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(BBC)   Jesus appears in melted candle wax in English church. Tag is for the cleaner who wiped it up before it could become an internet sensation   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 66
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2011-06-14 11:04:57 AM  

kent_eh: glassbottomboatcaptain: a result of the basic, fundamental mechanics of our brain, which is to accept stimuli, and interpret it. That part of your brain is working 24/7 to try to understand what the information your senses are telling it means, and when there is minimal information coming through, it fills in the blanks.

And when that mechanism gets carried away, it can fill in the blanks with random shiat, and you end up with delusions.


Personally, I think a need to feel important helps carry that away. Religion, political partisanship, activists, conspiracy theories, serial killers, imo all owe something to people trying to find a way to feel unique and important in a world where they are a raindrop in an ocean.
 
2011-06-14 11:09:27 AM  

Crotchrocket Slim: honestly I had to google "evil xmas demon" to remember what Krampus' name was myself


I believe you are referring to the Great Beast of the Sears, who seeks to disrupt Christmas cheer with out-dated and ill-fitting clothes.
 
2011-06-14 12:01:49 PM  

glassbottomboatcaptain: NOT an evolutionary defense mechanism.


I've always thought that it was a trait that was selected for. That is to say the person who recognized faces in the dark bushes in the night survived because those faces used to be mean people who wanted to sneak up on him and kill him. Or something.
 
2011-06-14 12:45:47 PM  
Retarded. Utterly retarded.
 
2011-06-14 12:55:24 PM  

glassbottomboatcaptain: God's teachings effectively condemn 67% of the world's population to eternal hell

More like 99%.
Most people forget about the shellfish clause.
And sustaining dick injuries, that one will get you too.
Also, the husband of every woman who has ever had a period, which is just about everyone.

You see folks, if you actually subscribe that tome of crazy as the word of God, you have to subscribe to it ALL. And despite what other Christians may have told you, you're not supposed to ignore the Old Testament as a now-invalid first revision. Because in the New Testament, Jesus Christ himself, aka that guy who came along and said he was God despite the Old Testament telling you quite specifically 'Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods', and that includes people who say 'it's ok, I'm technically I'm THAT God too, it's complicated lol, just trust me', says you cannot disobey the Old Testament.


You must have missed the whole point of the New Testament.

Thanks for playing, though!
 
2011-06-14 01:08:19 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: You must have missed the whole point of the New Testament.

Thanks for playing, though!


Please, elaborate. What was the whole point of the New Testament?
 
2011-06-14 01:19:01 PM  
Actually scratch that, I know what the point of the New Testament is:

If you write stuff down in a book, and say God wrote it, people will believe it, and for some inexplicable reason, which is completely contrary to logic, the older the book is, the more likely people are to believe it. BECAUSE THOSE GUYS WHO LIVED THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO KNEW SO MUCH MORE THAN US AMIRITE?!

Have you bled your humors lately by the way? Because it's a great way to get balance the elements inside your body. I suspect you have too much fire, and not enough earth.
 
2011-06-14 04:33:59 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: You must have missed the whole point of the New Testament.

Thanks for playing, though!


As you appear to have missed the part of the gospels where Jesus said he came to reaffirm the old testament.

Nice try, scooter.
 
2011-06-14 04:44:18 PM  

Kome: AverageAmericanGuy: You must have missed the whole point of the New Testament.

Thanks for playing, though!

As you appear to have missed the part of the gospels where Jesus said he came to reaffirm the old testament.

Nice try, scooter.


Fulfill, not reaffirm.

But hey, actually knowing the Bible is harder than misquoting a few verses.
 
2011-06-14 06:26:55 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: But hey, actually knowing the Bible is harder than misquoting a few verses.


Oh, if you only realized just how much that statement is saturated with irony.

Perhaps you could enlighten me, and show me where specifically in the bible it says that is now ok to ignore the rules of the Old Testament?

And please keep this in mind:
"Know this first of all, that there is no prophecy of scripture that is a matter of personal interpretation, for no prophecy ever came through human will; but rather human beings moved by the holy Spirit spoke under the influence of God."

So if it isn't written plainly on the page, then it's not God's word, it's YOUR word, aka it's bullshiat.
Dumb, boring, pedantic bullshiat, dreamed up in the mind of a monkey, all so he can convince himself that he's not going to blink out of existence someday.
 
2011-06-14 08:38:44 PM  

glassbottomboatcaptain: AverageAmericanGuy: But hey, actually knowing the Bible is harder than misquoting a few verses.

Oh, if you only realized just how much that statement is saturated with irony.

Perhaps you could enlighten me, and show me where specifically in the bible it says that is now ok to ignore the rules of the Old Testament?

And please keep this in mind:
"Know this first of all, that there is no prophecy of scripture that is a matter of personal interpretation, for no prophecy ever came through human will; but rather human beings moved by the holy Spirit spoke under the influence of God."

So if it isn't written plainly on the page, then it's not God's word, it's YOUR word, aka it's bullshiat.
Dumb, boring, pedantic bullshiat, dreamed up in the mind of a monkey, all so he can convince himself that he's not going to blink out of existence someday.


Wow. You're right at the edge of understanding what the New Testament is, yet you can't recognize it.
 
2011-06-14 10:43:34 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Wow. You're right at the edge of understanding what the New Testament is, yet you can't recognize it.


Apparently you don't know either lol.

Nice troll, anyway. I give it a 4/10
 
2011-06-14 11:45:34 PM  

glassbottomboatcaptain: AverageAmericanGuy: Wow. You're right at the edge of understanding what the New Testament is, yet you can't recognize it.

Apparently you don't know either lol.

Nice troll, anyway. I give it a 4/10


Somehow your ignorance makes me a troll. Did I find my way over to the Politics tab by accident?
 
2011-06-15 04:02:28 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: You must have missed the whole point [my particular sect's interpretation] of the New Testament.


Fixed for greater accuracy
 
2011-06-15 12:11:05 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: glassbottomboatcaptain: AverageAmericanGuy: Wow. You're right at the edge of understanding what the New Testament is, yet you can't recognize it.

Apparently you don't know either lol.

Nice troll, anyway. I give it a 4/10

Somehow your ignorance makes me a troll. Did I find my way over to the Politics tab by accident?


Nah, I'm just pointing out the indisputable fact that you're talking out of your ass. You've claimed to have some understanding of the New Testament that I don't, yet you refuse to indicate what you think that is.

You essentially attempted to puff yourself up, realized you had nothing to back it up with, and have fallen back on the old 'you must find the answer yourself' rouse to avoid admitting that you were blowing smoke.

It's classic charlatanism, which is no surprise because that's essentially what your entire religion is. A bunch of people lying to themselves and everyone else.
 
2011-06-15 12:23:52 PM  
If you're really interested, I suggest you read up on the "New Covenant", Jeremiah, Hebrews, and Romans.

That should give you a better understanding of what the New Covenant (aka New Testament) is and how it relates to the Old Covenant.

I'm not here to teach you. Since you are interested in religion only enough to mock it, it's not really important for you to know that much.
 
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