"Old thread, but what the heck. The genealogies are different, I think, because they are inventions by different authors. Matthew traces the family line only back to Abraham, while Luke goes all the way back to Adam. Since both go…"
"I think box office success is extraneous. There are a lot of ho-hum films out there making money. Are the Bond movies good movies, or do people see them just because they've seen the others? The last one was a cliche festival.
"Hi there - about your computer problem.
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…"
"It's complicated. There are many Christians who call themselves scholars, but whose "scholarship" consists of trying to prove the truth of their faith. Some of the largest Christian organizations teach male superiority and authority,…"
"Do Hindus think the doctrines espoused in the Gita are imaginary? I doubt it. The central point of the Gita is that killing is all right, even admirable, because the soul is immortal, so only its temporary home, the body, can…"
"In no way am I defending the Qur'an. But a command to kill those people (the Meccans) with whom one is at war prior to 632 should hardly be read as a command to kill Western Christians or Jews in 2012. The OT recounts complete…"
"The biggest killers were the lying and fraud perpetrated by mortgage salespeople. There are far more than "some" bad mortgages out there. Balloon mortgages are rarely a good deal and often a disaster. Every administration…"
"Whoa, there. The FBI says that over 80% of mortgage defaults were the result of fraudulent or misleading lending practices. The big players in the subprime lending biz (Ameriquest, Famco, etc.) routinely falsified documents to defraud…"
"This is where I get off the train. We already emphasize training people in math and science rather than guiding them to real education, i.e., the ability to study and comprehend philosophy, history, literature, ethics, religion, and rhetoric,…"
"The Gita is a beautifully written excuse for killing. Krishna tells Arjuna that there are only two certainties to worry about: death and rebirth. He is half right. But since in the world of the Gita, rebirth is certain, as is the…"
"It's pretty unlikely that the Sanhedrin would hold a trial during Passover, too.
The Qur'an is a mish-mash compiled over 23 years as Mohammed "received" new "revelations" from the "angel," i.e., as new…"
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.