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Old 08-03-2019, 01:24 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Murderers always sing, "don't fence me in".

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Old 08-03-2019, 02:32 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I must rephrase. USA's God is the sex, and dollar is the coin to direct or indirect buy it. After all women are trainned for seek wealth.
And the dollar only mentioned God after the cold war and the american witch hunter for comunist enemies started.

Your story made me remamber about a atheist ans researcher telling a similar thing. Two incredible beautiful and attractive religious girls noc on his door, and he told how difficult was for hin to say no.

Even religious people use sex to sell... Like I said, USA's God is sex (& money). Maybe the blue eyes Jesus figure (painting and prints), which model was the face of the son of a evil Pope, was probably used to attract women. By the way I know Jehova witness don't believe in Jesus.

They probably sellect the best looming girls to the "first door noc", the front in this "battlefield". And the other people who will visit you will be the old and uggly.

Maybe religion had dropped so much on USA because obesity had risen on USA and the limited supply of pretty girls got even more reduced and couldn't reach enough doors.


Faith and Jesus can move a mountain... But can't make religious people get in shape...

At least the pretty girl respected human rights!!!
She could noc on you door, ask if you want to hear about God, and after you look her and say yes with enthusiasm, she could say : "Ok, I have more homes to visit, my friend Jezebel (a uggly old woman behind her) will help you. Bye bye..."

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That's not what it says on the dollar.

I haven't had someone knock on my door to proselytize since the 1970s. It was a young [fairly hot] blonde woman. I sat in the rocking chair and she was in an easy chair, not on the florescent orange couch under an American [veteran's burial*] flag.

She made the pitch and when she asked if I wanted to know more, I said she was welcome back (anytime!) but if it was two earnest young men in narrow black ties they'd be wasting their time. They never showed. I've never forgot. I still think it was a front for an intelligence agency probe.

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Old 08-03-2019, 03:22 PM   #23 (permalink)
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And the dollar only mentioned God after the cold war and the american witch hunter for comunist enemies started.
It's worse. I still remember when they added 'under God' to the Pledge of Allegiance. At the time I though that had been knocked out by the Founding Fathers, not some socialist minister in the 1800s. The Balsch version went "We give our heads and hearts to God and our country; one country, one language, one flag!" That's worryingly close to "One People, One Nation, One Leader". The difference is that the Pledge is to the flag, not the country or leader.

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Apatheism (/ ˌ p ə ˈ θ iː ɪ z əm /; [citation needed] a portmanteau of apathy and theism) is the attitude of apathy towards the existence or non-existence of god(s).It is more of an attitude rather than a belief, claim, or belief system.
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Old 08-03-2019, 04:25 PM   #24 (permalink)
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.....I'd say agnostic is perhaps the strongest (it falls in the middle of the extremes of atheism and theism).
Is that one of the "if, & or but" statements to the words of Jesus:
Matthew 12:30
"Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters".
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During brazilian militar dictatorship (1964 to 1985) it was called brazilian ufanism a expression like that, in support to the dictatorship :

"Brazil, love it or leave it." ("Brasil, Ame-o ou Deixei-o" -- in portuguese)

I remamber one thing a person from fitness center once said :

"Jesus is holly today because he do not lived long enough to make sh...t."

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Is that one of the "if, & or but" statements to the words of Jesus:
Matthew 12:30
"Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters".
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Old 08-03-2019, 05:09 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Should I be agnostic about Easter Bunny ?

Some agnostics are afraid of hell somehow, and prefer to d not deny gods directly. But they forgot that there are dozens of hells from dozen of different gods, and believe in one of them is deny the other and as result perish in the hell of the others (not believed) gods.

Anyway, believe in something for fear it's like believe in Hitler for fear of Gestapo. Hitler existed, but to believe in his ideas was just stupidity.

As I use to say, I don't expect rationality and reason from the vast majority of people.
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For what it's worth, nowhere in the bible are Moses or Jesus described as having long hair, that's a recent invention, and I'm not too sure where it came from or why. The only biblical man that is noted to have had long hair is actually Samson, as part of his Nazarite vow, but that is a unique situation.
Not many figures get a physical description in the Bible; you have to remember that it's a collection of stories from hundreds if not thousands of authors, most of them unknown, many of which were likely handed down as oral traditions long before anyone wrote them down. They aren't newspaper reports.

Depictions of biblical figures with long hair dates back several centuries. Michelangelo was the first Western artist to depict God; prior to his paintings on the Sistine Chapel ceiling, God was considered too sacred to illustrate in full, and he was usually represented by a hand emerging from a cloud if he was painted at all. One of the reasons Michelangelo is considered such a revolutionary artist is this:



God depicted as a human, with long, flowing hair. Of course, this has no bearing on how biblical characters actually wore their hair (if they existed at all), which would have been dictated by local culture at the time.

The bigger problem with representations of biblical figures is the fact that they are almost exclusively white. In the Renaissance, this was because artists like Michelangelo had no conception of cultural appropriation, and painted figures like the people he saw; indeed, it was common to model historical figures in art after specific living people, such as the sculpture of Moses with horns based on Pope Julius II, and Rembrandt's "Self Portrait as the Apostle Paul":



That's understandable for that time period and culture, but the fact that Christian churches still plaster their walls with pictures of white Jesus when we absolutely know better today is nothing short of deliberate whitewashing.
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So, that's where Christmas holly came from!
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Before holly was hung in houses to accompany Christmas trees, it was considered to be a sacred plant by the Druids. While other plants wilted in winter weather, holly remained green and strong, its berries a brightly colored red in the harshest of conditions. The Druids regarded holly as a symbol of ...
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OOPS... I should had said Holy instead of Holly.



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So, that's where Christmas holly came from!


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