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21) Message boards : Politics : Monotheism (Message 1658387)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile JulieProject donor
Back on subject, one god or many, they all serve the same purpose. To give meaning to events that can't be explained by any other means and to provide those in charge with a way to control the masses.


... must +1 that. But then the question arises, Is there a God, are there multiple gods? I think this theological question belongs to theology because it can never be answered. So, back to the beginning point, would God or Gods be a made up story by Men, or are they real?
22) Message boards : Politics : Close the Politics Forum? (Message 1658385)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile JulieProject donor
For who?

The project and the volunteer mods.

Now, if all the 7 mods say that they are happy to continue Moderating the Politics forum, it is no problem and none of them think it is onerous in any way then fair enough, we have our answer.

But that begs another question "Should the Mods HAVE to put up with the Politics forum?

There is a very simple answer here isn't there? Shut it down for one month and see how many of 1,500,000 active users complain. Less than 10? well you would have your answer wouldn't you, why keep it going to pander to a mere handful of people.

That really is quite a sweeping generalisation.

Yes it is but I think it covers most aspects even if it is non pc to say so.
It is useful to note those that would like to keep it going foe their own personal purposes.


No problems on this end, as long as everyone keeps it civilized.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts VI (Message 1658250)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile JulieProject donor
Rain, rain and some more rain. Reminds me I have to send Uli and Grant some.. Currently 9°C.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Off to bed now...night night and sweet dreams everyone :) #5 (Message 1658248)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile JulieProject donor
Night Doc:)
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #80 (Message 1658247)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile JulieProject donor
B-cup
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Lose Weight With Monday II - Double Digits, but no double chins!!! (Message 1658244)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile JulieProject donor
No treats, no snacks, no ice cream, no sugar, no salt,
none of LSM's baking, no.....

But it is working so far......



edit:
Julie tell this to your doctor....

I did, she told me nothing is wrong with me, my blood is perfect. I really don't understand what's going on. I keep on having those bruises as well.

They were empathic pains... For some reason the water supply for the hamster didn't work properly so he didn't have any water for 5 days, we didn't notice anything until last night he fainted. We gave him water after which he drank for an whole hour. I don't have any stomach ache anymore when I eat now, amazing innit:)

Some of us do have much higher empathy levels than others. Unlike a certain US Ex-President, we really do feel your pain......


Lisa had a fever of 39,4°C this morning, felt like I had a fever..

Oh, stood on the scale in the pharmacy this morning, 60kg.
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 234 Get well soon Lisa.... (Message 1658241)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile JulieProject donor
Good afternoon win with Lisa who's quite ill:(
28) Message boards : Politics : Monotheism (Message 1658240)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile JulieProject donor
I think that depended on the individuals level of education and background. Many sailors preferred not to sail far out of sight of land.

That may have had more to do with the fact that sailing for weeks or even months on open sea is a very difficult technical feature. Besides needing a boat that is big enough, you also need to ways to ensure you have enough supplies sustaining the crew for all that time you are on open sea.

The Catholic Church was a strong detriment to scientific knowledge and had a great influence on the peasantry. People were afraid of the unknown which is linked to their strong belief in God or gods. If God's representatives said there was danger beyond the horizon that was enough for them.

People give the catholic church far to much credit when it comes to supposedly stifling scientific knowledge.

We are talking about a time when schools were a rarity and only open for the privileged few. About a time when the average person spend most of their time working in the fields on subsistence farming. You dont need a church telling you not to believe the last stories about science, because odds are that you don't know what the latest advances in science are to begin with.

Actually, while these days its apparently in to complain about the church, people forget the sole reason why science even continued in Europe during the dark ages is BECAUSE of the church. Yeah sure, they hunted a few scientists. They also preserved pretty much all the Roman and Greek artifacts we know off today. And they build and funded a whole bunch of schools and universities throughout Europe. The clergy and members of religious monk orders where for the longest time the few people who had anything resembling an education. Overall I think its safe to say the church has contributed more to science than it has ever detracted.


That surprises me because their basis is quite contradictory. Science, at least empirical science always searchs for answers, for proof. Religion on the other hand sets great store by mysticism.
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #80 (Message 1658039)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile JulieProject donor
deep
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Off to bed now...night night and sweet dreams everyone :) #5 (Message 1658038)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile JulieProject donor
Night @ll:)
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Various thoughts and thingys from the kittyman....... (Message 1658037)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile JulieProject donor
Hmmm...

Whiskey improves with age.
The older I get, the more I like it.

Meow.


Hehe:)
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 234 Get well soon Lisa.... (Message 1658031)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile JulieProject donor
That's an unusual place win.


He is on the other side.


The other side of the earth would be Hawaii for me:) Same radius as Belgium.(appromimately)


Winning


Ok, let's meet on the other side one of these days!


grmpf, if I can pay the plane ticket.. Can't make it to San Jose this year..


Winning
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #60 (Message 1657998)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile JulieProject donor
That ain't going to happen..
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 234 Get well soon Lisa.... (Message 1657996)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile JulieProject donor
That's an unusual place win.


He is on the other side.


The other side of the earth would be Hawaii for me:) Same radius as Belgium.(appromimately)


Winning
35) Message boards : Politics : Monotheism (Message 1657994)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile JulieProject donor
I believe, Julie, than monotheism originated in Persia, then spread to
Egypt, and then to the Hebrews. Check it out, however.

I wonder how many people belong to the Flat Earth Society (seriously)?


I sometimes wonder where it all begun, the singularity, we know on a scientific basis, at least imo (mainstream media grmpf) Religion sprung out of hope I think. Hope also brings extremism, unfortunately.
36) Message boards : Politics : Monotheism (Message 1657972)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile JulieProject donor
Agreed Julie, but when it comes to religion, people aren't rational are they? Take IS/ISIS for example, they think that what they particularly believe is the only way, and they will shoot you if you don't agree with them.


That's extremism, like sharia for Belgium. Imo, Islam is the 'drama queen' of all religions. Judaism on the other hand holds on to the basics of faith, we do find extremism too there but in a much lesser form, Buddhism too for that matter. ISIS is really a stress point, innit :(

Some atheist comments are always welcome
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW # 234 Get well soon Lisa.... (Message 1657967)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile JulieProject donor
That's an unusual place win.
38) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1657964)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile JulieProject donor
All a part of the crazy costs of unfettered no-morals Marketing and poor education?...

No-Morals Marketing? When has it ever not been?

Poor Education?

No. Many people don't care. It is, of course, Their Right.

You do understand the 'Thinking' and Actions, of those who believe they are Superior because of Education and/or DNA, regarding Controlling Others.

#1 - Educate the 'Inferior People'. When that doesn't work -

#2 - Regulate the 'Inferior Peoples' Actions. When that doesn't work -

#3 - Pass Laws against 'Inferior Peoples' Actions. When that doesn't work -

#4 - Eliminate the 'Inferior People'.

Has always been. Always will be.


Hail The Underdog!
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Wordage Association Game (Message 1657963)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile JulieProject donor
Monotheism, one 'authority'


mother



womb
40) Message boards : Politics : Monotheism (Message 1657960)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile JulieProject donor
Each religion on earth believes in their own particular god, whatever they choose to call it/him/her. It was the Greeks and the Romans that practised Polytheism. But wouldn't it be nice if all religions realised that they were all worshipping the same god whatever they called it?


+1 Although I resent the word worshipping a bit, every individual should remain rational and realistic in his or her own beliefs.


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