NOT paranormal breeld posted:4/4/2013 10:49:30 AM This is not paranormal in nature, but sure feels good to blow off some steam. I just think it`s so unfair that politicians are elected to SERVE the people, then they only serve themselves. When have you seen even 10 politicians that actually care about those that elected them? This is all the way from local politicians to some of the highest offices in the country. Is there nothing that can be done? I know-vote. Well, I do. But it seems they pull the wool over our eyes til they get in office. I guess my main gripe is the congress and senate. All they seem to care about is one-up-ing each other...to hell with the people that put them there. Yet we`re stuck with them. If you vote them out, you vote in more like them. MY BIGGEST GRIPE is Organized Religion. Many pastors, especially mega-pastors are put so high on a pedestal, that they believe they`re above god, or at least on equal footing. They fornicate with men, women, children, and who knows who or what else. Then they either deny it, or say god has forgiven them, and everyone applauds and life goes on. What the hell? Why isn`t anyone held accountable anymore? Are people really that stupid? Is it any wonder that people turn against religion, and become spiritual rather than religious? I`ve seen and heard so much junk, even in my small town, that it makes it hard to even consider attending a church. Ok, that`s my blowing off steam.bobprin posted:4/4/2013 11:38:24 AM I hope you feel better now, sadly, you are correct. Today we learned our mayor of our little town is resigning because he got a job and is moving. I can't blame him the mayoral salary is at the national poverty level. But we did elect him for a reason. It makes no difference to me as we're not in town limits but who knows what his replacement will be like. The preacher last sunday spent more time on needing more money than on the easter message which upset me.malachi the prophet posted:4/4/2013 3:33:28 PM are local super church - hammond ind - the long time pasture - just got 12 years in a orange suit for taking a 17 yr old girl many times over state lines for sex would not been so bad but he was about 45 -or 50 he said god made him do it and they where ment for each other - now big jim is meant for him and his back side so he will turn the other cheek for big jim lolbreeld posted:4/4/2013 6:57:22 PM Yeah, every time you go to church, it`s money money money. Sunday school collects money, morning church collects money, night service collects money, weds. night collects money, and that`s still not enough. In Atlanta, a mega pastor was buying young men all kinds of things, and having sex with them. The congregation gave him a standing ovation when he got up to the pulpit. ????????????????????? bobprin-hate to hear you lost a good mayor. There`s so few of them to go around. We just elected a new one, and I believe he just might be a good one. Time will tell.Jaxerback posted:4/4/2013 8:08:25 PM You nailed it! Organised religion is and always was about money,power and control over the public. Why people cannot see this is beyond me. Great post breeld!breeld posted:4/5/2013 5:42:21 AM That`s the thing. I believe, especially with religion, that mind control is used. If you tell someone something enough times, they`ll start believing it. Most people, anyway. So they use that control to get whatever they want. Usually money. lol And of course, the "POWER". My late sister once said: The bible calls the people sheep. Have you ever noticed how dumb sheep are? They just blindly follow along with whoever is leading them.bobprin posted:4/5/2013 8:08:42 AM Sheeple, is the new word to describe them. Though you must realize that a good number of people are less intelligent than others or simply not educated. The local preacher despises me for always questioning and criticizing his dogma. He called me an albatross one day. But I keep him somewhat honest. If more people would question what is being fed them from the pulpit then others might see a little light. Now don't get me wrong, the church has its place in society. Especially sunday school, to teach morals and togetherness. A lot of times the parents are too busy or the kids have caught them in a lie and now question everything they're told. However, the church can't answer the kids questions like why the tree of knowledge was put in the garden of eden. Or why when jesus rose from the dead he didn't go to pilate and say, you wanna try again? They don't get a good answer they then think its all bs.breeld posted:4/6/2013 7:16:11 AM I questioned things when I was a little girl. Wanna know what the answer always was? We`re not meant to know some things til we get to heaven. Huh! If the bible was put here to go by, then why not be able to explain things in it? Like why did god kill some kids (with a bear) because they made fun of a man. Why did god kill innocent kids when pharoah wouldn`t let the isrealites go? When pharoah was gonna release them, god "put a hook in his mouth" to not release them.???? Lots and lots of stuff that doesn`t make any sense at all. (having a hard time typing-Cut my finger with a straight razor yesterday at work. So if there`s errors, excuse `em.)bobprin posted:4/6/2013 8:53:51 AM Duct tape works best on cuts. Uhhh... I guess ladies probably wouldn't do that. Yeah they have a lot of non-answers to tough questions. "The mysterious ways of god." Is what I get as a standard answer. In the natural world in which all things live, reproduce, die, and decay to begin a new cycle indifferent to justice or innocence that is just the way it works. Then man came up with the immortal soul stuff after he became aware of himself. "There must be more to life than just the natural order of things." After witnessing paranormal events over millennia we know there is something else. It is just ellusive and so far unproveable.gary107 posted:4/6/2013 11:20:40 AM this is a rewrite of a joke passed on to me yesterday. A JOURNEY INTO THE REAL YOU Sex after Death: A couple [m/f] made a deal that whoever died first would come back and inform the other if there is sex after death. Their actual biggest fear was that there was no "after life" at all. "Marion....Marion" "Is that you, Bob?" "Yes, I have come back as we agreed to." "That's wonderful! What is it like there?" "Well, I get up in the morning, I have sex. I have breakfast and then it's off to the golf course. I have sex again, then bathe in the warm sun and then have sex a couple more times...Then I have lunch [you'd be proud - lots of greens]. Another romp around the golf course, then it is pretty much sex for the rest of the afternoon. After supper, it's back to the golf course again. Then it's more sex until late at night. I catch some much needed sleep and then the next day it starts all over again." "Oh, Bob! Are you in Heaven?" "No, I am a rabbit living on a golf course somewhere in South Carolina." spooky1 posted:4/6/2013 5:36:20 PM U speak it girl. This is why I do not vote. This is why I do not go to church. The government is all a set up & we no nothing of what they do. & organized religion has nothing to do with God or Jesus. That is why I do my own thing. U said what everyone's thinking honeybreeld posted:4/6/2013 7:20:14 PM Yeah, I get frustrated when I think on it for awhile. It seems so unfair that "leaders", religious or political, are allowed to get away with the things they do. All I know to do is gripe about it to get it out of my system for awhile. As long as I don`t think about it, I`m ok. lolJaxerback posted:4/6/2013 10:30:27 PM In Reply To:gary107 posted:4/6/2013 11:20:40 AM this is a rewrite of a joke passed on to me yesterday. A JOURNEY INTO THE REAL YOU Sex after Death: A couple [m/f] made a deal that whoever died first would come back and inform the other if there is sex after death. Their actual biggest fear was that there was no "after life" at all. "Marion....Marion" "Is that you, Bob?" "Yes, I have come back as we agreed to." "That's wonderful! What is it like there?" "Well, I get up in the morning, I have sex. I have breakfast and then it's off to the golf course. I have sex again, then bathe in the warm sun and then have sex a couple more times...Then I have lunch [you'd be proud - lots of greens]. Another romp around the golf course, then it is pretty much sex for the rest of the afternoon. After supper, it's back to the golf course again. Then it's more sex until late at night. I catch some much needed sleep and then the next day it starts all over again." "Oh, Bob! Are you in Heaven?" "No, I am a rabbit living on a golf course somewhere in South Carolina." I like it..LOL!breeld posted:4/7/2013 3:12:39 PM Me too, wasn`t expecting that punchlinespooky1 posted:4/8/2013 2:56:06 PM Nice one garbreeld posted:4/8/2013 8:04:44 PM Gary-I told that one to my b/f. He actually laughed! lol Please log in or become a member to add a post.