A while back a man was beaten to within an inch of his life in Augusta, GA. This weekend a fund raiser was organized to help with the medical costs of weeks in the hospital.
The organizers wore a T-shirt with the following: God gives the hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.
Do they not realize that this means that the beating was sent by God? How is this not insane. Who could possibly want to believe in this horrendous creature?
I DO hope you're not trying to use Jung to suggest that humans are naturally religious - involuntary, like your heart beating - because last time I checked, and admittedly, that was several minutes ago, my heart was still beating, but I'm still not religious.
Aboriginal people knew of and used mild alcoholic drinks before the arrival of the white people. Their use, however, was strictly controlled. They produced alcohol from a variety of plants. Some of these alcoholic drinks were made from:
Coconut. Torres Strait Islanders used it to make an alcoholic drink. Photo: Tarin Janjobkatt
- Pandanus plant (soaked and pounded cones, eastern Arnhemland)
- Purple orchid tree (Bauhinia) and honey (far eastern Queensland)
- Corkwood (Duboisia myoporoides, Sydney region, water in trunk used), also used as fish poison
- Miena Cider Gum (Eucalyptus gunnii, sap used, Tasmania)
- Bitter Quandong (Santalum murrayanum, presumably from seeds, Murray River region NSW/VIC)
- Fermented honey (southern South Australia)
- Intoxicating roots (Adelaide region, SA)
- Coconuts (Torres Strait)
Interestingly, Aboriginal words for ‘alcohol’ were often derived from words meaning ‘dangerous’, ‘bad’ or ‘poisonous’, but also ‘sweet’ or ‘delicious’ (central Australia) and ‘salty’, ‘bitter’ or ‘sour’.
"have faith" in what?
Well it comes down to telling the truth or telling a lie.
which one is the most ethical choice to make?
Answering a question with a question, are you? Are we gearing up for Round 6?
Have faith in what?
"Are we gearing up for Round 6?"
I'm not counting
Have faith in what?
I dont know.
It's always nice chatting with you - I always come away so rich in information (he said, snidely).
Theists suffer from cognitive dissonance more than they will, unfortunately, ever realize. I am not sure I could attempt an intelligent conversation with someone of their ilk, knowing how convoluted their logic is. It is terribly frustrating and better that I just throw up my hands and walk off.
"Left handed children used to be 'corrected' when they wanted to use their left hands for writing, although their preference was entirely 'natural'. They were forced to write right-handed. I know some older people today, who are left-handed but write with their right hands as a result."
Yep - it happened to my dad. It goes back to when they thought the left hand was sinister. In italian its called sinistra. something like that.
What they notice with children who are forced to go from left to right handedness is that they dont become right handers. They only become proficient in writing with their right hand. They still do all of the other things, like using tools, left handed.
Switching handedness is not recommended these days. Apparently it also interferes negatively with the hemispheres of the brain.
"so I'm not sure to what sister, Cleopatra, you're referring."
*long drawn out shrug*
"but you'll trust Jews reporting the existence of Yeshua."
No because I dont believe that a Yeshua/Jesus ever existed.
Well, I'm glad to finally learn we're in agreement on that. Have you any idea how many arguments and how much frustration you'd have saved both of us, if you had just said that in the first place?
"if you had just said that in the first place?"
Said what? that I dont believe in Jesus - is that what you mean?
(Heavy sigh) Yes.