Why I’m no longer a Christian

“Headless Body in Topless Bar”

Since: Sep 07

Hygiene, Colorado

#440225 Jan 29, 2013
Owning Glyndwyr wrote:
<quoted text>Your psyche?
Whoops. Your answer was better. But, I do like vagina.
anbraxas

Williamsburg, KY

#440227 Jan 29, 2013
Jorge W Arbusto wrote:
<quoted text>You don't have to overtly state you are against anything. It rings clear as a bell.
i'm against generalizations and absolutes.

i seriously doubt you, or anyone for that matter, until otherwise satisfied with my own conclusion.

nothing personal

“Headless Body in Topless Bar”

Since: Sep 07

Hygiene, Colorado

#440228 Jan 29, 2013
zomok wrote:
A snort is a cackle? Can I buy you a dictionary? I'll slide it under the sanitorium door. No need to get out of the straitjacket.

“Cleaning Up Christianity ”

Since: Jan 13

Topix Badlands

#440229 Jan 29, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
<quoted text> Ya got directions?
Sorry, I gave them up for, well, you know. But this might help.

The majority of these are found in Mexico (53 species), with the remainder distributed in the US and Canada (22), Europe (16), Asia (15), Africa (4), and Australia and associated islands (19). In general, psilocybin-containing species are dark-spored, gilled mushrooms that grow in meadows and woods of the subtropics and tropics, usually in soils rich in humus and plant debris. Psilocybin mushrooms occur on all continents, but the majority of species are found in subtropical humid forests. Psilocybe species commonly found in the tropics include P. cubensis and P. subcubensis. P. semilanceata—considered by Guzmán to be the world's most widely distributed psilocybin mushroom —is found in Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand, but is entirely absent from Mexico.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psilocybin_mushr...

Yeh, so it's wiki, they have their moments. And they know their 'rooms.

“Headless Body in Topless Bar”

Since: Sep 07

Hygiene, Colorado

#440230 Jan 29, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
Waiting on the UPS truck is the adult version of waiting on Santa.
I've been good, I promise.
You getting a pony?

“SPEBSQSA”

Since: Aug 08

Northern Virginia

#440231 Jan 29, 2013
duststorm wrote:
Still looking for the name and contact numbers for the funeral home for you-know-who.
Keep on looking...you aren't going to get it from anyone here.
Owning Glyndwyr

Anonymous Proxy

#440232 Jan 29, 2013
Jorge W Arbusto wrote:
<quoted text>Whoops. Your answer was better. But, I do like vagina.
Vagina is good, but, it depends too heavily on the rest of the operating system which sometimes requires too much overhead.

“SPEBSQSA”

Since: Aug 08

Northern Virginia

#440233 Jan 29, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
What mental illness causes a person to uses a different name for every post they make ?
Chickenshit??
fafnir

Williamsburg, KY

#440234 Jan 29, 2013
Jorge W Arbusto wrote:
<quoted text>Please point to the specific post where I wrote that involution was not a scientific term. I did no such thing. You claimed evolution and involution were opposites and then proceeded to prove yourself wrong. Wow.
you stated the word was being misused. it wasn't.

one is an unrolling of something

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php...

the other is a rolling up of something; which is actually the older of the two words

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php...
ananta boga

Williamsburg, KY

#440235 Jan 29, 2013
Jorge W Arbusto wrote:
<quoted text>A snort is a cackle? Can I buy you a dictionary? I'll slide it under the sanitorium door. No need to get out of the straitjacket.
seb is a cackler.

“Headless Body in Topless Bar”

Since: Sep 07

Hygiene, Colorado

#440236 Jan 29, 2013
NoStress4me wrote:
<quoted text>
Allen…..is that you? If so {big hug}, if not <<blush>> sorry for the mix-up, you read like an old friend…..
No, sorry, my name is Slim Sha...wait, that's not it. My name is Inago Mon...no, that's not it. My name is Curious Geor....nope, actually it's just George, but no Arbusto. Two George Bushes were two too many.

“Headless Body in Topless Bar”

Since: Sep 07

Hygiene, Colorado

#440237 Jan 29, 2013
fafnir wrote:
<quoted text>you stated the word was being misused. it wasn't.
one is an unrolling of something
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php...
the other is a rolling up of something; which is actually the older of the two words
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php...
I asked you to point to that specifically. You cant. They are not opposites.

“Headless Body in Topless Bar”

Since: Sep 07

Hygiene, Colorado

#440238 Jan 29, 2013
anbraxas wrote:
<quoted text>i'm against generalizations and absolutes.
i seriously doubt you, or anyone for that matter, until otherwise satisfied with my own conclusion.
nothing personal
Yet you generalize and make absolute statements. Oh well.

“Headless Body in Topless Bar”

Since: Sep 07

Hygiene, Colorado

#440239 Jan 29, 2013
apophis wrote:
<quoted text>oh well, hope this suffices.
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php...
opposite of
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php...
Nope, because that is not the context in which you introduced the words. You are now moving the goalposts. In the context in which you introduced the words, they were dependent, not opposite. The opposite of evolve in your context is devolve.

“SPEBSQSA”

Since: Aug 08

Northern Virginia

#440240 Jan 29, 2013
duststorm wrote:
Still looking for the name and contact numbers for the funeral home for you-know-who.
Owning Glyndwyr wrote:
<quoted text>Why?
Because she wants to bring her westboro baptist buddies over there and do anything she can to dishonor him and his family.
She is a freak...

“Headless Body in Topless Bar”

Since: Sep 07

Hygiene, Colorado

#440241 Jan 29, 2013
shen lung wrote:
<quoted text>means you can't advance to the next level if you didn't meet, or exceed, the 75 percentile for the positive service to other.
No, it means that if you don't take care of the poor and downtrodden you have no place next to Jesus. That Clown character attempting to assail another with an implication of poverty is exactly what this passage is protesting. The same with our current corporate-owned government blaming the poor for the financial woes caused by those in those very corporations.

I do like the way you pulled 75% out of a hat with no justification for it whatsoever. Your preacher must be a numbers guy. I bet you can tithe online.
typhon

Williamsburg, KY

#440242 Jan 29, 2013
Jorge W Arbusto wrote:
<quoted text>I asked you to point to that specifically. You cant. They are not opposites.
really? so roll and unroll are not opposites?

progress and regress aren't antonyms either?

volution means to roll, or round

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vol...
brinsop

Williamsburg, KY

#440243 Jan 29, 2013
Jorge W Arbusto wrote:
<quoted text>No, it means that if you don't take care of the poor and downtrodden you have no place next to Jesus. That Clown character attempting to assail another with an implication of poverty is exactly what this passage is protesting. The same with our current corporate-owned government blaming the poor for the financial woes caused by those in those very corporations.
I do like the way you pulled 75% out of a hat with no justification for it whatsoever. Your preacher must be a numbers guy. I bet you can tithe online.
there is the service to others as self and there is self serving only.

one is a positive empathizing aspect because other is inclusive to all selves

one is a negative empathic aspect which differentiates between the other vs self.
self
Owning Glyndwyr

Anonymous Proxy

#440244 Jan 29, 2013
Skombolis wrote:
<quoted text>
Owning said:
"...I am wholly convinced that religion either breeds crazy people or crazy people are drawn to religion.
Pssst, a thief believes everyone steals.~ E.W. Howe...."
Skom asks
Then wouldn't a crazy person think millions upon millions of people are all crazy? Either one calls it like it like they see it or one projects but it seems a little like hubris to claim dibs on the former while claiming others are engaging in the latter
You are obviously an intelligent guy but you doing a lot of generalizing. Even when comparing Christianity to Hindus the aggregate historical acts are still just the sum total of a small minority within the overall population of the group.
If you wanted to say there has been historically more violence linked to Christianity than the Hinduism that would be one thing, setting aside perhaps the possible subjective historical outlook. And i don't want that statement to detract from the main point. I am simply saying i am sure one could argue either if they were so inclined and have substantial evidence to do so. But to say Christians are more violent than Hindus means you are stereotyping both groups by their most violent minorities. That really is no different than suggesting all Muslims are terrorists. And i think most people would characterize that kind of statement as bigotry.
Just saying
(T) Peace
See, but the point is that it was, historically, not a small minority of Christians. The religion was promoted at sword and later gunpoint. Its current popularity is based on that very violent history. I have already conceded that the Hindus are making up for lost time and that Christians have, as an aggregate, grown less violent over time as they live in more modern environments, influenced by secular laws, and no longer under divine command theory.

The history of Christianity is well documented. It begins with the kidnapping, torture, and murder of a peaceful innocent. It spreads rapidly on the jagged edge of the "believe or die" process. Please do not succumb to presentism. We all have a tendency to view events through our own chronological microscope. Christianity has grown increasingly less violent, although there is a minority in America that finds that intolerable. We have modernized. The Hindus and the Muslims are still suffering under the same tyranny that besieged Christianity throughout its history. This tyranny begets violence. As the poster Drifter used to exclaim, "It is hard to brush the dust from hsitory". And besides, when dealing with a timespan as vast as the last two millennia, generalization is the only methodology available.
azhi dahaki

Williamsburg, KY

#440245 Jan 29, 2013
Jorge W Arbusto wrote:
<quoted text>Nope, because that is not the context in which you introduced the words. You are now moving the goalposts. In the context in which you introduced the words, they were dependent, not opposite. The opposite of evolve in your context is devolve.
you have goal posts i have no absolutes. intelligence/mind is boundless focus!! focus!!

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