"Damn, I thought all these myths were true! They were ancient cultures' way of explaining the world in which they lived, when life was nasty, brutish, and short. Their gods could be temporarily swayed by sacrifices, but for the most…"
"From your post: "the children of El, a probable parallel to the biblical 'sons of God."
I didn't disagree with your post. The Israelites, despite the Exodus and the walls of Jericho and all that baloney, were most likely…"
"There were a lot of Gnostics in the early years of Christianity, including Marcion, and they all thought of themselves as privy to special knowledge unavailable to others and as lost sojourners in the earthly world, soon to return home to the…"
"Because the Israelites were a group that arose from within Canaanite society rather than the conquerors the Bible claims them to be, the Canaanite Elohim or sons of God were more likely forerunners rather than parallels. Also, though El…"
"It's a rather simplistic post because the similarities in the Genesis and Gilgamesh flood stories are substantive, while the differences are incidental. One point to consider, though, is that the Babylonian gods wiped out humanity for…"
"People who are being tortured will usually say whatever you want them to say so you will stop torturing them. Under torture, thousands of people have admitted to being witches or sorcerers and even to having sex with Satan himself. What…"
"No one thinks all Muslims are bad. No one thinks all Muslims are bad. No one thinks all Muslims are bad. No one thinks all Muslims are bad. No one thinks all Muslims are bad. No one thinks all Muslims are bad. No…"
"Sorry, guys, I let the side down today. Two Baptist evangelists knocked on my door today, and I passed up a golden opportunity to sic my dog on them. I told them I am Catholic, thinking they would leave immediately, but no, it seems they…"
"There are even factions within disciplines. If one maverick "scientist" (Michael Behe or Jonathan Welles, for example) disagrees even slightly with the tiniest nuance about the mechanisms of evolution, people who know less…"
"I'm borrowing my response to theists from Shakespeare: Hitch and Robin are "in heaven. Send thither to see. If your messenger find him not there, seek him in the other place yourself!"
Personally, I wouldn't want to go to a…"
The fact that you have to wait once it fails definitely points to an overheating problem. If I were you I would (carefully) try to work out which parts are very hot immediately after it fails. My guess would be that you will find it to be the processor but it could also be ram chips or something else. Then you will have to find out if it is cooled properly - it may be as simple as reseating the processor.
Yes, it does, but not as many as I encountered in Natchitoches. My family attended the First Assembly of God there, pastored by David Allen. Things were bad enough there that at one point, back in the late 80s, the big joke around town was 'don't drink the koolaid'.
Actually, I should say that WV likely has as many fundies as LA, however, the fundies seem much more crispy fried in LA.
Natchitoches is a lovely town, but also very colorful. My twin sister lives in Pineville, but she remains in close contact with some of her Natchitoches friends. She doesn't, however, remain in close contact with me. I'm the family pariah.
Welcome to this friendly site with freethinkers who recognise that fictional gods and cunning religions continue to deceive and control vulnerable people including defenceless children. How tragic and inexcusable it is too that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and longer.