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  1. Why only Christianity? There is an equal chance that Islam is real, or Judaism, or Hinduism, or Sikhism, or Paganism or any of the thousands of religions which have existed since mankind first had an imagination. There is no one religion which the majority of humanity accepts. We are all in a minority where belief is concerned, so the majority of humanity are going to look pretty silly if there is some kind of a god. If a Christian was to ask me the question I would reply to them, "do you know that you reject the teachings of Muhammad at your own peril?" What ever answer they give I would say, "yes and that's exactly how I feel about Jesus".
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  2. I saw this question on Quora recently, and thought this answer was interesting. Obviously if Christianity is somehow real, then atheists like me are going to look pretty silly when we die, but I guess it is a chance we are willing to take. Or forced to take, as it takes considerable effort to believe something irrational. 'Please. Explain how that works. I've been asking since I've been 11 years old. I am now 59 and have still not gotten a rational answer. How does this make any sense? First, let me correct you. What exactly did Jesus sacrifice besides a weekend? I mean supposedly he died on Friday and came back to life on Sunday. He lost a Saturday? What happened to him wasn't of his own volition. So what did HE actually “sacrifice". Rather it was taken from him. Second, we are told that Jesus died for our sins. Exactly how does that work? Why did God need a blood sacrifice in order to forgive us? Did he need a particular blood type? And why did it have to be his son? And if God is omniscient and omnipotent, why couldn't he just forgive us without killing anybody at all? I can forgive without killing anyone and I am only human. He certainly has the power, right? I mean it's HIS forgiveness he is giving. So please tell me how the claim “Jesus died for our sins" makes ANY sense outside religious cliche.'
    16 points
  3. Trump is both - a pro at being a con.
    15 points
  4. The flying spaghetti monster died upon the fork for your culinary sins.
    15 points
  5. But wait that means Ignatius Donnelly made up things too and I refuse to believe a former American congressman would do such a thing.
    14 points
  6. Archeology and geology much? Noah's Flood? The tower of Bable? A nuked city in India? All disproven events. We weren't "reset" except during a genetic bottleneck when we first left Africa and that was nature at work.
    14 points
  7. This is just breaking news. There is damage reported. A tsunami warning has been issued and Japan issued an evacuation advisory for coastal areas. So has the Philippines. 7.4 magnitude earthquake rocks Taiwan, damaging buildings and causing blackouts (msn.com) The strong quake rocked Taipei, knocking out power in several parts of the city. Footage from Taiwan television stations showed some collapsed buildings in Hualien and media reported that some residents were trapped. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning for the Miyakojima and Okinawa islands. An evacuation advisory was also issued for the coastal areas of Okinawa. The quake also prompted the Philippines Seismology Agency to warn coastal area residents, advising them to evacuate to higher ground.
    13 points
  8. These are great gifts and they are made in South Korea! Its a pencil Sharpener.
    13 points
  9. Why Do Women Like Men With Dad Bods? Do they? I'm guessing that all the men involved with putting those statistics together have dad bods!
    13 points
  10. Cut her some slack. The Borg destroyed her home world.
    13 points
  11. Today, I had to renew my Korean Divers license and I needed a new photo. Unfortunately, this photo didn't turn out very well because you're not allowed to smile so don't laugh to hard at the old bald man!!!!
    13 points
  12. BY weaponize, you mean everybody subject to the same laws and equal justice including elite grifters? Weaponize .
    13 points
  13. So some god got a girl pregnant with himself so he could kill himself to save all of us..... makes sense
    13 points
  14. Dude, there are dozens of PhD's and grad students who have studied magnetism for the last 100years. There is no leading expert, no Gandalf or Albus Dumbledore to set us straight, just smart people who know how to do math.
    12 points
  15. Seven children were injured in a shooting outside a mall in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday night, police said. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officers were on patrol when they heard gunshots just after 11:30 p.m. and arrived on a block outside the Circle Centre Mall. According to police, officers saw six people injured with gunshot wound.All of the victims were between the ages of 12 and 17, police said. Emergency medical services arrived to transport the children to hospitals, and a seventh person, also under the age of 18, arrived at a hospital on their own. One victim is in critical condition and the other six are stable. At least 7 shot, all under the age of 17, in mass shooting near Indianapolis mall (nbcnews.com)
    12 points
  16. You mean where he hints around he made it all up and it's a fable, not a legend? I thought sanscript was a font.....
    12 points
  17. Thank you to 8ty and LG for inspiring this thread. 💖 This discussion invites participants to explore the dynamic shifts and evolving perspectives within religious thought and belief systems, particularly in relation to the questioning and reevaluation of traditional God constructs in modern contexts. The focus is on critically examining why established religious notions of God are encountering scrutiny or resistance in today's society, participants are encouraged to engage in a thoughtful exploration of the changing landscape of faith, spirituality, and religious identity. What fundamental qualities or attributes of traditional God constructs are facing scrutiny or disbelief to you in modern times, and why do you think these beliefs no longer hold up or do hold up? All thoughts welcome. For me: as an agnostic reflecting on the limitations of monotheistic presentations of God has prompted skepticism about the complexities of divine concepts and the challenges of articulating the ineffable. The tension between human attempts to define or comprehend a singular, transcendent God and the mysteries that lie beyond human cognition undergirds my quest. For me, the inherent limitations have inspired humility, curiosity, and openness to diverse spiritual perspectives and interpretations of god or no god. Engaging with the concept a god beyond human comprehension has helped me to embrace uncertainty, mystery, and wonder. As I navigate the complexities of monotheistic presentations of God and encounter the limitations in human understanding, it has sparked a journey of self-discovery, intellectual inquiry, and growth that has fostered a deeper appreciation for the mysteries and complexities in spite of the incomprehensibility.
    11 points
  18. A lot of my female friends were attracted to the fit, athletic type when younger but now I see them looking at the men our age which most have dad bods. I personally have always liked guys who were a little on the bigger side, perhaps it's because I'm not a skinny woman and I don't want to hug a guy and snap his spine in two.
    11 points
  19. Link He now has ten days to come up with a $175M bond edit: A quick prediction. Ultimately he will end up not paying a dime beyond legal fees.
    11 points
  20. To be fair, Transgender Visibility day has been 31st of March for a while, while Easter moves around rhe calendar.
    11 points
  21. When you're carrying the weight of the world's sins, you need the body of a god.😆
    11 points
  22. Blue no matter who. Red till I am dead. Wake up people. Get out of your echo chambers. Stop picking a team. Reality is right in front of all of us. It really should not be hard to see.
    11 points
  23. When comparing a US Army Ranger to a Green Beret, the goal isn't to imply superiority of one over the other. Both represent the essential elements of the US military and have garnered reputations as some of the most elite units ever formed. US Army Rangers comprise a sizeable light infantry force that specializes in joint-special operations, including raids, search and rescue, reconnaissance, airborne assaults and airfield seizures. While some of these jobs overlap with those of the Special Forces, Rangers are primarily deployed as a rapid response unit. Their motto, "Rangers Lead the Way," reflects their swift and decisive approach to missions. In contrast, Green Berets operate in smaller teams of 12 and excel in unconventional warfare. Their six primary missions include reconnaissance, foreign internal defense, hostage rescue, direct action, counter-terrorism and guerrilla warfare. Their motto, "De Oppresso Liber," translates to "To Liberate the Oppressed." While both Rangers and Green Berets belong to the Special Operations Command and share certain operational tasks, their training and focus diverge significantly, emphasizing distinct skill sets and mission objectives. What's the Difference Between US Army Rangers and Green Berets? (msn.com)
    11 points
  24. Great picture Grim! Now if you could just put your little finger up to your mouth for me, I just want to confirm something
    11 points
  25. For the first time in nearly 400 years, the public can see Anne of Cleves as Henry VIII first saw her: resplendent in red velvet against a brilliant blue backdrop, her hazel eyes framed by a sheer linen cap and a gem-adorned headdress. Long masked by layers of grime, these vivid features—newly revealed by conservators at the Louvre—illuminate the persuasive power of art: The Tudor king agreed to marry Anne after viewing this painting by Hans Holbein the Younger. The decision famously backfired, with Henry finding the woman who arrived in England one year later, in 1540, less enchanting than she’d appeared. “I like her not! I like her not!” Henry supposedly declared after meeting Anne for the first time. Nevertheless, they married (his fourth, her first). Six months later, the couple’s union ended in an annulment. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/see-the-portrait-that-made-henry-viii-fall-in-love-with-anne-of-cleves-newly-restored-to-its-former-glory-180983987/ https://collections.louvre.fr/en/ark:/53355/cl010062615
    11 points
  26. Now you know, I have posted a few posts in support of Biden, but as I said in one of them, he is about as charismatic as a hardware store clerk. If he gets re-elected and sleeps through his entire second term, the average American citizen will be better off than if Trump and the Republicans took power and They have already told us they want to take away Medicare and Social Security benefits, tell us how how we should behave in the bedroom, mansplained female preproduction to women and want to turn back the clock to qa time most of them we not even born. Trump and MAGA are such target rich environments. Big opportunity for Trump supporters to step up and baaaaaaauy vanity shares in Truth Social for $45 a share to help him raise money when it goes public. It is really a bargain for someone devoted to Trump. They might get a stock certificate suitable for framing for about half the cost of one of these NFT cards.
    11 points
  27. Rumors about an announcement have been doing the rounds for a couple of days but nothing seems to have come of it. Unless something does get announced, I think this is all a bit of a non-event. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/bbc-royal-family-announcement/
    11 points
  28. Giant redwoods - the world's largest trees - are flourishing in the UK and now even outnumber those found in their native range in California. The giants were first brought to the UK about 160 years ago, and a new study suggests they are growing at a similar rate to their US counterparts. An estimated 500,000 trees are in the UK compared to 80,000 in California. However they aren't yet as tall. In California they can reach 90m-high, but in the UK the tallest is 54.87m. But that's because the introduced trees are still very young. Giant redwoods can live for more than 2,000 years, so there's still plenty of time for the UK's trees to catch up https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-68518623
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  29. I thought I'd post this article that shows some of the lengths the gov't went to to bury John Burrough's radiation poisoning from Rendlesham. https://www.rdrnews.com/news/national/john-burroughs-and-the-governments-unprecedented-acknowledgment/article_22fde1e0-eac0-11ed-bb5f-a3db8e1a9427.html https://whatliesbeyond.boards.net/thread/3391/admit-vet-suffers-radiation-exposure I didn't know lighthouses could give you radiation sickness. That and the Air Force's statement that he never served sure raises questions.
    10 points
  30. Ridiculous ugly gold high tops to trading cards to Bibles all for profits, Anyone here actually buy that crap and proud enough to admit it? Im asking as a co worker questioned with BOMs history and reputation will he deliver to those who buy.
    10 points
  31. Do you think for a moment that by parroting the conversations from Truth Social (yes I have an account) that it will become reality? Now, I know for a fact that you're not crazy or controlled, so do you honestly believe all the crap that is discussed there?? (Don't tell me you don't have an account) Here you go with half the country again, neither Biden nor Trump controls half of the 341,814,420 that are registered as US Citizens. If Trump is lucky, he will be able to pull at least the number of voters he had in the last election. Well, as far as the way the election handled in this upcoming election, if Congress and the Senate wait much longer there will be no way to change the voting process because the states will do it. This is a complicated issue, and no matter how badly YOU personally want to change it nothing is going happen quickly. Let's face it, pontificating about this over and over again will do nothing, so I would relax if I were you, and simply face the facts, oh and by the way Truth Social is mad house full of some of the craziest people in America. The reason I got membership was to see for self just crazy that site actually is. I go there every day to see the latest nonsense that is being discussed and to read your masters posts. It is an eye-opening experience and also one of those things you must see to believe it's just that insane!!!!!! JIMHO
    10 points
  32. Taiwan earthquake: Tsunami warnings issued after 7.4 magnitude quake strikes of east coast | CNN Strongest earthquake in 25 years hits Taiwan - seismology centre (bbc.com) ABC is reporting that the tsunami threat has largely passed now. Tsunami threat largely passes after strong earthquake strikes Taiwan - ABC News (go.com) More than two hours after the 7.4 magnitude quake struck Taiwan, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the threat of a tsunami has largely passed.
    10 points
  33. You know that's not a toothbrush yeah?
    10 points
  34. I have a Trump brush. Pretty sure Trump isn't getting any commission from this, though. I found it sitting in my local dollar store, thought it was hilarious
    10 points
  35. Like ogres and onions, this has layers. The operators around Trump putting theses things together and Trump himself are about money, not belief. Those who buy are about belief, and not money. If it helps Trump, non-delivered shoes or a stock certificate only suitable for framing are worth it. I try not to put myself in a place to pity or ridicule them. Everybody makes choices to the best of their abilities and knowledge. If a friend ever asked for true advice on a DJT investment, I would tell them. Otherwise none of my business.
    10 points
  36. I bet there are some but will not admit it......
    10 points
  37. Nah, it wasn't him. Heck, he wasn't even the story. It was a PoliSci discussion (one of 6, if I recall correctly), where Socrates asked Hermocrates for an example of ideal state governments, who deferred the request to Critias, who talks about Solon, who heard the story from the Egyptian priests. The first reference to Atlantis is, quite literally, a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend who heard it from some priests. I'm...sorry, what? There really isn't. There are stories about gods, and that's it. And heck, even the supporters, such as yourself, freely make it clear you have never looked at the actual source material. How is anyone supposed to take the argument seriously when you take so much pride in knowing so little about what you are proclaiming? At a minimum, read the Wikipedia entry about Timaeus and Critias. They are considerably longer than the actual page, page and half, originals, but they do explain it a bit better for those who are not accustomed to reading ancient stories. This would at least help you avoid the more blatant tells of someone who only has a pop media knowledge of the material.
    10 points
  38. You don't suppose that some of the artists who made these images were in some sense attracted to well built men? "Gay" might well be an anachronistic term, but same-sex attraction is timeless. The arts have long been hospitable to people interested in that sort of thing. * Ducks for cover as woke mob assembles with torches and pitchforks *
    10 points
  39. My new driver's license photo. I did not sleep well last night and was up at the crack of dawn to be the first one in to get it done. It helps that it's in black and white as well.
    10 points
  40. An attack like this is horrific, even in Russia. No one deserves this. My sympathies to all involved. Ukraine is denying any involvement. It doesn't sound like this was entirely unanticipated. 40 killed, more than 100 wounded in attack on Moscow's Crocus City Hall (msn.com) Kirby also reiterated the State Department's warning that all Americans in Moscow should avoid large gatherings, saying "they should stay put where they are, and stay plugged into the State Department for any additional updates and information." The U.S. Embassy in Moscow had issued a warning on March 7, advising U.S. citizens to avoid large gatherings for 48 hours, saying extremists have "imminent plans" to target large scale gatherings in Moscow.
    10 points
  41. Religion is thinking your are special Atheism is knowing you are not
    10 points
  42. I know, mate. Trump is just toxic to the core with his reckless rhetoric and behaviour. Even Trump's own former Vice President Mike Pence, who Trump supporters called to hang for not overturning the election, came out against Trump and said… “This is who Donald Trump is: a loser who gets beat by over 7 million votes and then instead of appealing to a wider mainstream audience doubles down on his threats of political violence.”
    10 points
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  44. If Jesus actually died for the sins of the world like the Bible says and Christians believe, then everyone including atheists should be saved, otherwise Christ died in vain. Kindof a chink in the armor of modern day Christianity as I see it.
    10 points
  45. There are a lot of factors. However, most of it can be easily overcome with discipline. I'm black. I have a multi-million networth. My wife and I didn't do anything particularly special other than consistently maxing out 401k contributions since we got out of college and live a fairly modest lifestyle for our income. I see people's finances for a living and any lack of savings is almost always due to lack of discipline. People want to keep up with the Jones. I have seen people making $1 million a year living paycheck to paycheck and they don't have enough liquidity to cover say a $50k unexpected expense like an income tax bill. Yet they have three $100k cars, multiple homes, $200k in credit card debt, etc. I also know people who will have $5 million LIQUID, but yet live in a small house and drive a 20 year old Toyota Camry. For perspective, saving $1000 a month or about $12k/yr for 30 years would get you about $1.1 million assuming a 10% return which is about the market average over the long haul. The average car payment in the US right now is about $750/mo. Let that sink in. Average person can spend $750/mo on a car but everyone acts like they can't save money for their retirement. In regard to disparities in networth based on race, I can admit that there are some systematic issues like lack of generational wealth. I see a lot of white clients whose parents have been able to pass on inheritances and provide gifts for home buying. This is a lot less common among blacks as many of us are the "first generation" to have any real wealth. A lot of our parents didn't have any wealth due to redlining of homes, ignorance of financial tools like life insurance, etc. With that said, a lot of it is culture and ignorance as well. I recall seeing a study that the average black Mercedes buyer makes less than half of the typical white Mercedes buyer. In other words, we like to look rich as a culture. There is rampant materialism but a lack of true financial education in the community. We drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes when we make money, but often still don't invest for wealth. I guess the reality is that pulling up in a $100k car but only $1000 in the bank attracts more females than having a $2 million stock portfolio and a Hydundai. I've long felt that public schools should be teaching personal financial literacy starting in middle school. Too many people are growing up not understanding banking, credit, debt, budgeting, investing, insurance, etc. These are important life skills. I often wonder if the ignorance is by design...
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