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05-08-2016, 11:42 AM
RE: Christianity for busy thinking people
(05-08-2016 11:39 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  OK, enough. What this thread really needs is

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That's all it has had since P&P started their delusion-off

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05-08-2016, 12:19 PM
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(05-08-2016 04:39 AM)popsthebuilder Wrote:  
(05-08-2016 01:37 AM)adey67 Wrote:  Masturbation is not a sin for fucks sake, it perfectly natural now I've read this I reckon this thread is double fucked up Facepalm Note to mods, you could make a fortune marketing this thread as a theme park for mediaeval Europe.
What's natural is the body's ability to release uhm... pressure without us having to do it ourselves. It may not be a sin for all, but it is for me. Wow... Never thought I'd ever mention wet dreams on a forum... ever.

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Holy mother of fuck! Facepalm

Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors.... on Donald J. Trump:

He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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05-08-2016, 12:44 PM
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(05-08-2016 12:19 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(05-08-2016 04:39 AM)popsthebuilder Wrote:  What's natural is the body's ability to release uhm... pressure without us having to do it ourselves. It may not be a sin for all, but it is for me. Wow... Never thought I'd ever mention wet dreams on a forum... ever.

Holy mother of fuck! Facepalm

You realize that if you masturbated regularly you wouldn't experience these nocturnal emissions sins.

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05-08-2016, 01:03 PM
RE: Christianity for busy thinking people
(05-08-2016 12:19 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(05-08-2016 04:39 AM)popsthebuilder Wrote:  What's natural is the body's ability to release uhm... pressure without us having to do it ourselves. It may not be a sin for all, but it is for me. Wow... Never thought I'd ever mention wet dreams on a forum... ever.

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Holy mother of fuck! Facepalm

Couldn't have said it better. Weeping

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05-08-2016, 01:09 PM
RE: Christianity for busy thinking people
(05-08-2016 09:15 AM)Anjele Wrote:  
(05-08-2016 09:13 AM)Astreja Wrote:  No, I am not a believer in anything paranormal -- at all. I believe all unusual phenomena without exception, including visions and so-called "miracles," to be either tricks of the brain or simply yet to be explained.

I do not believe in an immortal soul, an afterlife, karma, or reincarnation. I do not believe in gods, devils, angels, demons, ghosts, elves, faeries, pixies, sidhe, windigos, rakshasas, devas, or in fact any supernatural being from any time, place or religious tradition.

I consider the religious beliefs of My own ancestors (the Norse gods -- Oðinn, Thor, Loki and many others) to be mythology too. I would not testify in a court of law that any god was real. When I realized this, I became an agnostic atheist. I can easily use old myths for entertainment value and as inspiration without having to believe that they are real. I can also use modern fiction in exactly the same way, and in fact have done so.

One might also notice that My allegedly "divine" areas of influence (the Vernal Equinox, chocolate, punctuation, and Random Equipment Malfunctions) do not actually need a god to be in charge of them. I could literally vanish from the Earth tomorrow morning and everything that I am supposedly in charge of will continue to work (or not work, in the case of Random Equipment Malfunctions).

I think I could get on board with a god of chocolate. Thumbsup

Instead of the Lord's Supper, we could have the Lord's Dessert Bar. Drooling I'm in!
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05-08-2016, 01:12 PM
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(05-08-2016 01:09 PM)julep Wrote:  
(05-08-2016 09:15 AM)Anjele Wrote:  I think I could get on board with a god of chocolate. Thumbsup

Instead of the Lord's Supper, we could have the Lord's Dessert Bar. Drooling I'm in!

Maybe communion could be Thin Mints and hot chocolate. Drooling

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05-08-2016, 01:39 PM
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(05-08-2016 12:44 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(05-08-2016 12:19 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Holy mother of fuck! Facepalm

You realize that if you masturbated regularly you wouldn't experience these nocturnal emissions sins.

i never have wet dreams. always go to bed with an empty tank. thats what my pops always said.
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05-08-2016, 05:50 PM
RE: Christianity for busy thinking people
(05-08-2016 12:44 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(05-08-2016 12:19 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Holy mother of fuck! Facepalm

You realize that if you masturbated regularly you wouldn't experience these nocturnal emissions sins.
Yes, I'm quite aware.

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05-08-2016, 09:28 PM
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(05-08-2016 01:12 PM)Chas Wrote:  Maybe communion could be Thin Mints and hot chocolate. Drooling

Swap the hot chocolate for a nice dark roast coffee, and I'm so there. Thumbsup
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06-08-2016, 06:10 AM (This post was last modified: 06-08-2016 06:15 AM by pasadi97.)
RE: Christianity for busy thinking people
Prayer can soften heardened hearts.
St Augustine mother through prayer and tears softened her son heart making him a true Christian.. Her prayers softened the heart of her huisband to making him a believer and moving him to Heaven.

This is the story

St. Monica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo

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St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo, was born in 322 in Tagaste (located in modern-day Algeria). Her parents were Christians, but little is known of her early life. Most of the information about her comes from Book IX of her son’s “Confessions.”

St. Monica was married to a pagan official named Patritius, who had a short temper and lived an immoral life. At first, her mother-in-law did not like her, but Monica won her over by her gentle disposition. Unlike many women of that time, St. Monica was never beaten by her husband. She said that Patritius never raised his hand against her because she always held her tongue, setting a guard over her mouth in his presence.

St. Monica and Patritius had three children: St. Augustine, Navigius and Perpetua. It was a source of great pain that Patritius would not permit their children to be baptized. She worried about Augustine, who lived with a young woman in Carthage who bore him an illegitimate son. Her constant prayers and tears for her son had the effect of converting her husband to Christ before his death. Augustine, however, continued on the path that led him away from Christ.

While in Carthage, Augustine fell under the influence of the heretical Manichean sect. His mother was horrified and tried to turn him away from this cult. She was calmed after she had a dream in which she was told to be patient and gentle with her son. Augustine, however, paid little attention to her arguments, and remained with this sect for nine years. St. Monica felt disheartened and disappointed, but never gave up. She even tried to enlist the help of a bishop who had once been a Manichean himself, but he would not argue with Augustine. He told St. Monica said that he couldn’t reason with the young man because Augustine was still attracted by the novelty of the heresy. The bishop reassured her saying, “Go on your way, and God bless you, for it is not possible that the son of these tears should be lost.”

St. Monica went to Rome with Augustine when he was scheduled to lecture there in 383. Later, he received an appointment to Milan, where he met St. Ambrose and was greatly impressed by his preaching. Bishop Ambrose came to have a great deal of respect for St. Monica, and often congratulated Augustine on having such a virtuous mother.

While Augustine was reading the New Testament in the garden one day, he came to the passage of Paul’s Letter to the Romans at Chapter 13, Verses 12-14. Augustine immediately decided to “cast off the works of darkness,” and “put on the Lord Jesus Christ.” He was baptized on the eve of Pascha in 387.

After his baptism, Augustine and his mother planned to return to Africa. They stopped to rest in Ostia, where St/ Monica fell asleep in the Lord at the age of fifty-six. She was buried at Ostia, and her holy relics were transferred to the crypt of a church in the sixth century. Nine centuries later, St. Monica’s relics were translated to Rome.

In his book, “Confessions,” Augustine wrote about his reaction to his mother’s death: “If any one thinks it wrong that I thus wept for my mother some small part of an hour – a mother who for many years had wept for me that I might live to thee, O Lord – let him not deride me. But if his charity is great, let him weep also for my sins before thee.”

In the West, St. Monica is considered the patron saint of wives and mothers whose husbands or sons have gone astray.
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