Why Should Jesus Love Me?

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#552499 Jun 28, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
Even your article from an atheist website states:
"To what extent, and even if, tax exemptions should be given to religious organizations and churches depends on why tax exemptions exist at all."
So it is arguing them as a whole and not against just churches. So why make it a church issue? Does that seem honest to you? Why not simply argue against tax exemptions?
That quote wasn't from the article I linked to. It's from a related article, written by the same guy. I hadn't even read it, until I had to look for it to see where you got that quote from.

He isn't arguing against tax exemptions.
Skombolis wrote:
I should ask you that!
First off, anybody can make a Wikipedia entry.
But more importantly, are you really implying anybody who views themselves as a secular humanist follows the constitution IANS made up for you guys?
You could either be talking about IANS' proposed changes to the US Constitution or the Affirmations of Humanism. He didn't come up with the Affirmations of Humanism. I didn't read his modified US Constitution.
Skombolis wrote:
Sorry, but when you make up your own constitution, you are officially a pretend group on the Internet
You mean a group of people pretending? That sounds like a church.

You don't really want to play Compare and Contrast, do you?

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

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#552500 Jun 28, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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Prejudice against homosexuality is unjustified, so causality doesn't matter.
Even so, there are several reasons to reject the stupid idea that sexual orientation is a choice. I've tried helping RR understand, but so far, I have been unsuccessful.
Except for a very small percentage, I've seen no logical reason to assume that sexual orientation is not a choice.

Not that it matters either way.

I don't see the big deal. So what if it's a choice.

RiversideRedneck

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#552501 Jun 28, 2013
AnnieJ wrote:
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It still isn't "like" that RR. Eighteen might be the legal age of adulthood in this country but there are exceptions.
https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/01...
When you lock an 11 year old up behind bars without the possibility of parole you have in essence ended his life.
I know, Annie. That's what I meant by "our culture", meaning the US & Canada.

Sorry, I shudda been more clear.

RiversideRedneck

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#552502 Jun 28, 2013
AnnieJ wrote:
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I personally think that the statistics are a bit skewed.
What do we call a father that rapes his own children? What do we accuse them of?
Normally we would refer to these fathers as one who commits incest. Sometimes we refer to them as child rapists.
Why don't we use the term "pedophiles" to describe them?
I also think that we confuse our definitions.
Homosexuals - sex with same gender
Heterosexuals - sex with the opposite gender
Pedophile - sex with children
This is a touchy subject, but IMO a father that molests his son is guilty of gay pedophelia. A father that molests his daughter is guilty of straight pedophelia.

These kinds of things is where I draw the line on gay/straight as there is no justifiable reason to call a man straight after he's had sex with another man. And vice versa for women.

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#552503 Jun 28, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
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You got a crush on Epi don't you?
This is kind of the equivalent of pulling a girls hair that you like in first grade?
Remember when you said what was wrong with never leaving your house as you can do anything at home that you would need to do?
Consider this post Exhibit A
(I am gonna say "A" to be nice)
:)
LOL......I would like to "crush" little Mikey ....

:-P

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#552504 Jun 28, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
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Yeah dummy I am wrong and the article was saying pedophiles molest kids more than non-pedophiles!(rolls eyes)
It absolutely was saying per capita there is a higher percentage of pedophiles among homosexuals
Here is something more your speed
It is a nursery RHYME
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =vjOA-GyyX0MXX
LOL
<Skombolis> "I create straw men to argue against and a delusional buffoon"

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

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#552505 Jun 28, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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.... They would rather cling to the words of long dead, ignorant men than to embrace common sense and logic. It's sad.
That is the crux of the matter, isn't i ?

Hi River! Where you been ?

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#552506 Jun 28, 2013
mike wrote:
<quoted text>Hello Skombolis
Of course I like the character EPI,...no harm, no foul.
Not the first time I've been called a character.....

I like you too Mike....You're like the skunk that came to the picnic

Phew......

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#552507 Jun 28, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
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Hey Mike
I am glad you like her
There is a lot to like
If you mean it as harmless then I agree, no big deal over the internet
:-)

Can you explain what you meant with the statement "There is a lot to like"?

LOL.....

“~ Prince of Peace~”

Since: Apr 08

~ And the greatest is LOVE~

#552508 Jun 28, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
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LOL
Oh the irony!
I just took a dump that was smarter than you:)
How did you deduce that? Do you talk to yourself?

LOL

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#552509 Jun 28, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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You were comparing the morality of executing an adult vs a child. In our culture, a person isn't an adult until 18 years old. You understand that it isn't always like that, right?
So what is the "moral" age at which we can murder someone ?

On a similar note, what is the "moral" age at which 'virgins' can be seduced ?

Apparently God uses the "If they're old enough to bleed, they're old enough to butcher." approach for sex but when it comes to murder, even babies are dashed upon the rocks, happily.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#552510 Jun 28, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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hi dog!
since you continue to fight for homosexual expression on the earth; may you personally receive the full reward of your efforts - kinda like Cher did with her lovely daughter 'chazz' and like howard stern did with his daughter!:)
My daughter if bisexual. I am fine with that.

You are bisexual and it doesn't bother me.

I'm straight and it doesn't bother me.

HL and River are lesbians and it doesn't bother me.

Why are you so concerned about gay men ?

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#552511 Jun 28, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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It's 10am.
It's 100 degrees already.
Hell is here, ugh.
Do you have Red Apples for a neighbor ?

Then it ain't Hell yet. LOL

God gave me three air conditioners. God is amazing.

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#552512 Jun 28, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
Clementine said you have to select a hat, for my position as Chancellor of the Exchequer or her private advisor.
A Brixton Dalila, green with a band, would be very nice.
I like to add a little extra utility to the hats that I produce.

The band will be removable, so you can use if for wrist restraints, if the need arises.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#552513 Jun 28, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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In the laws of the day, children could NOT be executed. You're completely missing that. The bible says "a son" and you instantly assume it means a minor. Why?
"Then I heard the LORD say to the other men, "Follow him through the city and kill everyone whose forehead is not marked. Show no mercy; have no pity! Kill them all – old and young, girls and women and little children." Ezekiel 9:5

"I will release wild animals that will kill your children" Leviticus 26:21

"Anyone who is captured will be run through with a sword. Their little children will be dashed to death right before their eyes....their wives raped .... They will have no mercy on helpless babies and will show no compassion for the children." Isaiah 13:15

Seems the Bible disagrees with you. You should read it sometime.

RiversideRedneck

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#552514 Jun 28, 2013
G_O_D wrote:

So what is the "moral" age at which we can murder someone ?
None. I'm not talking about murder.
On a similar note, what is the "moral" age at which 'virgins' can be seduced ?
In my opinion, 18 years old. Possibly older.
Apparently God uses the "If they're old enough to bleed, they're old enough to butcher."
Does He? Please provide that scripture.
approach for sex but when it comes to murder, even babies are dashed upon the rocks, happily.
Please provide the context for that scripture.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#552515 Jun 28, 2013
AnnieJ wrote:
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It still isn't "like" that RR. Eighteen might be the legal age of adulthood in this country but there are exceptions.
https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2011/01...
When you lock an 11 year old up behind bars without the possibility of parole you have in essence ended his life.
The age of maturity varies from state to state and situation to situation. In some States the age of consent for sex is 13 years old.

Since: May 09

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#552516 Jun 28, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
I understand, my man. But it's not limited to religion. Associations like NAMBLA do what they can to indoctrinate not adults and children by making it seem perfectly ok to explore sexuality at any age.
I've never seen anything from NAMBLA. That's not to say the organization doesn't exist.

I've lived in 10 states in the U.S, and visited others, so what I'm saying is that doesn't compare to the doctrines that religions attempt to spread.
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Health nuts do the sane thing, too. "I think McDonald's is bad food and so should you, or you'll be sorry one day. In fact, we're gonna force then to do it our way and make them change the menu to suit our needs better."
I don't eat at McDonalds.

That stuff is bad.

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#552517 Jun 28, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Except for a very small percentage, I've seen no logical reason to assume that sexual orientation is not a choice.
Not that it matters either way.
I don't see the big deal. So what if it's a choice.
It's only a big deal if you care what is actually true.

At what time in your life was the choice of being either straight or gay equally accessible to you, and what made you choose to be straight?

Did you do a costs/benefits analysis?

Were you in a position where both a boy and a girl asked you out on the same day, and you had to make a quick decision?

Did someone assume you were straight, and you were too shy to correct them?

Did you try being gay for just a few months to make a truly informed decision?

Did you flip a coin?

I need to know if just accepting my feelings was the right thing to do.

RiversideRedneck

“Ditat Deus”

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#552518 Jun 28, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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Do you have Red Apples for a neighbor ?
Then it ain't Hell yet. LOL
God gave me three air conditioners. God is amazing.
My checkbook provided me with a fine forced air unit (FAU), but the electricity costs too damn much. I usually don't even turn the air on until after 6pm.

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