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Cold Warrior

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Gender: Male
Home country: USA
Current location: Cannes, France
Member since: Sun Aug 24, 2014, 05:49 AM
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You're right! We both tend to offend people.

I respect all people of faith as long as they do not go out of their way to arrogantly defy scientific fact or to take glee in a non-believer’s death. As you know, until a couple of months ago, I posted many true opinions regarding the nature of Islam. That changed when I posted a fairly innocuous video of Carl Sagan, someone whom I’ve admired for 30+ years. The response from a YEC was that he now knew the truth about the Biblical Hell. Well, you want to try that on with me? I’ll beat the shit out of you without breaking a sweat (you not meaning you).

As for the Confederate shit, it simply irked me that someone sporting a Confederate Battle Flag was calling others a bigot. WTF. And I have bonafides to say that. My grandmother’s grandfather “got there firstest with the mostest.”

Take care, my friend.

You know, I dont give a ff if posters display Confederate Battle Flags

as their avatars. My paternal grandmother’s grandfather was a fairly prominent general in the Confederate army until recently buried in TN where my father’s parents lived.

But we need to be realistic about the Confederacy. Yes, there were a number of underlying reasons for the Civil War — economics, culture, etc — but the primary underlyining reason was slavery. Yes, there were Northern slave owners and there were Black slave owners. But those who cite such are merely attempting to deflect from the overwhelming number of Southern White slave ownwers.

I regurgitate all of this not because I give a shit. But rather because a poster whose avatar is the Confederate Battle Flag has repeatedly called me a bigot because I disparage religion. Remember, this is a poster who proudly displays the symbol of those who were committed to owning, selling, and manipulating their fellow human beings. That’s the sort of people you have supporting religion and why not...

“If a man hits his male or female slave in the eye and the eye is blinded, he must let the slave go free to compensate for the eye. 27 And if a man knocks out the tooth of his male or female slave, he must let the slave go free to compensate for the tooth.“

129 years ago today

The Eiffel Tower opened.

“The main structural work was completed at the end of March 1889 and, on 31 March, Eiffel celebrated by leading a group of government officials, accompanied by representatives of the press, to the top of the tower. Because the lifts were not yet in operation, the ascent was made by foot, and took over an hour, with Eiffel stopping frequently to explain various features. Most of the party chose to stop at the lower levels, but a few, including the structural engineer, Émile Nouguier, the head of construction, Jean Compagnon, the President of the City Council, and reporters from Le Figaro and Le Monde Illustré, completed the ascent. At 2:35 pm, Eiffel hoisted a large Tricolour to the accompaniment of a 25-gun salute fired at the first level.”


My god is bigger than your god

Inspired by all those myopic, arrogant, ignorant folks who think their superstition is better than other people’s superstitions.


Dinosaur Blood: Creationist Myth

Debunked by Dr. Mary Schweitzer, the scientist who made the original find. BTW she’s a devout Christian who wishes the YECers would stop purposely misinterpreting her find.


Let us go then, you and I


The Meaning of the Vernal Equinox

“Phrygia, Cappadocia, and Gaul, and there seem to be grounds for thinking that at one time it was followed also in Rome. Thus the tradition which placed the death of Christ on the twenty-fifth of March was ancient and deeply rooted. It is all the more remarkable because astronomical considerations prove that it can have had no historical foundation. The inference appears to be inevitable that the passion of Christ must have been arbitrarily referred to that date in order to harmonise with an older festival of the spring equinox. This is the view of the learned ecclesiastical historian Mgr. Duchesne, who points out that the death of the Saviour was thus made to fall upon the very day on which, according to a widespread belief, the world had been created. But the resurrection of Attis, who combined in himself the characters of the divine Father and the divine Son, was officially celebrated at Rome on the same day. When we remember that the festival of St. George in April has replaced the ancient pagan festival of the Parilia; that the festival of St. John the Baptist in June has succeeded to a heathen midsummer festival of water: that the festival of the Assumption of the Virgin in August has ousted the festival of Diana; that the feast of All Souls in November is a continuation of an old heathen feast of the dead; and that the Nativity of Christ himself was assigned to the winter solstice in December because that day was deemed the Nativity of the Sun; we can hardly be thought rash or unreasonable in conjecturing that the other cardinal festival of the Christian church—the solemnisation of Easter—may have been in like manner, and from like motives of edification, adapted to a similar celebration of the Phrygian god Attis at the vernal equinox.”
-Sir James Frazer, The Golden Bough


First contact with god


Damn! Pat Sajak is still alive

and it appears that Vanna is too (not sure because I didn’t see the beginning but it looks like her). If so, she looks a lot better than zombie Pat.

God, after 8+ years, American TV hasn’t progressed much. Americans bitch about the BBC a lot but WTF? I also just watched a commercial for a dating site for farmers! An effing dating site for Farmers! What’s next? A dating site for Christians? For Muslims? For people who eat lots of double beef whoppers with cheese?

Ned, have you thought about one of the other major religions? They're all pretty much the same

From everyone’s favourite Presbylutheranism pastor...

“ ‘Ned, have you thought about one of the other major religions? They’re all pretty much the same.’

Biblical reference: none

Theological Impact: Ernst Troeltsch

Context: Being annoyed with the constant questions and problems of Ned Flanders (classic: “I think I may be coveting my own wife”), Reverend Lovejoy encourages him to join another religion. The justification for this advice, although primarily caused by the mere wish to get rid of Flanders, is in fact perfectly in line with the position of Ernst Troeltsch, one of Germany’s most prominent theologians at the turn of the 20th century. He stated that Christianity is the way we perceive God’s revelation in our lives and that we thus – because of the lack of an alternative – consider it the absolute religion. Meanwhile, other people in completely different religious circumstances perceive the divine in different ways and form different religions, which they also can rightfully consider absolute.”

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