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Comment: Re:" Foley's killers may have thought of him as le (Score 1) 7

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#47919801) Attached to: James Foley Is Not a War Ad

"Regardless, that is not what starts and perpetuates these wars. Religion is a psychological tool, used to motivate or dissuade, by those who want to dominate."

So eliminate the theologies that are based in domination instead of service.

"Military recruits recite almost the same thing during bootcamp. And salespeople, oof! ever been to one of those seminars? This is standard procedure."

Standard procedure for 99% of the world's philosophies yes. Exactly the opposite of standard procedure for one.

"The prime motivator is biological, and all driven by the laws of physics." Not all. One is different.

Comment: Re:" Foley's killers may have thought of him as le (Score 1) 7

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#47918057) Attached to: James Foley Is Not a War Ad

The problem is that there is superiority in the theological difference. The standard Jihadist theology of "all human beings are dogs to be done with as Allah wishes" vs "the image of God is in the dignity of each human being from conception until natural death". Both, however, are superior to the American Materialist "Human beings are just another resource to be exploited in the eternal search for profit".

The Jihadi who beheaded James Foley believed the first. James Foley himself believed the second. Youtube and the American news media believe the third.

Comment: " Foley's killers may have thought of him as less" (Score 1) 7

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#47913295) Attached to: James Foley Is Not a War Ad

I can guarantee he didn't think of them the same way they thought of him. Completely different philosophical and metaphysical underpinnings to the theology, Jesuits are anti-Islamics.

My question is, if ISIL, just for a second, isn't a CIA plant, what makes them think a few beheadings will STOP the bombings? Given the evil of American Secularism, it is far more likely to turn the Levant into tritonite than it is to stop anything at all.

Comment: Re:hope for improvements (Score 1) 321

by jawtheshark (#47908341) Attached to: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion
Really? I run it on an AMD A8-3850 on Ubuntu 14.04 and I didn't have the impression it's strained at all. Granted, I don't run the server part on that machine. My CPU is severely outclassed by most i7s.

Sure, it's not the most efficient codebase, but on a modern machine with power to spare, it's rather fine. Now, I have run it on a rather high end Core2Duo. That's less fun.

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Journal: Give me Catholic Heaven, Islamic Paradise is too hard 9

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this guy is clearly NOT a mathematician, but if he was:

You have 4 wives on earth. Each one of those wives has 70 black eyed virgins for you in paradise. Each one of those black eyed virgins has 70 servant girls. That is 19,884 women for you to have sex with in paradise.

But it gets worse. Each one of those women has been given YOU by Allah for a term of 70 years. That means you will be having sex, no

Comment: Re:"redemption" (Score 1) 51

by RailGunner (#47880751) Attached to: An honest utterance
Simple -- they're at a MegaChurch near you.

But what they do, when, say, Ted Haggard gets high and engages in gay sex, is say... well, he wasn't really saved before. But this time (after the whole rededication / rebaptism) it'll stick -- pinky swear.

And that's really where I think a lot of my Protestant brothers are incorrect -- they focus too much on whether a person is "saved" and not what happens afterward. What MUST happen afterwards that the faith should bear fruit, otherwise, the faith is dead. (Those who keep the faith to the end...)

So what is that fruit? Corporal works of Mercy, becoming more Christ-like, always continuing to refine one's self, abandoning venial sin habits, etc. Those are the fruits of a faith that is alive and well.

tl;dr: Don't just be a pew sitter on Sunday morning because you like the coffee or the praise band (Prayer Bolt.. ) or want to feel like you're part of the club. "Oh hey, we're part of Faith Grace Meadow Church -- yeah, the one the size of a Wal-Mart superstore. Yeah, the praise band makes me feel happy, and the pastor just talks about what's in the Bible."

"Oh, I was thinking about trying Grace Faith Meadow, they say they teach just what's in the bible too"

"NO THEY ARE DIRTY HEATHENS!"

And so on, and so forth. The riff on the People's Front of Judea and the Judean People's Front from Life of Brian was intentional.

And while I'm wound up...

The segregation I see in the Protestant Community really bothers me. "Oh, we only send our kids to christian school (or homeschool)" -- meaning that there are fewer points of light in the public schools.

Or, "We only buy Christian media" -- fine, but then without Christian influence the culture rots faster.

It's time for Christians to stop segregating ourselves, and START FIGHTING THE CULTURE WAR. Start throwing some (metaphorical) punches at the culture.

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. -- Dr. Johnson

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