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#41 HemiBeers

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:55 PM

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There’s nothing more boring than religious discussions. They’re even worse than polls. ;)
...and nothing gets people pissed off quicker than someone challenging their beliefs.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:28 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 13 October 2017 - 02:55 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 13 October 2017 - 02:47 PM, said:

There’s nothing more boring than religious discussions. They’re even worse than polls. ;)
...and nothing gets people pissed off quicker than someone challenging their beliefs.
People often treat their beliefs as untouchable if they have religious roots. As if challenging them isn't allowed. It's not very suitable for debate lol

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:40 PM

View PostThat One Guy, on 13 October 2017 - 06:28 PM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 13 October 2017 - 02:55 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 13 October 2017 - 02:47 PM, said:

There’s nothing more boring than religious discussions. They’re even worse than polls. ;)
...and nothing gets people pissed off quicker than someone challenging their beliefs.
People often treat their beliefs as untouchable if they have religious roots. As if challenging them isn't allowed. It's not very suitable for debate lol

I like discussing my beliefs in a respectful manner. It's just that it's so rare to find an atheist who can do that.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:54 PM

View PostThat One Guy, on 13 October 2017 - 06:28 PM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 13 October 2017 - 02:55 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 13 October 2017 - 02:47 PM, said:

There’s nothing more boring than religious discussions. They’re even worse than polls. ;)
...and nothing gets people pissed off quicker than someone challenging their beliefs.
People often treat their beliefs as untouchable if they have religious roots. As if challenging them isn't allowed. It's not very suitable for debate lol
As witnessed every day, having "religious roots" doesn't have the market cornered on this unless you consider liberalism a religion...

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:57 PM


Definition of ideologue. 1 :an impractical idealist :theorist. 2 :an often blindly partisan advocate or adherent of a particular ideology.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:09 AM

View PostHemiBeers, on 13 October 2017 - 02:55 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 13 October 2017 - 02:47 PM, said:

There’s nothing more boring than religious discussions. They’re even worse than polls. ;)
...and nothing gets people pissed off quicker than someone challenging their beliefs.

Well true and that’s boring as well.

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:31 AM

View PostHemiBeers, on 13 October 2017 - 02:55 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 13 October 2017 - 02:47 PM, said:

There’s nothing more boring than religious discussions. They’re even worse than polls. ;)
...and nothing gets people pissed off quicker than someone challenging their beliefs.

Especially when they have no factual basis for their beliefs but they're afraid to step away from it.

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:00 AM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 14 October 2017 - 12:31 AM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 13 October 2017 - 02:55 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 13 October 2017 - 02:47 PM, said:

There’s nothing more boring than religious discussions. They’re even worse than polls. ;)
...and nothing gets people pissed off quicker than someone challenging their beliefs.

Especially when they have no factual basis for their beliefs but they're afraid to step away from it.

And that's the crux of why religion forums don't work. The issue of faith vs. fact. I can very easily accept that I can't PROVE my beliefs, yet because of the personal experiences I've had, I still choose to believe. In my experience, it's been the atheists who are unwilling to step away.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:09 PM

View Postedhunter, on 14 October 2017 - 06:00 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 14 October 2017 - 12:31 AM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 13 October 2017 - 02:55 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 13 October 2017 - 02:47 PM, said:

There’s nothing more boring than religious discussions. They’re even worse than polls. ;)
...and nothing gets people pissed off quicker than someone challenging their beliefs.

Especially when they have no factual basis for their beliefs but they're afraid to step away from it.

And that's the crux of why religion forums don't work. The issue of faith vs. fact. I can very easily accept that I can't PROVE my beliefs, yet because of the personal experiences I've had, I still choose to believe. In my experience, it's been the atheists who are unwilling to step away.

There's nothing to step away from. Atheists don't have "personal experiences", at least not the way religious people claim to have. They've stepped away from believing in stories written to keep the uneducated masses, uneducated. Even questioning the validity of scriptures is highly frowned upon and in some religions, can get you kicked out

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:43 PM

Does Church of the Latter Day Dude count?  If so, this dude abides!

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 06:55 PM

View PostThat One Guy, on 13 October 2017 - 06:28 PM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 13 October 2017 - 02:55 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 13 October 2017 - 02:47 PM, said:

There’s nothing more boring than religious discussions. They’re even worse than polls. ;)
...and nothing gets people pissed off quicker than someone challenging their beliefs.
People often treat their beliefs as untouchable if they have religious roots. As if challenging them isn't allowed. It's not very suitable for debate lol
That my friend  is the most dangerous aspect of religion. It entertains the thought of "what I believe is right! & what you believe is wrong!" That thought pattern the spark that starts the fire. I prefer to consider myself spiritual. I do embrace the teachings of Jesus Christ and honestly try to follow them but myself often fail but I do keep trying. More often than not I am baffeled how easily his wonderful views of how we are really supposed to be towards each other are so often twisted and realigned to be about everything they're not. Most people do not even realize Jesus was sent to us to free us from religion! On a personal note the feelings I have for my lord and Savior were not beat or forced on me in any way. They spawened from multiple personal experiences and visions that for me connected all the dots. It does not mean that the way I was "enlightened" will be the same for everyone. That is why I always try to share, not preach or look down upon someone who has not yet reached a point in their life where all the dots can clearly be connected even if dramatically different from the way my dots connect.  
May God Bless ALL of you and continue to do so!   :angel:

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:28 PM

View PostThat One Guy, on 13 October 2017 - 06:28 PM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 13 October 2017 - 02:55 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 13 October 2017 - 02:47 PM, said:

There’s nothing more boring than religious discussions. They’re even worse than polls. ;)
...and nothing gets people pissed off quicker than someone challenging their beliefs.
People often treat their beliefs as untouchable if they have religious roots. As if challenging them isn't allowed. It's not very suitable for debate lol

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:30 PM

Just for the lulz

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:42 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 20 October 2017 - 07:30 PM, said:

Just for the lulz

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Well I guess you showed us!

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:44 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 20 October 2017 - 07:28 PM, said:

View PostThat One Guy, on 13 October 2017 - 06:28 PM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 13 October 2017 - 02:55 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 13 October 2017 - 02:47 PM, said:

There’s nothing more boring than religious discussions. They’re even worse than polls. ;)
...and nothing gets people pissed off quicker than someone challenging their beliefs.
People often treat their beliefs as untouchable if they have religious roots. As if challenging them isn't allowed. It's not very suitable for debate lol

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I realize they debated, but Nye's lost credibility, no longer worth the title of "man of science".

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:44 PM

View Postedhunter, on 20 October 2017 - 07:42 PM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 20 October 2017 - 07:30 PM, said:

Just for the lulz

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Well I guess you showed us!

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 12:16 AM

not enough interest

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 02:05 PM

View Postedhunter, on 14 October 2017 - 06:00 AM, said:

View PostFordgalaxy, on 14 October 2017 - 12:31 AM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 13 October 2017 - 02:55 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 13 October 2017 - 02:47 PM, said:

There’s nothing more boring than religious discussions. They’re even worse than polls. ;)
...and nothing gets people pissed off quicker than someone challenging their beliefs.

Especially when they have no factual basis for their beliefs but they're afraid to step away from it.

And that's the crux of why religion forums don't work. The issue of faith vs. fact. I can very easily accept that I can't PROVE my beliefs, yet because of the personal experiences I've had, I still choose to believe. In my experience, it's been the atheists who are unwilling to step away.
...and thus that creates the 'fence sitters' called agnostics such as myself. Maybe there is, maybe there isn't. Live a good moral life and you'll find out eventually.

Begin away from religion quite some time, I find that they play the 'boogieman in the closet' theory when addressing non-believers. And I refuse to buy into that unsubstantiated threat.

And how much war and crap goes on in the world because someone thinks 'my god is right and your god is wrong'?

Oops sorry...I triggered a religious debate.

Edited by HemiBeers, 21 October 2017 - 02:10 PM.


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 03:03 PM

There was an article in our local paper today about a new Mormon temple in Meridian, ID and they talked about how opulent these things are. Italian marble floors. Hand made stained glass and huge crystal chandeliers. I wonder how much good could be done with the millions or billions of dollars spent on these places that no non-Mormon, and not even some Mormons, can go into after it's been cleansed? They claim it's sacred, the stuff that goes on in there, but to the rest of the world, it's secret and kind of cult-like.

It all comes about because Mormons are urged to give as much as they think they can afford to reach that celestial level of their heaven, yet many of them live paycheck to paycheck. That's not exclusive to Mormonism, but in other religions, they pretty much stick to the 10% rule because they only have one heaven to reach and the amount of giving isn't tied to reaching it.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 03:17 PM

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There was an article in our local paper today about a new Mormon temple in Meridian, ID and they talked about how opulent these things are. Italian marble floors. Hand made stained glass and huge crystal chandeliers. I wonder how much good could be done with the millions or billions of dollars spent on these places that no non-Mormon, and not even some Mormons, can go into after it's been cleansed? They claim it's sacred, the stuff that goes on in there, but to the rest of the world, it's secret and kind of cult-like.

It all comes about because Mormons are urged to give as much as they think they can afford to reach that celestial level of their heaven, yet many of them live paycheck to paycheck. That's not exclusive to Mormonism, but in other religions, they pretty much stick to the 10% rule because they only have one heaven to reach and the amount of giving isn't tied to reaching it.

There's all sorts of wrong there. If I thought for one second that you were interested in a good faith discussion about the actual truth about LDS doctrine, I'd discuss it with you. But judging by your posts in the past, it's not worth the time.

Edited by edhunter, 21 October 2017 - 03:32 PM.





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