Wow. That was the first word out of my mouth as well. I think those kind of comments go better in conversation so you can see the other persons expression as well.
Now I just have to debate on whether to work or sleep now.
The debate ended in a 15 minute nap, then work, and now go find a comfy spot to sleep again. There’s a reason I don’t work on Saturdays usually… Friday nights just drain you completely. You know what I’m talking about ee.
Hmmm alord, I’ve never made a secret of the fact that I’m Catholic, and while I don’t preach anything, or even really go to Church except for maybe Christmas and Easter, I do believe this ain’t all there is – life in this earthly body isn’t going to be my last hurrah.
If that has shattered any illusions you may have had about me, and/or my IQ has suddenly dropped a few points, then so be it.
word, do you know malaysian people are now not allowed to wear manchester united shirts? not for the obvious reason that it’s hideous to be a glory supporter, but because a muslim cleric has outlawed it, as the badge has a cartoon devil on it. you know, the devil? that guy that all abrahamic religions claim is behind every evil act in the world? you know when your batteries run out – it’s the devil. when it slips out and goes back in the wrong hole – it’s the devil. you must believe that, right? yeah, so wearing a man utd shirt is intrinsically evil and on the devil’s side (you know that guy who lives under the earth’s surface and cackles a lot, and punishes girls who had pre-marital sex for eternity?). and you don’t want to be on his side!
anyway, the fact that people can make laws that can govern how people live their lives down to the most minute detail, based on the teachings of an omniscient being who may or may not (probably not) exist, completely flies in the face of any kind of applicable logic.
but humans aren’t logical creatures, are they?
as long as people don’t preach they can believe in super-space monkeys, lindsay lohan, i don’t care. my brain isn’t evolutionarily developed enough to be able to comprehend super-space monkeys, so any attempt at a definitive statement on whether they exist or not would be folly.
Wow, well although that was quite entertaining, my dear, you kind of lost me. All I really want to say to you about this is I no more equate atheism with cretinism, any more than I equate faith with superior cognition, or the other way around. It’s ludicrous.
And yes, I said faith, not religion – the two are different…
I *religiously* floss everyday, but I have *faith* my football team will win the Premiership either this year or next.
You shouldn’t drink so much communion wine, that shit’s poison.
First comment ever – after months of reading them.
Alordslums has great faith. It takes more ‘faith’ to not believe in God. It takes more faith to believe that this world is just what you get, one run at it. That it’s purpose generally revolves around the ‘american dream’. Maybe his purpose is to have the most fun, to be happy. Sounds rather pointless?
God isn’t a great cosmic kill-joy demanding loyalty and obedience. Anything he commanded to do or not do was out of love, to protect ourselves in the end. And we’re not saints by any means, we mess up. Gods love isn’t conditional, our enterance into heaven isn’t based upon how good we’ve been.
I know most people say “it’s ok of you believe in God, just don’t preach to me”, but if you’ve found the greatest gift of all, something that could change your life and the one here after, wouldn’t you want to share it?
So alordslums, I commend you on your faith. Though misplaced, it is great.
It would be nice to believe you are going to live forever, which to me is those most tempting reason to believe in God. But I can’t lie to myself to make myself feel good. I wish I could.
I think our old friend Steven- the frogs and sticks and shit philosopher – made a good point about heaven. Wouldn’t the normal versions of heaven be kind of boring? No challenges in heaven? Honestly, I think this life on Earth is heaven. It has been for me ever since I’ve known my Agnes. Yes, heaven happens to be tempory. Eventually the light will be switched off, sure as the sun will eventually engulf the Earth. I just try to be thankful for the time I’ve had, and more importantly, the time I have left.
@alordsums post36, I really enjoyed reading your post. I was a little worried where you were going in your comments earlier but you explained what you meant really well at 36.
Personally, I don’t support religion generally, mainly because of what they outline as right and wrong ie contraception other than abstaining is a sin, homosexuality being wrong, sex before marriage being punishable etc.
However I have some really good friends and know people I respect where religion plays a very important role in their lives. I am able to respect them because they have found a way to have their faith and not encroach on others’ rights.
Does anybody else here kinda figure that religion was introduced to settle people down…like a life-long Santa Claus? You know, to stop people from doing whatever-the-fuck they wanted for their lives? “Wait, wait…someone’s watching you! If you’re not good now, you’ll never get your everlasting presents later!” He-knows-when-you-are-sleeping, he-knows-when you’re-awake…
Don’t get me wrong, brilliant idea. Don’t think we’d be here if it weren’t for religion. At the same time, I’d feel a lot better about our future if religion weren’t involved.
Just be good people, damnit! But, judging by most of what I read on lamebook, people are too retarded to just do it on their own.
To each their own, really. If religion gets people by, I’ve got no problem with it. Not my thing, but it’s fine with me if it’s yours. Anything to get people to not fuck their pets…
@ jjrocko: I find it amusing that you insist other people are retarded, yet you compose the sentence:”I’d feel a lot better about our future if religion weren’t involved”? Seems like the pot calling the kettle black to me…
On a side note, I think that I will make a FB profile for Allah or Muhammad. If Christianity isn’t off limits, why should the Muslim faith be? Whadda think?
Glad you’re amused. That’s what I’m here for. I was more directly speaking about the people and their status updates on lamebook. Don’t exactly think my sentence, while probably not completely correct, is remotely close to the people that get put on this site. Not the comments, of course…
BUT, if you insist that my previous sentence qualifies me as retarded, I guess you must have quite the IQ yourself…and should probably be doing better things with your time than wasting it on lamebook.
To your other question…why would I give a shit? It’s all the same thing. That was the whole point of my post…are are you retarded?