Beliefs...

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 03:58 AM

View Postjjhaag, on 13 Nov, 2007 - 06:42 PM, said:



Thank you for the embarrassment.

http://www.breakthec...rickmathes.html



I am laying out to you what Rick Mathes says. Anyway, he is an American. You can poke at him.

If I like philosophy is that a big deal to you?

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 04:00 AM

I was referring to the existence of truth...especially in light of the biased nature of the article. I have no problem accepting the truth that Rick Mathes is a person, who wrote an article, that you posted here. I have a problem accepting the idea that one person's viewpoint of an interaction, which was written up in article to prove that the author's belief system is better than someone else's, can be thought of as truth.

And no, that you like philosophy is not a big deal to me. I think it's great, we can always use more people who love knowledge out there in the world. I was (perhaps a little harshly, granted, and I apologize for that) encouraging the active implementation of that philosophical knowledge.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 11:08 AM

Ill bite on this one





Cat in the hat bitches. anyone who says otherwise is an infidel.
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 11:27 AM

I have always been a Clifford fan. That big red dog just makes sense to me.

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Clifford has been such an influence in my life, through his word, he's taught me how to love and care for my fellow Clifford followers and that anyone who does not believe that such a big red dog exists is going to end up surrounded by chihuahuas in a dark pit. He has taught me to wash my hands before eating, and go to sleep on time, and listen to my parents.

You guys should pick up one of his books!
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 11:45 AM

INFIDEL

i can! read IT !! ALL BY MY SELF!!!
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 11:51 AM

The Lorax is my favorite Seuss read.
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 11:55 AM

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It taught me that if I waste my existence in this lifetime I might get to go to some imaginary places when it's all said and done. Really gets me thru the rough days when denial is the best solution to everything.
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 12:20 PM

wtf is up with all these books?! i don't know about you guys, but i can remember when i used to watch the coolest kids on the block, namely:



much better than child molesting kittens, strange puppet creatures on a never ending acid trip. quality, pure quality.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 12:38 PM

View Postsupersloth, on 13 Nov, 2007 - 10:43 AM, said:

my religious beliefs are "don't be an asshole". i only practice occasionally.

yes that's an another way of saying "be honest to yourself at least"


edit,: i had my roommate read this, who's a muslim, he said "yeah most of us get too touchy about religion, as our own father/predecessors teach us that allah is above everything, i personally dont' give a damn and just want to be satisfied with whatever i have, including my pack of cigarettes, there are other things to worry about, and also why was i born if i had to die for my religion, why cant HE strike them down himself,not that that he doesnt have the power to do so, he himself probably doesnt give a damn"

quite true, why bother with whoever mr X wrote something scandalous about Topic Y.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 01:07 PM

Yet another example of the sad reality that is our world. Everyone is so quick to denounce God, and defend all other religions. Why the discrimination? Have any of you actually put any time into studying what the Bible says? Can any of you actually make an educated argument against anything it says?

View Postjjhaag, on 13 Nov, 2007 - 03:42 AM, said:

The KKK kill innocent people too, and their roots are in evangelical Christianity (amongst other things, of course).

Though they may have claimed Christianity, they certainly were not. Most of their actions were in complete contradiction to the Bible.
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 01:15 PM

View PostDilutedImage, on 14 Nov, 2007 - 01:34 AM, said:

Yet another example of the sad reality that is our world. Everyone is so quick to denounce God, and defend all other religions. Why the discrimination? Have any of you actually put any time into studying what the Bible says? Can any of you actually make an educated argument against anything it says?

. but religion is highly manipulated by the so called "messengers of god", see after all when someone influences you, you really dont think that much, you'd follow what they told without doubting right, please don't take an offence as im making an example, but what if your father taught you something(s) wrong(when you were a kid),? wouldnt that influence you, you wouldnt think about the stuff being taught to you back then as wrong? when we were kids we used to get influenced by lot of things, eventually after we grow up we like to say "no im not at all childish, that was so long ago" but we are basically are what we were.
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its bad we have complex thinking.. eventually we have some sort of anger that we want to vent out at something, and usually these issues become the reason to vent out all anger, after all it IS anger which makes us do the stupidest & dangerous actions

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 01:26 PM

View PostXenon, on 13 Nov, 2007 - 01:15 PM, said:

. but religion is highly manipulated by the so called "messenger of god"

Please be more specific; whom are you referring to, and what manipulation?

EDIT: Just saw the post change ... Reading the extended post now...

View PostXenon, on 13 Nov, 2007 - 01:15 PM, said:

its bad we have complex thinking.. eventually we have some sort of anger that we want to vent out at something, and usually these issues become the reason to vent out all anger, after all it IS anger which makes us do the stupidest & dangerous actions

Yep; anger sucks. Not sure that I'd attribute it to the most stupid and dangerous actions, but it's certainly high up on the list.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 01:37 PM

Actually, you know what, I've changed my mind. I know longer think Clifford is really giving me all the answers I need. And I'm not really happy with his belief that I turn in to dog food after I die.

I'm going to preach the gospel of Bob the Builder:

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 01:37 PM

View PostXenon, on 13 Nov, 2007 - 01:15 PM, said:

. but religion is highly manipulated by the so called "messengers of god", see after all when someone influences you, you really dont think that much, you'd follow what they told without doubting right, please don't take an offence as im making an example, but what if your father taught you something(s) wrong(when you were a kid),? wouldnt that influence you, you wouldnt think about the stuff being taught to you back then as wrong? when we were kids we used to get influenced by lot of things, eventually after we grow up we like to say "no im not at all childish, that was so long ago" but we are basically are what we were.

I couldn't agree with you more. Just because some well-respected [religious leader of your choice] preaches something as the truth does not make it so. It's ignorant for a person to believe/denounce anything that they've not personally researched.
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Posted 13 November 2007 - 01:39 PM

View PostDilutedImage, on 13 Nov, 2007 - 01:37 PM, said:

It's ignorant for a person to believe/denounce anything that they've not personally researched.



It's ignorant for a person to believe/denounce anything that they've not personally researched experienced.


Like gravity. I've got a lot of experience with that.
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