Romney-Ryan 2012.Do I really I need to say anything? Do I really need to say what I think about Mitt Romney picking Paul Ryan as his VP pick. You guys have known me long enough of what i think about that con man. Look Paul Ryan is a slimy piece of shit and I don't need to go into further detail to tell you what I think of him. I mean his budget plan is a contradiction since it makes massive cuts on welfare programs but also cuts taxes for the richest people. I mean to be fair I would be okay with cuts if it means cutting deficits, but it adds to the deficit when you cut revenue. Anyway my thoughts, well to be quite honest... I think Romney improved his chances of winning. Yeah yeah go boo me. But listen, the reason I say this is because the GOP base doesn't really like Romney that much since he is not considered "Conservative" enough. So what Ryan does is excite the GOP base because they feel that Ryan will be that voice and if something bad happens to Romney, they feel confident that a "True conservat
Canaan Part 1Canaan Part 14 years ago in Profiles More Like This
In the beginning the gods and I decided to create other beings. We debated on how they should act, how their mortality is handled, and in what conditions can they live. Each god was given an assignment on what to handle. Of course I gave everyone their duties and led the order of creation. The creation began with the formation of the Earth but was formless and empty.
El: Let there be light!!! It looks good. Now I will form darkness and it will be separate from the light. The light shall be called day and the Dark will be called night. We will create more as the days pass since it will set a precedent of time for our creation. Each day will repeat to create order.
Baal: Father, we must create land and water so there will be livable space for these beings. If you expect order then we must do this.
El: You are right my son. This will be done in the second day. Gather the other gods so we may create all of these living beings.
And so the first day passed. A very short day to be honest. Loo
Hellfire: A Loving God's PunishmentIs Hell Too Harsh?Hellfire: A Loving God's Punishment3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is Hell?
Hell is a concept in Christianity and some other religions (such as Islam) wherein those who commit sins or who commit sinful unbelief (AKA: Rejecting Jesus) are tortured for an eternity in fire after they pass away.
Why do people go to Hell? Using the Bible to Answer the Hard Questions
Don't go to Hell! A Korean artist paints her "experience" visiting "Hell". Reasons for going to hell according to some denominations are lying, drinking or eating forbidden food, complain, cheating on your partner, worshiping other gods or idols, being gay, not believing, thinking for themselves, stealing, killing, raping, etc.
Hell - Roots (thanks Mephistophilez)
Note to Fundamentalist ChristiansI do respect the individual right you have to believe in whatever you want and the individual right to exercise that belief.Note to Fundamentalist Christians4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
But it doesn't mean:
- I'm obligated to share your beliefs and to live accordingly to the outdated medieval dogmas of your religion;
- I'm obligated to respect your religion unconditionally (which I don't)
We have to respect people (only when they deserve our respect; in my opinion respect is a both way street and it's not supposed to be given unconditionally on a silver platter); ideas on the other hand exist to be questioned, criticized, refuted, etc. If you feel personally offended because we dare to question and criticize your religion well...tough.
Christian Persecution in the USAA lot of Christians seem to be fond of crying about the oppression they experience in American society. My first response is to laugh, but a lot of these people take themselves very seriously so I feel like I should give them a semi-serious answer to some of the claims I've heard. By "semi-serious", I mean I will include some facts but I will still have a deriding attitude. I can only try so hard. Now usually, I don't like formatting a question-answer session against an imaginary opponent since it seems unfair, but this isn't really an imaginary opponent. All of these statements or questions have been put to me before so, as far as I'm concerned, they are fair game.Christian Persecution in the USA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Christianity is becoming endangered."
Honey, this is America. Christians are the vast majority in this country. A 2007 poll places the percentage at 78.4% Christian . The vast majority of our politicians and even our president identifies as Christian. The fact that people were
The Way of the CrossThe Way of the Cross: ReflectionThe Way of the Cross4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
"If anyone wishes to follow me, let him take up his own cross daily and follow me" (Lk 9:23).
It is not a matter of attaining perfection and following Christ. We all have our burdens and crossesand we may choose to bear them or succumb to them.
Rather than a prideful march after Him it is a slow procession. The addict, the liar, the angry, and the weak follow after Him. It is a royal procession of poor souls. Christ fell under the weight of sin and we do alsowe both are made painfully aware of the crippling effect of sin. Yet He rose, so we also must rise if we are to follow Him.
Some fall a few times, others fall often. As we journey, the vice itself (or vices) is the cross. The weight of that cross, that weight which, as time progresses, grinds us into the earth, is shame and fear. Christ conquered by carrying His cross and reaching his final destination. He did so despite the taunts and ridicule he endured"let him save himself" they
Error in Reading the BibleWhere do errors arise in biblical interpretation?Error in Reading the Bible4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
The first is misreading the text, the second is misunderstanding the context, and the third is not reading that section in light of the whole of that section.
The fourth is forgetting who it addresses--that is to say (allegorically) people of a certain heart or disposition.
The fifth is seeing these words distinct from a life that has been lived.
The sixth is to see the Old Testament without considering and making it separate from Wisdom, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, and to see the New as separate from Christ's example.
The seventh is to see the Old Testament radically distinct from the New--what does Christ cast aside, what does He fulfill, and what does He do in His life?
We, first of all, are so easily lead into error. Furthermore, the impious, atheistic, agnostic, lukewarm, and indifferent will never read the Scriptures accurately. This does not mean the words are inaccessible; it is q
Fuck this shit. I'm coming out of the closet.I'm coming out as a conservative. I realized that liberals and left wingers are nothing but lazy hippies who do not contribute shit. My favorite President is Ronald Reagan and this is in response to Jonathan Krohn coming out as liberal http://www.bing.com/search?q=Jonathan+Krohn+turned+Liberal&go=&qs=n&form=QBRE&pq=jonathan+krohn+turned+liberal&sc=3-16&sp=-1&sk=. Well I can change my mind too and I decided that you guys should get your own healthcare, companies should self regulate, and I support the war in Afghanistan. I am not voting for Mitt Romney but I will vote for Virgil Goode http://www.bing.com/search?q=Virgil+Goode&go=&qs=n&form=QBRE&pq=virgil+goode&sc=8-12&sp=-1&sk= of the Constitution party http://www.constitutionparty.com/ who is a true conservative who can return us to our biblical roots. God bless America.Fuck this shit. I'm coming out of the closet.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay enough with this bullshit. I am not coming out as a Conservaturd much less a Republican. But the title is relevant to the topic. Over the last few weeks I have be
Common abrahamic excuses that hold little waterCommon abrahamic excuses that hold little water4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
"God gaves us free will, ergo it's pur own fault": Except that the Bible nor the Qu'ran put emphasis on free will. Hell, this excuse is so very recent, that, until a few centuries ago, the idea that God had absolute control over our lives was very popular.
"Its our fault; Adam and Eve's sin created evil, not God!": If you have read Genesis, you'll know this is bullshit (Hell, even Yahweh admits he created evil!). Likewise, at no point is the first sin ever considered a "Pandora's Box" situation.
"God is goodness incarnate! Evil is against his nature!":...have you even read the Bible? Yahweh is also considered to not be goodness incarnate until the NT and Qu'ran; in the OT, he is treated as a Lawful Neutral agent.
"Your're putting everything out of context!": Considering I actually bother to read the Bible/Qu'ran, while you only cherry pick passages your pastor dictates...
"He died for your sins! You should be grateful!":
1- His sacrifice was pointless, He only rescued saints from Sheol
Canaan: PrologueCanaan: Prologue4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
My name is El. I am the god of the Canaanites, or at least I was. Many of you have forgotten about me because my son betrayed me. Of course all of you know my son as he is worshiped my many. You may know him as I am, I am Who I am, Yahweh, Jehovah, The Lord, The God of Israel, or simply God. So how did I end up here. I had wife named Asherah who was the most beautiful being in existence and had a total of 70 children. We lived peacefully but I felt at the time that we should create other beings since we thought that since we had the power, why not use it to make something good. Of course you all know the story and how it went bad. I can't say that I'm completely blameless since I didn't stop these things from happening. Unlike my son, I don't claim to be all powerful or all knowing. Well this is my story...
The Greatest Experiment in Capitalism: AnalyzedWhat gives the government the right to forcibly redistribute wealth from the rich to fulfill the needs of the poor?The Greatest Experiment in Capitalism: Analyzed4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The above seems to be the battle cry of many free market idealists, which inspired me to write this article. Surprisingly, many people who offer this contention aren't rich, and are unwitting beneficiaries of government control.
My initial thought was a bit cheeky. The middle class is currently paying about 50% of their income in taxes, while the rich pay about 15%. The rich buy politicians to keep it this way. What gives a rich person the right to steal from the middle class not for their needs but for sport?
Although there is a lot of truth to that, it's still important to address the main point: the aversion to the government using force to redistribute wealth. This sounds good in concept, and if you keep it in abstract terms it's hard to disagree with it. However, the supe
Statement of an unbelieverReligion: The poison in your ear?Statement of an unbeliever4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
On May 1st 2007, the late Christopher Hitchens released the book "God is not great: How religion poisons everything". Judging by his writings, the title was not just a sensationalist attempt at increasing sales, but the genuine sentiment of its author. Having immersed myself in the subject of religion contra reality, the influence it has, I lean towards Hitchens' side- religion appears harmful to me, doing more ill than good to society at large.
Religion is, in the world at large, probably the greatest yoke any country, civilization or ethnicity faces when trying to progress, to move forwards. It creates division, isolation between groups, inspires hate where there would be none before. Religion narrows the mind. It creates division, clouds judgment and endorses intolerance. To quote Richard Dawkins: "I oppose religion... because it teaches people to be satisfied with an incomplete explanation of how the world works."
In March 2009, Pope Benedic