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by BeansBrother
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Is God a Jack@ss?
Replies: 36
Views: 13209

Re: Err...

If God is God, then he cannot in any possible way be a jerk/dick/a-hole etc. God himself ordained what is right. He created morality and fairness and is in every way perfect. No matter -what- he does he is always right, if he is God. Our own morals are obsolete compared to his Truth. God, even with...
by BeansBrother
Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Is God a Jack@ss?
Replies: 36
Views: 13209

If life is so worthless that can be arbitrarily used by God to set an example, or to make room to a group of people he sets as chosen ones, what is the point of living, anyhow? And why is killing babies ok for God and not for us? Because if it is such a good thing for the baby to be killed while he...
by BeansBrother
Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Class Assignment: Want to Read It? It's Interesting!
Replies: 22
Views: 5466

I'm not planning on publishing, actually. Well, this story, at least. I just wanted to see what you guys thought, because I figured no other people would take me seriously with my other writings, and you guys don't know me personally, so you may take me seriously. Like I said, this was the unedited ...
by BeansBrother
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Class Assignment: Want to Read It? It's Interesting!
Replies: 22
Views: 5466

Wonderful story.

It's getting late, so I'm too tired to write a lot about how good it is. But it's a very good story, IMO.
Thanks mate. :lol:
by BeansBrother
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Class Assignment: Want to Read It? It's Interesting!
Replies: 22
Views: 5466

What kind of feedback are you looking for here? Just a "Good/Bad job" kinda thing, or some advice on editing/making it better? No advice at all? If I was grading it, I would be mentioning your comma splices... #1: Well, thanks for being the first to reading it :D #2: Yeah, now that I look back on i...
by BeansBrother
Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Is God a Jack@ss?
Replies: 36
Views: 13209

Slim, that actually makes a lot of sense. I completely agree, and now that you say it, it makes me see that there is no other reason why these "cruelties" would be there in the first place.
by BeansBrother
Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Determinism.
Replies: 130
Views: 47125

I was totally baffled once. One lady was arguing with us on my mission, and she said the only thing we need to do is be saved is to accept Jesus Christ as our Savior. (in hindsight, why was she even arguing with us? Was her point that we will be condemned for doing more? ) We asked if such a person...
by BeansBrother
Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Is God a Jack@ss?
Replies: 36
Views: 13209

First question:

Wasn't it 10 plagues? Not seven...?

Second (more of a statement):

I don't necessarily agree that it was good for God to have "crushed" the people of Israel. I get the point you are trying to make. God could have been "kinder" I guess.
by BeansBrother
Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Is God a Jack@ss?
Replies: 36
Views: 13209

I don't even think that the whole 40 years thing was a form of "crushing." I think God/Mosheh had a good, coherent reason for staying in the desert for 40 years.
by BeansBrother
Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Introversion and Extroversion
Replies: 45
Views: 10575

Re: Introversion and Extroversion

What are you : an introvert or extrovert? Do you ever find yourself wishing you were the opposite? Do you tend to surround yourself with like-personalities, the opposite, or an even mix? I am an introvert and for the longest time, certain people led me to believe there was something wrong with me b...
by BeansBrother
Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Determinism.
Replies: 130
Views: 47125

Yes, Bean'sBrother, sorry if the Christians among us sating that if someone does not believe that Jesus is the Messiah and son of God who Died to reconcile humans to God and then rose again, and will come again to fulfil the rest of the biblical prophesies won't be going to heaven, upsets you in an...
by BeansBrother
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Is God a Jack@ss?
Replies: 36
Views: 13209

So God made the jewish his chosen people. And in exchange for the honor of worshipping Him, he would have them wander in the desert for many years. And if they didn't worship Him enough, then he would raise other nations to destroy them. And if they worshiped Him enough, he would give them supernat...
by BeansBrother
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Why do you believe what you believe?
Replies: 32
Views: 9918

Oh, you misunderstand me. I am basing my opinion off that. I know that there are things we do not understand in this world, but I do not believe in God and I believe that sometime in the future we will be able to explain it.
by BeansBrother
Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Why do you believe what you believe?
Replies: 32
Views: 9918

Well, I feel that there are two parts to your question. Whether or not, and if so, why we have religious practices, and whether or not we believe in God and why, so I will address it in order, relatively speaking. 1. So I have religious practices... the normal Jewish things, you know, going to Passo...
by BeansBrother
Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Is God a Jack@ss?
Replies: 36
Views: 13209

Oh. Well, I will edit my post to make it more clear.
by BeansBrother
Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Class Assignment: Want to Read It? It's Interesting!
Replies: 22
Views: 5466

Lol.... :lol:
by BeansBrother
Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Is God a Jack@ss?
Replies: 36
Views: 13209

Ah. You are for the "God is a force" kind of person?
by BeansBrother
Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:25 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Class Assignment: Want to Read It? It's Interesting!
Replies: 22
Views: 5466

You misunderstood me :D

The only reason I said that is because I am paranoid. That's all :)
by BeansBrother
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Class Assignment: Want to Read It? It's Interesting!
Replies: 22
Views: 5466

Really? Well, I don't think anyone here is mean enough to steal it. Afterall, it was just a school assignment, but.... I WILL SUE!

Afterall, I come from a Jewish family, and as everyone knows, all Jews are good lawyers!

(Sorry, had to make that joke, but I am allowed to because I am Jewish.)
by BeansBrother
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Is God a Jack@ss?
Replies: 36
Views: 13209

But what is your personal opinion?
by BeansBrother
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Class Assignment: Want to Read It? It's Interesting!
Replies: 22
Views: 5466

The Smith Effect Left, then right, then left again. He swerved, dodging tactical anti-matter missiles. Three hours into the Battle of Xelrin, Private First Class Nathan Carno fired off one, then two short laser pulses, causing a Meta starfighter to erupt into a brilliant nova of red, yellow, and gr...
by BeansBrother
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Class Assignment: Want to Read It? It's Interesting!
Replies: 22
Views: 5466

Class Assignment: Want to Read It? It's Interesting!

So I was rereading Ender's Shadow for the... 7 gagillionth time... and I thought that I would be able to write OSC and get him to read my assignment which I thought he might like.... I read through the FAQs on his website, and I was depressed... I wanted someone to read my story! It's rather good, I...
by BeansBrother
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Is God a Jack@ss?
Replies: 36
Views: 13209

Is God a Jack@ss?

You know what I have figured out? God is a d!ck I think I said that, or maybe I heard it somewhere, but either way, it turns out that many people have mixed thoughts on God's own morality. For instance, a lot of people refer to the "Old Testament God" as the one who punishes any and all sins, the o...
by BeansBrother
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: On forgiveness, etc
Replies: 14
Views: 4942

Sorry I have not read the whole thread, but here my response goes: I had actually just responded to a previous thread I am about to quote when I saw this. Interestingly enough... The only sin that is unforgiveable is unbelief. I am not Christian, so I do not know what the doctrine is in Christianity...
by BeansBrother
Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Determinism.
Replies: 130
Views: 47125

Well first I would like to say, WOW! I have not been on this forum in a while. Great to be back. Anyway, onto the reply. The only sin that is unforgiveable is unbelief. Do you really believe that? What about all the converts? Because if so, then converting won't "save you from eternal hell" if it is...
by BeansBrother
Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Determinism.
Replies: 130
Views: 47125

The only sin that is unforgiveable is unbelief.
Do you really believe that? What about all the converts? Because if so, then converting won't "save you from eternal hell" if it is unpardonable not to have believed at some point in your life.
by BeansBrother
Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Determinism.
Replies: 130
Views: 47125

Slim, what about idolatry? Do you think that that is forgiveable?
by BeansBrother
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Determinism.
Replies: 130
Views: 47125

The reason I ask is because in the Jewish faith, that is one of the unforgiveable sins.
by BeansBrother
Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Determinism.
Replies: 130
Views: 47125

Well, the question is, if EVERYONE has sinned (and we know everyone has because of that story with the Rabbi and the Adulterer in Speaker, which I find completely true), then if sin is sin is sin is sin, then we should all go to Hell, as you said. I may not know a lot about Christianity, but I thou...
by BeansBrother
Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Determinism.
Replies: 130
Views: 47125

and it wouldn't be fair for him to send us to Hell. I know what you mean there, but try to see what is said there. What could be fair in there. Is there any sin of which it can be said that, fairly, deserves eternal torture as punishment? Does Hilter deserve Heaven? But I've heard that God treats a...
by BeansBrother
Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Determinism.
Replies: 130
Views: 47125

NOTE: Before you read any further, note that I did not read the whole thread. It's waaaaaaaay to long for me, especially because I am just checking here in a break between my homework assignments. Anyway, onto the reply. To what... wow... I just forgot the writer of this article's name... anyway, to...
by BeansBrother
Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Why?
Replies: 76
Views: 22436

Ah... well, thanks for clearing that up.

I'm sorry if I offended you and your beliefs.
by BeansBrother
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Bean: Would YOU be Him?
Replies: 37
Views: 11391

Beansbrother, there's a lot more to it than parental disapproval. There's the loneliness of never having someone to talk to, the depression and boredom of being taught down to, the social stigma, being outcast or beat up for being "snotty," a ton of things that come with being the smartest guy arou...
by BeansBrother
Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Bean: Would YOU be Him?
Replies: 37
Views: 11391

BeansBrother wrote: So, I grew up in a place where intelligence is rewarded, and the rewards are pretty darn good. I also grew up in a place where low intelligence is... well, lets just say I would rather be eaten by a walrus than have even one D on my report card, and getting a C is nearly as bad....
by BeansBrother
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: Bean: Would YOU be Him?
Replies: 37
Views: 11391

Wow this is a lot of responses I have responded too.... Well, I haven't been on this forum in...well, I think two days, give or take a day. Anyway.... Most of you are pointing out that there is no positive correlation between intelligence and happiness. Personally, I believe that in any correlations...

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