Right in the feels indeed. Good call.
Stolen from Dads garage this past Friday morning.
Parents and sister and husband/kid were sleeping, heard the window smash, but bike was out the window, and scum was away with it before we could do anything. Insurance claim is made, but who give's a shite about that.
This was my baby, want her back.
If you see'er on the streets with some theif on it, or any sort of knowledge on where it is, let me know please.
In Beer I Trust. // did the last backwards…
1) Drinking and driving kills thousands of people every year. MADD.
2) Go ahead, have Gay sex, we won't Judge you, only God can judge, is that scary? Trick or treat.
3) I'd fight for Canada, I'd go to war for my faith as well.
4))Minors drink all the time, but let alcohol influence their decisions, that's a positive thing for sure.
5)Christians don't knock on doors. Jehovah Witness knock on doors and they don't believe in Jesus, at all.
6)Some people die for their faith, would you die for a beer?
7)Jesus second coming will be worth the wait, I can have a drink for that.
8 )Religion is a lie? Following the bible is far from a lie, yet people with faith will do wrong. We're all sinners.
9)A beer in your hands is proof. God won't put that beer in your hands, I have FAITH in that, but hard evidence is so much easier to believe.
10)If I devote my whole life to faith, there are groups that will encourage me to stop.
Many Christians believe that atheists lack a moral compass because they think theirs comes from the fact God is watching their every move in a life long test to achieve salvation.
So far we have never elected an atheist premiere or prime minister other than Gilles Duceppe. There is a reason.
What I've come to realize, is that morals, good and bad, can be defined by anyone, with or without religion. Even Synchro has the signature something along the lines of " everything you do in life has consequence" and that's coming from Mark. Consequence for some, is Karma. That's a pretty familiar term in biking, help someone on the trail, that's bike karma and the good side of that will be returned to you. What I'm getting at with this, is I hope most Christians don't feel a need to view atheists as lacking morals, just because they aren't of faith. A lot of morals are taught at a young age through parents, and school hopefully. Which is why Private schools need to do their part, which is funny because this thread originally was started by a Private school problem, and when I put my kids, or maybe never, through school, I'll be at the meetings, get my 2cents in.
Sometimes I wonder 'bout the faith in the ones who we elect, is that just an image they put on to get more votes? Maybe their decisions aren't always strictly the individuals decision (Harper), but their party their with. That's government for you though, easy to judge, yet we can't change a thing
My wife's parents are Christians, I'm not, nor is their daughter. But I can say with certainty that they don't believe that her or I do not have a purpose.
don't want to pipe in on what everyone is saying here, but that's well said and can be said for anyone and everyone
Really? Is it that big of an assumption considering Christianity is pretty clear that faith is 100% required. No faith, no salvation, no heaven, no purpose. He wrote his post in such a way to leave the door open that atheists could also have a purpose, but I can't see how anyone can truly be Christian and believe this. It runs counter to the basic tenants of the religion.
When Jesus died on the cross, he was next to a sinner, who had no faith his whole life. The man reached to Jesus before he died, and Jesus said he would be accepted into heaven. Meaning of that, I think even without claiming yourself as a christian, or going to church, if you do live a good life and respect others as you would want to be treated and so forth, there's a place for you in heaven. Just recently our church, Christian reformed, put baptism on the back back burner a little bit, meaning, even if your not baptized, God can still figure out what your doing with your life. Hope that made sense.
It's not so Black and White as past generations have made it out to be. God's in the details, and a biking community minus a lot grumpy people is a great community which Im happy to be a part of.
reading this thread makes me really glad I have nothing to do with religion anymore. Thanks for reinforcing my decision Sub…the bible was written to control people…'guided by the holy spirit'? yeah, totally.
That's true, there is some control. Feel free to run around doing whatever the "hell" you please
And if you really do believe that women have their place in society because the bibles tells you so, then the Westboro comparison is not so unfair after all.
It's funny you say that, because the old testament was a little harsher on women's role in the church. For what reason? Well, the bible was written by individuals, guided by the holy spirit, yet, possibly twisted a little by, who knows, don't know that.
Fast forward to the present, we got women in high positions in our church, guest woman preachers, complete equals. Even sounds weird saying that.
So you didn't know about this, however you expect me to believe you know the "meaning of life"? Thanks, but I think I will look for a more credible source for my "enlightenment". Like a fortune cookie, probably both have the same chance of being right.
No man, not knowing the actual numbers on how many young boys have had their childhood and possibly whole lives messed up, does not equal into not having a purpose from now to my death, which for me is a meaning to living this life.
I could go for some Chinese food though, want to grab some ?
Hang on hang on hang on. A couple?? A COUPLE???
You're either horrifically naive or purposely downplaying a serious, endemic problem.
First, the John Jay report found allegations of sexual abuse against 4,392 priests in the US alone. That report is limited to cases between 1950 and 2002, and is widely regarded as having under-reported the problem. Why don't you take a peruse through the Database of Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse in the US and then tell us that it's "just a couple of messed up priests".
Second, and more importantly, the existence of these abuses were known to the church internally, yet denied publically. When denial failed, they tried to pull religious immunity out of their ass, stating that the vatican should handle it and not the courts.
But the real crime was when a certain cardinal Rat-Zinger issued a proclamation (de delictis gravioribus) in 2001 stating that, when certain crimes (serious offenses) were committed within the church, they were to be kept within the church and handled by the church by way of ecclesiastical tribunal. Anyone (victim, witness or offender) found to be reporting these serious offenses (including priest sexual abuses) to agencies outside of the church were subject to excommunication. Apparently, for this brilliant work, he was rewarded with the top job.
So, if the victim doesn't feel that the church addressed the problem adequately, too bad. If you report to the authorities, you're out of the club.
Don't you dare trivialize the damage done by abusive priests and the church that protects them.
I honestly did not know it was that wide spread. That's, really messed up, hopefully none of those numbers have been skewed with either.
The reason they handle things within the church is to avoid media blow out, but, with numbers like that, it deserves some bad press, unfortunately.
Is it possible to be good without believing in your religion?
100%, but I don't make post relating to non christian decisions while pointing them out with a catch phrase. And that's the funny part, as soon as WE (christian or any religion for that matter) do that, then we're the bad guys as if it's a one way train. And if we are doing something, that EVERYONE might enjoy, well, you won't hear about that. Religion is very tricky in how its portrayed. Take a couple messed up and twisted priests and then the whole Catholic church are child molesters. One over the top Southern church trying to sell religion and all of Christian churches are doing the same. People will read headlines, not get the whole story, and make a decision off of that. That's why certain media stations connected to corporate businesses can shut down operation if you ask me, but nobody was…
Wow you must be pretty enlightened to have found the meaning of life!
Why don't you go "share it" with some "backwards" country on the other side of the earth. (Preferably one with no Internet service).
Have a great day! I am off to ride my bike and sin!
I did man, and it's worth sharing to everyone, its definitely not riding a bike, that's the meaning of weight loss.
It's hard not to get passionate 'bout something when it's the most important thing in the world.
Bible thumpers gonna thump…..
what's that even mean ? does that mean to thump it against someones head, trying to wake them up from their sinful life and put some good into them??
or is the thump of your fist into my head after I try to show you the meaning of life, and you get upset?