"If golf players started telling people that they're going to be eternally punished for not playing golf, pushing public policy based on golf, and engaging in other activities that negatively affect the non-golfing world, I guarantee there would…"
"Aww, but people who use Ayn Rand as a model for any portion of their life are so easy to troll...
I don't really have any argument I care to get into regarding the initial question. I think a lot of what's on this thread boils down…"
""There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally…"
"This is one of my favorites as well.
I've also prefaced this question by asking is God perfect, and then showing that I - a mere mortal - can conceive of a more merciful, loving, and understanding response (i.e. "not Hell"), so I must…"
"But he came in during the movie. There's no guarantee that anyone would have even noticed him entering. Also, there were already people in costume, so that would not have seemed strange on first glance (if they could even see it in…"
"But me killing an innocent person makes the whole thing a wash, doesn't it? If I shoot an innocent person or he does, it doesn't matter: that person is still dead. What if I shot the wrong person and then, before he could get another shot…"
"In this case, even if there were people carrying, it would have made it worse, not better. The perpetrator had at least the following things going for him:
1) Dark theater
2) Tear gassed audience
3) Bullet proof vest
4) No one he was trying not to…"
I'm not sure what you mean with all of those numbers. I tried putting them into context with the numbers on the original post, but that didn't work. I tried to read the sentence as "Number one, heaven is dark and sad, number…"
"The two questions I always ask about those shows:
1) Why are there never any ghosts in happy, well-lit places? Is that some kind of subtle "if you're happy, you move on to heaven" kind of thing?
2) If the people on those shows are so…"
"I'm still not getting it, but maybe it was me that wasn't succinct enough: I know that this debate affects the economy and business, I'm just saying that is not even remotely important to the debate. If businesses and…"