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4 under_believer in
"most people in christendom know that jesus died, but they don't connect the dots... that if we die, the resurrection hope is based on the ransom.".
well done, captain strawman.
anyone who accepts that has never had a conversation with even a moderately informed mainstream christian.
13 under_believer in
the more you know, i guess.. also, they used a metaphor likening them to known sex offenders.
good times over here in day 2. .
10 under_believer in
just watched the first drama of the convention.
man what a load of simplistic, lurid, manipulative garbage.
off to barf now.
9 under_believer in
last weekend, my parents had the kids and my wife and i had a whole weekend just to ourselves.
it was great; we did nothing the entire time except relax and enjoy the silence.. last night we went to pick up the kids.
my mom made dinner, and we ate and visited, and i sadly got into it with my mom and ended up really upsetting her.
6 under_believer in
haven't posted on here in years, but this topic really gets my goat and i just had the "priviledge" of going to a special assembly day where the bethel speaker, john williams, strongly held forth against higher education.
in particular, he stressed how higher education is all about greed and getting rich, and how knowledge puffs up, and that people who go to college are arrogant and selfish.. this is kind of a bad thing because this guy is a really strong, accomplished speaker.
several times i found myself captivated by his delivery in spite of myself.. in response to the idea that somehow education is about getting rich, i would like everyone to take a look at these numbers from the us department of labor: http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm.
5 under_believer in
my forever true-believing, born-again-jw mother just sent this to my daughter.
i love how this is saying "jehovah please murder 6 billion humans so i can be happy.
" remember, folks: things are worse than they ever have been in the entire span of recorded human history, and you can't possibly hope to endure.
34 under_believer in
so i'm still stuck on the jw email spam train, and my mom sends me this powerpoint with a horrible, horrible presentation with job 38 set to a bunch of pictures of the universe and whatnot.
you know the passage, it's all "where were you when i created the earth, you insignificant gnat".
and the point, i guess, is to show that god is all powerful and awesome.
23 under_believer in
hey all, just got this email from one of the jw mailing lists i still seem to be subscribed to.... .
> these are pictures that have just been painted on the various walls of.
> our lovely assembly hall in plant city , florida .
1 under_believer in
i've been awol for quite a while.
life intrudes, and sometimes you need a forum break.
i'm not sure i'm going to start posting regularly again, but i'm really curious as to what's been going on over the last year or so.
14 under_believer in
they're merely ignorant.
and why, you ask, are they ignorant?
in august, 2007 a professor at quaid-i-azam university in islamabad, pakistan named pervez hoodbhoy wrote an essay titled science and the islamic worldthe quest for rapprochement.