Yay end times?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Michael Goff, Oct 9, 2013.

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    She's hot for 57. Great thread. Would read again.
     
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    Renzatic

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    I'd agree with you, Hax. But then I looked into her eyes and saw the crazy...
     
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    Michele Bachmann: End Times Are Here, Woohoo!

    The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down...

     
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    Sometimes those are the best.
     
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    Renzatic

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    Yeah, when you're young and don't know any better. These days, I try to avoid crazy. :p
     
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    She looks and acts as if she has had a frontal lobotomy.
    If this is the face of the Tea Party the mirror is cracked.
     
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    Were you able to look into both of them at the same time? I tried once and nearly sprained my eyeballs.
     
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    Renzatic

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    I did, but at great cost. I felt like I lost a part of my soul doing it.

    Also I started thinking of Nietzsche for some odd reason.
     
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    Ah, yes, I read that one. Well, part of it. I got to the part you are talking about, "... the brainsick fantasies of morbid cobweb-spinners ... the last fumes of evaporating reality ..." and put it down knowing that the rest of it could not top that. Of course, you should also take heart from the more famous line from it, Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker, you will recover.
     
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    Rolling Stone magazine warned us, in an article written some 2+ years ago.

     
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    Glad someone else here watches TYT. Of courrrrrrrrrrrse!

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    Did someone say "crazy"?

     
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    What makes her different from every other church/temple going person? The fact that she thinks the end times are now instead of later?
     
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    The fact that she's a politician who helps create policy makes her different.
     
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    That is very true. Separation of church and state and all. But to all those who call her crazy for her believes, unless they are atheists, aren't they a little hypocritical?
     
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    I would say yes and no. Yes because they believe it, and no because I doubt anyone here would make policy on it. Some people call her crazy because she acts on it.
     
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    A good many "evangelical" Christians probably believe they're living in end times, but I'd certainly hope most "mainline" Christians don't...
     
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    If you really believe something, why wouldn't you base your policy on it?
     
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    Let's say I believed that Thor wanted me to go kill the congress. I don't, but let's say I did. I know that killing congress is wrong, though, so I wouldn't do it. I call this "common sense".
     
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    But if Thor or any other deity of your choice wanted it, ergo it would not be wrong. When El told the Israelites to kill every living thing in an obstructive city, they didn't say, "Hey, hang on a minute, that's not right!", did they?
     
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    Oookay.

    But Christians like Bachmann see their dogma as infallible. If you likewise saw your the dogma of Thor as infallible and the dogma said, "kill the congress" and you didn't, then how do you reconcile that contradiction? If infallibility can't even withstand common sense, then it's pretty hard to call it infallible.
     
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    I guess I just don't understand zealots.

    Same response as above.
     
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    If they truly believed end times were nigh, you'd think they'd give away all their earthly possessions and go to the nearest high hill to wait for Jesus' return.
     
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    Depends on why they think end times are nigh, and what their religion says about, what they should be doing, whether it can or should be averted and how, etc. For example, some hypothetical church could say that all believes need to gather up as much material wealth as possible so that it can be carried over into the next phase.
     
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    Oh, no. They are onto that criticism and now preach that god wants his followers to be rewarded here on earth. It's how the preachers now get to live a fabulous lifestyle and be men of god. God wanted me to be rich!

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosperity_theology
     

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