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Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th September 2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,798
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Posted By Thor 2
Tell me Emre, have you ever thought of visiting a...

Tell me Emre, have you ever thought of visiting a place in French Polynesia near the island of Fakamaru?

The place is directly opposite Mecca on the globe so you can pray (salaat) in any direction...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd September 2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By Thor 2
Yes I agree and cannot see the sense of it. ...

Yes I agree and cannot see the sense of it.

I would like someone to explain the logic behind it.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 21st September 2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 156,838
Posted By Thor 2
Seeing theists of different colour, point out the...

Seeing theists of different colour, point out the inadequacies of each others faith, is always a heart warming experience. :)
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 20th September 2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 156,838
Posted By Thor 2
In the same way that abstinence is a sex...

In the same way that abstinence is a sex position. :)



That is what we are patiently waiting to hear from you Emre ...... reason and evidence.

All we get is quotes from your holy book, with...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 19th September 2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 156,838
Posted By Thor 2
:thumbsup: This is why there are 40,000 or...

:thumbsup:

This is why there are 40,000 or more different versions of Christianity alone. Different groups just can't agree on what **** their god is on about, and raises to the top. I will go...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 17th September 2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 156,838
Posted By Thor 2
I thought there was no authority, that was...

I thought there was no authority, that was accepted as being representative of true Islam in a wide ranging way. Unlike the Catholic Church, having the one wearing the "shoes of the fisherman" (for...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 9th September 2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,197
Views: 19,317
Posted By Thor 2
Truly spoken. Mind you the British monarchy...

Truly spoken.

Mind you the British monarchy does effect the countries economy, by being a drain on resources.

We had the extraordinary situation, where the Queens representative in Australia...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 5th September 2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,250
Posted By Thor 2
Yes well, the topic of this thread is about...

Yes well, the topic of this thread is about homophobia directed at male homosexuality, and the part religion has to play in this.

Although there is considerable evidence, that many of the devout...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 4th September 2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,250
Posted By Thor 2
Yea right. :rolleyes: Homophobia cantered on...

Yea right. :rolleyes:

Homophobia cantered on male homosexuals is a myth.




Distortion and exaggeration. A great way to argue. :rolleyes:
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 4th September 2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,250
Posted By Thor 2
That may certainly explain the absence of...

That may certainly explain the absence of persecution of lesbians, but my main focus is to understand why the strident hatred of male homosexuals.




I can't speak with authority about all of...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 3rd September 2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,250
Posted By Thor 2
Here we go again, with psion playing down a point...

Here we go again, with psion playing down a point being made by another poster, by suggesting there is nothing special in this example.

Well I think there is something quite extraordinary, about...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 31st August 2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,250
Posted By Thor 2
It was my observation of the Buddhist Thai people...

It was my observation of the Buddhist Thai people I lived with, that all sexual persuasions where tolerated. These people are not particularly pious in their religious practice - apart from giving...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 31st August 2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,250
Posted By Thor 2
I am talking about the followers of the abrahamic...

I am talking about the followers of the abrahamic religions, and the way they grab the prohibition of homosexuality with both hands, while turning a blind eye on other biblical prohibitions.

I...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 30th August 2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,250
Posted By Thor 2
Homosexuality / Religion

The strident opposition of the followers of the Abrahamic religions to homosexuality, is of course well known. Specifically male homosexuality that is, as the scriptures referred to by the devout,...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 25th August 2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,157
Views: 296,257
Posted By Thor 2
If the census figures in Ireland are looks at: ...

If the census figures in Ireland are looks at:



There would seem to be room for optimism.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 24th August 2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 4,737
Posted By Thor 2
Has always been a favourite argument of mine. :) ...

Has always been a favourite argument of mine. :)

Try it on the religious though and it is dismissed as absurd because ....... reasons.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 24th August 2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,157
Views: 296,257
Posted By Thor 2
It would seem that the RCC and Pell are not out...

It would seem that the RCC and Pell are not out of the **** yet.





...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 21st August 2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 4,737
Posted By Thor 2
What I thought also. Certainly has the smell of...

What I thought also. Certainly has the smell of Mormon about it. Are we getting an incite into psionl0's religious inclination perhaps?
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 17th August 2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,002
Posted By Thor 2
Any witches been burnt at the stake in your parts...

Any witches been burnt at the stake in your parts lately?

We do seem to have a handle on how to tackle diseases these days.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th August 2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 6,834
Posted By Thor 2
I can only assume that you've had little or no...

I can only assume that you've had little or no dealings with fundy Christians. For these guys, not to act according to their beliefs, is contradictory.

I suspect however, you would not accept...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 16th August 2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 6,834
Posted By Thor 2
:thumbsup: I would also add that his...

:thumbsup:

I would also add that his inactions as a PM were influenced by his religious belief. God is in control so we don't need to worry ourselves about things like global warming.

I have...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 14th August 2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,002
Posted By Thor 2
Please show us the excerpt from the Quran that...

Please show us the excerpt from the Quran that says that.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 14th August 2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,002
Posted By Thor 2
Ah hem ........... the thread title is about the...

Ah hem ........... the thread title is about the problem of evil.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 11th August 2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,002
Posted By Thor 2
So, silly is it? I think it silly to...

So, silly is it?

I think it silly to believe a god can make a dodgy soul, that can make the wrong decisions (using said free will) and then hold the soul owner responsible.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 10th August 2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,002
Posted By Thor 2
I have no time for the notion of God giving man...

I have no time for the notion of God giving man free will.

God supposedly makes all the souls in his soul factory, before they get stuck onto humans, at whatever stage of maturity, the religious...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 7th August 2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,157
Views: 296,257
Posted By Thor 2
Seems to be like a throwback to the days of my...

Seems to be like a throwback to the days of my youth. Homosexuals, exhibitionists, child molesters, and so on were all perverts and indistinguishable from each other.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 6th August 2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By Thor 2
:thumbsup: Something must have a definition,...

:thumbsup:

Something must have a definition, that is accepted by all those in discussion about it, before any meaningful discussion can be had.

Bertrand Russell in his book "Why I am not a...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 6th August 2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By Thor 2
He certainly rejects the scriptures. The...

He certainly rejects the scriptures.

The Christian ethos is a hard one to nail down methinks.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 6th August 2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By Thor 2
As I believe also. A gripe I have, is that...

As I believe also.

A gripe I have, is that when those Christians I have been arguing with die, they will not know they were wrong.

If they are right however, when I die, I will know I was wrong...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 5th August 2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By Thor 2
I would have thought it was obvious...... not to...

I would have thought it was obvious...... not to you though?

Most would define Christianity as resting on the words of holy scripture. The life of Jesus in particular more instance. Spong rejects...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 5th August 2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By Thor 2
True. Spong doesn't belief in the existence of...

True. Spong doesn't belief in the existence of Hell.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 5th August 2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 902
Posted By Thor 2
John Shelby Spong - Christianity Without Theism

Just reading (for the second time) "The Sins Of Scripture" by John Shelby Spong and (as I did the first time) find his propositions confounding.

Spong rejects just about everything written in the...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 5th August 2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,888
Posted By Thor 2
No that is not what I am saying. I am...

No that is not what I am saying.

I am suggesting that insurance is overpriced and expensive when looked at from the point of view of the insured. Comparing what he gets when insured to what the...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 4th August 2022, 06:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,847
Posted By Thor 2
Yes right - Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15...

Yes right - Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 2 May 1519)
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 4th August 2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,002
Posted By Thor 2
:thumbsup: You never get anywhere with logic...

:thumbsup:

You never get anywhere with logic when talking to the faithful.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 4th August 2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,847
Posted By Thor 2
An excerpt from your Guardian article: ...

An excerpt from your Guardian article:



The Darvinci Code makes a big deal about one of the Last Supper depictions also - reading hidden meanings in it. I don't get it...... I mean why should...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 2nd August 2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,888
Posted By Thor 2
Ok so maybe I shouldn't have used the word...

Ok so maybe I shouldn't have used the word exceptional. What I am trying to get across, is that if the insurance company has a high number of payouts exceeding what they get in, they will go broke....
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 2nd August 2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,847
Posted By Thor 2
Clearly John Shelby Spong (Anglican Churches...

Clearly John Shelby Spong (Anglican Churches biggest nightmare) is not being listened to here.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 2nd August 2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,888
Posted By Thor 2
It would seem that both you and I, Francesca, fit...

It would seem that both you and I, Francesca, fit the "imaginary stupidity" theprestige so rudely mentions.

If he would show us the maths of how an insurance company can pay out more than they...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 1st August 2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,888
Posted By Thor 2
I would suggest that your case is exceptional or...

I would suggest that your case is exceptional or the insurance company would go broke.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 30th July 2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,888
Posted By Thor 2
Another thing the un-insured avoids is the...

Another thing the un-insured avoids is the frustration of fighting with insurance companies, to get the money they paid good money for.
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 30th July 2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,888
Posted By Thor 2
"To make myself whole again?" ..... yes I think...

"To make myself whole again?" ..... yes I think so.

Mind you I don't need much anymore at my stage of life. I think probably I had more funds when younger, and could enjoy the use of it, as a...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 30th July 2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,888
Posted By Thor 2
Buying peace of mind certainly, but there are...

Buying peace of mind certainly, but there are many that don't seem to crave that.

Those that go in for risky sports for example. I would think it contradictory for a hang gliding enthusiast to...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 29th July 2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,888
Posted By Thor 2
@ theprestige By saying overpriced I meant...

@ theprestige

By saying overpriced I meant compared to what the risk was worth to yourself.

Unlike yourself I have avoided insurance throughout my life, and I am sure I am well ahead. It is not...
Forum: Economics, Business and Finance 29th July 2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,888
Posted By Thor 2
Insurance Anyone?

There are a number of threads on the subject of insurance but non just asking: "What do you think about insurance generally, or per se."

I have pondered this and questioned others for their...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 17th July 2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 6,386
Posted By Thor 2
So God creates the evil ones with the pre...

So God creates the evil ones with the pre knowledge that they will turn out evil, because of their defective judgment - choosing evil instead of good.

Why not skip making the evil ones at all?
...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 16th July 2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 6,386
Posted By Thor 2
So God makes people who are purposely defective...

So God makes people who are purposely defective so He can send them to Hell? :confused:

The only amazing thing here is your lack of common sense. You revere his God Allah? :confused:
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 15th July 2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,046
Posted By Thor 2
Yes well, there is the explanation right there....

Yes well, there is the explanation right there. :rolleyes:

Didn't Allah create the dust too? Why didn't He create Adam from scratch?

Do you Moslems have that thing about Eve being made from...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 15th July 2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,046
Posted By Thor 2
Logic and common sense are meaningless to the...

Logic and common sense are meaningless to the faithful Leumas.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 14th July 2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,157
Views: 296,257
Posted By Thor 2
It will be interesting to see how this turns out....

It will be interesting to see how this turns out.

Pell was proven to be lying to the royal commission also, but nothing came of this.
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