“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#596445 Sep 28, 2013
Khatru wrote:
Hi IANS This thread moves too quickly for me - I have a few days away and upon my return I have so much ground to make up that I lose the will to live.
Pretty funny.
Khatru wrote:
It seems to me that death figures highly in the Christian doctrine. Not just death but also blood, sacrifice, pain and suffering. No wonder their product is so disgusting.
It's interesting, isn't it:

[1] What they call a loving god tortured itself until death and prepared a great torture chamber for most of its beloved creation.

[2] What they call a merciful god punishes with eternal gratuitous torture with hope of parole

[3] What they call everlasting life is everlasting death.

[4] What they call spirituality is a complete psychological separation from mankind and the world - a social death of sorts.

[5] What they call wisdom is the death of curiosity and pursuit of knowledge, which they call foolishness.

"We affirm humanism as a realistic alternative to theologies of despair and ideologies of violence and as a source of rich personal significance and genuine satisfaction in the service to others."

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#596446 Sep 28, 2013
trifecta1 wrote:
Entire post can be found at...

http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/T0N0LOR...

I no think my Christianity have anything to do with this billboard. Nothing at all. Offline behind the billboard life is what matters.

*

That is how cynical and suspicious I view this billboard. it be crazy and stupid to judge the faith of any writer here.
As I read this what I hear is that you can turn your faith on and off depending on the circumstances...based on if you want to follow your faith or be more "of this world". That is in a sense what you are saying...

It is not a question of judging ones faith...but more on how your faith is represented. When you come to a place such as this and announce that you are of the Christian faith or any other faith then that is what others expect to see. Your behavior here not only reflects upon yourself but also that which you say you represent.

I don't believe that a place such as this is for "recruiting". However...I do believe that it can be a place where others should be able to "see" how faith has affected your life. It destroys the message of "God is love"..."love thy neighbor"..."do unto others"...when that is not the message that is represented by the followers.

There are some that manage to hold on to their faith despite being in a place such as this. That is difficult at times...not just for Christians but for anyone that is trying to live by a set of values and morals.
To me this is one of the most important verse in the bible---
Phil 2:1
12 So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
I think you mean Philippines 2:12

I think possibly we are seeing two different meanings in this verse.

If you go on to read verse 13

13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

I read it as saying...

Always conduct yourself as if God is standing before you...in order to fulfill his purpose.

I just don't read any exceptions in those verses...in other words...no turning it on and off.

I think that verses 1-4 first talks about this...

2 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

This is just the way that I read these verses...
---Judging people is what kept be from accepting Jesus Christ---for many yrs. Because I use to see them and think how they say they Jesus Follower and talk and do certain things.
After I become a Christian---I careful now to no judge anybody. Because this walk of faith is truly a personal thing. is a personal walk. And only YHWH alone know who is really sincere---and who just playing a Game. I may play a game on here---behind the billboard---I no play.
Do you think that you will be judged in the end by YHWH on how well you play the game here? Do you think he has a point system similar to yours?

I agree Trifecta...faith is personal...a personal walk. You have however chosen a walk that has specific guidelines handed down from the very entity that you claim to follow.

As far as you not judging others...not sure that I can agree with that...I think that if you read some of your posts with an open mind...you might see it in a different light...put yourself in the shoes of the person that you are writing to.

We all judge Trifecta...almost impossible to not do so...part of being human.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#596447 Sep 28, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. my goodness. First Epi, now you? Why do all the Christian ladies on this thread continually post sexual innuendos to the lesbians in this forum ??..
And I heard this voice from heaven that said, lil I have a present for you I will give you a cave man. Do as you please with him. Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo I did LOL just that straight or kinky.LOL LOL LOL.
Bongo

Coram, NY

#596448 Sep 28, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
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You are back on this again?
But still won't answer 2 simple questions
You want to pretend you aren't stereotyping. But you can't even bring yourself to say any group will have people that do bad things and thus be considered "tainted" or admit if an individual negative action can taint an entire group then individual positive actions should make it look better
If you were capable of being honest you would have to concede it goes both ways and there are a lot of people within the faith doing good and making Christianity look good
But that doesn't serve your purpose.
You want to only focus on the negative and only focus on one group even though it applies to every group. Why do you not spend time giving credit for all the good that is done?
Yeah I would say coming here and refusing to answer any question that doesn't further your goal to slam Christianity is pretty much trolling. You enter exchanges under false pretenses. And refuse to even verbalize anything that can't be used as an insult
There are several hundred million Christians in the U.S. alone. The good far outweighs the bad. But people don't find the good interesting. It is why the news always focuses on negative things way more than positive. People like negative. They like to feel superior. They like to judge and tell themselves how they are so much better. They don't want to talk about all the good being done because how does that help their ego?
This is great, will it make "them" irate?
Bongo

Coram, NY

#596449 Sep 28, 2013
Khatru wrote:
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Hi IANS
This thread moves too quickly for me - I have a few days away and upon my return I have so much ground to make up that I lose the will to live.
It seems to me that death figures highly in the Christian doctrine. Not just death but also blood, sacrifice, pain and suffering.
No wonder their product is so disgusting.
Cant handle the truth ol chap? You don't approve of the creator and his "ways". Yet you kill animals daily to eat so you can live. Wonder what they think of you?

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#596450 Sep 28, 2013
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I live in Bee Lick.
We lick bees.
I bet Bee was ecstatic...)>
Trucker

Dunedin, FL

#596451 Sep 28, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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When a lusty young woman calls you a cuntweasel, you thank her, not judge her from your bible.
Forfeit your man card.
A real man is one that will obey God.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#596452 Sep 28, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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Booger Holler. I like that name. Bet it was named after one of the kids.
I've kayaked on the Cheat River in WV. They name their rapids too. I guess every river has names for them. My favourite was called Big Nasty. When I got through I would sometimes just backpaddle and watch the big rafts come through and shoot into the air, spilling 6 or 7 people at a time.
The Upper Youghiogheny is the scariest river, well, except for me ;)
I used to canoe a lot. I've been down all the rivers you can run around here, and swam in a river in every state I've ever lived in or been through(except Oklahoma).

I dunno about the scariest river, but I'm sure you're the coolest river I've ever known. But you might be scary. Some people think I am until they get to know me.

Then my reputation is shot all to hell. o)

mostly...

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#596453 Sep 28, 2013
Epiphany2 wrote:
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Does a tree make a sound in the woods?......
http://961wodz.com/watch-the-geico-falling-tr...
hahaaaa... I've never seen that one.

BTW, every tree makes a sound.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#596454 Sep 28, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
<quoted text>Ya know that BIG BANG that keeps hitt'n ya on the head? That's the LID.
The two metal rods on the side is fer yer electroshock therapy(which ya obviously ain't had fer a while)... Try not ta put yer tongue on 'em....if ya do...make sure ther's cotton in yer ears first....and don't exhale...you'll cause the whole hospital ta pass out.
LOL

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#596455 Sep 28, 2013
Trucker wrote:
<quoted text>A real man is one that will obey God.
Do you believe that this statement is obeying God?

"I return kindness when it's given."

Kindness is only given if it is given first?

Are these verses obeying God?

32 If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.

Should someone only be kind if kindness is given first?

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#596456 Sep 28, 2013
scaritual wrote:
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Then my reputation is shot all to hell. o)
mostly...


Reputations are like credit scores up and down the scales.

Never judge a book until you read the pages. From experience some of the best people I ever known had sorry reputation but had hearts plated in pure gold.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#596458 Sep 28, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. some folks on this thread are highly sensitive, over-analyze a post and become defensive. They cloak their sensitive natures behind a veneer of hostility and leave a trail of destruction ..
.. if you look long enough, you can always find a hidden message embedded in a straightforward statement ..
.. the adverse affects of fanatical religiosity have now been linked to poor mental health. What is it about religion that accounts for these links? Is it shame, guilt or the inability to measure up to the impossible standards imposed by religion? Are there psycho-religious constructs? Does religion attract the highly sensitive ??..
Just an opinion.

The mythic figures and heroes contained within the pages of the bible and in history as it pertains to the religion, set unrealistic goals or standards as far as role models and "states of being". I tend to think there is an aspect to religion that hearkens back to when people are young. It starts in childhood and carries on into adulthood, and, how do I put it...?

Everyone(in Christianity) would like to walk on water, live in the belly of a fish and walk away alive, or survive a lions den, unscathed, give rousing sermons, be chosen to pilot an enormous boat full of unimaginable creatures, perform pious deeds and saintly actions, etc.- as evidence of their conviction - or as inspiration to others. You understand what I mean and I'm sure most here do.

The realization that those certainly are fanciful stories(whether acknowledged or not, internally) has to create some conflict and agitation in trying to reconcile reality with the myths, embellished stories, and larger than life characters, both in the past and in modern times.

None of what I just said is meant as a slight to anyone, but it may be taken as such.

It's just my opinion and not meant to offend. I could be wrong and that's fine.

“MEET ROSEMARY-She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#596459 Sep 28, 2013
Trucker wrote:
<quoted text>A real man is one that will obey God.
.. a real man (or woman) doesn't obey anyone, especially someone's rendition of God ..

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#596460 Sep 28, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. my goodness. First Epi, now you? Why do all the Christian ladies on this thread continually post sexual innuendos to the lesbians in this forum ??..
Hold on... wait a minute... We have some shared characteristics here, and...

never mind.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#596461 Sep 28, 2013
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Total Cuntweasel.
I've got dibs on that for a cologne name. Or maybe for a flavor of ice cream.
It almost sounds like a ride at the County Fair or an Amusement Park, too.

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#596462 Sep 28, 2013
lil whispers wrote:
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Reputations are like credit scores up and down the scales.
Never judge a book until you read the pages. From experience some of the best people I ever known had sorry reputation but had hearts plated in pure gold.
I certainly agree.

“MEET ROSEMARY-She Seeks Home”

Since: Oct 10

With Established Harem

#596463 Sep 28, 2013
scaritual wrote:
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Just an opinion.
The mythic figures and heroes contained within the pages of the bible and in history as it pertains to the religion, set unrealistic goals or standards as far as role models and "states of being". I tend to think there is an aspect to religion that hearkens back to when people are young. It starts in childhood and carries on into adulthood, and, how do I put it...?
Everyone(in Christianity) would like to walk on water, live in the belly of a fish and walk away alive, or survive a lions den, unscathed, give rousing sermons, be chosen to pilot an enormous boat full of unimaginable creatures, perform pious deeds and saintly actions, etc.- as evidence of their conviction - or as inspiration to others. You understand what I mean and I'm sure most here do.
The realization that those certainly are fanciful stories(whether acknowledged or not, internally) has to create some conflict and agitation in trying to reconcile reality with the myths, embellished stories, and larger than life characters, both in the past and in modern times.
None of what I just said is meant as a slight to anyone, but it may be taken as such.
It's just my opinion and not meant to offend. I could be wrong and that's fine.
.. the super-sensitivity towards any critique of religion is rather interesting; it evokes abuse. I'm still sorting out the causes ..

.. why should anyone take objection to what someone else believes in? If you believe in disposing of your garbage everyday, why should your neighbor object. It makes no sense to me ..

.. is the rightness of a certain religion sect simply a manifestation of ego? Or, is it more ??..
Dr Shrink

Baltimore, MD

#596465 Sep 28, 2013
hertsman8 wrote:
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hi standards as roll models, right abraham let his wife remarry thru fear, good roll model, no moses refuse to speak as god said, roll model, no, king david conspired to commit murder, roll model, no, st paul instigated the stoning of the saints, roll model, no,, peter denied christ 3 times roll model no, again sorry to say but its like me making a commenton the biography of the duke of wellington having never read anything about him. mind numbing
and you roll model of complete retarded brain,idiot judging ancient customs of people, but having alone full pants of s.... fornication,alcoholism, drugs and huren from brothels+ gay f.....in his a....twice and day

good for you are Mao tse tung resume,or Lenin 7 Volumes of secualar morality
idiot

“The eye has it...”

Since: May 09

Russell's Teapot

#596466 Sep 28, 2013
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. the super-sensitivity towards any critique of religion is rather interesting; it evokes abuse. I'm still sorting out the causes ..
.. why should anyone take objection to what someone else believes in? If you believe in disposing of your garbage everyday, why should your neighbor object. It makes no sense to me ..
.. is the rightness of a certain religion sect simply a manifestation of ego? Or, is it more ??..
I dunno if it's tied to ego so much as it's more closely connected to self. There is a difference, and there is a lot of personal investment in the belief.

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