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Yeah. That was stupid.
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True, but that is really the point: what if - means we don't know. People think they know everything about everything. They don't. Most people (especially atheistic or scientific people, philosophically speaking) can't stand it that they don't know everything, and they jump to conclusions based on the few things they DO know. But, because there are some things that they will just never have ALL the evidence for, they CANNOT KNOW everything about everything. Yet they disparage faith... Even though they must have it in order to think about ANYTHING, have ideas about ANYTHING they do not know about. :)
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I am a christian because I read the Bible, and was convinced that Jesus was the Son of God and that he died for my sins. And that he did it so I can also become like him by obeying his words rather than my impulses to do only what I feel is best for myself at any given time. I became a christian because of this. I stay a christian because of this. I know it is of the heart. But I use my mind as well :) Christianity, if practiced, is a very healthy happy way of life. :) And who doesn't want to be healthy and happy :) And every way of life is similar. You get your beliefs from somewhere, and you follow them because you "believe" they will make you healthy and happy. And that includes atheism. :)
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Good point :) I always wonder if perhaps the scientist who could have found a cure for cancer or the common cold has already been aborted or will be in the future... It is just a philosophical wondering...
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You know what? I *do* find it very interesting that I have been through two college American History courses, and never heard this guy mentioned, nor his book. The one college course did mention his name, but only in passing, although it specifically and in great detail covered several other "founding fathers" especially Franklin, Jefferson, and Paine... Hmmmm.
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This was a good discussion :) 1. :) A point well-made. 2. How can a command be in a "gray area"?? ;) 3. I agree with this as well. And I also can see how a person who is selfish and worldly probably should not have many children... although I can also see why they should, too. But it is not my place to tell them either way. 4. It was only his opinion, but he had a lot of common sense, and like I said, Jesus stayed single, and so did John the Baptist, and others. And they were not sinning by doing so. It is NOT a sin to NOT reproduce. 5. Like I said above, how can a command be open to interpretation? that is the opposite of the very definition of the word. command: "to direct with specific authority or prerogative" :) I understand your points and they are good, but to argue that it is a command of God, rather than his blessing, it just doesn't make any logical sense. And it is also saying that many good/obedient people are sinning when they have no children (whether by their choices in life or chance), or when they have very few children (whether by choices in life or by chance)... Someone who is never blessed with a husband or children is not by default a sinner! Right? :)
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I always liked that, too :)
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2009 on Did God create evil? at two or three . net
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That was a good post. :)
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2009 on Did God create evil? at two or three . net
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Ouch. Louis called me a wacko. haha
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Well, I am not proud, I was asking a perfectly legit question about your post, and you didn't answer. (normal) At least I am speaking a live language ;) (just kidding haha) You are just so rude. Why don't you just answer my question to the best of your ability. I would appreciate it.
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Or its easy to dismiss snobs as snobs. If those celebrities walked in cheap shoes on principle, even, I might be able to relate to them. But they don't. As a matter of fact their entire life is about getting attention and making money. My life is totally NOT. So of course I don't relate to them trying to tell me I should allow the government to control my life, spend my money for me, use it in ways I do not approve. I like the first one best still. I guess I see big government as the huge problem. I actually thought that last one was cheesy.
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2009 on Obamacare PSA at two or three . net
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In that article, Louis, it says "But gays are expendable; and in the view of the current GOP base, they are reaping what they sow." What GOP base is he talking about??? Last time I checked it was your Lib Dems who had the base... ? And who are reaping what they sow? I despise abortion, and wish people would just stop saying it is alright. Maybe it gets done a lot nowadays, but it is not a GOOD THING. And it is sad that you care nothing for anyone unless they happen to act just like you Louis.
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If you think science isn't political you are pretty ignorant of the facts of life, Louis. Everyone knows that the science reflects the money/power. Hitler was a good example, right?
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Yes, no surprise I like real people who I can relate to, better than snobs who I can't relate to at all. :) So, what was the original parody parodying??
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2009 on Obamacare PSA at two or three . net
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I like the "normal people" one best.
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2009 on Obamacare PSA at two or three . net
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Perhaps I am not a part of the "masses" but I LOVE that we have a black president, finally. But I despise most of his political views and therefore am not real happy about his decisions. And I am proud to live in a country where if I so chose, I can express my disgust with my leader publicly and loudly and even, may I say, obnoxiously. And people can accuse me of racism if they want to, but if they bring it to court, I have faith that it will not hold up, unless I have legally committed the crime of hurting someone. :)
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Oh yes. No surprise my rep is in there. Grrrr.
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It is a great speech, and Bill Cosby rocks. This made me think of the terrible hurricane and its victims again. It is so true that no one wanted to talk about all the giving people did. My dad and our preacher and several other preachers with construction backgrounds, went down for several weeks and stayed in a camper and helped repair 7 or 8 houses...(or it might have been more...they were gone for a while) My oldest dd asked everyone to give her money for her birthday that year and she donated it all to the hurricane victims. Still all the bad stuff going on was what got all the media attention, and the blame was thrown about ad nauseum. Sad.
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I did not read the comments, but I am sitting here bawling my eyes out because I would hate to have my babies die. Any of them, at any time. I hope I die before they do.
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It is obvious that private charities are the best route. I am so disgusted with this health care "fiasco" as you say.
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James: "Paul said he had never even read the articles with the racist comments." -- from the article you posted. He is just a man (imperfect like the rest of us, I am sure) who has common sense about important stuff. Oh my, "God Forbid" we get one of those in our government!
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What would be nice is if PARENTS would STEP UP and be HONEST and not STUPID about sex. I hate it that PUBLIC schools should have to take up such a PRIVATE matter. If parents were doing their jobs, there would be a lot less disease. (hey look a sentence without any caps. haha)
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there is a new [de-facto] secular Third Commandment that says, “Thou shalt not take the name of a homosexual in vain.” Hmmm....... "Louis forgive me, for I have sinned." bows head and crosses her self... ------------------------------- Religion is a part of man. I mean that in the sense of "hard-wired" or evolutionary, if you will. Although, I would explain it by saying God made us that way... :) Non-religious people do things religiously. They have values that they base their actions on. They just are not biblical values. Perhaps they are scientific values. Perhaps they are doctorate values.... When I study the bible, it enforces my biblical values. When they read their philosophical literature, it does the same for them.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2007 on Why Atheists are Theocrats at two or three . net
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...assisted-suicide (mostly of the terminal and seniors, which could lead to involuntary termination of such). Logan's Run anyone?
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2007 on My Three Cents at two or three . net
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If everybody worked on their self-control alone there would be a huge decrease in crime, not to mention all the crap you see on Jerry Springer too! LOL Nice to make a list of things to aim for, IMO. :) Btw, in case it happens this week instead of next week, I will tell you now: I am going to be gone for a while. Just in case you might notice that I came up missing ;) I should be back to my regularly scheduled program in a few weeks though ;)
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2007 on List of Virtues and Vices at two or three . net
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