Author Topic: Are we doomed?  (Read 2013 times)

Re: Are we doomed?
« Reply #90 on: January 08, 2017, 11:47:21 AM »
I can't quite parse out why he's a chicken-shit. Other publishers wouldn't touch that story, he said it was "interesting".
If I understand it correctly, Mark Twain had many many books he had to submit many, many times before they were published.  So, get on with it................
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: Are we doomed?
« Reply #91 on: January 08, 2017, 12:04:24 PM »
If I understand it correctly, Mark Twain had many many books he had to submit many, many times before they were published.  So, get on with it................
As I said, I have a publisher. I won't allow publication until after I'm dead. I won't be arguing about anything I wrote with anyone.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Re: Are we doomed?
« Reply #92 on: January 08, 2017, 12:49:37 PM »
As I said, I have a publisher. I won't allow publication until after I'm dead. I won't be arguing about anything I wrote with anyone.
Well, spoken, Mark.......................
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Re: Are we doomed?
« Reply #93 on: January 08, 2017, 12:58:23 PM »
Well, spoken, Mark.......................
More appropriately, Grumbles From The Grave II.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Re: Are we doomed?
« Reply #94 on: January 08, 2017, 02:38:48 PM »
More appropriately, Grumbles From The Grave II.
A couple of years ago, I purchased the double volume of Mark Twain memoirs.  He had stipulated that he was to be dead for 100 years I think before it could be published. 
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Baruch

Re: Are we doomed?
« Reply #95 on: January 08, 2017, 05:30:24 PM »
As I said, I have a publisher. I won't allow publication until after I'm dead. I won't be arguing about anything I wrote with anyone.

Tell that to Oliver Cromwell.  They dug up his body, tried and executed him, and hung his cadaver up for all to see, as if he had recently died.  Can't be too careful with Roundhead zombies ;-)
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Re: Are we doomed?
« Reply #96 on: January 08, 2017, 05:46:48 PM »
Tell that to Oliver Cromwell.  They dug up his body, tried and executed him, and hung his cadaver up for all to see, as if he had recently died.  Can't be too careful with Roundhead zombies ;-)
If I have any complaints I'll voice them at that time.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Baruch

Re: Are we doomed?
« Reply #97 on: January 09, 2017, 07:21:51 AM »
If I have any complaints I'll voice them at that time.

You will have your own TV series.  Americans love their zombie porn.  But I don't, just keep the sexy zombie scenes in the funeral home ;-)  Don't ask, don't decay!
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Are we doomed?
« Reply #98 on: January 31, 2017, 12:36:31 PM »
I seriously doubt that Mr Cromwell was aware of the insults to his corpse...
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead

Offline Baruch

Re: Are we doomed?
« Reply #99 on: January 31, 2017, 01:03:42 PM »
I seriously doubt that Mr Cromwell was aware of the insults to his corpse...

It wasn't for him, it was to "put fear into his associates".  People back then were worried about corpse desecration.  At that time, if you were a highway robber, they would hang you, and then put your corpse on a jibbit next to the highway, to rot a long time ... and feed the crows.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Are we doomed?
« Reply #100 on: January 31, 2017, 02:30:23 PM »
It wasn't for him, it was to "put fear into his associates".  People back then were worried about corpse desecration.  At that time, if you were a highway robber, they would hang you, and then put your corpse on a jibbit next to the highway, to rot a long time ... and feed the crows.

I rather suspect they weren't so much concerned about "corpse desecration" as a fear they would be next...  Seeing a out-law punished horribly causes a wonderful focus on the benefits of obedience.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead