Author Topic: I have returned from a decade-long absence!  (Read 567 times)

Online Cavebear

Re: I have returned from a decade-long absence!
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2017, 10:16:47 AM »
When you get to be my age that is the nature of the beast.  Some have moved on and others have died.  That will happen more and more for me, I think.

Yeah, here too.  The news is filled every day wit people my age kicking off. 
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Re: I have returned from a decade-long absence!
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2017, 11:29:15 AM »
Yeah, here too.  The news is filled every day wit people my age kicking off.
It's when most of them are younger than me that it gets to be odd--or something.
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: I have returned from a decade-long absence!
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2017, 11:30:05 AM »
For me you are new--so welcome (back) Davo.  Hope you stick around.
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?

Online Cavebear

Re: I have returned from a decade-long absence!
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2017, 11:42:19 AM »
For me you are new--so welcome (back) Davo.  Hope you stick around.

Yeah, you are new to me too.  Say something devastatingly atheistic so I really know where you stand. 

And don't take that wrong.  I've been around the block a few times.  Skeptical...
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Offline trdsf

Re: I have returned from a decade-long absence!
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2017, 12:47:08 PM »
You're also new to me, but I'll take your word that you're a returnee, so welcome back.  :D
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

Offline davoarid (OP)

Re: I have returned from a decade-long absence!
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2017, 12:51:29 PM »
You're also new to me, but I'll take your word that you're a returnee, so welcome back.  :D
Accept it on faith. :)

Offline Baruch

Re: I have returned from a decade-long absence!
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2017, 12:57:20 PM »
Do you think toads do not suffer angst?  OK, I'm not Baruch.  I actually mean something intelligible by what I say.  I clicked on your links.  Only one worked at the time.  And that one was something about Jesus and Mohammed being the same person?

So I sort of gave up on that.

A toad finding itself of a road feels angst.  It's going to likely die.  I will not be the toad.  I would at least hop FAST!

No you are not me.  I may have multiple personalities, but all of them make posts that are remarkable ;-)
שלום

Online Cavebear

Re: I have returned from a decade-long absence!
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2017, 12:58:02 PM »
Accept it on faith. :)

LOL!  OK, you have a good sense of humor.  But Baruch could have said that.  And would, actually.  And probably will.

Oh. speak of the devil.  ;)

If I may ask, who is the most evil person who ever lived?
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Re: I have returned from a decade-long absence!
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2017, 12:59:18 PM »
Accept it on faith. :)
Faith--yes!  One of my strongest assets.
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: I have returned from a decade-long absence!
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2017, 01:00:35 PM »
Bah--that sucks! I was from North Dakota, but now (like most people who grew up in North Dakota) live in Minneapolis.

Oh well. I'm sure seeing the crap 20-year-old me was writing would produce more cringe than is healthy. That's too bad that everyone I knew has left. Todangst was another one--guy taught me SO much stuff here. :)

To answer the previous poster: I don't believe in a personal God or anything, but I'm much much much less militant in my atheism now than I was in my heyday here.

Many people go thru atheism but not all stay there ... sometimes they get there thru teenage rebellion, some by steady maturing.  As you get older, you can read your old writings fairly often ... and remark .. who was that guy?
שלום

Offline Baruch

Re: I have returned from a decade-long absence!
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2017, 01:01:06 PM »
Faith--yes!  One of my strongest assets.

Missed out on the smiley or sarc tag ;-)
שלום

Online Cavebear

Re: I have returned from a decade-long absence!
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2017, 01:01:30 PM »
No you are not me.  I may have multiple personalities, but all of them make posts that are remarkable ;-)

Oh, they are ALL "remarkable"   We remark on them often.  But are they meaningful?  I think less then half.  A 1/4 is iffy.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Re: I have returned from a decade-long absence!
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2017, 01:02:21 PM »
Missed out on the smiley or sarc tag ;-)
What?!  You doubt my faith????
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?

Online Cavebear

Re: I have returned from a decade-long absence!
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2017, 01:07:35 PM »
Faith--yes!  One of my strongest assets.

What?  Have I misunderstood you this past year?
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Re: I have returned from a decade-long absence!
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2017, 01:10:33 PM »
What?  Have I misunderstood you this past year?
Nope--not a whit, not a tittle.  Just deep sarcasm for your good bud,  Baurch.
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?