WHY DID I BECOME TOO OLD TO PLAY IN THE SNOW
I know. Thankfully my kids are only interested in making my body suffer a couple of times a winter.
WHY DID I BECOME TOO OLD TO PLAY IN THE SNOW
I know. Thankfully my kids are only interested in making my body suffer a couple of times a winter.
Walking Dead Prediction - SPOLIER ALERT!
I think Carol picked up Judith and rescued her. Rick and Daryl had a chance to tell Tyrese she killed the 2 sick people and they balked at telling him. That gives them a chance to let her back in the group. Carol had upset Rick by killing 2 sick people and ALSO teaching the kids how to defend themselves and that’s why the kids left Judith unattended, to fight. She will redeem herself by saving Judith. Also, the baby carrier was empty, not tipped over. Judith had been buckled into it, yet the carrier was unbuckled. A walker attacking Judith would not have left the carrier sitting like it was. Also, a person rescuing a baby would know it’s easiest to carry the child in your arms if you need to run than it would be to carry it in the carrier. Also, Melissa McBride is still being credited in the cast.
Now this made me laugh. If you’ve ever thought Wesley Crusher was annoying you’ll likely laugh out loud at one point.
In the time I have been a Christian I have never done anything to “get into heaven” nor have I done anything and feared I would not “get into heaven”.
it’s just a tiny bit more complex than that.
You can stop using that argument.
Have a nice day!
I find that…
I’m gonna take a stand and answer these myself, because I feel strongly about this issue.
1. No, not any that I can take in my hand and transfer into your hand, per se. Do you have any tangible evidence that nuclear reactions happen? Do you have any tangible evidence that the lower layers of the Earth are molten? You can’t have tangible evidence for everything that you believe—even the most die-hard skeptic can tell you that. There’s no one who doubts general relativity solely because they haven’t seen gravitational lensing with their own eyes.
2. No, I wouldn’t right off go and tell everybody “This guy has a pet unicorn!” Nor would I necessarily go to the first person I see and say “This guy does not have a pet unicorn.” But this is a loaded question—I assume it’s an analogy for the existence of God. While there is reason to believe in the non-existence of unicorns, as well as a complete lack of evidence for their existence, there is no such evidence against God (and, depending on your definition, there is evidence for Him). A better analogy would be a friend telling me he had a picture of a giant squid—me knowing that he had just been diving in a submarine. Having not seen the picture yet, I wouldn’t go and say “He has proof of the giant squid!” but nor would I say “The giant squid does not exist and I’m certain that you’re misunderstanding.”
3. You’re assuming, not only that I answered “No” to the first question, but also that tangible evidence and evidence period are the same thing. And here’s where we get to the fundamental misconception of naturalists and atheists everywhere: the question of religion is not a scientific one. By definition, the natural sciences study that which exists within our universe and can be directly, physically, and reliably interacted with. And, by definition, a supernatural being (a god) is not natural. It (or He) would be transcendent. So the question of religion is a philosophical question, and I can present you with philosophical evidence if you wish.
4. Not all Christians believe the Bible is 100% infallible, and I personally don’t believe that Christ said exactly that. I don’t understand how this relates to the rest of the questions, though. If I say “No,” does that mean that I have to reject everything else Christ has said, and everything else Christianity teaches? If I say “No,” does that mean that I have to reject all that I’ve experienced and become an atheist? What kind of victory are you trying to win with this question?
5. Again, I don’t necessarily think that every story in the Bible was necessarily historically accurate. But, considering the circumstances, I’d say He may very well have been justified in doing that, if such an action would prevent an greater suffering from occurring. If the Jews’ slavery would have otherwise been more painful than the mourning of the Egyptians, then yes, it was justified. We can’t know what would have happened otherwise and we can’t judge without the full picture. But, again, I’m not going to say with 100% certainty that the twelve plagues actually happened.
6. Yes. It was also wrong to say that mixing fabrics is an abomination. It was wrong to say that adulterers should be stoned to death, as Jesus made clear in his “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone” speech. And it is further made clear that the old laws are no longer in effect repeatedly throughout the New Testament, culminating in Galatians 5, which gets the message across very succinctly that the only stipulation of the New Covenant is that you love your neighbor as you love yourself, and that everything else is unnecessary.
Now, since we’re asking questions, let me respond with two of my own:
What scientific evidence do you have to support the claim that only claims supported by scientific evidence can be believed (i.e. naturalism)?
And what evidence can you present for the non-existence of God? Not just a lack of evidence—evidence of a lack.
Can you present any tangible evidence that there is a god?
Much like no tangible evidence exists as to where matter came from. Infinite Regress is a tricky concept and a problem for anyone, atheist or theist, to deal with. I love reading theories regarding this concept. I am not a fan of Christians acting as if the existence of God should be obvious to all. In fact, if Free Will exists and faith is necessary then it is actually required that it NOT be obvious.
If someone told you that they have a pet unicorn would you believe them?
Presuming that you do not believe that this person has a pet unicorn, why would you expect someone to believe in that which has no evidence?
I wouldn’t, as explained above.
Was Jesus wrong to have said, “I come not to bring peace, but to bring a sword?”
Here’s a bit more context — (Matt 10:34-39)
34 “Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword. 35 I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36 Your enemies will be right in your own household!”
37 “If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine. 38 If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. 39 If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.”
No, Jesus wasn’t wrong. He was simply indicating that he will be a divisive issue. In that sense he was right. His is explaining that he was more interested in people making a decision about him than in whether or not peace would result from his existence. We have the ability to NOT have it be a divisive issue, but it does happen.
Take the issue of homosexuality. As an issue, it is neither right nor wrong, it just exists. To tie it into the above Bible passage, if a son tells his dad he is gay and the dad rejects him, then that man is not worthy of being his father. The dad is treating his beliefs about homosexuality as more important than his son and their relationship.
Is the Bible wrong to state that women who marry and are not virgins should be stoned to death?
It’s historical background to show how things used to be. I am a Christian, I follow Jesus. If passages of whatever type don’t line up with his teachings then it’s essentially moot. Keep in mind, if the Bible is said to be “useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” then it’s possible many stories and comments of this sort are there to show us how NOT to live anymore. The content of the Old Testament, while not completely useless, was rendered far less important once Jesus came on the scene.
I see the Old Testament as somewhat like The Silmarillion and Tolkien’s other backup material to the Lord Of The Rings. It’s there, not many people pay attention to it but it adds to LOTR as “historical” narrative.
Was your god wrong to slaughter the firstborn children of Egypt in the Bible?
This is the really complicated and wordy one for me. Hopefully this will be posted in a few days.
Yikes, that’s eerily accurate.
The Communal Dining Thief
Did he actually just ask to try my drink? And where are my fries?
The Waitstaff Abuser
Thank you for this terrifying peek into your home life.
The Sad Solo Diner
Man, you didn’t even bring a book? At least pretend to look at something on your phone! I’m getting anxiety for you.
The Ethnic Menu Over-Pronouncer
Do you really think that by calling prosciutto “pra-shoot” that the Italian waiter will go back to the kitchen and regale the chefs with praise-filled stories of the man at table 16? Also, you’re from Wayland, MA.
The Tip Minimizer
Yes, we understand that you could take out the tax, and that you could penalize her because she brought you a lime instead of a lemon for your sparkling water, but maybe just stop being the worst, and give the poor waitress 20% like the rest of us?!?
The Joined-at-the-Hip Couple
So you’re really going to sit on the same side of that booth and feed each other food and make cooing noises the whole time, huh?
“I’d like the salmon, but instead of the corn, can I get the braised cauliflower from the steak dish? And instead of the frisee salad, can I get that appetizer you used to have in the ’90s, but with a different type of aioli? And instead of the salmon, can I get thrown through the plate glass window in the front of restaurant?”
The Defiant Phone Caller
“No, don’t worry about it, I’m not busy. I’m just sitting at dinner with three other people in a restaurant, so obviously I feel like this is the right time to talk openly and loudly about why divorcing Doug was the best thing I’ve ever done for my sex life. Hold on, I’m getting another call.”
The Gluten-Free Evangelist
Stop giving us murder eyes when we go for the bread basket. No one cares what it’s done for your “energy”.
The Couple with a Baby in a Place Where There Shouldn’t Be One
We salute the fact that you’re not letting a baby get in the way of you living your life, but maybe don’t bring little Brayden to the extremely crowded restaurant opening party, yeah?!? We do like his ironic Ramones tee, though.
The Group Dinner Freeloader
Thank you for ordering a martini when everyone else got beer, and that extra soup that no one else got, and then realizing you were late for something vague, and hoped it was “chill” if you just left $20. #YouMustBeDestroyed
The Perpetual Instagrammer
We get that it’s hard to enjoy food if a) no one knows you’re eating it, and b) it’s not filtered through X-Pro II (or, ugh, Kelvin), but — wait, no, we don’t at all.
The Waitress Pick-Up Artist
Did you just draw a pen15 next to your cell number on the check? Does that really work? Also: do you realize you only tipped 15%?
The Noise-Averse Old People
You do know you came to this restaurant of your own accord, right? And aren’t you supposed to actually hear less as you get older?
The 18-Way Check Splitters
“We’ll do $39 each apiece these 10 cards, the debit cards are all $20 and we wrote down the pin numbers in alphabetical order, then the remainder is in Canadian dollars, and the steak knife is for you to murder us all when this finally causes you to snap.”
The Business Traveler Who’s Clearly with an Escort
“Excuse me, sir? Would the lady — who you’re clearly paying $2K a night to laugh at your jokes and sort of have her boobs kind of fall out of that very short glittery dress, and then maybe dry hump you on a pillowtop hotel room bed as a Two and a Half Men rerun flickers quietly in the background — prefer sparkling or still?”
The “Party” Table
The Crazily Underdressed
Just because you were credited on the second season of Laguna Beach as “Jason’s ex-teammate” doesn’t mean it’s cool to wear a tank top to Minetta Tavern.
The Crazily Overdressed
Why yes, it is kind of a money move to wear that tuxedo to the taqueria, as long as you don’t mind people calling you Pennybags and repeatedly asking why you replaced the Iron token with a Cat.
The “Friends” of the Owner
Please tell the server again about how you and “Mario” used to both go to Equinox. I’m sure she’ll comp your apps.
The Eavesdropping Couple
They clearly have nothing left to say to each other. They’ve been silent for 38 minutes! Curse this European seating.
The Extremely Temperature-Sensitive Girl
“Why is it SO [FREEZING, HOT, UNCOMFORTABLY TEMPERATE] in this restaurant?!?”, she asks, EVERY SINGLE TIME.
The Unsolicited Recommender
I have a deadly shellfish allergy; please stop waving your crab in my face to “tempt” me.
The Guy Who Chokes on His Food and Forces You to Save His Life
Damn your refusal to take smaller bites and our refusal to not be selfless heroes in the face of grave danger.
The Cigarette Break Girl/Guy
It’s cool, you just head outside while I wait in here by myself for the next 20 minutes. I’ve always kind of wanted to see what life was like as Sad Solo Diner.
The Guilt-Tripping Vegan
Is the exact moment I bite into my steak tartare really the time to bring up that expose you just watched on what really happens behind the scenes at slaughterhouses? Doesn’t matter — I’m going to enjoy it even more out of spite.
The Expense Account Flaunter
Did you need to order three entrees, two seafood towers, AND the suckling pig dinner for four? You’re just eating by yourself at the bar!
Did the words “well done, and please bring ketchup” really just come out of your mouth? That’s a $60 rib eye! The waiter looked like he wanted to cry.
The Guy Who Always Gets a Burger
Dude, we’re at a Thai place. How is this still happening?!?
The “Industry” Insider
You were a bar back at a Ruby Tuesday’s one Summer in college. Stop telling everyone what it’s like in “the restaurant business”.
The Clandestine Farter
You think you got away with it. But your eyes and that ever-so-slight shift in your seat reveal everything.
The Painfully Awkward Blind Date
You could not be making everyone else more uncomfortable.
The Rejected Marriage Proposal
Okay, YOU could not be making everyone else more uncomfortable.
The Food Waster
There’s, like, three quarters of a rack of lamb on your plate. You seriously aren’t taking that home? Um… can I have it?
The Crowded Restaurant Lingerers
There’s a 2.5-hour wait for a table right now. How long does it take to order an espresso?! Oh God — they just ordered SECOND dessert…
The Sporting Event Checker
Would rather refresh ESPN.com incessantly to get the latest on a baseball game in May than attempt an adult conversation. But now that you’ve done it, what was that Marlins score anyway?
What do you keep in that coat of yours, gold bullion? Rolexes? BUBBLE TAPE?!??
The Table Jockeyer
Sometimes he’s dating the temperature-sensitive girl who can’t be seated near a vent. Sometimes he’s just a dick.
The Habitual Wine Returner
The wine hasn’t even turned. He just likes looking important. Subscribes to Wine Spectator but has never read it.
Nonstop Selfie Girl
Oh I get it, she ordered duck AND she’s making a duckface. #Forkstab
The Desperate-to-Be-Noticed Minor Athlete
Did that major league lacrosse player just slip the owner a signed 8x10?
The Fake Birthday-Havers
Is it really worth compromising your integrity for a one-scoop sundae with a sad birthday candle?
Please just go to the bathroom? And take the clandestine farter with you.
Because he really is the f**king worst.
The Album Leaf - Wet The Day
Awesome instrumental track…
Secret + Whisper - Silver Mountain
One of those songs for which 10 is not loud enough… the second half could go on for 15 minutes and I’d listen to every second.