Maybe a council of Christians, then? Then after they settle on a nice copy that's not disparaging to itself, then perhaps they start printing new ones?
But... didn't you just say,
Hedonism's simplicity is elegant, and its application is not just broad - it is universal. Like any ideal, it alone cannot give us detailed rules of conduct. That is what utilitarianism is for. You can take a moral goal like hedonism and weigh rules of conduct or even individual decisions to give precise conclusions.
Unless I have a mirror, it's super hard to watch my ass. "-P
Civil unions in addition to marriage would not have satisfied Uncle Sam, if the Constitution is applied properly. It is commonly held that establishing "civil unions," even with identical benefits and responsibilities to marriage, would constitute a "separate but equal" condition. The SCOTUS already affirmed that the "separate but equal" treatment that was once afforded to blacks was unconstitutional.
Really not interested in displays of emotional immaturity. BLOCKED.
Hate to bring the mood of the room down even more (RIP Anthony Bourdain), but I'd like to remind you all that ICE is an indefensible institution that needs to be abolished.
Yeah I noticed too how they said "put off having sex" and not "put off having children." There is a vicious self-perpetuating nature to poverty. Conservatives are fully aware of this. It's part of the business plan for corporations, and government. The chief centers for military recruitment centers are all in the most depressed economic areas. Soldiering, being trained to pick up a weapon and kill others before they kill you, is often a "last best hope" for survival.
..... and then make excuses for it when it fails to live up to their expectations.
As you can see, when God created humans, he wanted them to look around
Believing something is true when it is not is as a result of plain stupidity or a delusion or indoctrination.
It?s called Marxism . Ever hear of it?
I agree. If it were any working Joe, they'd bust in and cuff him. As it is, we didn't even get a perp walk.
I'm not saying he should get his own movie. I'm just saying I can see why someone would want to play someone else in a movie, even if they're not a good person.
And here I am all puzzled at what That means. Somebody?s brain is on hibernation so early in the morning x_x
Yes. Thats another thing. Words are a limmited expession for thought. Somethings in this world ca not be expressed in words and when you try, you dont get the full expression
affirmative action jive talking ghetto hustler, white American libtards are the stupidest people to ever walk this planet.
You can get a long-haul truck driving gig in America right now starting around $100,000 a year. All you need is the appropriate drivers license. They can't fill all the openings they have and they're raising wages again to try and fill them. Your depressing views on our economy are yours....and most hyper-liberals.
I imagine Hovind was also convinced that he wasn't breaking the law...
Easy. Adam and Eve story is fable. They did not exist. Everything after doesn't matter.
False. They did take place. Egyptian history doesn't record the event because it was common for the losing side to ignore their failures.
Here's one for you without the straw man,
Would he speak Hebrew to a Roman Centurion?
And apparently, again Disqus lost my first comment I posted to you on this. Typical it seems.
I think asking this of "the Bible" is too much to ask and avoids necessary nuance. There are sections that are meant to be taken literally (or at least as literally as they can be, such as the Synoptics, Paul's letters, Exodus) and others that are meant not to be taken literal (Psalms, Song of Solomon). Others are much more disputed, such as the beginning of Genesis, Revelation and Job. So asking "should the Bible be taken literally or figuratively" is not the best question as it's too broad and general. Maybe the better question is how do we know what to take literally and what to take figuratively?
I'm not sure it is.
"* Belief that man is created in the image of God rather than a meaningless cosmic accident and that because of that every life has a purpose and is infinitely valuable"
Paul knew Jesus and the disciples! Oh please, they're all part of the SAME STORY. That's like trying to prove the existence of Superman because Inspector Henderson knew Perry White, Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen. It's ludicrous! You know what's really being laughed at right now? Your post! It definitely demonstrates the desperation of your position. I'm quite sure the figure of Paul in Acts, the dumbest fantasy novel I've ever read, is a totally fictional character. The thing is nothing but self-serving religious propaganda No one has ever found any of these phony churches these phony letters were supposedly written to. Early Christianity was a fabrication factory and Church forged these letters to fool their current flocks. "Look, we have these texts and they're written by people who walked with God! We all must obey. God came to Earth to found OUR Church! What a coincidence we just happen to have the texts to prove it. So give us your money, your political support and your gorgeous young male children for us, um.. I mean God to use as He will." No one would ever fall for such an obvious ruse today, but set this fraud up 2000 years ago and it fools billions! Ridiculous. All historical fiction mentions real people and places so Christian foolishly believe all the major figures in the Bible must have existed when none of them did. This includes Paul.
That's pretty funny!
Oops! Spell-check strikes again!
You really must of had a thing for Bourdain. You seem to think everyone who disliked him was a republican. Sorry but the guy was flawed. I don't feel a need to pile on at this point, but he wasn't perfect.
I am not judging. It is God who judged in Leviticus.
Ehrman gave one source in the video I posted, and his book lists more sources. If you were really interested, you could read his book. I don't have the time to explain or list each of the reasons for why scholars accept the historical Jesus. At some point, I may try to write a list with some "as brief as possible" explanations.