Intelligent design

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  1. strantor

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    Well then what's the point of religion? LOL :D
     
  2. R!f@@

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    That sounds about right.
    Question....What I wanted to treat some one rough and nasty. Surely that does not mean I wanted the same. :p

    Everyone has different points of views when it comes to religion. :)
    You and I are very different when it comes to religion my friend.
    Yet, we have a lot in common. I believe. :)
     
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  3. strantor

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    True story. You remember our PMs about your religion? I just went back in time to find them. 31OCT2011! That was a long time ago; I did not think it was so long ago. I am glad we can have pleasant discussion then and now, even with fundamentally different views. We are very similar otherwise.
     
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  4. justtrying

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    The thing that everyone keeps forgetting I think is that we are all living beings. Living beings need shelter, food and love to survive...
     
  5. strantor

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    I was told it was just air, water, and push-ups. But I think I like your version better.
     
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    Next time you make a statement this bold and daring, make sure that you include beer in the list... :D
     
  8. MaxHeadRoom

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    Even J.C. said Man does not live by bread alone, but I suspect he was more of a wine man.:p
    Max.
     
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    Precisely my preference too. All the others I skip gracefully.

    That makes of me an "evolutionist" in spite of being created to run on "fraumilk".
     
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  10. MaxHeadRoom

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    I have seen anthropological studies and test done on a races of people living a primitive life style that posses no deep religion in the accepted sense.
    They all displayed a moral code of some kind, which I personally agree that it is inherent. Also seen in our closest relatives, the apes.
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  11. tcmtech

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    Self absolvement of personal guilt and or justification for acting in some way you feel is warranted when in fact it was likely not.

    "I'm not a bad person. The devil made me do it/God compelled me to do it for the greater good."

    Those sort of crap excuses for selfish and all around bad behavior we are suposed to know better than to do yet by our own biological and ingrained drives that don't always produce actions we can be proud of.

    The rest is just a money, power, and influence game.
     
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  12. MaxHeadRoom

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    One of my interests regarding religion is following the documentaries on the discovering the truth of religious text by virtue of anthropological, archaeological, and historical investigations.
    I even found out there could be a remote chance I am distantly related to J.C.:cool:
    The man that took delivery of his body was said to be a relative of Mary, Joseph of Arithamea, supposidly a very rich man, the one who paid Pontius Pilate a kick back to take the body down early and take delivery of it.
    Who after a short period left for and lived the rest of his life in Glastonbury England, where he was buried.
    Glastonbury is not far from where I grew up and my DNA results show I am 1% Jewish!:D
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  13. justtrying

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    Well, drink should be included in
    Which 1%
     
  14. shortbus

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    While some evil things are crimes they don't always need to be. There are many ways to evil, again just my view.

    And while abortion, and homosexuality seem like they have been a "recent" invention, they're not. Abortion and birth control have been with humanity for a very, very long time. Midwives and shamans along with village/tribal healers have had that covered since the beginning. And just read the old testament to see about homosexuals.
     
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  15. shortbus

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    Did you miss my last two sentences? "The unprovable 'soul' is what keeps us from being 'evil'. Again just my take on this." Very little in this whole thread is 'provable'. That said there is no evidence that both are not provable either. Thought the purpose of this thread was expression of what we think?
     
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  16. strantor

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    On a positive note, slavery is at an all-time low.
     
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  17. MrChips

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    Huh? How did you come to that conclusion while oligarchy is at an all time high?
     
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  18. MaxHeadRoom

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    Does it matter.
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  19. strantor

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    When I say slavery I'm picturing people being bought and sold as if they were physical Goods. I looked up the definition of oligarchy and it did not seem to fit.
     
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    When you consider that the average worker is in debt way over his/her head and is compelled to go to work for rapidly diminishing wages just to put food on the table and shelter over his/her family's heads, I call that slavery.
     
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