"I think the "God is testing our faith" argument is usually used as a debate ender. It tacitly acknowledges that there is no logical comeback and the rhetorical equivalent of sticking fingers in your eyes and yelling "nyah-nyah-yah,…"
"I may be mistaken, but i think it was Philip Roth (or possibly Saul Bellow) who said, when asked how long it took him to write a book replied along the lines of "about six months to write it, having thought about it for twenty years""
"What was it that Texas governor said about giving Spanish equal status to English in his state? "If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it's good enough for me"
(okay, I know it's probably apocryphal...)"
hey everyonejust came across this on the BBC website, talking about the religious make up of the UK population according to census data, ahead of the visit by that pope bloke.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/11297461I have to say, i am proud and impressed that MORE THAN FIFTY PERCENT consider themselves to not belong to any religion and, of those that do, almost SIXTY percent don't attend church (or temple, mosque, synagogue, etc)Makes me proud to be…See More
hi everyonejust thought i'd share a reply i made on another forum when someone raised the possible evolutionary advantage of belief. it was a generally good hearted discussion, although entitled "does religion always fuck things up?" the italicised text is his post, the rest my response."Is believing in God evolutionary advantageous?…See More
"Even if its a sham, you might reach all sides who read the positive message and interaction. Even if they only come away with the lesson of a more positive approach to dialogue you have done some good. We ALL can stand to learn and practice a bit…"
"I'm just gonna throw this out there, since no one else has yet (and out of respect, I don't feel I should post it on her channel)...
This chick is really hot! But she'd be even hotter with a ball-gag in her mouth!!! lolz ;)
"I think that she's a great candidate to talk to. I see this and see someone who is breaking. Now I'm happy to let people be who they are. But when they want to have a channel on YouTube preaching, you are inviting discussion. She could set…"
"My knee-jerk reaction is to say "Yes, it is a waste of time." I do realize however that as Nelson pointed out there are ways it could be beneficial to a number of people. Although do keep in mind that many people on the internet troll…"
"yes, i am fully aware that her whole channel may be a joke, but it may not be. and there are definitely other people who do seem to think in this way. so even if i'm an idiot and have grasped the wrong end of the stick, my point still stands,…"