An atheist told me on Andy's post that they thought a 'just' and punitive God was more credible than a merciful God.
If you could fully restore your child after they were crucified, would it make watching his torture and pain easy?
Oh dear, LOL.
What does this idea have to do with original sin?
I agree with your point that you don't need to take everything in Genesis literally to be a Christian. Are you saying that Adam existed? How literally do you take the story of Eden? Because Adam being an actual historical personage in any way close to being as described in Genesis is very problematic.
They are getting desperate
Hairy dilemma made me think of the blob of hair my nieces have growing in the shower drain.
Even slow dancing?
What I don't like about this question is that it is tracking 2 religions at completely different stages of it's evolution.
You didn't even read what I posted when I cited my source, so how can I even take what you just said now seriously.
There are many women who die in childbirth, and many where their death can be easily predicted.
Because after encountering it enough you learn something about the otherside, you learn the patterns, and the why.
"Forever" is a concept, a thought in the mind. The NOW is not an idea or a thought. It is ALWAYS.
What is fenisim? Guess who needs a liberal education.
What?s to celebrate? High rates of AIDS and suicide? These people need clinical help, not parades.
Beat me too it!
Yes, I think if they get movies those things shouldn't be hidden. This is why I had such a big problem with Straight Out of Compton as well.
Everywhere smaller governments are practiced there are far more benefits to society and individuals than at any time of your perceived History. Nice try.
Atta boy, Donnie, go in completely ignorant, what could possibly go wrong?
So perhaps we ought not say anything in public, as someone, inevitably, may be made to feel uncomfortable by it.
there shouldn't be. The whole idea of science is that anybody can prove the same thing over and over again
That guy is brought up so often that he should be sainted. I only know his twee Narnia series. Some parts make me want to throw up.
Sex dungeon holla!
to get in..
I interpreted crack on the head to be cracked skull. Mea culpa.
Maybe some were faking it and some weren't. Survival, I guess.
Indeed. Opus' suggestion that Mary was just a promiscuous preteen, who lied, is a positively optimistic tale about the human condition.
Well no shit. Should've resigned 2 years ago.
"Objective morality" is simply subjectivity wrapped in claimed authority.
And I believe you actually believe that, but independent research with a predetermined goal dictated by religion, is not independent, or research, or in any way science
Thank you so very much for that. Glad I am not the only one to see it.
when the receiver and giver both consent to it.
Well, if you want to view this as a black or white matter, then I have no sane choice but to believe that he was literally crazy.
Telling someone to leave your premises is harrassment?
I think you are just purposely misinterpreting what I said. There is a huge difference between the phrase inherently meaningless and meaningless and you know it. Life has no prescribed meaning. We imbue our own lives with meaning and we do it in a lot of different ways. Your way is of finding meaning is not my way and your way is not the right way either. It's no better than anybody else's and probably much, much worse.