Why Should Jesus Love Me?

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#569427 Aug 8, 2013
RiversideHick wrote:
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Dodge.
Is genetically altered marijuana still "natural"?
If you take the position that any change by humans of what occurs naturally, you'll end up finding nothing natural--agricultural products undergo refinement and changes of all kinds, on a regular basis. My grandfather used to grow three types of peaches from one tree, and roses of various colors from one bush, by grafting. Natural?

Cannabis is a plant, with all sorts of uses. The plant can be selectively bred to produce higher THC yields (or to reduce THC); just as vegetables, flowers and other plants can be selectively bred. I have seen incredible tulips, for instance, in Dutch nurseries and gardens, produced through induced mutations.

To my mind, the result does not alter the "natural" quality of the plant. Yes, you can argue that it's not "natural" because it has been altered from what occurs naturally without human intervention. I'd rather not engage in an argument whether I'm right or wrong technically, or by dictionary definitions of words. Naturally, you will get my point.

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#569428 Aug 8, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
<quoted text> Excuse me counselor, did you just say absence doe's not include absence when we say absent?
Catcher1 are you here..........no reply, Strike it down in the court record that Catcher1 was accounted for.
real lee?
I hope Catcher's absence made your heart grow fonder.

And I expect that this post will be evidence that Catcher is not absent.

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#569429 Aug 8, 2013
BenAdam wrote:
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According to RR domestication makes things unnatural.
Thus a of today pig is no longer a real pig so Jews and Muslims can eat them now.
LOL
I think you and I are on the same page here. I just replied to RR, at length.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#569430 Aug 8, 2013
BenAdam wrote:
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Sooooo,
Jesus wasn't a Jew or Jesus didn't believe in Heaven or Hell.
Which is it ?
hey Ben(son of)Adam - did you know that just like Abraham and Isaac, adam also had 2 sons who were represenatives of the 2 seperate and opposing kingdoms?

adam: cain - abel(replaced by seth)
abraham: ishmael - isaac
isaac: esau - jacob/israel

shall we call you more appropriatley "BenCain"?

schooled again by the Holy Spirit educated wasup;)

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#569431 Aug 8, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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I remember my Jewish friends telling me that hell didn't exist.
And I can find lots of Christians that don't believe in Hell.

The difference is that Judaism does not have any doctrine or dogma regarding the after-life. People are allowed to speculate whatever they want. Christianity is dictatorial about the after-life. It is after all the only reason to be a Christian.

Without a Heaven and Hell, Christianity would collapse.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#569432 Aug 8, 2013
RiversideHick wrote:
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You did not check all the posts...
"RiversideHick wrote:
The way I understand it, the term "narcotic" is used when talking about an illegal substance that affects your mood or behavior.
Yes?
If so, that perfectly describes marijuana."
BenAdam wrote:
No. You are wrong.
Get an education.
http://m.topix.net/forum/topstories/T0N0LORUM...
It seems you are the "area liar"...
Thank you for proving you are a liar.

You wrote that I evade your question:

"The way I understand it, the term "narcotic" is used when talking about an illegal substance that affects your mood or behavior.
Yes?"

Not only did I answer that question, I explained my answer.

Thus, when you said I evaded your question, you were lying.

Daffynitions of "liar", "evade" and "question" in 3... 2... 1...

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#569433 Aug 8, 2013
RiversideHick wrote:
RiversideHick wrote:
<quoted text>...
Are you implying that genetic modification of the marijuana plant to make it have a higher than natural THC level is natural?!?
Yes.
Mankind has been genetically modifying plants and animals for thousands of years to produce more of what they want from them.

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#569436 Aug 8, 2013
RiversideHick wrote:
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The 2nd law of thermodynamics states that the universe is burning itself out and will someday no longer exist.
It will end. It must've had a beginning.
No... the 2nd law of thermodynamics doesn't say that.

There's a term >>> asymptotic.

Learn what it means and how it applies to our universe's future.

Do that and get back to us.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#569437 Aug 8, 2013
RiversideHick wrote:
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Translation: What YOU believe.
... and several other scholars of history and Abrahamic religions.

You still can't grasp that whole education thingy, can you ?

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#569438 Aug 8, 2013
RiversideHick wrote:
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I'm not arguing.
But I don't wanna catch shit from you for ignoring your posts, so...
Just trying to figure out what's wrong with you, Hick.

It's in your best interest to let me.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#569439 Aug 8, 2013
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> Some diploid you are, maybe youre a haploid
That's true. I'm just a hapoloid, cloned umbrella.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#569440 Aug 8, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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That was good for a hearty guffaw.
Jesus Claus and the twelve reindeer, Luke, Peter, Prancer, Dasher, Asher, Levi, Dan, Dancer, Bashful, Doc ... I forget
hahaha!

Did you ever see Harris talk about Mormonism? He said "we can say that Mormonism is objectively less real than Christianity. Because it's just Christianity with a bunch of stupid stuff added."

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#569441 Aug 8, 2013
RiversideHick wrote:
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....
If you still doubt, find one reference to hell in the Torah.
(cue the google search in 3...2...1...)
As I already stated, Jews call it Sheol. The English Bible translate it as Hell.

Are you stupid, a liar, insane or just take pleasure in beign an asshole ?

As to your "question":

Sheol (AKA Hell)is mentioned in the Torah:

Genesis 37:35; 42:38; 44:29, 31
Numbers 16:30, 33
Deuteronomy 32:22

It is also throughout the rest of the Jewish Scriptures (AKA OT):

1 Samuel 2:6
2 Samuel 22:6
1 Kings 2:6, 9
Job 7:9; 11:8; 14:13; 17:13, 16; 21:13; 24:19; 26:6
Psalm 6:5; 9:17; 16:10; 18:5; 30:3; 31:17; 49:14-15; 55:15; 86:13; 88:3; 89:48; 116:3; 139:8; 141:7
Proverbs 1:12; 5:5; 7:27; 9:18; 15:11, 24; 23:14; 27:20; 30:16
Ecclesiastes 9:10
Song of Solomon 8:6
Isaiah 5:14; 14:9, 11, 15; 28:15; 28:18; 38:10, 18; 57:9
Ezekiel 31:15, 16; 31:17; 32:21, 27
Hosea 13:14
Amos 9:2
Jonah 2:2
Habakkuk 2:5

As to your declaration and link, here is a Jewish site contradicting your Christian one:

"Though there is no official Jewish conception of the afterlife, Jewish sources do provide images of a torturous hell and heavenly paradise."

http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Theol...

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#569442 Aug 8, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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The only benefit I get from any of this is an education, some entertainment, and the satisfaction that comes from doing the right thing for the right reasons.
And here I thought it was for the benefit of everyone you've tied up and forced to participate on Topix.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#569443 Aug 8, 2013
RiversideHick wrote:
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Not if you genetically engineer it, no.
What a stupid question.
What do you mean by "engineer" ?

Is this another excuse for one your daffynitions ?

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#569444 Aug 8, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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False dichotomy.
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I'm offended by this.
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This particular (non)sense is common, but irrational.
Are you a Victorian era librarian?
By the way, you just offended me again.
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You chief complaints seem to center around cultural taboos.
By the way, I'm very o**ended right now.
<quoted text>
Congratulations. You give MORE power to the taboo by treating it like a taboo.
That's so bleeping offensive.
<quoted text>
We rationalists, we like to perpetuate rationality.
That's what we like to do. We sure do.
We're offended by your irrationality. We are.
Oops, I mean w*.
hahaha, Tide, you are awesome.

/hugs Tide to reduce the offended feelings.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#569445 Aug 8, 2013
Qu_innocence wrote:
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Was it first uncreated before it created itself?
<quoted text>So easy, even a caveman can understand it. <<<old Geico commercial spoof>>>
hahaha!!!

That's wonderful.

I don't know. I'm just making stuff up.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#569446 Aug 8, 2013
Qu_innocence wrote:
Absence of Evidence does not mean evidence of absence?
I believe a certain Atheist said that on this thread earlier this year.
Before the germ theory of disease, there was the sin theory of disease, right? But that theory wasn't super effective - mostly because germs were the "actual" causes of disease (I put actual in quotes b/c I'm referring to the biological and not the social).

They didn't have any evidence of germs, so they didn't know. But that wasn't proof that germs didn't exist.

You could make that argument about the invisibility of any given deity, to be sure. You'd be presupposing that we could develop technology to find your deity, though. But you could still make this claim, sure.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#569447 Aug 8, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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you wouldn't be trying to harras CHRISTians if you thought this were so.
funny how demoniacs and the apostate media NEVER uses the names of false gods as curse words, but "THE ONLY NAME GIVEN UNDER HEAVEN WHEREBY WE MAY BE SAVED" specifically.
i tell ya, you couldn't make this stuff up if you tried.....
Ah, Zeusdamnit.

Curse words are cultural artifacts. They're supposed to produce negative emotion in the listener. No one is going to care if you curse about forgotten myths - so, at least in English and French, they're based on the dominant religion.

In Japanese we don't swear like you do. Our cuss words aren't religious at all. They're a change in politeness level.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#569448 Aug 8, 2013
BenAdam wrote:
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And I can find lots of Christians that don't believe in Hell.
The difference is that Judaism does not have any doctrine or dogma regarding the after-life. People are allowed to speculate whatever they want. Christianity is dictatorial about the after-life. It is after all the only reason to be a Christian.
Without a Heaven and Hell, Christianity would collapse.
So heaven and hell are holding gravity back from the Christian collapse into black hole?

Well, I for one would like to than heaven and hell then.

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