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Somerset, KY

@@@ What does the Bible say about Tattoos?

Who cares what the Bible says about tattoos? Get one if you want one. But I'd shy away from forehead tats in general. Go for something you CAN cover with clothing if you want or need to. I'm assuming the original post is actually a joke. Because...come on...seriously?  (Jun 27, 2015 | post #44)

Somerset, KY

Church

Walk outside, pick up a rock, throw it. You'll hit a church. And they will all claim to be exactly what you are looking for. I don't do the church thing, but if I was a believer I'd want a church in which the message each week was about life, love, and happiness. The minute the topic turned to damnation, sin, and politics I'd tip my hat and walk out the door. Last thing you need is to listen to a foamy-mouthed blowhard each Sunday.  (Jun 27, 2015 | post #3)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

You might need to be audited soon. Sounds like your thetan has some serious engrams.  (May 29, 2015 | post #145121)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

Ah. I often wondered how that worked. It is telling, though, that people claim that near death experiences bring out their god fearing. Because belief in god seems to be largely based on fear. It isn't surprising that when faced with death a lot of people will start talking to god, trying to find comfort. Of course that says nothing about the truth of the matter.  (May 29, 2015 | post #145120)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

Wow, what a strange and twisted exercise. No, if threatened with death I almost certainly would not pray to any supernatural beings. The reason is because I don't believe in them. Why would I suddenly decide to pray to something I don't even think is real? Of course there is always that tiny possibility that I actually WOULD. I can't predict the future. I am not a magic man. If this answer frustrates you then that's really not my problem. You are asking for an impossible answer. I can only give you probability: probably no.  (May 24, 2015 | post #144829)

Somerset, KY

Gay Marriage - Somerset, KY

Fad"? Sexuality is complex and same sex attraction has always existed in humans and in nearly all other species on earth. "Fad"? Also, does it not bother you at all that you are equating homosexuality to murder? At the very least, if you have even a shred of intellectual honesty, you recognize that you are making a flawed comparison that can't stand to reason. But what's worse is you're insulting millions of decent people, including many of my family and friends. Come on. Be a better person that this.  (May 24, 2015 | post #917)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

The point being made is solid, though. Many former Christians say they were turned away from their faith by studying the Bible. When I was a teen, after being saved, I turned away from Christianity because once I started understanding what it was all about it kinda made me sick. The idea of hell, for example, is disgusting. A lot of people like the feel-good vibe of Jesus as presented in sugar-coated media. But take a look under the hood and Jesus is quite a different story. Basically the whole gimmick is a threat of torture. I mean the symbol of Christianity is a TORTURE DEVICE. No thanks.  (Apr 29, 2015 | post #143229)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

You were asking a rhetorical question that is impossible to answer. My question was pretty simple. If someone was going to kill me and I had a desperate moment where I begged or prayed to god what would that actually prove? People in desperate situations are likely to do things they wouldn't normally do, right? For example, you might be a hardcore Christian who believes that God heals the faithful. But I bet you go to the hospital when you need surgery. (Unless you're one of those nutters who let their kids die because they prefer to pray.)  (Apr 29, 2015 | post #143228)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

If you were present in such a situation and you saw an atheist, gun to his head, say something about god what would it actually prove? Would such a desperate prayer equate to evidence that god is real? If you think so, why? Because if the culture happened to be Islamic then the prayer would be to Allah.  (Apr 26, 2015 | post #143026)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

No, not actually. Here's proof: Do you believe the capital of Kentucky is Frankfort? If so, by your definition, your religion is Frankfort. Religion is a system of belief. It requires some kind of framework, not just a belief.  (Apr 23, 2015 | post #142835)

Somerset, KY

The Bible is out dated

Thanks!  (Apr 22, 2015 | post #214)

Somerset, KY

Bible study rules for public schools proposed

It seems like you are falling into the creationist fallacy of Big Scary Numbers. Like when they say things like "evolution is like a tornado tearing through a junk yard and making a 747 airliner". It's a vacuous misrepresentation of the actual science. Evolution is merely a physical process. It works locally. It has no direction and no purpose, but things arise from the process. Once you have a self-replicating thing you begin evolution. You don't need to play numbers games. You don't need to figure out the probability of an eye self-assembling over night. You need to look at what's actually out there in the world and figure out how it came to be. Evolution works like Johnny Cash, one piece at a time. There is no such thing as "irreducible complexity" in evolution. You don't have magical changes happening over night. You don't have eyes forming suddenly out of nowhere. Instead, you have light-sensitivity occurring due to some mutation or some environmental change triggering an existing sensitivity. Then the organism sensitive to light might have an advantage and reproduce and pass the mutation on. Later you might have a further mutation that leads to an improvement in the organism's ability to detect light. Multiply that by millions of years and billions of generations and you start to get the picture. The Big Scary Numbers game suddenly seems silly. Another example, at some point in the past primates lost the ability to create vitamin C. It was just a mutation that destroyed part of a gene. But by that time we were eating fruit and we didn't really have to make vitamin C to survive. So the lucky individual with the mutation lived...reproduced ...and passed the mutation on. No big deal. And today we see that humans, chimps, and other primates within certain suborders have the SAME MUTATION. We can't make vitamin C. Hmm...how would two animals have the same mutation? And share similar morphology? And have a fossil record that is closely related in time? Would that be best explained by evolution? Yes. In fact, it would.  (Apr 21, 2015 | post #142644)

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Atheism to Defeat Religion by 2038

This might have been answered already, I haven't read all through the whole thread. But I saw this post and wanted to reply. It seems like you are making a bit of a water puddle argument. There are other versions of it, but I like the puddle analogy because it is simple. The argument about fine tuning is rather like a puddle of water saying "Look! This hole was obviously designed specifically so I can exist!" When you look at it that way the fine tuning argument is revealed to be a bit silly.  (Apr 21, 2015 | post #25003)

Somerset, KY

The Bible is out dated

Why do you believe this is true?  (Apr 21, 2015 | post #212)

Somerset, KY

Gay Marriage - Somerset, KY

It's a testament to your small mind and large bigotry that you include gays in a list with animal rapists. Nice going! And you're still losing this argument. But keep on trolling.  (Apr 21, 2015 | post #895)

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