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Having claimed God for ourselves, each religion declared damnation of the heathen.

And as God does he answers prayers, and no man reaches heaven.

Woe unto your fellow man is woe unto yourself.

We will all be merry bubbling on Satan's bloated shelf.


Your poetry or someonelses verse? if the latter, I'm curious as to who. Citation please.
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AshRandom wrote:

Having claimed God for ourselves, each religion declared damnation of the heathen.

And as God does he answers prayers, and no man reaches heaven.

Woe unto your fellow man is woe unto yourself.

We will all be merry bubbling on Satan's bloated shelf.


Your poetry or someonelses verse? if the latter, I'm curious as to who. Citation please.


Mine. If you're interested, I was considering the ramifications of the theological assertion that there is only one God. The immediate conclusion is that all prayers have but one destination. By deduction if only two, out of the thousands of opposing religions, were to declare "all outsiders be damned," the total aggregate of people going to hell would encompass all of humanity in the subset.

I suppose my poem could be cited as proof that atheists can come up with devotional poetry.... It's too bad Hitchens isn't around to see his paradigm reaffirmed. It's not sardonic. It is a true expression of my love for humanity and the mother hen levels of worry and responsibly I feel for its confused children. In my desperation I concede to the God which exists in the minds of men, that we have damned ourselves by damning each other. Call it an admission from an atheist that we have denied heaven to ourselves, by denying it to each other. Midst the genocidal atrocities and endless waves of tears, it is undeniably true that this tug-of-war for God has denied us the possibility of heaven on earth, if no where else.
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AshRandom wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:


AshRandom wrote:

Having claimed God for ourselves, each religion declared damnation of the heathen.

And as God does he answers prayers, and no man reaches heaven.

Woe unto your fellow man is woe unto yourself.

We will all be merry bubbling on Satan's bloated shelf.


Your poetry or someonelses verse? if the latter, I'm curious as to who. Citation please.


Mine. If you're interested, I was considering the ramifications of the theological assertion that there is only one God. The immediate conclusion is that all prayers have but one destination. By deduction if only two, out of the thousands of opposing religions, were to declare "all outsiders be damned," the total aggregate of people going to hell would encompass all of humanity in the subset.

I suppose my poem could be cited as proof that atheists can come up with devotional poetry.... It's too bad Hitchens isn't around to see his paradigm reaffirmed. It's not sardonic. It is a true expression of my love for humanity and the mother hen levels of worry and responsibly I feel for its confused children. In my desperation I concede to the God which exists in the minds of men, that we have damned ourselves by damning each other. Call it an admission from an atheist that we have denied heaven to ourselves, by denying it to each other. Midst the genocidal atrocities and endless waves of tears, it is undeniably true that this tug-of-war for God has denied us the possibility of heaven on earth, if no where else.


cool. I love how it takes about 10 times as many words to clearly elucidate in academic form, a sentiment which is almost crystalline when phrased as poetry. I like both the poetry and the commentary though. I think it it's one of the gem like posts that make the Augean stables of most forums (crunchy roll included) worth shoveling through

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papagolfwhiskey wrote:
cool. I love how it takes about 10 times as many words to clearly elucidate in academic form, a sentiment which is almost crystalline when phrased as poetry. I like both the poetry and the commentary though. I think it it's one of the gem like posts that make the Augean stables of most forums (crunchy roll included) worth shoveling through


Mmmm. Condensation is just one of the powers of abstract thought.

It was unto me to build a kingdom of beauty in heaven.
It was unto you to build a kingdom of beauty on earth.
Failure, fighting, frustration and flatulence.
Mankind forever at war.
Mankind forever derelict in duty.

....."New prophets arise when charlatans come along with the skill to do more than plagiarize."
Posted 8/22/12

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If religion was just tits and beer, sign me up!





Would you be interested in joining the church of the flying spaghetti monster? Our heaven has a stripper factory and a beer volcano.
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Discussing religion is as pointless as discussing the color of orange juice.
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To Karmacide: Oh yeah, I would definitely join your church.
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What's with the popularity of religion-based topics lately? I thought it was advised not to have these.

(but to answer your question, I'm an ardent atheist.)
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karmacide wrote:

Would you be interested in joining the church of the flying spaghetti monster? Our heaven has a stripper factory and a beer volcano.


You had me at "spaghetti." DEAL.

:')
Posted 8/22/12

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karmacide wrote:

Would you be interested in joining the church of the flying spaghetti monster? Our heaven has a stripper factory and a beer volcano.


You had me at "spaghetti." DEAL.

:')


Great! Welcome.

http://www.venganza.org/join/
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karmacide wrote:


Winterfells wrote:


karmacide wrote:

Would you be interested in joining the church of the flying spaghetti monster? Our heaven has a stripper factory and a beer volcano.


You had me at "spaghetti." DEAL.

:')


Great! Welcome.

http://www.venganza.org/join/


I bet you had that site bookmarked for months waiting for a chance to use it on a post. And i bet you giggled so hard.

And yeah atheist and church people are the most annoying as hell people to talk to. Both shove their beliefs onto people and show off how ignorant both are.
Posted 8/22/12

Jinkst wrote:


karmacide wrote:


Winterfells wrote:


karmacide wrote:

Would you be interested in joining the church of the flying spaghetti monster? Our heaven has a stripper factory and a beer volcano.


You had me at "spaghetti." DEAL.

:')


Great! Welcome.

http://www.venganza.org/join/


I bet you had that site bookmarked for months waiting for a chance to use it on a post. And i bet you giggled so hard.

And yeah atheist and church people are the most annoying as hell people to talk to. Both shove their beliefs onto people and show off how ignorant both are.


I giggled like a little school girl.
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I'm of the opinion these days that Pastafarianism is a hipster snipe at religion in general. or that it certainly get's used that way. However the original letter that inspired it(brought it into the open). Was an awesome response to the attempt to force an American school board to teach creationism.

http://www.venganza.org/about/open-letter/

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^ No, you may think so but its telling people to stop being doushebags about knocking down religion or whatever people believe in-general.

Who cares about what you believe in we spend way to much trying to find contradictions with people and never things that we as a people share in common. If you take the time and read the Quran or Hindu scripture or the bible and buddism text its some beautiful thing to read. Cause after all all they share the same belief in love, the faith in man-kind, and day to day self improvement, and tolerance.

And science and the sake of curiosity we traveled west, we flew and touched the heavens, we sat foot on the smiley man in the night sky, and the thoughts for the future is limitless and so exciting. Both will co-exist and both will always have its place in the world, cause we hand by hand learned so much from each other. Cause both has the same universal theme..
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