This thread seems sutibly ussless because this conversation will never turn people comletely around but i am a christian and why whould time start to be recorded from an event that didn't exist everything in life is proof I am not racist, racist people are assholes I try to think about the universe but I dont get very far alot of people claim everything is gods doing, some of it is but natural disasters happen...he made it so they can happen.
hellsVANGUARDThis thread seems sutibly ussless because this conversation will never turn people comletely around but i am a christian and why whould time start to be recorded from an event that didn't exist everything in life is proof I am not racist, racist people are assholes I try to think about the universe but I dont get very far alot of people claim everything is gods doing, some of it is but natural disasters happen...he made it so they can happen.
This thread wasn't made to change anybody at all. This is purly an opinionated thread. Religion just happens to be a large part of this, because religion is a big part of everything. No one wants to change your religion. I am happy that you know you're a Christian, because I don't really know who I am, yet. I just happen to hate certain people who try to use their religion to do bad things. That's all mate. :)
just post your views on life. you know, life, the universe, god, religion, supernatural, stuff like that. ill put some down later.
Hmm . . . what a large category . . . ok, let's give her a shot.
Religious Affiliation: Christian - Protestant - Christian Missionary Alliance
Political Affiliation: I'm a rather odd combination . . . I'm a Christian conservative with liberal beliefs . . . I support homosexuality, although do not condone it per say. I supported stem cell research and such, I dislike avid Christian fundamentalists with agendas or lack of self-thought, but equally dislike raving athiests with anger management problems . . . I like agnostics . . . I tend to go Democrat, but have been known to lean Republican on certain issues. I support decission-making freedoms, but oppose abortion. I have a relatively odd mix . . .
Supernatural Affiliation: True, but often not in a good way. Most often hoaxed, less often demonic influences (and I'm talking WAY less often, like only in Haiti or somewhere). I do not believe in ghosts or roaming spirits, nor karma (beyond the forum application ;) ) or most applications of Fate.
Life Affiliation: I go by a modified stance of existentialism; I believe that you have control over your own life and your own situations, HOWEVER, things will only turn out one way because you will always make the same decission . . . if you chose "c" on the test, you made a conscious decission of it (whether that conscious decission was to guess or otherwise), so it would have only turned out the way that you decided and none of that "if only I had ______" crap, it never would have happened.
Hmm . . . I don't know what other affiliations to add here . . . oh well, that's probably good for now
I think that religion is fine, so long as it doesn't cause pain to others or affects things negatively.
AeroflotThis one girl said the fire brought her to God.
Now of course, fire *does* bring people to God. On a permanent, somewhat crispy basis. :)
I didn't make it!
i think god is a dick, he lets bad things happen to good people, what kind of all loving being is that. after we die? who knows but i find the prospect of only having one chance very depressing, so i think something happens, i don't think we just shut down
Nice posts so far... Alright, my part:
Politics: Screw them people. I'm not going to pretend I can change so much in the world by application of awful organisational concepts.
Religions (usual warning: may offend religious people) : Dislike them. Most religions were founded by nice people, but turned out to be the other mens' excuse for enslaving others. In fact, religions themselves are the excuse for ripping people of the part of their nature - supernatural one... People need to believe, to have a hope there's something more to this world, even if they can't touch it... Of course, there are some dolts who believe that their 'god' will save the day, if they just follow the rules and all - and this is just voluntary slavery. God, I hate slavery. The fun thing about it, I actually know the god exists. [noparse]:p[/noparse]
Sexuality: Hypersexual. Which probably means I should bang anything that tries to move, the point is, however - I don't do that. More of asexual in the RL.
Supernatural: I've been searching for proofs of tangibilty of magic and alike for the most part of my life, and found it exactly before my nose. Man.
Meaning of life: Pleasure. Happiness. It's just as simple as it is. I have a few sets of goals in my life to accomplish, but, of course, I'm not really going to portray them here.
AeroflotYou know, I actually read books about buddhism and I think it's great. Many people have turned it into a religion, but originally it was all about overcoming materialism and ignorance. Basically, letting loose of attachment. Don't cry when you toys are stolen, because you are still alive and you didn't need the toys to begin with.
:nodding: That's called 'classical buddhism', which isn't a religion really - not based on belief, only proof, patterns and 'philosphical' concepts. In fact, christianity didn't start off as a religion either...
PethegreatI do agree that society is decaying and people are becomming lazier. The other day one my co-workers, who is around 45, was moving a 200 pound pallet of parts by pulling it with his hands. Another guy who is about 30 comes over and tells him to use the $40,000 forklift we have. Thankfully lazyness has not taken over everyone.
I would not call that lazyness for a 200 pounds bag... It is somewhat dangerous for the guy to carry that around if he does not have a back strong enough for it. I admit I'm lazy, but I'm always up for some physical work, I like that kind of things. Nothing better for the mind than to clear the alley of snow. One of the funniest activities you can ever do, you have the cold and the snow. Well, those are the things I prefer.
Draco_2kNice posts so far... Alright, my part:
Politics: Screw them people. I'm not going to pretend I can change so much in the world by application of awful organisational concepts.[/quote]
Bureaucracy is the evil which plagues us all, but none so much as in politics and the military. I want to give an example from a Tom Clancy book.
These commandoes were attacking this underground terrorist bunker in Lebanon. Just previously a missile was lanuched from a submarine to finish off the bunker after the commandoes left the area. Well, the commandoes were taking too long to finish the job and many were still in the huge bunker when the missile was not too far away. The commando leader radioed Washington to tell someone to disarm the warhead because soldiers were still in the way. Well, someone had the call the admiral, and the admiral had to contact the theatre commander, and he had to contact the base commander, and the base commander had to contact the submarine commander. All this take a lot of time. I don't remember exactly what happened at the end, but I think the commandoes just managed to escape the bunker before the warhead went off.
This is fiction, but bureaucracy isn't. :uhm:
[QUOTE=Draco_2k] Meaning of life: Pleasure. Happiness. It's just as simple as it is. I have a few sets of goals in my life to accomplish, but, of course, I'm not really going to portray them here.
What does it matter if we know the meaning of life or not? We're still gonna do the same thing we've always done: live, go through hell, and die.
My views on life? Live it and don't waste so much of it worrying what is after this life(which is probably nothing), and how long you are going to live to. . Don't sweat small things and if you are reading this be happy you don't live in one of those poor places like this! http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/07/08/somalia.radicals.ap/index.html
Don't take for granted what little or lot you have because there are plenty who have much much less.