Q. How many Atheists does it take to change a lightbulb?
A. Two. One to actually change the bulb, and the other to videotape the job so fundamentalists won't claim that god did it.
Another thought - if we are made in god's image, why aren't we invisible.
RE : "'Insanity is believing your hallucinations are real. Religion is believing that other peoples' hallucinations are real.' - Dan Barker"
I like that - I'm sure you'll see it again --
"If you really followed your bible, you would have concubines, slaves, beat if not kill children - If you need someone, in your head, to tell you what is right or wrong, you stay with that. I don't want you wandering the streets, without being 'told' you have to love your wife and children.
You want to see loads of demons, just look at the hierarchy in any religion - christian, muslim and jewish 'faiths'.
Insanity is believing your hallucinations are real. Religion is believing that other peoples' hallucinations are real. "
The bible is not a living book. it is a dead mistranslation from original tongues with very questionable transliterations and insertions. I fault no one for wanting through the rubbish pile into Gehenna. The original tongues versions are less reproachable, but the problem is that it is dead text that can not speak for itself. This is why we must rely on the living oracles of God who must make their appearance concurrent with the fulfilment of these prophecies:
I haven't heard of this one, but sic 'em, AU!
I beg to differ, you need three, unless one of the two is moon lighting. The third needs to submit the video to the web for 'in your face' coverage.
Republicans get my goat by politicizing religion.
If you don't find Leviathan for me, can we barbeque your goat? I mean, I sent out the invitations and everything --
@Michael - If Michael can't hook Leviathan, we have a couple of spare 'sea creatures' here in downtown Sydney. The first is at Hawksbury River, said to be first cousin to the Loch Ness monster, and we all know how true that is. It is thought to be 20-30 feet long, so if snared it could feed quite a lot of people. I doubt if anybody has a bar-b-que big enough, but I am sure that can be worked out. It is also part of Aboriginal folk lore, so it must be true.
This sea creature has the most fabulous name of Moolyewonk. The sea creature just may be dense seaweed, as it seems to cast only a shadow, but who am I to say. I think beside a line and very big hook, a trawling net might be advantageous. Then Michael can run up and down the bank, yelling 'There it is', and make a lot of money from telling his story - a win-win situation.
The Aborigines have the best of stories, and pre-date Michael's seven sister myth by thousands of years. I prefer to believe the Aboriginal version, much more interesting.
There are many different versions of this same myth - funny that.
Incorrect, a open cluster is just not as banded together as a closed cluster but banded together nonetheless.
I'll stand corrected on that then, you happen to be correct this time.
Apparently the average lifespan of an open cluster (before it gets pulled apart by outside influences) is in the hundreds of millions of years.
Because Theism is mostly a verbal exercise in self deceit. We feed the monster with our lives, but the wait for dinner in intolerable. 'The wait' = 'theism', not the content.