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Re: I am afraid, and I've got a question about Christian "visions" of hell
« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2017, 11:54:24 AM »
I think you folks scared Magna away. :-[

Maybe some of you were right about him being a Xtian troll pretending to be an atheist, hoping to scare us into religion with the "but what about hell?" ploy.  Must be so disappointing for them when their reindeer games fail.
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Re: I am afraid, and I've got a question about Christian "visions" of hell
« Reply #31 on: April 06, 2017, 11:55:27 AM »
Dredge hasn't dragged his bucket here for a while either.

I'm not sure but I think Dredge may have been given a vacation by the mods.
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Re: I am afraid, and I've got a question about Christian "visions" of hell
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2017, 12:15:58 PM »
I think you folks scared Magna away. :-[

Maybe some of you were right about him being a Xtian troll pretending to be an atheist, hoping to scare us into religion with the "but what about hell?" ploy.  Must be so disappointing for them when their reindeer games fail.
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Re: I am afraid, and I've got a question about Christian "visions" of hell
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2017, 12:18:19 PM »
Dredge hasn't dragged his bucket here for a while either.

I'm not sure but I think Dredge may have been given a vacation by the mods.

Missed that if so, I knew that he was on a public warning so not surprised.
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Re: I am afraid, and I've got a question about Christian "visions" of hell
« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2017, 12:23:04 PM »
I think you folks scared Magna away. :-[

Maybe some of you were right about him being a Xtian troll pretending to be an atheist, hoping to scare us into religion with the "but what about hell?" ploy.  Must be so disappointing for them when their reindeer games fail.
They are not generally worried about converting someone immediately. They usually think of it as "planting a seed."

Doubt it will find the right nutrients here!

But, maybe we do the same back, fight agsinst thrir blather in the hope that one will have second thoughts. Apart from the enjoyment of putting an argument together in response it is usually a waste of time otherwise.

Anyone ever head of a convsersion from theism through a forum? Or 'tother way?
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Re: I am afraid, and I've got a question about Christian "visions" of hell
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2017, 01:01:47 PM »
I think you folks scared Magna away. :-[

Maybe some of you were right about him being a Xtian troll pretending to be an atheist, hoping to scare us into religion with the "but what about hell?" ploy.  Must be so disappointing for them when their reindeer games fail.
They are not generally worried about converting someone immediately. They usually think of it as "planting a seed."

Isn't there something in the bible about not throwing your seed on stony ground, where it gets scorched by the sun?  I think we qualify as stony ground, basking away under the bright light of reality.
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Re: I am afraid, and I've got a question about Christian "visions" of hell
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2017, 04:16:32 PM »
Dredge hasn't dragged his bucket here for a while either.

I'm not sure but I think Dredge may have been given a vacation by the mods.

Missed that if so, I knew that he was on a public warning so not surprised.

Dredge has not been suspended, but neither has he logged in since the first of the month. Maybe taking his time to formulate an appropriate response. Or whatever.
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Re: I am afraid, and I've got a question about Christian "visions" of hell
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2017, 05:45:21 PM »
Isn't there something in the bible about not throwing your seed on stony ground, where it gets scorched by the sun?  I think we qualify as stony ground, basking away under the bright light of reality.

Oooh, I like that:smilenod:


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Re: I am afraid, and I've got a question about Christian "visions" of hell
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2017, 08:03:24 PM »
Dredge hasn't dragged his bucket here for a while either.

I'm not sure but I think Dredge may have been given a vacation by the mods.

Missed that if so, I knew that he was on a public warning so not surprised.

Dredge has not been suspended, but neither has he logged in since the first of the month. Maybe taking his time to formulate an appropriate response. Or whatever.
He hasn't logged in since the first of the month...?  :chin:
I asked him to dance with me on the 31st.  :notsure:
Maybe he's mad at me.  :(
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Re: I am afraid, and I've got a question about Christian "visions" of hell
« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2017, 09:17:41 PM »
Dredge hasn't dragged his bucket here for a while either.

I'm not sure but I think Dredge may have been given a vacation by the mods.

Missed that if so, I knew that he was on a public warning so not surprised.

Dredge has not been suspended, but neither has he logged in since the first of the month. Maybe taking his time to formulate an appropriate response. Or whatever.
He hasn't logged in since the first of the month...?  :chin:
I asked him to dance with me on the 31st.  :notsure:
Maybe he's mad at me.  :(
Do Catholics dance? Are they allowed to dance?
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