised that the Argus printed such a mean spirited letter. Laced with the smug self satisfaction of righteousness and topped off with a sprinkling of 'Pascals wager' this demonstrates why religion is poison to the mind. It teaches us that faith is a good tool for knowing what is likely to be true, It commands what is right and wrong. It teaches us not to question and it is the enemy of free thought and ethics. Show me a single instance where scriptures have corrected science and modern ethics, I bet you can't. Now think of something that we have explained comprehensively showing the biblical record to be incorrect by magnitudes. Physics, Geology, Germ Theory, Tectonic Plate Theory, Biology, and pretty much anything we care to observe in the natural world is a massive problem for the truth claims that the bible makes. For the rest of us it means we have the tools to live longer, healthier, more convenient lives. Any argument from ignorance or incredulity is both ungrateful and disrespectful. Mr Stafford's letter can read as both a declaration of his reason for belief in 'his' god, and also a declaration of his inability to truly believe another person when they say, 'I don't share your belief'. Unless we are indoctrinated into it, the god answer is for those that don't like the question in the first place. P C Neilson

12:02pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Raymond Luxury-Yacht says...

"Terry Banfield, in the closing days of time, you (as an atheist) and I (as a Christian) will surely know who believed and accepted the truths of “superstitious goat herders”. I pray that you will come to your senses and ignore questionable science that is fallible in most cases. "

What about us Satanists, Mr Stafford what do you believe is in store for us in the closing daysof time?
"Terry Banfield, in the closing days of time, you (as an atheist) and I (as a Christian) will surely know who believed and accepted the truths of “superstitious goat herders”. I pray that you will come to your senses and ignore questionable science that is fallible in most cases. " What about us Satanists, Mr Stafford what do you believe is in store for us in the closing daysof time? Raymond Luxury-Yacht

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