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A Message from God by AmericanDreaming A Message from God by AmericanDreaming
Most of humanity claims to base their lives around the the teachings of prophets, but when they come face to face with one who claims to be in contact with a god, we know them to be insane. The only difference between the piss-soaked nut bag you move away from and the holy men of your religions, is the time in which they happen to have lived, that's it.
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Marz2013 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
god must need help! quick! to the bat mobile! 
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MarshmallowXSwirl Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I personally would ask some necessary questions to debunk them.
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Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Better a faithful man than a coward.

You claim not to mock, but continually you meekly hide behind the erroneous words of tiny men who could not accept what they could not understand as they lay down one hyperbolic quote after another.

At least if you're going to mock, degrade and persecute, have the originality to make your own slander and the courage to speak it yourself.
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
I'm glad we can do this again, you're a glutton for punishment I see. Quoting someone you admire is not an act of cowardice, it is an act of humility, something your savior spoke a little bit about. I could have made this picture with words of my own, but I chose to defer to someone who was more experienced, worldly, well-versed, and witty than me.

This is an insightful and funny quote which does poke fun, but also makes a valid point that's unflattering to the religious. It's hardly "persecution." As a member of the religion responsible for more persecution than any other organization in history, one would think you'd be able to properly identify the act when you saw it.
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Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not particularly religious, but more spiritual.

However, I would like to point out, given your continual show of historical ignorance, that Sufism is responsible for little, if any persecution. Yes, it's a form of Islam, but it's pacifistic in nature.

I'm sure you'd know that if you actually *read* about the religions and beliefs you habitually mock.
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
So you're saying you are a Sufi Muslim? Based on our previous conversations I was under the impression you were a Christian. You act as though I should somehow know this. Sorry, my ESP is down at the moment.
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Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Is that so surprising to you?

Wisdom comes from many locations and to willfully ignore them is criminal behavior when it comes to sentience. Either we're lucky evolution brought us here and the opportunity should not be wasted, or we're blessed divinely and the gift should not be wasted. No matter how you look at it, wisdom, regardless of its source, is to be cherished and absorbed.
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
It is surprising to me, considering you have criticized me repeatedly for "bashing" Christians but not Muslims, and then made a picture depicting what you thought (and were wrong on) were dead Coptic Christians, and went on a rant about how me and atheists like me love when Christians die (and then deleted the whole thing when the comment section blew up :lmao:)

This is not typical behavior for Muslims. I rarely (never) hear Muslims crying that Christians are being persecuted too much and that meanie atheists don't have the balls to criticize Islam (news flash, Islam is the lowest hanging fruit on the tree of criticizable religions). I also cannot recall an instance of a Muslim engaging in Old Testament apologetics.

So yes, I am surprised, and I suspect you may be lying, but I don't care, you are just too entertaining! Please go on, say some more words. :eager:
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Zucca-Xerfantes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You didn't know. And you wouldn't know I was a furry if I didn't have an icon to that end because my beliefs, like my pasttimes, are something I wear comfortably and never have to beat people over the head with.

Unlike you and unfortunately many others.

I'm not here to amuse you.

And this is where I'd normally say 'But you sure amuse me', but the case is, militant atheists like yourself I find as pitiable as Trekkies, as an example.

What do I mean by that?

I browsed your favorites and you maintain a stark majority ratio towards things of politics and Atheism. You accuse me and billions of others of being sheep simply because we believe in a higher power, yet here you are, on a website where *millions* of examples of beautiful artwork can be found and all you can focus upon is that which gets a bee in your bonnet.

Folk like you base your identity off of one characteristic, one facet of yourself. This same pity I feel for Trekkies, militant atheists, Warsies, the sad majority of Furries, gamers and so on is the same pity I have for fundamentalists  of any given religion who craft their identity around that fact.

I'm not giving you grief here because you're an atheist, AD. I'm doing it because, if your DA presence is telling, have based your life around just.... being an atheist.

Like I said, you have a portal to the art of millions at your fingertips, and you use this power to bitch, moan and complain about Religion (With an emphasis on Christianity) and talk about how you bitch, moan and complain about Religion with other people who bitch, moan and complain about Religion.

I can just see you going to the Louvre in Lyons and walking past row after row of magnificent art so you can spraypaint 'WASTE OF TALENT' under any painting of religious significance, then walking out again without so much as turning your head.

Take from that what you will, but for pity sake man, explore what this site has to offer a little more. Some people find God in nature, in doing something they enjoy with someone they love, in praising the subject of their belief in a house of worship, in singing, in dancing.... I find God in all of those things, but also, in seeing The Art of Creation, the holiest of arts, as exhibited by millions here on DA.

I'm not saying you'll see God looking back at you in these pages. All I'm saying is that it's a betrayal of the self to live through a facet of yourself rather than the whole enchilada.

In short... get some culture in you.

Unless it's art itself which repels you. After all... religion and spirituality inspired some of the greatest works of art known to man. Alas, you're probably the sort who would walk into the Sistine Chapel, put your hands on your hips and say 'What a waste of talent...' Or as long as we're on Michaelangelo's masterpieces, his sculpture of David was inspired by the Bible too. And not many know this because of the angle, but David's nudity was symbolic. Looking right at his face, you can see the boy is *terrified*. The dude's in better shape than you or I, but he's facing a giant. And there, inspired by RELIGION, is a tribute to human courage and overcoming the impossible.

At any rate, here's some stuff to get you started...

Take your time to look at other such works.

See the beauty... jimbobox.deviantart.com/art/Po…

The horror... davidrapozaart.deviantart.com/…

The danger... alex-ichim.deviantart.com/art/…

The serenity... www.deviantart.com/art/Landsca…

And expand out from there.

At any rate, that's about all for now. If you found all that amusing, my pity deepens. If you were prompted to explore a little more, you don't have to admit to it, lest your pride take a hit. I understand.

And who said I wasn't Christian? Not I. I am also a Reiki practitioner and find much wisdom in Hinduism and Buddhism. And each and every one of those religions would insist that the others are wrong, but as an independent man who sought spirituality, divorced of dogma, I can only shake my head in pity at those souls as well.

Happy art surfing.
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AmericanDreaming Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
I love that you browsed my favorites and from that gleaned what kind of person I am and determined that I am not cultured. :rofl: This coming from a furry. I also love that every time I refute one of your points, you simply abandon it and move onto the next ad hominem.

Ah, now I see. You simultaneously claim many religions and none so as to both dodge criticism and feel as though you're above everyone else. And now, after the third time you seek me out, ranting and behaving like a butt-hurt man-child, suddenly out comes your pity for me, and your noble concern that's deeply sincere I'm sure, and how magnanimous of you to end on a high note. :roll:

You are a clown.
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