Florida Atheists, Critical Thinkers & Skeptics. Message Board › GOD IS AWESOME !
|A former member||
A BELIEVERS ARITHMETIC --- FOR BELIEVERS ONLY
Read and believe in God.
This is how God takes care of his followers.
Moses and the people were in the desert,
but what was God and Moses going to do with them ?
They had to be fed, and feeding 2 or 3
million people requires a lot of food.
According to the US Army Quartermaster General,
it is reported that Moses would have to have had
1500 tons of food each day. Do you know that to
bring that much food each day, two freight trains,
each at least a mile long, would be required!
Besides you must remember, they were out in the
desert, so they would have to have firewood to use
in cooking the food. This would take 4000 tons of wood
and a few more freight trains, each a mile long,
just for one day. And just think, they were forty years
Oh yes! They would have to have water.
If they only had enough to drink and
Wash a few dishes, it would take 11,000,000
gallons each day and a freight train with tank cars,
1800 miles long, just to bring water !
They had to get across the Red Sea.
Now, if they went on a narrow path, double file,
the line would be 800 miles long.
And would require 35 days and nights to get through.
So there had to be a space in the Red Sea , 3 miles
wide so that they could walk 5000 abreast to get over
in one night.
But then, there is another problem...
each time they camped at the end of the day,
a campground two-thirds the size of
the state of Rhode Island was required,
or a total of 750 square miles long.
Do you think Moses figured all this out before
he left Egypt ? I think not !
You see, Moses believed in God.
God took care of these things for him.
Now do you think God has any problem taking care
of all your needs ?
Our God is an Awesome God !!!
Joe they are just getting used to you...don't stop!
|A former member||
Here is an explanation for the "GOD IS AWESOME " posting :
1-I received this article from a "Christian Believer" who thought
it was 'Proof ' that supports her 'Belief In God '.
2-I thought that it was a very ridiculous, un-believable article,
that any 'thinking' person would never consider using as
a support for their religion.
3-I posted the article as a sarcastic statement. My thinking was,
"How can any one read such an article, and still be a believer ?"
4-I thought that any Atheist who read this ridiculous article,
would laugh, as I did.
We Atheist frequently say, "If the Christian Believers would read
their Bible, it would make of them, 'Non-Believers'.
I thought that the article was so ridiculously stupid, that any other
Atheist who read the article would see the 'sarcasm' that I intended.
It is amazing to me, that 'God Believers' actually use ridiculous
articles such as this, to strengthen their Belief in their 'Awesome God',
as they bow their heads in prayer to their 'Imaginary Deity'. Never the less,
there are billions of people on this planet who see the 'thinking' that is in
this article as 'acceptable proof ', that supports their religious beliefs.
Because of the way the article is worded,,,
I am 50% convinced that the original writer of the article, was a
Non-Believer, who wrote the article as a sarcastic statement against
Believing in the Super Natural. I think, that 'Some Christian' read the
article and then re-wrote it, slightly changing the wording, so that,
the article became a ' positive ' for their ' Imaginary, Awesome, Deity '.
If more of our group find my 'sarcasm' unacceptable,,,
Then I shall remove the article.
As for feeding the masses, one word: "manna":D <= Notice my sarcastic grin.
As for interpreting things through belief-colored glasses, I offer a Xian interpretation of the atheist billboard: "Don't believe in God? You are not alone." Of course, the message is, "There are other people that don't believe in God, so you are not alone." But, I saw one Xian read it as, "Even though you don't believe in God, he is with you, so you are not alone." Seriously. As best as I could ascertain, this was a genuine expression by a genuine believer.
So, if the indoctrination, or degree of belief is so strong, the person will spin things to align with their belief. In these cases, perhaps the only hope is to get the person to reflect on WHERE and HOW they came to hold their belief, including what role they played and continue to play. In this way, there is a chance that they MAY de-program themselves. This will not happen over night, and the one who initiated this self-reflection may not be around to see that day, but that day is at least POSSIBLE.