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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 23, 2012 - 01:20pm PT
Extreme patternfinders: 1. Don Quijote, 2. Bluering, 3. Klimmer
Extreme patternfinders: 1. Don Quijote, 2. Bluering, 3. Klimmer
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 23, 2012 - 01:24pm PT
Oh yes, Marlow, anti-theists would love to marginalize people like me to Don Quixote status. I know.

Keep it up.
Borut

climber
french, spider, cheater
Nov 23, 2012 - 01:30pm PT
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 23, 2012 - 01:46pm PT
Hate to say it bluering but you always talk before you think and most of what comes out of your mouth is moronic with a nice dash of racism.....was Tuesday 11/6 a fun day for you?
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 23, 2012 - 01:55pm PT
I have no idea what yer talking about, Jim. I am a racist now?

Dude, WTF? You are increasingly getting weird.
Jimmy Russells

climber
Nov 23, 2012 - 01:58pm PT
Baby Jesus facepalms everytime bluering posts.
jstan

climber
Nov 23, 2012 - 02:11pm PT
"Oh father! Save me from my friends."
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Nov 23, 2012 - 02:38pm PT
We Don't Have To LIKE Them; We Just HAVE To Love Them!

Jus Start'in
BB
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 23, 2012 - 03:06pm PT
Baby Jesus facepalms everytime bluering posts.


Wow! that is profound, man. You are so clever.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Nov 23, 2012 - 06:09pm PT
I have to agree with Dr. F.

I'm quiet and leave people alone until they tell me that I have to pray to their god, or I can't buy beer on Sunday because it's god's day, or I can't marry someone unless it's condoned by their bible. These are all very real problems that I have to deal with regularly, especially the blue laws.

Christians, and all of the other religious loonies out there, are constantly trying to shove their religion down everyone else's throats.

If you want to base your life on bizarre ancient mythology, then knock yourself out. But don't try to force-feed me with your kooky mythology.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 11:34am PT
Well, I agree. I dislike having religious views constantly foisted upon me. Much like other views that I'm told I have to accept, and if I don't accept them that I'm intolerant or "hateful" for not accepting them.

Religion is a personal matter, much like other issues.

Can someone tell me why celebrating "the atheist life" on a public climbing forum is less offensive as someone celebrating a love of Christ?

God bless y'all...
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 24, 2012 - 11:42am PT
Because people use religion to kill, murder and maim to a much higher degree these days than athiests. Sure, athiests had a few dictators, but that was in a time before the internet.


Every, I dunno, minute? Every minute a child dies under the age of 5 in poverty and despair? How many miles from the reach of what would be considered an evangelical savior?

God works in mysterious ways. Or he is an as#@&%e. But the idea that I should pray for my SAT test when that sh#t is going on seems silly.














HOWEVER - that is just my opinion. I know many deeply spiritual people and they pick up on a frequency that I can't seem to tune into. The idea that spirituality can't be measured so doesn't exist I think is just because a beaker hasn't yet been invented - just like a monkey can't 'get' algebra, I'll bet humanity can't 'get' the subtle cosmic forces at play in energy and our own minds.

But that doesn't mean that there was a dude who was swallowed by a fish and the earth is 10,000 years old.
WBraun

climber
Nov 24, 2012 - 11:52am PT

Why ya all arguin?

Git to work, the country is falling apart and falling off the cliff.

Everything tastes like sh!t too.

We can't eat nuts and bolts ya slackers .....
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 11:57am PT
Interesting, Greg.

Some people seek religion only for comfort, and I've always been wary of those people.

Others find religion and explore it, eventually discovering they were always there, they had just walked away from it.

I can not describe it any better than that. It's difficult and way to profound to put into words. I also hate getting all preachy, but even with your eyes closed, you will come into contact with God (or Allah, or whatever). It's just a matter of accepting it, or discarding it as trivial.

Someone like Jennie probably could put it better...

EDIT: Or Werner. Hehe...
Borut

climber
french, spider, cheater
Nov 24, 2012 - 12:42pm PT
Rev. bluering, you believe, undeniably. But you are being rude. This thread is called "I Like the Atheist Life", so why do you post here if you don't like it? Atheists are often people that made bad experiences with belief, maybe theirs, maybe that of others. You should try to understand this.

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 01:41pm PT
Rev. bluering, you believe, undeniably. But you are being rude. This thread is called "I Like the Atheist Life", so why do you post here if you don't like it? Atheists are often people that made bad experiences with belief, maybe theirs, maybe that of others. You should try to understand this.


Maybe so. I'm just adding my $.02 to the discourse. Capisce?

Should I disallow crazy atheists from commenting on religious threads? I couldn't, and I wouldn't.

Stay safe 1st Amendment!
Borut

climber
french, spider, cheater
Nov 24, 2012 - 02:10pm PT
Si, la gapish

I don't know about the "religious threads" you're talking about, but
do you mean you are taking revenge on this here topic for something you disagree with on an other topic? That would sound weird, don't you think?
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 02:12pm PT
Si, la gapish

I don't know about the "religious threads" you're talking about, but
do you mean you are taking revenge on this here topic for something you disagree with on an other topic? That would sound weird, don't you think?

Of course...
Borut

climber
french, spider, cheater
Nov 24, 2012 - 02:16pm PT
Well then I hope you stop
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Nov 24, 2012 - 02:22pm PT
It's a curious psychological thing that people feel threatened by those who do not believe as they believe (and act), as though someone else has some direct effect on reality, or is encroaching on their life in some meaningful, negative way.

For example, I've always wondered why folk get so bent about gay people being gay and doing what they do - and lest we straight peeps stop them, they will cheapen marriage, corrupt the unwitting and draw the weak directly into buggery and bushwhacking.

I don't see it. Never once when I've been with a girl have I felt like I was being done out of something or was in some way influenced by what the gay folks were doing down the road. And not once in all the times I have gone into a zendo have I had my experience compromised by an atheist. When people are difficult or insistent (fanatics) it usually has little to do with their position and everything to do with their basic makeup.

When it comes right down to it, most of us are trying to get a handle on what is real for us. It's just that it might not be exactly the same thing, person to person. I sort of like the diversity.

JL
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