Why Should Jesus Love Me?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#590416 Sep 14, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
mixing Topix and culture has to be some sort of violation of natural law
The big picture continually eludes you.

Since: May 09

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#590417 Sep 14, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>Oh Carlton
You were in here telling guys you bet they like to take it up the ass like a woman. You really gonna cry?
Besides maybe the question should be why is it so believable Ians would be under the covers crying and singing "My Milkshake" to himself?
You seem very worried my post is going to damage his reputation. Thanks for the assist dummy!
~snicker
karl44 wrote:
<quoted text>
Ians does not need my assistance
I was pointing to your christianity
They'll never get it.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#590418 Sep 14, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know if I argued what you seem to imply I did. I'll sum up in brief:
- racism has not caused the evolution of "races."
- racism has resulted in admixture (gene flow) between once disparate populations
- discrimination, including but not limited to racism, puts severe pressure on the lowest in the socioeconomic status (here, selection pressures are on the immune system, mainly)
I only thought the worldwide admixture was cool, not the other stuff. That's pretty nasty. And what brought our current globalization was also pretty nasty, unfortunately.
To answer to your post:
- I think this is the normal evolution of the species (evolution is not progressive, it's just gene pool change). We are just like any other primate species in that we form social hierarchies, with the lowest having the least access to resources and the highest stress. How we make the hierarchies differs, b/c of our big brains, but not that we do.
- Religion definitely had an impact on our technological progression. In terms of an impact on our evolution, it was, for a very long time, what determined the social hierarchies. For me, that's just an outcome of evolution - the expression of how our species produces hierarchies in certain social contexts. It doesn't matter the religious details, they're just fluff, it only matters what the outcome is: greater than kin social cohesion, unequal economic division of resources that mirrors any other primate and follows the general trends in almost all evolutionary systems (the top few percent have the benefit, the rest struggle - that's quite normal).
- I'd like to think we can mature past our base animal behavior, but we haven't seen that yet.
No implication at all HFY. Just adding my thoughts to what you had posted.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#590419 Sep 14, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
You invited me. I'm moving in. Oops, I lost my passport. woohoo!!! Mexico and tequila on IANS!
Any time. We have plenty of room for you.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#590420 Sep 14, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
Christians hate abortion because you don't get to spank them first. Dammit !!!
You know?












You may be on to something...

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#590421 Sep 14, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
1. "Later alligator!"
2. Neither.
3. Yes.
4. Yes.
5. Yes.
6. No.
7. "Dude, where's my car?"
8. A series of letters.
9. Neither. A strip club.
10. They had a LensCrafters nearby, so a lot.
11. Yes.
12. Yes, He resides everywhere.
You don't take your bible any more seriously than I do.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#590422 Sep 14, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>trifecta1 wrote: You admit you're just here for you now eh?

trifecta1 wrote: You came on here with your delusions of Christianity dying

It aint necessarily so wrote, " The statistics are clear: Christianity *IS* dying in America, which is cause to celebrate.
"

They'll never get it.

Christianity itself is what causes the atrophy it suffers. Nontheists just point it out. Sure, by that being pointed out does hasten the process, but atheists don't cause it. Christianity does that and has for a long time.

For some reason Christians think atheists need to band together and support each other. That's a Christian mentality. That Christian mentality is a hive mind mentality. A hive mind mentality crumbles when the hive doesn't have the same mind.

The hive of Christianity is crumbling.

It's easy to see what happened here. Most bailed. Even before they bailed, from what I observed upon first coming here, much of the conversations among the Christians on the thread were pissing matches in an attempt to prove - to the other Christian - that his method of practicing Christianity is the correct method.

The 30,000± denominations within Christianity certainly illustrates that effect and mentality.

You or I or any atheist/nontheist would be here or on any thread regardless if if any other were. How does that saying go?

"The strong is stronger when he is alone"

We're used to that.

That doesn't mean I don't enjoy reading the thoughts and observations of others here. That certainly is one of the reasons I frequent topix. It's good to encounter others of like mind, and it's not just atheists that have that thought process.

The thing is; None of us need the other to support or defend the other.

We may choose to do so, but it isn't necessary. We don't expect it. If it's just your voice alone, that's fine. None of the atheists here need the other to approve what the other says. I'd also add that just because nothing is said regarding another's proffered thought, does not indicate disapproval. Each of us understand that.

You know, I'd probably add to that saying above; The strong is stronger when he is alone, because by being alone, is where he found his strength.

Yeah. That. I think each individual atheist values that process that led to being an atheist. You arrive at atheism alone. That has been the normal state of what it means to be an atheist for quite a while.

The very first atheist was, I'm sure, alone, and surrounded by theists.

We don't depend on each other for identity. An atheist does not rely upon a book or doctrine or another atheist to identify the atheist or tell the atheist he or she is atheist.

Each of us found that on our own and it's refreshing to understand and see that each of us, almost without fail have came to the same conclusions and formulated our own personal philosophies that are, for the most part, surprisingly similar. Nevertheless, the one commonality between atheists is that we don't have a belief that gods exist. We don't have a book we follow. We don't attend "atheist" services. We don't look up to one atheist as a "role model", for each atheist modeled our own self.

Put one hundred atheists in a room.

Among those hundred there will be thousands of differences. Sure, we may enjoy football(that's not atheism), camping(that's not atheism), music(that's not atheism) etc...

Just the one thing - no belief that deities exist - is the only similarity atheists can truly say they share.

All else is up to the individual atheist.

In the meantime...



The hive of Christianity is crumbling.
Ramen.

Best post award goes to Scar.

“What?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#590423 Sep 14, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
<silently nods>
Bongo doesn't seem to understand that the Appalachian Range runs from Georgia to Canada. It goes right through New York. If you think there are hillbillies in Tennessee, you've never been to Vermont.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#590424 Sep 14, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
hahaha!
SEEEEeeeeeEeeEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ee!
Only Buddha is the real deity.
:)
PANGU! might disagree with that.

But he's dead.

“It's Time. . .”

Since: Jun 13

New Holland

#590425 Sep 14, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>See my last. Hehehe.
Unlike a certain poster, I couldn't care less if u call me a filthy convict. I had a shower today, don't u know.
:D

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#590426 Sep 14, 2013
Rider on the Storm wrote:
So your real life is just a big lie also.
No, fool.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#590427 Sep 14, 2013
River Tam wrote:
Dude...
Sorry, I'm in a good mood :)
You'd tap that?
Where have you been?

Wait...

Don't tell me.

“What?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#590428 Sep 14, 2013
scaritual wrote:
trifecta1 wrote: You admit you're just here for you now eh?
<quoted text>
trifecta1 wrote: You came on here with your delusions of Christianity dying
<quoted text>They'll never get it.
Christianity itself is what causes the atrophy it suffers. Nontheists just point it out. Sure, by that being pointed out does hasten the process, but atheists don't cause it. Christianity does that and has for a long time.
For some reason Christians think atheists need to band together and support each other. That's a Christian mentality. That Christian mentality is a hive mind mentality. A hive mind mentality crumbles when the hive doesn't have the same mind.
The hive of Christianity is crumbling.
It's easy to see what happened here. Most bailed. Even before they bailed, from what I observed upon first coming here, much of the conversations among the Christians on the thread were pissing matches in an attempt to prove - to the other Christian - that his method of practicing Christianity is the correct method.
The 30,000± denominations within Christianity certainly illustrates that effect and mentality.
You or I or any atheist/nontheist would be here or on any thread regardless if if any other were. How does that saying go?
"The strong is stronger when he is alone"
We're used to that.
That doesn't mean I don't enjoy reading the thoughts and observations of others here. That certainly is one of the reasons I frequent topix. It's good to encounter others of like mind, and it's not just atheists that have that thought process.
The thing is; None of us need the other to support or defend the other.
We may choose to do so, but it isn't necessary. We don't expect it. If it's just your voice alone, that's fine. None of the atheists here need the other to approve what the other says. I'd also add that just because nothing is said regarding another's proffered thought, does not indicate disapproval. Each of us understand that.
You know, I'd probably add to that saying above; The strong is stronger when he is alone, because by being alone, is where he found his strength.
Yeah. That. I think each individual atheist values that process that led to being an atheist. You arrive at atheism alone. That has been the normal state of what it means to be an atheist for quite a while.
The very first atheist was, I'm sure, alone, and surrounded by theists.
We don't depend on each other for identity. An atheist does not rely upon a book or doctrine or another atheist to identify the atheist or tell the atheist he or she is atheist.
Each of us found that on our own and it's refreshing to understand and see that each of us, almost without fail have came to the same conclusions and formulated our own personal philosophies that are, for the most part, surprisingly similar. Nevertheless, the one commonality between atheists is that we don't have a belief that gods exist. We don't have a book we follow. We don't attend "atheist" services. We don't look up to one atheist as a "role model", for each atheist modeled our own self.
Put one hundred atheists in a room.
Among those hundred there will be thousands of differences. Sure, we may enjoy football(that's not atheism), camping(that's not atheism), music(that's not atheism) etc...
Just the one thing - no belief that deities exist - is the only similarity atheists can truly say they share.
All else is up to the individual atheist.
In the meantime...
The hive of Christianity is crumbling.
scaritual wrote:
Put one hundred atheists in a room.
I did that once but I could only come up with 49 Chess tables. After 2 hours of, "After you. No, by all means, after you. No, don't be silly, you first".

I finally had to shoot two of them.

Let the games begin !!!

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#590429 Sep 14, 2013
Le_le wrote:
ps. Sending you my best to your life well deserved.
Thanks, Le_Le, and the same in return.
Bongo

United States

#590430 Sep 14, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
What's currently trending these days?
wigger

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#590431 Sep 14, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
<quoted text>
Dude...
Sorry, I'm in a good mood :)
You'd tap that?
:)

If I wasn't so sleepy...

...well, you can tell me later.

Goodnight River.

“What?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#590432 Sep 14, 2013
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>Where have you been?
Wait...
Don't tell me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =J2HBdRCroksXX
I'm silent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch...

Looks like we both found something last night :)
Bongo

United States

#590433 Sep 14, 2013
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
Bongo doesn't seem to understand that the Appalachian Range runs from Georgia to Canada. It goes right through New York. If you think there are hillbillies in Tennessee, you've never been to Vermont.
Yes I do. There was an earthquake a couple years ago, my first experience. It occurred down south somewhere but traveled all the way to Canada, likend to ringing a large bell as it reverberated. I was lying in bed when my entire house started shaking, very eerie feeling.

“What?”

Since: Oct 10

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#590434 Sep 14, 2013
Bongo wrote:
<quoted text> wigger
bongo



How was the vaca?

“What?”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#590435 Sep 14, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>
:)
If I wasn't so sleepy...
...well, you can tell me later.
Goodnight River.
I may be late tomorrow too.

Can I borrow the car keys and a blanket and...no, I think I have everything else.

Kthanks.

:-)

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