“For men or women it seems like such an empty life....so lacking in meaning. I know that sounds harsh and by no means am i judging this man but thats how I view this industry. like all capitalistic ventures, porn thirves on expoitation.”
“Just root for whoever has the ball...it's easy and don't all fans like it when their team is on offense? As for God...pretty sure he is a Cardnals fan. They never win anyting, never have...keeps them humble.”
“So you support laws in the states that would allow our gov't to arrest and execute muslims ,hindu's etc if we thought they might try to convert a good christian? Freedom of religion may mean little to you, it means little in Iran but I happen to like all our freedoms and hope the people in Iran will someday be free ot belong to any faith...or NO faith...and openly let people know what they believe or don't believe in without such punishments. You are a scarly little fascist.”
joep001 on Jan 16, 2013 at 16:14:37
“And we both know the problem with Islam is that it does not allow for either the self or the State to exist apart from the Faith. So both the individual and the collective must give themselves over entirely to the practice of said religion, or they must fight to destroy it. But to naively go about trying to spread Christianity, as if that would be tolerated inside one of those theocratic hellholes...I mean, that's just silly.”
joep001 on Jan 16, 2013 at 15:47:07
“That's a Strawman argument and you know it. What I support is the rule of law. If the US had laws that proscribed freedom of religion, I wouldn't live there. But the reality is that US citizens enjoy that right inalienably - it's in the Constitution. Iranians, however, do not have a Bill of Rights guaranteeing freedom of religion nor many of the other civil liberties under attack presently in the USA. So it's retarded for an American (even a naturalized American, and especially one who's Iranian) to go back to Iran and comport himself in a manner that conflicts with the laws of that country, only for him to then act all surprised and upset when he ends-up facing the hangman! State sovereignty is something worth respecting - or are you an anarchist?”
“Can you even imagine the horror that would have happened if a dozen people had guns with them.. Smoke and panic, a dark theater....bullets going every direction..nobody knowing if there is one gunman or two..or three? my god it would have been even worse if that is possible.”
NewsMix on Jul 21, 2012 at 09:57:04
“They don't seem to think that far ahead.”
Gregor53 on Jul 21, 2012 at 09:46:45
“Can you imagine what he would be saying if instead of a movie, it happened on Capital Hill. But then again, the politicians protect themselves with metal detectors and security. Your point is well taken and is lost on those that have said, if some people in the movie had been armed, the deaths would have been minimized. Of course, they have never been in combat. Besides, it was a gun free zone except for the one law abiding citizen that bought legal assult weapons and 6000 round on the internet.”
adlerman on Jul 21, 2012 at 09:40:45
“That idiot congressmen must have watched too many cowboy movies. Did the doofus think that stuff really happened- everybody wore a gun and shot their guns as though bullets were a penny apiece. Today's cops can't even hit a target standing in front of them- often wasting many bullets before finally hitting something yet in cowboy movies the "hero" shot riding a horse and rarely missed a moving target. Who would believe that BS. Well a congressmen from Texas obviously but who with a brain would believe it?”
TravisB on Jul 21, 2012 at 09:39:18
“I'm not thrilled about the idea of every idiot around me carrying a loaded handgun, but I don't think you are right about this assessment. It is relatively easy to distinguish the guy firing 100 random shots from the person who stands up and fires one shot to the back of that guy's head. A rare mass shooting like this is actually a pretty cut and dried situation. One armed person well situated could have ended this horror and limited the casualties to ten percent of what they were. Not that we should draft gun laws based on freak mass shootings.”
YouMustBeKidding1 on Jul 21, 2012 at 09:27:10
“You hit that right on the head. But to many of the gun boys, the answer is arming everyone. And in that case your post above becomes a reality!”
“MartinLuther King Jr and Gandhi are two men who come to mind, add anrchist/pacifist Dorthy Day.. hell,there are hundreds of others ...are people whos relgious faith was the foundation of their lives and they made ,in my opinion, very important conributions to society. These are individuals whos faith made them who they were of course many people with no faith have made great contributions as well, i find it best to be open and accepting of other peoples views as much as i can. Bashing relgion is your right and i understand the damage and harm zealots of all faiths have done. All in all I think people of faith have made postive contributions...”
Sjoerd W on Jun 19, 2012 at 16:26:49
“I absolutely don't deny faith has in many cases contributed to the bettering of mankind.
However, the point of debate was if religion also poisoned everything. So although Gandhi and Martin Luther King are indeed examples of faith positively affecting human rights, this doesn't alter the fact religion also does a lot to harm them.
This leaves us only with two dilemmas:
a) When all effects of religion are put together, does the scale tip towards good or bad?b) If is tips towards good, does this mean we have to take the negative as the price for the positive?
I propose we both think about that one some more. And thank you for your civilised response.”
“i am a person of faith. A Christian. As a universalist i do not fear for her soul as many other believers do, God's love for her is not changed at all by what we she may or may not believe at any given time. It is a strange notion to think that God's love (& salvation) hang on something that deviates suach as what we "believe" (whatever "believing" even means). I can't really feel sorry for her, she is being honest and I think as a former minister she should understand the feelings and concerns of others....this damned false doctrine of hell screws up everything. peace!”
Darreltheman on May 2, 2012 at 12:43:09
“You ARE betting eternity on it. Why?”
chopper68 on May 2, 2012 at 12:22:52
“Please tell me how hell is a false doctrine. If you are really a Christian, then that means that you believe in Jesus Christ and who He says he is. Would it surprise you to know that Jesus spoke more about hell than any other subject? And if you try to just brush it of saying that you don't believe what Jesus said about hell, then how can you believe anything else He said? The question then arises if you really are a Christian as you say you are. You can't just pick and choose what biblical teachings you believe and which ones to cast aside. Either the Bible is true and accurate or it isn't.
“I am a Godspell guy myself, I like JC Superstar but it is not a joyful trip like Godspell. I love The Life of Brian BUT it really isn't about jesus it's about Brian.The "Passion..." was well done if a bit too much...very catholic, eh? i wanted to like "The Last Temptation..." but found it lacking.”
Wookiee1972 on Feb 9, 2012 at 21:42:30
“Godspell is just plain fun, and it has great music!
You should really check out Pasolini's movie. It was shot with an almost all-amateur cast in Italy, and it has a real primal power.”
“I don't care what Jesus "Looks" like in the fiilm..he can be Nordic or African,Asian or native American,fat thin,etc.....so lets let that go. I love Godspell, my favorite, but for volume I love Jesus of Nazerath, esp. Michael York as the baptist..., I find The Last Temptation excellent but Jesus ,perhaps, too much of a whiner to take after a while. ...ahh what the hell they are all good. It is whatever touches you. As for non-believers just judge them as films and respect the views and feelings of others, don't accuse us Christians of being narrow and judgemental (yes we all know that many,many,many are) and then turn around and act the same. Peace and Namaste!”
I Know So on Feb 7, 2012 at 11:55:44
“"don't care what Jesus "Looks" like in the fiilm..he can be Nordic or African,Asian or native American,fat thin,etc.....so lets let that go."
Can't let it go when there is a discription of him in the scriptures. Isn't that what we are supposed to be going by? You can't omit what you want and include what you want if you are using the scriptures. Although his purpose and message is most important, these are movies, where visuals speak a thousand words.”
“Funny to see the athiests get bent out of shape over this. Tolkien WAS a deeply relgious man & it stands to reason his faith would be involved in & found throughout his works. As a liberal Quaker I have no problem with that, he was a brilliant writer & we should all just enjoy his gift & let it speak to us all in a very personal way if at all.”