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  • Birthday 02/19/1975

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    I lead a really boring life. I'm on a leave of absense from work so right now I am a stay-at-home mom with 2 kids. My life revolves around taking them to and from school and keeping up with the house. My husband, who's been in the Army for 11 years, is currently deployed to Iraq. After he comes back home, I'm planning to go back to college to get my nursing degree.

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  1. Another one is Hercules: Hercules is the Latin name used in Rome for the divinity corresponding to the Greek mythological hero Heracles (or Herakles), the Roman name being a metathesis of the Greek name. He was son of Jupiter and grandson of Theseus, the Roman counterpart to the Greek god Zeus and the mortal Alcmene. He was made to perform twelve great tasks, called The Twelve Labours of Hercules and became a god. In popular culture the Romans adopted the Etruscan Hercle, a hero-figure that had already been influenced by Greek culture, especially in the conventions of his representation, but who had experienced an autonomous development. Etruscan Hercle appears in the elaborate illustrative engraved designs on the backs of Etruscan bronze mirrors made during the 4th century BC, which were favoured grave goods. Their specific literary references have been lost, with the loss of all Etruscan literature. This Hercle/Hercules, the Hercle of the ejaculation "Mehercle!", remained a popular cult figure in the Roman legions. The literary Greek versions of his life and works were appropriated by literate Romans from the 2nd century BC onwards, essentially unchanged, but Latin literature of Hercules added anecdotal detail of its own, some of it linking the hero with the geography of the Western Mediterranean. Details of the Greek cult, which mixed chthonic libations and uneaten holocausts with Olympian services, were adapted to specifically Roman requirements as well, as Hercules became the founding figure of Herculaneum and other places, and his cult became entwined with Imperial cult, as shown in surviving frescoes in the Herculanean collegium that was devoted to Hercules. Roman images of Hercules were modelled upon Hellenistic Greek images and might be contrasted with the images of Heracles that appear in Attic vase-painting (see Heracles). One aspect of Greek Heracles was not adopted by Roman culture: the ambivalent relationship with his patroness/antagonist Hera that was an archaic aspect of "Hera's man", Heracles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules
  2. Believe me, I understand where you're coming from. When I lost my son, I had the same things said to me. All it did was piss me off and I would go off on someone. That was pretty much when I broke off the love affair with God and Jesus. Why in the fuck would God need my baby more than I? It was sick then and it is sick now. I do know that people say things like that without thinking and that it must be very awkward for someone to imagine the pain of losing someone if they haven't been through it before. It still doesn't make it any more appropriate, though.
  3. Taph, I have so much respect for you for working with these animals. I don't know if I could do it because I would want to bring home every animal I saw. I agree that the people who did this should have animal control called on them. I wish that the animal cruelty laws were stricter. Right now, the most that happens to someone that abuses or neglects animals is a fine or jail time, even just a year and a half for someone that kills an animal. It's pathetic.
  4. There is no "black and white" answer to anyone in humanity. Every person has good qualities and bad qualities. It's how you live your life. If a person is a "Christian" and actually tries to adhere to the teachings, then to me that makes a good person. On the other hand, when you have a Christian that preaches at you, limits what his children can do, and acts holier-than-thou, then goes off and drinks, does drugs, and is a complete bum, then you have a hypocrit on your hands. I think that is what the other posters have been trying to say. Some of my best friends are Christians. No one's saying anything about your mom. Just because she is a Christian does not make her a bad person. In fact, she is probably a hell of a woman if your friends all like her.
  5. I think it was just all that I knew. I started going to church with my grandparents when I was just a baby. I didn't really start to question anything seriously until after my grandmother passed away.
  6. I usually have to work on Sunday. It's my early day so I'm up at 5:30 and I get off at 4:00. When I have the day off I usually sleep in and then we go to get groceries and do some shopping. It's about the only time we are all home at the same time. Jennifer
  7. I agree with Bruce. I downloaded it last night and started reading some of it. It seems to me that he is just taking each Christian lesson and countering it in a juvenile way, as if he's thumbing his nose at the Christians. I can realize this because he calls it the CHURCH of Satan and the Satanic BIBLE. It's just a way to piss off the Christians, IMO.
  8. Jennifer


    I don't believe in ghosts in reality. I think what amounts to a ghost is a memory or an overactive imagination. People create ghosts, I believe, as a way to hold on to those people that had an impact on history or that we have lost. Personally I have never seen a ghost, demon, or angel, so until I do, I'll remain skeptical.
  9. I went to go look at their myspace pages again and it looks like they were deleted. Good job!
  10. Vigile, I am really glad that you challenged your friend to do that. I'm also pretty impressed that he had the bravery to send it on. It doesn't surprise me about some of the reactions that he got; it's expected. He's right in that we laugh at so many other jokes that's sent through email, but something like this raises peoples hackles. I don't think it's supposed to "get a message across" - it's just funny! My favorite is #6. My favorite was # 3.
  11. http://www.godlessgeeks.com/LINKS/Top10.htm Top Ten Signs that You're a Christian 10 - You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of your god. 9 - You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from lesser life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt. 8 - You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Trinity god. 7 - Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" -- including women, children, and trees! 6 - You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky. 5 - You are willing to spend your life looking for little loop-holes in the scientifically established age of the Earth (4.55 billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by pre-historic tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that the Earth is a couple of generations old. 4 - You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs -- though excluding those in all rival sects -- will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet you consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving". 3 - While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to prove Christianity. 2 - You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God. 1 - You actually know a lot less than many Atheists and Agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history -- but still call yourself a Christian.
  12. Wow, you're in a hell of a situation. Yes, it may be better, for him, to go to church, but what it really boils down to is "Can you deal with him being this religious?" You'll have to take a good look at yourself and your relationship with this man to decide. Sit down by yourself and make a list of the pros and cons and see which makes more sense to you. Can you live with the confusion that this may cause your son? Could you live with the piety that comes from so many ultra-religious people and his trying to get you to come to church? Basically, I think that it will be a decision that you will have to come to after weighing all the options. Good luck with this one.
  13. I looked at a website yesterday that dealt with this and it had a very good article. You might consider reading it. It is quite long, though (about 32 pages, if printed out). http://www.nobeliefs.com/exist.htm
  14. They should put it in the fiction and/or mythology section in bookstores. If you notice, in alot of bookstores, 'mythology' and 'religion' are right next to each other (Yes, I'm talking about B&N)
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