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04-09-2016, 12:06 AM
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(03-09-2016 10:31 PM)Fireball Wrote:  What mortal sin did you commit? Giving teh finger to someone who cut you off on the road? Huh

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04-09-2016, 06:58 AM
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(29-12-2011 06:13 AM)Leela Wrote:  oh and about traffic! Thanks for that!
bikers... careless bikers! not saying all bikers are careless but oh my spagettimonster there are a ton of those ... not giving hand signs, no lights, no bright clothing, nothing. Driving around like they are the kings of the road and obviously missing the fact that a car is able to break their bones. They simply trust everyone else that they hit the breaks in time.
What's the problem? Is it so difficult to give a handsign and have the lighs on?

The problem with most bikers is they're under the false assumption that if they don a helmet, they are then participating in a safe activity.......

Monumental stupidity pretending to be intelligence, that.......

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04-09-2016, 10:29 AM
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Ok, so I'm new here and this is my first post ever, so forgive me if i completely post this in the wrong place Big Grin

I have a little rant about missionaries. Actually it will probably be a long rant lol.

First let me start by saying that I used to be a Christian who at one point wanted to be a missionary. I legitimately wanted to live in a foreign country with some Christian organization spreading the gospel of Jesus, and actually, I did that for a year, but wanted to do it full time.

Well, now that I'm an atheist I find myself to be totally annoyed at missionaries, especially two of my old friends who are about to become full-time missionaries in another country. I hadn't spoken to either of them in years, but as a nice person I accepted the invite to their Facebook group, but I regret it now.

They continually post about what they will be doing with their organization and post about things happening in their life as they get ready to move and as they go through training, yet they don't care at all what is happening in my life.
But the thing that annoys me the most, and what really has me frustrated at missionaries is the constant request for money.

The post that really pissed me off was when they asked if people would be willing to give up one meal out a month to support them monthly. I know one meal out a month isn't really a lot, and heck i probably shouldn't eat out all that much anyways, but it shocked me that they had the audacity to ask people to sacrifice their hard earned money so that they could live in another country without even earning any of their own money while they are there.

I don't know if this bothers other people as much, but I think I may be sensitive to this topic. When I was growing up in church i went on several short term mission trips and always had to write letters to people to ask for support for the trip. I did it, but I always felt uneasy about asking people for money, even though they were my friends and family who were asking.

And when I was a little older I worked at a missionary training facility where missionaries would come and stay and get training, and boy did I meet some very rude people. I was really shocked that some of these people were about to move to foreign countries, sometimes third world countries to try and represent Christianity because they complained about everything, and I couldn't imagine how they were going to survive in another country. And some of these people had super nice macbooks and gadgets and all sorts of things that I could never afford, yet these people lived off other peoples money.

I guess I've been annoyed at the whole concept of missions for a while now, even before I was an atheist, but seeing that post from my friends just really annoyed me.

Anyways, that's my rant about missionaries. Does anyone else get annoyed by them?
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04-09-2016, 12:35 PM
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(04-09-2016 10:29 AM)Jedi Senpai Wrote:  Does anyone else get annoyed by them?

Not really, they're very tasty Smile

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(06-02-2014 03:47 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  And I'm giving myself a conclusion again from all the facepalming.
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04-09-2016, 03:37 PM
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(03-09-2016 10:31 PM)Fireball Wrote:  
(03-09-2016 03:23 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  A rant many here would say I've self imposed the issue of, onto myself, through my beliefs. Confession. Tried to go to a closer parish than normal, so I could hit their 3:30pm Confession and 4pm Mass before game night and not have to get up early...road work. 3/4 lanes closed on the street it was on, all side streets around it closed. Spent 45 minutes driving in circles trying to find a way there before failing. So, can't receive Communion tomorrow (my fault) also under the doctrine of mortal sin, if I die before Confession right now, I go straight to Hell, didn't get to Confession, and all I have to show for it is that I've learned there are certain streets near that church with really well done gang graffiti.

Dude, you could just throw pebbles (or is it bread chunks, help me out Aliza) into the ocean and be absolved.

Or, go straight to Hell, do not pass go, and do not collect that $200. Gasp

What mortal sin did you commit? Giving teh finger to someone who cut you off on the road? Huh

I put new brakes on my truck recently. I was bleeding the brake master cylinder in the vise, and had my wife help. After we were done, the master cylinder fell out of the vise, splashing brake fluid everywhere. I have some fresh oak planks leaning against a cabinet for an upcoming wood working project...brake fluid spots on them. My carving tool chest...brake fluid spots all over the fronts of the drawers, and inside the top compartment. Weight bench...melted paint from brake fluid. The cursing I let out actually smudged the air in the garage and blistered some more paint off that weight bench. I had to apologize to my wife later, for that sailor-blush-inducing language. Knowing that a god is a human invention doesn't help me when my wife still believes. Dodgy

Chunks of bread, yes. Big Grin

And the act of throwing bread means nothing at all. It's just for symbolism. How did you know about that? That's not one of the more commonly known traditions.

Shai Hulud, I really want to give you some advice but I can't without coming off like I'm proselytizing. Just stop being Catholic and follow the seven laws of Noah. Problem solved.
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04-09-2016, 03:41 PM
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(04-09-2016 10:29 AM)Jedi Senpai Wrote:  Ok, so I'm new here and this is my first post ever, so forgive me if i completely post this in the wrong place Big Grin

I have a little rant about missionaries. Actually it will probably be a long rant lol.

First let me start by saying that I used to be a Christian who at one point wanted to be a missionary. I legitimately wanted to live in a foreign country with some Christian organization spreading the gospel of Jesus, and actually, I did that for a year, but wanted to do it full time.

Well, now that I'm an atheist I find myself to be totally annoyed at missionaries, especially two of my old friends who are about to become full-time missionaries in another country. I hadn't spoken to either of them in years, but as a nice person I accepted the invite to their Facebook group, but I regret it now.

They continually post about what they will be doing with their organization and post about things happening in their life as they get ready to move and as they go through training, yet they don't care at all what is happening in my life.
But the thing that annoys me the most, and what really has me frustrated at missionaries is the constant request for money.

The post that really pissed me off was when they asked if people would be willing to give up one meal out a month to support them monthly. I know one meal out a month isn't really a lot, and heck i probably shouldn't eat out all that much anyways, but it shocked me that they had the audacity to ask people to sacrifice their hard earned money so that they could live in another country without even earning any of their own money while they are there.

I don't know if this bothers other people as much, but I think I may be sensitive to this topic. When I was growing up in church i went on several short term mission trips and always had to write letters to people to ask for support for the trip. I did it, but I always felt uneasy about asking people for money, even though they were my friends and family who were asking.

And when I was a little older I worked at a missionary training facility where missionaries would come and stay and get training, and boy did I meet some very rude people. I was really shocked that some of these people were about to move to foreign countries, sometimes third world countries to try and represent Christianity because they complained about everything, and I couldn't imagine how they were going to survive in another country. And some of these people had super nice macbooks and gadgets and all sorts of things that I could never afford, yet these people lived off other peoples money.

I guess I've been annoyed at the whole concept of missions for a while now, even before I was an atheist, but seeing that post from my friends just really annoyed me.

Anyways, that's my rant about missionaries. Does anyone else get annoyed by them?

I eat missionaries for lunch.... I wouldn't dare give up a meal to help them out.

But I can sympathize with your rant. On the one hand, I understand that if you don't arm people with the right tools, they can't get their job done. On the other hand, can't we focus on more important ways to spend our donation dollars?
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04-09-2016, 03:42 PM (This post was last modified: 04-09-2016 07:47 PM by Shai Hulud.)
RE: Ranting corner
(03-09-2016 10:31 PM)Fireball Wrote:  
(03-09-2016 03:23 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  A rant many here would say I've self imposed the issue of, onto myself, through my beliefs. Confession. Tried to go to a closer parish than normal, so I could hit their 3:30pm Confession and 4pm Mass before game night and not have to get up early...road work. 3/4 lanes closed on the street it was on, all side streets around it closed. Spent 45 minutes driving in circles trying to find a way there before failing. So, can't receive Communion tomorrow (my fault) also under the doctrine of mortal sin, if I die before Confession right now, I go straight to Hell, didn't get to Confession, and all I have to show for it is that I've learned there are certain streets near that church with really well done gang graffiti.

Dude, you could just throw pebbles (or is it bread chunks, help me out Aliza) into the ocean and be absolved.

Or, go straight to Hell, do not pass go, and do not collect that $200. Gasp

What mortal sin did you commit? Giving teh finger to someone who cut you off on the road? Huh

I put new brakes on my truck recently. I was bleeding the brake master cylinder in the vise, and had my wife help. After we were done, the master cylinder fell out of the vise, splashing brake fluid everywhere. I have some fresh oak planks leaning against a cabinet for an upcoming wood working project...brake fluid spots on them. My carving tool chest...brake fluid spots all over the fronts of the drawers, and inside the top compartment. Weight bench...melted paint from brake fluid. The cursing I let out actually smudged the air in the garage and blistered some more paint off that weight bench. I had to apologize to my wife later, for that sailor-blush-inducing language. Knowing that a god is a human invention doesn't help me when my wife still believes. Dodgy

Among others on the finger thing...freaking idiot a few days ago crossed over the double yellow and was headed at me head on. Also I could go find a goat to use; the scapegoat concept does come from Mosaic law. But goats are really expensive man, it's easier to just walk into a Confessional and not have to pay a cent. Tongue Though in all fairness, my knowledge of Judaism is sadly lacking.

And oy, sorry you had to apologize to your wife for the cursing.

(03-09-2016 10:44 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(03-09-2016 03:23 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  A rant many here would say I've self imposed the issue of, onto myself, through my beliefs. Confession. Tried to go to a closer parish than normal, so I could hit their 3:30pm Confession and 4pm Mass before game night and not have to get up early...road work. 3/4 lanes closed on the street it was on, all side streets around it closed. Spent 45 minutes driving in circles trying to find a way there before failing. So, can't receive Communion tomorrow (my fault) also under the doctrine of mortal sin, if I die before Confession right now, I go straight to Hell, didn't get to Confession, and all I have to show for it is that I've learned there are certain streets near that church with really well done gang graffiti.

Be your own confessor, brother. :sandwich:
Did that back when I was a Baptist. Drinking Beverage Speaking of, while ranting to a friend about churches that try to brand themselves to be "cool" or "relevant" instead of just relying on Jesus to be enough, I looked up my old Baptist church. It used to be so packed that we were going to have to add a third worship service on Sundays and we had a Wednesday night service, had to break up the Sunday school classes in groups of 3 grades apiece due to how many kids there were, and youth group was 50-100 people weekly. Plus there were events every day of the week. Down to one weekly worship service now. Clubhouse 252 for the first five grades, and one group for all the middle and high school kids, as far as Sunday School goes. Youth Group is now StudentLife at the Life Center. Most of the weeks a few months in either direction have stuff on maybe 2 days, busy weeks, 3 days. No minister after theirs was promoted away, just 3 "director"s for students, kids, and worship.

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(04-09-2016 03:37 PM)Aliza Wrote:  Shai Hulud, I really want to give you some advice but I can't without coming off like I'm proselytizing. Just stop being Catholic and follow the seven laws of Noah. Problem solved.
Depending on how one defines blasphemy, pretty much already follow all 7. Smile But, not giving up on Catholicism, at least so far. But they are good laws!

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04-09-2016, 09:48 PM
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(04-09-2016 03:42 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  But, not giving up on Catholicism, at least so far.

Why not? Consider

Quote:But they are good laws!

Not the first two.

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04-09-2016, 11:50 PM
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(04-09-2016 09:48 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(04-09-2016 03:42 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  But, not giving up on Catholicism, at least so far.

Why not? Consider

Quote:But they are good laws!

Not the first two.

Here is a list from Aish.com. Tell me what's wrong with the first two and we can maybe discuss them.

Do not murder.
Do not steal.

Do not worship false gods.
Do not be sexually immoral.
Do not eat a limb removed from a live animal.
Do not curse God.
Set up courts and bring offenders to justice.
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05-09-2016, 12:53 AM
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(04-09-2016 11:50 PM)Aliza Wrote:  
(04-09-2016 09:48 PM)Chas Wrote:  Why not? Consider


Not the first two.

Here is a list from Aish.com. Tell me what's wrong with the first two and we can maybe discuss them.

Do not murder.
Do not steal.

Do not worship false gods.
Do not be sexually immoral.
Do not eat a limb removed from a live animal.
Do not curse God.
Set up courts and bring offenders to justice.

Whats wrong? There is no reason given why i should follow any of them, any! That is wrong.

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