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James Randi deserves his own RIP thread.
#11
RE: James Randi deserves his own RIP thread.
Shit fire! I consider Randi one of my Professors. A great teacher of skepticism tinged with humor!
God thinks it's fun to confuse primates. Larsen's God!






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#12
RE: James Randi deserves his own RIP thread.
James Randi was an inspiration to me for nearly four decades. I have several of his books in my private library. Of the cup of life, he enjoyed a full measure.  Heart
"The world is my country; all of humanity are my brethren; and to do good deeds is my religion." (Thomas Paine)
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#13
RE: James Randi deserves his own RIP thread.
Another great boon to humanity lòst.
The great appear great because we are on our knees. Let us rise!
Big James
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#14
RE: James Randi deserves his own RIP thread.
(October 22, 2020 at 12:56 pm)Nomad Wrote: Another great boon to humanity lòst.

Then we should strive to be as great as he was.
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#15
RE: James Randi deserves his own RIP thread.
Obituary.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguar...i-obituary
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool." - Richard P. Feynman
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#16
RE: James Randi deserves his own RIP thread.
Howard Stern pays a little Tribute to The Amazing Randi



teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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#17
RE: James Randi deserves his own RIP thread.
(October 21, 2020 at 5:35 pm)Brian37 Wrote: Just found out on Twitter. 2020 keeps getting sucker and sucker. 

I loved watching Randi debunk cons like psychics. 

https://twitter.com/jref?lang=en

Sadly Randi is not in a better place, or he might be. It all depends on if he surrendered in his last moments. Everyone has guilty consciences. Everyone is worried about hell, at least in the back of their minds. I believe in God and do all i can to please Him, and i am worried about hell, honestly.
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#18
RE: James Randi deserves his own RIP thread.
(December 21, 2020 at 3:28 pm)Prycejosh1987 Wrote: Sadly Randi is not in a better place, or he might be. It all depends on if he surrendered in his last moments. Everyone has guilty consciences. Everyone is worried about hell, at least in the back of their minds. I believe in God and do all i can to please Him, and i am worried about hell, honestly.

If you are worried about Hell, it is your theology that is the problem.

This is a common Christian idea -- that feelings of guilt prevent entrance to heaven, and that confessing guilt alleviates those feelings and allows the soul to enter heaven.

It's like this -- you get to the pearly gates and you get shown all the bad things you've done, and are asked to account.  If you can say "I don't feel guilty because Jesus has forgiven me", you get in.  If you do feel shame or guilt, you don't get in.

Why don't you get a chance to get over your guilt right then, and then be let in?  Well, that is what I call the theology of the frozen soul.  Whatever state you are in when you die gets forever frozen into eternity.  There is no change after death.  There is no change in hell and no change in heaven.

I firmly believe that this view is what has created the Catholic theology around Heaven and Hell (forgiveness is an absolute requirement but open to all), and has been picked up to some degree by Protestants (who want punishment for bad actions -- no Hitler in heaven)

I also think it is bull shit, and is an evil design.  If there is no chance for change after death, then heaven is not a place I would want to be.  It would be a place where nothing ever happens, where people can't grow and learn, where moral choices can never be presented because we can't be allowed to make a mistake.  Perpetual children or slaves to an all powerful overlord.

And hell would be the most evil design of all.  Who in hell wouldn't realize their mistake?  Why would a bit of guilt (something that society creates in us, not something that we are born with) cause us to be tortured for eternity?

This is the design of an evil God. 

If you are going to stay Christian, you might want to consider the idea of Universalism.  Or better yet, consider that your faith is built on a bunch of stories and morality plays, and not the word of a deity.
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#19
RE: James Randi deserves his own RIP thread.
(December 21, 2020 at 3:28 pm)Prycejosh1987 Wrote:
(October 21, 2020 at 5:35 pm)Brian37 Wrote: Just found out on Twitter. 2020 keeps getting sucker and sucker. 

I loved watching Randi debunk cons like psychics. 

https://twitter.com/jref?lang=en

Sadly Randi is not in a better place, or he might be. It all depends on if he surrendered in his last moments. Everyone has guilty consciences. Everyone is worried about hell, at least in the back of their minds. I believe in God and do all i can to please Him, and i am worried about hell, honestly.

Wow. You're really a twat.
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#20
RE: James Randi deserves his own RIP thread.
[Image: icon_quote.jpg]MORONICjosh:
Sadly Randi is not in a better place, or he might be. It all depends on if he surrendered in his last moments. Everyone has guilty consciences. Everyone is worried about hell, at least in the back of their minds. I believe in God and do all i can to please Him, and i am worried about hell, honestly.

You are a ginormas cock munch. Fuck you! Fuck your cowardly, back stabbing, weasel of a diety!
I would rather spend eternity in hell with satan who at least is a prick to your face then your pathetic, sour, yellow bellied, deceiving twatwaffle that resides over heaven. Seriously, kindly choke ona bag of cocks. You epitomize everything wrong with a human being.
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