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Tell that to the Hindus, the Mahayana Buddhists, the Confucianists, the Taoists and the Shintos, not to mention the pagan cultures of Africa and the Americas. Guess who needs an education.
The Bible is not a historical document. It is a book. It is a religious book full of religious stories.
You can support the person without supporting the sin. There are a number of unnatural sexual desires from pedophilia to Beastieality and everything in between. You can love the person yet still try to get them help.
Can anything happen inside the Schwarzschild radius of a black hole? Possible. Does it matter? No.
I fail to see how that relates to my comment.
So you aren't going to answer the question, just state more opinions? Is it because you know your argument is illogical and not substantiated by anything remotely factual?
of Course, the first 300 years of Christianity was no picnic either...yet they rejoiced in their sufferings giving thanks to God. because they believed and God made it to be this way.. to show his glory in those who believed, while hiding it in plain sight to them who rejected it. :) LOL!!! the glory was in their joy and thanksgiving and the invisible presence of the Lord to them specifically !!! :) LOL!!!
All kinds of reasons. Emotion. Conflict. Hate. Sadness. Rejection. Incredulousness. Etc. "Asking questions" is probably not the biggest reason for lack of belief.
You could slam the phone down and it would make a loud noise. Now, we just hit the end button lol.
A little, but I reaped a parakeet (budgie to you?) reward, that was better! I was only about 5, i had no sense of vengeance yet.
Oh, yes...And I can prove it.
...of the restraining order.
So did she - about twelve of them.
Lunch!! So I am walking up to the grocery store to get lunch and an elderly lady walks up. She asks me how much the outdoor plants were. I said I had no idea. She say my ID babe hanging from my neck and assumed it said Ingles...
at the moment your children are dying, you'd be "They are so lucky!"?
I have been saying this for some time now, at least FOR the US...religious exemptions are unnecessary. I don't believe the religious have the right to special accommodations. As long as they have the ability to worship the God of their choice, which requires them to adhere to certain tenets and those tenets do not pose a threat to our democracy then it should be allowed. Otherwise, the same laws that apply to a non believer apply to me.
?The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.? ? Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
Playing a monster onscreen representation of a monster irl is nothing new. It is how we get movies based on WWII, some actor played the part of Hitler too. The only thing I dont like is that if the movie doesnt actually show the horrors of the monster been portrayed and actually try to romanticize / normalize it then I am against the whole movie all together.
OK, Well I dont know this Karen Armstrong, so thanks for the info. I will have to look her up, and see what she has to offer. Always nice to read many opinions.
Aww.... that'd be AWESOME! Do it GHF! Do it!
So you admit that you can't describe the role emotions and "value experiences" play in empirical science.
Nah, is impressive finals record is in jeopardy if he goes west.
There absolutely is! There is a very high probability that the US has had an atheist president, who could never admit it and be elected. I would bet that there are atheists in congress right now, who know full well that if they want to be reelected, they need to be seen at a church on Sunday morning whether they believe it or not. How many convicts "get Jesus" in order to get parole earlier? It is important to be seen as a "man of faith" if you are in politics in the US.
It's the best - the everythings. My Dad use to do work in the city, and he would bring us back bagels from H&H bagels. When my brother worked with him, he speaks fondly of how great it smelled because they were there in the early morning hours when they were first cooking all the bagels. They also use to make this variation of a bagel ...and I don't know how it's spelled but it sounds like "be-alie"...they were thinner like-bagels with the same crisp outside and doughy inside and they would have a thin layer of bread with onion and seeds in the middle of it that would crips up so nicely when toasted. Those were my favorite. I don't know if they make them anymore. You can't get bagels like that anywhere else but NYC.
sadly, it's true. Perfect reason we have the laws in the first place.