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Old 09-30-2008, 03:16 PM   #61 (permalink)
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to be a christian is to embrace the chains that bind us,
to be an atheist is to deny their existance.



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Old 09-30-2008, 03:20 PM   #62 (permalink)
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i'm not running away from the discussion

but i've got to make a run tonight and won't be back until late

don't have too much fun without me
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:20 PM   #63 (permalink)
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i can honestly say that i am not afraid of death
it is a part of life and i was down with that before becoming a Christian

now however i know where i'm going
and just like any traveller along any road
having the directions is making the trip so much easier and more enjoyable

and for Christians

unity with God IS utopia
I always thought of it as a comforting sleep after a long, long day. But I agree with you.
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Old 10-01-2008, 03:25 AM   #64 (permalink)
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to be a christian is to embrace the chains that bind us,
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:21 PM   #65 (permalink)
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I'm just gonna throw this out there for *shits n' giggles:

If you were God, had just created the whole universe probably for the sake of alleviating your boredom but now found yourself in the tricky situation where you could see everything, know everything that was going to and had happened, etc. etc, what would you do? Assuming Boredom is a quality we can attribute to God, and it seems to me to be one of the primal forces in the universe, for why else would there be one in the first place, how would he get rid of it? Is not the only way to get rid of Boredom to impose limits on yourself, which you must then overcome? Is not overcoming the only thing that gives anything purpose? Then perhaps, if you were God, and saw the creation you had made with all its limits and challenges, perhaps you would become part of it? Perhaps you would become a person. And what happens when this person dies? Would you be satisfied? Or would you do it again? Would you want to remember, or would you intentionally forget? What does a being with eternity do with it?

Basically what I'm saying is that we're all God. I know this is true because LSD told me.

Freedom=boredom (how long can you play gta without doing any of this missions?)
Ignorance=bliss
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:30 PM   #66 (permalink)
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That's easy...any religious person can tell you that god doesn't think like us. I am not sure I agree with it, but even I knew the answer for that.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:31 PM   #67 (permalink)
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I'm just gonna throw this out there for *shits n' giggles:

If you were God, had just created the whole universe probably for the sake of alleviating your boredom but now found yourself in the tricky situation where you could see everything, know everything that was going to and had happened, etc. etc, what would you do? Assuming Boredom is a quality we can attribute to God, and it seems to me to be one of the primal forces in the universe, for why else would there be one in the first place, how would he get rid of it? Is not the only way to get rid of Boredom to impose limits on yourself, which you must then overcome? Is not overcoming the only thing that gives anything purpose? Then perhaps, if you were God, and saw the creation you had made with all its limits and challenges, perhaps you would become part of it? Perhaps you would become a person. And what happens when this person dies? Would you be satisfied? Or would you do it again? Would you want to remember, or would you intentionally forget? What does a being with eternity do with it?

Basically what I'm saying is that we're all God. I know this is true because LSD told me.
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If anybody hasn't read Paradise Lost yet please do so. Despite being written by a puritan it's makes the very compelling argument that Lucifer is the one we should be worshipping.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:33 PM   #68 (permalink)
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That's easy...any religious person can tell you that god doesn't think like us. I am not sure I agree with it, but even I knew the answer for that.
And yet, "he made us in his image." And isn't the role of creator quinessentially human? Just by cognizing God we have assigned to him a shitload of human qualities. No amount of logical backwash will get you around that.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:41 PM   #69 (permalink)
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I think the implication is that God wouldn't get bored because he's omnipresent, exists without space and time, he foresaw man's fall from grace before it happened but apparently he let it happen for our own good, in order to separate the wheat from the chaff with the odd freak flood. One and counting. By the same token he allows Satan to exist and continue to corrupt us, so the human race has to earn it's rightful place at his side. He's one sick sonofbitch. The Bible would have it that this is our fault, we had our chance and we chose to commit sin.,, but whaddya gonna do?
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:45 PM   #70 (permalink)
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Well yes, if you accept all the dubious information in the Bible, God is probably having enough fun torturing us like ants to get bored... but if you have a more theistic/rational view of God, it makes more sense. After all, why would God create anything in the first place if he couldn't get bored? Why should we not be able to grasp God with our understand if that is where God originates? Ca ne marche pas.
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