Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.

Do you think that George Carlin is right.. about the statement below

Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man…living in the sky, who watches everything you do every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do. And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer and burn and scream until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you and he needs money. "

George Carlin..

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Yes, George Carlin is right. Religion promises but can never deliver. It is a con.

Unfortunately, lots of Africans do not see it that way; instead, we continue to invest in prayers which invariably gravitate us further into our limbo of "shuffering and shmiling".

I can appreciate it can be difficult for someone who has been brought up, or thrived, on a diet of some omnipresent, omnipotent, alpha and omega being to consider subscribing to alternative views but the sooner Nigerians cast off the shackles of these foreign religions the better for the country, and future generations who are yet to be zombies.
Hi tede..
Thanks for your reply.. I was just reading my usual sunday Bible (Just Formality :-))

I came across "The Numbers" where moses was given orders to the so called Israelites..

I quote "He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy memeber cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord" Which means if you lost your private part by accident while fighting the enemy you are dammed for life..

He continues "Now , therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known a man by lying with him. But all the women-children that hath not known a man by lying with him , keep alive for yourselves".

This sounds like genocide to me.. and cruelty as well as inhuman.
I believe those guys killing people in Jos... just finished reading the Bible before they started the massacre
I suppose we are intent on becoming Israelites and Arabs when every indication points to Africa as the cradle of humanity. We are maiming each other primarily because of mental colonisation.

Before Jos boiled over again, I posted through the following two links:

http://community.vanguardngr.com/xn/detail/4565467:Comment:12105

http://community.vanguardngr.com/xn/detail/4565467:Comment:14459

Alas, we are still blighted.

Some interesting readings can be found at:

http://www.evilbible.com/Biblical%20Contradictions.htm
http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/

Of course some people will remain adamant about their beliefs (or faith as it is now fashionably called). Figure that one out!
Hi Tede

Thanks for posting..

I found this article mostly "Geil" "Top Ten Signs You're a Fundamentalist Christian"

10 - You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.

9 - You feel insulted and "dehumanized" when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.

8 - You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God.

7 - Your face turns purple when you hear of the "atrocities" attributed to Allah, but you don't even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in "Exodus" and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in "Joshua" including women, children, and trees!

6 - You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.

5 - You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.

4 - You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs -- though excluding those in all rival sects - will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet consider your religion the most "tolerant" and "loving."


3 - While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in "tongues" may be all the evidence you need to "prove" Christianity.

2 - You define 0.01% as a "high success rate" when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.

1 - You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history - but still call yourself a Christian.
guy, i just have few thing to educate you about first,are you a free thinker or a Christian or a Muslim cos u said when i discover a new meaning to life,they change it ,what meaning? you never say,secondly,what do you mean he needs money God or who please be careful how you refer to peoples believe and GOD anytime .
takia
Hi Oluwafemi

Thanks for your reply

First I am not a guy.. = I am a Mr.

Q = Are you a free thinker or a Christian or a Muslim =
Answer, I was once a Christian, a Muslim, a Buddhist. Now I a am a Free thinker.

Q = the meaning of life
A =The meaning of life, that I was thought when I went to primary school .. is

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To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything, and make my optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.
To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me

By Christian D. Larson - 1912
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They (C-R) change it to = You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs -- though excluding those in all rival sects - will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering.

Q = u never say,secondly,what do you mean he needs money God.
A = Have you been to any church where there is no donation in the name of God.?


Comment = please be careful how you refer to peoples believe and GOD anyti
A = What is believe ? Believe is a psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or premise to be true.

Now my question to you .. Have you been outside your country for the first time?
Have you seen with your own eyes any of the wonders of this earth?
Have you experience a different culture other than the one you are born into.
Do you know that the sign of the Cross has another meaning in South America.
Do you know the origin of Christmas?
Do you know who ordered the compilation of the Bible?
Do you know that in some countries of this world. every citizen have a right to food, water and shelter ?
Do you that Galileo was imprisoned for saying that the shape of the world is spherical.
Do you know that some day we will be able to travel at the speed of light?
Mr edwin sorry if the expression fell on your wrung side, but truthfully all the questions u asked and answered to,are still baseless and yes a have traveled but because you saw the other interpretation attached to cross in south Africa, ma broda Jesus is no more on the cross he has arisen so don't join them to take him back there. And again the issue about money , their is no worship place that you don't give, so giving is part of life.You need cash for church administration and remember the rent , expenses in the church building so on,please do have a constructive way you put up your writeup cos God will not come down and pay your bills, he will link or send someone to you, so don't let the science of this world change your love for God and again is not a most you pay in church its a matter of choice,but remember he commanded us to give, press down shaking together running over he has promise to give to us and to our boss om in large stuff.
so sir, think twice before you take a wrung turn.
regards
mr femi
Mr edwin sorry if the expression fell on your wrung side, but truthfully all the questions u asked and answered to,are still baseless and yes a have traveled but because you saw the other interpretation attached to cross in south Africa, ma broda Jesus is no more on the cross he has arisen so don't join them to take him back there. And again the issue about money , their is no worship place that you don't give, so giving is part of life.You need cash for church administration and remember the rent , expenses in the church building so on,please do have a constructive way you put up your writeup cos God will not come down and pay your bills, he will link or send someone to you, so don't let the science of this world change your love for God and again is not a most you pay in church its a matter of choice,but remember he commanded us to give, press down shaking together running over he has promise to give to us and to our boss om in large stuff.
so sir, think twice before you take a wrung turn.
regards
mr femi
Mr edwin sorry if the expression fell on your wrung side, but truthfully all the questions u asked and answered to,are still baseless and yes a have traveled but because you saw the other interpretation attached to cross in south Africa, ma broda Jesus is no more on the cross he has arisen so don't join them to take him back there. And again the issue about money , their is no worship place that you don't give, so giving is part of life.You need cash for church administration and remember the rent , expenses in the church building so on,please do have a constructive way you put up your writeup cos God will not come down and pay your bills, he will link or send someone to you, so don't let the science of this world change your love for God and again is not a most you pay in church its a matter of choice,but remember he commanded us to give, press down shaking together running over he has promise to give to us and to our boss om in large stuff.
so sir, think twice before you take a wrung turn.
regards
mr femi
George Carlin have a right to his opinion.
But the truth of the whole matter is that GOD or ALLAH DOES NOT NEED YOUR MONEY. Its our successive generations that has monitised religion for their selfish benefits and various interest. The true religion has its roots and core values. So ask yourself these little question before u post such?

1. Does yours have a history?
2. Does it have a culture/ tradition, values?
3. Do you really understand what your religion teaches and preaches?

If you think you don't need religion, then answer the following

1. Where are you from (not what you have learned or been told)
2. How were you created?
3. What happens when you are asleep?
4. How do you know its time to wake up?

I can go on and on and on... but remember,

Money is the root of ALL EVIL.

For as long that there have been ONE TRUE GOD or ALLAH, Killings will definitely continue in the NAME.
Dear Kings
Thank you for your question,,, here are my answers :-)

Q: Where are you from (not what you have learned or been told)
A: I just came back from a research project (Topic CMMI in action)
Q. How were you created?
I was not created.. I was born (a product of sexual intercose between my father and mother)

Q. What happens when you are asleep?
A: When I go to Sleep my brain has state of relatively suspended sensory and motor activity, characterized by total or partial unconsciousness and the inactivity of nearly all voluntary muscles. It is distinguished from quiet wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli, and it is more easily reversible than hibernation or coma. (source wiki)

Q : How do you know its time to wake up?
A: Sleep duration is affected by circadian rhythm which is regulated by a gene named DEC2
A: you can educate your self here ..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep



Timi-Odiase Kings U. said:
George Carlin have a right to his opinion.
But the truth of the whole matter is that GOD or ALLAH DOES NOT NEED YOUR MONEY. Its our successive generations that has monitised religion for their selfish benefits and various interest. The true religion has its roots and core values. So ask yourself these little question before u post such?

1. Does yours have a history?
2. Does it have a culture/ tradition, values?
3. Do you really understand what your religion teaches and preaches?

If you think you don't need religion, then answer the following

1. Where are you from (not what you have learned or been told)
2. How were you created?
3. What happens when you are asleep?
4. How do you know its time to wake up?

I can go on and on and on... but remember,

Money is the root of ALL EVIL.

For as long that there have been ONE TRUE GOD or ALLAH, Killings will definitely continue in the NAME.
Hi Mr. Edwin, if only you can be truthful to yourself and look inward, then you will know the truth right in the inside of you is not what you put up here as argument. It true you are a Free Thinker - that's right because that's what God says we should be. But then the right to think "freely" doesn't grant us the immunity against willful rebellion against the power that holds creation together. Can't you take a look around and see there is something, or a force that's behind all existence? This force, whether you want to "publicly" accept it or not, is God Almighty.
Against what has be said, this God of the Christians is not in need of your money, he is not the God as pictured in evilbible.com, etc. He is a God that shows mercy to his children who missed it, waiting patiently for them to return. I do hope you return to HIM as we are still in TIME.

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