“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#507226 Mar 20, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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It is in public property but it is not maintained by the city or county. Volunteers are responsible for the upkeep.
Our government is secular, true. But our government is NOT our nation. The people are. The people in Riverside want that cross to stay, the mass majority, anyway.
A cross on private government property does not violate the Constitution, as the Constitution insures freedom if religion and guarantees that our government cannot form a national religion.
But no prob, we are selling the land to a private owner that will keep the cross standing & the atheists crying.
THAT is the "my way or the highway" mentality of some atheists. They don't care if 99% of the people want a cross on a hill, they want what they want and that's it.
Good, if they purchase the property and it's private land, great. Put spot lights on it, make it shine and glisten. Pass out fliers with free admission on Tuesdays.

Don't use public property for display of a religious icon that implies govt. inclination to favor a specific religion.

That is what that promotes.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#507227 Mar 20, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
How did we do that? You are free to communicate with anybody present here that is willing. Are you suggesting that the Christians won't communicate with you now because of our presence?
lil whispers wrote:
Well for your information I will continue to post to cap and think there are afew other believers that will do so too.
Thanks for the heads up. As you no doubt have sensed, that is a critical issue for me, and I cannot tell you how relieved I am to read that.

It's remarkable how incisive and perspicacious your insights are. You're doing such good work here!
lil whispers wrote:
You alone are responible for your actions ...
Once again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your invaluable insights. I hadn't been aware of that before now.
Doctor REALITY

Little Rock, AR

#507228 Mar 20, 2013
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“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#507229 Mar 20, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Well, maybe I was a little off...
From your link:
"people in the United States were most sure of the existence of God or a higher power (2% atheist, 4% agnostic)"
Big whoopdie do.
That's still 6,000,000 of us.

And that number is only going to grow.

“A Universal Cause”

Since: Feb 09

The Cosmos

#507230 Mar 20, 2013
LupyLu wrote:
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Awwww... Sweet, I haven't seen that one :'(
No, we haven't named him yet, I don't think he's a pup, seems fully grown. I'm taking him to the vet later to see how old he is, if he's ok, if he's chipped etc... If I can I might keep the little guy, he's very cute and follows me everywhere... Poor thing was covered in fleas and dirty no collar, I almost ran him over in all the rain, I think he might have a cold... Sometimes, people truly make me sick...
Your heart will 'hold on' there LuLu... you have been through too much to turn back.

If the 'dogie' has not been chipped? I cannot bring myself to get another yet... too soon. Will have to adopt all the village dogs on the Island!

When in Patmos/Turkey-Greece last June, a village one came to our door on arrival. She had no home nor name the folk said, so we named her after our little one...'over the rainbow bride'. They say the village loves her!

What breed is he?
Adam

Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

#507231 Mar 20, 2013
LupyLu wrote:
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Another genius has arrived)
I am already in my bed but thatīs fine. Jesus will come because such wonderful human being like you.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#507232 Mar 20, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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"if" the number approaches 50....
Don't you find it strange that out of the roughly 15% of Americans that aren't religious, only 2% identify themselves as atheist?
I think if apatheist was a choice, you'd find that number pretty high.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#507233 Mar 20, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text> Again, you'll need to explain that comment in more detail.
"Desires" is a vague term.
<quoted text>It shouldn't be there. I agree with that being removed.
If it makes you feel better, I don't want "In Allah We Trust", nor do I want "In Atheism We Trust" on our currency, or any of the other examples you provided, wording adjusted.
The Holy Church of Catcher is preparing to file a petition with the federal government for a new motto on our currency:

In Catcher We Trust.

Our argument will be that Catcher is more trustworthy than any god.
Adam

Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

#507234 Mar 20, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. if you find a post where I attack on a personal level, please bring it to my attention ..
.. again, my posts address principles, not personalities, I'm very clear on that ..
Your gay party wonīt come soon as you thought. Human life is like a candle in the wind.It goes by very quickly.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#507235 Mar 20, 2013
scaritual wrote:
Then they should be accountable for every bit of money brought in and disbursed, and each disbursement should be accounted for, just like a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit organizations do. Those organizations are also required to disburse 70% of all funds received, and operate on the 30% left.
Sounds good, no?
No. Many of those companies are profitable companies. Like Habitat for Humanity, they flip homes & resell for profit. The catch is that they only give home loans to low income families (families only) and the new homeowner pays no interest on the loan. They are very different than even the mega churches.

Planned parenthood, Salvation Army & YMCA are similar examples.

Churches NEVER charge a fee for their services. Anyone in the country can go to any Christian church & never pay a penny for it.
Or, just possibly, only "real religions" would be left.
As it is now, it's full of charlatans and hucksters that operate under the guise of "church" or religion.
That I agree with. The IRS should scrutinize "churches" to make sure they're abiding by the law. They're supposed to but don't, I'm not sure why.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#507236 Mar 20, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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It is in public property but it is not maintained by the city or county. Volunteers are responsible for the upkeep.
Our government is secular, true. But our government is NOT our nation. The people are. The people in Riverside want that cross to stay, the mass majority, anyway.
A cross on private government property does not violate the Constitution, as the Constitution insures freedom if religion and guarantees that our government cannot form a national religion.
But no prob, we are selling the land to a private owner that will keep the cross standing & the atheists crying.
THAT is the "my way or the highway" mentality of some atheists. They don't care if 99% of the people want a cross on a hill, they want what they want and that's it.
Come on dude, a big old cross is kind of trashy for the environment.

Not that Riverside has any class anyway, but....

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#507237 Mar 20, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I need an expense account to buy dru...drums.
$1000 per week?
You must really beat the shit out of them.
mike

AOL

#507238 Mar 20, 2013
Peace_Warrior wrote:
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Fine mike... I don't underestimate any mind.
No-one can express God mike... no-one.
As for the mind?
Never!
Take Care
Thanks

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#507239 Mar 20, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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For me, I look at two components, coming from the same direction:
I have seen evidence of god.
And I see evidence of stuff like childhood artistry, which I find compatible with a god concept.
God is good, man!
So I guess for all those kids dying of disease, deformity and starvation, god is bad?

Man?

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#507240 Mar 20, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
Years of looking and not finding.
I have found. So have billions of others over the millennia.
Seeing that the people who claim to have found god are seriously lacking in many human qualities that I find valuable.
So you have no tolerance except for what Aero finds tolerable?

Understand that what you find valuable, others would find worthless. And vice versa.

That is tolerance.
Knowing that the god of the bible is a logical absurdity.
Based on.....?
Finding the world to be a much more fascinating place without god than with.


That's YOUR opinion. You have no right to take other's beliefs away.
Seeing the way people who claim to know god but only use it to excuse their own bigotry.


LNAO!!!

Like you?

The person that knows "Knowing that the god of the bible is a logical absurdity"?!?

Hypocrite.
I could go on, but you get the idea.
Maybe.
Try "going on" with a little more tolerance to those with other beliefs than you.

Maybe.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#507241 Mar 20, 2013
Serah wrote:
How do Christians obtain forgiveness without sacrifice?
Ask Dim. They forgive themselves. No sacrifice or any other unpleasantry is required. You just look at the tobacco stains on the ceiling, and demand forgiveness, and it is yours, like from a vending machine, only free. You needn't wait for an answer. As Grace implied referring to the Dimwit, it's a given. It's assured.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#507242 Mar 20, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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I think if apatheist was a choice, you'd find that number pretty high.
I doubt it. That would be someone that doesn't give a shit whether God exists or not and even if He did, it wouldn't affect their life.

Atheists give a shit.

Since: Sep 10

Long Beach, CA

#507243 Mar 20, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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I don't know.
You won't even say what your religion is.
I'm watching about the KKK right now.
They do plenty of harm.
But not nearly as much as they would like to.
And that is because of people like me.
Thanks for that, Aero.

One of the things I appreciate in these threads is that I'm reminded that I'm not alone; that there are others that see and feel things as I do; that we may be in the minority, but we're a tough bunch and will persevere in our efforts to make this country, and the world, a better place.

I say to the racists, bigots, and the religion crowd who attempt to marginalize those in the minority, we'll prevail in the end. If not sooner, than later. We're on the right side of history.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#507244 Mar 20, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
Come on dude, a big old cross is kind of trashy for the environment.
Not that Riverside has any class anyway, but....
More atheist intolerance?

I thought you were above that, Catch.

“A Universal Cause”

Since: Feb 09

The Cosmos

#507245 Mar 20, 2013
Grace Walker wrote:
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Hi BT...Good or bad difference? How is your Macaw? Mine is picking up more words now..She cracks me up most of the time. They sure are intellegent creatures. I have to get to class now. I will check back in during breaks. Have a blessed day my friend.
Have a Christian friend... with a Budgie.
It leaned from them to say 'Praise the Lord!'

After leaving him with some-one-else when they went away, they called Budgie 'Pretty Boy'.

After that... he added...
"Jesus is a pretty boy. Praise the Lord!"

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