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General Religious Discussion / Re: Killing in the name of Charlotte's Web?
« Last post by skeptic54768 on August 19, 2016, 12:39:16 AM »
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I suppose the better question would be "Why don't orthodox Jews follow the book of Deut?"

What are you saying here Skep?   The Jews have claimed them there first 5 books as mythology.  Christians on the other hand want to keep their tyrannical dictator.  Christians used the OT solely until around 200 CE.  Why are you pretending this book is not a part of Christian doctrine? 

Jesus is  Yahweh the god that gave those orders, the exact same god, in the flesh as Jesus.  The trinity remember that?  If not then why do you call Jesus the Messiah?  Shouldn't that be Orthodox Jews saying that not you because you don't do OT doctrine?  The 10 commandments are in the OT.  Noah's flood and Adam and Eve.   The Christian claim of salvation from the original sin is null and void without the OT.

There is just as much useless even detrimental to human happiness stuff in the NT.

Now please answer the question that everybody is tuning in to read or concede and STFU.

How is it that a NATION or individual could use Christianity as an excuse to rape and pillar?


I am well aware that God orders killings in the OT. Whatever the reason for it, we were never promised a perfect life from birth til death. I could get stabbed in the throat tomorrow and die. Does that mean I would hate God or wish him ill will? No way.
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Chatter / Re: Logging out.
« Last post by screwtape on August 18, 2016, 08:52:07 PM »
Because of the difficulty of getting anything resolved when shit goes south. You guys shouldn't have to work so hard to get it back up an running...even if it is infrequently still shouldn't take weeks to resolve. It's burdensome for everyone involved but especially for staff. It doesn't have to be this difficult.


FYI, it's not burdensome for staff.  The reason is, there is literally nothing they can do, other than send an email to Brain.  Because the staff are not owners, the host will not open a ticket or investigate problems they report.  All they (staff) can do is wait for another customer to report the same problem. 

Easy peasey. 


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Science / Re: Big data and climate change
« Last post by velkyn on August 18, 2016, 07:11:39 PM »
from my experience, a lot of people have kids and have no idea why they have them.   Them worrying about climate change and how the kids will experience it I far too much to expect. 
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Science / Re: China Launches Quantum Study
« Last post by velkyn on August 18, 2016, 07:00:16 PM »
^^^^ I think we will. no reason to keep it silent. and if it is kept silent, other gov't will be curious  and sent up one of their own.  So, we'll find out what goes on either way.
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General Religious Discussion / Re: Killing in the name of Charlotte's Web?
« Last post by velkyn on August 18, 2016, 06:56:23 PM »
well, they make a wild swing and then run away like the cowards that they are.   Such a faith that makes them do such things, eh?   &)
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Science / Big data and climate change
« Last post by shnozzola on August 18, 2016, 06:42:14 PM »
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How confident does he feel about those kinds of predictions? "That's a great question. There's ways that you can build confidence in these things," he says. These simulations are able to basically re-create the Earth's climate as we see it today. "What you see are patterns in the models that reflect what you see in the real world. We know we must be getting something fundamentally correct in order for that to happen."

http://www.npr.org/2015/11/30/457794505/big-data-predicts-centuries-of-harm-if-climate-warming-goes-unchecked

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There's also a moral duty to future generations that will live amid the climate devastation being created now.

"Here's a provocative thought: Maybe we should protect our kids by not having them," Rieder says.

http://www.npr.org/2016/08/18/479349760/should-we-be-having-kids-in-the-age-of-climate-change   
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General Religious Discussion / Re: Why did we stop inventing gods?
« Last post by jdawg70 on August 18, 2016, 05:03:38 PM »
Why stop inventing gods now? Because if we lived in a god-free world, and someone proposed a god tomorrow, no one would fall for it. We're moving on.

Yes. But more towards creating Divine Councils without calling them divine.

Like the U.N. council, the E. U. council, the G 20 council etc..

But we aren't treating them as divine.  Or having any kind of association with divinity.  You might as well say we creating Divine Councils like milk or pancakes or galaxies or short stories.  Just randomly assigning shit as associated with the arrangement of letters d-i-v-i-n-e or some other nonsense.

Really, DL, you seem very vested in wanting to believe that other people just have to look at something as god-like.  Why is that?

The UN council isn't considered infallible.  The EU council isn't claimed to be gestated at the beginning of creation.  The G20 council isn't claimed to provide eternal salvation.  There seems to be no connection whatsoever with these organizations and your claims of people wanting to replace divine entities traditionally worshiped.  Like, none at all.

You really, really have a habit of just associating words with concepts arbitrarily to fit some kind of agenda you seem to have.  Why is that, DL?
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He's not coming back to this discussion.  That's one of his trademarks.  We prove him wrong he stops posting then pops up when he feels like it. 

He has no Holy Spirit I have no reason to consider anything he says as knowledge about a Christian God.

Seth Andrews had a guest on the other day (David McAfee, author of The Book of Gods) who mentioned how common this is with theists. He called it the grenade approach.  They throw out a couple of arguments in favor of their God and then run away without hearing the rebuttal.  It's very common online; much tougher to do face-to-face but still doable if you just quickly change the subject, which we see in a lot of debates.  They know they can't punch toe to toe with the facts, so they just do a quick sucker punch and run.
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General Religious Discussion / Re: Killing in the name of Charlotte's Web?
« Last post by junebug72 on August 18, 2016, 05:14:39 AM »
He's not coming back to this discussion.  That's one of his trademarks.  We prove him wrong he stops posting then pops up when he feels like it. 

He has no Holy Spirit I have no reason to consider anything he says as knowledge about a Christian God.
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General Religious Discussion / Re: Why did we stop inventing gods?
« Last post by eh! on August 18, 2016, 03:33:57 AM »
The best guise to invade another country is hats the same colour as the vegetation.

you can sneak right up n shoot em.
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