Prove there's a god.

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#563496 Nov 16, 2012
Truth signed in wrote:
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Unfortunately, my genetics aren't so great! I don't look 40, don't act 40, eat right and exercise daily...but like you...Gardening is becoming a real issue. I love, love, love my flower gardens and landscaping. I'm finding it almost impossible this year to keep them weeded out though. My ankles and knees ache horribly! I took a PDO from work today to clean out my flower beds before the cold weather hits...and couldn't even finish one!:(. Hence, my sudden desire to be 19 again. I suppose I should just be thankful to have a youthful mind and spirit...but I sure do miss being able to do what I want, when I want, without aching. Oh well...I guess it's time to teach my son a little about landscaping! He's gonna love his Saturday morning!:)
While I don't really want to be 19 or even 21 again, I would LOVE to be 40! You are YOUNG!!

And I've been told by several- and I agree- that the 40s is the best decade for women, so enjoy it!!( I am assuming you are female....)

I feel SO old now- knowing I'm old enough to be your mother- but a way to soften that is to say instead that you're young enough to be my kid- LOL!!

“I speak my mind”

Since: Sep 10

It hurts to bite my tongue

#563497 Nov 16, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>You two had better get along.
I like you both, and dissention would upset me - and you won't like me when I'm angry.
No worries! I think we'll get along just fine! So...whatcha got for me today? Loved the last poem!

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#563498 Nov 16, 2012
Truth signed in wrote:
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Yes it is...but having a healthy respect for the human condition and a love for your enemies is kinda two different things all together. Seriously, do you think you have it in you to love selflessly, sacrificially, and unconditionally?
As the saying goes: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

I know your post wasn't addressed to me, but I KNOW I can love animals selflessly, sacrificially and unconditionally- I've done it.

As far as being able to do so with people......I do think there is such a thing as unconditional love, but perhaps within reason, which would then mean it wasn't unconditional.

I would think the closest one can come to truly loving selflessly, sacrificially and unconditionally is the love a parent has for a child.

I can say I love the man in my life unconditionally- and I do- at least where his traits, personality, quirks and faults are concerned, but if he were to go out and kill people or commit some other heinous act.....that could change my love for him, but I can't honestly say it would- just that it could.

“I speak my mind”

Since: Sep 10

It hurts to bite my tongue

#563499 Nov 16, 2012
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>While I don't really want to be 19 or even 21 again, I would LOVE to be 40! You are YOUNG!!
And I've been told by several- and I agree- that the 40s is the best decade for women, so enjoy it!!( I am assuming you are female....)
I feel SO old now- knowing I'm old enough to be your mother- but a way to soften that is to say instead that you're young enough to be my kid- LOL!!
You're actually right...40 is young...and aside from the aches with gardening, this decade is starting out pretty great. I think by forty, at least for me, all the pandemonium in simply living has settled. I'm comfortable with who I am and where I am in life. Now, I just kinda get to enjoy it all. Sure, there are bad days and we all have our problems, but I'm better equipped mentally and have less chaos in my life...so they're even easier to deal with. I work in healthcare and have had the opportunity to meet many men and woman who are in their 80s, 90s, and even a few who've made it to 100. So yeah...40 and even 58 are actually quite young!

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#563500 Nov 16, 2012
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. if I want to be un-confused, I'll PM some hot, young stud like DF or TIDE ..
.. if I want to be un-confused and educated, I'll PM some middle-age man with class like SCAR or CATCHER ..
.. if I want to be un-confused, educated and guided, I'll PM some older man like MAC or AERO ..
.. if I want to be totally confused, brainwashed and led into a life based on lies, I'll PM a born-again Christian man suffering from dementia ..
.. in the meantime, I'll stay confused with River Tam & HFY ..
ooouuuuch - lol! only a female through-&-through knows how to hurt a guy like you just did! and to think that you pretend to call yourself & lesbo....;)

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#563501 Nov 16, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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It's a barbaric myth. Look at the crazy mental gymnastics you have to do!
1. God loves His Son
2. God sends His Son to get killed
3. God is now angry at the killers when it was God who made it all happen.
You are insane.
So...do I have rainbow underwear in your fantasies? Am I butch? Does the word "butch" even apply to gay men?
looks like i hit a nerve somewhere! you didn't answer my question if you were a gay male posing as a female or not?

i understand that it's hard to get a 'straight' answer from someone who might be since at any moment they can consider themselves either male or female and think that they're still being honest....

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#563502 Nov 16, 2012
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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No kidding! Please stop hating others.
Confession is good for the soul - I'm glad to see you on the right path to spirituality. Now, how are you going to work through your very serious issues?
i love you enough to keep telling you the truth even though you hypotheticaly keep spitting in my face for doing so.....

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#563503 Nov 16, 2012
Coffee Freak wrote:
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So, who thinks I'm clueless as to what I originally wrote? Instead of judging anonymously, write something you cowards. That's ok, though. God is the only one whose judgement counts anyway.
HOT ALERT!!!

r u legal?;)

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#563504 Nov 16, 2012
Coffee Freak wrote:
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You are 100% correct! Reminds me of WWJD - What Would Jesus Do?. I admit wholeheartedly, I fall short of being a good Christian every single day. I have bad thoughts, say bad things, and disrespect my body (I smoke cigarettes and don't eat right). I greatly dislike when people say others will burn in hell. You're right, that is completely opposite of love. I, as I wrote in my original post, am not religious but more spiritual. I grew up in a church full of hypocrites (but I too find that I can be a hypocrite as well). We are human and therefore designed for sin. Sin is a form of suffering (sin stems from negative emotions) but suffering draws me closer to God. There was only one human who was perfect, according to the Bible, and that was Jesus. You have been very insightful and helpful. Thanks for putting things in perspective for me. I've been under an enormous amount of stress lately and I needed to be brought back to taking a look at myself. Peace and love.
umm...yeah...interesting! now...about those leggings....;)

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#563505 Nov 16, 2012
Truth signed in wrote:
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You're actually right...40 is young...and aside from the aches with gardening, this decade is starting out pretty great. I think by forty, at least for me, all the pandemonium in simply living has settled. I'm comfortable with who I am and where I am in life. Now, I just kinda get to enjoy it all. Sure, there are bad days and we all have our problems, but I'm better equipped mentally and have less chaos in my life...so they're even easier to deal with. I work in healthcare and have had the opportunity to meet many men and woman who are in their 80s, 90s, and even a few who've made it to 100. So yeah...40 and even 58 are actually quite young!
What about almost 66?:( My son is 40; my daughter nearly 38. I don't feel any different than I did when I was 30 or 40 or 58 except some things don't seem to be as easy to do now, and I think some things don't seem as important either.

OCB

“What a GLORIOUS day!!!”

Since: Apr 12

Orlando but NYC born & raised

#563506 Nov 16, 2012
Truth signed in wrote:
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You're actually right...40 is young...and aside from the aches with gardening, this decade is starting out pretty great. I think by forty, at least for me, all the pandemonium in simply living has settled. I'm comfortable with who I am and where I am in life. Now, I just kinda get to enjoy it all. Sure, there are bad days and we all have our problems, but I'm better equipped mentally and have less chaos in my life...so they're even easier to deal with. I work in healthcare and have had the opportunity to meet many men and woman who are in their 80s, 90s, and even a few who've made it to 100. So yeah...40 and even 58 are actually quite young!
And if all else fails, we can always fall back on: You're as young as you feel.

And for me, my feeling of youth comes from my mind, heart and spirit which definitely overrules those pesky aches and pains- LOL!

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#563507 Nov 16, 2012
Truth signed in wrote:
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Definitely, but what about for our enemies? Or perhaps those who are not necessarily our enemies, but of no relation or aquaintance to us?
Unconditional love? Only for one's child.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#563508 Nov 16, 2012
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>Wow- such wit- too funny!
Clarence Darrow: "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#563509 Nov 16, 2012
Happy Lesbo wrote:
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.. isn't empathy also the ability to experience everything around us (including people) which ultimately leads to the creative process (art)? For me, empathy (feeling) facilitate creativity ..
.. during the day, Dave's busy authoring his dissertation on EM theory to revolutionize physics. At night, he cruises hot tubs and plays with his toy (he calls it a generator)..
Yes, empathy definitely facilitates, enhances the creative process.

Dave's toy probably no longer generates a heck of a lot....

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#563510 Nov 16, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>"Winston, you are drunk!"
"And you, Madam, are ugly. But in the morning, I shall be sober."
Lincoln: "He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know."
UIdiotRacesMAkeW orldPeace

United States

#563511 Nov 16, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Lincoln: "He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know."
And war mongering Xtain Fundie Bushjr nutcase? I see him with a lilipop!

BWHAHHAHAHAHAA

“I speak my mind”

Since: Sep 10

It hurts to bite my tongue

#563512 Nov 16, 2012
OCB wrote:
<quoted text>As the saying goes: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
I know your post wasn't addressed to me, but I KNOW I can love animals selflessly, sacrificially and unconditionally- I've done it.
As far as being able to do so with people......I do think there is such a thing as unconditional love, but perhaps within reason, which would then mean it wasn't unconditional.
I would think the closest one can come to truly loving selflessly, sacrificially and unconditionally is the love a parent has for a child.
I can say I love the man in my life unconditionally- and I do- at least where his traits, personality, quirks and faults are concerned, but if he were to go out and kill people or commit some other heinous act.....that could change my love for him, but I can't honestly say it would- just that it could.
I have two dogs...and I often say they're just like my kids. The reality of that is though, they really aren't. If my dogs went mad, as much as it would break my heart, I would have to put them down. I could never do that to my children if they became mentally or physically debilitated. I would not give my life to save my dogs, because my family needs me more than the dogs...but I would give my life to save any of my family and probably any other human being. So our love of animals, when considered in certain situations, is usually conditional...although we generally don't want to believe that until we're faced with it.

Prior to believing in, understanding, and experiencing agape love, I would have agreed wholeheartedly with you when you say, "I would think the closest one can come to truly loving selflessly, sacrificially and unconditionally is the love a parent has for a child". Now, I realize that same love can be given to even my enemies and those who do not love me in return. I couldn't do that before. That's why I believe LOVE is what it's all about. How we love or do not love one another will determine every action and reaction we have toward one another, locally and globally.

“I speak my mind”

Since: Sep 10

It hurts to bite my tongue

#563513 Nov 16, 2012
boooots wrote:
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What about almost 66?:( My son is 40; my daughter nearly 38. I don't feel any different than I did when I was 30 or 40 or 58 except some things don't seem to be as easy to do now, and I think some things don't seem as important either.
66 is young too Boooots! How ya been darling?

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#563514 Nov 16, 2012
Truth signed in wrote:
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I have two dogs...and I often say they're just like my kids. The reality of that is though, they really aren't. If my dogs went mad, as much as it would break my heart, I would have to put them down. I could never do that to my children if they became mentally or physically debilitated. I would not give my life to save my dogs, because my family needs me more than the dogs...but I would give my life to save any of my family and probably any other human being. So our love of animals, when considered in certain situations, is usually conditional...although we generally don't want to believe that until we're faced with it.
Prior to believing in, understanding, and experiencing agape love, I would have agreed wholeheartedly with you when you say, "I would think the closest one can come to truly loving selflessly, sacrificially and unconditionally is the love a parent has for a child". Now, I realize that same love can be given to even my enemies and those who do not love me in return. I couldn't do that before. That's why I believe LOVE is what it's all about. How we love or do not love one another will determine every action and reaction we have toward one another, locally and globally.
If my child is crossing a railroad track with a train barreling down the track, and the only way I can save him is to give up my own life, I know I would save him without thinking twice.

My wife? I'm not sure. My enemy, or even a stranger, or a friend, hey, let's be honest. So unless love is some sort of a "feeling" but without consequences....

“Life may be sweeter for this”

Since: Nov 08

Fennario

#563515 Nov 16, 2012
Pokay wrote:
While the two words may not be exactly equivalent, we are STILL no better off if we call t=0 God or "singularity".
We're better off if we don't call anything a god that isn't also a sentient, purposive creator of our universe.

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