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FreeUsAll

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  • June 12, 2015 at 10:30am

    I ponder the same. If some prayers are “answered” and some not, you either have to believe that somehow it is part of a “master plan,” (which seems cruel to me;) or that “God” is either apathetic, cruel, not omnipotent, or doesn’t exist. I suppose that’s why I remain an agnostic on said matters. I think, ultimately, people see what they want to see. We are all ingrained from birth with a certain worldview. To shift that takes something catastrophic. I liken those who see “miracles” everywhere to those who see “racism” everywhere to those who see “miracles” nowhere to those who see “racism” nowhere – it seems completely subjective and based on core beliefs passed on during childhood. I can’t say I’ve ever had an answered prayer, so I’ll respectfully go about my business without it. How’s that for empiricism? Have a wonderful day, HabanaJoe, and don’t beat yourself up over your questions like I did with those very same questions. Look for Occam’s Razor – usually the simplest response is the correct one.

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  • [1] June 10, 2015 at 10:20pm

    I would disagree, as not all Christians were for any of those things. Look up Susan B. Anthony – she had a Quaker background. Look up Sojourner Truth – she used her faith as what appears to be a bedrock for her activism. I think you aren’t being entirely fair.

  • [1] June 10, 2015 at 10:10pm

    If you are being sarcastic, you may be right (about Christianity ending those things that J-Mo mentioned) and I again agree with you. There were Christians on the forefront of abolition and women’s rights. The issue lies in the “broad-brushing” of particular groups, rather than examining the individual. For instance, saying that Christians were pro-slavery and lumping all individuals into a category because they believe in Christianity would be an example of “broad-brushing” or categorizing purely within a collectivist mindset.

  • [4] June 10, 2015 at 12:19pm

    I would agree, though I think people, in general, view any difference in thought as an attack on their worldview. If the paradigm shifts, it means their cognitive biases are stretched or can no longer exist, necessitating change in their worldview. Once this happens, if the necessity for a paradigm shift occurs, one either must follow it or swallow it and keep it submerged, making for a potential whole new host of problems. If they choose to shift their views, they risk ostracism from the group into which they are integrated. I am an agnostic, having formerly been a Christian. I know a little of the ostracism that goes hand-in-hand with a shift in worldviews. It happens with atheists and any other worldview, as well, including political views. This is also the reason I think politics and religions are merely tools for control, as well. Have a wonderful day, by the way.

  • June 5, 2015 at 9:48pm

    The book titled, “Buddhist Boot Camp” caught my eye. Honestly, I’ve yet to start reading it. Well, I guess now is as good a time as any. Have a great evening and enjoy your weekend.

  • May 21, 2015 at 1:39pm

    I wouldn’t necessarily state that the article could only be pointed toward a Christian readership, though it may be just that. My point is that the advice given could be taken to heart by anyone willing to listen. People who make a difference in the world usually aren’t those who mindlessly plug in and follow the crowd, they are those who, at times, go against the tide. I am not a Christian, but I don’t plan to watch a lot of the stuff peddled on television programming. It could be called “programming” for good reason. The ideas we take in – whether consciously or unconsciously, whether through books, T.V., or music – still do affect us and our paradigms. (Some people more than others.) I try to avoid the pitfalls of our current culture, which includes a lot of the ideas pushed in the entertainment industry. I’m tired of being a slave to our culture and government and I don’t necessarily need God to tell me what I should and shouldn’t be doing, as I attempt to live by what I would consider universally preferable behavior. (If you believe in God, that’s fine by my standards, though I could come up with some arguments. Another day, perhaps? :)) Hence, I still think the article could have a broader audience than what you may be thinking.

  • [2] May 16, 2015 at 7:46pm

    I see your point, but hear me out a moment. Coffee is like exercise – it isn’t necessarily the enjoyment during, but after that makes for the appeal. Exercise can be brutal at times, but the endorphins that kick in shortly after make it awesome. The same goes for coffee, in a sense – it tastes awful, but the caffeine kick really helps. No pain, no gain.

  • [3] May 16, 2015 at 7:37pm

    Honestly, it isn’t the coffee, as I prefer Dunkin’ Donuts. I occasionally go to Starbucks and nurse a misto or a dark roast straight-up due to the fact that a lot of attractive women frequent or sometimes even work there and a coffee shop seems like a better place to meet a person who would pursue a relationship longer than a one-night tryst.

    TL;DR? – Starbucks seems a better “wife material” place than a bar.

  • [6] April 8, 2015 at 1:41pm

    I agree. You could go a step further and add Oakley’s and a buzz cut on a balding head and complete the “I like to yell at my wife in public” ensemble. We’ve all seen that guy, though no word on whether he’d actually run the country any better/worse than Obama.

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  • [2] March 4, 2015 at 8:52am

    Both hi and Jeninfl, you may want to read The Third Archon’s post from above – posted on March 3, 2015 at 3:10 pm. He basically explains why you can’t necessarily rely on “feelings” as any sort of factual evidence of anything.

    “Rather it is based solely on fallacious appeals to emotion, tradition, and popularity. Easy to understand, impossible to justify; and no mystery to me, for I was brought up in precisely that culture.”

  • March 4, 2015 at 8:47am

    Off topic, but it’s rather depressing when one has to place “TL;DR” after a paragraph only three sentences in length, but I suppose the cultural creep of idiocy had to set in sometime.

  • February 27, 2015 at 9:40pm

    He is not a libertarian. He is an *******. (Those are not necessarily mutually exclusive, however.)

  • [6] February 26, 2015 at 10:20am

    You may want to re-read the article, as your response isn’t really addressing the report, (at least directly.) I thought the article mentioned that the one who had the apple thrown at them was challenging the school’s stance on siding with traditional marriage, as well as their staunch efforts to silence any dissenting views on the matter. The “apple throw” could have served as an example of intolerance on the side of the traditionalists.

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  • [1] February 16, 2015 at 7:52pm

    What is Beck saying? That it will be the West v. ISIS/ISIL? I disagree with that assessment to an extent. Yes, the Middle East will be Balkanized, but I think the real issues will be between the major players, not ISIS.

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  • [1] February 5, 2015 at 12:42pm

    What is wrong with skepticism? (That question wasn’t rhetoric.)

  • [4] February 5, 2015 at 12:33pm

    Idk about miracles, but here is a possible explanation of what could have happened:

    ‘”There are many examples in the scientific literature of humans who appear frozen to death. They have no heartbeat and are clinically dead. But they can be reanimated,” Roth said. “Similarly, the organisms in my lab can be put into a state of reversible suspended animation through oxygen deprivation and other means. They appear dead but are not.”

    Documented cases of humans successfully revived after spending hours or days without a pulse in extremely cold conditions first inspired Roth to study the relationship between human hypothermia and his own research in forced hibernation.

    In the winter of 2001, the body temperature of Canadian toddler Erica Norby plunged to 61 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius) as she lay for hours in below-freezing weather after wandering outside wearing only a diaper. Apparently dead, she recovered completely after being re-warmed and resuscitated.

    The same curious fate befell Japanese mountain climber Mitsutaka Uchikoshi in 2006, who was discovered with a core body temperature of 71 degrees F (22 degrees C) after 23 days after falling asleep on a snowy mountain.’

    Source: http://www.livescience.com/6594-mystery-explained-frozen-humans-brought.html

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  • [6] January 27, 2015 at 3:38pm

    The phrase “will be” isn’t correct. They are easy to enslave is more accurate. Think about how many still believe in the right/left paradigm…

  • [20] January 26, 2015 at 9:09pm

    Sounds like this man has been conversing with the likes of Farrakhan, Sharpton, and the various other social “justice” warriors.

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  • [3] January 26, 2015 at 1:43pm

    Hello! Prospective law student, here. Would you happen to have anything more specific regarding the types of businesses and/or positions seeking lawyers? Thanks in advance!

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  • January 24, 2015 at 9:36pm

    I do agree, yet I want to know if Christians think Moore’s claim holds water. Should be interesting…

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