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The death of a dear agnostic father and a atheist mother


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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 1:03:09 PM PDT
Not bad, JR, but what if Little Stevie is an...<gasp>...astartrekkie?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 1:05:47 PM PDT
MaryAnn H. says:
I think not - I have found that most Xians are not trekkies. I don't think they like all that logic and science.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 1:09:58 PM PDT
And there is that whole thing about the Vulcans looking like...SATAN!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 1:12:23 PM PDT
MaryAnn H. says:
So true! Plus there is all that portraying of tolerance and acceptance that just goes against the grain.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 1:14:02 PM PDT
That is just the truth on a panini!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 1:21:20 PM PDT
MaryAnn H. says:
Ha!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 1:24:48 PM PDT
I start peppering my language with food references when I'm hungry.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 1:31:31 PM PDT
MaryAnn H. says:
Completely understandable. I pepper my language with snark when I am hungry.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 1:33:26 PM PDT
Better. There are fewer calories and more antioxidants with snark.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 3:04:15 PM PDT
J. Russell says:
spl: If God is real. If God really is in a Christian's life, and communicates with Him, and you get to spend eternal life with this being that is perfect in love, what could be better? Not only is this life more comforting and satisfying, but you gain eternal life of bliss for eternity. I don't see how you can lose!

My Response:
Aside from the whole Borg heaven thing.
Your answer did not even begin to back up your orginal statement..... that anybody who does not believe the same religious stuff and sys thay are happy is a lier. You just make the statement and offer no support except to say is again when challenged.
Saying the same thing over and over again does not make it true.
Do you have ANY supporting to show that everybody who is not a member of your religion is unhappy and if they say it ain't so is a lier.

Remeber simply saying it again will not make that statement true.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2012 8:38:30 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 11:20:11 PM PDT
S. Kessler says:
;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 11:23:03 PM PDT
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S. Kessler says:
Oy. The Borg analogy was so apt. I can't imagine where the Star Trek writers could have gotten their Borg imagery! Heh heh. At least one must have suffered through having to "assimilate" Revelation as a child.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 4:04:59 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 4:46:54 PM PDT
SPL: "But attaining that happiness is fleeting, and there are no guarantees."
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But you will get all those things in heaven?

Heaven is a logical impossibility (just like the concept of an omnipotent, omniscient, benevolent God). Either we have the ability to learn and change and fail, or we remain changeless zombies (like in the Borg analogy). In the first case, that is no different from life now (except we all get a room for free, or if you are Mormon, an entire planet). In the second, I would rather just be dead.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 20, 2012 8:30:14 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 5:26:12 AM PDT
Brian Curtis says:
"Christians realize that only God can give you a joy that goes above fighting for fleeting worldy happiness."

That's funny, heroin addicts say the same thing. Replace "realize" with "pretend" and you'll be 100% correct.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 8:28:26 PM PDT
I'm just catching up after returning from a needed vacation. Sometime the assumption gives me credibility, sometimes less. It was important that you knew the relationship was same sex as dating was a whole 'nother can of worms in the times!

Glad to hear we are in the same place.

I must say things have been a bit, well there really isn't a word for what I see has been going on.

Hope all is well with you..... I'll keep reading.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 8:38:34 PM PDT
I'll introduce you to my girlfriend from high school. Ricky Joe. There are other girls I know that had first names that were family last names. I even knew a Pat that got a draft notice!!!

I did worry about implying that perhaps you could suggest a name that makes sure it is not red ---- There are a lot of names that are clearly statements. I thought it was more obvious than it evidently was: that it was simply because the author of Learn Me Gooder said that he'd like to use it for one of his student's names.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 9:42:48 PM PDT
S. Kessler says:
Good to hear from you, Reed. I hope nothing too difficult was going on.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 9:59:02 PM PDT
S. Kessler,

Thanks for asking, actually not. I was on vacation -- had a good time. I found myself exploring an old interest of First Nations. The simplicity of their spirituality has always intrigued me. Another stop at a culture center (museum, but not items still in use) address a question I hadn't thought to ask. As the guide explained how all of that culture's tools, etc had come from the earth; like baskets being made from cedar tree bark meant they all went back to the earth --- no surprise there. She added that this made it impossible to date the cultures because archeologist and anthropologist had no remnants to help date the culture.

One of the first stories from the Tlingit's tells of a glacier that took away their land. As part of the story goes there was a sacrifice by a grandmother who had lived her life that took a place for a grand daughter that had offended. The glacier later gave back the land. I found myself thinking about the dating of the earth as creationist would have it, and how simple and elegant this origin story was. This is a nation that celebrates their origins and also lives in the present. It was a peaceful time!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 10:21:46 PM PDT
S. Kessler says:
How interesting! We're you in Vancouver? or in Alaska?

I'm on vacation in the Pacific Northwest right now myself, Washington, to be exact. We've been on the road two weeks almost and now we're back in Seattle and going home in a couple of days. I have hotel wifi to keep me amused at night.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 10:49:50 PM PDT
S. Kessler,

Both. The Culture Center is in Whistler. The Tlingit that I met were in Icy Strait Point. (I was born in Oak Harbor, but only lived there 6 months.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2012 11:27:44 PM PDT
S. Kessler says:
We were in Whistler 22 years ago. That was our first NW trip. This is our second.

Posted on Jun 21, 2012 11:36:04 PM PDT
Whistler has been built up since the Olympics. Smalll shops, biking, ziplines etc etc ... I can't imagine a bike on a ski slope but I think that is what I was told.

The Culture Center was finished before the Winter Olympics --- it is an interesting display.

In Alaska, there were several art displays and other presentations that said that each culture like to tell its own story otherwise the story you got reflect more of the observers bias than the culture. I remember that the Native American Smithsonian had explained that each people was allowed to tell their own story in what ever manner they wished.

Where are you traveling from?
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