No atheist denies love is a thing. It has chemicals that make it happen but that closeness between human beings is clearly a thing and it feels good. It's also an essential part of pair bonding and the raising of the next generation.
You believe in life after death. I do too. I look at it every time I see my children. My part of the cycle of life ends when I stop puffing though.
When it comes down to it, it is the love that matters. I feel the love of Christ in my life. I feel the certainty that He loves me. An atheist says that does not exist, it's imaginary. You even deny love to even be a thing, it's a chemical, it has no meaning. You walk outside, you see trees, you hear birdsong, and it means nothing. I see beauty everywhere I go, the beauty of Christ and His creation. I know beauty can be corrupted. I know evil exists. I know there is death. That is free will, baby. A person chooses to do what they do. Do I care if you believe what I know to be true to my core of being? No, not really. It's like someone saying to me "Def Leppard's Pyromania sucks". I know the music moves me and I love it. With Christ in my life it is that feeling x 1000. If it angers you that I have this love, as it seems to for some here, I can only apologise. It would be like not breathing to deny it. If that hurts your feelings cause once upon a time some church or Christian hurt you, I can just say, don't blame God for the followers. Evil appears in every element. Humans are fallible. Humans do bad shit. I am only responsible for my own soul. Do I want God to come down and intervene in every evil? Hell no. I love that we are free to choose. Forcing someone to love you is not love. Also, how about people be responsible for what they choose to do rather than blame God? You say there is nothing but death and darkness at the end. I know this is just a plane of existence and death has lost its sting. Again, I stress, I don't care if you agree or not. I'm not here to judge you. You are free to choose. I just ask for the same courtesy that you accept I don't share your views and that you can move past your hatred for that choice (not all on this site, just some).
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of "Before The Sun Sets", the upcoming debut album from City Of Lights on February 11, 2022. City Of Lights is an exciting new melodic hard rock collaboration between British newcomer songwriter/guitarist Neil Austin and Greek vocal sensation Manos Fatsis (Odyssey Desperado, Hideaway). They deliver hard-edged melodic anthems driven by crunchy riffs and lush keyboard textures combined with soaring, passion-filled vocal melodies.
1. Racing On The Redline
2. Heart's On Fire
4. Heat Of The Night
5. Dying Light
6. Give Me Back My Heart
7. Put Your Heart On The Line
8. Snake Eyes
10. Midnight Club
11. How To Love
12. Before The Sun Sets
Manos Fatsis: Lead Vocals
Neil Austin: Rhythm Guitar, Backing Choirs, Programming
Robin Eriksson: Bass, Harmony Vocals
Mats Eriksson: Drums
Nathan Doyle - Racing On The Redline, Heart's On Fire, Heat Of The Night, Dying Light, Midnight Club
Daniel Johansson - Give Me Back My Heart, Snake Eyes, Before The Sun Sets
Jonathan Carlemar - Snake Eyes, Joanna
Mike Kyriakou (Kyre) - Emily
Wahwah Guitar: Matt Farmer - Snake Eyes
Keyboard Solo: Mikael Blanc - Before The Sun Sets
Piano: Joel Selsfors - How To Love
From MelodicRock Classics:
MRC008 – HEADWAY (Featuring Steve McClintock) – Headway
1CD Limited Edition
Unreleased pomp-AOR / melodic rock album from 1980 featuring vocalist and guitarist Steven McClintock. Includes original master tracks plus a couple of live bonus tracks recorded in 1981.
To be honest, it doesn't really concern me if he did or didn't.
I put it out there are a kind of olive branch (ie: not everything is completely imaginary and made up)
Not many lives were well documented 2000 years ago.
Likelihood is that he existed, and had some small amount of notoriety.
Was killed and became a Randy Rhodes or Jeff Buckley. A lot more famous after death than when alive.
The bibles changed over the years, his exploits became more impressive and eventually became a demi god.
Ironically I love easter and Jesus stories. They make great stories
That's really not proven. Opinions split. On the balance of it there is a fair chance he existed but it cannot be proven definitively he did. His life isn't well documented outside of the bible.
It's long but this is a good video on the topic.
I thank that may be partially due to his delivery style. He'll read part of a quote/sentence/article, make a pithy remark, lather rinse repeat. So it takes him a while to get through things and for the full point to come across. I think if he cut down his breaks by 50% it would be much more digestable. Still, as Lefties go, he's seemingly got more brain power and common sense than many...