North Korea has supposedly tested a nuclear weapon. The world warned them not to do so. Even their communist brother, China, spoke out against a nuclear test. However, on Monday October 9th, 2006 North Korea claimed to have successfully test a nuclear device. Now, sources are saying North Korea has not yet reached their nuclear goal and that are not capable of launching a nuclear assault upon the world. However, they have completed the first step in a series of many at becoming a nuclear power. A logical step that they most likely will take in the future is to find a way to equip long range missiles with nuclear devices. At this stage, their nondog medium range missiles could be fitted with a nuclear device and be able to hit most of Japan and South Korea is in much more danger than that. Our world could be heading towards World War III, especially if North Korea assists Iran in their path to become a nuclear power.
Superman is Immoral.
At least, that's what they said. They say a lot of things... those drooling, duped fools who sit in the center of the classroom. They come in every day, and sit together, and gossip about church, and trade experiences from their missions. Today, they talked about how immoral Superman is and how they will never watch that movie again, because that is not something the prophet would be happy seeing.
I listen to this three days a week for at least 10 minutes each time. I listen to how blessed they are, how much they love God, what the prophet said, how they love their religion, how true their church is among other things. I listen, and I listen and I listen. I sit about as far away from them as I can get.. but I can still hear them. there are five of them, their voices raise in pitch as they get more and more excited...
I am quite well read, and have studied and researched many subjects. It is quite rare that I enter into a conversation or debate without bringing long and detailed arguments and opinions into play.
It is therefore inevitable that I am asked how I know what I know. In many cases, arguments have been posed against me based on the fact that my information has come from other sources, which then amounts to hearsay.
In the area of religion, for instance. I might argue that the Christian believes in the words of people who wrote them centuries ago. I say that this is hearsay and such material is invalid. The opposition argues that all the information that I hold to be valid was also penned by men. The fact that I have never personally gone to the center of our milky way galaxy and observed the massive black hole invalidates the proposition that a massive black hold resides there.
I saw it floating around myspace so I had to reply to it. If you read it you'll see why very quickly, and in this I didn't even talk about the fact you don't have to be christian to be american....
read it here ---> http://www.wealth4freedom.com/truth/1/CRB.htm
I just received a copy of The Necessity of Atheism by Percy Shelley. Can't wait to get to it. You can't beat the freethinkers of the old days, they knew how to write.
Also haven't started yet on The Impossibility of God. (Different authors.)
I'll write some reviews when I've finished more of these two works.
Just for fun. Feel free to respond with your own...
They say: You're just angry at god.
They mean: I'm angry at you for not believing in God.
They say: I'll pray for you.
They mean: Screw you and I'm going to talk to myself to convince myself that god exists.
They say: What if I'm right? What have you got to lose?
They mean: I've already lost, please join me to reinforce my delusions.
They say: You're gonna burn in hell.
They mean: I'm so scared of Yahweh that I believe out of fear.
They say: I could never live without God.
They mean: I'm so used to being deluded I couldn't imagine ever being honest with myself.
1 John 4: 7
"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love."
God IS Love. God is also perfect and so his Love is perfect.
1 Corinthians 13: 11-12
"When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known."
Let me relate to you a dialogue I once overheard.
Picture two children. One of them -- "Ray" I think his name was -- was visibly distressed by the revelation that his brother Brian no longer believed in Father Christmas.
- But you must believe! How can you not believe?
- Ray, don't you see it? There is no Father Christmas. It's just a fantasy!
- Well, if there's no Father Christmas, who gave you that shiny new Game Kit last Christmas?
- It says "Made in Taiwan" on the Kit. I don't think it came from the North Pole. You know, I snuck a peek into papa's wallet, and there was a receipt for a Game Kit. It's our parents who are giving us those presents.
- Well maybe Father Christmas put the receipt there! He's testing our faith!
Is there such a thing? or something that might as well be called it?
Basically I want to have the knowledge of Freethinking and be able to show someone a piece of paper saying I do.
I think this would include some of the following areas:
- Philosophy: Basics, Logic, other courses my school probably doesn't have
- Theology: Basic Ideas, Main Religions, History
- Biology and other sciences that would be used to back up claims
I pretty much want to become a power house in argument and wealth of information on the subject(s), although I would still need the degree that brings home the bacon.
Well in arguments over this topic people seem to ignore certain points a bring up. I would think the same would happen to other people also, but I kind of want to stick to my own experiences here.
Now I would think if I make a weak point it could easy be knocked down, so they probably would do that just to get it out of the way. Then if I make a strong point wouldn't that point be something to address as well? I have little to no formal education on these matters. So I'm pretty sure I'm not make rock solid arguments here, however the fact still remains. The fact being points are being over looked or ignored.