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|Religion / Re: Is There Anything Like "A Righteous Lie"? by PastorAIO: 7:53pm On Mar 21|
Stop lying your unrighteous lies. I'm ready to bet my last threadbare pants that even if he should answer you will not honour your promise. You will follow up with another question and keep questioning until he despairs and no longer requires you to answer your question. This is your style generally speaking.
All you can do is run and hide from simple questions. But on that day, you shall run to the rock and the rock will not hide you, you will run to the sea and the sea will not cover you. On that day.
|Religion / Re: DISCUSSION: YHWH (jewish) And Enki (epic Of Gilgamesh) Who Is Older? by PastorAIO: 7:46pm On Mar 21|
I was referring to the fellow who made the video.
He quoted no sources and conflated a lot of mythologies from different cultures to the point of inventing new myths.
I found it amusing that the person you originally wanted to watch it is so psychologically damaged that you got attacked instead of his watching it.
One lesson that has been confirmed for me on Nairaland is that one should never extend even a kind soothing hand towards a wounded dog. The dog will turn and bite the hand no matter how well meaning the approach is.
Many people on NL here have been so battered and psychologically bruised by nairaland that it is no longer possible to have even the simplest and most basic exchange with them.
|Religion / Re: DISCUSSION: YHWH (jewish) And Enki (epic Of Gilgamesh) Who Is Older? by PastorAIO: 3:09pm On Mar 21|
|Religion / Re: DISCUSSION: YHWH (jewish) And Enki (epic Of Gilgamesh) Who Is Older? by PastorAIO: 1:51pm On Mar 21|
He boasted that he always provides sources, but then when he started he veered off course at quite a tangent and failed to provide any sources for the multitude of 'wrong' things he was saying.
|Religion / Re: The Middle Path by PastorAIO: 1:53pm On Mar 19|
Apart from the one where you have relatives that want to harm you, I've had almost all those dream experiences. especially the first. But the last time I had it was when I was a teenager. I wasn't Unclad by I was standing barefoot in the middle of Victoria station and everyone was walking past and could see my bare feet. I felt so ashamed.
|Religion / Re: The Middle Path by PastorAIO: 11:16am On Mar 19|
You and your wife dey fight? Or maybe you and your business partner? Abeg this is just layman's analysis, don't take it seriously. Before anyone accuses me of breaking marriages.
|Religion / Re: Is There Anything Like "A Righteous Lie"? by PastorAIO: 6:17pm On Mar 18|
Oya, rank them.
|Religion / Re: Is There Anything Like "A Righteous Lie"? by PastorAIO: 5:18pm On Mar 18|
It doesn't just snap back. If you put a projectile in it then it will hurl the projectile when it snaps back. And hey presto! Bullseye!!!
|Religion / Re: Is There Anything Like "A Righteous Lie"? by PastorAIO: 5:14pm On Mar 18|
Help me out, can you please rank your authorities in order of supremacy?
First second third and fourth... etc
Austin O'Malley. Bible. Your pastor. GotQyestions. Answers in Genesis. The Holy Spirit. The Church.....
|Religion / Re: Des Pensees by PastorAIO: 12:10pm On Mar 18|
Geber - Of the Investigation of Truth
We have considered in our volumes of the secret and natural powers and of the properties of natural things, and by our own experience of the invention of the searching out of a matter altogether certain. We have not found out any other thing but only those things of which our medicine is made, that it may have these properties in itself in transmuting of bodies.
First, that it may have a most subtle earth in itself, and incombustible and apt to fix anything with its own radical moisture.
Secondly, that it may have an airy and fiery moisture uniformly conjoined, so that if one be volatile the rest may be so also, and because that moisture above all other moistures abideth all other moistures, to the accomplishment of this sufficient thickness of ashes so far forth as the want thereof, with an unseparable permanency of the earth that is annexed without evaporation.
Thirdly, because the natural disposition of moisture is such that by the benefit of its homogeneity it hath in all differences of its properties, annexed earth by the conversion of them both, because in the homogeneity of either of them it is tempered virtuously with an inseparable bond of conjoining, and after the degree of final preparation it yieldeth good melting.
Fourthly, that this homogeneity is of such purity of Essence and artificially purified from all combustible and burnt substance, that all things which are joined with it are not burnt by it, but it preserveth them from burning.
Fifthly, because it hath a clear and bright tincture in itself, white, red, pure, incombustible, stable and fixed, which neither the fire is able to change nor burnt sulphurs or sharp corrosives able to corrupt.
Sixthly, because the whole engrafted compound with its final accomplishment is of such subtlety and thinness of substance, that after the final injection of the term of its decoction, it remaineth of most thin melting, in manner of water, and profound penetration even to the permutability of the last thing, of what fusion or melting so ever it be in the accomplishment, and cleaveth naturally to its fume with its affinity and nearness, and with inseparable hardness against the impression of the fire, even in its hour reducing bodies spiritually into its own nature.
-- From the Rose Garden of the Philosophers
|Religion / Re: Des Pensees by PastorAIO: 12:05pm On Mar 18|
Truth - a definition
When I use the word truth in a technical sense I mean it as follows:
Truth is what is, and always is, the case.
This is to be seen in contrast to Facts. Facts, from latin Factorum, which means a 'done thing'. When something has been done, completed then it is a fact. Facts exist the past. They are spoken of in the past tense. Nothing in the future is a fact. Yet.
The Sun rose yesterday morning. That is a fact.
The Sun will rise tomorrow morning. That is NOT a fact.
The leaves were green last month. That is a fact.
The leaves are green is, technically speaking, not the Truth because the leaves will not stay green forever.
It therefore follows that nothing that undergoes change is True, or Truth. Truth remains consistent forever.
Our different moods and personality shifts are not the truth of our being.
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|Religion / Re: Des Pensees by PastorAIO: 11:53am On Mar 18|
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Thanks LoJ. Can you please tell me how you access my early posts. I can only go so far back at the moment by looking at my previous posts.
|Religion / Re: Is There Anything Like "A Righteous Lie"? by PastorAIO: 11:35am On Mar 18|
There are many people who would rather be lied to. That's why they surround themselves with Sycophants. By your logic it would be okay for these people to lie to others too.
And Masochists would be allowed to torture other people.
|Religion / Re: Is There Anything Like "A Righteous Lie"? by PastorAIO: 2:46pm On Mar 17|
oh and btw, you seem to have totally missed my point. I am not talking about tooth fairy or Easter Bunny or Holy Spirit. I am talking about encouragement to help them nurture their abilities. Some people say you've got to fake it until you make it. Sometimes it just takes a little bit of encouragement in your seminal stages when there's actually nothing much to encourage.
|Religion / Re: Is There Anything Like "A Righteous Lie"? by PastorAIO: 1:40pm On Mar 17|
Atheists will have a field day with this your post.
|Religion / Re: DISCUSSION: YHWH (jewish) And Enki (epic Of Gilgamesh) Who Is Older? by PastorAIO: 8:27pm On Mar 16|
Please let's have a big round of Applause for Irony. Hip hip HOORAY Hip Hip HOORAY
|Religion / Re: Is There Anything Like "A Righteous Lie"? by PastorAIO: 8:21pm On Mar 16|
|Religion / Re: Is There Anything Like "A Righteous Lie"? by PastorAIO: 8:18pm On Mar 16|
There are many ways to convince a man to go and brush his teeth without telling him that his mouth is smelling.
|Religion / Re: Is There Anything Like "A Righteous Lie"? by PastorAIO: 8:17pm On Mar 16|
So when you have a child that you want to encourage in art and he makes a drawing, what do you say?
"Good boy, that is very good". ?
Or "This is rubbish, and very childish looking"?
Which one does the most harm? Which one is most likely true?
|Religion / Re: Is There Anything Like "A Righteous Lie"? by PastorAIO: 5:26pm On Mar 16|
You talk as if semantics is a dirty word. We are communicating using words. English words to be precise. These words have meanings. If you don't want to communicate verbally then it is up to you to find some sort of telepathy or something.
The message that you got is that 'lying is a sin'. that's okay. I can accept your interpretation as YOUR interpretation. I'd rather stick to the english language as it has been used all over the world in communication. Once I join you in seeing black and calling it blue then there will be no end to human inventions.
|Religion / Re: DISCUSSION: YHWH (jewish) And Enki (epic Of Gilgamesh) Who Is Older? by PastorAIO: 3:02pm On Mar 16|
The PastorAIO version that keeps all personal names intact.
Actually just the ESV but where the Hebrew says Yhvh I keep that instead of saying 'the lord'.
|Religion / Re: DISCUSSION: YHWH (jewish) And Enki (epic Of Gilgamesh) Who Is Older? by PastorAIO: 2:13pm On Mar 16|
This is a very stupid thread. The type I've vowed to myself to avoid. But I chanced upon your question and immediately thought of Genesis 4:26.
To Seth also a son was born, and he called his name Enosh. At that time people began to call Yahweh by name.
Funny stuff .....
|Religion / Re: Is There Anything Like "A Righteous Lie"? by PastorAIO: 1:44pm On Mar 16|
As long as you now know the difference between 'lying to... ' and 'lying against... ' then you'd have achieved something.
|Religion / Re: Is There Anything Like "A Righteous Lie"? by PastorAIO: 9:19am On Mar 16|
I think you are confusing 'Lying to .... ' with 'Lying against... '
For example, you can lie to me against God claiming that your God is something that he is not.
The Decalogue does not say don't lie to your neighbour, but Don't lie against neighbour. In other words don't tell a lie that would cause harm to your neighbour.
|Religion / Re: Des Pensees by PastorAIO: 3:35pm On Mar 14|
|Religion / Re: Is There Anything Like "A Righteous Lie"? by PastorAIO: 12:13pm On Mar 14|
What is a moralist? Are you saying that you are not a moralist? what does that mean? What does it mean to not be a moralist? And why are these other people moralists when you are not?
|Religion / Re: Des Pensees by PastorAIO: 12:00pm On Mar 14|
Benedictus, I believe you'll find that I've always maintained that the bible is full of flaws.
However when a bunch of people claim perfection for themselves and for the bible then I have a right to hold them up against their standard of perfection and make comparison.
|Religion / Re: Des Pensees by PastorAIO: 11:57am On Mar 14|
Flaws are flaws. Deliberate obscurantism on the other hand....
Flaws would be allowed in the sphere of humans unless the humAn in question claims to be incapable of human error.
Flaws should not be expected of a divine being.
Talking of flaws in Christianity now I wonder if you consider the bible capable of flaws?
|Religion / Re: Paul Kurtz - The Great Public Intellectual by PastorAIO: 10:28pm On Mar 12|
Reading back on this I can't believe the arrogance with which I wrote then. These guys are very informed and highly intellectual guys that don't deserve to to dismissed just like that. I was coming from a personal perspective and understanding that was different from his but that didn't mean that Mine was necessarily Right and his was necessarily wrong.
|Religion / Re: Is There Anything Like "A Righteous Lie"? by PastorAIO: 8:02pm On Mar 12|
It's a delusion.
|Religion / Re: Is There Anything Like "A Righteous Lie"? by PastorAIO: 5:29pm On Mar 12|
Then what you are calling god is not the same thing as that which I call God because the world cannot exist without mine.
|Religion / Re: Some God Questions by PastorAIO: 1:36pm On Mar 12|
28“Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, 29but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— 30for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”
Mark Chapter 3
When evil has so confounded a man's mind that he can no longer tell good from bad then he is ready to commit the unforgivable sin.
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