Prove there's a god.

“First it steals your mind..”

Since: Jun 11

..and then it steals your soul

#562759 Nov 14, 2012
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
This has been years ago, and happened as I was driving to work.
So I'm sitting there, stopped at a red light about 10 cars back from the light...
A homeless woman, wearing multiple layers of clothing, shopping cart, and tan leathery skin is right next to my car.
She's turned away from me, and from out of the blue, she hiked her skirt(S) up and pee's not two feet away from the right hand side of my car.
You think of the strangest things at a time like this - okay, it's the only time THAT has ever happened to me - but still, the first thought that came to my mind was - WOW, strong stream - and it truly was. I'll never forget it. Almost Bovine in it's projection and cohesion.
The second thought? To be so weathered and tan, she has the most perfectly white and pear shaped ass. Kust looking at her outwardly, I might have guessed she was 55? After the "event", I might have said 30.
While I was stunned by the whole thing, the light changed and I moved along with the rest of the traffic, glancing in my rear view mirror, I saw the people immediately behind me laughing, as Buck Crick would put it, "like hyenas".
It's a crazy world.
I'm glad I get to live on it and experience it.
"...Almost Bovine in it's projection and cohesion..."

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahaha!!!

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#562760 Nov 14, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Why do you want to fight against religion, as Henry said?
You don't know?

I just want to help shrink religion to get its values out of the general culture. I think it is very toxic, and would like to see its influence restricted to volunteers. Personally, I don't care what Jesus approves of. I don't care what Jesus thinks about gay marriage or sex out of wedlock.

Christianity will NEVER be well mannered or make a good neighbor on its own. will it? It always seeks to impose its values on the law and on public perceptions. Like some sort of ideological kudzu, Christianity never ceases trying to puncture the church-state wall, and to replace secularist values with Christian ones.

Excellent examples of that include the dry counties in Baptist country, the way the US was kept out of stem cell research last decade by a superstitious president, and the difficulty some women have getting pharmacies to fill some prescriptions. Jesus doesn't like alcohol, say the Baptists. And he considers every stem cell holy. Who cares? Why should we have to continually fight this nonsense ?

That has to stop, and I'm sure that you'll agree with me that it never will until we make it stop. That can only be accomplished by shrinking religion, which for me personally means arguing against it.

The word "anti-theist" is presently in vogue to describe that. I think that a more accurate term would be anti-ecclesiastical. It's the church that people like me resent and resist more so than the god belief itself, although the two are obviously closely related.

And I certainly have no ill will for the rank and file believers unless they are also vile or militant. But even then, it's not their theism that I object to. It's their personalities.

So, anti-theist is a slightly problematic term given that the appropriate target is the church and clergy, not the average theist, and not theism per se.

If the church were a good neighbor and respected the rights of the rest of us to live free from its influence, I would ignore it. And once it becomes that way, people like me probably will.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#562761 Nov 14, 2012
Double Fine wrote:
<quoted text>
"...Almost Bovine in it's projection and cohesion..."
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahaha!!!
lolerbat...

Yeah, I know, and it was. She just leaned forward, hiked that skirt and ..... MOOOO! Whoa there, Bossy.

Incredible.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#562762 Nov 14, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Nanoanomaly ... is the most bitter poster in a female persona posting on these threads ... The only time she is not acidic and bitter is when she's polluted ... These links are typical of nano aka Sheila ... "Kitty" and "kitteh" are code for her snatch :

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/evolution/TCT...
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/evolution/TCT...
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/TB0B46G...
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/skyland-nc/TF...
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/evolution/TCB...
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/evolution/TP8...
Lil Ticked wrote:
Wow. Obsess much?
Nope. Not at all. How about you?

Were you referring to my list of slutty nano links? That took me five minutes to compile, and another minute to file away. I'd say that I am meticulous, not obsessive.

I mentioned my proclivity for processing and storing data, something that has served me well throughout a lifetime, as it did again recently in my debates with Skombolis. He could never find what he wanted, and griped about having to look for it, whereas I had virtually everything of value at my disposal[1]. It cost him more than the argument.

Do you know the word "informatics"[2]?

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Refs:

[1] http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TOCO8TE...
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Informatics_%28a...

“Miles from Nowhere”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#562763 Nov 14, 2012
scaritual wrote:
<quoted text>
He has to, what?, register a new name every 2-3 weeks? It isn't about shy, it's about keeping your name up. Sure, registering a new name is nothing.
But me calling you River, or Tide, Tide, or me keeping Scar up day in and day out, that's good, and irritating to some.
Maybe I'm able to release my "verbal" beast cause I can go to a no ban room and say anything I want, so I don't really skirt the terms too much. I dunno, but I like coming here and seeing you and Tide, IANS, Hiding, HL, Aero, Catcher, Al, Karl, and all the rest(if not mentioned doesn't mean I don't like you)- and those of you I don't care for, don't think you're in that list.
I like seeing the sir doctor idiot having to jump through hoops just so he can come here and we(the same people/names) see his stupidity, no matter which name he's using this week. He really isn't a troll, he's just pitiful.
I've never seen someone work so hard just so people can repeatedly see the dumb he possess, and thrashed by a troll, River.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =aQq7QoqQC2YXX
He's sorta like froggie.
I came here to learn things. Now I'm just entertained.

That being said, I have learned some things. I'm not sure my parents would approve.

Would you like a list of what I've learned?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#562764 Nov 14, 2012
Happy Lesbo wrote:
<quoted text>
.. if SKOM doesn't appear in 2-3 days, should we PM him ??..
.. always want to view the end of a movie. The debates between SKOM/AIN and SKOM/TIDE are quite interesting. He adds a new dimension to the thread ..
.. now, if only we could get Buck back << fireworks >> ..
Buck made a cameo appearance last weekend in "Don't dictate beliefs" at http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...

It was his first post that I had seen in weeks, and it was belligerent, offensive, and unrelated to the post he was responding to.

He took a conservative position on global climate change in response to a post on the IRS and its refusal to pursue church 501(c)(3) violations - the "no politics from the pulpit" law. I had mentioned climate issues several posts earlier when discussing the damage that church-induced scientific illiteracy and distrust of science does to the nation. Buck stepped right up to offer himself as an example of that damage.

There wasn't a single friendly or personal word in any of it, so instead of a little friendly banter, catching up, and well wishes for whatever he has been through, the thread attacked his position. He disappeared for two days, returned to leave seven more posts that were just as cold and just as poorly received, and then disappeared again.

It's like I told nanoanomaly, "It doesn't seem right that some people have multiple personalities when there are so many that didn't get even the one."
endtime

AOL

#562766 Nov 14, 2012
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PROOF Obama's ReElection = ANTICHRIST_______

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Since: May 09

Location hidden

#562767 Nov 14, 2012
River Tam wrote:
<quoted text>
I came here to learn things. Now I'm just entertained.
That being said, I have learned some things. I'm not sure my parents would approve.
Would you like a list of what I've learned?
Always.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#562768 Nov 14, 2012
Happy Lesbo wrote:
<quoted text>
.. are sexual feelings a form of emotions ??..
I'd say yes. Emotions are feelings that tend to motivate action. The key is in the "-motion" part of the word "emotion." And of course, motion, emotion, and motive all derive from the same Latin root from "motivus," meaning moving or impelling, itself derived from "movere," to move, and related to "mobilis," or movable. Thus words like move, motor and automobile also imply motion.

In any event, most of the feelings characterized as emotion motivate us to act. The most primal emotions like fear and anger, cause instinctive reactions away from or toward an object, even in lower animals.

Consider such feelings as love, trust, disgust, shame, envy, pity, shock, affection, curiosity, indignation, amusement, discontent, boredom, impatience, anxiety, and hope. All of them tend to inform our decisions, and in that way, affect our actions - or "motions."

Other emotions motivate action less so, emotions like grief, and happiness. There isn't much to do about them when they occur, although they may motivate our actions slightly - maybe to cry or smile - and to do what is necessary to avoid the one and create the other.

Sexual feelings certainly qualify. They motivate behavior.

These are all different from reason and pure ideas unassociated with emotion, which tell us such things as how things are and how to make them otherwise, but by themselves, don't motivate action. You have to have a preference to have a goal or purpose, and these come from a familiarity with feelings, and a preference for some over others.

BTW, as you know, in psychology, this is all subsumed under the rubric of "affect" (the noun).

Is that what you meant? What do you think about that way of viewing this topic?

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#562769 Nov 14, 2012
nanoanomaly wrote:
I remember you threatening me with a lawsuit if I didn't quit disagreeing with you.
It aint necessarily so wrote:
I don't, and neither do you.
nanoanomaly wrote:
It's rather convenient what you forget, isn't it? You are pathetic.
Well, now you can join the queue with RiversideRedneck and Skombolis, who both also expect us to take their word for what went down in a venue where everything is recorded and archived in online servers ready for immediate retrieval. I recommend that you do a few Google searches for web pages containing "it aint necessarily so," "nanoanomaly" or "Sheila," and whatever other word or phrase that you think are in my post such as "sue you," "litigate," "file charges," "lawsuit" - whatever.

Then get back to us with a hit if you get one, or simply concede - either explicitly in a future mea culpa post, or tacitly by offering no evidence - that you are also making an empty claim that you are unable to support.

People can guess for themselves whether that was due to a sincere error and a faulty memory, or due to a deficiency in your personal character. I've known you a long time, so I already have an opinion. But I don't want to influence the opinions of others on this yet, so I'll conceal it.

Which reminds me of a joke from My Little Chickadee starring Mae West. Ms. West has approached the bench in courtroom, and makes a snide remark under her breath. The judge angrily asks (paraphrasing),“Mrs. West! Are you trying to show contempt for this court?” to which she replied,“No, your honor. I’m doing my damnedest to conceal it.”

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#562770 Nov 14, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
<quoted text>

It's like I told nanoanomaly, "It doesn't seem right that some people have multiple personalities when there are so many that didn't get even the one."
ROFL!

Did you make that up?

That's priceless.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#562771 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
I bet! I want to do that when I graduate.
I want to do that when I retire.

If I ever get to, that is.

I've been direct from Mass. to Florida on my Harley and from Mass to California in a %75 dollar car I bought at a Junkyard.

But I didn't do much sightseeing along the way either time.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#562772 Nov 14, 2012
Tide with Beach wrote:
If it lasts more than four hours, contact a physician.
Physician my pitoot. For erections lasting over four hours, call a nurse.

==========

MAN : Do you sell Viagra here?
PHARMACIST: Yes sir, we do.
MAN : Can you get it over the counter?
PHARMACIST: Not unless I take two.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#562773 Nov 14, 2012
Cool thread - I give you that!

Since: Nov 12

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#562774 Nov 14, 2012
Sorry guys - I'm new here, and the "Type the numbers you see in the image on the right" is omnipresent, so I thought.... LOL
Sorry again! The thread is still cool, alright!

“First it steals your mind..”

Since: Jun 11

..and then it steals your soul

#562775 Nov 14, 2012
tmpcase wrote:
Sorry guys - I'm new here, and the "Type the numbers you see in the image on the right" is omnipresent, so I thought.... LOL
Sorry again! The thread is still cool, alright!
Yo.

Stick around, test the water.

We got it all here - from the real smart to the astonishingly stupid.

“When you treat people as they ”

Since: Nov 10

treat you they get offended.

#562776 Nov 14, 2012
shahid afridi wrote:
<quoted text>
thanks for your beautiful compliments over my beautiful opinion.Everyone has the opinion but the fools like you have no brain to undertstand.
Nope it does not work like that. a person has opinions and if those opinions can be backed up with evidence then that person feels good about his opinions

If those opinions cannot be backed up with evidence (as it the case with god book religions and the goddidit idea) that all that person has if faith
shahid afridi wrote:
<quoted text>
Its Allah.seems like you believe in all
Ahh the same abrahamic god as worshipped by Hebrews and christians. We don’t get too many Muslims on here but those that do tread in the waters of topix don’t usually make guesses to make themselves feel better, it’s usually a christian trait. Perhaps it’s just a personal affliction of yours.

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#562777 Nov 14, 2012
Al Garcia wrote:
That is not a choice.
Sure it is, Al. It's not a conscious choice, nor a complex one. But the elements of discrimination - being able to react differently to different ambient stimuli - and both attraction and repulsion characterize chemical interactions. On a grander scale, it is quite feasible that consciousness gets many of its qualities from this scale of matter. The feelings and emotions that we were just discussing have a quality very similar to charge. These phenomena vary in quality - the aspect that lets us distinguish them - and intensity. But the all are either positive or negative. We like them or we try to avoid them. For all we know, that is a manifestation of electric charge, which is chemistry.

At that scale, all matter is chemical(s). Smaller, and all matter is subatomic particles, with different qualities like quark colors and flavors.

Larger, and matter is things like chunks, puddles and clouds.

Larger yet, and matter is galaxies.

But at scale between the scale of unaided experience and that of the quarks, the world is all chemistry. A mountain is chemicals - the kind called minerals. The atmosphere is chemicals, mostly nitrogen and oxygen molecules. And the oceans are huge collections of H2O, NaCl, I, and more.

This is no more mysterious than recognizing that at a too small scale, Shakespeare is just so many letters, spaces and punctuation marks. At a larger scale it is words. But it is also famous phrases and quotes at a larger scale, and famous scenes and plays at larger scales yet. And at the grandest scale, the collected works of Shakespeare, it is something else again. Even letters have parts: stems, bars, shoulders, ascenders, descenders, etc. And these have parts. like serifs and terminals. A holistic view of Shakespeare considers multiple scales simultaneously, probably from the scale of phrase (to be or not to be) to his oeuvre.

It would be just as wrong to characterize the brain and mind as nothing but a vat of chemicals as it would be to characterize Shakespeare as just letters, even though at one scale that is correct. In each case, this is the narrow view, not the holistic one, in which it is understood that at each new scale, there are emergent phenomenon not present at other scales. Consciousness is considered an emergent phenomenon of the entire electro-chemical process of the brain.

The brain doesn't do much at the gross scale. There are no moving parts. But at the scale of neurons and neurotransmitters, it's all electrochemical phenomena.

So, the choices made by individual molecules considered collectively can be the source of consciousness and will - choice.
Smokin Joe

Bronx, NY

#562778 Nov 14, 2012

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#562779 Nov 14, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
So I'm in America now. What a crazy place - there's lots of beautiful buildings here and really dirty streets. Lots of ultra rich and lots of crazed homeless people. I'm kind of scared to go out of my hotel at night.
Is this really America?
Can't say, without disclosure of your city location.

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