Is the bible a fairy tale?
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#1349 May 15, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
You should be aware that Blasphemy is actually a victimless crime.
Well, unless her god happens to be a complete and total utter wuss. Same as every other fundie's.
CunningLinguist wrote:
VWD = Vividly, Wildly, Delusional
Oh? I thought it had something to do with driving Volkswagens.

:-/
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#1350 May 15, 2013
susanblange wrote:
I will do whatever God tells me to do.
Betcha won't jump off a cliff if yer schizo voice tells ya to do it without aerial or safety equipment.
susanblange wrote:
It could come as early as September or October 2013.
Uhuh. Keep expanding that range, just to be sure.
The Dude

Macclesfield, UK

#1351 May 15, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>Blasphemy is a sin against Gods person and is the deadliest sin you can commit.
I was right - he's a wuss.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#1352 May 15, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
In a damp Spanish cave, Alistair Pike applies a small grinder to the world's oldest known paintings. Every few minutes, the dentist-drill sound stops and Pike, an archaeologist from the University of Southampton, UK, stands aside so that a party of tourists can admire the simple artwork — hazy red disks, stencilled handprints, the outlines of bison — daubed on the cave wall tens of thousands of years ago. He hopes that the visitors won't notice the small scuff marks he has left.
In fact, Pike's grinder — and the scalpel that he wields to scrape off tiny samples — is doing no harm to the actual paintings, and he is working with the full approval of the Spanish authorities. Pike is after the crust of calcite that has built up over the millennia from groundwater dripping down the wall. The white flecks that he dislodges hold a smattering of uranium atoms, whose decay acts as a radioactive clock. A clock that has been ticking ever since the calcite formed on top of the art.
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Hear more on Neanderthal art from archaeologist João Zilhão and writer Tim Appenzeller.
The results of an earlier round of sampling in El Castillo cave, published last June1, showed that the oldest of the paintings, a simple red spot, dates to at least 40,800 years ago, roughly when the first modern humans reached western Europe. Pike and his colleagues think that when they analyse the latest samples, the paintings may turn out to be older still, perhaps by thousands of years — too old to have been made by modern humans. If so, the artists must have been Neanderthals, the brawny, archaic people who were already living in Europe.
The answer won't be known for at least a year, but if it favours the Neanderthals, it could tip — if not resolve — a debate that has rumbled for decades: did the Neanderthals, once caricatured as brute cavemen, have minds like our own, capable of abstract thinking, symbolism and even art? It is one of the most haunting questions about the people who once shared a continent with us, then mysteriously vanished.
An early date for the paintings would also be a vindication for the slight, dark-haired man watching as Pike works: João Zilhão, who has emerged as the leading advocate for Neanderthals, relentlessly pressing the case that these ice-age Europeans were our cognitive equals. Zilhão, an archaeologist at the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies at the University of Barcelona in Spain, believes that other signs of sophisticated Neanderthal culture have already proved his point. But he is willing to debate on his opponents' terms.“To my mind, we don't need that evidence,” he says of the paintings.“But I guess for many of my colleagues this would be the smoking gun.”
The front line in the Neanderthal wars runs through another cave: Grotte du Renne, 1,000 kilometres away in central France. As early as the 1950s, excavations there unearthed a collection of puzzling artefacts. Among them were bone awls, distinctive stone blades and palaeolithic baubles — the teeth of animals such as foxes or marmots, grooved or pierced so that they could be worn on a string. They were buried beneath artefacts typical of the first modern humans in Europe, suggesting that these objects were older. A startling possibility loomed: that artefacts of this style, collectively known as the Châtelperronian industry, were made by Neanderthals.
Again, you should have given credit to Tim Appenzeller for his Nature article. Of course we all know you didn't write this--it's way beyond your ability. But you really should give credit to the person who did. It's so easy. Why do you persist in spamming the work of others as though it were your own?

It is a really good article, by the way, Much better than your usual selections.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#1353 May 15, 2013
Imhotep

United States

#1354 May 15, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>Blasphemy is a sin against Gods person and is the deadliest sin you can commit. I am also not a Christian and do not believe in the Rapture, that is a christian myth, along with the tribulation and millennium. VWD stands for Vengeance, Wrath, and Destruction and is the first Day of the Lord. There are three. If God revels to me when exactly this will happen, I might post it and I might not. I will do whatever God tells me to do. It could come as early as September or October 2013.
l

Oh this is too good not to comment!

It was either May 2011 or 2012 we were supposed to have an event just like you described - lots of nice albeit confused posters even their own website to potential. I think it was called end times or end of times or something like that.

What was funny was everyone who thought something would happen on this date disappear with in less than 48 hours never to be seen again on topix.

The silence was truly deafening

susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#1355 May 15, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
I was right - he's a wuss.
Hell is a sea with a whirlpool that spins in a straight line thru time and space forever. Hell is also a black hole and you're sucked into it. There is an absence of energy, it is freezing cold and utter darkness. You've heard of the Bermuda and Devils triangle, there is a third one in the north atlantic off the coast of Finland. That will be your entrance to heaven and hell, each triangle serves two continents. But don't worry, hell isn't forever after your sentence is up your spirit (breath) will be snuffed out and drowned and you will cease to exist. I had a vision of my own death and I saw hell, that's how I know. People who have committed a deadly sin will only get one chance to repent.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#1356 May 15, 2013
Imhotep wrote:
<quoted text>l
Oh this is too good not to comment!
It was either May 2011 or 2012 we were supposed to have an event just like you described - lots of nice albeit confused posters even their own website to potential. I think it was called end times or end of times or something like that.
What was funny was everyone who thought something would happen on this date disappear with in less than 48 hours never to be seen again on topix.
The silence was truly deafening
I think it was 5/21/11, this guy spent millions advertising it. That's why I won't give a specific date even if I knew. I've actually been expecting this for almost 30 years. I don't think anybody will disappear though, they will burst into flames (spontaneous combustion). The rapture, tribulation and millennium will never happen, they are Christian myths.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#1357 May 15, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
Betcha won't jump off a cliff if yer schizo voice tells ya to do it without aerial or safety equipment.
<quoted text>
Uhuh. Keep expanding that range, just to be sure.
Jesus was schizo too. He heard a voice that said, "This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased". But I doubt it ever really happened, unless it was Satan talking to him. By the way, I don't hear voices.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#1358 May 15, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>
What if you're wrong? After all you've only got around a 1 in 10,003 chance of being right. And 10,002 chances of being wrong.
How did you come up with those odds? I suspect even if I find out when it will be, I won't disclose it. Nobody will take me seriously anyway, it's like the boy who cried "wolf". According to scripture, it's going to be soon and I'd say the coming of the Messiah is imminent and it ain't Jesus.

Since: Sep 08

Everett, WA

#1359 May 15, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>Oxygen is the part of the spirit that gives us life. I don't doubt that it has been reproduced but the spirit has to leave the body and I haven't ever heard of anybody trying to replicate what happens to us when we die. We will all die, so we'll all find out. Aren't you afraid of the unknown? What if you're wrong?
Not really. If I was afraid of all of the gods that are supposedly out there I would be worrying all of my life and doing nothing else. Are you afraid that you are wrong about Zeus? Thor? Osiris? Aten? Ra? Kali? There are thousands of gods you could be afraid of. Doesn't it make much more sense not to be afraid of any of them?

An what if you are wrong? You would have wasted countless dollars and who knows how much time on a myth.
Imhotep

United States

#1360 May 15, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>I think it was 5/21/11, this guy spent millions advertising it. That's why I won't give a specific date even if I knew. I've actually been expecting this for almost 30 years. I don't think anybody will disappear though, they will burst into flames (spontaneous combustion). The rapture, tribulation and millennium will never happen, they are Christian myths.
And they also changed the 512 date to October which of course failed as well. Not one poster had the courage to admit they were completely wrong.

They were very nice Polite people unlike the usual Christians found in these forums.

All of it is Myth Susan.

There is not a shred of evidence to prove any gods, religions, saviours..

You must rely totally on faith

If it fails you have to admit you've been a fool

The only question is how long are you willing to wait to become the fool?

You should know the date early very close to it

if you've missed this date by year or more I think it's time to give up your quest and admit failure.

“Gods are children's blankets that get carried over into adulthood.”~James Randi

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#1361 May 15, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
<quoted text>

An what if you are wrong? You would have wasted countless dollars and who knows how much time on a myth.
Instead of spending it on ass-lube like you do?
Thinking

Oxted, UK

#1362 May 16, 2013
What if you're wrong? Pascal's wager is so flawed.

Maybe there is a god that favours unbelievers.

You can't disprove that.
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>Oxygen is the part of the spirit that gives us life. I don't doubt that it has been reproduced but the spirit has to leave the body and I haven't ever heard of anybody trying to replicate what happens to us when we die. We will all die, so we'll all find out. Aren't you afraid of the unknown? What if you're wrong?

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#1363 May 16, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>Blasphemy is a sin against Gods person and is the deadliest sin you can commit. I am also not a Christian and do not believe in the Rapture, that is a christian myth, along with the tribulation and millennium. VWD stands for Vengeance, Wrath, and Destruction and is the first Day of the Lord. There are three. If God revels to me when exactly this will happen, I might post it and I might not. I will do whatever God tells me to do. It could come as early as September or October 2013.
Its interesting that god only seems to reveal things to the completely batshit crazy people like you...
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#1364 May 16, 2013
Just Think wrote:
<quoted text>
Its interesting that god only seems to reveal things to the completely batshit crazy people like you...
It's cause and effect. When God reveals himself to somebody, it usually causes insanity. The belief in God in and of itself is insanity. "We're never gonna survive, unless we get a little crazy" Seal. God is supernatural but will manifest himself in the physical world.
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#1365 May 16, 2013
Thinking wrote:
What if you're wrong? Pascal's wager is so flawed.
Maybe there is a god that favours unbelievers.
You can't disprove that.
<quoted text>
I had a vision of my own death and I know there is an afterlife and I will go to heaven. It is a sinful world, and that is why God has withdrawn himself from it. God cannot exist with sin and wickedness.

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#1366 May 16, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>It's cause and effect. When God reveals himself to somebody, it usually causes insanity. The belief in God in and of itself is insanity. "We're never gonna survive, unless we get a little crazy" Seal. God is supernatural but will manifest himself in the physical world.
Poe.
CunningLinguist

Winter Garden, FL

#1367 May 16, 2013
susanblange wrote:
<quoted text>I had a vision of my own death and I know there is an afterlife and I will go to heaven. It is a sinful world, and that is why God has withdrawn himself from it. God cannot exist with sin and wickedness.
Is this is your tacit admission that your god was an utter failure at creation?

All of his creations required total destruction (noah) now he is whinning about the rest?

And... you have personally seen his heaven? WOW!

I need something new and different for my bong... what strain of cannabis sativa or indica do you recommend so I can also enjoy a heavenly visit like yours?

So far... I only get relaxed and very hungry!
susanblange

Norfolk, VA

#1368 May 16, 2013
CunningLinguist wrote:
<quoted text>
Is this is your tacit admission that your god was an utter failure at creation?
All of his creations required total destruction (noah) now he is whinning about the rest?
And... you have personally seen his heaven? WOW!
I need something new and different for my bong... what strain of cannabis sativa or indica do you recommend so I can also enjoy a heavenly visit like yours?
So far... I only get relaxed and very hungry!
God looked on his creation and saw that it was good, not perfect. God promised Noah after the flood there would never be another and the sign of the covenant was a rainbow. That does not mean there will never be another judgment but the coming judgment will be by fire and initially, only the enemies of God will be cut off. I have seen and been to heaven but didn't need a drug to accomplish it.

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