Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 76
  1. #1
    Account Shoutbox Banned antichrist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    20,896

    Happy Crucifixition 4 Good Friday

    I wish you all a Happy Crucifixition for tomorrow. For anyone wishing to be crucified they may venture to the Philippines but are recommended by authorities to have Tetanus shots first and use only sterilized nails.

    Jesus died for someone's sins but not mine - Horses

  2. #2
    CC Grandmaster Capablanca-Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Atlanta, GA (formerly Brisbane, and before that Wellington, NZ)
    Posts
    21,124

    Happy Easter message from Creation Ministries International

    Genesis and the Cross: It may seem odd for people to celebrate the humiliating defeat of their leader and hero. But the suffering, shame and death of Jesus Christ are a source of hope to Christians.
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
    “There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”—Thomas Sowell

  3. #3
    CC Grandmaster Adamski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Penrith, NSW
    Posts
    9,086

    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Genesis and the Cross: It may seem odd for people to celebrate the humiliating defeat of their leader and hero. But the suffering, shame and death of Jesus Christ are a source of hope to Christians.
    Thanks for that Jono - hugely (infinitely?) better than the initial post on this thread.

    Happy Easter to all.

    And remember - Jesus died on the first Good Friday, yes, but He rose again on the first Easter (on the third day...)
    God exists. Short and to the point.

    Secretary of, and regularly arbiter at, Rooty Hill RSL Chess Club. See www.rootyhillchessclub.org.

    Psephological insight. "Controversial will only lose you votes. Courageous will lose you the election." Sir Humphrey Appleby on Yes Minister.

    Favorite movie line: Girl friend Cathy to Jack Ryan in "Sum of all Fears". "What kind of emergency does an historian have?".

  4. #4
    CC Candidate Master
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    244
    Quote Originally Posted by Jono2
    And remember - Jesus died on the first Good Friday, yes, but He rose again on the first Easter (on the third day...)
    Luckily, the invisible fairy EMTs were on standby, otherwise it could have been tragic.
    荒らしにエサを与えないで下さい。

  5. #5
    CC Grandmaster Capablanca-Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Atlanta, GA (formerly Brisbane, and before that Wellington, NZ)
    Posts
    21,124
    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel
    Luckily, the invisible fairy EMTs were on standby, otherwise it could have been tragic.
    Typical of misotheists to believe in fairies.
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
    “There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”—Thomas Sowell

  6. #6
    CC Candidate Master
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    244
    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Typical of misotheists to believe in fairies.
    Nah, I'm not a misotheist. I don't hate things that don't exist.
    荒らしにエサを与えないで下さい。

  7. #7
    CC Grandmaster Capablanca-Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Atlanta, GA (formerly Brisbane, and before that Wellington, NZ)
    Posts
    21,124
    Quote Originally Posted by Miguel
    Nah, I'm not a misotheist. I don't hate things that don't exist.
    You do, just like Dawko
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
    “There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”—Thomas Sowell

  8. #8
    Reader in Slood Dynamics Rincewind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    The multiverse
    Posts
    21,575
    Monotheism is one of the generic movements which have caused pain and suffering to mankind for centuries. I certainly wouldn't consider myself as a god-hater as I am a resolute atheist. But I do believe that religion in general and specifically the monotheistic religions in particular cause much more harm than good due to their explicit (and implied) intolerance of all other religions. Polytheists have historically been more tolerant of other religions and they don't generally have a doctrine of intolerance.

    Regarding the benefits of living in a "christian" society. It's good to have an extra long weekend. I thought I'd take a page out of Jesus' book and just hang around Friday.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

  9. #9
    CC Candidate Master
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    244
    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    You do, just like Dawko
    Nope. I don't hate supernatural entities. I just think belief in the supernatural is silly and infantile.
    荒らしにエサを与えないで下さい。

  10. #10
    CC Grandmaster Capablanca-Fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Atlanta, GA (formerly Brisbane, and before that Wellington, NZ)
    Posts
    21,124
    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Monotheism is one of the generic movements which have caused pain and suffering to mankind for centuries.
    Ah yes, Wilberforce in the name of Christian monotheism caused such suffering to slave owners by fighting to abolish the slave trade. Add to the suffering of the great medieval cathedrals and stained glass windows, magnificent artwork, the founding of universities, orphanages, hospitals ....

    All the religious wars in history are but a drop in the ocean compared to the deaths caused by atheistic governments in the last century alone. Atheistic govenments have not demonstrated religious toleration.

    See also my editorials What good is Christianity? and The tyranny of ‘tolerance’.

    And to counter RW's whinge about "misery", see
    Believers are happier than atheists
    By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent
    Telegraph (UK) 18 March 2008


    People who believe in God are happier than agnostics or atheists, researchers claimed yesterday.

    A report found that religious people were better able to cope with disappointments such as unemployment or divorce than non-believers.

    Moreover, they become even happier the more they pray and go to church, claims the study by Prof Andrew Clark and Dr Orsolya Lelkes.

    The research, presented at the Royal Economic Society's annual conference, echoes academic studies that have found religion can improve people's sense of wellbeing.
    Last edited by Capablanca-Fan; 20-03-2008 at 05:51 PM.
    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
    “There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.”—Thomas Sowell

  11. #11
    CC Grandmaster Desmond's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    The island
    Posts
    14,206
    Jesus Christ walks into a hotel, hands the manager 3 nails, and asks to be put up for a few nights.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

  12. #12
    CC Grandmaster Basil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Subtropical Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    11,245
    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    Jesus Christ walks into a hotel, hands the manager 3 nails, and asks to be put up for a few nights.
    Hi all. Hi Brian.

    Should this go in 'jokes'? Rather than involve myself whether or not this joke oversteps any mark (I simply don't know), I remind all that we are fortunate to live in a society where fatwahs and who knows what aren't declared on the back of such comments.

    BTW, happy Easter to all, especially to those for whom this is a very special and meaningful time.
    There is no cure for leftism. Its infestation of the host mostly diminishes with age except in the most rabid of specimens.

  13. #13
    CC Grandmaster Garrett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    the City
    Posts
    3,210
    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Monotheism is one of the generic movements which have caused pain and suffering to mankind for centuries. I certainly wouldn't consider myself as a god-hater as I am a resolute atheist. But I do believe that religion in general and specifically the monotheistic religions in particular cause much more harm than good due to their explicit (and implied) intolerance of all other religions. Polytheists have historically been more tolerant of other religions and they don't generally have a doctrine of intolerance.

    Regarding the benefits of living in a "christian" society. It's good to have an extra long weekend. I thought I'd take a page out of Jesus' book and just hang around Friday.
    Resolute ? Even Dawkins is not a 'resolute' atheist. See p51 of 'The God Delusion'.

    Can't agree with you on 'monotheistic religions in particular cause much more harm than good'. Humans will be cruel to each other regardless of whether religion exists or not. If religion didn't exist then the atrocities you are referring to would be comitted in another name (eg. racism, heightism, weightism). Its the nature of the Universe. bigger things conquer smaller things - right up to big galaxies swallow smaller galaxies. Get used to it.

    The benefits of religion are evident as per Jono's post, universities, hospitals, charities, lifeline etc.

    If you have nothing better to do than hang around tomorrow then drop over for a game of chess. I bought a slab on the way home this arvo. Hope you like XXXX.

    Bring a clock.

    Happy Easter Everyone !!!
    Cheers
    Garrett.

  14. #14
    CC Grandmaster Desmond's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    The island
    Posts
    14,206
    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Hi all. Hi Brian.

    Should this go in 'jokes'?
    You tell me. Seems to be on-topic.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

  15. #15
    CC Grandmaster Basil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Subtropical Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    11,245
    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    You tell me. Seems to be on-topic.
    Yup, it is on topic; the topic coming across to me, as a neutral, as irreverent. I also made the point that irreverence is tolerated in our society and that's a good thing (I defer to 'intent and context').

    Just to make it clear I'm not picking any fights. I have no issues. It's all good.
    There is no cure for leftism. Its infestation of the host mostly diminishes with age except in the most rabid of specimens.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Good Friday Poll
    By antichrist in forum Non-Chess
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 05-04-2005, 12:50 PM
  2. For Frosty and AC (and others)
    By Alan Shore in forum Non-Chess
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 02-03-2005, 08:00 PM
  3. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
    By arosar in forum Non-Chess
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 27-12-2004, 10:43 PM
  4. good books plug
    By bobby1972 in forum General Chess Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 20-09-2004, 08:06 PM
  5. Live at the BBQ (slow loading)
    By jeffrei in forum Games and Analysis
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 18-09-2004, 07:00 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •