Forum posts made by joebackagain

Topic Around the world.
Posted 23 Dec 2012 16:40

Dundrum

Topic Fuck or Make Love
Posted 23 Dec 2012 16:39

Sorry mate but they ain't the kinda ho's I'm after :D:P pass...

Topic What does the avatar above you make you want to do?
Posted 23 Dec 2012 16:37

See the eyes that accompany those lips :)

Topic The throwing of random objects at the person above you
Posted 23 Dec 2012 16:36

Throws him a ps controller...fIfa??

Topic Hug, kiss or ????? the person above you.
Posted 23 Dec 2012 16:34

A greeting peck on the cheek :)

Topic Kiss, Fuck or Pass
Posted 23 Dec 2012 16:33

Offer a Christmas whiskey :)

Topic Religion, Bad or Good?
Posted 25 Oct 2012 22:06


Can this statement of Einstein by any means be taken as religious?


While i wish to stay fairly removed from this conversation, I just wish to say that this notion of quoting...from both sides of the fence is oh so very petty. To take one quote, or to take one piece of scripture, for or against religion, is not a fair assessment of the person or the scripture. Unless the person themselves is able to present their own beliefs then we have no business paraphrasing their lives to suit our arguments. Because I have said something at one point in my life does not make that something to judge my entire belief system by.
How about we keep the points to our own judgement, without bringing our atheist, or religious "friends" as proof. Regardless of who you are, your beliefs are as mine, beliefs, lacking in proof either way, so why argue as though we are certain when we are not?

Topic What's making you happy right at this moment???
Posted 08 Oct 2012 13:50

This beauty above me :D

Topic Religion, Bad or Good?
Posted 08 Oct 2012 09:14



But where's the fun in that? happy8

Hahaha I do enjoy being thought of a religious biggot :D Its like some form of ethical cross-dressing :D I think I shall pack my suitcase of seriousness and return to being an observer!!

Topic Religion, Bad or Good?
Posted 08 Oct 2012 08:19

People getting all heated up and emotional in a debate about religion? Weird. Who saw that coming? evil4


Could it be possible, She, that your argument can be summed up as: I have nothing against people's choice of religion, I can only observe the harms that religions have brought to the world throughout history?

I can't really imagine that you'd personally judge everyone who holds religious/spiritual beliefs with a broad brush to be sheep, followers, negative influences on the world, etc. Not everyone benefits negatively from inviting it into their life.

Personally, over the last year or so, I've benefited a lot from it, and I'm somebody that- in certain contexts- can come down pretty hard on religion. That's because "Religion" is not any one thing, any more than "Television" is any one thing. There are some religious groups that are murderous fanatics. On the other end of the scale, picture a single man or woman, quietly meditating in a room, alone, in search of inner peace. Then there's everything in between. Perhaps in your mind, it's still all bad, and as you've reminded us all, that opinion is your right which cannot be stripped. All I can offer to you is that you know at least one thinking, reasonable person for whom religion has not been detrimental.

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I should have just kept my mout shut and let you say exactly what I meant :D Well said!

Topic Religion, Bad or Good?
Posted 08 Oct 2012 08:05

I also apologise if I come across as rude...I was going for more sarcastic...but I can see how it would come across as rude so i apologise. I don't mean to be a jerk :D

Topic Religion, Bad or Good?
Posted 08 Oct 2012 08:02



Wow. Not only was that totally rude and uncalled for, She said at the very beginning of her statement that it was her opinion. Not yours... hers.

Now if every religion (by the definition of a sect said before) started as a sect then that would imply that there is one religion? Which one "true" religion would that be? Yours? Mine? Someone else's?

Let me use my powers of tact. My OPINION on organized religion is this... I believe (not your beliefs but mine) it's harmful. Interpretation of (what I basically call a storybook) bible, koran, whatever can be and IS dangerous. Many have used and will continue to use their version and interpretation of the "Good Book" for worse.

I don't usually speak ill about anyones religion because, personally, its none of my business. I don't know about it, don't care to know about it, and I am not a part of it, nor do I want to be any part of any type/kind/member of any kind of organized/disorganized sect/cult or whatever the hell you want to call it.

I have never seen anything by anyone in an organized religion do something that shouldn't have already done. I do not need a storybook to tell me how to act or behave. I call it my own version of ethics and morals and not some higher power demanding me to do it.

But if you feel you need to follow a list of written instructions on how to act/behave/preform then by all means... go ahead and do it. If it makes you feel better and act better then again, by all means do it. I will never try and stop someone from being happy as long as its not at the expense of someone else's happiness.

But take your bible thumping religious zeal and shove it on some other poor fool. I'm full up on crazy and I don't need any more. Thanks.

I fail to see how I became some religious biggot without sharing a single belief of mine in regards to religion..I am not religious, not even slightly. People have also taken the bold step of assuming that all religion must fall under the category of organised religion. I'm irish, we know full well the negative associations of organised religion and would gladly see the back of its corrupt and dangerous little self.
Even if we take your point about the sect stemming from one original source, which is most likely true as there has to be a starting point of everything, nowhere is it implied, or would it logically follow that this must be true. It is much more likely that all religion stemmed from a silly set of beliefs that someone constructed all on their ownio.
The point I initially wished to make on here is that (while I am not religious) I see no fundamental flaw with the concept of religion..I do however have a problem with the "actual" religion which exists, fuelled by overly powerful, corrupt, and dangerous people. My point is that I have a problem with the people, not the religion. I am much in agreement with you with the entire "storybook" analogy. I do not think someone should have to follow a list of instructions either to live their lives. People should know better.
Religion, as a stand alone concept, seperate from history is not neccessarily a bad concept, but combined with the corruptable nature of people in groups then it is a recipe for disaster. An individuals own private beliefs may not lead to such dangerous beliefs (or they may) but I think the problem with religion is the people, not the concept.

Topic Religion, Bad or Good?
Posted 08 Oct 2012 07:43



Hahaha, cute.

How can I be emotional about something I don't give jack shit? His composed and solid points please, keep for yourself, both of you, to me you guys sound like Amway seller on one of their singing meetings. Not even one of your arguments didn't even for a slice question my disbelief and dislike in Religion.
You see, you religious fanatics, you are turning words around as pleased, no wonder for all of shit that is happening around the globe in the name of Religion.. So you say he didn't call me lair, fine, I don't need your approval for my believes, which is not the case with two of you, you need me to agree with you, you cannot stand my negative opinion about religion.
Wars were fight so we that have Islam, Buddhism (and no, his 'religion'is not budism), Ortodoks, Catolicism and Judaism, so please don't bullshit me about sects and cults.

One more thing, please do this and take your friends with you ;)

http://upload.lushstories.com/326-44244_481931041827912_75167847_n.jpg
ahahahahahahah, this never gets too old!!!

Now now...lets not confuse me with someone who is religious :D I am not in the slightest bit religious...I was just acknowledging how stubborn you were being. I could not care less if you were the most religious, or least religious person in the world :D Much in the same as you, I couldn't really care less. Feel free to be as negative as you like about religion, I have no interest or authority to stop you but at least dont argue like a religious fanatic about being anti-religious :D
"Wars were fight so we that have Islam, Buddhism (and no, his 'religion'is not budism), Ortodoks, Catolicism and Judaism, so please don't bullshit me about sects and cults".....what does that even mean?? :D Wars were also fought over potatoes..doesn't mean potatoes are silly..it means people are silly! :D
And as someone who likes to believe (though i may be wrong :D) that I can see both arguments I will kindly keep myself in the gene pool in a hope to step out such angry stubborness :D

Topic Say an interesting fact about yourself
Posted 08 Oct 2012 06:58

is now the proud owner of an epic batman and bane drawing which covers one wall of my sitting room...nerding it up but god dam batman is unreal!! :D

Topic Religion, Bad or Good?
Posted 08 Oct 2012 06:42



Calling me a lair, twice, just does it for me. Find someone else to play with. However thank you for making my point even clearer (to me) about religious people. Even though this thread is not about people who support religion but about religion itself, you made it quite obvious (with your arguments, words you are choosing and amount of passion that is in your arguments) why I dislike religion and why in general I do avoid to communicate with fanatically religious people. ..mostly about religion, that is.

But...but...I thought it was him who was meant to be reacting in an overly emotional way?? :D Seems like he is very composed, making solid points and you are the one letting the emotion get to you :D He didn't call anyone a liar, the word "lie" just happens to be used but its not the end of the world so chill :D What he was saying is that lumping all religions under the one banner is inevitably going to lead to generalisations which do not stand true for all religions. The word "lie" is used solely to show how generalisations about religion can be both damming and offensive towards to people of differenet religions.Points made about religion in general can be picked up as "lies" when applied to his religion. perhaps "lie" is a strong word but lets not get bogged down in minor details. All he was suggesting was the use of a little tact.
And if anyone should take offence it should not be you. I feel the constant patronising manner in which you try to delegate his religion into merely a sect as a means of suggesting that it is below you "because you dont need to know about every fricking sect" is much more offensive...and silly :D Every religion starts as a sect. If you are only bothered by the major religions then I feel it is you, who has bought into the "sheep affect".

Topic Fuck or Pass
Posted 07 Oct 2012 03:43

Pass

Topic Hug, kiss or ????? the person above you.
Posted 07 Oct 2012 03:43

greeting handshake

Topic What would you like to do with the person above you?
Posted 07 Oct 2012 03:40


watch the united game!

Topic Religion, Bad or Good?
Posted 07 Oct 2012 03:35



I assume by "kingship" you mean monarchy, something that many nations (including my own) have NOT discarded (and have no intention to do so any time soon). Further, as religion lives in the hearts of man, it will never disappear, no matter how much you rant about suicide bombers.

I feel sorry for you that you harbour such anger and mistrust in your heart.

This whole post was wonderful!

Topic Would you have sex with the avatar below you?
Posted 03 Oct 2012 05:24

I feel flattered :P :D

Topic Things that just piss you off
Posted 03 Oct 2012 05:20

students in work!! grrr!!

Topic Fuck or Make Love
Posted 03 Oct 2012 05:19

pass

Topic What does the avatar above you make you want to do?
Posted 03 Oct 2012 05:18

chill like a boss!

Topic Guilty or Innocent.
Posted 03 Oct 2012 05:18

innocent

Have you ever been caught cheating?

Topic Fuck or Pass
Posted 03 Oct 2012 05:17

pass

Topic Hug, kiss or ????? the person above you.
Posted 03 Oct 2012 05:15

pass him a beer

Topic Post something NICE about the person above you.
Posted 03 Oct 2012 05:12

Makes an effort with his posts :)

Topic My last orgasm was...
Posted 03 Oct 2012 05:12

Ten mins ago :D

Topic Would you have sex with the avatar below you?
Posted 03 Oct 2012 05:11

No thanks :)

Topic Religion, Bad or Good?
Posted 03 Oct 2012 04:53


By any chance, you mean that the hope kindled in the hearts and minds of suicide bombers is true?
I hope you never meant that.
Any hope which is created to get heavens in reward to killing innocent men, women and children can never be true.
And all religions at some time of the other did create similar hopes in reward to killing its opponents.


All religions?? well isn't that a rather bold generalisation :D
And before you get all upset of course I don't support suicide bombers (though i fail to see why you are stuck on this notion of suicide bombers when overall it is a miniscule point in relation to religion in general) but I guess there is no reason to believe their hope isnt true....their beliefs may be asurd and potentially entirely wrong..but their hope can exist easily in the absence of facts or entire religious explanation.