• Why do rude Christians block people and then ask questions to the people they've blocked?

    Is it so they can then take joy in their petty bull? I just comment in someone else's answer, or with a longer answer, I make a new question, because you know, if I'm going to put my fingers on the keyboard and leak out my genius online, I expect it to make it online. I never block anyone, I mean I would if they constantly messaged me... show more
    Is it so they can then take joy in their petty bull? I just comment in someone else's answer, or with a longer answer, I make a new question, because you know, if I'm going to put my fingers on the keyboard and leak out my genius online, I expect it to make it online. I never block anyone, I mean I would if they constantly messaged me ridiculous nonsense in personal messages, but you know, anybody who ever messaged me usually gave up after about two or three messages about some ridiculous nonsense, I sometimes replied, but it's not that sort of site where you're meant to do that. If you ask a question, the reasonable thing to do is let everyone answer, so you get a realistic cross section of what people in the real world think. I mean, when I ask questions, I want a small percentage of fundamentalist religious answers, even if I don't agree with them, it's so you get variety.
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 weeks ago
  • Why can't you criticize Israel without someone bringing up the evils of Palestinians?

    The person to criticize most in that debate is Israel, they have ten times the weapons, they have nukes, they were the ones to most recently take the land by force, with the help of the USA, who continue to give them help and money and weapons and policy changes. As for the general religious thing, religion sucks, and if wasn't for religion, it... show more
    The person to criticize most in that debate is Israel, they have ten times the weapons, they have nukes, they were the ones to most recently take the land by force, with the help of the USA, who continue to give them help and money and weapons and policy changes. As for the general religious thing, religion sucks, and if wasn't for religion, it would be a war for thousands of years between slightly different looking middle eastern tribes. Different shades of brown. The whole problem is religion, race is next I guess, but if it wasn't for religion, they'd all breed together, they'd all look similar, you couldn't tell them apart, and the war would end, so the solution to the war in the middle east is education, ending religion.
    5 answers · Politics · 2 months ago
  • When we get reincarnated, what determines who or what we become?

    I believe the universe moves in an endless cycle, hot energy expands, cold energy contracts, every action has an equal and opposite reaction, what goes up, must come down, everything that can possibly happen has already, and will continue to, forever, due to causality. No beginning, no end. Same with life, by our perception, there is nothing else... show more
    I believe the universe moves in an endless cycle, hot energy expands, cold energy contracts, every action has an equal and opposite reaction, what goes up, must come down, everything that can possibly happen has already, and will continue to, forever, due to causality. No beginning, no end. Same with life, by our perception, there is nothing else but life, but consciousness, because we cannot perceive anything without it. So, hence the eternal life. I fully believe this is scientifically valid, the big bounce theory, still the second most popular big bang theory, neatly explains the cause, rather than leaving a question of why which Christians often use as proof that God had to create the universe and set it in motion, but as for philosophically, I can't work out if you get born as only yourself when the exact same energy forms the exact same brain and body, causing the same consciousness, or if individuality is just an illusion, and we are actually all the same thing right now, the same creature(s), because our identity is eternal energy, the one thing. The only thing separating us is the illusion, and it prevents us from being able to even understand this potential possibility, but it has been debated for thousands of years.
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 months ago
  • Where is the evidence that Atheism is true?

    The first law of thermodynamics, I've said that before, energy cannot be created or destroyed it only changes form. Your reaction to that scientific law is but God is magical and he makes laws not follows them. He made everything. Yeah, from what? From nothing? Did he sit around forever on his golden throne and then one day, which doesn't... show more
    The first law of thermodynamics, I've said that before, energy cannot be created or destroyed it only changes form. Your reaction to that scientific law is but God is magical and he makes laws not follows them. He made everything. Yeah, from what? From nothing? Did he sit around forever on his golden throne and then one day, which doesn't exist there, just decided to make everything, out of nothing? The extent of the stupidity of these people who believe these things is like children or just about the level of chimpanzees. Sorry if that seems harsh, but if you can't make any distinction between fairy tales and reality, you really are a gullible child, with not much intelligence. This was an answer, but I was blocked, so now it's a question.
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 months ago
  • When will people wake up to the politics of war?

    War is only ever about one thing, money, or sometimes power, but as power is most easily obtained by money, that's the main thing, and the main things that make money on Earth are weapons, drugs and oil, not necessarily in that order, depending on which drugs you include. There's a bunch of evil people who run the world, not just the most... show more
    War is only ever about one thing, money, or sometimes power, but as power is most easily obtained by money, that's the main thing, and the main things that make money on Earth are weapons, drugs and oil, not necessarily in that order, depending on which drugs you include. There's a bunch of evil people who run the world, not just the most powerful countries in the world, because they control the largest commodities in the world, and this is what the CIA and the Pentagon, the Federal Reserve, the elite rich and powerful are all about. They make wars happen, like by killing presidents, by killing thousands to then kill millions, so they can then make billions, and it's just sick. They obviously lie through their teeth about it, and most people don't see through the carefully fabricated lies that are fed to them through the media, owned by the same people. What I'm really trying to say is, if nothing is done to end the rule of these tyrants, then war and conflict, misery and death will continue to be the largest business on Earth, and will continue to happen, be made to happen, by these people, indefinitely into the future.
    5 answers · Politics · 3 months ago
  • Is the inheritance of rich people whose parents and grandparents killed to get it really "theirs"?

    When you look at the history of the world, and the slavery, genocide, billions killed, the drug dealing, the loan sharking, protection rackets, televangelists, psychic hotlines, all manner of nefarious schemes and scams and crimes, who really owns the world and all that is therein? When the one percent who basically own ninety percent of the world... show more
    When you look at the history of the world, and the slavery, genocide, billions killed, the drug dealing, the loan sharking, protection rackets, televangelists, psychic hotlines, all manner of nefarious schemes and scams and crimes, who really owns the world and all that is therein? When the one percent who basically own ninety percent of the world are to a majority, criminals, or descended from criminals, slave owners, mass murderers, and worse, where does the law continue to protect the unrighteous, as opposed to the poverty stricken and starving masses?
    6 answers · Politics · 4 months ago
  • How intelligent is it to follow the words of insane, barbaric, raping, pillaging murderous primitives?

    God is either eternal energy, which is everything and everyone, including me, or it simply doesn't exist. That's about the size of it. There is some gain in listening to your parents, but listening to parents from two thousand years ago or more would get you locked up in a mental asylum today. Read the old testament, look at how they were.... show more
    God is either eternal energy, which is everything and everyone, including me, or it simply doesn't exist. That's about the size of it. There is some gain in listening to your parents, but listening to parents from two thousand years ago or more would get you locked up in a mental asylum today. Read the old testament, look at how they were. Nutcase barbarians.
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 4 months ago
  • Should there be a world government, and if so, how would it be formed?

    In most countries, they try to stop society from falling apart by providing services like education, health care, welfare for disabled and unemployed people, and especially make sure that people have food and water and shelter. Who does that for the world? Most of the world is poor as dirt and run by tyrannical dictators or corrupt war lords, in... show more
    In most countries, they try to stop society from falling apart by providing services like education, health care, welfare for disabled and unemployed people, and especially make sure that people have food and water and shelter. Who does that for the world? Most of the world is poor as dirt and run by tyrannical dictators or corrupt war lords, in fact that describes most of the supposed "civilized" countries as well. If you were going to make a world government to simply maintain order and make sure there was at least a minimum standard of living, like being able to eat food and drink water, not die of scurvy or easily treated diseases, then how would you do that? Obviously it would have to be democratic, or it would be fascist, so would you have world elections to elect a single world leader, or would you have it something like the UN? Obviously it's hard to get people from every country in the world to agree on everything, you can hardly even get people in the same country to agree on anything.
    3 answers · Politics · 4 months ago
  • If we all die and return to the one thing, to where does the one thing return?

    Energy cannot be created or destroyed it only changes form. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, cause and effect. I believe in a cycle, of the universe, of life, but what exactly is the nature of us all, separate consciousnesses in this one thing? To me, I feel that in an eternal universe life including an exact copy of both this... show more
    Energy cannot be created or destroyed it only changes form. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, cause and effect. I believe in a cycle, of the universe, of life, but what exactly is the nature of us all, separate consciousnesses in this one thing? To me, I feel that in an eternal universe life including an exact copy of both this universe and this life is bound to return, due to mathematical probability caused by eternal variation, but is that me again, when the same energy forms the same being, in the same place, at a different time, countless eons in the future? Am I only this one life, all versions of it that can exist, or all versions of all lives that can exist, forever?
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 months ago
  • How do Christians still deny evolution in modern, civilized, "educated" countries?

    It isn't a matter of belief exactly, evolution is proven. I've seen an underground cave with no connection to the outside world where bacteria live on sulfuric acid that would burn through skin. There's fairly good evidence that the proteins and amino acid chains that form them can be produced through things like volcanic currents,... show more
    It isn't a matter of belief exactly, evolution is proven. I've seen an underground cave with no connection to the outside world where bacteria live on sulfuric acid that would burn through skin. There's fairly good evidence that the proteins and amino acid chains that form them can be produced through things like volcanic currents, lightning strikes, and certain types of clay allow these molecules to line up in the right way, but what I think really does it is the size and eternal age of the universe. Eternal variation. I believe in an eternal, cycling universe, the big bounce theory, stars and black holes, hot energy expands, cold energy contracts, an exact opposite to every action, cause and effect, what goes up, must come down, then it goes back up again, through the violent smashing together of the black holes from the last universe. I actually believe that due to this endless variation, I have lived an almost infinite amount of lives, talked in an almost infinite amount of different languages, believed an almost infinite amount of crazy religions, had an almost infinite amount of girlfriends or wives and children, who themselves had an almost infinite amount of children, because that's what comes from the chaos of quantum mechanics. I think it's a thing, but Einstein called it God, and so do I sometimes, it's just that the word comes with a ton of ridiculous preconceptions, and it's best to avoid it, because while you could call the universe God, it's the universe.
    19 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 months ago
  • How many people did you say believe the literal truth of the bible?

    Where I am, I would say only about five percent even of the supposed "Theist" population is nutcase literal fundamentalist born again crazy for Jesus or whatever. Maybe half the people say they're Christian, I called myself Anglican when asked to list my religion until about twelve although I stopped believing in it about six. None of... show more
    Where I am, I would say only about five percent even of the supposed "Theist" population is nutcase literal fundamentalist born again crazy for Jesus or whatever. Maybe half the people say they're Christian, I called myself Anglican when asked to list my religion until about twelve although I stopped believing in it about six. None of my family believe in it. It's too nonsensical for most people to see as anything other than one of those fairy tales you tell kids like Santa Claus, and I believe that's what it always was meant to be, which I stopped believing in about the same time, along with the tooth fairy. I mean if you actually start reading the bible and go oh yeah, a talking snake tempting them with a fruit of knowledge and see nothing even slightly wrong with the story being completely literally true, you're either a child, or nuts.
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 months ago
  • Is radiation that deadly to the world?

    I'm watching a program that says that Chernobyl caused less deaths than die in England falling out of bed every year, that there were less than a hundred deaths, proven to be caused by the accident, and in Hiroshima, there was a lot of deaths initially, and some mutations, but that it would take a much, much larger amount of nuclear fallout to... show more
    I'm watching a program that says that Chernobyl caused less deaths than die in England falling out of bed every year, that there were less than a hundred deaths, proven to be caused by the accident, and in Hiroshima, there was a lot of deaths initially, and some mutations, but that it would take a much, much larger amount of nuclear fallout to wipe out all life on earth, or all human life on earth, in fact it's probably been exaggerated. There's a woman saying that low dose radiation happens all the time, for example from the sun, and that mutation is responsible for evolution, without which we probably wouldn't have survived. What I'm asking is, if there was a nuclear war, would people outside the immediate area really die, either quickly or slowly? It seems to me that while it's certainly deadly, that the effects of for example the agent orange attack in Vietnam was about a hundred times more deadly, with almost a million still dying slowly from poisoning today.
    15 answers · Politics · 5 months ago
  • How do you define morality?

    I would view it like this, a bell curve, where there exists the feelings of all living creatures, over time, with their feelings moving from pain to pleasure, with high scores on the edges of either side being worth more points. For example if someone had or caused a 10 on the scale of pain, and the pain caused by killing them would not create more... show more
    I would view it like this, a bell curve, where there exists the feelings of all living creatures, over time, with their feelings moving from pain to pleasure, with high scores on the edges of either side being worth more points. For example if someone had or caused a 10 on the scale of pain, and the pain caused by killing them would not create more pain on the scale, then that would be the moral thing to do. In world war two, they decided to give up on killing Hitler because it was thought the war would be lost by the Germans faster if they kept him in power, as compared to anyone else due to his megalomaniacal insanity. Anyway, do you get what I'm talking about? It's not always easy to think over multiple lives, and calculate pain versus pleasure, it requires great levels of empathy and intelligence that many would not possess, and that some may have been brainwashed into thinking does not matter, because it's all a test from an invisible old man in the sky.
    7 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 months ago
  • How many Americans think the people who run things are above corruption?

    Over and over again, the corruption and lies have come out about what the US government does, pretty much as bad or worse than any of the other powerful empires through history, the Romans, the Vikings, the Mongols, the English empire, the Russians, the Chinese, I mean to try to make out like your enemy is any worse than you are because you have... show more
    Over and over again, the corruption and lies have come out about what the US government does, pretty much as bad or worse than any of the other powerful empires through history, the Romans, the Vikings, the Mongols, the English empire, the Russians, the Chinese, I mean to try to make out like your enemy is any worse than you are because you have more money, because you killed more of them than they did of you is kind of ridiculous. The capitalist, fascist plutonomy that rules, above the fraud of democracy has only it's own interests in mind, and does anything to maintain their power and wealth. They kind of work together, but more often than not they're simply working together to screw the vast majority, take the way the government owes pretty much more money than they'll ever be able to pay off, to the people who spent that money, unnecessarily, on also making themselves rich, like by ridiculously excessive military spending. As they say, absolute power corrupts, absolutely, and it's not the president who has this power, not even the senators and all of them, wall street, money seems to be the real source of power, so the people who own and run America are those who own the national debt, which includes Jewish bankers, Saudis, Chinese, and general rich and powerful people. This is how capitalism works, and why it is as fatally flawed as communism as a pure idea.
    9 answers · Politics · 5 months ago
  • Can religion or cult mind control techniques be justified as it's responsible for good as well as evil?

    There are many different religions, contradicting each other, which means that the majority are definitely lies, if not lies on purpose, then people thinking they're telling the truth after many generations of listening to insane people. You know, somebody saw a four headed flying sky beast floating in a ring of eyes, and it just spiraled out of... show more
    There are many different religions, contradicting each other, which means that the majority are definitely lies, if not lies on purpose, then people thinking they're telling the truth after many generations of listening to insane people. You know, somebody saw a four headed flying sky beast floating in a ring of eyes, and it just spiraled out of control. Anyway, regardless of whether the people at the top of the pyramid, (both financially and in terms of the power), believe what they're selling or not, it has been used as justification for the killing of billions, slavery, war, torture, persecution, genocide, you name it. It has also been used to feed the homeless, and other charity work, although it really doesn't seem to me like the good outweighs the evil, perpetuating a ridiculous lie as mind control, more often than not for evil or nefarious purposes.
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 months ago
  • Do housewives get counted as unemployed people, politically?

    I'm just wondering if this is how they work things out, because when there were only about five percent of women working, they didn't say there was a forty five percent unemployment rate, did they? It's been a bit of a change, and what's also changed is the amount of money they pay people. You used to be able to pay for a wife and... show more
    I'm just wondering if this is how they work things out, because when there were only about five percent of women working, they didn't say there was a forty five percent unemployment rate, did they? It's been a bit of a change, and what's also changed is the amount of money they pay people. You used to be able to pay for a wife and two and a half kids, and a house, and a car, and vacations, but try doing that today, and not being a doctor or a lawyer.
    12 answers · Politics · 5 months ago
  • Politically how selfish is it to just have a billion dollars, let alone ten or a hundred billion?

    It's kind of one thing if you had some sort of plan to do something good for the world, help people, set up a charity, help a large family, build a business that did something to help and employ people, but for one man? I worked out that I would need two million to not have to work or get any sort of assistance for the rest of my life, and... show more
    It's kind of one thing if you had some sort of plan to do something good for the world, help people, set up a charity, help a large family, build a business that did something to help and employ people, but for one man? I worked out that I would need two million to not have to work or get any sort of assistance for the rest of my life, and that's just living off the interest and donating the capital to charity when I'm gone, which is probably thirty or forty years. I'm halfway there at least. I have a quarter of a million in my house, I may have a million one day, once I build in the back yard, and I wouldn't mind having ten times more, I can see why people would want that, but then when you see people starving and suffering around the world, when you have way more than you could ever use, or which could reasonably be spent without being disgustingly decadent, it just seems to be ridiculous. Some of these people claim to be Christian and have ideas of being good people, whatever that means. They also have this idea that these billionaires had to work hard to get their money, but how much harder do you think they work compared to someone who digs ditches in Bangladesh or in their sweat shops in the Philippines?
    10 answers · Politics · 6 months ago
  • If the largest bank in the world calls the US a plutonomy, then is it not?

    https://delong.typepad.com/plutonomy-1.pdf A PDF from Citigroup suggests that the US, UK and Canada are plutonomies, governments ruled by the rich corporations, exclusively, and that countries that are not are Scandinavia, Germany, France, pretty much the rest of the world. So, what does that mean exactly? This is from 2005, but it only seems to... show more
    https://delong.typepad.com/plutonomy-1.p... A PDF from Citigroup suggests that the US, UK and Canada are plutonomies, governments ruled by the rich corporations, exclusively, and that countries that are not are Scandinavia, Germany, France, pretty much the rest of the world. So, what does that mean exactly? This is from 2005, but it only seems to have continued, the national debt to the banks increasing, the economy may have got better compared to absolute depression, but does anyone doubt the corporations still run the world?
    1 answer · Politics · 6 months ago
  • Have you heard of dead peasant life insurance that corporations take out on their employees?

    I'm watching a Michael Moore movie, Capitalism - A Love Story. It's talking about bank and Walmart and Nestle employees, millions of Americans, who are covered by dead peasant insurance, they get up to or over a million dollars when one of their employees dies, especially young women, who are less likely to die, and they keep all this money,... show more
    I'm watching a Michael Moore movie, Capitalism - A Love Story. It's talking about bank and Walmart and Nestle employees, millions of Americans, who are covered by dead peasant insurance, they get up to or over a million dollars when one of their employees dies, especially young women, who are less likely to die, and they keep all this money, and give the families nothing, when for example, this one young woman, a Walmart employee was a cake decorator, worked there a few years, and the family had to pay a hundred thousand in medical fees, and six thousand for a funeral. They weren't told that the company took out a policy on her life, and that they had a vested interest in her dying. This is against the law for most other people to do, take out policies on people without their knowledge, for obvious reasons, but somehow, they get away with this, and I bet millions of people right now don't know that there's a million dollar price on their head.
    31 answers · Insurance · 6 months ago
  • Is there still a house in New Orleans they call the rising sun?

    It's an old song from a long time ago, but I wonder if the house is still there, or was it just a general house that wasn't actually called the rising sun?
    It's an old song from a long time ago, but I wonder if the house is still there, or was it just a general house that wasn't actually called the rising sun?
    9 answers · Politics · 6 months ago