"The closest thing I have to an answer is that Jews don't prosthelytize (except to non-believing Jews). I don't think it ought to give them a pass, but in comparison with the other two religions (which actively hate me and would happily…"
"Bad news, moral decisions don't work on probability. They work on morality. The assumption that utility is any kind of moral informant is flawed. Morality takes place within the withheld parameters. This is a question for an actuary not an…"
"Pascal assumed one Christian god not a range of competing gods. He assumed an afterlife reward based on belief rather than on destiny (that salvation is predetermined, as many Christian people believe).
So, IF there was a god AND it was the…"
"As Ted said, Buddhism is as fractured as Christianity. Also, like Christianity, it concerns itself with performing well on one level of being to reach a different level (even if for some Buddhists that level is non-being).
I think, and this goes to…"
Nov 11, 2009
Tony Russo just scored 40585 points on Alphabet Jungle.
"I am terrified of dying 'cause I don't want this all to be over. Every now and then (as kind of a re-affirmation of non-faith) a pick a moment to have a brain aneurysm. I say, "OK what if my life got blacked out ... here?"
"I live in the country and churches here have taken to instituting "Harvest Festivals" in what they see as a Halloween alternative. I see the harvest festivals as getting back to the roots of paganism, essentially out-paganing the pagans,…"