Author Topic: Great forum!  (Read 664 times)

Re: Great forum!
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2020, 06:11:16 PM »
Many people don't seem to mind that the end, according to Christian beliefs, involves world-wide destruction and death. I must wonder if some people actually look forward to the apocalypse.
Of course they do!  Remember those series of novels that were based upon that fiction?  Sold millions.  Probably selling more right now!
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: Great forum!
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2020, 08:42:08 PM »
Of course they do!  Remember those series of novels that were based upon that fiction?  Sold millions.  Probably selling more right now!

My Ex met one of those authors, at a book sellers conference.  So two degrees of separation for me.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline Baruch

Re: Great forum!
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2020, 10:28:48 PM »
Yes, it has been a good ride.  +40K posts in 5 years!  Nearly 4K likes.  I have accomplished what I set out to do (listen and share where we overlap), in a 5 year effort.  I am retired.  Y'all take care now ;-)
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline Hydra009

Re: Great forum!
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2020, 11:49:41 PM »
Many people don't seem to mind that the end, according to Christian beliefs, involves world-wide destruction and death. I must wonder if some people actually look forward to the apocalypse.
There is a sort of morbid fascination in destruction.  Also, it places one in a rather special circumstance - the last generation to ever walk the Earth.  And finally, there is the melting away of other concerns - tedium, toil, drudgery, purposelessness, etc - life and death in stark relief.  I'm sure it's very exciting for someone who has not lived well to die so spectacularly.

Offline SGOS

Re: Great forum!
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2020, 05:08:39 AM »
Of course they do!  Remember those series of novels that were based upon that fiction?  Sold millions.  Probably selling more right now!
I think some of them made it to the big screen.  That was before anyone knew that shitty ham fisted Christian movies would become a genre.  I rented one thinking it was going to be science fiction.  It ended up with smiling Christians gathering in a church as the meteorite showers started raining down.  And then a guy who doubted at the beginning of the movie suddenly got in his pickup and started speeding down the highway through the pelting meteorites and locust swarms and got back to the church where his brother happily welcomed him back to the church for their last night together.  End of movie.  They never got to the starvation, rat epidemics, and plagues.  It was all strawberries and cream.  We are saved! 

Re: Great forum!
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2020, 09:13:05 AM »
I think some of them made it to the big screen.  That was before anyone knew that shitty ham fisted Christian movies would become a genre.  I rented one thinking it was going to be science fiction.  It ended up with smiling Christians gathering in a church as the meteorite showers started raining down.  And then a guy who doubted at the beginning of the movie suddenly got in his pickup and started speeding down the highway through the pelting meteorites and locust swarms and got back to the church where his brother happily welcomed him back to the church for their last night together.  End of movie.  They never got to the starvation, rat epidemics, and plagues.  It was all strawberries and cream.  We are saved!
I went into the viewing of Signs (2002) thinking it was a straight science fiction type movie.  At the end we find god did it.  Made me want to puke and I've not liked Mel Gibson since.
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 SGOS

Re: Great forum!
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2020, 11:14:05 AM »
I went into the viewing of Signs (2002) thinking it was a straight science fiction type movie.  At the end we find god did it.  Made me want to puke and I've not liked Mel Gibson since.
That sounds familiar, but I can't remember anything about it.  Did Nicolas Cage do something like that too?  That may have been "Knowing," or something sounding like that.

Re: Great forum!
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2020, 02:32:12 PM »
That sounds familiar, but I can't remember anything about it.  Did Nicolas Cage do something like that too?  That may have been "Knowing," or something sounding like that.
I think he did but I can't remember the name of it.  He is in quite a few of, uh, weird (don't know what else to call them) movies.  I do like his acting for the most part (but I don't think I'd like him as a friend), but some of his C- movies are a bit much.
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?