Why Should Jesus Love Me?

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#504029 Mar 15, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>
I wonder if she says "yo, yo, yo" or "oy, oy, oy"?
Lord, forgive me for that there. And be with the pygmies in New Guinea.
Oh, like the victims of Kuru?

Most recent case was in 2012 - http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/220043-...

It's caused by cannibalism.
Adam

Germany

#504030 Mar 15, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
Scientist gives good advice to Adam:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Uh7l8dx-h8MXX
Are you mad?

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#504031 Mar 15, 2013
karl44 wrote:
<quoted text>
when people in a relationship fight, there is sufficient blame " to go around".
Juicy is manipulative, deceptive, deluded, and aggressive, I certainly would not wish to live with her.
Wow!
Thank you for this post to Epi!

Someone finally sees something I do.

I can't believe I am being called out by Epi, for
being insensitive to Juicy/Illimu..

I have witnessed this before.. people post here claiming to
be of a Christian heart.. write a full blown sob story..
and we all must fall in line here- and lick their (virtual)
wounds..
And if you do not- well.. you must have read Epi's post to me
concerning "Juicy's/Illimu's" story..
According to Epi-I am picking on an abused woman.
.ok....

- Anyways, thanks Karl44.
Much appreciated.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#504032 Mar 15, 2013
NoStress4me wrote:
I question if you are truly trying to understand things, why you do not take into account the more moderate of Christians on the thread. What about those of us you do get along with?
I'm glad you exist, and glad to know you.
NoStress4me wrote:
Should I take the non-Christians with the worst of attitudes and consider them to be the correct representatives of all non-Christians?
No. Do you think I did that? I am looking at the average Christian and the average unbeliever. You have an assortment that include some pretty horrible people, some bad ones, some so-so ones, and a couple good ones.

We're all pretty good ones. I think so, anyway.

It's never been about individual people. It's about ideologies. The values of humanism are better values, and we embody them better. Some of you do well and are good people. I don't credit your church. I credit your parents, your friends, your DNA, and maybe even a good pastor who had those things himself.

But not your ideology. Not your church. It corrupts people according to how much it affects them. It even corrupted Mother Teresa.

You misunderstand me when I say that all of the slander and character attacks are originating with the Christians. I am not saying that all Christians are contributing to that, just that no unbelievers are.
NoStress4me wrote:
So the bad behavior of some Christians can represent all of Christianity and its influence in the world, but the bad behavior of some non-Christians does not represent all that are not Christians? I don’t think I am following you right
No, you are not.
NoStress4me wrote:
Can you point me in the direction of some statistics when it comes to behaviors broken down by beliefs?
Yeah, but it's difficult reading:

"Cross-National Correlations of Quantifiable Societal Health
with Popular Religiosity and Secularism in the Prosperous
Democracies" http://snipurl.com/26m7phf

"Atheism, Secularity, and Well-Being: How the Findings
of Social Science Counter Negative Stereotypes and
Assumptions" http://www.pitzer.edu/academics/faculty/zucke...

"Religion fosters bad behavior"
http://www.godwouldbeanatheist.com/cols2005/0...

"Better off without Him"
http://www.monbiot.com/2005/10/11/better-off-...

"Religious States the Fattest"
http://www.atheistrev.com/2010/11/religious-s...
NoStress4me wrote:
How many Christians are on this thread compared to non-Christians? How is looking at this thread, an honest view of Christians? When I go to atheist threads, I have to deal with that same strife if I want to remain on the thread. Thank you for the exchange as well, whether you realize it or not, wheels are turning on this end.
Thank you, too.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#504033 Mar 15, 2013
Le_le wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow!
Thank you for this post to Epi!
Someone finally sees something I do.
I can't believe I am being called out by Epi, for
being insensitive to Juicy/Illimu..
I have witnessed this before.. people post here claiming to
be of a Christian heart.. write a full blown sob story..
and we all must fall in line here- and lick their (virtual)
wounds..
And if you do not- well.. you must have read Epi's post to me
concerning "Juicy's/Illimu's" story..
According to Epi-I am picking on an abused woman.
.ok....
- Anyways, thanks Karl44.
Much appreciated.
You're not alone.

For all the reasons Karl gave, I finally felt compelled to draw the Catcher white sheet over Juicy several days ago.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#504034 Mar 15, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know what anybody else said, or what your first thought was, or what you assumed.
I was merely responding to the statement you made:
"Priests don't have families btw."
I know you were which is why I answered by explaining it was me who called it 'family' probably just out of habit from the original statement about the priest and his kids. I merely acknowledging i understand a priest can have family as far as being part of one but not creating his own thru marriage or procreation. I didnt say anything to suggest you knew what the first statement was or what I thought or assumed.

Since: Mar 10

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#504035 Mar 15, 2013
Epiphany2 wrote:
<quoted text>
OK Le_Le
Alot of people here are on FB....You can say anything you want on there also....
No matter what I say you will take offense...so
Have a GOoD SONday....
Hi my friend..

It's honestly- only when you take my words and apply your
meaning to them do I take offense.
I have asked you to prove the things you have written about my
posts- and you come back with this above post to me.

Wouldn't you be offended if your words were being
grossly misrepresented?

Since: Mar 09

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#504036 Mar 15, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
<quoted text>Technicality? alright.
I'm sorry atheists and secular humanists are so lame, small minded, ignorant, immoral, evil and hypocritical.
its on the record ~~~grin~~
Noted:)
Doctor REALITY

United States

#504037 Mar 15, 2013
Le_le wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi my friend..
It's honestly- only when you take my words and apply your
meaning to them do I take offense.
I have asked you to prove the things you have written about my
posts- and you come back with this above post to me.
Wouldn't you be offended if your words were being
grossly misrepresented?
If rooster crows three times when he's hungry,how many miles does he walk for a glass of water in the winter when there's a lunar moon at midnight?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#504038 Mar 15, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll let neuroscientist Sam Harris explain.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =pCofmZlC72gXX
Too loud where Im at to listen to anything. will try to remember to check out later. Can u give me even like a General description or summary?

Since: Dec 12

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#504039 Mar 15, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>~snicker

Hey if everybody else is going to use technicalities!

I did apologize

:)
You certainly did. Very sincerely too I think.
:-)

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#504040 Mar 15, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>You see now why I have some troubles believing your sincerity.
Not really my business.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#504041 Mar 15, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
<quoted text>oh! so because you call me a fraud I can't call you a fraud even if I do believe you're really a fraud? me laughing! lol.

What I'm doing is working? really? does that mean you're going to quit your job and stop stealing young people's future, teaching them garbage that is either outdated, will be outdated and they can't use in the present or future scientific arena?

You dare not say what college you teach, I would personally make a complaint against you, what you teach and inform the parents that are spending their hard earned sweat and tears money to support fraudulent science that you're presenting to shapeable hearts and minds.

Its professors like you reason why parents are so worried about sending their children to certain colleges because they run into pseudo-scientist like yourself that teach their children nonsense that they can't use and waste their money to boot.

You're despicable, Shame on you.
I thought I started the fraud calling trend... Ah well, you're welcome to use it :-)

Since: Dec 12

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#504042 Mar 15, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
<quoted text>"So the bad behavior of some Christians...."

the 'good' behavior of smiley-faced, hand-wringing, doormat 'christianity' was apparent when all those 'liberal-socialist' lutherans allowed the devil to trample over them and all the world thru hitler while they all huddled in a useless theological corner wondering if they were supposed to do anything besides submitting to it all with their doormat smiley-face on!
Being a doormat has its advantages too ;)
Adam

Germany

#504043 Mar 15, 2013
Old Bible Proves Quran is Right

Since: Dec 12

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#504044 Mar 15, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>What are you grinning about? You people on this thread have been wagging your fingers at fornicators and adulteres ad nauseum, but your grinning that you let Swaggart back into the pulpit. Do you have any standards at all for decency? Who is not fit to be a Christian leader? Who is too hypocritical to represent you? Anybody?

Have you no sense of how that undermines your moral credibility - how little anybody should care about what such people consider right and wrong? You don't seem to have a way to know which is which.
Mirror.

Since: Dec 12

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#504045 Mar 15, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>In the classroom my goal is to make students not need me.

In here I try and get people to stop expecting a fish from Paul and to pick up the rod and real that Jesus provided.

I used to have a sign in my class room that read "Think, Think, Think". I hung it upside-down.

When people would ask why it was upside-down I replied, "To get you to do what it says."
:-)

Since: Dec 12

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#504046 Mar 15, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>Ask Annie about our knock-downs. She K.O.ed me a few times.

Good to read you. Jump in and join the fray! <hands NS4M a water balloon>
Yay! Can I have a water balloon?

Since: Dec 12

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#504047 Mar 15, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>You like her less than I do, but she's convincing me to catch up.
And you say there is no God...

Since: Sep 12

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#504048 Mar 15, 2013
Knowledge wrote:
<quoted text>
Our ten year old pit bull mastive died last month with the same symptoms. It was on a Sunday, he passed Monday when we were going to take him to the vet, we found him dead. I wonder if that happens with that type of dog? He looked so strong, and never had problems before that. He always ate good. Sorry your grandson's dog died.
Thank You Knowledge,
I am sorry about your mastiff also. Those dogs are absolutly gorgeous. My boss sent me a link that best describes what happened to the dog. Sammy was only a year old so I dont think age has a lot to do with this disease. It is caused by parasites that go undetected and the dog shows no clinical signs of harboring these parasites. Adult Spirocerca lupi are bright red worms, 40 mm (male) to 70 mm (female) long, generally located within nodules in the esophageal, gastric, or aortic walls. Infections are seen in southern areas of the USA as well as in most tropical regions worldwide. Dogs are infected by eating an intermediate host (usually dung beetle) or a transport host (eg, chickens, reptiles, or rodents).

Clinical Findings:

Most dogs with S lupi infection show no clinical signs. When the esophageal lesion is very large (usually when it has become neoplastic), the dog has difficulty swallowing and may vomit repeatedly after trying to eat. Such dogs salivate profusely and eventually become emaciated. In addition, dogs may develop spondylitis or enlargement of the extremities characteristic of hypertrophic osteopathy. These clinical signs are suggestive of spirocercosis with associated neoplasia in regions where the parasite is prevalent. Occasionally, a dog dies suddenly as the result of massive hemorrhage into the thorax after rupture of the aorta damaged by the developing worms.

Its sad but my grandson is a very brave little boy and although he is very sad, he knows that there was nothing that could be done to save his best friend. His birthday is in May and if her mom allows it, I will get him a another dog for his 11th birthday. Thanks for caring Knowledge. Dogs become a part of the family and it hurts to lose them. I am so sorry for your loss also. God Bless you my friend.

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