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Once you've 'had' a deity .....

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#901 Post by Ken H » January 24th, 2015, 2:47 am

Latest post of the previous page:

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Ken H wrote:Need a new rug? The Pinellas County (Florida) Sheriff's office has this one up for auction.
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:hilarity: I find dogs to be much more trustworthy than gods, so, in dog I trust!
BTW, the rug sold for $9650 at auction!
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#902 Post by Alan H » August 9th, 2015, 8:06 pm

Apparently in yesterday's The Times: this'll come as a shock to many of his followers:
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Next week: Revelations about bears in woods.
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#903 Post by Alan H » August 11th, 2015, 12:30 pm

Damn.
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#904 Post by Alan H » December 27th, 2015, 9:07 pm

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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#905 Post by John G » February 4th, 2016, 3:26 pm

Nick wrote:Well, it's the assertion that, when you are in a foxhole (ie taking cover in the heat of battle), you will be praying to God to save you. Quite why you would not be cussing God for creating such a godawful, disfunctional world I don't know.....
Very old post but I thought I would comment.

Actually, this had to do with the conversion of people who were atheists into religious believer. Because this happened the claim was made that god exists and there are no atheists.

The rest of the usage is mostly a mangled reinterpretation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/There_are ... n_foxholes

Frankly, if you are being shelled and can't run I think you can be forgiven for entertaining a few irrational thoughts. Never mind the effects of shell shock. PTSD. When brain chemistry gets scrambled you can be forgiven for believing anything. Short or long term.

OT, Old post. So much interesting stuff. I feel like a kid in a candy store.
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#906 Post by Dave B » February 4th, 2016, 5:55 pm

As one who has been in a sort of "medical foxhole", knowingly on the edge of death, there was no thought of the supernatural at all. Any "prayers" were of the nature of a strongly expressed wish that this was not the time for my termination! I have also been in the unfortunate position of hanging off a rock climb by one hand and the tiniest of toe holds. RAF service, caving, climbing and severe cardiac illness have been my training ground in this!

"Shell shock" is a psychological condition usually induced by an "overload" of stimuli over a period - PTSD can be caused by a single event if it is horrific enough in my understanding.

Both responses are very individual and depend on basic psyche type and those prone may also be prone to dependency on some kind of external support - like a church group. Otherwise, yes, you will pray for anything that might have the slightest chance of offering "salvation", however irrational, if the situation is bad enough.

Strangely many, including myself, often offer prayers to excreta in such circumstances - "O SHIT, get me out of here!"
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#907 Post by John G » February 4th, 2016, 7:51 pm

Your last line gave me my first laugh of the day. :)
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#908 Post by Dave B » February 5th, 2016, 7:18 pm

"Look forward; yesterday was a lesson, if you did not learn from it you wasted it."
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#909 Post by John G » February 5th, 2016, 7:30 pm

:hilarity:
A good learner is forever walking the narrow path between blindness and hallucination. ― Pedro Domingos, The Master Algorithm

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#910 Post by Alan H » February 26th, 2016, 10:46 am

From here.

Holy Bible: the TL:DR version (too long; didnt read)

GENESIS

God: All right. you two. don‘t do the one thing. Other than that, have tun.

Adam & Eve: Okay.

Satan: You should do the thing.

Adam 8. Eve: Okay.

God: What happened!?

Adam 8. Eve: We did the thing.

God: Guys..

THE REST OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

God: You are my people, and you should not do the things.

People: We wont do the things.

God: Good.

People: We did the things.

God: Guys....

THE GOSPELS

Jesus: I am the Son of God, and even though you have done the things. the Father and I still love you and want you to live. Don‘t do the things any more. Heated people: Okayl Thank you!

Other people: wove never seen him do the things, but he probably does the things when no one is looking.

Jesus: I have never done the things.

Other people: We're going to put you on trial tor doing the things.

Pilate: Did you do the things?

Jesus: No.

Pilate: He didn't do the things.

Other people: Kill him anyway.

Pilate: Okay.

Jesus: Guys....

PAUL'S LETTERS

People: We did the things.

Paul: Jesus still loves you, and because you love Him. you have to stop doing the things.

People: Okay.

PAUL'S LETTERS PART II

People: We did the things again.

Paul: Guys.....

REVELATION

John: When Jesus comes back. there will be no more people who do the things. In the meantime. stop doing the things.

THE END
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#911 Post by Dave B » February 26th, 2016, 11:11 am

That about sums it up...
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#912 Post by Alan H » March 5th, 2016, 4:06 pm

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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#913 Post by Dave B » March 5th, 2016, 4:54 pm

:laughter:
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#914 Post by Dave B » July 2nd, 2016, 10:36 am

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#915 Post by Alan H » July 11th, 2016, 9:06 pm

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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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#917 Post by Ken H » August 11th, 2016, 3:29 pm

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#918 Post by Alan H » November 18th, 2016, 10:11 am

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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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#919 Post by Alan H » December 24th, 2016, 11:06 am

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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#920 Post by Lifelinking » December 28th, 2016, 9:41 pm

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#921 Post by Lifelinking » December 29th, 2016, 5:57 pm

Heh, apparently this is a 'thing' ...


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