The Sisko

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  1. Agreed, absolutely no shaming for being gay. The self-hating behavior that hurts scores of other people just like you, that totally deserves to be shamed.
  2. It is what Jesus would do...if you let some people tell it. There really needs to be an amendment abolishing peonage. I can’t see how someone hasn’t started suing states over this.
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    What do you Believe??? (Religion)

    Sorry, but the Babylonian, Greek, Egyptian, etc. scientists that predated Xtianity in some cases by thousands of years would beg to differ. Besides, Xtianity, among other religions has found itself in conflict with science for obvious reasons. Your boy St. Augustine is well known to have written of just this issue in favor of reconciling the two. Jews don’t believe in the divinity of Jesus and I have yet to hear a Xtian say they don’t worship the same god. Going back to what I said about the possible non-existence of Jesus, I do believe the chances were good that he existed. There is a good bit of scholarly work that generally supports it. However, as was mentioned earlier, the lack of any contemporary writings from neutral parties is what makes me give the historical Jesus the side eye. So, Josephus is the first and his tome was almost a century after the fact. Therein lies the rub. Let’s say some guy comes around doing all sorts of supernatural miracles and caps it all off by rising from the dead. Seeing this, nobody among Jesus’ contemporaries thought it worthy of writing about? Yes, most of them were illiterate, but there’s no contemporary art either. All of a sudden, several decades after the fact, then the books, art, etc. starts up. Moreover, none of these people that saw this stuff kept “souvenirs” of the experience? “Holy crap! That guy just walked on water, healed some dude and fed a multitude of people with just a few fish and stuff. I’m gonna get his sandal!” And yet there are all sorts of alleged relics of other religious figures around. So, my personal take is similar to Ehrmann’s. Jesus probably existed but not at all in the way he’s thought about today. Instead, he was probably just a charismatic, itinerant radical (for the times) preacher who found himself on the wrong side of the religious and political elites and got himself crucified. His followers then sought to keep his legacy alive and gained converts preaching the good news. Over time, with its start as an oral tradition, the miracles and other stuff got added in, and away we go.
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    What do you Believe??? (Religion)

    :-D I sincerely hope we get to the point where most of the country are non-believers. I don't have anything against believers per se, other than a tendency to want to legislate their own morality for other people and to see it as a command from Jesus himself to vote for any piece of garbage with an R after his/her name. Those folks that love to pull the blacks on the Dem plantation nonsense out of the hat *cough* twa *cough* seem awfully blind to all the cotton being picked by white evangelicals for the Republic party. j/s Now see, you've gone and opened up a can of worms there. What if I told you that I believe it's only maybe 60/40 that Jesus ever even existed at all?
  5. Who's saying anything about it's our turn? I'm just saying all appointments for everything are an issue for voters to decide in the next election for POTUS.
  6. Lousy Jew...’er liberal media (whoops, almost forgot to sanitize my racism/anti-semitism there) stranglehold on everything. 😡
  7. DAMMIT!!! Beat me to it. This was hilarious....except the joke’s on all of us.
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    Israel shells 400 Palestinians, killing 15 during protest

    But, but Hillary and Obama started ISIS!
  9. Not gon happen. They’ll figure out new and more ingenious ways to imprison more people, almost certainly mostly POC.
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    Some More Cops Who Need to Be Fired

    Well, it’s a dangerous job Llevron. Gotta get some to relieve the stress - whether it’s consensual or not.
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    The Parenting Thread II - Advice, Tips, Etc

    So after literally three or four years we’ve finally been cleared to look at kids to adopt. **** just got real and I’m terrified! 😬
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    What do you Believe??? (Religion)

    I didn’t mean social/political leaders that rise up in response to repression. I was thinking of dictators like Kim, Stalin, etc.
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    What do you Believe??? (Religion)

    Humanity is god’s slow kids. 😃 I’d argue in these cases that the dictator is seeking to substitute himself for god as a means to control the populace. A perversion to be sure, but it’s still religion if you ask me.