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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 23:59
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Adam had many many ribs.

Adam had many many ribs.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 23:55
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I am wearing a blindfold . Someone takes my hand...

I am wearing a blindfold . Someone takes my hand and tells me they are going to place it on a piece of fur . Instead they thrust it in the flame . My expectation did not influence its decision to...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 21:49
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Yes. If I look at a flame, I can decide it is an...

Yes. If I look at a flame, I can decide it is an illusion. I can decide it is imaginary. I can think it is not there because I am delusional.
It doesn't matter which it is, because if I put my hand...
Forum: Music Yesterday, 21:42
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You might like Marillion. I used to love this...

You might like Marillion. I used to love this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQCu8Jp9iwM) song.
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 21:21
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I'm trying to follow this Droogie. If the toy...

I'm trying to follow this Droogie. If the toy thinks it exists can we not say that it exists by the very fact it thinks ?
Regarding the second bit in bold, Who's illusion, who's delusion, who's...
Forum: General Discussion 31-03-2015, 20:56
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The problem is the clues are a bit...

The problem is the clues are a bit misleading.

CLICK (http://bibviz.com) on a red line and scroll down to see how one statement is contradicted by another throughout the Bible.
Forum: General Discussion 31-03-2015, 20:29
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I would think death denial is a credible answer...

I would think death denial is a credible answer to your question. Life after death is a key component in most religions.

We are a success because we have evolved the skills to avoid it where...
Forum: General Discussion 30-03-2015, 21:08
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Many people don't think twice about an animal...

Many people don't think twice about an animal having a life after death. Most people eat them with impunity regardless of belief.
They only see human redemption as part of the plan. Because of this,...
Forum: General Discussion 30-03-2015, 20:48
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Can't let that go without a nod :)

Can't let that go without a nod :)
Forum: General Discussion 28-03-2015, 20:58
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:D :D I don't know what on Earth we are talking...

:D :D I don't know what on Earth we are talking about now ! :)
Forum: General Discussion 28-03-2015, 20:21
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Yes but we are talking about the Bible. Do you...

Yes but we are talking about the Bible. Do you disagree that the Bible lays out a religion for people to follow ?
Forum: General Discussion 28-03-2015, 20:06
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They crushed the rebellion not the religion. The...

They crushed the rebellion not the religion. The Romans were known to tolerate the religions of the countries they invaded as they rightly believed people would be less likely to revolt. Anyway...
Forum: General Discussion 28-03-2015, 16:36
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http://www.sullivan-county.com/nf0/nov_2000/pagan....

http://www.sullivan-county.com/nf0/nov_2000/pagan.htm

The point of my citing paganism was that it was ruthlessly crushed by Christianity.

If you have time to read the link, which do you feel more...
Forum: General Discussion 28-03-2015, 16:21
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What I think is that Jesus, God and the Bible...

What I think is that Jesus, God and the Bible need a bit of consistency .

Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 9

'And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment'.

Presumably a...
Forum: General Discussion 28-03-2015, 15:09
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Thanks for the explanation. In who's eyes...

Thanks for the explanation.

In who's eyes were/are we weighed down by sin ? In God's ?
Do atheists feel weighed down by sin as they have no one to take the load ? I can truthfully say that I...
Forum: General Discussion 28-03-2015, 14:46
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I feel sure you know I wasn't speaking of the...

I feel sure you know I wasn't speaking of the pillaging Vikings .

Regarding salvation, isn't the ultimate goal of salvation to enter the Kingdom of Heaven ? As far as I am aware most Christians...
Forum: General Discussion 28-03-2015, 14:29
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Only if you put Holy in front of it ;-)

Only if you put Holy in front of it ;-)
Forum: General Discussion 28-03-2015, 11:40
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I distinctly remember being in school assembly at...

I distinctly remember being in school assembly at about the age of eleven and suddenly thinking what a terrible thing to allow to happen to someone.
Everyone around me had their head down as we said...
Forum: General Discussion 28-03-2015, 11:11
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I can accept the idea that the story played to...

I can accept the idea that the story played to the audience at the time, but isn't that manipulation by tapping into all that is bad rather than all that was good. How can that ever be seen as a...
Forum: General Discussion 28-03-2015, 07:58
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I would say that those words could not be...

I would say that those words could not be bettered as way of highlighting to me my complete alienation from religion both in instinct and reason.

Could you tell me, do you like your religion? By...
Forum: General Discussion 27-03-2015, 22:09
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It's difficult to reconcile afternoon tea with...

It's difficult to reconcile afternoon tea with the vicar with all of that horror and torture and yet it is central to the faith.
Unfortunately, as you say, it is an image of times past and...
Forum: General Discussion 27-03-2015, 21:38
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The idea that Jesus set out with the full...

The idea that Jesus set out with the full knowledge of his demise and indeed encouraged it, glorifies religious martyrdom and has had terrible consequences.

How much better it would have been had...
Forum: Music 27-03-2015, 20:48
Replies: 266
Views: 3,314
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The Man With a Red Face ...

The Man With a Red Face (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJkoBH68njQ)

Full Blast too :)
Forum: General Discussion 27-03-2015, 20:37
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True. My perspective is that if I had been asked...

True.
My perspective is that if I had been asked if I wanted someone to die in a horrific way to save my sins, I would have certainly declined the offer. I would hope that most Christians feel the...
Forum: General Discussion 27-03-2015, 20:13
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Don't want to ruin it for you, but it doesn't end...

Don't want to ruin it for you, but it doesn't end well......
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