@five2one not just that. I’ve dealt with poverty. No friends… or very few. Sexual Abuse. Physical abuse. Even things that should have been good… or at least better, ended up being very bad. College education is normally seen as a good thing. Didn’t help me at all to get a job. I still have few friends, as i freak people out. If it weren’t for…[Read more]
@five2one while wealth would be most welcome… even that really no longer suffices in and of itself. I am trying not to be in pain, as i twisted my ankle, both spraining and straining it badly… the problems have bern ongoing for a month. My dad thinks i might have to keep it wrapped up the rest of my life. It’s a problematic needing to wonder…[Read more]
If you’re willing to expose yourself to ridicule and strange looks, law enforcement (i.e. prison), and/or persecution, you can declare a secret. But some things that are that secret are dangerous. By exposing them to the light, someone might not want said secrets to come out, you risk assassination, job loss, and infamy. The purpose of secrets…[Read more]
define good. A person can have a good life that would be boring to others. Another person can have an exciting life that others may not want because of the danger involved. A third person may have a life that might be seen to be good from the outside, but the reality is hell. Everything depends on one’s point of view.
@five2one Really? What proof? You’re wearing the emperor’s new clothes! You’ve deluded yourself into having something (salvation, peace, an afterlife) that none else can see, experience, or check the veracity of who doesn’t have your frame of mind, and you don’t see the problems with that? And because you’ve bought this idea “hook, line, and…[Read more]
@five2one so you would buy a product without any reviews, without any proof of its existence? You’d go to a store and pay good money for the “Emperor’s new clothes?” That’s what the service/ product of heaven and the deity of God is to me. Why is god so different? You’re (supposedly) purchasing heaven by belief in/ obedience to him. Yeah, it’s…[Read more]
@five2one once again how does the scientific method operate? there is a hypothesis, which is falsifiable, testable, with double blind groups. The data is examined. If the types of truths you propose are factual, they always would fall into such categories. That they don’t means they are firmly in the category of opinion
@five2one Perhaps it’s because I have seen through the smoke and mirrors that without scientific proof it’s meaningless to believe, and worse yet, a waste of time – the most precious commodity in the world.
The concept of “Truth” is an interesting concept. A God so interested in Truth wouldn’t hide Himself beyond the veil of this existence. The fact that if such a god exists and can’t (or won’t) do things that are observable, repeatable, and falsifiable. If for instance, everyone who professed belief in god were to suddenly gain immense wealth, all…[Read more]
@Lucifer Rising That’s what my parents watched… so I did too! I never watched movies on my own, and when I did/do, they’re never romances. Adventure. Mystery. Cartoons. Comics (both Marvel and DC). I don’t watch movies nor pay attention to them most of the time for romantic subtext.
@five2one looking at the Bible’s description of love… patient. But a type of patience that ends at the moment of death? Isn’t that fucked up? Kind – no matter how you slice it, this world is a cruel and painful place. There is no kindness in existence. Envy and jealousy are two sides of the same coin. Yet God is said to be extremely jealous.…[Read more]