You want to worship a ton of gods, but not be reincarnated? Surely the best thing about religion is the potential of reincarnation. Having lots of gods to remember with no downstream benefit seems irrational.
As for me, if I was just a bit richer I’d be a Scientologist.
Scott Chris, I think that what Manolo is trying to say may be that you’ve been making love to your right-hand in recent months if you hadn’t scored a transvestite in K’Rd for christmas. I can take you to my trannie cuz in South Auckland if you wish so that you can break the drought weather.
Scott – “Funny how intolerant righties get all sniffy when someone gives them a dose of their own medicine. Now *that’s* ironic.”
Its not just a “rightie” trait Scott – go have a look at the “STANDARD” I got threatened with a ban for criticising someone that “Wished the Mad Butcher would hurry up and die” He was allowed to get away with it. So intolerence and hypocrisy abounds amongst “Lefties” as well.
Ive actually only got one New Years resolution this year – and thats to stay away from the Standard alltogether – to much negativity and intolerence over there. At least here you can get some reasoned debate.
Although I do also promise to be more tolerent of people who believe in the mystical fella in the sky who has control over everything as well. I will never agree with them though.
iMP: if we’re having a chart that has murders by category, we’d presumably need to include murders by religions as one of the groupings – I seem to remember a number of religions being particularly bloodthirsty at points in time.
Which is a polite way of pointing out that your religious blinkers are getting in the way of having a laugh.
Scott Chris: Manolo says:- “Wrong, Scott. You’re a wanker.”
~More reasoned debate from one of the resident intolerant assholes~
Scott, I’m confused about you. Either you need to chill out and not take this whole thing so personally or are you aiming to take over Redbaiter as Kiwiblog’s new sanctimonious arsehole. Hopefully its the former in which case, chill out and as they say: its only teh Internet!
Yeh maybe. No I’m not trying to take over Redbaiter’s mantle, just sticking up for myself.
dime says:- “with the worst job, a shit house personality, no chick, no cash and no friends”
Not everyone in the world is like you dime, so you can’t judge me by your standards. Funny how often the insults that people fling at others are the one’s they’ve often been called themselves. Well known behavioural phenomenon.
The irony here is that a “worldview flowchart” for people who claim they are not ‘religious’ would not only be more complex, it’d probably be more silly. I’d also venture that it would be mapped out by what is popular and trendy, not by what is reasonable and cogent.
But hey, mocking ‘religious’ people in funny; I mock atheists and Green Party members all the time.
God would like to thank you for your belief and patronage. In order to better serve your needs, He asks that you take a few moments to answer the following questions. Please keep in mind that your responses will be kept completely confidential, and that you need not disclose your name or address unless you prefer a direct response to comments or suggestions.
1. How did you find out about God?
___ Book of Mormon
___ Other Book
___ Divine Inspiration
___ Word of mouth
___ Dead Sea scrolls
___ Near Death Experience
___ Near-life experience
___ Radio Rhema
___ Burning Shrubbery
___ Other (specify): _____________
2. Which model God did you acquire?
___ Just plain God
___ Father, Son & Holy Ghost (Trinity Pak)
___ Zeus and entourage (Olympus Pak)
___ Odin and entourage (Valhalla Pak)
___ Gaia/Mother Earth/Mother Nature
___ None of the above; I was taken in by a false god
3. Did your God come to you undamaged, with all parts in good working order and with no obvious breakage or missing attributes?
__ Yes __ No
If not, please describe the problems you initially encountered here (Please check all that apply):
___ Not eternal
___ Not omniscient
___ Not omnipotent
___ Finite in space/Does not occupy or inhabit the entire universe
___ Permits sex outside of marriage
___ Prohibits sex outside of marriage
___ Makes mistakes (eg. Bishop Tamaki, Graham Capill)
___ When beseeched, doesn’t stay beseeched
___ Requires burnt offerings
___ Requires virgin sacrifices
4. What factors were relevant in your decision to acquire a God? (Please check all that apply.)
___ Indoctrinated by parents
___ Needed a reason to live
___ Indoctrinated by society
___ Needed target for rage
___ Imaginary friend grew up
___ Hate to think for self
___ Wanted to meet girls/boys
___ Fear of death
___ To piss off parents
___ Needed a day away from work
___ Enjoy organ music
___ Needed focus on whom to despise
___ Needed to feel morally superior
___ Graduated from the tooth fairy
___ My shrubbery caught fire and told me to do it
5. Are you currently using any other source of inspiration in addition to God? (Please check all that apply.)
__ Self-help books
__ Tarot, Astrology
__ Star Trek re-runs
__ Fortune cookies
__ Psychic Friends Network
__ Playboy and/or Playgirl
__ Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll
__ Human Sacrifice
__ Wandering around in desert
__ Burning shrubbery
6. Have you ever worshipped a false God before? If so, which false God were you fooled by? Please check all that apply.
___ The Almighty Dollar
___ The Conservative Right
___ Mick Jagger
___ A burning cabbage
___ Other: ________________
7. God employs a limited degree of Divine Intervention to preserve the balanced level of felt presence and blind faith. Which would you prefer..? (circle one)
a. More Divine Intervention
b. Less Divine Intervention
c. Current level of Divine Intervention is just right
d. Don’t know – what’s Divine Intervention?
8. God also attempts to maintain a balanced level of disasters and miracles. Please rate on a scale of 1 to 5 God’s handling of the following disasters.(1 unsatisfactory, 5 excellent):
the Christchurch earthquake
NZ Labour Party
my last relationship
Scott Chris, there is an Island night club along K’Rd called Scorpion and some of the Island chicks there love white guys (no kidding). Every time I go there I see white guys taking off with good looking Island chicks. I’m sure if you go there then there’s no doubt you’ll score. Sometimes I get irritated in buying drinks to a chick I’m attracted to whenever I go to Scorpion only to find out a white guy just walked in and asked the chick I’m chatting to at the bar to go dancing. After 2 or 3 songs, then the white guy took off with the chick. Well, it meant that I have to re-target my radar on a different chick.
Just a warning, be careful as there are 2 sometimes 3 regular island trannies there which I’ve once seen a white guy kissing passionately with one of them. He was kissing a very good looking female as he thought but actually she wasn’t. I warned the guy not to kiss her or buy her anymore drinks as she is a he. Everyone knows those 3 regular trannies, but they target new faces in that club and usually meant the white guys who got lost in K’Rd and entered Scorpion bar perhaps by mistake. So, be careful if a good looking trannie chic is approaching you over there if you decide to go hunting in Scorpion bar at some nights.
Rufus says:- “How about being an adult, and rising above this school-yard nonsense?”
Them’s fightin’ words Rufus Thing is, you’re boxing too, just in your own way. I disagree with your assertion that we will never achieve world peace if we choose to retaliate. Difference between my retaliatory policy and Israel’s, for instance, is that I respond proportionately, not disproportionately, but those who may be a little robust in their debating style I’ll generally treat with respect.
As for the vandals. Well, I tried reasoning with them, then ignoring them, but now I find a surgical counter-strike to be the best method of preserving my virtual liberty.
From what I understand from those people who are way more better and righteous than me, God (allegedly in his own words) murdered millions in his book ( Volume’s One and Two), whereas Satin is directly attributed to none, only implied, but nothing proven.