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Sunday School June 19th 2022

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    Gallup: Americans’ belief in God just plunged to an all-time low. Good for you Gen Z, almost 50% are non-religious.

    California again seeks to pass human composting bill as Catholic bishops oppose it.

    A Christian sets fire to the Satanic Temple headquarters in Salem on behalf of his god who can’t.

    Muslim countries are quick at condemning defamation of their imaginary god while often ignoring the vile human rights violations that members of the religion of peace engage in. Cinemas in the UK and elsewhere are being forced to cancel any screenings of a new film in case their staff get murdered. Not screening films based on what people subjectively find offensive is incompatible with freedom of expression.

    Many followers of gentle Jesus, meek and mild are just as prone to extreme rage violence too. Yeah, mixing guns and gods, what can go wrong?  (Health Warning! The next article discusses Lauren Bo***rt); What gun choice would Jesus have made.

    The Christian Right is violating the First Amendment by banning abortion. Texas GOP platform calls for ban on teaching “sexual matters”. There is no religious freedom right to beat and strangle your children.

    Environment: Congo peat: The ‘lungs of humanity’ which are under threat.

    The strange afterlife of New Atheism. Can others really grasp what it means to be an atheist? Some historical events that are relevant to atheism.

    How will humans evolve over the next 10,000 years?

    A few weeks ago, I had a post on the dangers of broadcasting our location to aliens but some think we shouldn’t fear the search for alien life.

    Do animals understand what it means to die?

    Life on Earth: Mitochondria and the origin of eukaryotes.

    Why Christians should accept the Theory of Evolution.

    Google engineer claims that its AI has become sentient. I do not believe this is the case.

    Long Reads: How our brains are wired for belief. Slavery: The Bible gets the easiest moral question of all time wrong. The influence of State favoritism on established religions and their competitors. Yoko Ono’s Art of Defiance. Democracy is a system of politics that has disagreement at its heart.

    Sunday Book Club:  Why There Is No God.

    Some photographs taken last week.

    While you are waiting for the kettle to boil……

    Podcast: What does it mean to be alive?

    Coffee Break Video: Big Fears Little Risks – A documentary by the American Council on Science and Health. Sir David Attenborough on God. Reality and CGI are becoming indistinguishable.

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    Have a great week everyone!

    #43371

    Strega
    Moderator

    Thank you Reg!

    #43372

    jakelafort
    Participant

    As to the article about other animals recognizing death i was reading about it last night in a book by frans de waal and it seems they’re pretty feckin sure sumpin aint kosher.

    Neither the article nor the book have cited Koko’s reaction to her cat All Ball dying-she lost her shit crying like a newborn in need of a drink. I only chimed in cuz i love to say ALL BALL.

    ALL BALL!

    #43373

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Reg,

    So in Calipornia, everyone who wants to become Miracle-Gro is singing:

    “Ashes to ashes,
    Funk to funky.
    We know The Cuddly One’s a junkie.
    Strung out on Heaven’s high,
    Hitting an all time low.”

    Why is this a problem with the Roman Catholic Church, especially when everyone buried prior to the use of formaldehyde as embalming fluid ended up as compost?

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by  TheEncogitationer. Reason: Sp3lling 'everyone' as in "Everyone is star-stuff via worm food.'
    #43375

    One of my fav questions when debating Catholics is about how they think they will look on the Day of Judgement when “The man comes around”.

    Will you appear as you were on the day you died or will you be a spirit? I can never get a straight answer. It’s as if they just don’t know! But they do seem so certain that they will get to Heaven (without any worms or bacteria having ever dined upon them). When I keep asking more questions, like will those that died at sea come back complete or will you get to play golf in Heaven if you lost your arm in an accident, they tend to get a bit annoyed.  How long do you think the queue on Judgement Day will be if there are several billion to be judged? Will they adopt a fast-track system so we don’t have to queue forever? Will they provide refreshments for everyone and toilet facilities?  Will I still be able to listen to Motorhead if I use headphones? Will Catholics have their own queue? OK, OK, calm down and please be slow to anger, I am “only asking questions” 😊

    One of my other questions that “I am only asking” is “Why are Catholics not allowed to be vegetarian”?

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    I wonder if this is a good business idea?

    #43377

    Strega
    Moderator

    Reg seriously!  I can’t wait to send this to my Catholic lawyer friend!

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    _Robert_
    Participant

    One of my fav questions when debating Catholics is about how they think they will look on the Day of Judgement,,,,

    Heaven is “up there” !…the earth surface is rotating at 1,000 miles per hour and as the solar system and galaxy are ripping through space… LOL.

    Always cracks me up when adult preachers talk like children and give warnings as if they really care about people.

     

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    @Stegra – Reg seriously!  I can’t wait to send this to my Catholic lawyer friend!

    Ask your friend if the obiter dicta of the Cuddly One (AKA Pope Franky) really won’t have any bearing on the rationes decidendi that gets delivered by Jesus, Mary, Joseph & Co on the Day of Judgement and are we to assume each case is res judicata? This question is so much more than an ecumenical matter.

    I will accept a rewording of the above question by Jakelafort 🙂

    PS: I have a few more questions 😊

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    @robert – Always cracks me up when adult preachers talk like children and give warnings as if they really care about people.

    Yes, adult Christians say the funniest things! I do too on occasion but always in a very sincere and solemn manner 🙂

    Excuse me Father – how come atheists never seem to get possessed by Satan? It is only ever Christians. Is it because Satan and his minions know that Jesus is real? Or is Satan afraid that if He did possess one and a priest were to banish the evil spirit with an exorcism, that it would create another Christian and one less atheist?

    Is it true that Holy Water is made from ordinary water by boiling the hell out of it first?

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    Strega
    Moderator

    I watched some exorcism flick and the priest screamed blessings at the jets of water he was pumping from a kids water cannon – which seemed to do the trick. I think more priests should adopt this delivery method.

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by  Strega.
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    jakelafort
    Participant

    Ask your friend if the obiter dicta of the Cuddly One (AKA Pope Franky) really won’t have any bearing on the rationes decidendi that gets delivered by Jesus, Mary, Joseph & Co on the Day of Judgement and are we to assume each case is res judicata? This question is so much more than an ecumenical matter.

    Objection! Compound question.

    Overruled, you may reword the question.

    Your honor i take exception.

    Noted.

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    When the Pope is pontificating, bloviating or conversating in a manner inconsistent with ex cathedra will the decision makers at Saint Peter’s gate pass judgment that seals one’s fate or was it just pope’s way to masturbate?

    #43384

    jakelafort
    Participant

    Reg i haven’t interpreted it as you’ve intended, have i?

    Instead you are looking at the pope’s determination of sin as being temporary. Biblically i don’t think there is any support for a pope. That is one of Martin Luther’s bitches. Furthermore definition of sin promulgated by Popes have changed and been contradicted. There have been schisms in which presumably contradictory pronouncements/edicts have been promulgated.

    Res judicata or claim preclusion (God or his agent determining admission into heaven) require a full and fair trial and adjudication of all relevant issues. Well you can’t very well apply different standards to applicants who lived in different periods and subject to different popery. And ya can’t even conduct a trial without good authority. Additionally there are the endless indications of degenerate popery and popes not fit to judge but fit to be judged.

    #43385

    I have decided to be a no show on the day as I cannot respect a God who is the law maker, the judge and the executioner.

    Another question for Catholics – How comes the Pope is allowed to let so many people bypass the Day of Judgement and get to Heaven early? How does the Pope know that God is happy with all of his selection?

    What do you mean Reg?

    Is that not what he does when he raises some of the dead earlier than others and elevates them to sainthood? I mean how else do the saints get to intercede on behalf of Catholics if they are not already in Heaven? This means that they did not have to wait for Jesus to raise them from the dead and queue up to be judged like the rest of the dead.

     

     

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