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Ravenstar last won the day on August 4 2015

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    Cutting through the Bullshit

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    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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    Art, literature, ancient history, mythology, archaeology, etymology, graphics, blogging...
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    Self-employed graphic designer, artist and aspiring writer.

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    The Search for Truth

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  1. I have just found out about BAA. I am deeply saddened by his passing. He was one of those whose posts I greatly looked forward to, and I learned a lot from him. He gave of himself, freely. As Florduh said: This site is diminished... I will remember him.
  2. God says himself that he is the author of evil... to deny this is to deny your own scriptures... without which there would be no knowledge of this god, hence you are NOT a believer. Twist it any way you wish... the truth of it stands... you cherry pick and spin it to fit YOUR inner desire for a god that reflects you, not what the scriptures say - in clear language.
  3. Yes, very. I wasn't born into it... but in my defense, I got into religion during puberty, so effectively clinically insane.
  4. Most christians aren't just biblically illiterate, they are functionally illiterate. At least as far as I have seen.
  5. Wait!!!!.. what about the archetypes/symbology of chaos, water, trees, gardens, dragons and serpents?!!! and how 'creation' and the fight between 'creator' and dragon/serpent and the dispensation of knowledge is a deep mythological and subconscious tale explaining the rise to consciousness of mankind... and how the monotheists subjugated/demonized the goddess creatrix with their changes in the myths/legends? Oh.. wrong chapter... never mind, carry on.... I'll jump in later
  6. The lengths a mind will go to avoid the prospect of death... wow. Somehow, it seems to me that these people really don't understand what death is... it's like way deep down they really think they will just keep on living... whether in an ideal state or in pain (and of course, to them, that means we all will). Oblivion doesn't seem to make it into their consciousness at all. All this myth-making, myth exaggeration and imagination run wild just attests to the state of a subconscious utter abnegation of the prospect of death. It's all very ego-driven. I find it fascinating in a weird way... f
  7. There's a huge difference between appreciation and a smile, and being leered at. The difference is not difficult to discern. Staring is rude. Many men leer, though I'm not sure if all of them are aware of it all the time. I find it very intrusive and uncomfortable to be leered at or stared at...I always have, and I'm always pleasantly gratified when I see their surprise when I will stare them down. I don't think a lot of men are used to a woman who can meet them in the eye. It's a weird cultural phenomenon... and I've been observing it closely for a while now. It's kind of fascinating in
  8. Okay... I have to bring my knowledge in here... the HALO is a representation of the suns rays, it's origins are in worship of the sun god, or various sun gods. It was appropriated.. as were a lot of things, by later christian artists, to show 'holiness'. Christians began to use it in around 400AD. ~ Typically surrounding a godly or enlightened person, a halo represents holiness. Christian artists believed that the halo was symbolic of the light of grace bestowed by God. Before the rise of Christianity, pagans used halos to signify not only divine influence but also power, majesty or promine
  9. I agree that the statistics are extremely recent. It's a new science. BUT... should we wait until we have hundreds of years of data? hmmmm not sure that is a great idea.
  10. I think I've been slowly deconverting since I was about 25 or 26.. so the better part of a quarter of a century, but my path was quite convoluted - going through several incarnations of varieties of christianity and then other forms of spirituality. However when I really look back I've had doubts since the beginning—I just didn't recognize them. This probably fueled my interest in history, comparative religion and the exploration of various spiritual paths and supernatural investigation. It wasn't until maybe 5 years ago that I finally starting considering that it was ALL bunk, and not unt
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