Infringement of the 1st amendment should not be tolerated in a free society no matter which side it favors. I'm curious where your information is coming from. When I was a University student I didn't witness any banning. And I'm only a couple years out.now banning conservative free speech at Universities accross the USA
Whats that country song...back when a screw was a screw, the wind was all that blew....love that song!
The song is Back When by Tim McGraw. I was a fan of his when I was in high school.
I think all here would agree that having this discussion now is better than having it on a deathbed. Although, many would probably think it bad taste if non believers were seeking the deathbed deconversions of a religious people.Then what are you trying to do? Why are all the non-believers still keeping this thread going when it was headed for the archives? Think about that.
SouthernSK is actually showing you a great deal of respect by telling the truth from the Bible straight-up. He isn't sugar-coating it like so many do nowadays. His concern is for your(and others) eternal destination.
I wouldn't be scared of God but the alternative is not very appealing at all.:wink:
With all matters impacting ETERNITY I think things should be thought about and discussed. I happen to think that no sentient part of me will be around that long but I enjoy the exploration. If I am wrong about that I would hope that through discussions like this I would be shown how it could be that the thinking part of me will keep going for eternity.
To butcher a quote from Unforgiven: Appealin's got nothing to do with it.
The truth cares not for how warm and fuzzy we feel inside. The choice to worship a deity or not depends on your idea of that being. Lets say Barack Obama is the supreme overlord of the world. Many people disagree with what he stands for and his policies. So even if he does exist and is the actual overlord of earth you are not obliged to worship him. Even if he commands it. Even if he can convict you of thought crime. Oh but he gives us free healthcare, cellphones, and laws to show us how to act! What would we do without him? He could talk all the talk he wants about how his laws and morality is correct but if he attacks another country and orders that everyone in the country be killed I would doubt based on his actions that he in fact is in possession of absolute morality/truth.