July 2012 Blog Posts (81)

Bible Review: Exodus 1-7

So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and did just as the LORD commanded.  Aaron cast down his staff before Pharaoh and his servants, and it became a serpent.  Then Pharaoh summoned the wise men and the sorcerers, and they, the magicians of Egypt, also did the same by their secret arts. – Exodus 7:10-11

Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded.  In the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants he lifted up the staff and struck the water in the Nile, and all the water…

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Added by David Conrad on July 31, 2012 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Social Issues...

How do you deal with someone civilly when you're being forced to see them and they don't deserve someone being civil to them?

How can you calmly schedule meetings with a person that you never want in your life again?

How can you follow through with those meetings without snapping?

How do you spend an entire day, two days a month, with a person you'd rather just slap across the face?

How can you be nice to someone who has been a huge jerk to you?

How can you…

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Added by Milly on July 31, 2012 at 6:57pm — 5 Comments

Chick-Fil-A and a Question

I honestly could not care less what you believe.  If you want to assert that loving a person of the same sex as yourself damns you to a fiery abyss for all of eternity, thats your choice.  Similarly, if you believe that rape is "God's Will", and that any child which is conceived from this event deserves a right to live, no matter what the age or mental state of the mother may be, that is entirely your choice, and I'm glad you have that choice.  The ability and time to make and have our own…

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Added by Anastasia Collins on July 31, 2012 at 2:48pm — 8 Comments

nine questions!

Atheists,(people who don't believe in a God.)?

#1. How do you go day by day living knowing one day you'll die and you'll have nothing to look forward to, just be dead?…

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Added by Dara on July 31, 2012 at 4:56am — 46 Comments

Saw this posted today and had to share-- not my typical news item.





An excerpt from Kurt Vonnegut's novel Timequake.

Genesis According to Kilgore Trout:

"In the beginning there was absolutely nothing, and i mean NOTHING," he said. "But nothing implies something, just as up implies down and sweet implies sour, as man implies woman and drunk implies sober and happy implies sad. I hate to tell you this, friends and neighbors, but we are teens-weensy implications in an enormous implication. If you don't…

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Added by Rob Klaers on July 31, 2012 at 2:57am — No Comments

the s-u-c-k-i-n-g song

Romney & Obama phoning Tel Aviv,

s-

u-

c-

k-

i-

n-

g!!

 

I. first comes Iron Dome.

($70 million dollars MORE of

US taxpayers money going straight

into Israel’s military defense)

 

II. then comes Jerusalem.

(Romney, down on his knees with

Netanyahu in his mouth, proclaims that

Jerusalem IS in fact the capital of

Israel, even though the rest of the world

is…

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Added by delapruch on July 30, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

A Summary of My Religious Opinion

It's been a long time in the making, but I am an atheist. More specifically, I'm a nontheist with atheist, Humanist, and pantheist sways. I think religion is a part of human nature; it's our way to simplify the complexities of the universe, a way to enforce morality, and a way to fulfill our basic human need to see order in chaos. It helps us cope as we mourn and fear death, it gives us hope when things are tough, and it gives us comfort when we see the imbalance and chaos between good…

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Added by Diana Prince on July 29, 2012 at 6:35pm — 9 Comments

The Perfect Woman

Fashion Fairytale Barbie, $39.76 Ruth



1:1 Once upon a time there lived a man named Emilech and his wife Naomi. They left Judah for Moab with their two sons. Emilech died soon thereafter,…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 29, 2012 at 11:44am — 2 Comments

no epitome

there was a time when

the delusional

blamed what they termed

“evil”

on “creatures,” “spirits” &

“demons”---

all were meant to terrify

the living whilst at the same

time making them comfortable

in knowing that they had

imagined the most horrible things

that could possibly be &

in doing so,

their world made sense again.

 

the unknown (source of

their actual fear) was so…

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Added by delapruch on July 28, 2012 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Bible Review: Genesis 36-50

So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for all the Egyptians sold their fields, because the famine was severe on them.  The land become Pharaoh’s.  As for the people, he made servants of them from one end of Egypt to the other.  Only the land of the priests he did not buy. . .

Then Joseph said to the people, “Behold, I have this day bought you and your land for Pharaoh.  Now here is seed for you, and you shall sow the land.  And at the harvests you…

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Added by David Conrad on July 28, 2012 at 2:30am — No Comments

the performer

megalomaniac

wakes up one early morn

with a brand new personal plausible

excuse &

this will be the answer of all

answers for

her/him, so that s/he may

beat upon the drum

a new web of madness &

stir the masses like a

shit covered stick in a bowl of

porridge.

 

religion & religion alone

lets the madwo/man find their

way, endeavoring to take on

the cause of others with…

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Added by delapruch on July 28, 2012 at 12:17am — No Comments

Mathematics of altruism

http://plus.maths.org/content/does-it-pay-be-nice-maths-altruism-part-i

Mathematical evidence that cooperation evolves naturally as a successful strategy.

This is one of the most interesting things I've read for a long time.  Don't worry, it's not too mathematical.  I recommend printing it out if you want to read it. 

I believe we need to know why these things…

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Added by Simon Paynton on July 27, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Mormons quit church in mass resignation ceremony

June 30, 2012|Jennifer Dobner | Reuters

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A group of about 150 Mormons quit their church in a mass resignation ceremony in Salt Lake City on Saturday in a rare display of defiance ending decades of disagreement for some over issues ranging from polygamy to gay marriage.

Participants from Utah, Arizona, Idaho and elsewhere gathered in a public park to sign a "Declaration of Independence…

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Added by Rob Klaers on July 26, 2012 at 7:03pm — 11 Comments

his hair was dyed red

the world watches Holmes

sit “dazed” in the courtroom,

with each mainstream media

monolith

churning out the sound bites

referencing his eyes & his

red hair---

the picture that goes viral is

of course the one that can

be likened most to something

out of Heath-Ledger-as-The-

Joker-101,

visually answering questions

for the people at home,

because we all know that

individuals who dye…

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Added by delapruch on July 25, 2012 at 4:34am — No Comments

9 year old kill himself in order to go to heaven

This is a piece, roughly translated it and edited to point out this part, of a news article that appeared in a newspaper in my country:

In an alarming number of suicides committed by youngsters between 9 and 16 in Dominican Republic one raises the eyebrows. As Jiménez Páez, director of the National Institute of Forensic Pathology puts it. Several of this happenings have struck him very hard, as the one of this 9 year old that kill himself after arriving home from an evangelical mass…

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Added by Cesar Deicide on July 25, 2012 at 1:47am — 2 Comments

My Dad Lives in a Bubble and it Pisses Me off.

I'm venting. Straight up. But I need somewhere to share my anger and ... disappointment. You see, my dad is a pretty smart guy. He's an electrical engineer. He likes to think things through and is fairly methodical, except when it comes to bullshit like religion, or the climate "debate" or his ultra-conservative political leanings, or thinking that some crazy conspiracy theories are actually true (The President is a MUSLIM COMMUNIST BORN IN KENYA AND COME TO DESTROY…

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Added by Sagacious Hawk on July 23, 2012 at 3:52am — 18 Comments

you believed

how does it feel to have been a

believer? 

after all, you voted for mr. hope &

change, after rallying behind him,

after believing that he would be

different than all the others, after

seeing his wondrous smile, after

getting butterflies in your stomach

when he came near, when you saw

him speak in front of tens of

thousands, when you drove such a

long way to listen to him, after you

went door to door for…

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Added by delapruch on July 23, 2012 at 1:17am — No Comments

Let Your Freak Flag Fly

Asian Strongman with Kettleballs Samson and Delilah

Judges 16:4 to 21:25



16:4 Samson fell in love with a woman named Delilah. The Philistine aristocrats offered Delilah a lot of money to find out the secret of Samson's magical superman strength. Delilah wanted all that money. She…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 22, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

viral tragedy

oh our western privileged lives

are so boring

so mundane that

we keep our eyes glued to the screens,

be them big or small,

wide or tall,

compact or filling the

room,

these visual mishaps,

fresh new catastrophes,

murder rates, serial killers,

rapes, burning villages,

dead bodies strewn on the ground,

floods, oil spills, lightening striking

where the tornadoes &

the hurricanes haven’t…

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Added by delapruch on July 21, 2012 at 4:21pm — No Comments

The horror which is Iran's leadership

First off all, I am not warmongering, I am just clarifying the beast we are dealing with. I don't know what is the best strategy, I am "agnostic" about the best solution: I am not opposed to war, but I fear I must realize I will require proof in blood. As in that Iran will have to actually attack another country in something qualifying as "militarily". I'm not sure exactly what qualifies as the associated blood count.. But in any event I feel the attacks in …

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Added by Arcus on July 20, 2012 at 9:57pm — No Comments

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