Why do you think they want prayer in schools?

Comment by Simon Paynton on September 20, 2013 at 1:46am

WHAT WOULD SPONGEBOB DO???? 

Comment by archaeopteryx on September 20, 2013 at 1:54am

"on the topic of empathy, do you think that the character of Jesus has a lot of empathic traits or not?"

Superman, from DC Comics would actually be a better example, and just as real and verifiable - at least Kal-El deals with problems as they are, helps everyone in need, and doesn't promise life after death.

Comment by Suzanne Olson-Hyde on September 20, 2013 at 1:55am
The problem with the jesus of the bible, he is moody, vengeful and vitriolic.

There is so much in the bible that is hatred, and I would not want my children, to read, supposedly, how god loves them, jesus loves you, and then carry on murdering people. Not my idea of love.

Revelation 2:22-23 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

Tad judgmental, don't you think - do whores also have immaculate conceptions - what is a whore - and, as usual, punish the innocent - and kill the children - the misogyny and hatred of women abound. But, as usual, there are also quotes in the bible to cover anything bad - cherry picking at it's finest. I would not trust anything that contradicts itself. But, this is how the bible works, this is how religion works.
Comment by archaeopteryx on September 20, 2013 at 1:56am

Here's your song, Paynton:

Comment by Simon Paynton on September 20, 2013 at 2:03am

"how do you teach Judge Judy to a baby?"  - probably by being an empathetic person yourself?  I haven't got kids.  Correcting them when they show unempathetic behaviour.  There is a programme in Canadian schools where a mother and baby come into class and the kids interact with and observe the baby, and this teaches them empathy. 

Comment by Simon Paynton on September 20, 2013 at 2:06am

There are things we can say:  "how would you like it?"  &  "put yourself in their shoes" or "think what it's like for that person.  How would you feel?"  since empathy is all about feeling someone else's pain - literally. 

Comment by archaeopteryx on September 20, 2013 at 2:20am

"I haven't got kids."

The roar you hear is the world, voicing their relief!

Comment by _Robert_ on September 20, 2013 at 6:29am
 do whores also have immaculate conceptions - what is a whore - and, as usual, punish the innocent - and kill the children - the misogyny and hatred of women abound

Eventually, sometimes, after a few beers at a bar and no women around, one guy will start with the "all women are whores" routine. We feel superior for a hour or so and then back home to the reality. Good men know that men are not superior, but good men did not write the Bible.

 

Comment by Suzanne Olson-Hyde on September 20, 2013 at 8:21am
@RobertPiano - The man who understands women - self-assured, confident - gets the women - inadequate males are the ones who put women down, and that is what the bible is all about. As you say, blokes like to brag etc. but that is men :)

The programme in Canadian schools - mother and baby etc - this is also to help stop teenage pregnancy, how hard it is to look after a baby, when a girl is just too young, and a baby herself. It is a reality check on responsibility, and not a puppy.
Comment by archaeopteryx on September 20, 2013 at 11:52am

What, "Oh you are funny"?

Think about it - Superman doesn't have to take the Sabbath off! He doesn't have to eat Kosher - he can have all the porkchops he wants! If anybody tried to drive nails in his wrists, they'd bend! They each had a daddy who gave his only begotten son to humanity! They can both fly, but apparently Jesus can only go up (and he was never seen to be carrying anybody)! He never gets mad at fig trees for not bearing fruit out of season. He'd never have to use a whip to drive money-changers out of a temple, he could just zap their asses with his heat vision! And Supie gets to wear that cool red cape and boots instead of a gown and flip-flops!

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