Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005 - 8:36 p.m.
Cost of the War in Iraq
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Snowflakes and a question
Surfing for snowflakes.
Here, if you'd like to quickly but very niftily, go blind, are a bunch of 3D pics of snowflakes. follow the simple instructions and they will zoom out at you! (my eyes still hurt!!)
More links for snowflake info.
Next, about the Christian thing.
Why do you believe in that vs any other religion or spiritual explanation or belief? (I'm not even going to go with non-religious, or non-spiritual beliefs). Ie if you believe there is a one creator, why not Allah? If you believe that there is sufficient evidence for an afterlife, why not reincarnation? If you believe in a meaning of life, why not Hinduism?
Note, I am not asking for proof, or logic, rationalism or any of that.
Ie I love butter cuz it melts on my tongue and the texture makes me cream. I don't like margarine cuz the taste disgusts me. If I was Inuit I'd probably be into seal fat and wouldn't give a hoot or three about butter. But I'm not. But then it just comes down to cultural familiarity and the fluke of birth.
There is no logic there. Really. None at all.
I believe my Dad is my biological father, even though I have never had a DNA test. Or quizzed my mother. But then I am not confronted with thousands of other beliefs that other people have, that THEY know differently who is my biological father, and thus, I stick with my belief, and don't even bother going for the DNA test....
Maybe y'all like Christianity cuz it makes you warm and fuzzy inside that the creator of the whole entire universe cares about your happiness personally. I admit the "forgiveness for all your sins" has got to be a huge draw. Especially to those more sinful than usual. Maybe it is comforting to think that you'll see your Aunt Lucie when you die. (though not your non-believin friends or your dogs, though y'all will be so blissed out in oneness with the Lord that I suppose you won't miss us).
Anyways, really curious.
Now that's strange. Most Christians who are the strongest politically in the states do NOT believe in taxes, they believe in faith-based charity. They are all for killing taxes. Not to mention I believe Jesus was way for giving money and belongings away, not amassing funds by getting people to slave away for you for less than their labour is worth, so you can make a profit on them, and the goods you have taken from the earth that others covet (isn't non-coveting things a Christian principle? Capitalism is based on covetousness).
Anyways, I'm real darn confused by what exactly people who profess to be Christians believe (since though the Bible is supposed to be the Word of God, most Christians disregard whatever they feel like disregarding... makes it real hard to talk about the religion).
So if y'all would like to state in a paragraph or so what makes you a Christian vs a non-Christian, I'd love to know.
grrrr it is raining again.
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Goodbye Michael. May your next life be kinder to you. - Thursday, Jun. 25, 2009
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