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Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Jul 29, 2014 - 08:37pm PT
Carbon monoxide is odorless, therefore god is imaginary.
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA (stuck in Jersey)
Jul 29, 2014 - 08:47pm PT
Carbon monoxide is odorless, therefore god is imaginary.

Correct!
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA (stuck in Jersey)
Jul 29, 2014 - 08:57pm PT
Merely one of hundreds of signs that America is losing it - its edge, its leadership. Drop by drop. Day by day.

Correct again!
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA (stuck in Jersey)
Jul 29, 2014 - 08:59pm PT
for we know God is using you to save the soul of someone else


A historic example of this is God knew how Pharaoh would respond, and He knew that the more light that He gave to Pharaoh, the more Pharaoh would harden his heart. God sent the light anyway, because He determined to use Pharaoh's rebellion to be a megaphone of warning to others who might respond to God's warning and repent.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Jul 29, 2014 - 09:02pm PT
Well, when the sh#t hits the fan, I just hope there is a way that you, your brethren and the fundamentalist Islamists can go at it hot and heavy but leave the rest of us out of it (incl the young ones).

Not very likely though. Extended families and friends end up getting pulled into it, don't they. Abrahamic religions poison everything.
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA (stuck in Jersey)
Jul 29, 2014 - 09:06pm PT
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

Verily, an out of date meme if ever there was one.


Wrong...again. This scripture is as current a "meme" and even more applicable as it was when it was penned.
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA (stuck in Jersey)
Jul 29, 2014 - 09:10pm PT
OT:

Climbing much HF?
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Jul 29, 2014 - 09:27pm PT
Speaking of memes, close your eyes and have a listen, first four minutes or so...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAvlimEYEpQ#t=62

It's a shame so much ugliness accompanies such beauty.
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA (stuck in Jersey)
Jul 29, 2014 - 09:31pm PT
I didn't even bother to listen HF...but I'm guessing it's what I heard plenty of while over in Iraq next to the Euphrates...scary!

Nothing like what you'd hear coming from my sound system while enjoying a cup of coffee...hope to do that some day with you!
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA (stuck in Jersey)
Jul 29, 2014 - 09:34pm PT
OT:

Climbing much HF?

go-B

climber
Cling to what is good!
Jul 30, 2014 - 06:57pm PT
Hey donini, it's not about being compost, cuz fat breaks down faster than gristle! :)

I'm a Christian because of Jesus!
go-B

climber
Cling to what is good!
Jul 31, 2014 - 07:15pm PT
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...Ciao!
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Jul 31, 2014 - 07:18pm PT
Credit: anita514
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jul 31, 2014 - 08:52pm PT
We are much more. We are a mosaic of different creeds, colors and cultures. We are a nation where the children of parents who couldn't speak english win the National Spelling Bee. We are a land where, more than nearly everywhere else, opportunity is a function of striving more than it is of birth. Everyone here, with the exception of Native Americans, is an immigrant or a descendent of immigrants.
Anyone who believes we are a nation based on one color, creed or culture is on the wrong side of history. (OP in it's entirety)

Why the f*#k is the word "Christian" in the topic/ title?
Truthdweller

Trad climber
San Diego, CA (stuck in Jersey)
Jul 31, 2014 - 10:39pm PT
Yes, we are a Christian nation.
go-B

climber
Cling to what is good!
Aug 1, 2014 - 05:11am PT
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Missing photo ID#370579

...chow!
Port

Trad climber
San Diego
Aug 1, 2014 - 06:42am PT
Yes, we are a Christian nation.

Says the Christian... LOL.
go-B

climber
Cling to what is good!
Aug 3, 2014 - 07:15am PT
Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”

...by the name of Jesus Christ, but thank God there is one! :)
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 10, 2014 - 04:20pm PT
From the
"Now You've Got To Be a Christian to re-up in the Air Force" department
The US air force has told an atheist airman he must swear his re-enlistment oath to God or he will not be allowed to reenlist, according to the American Humanist.

The airman, who is stationed at Creech air force base in Nevada, has not been identified. The service said he has until November to swear the oath required of all servicemembers, which concludes with the phrase “so help me God”.

The American Humanist Association said in a letter to the air force (pdf) last week that the officer was told that he either had to say the phrase or leave the service. The airman has previously crossed out the phrase in a written contract and refused to say it out loud, and was told August 25 that the contract would therefore not be accepted for re-enlistment.

The group believes the oath as currently required is a violation of the airman’s constitutional rights under the first amendment and demanded that he be allowed to re-enlist without using the phrase.

US law requires the phrase to be included in the oath given to all servicemembers, though its implementation is left to each branch of the military. Air force members could omit the phrase until the service updated its directive on the oath in October 2013. Before that, the instruction for the oath included the phrase: “Airmen may omit the words ‘so help me God,’ if desired for personal reasons.”

The air force has said it cannot change the rule without congressional action.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/10/us-air-force-sergeant-reenlist-god-oath
Odd,
I don't recall that being an atheist would get you out of admission to the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. Would have been a lot simpler than the whole Conscientious Objected application process. They probably put the atheists right out there on the front lines.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Sep 10, 2014 - 04:32pm PT
Hope the ACLU steps in. No way the Air Force wins a court challenge on this.

The Air Force already has a fundamentalist christian sh#t stain on it because of the Academy. Surely this 'rule change' is the result of one if its Fundamentalist Alumni?

DMT
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