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#31    third_eye

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:04 AM

View Postshrooma, on 22 May 2013 - 02:03 AM, said:

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excellent book 3i, definitely NOT disney!

nope .. but not scoffing at disney either :)

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The Spirit is a 2008 American superhero noir film, written and directed by Frank Miller and starring Gabriel Macht, Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria, Paz Vega, Jaime King, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson. The film is based on the newspaper comic strip The Spirit by Will Eisner. OddLot and Lionsgate produced the film.[4]
The Spirit was released in the United States on December 25, 2008, and on DVD and Blu-ray on April 14, 2009. Despite being a commercial and critical failure in theaters, the film found more success on DVD and Blu-ray

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Don't bother with the DvD ... just get the magazine/comic series.... old school THe Spirit ... not the new ones ... the kids just don;t have that Will Eisner touch

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:34 AM

All naterial desasters are acts-of-god.  But god does not control them all.  God set things in motion and then let it run on its own.  Like he did with us.  Sometimes god steps in and modify things so either it happens at a different time.  Such as the san fran. Earth guake in 89.  According noestrodamus that quake was supposed to hit in july and kill 100,000.  But, it actually take place in october and only a couple of hundred people were hurt or killed.  That is what the prayer is for.  The samething as asking the fire setter not to burn down your new home.

I am a mormon.  If I don't use mormons believe, those my beliefs only.
I do not go to church haven't for thirty years.
There are other mormons on this site. So if I have misspoken about the beliefs. I welcome their input.
I am not perfect and never will be. I do strive to be true to myself. I do my best to stay true to the mormon faith. Thank for careing and if you don't peace be with you.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:30 AM

View Postdanielost, on 22 May 2013 - 03:34 AM, said:

Sometimes god steps in and modify things so either it happens at a different time.  Such as the san fran. Earth guake in 89.

Ok, I'll bite. Why did God destroy San Fran in 1989? God hates World Series baseball?


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 06:00 AM

View Posteight bits, on 22 May 2013 - 12:28 AM, said:

Chloe

An outstanding rant, even for you.

People don't think straight during stressful times. The very idea of those children who died is enough to addle just about anybody's brain. The families must be in shock.

Eventually, somebody will notice that God works most reliably through first responder teams, search and rescue dogs, and in the long run, building safe rooms in schools.

Aah well, it gets to me sometimes, but I guess I should stop thinking so much and look at it like the people praying are doing so with good intentions and their heart in the right place, things like this, people don't know what to do it's so horrible.  I saw this video today of this sweet old lady today find her dog in the rubble of her home right when the camera rolling interviewing her; she said she lived and found her dog, both her prayers were answered.  You can't help but be touched by that!!  And hope all is well with you too, Mr Bits!

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:05 AM

View Postredhen, on 22 May 2013 - 04:30 AM, said:



Ok, I'll bite. Why did God destroy San Fran in 1989? God hates World Series baseball?

View Postredhen, on 22 May 2013 - 04:30 AM, said:



Ok, I'll bite. Why did God destroy San Fran in 1989? God hates World Series baseball?

That was a warning to behave.(my opionion). That quake hit at rush hour.  The freeway that collapsed was supposed to have that hundred thousand people on it.  But, they had all gone home early to watch the game.  The stadium where the games were played was hardly touched by the quake. So no god doesn't hate the world series.

I am a mormon.  If I don't use mormons believe, those my beliefs only.
I do not go to church haven't for thirty years.
There are other mormons on this site. So if I have misspoken about the beliefs. I welcome their input.
I am not perfect and never will be. I do strive to be true to myself. I do my best to stay true to the mormon faith. Thank for careing and if you don't peace be with you.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:16 AM

Physics can be a cruel mistress.   Earth quakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural phenom are all part of living on an active dynamic planet. Look around the solar system, it goes on all the time and it could be worse.  If you happen to be in the way you get nailed.   I don't think there is any animosity intended from the Universe.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:55 PM

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strange, I thought it was first responder teams, search & rescue dogs, and engineers building safe rooms that worked most reliably through first responder teams, search & rescue teams and engineers building safe rooms in schools, not god?
my mistake, silly me.

Wow. I was thinking about how best to reply to the complete hash you made of what I posted, when I stumbled across this moment in the coverage,



>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LP3Zs_V_BQ

After the headline shot where the lady says she's an atheist, she then goes on to say "I don't blame anybody for thanking the Lord," and Wolf Blitzer says "Of course not."

Now, knowing that I posted this video, and that I've pointed to this part of the video especially and with approval, please reread my post. This time, entertain the possibility that I am not a Christian evangelist, and not a Christ-baiter, either.

In other words, pretend that I was a fellow member of the site whose posts, if worth commenting upon at all, are worth understanding before making snide comments about them.

Extra credit if you spot my undisparaging use of the identical literary device you used to mock my post.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:03 PM

Wonder if a thunder storm would be an act of Zeus.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:17 PM

maybe Hollywood is on to something .... and is telling us something



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' ... life and death carry on as they always have ~ and always will, only the dreamer is gone ~ behind the flow of imagination, beyond any effort to be still
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:32 PM

View PostDarkwind, on 22 May 2013 - 11:16 AM, said:

Wonder if a thunder storm would be an act of Zeus.

If you believe in zeus.  But I think the greeks used an act of the gods.

I am a mormon.  If I don't use mormons believe, those my beliefs only.
I do not go to church haven't for thirty years.
There are other mormons on this site. So if I have misspoken about the beliefs. I welcome their input.
I am not perfect and never will be. I do strive to be true to myself. I do my best to stay true to the mormon faith. Thank for careing and if you don't peace be with you.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:30 PM

View Postshrooma, on 21 May 2013 - 03:21 AM, said:

'everything's done according to god's plan',
I think god is rather like the government:  great at planning, but a disaster at implementation.
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:36 PM

View PostChloeB, on 21 May 2013 - 04:26 AM, said:

I've been this annoying and asking questions since I was a little kid, and this is what I was always told, he works in mysterious ways.  That's just what people say when they know there is no answer or they can't come up with one.  It also says, you'll just buy into anything if you believe God wants it, which can be dangerous.
Attributing anything to god is just another way of saying "I don't know."  It has the advantage of making the speaker sound as if he knows what he's talking about without having to actually know anything.  It is dishonest.  I never could understand why theists, particularly Christians, feel the need to lie (Remember Eusebius?), rather than just admit they don't have all the answers.
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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:04 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 22 May 2013 - 02:03 PM, said:

Wonder if a thunder storm would be an act of Zeus.

View Postdanielost, on 22 May 2013 - 02:32 PM, said:

If you believe in zeus.  But I think the greeks used an act of the gods.

How did Rlyeh's quote get my name on it?  Zeus isn't part of my pantheon.  lol

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