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by Charlie
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: Religion
Replies: 238
Views: 15231

Re: Religion

And what do you base that belief on? What evidence is there that these morals came from somewhere other than the minds of men? As I said. This is my belief. It obviously is not your own. The onus is not on me to definitively convince you of my beliefs and I impart no onus upon you to do likewise. I...
by Charlie
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 11596

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

so he wasn't a part of it, was he? you misunderstood what i said. nobody taking part in the crusades felt like it was against their religion - their religion was the reason people participated in the first place. You would belittle St. Francis's participation in the crusades? I should think that th...
by Charlie
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: Religion
Replies: 238
Views: 15231

Re: Religion

Rat-morningstar wrote:you mean 28 principles some guys made up?
Yah.
by Charlie
Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: Religion
Replies: 238
Views: 15231

Re: Religion

And you are saying those aren't man made morals? That is my belief. Yes. Also, I think the fact that we no longer stone women to death for losing their virginity before marriage is enough to suggest that the moral structure we've built since biblical times is a little bit better than what you'd fin...
by Charlie
Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: Religion
Replies: 238
Views: 15231

Re: Religion

Bogey wrote:On what are you basing your argument that man made morality is at odds with itself?
On the 28 principles the founding fathers used to establish the United States of America (summed up in The 5,000 Year Leap)
by Charlie
Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 11596

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

CaptainTripps wrote:...they're have always been dissent when the Church resorted to violence. It just usually killed the ones speaking out, like people abusing their power are wont to do.
Yes.
by Charlie
Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 11596

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

...nobody felt like they were going against their religion during the crusades, etc. ad nauseum... Really?! ...not a one? Hmmm... St. Francis of Assisi joined the crusades, not as a warrior but as a practitioner of Gospel nonviolence. In 1219, he began a year-long, unarmed walk right through a war ...
by Charlie
Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 11596

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

There are certain laws which govern the entire universe, and just as Thomas Jefferson said in the Declaration of Independence, there are laws which govern in affairs of men which are "the laws of nature and of nature's God." A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they r...
by Charlie
Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: Religion
Replies: 238
Views: 15231

Re: Religion

joe wrote:i still don't agree...
Then at the very least... we can agree... to disagree.
by Charlie
Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: Religion
Replies: 238
Views: 15231

Re: Religion

...do you think that is grounds for the belief that countries that are mostly atheist can't last? My belief is that a country that is all about man-made morality is at odds with itself. It will have a hard enough time perpetuating itself because of internal discord, much less develop any ability to...
by Charlie
Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 11596

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

There's a lot of messed up people in the world. They can be found in every walk of life. If your sister has a benign tumor that needs to be removed, and some incompetant doc butchers her and kills her during a relatively simple procedure... do you rail against the entire profession of medicine? Do y...
by Charlie
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: Religion
Replies: 238
Views: 15231

Re: Religion

You say To-may-to, I say To-mah-to... North Korea's government exercises virtual total control over society and imposes state sanctioned atheism , and the cult of personality of Kim Jung Il and Kim Il Sung have been described as a political religion.[68] Although the North Korean constitution states...
by Charlie
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: Religion
Replies: 238
Views: 15231

Re: Religion

I imply merely that North Korea appears to be a more atheistic populace than Sweden.
by Charlie
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 11596

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

Cool snail.

pronounced leh-nerd skin-nerd:
by Charlie
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: mature conversation
Topic: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?
Replies: 243
Views: 11596

Re: do you prefer people in your life to be simple or complex?

I like things simple. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ClLKUKQ_zQ I'm conservative, religious, and therefore must be devoid of any high level mental functionality. :sunny: Other Catholics that can't spell: Thomas Aquinas, Pope John Paul II, August of Hippo, St. Jerome... I could go on, but won't. Dum...