Blinky, your last comments (@Mom & @Sparky) showed 1.5 more narcissistic traits. Keep going to earn all 9.
7. (Continued) Narcissists Always Talk Down To People: “That feeling of being superior to other people gives narcissists the feeling they are looking for, and for this reason they almost always come off as condescending – if you tend to talk down to people or to have a rather dismissive tone in your voice, or if you tend to make demeaning comments about the way other people think, act, dress or behave, then the chances are that you are a narcissist and people that surround you are not very fond of that.”
8. Narcissists Always Put The Blame On Those Around Them. “We all have one friend, relative or acquaintance that always tries to put the blame on us, when it is clearly their fault. If you tend to do that with other people and you have a very hard time acknowledging when you do something wrong (and you always try to “mask” that mistake), then you may be a narcissist. Regular people are able to take responsibility for their own actions whenever they do something wrong, whereas narcissists always try to switch the focus on somebody other than themselves. This often takes its toll on the relationships narcissists have with their significant other, or even with close members of their family who can no longer put up with this kind of behavior.”
 July 4, 2015 at 7:53pm
@therock; I have an Internet bakery business that services parts of Kansas. A couple weeks ago I received an order from West Boro Baptest Church to bake a red velvet cake with white icing and blue lettering to say “God hates f_gs, kik_s, spi_ks, w_ps, atheists & spear chu_king n_gg_rs.”
I would never use those vulgar insults (even if my President might). I’m a believer and I honestly try to follow the Lord.
I package my products in special, unique boxes with my business’ name prominently on the outside flaps and top, with my business cards inside along with a receipt on my business letterhead. On those I explain my business grows based on word of mouth and I encourage my customers to please spread my name around. I deliver in a van with my business name and address in large letters on the sides and back.
I’m afraid NOT to make this cake because this church has lawyers that are known to file all kinds of lawsuits and I don’t have the kind of money to fight such a lawsuit. Plus I’ve been hearing about many jurisdictions in the US placing heavy fines on businesses that have refused to go against their deeply held convictions by baking such a product.
If, out of fear of a lawsuit and a huge government fine, I bake this cake, I then fear others, including past clients, will take notice and not only will my business suffer badly but so will my good name and my integrity. I could go out of business EITHER way and forever have my reputation damaged.
What would you do?
 July 4, 2015 at 5:36pm
Blinky says: “@chinga; No, we are not uncomfortable with your god. We don’t think your god is real.”
Refer to narcissist trait #7. Narcissists Always Talk Down To People
“Talking down to people is very offensive and disrespectful – and it is also one of the most notable traits of a pathological narcissists. Most narcissists have to deal with some sort of cognitive dissonance, because although they have a grandiose personality and they live for the applause, deep inside they actually have a very low self-esteem and self-confidence, and they somewhat try to compensate for that. Narcissists are always looking for a sense of power, success and importance, although this is often only temporary.”
 July 4, 2015 at 5:33pm
Blinky says: “@Mom; yes, I’m aware that the book in question is full of the inept and inane rambling of ignorant people from 2000 years ago.” and “@Rob; Wha?”
Refer to narcissist trait #2. A Narcissistic Person Always Has A Grandiose Personality
“This is by far the most obvious sign that you are either a narcissist, or that you are dealing with one in your personal or professional life. Narcissists often regard themselves as heroes or saviors, they try to stand out from the rest and they have a highly exaggerated feeling of self-importance. Narcissists think very highly of themselves and they often get upset when other people do not share the same feeling.”
 July 4, 2015 at 5:26pm
Blinky says: “Or people that think like you haven’t, the rest of us know perfectly well what causes lightning.”
Refer to narcissist trait #3. You Get Pleasure When You Put Other People Down
“This is one of the most annoying and bothersome character traits of a genuine narcissist. People who suffer from narcissistic disorder never hesitate when they have a chance to put other people down intentionally, only to give themselves higher value. They love the spotlight and they are constantly looking for admiration and appreciation, which means that they can go to extreme lengths to achieve that.”
June 22, 2015 at 2:34am
Huff, I did, that’s why I called him on it.
June 22, 2015 at 2:33am
Sorry, I thought we were talking about realistic realities.
June 22, 2015 at 2:29am
Keres, The “many who laughed” were unbelievers, those through the ages that were more intent on trying to find errors than concentrating on content.
How it matters is that it was not mentioned to prove anything, but finding that there really was such a city does help support the understanding that scriptures are truthful. That there really was such a city does not prove that God is real, but that what was written perhaps really occurred.
I understand how what I said was vague. It takes the Bible close to 2,000 pages to cover the subject. Here I have less than 2,000 characters and spaces. I don’t think I could do it justice. It’s not simply an understanding that people can be good and bad, but that everyone is good and bad, the well respected and the less well respected, and it gives you insight to those who are mentioned in the scriptures, what kind of people they were, how they righted their wrongs, what trials they had in there lives and they handled them, how their faith grew and waned, and so much more. When you compare them to people of today you see that we are pretty much the same, and that we can learn from them.
You wouldn’t use a statistics text to learn American history. While the Bible mentions the destruction of Jerusalem, it doesn’t give the details a history book would, but it does confirm a prophesy, and outside the Bible we find that really occurred.
June 22, 2015 at 1:52am
Huff, you made the indirect claim that you knew the Bible better than the vast majority of Christians.
That’s a specious claim you can in no way defend – and I told you why. To make that an honest claim you’d have to go up against every Christian in the world. You’ve not done that nor will you ever.
Then there’s the small problem of you showing your ignorance of scripture, and I’m not talking about your grasp or your understanding, but simple knowledge about what’s in there.
This is seen by statements you make like that bit about Heaven. You just don’t know it like you’d have us believe.
[-1] June 22, 2015 at 1:36am
Huff, no the “point” of science did not pass me by.
In my opinion, the only good in Evolution was when “scientists” realized how stupid they had been to push Mendel aside and squelch his work for 50 years. Genetics is true science, observable, testable, repeatable, and worthwhile.
I used science for most of my working life – just not evolution, mostly Physics and Thermodynamics.
 June 22, 2015 at 1:26am
Huff, no science started anywhere without “ancient” knowledge, and so sorry that you wish to believe smart folks in Europe were unable to perform “science.”
And just how many of these intelligent scientists were simply pretending to believe – since you have such inspired knowledge?
I’m surprised you didn’t fall back on that crap about how these uneducated dolts had to make up a God to explain earthquakes and comets.
Want some cheese with your whine?
June 22, 2015 at 1:15am
Ouch Huff, ouch. Cut it out, you’re killing me.
In my childishness I expected you to huff and puff and attempt to blow my house down.
Apparently you aren’t very strong, just filled with a lot of hot air.
June 22, 2015 at 1:08am
Huff, I served in wartime also, and was one of a fair number of atheists.
Thanks for your service.
My question was not for you, but specifically for Blinky because he has a tendency to embellish the truth.
June 22, 2015 at 1:00am
Huff, ouch, your insults cut me to the quick.
More like Wet Melba Toast.
Your comment reminds me of the scene in Monty Python’s Holy Grail when they saw the white rabbit.
June 22, 2015 at 12:50am
Jim, of what denomination or sect are your unwelcome visitors?
June 22, 2015 at 12:47am
So Huff, you really think you could create a superior Heavens and earth?
June 22, 2015 at 12:42am
Fact is Huff, that a lot of folks who want you to believe they know the Bible inside and out, make that same mistake with regularity, both spoken and written.
But I’ll take your word that in this case it was a simple (but unfortunate) error.
Now back to the rest of your erroneous post. You ironically ask “How many of you really understand the concepts of Heaven and eternity?” Then you go on to show you are not one of them.
You make the false claim: “The only detailed description of Heaven given in the Bible is in Revelations chapter 4.”
Actually, there are two additional, similar descriptions in the Jewish Bible and another much more detailed one in the New Testament.
Two of these, similar to the depiction in Rev 4, describe the Throne Room of the current Heaven (Ezekiel & Daniel) – but the additional one in the New Testament describes a magnificent heaven where believers will live with God.
If you could free your imagination for a moment, you could hardly imagine the paradise that awaits. Pretty cool.
[-1] June 21, 2015 at 2:19pm
Keres, the mention of a city named Ur, had long since been forgotten and lost (similar to Babylon), and covered by the desert. Many laughed at the Biblical mention – until archeologists uncovered it in the 1800s.
I’m speaking of the full human condition, good and bad.
I never said it was not reliable, but just the opposite. I said it was not intended to be a history book.
 June 21, 2015 at 1:29pm
9. You Are Obsessed With Success And Power
There is nothing wrong with wanting to be rich, powerful and successful, especially when you know your worth and you know you can achieve that. However, if these thoughts spin around in your head obsessively, then that should get you thinking. It is important to have realistic expectations, both from yourself and from those around you – but then again, narcissists are infamous for their distorted self-image, therefore this becomes almost impossible for them.
 June 21, 2015 at 1:28pm
That feeling of being superior to other people gives narcissists the feeling they are looking for, and for this reason they almost always come off as condescending – if you tend to talk down to people or to have a rather dismissive tone in your voice, or if you tend to make demeaning comments about the way other people think, act, dress or behave, then the chances are that you are a narcissist and people that surround you are not very fond of that.
8. Narcissists Always Put The Blame On Those Around Them
We all have one friend, relative or acquaintance that always tries to put the blame on us, when it is clearly their fault. If you tend to do that with other people and you have a very hard time acknowledging when you do something wrong (and you always try to “mask” that mistake), then you may be a narcissist. Regular people are able to take responsibility for their own actions whenever they do something wrong, whereas narcissists always try to switch the focus on somebody other than themselves. This often takes its toll on the relationships narcissists have with their significant other, or even with close members of their family who can no longer put up with this kind of behavior.