but what about all those refugees that are turning everything into living hells?!? oh yeah, that's just republican propaganda.
It is very difficult to reconcile our existence with an Infinite or Loving God.
Going up into the mountains on a whim.
We men simply tend to strongly exaggerate our sexual experiences/performance(s). That's like when we go fishing: "I've catched such an enooorrrmous fish"... ??
Whose creator? Yours? The Lakota? Scientologists? The Cherokee? The Hindu? There are more creation stories than you have fingers and toes.
I don't think that one can argue that for some, being raped is worse than being killed
I admit when I am wrong all the time. Its just in your case, you have as of yet to prove me wrong. Your arguments have entirely failed and that is why you get mad and resort to insults.
What does the date have to do with anything? You want an earlier date for murder by Christian fundies? How about Klan murders for the better part of 6 decades of the last century? Earlier? How about former Methodist preacher Col. John Chivington, ?The Fighting Parson?, who in 1864 massacred 100 unarmed Cheyenne, mostly women, children & old folks. The women?s external genitals were sliced away and worn as hat decorations.
Let me clarify Question 1: It's not for the first generation (though it starts with them). It's for generations 6 and 7, who will never have known earth, and will have never known anyone who knew earth.
You know, you could solve this little problem of yours if you could simply demonstrate that this gay hating deity of yours is real.
The light being morality and the dark being the Bible.
It is a theology that black people are black, because they are descendants of Cain, and are marked with his sin.
I said nothing about knowing what God intended. Where did you get that?
Curious as to why you think the "Abrahamic" God is less likely to have created the universe and life than a "Generic" deity.
If they fulfill the conditions I have no problem with churches being non-profits.
I want a god who can conquer death. Anything less than that is irrelevant. You're going to be dead in a few years, and so will I. What then? That's really the only question that matters.
Scientists never tried to prove the existence of the gods. Their job was to unveil the laws of the universe. If some of them in their illusion and superstition involved deities in their works, this is the hot point for further discussion. A scientist can never prove or disprove if Zeus, Allah, Mithra, Zoroaster, Osiris, or Manu existed or still exist. Living in a brainwashed and directed society, it is obvious that science is influenced "ethically" by such doctrines. However the existence of all these laws, phenomenon and objects around us prove indirectly or directly that "something" is behind this creation. Now, if this "something" has an elephant head or six legs and hands, this is part of the human imagination that this something gave us among other things.
If you wanted to see it, you would. From the complexity of our eyes and nervous systems to the mathematical perfection of the night sky, it?s there. Newborn babies are my best example ? I?m a pediatrician and I?ve cared for thousands, each an amazing miracle. He?ll be worshipped by those He selects.
Bias is learned. ..
It is a component of Man, created "in image and likeness" of his Creator. He has 'consciousness'. It is not that Man has 'love' in him; God IS love, hence we have love.
Tattoos and sex. Hmm. The stereotypical image is yes, women who get tattoos are more promiscuous, and we do use 'easy' to substitute for promiscuous. That said?
From the OED:
That sounds awful. I hope things turn out all right for you.
There's some idiots in the world, Tex... and most of the time, I find it falls into the category of something that really needs a term...
Since they are commanded to love the stranger as themselves,
I can't promise respect or anything, Tex, but I will dance!