SophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 864 times:
I don't know the answer to your question. However, a friend of mine has a book, I wish I could remember the name of it, that defends homosexuality and points out a lot of really stupid stuff in the bible. I really have to find out the name of the book because it makes a lot of really great points.
Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 859 times:
This is forwarded from a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Chemical Engineering Department, citing one of Dr. Schlambaugh's test questions for his final exam of 1997. Dr. Schlambaugh is known for asking questions on his finals like: "Why do airplanes fly?" In May 1997, the final exam question for his course "Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer II" was: "Is Hell exothermic or endothermic? Support your answer with proof." Most the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law or some variant. One student, however, wrote the following:
First, we postulate that if souls exist, they must have some mass. If they do, then a mole of souls also must have a mass. So, at what rate are souls moving into hell and at what rate are souls leaving? I think we can safely assume that once a soul gets to hell, it does not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for souls entering Hell, let's look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Some religions say that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there are more than one of these religions, and people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all people and all souls go to Hell. With the birth and death rates what they are, we can expect the number of souls in hell to increase exponentially.
Now, we look at the rate of change in the volume of Hell. Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the ratio of the mass of the souls and volume needs to stay constant.
[A1] So, if Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.
[A2] Of course, if Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase in souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.
So which is it? If we accept the postulate given to me by Theresa Banyan during freshman year, that "It'll be a cold day in Hell before I am with you," and taking into account the fact that I still have not succeeded in any way shape or form with her, then [A2] cannot be true.
An-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3952 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 856 times:
I don't know if God created Adam, Eve, Steve, or whoever, I know this - I am an atheist, I do not believe in God. It is fine with me if Adam wants to sleep with Steve and Eve wants not only Adam, but also Melissa.
Plain and simple.
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Hole_courtney From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 569 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 820 times:
I just have to ask to all the athiests on the forum:
don't you think it is a waste of your time to always be anti-religion? I'm not religious, but I don't always announce my non-religious affiliation to everyone when I enter a room. I mean, there are some good things to come from religion. i mean, most of us in the west live in a society centred around judeo-christain beliefs, and as much as some of us hate the christain religion and constantly argue its merits, can't we all agree that it does serve some good purpose?
I have observed that "athiests" like to proclaim their dislike of organised religion more than some christains scream about how much better their religion is than everyone. Isn't that wrong for the athiests as well? I mean, I don't care if your athiest or christain, but do you have to tell us everytime you open your mouth?
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