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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-06-10 03:11 PM
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23. my granddaughter is 30. i have 2
great granddaughters ages 6 and 10.

at age 30, no i didn't and i'm very respectfull of her religious beliefs. she knows i'm an atheist. we rarely discuss religion. the comment was made the other night because she was afraid she might do something that was a sin.
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  -Burn in hell? DesertFlower  Feb-06-10 02:28 PM   #0 
  - I survived Catholic school  Warpy   Feb-06-10 02:36 PM   #1 
  - hubby and i both went to catholic  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 02:45 PM   #7 
  - The problem with the whole "burning in Hell for eternity" thing  Sebastian Doyle   Feb-06-10 02:38 PM   #2 
  - with god, all things are possible. i don't think the science lesson will persuade  Hannah Bell   Feb-06-10 02:40 PM   #4 
  - Especially a god who believes in eternal torture  tabasco   Feb-06-10 06:32 PM   #59 
  - i think it might have been  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 02:43 PM   #5 
  - my favorite of their idiotic sayings is  WhiteTara   Feb-06-10 02:40 PM   #3 
  - The saying is weird but  1awake   Feb-06-10 04:56 PM   #40 
  - I am pretty sure it means a spiritual death and not a physical one.  Shell Beau   Feb-06-10 05:58 PM   #46 
  - It's grammatically incorrect now.  Igel   Feb-06-10 07:54 PM   #85 
  - I was raised Baptist  guitar man   Feb-06-10 02:45 PM   #6 
  - i was traumatized as a child  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 02:46 PM   #8 
     - A whole lot of us were  guitar man   Feb-06-10 02:57 PM   #16 
        - when i was a child i played with  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 03:02 PM   #19 
        - It never took with me. Devoute cradle Catholic that I was, I clearly recall knowing  patrice   Feb-06-10 07:27 PM   #76 
  - I gave up being afraid of hell when I realized  undeterred   Feb-06-10 02:47 PM   #9 
  - That's my conclusion as well!  pink-o   Feb-06-10 02:56 PM   #14 
  - I haven't met very many christians in my life.  Bonhomme Richard   Feb-06-10 02:49 PM   #10 
  - i know exactly what you mean.  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 07:19 PM   #73 
  - You know-  asdjrocky   Feb-06-10 02:50 PM   #11 
  - Hell doesn't scare me....  Bigmack   Feb-06-10 02:52 PM   #12 
  - It's a classic abusive relationship  theHandpuppet   Feb-06-10 02:53 PM   #13 
  - lol. yes, he would be in jail.  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 02:57 PM   #15 
  - i'd rather burn in hell than fearfully worship her 'god' nt  shireen   Feb-06-10 03:00 PM   #17 
  - Been a long time...  HappyCynic   Feb-06-10 03:01 PM   #18 
  - you are absolutely right.  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 03:08 PM   #22 
  - When you were her age, did you still hold to catholic beliefs? Or we you atheists by then? Try to be  timeforpeace   Feb-06-10 03:03 PM   #20 
  - my granddaughter is 30. i have 2  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 03:11 PM   #23 
  - i'm sorry you have to suffer this.  Whisp   Feb-06-10 03:05 PM   #21 
  - she has an interesting religious background.  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 03:15 PM   #25 
  - I must say, from Catholicism to atheist, is quite a stretch! n/t  Fire1   Feb-06-10 03:11 PM   #24 
  - it is, but like i said it didn't  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 03:17 PM   #27 
  - It really isn't  Libertas1776   Feb-06-10 03:17 PM   #28 
  - Yes, it really is. n/t  Fire1   Feb-06-10 03:21 PM   #30 
  - Well, would you care to explain how that is so?  Libertas1776   Feb-06-10 03:39 PM   #31 
     - Not particularly. The OP understood my point. n/t  Fire1   Feb-06-10 03:46 PM   #32 
  - There isn't really a "fence" between atheism and agnosticism..  Fumesucker   Feb-06-10 04:51 PM   #38 
     - When one is on the fence  Libertas1776   Feb-06-10 05:40 PM   #43 
     - I call myself an atheist in that I lack a belief in god..  Fumesucker   Feb-06-10 07:07 PM   #70 
     - Very true points...  Libertas1776   Feb-06-10 08:10 PM   #95 
     - Same here. Wonderfully stated.  tango-tee   Feb-07-10 01:01 AM   #126 
     - my husband is agnostic.  a la izquierda   Feb-06-10 06:24 PM   #55 
  - Not at all. I am familiar with many former catholic atheists.  juno jones   Feb-06-10 03:50 PM   #34 
  - It may be 'common' but nevertheless, a stretch. n/t  Fire1   Feb-06-10 03:54 PM   #35 
  - santeria has incorporated the  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 04:23 PM   #37 
  - This particular fallen Catholic digs the Bhagavad Gita.  patrice   Feb-06-10 07:35 PM   #80 
     - i have a very good friend who  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 09:57 PM   #110 
  - Made that trip myself  customerserviceguy   Feb-06-10 05:00 PM   #41 
  - I never cared for a religion that taught God created people so he'd have somebody to torture.  Speck Tater   Feb-06-10 03:15 PM   #26 
  - my beliefs tend towards  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 03:20 PM   #29 
  - Justification  HappyCynic   Feb-06-10 03:50 PM   #33 
     - Literalists don't believe translations are interpretations  TrogL   Feb-06-10 08:17 PM   #97 
  - Nothing to due with an after life but check out  keep_it_real   Feb-06-10 04:09 PM   #36 
  - I thought the Catholics changed their minds on "Hell"  KonaKane   Feb-06-10 04:53 PM   #39 
  - i know purgatory is gone.  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 05:04 PM   #42 
  - actually purgatory is still around -- it was "limbo" that went out of business  fishwax   Feb-06-10 07:47 PM   #83 
     - limbo -- that was the place  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 08:05 PM   #90 
  - I was raised by a Woman  4 t 4   Feb-06-10 05:47 PM   #44 
  - when my parents divorced, the parish  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 06:13 PM   #49 
  - You are talking about ONE person and 2nd hand info at best. And yes I can tell  patrice   Feb-06-10 07:43 PM   #82 
  - Possibly, but my Catholic relatives never got that memo  Generic Brad   Feb-06-10 06:10 PM   #48 
     - i'm sorry you had to  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 06:47 PM   #61 
  - It is unfair to blame a potential saviour for those cretins. They are religious.  Gman2   Feb-06-10 05:56 PM   #45 
  - Well I guess that all depends on if you believe Revelation or at  Shell Beau   Feb-06-10 06:07 PM   #47 
     - No, it doesnt, that is why I said potential!  Gman2   Feb-06-10 06:14 PM   #50 
        - ok, well I was stating that for those who do believe there is a Savior.  Shell Beau   Feb-06-10 06:17 PM   #53 
           - The hell you refer to comes form Dante's Inferno.  Gman2   Feb-06-10 06:52 PM   #63 
           - I am a Christian so I do believe there is a hell.  Shell Beau   Feb-06-10 06:58 PM   #66 
           - i've said in several posts that  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 07:31 PM   #77 
           - hubby and i were talking  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 07:02 PM   #68 
           - the bible was written by man.  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 07:25 PM   #75 
              - I haven't read it all either. I have read much of it.  Shell Beau   Feb-06-10 07:36 PM   #81 
                 - and i respect yours.  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 07:53 PM   #84 
                 - Lookie there! We just had a civil discussion about religion!!!! In GD!!!  Shell Beau   Feb-06-10 08:01 PM   #87 
                    - lol.  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 08:03 PM   #89 
                    - When you break it down to what you know philosophically  Gman2   Feb-06-10 09:42 PM   #107 
                 - For a real hoot, read Alan Watts book comparing the incredible similarities of Buddhism, and Christi  Gman2   Feb-06-10 09:46 PM   #108 
  - Actually, it is more like a slow-cooked roast.  Alias Dictus Tyrant   Feb-06-10 06:14 PM   #51 
  - Gives new meaning to "low and slow".  gkhouston   Feb-06-10 08:01 PM   #88 
  - Heaven doesn't want me and Hell is afraid I'll take over - so I'll be homeless  pipi_k   Feb-06-10 06:15 PM   #52 
  - Someone said that to me about 10 years ago and I had the same reaction you did.  suede1   Feb-06-10 06:18 PM   #54 
  - My husband has had the "joy" of being informed several times that as a Jew he will certainly fry...  Hekate   Feb-06-10 06:25 PM   #56 
  - my granddaughter's husband  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 06:54 PM   #64 
  - those poor jews. they  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 06:56 PM   #65 
  - When people talk about "burning in hell" I think of this song  csziggy   Feb-06-10 06:26 PM   #57 
  - that's cool or should i say hot.  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 07:33 PM   #79 
  - A lot of kids are extremely literal (I was at that age). I tended to believe  mudplanet   Feb-06-10 06:29 PM   #58 
  - I was told that often growing up, by priests.  krabigirl   Feb-06-10 06:35 PM   #60 
  - Nothin' says lovin'...  xfundy   Feb-06-10 06:48 PM   #62 
  - 'Hell' was invented by the church to keep the sheeple in line...  DutchLiberal   Feb-06-10 06:59 PM   #67 
  - and to keep the money coming in. nt  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 07:12 PM   #71 
  - Not necessarily. Revelation talks about fire and brimstone.  Shell Beau   Feb-06-10 07:16 PM   #72 
  - I believe there are consequences for who/what one is. I think the superstition about a place where  patrice   Feb-06-10 07:07 PM   #69 
  - Religion in general has been, for thousands of years, nothing more than a tool to  salguine   Feb-06-10 07:20 PM   #74 
  - Plenty of religions have hell  ismnotwasm   Feb-06-10 07:31 PM   #78 
  - isn't that the one where he says  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 08:06 PM   #91 
  - Yes, a Japanese client of mine a long time ago, a Buddhist, told me that they  Cleita   Feb-06-10 08:09 PM   #94 
     - my rolfer is a buddhist.  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 10:03 PM   #113 
        - I don't know. Since he was Japanese, their Buddhists are a little different  Cleita   Feb-06-10 10:09 PM   #115 
           - my rolfer started studying zen buddhism  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 11:32 PM   #116 
              - I'm glad he has Medicare.  Cleita   Feb-06-10 11:40 PM   #118 
                 - i agree. everyone should have  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 11:48 PM   #119 
                    - You are going to have to fight to make sure it doesn't go away.  Cleita   Feb-06-10 11:54 PM   #120 
  - I remember in Catholic school that all the accusations from the nuns that  Cleita   Feb-06-10 07:59 PM   #86 
  - Yep. And something else that ISN'T THERE in Christian Dogma is the eternal  patrice   Feb-06-10 08:06 PM   #92 
  - imho, i am currently burning in hell  mdmc   Feb-06-10 08:08 PM   #93 
  - Actually, psychic and grifter Sylvia Browne claims that earth is Hell and we  Cleita   Feb-06-10 08:13 PM   #96 
     - That's taken straight out of Gnosticism  TrogL   Feb-06-10 08:18 PM   #98 
     - Is it? I never read any Gnosticism, but I wouldn't doubt it.  Cleita   Feb-06-10 08:21 PM   #100 
     - I've mixed my Catholicism with karma  mdmc   Feb-06-10 08:21 PM   #99 
     - You know even my Baptist Aunt Frances had a purgatory version of Hell.  Cleita   Feb-06-10 08:23 PM   #101 
        - I've heard this term, "ground luminosity"  mdmc   Feb-06-10 08:45 PM   #104 
        - i remember we were told  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 10:06 PM   #114 
     - yes. i've listened to sylvia.  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 09:32 PM   #106 
  - Some consider burning in hell forever something to avoid..  Sheepshank   Feb-06-10 08:39 PM   #102 
  - Obviously a religion invented and promulgated by men. Of course they get to  Cleita   Feb-06-10 08:41 PM   #103 
  - i thought mormon women who  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 09:27 PM   #105 
     - their jobs will be to procreate, regardless of their title  Sheepshank   Feb-06-10 10:00 PM   #112 
        - they don't even get a break in paradise?  DesertFlower   Feb-06-10 11:34 PM   #117 
  - Fire insurance is no reason to decide to become a Christian.  AspenRose   Feb-06-10 09:54 PM   #109 
  - I'm what I like to refer to as a "recovering born again"  Initech   Feb-06-10 09:57 PM   #111 
  - I am a christian...  indy legend   Feb-07-10 12:39 AM   #122 
     - See here's the thing - I never identify myself with any particular religion.  Initech   Feb-07-10 12:59 AM   #124 
  - Intellectually dishonest  jobwithout   Feb-07-10 12:22 AM   #121 
  - It's a subtle swipe at Christians.  liquid diamond   Feb-07-10 12:58 AM   #123 
  - Chinese author Lin Yutang had a good answer.  Manifestor_of_Light   Feb-07-10 01:01 AM   #125 
  - it's been a while  hfojvt   Feb-07-10 01:21 AM   #127 
  - When I was little ....  gleaner   Feb-07-10 01:33 AM   #128 
  - See, that's the thing that ticks me off.  AspenRose   Feb-07-10 11:55 AM   #130 
     - Exactly ....  gleaner   Feb-07-10 03:42 PM   #131 
  - I burned the hell out of some chicken recently does that count?  Jeffersons Ghost   Feb-07-10 01:46 AM   #129 
 

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