“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#595897 Sep 26, 2013
Epiphany2 wrote:
Top 'O the Morning to ya...
“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”
~ Amelia Earhart
Thought for the day
I have always agreed with that outlook.

Sometimes the best ones are never planned, have no intended destination, and you just have to grab them as they present themselves.

That's how it is for me, anyway.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#595898 Sep 26, 2013
BenAdam wrote:
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I do.
I like many Christians here and even admire a few.
I have respect for Christians here, too.

The strange thing is the ones I have respect for, many of the Christians I have little respect for, dislike the Christians I respect.
UidiotRaceMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#595899 Sep 26, 2013
UidiotRaceMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
<quoted text>Not thing to do with religion wars, our US used one of many propaganda tools like religion to riled up our brainwashed US populace nationalist prides to support our greedy US leaders PNAC goal, the War-for-profiteering agendas and USD/OIL Hegemony and other ill US money global hegemonic agendas - ever hear US MANIFEST DESTINY? U been take to cleaners by corrupted /greedy US leaders agendas. You so undereducated and ignorant and easily molded to support evil agendas. We invaded other nations , no wonder they hate our US!
Read up religious grunt!
John Stockwell, ex-CIA (From his books, speeches...
'
It is the function of the CIA to keep the world unstable, and to propagandize and teach the American people to hate, so we will let the Establishment spend any amount of money on arms.
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add!

Mary Roberts Rinehart
"
I hate those men who would send into war youth to fight and die for them; the pride and cowardice of those old men, making their wars that boys must die.

“Love much, trust none”

Since: Jul 11

There

#595900 Sep 26, 2013
scaritual wrote:
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I have respect for Christians here, too.
The strange thing is the ones I have respect for, many of the Christians I have little respect for, dislike the Christians I respect.
That has been my experience as well.
UidiotRaceMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#595901 Sep 26, 2013
Thomas della Peruta

Our (American) children are not born to hate, they are raised to hate.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#595902 Sep 26, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Jesus, you're a stupid man.
Do you know what stereotyping is? I'll tell you what it's not: It's not formulating an opinion about the nature of an idea or other abstraction by observing actual people and modifying ones opinion with each new instance. If I read and interview a thousand Christians over the course of several years on Topix, and each one contributes a small part to my total understanding of what it is and what it does - some tainting it with their behavior, some not - then I have done an informal study and drawn conclusions based on evidence.
You taint your religion. Trifecta taints it. Shrink taints it. Red Apples taints it. Is that stereotyping either any of you or Christianity? No, it's not.
Like it or not, you are each ambassadors for your faith.
"A thousand people cannot convince one by words to the extent that one person can convince a thousand by action." - From the Zoroastrian Avesta, 2nd millennium BCE.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#595903 Sep 26, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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I never left.
And yet, I returned.
I thought maybe you white sheeted me for awhile.

HL gets jealous when I'm under your sheet.

“I.Spirit.Son.God”

Since: Jan 12

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#595904 Sep 26, 2013
scaritual wrote:
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I have respect for Christians here, too.
The strange thing is the ones I have respect for, many of the Christians I have little respect for, dislike the Christians I respect.
That is all in your head. Just like your belief that nothing/emptiness/void began the process to make your ancestors. You have a lot of Faith though.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#595905 Sep 26, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. if, like Galileo, my existence was threatened by the church, I would submit. Wouldn't you? Hence, wouldn't submission become a positive quality ??..
.. if I submit to you voluntarily, I display trust, correct? If you force me to submit, I feel disdain, distrust and disgust ..
.. some churches commit spiritual rape via fear and shame (especially with children), submit their bid for power, demand authority and claim ultimate victory over the unknown. They quash the spirit and are destitute of virtue. It's the responsibility of any civilized society to destroy such organizations ..
It's ironic and unfortunate that in regards to theism and it's effect, atheists and non theists have to stand up and speak against that mentality.

You'd think theists themselves would be leading the effort.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#595906 Sep 26, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Nicely said, Karl. Of course we can judge Christianity based on observing Christians.
Soon you'll hear what a bigot and stereotyper you are for coming to conclusions based on those observations.
"I heard a man loudly exclaim,'I am a christian!' Then I watched him awhile and decided I would not be" – Oukah
Skombolis would cry "Foul!" at a comment like that.
It wouldn't surprise me either, if he began to denigrate Oukah for being an American Aboriginal, and then start to make comments about living in "teepees' and other such disparaging remarks.

Here's a couple more Oukah quotes from around the late 1700's if I'm not mistaken.

"The truth is sometimes harsh and unrelenting. Most people would prefer a nice, comfortable lie they can live with." - Oukah

"All human beings are flawed. If anyone were perfect, his very perfection would be his imperfection, for it would make him different from the rest of us." - Oukah

Since: Oct 10

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#595907 Sep 26, 2013
Epiphany2 wrote:
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Thanks Friend.....
Guess what my 20 year old grandaughter is thinking of getting into?....Mortuary Science....(Work at a Funeral Home)
I told her "Well...you'll always have business"
Good for her. In some states it takes a 4 year degree and in others an Associates degree. I think it's very important work. It takes a special person with a special sense of humour.

Another profession that always has business is prostitution but I wouldn't recommend that for her.

Since: Oct 10

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#595908 Sep 26, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
<quoted text>That is all in your head. Just like your belief that nothing/emptiness/void began the process to make your ancestors. You have a lot of Faith though.
The real question is: What, if anything, is in your head?

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#595909 Sep 26, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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Your god was nailed to a piece of lumber. How omnipotent of him.
Yeah, from what I recall "the Jesus!" isn't real good at put downs, but with a little help excels at being put up... and then taken down, by someone else, who isn't omnipotent.

I think I nailed that one.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#595910 Sep 26, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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Did my toenail story bother you, Bongo?
That was my intent, ya know?
Let me ask you this. Was the woman who called my girlfriend and I filthy dykes loud enough for us to hear it acting obnoxiously or righteously in public? When people treat me with respect I generally respond in kind. That goes the other way as well. Nobody got hurt. That's the important thing. People chew on nails all the time.
Lighten up a little. It was funny.
:-)
Like a meal with a hidden toothpick.

Or..ermm... "toethpick".

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#595911 Sep 26, 2013
Larry wrote:
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Morning sunshine!!!!!!!!!!
Good afternoon Mr. Piggy.
Hope you haven't - falsely -accused anyone of murder today..

Who cares if you have, though, right?
Say three Hail Marys and one Act of Contrition..your god will forgive you.
You can write it off claiming yer having a bad day.. And you slandered another
- just because-..

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#595912 Sep 26, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
<quoted text>That is all in your head. Just like your belief that nothing/emptiness/void began the process to make your ancestors. You have a lot of Faith though.
kthanxbai

Since: Mar 10

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#595913 Sep 26, 2013
BenAdam wrote:
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Seems our detractors have both of us unemployed. LOL
Hope you enjoy your 'not-a-job' as much as I enjoy mine.
You are going to have to bond w Skom over something else.
I said he worked 3rd shift. Which, years ago he said he did.
I guess it's now 2nd shift.

Never said he doesn't have a job. Sorry.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#595914 Sep 26, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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The real question is: What, if anything, is in your head?

Since: Mar 10

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#595915 Sep 26, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
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:)
You are giving that creepy smile again.
You know Ben is misrepresenting my post.. Yet you take a pat on the back just like
a dishonest politician..
You are greasy..
Yuck!

“I.Spirit.Son.God”

Since: Jan 12

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#595916 Sep 26, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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The real question is: What, if anything, is in your head?
How is that relevant to you?

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