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see you keep saying this, do you have some knowloage of somthing I have done that I don't have?
So you just happen to sign up for accounts at websites that trade furry porn while you impersonate a bear? You made an account on a website called Hardcore Furry... you tell us.
Overbear: better 10 innocent men be convicted, than a single guilty man go free to commit more crime. Overbear: I prefer that I be given a license to shoot anyone who would pick socialism or communism over the basic freedoms inherent to consumerism. MatrixBaller04 AKA EricS6661: I can guarantee something will happen between now and February 9th. yesme: i'm not saying you should invest in gold first off, you would be much better off to invest in food,stuff you use and will keep for a couple of years, like razors Blake360: in highschool, my teacher's father worked for the CIA and she brought my class documents proving the Roswell crash was of extraterrestrial origin.
Might as well stop learning anything. What's the point? God did it all!
Miraculous things happen. By miraculous, I mean events in which we cannot understand occur. The key is to try and understand them, not give up with a blanket statement. The excuse of God causing things has been an ever-receding idea that once filled the world, but not fits in one's pocket. It's okay though. You have every right to remain ignorant without wanting to understand. Some of us strive for intelligence though; we have a burning desire to know and understand the workings on this world, both physical and metaphysical. I'm sorry to say that a few sand people from the bronze age didn't get it perfect, especially in an area of the world far less developed than the eastern world at the time.
Personally I never had any problem with Romney. Ive watched him in action as governor, and other than being a whimp he's a good guy. I don't foresee him doing anything terrible to the country.
Romney lost any chance with me, and many others, when he picked Ryan. I understand why he did, but the votes he gained with Ryan were already going to vote Romney by default. A moderate pick would have gained votes and not lost any.
Before you think I'll only vote D. I've already voted for Romney as governor, and I'm surely not voting for the nutjob Warren as senator.
"The Commerce Department said on Thursday durable goods orders dived 13.2 percent, the largest drop since January 2009, when the economy was in the throes of a recession. Orders for July were revised down to show a 3.3 percent increase instead of the previously reported 4.1 percent gain."
May-be it's because...
1. He has no clear plan for America
2. He can't shake the image that he only cares about the top 5% (which his 47% comments surely doesn't help)
3. No one believes the GOP is willing, or wants to, balance the US budget. (which will require spending cuts across the board and tax increases) Instead they only want to cut social programs while continueing to waste trillions on the TSA, bail outs, hand outs, maintaining tax cuts for the top 5%, legal defence of DOMA, foreign aid to Isreal, and military action.
Bottom line here...The biggest question for voters is "How do you want America to waste your tax dollars?" (because that is exactly what both parties are goingto do)
If you want money wasted on the American people and socialist programs vote Democrat.
If you want money wasted on plocies that help MNCs and big business vote Republican.
"If you prepare for the zombie apocalypse, you'll be prepared for all hazards," CDC spokesman Dave Daigle told Reuters over the phone on Thursday.
"Earlier this month, his breathing tube came out and an MRI of his heart didn't find permanent damage or scars.
“We think this is a miracle,” Dr. Raichlin said.
Crowe’s family agrees.
“It just truly is a medical miracle,” his mother, Margie Crowe, said. “Excellent medical care and, I think, the power of prayer.”"
Who would you pray to in a situation like that?...
Seeing as this thread is essentially over. I have a serious question for you about this point.
Are you one of those people that doesn't take any medicine because you believe God will heal you? Or is it that you believe God gave the medicine to us?
I'm just curious about your logic and what you think the role of human medicine in faith healing is.
You can start a new thread in the religion forum if you think that's a better place and you think there will be many posts.
I think God created science as an avenue for man to find God.
As looking at all the things we have learned in the past century point us towards a Creator, as our bodies, and the world are so complex and yet have a distinct plan mapped out in our DNA.
My family history is full of people who made their living from science. My grandfather on one side built the detonator for the Manhattan project... My grandfather on the other side was a MD.
I really enjoy science, and I trust many things that science has brought us. I would never "skip" science to wait on God to do a miracle, as I think that is testing God and it won't end well from my personal experience...
After my arm was healed, my folks figured they had God figured out... So a few months later, my sister fell off her horse and broke her leg.
Well, my folks rubbed the genie bottle and said that instead of going to the hospital, they were just going to pray and God would heal her, just like he healed me...
yeah, bad idea. God isn't a genie...
So my sister was laying in her bed with a broken leg for the first day... then the second, and on, and on...
I'm thinking why doesn't God heal her... My folks are praying round the clock.
But, they didn't care that a broken leg can be easily "fixed" by science, they wanted another miracle. As that is what happens when man decides they have "power" to do things. And my folks figured they had figured out God and could make him do things for them.
They were wrong. After a few weeks, they finally took her to the hospital, where the doctors had to re-break her leg... She was in serious pain and suffering from this stupidity, and has pins and screws in her leg to this day, all because my folks thought they could make God do what THEY wanted...
So no, I don't play the "I can control God" game... Science is real, and works, but the problem with the kind of 'science' that bothers me, is the stuff that breaks the laws of science and yet is pushed through schools as indoctrination.
For example one of the laws of science (biogenesis) is "life begets life", and yet, evolution wants us to believe that the first life just "happened" from nothing, over millions of years of course.
That is clearly breaking the laws of science, and dumbs down our population as that is what is being pushed as fact in schools. When the truth is, we don't know for sure what happened. We have no way to test it, and no way to prove it... So why do we act like we know, when we don't?