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I am hyperventilating and sweating.
Posted 09 March 2007 - 01:38 PM
Posted 09 March 2007 - 05:33 PM
Posted 10 March 2007 - 10:14 AM
Posted 10 March 2007 - 10:40 AM
Yeah, I'd much rather spank the monkey than pray to it!
If a child spanks the monkey, is that child abuse?
Posted 10 March 2007 - 10:49 AM
Posted 10 March 2007 - 03:40 PM
That's not too far off from what the gnostic religions (i.e. early Christianity) believed. The Savior was not some otherworldly entity that had to be pursued, but rather something that needed to be sought and found within. Naturally, the Church would have none of this, since if people started thinking for themselves and coming to their own conclusions, there'd be no need to listen to any organized religion, and their monopoly on 'salvation' would be pointless.
The other day, I had a religious friend of mine tell me "I need a savior in my life". She absolutely believes, without any doubt, that God hears all her prayers, guides her and answers all of her prayers.
What a shame she does not feel empowered to be her own Savior.
Posted 10 March 2007 - 04:04 PM
The gentleman who led the group discussions presented a very convincing argument that the fictional Jesus was fictionally talking about the Kingdom of Heaven being a state of mind, much like the state sought by those who meditate. His point, which he presented in a very convincing way, was that Jebus was not talking about a location, but an inner peace that could be obtained only through radical rejection of worldly values. It was Zen-like the way he described it.
Quakers never really caught on in this country because they are not dogmatic and they never advocate violence. I'm not sure it can be legitimately called a religion, what with a body count of zero.
Posted 17 May 2007 - 06:34 PM
Uh, sorry, the monkey was probably more useful than any silly ol' God!
At least the monkey can be proved.
Posted 07 February 2008 - 11:32 AM
and then human being found he's full of shit,
we wind the watch up to tick and to tock
and come to realise the watchmakers a cock,
we dance on the watch that measures our lives
and now we know not where the maker resides,
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