“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#522227 Apr 18, 2013
Snevaeh legna wrote:
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Annie, Rest assured love, God loves everyone... No one has the right to judge anyone. I have a few gay/lesbian friends. I don't separate myself from anyone. God is 'Love' and the 'ultimate judge' for all!:)
There are good people in this world. We are human beings first...not just a part of some label that someone chooses to stick on us.

This morning...a homeless man was curled up on the sidewalk...yelling some unintelligible words. The paramedics came to see if they could help. My heart was touched at the kindness and compassion that they showed him. They could have just told him to get up and move...but they didn't.

They talked to him...helped him get up...gathered up his things that were scattered along beside of him.

He was homeless...obviously had some mental issues...but they treated him with respect...the respect that he deserved if for no other reason...he is a human being.

I noticed that people are posting quotes this morning...here is what I will add to that...

“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.”

&#8213; Friedrich Nietzsche

Since: Oct 12

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#522228 Apr 18, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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I like doing it with the lights on.
lol up pop's Mr temptation lol.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#522229 Apr 18, 2013
Counter_Strike wrote:
Most of you in here talking about bigotry sometimes makes me sick.

It's always a ray of sunshine when you return.

[QUOTE who="Counter_Strike" ] you do not understand. Many of the people in here have barely a clue
Speak, o wise one. Share a clue.
Counter_Strike wrote:
I will always get the silly little icons over my posts
Not me. I get a mix, mostly positive.
Counter_Strike wrote:
Many of you are still mentally shackled wrestling against self
Enlighten us, o free one!
Counter_Strike wrote:
Book recitals out of a text book and decent memory earns high scores, but, what do you really know for your self?
A lot.

You have no respect for books, do you.
Counter_Strike wrote:
I am not above anyone
Too late for faux humility. You are the unshackled one that soars free with eagles, and the bearer of clues.

“Quo Vadis”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#522230 Apr 18, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Speak, o wise one. Share a clue.
Not my fault you continue to miss them. No riddles, no clues, no suggestions, just simple facts and honesty.
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Not me. I get a mix, mostly positive.
Quite an accomplishment. Yay.
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Enlighten us, o free one!
Square peg into a round hole. Won't work. And, that's not a homosexual reference just to make it clear.
It aint necessarily so wrote:
A lot.
You have no respect for books, do you.
It all depends on the author. Are Mein Kampf, Evolution revolution and Flags of Rainbows your favorites?
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Too late for faux humility.

Yes, I used to watch Hannity and Combs.
It aint necessarily so wrote:
You are the unshackled one that soars free with eagles, and the bearer of clues.
I am not seeking nor do I wish for your adoration and allegiance, but thanks for the compliment. It's refreshing to know you think so highly of me. All praises be onto Yahweh.

Shalom.

Counter_Strike: Too much freedom leads to chaos, too little freedom to rebellion.[Quo Vadis]

“I want three words:”

Since: Dec 12

"Woman. Atheist. Anarchist."

#522231 Apr 18, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>We're all born atheist. Not christian.
Christianity is a man made religion. Faith is something else.

“I want three words:”

Since: Dec 12

"Woman. Atheist. Anarchist."

#522232 Apr 18, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>That's nice, but do you really believe it? How about your god? Does that describe your god's love of man?

The Christian god only loves in return for worship and obedience, and threatens you if you donÂ’t offer it. Love isn't a bargain. It isn't a negotiation. And it isn't a hostage situation. It isn't coercive. It doesnÂ’t threaten abandonment and torture, nor inflict guilt, nor fear.

Nor does love demand trust without reason, nor obeisance. Love isn't vengeful, and it isn't jealous.

Authentic love doesnÂ’t demand obedience, and it doesnÂ’t demand sacrifices. It doesn't demand pleading or groveling. Nor does love involve torture, bleeding, screaming, or being nailed through the hands.

The Christian god's love is a jealous and selfish love. The bible confirms this: "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters--yes, even his own life--he cannot be my disciple." - Luke 14:26

A god that wouldn't love and welcome you as you are - as he has made you - is not worth loving back. A loving god would require nothing of us, like the loving grandfather of a toddler.

And it's not just this god's love of man that is deformed. The love of man for his god is as well.

Mature, authentic love is given for the sake of the object of love. It is giving. Sacrifices are made freely and gladly. Love is generous and noble. As your citation alludes, love enables us and the object of our love. Love increases us.

Love does not make us vulnerable or dependent, yet manÂ’s love of his god does just that. It's infantile. ItÂ’s self-serving. What can you give a god other than your devotion - the same as a baby.
I'm not explaining my faith to you, you just don't get it. I believe in God and that's that. Get over it.

“I want three words:”

Since: Dec 12

"Woman. Atheist. Anarchist."

#522233 Apr 18, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>G_O_D wrote, "Scars was an obvious fake."

Really? How did your docs differ from his? More pixels? Better color? Have you ever heard of Photoshop?

G_O_D wrote, "I faked a whole person, I even hacked into at least two schools, the telephone company and the County Courthouse to fake everything.[?QUOTE]

Is this your argument? That wasn't a whole person. It was a half dozen or so diverse certificates with the word "Duane" on them. Scar gave us two. I'm sure that he could have provided a dozen.

The other thing that you seem to be unable to grasp is that even if those certificates were authentic, there is no more connection between them and Topix poster G_O_D than there is with Topix poster It Aint Necessarily So. Why is it so difficult for you to conceive that I could be on another thread claiming to be Duane, and offering the same "proof"?

All you've proven is that you are insecure enough to need to "prove" who you are to strangers on the Internet, and, if you are Duane, that you have the incredibly poor judgment of providing a trail to your door for anybody that wants to use it.

It's not me or any other unbeliever posting here that you need to worry about with that. It's the Christians that you offend. They're big often believers in swift, terrible vengeance.

G_O_D wrote, "ROFLMAO "

Maybe you have a seizure disorder. You seem to be in status epilepticus.

BTW, posting that kind of thing is as close to a credential as one can provide in this venue - expertise - and even it is not proof, just evidence. I know that you don't know that term, and will need to Google it to know what I'm talking about. Nobody would except somebody familiar with seizure disorders.

You, on the other hand, claim to be a computer science teacher and an expert on plagiarism, yet you didn't seem to know what plagiarism was, nor what a system is.
Now you've got me laughing my butt off.... Laughter is a seizure disorder now? Kewl.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#522234 Apr 18, 2013
LupyLu wrote:
This song is so beautiful...
Ave Maria
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ERwxt6s0FPoXX
<3
a roman/pagan inspired song to ashteroth, queen of heaven is beautiful to you???

i guess i should be glad when you revile me.....

“I want three words:”

Since: Dec 12

"Woman. Atheist. Anarchist."

#522235 Apr 18, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>Faith is not a virtue. How could it be? Faith can be in anything or its opposite.
You can see it however you like Teddy, it's a ok with me.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#522236 Apr 18, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
<quoted text>He comes back for the reasons we all come back, addiction. Look at Deb lady and others who swore they were gone, only to come back and write.
We all addicted to the give and take. If the atheists were not here to make it so sweet and pleasurable to oppose them, Christians would be discussing and arguing the issues of Christianity to each other.
So when you see these atheists and wonder why they here since it obvious they writings are pointless to the Christian, consider the real reason they here, addiction.
Want to break the addiction, then find something better to do with time.
That is a good and accurate post, trifecta1. I know it describes me anyway.
high end

Lansdowne, PA

#522237 Apr 18, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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We're working on it:
“The pioneers and missionaries of religion have been the real cause of more trouble and war than all other classes of mankind.”~Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allen Poe?
isn't he the same guy who cut his ear off?

“I want three words:”

Since: Dec 12

"Woman. Atheist. Anarchist."

#522238 Apr 18, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
<quoted text>ROFLMAO

Speak the Devil's name and he will appear.

Have a nice day, Beetlejuice!
ROFL
high end

Lansdowne, PA

#522239 Apr 18, 2013
LupyLu wrote:
"You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense."
Rick Warren
Why were we made for god?
Was it for some malicious entertainment?

“I want three words:”

Since: Dec 12

"Woman. Atheist. Anarchist."

#522240 Apr 18, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>Are you having seizures, too, Juice? Do you need a bite block?

Juice's Seizure - sounds like a Roman emperor or something.

A patient once told me she had had a Gramma Seizure.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/grand-mal-se...

But perhaps the best misheard diagnosis was the who said that he had had a case of smilin' mighty Jesus. http://spinalmeningitissymptoms.com/

Now admit how grateful you are that we came and rescued this thread. You don't get material like this from the faithful. They just don't allow themselves to go there. It's not Christlike to crack wise. But who doesn't appreciate an extra yuk?
If it pleases you to think laughter and eye rolling derision are both seizures, go ahead Teddy. I don't mind at all :D

“I want three words:”

Since: Dec 12

"Woman. Atheist. Anarchist."

#522241 Apr 18, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
<quoted text>delusions of grandeur.
We should be grateful he's here ranting, at least he's not out in the world treating patients. Can you imagine? Oh my.
high end

Lansdowne, PA

#522242 Apr 18, 2013
LupyLu wrote:
"Your faithfulness makes you trustworthy to God."
Edwin Louis Cole
Hey, can I play?
Here's a famous quote:

I once went to Philadelphiaaaaa,
but it was clooooosed.

Charles Nelson Reilly...lol

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#522243 Apr 18, 2013
Counter_Strike wrote:
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Francis Bacon as in The Sir Francis Bacon? Rather interesting. I'm not a fan of his. Hardly a fan of anyone. My so called bigotry and useless repetition of my username has annoyed you has it? Not everyone will like what I do or say and most certainly I don't go around trying to please everyone. I really don't care who has a problem with me or who wants to join that list, this is not my concern.
Most of you in here talking about bigotry sometimes makes me sick. Sick to see what human beings have devolved into, with all our technology and expansions in language and art. Our self destructive nature cannot satisfy its own insatiable appetite for more, and more and even more. More pleasure, more freedom, more wealth, more or me and less of you, hense, less rules, less families, less government, less religion and less borders.
Which leads me to believe you do not understand. Many of the people in here have barely a clue, or they see it and refuse to know what it is they're seeing. Many of you, your intelligence is built upon a well established facade and secured in a farce, thinking that because you're able to do a little chemistry, or math, or physics that you have arrived. I will always get the silly little icons over my posts because they're placed there by people who think inside a little box.
Many of you are still mentally shackled wrestling against self, what is and what could be. the more you know the more you realize you know not enough, and you crave more, and more and more. So we seek to be taught but are not learned. Book recitals out of a text book and decent memory earns high scores, but, what do you really know for your self? I am not above anyone, but I don't play by your rules, his rules or her rules simply because you say so or because you FEEL it is right, or because it personally affects you or a family member. Hence, anyone against your established way of thinking is a bigot. Labeling me a bigot or any other colorful words you choose won't earn you anything. For sure, I will only forget it two seconds later. Hope it at least provides you with lunch.
:)
Quo Vadis
<Counter_Strike> "robble, robble, robble"

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#522244 Apr 18, 2013
LupyLu wrote:
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If it pleases you to think laughter and eye rolling derision are both seizures, go ahead Teddy. I don't mind at all :D
Smilin Mighty Jesus.....

Braq on God
high end

Lansdowne, PA

#522245 Apr 18, 2013
Epiphany2 wrote:
Good Morning.....
((*_-))
“Do not give up. In due season the seeds you’ve planted will reap an amazing harvest.”
~ Thema Davis
Thought for the Day
here's one;

"Hald on thar, Bubba Louie"
~Ricky Ricardo

“I want three words:”

Since: Dec 12

"Woman. Atheist. Anarchist."

#522246 Apr 18, 2013
Counter_Strike wrote:
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Intereasting. I never knew that. Thanks.
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Yes, no mincing of words. No hypocrisy. Usually don't mean to offend anyone, but people do tend to be easily offended because we human beings have tons of sensitive issues to deal with and much personal baggage. Do you not agree?
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While I may agree with what you say here in many ways, one must remember; we can't fully overcome evil without obedience and truth, without wisdom, knowledge and understanding, without patience and faith. These 7 things are instrumental in the fight and eventual defeat of wickedness. My words may come off as arrogance, because anyone proclaiming to undiluted speak truth will be ajudged as lacking humility and proper respect.
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Many truths have gone out into and around the word. The Truth, not quite as yet. There are too many variances and deviations in the teachings, as one would say, not kosher. It is tainted, twisted in some aspects over time through political gain and profit and we the people, in this time, are all too satisfied and comfortable with keeping it that way, even if we know there are troublesome errors.
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Understood. Sorry for approaching your gate with battering rams and ballisti armed also with shield and sword. Apologies.
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Your Praetorian masks themselves as men of the cloth. I do not take kindly to such deceptions. LOL. So, you do enjoy a sit on banana leaves. I will be glad to join you so long as you don't have fire ants on your lawn. LOL x 10
Attempted humor.
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Africa, awesome. I have heard on many occasion that god no longer lives in Africa. care to enlighten us unlearned and uncivilized folk as to which 'god' that is? For I hear there are many gods in Africa as there now are in the world, even the United States. Even men have become their own gods worshiping themselves, setting themselves upon high pirch building nests even amongst the stars. What say you my friend; A long climb for a quick fall?
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What are you proposing of me PW? Make clear your words set towards misunderstood intent.
Andrew (CS).
Yes. Being direct is rather unappreciated these days.

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