@WayTruthLIfe777: Sin is an imaginary disease created to sell you an imaginary cure. Quit buying into the sky-fairy nonsense.
[-15] May 21, 2015 at 12:23pm
Y’all kill me…arguing about whether different interpretations of a sky-fairy are correct. Why would anyone but the mindless religious need an invisible sky fairy to grant them wishes? If you think this mythological creature made up from mans own superstitions can give you whatever you want or need, you get on your knees and talk to yourselves. That’s fine with me…I don’t give a damn. Just don’t go out and be judgmental of others, being self-righteous in your own minds. That is blasphemy, thinking you have some divine power… thinking you know better than someone else how to run their lives. And if they don’t listen you decide that they, for some reason, will be going to a made up hell. The only hell you reign in is the one you have in your mind and desire to foist on the rest of us…!
You waste a lot of words on something that really doesn't matter to you.
I have a kettle to which I would like to introduce you.
Winedude, I hope you were looking in the mirror when you wrote that. What a hypocrite!
The true understanding of God is beyond all religions. And evidently closed minded people such as yourself with an ax to grind. Religion tries to define God, and is arrogant, but that does not mean God does not exist.
I thought it was sky-daddy?
See my answer to Thom Park just above. You say "you get on your knees and talk to yourselves. That’s fine with me…I don’t give a damn. " But clearly you do care, and want others to give up their faith. You may want to follow your own advice and don't "be judgmental of others, being self-righteous in your own minds," since your words describe your comment perfectly.
Your use of the word "blasphemy" is very revealing. By definition, if you believe there is no God, you can't believe in blasphemy. How can one one revile a god that doesn't exist? It sounds like you are rebelling against religion while still believing deep, deep inside!
[-1] April 15, 2015 at 1:31pm
For starters, sin is an imaginary disease created to sell you an imaginary cure. As long as the church has hold over children there will always be religion. If children were not brought to a Church, Temple or Mosque soon after birth for a pagan ceremony, then to Sunday school for fairy tales time, then when old enough, initiated into the adult church, Religion would die on the vine. It is the BRAINWASHING by the religions that perpetuate the religions and in the case of Catholicism, Protestantism and the spinoffs of each keeps the money coming in.
“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” – Seneca the Younger (ca. 4 BC – 65 AD)
If then, as you suggest, there is no objective morality (sin is an imaginary disease) then everything is simply a matter of opinion. You then have no basis whatsoever to object to anyone else's behavior. So radical Muslims can throw gay people to their deaths off the roofs of buildings. But then you will say, well, as long as that behavior doesn't hurt anyone. But why is that the limit? Why is it wrong to hurt someone? You then are appealing to an objective standard, a standard outside of anyone's opinion, and are therefore contradicting your own argument.
 April 15, 2015 at 12:32pm
“True, It;s hard to explain their vile hatred for a being they don’t believe exists.” Not necessarily true. I have no contempt or hatred for something I don’t believe in. Rather than that, I have a great deal of contempt for those who try foist their religion upon everyone else. You’re welcome to do whatever you and fellow Sky Fairy believers want to do within the confines of your church, mosque or synagogue. Just don’t try and peddle that nonsense anywhere on public propery. Just as you’re free to practice your religion, I’m equally protected against having to listen to your nonsense in a public setting.
“Religions are all alike – founded upon fables and mythologies.”
- Thomas Jefferson
April 15, 2015 at 12:23pm
“… the faith needs of students…” What utter nonsense. Faith is the purposeful suspension of critical thinking. The poor kids are brainwashed from birth and don’t need some self-appointed representative of a sky fairy to teach them to pray. As the vast majority of today’s youth are discovering, organized religion is nothing more than a way to try to control your mind and fleece you of your money, all based on a Great Book of Fairy Tales!
You're entitled to your opinion, but that's all it is.
 April 4, 2015 at 7:26am
You were angry that Greta saw the obvious flaws in Mitt Romney? Then I’d have to say that you are voting agains your own economic interests, unless you’re part of the ultra-elite 1%.
[-5] April 4, 2015 at 7:19am
Perhaps. But it beats the mindless drivel that comes out of the mouth of people brainwashed to believe in a sky fairy.
April 4, 2015 at 7:15am
Funny that you, and other mouth breathing fools want to blame the reporter and not the store owner for the gibberish that came out of her mouth. This sounds similar to the whining about “gotcha” questions by Sarah Palin when she was asked what she reads. Morons!
April 4, 2015 at 7:11am
It just amazes me that you folks want to blame the reporter that asked the question to this stupid woman. If she thought that her answer wasn’t going make news, she was under some illusion. As for destroying America, conservatives are doing an excellent job. Just look at the new budget…a blow-job for the wealthy and a good screwing of middle and lower income Americans. As for Christians being killed overseas, not a concern to me…sky fairy nonsense, pure and simple.
Winedude - Please take a deep breath and look up what party this guy in the Whitehouse is from. They are THE MAN, their policies are responsible for the economy. Please do side by side comparisons of conservative administrations to this one (6 years and to be at this place in the economy with the entire middle east going to war).
Conservatives = conserve what is good and make it better.
[-10] March 26, 2015 at 1:02pm
In this lifetime I would never dream of killing a baby. Now, as for Christian fundies, that’s another matter.
Sin is an imaginary disease created to sell you an imaginary cure.
Are you kidding me? You sound like some kid in mom & dads basement who just came up some new slogan he is proud of that he thinks is profound. "Sin is an imaginary disease" - well lets take a couple of the big ones shall we, how about rape, murder, pedophelia. Tell me Einstein how these things are an imaginary disease. This is just pathetic.
I'll shake you awake - you completely missed the point. They're not sins, because sin doesn't exist because god doesn't exist. Now you know what to disagree with. Proceed.
@tuckerbuckley -- If there is no God, then none of the things that Shake listed are objectively wrong. Without a Law Giver, saying that rape is wrong, murder is wrong, or pedophilia is wrong is merely subjective human opinion.
And why should we care about that?
One of our Mortal sins - Murder
You believe it is okay by your comment
Another - Stealing
Obviously you think it is good to take something that does not belong to you
Adultery - you must believe it is okay to destroy a family
Sin is anything intentionally harmful to another and you believe this is okay
You call these an imaginary disease? The disease lies in the mind of the person who cares for nothing but himself and racks up guilt within his soul. Like that little pang of guilt you get when you know you have wronged someone.
recondaddy - WITH a Law Giver, saying that rape is wrong, murder is wrong, or pedophilia is wrong, Christians and other people of faith continue to indulge in all manner of depravity. Clearly, it's not morality that is subjective, it's God is subjective, especially to the self righteous.
Wino that was a great climate change tap dance. Well put.
"recondaddy – WITH a Law Giver, saying that rape is wrong, murder is wrong, or pedophilia is wrong, Christians and other people of faith continue to indulge in all manner of depravity. Clearly, it’s not morality that is subjective, it’s God is subjective, especially to the self righteous."
Unimpeachable logic. So, perhaps you could explain how, from the fact that people break the law, it logically follows that the person who gave the law doesn't exist.
Recon - Ooh, goody, logic games. OK, there is no proof you can point to that validates that God exists. So it logically follows that He exists. Let me guess. Faith.
"Recon – Ooh, goody, logic games."
I don't play logic "games."
"OK, there is no proof you can point to that validates that God exists. So it logically follows that He exists. Let me guess. Faith."
Ah, yes. Dawkins definition of faith -- belief in the absence of evidence. The problem is, no theist I know subscribes to that definition of faith. I believe in God BECAUSE there's good reason to believe in Him. I'm not particularly interested in getting into a long, drawn-out e-penis measuring contest with a skeptic who is not asking for proof out of a genuine desire for truth but merely wants something to ridicule and dismiss out of hand.
However, for a back-of-the-napkin argument, I'm a big fan of the Kalam Cosmological Argument (among MANY others) which, when taken together in a cumulative case, makes the existence of God more plausible than not.
P1 - Whatever begins to exist has a cause of its existence
P2 - The universe began to exist
C - The universe has a cause of its existence
Through other logical arguments (for which 1500 characters isn't nearly sufficient), I arrive at a personal, Christian God.
BTW, you dodged my critique of your argument. How does it logically follow that because a person breaks a law, the person who made the law doesn't exist?
At one point in our history, gravity was imaginary. Took a revolutionary scientist to recognize the fact and develop sound theory then laws that define gravity.
At one point in our history, the world was considered flat. Took a revolutionary explorer with some math skills to theorize the roundness of the earth and prove it.
At one point in our history, there was no concept of God. Took God Himself to enlighten us and prove His Own Existence. I pray you one day learn about God and all the glory of His Creation. Then you will recognize, God loves you - you personally - and wants you with Him.
God Bless you.
"Christians and other people of faith continue to indulge in all manner of depravity."
That is true: Christians continue to sin in all manner of ways contrary to God's Law but they should recognize their actions as sin. Their sins do not stop them from following Christ, they just make their path that much harder.
We hear this many times in the Bible "make straight the way of the Lord". God's Way is straight, level, and devoid of obstacles. Our sins are of our making and we make side trails, dig holes, and throw branches in our own way. It's not God's sin, it's our sin. If you want to find fault, place the fault on the sinner not on God.
God Bless you.
"there is no proof you can point to that validates that God exists."
You and I are the proof that God exists. Further more, not only does God exist, He loves us enough to have created an entire Universe and time itself then placed you and I here at this point of time so we can discuss the proof of His existence. There is no other creature that can do this despite the billions of years of the Universe's history. That is why Christians believe God exists (from a scientific explanation.)
God Bless you.,
Well,...if your statement or premise is true. Then ther is no reason people couldn't do the same to you or others. And if your premise is true. Then why has your Golden Idol,the government outlawed such sins?
[-10] March 9, 2015 at 11:37pm
All forty-seven senators should be charged with TREASON! The Logan Act is a law which forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three years.
Treason is aiding and abeting the enemy...such as what BHO does regularly with ISIS and Iran
That is treason. BHO should get a fair trail and then the Maximum penalty possible.
He robbed us & our grandkids blind, literally stolen trillions and has sickened the world economy, mostly ours and jobs.
I don’t see us getting much back out of the bum.
I’m all for making him do hard manual labor for life, or a swift abortion. Either way is cool.
Wine Dud and Biden both need to go backwash themselves.
The Logan act says that you cannot negotiate without the authority of the United States. Who has the authority to give authority? The act does not specify.
Congress has equal status as the Executive branch under the Constitution.
Also when Nancy Pelosi went to Syria do you think she should have been prosecuted?
Lol....I tell you what, let's bring up the charges at the same time we charge Obama for aiding and abetting the enemy.....OK?
There was no negotiating in that letter... only stating facts.
0bama was actually in violation of making a treaty with another Country that only the Senate is authorized to do with a 2/3rd vote.
Get your facts right and come back... if you can find some facts.
Way above the heads here.
Chicken hawk itching for another war while
their 3 thumbed inbred grandkids are still
paying for the last two.
Let Israel handle any future problems.
Poor babies shave a Bibiwoodie.
And no more twaddle about the exploding deficit.
Ya think wars are free?
Unauthorized citizens? Obama?
[-16] March 9, 2015 at 11:29pm
Netanyahu is the idiot that said in 2002 that if we invade Iraq, we will bring stability to the entire Middle East. Obviously the cowboy Bush cow-towed to Benji and the invasion was on. Now, over a dozen years later, look how stable things are and how the money for the wars was so well spent. I believe in the Israeli cause but Benji is an lying idiot, never to be trusted, like most conservatives…!!!
Winningdudette: had you girly man not have pulled out. We wouldn't have this problem.
You are a disgrace to the rainbow flag.
It was stabilized til the Hawaii kid (half white BTW) organizatier showed up and gave them a retreat time.
Looked like Vietnam 2.0
Then point #2 he smuggled guns to Libya and then Syria to create his Caliphate Spring Pan Islamic Arab Union ISIS ….a child could figure this out…… the traitor windchange flexible boy, he wants to give Nukes to F’n Iran....that is very Very bad for Bizzaro World.
Good post Winedude.
Things were stable until Obama started moving into the white house. On that day, the entire middle east went to hell in a hand basket. Your glorious president’s legacy. You have to be a damn re t-ard to believe otherwise.
Winedude I could tell you drank the kool-aid. You admit that things were ok for 12 years, things went down hill fast because a muslim got elected, a commie muslim sympathizer became Secretary of State, both caused the murders in Bengahaz. Overthrew all the regimes that were helping us keep the peace.Nation building for the Islamic State. Netanyahu is not to blame for the middle east situation now. He alerted everyone to the trickery and betrayal that was supposed to slip under the American people and Congress’s radar. Typical anti-Semitic rhetoric, blaming the Jews for the sins of man-kind!!!!
Facts don't fly here.
Israel can take out Iran any time they want.
They just want us to do it.
Republicans will start lied into wars for their
defense contractor campaign contributions.
Total disregard for American blood and treasury
January 5, 2015 at 3:39pm
If you want to believe in the great fairy in the sky, that’s your business. Please, don’t expect me to view anything about it. Have your manger on your lawn at Xmas, I really don’t give a care. But if you expect to put one up on any public property, there is going to be an issue. I don’t want any hint of the nonsense that is religion in the public domaine…! Capiche?
Capiche, but wear your Depends before you step in my way or you may embarrass yourself.
January 5, 2015 at 3:31pm
I would guarantee that he’ll see it again. I have more respect for just about anyone in the world than I do for the perpetually whining Xtian Fundies…!
 January 2, 2015 at 4:37pm
The dog is NOT a happy critter. Only a total ass would allow a child to stand on a dog’s back. And only a moron would make a connection between this animal abuse and LEGAL abortion. (Don’t want an abortion? Don’t get one. But keep your damned nose OUT of MY business…!)
Good point. This is why I refuse to go horseback riding? I am putting on a little weight after the Christmas holidays. Now if the horse would give me permission to ride, then that would would be a different story.
Hey, maybe the dog gave him permission to stand on his back. Did you you ever consider that a possibility? Did you ask the dog or did you just assume he never gave his OK? These are the real questions.
January 2, 2015 at 4:23pm
As long as the church has hold over children there will always be religion. If children were not brought to a Church, Temple or Mosque soon after birth for a pagan ceremony, then to Sunday school for fairy tales time and then when old enough, initiated into the adult church, Religion would die on the vine. It is the brainwashing by the religions that perpetuate the religions and in the case of Catholicism, Protestantism and the spinoffs of each keeps the money coming in. It’s ALL about money and control of other people…!
Ah, apparently, you gobble up the **** served up by ******** and the fact that it’s packed between your ears means you can’t taste it in your mouth now.
No. Much worse. And tainted by liberalism.
 December 29, 2014 at 12:42pm
My reaction to the “rare” comment was the same as yours. I too have lived up and down the California coast and I’m well aware of all the shark attacks. I now live in Santa Cruz, where we had an attack on a surfer not too long ago. Anybody who had been swimming in the Pacific Ocean probably has been within a hundred yards of a great white shark.
It’s good that you left California when you did. If you’re happy in Idaho, so much the better. I can’t stand Californians who whine about the state. There is no place I’d rather live and in my working days I traveled all over the country. So, to anyone who has left California and complains about the state, I say good riddance…we don’t need you here…!
[-1] December 27, 2014 at 1:32pm
I’m a similar glutton for punishment. Sometimes I listen to Rush. Then I realize I am listening to one of the most ignorant people in America, with his legions of similarly ignorant “ditto-heads”.