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Comment: Re:Finally (Score 1) 849

by Murdoch5 (#49740721) Attached to: Religious Affiliation Shrinking In the US
If i had a near death experience, I would be content in knowing that I was never intellectually dishonest with myself, knowing that I amassed as much information as possible that was enriching to my life. I would also not fear death because in the 1 in a trillion trillion trillion chance I ran into God, I'd simply ask him why he avoided placing any real evidence of itself for man.

Comment: Bet you can't have just one (Score 1) 434

by Murdoch5 (#49732003) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE
VIM for C, Scripting, PHP and all command line work
Intellji when I need to do larger web development work.
Xaramin when I need to do C# / GTK#
Visual Studio when I need to do raw C# on Windows
MPLAB X when I have to do Microchip development
Atmel Studio for Atmel development

I'm sure I'm missing a bunch, but you can't just have one, you need the right IDE for the right job and none of them do it all.

Comment: Re:Finally (Score 1) 849

by Murdoch5 (#49723497) Attached to: Religious Affiliation Shrinking In the US
Good / Evil are relative and based on the situation. Good / Evil exist because human interaction exists and what some people consider good, others evil. In general an act is good if the majority of society deems it good, knowing the full truth, and an act is evil is the majority of society deem is evil, knowing the full truth.

That wasn't hard! So how can I judge Mother T, well simple, killing by societies standards is wrong and killing was her business, both directly and indirectly.

Comment: Re:Finally (Score 1) 849

by Murdoch5 (#49723289) Attached to: Religious Affiliation Shrinking In the US
If you don't examine or investigate her work for the poor then on the surface it would seem very nice and loving. However she is responsible for killing millions of people in cold blood and for influencing change in countries which left millions more to suffer, in vile conditions. She was the direct result of children be killed, abandoned, discarded and orphaned. She paired up with crooks to steal money for the church and then gave none of it to the poor. She was literally worse and more evil then Hitler, she made Hitler look like nice guy, which to even be able to make that statement is beyond shocking.

I made a lot of bold claims so now let me defend them!

Her houses of the dying her camps for the sick where instead of being cared for with a decent standard, they were left in conditions that would have been unsuitable for prisoners. Each person in her care was given room no bigger then a cot, was not allowed to move outside that area and was restricted from recieving proper medical attention or even seeing friends / family. Through the horrible miss use of hygienic practices she allowed the spread of disease and caused those who would of got better to get worse. She would deny medical treatment to people who could of easily been treated by a doctor and instead she would let them die a painful death. She this for upwards of a million people, she made a million people suffer needlessly at the her hands and not once did the church step up and tell her to stop. Not once did God tell her to stop and not once did anyone get involved and take her out.

If she would of stopped there, she would already been labelled as one of the most evil humans to ever walk the earth, but she took it future. She used her grasp as a public figure to head to outlaw abortions and birth control. She had entire countries take away the rights of women because she was delusional. She left millions of women in the third world without the ability to get an abortion even after event like rape. She had governments ban birth control lead to the spread of STD's and leaving millions of children homeless and suffering.

Everything she did was evil, even speaking out against homosexuals. She bar none was one of, if not the, most evil humans of all time. She did this all under the eye of the church, who didn't once try to stop her, she was allowed to kill and get away with it and for no real reason. She was not a saint, unless she was the in the most literal sense a saint of the devil.

Any God which wouldn't stop that is no God I want to even acknowledge, and any organization which wouldn't bar that kind of activity and stop it, is no organization I want to be part out. Shocking how people aren't taught the truth, but at least now you know.

Comment: Re:Finally (Score 1) 849

by Murdoch5 (#49722311) Attached to: Religious Affiliation Shrinking In the US
You're never going to listen to reason or logic, you've assumed Gods existence and can't provide any logical defenses for it. I've got to the root the problem, like many, you just assume God exists and have no reasons to back it. This is why you don't want me touching your theology because you know it's weaker then a house of card in the wind. It's only luck it's stayed up this long.

1. If God exists who created him?
2. If God exists why did he wait until 2000 years ago to interject into humanity?
3. If God exist why don't the different religions agree on it's nature?
4. If God exists why doesn't he answer prayer? It's been busted every single double blind study
5. If God exists why does he let suffering plague us?
6. If God exists why doesn't he fund his own church?
7. If God exists why didn't he stop Mother Teresa and her run of terror?

I can keep going, but a believe should be able to answer all these questions.

Comment: Re:Finally (Score 1) 849

by Murdoch5 (#49721703) Attached to: Religious Affiliation Shrinking In the US
Please share with my the good reasons to believe in God and then the good reasons to believe in Islam, Christianity, Mormonism or what ever sect you prefer to pick.

Also you are 100% wrong on the health stats, because in every single double blind study ever preformed, religious dogmatism has never been shown to impact health, also in every single double blind study of prayer, there have been 0 benefits. There has never been a discernible, quantifiable statistic taken, that those without religious faith live shorter lives. My grandfather was deeply religious and yet he died before my other grandfather who is an atheist, and well that is completely anecdotal evidence, it rejects your facts. As I already stated, some Atheists will live longer then believers and some believers will live longer then Atheists, but that doesn't give credit to fact religious faith allows you to live long, it only means some people live longer then others. To do this test properly, you'd have to take at least 5000 religious believers and 5000 atheist, you'd have to lock them in separate rooms, one person to a room, take way all religious instruments and have at least 4750 Atheists die before believes. Then and only then would you be able to draw a conclusion, of course after running this test multiple times in parallel.

Some people are very happy to close there eyes and blindly worship without considering the facts, if that makes them happy or delivers a "cost-benefit" as you put it, then great. Some people are very engaged and calmed believing that a God cares for them, although I would argue that this shows a deep and disturbed need for attention, which could be better treated with medication then feeding the delusion. However if you like to worship the Christian God, or any God, the cool and go for it, just keep it in private and make sure that church pays taxes.

Now to break down the actual verse I posted, because you got it just a little wrong.

So they sent twelve thousand warriors to Jabesh-gilead with orders to kill everyone there, including women and children. "This is what you are to do," they said. "Completely destroy all the males and every woman who is not a virgin." Among the residents of Jabesh-gilead they found four hundred young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan.

The Israelite assembly sent a peace delegation to the little remnant of Benjamin who were living at the rock of Rimmon. Then the men of Benjamin returned to their homes, and the four hundred women of Jabesh-gilead who were spared were given to them as wives. But there were not enough women for all of them. The people felt sorry for Benjamin because the LORD had left this gap in the tribes of Israel. So the Israelite leaders asked, "How can we find wives for the few who remain, since all the women of the tribe of Benjamin are dead? There must be heirs for the survivors so that an entire tribe of Israel will not be lost forever. But we cannot give them our own daughters in marriage because we have sworn with a solemn oath that anyone who does this will fall under God's curse."

Then they thought of the annual festival of the LORD held in Shiloh, between Lebonah and Bethel, along the east side of the road that goes from Bethel to Shechem. They told the men of Benjamin who still needed wives, "Go and hide in the vineyards. When the women of Shiloh come out for their dances, rush out from the vineyards, and each of you can take one of them home to be your wife! And when their fathers and brothers come to us in protest, we will tell them, 'Please be understanding. Let them have your daughters, for we didn't find enough wives for them when we destroyed Jabesh-gilead. And you are not guilty of breaking the vow since you did not give your daughters in marriage to them.'" So the men of Benjamin did as they were told. They kidnapped the women who took part in the celebration and carried them off to the land of their own inheritance. Then they rebuilt their towns and lived in them. So the assembly of Israel departed by tribes and families, and they returned to their own homes.

Obviously these women were repeatedly raped. These sick bastards killed and raped an entire town and then wanted more virgins, so they hid beside the road to kidnap and rape some more. God let it happen without interjecting once to stop it. This is the Old Testament and God interjected all the time back then, if you actually believe this filth. God kicks Adam and Eve out of the garden because Eve eats a piece of fruit, which is highly evil but doesn't stop the rape of women? You have to be one sick, old, evil bastard to believe test stories, and this is Christianity at it's core.

You can fool all the people all of the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough. -- Joseph E. Levine