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3 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2012 - 6:48AM #381
Timothy
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Mar 28, 2012 -- 2:43PM, Ken wrote:


This is a prediction I recorded on Tuesday, March 3, 1981:


On Wednesday, December 21, 1988, a bomb planted by an agent of the Libyan government will explode aboard Pan American Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 passengers and crew as well as eleven people on the ground. 


Now that, if I say so myself, is an admirable prophecy - concise, detailed, and accurate with no archaic symbolism. I defy you to find anything comparable in the Bible.


 




You're not serious. What's your point in writing this?

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2012 - 8:10AM #382
G.flower
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Why would you not believe he made a prophesy and it came true? We have his word for it, just like we have the word of the people in the bible, correct?

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. Marcus Aurelius
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3 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2012 - 10:17AM #383
allthegoodnamesweretaken
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Mar 28, 2012 -- 3:40AM, Namchuck wrote:



I believe you are entirely right, ATGNWT!


Christianity, like most of the other religions of the 'Book', are essentially death cults. One only has to examine the misery and horror they have generated over millenniums, and the misery and horror they yet hope will engulf the planet.


One can ask any believer in this muck as to what the point of it all is only to find that they seem utterly unable to respond to such a simple question. The reluctance, I think, lies in the fact that they know in their heart of hearts that the answer would show up, not just the vacuousness of the whole charade, but their own latent narcissism.


Mark Twain, I think, summed it up nicely when he wrote: 'Man is a marvelous curiosity...he thinks he is the Creator's pet...he even believes that the Creator loves him; has a passion for him; sits up nights to admire him; yes, and watch over him and keep him out of trouble. He prays to him and thinks he listens. Isn't it a quaint idea?"










I think it is a combination of narcissism, as you said, for they do seem to believe that their deity is very anthropocentric, but also a kind of self inflicted mental neoteny.  They don't even let themselves consider a position contrary to they one that they hold, and if confronted by it, they through a temper tantrum. 

Yesterday, in America, 100 million gun owners did nothing.
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3 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2012 - 10:27AM #384
LeahOne
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Mar 28, 2012 -- 10:38AM, G.flower wrote:


Maybe there is a big dollop of "oh, please, let something interesting happen and let me be special" in there too.





Yanno, there's an old curse in Mandarin:  "May you live in interesting times"......


  Every day I wake up and thank GOD for being so unimportant to the world that nobody is going to bother messing with me.  I'm glad I get to live my life in private and being 'ordinary' to everyone who doesn't know me : ))


Perhaps the difference is that I find my life satisfying and indeed fulfilling?  And that there has always been someone nearby to consider me 'special' - at least to them.


Even if it's sometimes only a furry nuisance who loooooves his croonchy treats!

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2012 - 10:43AM #385
allthegoodnamesweretaken
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Mar 28, 2012 -- 10:23AM, G.flower wrote:


In your dreams. I'm serious. You seem to be clinging to imaginary stuff rather than embracing life. I wonder what is going on in your life that is so bad.




He's just been told for so long that life was bad. 


If he used reality as a guide, instead of what people told him to expect, he'd have a different viewpoint. 

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2012 - 10:46AM #386
allthegoodnamesweretaken
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Mar 28, 2012 -- 10:36AM, theinterpreter wrote:



My predictions are based on Bible prophecy, which cannot fail to come true. God will not let His chosen people be exterminated. Israel and the west (led by the US) will win.





Your deity is not what you think it is, and you likely have way to broad of a scope in your definition of "chosen people". 

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2012 - 11:25AM #387
Ken
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Mar 29, 2012 -- 6:48AM, Timothy wrote:


Mar 28, 2012 -- 2:43PM, Ken wrote:


This is a prediction I recorded on Tuesday, March 3, 1981:


On Wednesday, December 21, 1988, a bomb planted by an agent of the Libyan government will explode aboard Pan American Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 passengers and crew as well as eleven people on the ground. 


Now that, if I say so myself, is an admirable prophecy - concise, detailed, and accurate with no archaic symbolism. I defy you to find anything comparable in the Bible.


 




You're not serious. What's your point in writing this?


To show the Interpreter that my prophecies are better than his.


How about this one that I made on Thursday, July 19, 1984?


In 2005 Pippa Haywood will win a Golden Rose for her performance as Joanna Clore in Green Wing.


You can tell that's a genuine prophecy because nobody had heard of Pippa Haywood in 1984. It came to pass precisely as I predicted.




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3 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2012 - 12:21PM #388
wohali
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Timmy:


"You're not serious. What's your point in writing this?"


Please don't forget to wash your hands..............

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3 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2012 - 1:06PM #389
mainecaptain
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Mar 29, 2012 -- 10:27AM, LeahOne wrote:


Mar 28, 2012 -- 10:38AM, G.flower wrote:


Maybe there is a big dollop of "oh, please, let something interesting happen and let me be special" in there too.





Yanno, there's an old curse in Mandarin:  "May you live in interesting times"......


  Every day I wake up and thank GOD for being so unimportant to the world that nobody is going to bother messing with me.  I'm glad I get to live my life in private and being 'ordinary' to everyone who doesn't know me : ))


Perhaps the difference is that I find my life satisfying and indeed fulfilling?  And that there has always been someone nearby to consider me 'special' - at least to them.


Even if it's sometimes only a furry nuisance who loooooves his croonchy treats!




I think that way as well. I am a nobody, no one should feel threatened by me so I am unnoticed. I have the furry babies that love their croonchy treats, now all I need is the "one special someone" to consider me special and I'll have it all. :)

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"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives" Jackie Robinson
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3 years ago  ::  Mar 29, 2012 - 1:11PM #390
mainecaptain
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Mar 29, 2012 -- 10:43AM, allthegoodnamesweretaken wrote:


Mar 28, 2012 -- 10:23AM, G.flower wrote:


In your dreams. I'm serious. You seem to be clinging to imaginary stuff rather than embracing life. I wonder what is going on in your life that is so bad.




He's just been told for so long that life was bad. 


If he used reality as a guide, instead of what people told him to expect, he'd have a different viewpoint. 




I think you are right about this.

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side. Aristotle
Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. Plato..
"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives" Jackie Robinson
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