Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#633207 Jun 26, 2013
True Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
You obviously know nothing about the development and history of languages, as well as the effect of historical context. What was a relatively easy book for people in the past, is a complex study for us today, since language changes over time.
There is no sentence in the world written by anyone, that is meaningless. That is just your intellectual laziness talking.
The Quran is not a science textbook. It provides some suggestions to ponder about and much encouragement on where to look and how to look and to establish a mentality of inquiry, but ultimately it is not a science book. It is mainly a book on how to be.
Oh. Now it would mean what you say it means if only we could truly understand it.

I meant "meaningless" insofar as it having any scientific meaning - within the context of your post. It is. It may have metaphorical or spiritual meaning to some people, but it has no scientific meaning whatsoever.

Since: Sep 10

San Francisco, CA

#633209 Jun 26, 2013
Double Fine wrote:
<quoted text>
Hondas are reliable cars. That is a fact. Good cars.
They just don't stir the heartstrings. Even worse, they don't stir the loins
You're a Vivaldi sort of guy.

I'll ride the Vanquish, with Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#633210 Jun 26, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>
I took it as a journalist out in a war zone with a unit of troops being shot at.
You took it as a lying republican trying to look better.
And you only take it that way because you want another reason to not like Bill O'Reilly. That's your problem.
I don't need another reason to dislike him.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#633211 Jun 26, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>
DF's humility is legendary.
Yo Aero.

That is true. Double Fine's humility is as boundless as his seductive prowess

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#633212 Jun 26, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a Vivaldi sort of guy.
I'll ride the Vanquish, with Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin.
Well you got your landmark victory, will it include the happy dance now?

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#633213 Jun 26, 2013
Greens - tuf wrote:
<quoted text>
Just finished watching NSW vs QLD game 2 tonight.
If you know you're sports than you will know what I am talking about.
Its now 1-1 , back to Sydney for the decider.
There is no better sporting contest than NSW vs QLD rugby league.
I went to a game a few years ago, there was 100,000 people there.
The emotions that come out during sporting contests is telling.
It wreaks of pure emotion.
It /we as pure non destructive energy will do everything in our power to win, and when both sides have that instinctual urge than we have one hell of a contest on our hands.
Everybody in the crowd , all 100,000 of them think they are right, they think they deserve to win , they think that they are better than the other supporters who are supporting the other team, when in actual fact it is the other team which they despise so much that gives them the opportunity to release this raw emotion.
Isn't it ironic?
Separating from the One really does bring out a individual being.
It gives chance.
Chance brings out emotion ????
Time out , seriously 12 schooners, and eight cones just now.....
Me think it time to go too bed.
Is spelling correct??
Probably, I'm pretty bloody gaod.
We dont do rugby League here. We only do union. Fifteen man code.
But I hear you on the emotion. When the national anthems are sung, and you see this one guy is crying, you know oooohh... That guy is willing to break his neck for his team now.

Everybody talks stats. I talk emotion and passion

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#633214 Jun 26, 2013
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>I don't need another reason to dislike him.
My post is logical and truthful.

Period.

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#633215 Jun 26, 2013
ChristineM wrote:
<quoted text>
It is the god we can all (theist and atheist alike) bow down to
Men can bow. Ladies can get down on their knees..

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#633216 Jun 26, 2013
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>Indeed. It's absurd up and down.
Funny - as I was reading your post I was thinking that I was going to respond with "the sun is the most sensible god."
Lol.. Great minds think alike

“There's a feeling I get...”

Since: Jun 11

...when I look to the West

#633217 Jun 26, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a Vivaldi sort of guy.
I'll ride the Vanquish, with Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin.
That is probably one of the best cars on the planet. It follows a tough act, the DBS, brilliantly

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#633218 Jun 26, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
<quoted text>I took it as a journalist out in a war zone with a unit of troops being shot at.

You took it as a lying republican trying to look better.

And you only take it that way because you want another reason to not like Bill O'Reilly. That's your problem.
I'd like a few thousand FEWER reasons to dislike Oreilly.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#633219 Jun 26, 2013
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>No matter what your confederate flag and your visions of a southern utopia mean to you, you are being ignorant by not acknowledging the overall cultural meaning of your flag. To most people, a confederate flag is a sign of racism and intimidation, and whether or not you agree with those interpretations is irrelevant. It'd be like someone proudly sporting a swastika and defending it by citing it's "true" meaning as a symbol of peace.
Oh I acknowledge that when it comes to the Confederate flag "most people" are brain washed sheep that have been fed a bill of goods.The flag represented and continues to represent Americans.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#633220 Jun 26, 2013
Double Fine wrote:
<quoted text>
We dont do rugby League here. We only do union. Fifteen man code.
But I hear you on the emotion. When the national anthems are sung, and you see this one guy is crying, you know oooohh... That guy is willing to break his neck for his team now.
Everybody talks stats. I talk emotion and passion
So just how many rugby players are married to each other? lol
Myth Buster

Scottsdale, AZ

#633221 Jun 26, 2013
Freebird USA wrote:
You of all people claiming to be rational is the height of folly.
Projection is an instinctive defense mechanism for death-denying cowards like you. You and your fellow brainwashed Christian godbots on topix may consider yourselves to be an online support group, but the facts are irrefutable.

Organized religion is a hoax and Christianity is just a derivative cult with very little originality. You're an especially retarded and revolting redneck with nothing of value to contribute to this forum or society at large, punk.
Myth Buster

Scottsdale, AZ

#633222 Jun 26, 2013
waazz-up wrote:
Like the Flag!!
No one here is surprised that a retarded and revolting redneck pile of shit like you approves of the Confederate Flag.
Myth Buster

Scottsdale, AZ

#633223 Jun 26, 2013
True Bullshit wrote:
You don't get it, the order IS the design.
No, it's YOU who doesn't get it and probably never will. There's absolutely no scientific evidence in support of design or a designer. Scientific laws aren't proof of either design or a designer.
Myth Buster

Scottsdale, AZ

#633224 Jun 26, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
Wash
Rinse
Repeat
You're a death-denying cowardly Christian cultist living in denial of your mental illness because you just don't have the guts to seek professional help and learn to accept your mortality like all rational people, punk.
Myth Buster

Scottsdale, AZ

#633225 Jun 26, 2013
Freebird USA wrote:
Oh I acknowledge that when it comes to the Confederate flag "most people" are brain washed sheep that have been fed a bill of goods.The flag represented and continues to represent Americans.
Religiously retarded and revolting redneck white trash piles of shit like you represent the worst of America and are ridiculed throughout the world.

“Listen to the sounds”

Since: Feb 09

of your own extinction......

#633226 Jun 26, 2013
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>My goodness. When did I ever say I was certain there is no god? You invented that position out of whole cloth to argue against. You're either stupid or dishonest at this point.
I don't believe because there is no evidence to believe. Very simple. I don't need to "present evidence for my belief" because it is not a belief. It is a lack of belief. Very simple. You are playing apologist games, acting as if I am even making a positive claim. I am not. I am asking you to provide evidence for your positive claim.
You have provided no evidence. You made a feeble attempt to ride to coat tails of current science. In what bizzaro universe does our scientific knowledge count as proof for god? By the way, how did you determine that the laws of the universe are "intelligent?" You are making dishonest assumptions.
It's hard to tell you what I would accept as evidence when we are talking about something I don't believe in. People define god in many ways, which is why it is up to the believer to define his god and then provide proof for it, not the other way around.
Does your book make any positive claims? Does it say that prayers are answered? If so, I bet we could see how that holds up against scrutiny.
You are talking about something you don't believe in, yet you have not pondered on the definition of what you don't believe in, or the evidence of what would make you believe? You disbelieve in something but don't know what you disbelieve in? You remind me of the democrat masses in the U.S. who believe in socialism without even knowing they believe in socialism. Not that I like the republican camp either, but that's another issue.

The laws around you have created life, considerably durable, self sustaining, self adapting life, and you wish to argue now upon whether these laws are really intelligent or not? Name one thing in your life that you have invented that even compares to the elegance of an atom.

All prayers are answered. It's just that most of the time the answer is a silent "no". Haha.

“Listen to the sounds”

Since: Feb 09

of your own extinction......

#633227 Jun 26, 2013
timn17 wrote:
<quoted text>My goodness. When did I ever say I was certain there is no god? You invented that position out of whole cloth to argue against. You're either stupid or dishonest at this point.
I don't believe because there is no evidence to believe. Very simple. I don't need to "present evidence for my belief" because it is not a belief. It is a lack of belief. Very simple. You are playing apologist games, acting as if I am even making a positive claim. I am not. I am asking you to provide evidence for your positive claim.
You have provided no evidence. You made a feeble attempt to ride to coat tails of current science. In what bizzaro universe does our scientific knowledge count as proof for god? By the way, how did you determine that the laws of the universe are "intelligent?" You are making dishonest assumptions.
It's hard to tell you what I would accept as evidence when we are talking about something I don't believe in. People define god in many ways, which is why it is up to the believer to define his god and then provide proof for it, not the other way around.
Does your book make any positive claims? Does it say that prayers are answered? If so, I bet we could see how that holds up against scrutiny.
If we are talking about Santa Claus, you will not simply say "There is no evidence of Santa Claus, and it's up to others to prove he exists". You will not say this because you have the ability to define Santa Claus. You can very easily and rationally define that Santa Claus is a fat man in a red suit living the north pole, owning a toy factory, and delivers presents to children on Christmas eve. By that definition, your criteria of evidence would be of course, to witness him flying all over delivering presents through a chimney and to see the toy factory with the elves. And you can hence conclude that by that definition, Santa does not exist.

The same can easily be applied to the flying spaghetti monster, or the invisible pink unicorn, or Russells teapot. Define the term, define what constitutes evidence, and investigate.

You obviously have some perception of God. Why can you not define it and state why it doesn't exist?

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