Well put #46776163.
Guns are more *personal*.
'God' didn't write the story, a man did, hence the story involves it being okay to gang rape some guys daughters as you put it.
I'm absolutely fine with saying the Bible is not the inspired word actually. I'm not sure why you wouldn't think I am. I'm a bit surprised you are...
You really shouldn't talk about stories you don't understand in the slightest. About the only thing god 'wrote' was the ten commandments, and even that story was
See - this is what Christians do when presented with the unpleasant bits of the Bible. All of a sudden "it's man's word." But find parts you agree with and it becomes "God's word" again. I don't know your personal theology. But to me it sounds like we partially agree. The Bible was written by man and is therefore no more important in many regards than anything else - except as an historic text. It proves nothing divine.
Its mind numbing that people like to try and tear religion apart with logic like you are, but you ignore the fact that parts you're picking on were tainted by man.
How do you know this? And how do you know other parts aren't? What justification do you use for cherry-picking parts you like from those you don't?
I think the point is that what God considers to be "righteous" is entirely arbitrary and random like the whims of a mad-man. One minute he's saving the life of a man who would give his daughters to an angry mob to be gang-raped, the next he's torturing a guy for being just a little too self-centered, then he's flooding the entire Earth because 'fuck it.'
The thing is - Lot was "the guy" God saved. This shining example of humanity offered his daughters up to an angry mob for gang-rape. Sure "in that time and context" it may have been a "big deal." But we're talking about objective morals set forth by a morally perfect deity. God in the story effectively rubber stamps Lot's actions as those of a virtuous man since he allows him to be saved.
Not to mention the laughable tale at the end about how Lot's daughters "get him drunk and sleep with him." Riiiiight. That's it. *They* seduced *me*!
In fact climatologists don't consider 1997-1998 to be normal - they treat it as an outlier. It's the deniers who pick up on it and say "we've been getting cooler since 1998!".
Who says they're running a stock ROM?
You're surprised people can be that stupid?
Which is what needs to be remembered in all of these bitcoin discussions. If I gave cash to "some guy" and he stole it nobody would be saying "well you just can't trust paper currency!" They'd be saying "why the fsck did you give your money to 'some guy?"
Darwin's doubled-down denial of genetics
I have no idea what you are talking about with this.
Neither does he!
How *dare* they entice us to click a link and read an article before commenting! I won't hear of such a thing!
Newton's laws also don't handle compound interest on a loan well. So what? There are other equations for taking friction into account. Use the right laws for the right task. It's not Newton's fault if you don't know what you're doing.
Don't you mean "mysqli_real_escape_string?"
I kinda liked PHP but this stuff started to annoy me. Not only are these methods database specific, but there are tons of deprecated functions in PHP. Sure it's usable - but it's very easy to use functions you're "just not supposed to." Though perhaps that's something they're trying to change as well?
The dad had signed the agreement - he wasn't supposed to tell his daughter. Her spouting it on Facebook proves that he did.