All Blog Posts Tagged 'control' (5)

Killing for Fun

I just read an article this morning online about a group teens in Oklahoma who randomly shot and killed an Australian collage student and claim they did it "for the fun of it". All I can think of is, what is wrong with these kids? 



"...Charged with first-degree murder are Chancey Allen Luna, 16, and…

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Added by Nerdy Keith on August 21, 2013 at 8:04am — 44 Comments

A Response to Dale Headley

DaleHeadley wrote:

"Judging by your spelling, I assume you’re a Brit.  So you folks over there are aware of our shame: the WBC.  

I would be equally interested in what you think of our greater shame: a cowardly acceptance that shooting people down in multiple numbers in schools, theaters, malls, businesses, and streets with military-style weaponry is a cultural norm to be celebrated in our…

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Added by Brenda Lee on January 17, 2013 at 4:49am — 13 Comments

"Scared? Fear the Maker" - Outreach Media

There's one thing I can never understand, and it's the perceived dichotomy between the "all-loving God" and the "vengeful God". Apparently God is to be feared, because he is all-powerful and could exact all sorts of damages upon us and our souls if he so chose to. But on the other hand he loves us with a more pure and generous love than anything else can offer. It doesn't sound like a very nice relationship to enter into willingly.



This month, Outreach Media have gone with this… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on July 4, 2011 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Thank God for Allowing Me to Send Another Tweet

Because I have a Twitter and a Facebook and am connected with those who are religious, I constantly see posts that follow this theme: "Thank god for allowing me to see another day."



After my initial reaction of a slight chuckle of amusement and I really start to think about the "rationale" behind these posts, I get really annoyed. How arrogant do you have to be to thank god for allowing you to live another day? Like he personally goes through a… Continue

Added by Amanda Artman on November 6, 2010 at 5:03pm — 8 Comments

We Control God?

I am going to outline an idea that I'm sure is not original. But, I want to bring it up to see if there are any new perspectives and for those who may not have considered it.



All over various religious texts the god in question will often be described as a creature that can be "provoked," made--by us--to feel some emotion or take some action.



Do some internet searches on phrases like "make god angry," "make god happy," "provoke the lord," etc., etc. and you'll find… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on October 11, 2009 at 7:29am — 10 Comments

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