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#1    Roy Perry

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 09:46 PM




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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:14 PM

That was vaguely disturbing somehow, and I'm not quite sure what message you were trying to convey.

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:27 PM

I'm 100% badass. B)


Also, what the hell was that?

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:43 PM

I'm 50 % man, 50 %...man.


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:48 PM

this now a beta athiest thread

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:52 PM

50% horse, 50% donkey....so 100% mule

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:18 PM

I think what Ron says is true. Doubt is just as important as belief. I'm sure we've all known people who presume to be 100% sure of their belief or doubt. I would say a healthy mixture of both is more healthy than some stern, egocentric righteousness.

I also think some kind-hearted understanding of Mr. Ron Perry would go a long way in eliminating some of the more flippant and even cruel comments I read in his threads. Mr. Perry should be given the same respect we should give to everyone who posts here at UM.

Those who disrespect or do not take Mr. Perry's efforts with some compassion should spend a few days in his shoes. They may learn something about themselves.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:23 AM

View PostRoy Perry, on 08 September 2013 - 09:46 PM, said:


Thank you for the post Roy!  I'm certainly not 100% - my walk is a real stumble - but I KEEP WALKING!

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:36 AM

I am 100% agnostic Roy. I don't know.

I don't think that I'll ever know and, I don't think that I was ever 'meant' to know.

Some were 'blessed with their certainties', not me. :)


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:26 AM

Interesting...
But I don't really have anything to say. But now I do have something to think about :P

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:39 AM

I have become 100% sure of three things since watching that video.

1. I'm 100% sure that I watched it to try and not blink through the whole thing.

2. I'm 100% sure I blinked right towards the end. (Dammit!) And now my eyes feel funny.

3. I'm 100% sure that you would get better responses if you typed the narrative rather than having Microsoft Sam speak it.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:58 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 09 September 2013 - 01:36 AM, said:

I am 100% agnostic Roy. I don't know.

I don't think that I'll ever know and, I don't think that I was ever 'meant' to know.

Some were 'blessed with their certainties', not me. :)

What he was getting at a little in there was that even those who claim to be 'blessed with their certainties' often do so out of pride, and aren't being completely truthful.

It is healthy to have doubt of something, or seeing it from an opposing viewpoint, because it opens you up to other possibilities and ways of seeing, and broadens your horizons, even if only for a glance of a 'what if'. This is something I have trouble doing with beliefs or opinions I hold. It's messages like his that are helpful in remembering.

I feel outside sources (as in sources other than your conscious self) come through in art, which is what you make in videos, Roy. I do the same, and enjoy the outlet, and seeing what may come up on the screen. I bet you do, too.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 04:53 AM

I'm posting from my phone so I didn't watch the video. Based on other replies I will say that doubt is an essential part of faith. Without doubt, faith cannot be challenged, and without being challenged faith can never grow. I'm paraphrasing the main character from Life of Pi here, a movie I saw for the first time just a couple of days ago for the first time, and a movie I thought was really well done, particularly in how it approached matters of spirituality.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:29 AM

View PostParanoid Android, on 09 September 2013 - 04:53 AM, said:

I'm posting from my phone so I didn't watch the video. Based on other replies I will say that doubt is an essential part of faith. Without doubt, faith cannot be challenged, and without being challenged faith can never grow. I'm paraphrasing the main character from Life of Pi here, a movie I saw for the first time just a couple of days ago for the first time, and a movie I thought was really well done, particularly in how it approached matters of spirituality.
A little bit off topic but: I really enjoyed the movie too - but I wish they never revealed the truth. I would have preferred his fantasy to the reality.
It annoyed me because the reality could have made almost as good a movie as his coping mechanisms did.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:06 AM

As far as religion, I think it is natural for humans to seek, to question, to want to verify, to explore. Yet, I believe there are 100% believers out there. They'd die for their god and subject their children to possible atrocities for their beliefs.

Does that mean a day never goes by where they think "god, are you even there?" No, I don't think that either.

I had a missionary tell me once, "I wish people wouldn't think of us as somehow supernaturally spiritual. Completely free of temptations and questions and doubt."

Religious belief is malleable, subjective, and very personal. It's subject to the believer: Mood, health, circumstances, peers, environment, influences, spouses, etc

Can a believer stay on a pretty much straight 100% belief path. Sure, but is it free of even occasional wavering. I don't believe it ever is for anyone.

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