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  FIRE!!!
Posted by: Dom - Today, 02:27 AM - Forum: Off-topic - Replies (13)

We're burning up over here.

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  Heidelberg
Posted by: Deesse23 - Yesterday, 05:25 PM - Forum: Memes - Images and Videos - Replies (3)

Ever wondered why its the most popular tourist attraction in Germany (and the HQ of the US Army Europe)? Heres why. Just visited with my girlfriend

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Exclamation Belief in Jesus Rising from the Dead not Dead Yet
Posted by: SYZ - Yesterday, 05:10 PM - Forum: Atheism & Theism - No Replies

In March 2021, the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX) commissioned McCrindle to conduct an
online survey of 1,000 Australians. The survey was nationally representative by gender, age
(generation), and states and territories.

CPX is a not-for-profit media company that offers a Christian perspective on contemporary life.
We seek to promote the public understanding of the Christian faith by engaging mainstream
media and the general public with high quality and well-researched print, video, and audio
material about the relevance of Christianity in the 21st century.


It asked questions across these broad areas:

•  Is there more than we can see or touch?

•  Did Jesus rise from the dead?

•  Christian influence: For better or for worse?

•  Do you believe Christians have had a positive or negative impact in the following areas?

The results can be viewed HERE.

Then followed a few absurd extrapolations, plus a handful of blatant lies:

'Overall, the results suggest that Australians are perhaps surprisingly open to spiritual realities – in
particular the soul, meaning, and life after death, and especially among the younger age brackets.'

'When it comes to the resurrection, the most common response was “I don’t know”, with the number
of people declaring it certain or possible significantly higher than those who thought it unlikely, or
certain not to have happened.'

—In our 2016 Federal Census, only 52% of Australians describe themselves as "Christian", and with
that number having dropped by 7% during the past decade.  In the same period, people citing "no
religion" increased by 48%.  We have our next census later this month, and I'm expecting the 52%
Christian figure to drop well below the 50% point, with a possible increase in the atheist percentage.

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  Frito-Lay workers back on the job with one guaranteed day off a week
Posted by: GenesisNemesis - Yesterday, 02:50 PM - Forum: World News, Politics and Current Events - Replies (18)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/frito-lay-w...ff-a-week/

Quote:Hundreds of Frito-Lay employees are back on the job this week after ratifying a new union contract that guarantees them one day off a week.

Roughly 600 of 850 workers walked picket lines for 20 days in Topeka, Kansas, before the snack maker and the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers union reached agreement on a revised labor accord, which was then approved by workers, both sides announced over the weekend.

The first strike ever at the facility centered on workers seeking "a voice over how many hours in a week they can be forced to work," Anthony Shelton, the union's international president, said in a statement.

"We are pleased the BCTGM Local 218 members from Frito-Lay's Topeka site ratified the revised contract offer and we look forward to welcoming all of our employees back to work next week," the company said Saturday in an emailed statement. "The new offer from Frito-Lay provides a guaranteed day off during each work week [and] eliminates 'squeeze shifts'," Frito-Lay said, referencing back-to-back 12-hour shifts with just eight-hours off in between.

The two-year contract provides a 4% wage hike to workers, who currently earn hourly wages that range from $18.35 to $36.91, Frito-Lay said.

One day off. How is this acceptable?

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  Outdoor grill
Posted by: Dom - 07-31-2021, 07:22 PM - Forum: Eats and Treats - Replies (16)

I have this nice outdoor grill, gas, including a burner. I loved it and cooked on it almost every day, heat or snow. When hubby died I carried on with it for a while and then stopped. It just didn't feel right anymore.

Now I miss it. It is still sitting there after not being used for 8 years, over grown with roses. I wonder if it would still work? If I have to take it all apart, that's a no. I remember putting one together vividly, I swore never to do that again. 

I was going to add a pic of the grill covered with roses, but postimage seems to have issues today. Or maybe it's my IP.

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  Stefanik Celebrates Medicare/Medicaid...Then Decries Socialism
Posted by: Glossophile - 07-31-2021, 04:50 PM - Forum: World News, Politics and Current Events - Replies (1)

Have you noticed that Republican rhetoric has a knack for being both comical and frustrating at the same time?  This was just too good not to share!  It's just one of those things that leaves you torn between laughing out loud and pulling your hair out.  It also confirms that Republicans have no clue what "socialist" means.  To them, it's just a knee-jerk epithet at this point, devoid of semantic substance.

https://twitter.com/EliseStefanik/status...6300186634

BTW, how the hell do you embed Tweets on here?  I've tried several different things.

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  What you think of Death Note anime 2006
Posted by: seaside - 07-29-2021, 07:39 PM - Forum: Movies and Television - No Replies

Still is pretty good!. Always interesting stuff in the show that i like.

For example this is kinda mentioned in the anime. So its kinda fun!

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  An argument for creationism from an atheist
Posted by: Cubeology - 07-29-2021, 06:13 AM - Forum: Atheism & Theism - Replies (66)

So what happens if we survive through the next couple millennia and spread out through the stars and become less vulnerable to extinction. We might continue on for a long time developing a better understanding of the universe, developing greater technologies, and probably evolving ourselves by biological and technological means into something we would not consider to even be human anymore. What if our present 10,000-year-old civilization goes on for billions of years. What will we become and what will be able to do? It is simply unimaginable. But given all that time it can be presumed that we will be able to duplicate anything in nature artificially, including the big bang. As our galaxy dies of old age and with progress toward the heat death of the universe we would be highly motivated to do so. 

With this in mind, the possibility that our own universe started this way must be considered. Unfortunately, this is currently an untestable hypothesis as we are completely unable to explore even nearby space much less the vastness of the universe for any ancient civilizations responsible. Heck, much of the universe is outside the observable and impossible by our understanding to even see it. The probability is impossible to calculate but it is a possibility that requires nothing supernatural. It is possible that nature spawns enough new universes on its own and that a billion-year-old civilization would be able to navigate them making artificial universes entirely unnecessary. 

While these beings would appear godlike I doubt any of them would be even aware of our insignificant existence in the vastness of space and if they are I doubt we warrant any attention from them at all. They certainly aren't dictating books to tell us who we can have sex with and the other silly stuff. So while I do propose a credible creation story I doubt any of the many religions would find it very acceptable.

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  I'm published, no seriously.
Posted by: Atothetheist - 07-28-2021, 09:27 PM - Forum: Off-topic - Replies (10)

Just thought I'd hop in here real quick and let you know something funny. If you google search 'Atothetheist' along with all of my other accounts you get to see, there are actual literature that seemingly found the Old Forum, and referenced a few of my posts in their works. For instance: Practicing Atheism: Culture, Media, and Ritual in the Contemporary Atheist Network by Hannah K. Scheidt has me sourced here:

And What If I'm an Atheist?: A Teen's Guide to Exploring a Life Without Religion by David Seidman has me even quoted here:


Links for both if pictures don't work:
https://imgur.com/a/2H1NvZ8
https://imgur.com/a/QMQUjDL

Curiously enough, I had no idea as none of these authors contacted me to let me know I was being included in their work (not that it is necessarily a problem). This goes to show that whatever was posted on that forum did end up being publicized and explored outside of the immediate community. Interesting to know. I wasn't able to find out what Hannah had included from me in the sample, and I don't really think its fair to buy the book only to try to see what was included, so I am unable to know what my role in it was, but it was a curious find nonetheless.

EDIT: Even though I am 24, I am apparently a massive boomer when it comes to making forum images work. Just use the link until I can figure this dang tech out.

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  COVID Vax Booster
Posted by: PopeyesPappy - 07-28-2021, 08:33 PM - Forum: World News, Politics and Current Events - Replies (17)

So Pfizer is saying a third dose greatly increases immunities against the delta variant. At the same time the CDC is screaming you don't need a booster. Meanwhile the wifely unit who got her second shot of the Pfizer vaccine back in September as part of one of the studies just got a Moderna poke last Friday as part of another study on mixed vaccines. 

Would you take another shot after 6-months if available?

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