"It's worse than that, actually. Hope may be realistic or unrealistic. Religious faith has no basis in reality, and as such is nothing more than FALSE HOPE, with no chance of realization.Religious faith is a LIE ... plain and simple."
"Glen is correct in his analogy to comic book characters. I've said this before on here. God needs Satan in the same way Dudley Do-Right needs Snidely Whiplash, Batman needs the Joker, and Bugs Bunny needs Elmer Fudd. You can't be a story…"
"The fear of hell was the final thing that kept me theist. Then I found out how Christianity was an evolution of ancient astrology and conglomeration of pagan traditions. Even as a devout believer, I couldn't understand why the heck God let…"
"This is like arguing about the motives of comic book characters of the characters in some psychotic person's delusion. The author can twist and turn away from rational explanations. Does anyone require proof that a delusion is a delusion? Does…"
"Good question. The church teaches that "Satan" wants you to do bad and be away from "God". So if you're bad all your life, wouldn't you be rewarded by Satan in Hell for doing what he wanted? I was always told sin makes…"
"Over in Edwardsville, eh? ;) That's OK, I grew up in Granite City. Family is still on the East Side, so I move between the pond pretty easily and still go to some GCHS games. Hope you have a great weekend!"
"Leonard ... Depression is a bitch. You've gotta fight that shit first and fast. Are you on medication for it? If not, get on some.
Second, work on your health. Do whatever exercise you can do. One of the…"
"Your views are shared by hundred of thousands of people ... likely millions ... that are willing to admit it. I would argue (and others as well) that billions actually know the truth and are afraid to come clean.
Sorry to hear about your wife…"
Over in Edwardsville, eh? ;) That's OK, I grew up in Granite City. Family is still on the East Side, so I move between the pond pretty easily and still go to some GCHS games. Hope you have a great weekend!