blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#2992 Dec 11, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Figures. I'm not surprised you quote a socialist pig.
Vote for Hussein did ya?
A brilliant man who spoke out against the outrages and dangers of organized religion. I'm not surprised that you were either to cowardly or close minded to read any of his books, you're loss!!!!
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#2993 Dec 11, 2012
Tony wrote:
Jude 1
New International Version (NIV)
1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James,
To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for[a] Jesus Christ:
2 Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.
The Sin and Doom of Ungodly People
3 Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. 4 For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about[b] long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.
5 Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord[c] at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. 6 And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. 7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.
8 In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings. 9 But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said,“The Lord rebuke you!”[d] 10 Yet these people slander whatever they do not understand, and the very things they do understand by instinct—as irrational animals do—will destroy them.
11 Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error; they have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion.
12 These people are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. 13 They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever.
14 Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them:“See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones 15 to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”[e] 16 These people are grumblers and faultfinders; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others for their own advantage.
A Call to Persevere
17 But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. 18 They said to you,“In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” 19 These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit.
20 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
22 Be merciful to those who doubt; 23 save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.[f]
Doxology
24 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— 25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
The God you worship murders little babies and destroys unborn fetuses. Why do you worship psychopathic murderer and child killer? Just wondering!!!
andet1987

Chicago, IL

#2994 Dec 11, 2012
blacklagoon wrote:
<quoted text>A brilliant man who spoke out against the outrages and dangers of organized religion. I'm not surprised that you were either to cowardly or close minded to read any of his books, you're loss!!!!
since God is real, since God does exist, therefore, you are experiencing a delusion for trying hard to deny someone that really does exist. stop your delusions please.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#2996 Dec 11, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Figures. I'm not surprised you quote a socialist pig.
Vote for Hussein did ya?
You must be a xtian, we can see and feel the love for your fellow man just oozing from you....oh that's drool, sorry.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#2997 Dec 11, 2012
andet1987 wrote:
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since God is real, since God does exist, therefore, you are experiencing a delusion for trying hard to deny someone that really does exist. stop your delusions please.
You want me to believe a sky monkey made a mud man and then made a woman from his rib. Also, that they were happy until a talking snake enticed them to eat a hallucinogenic piece of fruit?

Yet, you call me delusion, lol.
blacklagoon

Hyde Park, MA

#2998 Dec 11, 2012
andet1987 wrote:
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since God is real, since God does exist, therefore, you are experiencing a delusion for trying hard to deny someone that really does exist. stop your delusions please.
Your Gods a myth, he exists only in your sick twisted mind. There are no such things as miracles, a dry spot on the ground is NOT a miracle, neither is the face of jesus on a mushroom pizza. Grow the f--k up will ya!!!!

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#2999 Dec 12, 2012
albtraum wrote:
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You must be a xtian, we can see and feel the love for your fellow man just oozing from you....oh that's drool, sorry.
I can't help being honest, my dear....

Even if it hurts.

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#3000 Dec 12, 2012
albtraum wrote:
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Don't forget dear old Hitch:
"We're half a chromosome away from chimpanzees and it shows, especially shows in the number of religions we invent to console ourselves"
Or for that matter Thomas Jefferson when the fundies whine about our Founding Fathers:
"Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear." Thomas Jefferson
When it comes to atheists, Douglas Adams is probably my favorite.
His humor regarding faith in some invisible superbeing is priceless.

“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”

“Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.”

“I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.”
Tony

United States

#3001 Dec 12, 2012
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."

—Romans 12:12
Tony

United States

#3002 Dec 12, 2012
Bible Verse Of The Day

Thursday, December 13, 2012
__________

— James 2:14-17 —

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, "Go in peace; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

__________

When someone claims to have faith, what he or she may have is intellectual assent — agreement with a set of Christian teachings — and as such it would be incomplete faith. True faith transforms our conduct as well as our thoughts. If our lives remain unchanged, we don't truly believe the truths we claim to believe. We cannot earn our salvation by serving and obeying God. But such actions show that our commitment to God is real. Deeds of loving service are not a substitute for, but rather a verification of our faith in Christ.

http://www.barbaralehrman.com/

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#3003 Dec 12, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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I can't help being honest, my dear....
Even if it hurts.
Calling names isn't honesty, it's merely a childish way of handling frustration when things don't go your way. You remind me very much of my own boys....when they were about 8 or 9.

Perhaps it's only the anonymity of the computer that takes off the restraints we would normally take when talking face to face.

BTW, I couldn't help but notice "In God We Trust" on your avater. That was put on our money during the early 50's by General/President Eisenhower in the fervor of after war relief. Your god was given the credit for all the boys that came home, he was also revered as the final destiny of all the boys that didn't come home. Talk about a win/win situation;0)

Talk about a win/win situation, likeable Ike had Mamie at home and Kat Summersby as his personal secretary during WWII. Another cafeteria christian;0)

Yep, hurts don't it?

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#3004 Dec 12, 2012
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
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When it comes to atheists, Douglas Adams is probably my favorite.
His humor regarding faith in some invisible superbeing is priceless.
“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
“Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.”
“I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.”
Thank you! I will have to learn more about him. Instead of this endless bickering, it's refreshing to have some fun.

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#3005 Dec 13, 2012
albtraum wrote:
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Thank you! I will have to learn more about him. Instead of this endless bickering, it's refreshing to have some fun.
Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is the only book I have ever read and truly LOL'd.
In his books he doesn't lecture you on the reasons for the non-existance of deities: he entertains while showing you how preposterous it is to believe in imaginary superbeings.

For instance: God's final Message To His Creation is written in fire in letters thirty feet high on the far side of the Quentulus Quazgar Mountains in the land of Sevorbeupstry on the planet of Preliumtarn, which orbits the star Zarss, which is located in the Grey Binding Fiefdoms of Saxaquine. The long path to the message is lined with souvenir stands at spaced-out intervals.
The message:“We apologise for the inconvenience.”

Gotta love the guy. Brilliant AND funny.
He is on my "top 5 people I would have lunch with if I could pick anyone, anytime, anywhere" list.

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#3006 Dec 13, 2012
albtraum wrote:
<quoted text>
Calling names isn't honesty, it's merely a childish way of handling frustration when things don't go your way. You remind me very much of my own boys....when they were about 8 or 9.
Perhaps it's only the anonymity of the computer that takes off the restraints we would normally take when talking face to face.
BTW, I couldn't help but notice "In God We Trust" on your avater. That was put on our money during the early 50's by General/President Eisenhower in the fervor of after war relief. Your god was given the credit for all the boys that came home, he was also revered as the final destiny of all the boys that didn't come home. Talk about a win/win situation;0)
Talk about a win/win situation, likeable Ike had Mamie at home and Kat Summersby as his personal secretary during WWII. Another cafeteria christian;0)
Yep, hurts don't it?
If your 8 or 9 yr old know that Hitchens is a socialist pig, then they're pretty smart.

Thanks for the lesson in "In God We Trust". Go ahead & pat yoursf on the back for telling me something I already knew.
blacklagoon

Boston, MA

#3007 Dec 13, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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If your 8 or 9 yr old know that Hitchens is a socialist pig, then they're pretty smart.
Thanks for the lesson in "In God We Trust". Go ahead & pat yoursf on the back for telling me something I already knew.
I understand what socialism means, but why in your opinion was Hitchens a "pig?" Is it because he opposed the idea of people harboring false beliefs? Or because he realized the very real danger than organized religious poses to society? Or maybe its because his logic and reason trumps the wish thinking mentality of the Theists. "Pig" usually has a negative connotation to it, Why do you think Hitchens was wrong in what he stated? Yeah, I know, reason and logic are difficult things to deal with when you hang your hat on myths and magic.

“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#3011 Dec 13, 2012
Christians gleefully point to "in god we trust" to *prove* that the United States is a "Christian" nation.
However, "god" is only a job description.

Many people have many gods of various names...Allah, Shango, Isis/Osiris, Vishnu, Wendego, Zeus/Hera....www.godchecker.co m lists more than 3,700 names of gods/goddesses.

But you know what it DOESN'T say on US currency?
It doesn't say "In YAHWEH we trust," does it?
It leaves room for everyone to pick their own particular deity..not JUST the Christian one.
Unfortunately it ignores a large(and growing) chuck of the population...the atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, the "no religion" (or areligionists as my son calls them), etc.

And keep watching...I expect that little phrase will be coming off in the next few years.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#3015 Dec 14, 2012
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>
Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is the only book I have ever read and truly LOL'd.
In his books he doesn't lecture you on the reasons for the non-existance of deities: he entertains while showing you how preposterous it is to believe in imaginary superbeings.
For instance: God's final Message To His Creation is written in fire in letters thirty feet high on the far side of the Quentulus Quazgar Mountains in the land of Sevorbeupstry on the planet of Preliumtarn, which orbits the star Zarss, which is located in the Grey Binding Fiefdoms of Saxaquine. The long path to the message is lined with souvenir stands at spaced-out intervals.
The message:“We apologise for the inconvenience.”
Gotta love the guy. Brilliant AND funny.
He is on my "top 5 people I would have lunch with if I could pick anyone, anytime, anywhere" list.
Now you've done it. I had heard of the book but couldn't recall the author or come across the book.....now I'll have to acquire it!

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#3016 Dec 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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If your 8 or 9 yr old know that Hitchens is a socialist pig, then they're pretty smart.
Thanks for the lesson in "In God We Trust". Go ahead & pat yoursf on the back for telling me something I already knew.
No, you're just trying to rationalize your boorishness, something xtians have lots of practice at just trying to explain that rediculous book in a hopefully believable matter.

BTW, where was your god while the massacre was going down at Newton, CT today??? Let's hear all the prayers to bring those poor dead children back or relieve their parent's suffering. The first time I hear some babbling idiot say "thank god my child was spared" I'm going to puke. Bullets don't shiv a git.

“Exercise Your Brain”

Since: Jun 07

Planet Earth

#3017 Dec 14, 2012
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
Christians gleefully point to "in god we trust" to *prove* that the United States is a "Christian" nation.
However, "god" is only a job description.
Many people have many gods of various names...Allah, Shango, Isis/Osiris, Vishnu, Wendego, Zeus/Hera....www.godchecker.co m lists more than 3,700 names of gods/goddesses.
But you know what it DOESN'T say on US currency?
It doesn't say "In YAHWEH we trust," does it?
It leaves room for everyone to pick their own particular deity..not JUST the Christian one.
Unfortunately it ignores a large(and growing) chuck of the population...the atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, the "no religion" (or areligionists as my son calls them), etc.
And keep watching...I expect that little phrase will be coming off in the next few years.
My vote is for the original latin phrase that Ben Franklin successfully campaigned to be inscribed. It meant "mind your business" and what else is money for?
Anon

Lakewood, OH

#3018 Dec 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Figures. I'm not surprised you quote a socialist pig.
Vote for Hussein did ya?
You couldn't possibly comprehend Hitchen's brilliance. Coherent thought is not nor ever will be your forte.

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