Old 10-20-2011, 03:43 PM   #8656
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A soldier posted pics of his unit burning a shipment of Bill O'Reilly's new book that was sent to their unit. Here is his response and further explanation to why they were burned (and that they were burned at his commanders order). His blog is called Everqueer and has some interesting stuff.

Wait just a minute-You expect me to believe-That all this misbehaving-Grew from one enchanted tree? And helpless to fight it-We should all be satisfied-With this magical explanation-For why the living die-And why it's hard to be a decent human being - David Bazan
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Old 10-21-2011, 12:58 AM   #8657
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... and has some interesting stuff.
a deaf albino cat called 'Little Shit' - now that's my kinda story!

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Old 10-24-2011, 08:38 PM   #8658
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I love Halloween. I am into scary stuff: movies, stories, haunted hayrides, etc. Just sayn'

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Old 10-25-2011, 01:55 AM   #8659
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Nuns on the rise!

Gosh - a huge increase! 20 new nuns in Britain last year.
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Catherine describes herself as "a girly girl" who loves to be pampered. She has also wanted to be a nun since she was four years old.
Like many of her contemporaries, the 25-year-old has spent the last few years travelling, partying and studying for a degree in languages at King's College in London. She also worked as a model, but for her it was an unfulfilling experience and left her thinking again about devoting her life to God.
I can think of a few better places for folk to look, but hey, that's just me.
I guess we could consider this a form of Darwinian natural selection where these weaker minded fools take themselves out of the gene pool into an isolated and closed order - leaving the rest of society to get on with living.

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Old 10-25-2011, 10:12 AM   #8660
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Tupperware Church.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:52 AM   #8661
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At irregular intervals we have been discussing the origin of the universe. By the simple dichotomy method, we have narrowed the scope of the solution to either it was created or it was not.

These two apparent alternatives are grist for our discussion simply because we can conceive of no others. However, for the foreseeable future and maybe forever, we cannot have any information whatsoever about a precursor to the universe. That is, having a concept does not constitute an alternative substantial enough to even speculate upon.

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Old 11-01-2011, 07:35 PM   #8662
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At irregular intervals we have been discussing the origin of the universe. By the simple dichotomy method, we have narrowed the scope of the solution to either it was created or it was not.

These two apparent alternatives are grist for our discussion simply because we can conceive of no others. However, for the foreseeable future and maybe forever, we cannot have any information whatsoever about a precursor to the universe. That is, having a concept does not constitute an alternative substantial enough to even speculate upon.
Well, my thoughts are...

The universe exists, so either it was always here or it was created at some point in the past. But that doesn't mean it was created by a person like ourselves, which is what many religious people think.

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Old 11-01-2011, 10:34 PM   #8663
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Well, my thoughts are...

The universe exists, so either it was always here or it was created at some point in the past. But that doesn't mean it was created by a person like ourselves, which is what many religious people think.
In your post is a collection of assumptions about the behavior of time. If we had not discovered the BB, for instance, the universe might, as some people thought, have dribbled into existence a particle at a time (called "steady state creation with expansion").

We do not know if there are multiple (infinite?) levels or degrees or flavors of existence itself. So a premise that is limited to exists or not, concerning such an unknown kind of thing as the origin of the universe, is not valid.

Once it is agreed that god is completely unknowable, beyond the tri-omnis, the proposition that god created the universe is not valid. It may be that omnipotence is inadequate to create or destroy an infinite thing. Most people agree that god cannot cause his own non-existence. Having created them, he seems unable to destroy people in the sense that they no longer exist.

That might be a more humane alternative to Hell and it actually is the afterlife expectation of atheists.

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Old 11-02-2011, 02:42 AM   #8664
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Many of us claim that religion (if any) is little more than an accident of one's birthplace.
This example,currently doing the rounds, beautifully demonstrates the point.
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Two Russian families whose daughters were accidentally switched at birth in hospital have been awarded $100,000 (£65,000) in compensation.
One option is for the families to buy houses close to each other, or to purchase a property together. But there are complications; there are big differences between the two households.
Irina's natural father Naimat Iskanderova is from Tajikistan and a strict Muslim, while Yulia Belyaeva is a Russian Orthodox Christian.
Poor kids - they'll just have to accept santa into their hearts.

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Old 11-02-2011, 04:47 AM   #8665
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The only option is to get both of those girls away from households run by mental defectives.

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Old 11-02-2011, 01:52 PM   #8666
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I'm curious how they are both Russian families. One of the families is at least half Tajik.

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Old 11-08-2011, 05:25 AM   #8667
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What. The. Fuck?
A new Michigan anti bullying law that can be circumvented by the accused claiming that their bullying was based on ďa sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction.Ē
What's the fucking point!?!! -

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Old 11-08-2011, 05:42 AM   #8668
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WTF. Maybe the religidiots can get the same loophole for genocide!

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Old 11-08-2011, 08:48 AM   #8669
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How will the Christers ever be loving and tolerant if they can't beat on the gay fags? It's for their own good, in Jeebus' name.

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Old 11-08-2011, 11:16 AM   #8670
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So Sarkozy & Obama prompt a dose of yid-bashing on the same day that Iran looks as if itís playing bombs.
If I was to do a bit of dot-joining, I reckon we can anticipate the Israeli Kheil HaAvir making a few excursions east pretty soon.

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