Right, that was exactly my point. Religious followers choose to do it, to themselves or their children, so it's fine. So even though they are inflicting bodily harm, it's an acceptable religious practice.
Jesus is a positive model. Unlike Muhammad, he didn't kill, didn't rob, didn't rape, didn't enslave people.
It's BS with deodorant.
Exodus? You believe in fairy tales! Not even Israelites believe in this fairy tale any more. You assert that Hebrews and Israelites fled Egypt to go to the promised land Canaan which was at that supposed time an Egyptian territory? Read Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman book, "The Bible unearthed".
The data remains on your side, but then 37 percent of all statistics are made up or heavily modified to make a point . . . including the one I just gave you. But they DO tend to bolster an argument, even when it's total bullshit.
I'm inclined to say if that's stopping him, he probably doesn't want to marry her enough to make a commitment like that.
This is rubbish. The Dead Sea Scrolls are undeniable gnostic.
Lets not overlook the positive thing's about anger. Anger brings drive, focus & determination along with it
GHF. I have to process that quote a bit. My initial reaction was to say that nice, kind and polite often feels ?greasy? to me.
I do, somewhat, agree with him about the lack of parenting. White parents freaking suck nowadays. Their children are little hellions and they are too pathetic to discipline them.
So you're acknowledging that by obliging moderate Muslims to defend each and every verse of the Quran, you're presenting a hypocritical standard compared to your defense of Christianity.
And its certainly not alone in Religions in that regard.
The Pew Forum link apparently doesn?t have anything on prison demographics, and the Statista link is behind a paywall.
Keep drinking the Kool-Aid, my friend. We'll see how the midterms go.
I just re-read your post and saw the "fix their marriage" part. My youngest was conceived the same weekend my ex and I decided to divorce. I'm certain there was a "save their marriage" snark out there, but none brave enough to say it near either of us.
Are you sure?
No, more like getting back to being the economic engine of Canada. Not a socialist haven for misfits, immoral filth and insane economic philosophy.
Diana's allowed to be proud of her ignorance.
Jews interpret the OT in a symbolic fashion. Christians interpret the OT in a literal fashion. If there was a god, why doesn't this god clarify the confusion? You would think this god would straighten out the interpretation for all believers, Christian and Jew. Why isn't this god defending the book that is supposedly written about him?
Questionable. I frankly don't care what the killers think. What I care is the best way to stop - or, if not possible, to predict who is going to be killed first. Religious nutjobs are much less predictable than people who kill out of some rationale.
Businesses have the right to discriminate. The right doesn't care if you kick them out of your restaurant, because the free market will correct it. The neighbors will hear of your ugly policy and not buy your product. It will have repercussions, in the free market. The left wants to use the SUPREME COURT to legislate that YOU HAVE TO SERVE everyone like you are a slave. There is only hypocrispy in the poor gilded mind of a person who believes that:
You stated:"Jim Jones was a Christian as were Bruce Lee, David Berkowitz, Jeffrey Dahmer, Sampson Kanderayi -
As the Bible is our "text book" so to speak how do you discard that which you don't like in favor or a more palatable form of the religion? Isn't it creating a cafeteria religion? One that only allows the easy and comfortable and denies the hard things? Isn't our faith based on the "even if" of scripture? Even if I don't get an answer to prayer. Even if I am doing something that I think shouldn't be a sin but scripture says it is. Even if my son is gay and God says it's a sin.
A lot of my very own family members have been as you say "used". Especially my daughters. They consider themselves conservatives and of course I raised them to be Christians but they have no idea what they support.
Do them both?? Gotta love the parents looking for the videos and getting mad. *What were you doing looking, huh?*
Advice? Make sure you tell everyone who has your phone number (including the Alumni office of your school) not to give it out to people who ask for it, no matter who they are.
she did win the popular vote and it still drives the Orange wonder nuts !
Creationists are like Trump minions - nothing sensible will ever alter their fantasy.
Eh, you're just being a snot now. You know that the single mother in the inner city is not sending her kid to catholic school to get bible training. She's sending him there because of discipline and academic superiority. Sounds to me like you want to limit the opportunities afforded the poor in order to advance your leftist utopian fantasies.
Then it holds authority only for PEOPLE who believe in God. America, as a nation, legally doesn't believe in or follow God.
I was responding to the OP's existential question with reasoning I believe to be the best answer, and posted articles to you and others that show scientists who believe the same as I. Peer reviewed, scientific refereed? You're joking, right? Did you miss the point that we are talking metaphysics? I wonder why you wouldn't ask the OP for their " peer-reviewed scientific research published in scientific refereed journals" to their assertion that the existence of evil is reasoning enough for us to submit that there is no God?
It's cute when Bob G tries to comment on disqus.