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Agnostic athiest, but ive always felt that anything important enough to be considered 'divine' lays far out in the cosmos


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Agnostic athiest, but ive always felt that anything important enough to be considered 'divine' lays far out in the cosmos
Sorry Dude. You can't be both.

One is unable or unwilling to make a decision.

The other has decided.

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1 : a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable; broadly : one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god
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getting pretty off topic here, but is it just me or does Benny Hill remind you of Michael Moore in a couple of those pictures (from the video)? It took me a while before I could finally put my finger on who it was reminding me of...

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Really? Well what a good example of the BRILLIANT state our economy is right now.
"right now"? They switched over decades ago
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i am in my junior year of college and still carry a 4.0 average.
With respect, that just means you can recite what was taught very well. It shows little/no indication of your capacity to think for yourself.

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Maybe you can explain to me: “People say "Iraq had the fourth largest army in the world". Yeah, maybe, but you know what, after the first 3 largest armies, there's a REAL big fcking drop-off. The Hare Krishnas are the 5th largest army in the world, and they've already got all our airports.”
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The question was not could i think for myself which i am capable of doing. And what is knowledge but being able to "recite" what was taught?
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It amazes me how many offending pictures here depict religion as offending...

I'm a christian. No, I'm not like most of the pictures here.
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It amazes me how many offending pictures here depict religion as offending...

I'm a christian. No, I'm not like most of the pictures here.
OMG he's a Christian..... GET HIM!!!

No I'm just kidding. Most of the time religion isn't offending (to me at least), but then again we all tend to remember the more offending cases. Most of the people here are pro-science and when the religious try to promote some of their more irrational ideas we get offended (or at least laugh and mock them).
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Better than "Buddy Christ."

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Religion in general does not offend me, unless it knocks on my front door.

I am polite to the elderly women, but when a 20 something fella in a suit carrying a bible knocks on the door, I have fun offending them right back to the car they drove up in.

about the same thing when the douche with an old rusty S10 pickup shows up with a freezer in the back tries to sell me steaks.

Sick 'em rover......
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Religion in general does not offend me, unless it knocks on my front door.

I am polite to the elderly women, but when a 20 something fella in a suit carrying a bible knocks on the door, I have fun offending them right back to the car they drove up in.
Those 20-somethings(at least Mormons, I don't know about Jehova's witnesses) are taking two years out of their life to promote a good cause, you could at least try to be nice to them.

PS: I say good cause because I was raised mormon, and the moral guidelines have actually been very helpful, and I think everyone should at least try to follow most of them(such as no smoking, no drinking, no *** before marriage, no adultery, that sort of stuff) because doing those things lead to problems, like addictions, or STI's, or whatever.

PPS: In their mind, it's just as important, if not more important than, say, going to work for two years in Africa building schools, or spending two years helping rebuild Haiti.
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^whats an STI?
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Don't misunderstand me, those mission efforts are very commendable.

However when they try and push their way of thinking on me on my own front porch, They have to understand the risks involved.

I made a friend once, a Jehovah showed up 10 days after mom died, I told him I was pissed off at god right now, go away.

Jack was persistent and asked me what had darkened "my soul" so much that I felt that way.

He stood there and let me unload for almost an hour.

It had nothing to do with his religion, everything to do with being a nice guy and a good listener.

When I run into him now (He's a people greeter at wal mart, so I see him a lot) we always exchange pleasant greetings.

A lot depends on the mood I'm in when they show up.
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PS: I say good cause because I was raised mormon, and the moral guidelines have actually been very helpful, and I think everyone should at least try to follow most of them(such as no smoking, no drinking, no *** before marriage, no adultery, that sort of stuff) because doing those things lead to problems, like addictions, or STI's, or whatever.

PPS: In their mind, it's just as important, if not more important than, say, going to work for two years in Africa building schools, or spending two years helping rebuild Haiti.
In my opinion, this isn't right - whilst it may be to some a good cause, I personally obey most of those guidelines to at least some extent, without the need for a religious belief. Some of the things you mentioned present no risk in the world as it is (*** before marriage, for instance, as long as you are careful, carries very low risks indeed), and I have chosen to not smoke or drink in excess from my own knowledge, and making an informed decision based on consequences. In my mind, approaching life with a certain sensibility and flexibility will get better results than a rigid, fixed set of rules could. What I do totally disagree with is that witnessing (is that the right term?) is more important than aid work - helping the people of Haiti at grass-roots level will save more lives, and improve the world we live in far more than praying for them will.

What's posted is not a personal attack, these are my views.
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Religion in general does not offend me, unless it knocks on my front door.

I am polite to the elderly women, but when a 20 something fella in a suit carrying a bible knocks on the door, I have fun offending them right back to the car they drove up in.

about the same thing when the douche with an old rusty S10 pickup shows up with a freezer in the back tries to sell me steaks.

Sick 'em rover......
Yeah, I have a sign on my front door - no solicitors, etc. (the standard go away message), but I specifically added "No FLDS Preachers". It astounds me how they, in particular ignored the sign and ring the doorbell anyway, because apparently "that doesn't include me."
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