Quater pounder with deity. OP ED.
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18-04-2014, 11:23 AM
Quater pounder with deity. OP ED.
The CONCEPT of religion, not a particular religion, but in our species history, THE CONCEPT, is like a bad diet. It is full of empty calories that fill you up, but for the most part cause more problems than they solve.

The only proper "diet" I can conceive of is a natural version of the comic book version of the famous Christian verse "Lord grant me the wisdom to change the things I can, accept the things I can't, and the the ability to know the difference". I write this with trepidation knowing Christians will jump on me saying "SEE SEE SEE", Knowing they will claim I secretly believe. Not at all. If a Muslim and Jew and Hindu and atheist and Mormon and Sikh can all stand in a parking lot and and point to a blue car, and agree the color is blue, that is all I am doing.

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18-04-2014, 11:45 AM
RE: Quater pounder with deity. OP ED.
(18-04-2014 11:23 AM)Brian37 Wrote:  The CONCEPT of religion, not a particular religion, but in our species history, THE CONCEPT, is like a bad diet. It is full of empty calories that fill you up, but for the most part cause more problems than they solve.

The only proper "diet" I can conceive of is a natural version of the comic book version of the famous Christian verse "Lord grant me the wisdom to change the things I can, accept the things I can't, and the the ability to know the difference". I write this with trepidation knowing Christians will jump on me saying "SEE SEE SEE", Knowing they will claim I secretly believe. Not at all. If a Muslim and Jew and Hindu and atheist and Mormon and Sikh can all stand in a parking lot and and point to a blue car, and agree the color is blue, that is all I am doing.

It isn't that a quote from fiction OR religion does not reflect our desire for empathy and survival that bothers me. It is that religion creates a false presumption that the club invented morality and evolution.

I agree with the MOTIF, and when you look at all religions we all have the same desire to want to feel good about what we do. The problem is that it is merely a comic book reflection of our own desires. Religion teaches us to forget that we are not a separate species.

In reality outside of war, a group will welcome "outsiders" at first, when they come in without aggression. But the expectation is that the if you are the host, we still expect submission from our guests.

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18-04-2014, 01:16 PM
RE: Quater pounder with deity. OP ED.
Actually it's:

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

@DonaldTrump, Patriotism is not honoring your flag no matter what your country/leader does. It's doing whatever it takes to make your country the best it can be as long as its not violent.
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18-04-2014, 01:35 PM
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(18-04-2014 01:16 PM)Impulse Wrote:  Actually it's:

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

Yea, but in any religion regardless it means, " Try to make things better, but don't become a tyrant to benefit yourself"

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18-04-2014, 01:47 PM
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Is it intentionally missing the r?? It's driving me nuts.

Swing with me a while, we can listen to the birds call, we can keep each other warm.
Swing with me forever, we can count up every flower, we can weather every storm.
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