Why Should Jesus Love Me?

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#592581 Sep 17, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>I haven't been in here too much lately but having a day off work today and a bit of spare time up my sleeve (not that it can be seen there LOL). I didn't say anything to G about his daughter before, but just thought to point out that he is judging someone on a subject he didn't do too well with himself, and meant to point out he was being unfair. Most of us do the best we can, but we are humans, and emotional, reacting according to that which we can handle.
Yes. You are good little gossip monger and liar.

You are proving the immorality of Christianity.

Since: Mar 09

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#592582 Sep 17, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
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The "heart" (as it is portrayed) should not be "put on"...it should be "lived".
That "heart" is the "core" balance of any and all information one encounters in his/her relationship with their environment. Perceptive thought/speech/action is the response to that interaction...one which should always be tempered with justice/fairness/honest introspection...difficult, but not impossible. That which you encounter in individuals is the varying degree of ability each has to cope with these circumstances confronting them, and the information(or lack of) they have experienced.
Hey BT

I don't think it is suggesting someone be disingenuous or obedient selectively.

I think when it says to put your heart on it is simply a way of giving a reminder.

Just like...

Matthew 6:21
"Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

....doesn't mean your heart is literally there and not in the chest cavity

I'm not being sarcastic. I am just making the point that the more someone knows the bible the more they get used to how each writer writes and his own idiosyncrasies and use of imagery or metaphorical speech

(T) Peace

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#592583 Sep 17, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
<quoted text>Well...then there's them humans.
Lol. Touché.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#592584 Sep 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I always confuse vicious and viscous.
You can't tell the difference between abuse and love.

We know.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#592585 Sep 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>This also describes you well. Again, I know you won't understand.

Internet Trolling

The act of making a response for no other reason than to gain attention. It is commonly displayed by insecure, or narcissistic people. Even if the remark is rude, or starts an argument, the person trolling gains the social interaction that they wanted. This is displayed more in women than men.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php...
Interesting.

Since: Jul 09

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#592586 Sep 17, 2013
karl44 wrote:
god whispers in My ear (but not yours)
god loves me (best)
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I find it very peculiar that you, who rarely capitalizes anything, chose to capitalize "My" in this post.
I think it tells to your arrogance.
Does anyone else find that strange?
I was mocking your accusation of hubris against another person, you neglected that part.

YOU have the morals of a christian

Since: Jul 09

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#592587 Sep 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
RiversideRedneck wrote:
The Nazis burned books, too. Have fun.
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Any person with any sense of intellectuality would never condone the burning of any book. Ever.
You should be ashamed of yourself.
oh

does mythology count?

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#592588 Sep 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
I say you sure do know a lot more ... than I do I'll refer to your better judgement on it.
(dishonestly edited by Hiding)

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#592589 Sep 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>Catcher worries me, man. I bet he's got a spiral notebook with "RR" tattooed all over it. He remembers far too many small details of shit I've written in the past year or so.

I think he makes RR notes every chance he gets.

Catcher: "ooohhhh RR said this" (writes) "ooooh RR said that" (writes) "OMG RR said THAT?" (writes) "ooohhhh I bet I can use that against him later!"

Lol

I have my own Internet stalker.

It's just too bad it isn't a chick.

.......or is it?
You have just one?

I win.

Since: Jul 09

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#592590 Sep 17, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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Lol!
Thanks
I like calamari but that looks like battered and fried foreskins.
does god compete with you for those foreskins?

no?

proves god is not real, because the bible claims god likes foreskins.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#592591 Sep 17, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
<quoted text>We'd have to open with a prayer to Jesus.

We could burn a pile of books in a cross shape, KKK style, after we open with a prayer to Jesus.

Or we could burn a pile of books at the stake, Salem witch hunter style, after we open with a prayer to Jesus.

Or we could just throw all the books into a lake of fire.
Lol. Can we digitalise all the books first?
Bongo

Yonkers, NY

#592592 Sep 17, 2013
MrC wrote:
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No I finally settled on, "avid viewer" which was your definition , and you"very admitted to striking your wife.
Enjoy your,(illegal in the UK) porn.
I'm off to read a non pornographic book.
Mrc or mr cukold, as it were, why do you harangue RR?

Since: Mar 09

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#592593 Sep 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Catcher worries me, man. I bet he's got a spiral notebook with "RR" tattooed all over it. He remembers far too many small details of shit I've written in the past year or so.
I think he makes RR notes every chance he gets.
Catcher: "ooohhhh RR said this" (writes) "ooooh RR said that" (writes) "OMG RR said THAT?" (writes) "ooohhhh I bet I can use that against him later!"
Lol
I have my own Internet stalker.
It's just too bad it isn't a chick.
.......or is it?
I think Catcher just likes throwing hissy fits

And it gets the attention of Ians or the lies Catcher has been caught in

I mean a guy who claims he would never turn down a client no matter what kind of person he was or whatever crime had committed (I specifically asked him about child molesters and he reiterated he'd turn away no one) is really gonna pretend he is all out of sorts cause you smacked someone on the top of the head to get them to stop biting you or tapped a baby's butt to discipline?

Who is he kidding?

But he is very, very interested in everything you do

Maybe he has pickles and lotion on the brain?

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#592594 Sep 17, 2013
Serah wrote:
Whoah there.... getting a bit stressed are you?
Yeah. Thanks, Serah.
What does science claim (good word for it) Earth and life on Earth began from?
You're going to have to read about astronomy to find out where the Earth came from. I'm not going to go into detail here.

Science doesn't claim where life came from, except "organic molecules" and is testing that right now. There are a number of hypotheses. Basically, we know that bodies function because of the workings of molecules. So, molecules are being investigated, to see what kinds of forces can turn them into self-replicators.
From what I can gather there are many theories, and a couple of newie too, including life began on Mars and we all travelled here by meteorite. I like that one. Trying to download the link, but don't have internet speed and the inclination to waste time waiting.
"we all" might be a touch of an exaggeration. If true, there is no "we," except in the sense that some kind of cell, ancestral to all life. "Theory" is incorrect, too. These are hypotheses.

To be honest, Serah, I don't buy into the Mars idea. But, maybe.
***Life DID begin on Mars - then we all travelled to Earth on a meteorite: Element crucial to the origin of life 'would only have been available on the red planet'Molybdenum mineral is thought to have been crucial to the origin of life
Material may have been available on the surface of Mars and
It might not just be men who are from Mars, claims a new study which suggests that all life on Earth actually began on the red planet. An element believed to be crucial to the origin of life would only have been available on the surface of Mars, it is claimed.
Geochemist Professor Steven Benner argues that the 'seeds' of life probably arrived on Earth in meteorites blasted off Mars by impacts or volcanic eruptions.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/articl... ***
That was dated the 28th August, 2013, and he is arguing and others are claiming.... Man, ya gotta love science doncha? Can't wait to see the next wave of brilliant ideas that cost us an absolute fortune while we let people starve.
It's funny that you critique it without actually understanding why they would make such claims. That's like laughing at your doctor when s/he diagnoses you with some illness you've never heard of, if you didn't believe in the germ theory of disease.

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#592595 Sep 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Puleeeze....
Since when is a high school day only five hours long?
9 to 3

hour off for lunch

maybe an hour of "gym"
could be an hour of "study block"
or an hour of "prep"

on a bad day 5hrs

on a good day, 2 or 3

but that kind of job goes to educated people.

what kind of work do you have RR?

do you grab money from church collection plates ?

like your dad.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#592596 Sep 17, 2013
Serah wrote:
<quoted text>Don't hit babies, really don't....
And you are going to do your utmost to remember that an unborn baby has less rights than a born baby?
Kill the unborn baby but don't hit the living one doesn't really have a nice ring about it, IMHO, and I guess I can thank GOD for that. Seeing a baby playing in the womb, especially when there are twins, surely lets you know that you are killing a living being? Have you heard the video of the abortion where the baby is screaming as they rip its arms and legs off, before crushing its head?
Sorry, reading his posting about people like me thinking unborn babies have rights got me sparked off, perhaps because I saw too much :)
Why don't you write a piece that compares rights of the fetus to rights of the mother?

That would be interesting.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#592597 Sep 17, 2013
Serah wrote:
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***Forget the beginning of this paragraph, here’s the crux of the matter: by the time Collins was done with undergrad, he was a firmly entrenched atheist. To the point that he would try and convince and belittle non-atheists. You might add the adjective “militant” if you wish.
This attitude carried Collins through various stops of graduate school and medical school. If I remember this right, he had different forms of grad school related to chemistry, biology, and family medicine. Basically he was getting himself ready to become the head of the Human Genome Project, before such a thing even existed.
Something interesting happened when he made it to residency in medical school. This stop in his schooling had him interacting with different people on their deathbed. He was struck how different people of faith would be filled with such peace, such joy, and such love even as the crushing wheel of Darwinism was declaring “You are not strong enough to survive.” One kind, middle-aged woman on her deathbed simply asked Collins,“Have you actually looked into it? Have you looked into God and faith matters?”
He was stumped. Here he is, a man of research who prides himself in being thoroughly well-read. And yet he hasn’t spent an ounce of time researching deep matters of faith and God, but he’s made some weighty conclusions.
With this nagging his conscience, Collins walked into the office of a Methodist minister. He came guns blazing with some PhD-level questions. The Methodist minister listened well, but didn’t want to flex his muscles and compete in a battle of wits with this medical resident. The minister basically just said “Here, read this” and pulled Mere Christianity off of his shelf.
From chapter one, Collins was hooked. As Lewis began with the Moral Law and thus constructed a case for the Plausibility of Christianity, Collins knew there was something to this. This kind of scared Collins, basically the “if this is true, then what the heck have I been doing with my life?” type of fear. But after a year of slowly and deliberately wrestling with faith, with Lewis, and with Jesus Christ, Collins went all-in and devoted his life to Christ.
A compelling story, I always love hearing testimony of how God wins even the hardest hearts. Yay God!
http://putonthefullarmor.wordpress.com/2012/0... ***
So he was able to become a scientist through his atheism? That's pretty interesting...:)(teasing)

Collins writes that he saw a three-icicle waterfall and "knew" God was talking to him. That's pretty bizarre.

To address the above: calmness in the face of death does not equal or necessitate truth. It tells us that the faith the dying people had helped them deal with their situation. That's great and all, for sure, and I'd like to see more of that. But that isn't evidence that their belief systems are representative of reality, just that those belief systems act to help out the patients.

Clearly Collins doesn't know how to apply Darwinism to people if that's what he writes. Evolutionary theory must be able to explain why people can believe in religion, why it calms them in the face of death, and so on. Evolutionary theory is absolutely not opposed to people's ability, through faith, to be calm in the face of death. That Collins, above, would represent it thusly demonstrates he's more concerned with the hard science part of evolution - the genes - than he is at understanding how humans are the products of evolution.

But this is to be expected. He's a hard scientist, not an anthropologist or psychologist. Dawkins makes similar mistakes when applying evolution to humans. It's out of their training.

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#592598 Sep 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Actions of Internet Trolls:
1. Trolls generally use provocative and confrontational language. A clever one will mix it up with relevant and friendly posts.
2. Trolls hardly ever stick to the topic; they beat around the bush with the intention to confuse the reader.
3. Trolls of the subtle variety flag off their attack with innocent questions. You will often find them dressed up as new members of forums and chat rooms.
4. Trolls lack understanding of a topic. They will not respond with a proper answer to a proper question.
5. Trolls (especially the clever variants) use catch phrases to win sympathy. For instance, they may portray themselves as victims or specially challenged.
6. Trolls use web addresses or fictitious online identities that lead to dead ends.
7. Trolls may make desperate efforts to make themselves liked. Sugar coated responses or overt-flattering comments are signature troll moves.
Wow, that sums up you nicely! You absolutely do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (when you're whining about discrimination against yourself), 6 - we all do 6, 7 with your intermittent jokes.

Thanks. So you're claiming to be a troll?

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#592599 Sep 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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No, in all honesty i did not remember writing that.
I already told you that.
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No. I didn't start drinking til about 3 or 4 years ago.
<quoted text>
I love you, too.
Why did you start drinking only 3 or 4 years ago?

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#592600 Sep 17, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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"1. Trolls generally use provocative and confrontational language. A clever one will mix it up with relevant and friendly posts."
You exemplify that.
So do you.

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