"Try this for begging the question: "Why are we here? What is our purpose? Science can't answer this question." This argument in all its different forms, assumes that humans have a purpose--a "fact" not established."
"You are misapplying Occam's razor by including the supernatural. Even if OT prophecies were "fulfilled" in the NT, a much more plausible--and elegant--explanation is simply that the writers of the NT were familiar with the OT,…"
"I doubt that there is a happy medium. You never know when a believer will flip out over an innocuous comment. I taught college English for 27 years, 20 years of that at an historically black college in the deep South, where the vast majority of…"
"As a college English professor, I can tell you with confidence that a great many people read Swift's "Proposal" absolutely straight with no grasp of the obvious satire, probably because they are unaware of the intellectual and…"
"Fox viewers may not understand how crazy born again evangelicals can be. If Fox were to criticize evangelicals it might upset other Christians in their audience. Religion is still a third rail in the mainstream media.
"The way to learn English is to read, read, read. No shortcuts. English is too complex for simple rules because it incorporates so many other languages. Take some comfort in the fact that about 80% of the words in modern English come from Old English…"
""Religion now comes to us in this smiley-face ingratiating way, because it had to give so much ground and because we know so much more. But you've no right to forget the way it behaved when it was strong, and when it really did believe…"
The fact that you have to wait once it fails definitely points to an overheating problem. If I were you I would (carefully) try to work out which parts are very hot immediately after it fails. My guess would be that you will find it to be the processor but it could also be ram chips or something else. Then you will have to find out if it is cooled properly - it may be as simple as reseating the processor.
Yes, it does, but not as many as I encountered in Natchitoches. My family attended the First Assembly of God there, pastored by David Allen. Things were bad enough there that at one point, back in the late 80s, the big joke around town was 'don't drink the koolaid'.
Actually, I should say that WV likely has as many fundies as LA, however, the fundies seem much more crispy fried in LA.
Natchitoches is a lovely town, but also very colorful. My twin sister lives in Pineville, but she remains in close contact with some of her Natchitoches friends. She doesn't, however, remain in close contact with me. I'm the family pariah.
Welcome to this friendly site with freethinkers who recognise that fictional gods and cunning religions continue to deceive and control vulnerable people including defenceless children. How tragic and inexcusable it is too that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and longer.