first off - steve, fixed your missing " i " real quickly afterwards.
( AND WHO SAID ADMINISTRATION DOES NOTHING!?! )
second - three days off. we'll see how fast they go by.
thirdly - the post that has been delayed for awhile, to let the last ' big hooopla ' calm down so I can prod the board into the next big debate. which would be :
an associate at work asked me if I believed in God. In my head, I answered no. From my mouth, I answered yes. Then I hesistated. Then I said wait. Then I said yes, but in my head thought no. This caused confusion - so I decided to delve into the reasons behind this confusion and came up with the following conclusion :
I believe in God. But I do not believe in believing in God. To elaborate :
- Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.
- Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. See Synonyms at belief.
- Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance: keeping faith with one's supporters.
- The theological virtue defined as secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will.
- The body of dogma of a religion: the Muslim faith.
- A set of principles or beliefs.
wow. it's been awhile since I've used an Ordered list.
now that we've seen the textbook definition of " faith " I shall state that " believing in God " is to " deny any faith in God " -
I am a full supporter that faith is entirely blind, and that in believing, praying, acknowleding, or accepting the existance of God is to play the game with a stacked deck. Cheating. It's like going to the horse race, knowing which horse will win, placing bets on that horse - and when it wins - " acting " like you're suprised. It's like getting Christmas presents on Christmas when you have to act like you didnt already know what it was because you were there the day the person who got it for you, bought it. Its entirely bullshit.
Faith in God requires you to give all these things up.
It requires you to " let go "
to accept the cards dealt to you
to ride the waves and go with the flow
God is not something you pray to everynight.
God is not something that you thank for a good day at work.
God is not something worthy of killing someone else for.
God is not even something that should be thought of.
because even thinking of him is a deviation from " faith "
how's that to start a debate? hope to get some good input.
THE SECOND post Ive been meaning to get to will have to be put - being that Bonnie has hit bad times and it was specifically about her. Having your house violated, or anything violated and stolen for that matter, sucks a big fat anglo-saxon cock - and with Bradbury, my condolences.
looks like thats it for me.
oh - and I'm looking forward to some zach-o man-love tonight.
Mmmm, mMmm, good.