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Old 02-10-2011, 10:05 AM   #16
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and reject God(s)
and reject astrology
and reject anything that tells you that you're ONLY a machine/miserable sinner/puppet/pawn/patsy/etc.
Absolutely !
 
Old 02-10-2011, 11:43 AM   #17
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@Aluminum, Fluoride, and Mercury

Don't eat at restaurants as you never know when they use aluminum pans, don't drink the tap water, and don't live anywhere or eat anything as mercury is almost everywhere and in everything we eat... mainly fish. Just don't eat fish.

Also don't touch your receipts because of the highest levels of BPA poisoning.
Is that supposed to be a joke or not?

Because I believe it and think it's true.
 
Old 02-10-2011, 01:52 PM   #18
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I don't think it was a joke, I mean, yeah it is true ... even if it was meant as a joke ... which I don't think so.
 
Old 02-10-2011, 11:10 PM   #19
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and reject God(s)
I wanted to ask this question long back to all the atheists, since you don't believe in God(s) then in times of misery whom do you remember? I mean to whom your heart cries for help? What comes to your mind when you are in the jaws of death and have a narrow escape?

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Old 02-11-2011, 03:45 AM   #20
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@Anisha

Please...let's not turn this into a big atheism vs. religion/spirituality flamewar. Not that your post is inflammatory, it's just that I'm worried that other people are going to see that and turn this thread into a big debate.

Really, I'm sorry I even posted what I did; it was one of those "knee-jerk" reactions, i.e. this thread's topic struck a nerve so strongly that I didn't think before posting.
 
Old 02-11-2011, 04:02 AM   #21
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I wanted to ask this question long back to all the atheists, since you don't believe in God(s) then in times of misery whom do you remember? I mean to whom your heart cries for help? What comes to your mind when you are in the jaws of death and have a narrow escape?
Maybe it's just mankind's ideas of god(s) I don't believe in. And if anyone gets comfort in times of distress from belief in god(s), that's OK.

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Old 02-11-2011, 04:04 AM   #22
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And if anyone get comfort in times of distress from belief in god(s), that's OK.
You didn't understand the question perhaps.
 
Old 02-11-2011, 04:04 AM   #23
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I've been close to death many times (mostly because of disease), and I never prayed to anyone. I relied on myself, I believed that I had the strength to defeat anyone and anything ... and I made it through. Along with, of course, antibiotics and some good doctor's advice
 
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You didn't understand the question perhaps.
Perhaps, perhaps not? The only time I've been close to death was in infancy (about 15 months old(?)), from double pneumonia. I don't know for certain if my disbelief would change if I was dying, but I doubt it.
 
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I've been close to death many times (mostly because of disease), and I never prayed to anyone. I relied on myself, I believed that I had the strength to defeat anyone and anything ... and I made it through.
My father says that YOU are what YOU think you are. Perhaps the disbelievers are the strongest people around since they know that they don't have anyone with supernatural powers to turn to, in distress, so they bring out their best in crisis rather than praying and waiting for some God to show miracles!

I am afraid, I might turn into a disbeliever now

(If "turn into" is not a correct/perfect combination here, please correct it)
 
Old 02-11-2011, 07:51 AM   #26
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Well, it's up to you what you believe ... I guess some people need to believe ... I don't.
 
Old 02-11-2011, 10:33 AM   #27
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And here I thought this thread was going to be how people learned. Before the Believers and non-believers take this off to where I don't care any more I'm reminded of how I heard people learn.

1 - Some people learn by reading.
2 - Some people learn by watching.
3 - Some people have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
 
Old 02-11-2011, 12:33 PM   #28
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I've been close to death many times (mostly because of disease), and I never prayed to anyone. I relied on myself, I believed that I had the strength to defeat anyone and anything ... and I made it through. Along with, of course, antibiotics and some good doctor's advice
With propper training you would be Buddhist, and Samurai...

This is the Fortress thought.

Toyotomi Hideyoshi Shogun converted to Christianism latter in his life... ( some say ...)

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

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Old 02-13-2011, 03:37 PM   #29
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Hey everyone... LOL How the brain learns from mistakes... the immutable truth is that many people make the same mistake over and over ad-infinitum... this condition has a very scientific title... STUPIDITY

ps Of course its not stupidity when its my extra special favourite, (me) when I do the wrong thing over and over again its wisdom.

McCode suck the juice out of some Pomegranates and I bet you feel better in the next twenty years.

Pomegranate juice is a panacea.
 
  


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