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AWOL Wrote:Yes, and America's infinitely better Rolleyes
Never said that. America does suck, hell, if Palin gets elected in 2012 I'm moving to Canada, just saying that Ausfailia is worse.

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Wow I guess patriotism runs rampant among many good individualists. Laugh

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I'll be patriotic when I move to a country I like.

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Patriotism is dumb. Don't stick to any one thing only because it was good.

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AWOL Wrote:Patriotism is dumb. Don't stick to any one thing only because it was good.
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I'm only patriotic when I agree with what the country is doing and and honestly be proud of it.

That's always liable to change.

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... That basically means you don't have an ounce of patriotism.

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Wouldn't my term be nationalism? ...*looks up nationalism*

PSSH, where'd I get that idea? Oh well. Isn't there a certain word for not blindly loving a country?

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I wouldn't really see the point to such a term, since all country love is blind.

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Not really, you could love how a country is right now, or love the geographical area.

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I hate my people, and hate my government, but god dammit I love my country. England is better if you hate the sun, dont care about your civil rights, like snobby people, and you like terrible food.

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How does anyone who isn't European know what their food tastes like?

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By comparing it to other foods?

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If I were to worship something as a god, the first thing to come to my mind would be the sun in our solar system that actively heats our planet and allows us to survive.

But I have established that it is physically impossible for this universe to exist due to the paradox in which its creation stems from.

God created the universe: then where did god come from?
Big band theory: where did the original speck of super-dense matter come from?

any theory on the universe's creation and anything after that has one big problem.
Where the fuck did all of this come from

that or i worship your god's god's god's god's god's (3 hours later) god.
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That paradox isn't a problem if you consider time itself to be part of that which is created. You can't have before the Big Bang, or before God, because time was created then. I don't think the Big Bang can work, because it requires matter, which should also be considered part of the universe which needs a beginning. The way I see it, you need something outside this universe to be the initial cause, as much as something that exists outside of time can cause something.
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Mondasin Wrote:If I were to worship something as a god, the first thing to come to my mind would be the sun in our solar system that actively heats our planet and allows us to survive.

But I have established that it is physically impossible for this universe to exist due to the paradox in which its creation stems from.
God created the universe: then where did god come from?
Big band theory: where did the original speck of super-dense matter come from?

any theory on the universe's creation and anything after that has one big problem.
Where the fuck did all of this come from

that or i worship your god's god's god's god's god's (3 hours later) god.

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In other words, because you don't understand it, it must not exist?
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I think it is more impossible to understand than simply can but does not understand.
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CrayolaColours Wrote:How does anyone who isn't European know what their food tastes like?

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one thing you could do if you don't believe in a god ( any god or gods)
is look around at some other religions that don't focus on worshiping some omnipotent being. like Buddhism or Jediism
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zachjackel Wrote:Jediism

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zachjackel Wrote:Jediism

LOL
Holy shit Rofl

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I am agnostic.
But if there were a god, I wouldn't think that he's a dude in the sky/heaven or something. And that he'd demand people to do shit. If he is out there I in fact hate him. He lets mean people to heaven as long as they believe in him but if there are good people that don't believe in him he makes them go to hell.
I have had some random speculations on god and what he does though. I have a personal conclusion:
He would be more like a writer of a story.
If that is true, it means that everyone can sort of be a god with their imagination, heh.

Now that I think about it, it's actually very frightening. If there was a god, he could be some sad dude who lives by escapism in his imagination land.

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Nah I don't care. God has never really actively influenced my life, just created it.

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My god is Armok, and that reminds me: I must get MOAR BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD
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I'm going to put a foot down on the whole benevolent god theory right now:
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That's an interesting viewpoint: Maybe a god or deity or something exists but he's just an asshole
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(01-07-2011 01:40 AM)BaronVonStrangle Wrote:  That's an interesting viewpoint: Maybe a god or deity or something exists but he's just an asshole

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Max Stirnir Wrote:"In the time of spirits thoughts grew till they overtopped my head, whose offspring they yet were; they hovered about me and convulsed me like fever-phantasies -- an awful power. The thoughts had become corporeal on their own account, were ghosts, e. g. God, Emperor, Pope, Fatherland, etc. If I destroy their corporeity, then I take them back into mine, and say: "I alone am corporeal." And now I take the world as what it is to me, as mine, as my property; I refer all to myself." The Ego and Its Own, pg. 15
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HeartofShadows Wrote:"Life is nothing more than a druggie trying to get their quick fix of happiness while dealing with the harsh withdrawal of reality"
Osip Mandelstam Wrote:"I divide all of world literature into authorized and unauthorized works. The former are all trash; the latter--stolen air. I want to spit in the face of every writer who first obtains permission and then writes." The Fourth Prose, 1930.
Lukas Foss Wrote:That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it.
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ATTENTION: PLEASE KEEP FROM BUMPING JUNK THAT'S OVER A YEAR OLD! THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME I WASTED!

Congratulations humanity,because you refuse to let go of the old and evolve you actually make people believe in 2012. Not only that, but you're the only species on Earth that were able to make it possible, now we get to sit until we die because we couldn't get to Mars. We have failed as a society and don't deserve our gifts to survive for this long. Maybe this is why dinosaurs are extinct, we sure aren't any better than the dirt you say we're created from. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...DvwSOFto#! Noo

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We can and should bump. It keeps interesting threads alive and provokes inspiration.

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Max Stirnir Wrote:"In the time of spirits thoughts grew till they overtopped my head, whose offspring they yet were; they hovered about me and convulsed me like fever-phantasies -- an awful power. The thoughts had become corporeal on their own account, were ghosts, e. g. God, Emperor, Pope, Fatherland, etc. If I destroy their corporeity, then I take them back into mine, and say: "I alone am corporeal." And now I take the world as what it is to me, as mine, as my property; I refer all to myself." The Ego and Its Own, pg. 15
Charles Manson Wrote:“Look down at me and you see a fool;
look up at me and you see a god;
look straight at me and you see yourself”
HeartofShadows Wrote:"Life is nothing more than a druggie trying to get their quick fix of happiness while dealing with the harsh withdrawal of reality"
Osip Mandelstam Wrote:"I divide all of world literature into authorized and unauthorized works. The former are all trash; the latter--stolen air. I want to spit in the face of every writer who first obtains permission and then writes." The Fourth Prose, 1930.
Lukas Foss Wrote:That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it.
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(10-23-2012 09:46 AM)EmpathyLover Wrote:  ATTENTION: PLEASE KEEP FROM BUMPING JUNK THAT'S OVER A YEAR OLD! THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME I WASTED!

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