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23 Shining One in
disabled newborns is acceptable .
princeton, n.j. (bp)--princeton university's peter singer, widely known .
for his founding of the great ape project to grant apes the same rights .
10 troubled mind in
i was raised a witness and have not known anything else .
i go back and forth with myself on whether i even believe in god at all anymore .
i keep hoping that there is ....from a young age i had a strong desire to understand god .
25 Nathan Natas in
finally, after long years of torment from the harsh language of their american captors, islamo-fascists in iraq can celebrate the judicial culture that is islam.. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/09/10/wirq10.xml.
26 BlackSwan of Memphis in
ok well this is one of those topics that's pretty much common knowledge.. the earth is warming, the ice is melting and sea levels are rising.. a) do you think we'll be able to take care of it before it becomes irreversible?.
b) do you make decisions in your life that reflect a concern for this issue and/or other environmentalist issues?.
i try to make sure we recycle and turn off what isn't being used.
16 Shining One in
i found out a few days ago.
what a sad story and short life for a man who was far ahead of his time in rock and roll....i hope you are in a better place now.
7 skeeter1 in
i heard on the news that warren jeffs defense is "religious freedom" which precludes the government from persecuting him.
he, apparently, strongly believes he is gaining god's glory by having multiple wives & marrying young girls.
he thinks these actions are ordained by god.
91 Geronimo in
i know there are a lot of threads on evolution and creation and i've read a few here and there.
how can complex systems arise of themselves in the face of entropy?
one evolutionist book i read used snowflakes to show this is possible.
27 Fatfreek in
why are departing jw's bitter?
i say the bitterness is directly proportional to the amount of emotional committment we made to their teachings.
if we accepted them wholeheartedly, the bitterness was immense as we discovered the lies and coverups, while getting the blame on the missed date predictions, and seeing the ever-increasing legalistic structure of the society, not to even mention the shunning by loved ones who still remain.
10 MinisterAmos in
i was reading the "news" on fark.com and one of the topics that came up was how some fundamentalists are refusing rabies treatment for their children based on some supposed scripture.
i suspect it was the same "old light" that the wt used to forbid true christians (meaning jw's) from being vaccinated.. the conversation turned to weird religious beliefs used to make children suffer and their parents to appear more "spiritual" as a result of that suffering (a weird kind of munchausen's complex if you ask me).
in the process up pop the dubs and blood transfusions.. an observation was that the martyred children are often placed on the cover of the wt literature or have articles written describing their spiritual strength; in other words certain people who have followed the rules are hilighted as being particularly "special" in some way.. just to make sure, i called up my book study reader who has about 50 years of serving the wt and asked him "why don't jw's celebrate mother's day again?".
20 enlightenedcynic in
here is a question i would like answered intelligently if possible.
i asked my wife and another brother during an informal gathering of friends and was given the typical "wait till the new system, jehovah will answer all questions" response.
for the last year or so i began to seriously doubt the existence of a "loving, caring god".