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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Money is not necessary. And annulment in this country are fairly quick (year or so).
    I dated a woman going through an annulment. It was a laughable process right out of the Middle Ages. That was 25 years ago and I have heard it is more streamlined now, but good lord the Church has some very silly ideas about itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I have never questioned that. As I have said a billion times, and as you have ignored each time, if believing in God or little green men or Russell's teapot makes you treat other human beings better then PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep those beliefs.

    You are questioned here because you make endless inane and ignorant statements about what being a non-believer means.

    On matters of your faith you are the expert. On matters of other theists' faiths you seem to be pretty weak and ignorant, as they have told you, but honestly we're talking about different crayons so I pay it no mind. On matters of theism vs atheism you have shown yourself a fool.

    That just can't be that hard to understand. Nobody cares what you believe; nobody is trying to suppress you. Your faith is like somebody's baby pictures on Facebook -- vitally important and endlessly fascinating to you and no doubt a source of great joy and meaning. To the rest of us, well... internet lint.

    If you stopped making mindless statements about what being an atheist is driven by your empty-headed, lofo agenda, nobody would bother you ever again.
    Then again, I've heard this from my dad:

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    Re: Religion Thread: ...and suddenly, everyone's a theology scholar

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I have never questioned that. As I have said a billion times, and as you have ignored each time, if believing in God or little green men or Russell's teapot makes you treat other human beings better then PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep those beliefs.
    Umm...my post was a direct reply to your post:

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    Believers are caught in a Catch-22. Treating their beliefs as just another of thousands of competing theories is sacrilegious and will anger Zeus, or at the least means you aren't playing the game right.

    We joke, but think of how awful it must be to have all that riding on your constant belief. Dr. Mrs. says she can't sleep in the car passenger seat because if she falls asleep we will veer into oncoming traffic. Her concentration is the air traffic beam we fly on. Now imagine that pressure, 24/7, and with your immortal soul riding on it.
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    You are questioned here because you make endless inane and ignorant statements about what being a non-believer means.

    On matters of your faith you are the expert. On matters of other theists' faiths you seem to be pretty weak and ignorant, as they have told you, but honestly we're talking about different crayons so I pay it no mind. On matters of theism vs atheism you have shown yourself a fool.

    If you stopped making mindless statements about what being an atheist is driven by your empty-headed, lofo agenda, nobody would bother you ever again.
    My position is that not believing in God is an absence of belief in God. I don't think that concept is that difficult to comprehend. And frankly, that was me for decades. OTOH, I feel pretty comfortable that I also understand what belief is in terms of Christianity. It is a solid understanding of both sides that gives me decent credibility to talk about the relationship - and when I do, the concepts typically to the point. If that makes you upset, I'm bummed about that. But this is a message board and its more valuable discussing the concepts than a simple copy and pasting of the umpteenth article this month that focuses on an individual behaving badly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Money is not necessary. And annulment in this country are fairly quick (year or so). However in a lot of other countries (Argentina for example), it can take a looonnnnggggg time.
    Is that across the board or area/diocese specific? I am pretty sure around here it takes a fair amount of $ to get things moving rapidly and a canon specialist (I forget what they are called) to help expedite- not free. Of course I may be wrong. I sure hope so. The whole annulment thing seems arbitrary and man driven, not based on anything Jesus said or did. I was all done when a friend tried to get an annulment and they wanted her soon to be hubby to pay for the process of getting one too. He was Jewish. They didn't recognize his religious sacraments but were quite willing to make them pay to annul something that wouldn't be acknowledged (because you needed a Catholic wedding to be legit). After trying for some time she left the church, got married and that was that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    {disingenuous polemic omitted} But this is a message board and its more valuable discussing the concepts than a simple copy and pasting of the umpteenth article this month that focuses on an individual behaving badly.
    The last sentence is true, but face it -- when Thumpers set themselves up as privileged arbitrars of morality they are inviting their hypocritical balloons to be popped by stories about their fellow Very Serious Religious Leaders who are kid diddlers, rapists, thieves, and violate every commandment every day of their lives and twice on Sundays, and how the flock crawls on glass to excuse them.

    When you make statements that you are The Way, reality is gonna sweep the leg. Know how you can avoid that? Stop talking about stuff you know nothing about and tend to your own jungle hut shibboleths and totems. That's your safe space.

    This is hardy the first place that has answered the pious imbecilities of Tartuffe with a horse laugh. That's the price of basking in reflected Omniscience.
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    Re: Religion Thread: ...and suddenly, everyone's a theology scholar

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Money is not necessary. And annulment in this country are fairly quick (year or so). However in a lot of other countries (Argentina for example), it can take a looonnnnggggg time.
    Fair enough. In the case of more conservative countries like Argentina, I don't think it's unfair to suggest that being rich enough to make a sizable donation might help bump your annulment proceedings to the top of the list.
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    Re: Religion Thread: ...and suddenly, everyone's a theology scholar

    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    Not a biggie if it changes or not, but I can't imagine it would as I think this one's baked. I find it odd that the Pontiff doesn't have a super substantial process to evaluate that change - i.e., bringing together of scholars and religious representatives. But I suppose then he wouldn't be the Pope.
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    Re: Religion Thread: ...and suddenly, everyone's a theology scholar

    "Lead us not into temptation". It's true that it sort of comes off as phrased that way.

    I think you have to envision a comma after "Lead us" - it reads a bit better. Then, it's more like asking God to show the sinner a path that doesn't lead to sin, whereas humans would naturally be inclined to lead ourselves down the wrong path.

    But hey, I'm just the snarky skeptic here. What do I know?
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    It's the Daily Mail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    "Lead us not into temptation". It's true that it sort of comes off as phrased that way.

    I think you have to envision a comma after "Lead us" - it reads a bit better. Then, it's more like asking God to show the sinner a path that doesn't lead to sin, whereas humans would naturally be inclined to lead ourselves down the wrong path.

    But hey, I'm just the snarky skeptic here. What do I know?
    The French translation is passive voice -- "let us not be led into temptation." Or simply "protect us from temptation" to save the meter.

    I do remember it seeming weird to me when I was about 12 that we had to beg God not to f-ck with our heads. I mean, what, the dude was a jokester?
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    I mean, what, the dude was a jokester?
    The giraffe and platypus would like a word with you.
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    The giraffe and platypus would like a word with you.
    The giraffe makes perfect sense. The platypus... well, yeah, you have me there.
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    Re: Religion Thread: ...and suddenly, everyone's a theology scholar

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    The giraffe makes perfect sense. The platypus... well, yeah, you have me there.
    On the 3rd day, he created all the plant life. That presumably includes weed. You figure it out...
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