I'm an atheist of 6 years (ex-Christian to be precise). I've been in a mutually sexually monogamous marriage for 11 years. My wife cheated on me last year and I forgave her. My forgiving her had absolutely nothing to do with my prior (weak) belief system. #GoodWithoutGod
Oh, that is wonderful!
So far as humanity can tell through medical research, it isn't genetic. So far.
You're a humanitarian.
In a pool?
That seems selfish to me, to almost make someone feel guilty for being pregnant and sharing the news, with your good friends.I can see not immersing yourself in the next months or so, if it hurt her. But to text a coldly stated 'here's what I need' is out there. She's not a true friend. Unless you are constantly talking about it, or blithely mentioning things that are deliberately hurtful, she is emotionally not someone you need deeply involved with you.
This is typical of your hysteria:
They will reduce waste and duplication through attrition.
lol What's a peasant ad hate her.
"Of course one reason we can know that this is religious allegory and not literal, is by the fact that history does not record any of that violent stuff you mentioned as actually having happened literally."
The Pope is just a guy. Nothing special. Many times popes are quite evil. One doesn't get a position like that by being nice. It is politics. He is elected. Favors are asked for and granted.
That's a rapid population growth curve in an extraterrestrial environment. I think realistically, with limited resources and technology, the growth will be *intentionally* slow as living on the planet becomes more viable long-term with new scientific discoveries and methods of habitation, transportation, food and oxygen production, etc.
What the heck?!
Yea big evil oil making almost a 5% profit on their sales.
It would be helpful if we knew a bit more about which species were in the study and what their 'age' was.
Lol you lack comprehension
DING! now we are talking!
Islam WILL put a stop to your insane beliefs.
Our very own wing nut Orange Julius at it again.
I get what you're saying about the guy refusing to give up his cell phone. But that doesn't justify the level of violence the officers used against the man. The force has to be reasonable given the circumstances, and in this case I don't see how the force was justifiable given the man didn't appear to be violent.
You know what ?generally? means?
I, on the other hand, will not work for any of you here or your families.
Social constructions are just more programming that is, at bottom, the result of random, purposeless forces that do not have truth in mind.
Just as well I worship Santa then :)
Use of all caps is an indicator of a weak argument by someone who is lacking the ability to express himself.
I assume you are answering the OP question "Why would The Almighty allow persecution, suffering?". If free will is the answer to this, then no amount of praying and asking for help from persecution or suffering will be answered, because it is part of the plan. Absurd and ridiculous in my opinion, but that is what your answer ("because free will") says to me in regards to the OP.
As I suspected.
But the High Priest did. In fact the High Priest loved and trusted Paul that he sent him when he was Saul to kill all the Christians. So he would remember Saul/Paul and could easily have put a hit on him for blasphemy.
The title of the post is "Atheists, hows the Christianity decline in Europe working out?" Christians in Europe aren't converting to Islam, they're losing their faith. Do you disagree with the premise of the piece? He gives valid stats. Here's some more that aren't just Euro-centric.
I now believe in the Easter Bunny. When will he be giving me his address?
Human rights abuses? Don't you think that's stretching quite a bit? These people broke the law by immigrating illegally.
"In the beginning" (Genesis 1:1) "God created the heavens and the earth"
He says you can't take Genesis literally. Obviously....that means it's not all true. It's allegory.