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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8145 on: March 06, 2016, 11:03:53 PM »
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« Reply #8146 on: March 07, 2016, 02:44:54 PM »
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« Reply #8148 on: March 07, 2016, 10:37:34 PM »
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« Reply #8150 on: March 08, 2016, 10:32:05 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8154 on: March 12, 2016, 04:02:51 PM »
Punch smiles!
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« Reply #8155 on: March 12, 2016, 06:19:16 PM »


1) The big bang idea allows for variation in several areas, and where the 'stuff' came from is one of those areas. Scientific theories are not dogma, nor are they revealed religious teaching: they are not an all-or-nothing thing. They change, morph, embiggen, die... or all of those and more. They usually have stronger elements and weaker ones, simpler and more complicated ones, more and less controvesial ones. You don't have to believe that 'nothing created itself,' though for my part I don't find that especially more or less convincing than the other ideas put forward by people of all religious/philosophical stripes.

2) You don't have to believe in 'deep time' to be an atheist. Perception of time and how it is measured, how much there has been, etc., usually has a lot of overlap in these discussions, but history/time and belief in god are separate things. However, much evidence seems to indicate that things have been around for much longer than thousands of years. If you disagree with this then you are going to be expected to explain why. If you say it's because that's what your Bible says, then I'll leave you to go to your Bible study. But if you make the claim in an American court, then you will be required to prove it to certain standards; if in a scientific lab, to certain standards; and so on.

3) Basically what I said for the first two... good idea put out there for testing, now people gotta test it. Have at it. Don't be surprised though when philosophical or religious arguments against it are treated as... philosophical or religious and not scientific arguments against it. ;) 

4) What is it with people complaining about goo? Do you all find the dirt+spit that Jesus used to heal blindness, or the dust+breath of Genesis so much loftier? And you did come from dirt, not just in the Genesis sense, but in a very concrete and present-day one. It's not like there was a collection of hundreds of trillions of atoms that were had "reserved for Raylight" or "property of Asteriktos" marked on them, and set apart until we were to be created, at which point God somehow funneled them into our parents and we started to grow. The stuffs making up our bodies now could have been, at some point in the past, everything from rhinoceros poop to a brontosaurus tailbone to a lobster a local restaurant overcooked in 1939. Given the amount of organisms that have lived, chances are a rather sizable portion of you has been animal dung at some point. You are in fact goo, in case you never knew.

5) Reason is circular. There's no way to escape that epistemological problem, for anyone of any religious or philosophical persuasion. (Which is not to say that there are not attempts to do so, but the attempts just have their own set of problems, and ignore their own set of assumptions)  I assume this point is meant to be speaking of trusting reasoning well beyond what is justified, though. Of course this is agreeable for the most part. I don't know many people who try to argue that reason trumps everything, always, and in all things, though.

6) A scientific theory is not a dogma, nor is it a baseless guess--it's somewhere in between. It starts its life as an idea around the center between dogma and guess: a good idea that fits well with the evidence, has evidence and support from multiple angles or fields, and can leave itself open to being disproven or at least questioned. As time passes the theory moves in one direction or another on the continuum: it is either 1) disproven and discarded, with some perhaps salvaging for useful scrap, or 2) tested, debated, modified and refined, thereby improving the confidence that it is correct. It never gets to guess, because it is forgotten or trashed before it gets there, and I think it impossible for anything in the scientific realm to reach the level of dogma. Science history is filled with examples of everyone saying X, until someone came along and demonstrated Y. Sometimes the former had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the light of the truth about X and Y... but it happens eventually.

7) Science if not a religion. It changes all the time. Read any decent book on the history of science, or on the philosophy of science. If you don't believe me or them, then believe the people who in one breath bemoan how dogmatic and prideful science is, and then in the next point and laugh because 'science is changing its mind again.' Such people might not understand science, but they do seem to at least discern that sometimes people are more sure of things, and sometimes people change their minds (though they don't seem to have taken the next step to see how that all works together). These misunderstandings, I would again say, come primarily from trying to force a dogmatic/revealed religion or half-baked philosophical mindset onto the scientific method, the people in it, and the conclusions published.

Btw, they should have combined faith with reasoning or scientism, so that there were 6 (rather than 7) "Thou shalt believes." So sloppy of them to let the dastardly atheists get a foothold for the use of 7 as a number of special significance.

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1) Mighta been. There are variations of this, and some of them don't even involve Mr. Spock.

2) "In my Father's universe are many universes: if it were not so, I would have told you."

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8156 on: March 13, 2016, 12:53:36 PM »
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« Reply #8157 on: March 13, 2016, 05:27:01 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8159 on: March 16, 2016, 07:47:27 PM »
'Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against stupid. That might actually make a difference.'~Harry Dresden

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« Reply #8160 on: March 16, 2016, 07:54:06 PM »


The same in Islam. Where many Muslims fast in Ramadan from eating and drinking, but still curse, get angry, and fight. Blessed Ramadan Blessed Lent ;)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8161 on: March 16, 2016, 08:54:26 PM »


Reminds me of a priest saying it would be better to fall for a piece of fried chicken and stop looking at women than having a "canonical power shake" and getting torticollis by staring at butts on the street. "Canonical [insert food]" became an inside joke of the community.
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8162 on: March 19, 2016, 05:52:47 PM »
Bulgarian caricature for this Sunday ;) Translation:

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8163 on: March 20, 2016, 08:51:35 AM »
Sunday of Orthodox, st. Elias church, Kafr Bhoum, Syria
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« Reply #8164 on: March 20, 2016, 09:39:39 AM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8165 on: March 20, 2016, 09:47:44 AM »
Sunday of Orthodox, st. Elias church, Kafr Bhoum, Syria


Most striking.
Thank you for this has given me courage, prayer and meditation for the day, our Day of Orthodoxy.
Lord, show mercy and compassion to all those in this picture, in this country.
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« Reply #8166 on: March 22, 2016, 06:11:15 AM »
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« Reply #8167 on: March 22, 2016, 09:27:26 AM »
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That is certainly the truth.
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« Reply #8168 on: March 23, 2016, 06:39:03 AM »
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« Reply #8169 on: March 23, 2016, 11:58:20 AM »
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« Reply #8172 on: March 23, 2016, 03:25:11 PM »
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« Reply #8173 on: March 23, 2016, 11:45:17 PM »
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8174 on: March 24, 2016, 12:11:00 PM »
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I would just improve 2 things:
1. the line should be higher for Sunday of Orthodoxy
2. the line should be much higher on "Christ is risen" than on Forgivness Sunday ;)
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« Reply #8175 on: March 24, 2016, 12:14:45 PM »
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Eric Ruthford, whoever he is.
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« Reply #8176 on: March 24, 2016, 02:42:42 PM »
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« Reply #8177 on: March 24, 2016, 02:50:17 PM »


What is the painting trying to say?

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What is the painting trying to say?

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What is the painting trying to say?

Decide for yourself, use your brains.

Is it something common for Polish people to be rude? Anyway, I guess the painting is trying to show two types of life, one that is materialistic and another that is modest and spiritual.
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What is the painting trying to say?

Decide for yourself, use your brains.

Is it something common for Polish people to be rude? Anyway, I guess the painting is trying to show two types of life, one that is materialistic and another that is modest and spiritual.

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What is the painting trying to say?

Decide for yourself, use your brains.

Is it something common for Polish people to be rude? Anyway, I guess the painting is trying to show two types of life, one that is materialistic and another that is modest and spiritual.

Good. Now try to think of the answer to your original question.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8182 on: March 24, 2016, 03:30:24 PM »
I guess human life is no sacred anymore.
Can you clarify in what religion it was sacred?

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« Reply #8183 on: March 24, 2016, 03:36:18 PM »
I guess human life is no sacred anymore.
Can you clarify in what religion it was sacred?

Ummm, Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism to name few.

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« Reply #8184 on: March 24, 2016, 03:44:13 PM »
I guess human life is no sacred anymore.
Can you clarify in what religion it was sacred?

Ummm, Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism to name few.
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I guess human life is no sacred anymore.
Can you clarify in what religion it was sacred?

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I guess human life is no sacred anymore.
Can you clarify in what religion it was sacred?

Ummm, Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism to name few.
Sorry, God is sacred in Christianity. In Buddhism human life is merely an illusion. It could be true of modern Judaism, but in the time of Maccabees it was not the case as well.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #8187 on: March 24, 2016, 04:42:59 PM »

I'm just wondering: where is the father of these 4 children, and, so, the husband of their mother?
It's like promotion of not-complete family ::)

Is it something common for Polish people to be rude?
I hope not. Don't judge by one sentence (or even a few) stated by one person.
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« Reply #8188 on: March 24, 2016, 04:56:14 PM »


What is the painting trying to say?

It seems to me to contrast materialism on one side and spirituality on the other
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« Reply #8189 on: March 24, 2016, 04:57:18 PM »

I'm just wondering: where is the father of these 4 children, and, so, the husband of their mother?
It's like promotion of not-complete family ::)

What? One can sit all day making observations & speculations about "where's dad" and all would be for naught. The children look happy, as does the mama, who is more womanly than the skank standing behind her.
I do like the 'people' in the car that loves itself. And the Pepsi sign, indicating there is hope in that secular world.
Even the tower that disappears into Heaven seems higher than the church's, but it is not.
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