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Old 09-21-2014, 06:53 PM   #5191
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Are "god" and "jesus" the same?
http://christianity.net.au/questions...d_and_gods_son
 
Old 09-22-2014, 04:11 AM   #5192
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Oh that Constantine.... what a kidder!
 
Old 09-25-2014, 12:27 PM   #5193
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Still some people view this in black&white scale but truth is in color.
"I don't talk about God because I know He exists; I talk about God because I know you exist. "(c)DM2525
 
Old 09-25-2014, 01:13 PM   #5194
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So to sum it up in a less boring way, we ... because we are.
 
Old 09-25-2014, 04:47 PM   #5195
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How long ago was slavery, wow that makes us stupid fucc's uh?
 
Old 09-25-2014, 05:08 PM   #5196
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we be drama loving bitches....
 
Old 09-25-2014, 11:17 PM   #5197
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O God, give us the serenity to accept what cannot be changed, ...
:that's pure ignorance right there!
 
Old 09-26-2014, 10:45 PM   #5198
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All born into religion! (Then possibly) Educated into a better way?

Many would say don't pick on people for their believes, "live and let live" but that's not the way the saying goes now is it?

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Old 10-05-2014, 02:00 AM   #5199
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"Art is I; science is we" - Claude Bernard

"Don't worry about what anybody else is going to do… The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Really smart people with reasonable funding can do just about anything that doesn't violate too many of Newton's Laws!" - Alan Kay

"If you get, give. If you learn, teach" - Maya Angelou

Edit: whoops wrong t!!!!!!!!!! (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post5247129)

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Old 10-07-2014, 09:43 AM   #5200
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If you want to dig-up that clam, then one would logically ask: how could "the creator of everything" have "a child," anyway? And, how or why would that "creator of everything" be so pissed-off at every person that ever existed? Why, also, would the propitiation of that vengefulness consist of a re-creation of ... a Hebrew animal-sacrifice, superimposed on the Roman style execution of a political troublemaker? There is a lot of very fascinating reading on this subject, if you care to look it up. But you'd better be prepared to throw "certainty" out the window. (If your preferred point-of-view is, "The Bible: Absolute, Inspired, Final," as I recently saw on a billboard around these parts, then, "don't go there.")

And-d-d-d ... then you should ask yourself whether it might not be better for you to "just believe it." If you want to. Or, not. "To thine own self be true," and, every time you have the opportunity to do something good for someone else, do that good without asking anything in return. (Including, for that matter, "a mansion in the sky, by-and-by." I don't think that one's number-one concern ought to be seeing that your fire-insurance policy is paid up, nor accusing someone else that "they're gonna burn.")

Remember, we've all got a strong desire to "know" (of course ...), but also "to be right," and "to be the one who is seen to be right." But, I believe, this is one thing where that certainty simply cannot be obtained. (You are welcome to disagree.) Perhaps it is better in the long run to be "right, but silent." Or, "wrong, but silent." Right or wrong, we have no right to throw bricks on the road.

Over the many years since growing-up in a well intentioned but compulsorily-religious household, my own thoughts have become very introspective. I don't rationalize things and I don't debate theology. But I do hear "a still, small voice" sometimes, and whenever I do hear it, I listen. I'm rather of the feeling that, even though I might not have any idea (nor might anyone else around have any idea, either) as to "what God is," I do quietly believe for myself "that God is." God, or something. That there is a greater reality beyond the reach of our senses, and that we nonetheless do sense it, sometimes. Like it or not, we are the blind men in the presence of the elephant.

I don't want to "debate" these things, as though I (or some religious figure) possessed "the TRVTH," and in so doing cause harm or misguidance to the person I am "debating." Truth is, I don't have any idea what the truth is. But I do feel that I have something that is "true enough for me," within the dictates of my own conscience.
 
Old 10-07-2014, 12:24 PM   #5201
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Fair enough. I agree with "to each their own" as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else... so there's a problem, what doesn't kill us makes us stronger but we're bound to die. I feel we should be able to say absolutely anything and get away scot free! But, I guess it takes education to know sticks and stones will brake bones but names won't?!. religion is not education! If you teach kids red is blue, it hurts them. If you teach them an eye for an eye or to segregate it hurts us.
Spread the word.
 
Old 10-07-2014, 01:09 PM   #5202
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@sundialsvs Short answer human narcissism and delusion
 
Old 10-09-2014, 03:45 PM   #5203
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Wink everything is spam (as if it could be quantified ;))

I guess it's just fun to believe you never really die, (hu, creators of) Lucy; no-mater how much "time" we waste?!

And, of course "drugs" are the answer right??? they are we...

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