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    “The Poseidon Adventure” (1972 movie) as metaphor for loss of faith in authority in the U.S. in the 1970s.

    Yes, quite different than the ones that say to leave it up to God to do everything.
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    Atheism can not provide lasting happiness

    Thanks for sharing, Swami. I have a few questions before getting to my response. How do you define happiness? Saying that it is "pure happiness" seems circular. Also, how do you attain this happiness? If it is something that anyone can attain, then I don't think that your point goes against...
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    A fellow agnostic over here - Pinkbunion

    For now, I also don't see myself settling for theism nor atheism. I see benefit to religion and secular values. Many atheists tend to give secularism more credit because it's "progressive", but some times the progressive side amounts to having a popular/political side. I'd only be interested...
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    "Live in the moment". Is this wise advice?

    That sums up my thoughts! I did not think of the positive aspect of "living in the moment". Honestly, I started the thread after a younger relative tried to justify a bad behavior. He said something to the effect, you only have one life, gotta live in the moment yada yada yada. Another...
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    “The Poseidon Adventure” (1972 movie) as metaphor for loss of faith in authority in the U.S. in the 1970s.

    (y)(y) Right! People have been predicting the end times since around Jesus's time? We're still here. I don't want to let my guard down, but at the same time I don't want to limit the ability of humans to persevere, as well. As you mentioned, I think it would be wise for us to a prepper side...
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    "Live in the moment". Is this wise advice?

    It's common nowadays to hear people say that you have to "live in the moment". For Debate... What does this mean? Is it wise? Does any religion have anything to say about this?
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    New political party made up of Republicans and Democrats called, Forward

    I am optimistic seeing a party being formed by a diverse group. If the Forward party is going to claim to be a moderate option in a polarized environment, then what better way to show that than bringing Republicans and Democrats together to help form the party. I presume that this...
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    New political party made up of Republicans and Democrats called, Forward

    A new American political party is forming called "Forward". Here are some of the highlights about it from a CNN article: What are your thoughts on this article? Does America need a new party? Why or why not?
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    “The Poseidon Adventure” (1972 movie) as metaphor for loss of faith in authority in the U.S. in the 1970s.

    At first, I thought this was related to Christianity because you brought up "faith" but I now realize that's not the case. I never saw the movie but I can see how it contains all of the essential problems taken place in the 70's. Ironic that the Rev. would lack faith. I think though it can be...
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    Was Jesus against killing?

    Didn't say where he found them (John 2:15). Probably just laying around somewhere and he decided to use it as a whip.
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    Was Jesus against killing?

    Here's a good short video depicting Jesus entering the Temple and then turning over tables and swinging a whip...not exactly the pacifist you'd expect!
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    Mind over body as a spiritual experience?

    Is the explanation and practice an example of something spiritual or similar?
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    Mind over body as a spiritual experience?

    I sometimes feel that the mind, or some aspect of it, is different from the body. I have felt this the most when I experience some sort of something that would involve me ignoring or depriving my body. Take fasting for instance. Once when I was a teenager, I fasted for 3 days straight with no...
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    Was Jesus against killing?

    Yes, John 18:26 says it was Peter. We also have the same position in terms of the debate question. Jesus did not ban all instances of killing. In my last post, I focused more on the points that pacifists would use to make their case.
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    Was Jesus against killing?

    I had to do some research on this before coming to a conclusion. The strongest case for those who would answer yes, like the pacifists, comes from Matthew 5:38: When this text is considered in isolation, it does seem to support the view that Jesus was against killing, and even any stopping of...
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    Getting the ball rolling... How to form an organization?

    Thanks for the positivity. I'll need all I can get. Luckily one of my family members is an accountant. I remember the early days of the call-in show, The Atheist experience w/ host Matt Dillahunty. I'm inspired by how it started: Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Atheist_Experience
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    Was Jesus against killing?

    From a Fox News article: [emphasis added] I'm not sure if Fox News bothered to see if the above views were representative of gun control groups or if they were just looking for comments from anyone just to create their story. Either way, I wanted to concentrate on the part in bold font. For...
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    Featured What exactly is agnosticism and where exactly is it's placement in regard to Theism and Atheism

    You won't get any debate from me in terms of you not wanting to stick with the agnostic label. The only recommendation I can offer is flesh out some of the philosophy behind your new position and how it can be applied to different issues. Perhaps then the label will catch on.
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    What is atheism? Is disbelief in God's existence the popular meaning or the original?

    Here's a brief history of the term "atheist". It pretty much is the same information from the Wikipedia article except that this source organized it better: Source: https://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~rwest/wikispeedia/wpcd/wp/a/Atheism.htm