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Offline carstensenscott

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An easy out?
« on: September 20, 2012, 09:30:54 PM »
Why do Xstians so easily use the lord as the easy way out...ie.

"Just spent 45 of some of the most excruciating minutes of my life waiting OUTSIDE my locked running car while my baby waited INSIDE. Awful, awful, awful. It's over but I can't stop crying. I am praising the Lord for the cooler weather and the Bubble Guppies DVD (she was watching!)"

WTF. Good thing I was off Face book because I would have Freddy Krueger'd through the internet and ...arggghhh. You get the picture. Its too easy for them to just ad lib some god BS in any situation and suddenly it is ok. 

Am I just pissed? How do you feel?

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Re: An easy out?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 09:49:01 PM »
Wow, I did not think you could lock yourself out of today's cars. 
Yo, put that in your pipe and smoke it.  Quit ragging on my Lord.

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Re: An easy out?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 10:29:28 PM »
So God gave us cooler weather and the bubble guppies so people can more safely lock their children inside their cars?  Wouldn't it have been a lot less work if God just unlocked the door?   
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Re: An easy out?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 10:45:00 PM »
So God gave us cooler weather and the bubble guppies so people can more safely lock their children inside their cars?  Wouldn't it have been a lot less work if God just unlocked the door?
Yeah, He could have used On  Star.
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Re: An easy out?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 01:21:39 AM »
Couldn't have been that excruciating if she didn't think to brick a window.

Notice how she also snuck in a crucifix?
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Re: An easy out?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 01:26:27 AM »
You've got me on the cruci? Where?

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Re: An easy out?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 04:14:50 AM »
Origin:
1560–70;   Latin excruci?tus,  past participle of excruci?re  to torment, torture, equivalent to ex- ex-1  + cruci?re  to torment, crucify (derivative of crux  cross); see -ate1
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Re: An easy out?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 04:15:53 AM »
So, no mention of whoever actually DID get into the car for her?
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Re: An easy out?
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 07:56:25 AM »
So, no mention of whoever actually DID get into the car for her?

Our Lady of AAA?
An Omnipowerful God needed to sacrifice himself to himself (but only for a long weekend) in order to avert his own wrath against his own creations who he made in a manner knowing that they weren't going to live up to his standards.

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Re: An easy out?
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2012, 11:09:31 AM »
Shouldn't she more angry at Her Lord for creating her dimwittedness  (which caused her to lock herself out and her daughter in the car)? Instead she praises him for cooler weather and bubble guppies DVD? Something wrong with that thinking process.

OK, I did something really stupid, but fortunately things worked out fine. I see no need to praise an imaginary super being for his/her intervention.

« Last Edit: September 21, 2012, 11:12:31 AM by stuffin »
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Re: An easy out?
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2012, 12:03:39 PM »
Origin:
1560–70;   Latin excruci?tus,  past participle of excruci?re  to torment, torture, equivalent to ex- ex-1  + cruci?re  to torment, crucify (derivative of crux  cross); see -ate1
I wouldn't give her that much credit.  I've used excruciating myself any number of times without knowing the root of it.

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Re: An easy out?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2012, 12:14:22 PM »
I was thinking of the curse from Harry Potter.

Crucio (Cruciatus Curse)
Main article: Unforgivable Curses
Added by ThelegendprincePronunciation: KROO-shea-oh
Description: Inflicts intense pain on the recipient of the curse; the pain is described as having hot knives being driven into the victim. It cannot be cast successfully by a person who is doing so out of pure spite or anger; one must feel a true desire to cause the victim pain. If one casts this spell, he or she will receive a life sentence in prison for it, as with the other three unforgivable curses.
Seen/Mentioned: Used multiple times from the fourth book onward.
Etymology: Latin crucio means "I torture".
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Re: An easy out?
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2012, 10:40:52 AM »
Yes, they rationalize everything in favor of their belief.

It's just like women who rationalize that men are jerks when it's their fault.  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: An easy out?
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2012, 12:32:54 PM »
If only she had faith the size of a mustard seed, god and AT&T would have sent forth an atheist locksmith to open her door for her.
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Re: An easy out?
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2012, 06:22:31 AM »
The point implicit in what she said was that god orchestrated a testing moment (to teach her to be more careful next time) but her child was never in danger, because as a good xian, god always looks after her.  She's not the only special person in god's green earth, but she's sure she's at least ONE of them.