Why Should Jesus Love Me?
simplyput

Aurora, CO

#546817 Jun 14, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Geniuses possess above average intelligence. A genius may be considered well below average, overall, as a person, depending on who you ask.
"Normal" is generally a range surrounding an average. There can be abnormal below average and abnormal above average. This applies to components that you can assign values to.
A person born with an abnormal below average sense of sight can develop an abnormal above average sense of hearing, for example.
All or most of the component parts of most human beings fall within the normal range. We decide what's in the normal range based on what we observe of most members of the species. We're all different though. There is no totally average person. Any one person may have several components very close to the averages. The other components will be further from average, even if still in the normal range.
When you are talking about the state of being of people, usually things those people can't readily change, it's extremely important to be careful with where and how you make value judgements.
I wasn't getting TECHNICAL about this as you are. Bottom line and simply put is, a Genius is certainly NOT considered "Abnormal"

I was certainly NOT making a VALUE judgement, as you said it was extremely important not to do this. A Genius is GIFTED with high intelligence , but could be very IGNORANT in "Common Sense".

You would be able to spot this by making conversation with a Genius.
Mark

Hedel, Netherlands

#546818 Jun 14, 2013
wilderide wrote:
Gay people would have naturally been attracted to working for the church because they would have been excused from the pressure to get married to someone they could never love.
In Catholicism this is important motivator and another reason for the church to condemn homosexuality
Well now that is not true. It's only the fundamentalists who take the Bible literally. Most Christian sects take most of the Bible metaphorically. No Christian churches still support slavery, few support the idea of subjugated women, and many sects now accept gay people as just as moral as anyone else.
Christianity was originally started by fundamentalists, fanatics. That is why the Romans found it necessary to restore order by creating a state ideology in which it was somewhat toned down, and made useful for the empire. But Christian history shows lots of fanaticism.

Ever since it birth more moderate people have tried to tone it down. But liberal movements have often fallen victim to persecution. Where Christianity became state religion is became more moderated, but in the US were pastors make their own interpretations it is still far more rigid and aggressive.

That people no longer support slavery does not mean the bible is written metaphorically. Christians have this habit to start seeking far fetched explanations to explain why white is really black when it suits them. We see the same in Judaism where they discover new meanings to old words to change the meaning of texts to something more in line with modern thinking. Metaphors are used by Jesus in likenesses, that is were you must seek them, not in plain text.

If they wanted to make a spiritual text or a work of art they would have written it in poetry. But these books are made for more practical reasons. What they do like is rhetoric, exalted praise and crummy old English to hide the real meaning. Translate it to plain English and the Bible loses all its appeal and you see how unelevated the ideas really are.
Well, to be fair, we don't really know much how sexual orientation works yet. But people know that they were born with certain feelings that they didn't choose. Probably we will discover that it's a combination of genetics and environment, like so much else of our psychological make-up.
We do not know because it is still a taboo and homosexuals simply added new taboos to the matter. In an environment were homosexuality is actively repressed most homosexuals do have innate preferences. But that does not mean people can not acquire them. We have seen whole societies that were homosexual. In prisons homosexuality is rampant. And some homosexuals very much like to seduce heterosexuals, even see it as a big challenge to do so.

People can be confused about their sexuality too. Some people marry and only later realize they are more homosexual, but the opposite happens too (though more rare), people that have been homosexual for decades and then discover they are really more heterosexual. And then we have people that are innate bisexual. But bisexuality can be a fashion too, I have met groups where everyone behaved as a bisexual, because it simply was the norm in that group.

Also our present attitude to sex is highly exaggerated because we are overloaded with free access to porn from young age. Sex has become much more important than it ever was because it is such a strong driver and thus heavily used in advertisement and products. There is great pressure to look sexy and be sexual active. We are constantly stimulated.

The human being is a animal that is very adaptable, more than any other animal we follow groups behaviour. That is what is the basis of our ability to learn. We so easily imitate, what others do. That is why Christians can live in their fantasy world too, they follow the others. Chimps have more individuality than humans, they discovered.
Rosa Winkel

Byron Bay, Australia

#546819 Jun 14, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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I've only seen a few episodes of that, it looked great from what I saw :P
I'm a youngin'.
LOL

Hogan's Heroes had a real cult following @ my school. We used to say which of the teachers was Schultz or Klink?

Interestingly, Col Klink was played by a German Jew named Werner Klemperer, whose family fled the Nazis.
Rosa Winkel

Byron Bay, Australia

#546820 Jun 14, 2013
Mark wrote:
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En U ook goedendag, Mevrouw Winkel
Bent van Nederlandse komaf?
Goedemorgen!

Nee, maar ik heb wel een paar vrienden die zijn Nederlands.
simplyput

Aurora, CO

#546821 Jun 14, 2013
_-Alice-_ wrote:
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You can't be more normal. It doesn't work that way.
Alice, that was just a "Expression " of speech there.

Meaning that HE had Superb Attidude !

Since: Jan 11

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#546822 Jun 14, 2013
simplyput wrote:
I wasn't getting TECHNICAL about this as you are. Bottom line and simply put is, a Genius is certainly NOT considered "Abnormal"
I was certainly NOT making a VALUE judgement, as you said it was extremely important not to do this. A Genius is GIFTED with high intelligence , but could be very IGNORANT in "Common Sense".
You would be able to spot this by making conversation with a Genius.
A genius HAS an abnormal above average level of intelligence.

The genius, as a person, is not abnormal. Saying that a person is abnormal is incorrect. It might be the case that there could be a person whose components all fall within the normal ranges, but I doubt it. We all have mutations. If such a person exists or could exist, you could call that a completely normal person. You'll just never have an abnormal human being. Several components of their makeup will have to be within the normal range for them to be human.
Rosa Winkel

Surry Hills, Australia

#546823 Jun 14, 2013
_-Alice-_ wrote:
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I sprained my ankle walking down Mt. Greylock. I'm back to crutches but this time my fake leg holds me up. Ironic, yes?
Glad to know you've still got a leg to stand on. Keep going...

“Thank you GOD for JESUS”

Since: Jul 07

And thank you JESUS for caring

#546824 Jun 14, 2013
Rosa Winkel wrote:
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Strewth! That's why you should never underestimate our furry friends.
Fighting for their lives!! The guy waving the beer around must have thought he was on the Rocky and Bullwinkle show....
Rosa Winkel

Surry Hills, Australia

#546825 Jun 14, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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I wasn't aware you were familiar with it.
I happen to agree with you 100 percent.
I don't like any jokes that stereotype people--black, Asian, gay, Jewish, female, people with disabilities, whatever. It is offensive, and it is wrong.
I don't particularly like Irish jokes, being a Paddy. I have learned to laugh @ some of them though.
Rosa Winkel

Byron Bay, Australia

#546826 Jun 14, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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It is strange how having an IQ is not considered 'abnormal'. However, half the population has an IQ below 100.
There is no such thing as "normal".
In that case, I'll tell a joke that some people may consider racist:

A little Aboriginal kid arrives home from school and he says,

"Dad! We're going to have an IQ test. What's that?"

"Well," says his father. "That's something the white fellas have to work out how smart you are. If you have an IQ of 100, you're normal. If your IQ is 130 or more, you're considered really smart.
"But if you have an IQ of only 50, you're real dumb, bruz! You couldn't even do up your own shoelaces.

The little boy says: "Is that why the white fellas wear thongs?"

_-Alice-_

Since: Apr 13

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#546827 Jun 14, 2013
simplyput wrote:
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Wrong--- A genius is considered GIFTED and is also considered ABOVE the NORM. Normal person can also be considered AVERAGE, Geniuses are considered ABOVE Average.
You're not normal, are you?

http://suzannewynnell.files.wordpress.com/200...

_-Alice-_

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#546828 Jun 14, 2013
simplyput wrote:
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I wasn't getting TECHNICAL about this as you are. Bottom line and simply put is, a Genius is certainly NOT considered "Abnormal"
I was certainly NOT making a VALUE judgement, as you said it was extremely important not to do this. A Genius is GIFTED with high intelligence , but could be very IGNORANT in "Common Sense".
You would be able to spot this by making conversation with a Genius.
simplyput wrote:
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Bottom line and simply put is, a Genius is certainly NOT considered "Abnormal"
Have we met?
simplyput

Aurora, CO

#546829 Jun 14, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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A genius HAS an abnormal above average level of intelligence.
The genius, as a person, is not abnormal. Saying that a person is abnormal is incorrect. It might be the case that there could be a person whose components all fall within the normal ranges, but I doubt it. We all have mutations. If such a person exists or could exist, you could call that a completely normal person. You'll just never have an abnormal human being. Several components of their makeup will have to be within the normal range for them to be human.
You tell that to your buddy HL--she said a Genius was considered "Abnormal" I didn't!!!
simplyput

Aurora, CO

#546830 Jun 14, 2013
_-Alice-_ wrote:
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You're not normal, are you?
http://suzannewynnell.files.wordpress.com/200...
What ever you want to think there , missy lesbo.
simplyput

Aurora, CO

#546831 Jun 14, 2013
_-Alice-_ wrote:
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Have we met?
NO

_-Alice-_

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#546832 Jun 14, 2013
simplyput wrote:
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What ever you want to think there , missy lesbo.
Thanks. It's Alice but you can call me River since we're friends and all.
simplyput

Aurora, CO

#546833 Jun 14, 2013
_-Alice-_ wrote:
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Thanks. It's Alice but you can call me River since we're friends and all.
OH---so your not a happy lesbo , like your buddy HL?
Rosa Winkel

Surry Hills, Australia

#546834 Jun 14, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Fighting for their lives!! The guy waving the beer around must have thought he was on the Rocky and Bullwinkle show....
Yeah, he did look like a bit of an idiot. He got his tho...LOL!

Since: Mar 10

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#546835 Jun 14, 2013
mobile7 onp wrote:
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Have a good day Le Le
Hi Grace..
Thank you.

Since: Mar 10

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#546836 Jun 14, 2013
simplyput wrote:
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OH---so your not a happy lesbo , like your buddy HL?
I think she was simply saying her name isn't "happy lesbo".
You citing as such- would be like if I started addressing you as
"Angry Christian guy/girl".

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