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#399519 World Economic Forum In Davos, Switzerland Turns To Mindfulness Meditation

Posted by ThePilgrim on 23 January 2015 - 02:01 PM

"Led by Mr. Kabat-Zinn, the stretch of silence was intended to get delegates out of their heads, and instead notice what was happening around them."


Not such a difficult thing to do since most of the world's elite (judging by the things they say and do) are already half out of their minds.

#399521 Hypocrites

Posted by heartstrings on 23 January 2015 - 02:06 PM

Why would the Devil oppose his own?

#399516 random fact game

Posted by ThePilgrim on 23 January 2015 - 01:50 PM

Went to my computer this morning and read the news. . . . feeling kind'a lowdown.  

#399510 random fact game

Posted by Ukulelemike on 23 January 2015 - 12:25 PM

Went to Denny's this morning, feel so much better.

#399508 random fact game

Posted by 2bLikeJesus on 23 January 2015 - 12:18 PM

I went to the Lord this morning...I feel so much better.

#399475 Back To The Future

Posted by Alimantado on 22 January 2015 - 06:39 PM

Mobile phones are evolving backwards. Back to the size of bricks again.

#399497 Hypocrites

Posted by No Nicolaitans on 23 January 2015 - 09:05 AM

So I was wondering...


My understanding is that both UCLA and Duke universities have played the Muslim call to prayer publicly on their campuses...so...where is the outcry and the outrage from the atheists, ACLU, Freedom from Religion Foundation, et al. Seems to me that non-muslims were forced to listen to this "call to prayer". Isn't that right up the ACLU's alley...fighting against "forcing" your religion on others?


These anti-religion folks jump at the chance to attack Christianity; however, when it comes to standing against a religion that might cut their heads off...they're amazingly quiet and obligatory.  :scratchchin:


So...the problem isn't religion; it's Christianity (as we already know). Now that my friend is...hypocrisy. 

#399464 Evolution Belief Can Lead To Murder

Posted by Ukulelemike on 22 January 2015 - 03:39 PM

“I know it’s uncivilised but I know it’s incredibly instinctual and human. Past generations of life, killing is a route of survival.
“It’s kill or be killed. I did not have a choice. It was kill her or suicide.

This is standard evolution jargon, what he said. Basically, its nature's fault, don't blame me. In effeect, he was saying that it is hardwired into him-I know he didn't say that specifically, but its what he meant. He is blaming evolution.


However, I agree with what you say about relativism, or the ends justify the means. Outcome based. After all, it its a good outcome that matters, cheat on everything and get an A in school. As well, many have used the Bible to try to justify heinous things, which of course causes people to discount the Bible, despite the fact that they are clearly using it wrong.   However, evolution clearly teaches that humans are no more than slightly higher animals, no more, no less, so honestly, why not kill in its name? Abortion is justified by it, so why not "abort" someone when they are 61 years old and offending you?


Evolution provides no moral standards, no right or wrong, survival of the fittest, so it opens the door for literally anything. Even murder. Ask Hitler about it, its how he justified murdering the Jews.

#399448 Evolution Belief Can Lead To Murder

Posted by Ukulelemike on 22 January 2015 - 12:01 PM

And seriously, the student himself admitted as much as that it was all about how we are wired evolutionarily, so, yeah, don't tell me it had nothing to do with it. Granted, being unsaved, he'd have found another reason for it, but evolution gives him a handy excuse, at least in his own mind.


As well, it isn't as though we don't have numerous other examples of people feeling justified in murder because of evolution.

#399445 Evolution Belief Can Lead To Murder

Posted by Ukulelemike on 22 January 2015 - 11:09 AM

And of course, when the Columbine killers were caught, one was wearing a t-shirt that said "Natural Selection", so they were making a statement.


Dr Dino, whatever you think about him, has one of his seminar DVD's called The Dangers of Evolution" where he goes into many of these things. Even if you disagree with his view on Behemoth and Leviathan, you'll be shocked at what he talks about on this one.  I recommend it to anyone serious on the evolution vs Creation argument.


Edited to add: All of them can be found on You Tube, and there are some sites where you can download them for free, legally, since he didn't copyright his work. I have them all on my laptop, and in fact, tonight I am going to be beginning to show the series on Evening services.


Another good tape he did is called "100 Reasons Why Evolution is Stupid", and it is a lot of his info from his seminar in a more condensed form. He goes pretty quick, but its a good introduction. Again, find onlie for free, or on youtube.


**Edited again to add:  The fact that the animal kingdom in general does not kill for sport or out of selfish reasons, but for food or territory, in general, removes the idea that something like what this teen did, killing someone just because she was an annoyance to him, tells me evolution is wrong. If you annoy an animal, ie, get in its face, pull its ears, etc, it will attack. BUt if you go away, it doesn't come after you, looking for you, to kill you. This is a distictly human activity. Animals don't seek revenge, only humans. It is a product of sin, not 'nature', not evolution.

#399420 Way Of Life - The Cuckoo

Posted by Alimantado on 21 January 2015 - 08:37 PM

David Cloud seems to be really into his ornithology at the moment, but not only is this the second article of his that mentions the Cuckoo tracking study carried out by the place I work at, but the Nick Davies he refers to has carried out all his research on the fen where I also do my (amateur) studies and I've even found a nest with a Cuckoo in it for him in the past. :biggrin:

#399313 Famine Coming Soon

Posted by ThePilgrim on 19 January 2015 - 06:40 PM

It might be a mistake to believe that because the Lord has not let you go hungry yet that He never will.  Probably this is out of context but I am reminded of the words to a silly country song, "I never promised you a rose garden".  It seems like some think they are more special in God's eyes than say, the list of the faithful people in the book of Hebrews.  


Though I don't have a lot of faith like a lot of other people seem to have, I know I am safe in my Saviours hands.  He has let me go without many meals, He has let me suffer in many different ways, but it has all been for my good and I thank Him for the lessons.  It just seems foolish for anyone especially a Christian to believe that they are beyond suffering because they are God's children.  Many of God's children have and will suffer.

#399274 Mangled Words and Sayings

Posted by Standing Firm In Christ on 19 January 2015 - 11:25 AM

Spell check can be fun at times.

I recently posted Amos 3:3 on my blog. 

It should have read,  "Can two walk together, except they be agreed?"
Instead, it read, "Can two walk to get her, except they be agreed?"


#399298 Famine Coming Soon

Posted by Alimantado on 19 January 2015 - 04:33 PM

Luke 12:21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.


The parable of the rich fool is about someone whose heart is with that treasure and not with God. But as far as I can see the verse above clearly says it is not a case of either or. Eric says he is storing the food to feed many including himself, and he says he doesn't mind if God takes him before it is used. So what's the problem?

#399299 Famine Coming Soon

Posted by Alimantado on 19 January 2015 - 04:36 PM

Anyone here who isn't a hunter-gatherer relies on others who do stockpile food. And of course there are those who own real estate, have money in the bank, firewood for winter, fuel in the tank for a long journey etc.

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