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  1. #21  
    Quote Originally Posted by aprasad
    It is all weird. However, I don't believe in trying to make anyone else believe in what I believe in. Each person decides to believe in whatever he/she decides to believe in.
    So, to each his own....

    But I repeat: To me, Rapture (the way I understand it.. which is very limited.. people getting sucked out of their clothes to acsend into "heaven") is as absurd (and as unlikely) as aliens hovering behind a gigantic cloud and whatever else Scientologists believe in.

    I will change my opinion if I see any evidence for either belief....
    Any specific description of "the Rapture" is entirely human invention anyway. The Bible says the faithful will be gathered up - it does not say when or how. Some Christians believe it'll happen as you describe, others do not - yet both groups believe in the rapture. This is why I found the earlier comparison with Scientology off-base.
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    Originally Posted By: Insertion at Today 06:21 PM

    "I wouldn't say malicious, but a pretty immature attitude towards religion and religious people, from what I've seen."


    Ouch! That might sting a little coming from anyone other than you, the self professed simian thread crapper.

    I dig religious people, I really do. Even married one.....in a church.

    Immature attitude indeed. I like it.
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    #23  
    Anychance we can get them both to shut up before.. during.. and after birth? If he jumps on a couch one more time he is going to be locked away in a mental hospital...
  4. #24  
    Quote Originally Posted by KAOSWLF
    If he jumps on a couch one more time he is going to be locked away in a mental hospital...
    I'm not going to comment on this whole religion-thing, but Tom Cruise is weird . He seems happy though, if not a bit intense, so more power to him I suppose.
  5. #25  
    What is truly weird is the fact that so many people give a flying monkey poo (no offense Insertion) what Tom thinks and does. He's a terrible actor who had the incredible fortune of being in a great movie. Right time, right place. That does not make him worthy of further attention, IMHO.

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  6. #26  
    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraOrdinaryJo
    What is truly weird is the fact that so many people give a flying monkey poo (no offense Insertion) what Tom thinks and does.
    Right on! He could jump on all the couches he wants. Wouldn't bother me at all.
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  7. #27  
    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraOrdinaryJo
    What is truly weird is the fact that so many people give a flying monkey poo (no offense Insertion) what Tom thinks and does. He's a terrible actor who had the incredible fortune of being in a great movie. Right time, right place. That does not make him worthy of further attention, IMHO.

    This country's undying fascination with celebrities truly boggles my mind.
    Someone once pointed out that he is not a movie actor but a "movie star". Big difference!

    Very few can pull off both. Tom Hanks is a good example. Paul Newman... ... and, on several occasions, Brad Pitt.

    Richard Dreyfuss is a great actor but not so much the star. Morgan Freeman as well, I'd say. Maybe Kevin Bacon...
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  8. #28  
    Quote Originally Posted by pdxtreo
    Then it must be so. Rapture.......definitely not weird.
    Walking on water...weird
    Turning water into wine...weird
    Making the lame walk and the blind see...weird
    Feeding thousands with a few fish and loaves of bread...weird
    Raising people from the dead...weird
    Dying and on the third day rising...weird

    Faith has a place, if you think the above examples are weird, then the rapture would be weird to you as well.
  9. #29  
    I find nothing wrong with Scientology.

    But what's weird is carrying Tom's seedling around.
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  10. #30  
    Quote Originally Posted by Insertion
    I find nothing wrong with Scientology.

    But what's weird is carrying Tom's seedling around.
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    The powerful pseudoscientology lobby is at it again!! This time they want to shut down a website that dares try to criticise their most famous venerable leader!! And no, I'm not talking about the aliens on the moutian:

    Looks like the Church of Scientology is not amused by a Web site spoofing it and Tom Cruise.
    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9546089/


    The website is:

    http://scientomogy.info/index.html

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  12. #32  
    Quote Originally Posted by gfunkmagic
    He looks like a monkey...
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  13. #33  
    Quote Originally Posted by gfunkmagic
    I don't know how...but that link took me to the "Oral-B" website. Must be something with Firefox or with those cultest Scientologists! I typed it in and got there though!
    Last edited by Bill Gamble; 10/18/2005 at 08:24 AM. Reason: Fixed quoted url
  14. #34  
    Quote Originally Posted by RicoM
    I don't know how...but that link took me to the "Oral-B" website. Must be something with Firefox or with those cultest Scientologists! I typed it in and got there though!
    No, it wasn't the Scientologists, it's a forum bug. I've fixed the url - it'll work properly now.
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  15. #35  
    Quote Originally Posted by phurth
    So much hate, so little time...


    2000 year-old teachings are equivalent to something some nut came up with in the 60's? Riiiight...
    Which is stranger, believing in an invisible man in the clouds? Or believing that making no noise during birth is going to help the kid later in life. Both sound like BS to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by aprasad
    It is all weird. However, I don't believe in trying to make anyone else believe in what I believe in. Each person decides to believe in whatever he/she decides to believe in.
    Well said.

    Quote Originally Posted by KAOSWLF
    Anychance we can get them both to shut up before.. during.. and after birth? If he jumps on a couch one more time he is going to be locked away in a mental hospital...
    I just like how "jumping the couch" has entered the lexicon now. Like my buddy who's really lost it since his girlfriend broke up with him, i told him the other day, "dude, youve really jumped the couch over this chick, let it go."
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  16. #36  
    Quote Originally Posted by AnteL0pe
    Which is stranger, believing in an invisible man in the clouds? Or believing that making no noise during birth is going to help the kid later in life. Both sound like BS to me...."
    I had avoided this tangent because....well it's a tangent.

    Thinking people need not evaluate belief systems on their "strangeness" but on their merit. It was once thought "strange" to consider that the earth revolves around the sun as opposed to the opposite. And, while some may be quick to suggest that "the church" was the last to get on the bandwagon, the reality is, people do not release long or strongly held beliefs easily.

    The case for Biblical accuracy is a compelling one. I am not familiar with the teaching of the "Church of Scientology." However, I would expect its proponents to make their case for the validity of its tenets just as I seek to do for Biblical adherence.

    Of course, all are welcome to lump them together as "strange," but one would be doing himself or herself great disservice.
  17. #37  
    Is this considered strange

    Maybe Yes...Maybe No
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    Quote Originally Posted by clairegrrl
    Is this considered strange

    Maybe Yes...Maybe No

    it was for me, very -- shall I say -- moving...

    I felt purged -- of evil thoughts --

    I could smell the sweet scent of god in the air after that very inspirational man of the cloth spoke to me

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    Your Humble Servant....not!
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    Robert Tilton has been the farting preacher for soooo long. I remember seeing him like this back in '85. Believe in God or not it's pretty funny.
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