Being awake and Bible based
Trying to find more like me
PLEASE help me gather a fan base!!!!
Please spread my music too all.
My dream is to have people become fans of my music and one day have my music help people through THEY'RE darkest moments.
music is my passion and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to succeed.
Please spread my music too all of your friends and family.
which celebrity or band has the worst fan base?
Which celebrity or band has the worst fan base?
Based on a true story "Pulling teeth"
from my teeth that will soon be cracking,
and as I feel the injection,
after one final inspection,
it's the final pain,
that sharp pinch,
that makes me wince,
and after the twitch,
the surgeon will let,
it all set,
and I get,
to let that nitrous oxide,
fill the inside,
of my lungs,
because the fun,
with music so chill,
I start to feel,
almost enough to pass,
out in the chair,
then back from somewhere,
the surgeon does one final test,
to see if my pains been put to rest.
After he knows it is gone,
and one final prod,
he begins his incision,
as I'm completely indifferent,
to all of my surroundings,
as I'm finding,
nothing he does matters,
as long as he gets the right tooth to make my mouth better,
so I don't mind as he pulls with his might,
and although some parts of my mouth are a little tight,
we get through without any complications,
and it was an experience I was so glad to do without sedation,
as the feelings and sensations,
were only making,
for more of this pleasantness.
after the tooth pulling,
like I've been elevated,
by the most pleasant of rides,
but soon it will leave me too,
that wonderful nitrous oxide.
Introducing interest based groups and categories
It has been quite a ride since the launch of this community. We've been reading your feedback and listening to suggestions patiently.
One very common request has been the lack of categories/sections that allow like minded users to share without feeling pressured by people who have no interest in that category.
Good news! Our dev team has been busy building this feature for us. We're creating interest based groups that are tied to categories. Once a user joins that group they can share and discuss in those categories, ultimately meeting like minded people and sharing information specific to that niche.
At the moment we've shortlisted these 4 categories/groups in no specific order, feel free to suggest more. (If we see similar suggestions we'll consider making those)
We're growing at a tremendous pace all because of you. We aim to make it a place where we can meet people from all over the world and make new friends based on common interests without judgment.
Well, this may or may not be based on some personal experience.
A beautiful tragedy they call me,
And I accept it with all my modesty,
Thinking t's just another day, another knock at the door,
And now I doubt if my nerves can take it any more.
You cry my pain a thousand rivers,
Write me a million words
Take away all my tears
Only for me to remember you from broken frames and in those midnight blurs.
You play with my mind, thinking it's my heart
It stopped working long ago, sweetheart.
Feed my brain all those stupid lies,
And then announce on the streets,
"Look at that fucker, she cries."
Oh, how you've healed me,
My tears have stopped, yes
But I stand here in the pool of blood, being your "prettiest mess",
Oh, how well you've helped me.
This morning air so calm and fresh,
And I'm losing myself into it,
I'm your "asshole under this flesh"
You could have better stabbed me bit by bit.
I never knew Devil has green eyes,
And that he too, lies.
You then, shout and scream and shout and run,
Trust me, all I hear is "I don't care. You don't matter to me, run run run".
So many laughs and kisses stuck in my head
So I hit it hard, smack it hard,
To realise it's made of lead.
Love is dimensionless they say,
Why didn't they tell me that about hate?
Laughing with blood shot eyes as I lay
I often think, did I tell you about myself too late?
Does anyone know how a Blockchain based smartphone works?
The Strongest Avenger
@erιn it depends on what your definition of strong is. Physically strong? Mentally strong? Emotionally strong? Which one is the strongest based on ethics? Based endurance? Based on pride? Even I thought Disney/Marvel made the term "strong" too generalize, which is why I took it as a joke.
As far as physical strength, both Thor and Hulk have a strength class of 100 (able to lift 100 tons). However, I believe Thor is a better fighter and with Mjolnir, he is unstoppable. Also remember Thor is a god.
Also, I am basing this off comic books not hollywood.
What do you think will happen after we die?
I believe that people have a soul. I believe that after I die that I will be in a spiritual state here on Earth. Then, when the time comes, I will be judged and go to my Eternal home, be it heaven or hell.
HMMMM. Let's go over each one of these things' scientific status
Soul-it's location and purpose is undefined and as far as we know we don't need a soul to explain anything therefore according to ockham's razor it doesn't exist
A spiritual state after death located on earth then heaven/hell-without souls you can't have a spiritual state, there is no proof for any of this stuff and this is neither a moral belief system as explained here:
"There are about 9 million children under 5 that die every year. Picture an asian tsunami of the sort we saw in 2004 killing a quarter of a million every 10 days, all of them under 5. About 24 thousand children a day, about a thousand an hour and 17 or so a minute and that means that before you can get to the end of this comment a which will take about 2 min 34 children would have died in horrible terror and agony. These children were generally only born to suffer and die since they hadn't had much time as conscious beings before they suffered horrible deaths and died. Picture the parents of these children which most likely believe in god and are praying this second for their children to be saved, their prayers will not be answered. Any god who would allow children by the millions to die and suffer this way, for their parents to grieve this way either can do nothing to help them or doesn't care to, he is therefore either impotent or malevolent, even worse than that most of these parents, many of these parents will be going to hell because they're praying to the wrong god. Just think about that. Through no fault of their own they were born in the wrong culture, where they got the wrong theology and they missed the revelation.ok there are 1.2 billion people in india at this moment, most of them are hindus, most of them therefore polytheists. No matter how good these people are, they are doomed. If you were praying to the monkey god hanoman you are doomed. You'll be tortured in hell for eternity. Now is there the slightest evidence for this? NO, it just says so in Mark 9, Matthew 13 and revelation 14. Perhaps you'll remember from the lord of the rings it says that when the elves die they go to valanore so that they can be reborn in middle earth, i say that as a point of comparison. So god created the world knowing everything, he created the cultural isolation of the hindus, he engineered the circumstances of their deaths in ignorance of revelation and then he created the penalty for this ignorance which is an eternity of conscious torment in fire. On the other hand your run if the mill serial killer in America who spent his life raping and torturing children need only come to jesus on death row and after a final meal of fried chicken he's going to spend an eternity in heaven."
How does this belief system encourage doing "good"?, how is it moral? It doesn't. Much over there are many sexist, homophobic, violent and slavery supporting verses in the Bible
My biggest question to anyone that doesn't believe in God is, "If science supports 'survival of the fittest' as a base means of living (I'm stronger, wealthier, attractive therefore I succeed) then where does good and evil/right and wrong come from?"
Lol, easy stuff. I base morality on the preservation of people's well being and the prevention of unnecessary suffering. Suffering is neurological and can be quantified using neurology. As you can see i define evil as anything that ruins/worsens human well being. Now you have to understand that for a person to use such a morality he first has to SUBJECTIVELY(not objectively, because there is no such thing as an objective morality) care about well being and the same goes for Christians because to base morality on the bible you have to subjectively care about what the bible says, morality based on the bible literally makes slavery, genocides, violence, sexism, sadomasochism(loving someone you fear) which are all commanded by god in the bible moral and so do all other Abrahamic religions, here are the verses from the Bible:
“I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.” (1 Timothy 2:12)
“Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:22)
“In the same way also the men, giving up natural intercourse with women, were consumed with passion for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in their own persons the due penalty for their error.” (Romans 1:27)
VIOLENCE AND SADOMASOCHISM(loving a person you feer):
“This is what the Lord Almighty says... ‘Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’” (1 Samuel 15:3)
“Do not allow a sorceress to live.” (Exodus 22:18)
“Happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us – he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.” (Psalm 137:9)
“So the man took his concubine and sent her outside to them, and they raped her and abused her throughout the night, and at dawn they let her go. At daybreak the woman went back to the house where her master was staying, fell down at the door and lay there until daylight. When her master got up in the morning and opened the door of the house and stepped out to continue on his way, there lay his concubine, fallen in the doorway of the house, with her hands on the threshold. He said to her, ‘Get up; let’s go.’ But there was no answer. Then the man put her on his donkey and set out for home.” (Judges 19:25-28)
“And Jephthah made a vow to the Lord, and said, ‘If you will give the Ammonites into my hand, then whoever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return victorious from the Ammonites, shall be the Lord’s, to be offered up by me as a burnt-offering.’ Then Jephthah came to his home at Mizpah; and there was his daughter coming out to meet him with timbrels and with dancing. She was his only child; he had no son or daughter except her. When he saw her, he tore his clothes, and said, ‘Alas, my daughter! You have brought me very low; you have become the cause of great trouble to me. For I have opened my mouth to the Lord, and I cannot take back my vow.’” (Judges 11:30-1, 34-5)
‘Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt-offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you.’ (Genesis 22:2)
Except for murder, slavery has got to be one of the most immoral things a person can do. Yet slavery is rampant throughout the Bible in both the Old and New Testaments. The Bible clearly approves of slavery in many passages, and it goes so far as to tell how to obtain slaves, how hard you can beat them, and when you can have sex with the female slaves.
Many Jews and Christians will try to ignore the moral problems of slavery by saying that these slaves were actually servants or indentured servants. Many translations of the Bible use the word “servant”, “bondservant”, or “manservant” instead of “slave” to make the Bible seem less immoral than it really is. While many slaves may have worked as household servants, that doesn’t mean that they were not slaves who were bought, sold, and treated worse than livestock.
The following passage shows that slaves are clearly property to be bought and sold like livestock.
However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance. You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way. (Leviticus 25:44-46 NLT)
The following passage describes how the Hebrew slaves are to be treated.
If you buy a Hebrew slave, he is to serve for only six years. Set him free in the seventh year, and he will owe you nothing for his freedom. If he was single when he became your slave and then married afterward, only he will go free in the seventh year. But if he was married before he became a slave, then his wife will be freed with him. If his master gave him a wife while he was a slave, and they had sons or daughters, then the man will be free in the seventh year, but his wife and children will still belong to his master. But the slave may plainly declare, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children. I would rather not go free.’ If he does this, his master must present him before God. Then his master must take him to the door and publicly pierce his ear with an awl. After that, the slave will belong to his master forever. (Exodus 21:2-6 NLT)
Notice how they can get a male Hebrew slave to become a permanent slave by keeping his wife and children hostage until he says he wants to become a permanent slave. What kind of family values are these?
The following passage describes the sickening practice of sex slavery. How can anyone think it is moral to sell your own daughter as a sex slave?
When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are. If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again. But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her. And if the slave girl’s owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter. If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife. If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment. (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)
So these are the Bible family values! A man can buy as many sex slaves as he wants as long as he feeds them, clothes them, and has sex with them!
What does the Bible say about beating slaves? It says you can beat both male and female slaves with a rod so hard that as long as they don’t die right away you are cleared of any wrong doing
When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished. If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property. (Exodus 21:20-21 NAB)
You would think that Jesus and the New Testament would have a different view of slavery, but slavery is still approved of in the New Testament, as the following passages show.
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ. (Ephesians 6:5 NLT)
Christians who are slaves should give their masters full respect so that the name of God and his teaching will not be shamed. If your master is a Christian, that is no excuse for being disrespectful. You should work all the harder because you are helping another believer by your efforts. Teach these truths, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them. (1 Timothy 6:1-2 NLT)
In the following parable, Jesus clearly approves of beating slaves even if they didn’t know they were doing anything wrong.
The servant will be severely punished, for though he knew his duty, he refused to do it. “But people who are not aware that they are doing wrong will be punished only lightly. Much is required from those to whom much is given, and much more is required from those to whom much more is given.” (Luke 12:47-48 NLT)
And these are just a couple of verses
P.S. usually after i show a Christian these verses he tells me that it doesn't matter because most of these are in the old testament, well the 10 commandments are also in the old testament so do you also not want the 10 commandements? And by the way, there are no scenarios where a just and all good god would say “I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.” or “In the same way also the men, giving up natural intercourse with women, were consumed with passion for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in their own persons the due penalty for their error.” or “Happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us – he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.” and a lot of other verses. And if you are going to say that you don't believe in these verses because they are in the old testament (by the way there are a couple verses i mentioned outside the old testament but k) you'd have to say that you also don't believe in the 10 commandments since they are also in the old testament
That's not only an evil idea but the type of idea that causes some muslims (Islam is an Abrahamic religion) to join ISIS and think that what they do is moral since it's also commanded in their holy book which is the quran….. which might i add says that Allah is the same as your God just that jesus was only a prophet. A better way to base morality is on the preservation of people's well being and the prevention of unnecessary suffering. Suffering is neurological and can be quantified using neurology.
Why did we feel bad about taking something from someone that wasn't ours, that we didn't earn? Why do we feel guilty? >I focus on the negative connotation because accomplishment feels good whether you did something right or wrong.
I'll happily sum up the 2.5 min video for you if you do not allow articles and videos in debates just like i do but i prefer if you watch it, though you can just ask me to sum it up.
It is the guilty feeling that interests me.
We have perfectly fine explanations for where guilt comes from, ofcourse we know what part of the brain causes it, Shin et al. (2000) used PET imaging to examine the neuroanatomical correlates of guilt. They conclude:
In the Guilt versus Neutral comparison, regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) increases occurred in anterior paralimbic regions of the brain: bilateral anterior temporal poles, anterior cingulate gyrus, and left anterior insular cortex/inferior frontal gyrus.
And even some evolutionary psychologists theorize that guilt and shame evolved into the brain because they helped maintain beneficial relationships, such as reciprocal altruism. If a person feels guilty when he harms another, or even fails to reciprocate kindness, he is more likely not to harm others or become too selfish. In this way, he reduces the chances of retaliation by members of his tribe, and thereby increases his survival prospects, and those of the tribe or group. As with any other emotion, guilt can be manipulated to control or influence others. As a highly social animal living in large groups that are relatively stable, we need ways to deal with conflicts and events in which we inadvertently or purposefully harm others. If someone causes harm to another, and then feels guilt and demonstrates regret and sorrow, the person harmed is likely to forgive. Thus, guilt makes it possible to forgive, and helps hold the social group together.
No need for any supernatural mumbu jumbo to explain that
Right and wrong only hold up for humanity as far as social constructs.
We can base right and wrong on Science as i already explained, infact Neurology PhD Sam Harris explains how that works in "The Moral Landscape".
It is very rare to find animals with similar behaviors of justice.
True but that's because no other species is as socially connected as we are, for example, look around you, everything you see has been built by different people specialised in building that exact type of thing for for human use (houses, cups, computers...)
Different factors and variables are always allowed, but with human history it is a constant. Right and wrong. Either faking a deity is WAY too easy or people have to be incredibly stupid.
It is waaayyy too easy and people are incredibly stupid, religions with big followings are still being made up to this day, a good recent example is Scientology, and historians say that there might have been up to 10 million different versions of god(I intentionally do not write god with a capital G) in history.
I mean really, really, really stupid.
A significant number if people still believe that the earth is flat...
It doesn't make sense.
Things do not have to make sense to be true, look up what a superposition of an electron is.
What does make sense, to me, is feeling something in my heart that is beyond me.
Atheists feel that too. Spiritual feelings are not just for theists, infact that same Neurologist i was talking about wrote a book called "Waking up : A Guide To Spirituality Without Religion"
If I have a problem and I can't figure it out so I pray and get an answer later that helps...
Hum, so god personally speaks to you, how interesting(how is this different from schizophrenia):
Was I that smart to figure it out on my own or was it inspiration?
It is another word that ends with -ation, indoctrination.
If you don't believe in God, I'm okay with that.
I am not ok with believing in god, i hate theism, but it is just an ideology, it is ok to hate ideologies but NOT PEOPLE. The average IQ difference between a theist and an atheist is 7 points most likely because theists use critical thinking less(since, since the indoctrination a person went through, they are taught not to criticise their theological ideas and those who do...... become atheists)
I believe that I have a loving Heavenly Father.
You believe in an invisible sky daddy, i don't care what you believe in, I care if you have a good reason to believe what you believe.
I believe He knows me and loves me. I believe that God loves all His children.
You believe in an invisible sky daddy, i don't care what you believe in, I care if you have a good reason to believe what you believe. As far as we know, there is no god, none, not one.
I invite anyone, if they want to, to pray and ask God if He is there. Really mean it, pray with real intent. It may not be immediate, it may take a moment, but I know that if you are genuine that you will receive an answer. Don't take silence either. Silence has always told me I'm not doing enough.
Why don't you pray and tell him to talk to me. I'm not gonna spend my time mind washing myself. I used to be a muslim (which means that i believed in a different version of god than yours) and i had the same experiences, you'd think if you believed in the wrong god then you'd have no experiences, or do experiences not mean anything because there's no way to prove that they're not just in your head(infact the opposite has been tested and verified)? Because I'm leaning towards that possibility.