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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #4401315 - 07/13/05 09:32 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Very mysterious! :confused:  You also seem to be unattached to any position. You are a facinating fellow. :sherlock:


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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: Icelander]
    #4402529 - 07/14/05 07:56 AM (16 years, 4 months ago)

I always try to take the oposite position of what was the first post in a thread about. If it is something about selfishness and violence, I'll defend peace and love. If it is something against greed and violence, then I'll try to defend greed and violence.
Of course, it is very hard not to include my own personal views in this, but I try


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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #4402534 - 07/14/05 07:59 AM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Very cool. I have noticed. Thats what I meant by not attached.

Now tell me. Why do you take this approch?


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: Icelander]
    #4402687 - 07/14/05 10:08 AM (16 years, 4 months ago)

The words "separation of church and state" appear nowhere in the Constitution or Declaration of Independence. The constitution says: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" - and you can interpret that how you will. But supposing there are no laws involved, any practice is outside the realm of government officials...

And to say America wasn't founded on a christian tradition ignores the fact that most founding fathers were christian and many early settlers came ot avoid religious persecution - and I don't think they were those damn Moslems or anything...


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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: Icelander]
    #4402911 - 07/14/05 11:36 AM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Icelander said:
Very cool. I have noticed. Thats what I meant by not attached.

Now tell me. Why do you take this approch?




Simply because I feel obligated to help to return every discussion in the middle (uncertainty). It's a sceptic approach


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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: mikeytwice]
    #4402922 - 07/14/05 11:41 AM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

Wikipedia said:
In the United States, separation of church and state is governed by the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and by legal precedents interpreting that clause.





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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: OldWoodSpecter]
    #4402925 - 07/14/05 11:42 AM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Neat! I'll remember that. :heart:


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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: mikeytwice]
    #4403613 - 07/14/05 02:55 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Actually, geniuses like Jefferson and Franklin were 'Deists.' which was a popular theological position to take in the period of 'the Enlightenment.' Much of the universal truth was adopted from the Bible, but little to none Christian doctrine per se. The Deist position also underlies Freemasonry, to which George Washington belonged. Even though the Bible is considered in the West to be 'The Light of Freemasonry,' one need not be a Jew or a Christian, but one must acknowledge GOD in some way - T:.G:.G:.O:.T:.U:. - The Grand Geometer Of The Universe.

Franklin, on the other hand, belonged to a wild playboy-like group called 'The Hellfire Club' in which all manner of sexual debauchery was said to have gone on. Not Christian in its regard for sexuality at all.


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more bullshit... [Re: MarkostheGnostic]
    #4407133 - 07/15/05 09:36 AM (16 years, 4 months ago)

well, it was quite possible for some of them old "founding fathers" to hold more than one idea in their heads at a time... and for (some of) them to belong to more than one ummmm organization at a time...

as to "most" of them being "christian" - well, i dunno... and to be a "founding father (what about the founding mothers, eh?) --- did one merely have to affix one's signature to the document, or must one have been actively involved in its crafting? and which document: the decaration of independence, the articles of confedration, the constitution???
the framers of the constitution wrangled long and hard over the language, and the powers vested in the 3 banches of the government...
(and the powers vested in the people themselves, the citizens... and what "being a citizen" might mean in this era of new possibilities...)

the "bill of rights" (the first 10 amendments to the US constitiution) church/state seperation was put there to forbid "the state" from making one particular religion "official" (or even worse mandatory!), and to allow "the people" to worship any damned way they please, or even to (gasp!) not worship at all...

the USA has long been in a sort of "armed truce" between the various reigious groups vying for supremacy, but (allah be praised!) not has yet established a theocracy, mmmmkay?

(again to note: there used to be one of those "send in a buck for our info" ads in the back of maybe popular science, i dunno... like those crazy AMORC ads, heh... for a group called SEA (the society of evangelical agnostics)... & their literature & bibliography lists were great fun... & they had an excellent suggestion for those agnostics who find them selves in a situation where public prayer is practiced ---> OK, you don't wanna bow your head like all the sheeple around you, but ostentateously making some sort of a row is just bad form, innit? soooo: silently & respectfully, keep your head raised, your eyes open, maybe your armes crossed, or even better, one handed fisted under your chin... and perhaps allowinf a faintly puzzled look to settle on you visage (as if wondering to yourself: "gee whiz, what are all these folks doing with this hand-folding & bowed heads & some guest preacher droning on invoking something or other?")(

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sound like a plan, stan?


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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: MarkostheGnostic]
    #4407283 - 07/15/05 11:11 AM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Give the Man some credit will ya?

C'mon, he gets lots of credit as it is. There are tons of churches around the world devoted to worshipping the guy.

Sure the way he's portrayed is as a loving, nice guy, but my point is we really don't know for sure who he was or what was going on in his mind.

There are a lot of con artist "holy men" out there who use painted on selflessness as a cover for their greed.


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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: Phluck]
    #4407324 - 07/15/05 11:33 AM (16 years, 4 months ago)

he is not worshiped as an actual person, his imprint into text is worshiped, his words, the image that is in the bible is what is worshiped. As long as that is so, it doesn't matter if he was just kidding about all that suff or being a liar.

If a fool says something wise out of ignorance, it is not less wise than the same word that came from some that ment it.


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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: Phluck]
    #4407688 - 07/15/05 02:36 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Well, when He acts in and through me, I 'Know' His mind intimately. Now, mind you when I say His mind, I mean the Logos, not something mundane>

Love can change the world
Love can change your life
Do what makes you happy
Do what you know is right
And love with all your might
Before it's too late.

Where did I find all these words?
Something inside of me is burning
There's life in other worlds
Maybe they'll come to earth
Helping man to find a way.

One day I hope we'll be in perfect harmony
A planet with one mind
Then I could tell you All the things inside my head.

- 'My Song' (Moody Blues, 'Every Good Boy Deserves Favour')


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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: MarkostheGnostic]
    #4409111 - 07/15/05 08:57 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Mark I  :heart: this song.  I'm a very long time Moody Blues fan. When I first started trippin in 70,  they were my favorite band to trip to; along with pink floyd.  :thumbup: I still listen to both.


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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: Icelander]
    #4409227 - 07/15/05 09:25 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

You guys should check out the book:
The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross: A Study of the Nature and Origins of Christianity within the Fertility Cults of the Ancient Near East





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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: Icelander]
    #4409385 - 07/15/05 10:21 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

"When I first started trippin in 70, they were my favorite band to trip to; along with pink floyd. I still listen to both."

Your experience mirrors mine...except in 81 instead.


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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4409388 - 07/15/05 10:23 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Why am I not surprised. :grin: :heart: :thumbup:


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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: Icelander]
    #4410467 - 07/16/05 02:45 AM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Christianity is boring.


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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: MushmanTheManic]
    #4410516 - 07/16/05 02:58 AM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Which version of Christianity are you referring to?


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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: MushmanTheManic]
    #4411671 - 07/16/05 02:43 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

Boredom is an emotional condition of YOUR mind, not a quality of a reality to which your singular life pales in comparison.


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Re: why christianity is bullshit [Re: MarkostheGnostic]
    #4412025 - 07/16/05 04:53 PM (16 years, 4 months ago)

The veneration of Christ.


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