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Christianity 18 28.57%
Islam 2 3.17%
Judaism 1 1.59%
Buddhism 0 0%
Atheist 25 39.68%
Humanist 3 4.76%
Agnostic 7 11.11%
Other 6 9.52%
Hinduism 0 0%
Sikhism 1 1.59%
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:00 PM   #71
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Oh. That was considerate, well done.
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Old 12-02-2006, 01:31 AM   #72
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Indeed.

I love the way that a lot of Christians in my area are there because "They had a vision of God and He told them never to do drugs again" when they were absolutely off their heads.

POSSIBLY YOU WERE SEEING VISIONS BECAUSE YOU WERE ON DRUGS, YOU FOOL!

Ah well. The seeming healing power of coccaine never fails to amaze me.

This reminds me of a joke with an important, underlying message:

A very religious man is trapped in his house by rising flood waters. One of his neighbours rows up in a boat and asks if he needs help. The man responds that he trusts The Lord to save him. A little while later, the water has completely submerged the bottom level of his house. A squad of soldiers comes by in raft and asks him to come aboard. The man declines again saying that The Lord will save him. The waters have now risen to the point that the man must take refuge on his roof. A helicopter hovers overhead and offers to lower a rope ladder to the man. Once again, the man declines, saying that The Lord will save him. the waters continue to rise and the man drowns.

When he gets to heaven he asks God why he was not saved from the flood, and receives the answer "I sent two boats and a helicopter. What were you expecting?".

The moral of the story is that we should be humble enough to accept grace, no matter how it is presented. A drug induced vision that inspires someone to make a new start, even if it is only to stop doing drugs, is still a blessing. While hardly miraculous, it still had a positive effect on their lives. According to my wife, the catholic church assesses the validity of a vision by how it affects you, not by how it came about.
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Old 12-02-2006, 01:34 AM   #73
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if you accidentally duplicate a post, is there an easy way to delete it
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Old 12-02-2006, 01:54 AM   #74
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if you accidentally duplicate a post, is there an easy way to delete it
, no, only a MOd or a Admi can erase a post.... :not_ok:
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Old 12-02-2006, 02:13 AM   #75
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WHAT!!!! IT GOT CHANGED!??!? NO WAY!!! AGGGGGGG

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Old 12-02-2006, 10:12 AM   #76
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The moral of the story is that we should be humble enough to accept grace, no matter how it is presented. A drug induced vision that inspires someone to make a new start, even if it is only to stop doing drugs, is still a blessing. While hardly miraculous, it still had a positive effect on their lives. According to my wife, the catholic church assesses the validity of a vision by how it affects you, not by how it came about.
You are saying drugs + religion?
Lets make some money with that combo, we can take over many minds and souls.


By the way, how u translate pentecostalismo to english?
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Old 12-02-2006, 12:12 PM   #77
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That would probably be "Pentecostal".
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You are saying drugs + religion?
Lets make some money with that combo, we can take over many minds and souls.

If I wanted to start my own false religion, I would have started writing cheesy, banal science fiction.

A religion with drugs is rastafarianism. It involves smoking marijuana, but it has not attracted my interest, so I know nothing else about it.
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