It strikes me as odd, the fact that so many people claim they need religion because it gives them hope.. it saves them from feeling alone. Is this such a horrible notion that you need to convince yourself of a divine being, supervising your every move? I have spent the last few hours going from feeling sad and alone, to being happy and appreciating the people i love.. I did not need a god to push me from one state of mind to another, nor did i fear being alone enough to run next door and wake… Continue
Added by M on February 16, 2009 at 1:21am —
My mind spins ceaselessly 24/7. It's hard to focus. It's hard to think. Quite is what I need. Peace.
Silence will bring me peace.
I'm listening. What can I hear? Stop for a second. Think about nothing and just listen to the subtle noises of your surroundings.
I'm listening to the quite hum of my laptop. The subtle breathing of my 2 1/2 month old puppy.
The annoying rattle of my ceiling fan and the heavy rustling of damp leaves outside my window. They are so loud... the… Continue
Added by chiz on February 14, 2009 at 10:00pm —
As I ended last post quoting Magnus Betnér's theory about American religiousness "I guess that's what happen when you don't have proper health care", I thought I should continue on that.
Maybe the reason Swedes don't care about religion is because we're paying so much taxes (I haven't find any official ranking but I've heard several statements that we are in the top-5 with our 40-ish %). Money that the government mainly wastes on less than ideal projects. So maybe that's why the… Continue
Added by Christoffer Andersson on February 14, 2009 at 7:00pm —
read the title.
Added by Kira on February 14, 2009 at 5:08pm —
What is Valentine's Day to you?
A special day with your sweetheart? An excuse to wear red and pink? A chance to eat chocolate all day? A day to exchange gifts with the special people in your life? Just another Hallmark-Holiday?
For me personally it's a day to do something special for my sweetheart. I do also feel that it is a bit too… Continue
Added by Johnny on February 14, 2009 at 3:30pm —
There is far more to this world than taught in our schools, shown in the media, or proclaimed by the church and state. Most of mankind lives in a hypnotic trance, taking to be reality, what is instead, a twisted simulacrum.
A collective dream in which values are inverted, lies are taken as truth, and tyranny is accepted as security. They enjoy their ignorance and cling tightly to the misery that gives them identity.
Fortunately, some are born with spiritual immune systems that… Continue
Added by Aeon on February 14, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Again, I set a new mind in hand, sculptured like a work of art that I purposely destroy with pride. The Conquered jestures I portray and entone are that of your amnisty. The truth that lies before me steals the idea of existance and anima, yet my gnostic look upon life is that of an inward disapline that ends all joys of suprise. A conjured Primises of embeselment allows me the enjoyment of self-reprisel and a non-judgemental consious. Ha, the words I speak are not even interpreted correctly,… Continue
Added by Aeon on February 14, 2009 at 12:55pm —
Nights are long and I'm tired. I have things to do, yet there is nothing. Were has my dreams gone? Sleepless and spitefull to the undeserving. Where did I go wrong? The reflection I seek is now lost in his own world, not looking to be found.
Questions, yet no answers.
"Bless me Father, for I have sinned. I've killed a man, myself....and yet I feel no remorse. Am I wrong for felling like this?"
To repeat my same story over and over again never to be heard.… Continue
Added by Aeon on February 14, 2009 at 12:53pm —
Gleemful with a minor integrity, I have worked the world around me as a marionette with unseen strings of Blood and Fear. I've been the epicenter of self-destruction and self loathing, but I still exist in my same cycle of self-delusion. Plentiful with words of ignorance, I fill a void called "Life" within myself and look for nothing to guide me. No torch which to see my path through this dark tunnel that is this "Life". If you can find the level of reasoning that I exist under, you will find… Continue
Added by Aeon on February 14, 2009 at 12:50pm —
This is a song i wrote for my banda tempting suicide.
Follow in daddies footsteps, little princess.
Don't come crying when he pushes you into your endless depths, dead mistress.
And don't mistake your eyes for the sin you cry, I'm telling you this is….
Marionette let your strings come down.
Marionette be what I never found.
Marionette this is why you left it all for me… trying to be what I'll never see.
Carrying the weight of the… Continue
Added by Aeon on February 14, 2009 at 12:46pm —
To who saw life steadily, and saw it whole I ask "what? What did you see?"
Don't you see that there is no possible source of evil, except that of good?
And can't you fell the stares of all those who are blind, reaching for an answer?
I guess your words just ring….
Emptiness glows your eternal breath again.
Grit your teeth and bind your fists, ask for redemption and receive only this.
And lost amoung the sheep, I… Continue
Added by Aeon on February 14, 2009 at 12:41pm —
We do not posses imagination enough to know what we are missing.
Don't gain a foothole with my blood.
Don't reach into my pockets to resolve your problems.
I'm hanging on to a life that barely knew me.
we are nothing but puppts in a pointless show.
Life: The hell before Hell.
Added by Aeon on February 14, 2009 at 12:33pm —
Were do we begin?.....Where do we end? For that matter what do we want? Something
willfully shiny to catch the attention? The unimaginable, untangeble subatomic realm
that is our conscious. Theta waves and lingering memories that flow endlessly
between our active minds and sub-conscious. We all know we have our thoughts and
realisms. We all draw our own outline to the box that is our paradigm, and because we
do this we live as separate enenties. With our singled out… Continue
Added by Aeon on February 14, 2009 at 12:29pm —
I saw this CD set at a book store a while back for over $20. It caught my eye, but didn't seem like it would be worth the price. But when I saw it for way cheaper on iTunes, I decided to give it a go.
Sweeney's background is typical is some ways. She was given a very strong religious upbringing. Although she sees the hypocrisy behind the rules of her faith as a child, she still believes in god. This illustrates the mental pounding her parents gave her, in an effort to "instill… Continue
Added by Dan Snell on February 14, 2009 at 12:10pm —
It has been nearly two weeks since my conclusion to my two test subjects. These test subjects were part of a psychology experiment I set forth to find answers to see if fundamentalist Christians have morals towards those they consider outside their "moral community." The results concluded my hypothesis, which in turn was deeply saddening.
I have done three small scale case studies with religious extremist, mainly Christians. If my next test subject concludes my hypothesis I will be… Continue
Added by darkwolf33333 on February 14, 2009 at 10:28am —
The Vatican has admitted that Charles Darwin was on the right track when he claimed that Man descended from apes.
A leading official declared yesterday that Darwin’s theory of evolution was compatible with Christian faith, and could even be traced to St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas. “In fact, what we mean by evolution is the world as created by God,” said Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture. The Vatican also dealt the final blow to speculation… Continue
Added by Morgan Matthew on February 14, 2009 at 1:13am —
People Who Eat Broccoli & Cauliflower
Get What They Deserve!…
Added by Rev. Tom Hicks, D.D. on February 13, 2009 at 8:30pm —
I'm currently reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I'm reading it for two reasons: one, I love her. She's a genius and I want to be just like her one day!** Two, there's a $10,000 scholarship essay to be gained from reading it. So far, there's nothing remotely burdensome about reading this book and so I'll actually enjoy writing the essay. Continue
Anyway, I just read this paragraph that struck a very deep chord in me (bold added for…
Added by CJoe on February 13, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Religious Extremist So Crazy He Doesn't Even Know His Own Kind
Not breaking news, I know; but since I can't find any other posts about Bonestroo, thought I'd share.
Derik Bonestroo was the ski lift operator who fatally shot the general manager of the Eldora ski area in Colorado on December 30th. He entered one of the ski area buildings, fired his gun, and said "If you're not Christian, you're going to… Continue
Added by Johnny on February 13, 2009 at 5:40pm —
Since I wrote this, my opinions on the subject have changed a bit. Enough that I would not have made this post if I could go back. I'll leave it here b/c it will remind me and other's that I am not above being wrong and/or changing my mind based on new information.
The more I read of this bill, the more I get pissed off. There are a LOT of good things in there. A LOT. The problem is that we can't afford it. We don't need all of this extra… Continue
Added by chiz on February 13, 2009 at 12:00pm —