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    Chaos Magick, Meditation, Lucid Dreaming. I try not to take my philosophy of life too seriously.
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    Enjoys the study of various religions.

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  1. Never claimed to be a Christian? So is Jesus your Lord and Savior? Or is Jesus not your Lord and Savior? And what is the origin of this Holy Ghost of yours?
  2. This one time I had a really big onus on me but my brother saw it and whacked it with a two by four. Knocked out three of my teeth, it did. They was all rotted anyway. That's when we lived in the cabin.
  3. One difference between a Christian and someone who has never been one, is the never-been-one doesn't really think about purpose. At least I didnt...nor do I now (as an Ex-c). I was brought up as agnostic and to just enjoy the present moment. That's all we really have. You can certainly make goals for yourself if you are a goal-oriented person... If you deny this life's enjoyment in favor of some vague afterlife, then I think you're missing the point of being alive (personal opinion of course). ... Does being atheist mean you can't have an afterlife? Maybe there is a godless afterlife. I wouldn't stress too much about it, though.
  4. True, we'll just have to vote the religious whack jobs out of office. One problem they might have with taking over America for Jebus is the younger generation of "Nones", in a rapidly declining religious America. https://www.pewforum.org/2019/10/17/in-u-s-decline-of-christianity-continues-at-rapid-pace/ I agree we should keep an eye on organizations like The Fellowship ... but they have been in business since 1935.
  5. Yeah, really. First they would need to file a lawsuit in my county ... not likely.
  6. I'm glad I exited a belief system that was chronically worked up over some future apocalypse. At least, I think I did . lol.
  7. I dont know about other branches of the US military but you have to take a test in the Air Force to promote through the enlisted ranks past E4. E1 thru E4 are just time-in-service promotions. My son who separated as an E5 three years ago didnt seem to mention Jesus. Granted, there are churches on military bases and there are definitely factions of high ranking evangelicals and I bet there are even some people 'pretending' to be evangelicals to get some good performance reports from their evangelical boss.
  8. I was watching a Dillahunty video discussing miracles and the supernatural. He pointed out to the caller that even though some event may occur, he (Dillahunty) would be unable to determine if it was supernatural (from God) in origin or simply some advanced technology being employed. He also mentioned Arthur C. Clarke's quote, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." This is all a hypothetical discussion anyway as we dont really believe in God, but I would say that a supernatural power IS advanced technology. What if there was an advanced technology so advanced that humanity would never be able to figure out how it worked? Would we be able to use the term supernatural at that point? We could also reverse Clarke's quote to say that "Magic is indistinguishable from a sufficiently advanced technology." Just musing a bit about Dillahunty's attempt to sanitize the woo out of speech. Ok, destroy me.
  9. I bet champions of logic and reason still have irrational fears. Unless they have had those areas of their brain removed.
  10. "You are still not an atheist then..." - Sounds like "You never were a real Christian" ... I personally dont have a religious goal. I'm not leveling myself up to a certain title. Whatever feels good is what I'll be doing. Seems like this guy is using an all or nothing fallacy to me. When I was a registered Republican I voted for Bill Clinton. Does that mean I wasnt a Republican? Or not a true liberal? The pretentious prick is a gatekeeper. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Gatekeeping People cant be described in a one word label. People are complex and often seemingly self-contradictory and hypocritical.
  11. I'm sorry that you are doing work for Alex Jones. That really sucks. :))) ... Matthew 5:43-48 New International Version (NIV) Love for Enemies 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
  12. I think the question posed by the adoption agency helps provide a picture of the general flexibility of prospective foster parents. If they feel they have to send a kid to conversion therapy for being gay, then they may not be suitable to take care of a Muslim child, or a pregnant teen, or a teen that smokes cigarettes. The ex and I fostered kids for a few years, and we were fairly liberal minded Christians, though some of our Pentecostal 'church family' members were probably of the same mindset as these rejected foster parents in the article. They werent rejected because of their religion, they were rejected because they were prepared to do unreasonable nonsense to a child in the name of their religion.
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