Then Who Made God?When I was around three years old I sat on my grandfather's lap. He would talk to me about many things, but one subject that persists in my memory is when he would talk about God. He would tell me how God created the universe and everything in it. He began by asking me “Do you see the trees outside? Do you know where they came from?” I would ask where they came from and he would say any number of things that a three-year-old could understand and then say “Do you know where all of that came from?” I would then ask where it came from. Finally he said that “God made everything.” I then asked, “But, grandpa, who made God?” He would respond that no one made God and that God was never made or created. I would persist, “But where did he come from?” He would respond “He was always there before everything else.”Then Who Made God?2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Certainly I was confused—I had just gotten my head around contingency (for you adults here): that something
What the hell?What the hell?What the hell?4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
'I'm just sayin' may be there is more to this than meets the eye.' Everyone stared at Dempsey as if he's completely lost his mind. Then again they are taking a small break from fighting zombies, the reanimated corpses that were meant to be myths' or in scary stories to frighten children.
'And vhat vould you think is currently happening, Demphsey?' Richtofen asked, crossing his arms as he awaited the answer. Takeo and Nikolai stared at each other briefly before shooting their heads to the American.
'Well, look at the facts guys.' Dempsey began, suddenly he pointed to the right hand corner' as everyone else looked there as well. There were four bars in four colours, White, Blue, Yellow and Green. And the number counter was currently over ten thousand. 'We have a frickin' point system that grows with every zombie we manage to hit or kill. And we buy guns off of walls, WALLS for christ sake!'
Takeo, Nikolai and Richtofen stared wide eyed at the "point system". Dempsey was ri
Death by Tank Dempsey feat. Richtofen and Sam"Death" (Parody of Breaking Benjamin's "Breath")Death by Tank Dempsey feat. Richtofen and Sam3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
by Tank Dempsey feat. Edward Richtofen and Samantha Maxis
Director: "Okay guys, let's do this one more time!"
Samantha: "I don't like you! You are a bossy man!"
Dempsey: "Shut up! He's the Director! He's supposed to tell us what to do!"
Richtofen: "Don't waste your breath, Yankee apple-pie man. It's not like Maxis ever paid any attention to her."
Samantha: "You better be glad Daddy wasn't around to hear that, Edward!"
Richtofen: "Since when was he ever around for you? Oh wait, HE WASN'T, YOU STUPID BITCH!"
Dempsey: "ENOUGH ASS-MAGGOTS! LET'S JUST PLAY THE FUCKING SONG!" picks up electric guitar-
Samantha: "Fine!" picks up drum sticks and does countdown by tapping them together-
Richtofen: "ALRIGHT!" grabs electric guitar-
Director: -sighs- "Okay this is Death, Take 12!"
-Dempsey starts playing solo and then is followed by Richtofen playing his guitar and Samantha playing drums-
I see maggots in your eyes
Quotes from serial killers"One side of me says 'wow that's an attractive chick, I'd like to talk to her, date her' the other side says I wonder what her head would look like on a stick." -Edmund KemperQuotes from serial killers8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
"I just wanted to see how it felt to shoot Grandma." - Edmund Kemper
"The first good-looking girl I see tonight is going to die." - Edmund Kemper
"I remember there was actually a sexual thrill . . . you hear that little pop and pull their heads off and hold their heads up by the hair. Whipping their heads off, their body sitting there. That'd get me off." - Edmund Kemper
"I am not insane, I'm just queer."-Albert Fish
final words: "Kiss my ass!"-John Wayne Gacy
"You have not caught me yet and you are not likely to. I shall keep on at my work, for I love it, and I will send you something for a Christmas box."
- Jack The Ripper
"I'm not an alien maniac, nor yet a foreign tripper. I'm just your jolly, lively friend. Yours truly, Jack the Ripper." - Jack The Ripper
"We all go a little mad sometimes"- Norman Bates
Der Riese FinishedDer RieseDer Riese Finished5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Electricity emerged from the mainframe outside of the secret factory of Der Riese; with a bright light the electricity subsided and four men were standing as the light faded. Looking around quickly the American; Tank Dempsey was shocked.
He quickly turned to the three behind him; the Russian Soviet Nicolai was on his knees holding his stomach. The two above him the Imperial soldier Takeo was grasping the tilt of his katana with his right hand while looking outwards. The German, Doctor Richtofen was putting a magazine into the MP40 he wielded.
"What the hell just happened? Everyone ok?" Dempsey asked them at once.
Nicolai groaned as his stomach began to play up on him, which too add that he said "Ooh, I think I will throw up...."
Richtofen knelt down, set down the MP40 and patted the Russian on the back, which he said to him in reply, "A mere side effect Russian." Then Nicolai threw up on the ground with finished with another groan.
"Everything is normal."
Takeo looked at the
A Rapist Wears PinkA rapist can wear lipstick, make up, dresses or skirts,A Rapist Wears Pink8 months ago in Emotional More Like This
Her nails can be painted brightly, her eyes can still harbor hurt.
A rapist can walk with heels, that click as she drags her feet,
A rapist can have a feminine voice, that comes pouring from her vile teeth.
A rapist can be a woman, that much should be clear,
Yet a few ignorant people, will choose not to adhere.
A rapist can pick her victim, as easily as the next,
She can claim she’s just lost or stranded, then force you into sex.
A rapist can cry wolf, as long as she cries feminist first,
A rapist can ruin your life style, make day to day living worse.
A rapist can put you in jail, with one tear of her eye.
A rapist will claim that you’ve hit her, that you wanted her to die.
A rapist is a liar, she hides behind her make up.
A rapist will be in your dreams, even when you wake up.
A rapist has the ability to avoid the clutches of the law,
A rapist can claim you’ve hit her, if you didn’t stand for her at
The Privileged Feminist and the WomanShe was a feminist, born free,The Privileged Feminist and the Woman8 months ago in Emotional More Like This
while she was a woman born over seas.
She was the feminist who went to school,
while she was the woman who paid unrightful dues.
She was the feminist who went to college,
while she was the woman forced to work without knowledge.
She was the feminist who preached her corrupted views,
She was the woman whose homeland was on the news.
She was the feminist who spoke her annoying mind,
She was the woman who could only be at peace inside.
She was the feminist who could walk freely,
She was the woman that would get beaten weekly.
She was the feminist who blamed men for everything,
She was the woman who was forced to bare men's offspring.
She was the feminist who could chose her life
She was the woman who didn't make it past twenty five.
She is the feminist who is blind to the world,
who only cares for herself, her life is like a pearl,
She is the woman who cannot show her face,
as an excuse to be modest, faithful and chaste.
She is the feminist who is ignorant t
United States Summer 2011America alienates me.United States Summer 20114 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
From touchdown in Atlanta it is obvious I am, so to speak, no longer in Kansas.
I am asked what I am doing here. Repeatedly, and not always in a nice way. I want to answer with the obvious, that I am queuing endlessly for the privilege of being cross examined by an unfriendly customs officer who wants to know all kind of private details my best friend doesn't even know, but I swallow it back and smile meekly, while trying to act like I am not nervous, frustrated and insulted.
Procedures, waiting lines, probing questions, stamps and signatures, and then, finally, the liberating "Enjoy the United States".
I never felt more alien.
passports, fingerprints, eye scans...
I just want my love.
America amuses me.
This first meeting scratches only at the surface. I encounter all the clichés and smile inwardly: the food portions, the convenience stores, the SUVs.
Death Battle: Luffy vs. PopeyeDeath Battle: Luffy vs. Popeye1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ray: Alright, the combatants are set. Let’s settle this debate once and for all.
Steel: It’s time for a DEATH BATTLE!!!
All was calm as a massive galleon cruised across the ocean's surface, its lion-head bowsprit and straw-hat wearing Jolly Roger noticeable anywhere. From its deck, one could hear merry music from a fiddle, and the members of the crew either singing or dancing along to it.
Joining them in the festivities was the captain of this ship known to all as "Thousand Sunny". That captain was none other than the famed Straw-Hat Luffy.
The song came to an end and the skeletal fiddler took a bow, his art complete. If he had a proper face, he would have smiled at the cheers.
“WOW!” Luffy said with a broad smile, “Play it again!”
Yet as the crew celebrated, a simple-looking steamboat was coming across their path up ahead. At first, the crew paid no mind to it. That all changed because, just when the skeleton
What Could Go Wrong?Latios TF TG soloWhat Could Go Wrong?3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Amy observed the glowing blue fluid in the glass container. Surprisingly to Amy, it gave off a faint glow that hovered right above the surface. She quickly looked around to see if the professor was nearby. Amy saw him attending to something on the other side of the lab, seemingly deep into whatever he was doing.
A smirk appeared on Amy's face, as she lifted her hand up towards the surface of the blue liquid. She stuck her fingers out stiff and very slowly, she made them come in contact to the blue fluid. Instantly, she felt warmth within the liquid. Amy kept putting more of her hand into the tank, for the warmth in the liquid was very soothing to her. She felt it relax all of her nerves in her arm.
"Amy!" The professor called from the other side of the room.
"Ah! Yes?" Amy responded, taking her hand out of the tank and quickly faced the professor.
"I am going out to get some lunch at the Japanese place in town. You want anything?" The professor asked, still looking do
Grey Wolf Transformation Story It was Leon's first birthday as an orphan. After both his parents died in a car crash 3 months prior, all he has left from them is the Silver Wolf pendant his father gave him for his birthday last year, for they knew how much Leon loved wolves, and how he often wished he was one of them. Little did he know that on this, that same wish would change his life forever.Grey Wolf Transformation Story4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It started out as a normal day at the orphanage, for no one really cared about birthdays there. Then around noon, Leon found a letter on his bed, one addressed to him. "This is interesting." Said Leon, " I wonder what it says."
Leon then read the letter:
Happy Birthday young one, I have two gifts just for you.
Meet me in the forest just outside the orphanage, you won't regret it
Leon thought to himself, Luna? I don't believe there's a Luna here at the Orphanage regardless, it's nice to
TATTSE Ch. 1: Teh Emo CornerTATTSE Ch. 1: Teh Emo Corner5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
THE AWESOMEST TRAUMA TEAM STORY EVER
Chapter One: Teh Emo Corner
It was a nice, normal day at Resurgam.
"We need the defibrillator now!" "Where the hell is that blood transfusion!?" "Get another kidney for transplant now morons!"
Well, as normal as it could be when everyone was dying on you, ALL THE TIME.
Still, Hank had no work to do for once and was looking forward to getting some time off and maybe spending time with Claire
Alas, it was not to be. He turned to face his visitor and saw a nasty surprise. "Gabriel! Are you okay!?"
The diagnostician in question staggered towards his friends. "Get the...brain...bleach..." He collapsed on the ground.
"No " Hank could only pick up Gabes limp body and scream, "NOOOOOOOOO!"
CR-S01 barged in, having sensed that someone needed medical attention. "GET OUT OF THE WAY, DOCTOR COMING THROUGH," the surgeon yelled, rushing to where he was and activated his ma
Dreams-Anthro panther TFTai sat there in the classroom, trying to think about the troubles in her life. Her teacher was explaining to the class about power that all humans desire, however, she couldn't care. Tai hates humans, despite being one. She thinks that since the earliest humans discovered the killing power of wood & bone, and furthered that power with the invention of fire, all humanity ever wants is more and more power and will stop at nothing to get it.Dreams-Anthro panther TF3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
As class had passed the halfway mark, Tai drifted off into sleep.
Running through the forest, eyes fixed on a strange object, carefully watching. You're bound by a destiny and you understand
but you don't know what destiny has planned.
"Tai Pantheon! Wake up!" angrily yells the teacher "Have you listened to any of my 'Humanity and Power' speech?"
"Of course I haven't, I've been asleep. Even if I were awake I still wouldn't have listened, because as far as I'm concerned, humans and power suck!" argues Ta
Secrets - Kitsune and Anthro Wolf Tf'sSkye walked into the student parking lot, his backpack weighing heavily on his shoulders. As he neared his car, he felt a tap on his shoulder. He turned around and saw one of his friends, Layla, grinning from ear to ear.Secrets - Kitsune and Anthro Wolf Tf's3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"You forget already?" she asked.
"You're coming to my house to hang out today."
"Oh yeah. But I still need my car, don't I?"
"No. We're riding in my car. I'll drop you back here to pick up your car tonight. The school is in between our houses."
"Ok. Let me put my bag in my car and I'll be right over."
Layla sat on his car hood, swinging her legs back and forth.
"You act like this is a huge deal. I've come over to your house plenty of times," Skye said.
"I know. I'm just excited. I've got some cool stuff that I really want to show you."
He locked his car door. "Ok. Let's go."
Layla ran to her car and cranked it up, already turning the music up loud. Skye climbed in next to her.
When they pulled into her driveway, Layla started, as if frightened.
ComposedComposed1 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Auri jerks out of bed for a moment and glances around the her dark bedroom, waiting for her eyes to adjust. She sits up in bed and yawns before she reaches for the light switch on her lamp nearby when she hears a sudden creak of metal outside. The Four freezes for a moment and listens hard.
She hears the creak again only this time it is fainter, sounding off farther down.
Is someone trying to get in? the commander thinks to herself as she gets out of from under the warm covers. Once her bare feet hit the cold metal flooring, she's grateful she had slept in warm clothes. The winters at this base were brutal, the captain had told her and he was right. The Four reaches into her nightstand nearby and picks up her pistol before she pads quietly across the room to her door. She eases it open and glances out. Blue eyes squint into the darkness before she opens the door.
Silence greets the Spartan as she steps out into the dark hallway. She looks left and right before walking forw
The Fall of Ariamis …Priscilla.The Fall of Ariamis2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I will keep you safe.
I will keep you company.
Do you remember all those years ago – when we first met? I remember it perfectly. I was so very close. So very, very close to my last shred of sanity snipping. And then I saw a peculiar little girl in white dress – you. Your left hand was occupied by a tattered doll. Your right was wet from wiping your tears. Your eyes began to water again, but I caught it for you that time. I still had a shred of humanity left, gnawing at my heart's strings to care for you, to pity, and to comfort. You were scared by my face, but I mustered a smile, and told you not to fear. You told me that you were lonely, that you were unloved.
And from that point on, I never left your side.
Do you remember all those years ago – when I saved your life? I remember it perfectly. The cursed fellow had threatened you, and I had intervened. You were bigger, but still, I needed to protect you. He chased you up the tower,
Subjected in the shadow's: Chapter 1The feminine figure laid on her bed, examining the white walls of her quarters,seeing all the pictures that crest had drew for her.On these pictures where figures,two with black banged hair, one with white hair with silver streaks,and one with a red goatee,short hair,and a sinister hell-hound smile,like that of a hungry wolf stalking its prey,getting ready for the kill.Subjected in the shadow's: Chapter 13 years ago in Settings More Like This
She turned on her back and looked at the white ceiling,sighing.She began to close her eyes as everything around her went silent and dark.
She awoke in a forest that seemed endless.The trees where all dead,gray,lowering down sometimes.She picked herself up and began to walk trying to find anyone in this dead forest.Suddenly a figure was seen,a small girl.She came close to her and reached out for her.
It was no female,it was a silhouette of a young girl.She wore a white dress,and held a stuffed bear.She began running.
The female however looked at her hand,and saw a JERICHO MK IV claw.She saw it, she was in the Shinagami a
ODST Brotherhood prolugeWell...its been a year since reach....since i lost many friends and family,since i lost the love of my live,and...since i nearly lost my entire squad.But,i made a soul promise,i'd protect them with my life. I've had to many losses,but that ends this day.Heh listen to me rant i forgot to introduce myself, my name is Jack Christopher noeland.I'm and ODST (orbital drop sock trooper)i was a army soldier on reach....but thats past me now,i cant tell you the horrible memories i saw on that planet.Well anyways let me give you the rundown.Im a commander,and im with a unsc division thats always been known as the best of the best 1st disivion wolf pack.In second in command,and my right hand man,is my childhood friend,Dibs dubbo.He's austrailian,mean,and ready to kill the covenant,just the soldier i need for the second in command.He carries a pretty mean shotgun,its from when we where on reach,the special thing about it,is that it as tree barrels on it.He regrets what happened to us onODST Brotherhood proluge3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Pro-ChoicePro- Choice was a joke to me,Pro-Choice8 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I learned that when I was young.
I myself was pregnant,
when I heard that word, it stung.
I was seventeen, a reckless young girl,
who with the love of my life, thought I could take the world.
But I was wrong, as I soon found out,
I had no idea, what life was really about.
There was suddenly this pain coursing through my stomach,
this thing was inside of me, and at first I didn't want it.
I talked to my 'boy friend', the one who I thought loved me,
but he left when he found out, he found another woman to cling.
I was all by myself with this leech in my system,
but I still didn't want it, can't they see that I’m the victim?
My parents understood, as well as my friends,
So I would get an abortion, no guilt I felt then.
The abortion clinic was small, it felt rather nice,
though the AC blew, it made me as cold as ice.
I scheduled an appointment, for the same time next week
I left the clinic, feeling a heavy weight upon my feet.
I went to the park just to
Finding Faith Through ScienceRocket scientist Jim Bradford says that science has always affirmed his faith.Finding Faith Through Science1 year ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Jim sees science as the study of what God made. And he defines science in this way: Science is an endeavor to explore and understand. Scientism is a philosophy that starts by saying that nothing supernatural exists. Jim points out that this viewpoint is unable to answer the question of where the matter and energy came from that supposedly started the Big Bang, according to the theory.
With a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, among Jim’s many accomplishments is working with Boeing on space shuttles. Up until college he was too shy to do any sort of Christian leadership. But he overcame this during college by inadvertently leading a Christian student group each week. Now, along with his rocket science career he also talks to people about the relationship between science and religion.
According to Jim, this viewpoint that we were not Created is one of despair. It’s saying that you are an
Climate Change Resource PageClimate Change Resource Page - (updated as recently as 17 Dec 2012, with 16 new sites linked)Climate Change Resource Page4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I've wrestled with an opening to this piece for the last week, and I've finally decided to just go ahead and lay it all out for those who wish to make use of it.
Knowledge is power, and knowledge of climate-change science is serious lacking for a lot of reasons. Those reasons, however, are NOT what the True Believers in 'man-made' global warming would have you believe.
A lot of people on this site believe that things are not as dire as the heavily politicized IPCC and those governments which back it, would have us believe. Most of you do not really have the time to find the information you need to counter the often scientifically illiterate responses you get from those who would blame the human race, and more specifically the Right / Conservatives / Christians / the US / White people, for what we believe is just another phase in half a billion years of climate change.
They are the ones who, fo
Coyote EnvyJeremy Driggers didn't just love coyotes. He envied them. He wanted to be one, and gradually grew less and less guarded about it. He drew coyotes in his notebooks in class. He watched Warner Bros. cartoons and rooted against The Road Runner. He wrote letters to the editor defending coyotes going through garbage cans in suburbia.Coyote Envy5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Jeremy wasn't very outgoing in or out of class, so no one paid much mind to him or his coyotes. He wore coyote T-shirts to class and even put a tail hole through a pair of pants, but no one asked him about it. At night, rather than socialize, he would lie outside and stare at the sky, obsessing about being a coyote.
This continued from high school into college. Jeremy signed up for several clubs where he hoped to meet like-minded individuals, but they never came at it from the same angle. They cared about camping and hunting, or endangered species, or Native American culture. No one else expressed interest in becoming a coyote, so he wasn't about to volunteer i
Otter Lake -Edited-Friday, the day anticipated by people from all occupations. After an arduous workweek, Jake was exhausted and needed an escape. Hed booked the next week off for a much-needed vacation. His family had a cabin in the woods that they owned via a timeshare and Jake couldnt think of a better place to escape.Otter Lake -Edited-8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Jake stopped at the Supermarket to buy some food. The cabin had electricity via a generator and running water. Jake looked forward to a weekend of relaxation and being able to experience clean air and peace and quiet.
He arrived at the cabin mid Saturday. After cleaning up a bit, Jake made a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch. He knew that he could have driven into town and picked up something at a fast food place but that didnt appeal to Jake.
After eating, Jake decided to go for a walk along the beach. Jake was happy when he saw that he was the only person there.
It was a warm day with a nice breeze blowing in from the lake. Jake allowed his mind to wander as he walke
Bite MeYour bite infectious.Bite Me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Your hunger insatiable.
Your need demanding.
Your desire damaging
Lycan in my dreams.
Shredded into nightmares,
Tattered and microscopic pieces
The infection still rages
I miss you, virus of the wolf.
I want the burn of turning
The shift to fur and moon
Words that hunt
I want the velveteen voice;
I want you.