"Unfortunately, without access to the Matrix, you are left with having to follow the breadcrumbs towards the truth. There is no evidence of a steak. Until you find out otherwise, you're stuck here with the rest of us poor bastards.I mean you no…"
"It comes across the same as when I come across secular Jews. Being Jewish can be either religious or cultural.
I'd like to hear more from the guy too but right now I'd give him a pass. I imagine it was an off the cuff response. It probably…"
"This blog from Patheos touched me yesterday.
Why don't you move on?
It's just one view, from a former christian leader. Some of his reasons are the same as yours and mine.
I believe there is a "truth". I do not believe we…"
"No sense in answering the OP. You nailed it for me.Only a few things I might add. I will not vote for Democrat candidates who have no idea the value of a dollar. If they think the tap is meant to be run fully open, they get voted against. I'm…"
"A very good article Allan. This chauvinistic call it "American Exceptionalism". It seems to me, this is meant to end all debate. Things are as they should be and because those things (and we, although this does not necessarily include…"
"I have discovered the secret to time travel. I've discussed this with my ten year old son. He's gotten so good at it that he can demonstrate it to his classmates. Here's how it works:
[my son] (picking up a small object, such as a…"
"OK, but if your parents spent their last years in a mobile home why in the hell would you have used that term? I've heard the term most of my life and let it go because I'm knowing that the stereotype talked about is not me. Then I started…"
If you took offense, I'm sorry. It was not directed at you. In fact, it was not directed at any thoughtful, dignified person who find themselves living in a trailer. It is a derogatory term, but in my opinion it has little to do with…"
Appreciate your comment (with a chuckle). Few people grasp the magical 50% threshold, or any other percentage for that matter. If one person in 300 survived a mining collapse, for example, it would be a "miracle" from god (and "thank god" uttered). Bad luck for the other 299. Crazy.
To try to encompass all of Robert Heinlein's philosophy by recommending one book is likely impossible. I COULD be tempted to suggest Time Enough For Love, even though it (sort of) requires that you read Methuselah's Children first (it really CAN stand on its own, though). There is a lot of RAH's philosophy in Time Enough and in many of his other books.
If you want to have a hard, strong look at his attitude on religion, I have three suggestions:
• Job: A Comedy of Justice. This REALLY gets to the heart of the matter ... and it should have been his FIFTH Hugo Award winner. • Stranger In a Strange Land. All you have to do is look at the gross parody which is Fosters "Church of the New Revelation" to see what he thinks of current-day organized religion. • If this goes on... from the collection, Revolt in 2100. One of the first pieces Heinlein wrote which dealt directly with religion and its leanings toward imperialism.
These are among my faves. We can talk about this if you like or you can go your own way. In any case, I'd be interested in hearing your reaction to whatever you do get into.
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