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Debate & Discuss / Am I Trying to Free God from Human Understanding or Trying to Kick God Out?
« on: February 18, 2014, 12:37:26 pm »Message ID: 852216
Of course, I think I'm trying to 'keep humans from locking God in a cage.' People (including the writer of the Epistles) think that God must exist; I think instead that He can choose to exist or not to exist as it suits Him.

But am I kicking God out of the cage? The way I see it, humanity is locked in a 'cage' (laws of Newtonian Physics-etc.) & God is free to take-on those laws or to break them or to travel totally outside their influence; but is this 'cage' His paradise? Is it a "burden" to live without such self-governing laws as gravity, friction, attraction etc.?

Might I be asking God a similar question as the one Satan asked Eve: Is it true that You can do NOTHING against the words of this book?

The truth is, God CAN defy the Bible (just like any one of us CAN defy the local law & go & steal something or mangle property or covet our neighbors' wives etc.), but God CHOOSES not to (just like we CHOOSE not to break the law ... though the reason WE so-choose is usually 'to evade punishment')

Off-Topic / Are You Trying to Pull In a Full-Time Income Online?
« on: February 18, 2014, 11:16:04 am »Message ID: 852173
I'm not!

I mean yes, I CAN spend hours-&-hours a day on FusionCash (in the forum, doing surveys & tasks, etc.); and maybe that'll get me a little bit of money every few months-or-so, but NO WAY would I make a full-time income here!

Off-Topic / "Anti-Depresants May Cause Thoughts of Suicide ..." You Mean Depression WON'T?
« on: February 17, 2014, 11:57:13 am »Message ID: 851883
That's one item on the long list of side-effects for the over-the-counter drugs sold on TV.

It always gets me how most of these drugs have side-effect lists LONGER THAN THEIR MAIN DESCRIPTIONS.

People! >:( That's what we have DOCTORS for (or at least that was what they were for, before it became en vogue for doctors to be nothing-but-pill-pushers; but EVEN THEN, THEY are supposed to be the ones who know what-all a drug will do to you!)

Debate & Discuss / Do You Really WANT a Longer Life if It Means You Have to Be a Vegetarian?
« on: February 17, 2014, 11:40:00 am »Message ID: 851876
Care2 explains how being a meat-eater actually changes your digestion---making you age faster & increasing your risk of heart-attack.

But isn't there something missing in your life if you can't triumphantly dine on roast-beast?

(And if you can't/don't/wouldn't-if-you-could,
 don't you wish you could/did/didn't-really-care-so-much?)

Debate & Discuss / What Should Oklahoma Do about its Crowded Prisons?
« on: February 17, 2014, 11:29:06 am »Message ID: 851869
Oklahoman prisons are over-crowded. Expanding with more privately-owned prisons is apparently a bad idea, but what else can be done about it (that doesn't involve the government's common practice of 'making money appear out of nowhere')?

Debate & Discuss / Minesweeper: How Do We Know Which Square to Start On?
« on: February 17, 2014, 11:10:40 am »Message ID: 851853
You know the game (comes on many PCs standard): a grid of grey squares, clicking on one either reveals a blank space, a number, or a bomb you just died stepping on. The numbers indicate how-many of the squares directly-surrounding have bombs beneath them.

Is the usual practice just to click on a corner or two and hope you're lucky?

Off-Topic / What if Life WOULDN'T Go On Without You?
« on: February 17, 2014, 10:59:33 am »Message ID: 851843
What if everyone in the world would just immediately stop suffering through life if all you had to do was end yours?

I don't really desire to know; but how can we find out without experimenting :angel12: ?

I mean, yeah;  we can look at the 'evidence' of bazillions of people who've killed themselves bajillions of ways, but what if we try it some way no one has ever thought of?

Off-Topic / What's Something Good to Eat to Keep Bugs Away?
« on: February 17, 2014, 10:50:09 am »Message ID: 851834
Is there a good (or at least passable) food that makes your blood unattractive to bugs?

Debate & Discuss / Why Obamacare Sucks
« on: February 13, 2014, 07:55:03 pm »Message ID: 850769
Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act, ACA) reveals something about ALL health-insurance ... it needs many 'young invincibles' to sign up (paying high costs for OTHER PEOPLE, themselves not needing health-care)

Kaiser Family Foundation says 40% of enrollment needs to be YI's in order to balance-out the old, sick 60%, the Daily Oklahoman reports.

:bunny: :bunny: :bunny: thinking about it  :bunny: :bunny: :bunny: :bunny: :bunny: :bunny: :bunny: :bunny: :bunny: :bunny: :bunny: :bunny: :bunny: :bunny: :bunny: :bunny:
I think the thing for the ACA-workers to do is just BE the best deal ... maybe 'taking licensure-fees out of doctors who allow patients on other plans to be seen' or 'paying the doctors more than other plans'---just generally BEING the best, and letting 'time' decide if they're good.

Debate & Discuss / Did Obama Mention the Tar-Sands to O`Reilly? @StephenAtHome @BarackObama
« on: February 13, 2014, 07:38:23 pm »Message ID: 850765
COMEDY CENTRAL's The Colbert Report featured scenes from FOX NEWS' Bill O`Reilly interview with President Barack Obama, in which O`Reilly mentioned the government-report on the proposed Keystone XL-pipeline's possible environment-effects, asked Obama what his approval-decision was going to be and then TOLD him what 'it had better' be ::)

They say the report says that yes, the pipeline will have a bad effect on the environment; but so will the trains/boats/trucks the company'll use to transport that oil anyway.

But they seem mum on the 'tar sand'-effect: that the sand-oil will have a 17% harsher effect on the atmosphere than traditional crude-oil.

Looking at that aspect of it: It seems to me that--since people are gonna mine the oil anyway--Obama's decision is more 'Do we want America to share the blame for the extra damage, or do we want to keep America blameless?'

What do you think?

Debate & Discuss / Doesn't This Mean that the Wise Man's Gift of Frankincense thus NEGATES Christ's
« on: February 13, 2014, 03:44:42 pm »Message ID: 850694
God tells Moses to say:
he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon: for it is a sin offering.
My point in mentioning this is not to prove that Jesus wasn't God  :bunny: but rather to 'prove' that the reason He is God is 'because You say so!'

Glory to God, Amen.

Debate & Discuss / Something My Bible-Topics Tell Me About You ... You Only Care about YOUR Kingdom
« on: February 12, 2014, 06:52:22 am »Message ID: 850119
Don't get me wrong! I know 'we are inheritors of the Kingdom of God, so we use the kingdom for His glory' etc., but ... when I make a statement with a link posted to the Scripture that supports that statement, you respond (mostly out of your foundational Scripture) as if I'm making that statement based entirely on my thinking!

You don't look at me as 'a brother-in-Christ trying to justify old covenants to the new one,' but more-often as 'a heretical, infiltrating unbeliever.'

And  :-[ I go right along with it, acting like I'm still trying to find a way through your cast-iron fence to run your religion through with the blades of moth & rot :angel12:

Off-Topic / What were 'Bottles' Made of in Jesus' Day?
« on: February 12, 2014, 06:28:47 am »Message ID: 850116
I wondered that when reading the King James Version of Luke 5:37:
37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish.
... but then I looked at the parallel versions quoting 'bottles' as "wineskins," and that's a little clearer  ;)

Off-Topic / My True Disability - a Blessing and a Curse - I Must Believe in Miracles
« on: February 12, 2014, 06:05:58 am »Message ID: 850113
I was thinking this morning about 'why I'll never get a driver's license (even though I live in a city designed in Urban Sprawl---rather than having "all the places you need to go" within a block-or-three, it's designed so that "office" & "home" & "dining" & "art" & "music" are each practically within a separate "district"; so that one HAS to have a car to efficiently GET TO everything one does).'

It's because (putting it so it sounds like I'm 'blessed') I'm not confined to reality ... which is not the way drivers want other drivers to be.

Yes, miracles ARE reality; but you have to believe them BEFORE they happen in order to see them, and 'reality' doesn't work that way  :bad: In reality, it's "seeing THEN believing"---blocking miracles, because miracles are 'seen as' impossible before they happen!

Oh, I 'understand' reality & -how things usually work; but my mind can't be trusted to stick to 'usual.'

And it shows up in other ways too. Like ... I won't think it strange to launch into a make-out session with a random-girl (if it seems like we both want one), anytime-or-anyplace  :silly: ---oh, I KNOW that one shouldn't expect such activity---not even WITH YOUR WIFE (in public); but miracles don't run on 'expectation'

And 'operating in society (especially -with heavy equipment)' DOES rely on expectation

Debate & Discuss / What Part of Christ's Sacrifice Is 'an Offering Made by Fire'
« on: February 12, 2014, 05:29:50 am »Message ID: 850099
This question struck me as I read Leviticus 1:

... 9 But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord.... 13 But he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water: and the priest shall bring it all, and burn it upon the altar: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord.... 17 And he shall cleave it with the wings thereof, but shall not divide it asunder: and the priest shall burn it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire: it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord.

Burnt sacrifices are also described--I'm sure--throughout the rest of the book of Leviticus and onward, but I noticed it here.

& I know that Christ's sacrifice takes the place of all this sacrificing, but I'm just wondering---we got The Blood, but where's The Fire  ???

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