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10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn

10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 14:29:18 in OWN

“Um....what? The day I end up seeing a potential romantic relationship as a business transaction is the day I'll walk into the ocean. Without loving relationships, life is not worth living. No matter how much money you make or how much stuff you accumulate, it's your relationships with other people that matter the most. When married people break up and divorce, they're dealing with a legal contract. Too often the whole process turns sour and ugly BECAUSE they're approaching it from a business/procedural mentality. That's the whole problem. I don't know what happened in your life to cause such bitterness, but I feel sorry for you.”
Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Dubbed 'Rapey,' Hit Song Under Fire From Critics

Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Dubbed 'Rapey,' Hit Song Under Fire From Critics

Commented Jun 19, 2013 at 12:35:20 in Entertainment

“This is so not true at all. A marriage license is a financial contract, not a sexual one, and nearly all states have laws to prosecute spousal rape. Spousal rape is a form of domestic abuse. It's as simple as that. If it hurts your wife in any way, it's wrong.”

AuthoritariansBeware on Jun 19, 2013 at 13:20:37

“Of course it's a sexual contract. In many places the marriage can be annulled by the state when it's not consummated.”
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Do We Really Need Beliefs?

Commented Apr 10, 2012 at 17:13:14 in Religion

“I was raised in the Baha’i Faith, and it’s central teaching is Progressive Revelation, the idea that God has sent mankind a series of messengers since humanity’s cognitive and spiritual birth (following natural evolution, we accept evolution as truth). All of the world’s religions come directly from these Messengers of God, designed for a particular place, time, and people. The first was Abraham, followed in succession by Zoraster, Krishna, The Buddha, Moses, Jesus, Muhammed, The Bab, and Baha’u’llah. The Bab and Baha’u’llah being the two most recent ones for our current time (each Messenger is believed to have addressed a period of about 1000 years for a particular region around the globe). Baha’u’llah is believed to be the Fulfillment of Christ. Another core belief of the Baha’i Faith is that all of the world’s religions Agree and are One, since they all come from the same source, the same God. I very much believe this as spiritual truth, and it makes arguing about religion pretty pointless. There is love and honor for God in all religions.”

Herkv on Apr 12, 2012 at 21:41:47

“Progressive revelation was not a new idea in Baha'u'llah's time. The problem with the progression is that a couple of its characters probably didn't exist at all. The Torah puts Moses in a time before the Jews had collected into a tribe and before they had or used any form of writing. The Exodus is clearly a fictional origin story and the evidence says the opposite of what it should have said.
Jesus was apparently a fictional character, also, though subsequent chroniclers were able to flesh him out, as it were. No sense going into the series of Buddhas or the multiple gods of other religions. Baha'i is nice as religions go, but mostly because it's harmless.”

hp blogger John Backman on Apr 11, 2012 at 08:50:03

“Thank you, rokzane. This in a nutshell is why I have so much respect for the Baha'i faith. F&F.”

hp blogger John Backman on Apr 11, 2012 at 08:31:47

“This is why I love the Baha'i tradition in a nutshell. Thank you, rokzane. F&F.”
Unhealthy Employees Cost Businesses $153 Billion In Lost Productivity

Unhealthy Employees Cost Businesses $153 Billion In Lost Productivity

Commented Oct 19, 2011 at 23:52:31 in Small Business

“You sure are arrogant. I eat healthy and exercise daily, but I’m still at a BMI that is considered obese. That’s just the way it is; I have been the same weight for almost 15 years. I watched my mother yo-yo diet to such extremes that it destroyed her health, and I decided a long time a go NOT to do that. I do not have any health conditions whatsoever, and I haven’t had to take a sick day in a year. Weight is NOT an indicator of health. People come in all shapes and sizes. So your saying I should be punished because I cannot fit into some arbitrary physical mold decided by some stupid insurance company? (The BMI index was dreamed up by the MetLife insurance company in the 1950s. Did you know that? It means absolutely nothing in terms of health). I may be considered obese, but I am NOT unhealthy. I was a competitive swimmer in college. I bet I could swim circles around you.”

NJBill on Oct 20, 2011 at 14:06:49

“Good post!”
Bloggers Decry ConAgra's Bait-And-Switch At Underground Dinner

Bloggers Decry ConAgra's Bait-And-Switch At Underground Dinner

Commented Sep 8, 2011 at 01:11:50 in Home

“Did you not read carefully enough? Most of them left the entrees and desserts UNFINISHED. Would they do that with food they were enjoying? That about says it all. I myself would still finish a dish I thought was mediocre at best just to avoid being rude, and even if I didn’t have the opportunity during the meal to complain about it, I wouldn’t go back, and I would complain to everyone I knew that the food was not that great. Not complaining during the meal is not a sign of acceptance, just politeness. One blogger noted that after trying the entree she was having serious doubts about Duran’s ability as a chef.”
Bloggers Decry ConAgra's Bait-And-Switch At Underground Dinner

Bloggers Decry ConAgra's Bait-And-Switch At Underground Dinner

Commented Sep 7, 2011 at 16:26:34 in Home

“Many of them were under the impression that this was an event to promote a new restaurant by Duran and Lembert or to promote his cookbook (in the hopes that they would in turn blog about the event to drive sales of his book)--not ConAgra frozen foods!”
Bloggers Decry ConAgra's Bait-And-Switch At Underground Dinner

Bloggers Decry ConAgra's Bait-And-Switch At Underground Dinner

Commented Sep 7, 2011 at 16:22:58 in Home

“I can’t believe some of the comments I’m seeing about this unethical PR stunt. People are not reading the posting from the outraged bloggers that attended this event. The other 38+% that were thoroughly displeased said that they knew something was off with the entree and dessert. The lasagna was mostly described as salty, mushy, and with “weird, almost too uniform meat pieces to be homemade.” The dessert was deemed too sweet and the crumb topping had an odd texture. Most of these bloggers didn’t even finish their entrees and picked at the dessert. Like most civilized, polite, educated people, they didn’t immediately bash the food, but they found it odd that they didn’t have any real chance to talk about it at the table. Seems Lembert swiftly kept the conversation moving away from talk about the food being served. They were not expecting a high profile chef to serve them frozen food! They were there to eat Duran’s food, not be duped into believing otherwise by ConAgra’s PR firm. In my younger years I ate a fair amount of frozen food cause I just didn’t know any better as a young twenty-something going through college. I can always tell the difference between frozen, prepared food and fresh, homemade food...simply because I’ve eaten a lot of both. Lesson learned for ConAgra! If you want approval for the processed, frozen nonsense you call food, don’t invite a bunch of foodie bloggers to taste it!”
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God Is Not a Christian

Commented Jun 6, 2011 at 10:25:31 in Religion

“You do know that a lot of meaning in the Bible has been lost to centuries of translation. The original Sanskrit and Greek Gospels are quite different from English translations. The original Greek of this verse is something like “Peace and light comes through those appointed by God.” Translations of the Bible have been politically driven through the centuries, and translating from Sanskrit to Greek to Latin and to the vernacular languages all over Europe has watered down and edited the Bible to the point we really don’t know what the hell it means anymore.

I know that there have been MANY Prophets from God. Jesus served a particular group of people at a particular time that needed him, but his message has been twisted beyond all reason. It’s time for something new. A 2,000 year old message doesn’t serve a 21st century population.”