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The Commonwealth of Memetrash


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341.The Free Land of The YardbirdsCivil Rights Lovefest“Over Under Sideways Down”
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348.The Theocracy of John WyclifLeft-wing Utopia“Predestined to Communal Ownership of All”
349.The Grand Duchy of George BalanchineMoralistic Democracy“The Four Temperaments”
350.The Seven Time NASCAR Champion of Richard PettyDemocratic Socialists“The King”
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A very good question. Maybe I can give some insight to this issue.

1. While the point may be moot in regard to the afterlife, it still effects this life. People tend to act in accordance to their beliefs. Thus, I think that people who hold false beliefs are more likely to make bad decisions (based on those beliefs) than someone who doesn't hold those beliefs.

2. As far as I know, only Liberal Christians/Muslims and Deists believe that going to Heaven is solely based off of good works. Conservative Christians/Muslims believe that you have to be part of their religion to go to Heaven. Thus, when Conservative Christians/Muslims are trying to convert people, I think that they usually are genuinely concerned for people's souls.

2a. I truly don't know how Christians/Muslims wrap their head around the evil commandments God gives in the Bible/Quran, as well as his restrictive Heaven policies. As soon as I learned that my family members believed that 5/7 of the current human population was Hell-bound, I immediately became a Deist.

Arithei

The Undead Zombie Theocracy of Orzodox Pastafarianism wrote:Why is it that everybody is comparing hunting/poaching with police brutality and the treatment of refugees and immigrants? While I agree with you that the latter two are the more important issues, that doesn't mean that the first one shouldn't be addressed.

What you're doing is like complaining about people that are pointing out the atrocities of Mussolini, and calling them idiots for not focusing on Hitler. I think that it would be more productive instead if you simply promoted positive change for all of the issues.


Your syllogism is false but it could be that you have allowed you emotions to cloud your logic. Additionally, you may not be very appreciative of sarcasm which is understandable given that it is an art. Two of my four points directly refer to the Zimbabwe story while the remaining two refer to the absurdity that is daily played out in America where Christian beliefs are widely rhetorical but seldom consistent in action.

Nevertheless, it is my perspective which I am entitled to profess regardless of your opinion or prejudice.

The Punk Nation of Green Day American Idiot wrote:Your syllogism is false but it could be that you have allowed you emotions to cloud your logic. Additionally, you may not be very appreciative of sarcasm which is understandable given that it is an art. Two of my four points directly refer to the Zimbabwe story while the remaining two refer to the absurdity that is daily played out in America where Christian beliefs are widely rhetorical but seldom consistent in action.

Nevertheless, it is my perspective which I am entitled to profess regardless of your opinion or prejudice.


I didn't make a syllogism of any kind, as I have no premises or conclusion. I was just stating my opinion of your opinion, which we are both entitled to have. I agree with your sentiments, but I think that the way you present your argument is needlessly divisive between environmental issues and human rights issues. People shouldn't fight over which one is more important, instead they should take the necessary steps to correct both.

Arithei

The Undead Zombie Theocracy of Orzodox Pastafarianism wrote:A very good question. Maybe I can give some insight to this issue.

2. As far as I know, only Liberal Christians/Muslims and Deists believe that going to Heaven is solely based off of good works. Conservative Christians/Muslims believe that you have to be part of their religion to go to Heaven. Thus, when Conservative Christians/Muslims are trying to convert people, I think that they usually are genuinely concerned for people's souls.

Orthodox Conservative Christians do not believe that you have to be part of their religion to go to Heaven. They believe one must have a relationship with the Creator God in the person of Christ Jesus. In fact, they refrain from pressing "religion" and advocate for a correct relationship. Muslims believe accepting the religion is mandatory for one to get to heaven/paradise.

Of course, in my experience there are two kinds of groups describing themselves as "Christian". There are the "Born Again" who use the Bible to present a reason to desire relationship with Christ and the "Born Against" who use the Bible to exclude others from Christ who do not accept their twisted form of religion. But the America media will focus on the extremists found in the "Born Against" camp to discredit all Christians. As evidence for this, I submit the excessive media coverage of groups like the Westboro Baptist Church as representing Conservative and/or Orthodox Christians.

The Undead Zombie Theocracy of Orzodox Pastafarianism wrote:2a. I truly don't know how Christians/Muslims wrap their head around the evil commandments God gives in the Bible/Quran, as well as his restrictive Heaven policies. As soon as I learned that my family members believed that 5/7 of the current human population was Hell-bound, I immediately became a Deist.

In the NT of the Christian Bible, God, in the Person of Christ Jesus, gives only two commands to His followers: (paraphrased) [1] Love God first and foremost with all that you are and [2] Love everyone else like you love yourself.

I post this not to start an argument neither do I do it to push a form of religion; I say this only to demonstrate that it is never good to assume everyone under a label is homogenous in ideology within that label.

-tao-

I would like to clarify that when I said that most Conservative Christians believe that you have to be a part of their religion to go to Heaven, I meant only Christianity, not their specific denomination. Therefore, Orthodox Christians would still fall under this category, as anyone who believes that they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is a Christian, whether they accept the label or not.

When I referred to the commandments given in the Bible, I was using the Jewish count of 613 commandments that God gives in the OT. While Jesus only makes two statements in NT that are definitely commandments, there are many other teachings attributed to him and his disciples that I believe are immoral.

Please note that if I generalize a certain group of people as believing something, I am doing it only out of necessity, and try my best to base it off of official churches' doctrine, as well as the beliefs of the average church-goers that I know in each of them.

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You boys are funny and so analytical. I am simply amused by the fervor of both believers and non-believers. I didn't even mention religion. I posted this same statement on Facebook and received a stirring perspective by my friend Rob. Before it got too far out of hand I made the following remark:

I'm just amused Rob don't worry about it too much as you can't do anything about my amusement.

But hey, we did bring this message board to life.

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"Magic Carpet Ride"

I like to dream yes, yes, right between my sound machine
On a cloud of sound I drift in the night
Any place it goes is right
Goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here

Well, you don't know what we can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
You don't know what we can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away

Last night I held Aladdin's lamp
And so I wished that I could stay
Before the thing could answer me
Well, someone came and took the lamp away
I looked around, a lousy candle's all I found

Well, you don't know what we can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
Well, you don't know what we can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away

Today’s Featured Nation:
The Commonwealth of Memetrash

“ Memes are the driving force of the world”

WA Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Civil Rights: Very Good
Economy: Fair
Political Freedoms: Some

Memetrash's national animal is the Unpopular Opinion Puffin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Memetrash is ranked 296th in NationStates and 75,907th in the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 0 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill

The current WA Resolution, Repeal "Condemn Omigodtheykilledkenny" has been posted on our off-site forums at:

http://www.runboard.com/bnationstates.f2.t83720

SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION AT VOTE

Repeal "Condemn Omigodtheykilledkenny"

A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.

Category: Repeal

Resolution: SC#17

Description: WA Security Council Resolution #17: Condemn Omigodtheykilledkenny shall be struck out and rendered null and void.

Argument: Recognizing that The Dolphin McNuggets Lovers of Omigodtheykilledkenny is not a World Assembly member, nor has it been for quite a while,

Satisfied that the Creative Solutions Agency created and funded by Omigodtheykilledkenny no longer poses a threat to the World Assembly Compliance Commission, as Omigodtheykilledkenny is not a World Assembly member, and therefore is not required to comply with World Assembly law,

Seriously Doubting that any dolphin has ever been harmed by the governenment of Omigodtheykilledkenny,

Impressed that nation in a region of terrorists and war criminals Omigodtheykilledkenny has granted its citizens extensive civil rights, and political freedoms,

Further Impressed that Omigodtheykilledkenny has compiled and maintains an archive of World Assembly resolutions, and has authored groundbreaking resolutions such as: GAR #8 World Assembly Headquarters, and GAR #17 World Assembly General Fund, which have become the backbone of the World Assembly,

Understanding that Omigodtheykilledkenny, has actually done more positive for International Community than negative,

Thoroughly Convinced that Omigodtheykilledkenny has righted any and all wrongs committed against the World Assembly, and thus no longer deserves to be shunned,

Hereby Repeals SC Resolution #17 Condemn Omigodtheykilledkenny.

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COMMEND / CONDEMN PROPOSALS:
These Condemn & Commend Resolutions are mostly a popularity contest and a waste of the World Assembly’s time. It is not the Business of the World Assembly to Honour Nations. The WA is not a Beauty Contest. We would ignore these Resolutions were it not for the ridiculous precedent these Resolutions present.

As such, Mikeswill voted FOR the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Condemn Omigodtheykilledkenny"".

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