Why I’m no longer a Christian

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

Some stable somewhere

#427237 Dec 15, 2012
Chess Jurist wrote:
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Good stuff.
Thanks :)

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#427238 Dec 15, 2012
andet1987 wrote:
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ha ha :) hi Scambuster
LOL.... ahh... How did I know that comment would bring you out of the woodwork, andet?

“What do I know?”

Since: Apr 08

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#427239 Dec 15, 2012
Huh wrote:
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Anders Behring is an idiot like you. When you claim to be something, you are an idiot if you don't realize that you still have to prove the claim.
You claim to be a "wordsmith". We been waiting...
Why the frick not?

I think about Christmas this time of the year
And I'll share my reflections, right now and right here.

There's so much that's commercial and tacky about it –
Well, might we be somehow more happy without it?

There's that weary canned music. I've had enough and then some.
I really am tired of pa-rumpa-pum-pum.

It's expectations and stress, no matter how you contrive it.
And some families I know – I don't know how they survive it!

I'm not sure I would banish the thing with totality --
I'd consign it, I think, to some “virtual” reality.

I'm not really sure that I want to be through with it,
But still I'm debating, just what I should do with it.

If Christmas were software, we could all decide whether
Just to shut it all down and turn it off altogether.

Then we'd boot it up later, select different options,
Select different templates for our use and adoptions.

If we could change our behaviour, select from more features.
We might choose to become more compassionate creatures.

Might we be less selective, less reserved and demanding?
And might we, perhaps, be more understanding?

You could come to my house and we'd make a good start –
I'll say your wife's pretty and your children are smart.

Then I'd do the same, trundle down to your place;
You could say that my verse puts a smile on your face.

This is just a tad novel, something better to do –
You'll be nicer to me. I'll be nicer to you.

Showing kindness to birds of all disparate feather
Might just gain us more pleasure just from being together.

If this Christmassing makes us all kinder this way
Then perhaps we should Christmas a bit every day!
andet1987

Chicago, IL

#427240 Dec 15, 2012
scambuster wrote:
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LOL.... ahh... How did I know that comment would bring you out of the woodwork, andet?
he he :) when i saw your name, i clicked on the thread to say hi. then i saw "who doesn't?" :)

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#427243 Dec 15, 2012
DearthOfCouth wrote:
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Why the frick not?
I think about Christmas this time of the year
And I'll share my reflections, right now and right here.
There's so much that's commercial and tacky about it –
Well, might we be somehow more happy without it?
There's that weary canned music. I've had enough and then some.
I really am tired of pa-rumpa-pum-pum.
It's expectations and stress, no matter how you contrive it.
And some families I know – I don't know how they survive it!
I'm not sure I would banish the thing with totality --
I'd consign it, I think, to some “virtual” reality.
I'm not really sure that I want to be through with it,
But still I'm debating, just what I should do with it.
If Christmas were software, we could all decide whether
Just to shut it all down and turn it off altogether.
Then we'd boot it up later, select different options,
Select different templates for our use and adoptions.
If we could change our behaviour, select from more features.
We might choose to become more compassionate creatures.
Might we be less selective, less reserved and demanding?
And might we, perhaps, be more understanding?
You could come to my house and we'd make a good start –
I'll say your wife's pretty and your children are smart.
Then I'd do the same, trundle down to your place;
You could say that my verse puts a smile on your face.
This is just a tad novel, something better to do –
You'll be nicer to me. I'll be nicer to you.
Showing kindness to birds of all disparate feather
Might just gain us more pleasure just from being together.
If this Christmassing makes us all kinder this way
Then perhaps we should Christmas a bit every day!
Nice, DoC!

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#427245 Dec 15, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>I still was unaware that Mao Tse Tung practiced a religion at all. Could you please provide a site for his religious beliefs? I did a cursory search, but am trying to get ready for a Dr's appointment and then grandchildren for the weekend. Thanks.
Mao was an atheist, Pol Pot a Buddhist.

( G_O_D wrote:
Pol Pot, Mao Tse Tung, Castro, Sadam Hussein.
An atheist, a Buddhist, A Christian and a Muslim.
Think that covers the bases.)

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#427246 Dec 15, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text> The US is not the Roman empire, silly. And no one is following the Roman empire. It's been dead and gone a long time.
This is just religious-speak to numb the minds of those who are easily induced to believe without thought.
The Vatican and Roman Catholic Church are the last vestiges of the Roman Emprie.

“What do I know?”

Since: Apr 08

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#427248 Dec 15, 2012
Huh wrote:
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What meter is this? Spastic Tourettes?
Anapaestic tetrameter in rhymed couplets.

Thanks for asking.

“What do I know?”

Since: Apr 08

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#427249 Dec 15, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Nice, DoC!
Thanks, Mac.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#427250 Dec 15, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Based on what has been shown here, you should know:
Nymph does not lie.
You do.
(I only lie a little, to improve a tale. For entertainment purpouses only.)
You still suck at playing hero. Your lies don't change that.

WN never candled a single egg and knew nothing about the practice.

That you continue your tirade against me proves that you are not all that honest either.

You are just another fraud.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#427251 Dec 15, 2012
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>Did your deity tell you to say that? And if so, where?
'Cos I don't think I'd like him much. If he was, like, real.
You don't even make sense any more.

So sad Mac. You are becoming just another POS troll.

“IMAGINE no religion!”

Since: Feb 09

usa

#427253 Dec 15, 2012
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
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It's like reading lines from chinese fortune cookies, with the exception being that the message is not nearly as intelligent.
try putting the words "in bed" on the end of the fortune. takes on a whole new meaning!

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#427255 Dec 15, 2012
TheKavi wrote:
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I'm starting a blog and I'm thinking of using the name Kavi as part of the title and I would like to know what others thought of it.
sounds dishonest

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#427256 Dec 15, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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Mao was an atheist, Pol Pot a Buddhist.
( G_O_D wrote:
Pol Pot, Mao Tse Tung, Castro, Sadam Hussein.
An atheist, a Buddhist, A Christian and a Muslim.
Think that covers the bases.)
Okay. But I still haven't found any site that says Tse Tung was a Buddhist. In fact, all I have found say he practiced no religion. Thought you might have a site for that info.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#427257 Dec 15, 2012
G_O_D wrote:
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You still suck at playing hero. Your lies don't change that.
WN never candled a single egg and knew nothing about the practice.
That you continue your tirade against me proves that you are not all that honest either.
You are just another fraud.
Wrong. Period.

“IMAGINE no religion!”

Since: Feb 09

usa

#427258 Dec 15, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>What world do you live in that you don't know about poverty stricken areas of this country.
You might want to start by looking at the Appalachia area today. If I'm not mistaken, this is near where Annie grew up. There is still no running water, no indoor toilets, no electricity in many of these mountain homes.
But instead of taking a compassionate look at the poverty which some have had to withstand, you make fun, call them liars, and berate them as much as possible.
I was wrong. I don't think there's a thing left inside of you that is good or decent or compassionate.
Here's an article about that poverty. If it doesn't stir your hear, you're not worth talking to.
http://www.pbase.com/kstuebin/appalachia_invi...
my ex was from mingo county wv. he insisted that i would love living there. so he uprooted me from dallas, texas and moved us to this lil hole in the wall town. most people in town didn't have indoor plumbing. BUT, they had those huge satellite dishes [that were so popular in the early 80s]sitting in their front yards!

when people would find out i was born in dallas texas they would ask if i knew J.R. EWING and the rest of the gang.

personally if i had a choice between t.v. and indoor plumbing.......indoor plumbing wins hands down!

“IMAGINE no religion!”

Since: Feb 09

usa

#427259 Dec 15, 2012
Mr Wiggley wrote:
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8lb boy...
Thanks L_S
wonderful!

congrats!

life is grand now!

Since: Dec 12

Elizabeth, NJ

#427260 Dec 15, 2012
Mr Wiggley wrote:
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That wasn't part of your original post...you were looking for gender or race bias...nothing about some blog...
Does it change your opinion now that you know it is for a blog title?

“IMAGINE no religion!”

Since: Feb 09

usa

#427261 Dec 15, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text> Actually, I could buy really nice scented candles for much less than I spend on supplies. But I don't give my time & energy to make gifts for unappreciative people. The people for whom I make gifts are those who know that loving hands making something special for them is a much more thoughtful gift than something that can be purchased at the mall.
When has someone made homemade jelly for you? When has someone made homemade bread for you? I do that on a fairly regular basis for the people I love and care for. It's not quite the same as buying a jar of jelly and a loaf of bread at the store, which I presume is what you'd rather have.
ohhhhhhhhhhh my goodness girl..........homemade bread and jam.........:

but i cheat. i have a bread maker!!!!!!!!!!

“IMAGINE no religion!”

Since: Feb 09

usa

#427262 Dec 15, 2012
NoStress4me wrote:
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We moved to the Mountains of N.C. and one of the interesting things I learned, was that many folks that lived in the area did not have power or running water in their homes up to the late 1970’s. A few homes in the area still did not have electricity running to their homes when we were there in the 90’s. We would go to the homes and do wellness checks during the winter time. When I asked a local why they did not have power, I was told that for some it was due to choice, and for others it was due to the cost of running the electric to the home from the main line at the road. Their homes did not look like the one in the link Water provided. They looked like typical smaller homes, but they were out in no mans land off of dirt paths that could loosely be termed a drive (We used ATV‘s during the winter to get in).
It is very easy in my opinion, to forget that some simply choose to live life without things that many of us take for granted. On 276 from S.C to N.C (or vise versa) at the ½ way point between the foothills of S.C. and the Eastern Continental Divide sign in N.C. there is an old iron hand drawn well off the side of the road, that many in the area still use to get fresh water. I tried to find a photo of the area online, I could not find the well but I did find one of my favorite spots to sit and unwind.
http://daveallenphotography.com/pretty_place_...
It is an open chapel, so there is no glass in that photo. I have to tell you that it was always amazing to sit up there on the ledge and look out over it all. The best time was during the winter, when you could only hike in. The photo says that it is a couple miles to N.C. but we lived about two city blocks from the camp, and we lived in N.C. so he is a little off in the mileage. If anyone finds themselves in the area, this is well worth a detour in my opinion (Do not attempt in the winter though). By the way, the silence is as breathtaking as the view. No cars, if you hit it right, no people…..hmmm, I think I am due for a road trip in the spring ;O)
we have alot of amish here in our neck of the woods.......most do not have electric lights.........but they do have gas powered genrators for their clothes dryers!

confuses the hell out of me!

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