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What Gives You Peace....
#61
RE: What Gives You Peace....
(July 5, 2021 at 3:09 pm)vulcanlogician Wrote:
(July 2, 2021 at 4:29 pm)Simon Moon Wrote: Second, WTF are you talking about with your "no mention of God allowed" comment? Every single person that posts here, atheist and theist alike, is completely free to mention any god or gods they like. You did notice you started this thread in a sub forum completely dedicated to the discussion of all versions of the Christian gods, right?

Yes to your first point. Kinda like assuming football players "lack peace" just because every time you see them publicly, they are bashing into people. I come here for debate. But that doesn't reflect my attitude towards my religious friends.

But (about "no God allowed" thing) I assumed ronedee meant "secular" forums where religion is considered a divisive topic... so the rules are "no mention of religion." After all, it seems rather impossible to talk about atheism without mentioning God or gods. Perhaps ronedee can clear that up?

I actually meant, no "preaching", if not in passing, but certainly in practice....and yes, some forums prohibit any mention of "God", unless it's in lower case format. The "rules" are pretty all-encompassing on the net. So, no one should be surprised with just about anything as a rule. Pardon the pun.


And as far as the "peace" question? "love" aka "kindness", would also be another scarce thing around these parts. I don't believe I've ever witnessed it here? Not once!  Even among atheists?  

Just observations. Not a complaint. I'm used to the schtick here. Although, it would be nice to see a little kindness. But, that would be imitating Christ? Not allowed.
Quis ut Deus?
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#62
RE: What Gives You Peace....
(September 24, 2021 at 12:31 pm)ronedee Wrote:
(July 5, 2021 at 3:09 pm)vulcanlogician Wrote: Yes to your first point. Kinda like assuming football players "lack peace" just because every time you see them publicly, they are bashing into people. I come here for debate. But that doesn't reflect my attitude towards my religious friends.

But (about "no God allowed" thing) I assumed ronedee meant "secular" forums where religion is considered a divisive topic... so the rules are "no mention of religion." After all, it seems rather impossible to talk about atheism without mentioning God or gods. Perhaps ronedee can clear that up?

I actually meant, no "preaching", if not in passing, but certainly in practice....and yes, some forums prohibit any mention of "God", unless it's in lower case format. The "rules" are pretty all-encompassing on the net. So, no one should be surprised with just about anything as a rule. Pardon the pun.


And as far as the "peace" question? "love" aka "kindness", would also be another scarce thing around these parts. I don't believe I've ever witnessed it here? Not once!  Even among atheists?  

Just observations. Not a complaint. I'm used to the schtick here. Although, it would be nice to see a little kindness. But, that would be imitating Christ? Not allowed.

If I were to come into your house and shit on your floor, would you show me kindness?

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#63
RE: What Gives You Peace....
(September 24, 2021 at 12:40 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(September 24, 2021 at 12:31 pm)ronedee Wrote: I actually meant, no "preaching", if not in passing, but certainly in practice....and yes, some forums prohibit any mention of "God", unless it's in lower case format. The "rules" are pretty all-encompassing on the net. So, no one should be surprised with just about anything as a rule. Pardon the pun.


And as far as the "peace" question? "love" aka "kindness", would also be another scarce thing around these parts. I don't believe I've ever witnessed it here? Not once!  Even among atheists?  

Just observations. Not a complaint. I'm used to the schtick here. Although, it would be nice to see a little kindness. But, that would be imitating Christ? Not allowed.

If I were to come into your house and shit on your floor, would you show me kindness?

Boru

Literally? 

Apples & Oranges....unless your remove "Christianity" from your door.  You are inviting me to shit in your house! Figuratively speaking of course.
Quis ut Deus?
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#64
RE: What Gives You Peace....
(June 29, 2021 at 12:39 pm)ronedee Wrote: ...Over the years, I've always pondered the fact that there is virtually no "peace" here, and in most other 
atheistic (w/no mention of God allowed) forums.

My [serious] questions, if you are so inclined to answer them:

1. Do you require any inner peace to function in life?

2. Where do you find your peace, if you require it?

3. Do you feel that it is a virtue, or just a state of nature(i.e. calm weather, no war, no one bothering you...like me! lol)


I'll make my points after I've had some feedback. This has been a longtime curiosity as to
our divide. Not only here but with; family, friends & acquaintances who are atheists.

Thanks for your input! R

There are dog lovers and cat lovers, some like one, some like both, some don't like one, and like the other. But I'd argue pets no matter your likes, really reduce stress.
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#65
RE: What Gives You Peace....
(September 24, 2021 at 12:51 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(June 29, 2021 at 12:39 pm)ronedee Wrote: ...Over the years, I've always pondered the fact that there is virtually no "peace" here, and in most other 
atheistic (w/no mention of God allowed) forums.

My [serious] questions, if you are so inclined to answer them:

1. Do you require any inner peace to function in life?

2. Where do you find your peace, if you require it?

3. Do you feel that it is a virtue, or just a state of nature(i.e. calm weather, no war, no one bothering you...like me! lol)


I'll make my points after I've had some feedback. This has been a longtime curiosity as to
our divide. Not only here but with; family, friends & acquaintances who are atheists.

Thanks for your input! R

There are dog lovers and cat lovers, some like one, some like both, some don't like one, and like the other. But I'd argue pets no matter your likes, really reduce stress.

My daily WTF. Oh goody.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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#66
RE: What Gives You Peace....
(September 24, 2021 at 12:49 pm)ronedee Wrote:
(September 24, 2021 at 12:40 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote: If I were to come into your house and shit on your floor, would you show me kindness?

Boru

Literally? 

Apples & Oranges....unless your remove "Christianity" from your door.  You are inviting me to shit in your house! Figuratively speaking of course.

Nope, apples and apples. You come to an atheist message board and (metaphorically) shit on our floor and expect kindness in return.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#67
RE: What Gives You Peace....
(September 24, 2021 at 12:31 pm)ronedee Wrote:
(July 5, 2021 at 3:09 pm)vulcanlogician Wrote: Yes to your first point. Kinda like assuming football players "lack peace" just because every time you see them publicly, they are bashing into people. I come here for debate. But that doesn't reflect my attitude towards my religious friends.

But (about "no God allowed" thing) I assumed ronedee meant "secular" forums where religion is considered a divisive topic... so the rules are "no mention of religion." After all, it seems rather impossible to talk about atheism without mentioning God or gods. Perhaps ronedee can clear that up?

I actually meant, no "preaching", if not in passing, but certainly in practice....and yes, some forums prohibit any mention of "God", unless it's in lower case format. The "rules" are pretty all-encompassing on the net. So, no one should be surprised with just about anything as a rule. Pardon the pun.


And as far as the "peace" question? "love" aka "kindness", would also be another scarce thing around these parts. I don't believe I've ever witnessed it here? Not once!  Even among atheists?  

Just observations. Not a complaint. I'm used to the schtick here. Although, it would be nice to see a little kindness. But, that would be imitating Christ? Not allowed.

Where have you been? Prison?
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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#68
RE: What Gives You Peace....
(September 24, 2021 at 12:54 pm)arewethereyet Wrote:
(September 24, 2021 at 12:51 pm)Brian37 Wrote: There are dog lovers and cat lovers, some like one, some like both, some don't like one, and like the other. But I'd argue pets no matter your likes, really reduce stress.

My daily WTF.  Oh goody.

Pet lovers isn't a West Virginian joke. I love my cat, as family, not a sex doll.
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#69
RE: What Gives You Peace....
(September 24, 2021 at 12:56 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(September 24, 2021 at 12:54 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: My daily WTF.  Oh goody.

Pet lovers isn't a West Virginian joke. I love my cat, as family, not a sex doll.

No kidding around…are you drunk?

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#70
RE: What Gives You Peace....
(September 24, 2021 at 12:56 pm)Brian37 Wrote:
(September 24, 2021 at 12:54 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: My daily WTF.  Oh goody.

Pet lovers isn't a West Virginian joke. I love my cat, as family, not a sex doll.

If your mind makes you think you have to explain that you don't love your cat like you love your sex doll, you need an entire team of psychiatrists.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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