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George Aar last won the day on September 26 2013

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  1. I've just dropped in for the first time in years, but I thought I'd add this. Has anyone seen "Religulous"? A sometimes interesting, often annoying critique of religion in general by Bill Maher, great humanitarian and smartass of our time. Anyway, there are a few minutes of video in that movie of people outside of WayWorld speaking in tongues, and it's creepy. REALLY creepy. But, as with The Way, the folks seem VERY pleased with themselves to be bringing forth this miraculous stuff into the world. It's PROOF by golly. As far as interpreting or prophesying, I'd say that I pretty much faked i
  2. Abigail, I believe Almighty Reason is reaching out to you. Rather than making excuses for the abject failure of so many scriptural guarantees, unanswered prayers, and an apparent blatant ambivalence on the part of the other Almighty to most all of humanity's plights, maybe it's time to own up to the obvious? I think false comfort is swell, but eventually it's efficaciousness wears a little thin...
  3. Hell, the roofs were in bad shape 30 years ago. If they haven't had a lot of significant restoration work since then, they must be awful now. I never lived there, so I don't have the affection for the place that maybe some former residents have, but I don't find much of anything worthwhile enough about the structures to warrent their saving. To me they're just old, outdated, and rundown buildings. And unless they can find a buyer who has specific needs that the place is well suited to, I think the buildings WILL come down.
  4. http://www.gci.org/history/disappointment
  5. Well of course then there's the other lie of religion in general - "We know something REALLY important that you don't know!"
  6. George Aar

    the oldest man

    I've always thought it was kinda funny, that if you divided the number of years Methusula, Noah, and the rest of the Genesis boys by 12, they length they lived and what they did at a given age makes sense. Could they've been talking about "months" rather than "years". Dunno. I know to Bible literalists that the mere suggestion is unthinkable, but it makes sense to me. But then, I don't hold the Bible to any higher standard than any other writ of it's day... As fer living a 100 years or more now, well, if you've got something to do - and are able to still do it, I guess that's fine. But spend
  7. And this gets my nomination for "quote of the day", or possibly "understatement of the day" as well... :)
  8. It's been a good run (uh, from my perspective anyway). There were many times when I wondered why you bothered anymore, but I'm glad you did. Thanks for all your efforts, really. Now I've gotta figure out where else I can spread strife and discord, hmmm...
  9. I wonder where their "possibility thinking" is going to lead them now? The whole schtick of theirs always struck me as being REALLY incongruous. The over-the-top Crystal Catherdral and all the excess and the opulence dripping from everything just seemed completely disconnected from any sense of Christian charity and humility. But whuddu I know? I'm a born-again agnostic...
  10. OMG! I had no idea this guy was still around. I had his book "Be Here Now" back in the early '70s and it gave me great spiritual enlightenment for ... oh, the whole afternoon anyway. I don't really remember much about it now, but I know it was popular grist for the counter-culture-society mill at the time. In conclusion, FAROUT man!
  11. I was always ashamed of my WayWorld association. I kept on with it because I actually believed the B.S. that they had some special handle on the one and only TRUTH. So I felt a moral obligation to support the lameazzed outfit, I guess. But I never volunteered what I did with my time on weekends or those two weeks in August to anyone outside of the TWI community. And when the real truth about what a disgusting little cult TWI was finally came out, I was even more ashamed to have gone along with such a bunch of farking loons and against my own intuition. So, yeah, there's shame of allowing
  12. I'm long enough out of WayWorld that the idea of "forgiveness" never even enters my mind anymore. Do I hold a grudge against the organization? I don't think so. Have I forgiven them? I don't think so there, either. It would be like holding a grudge against the dog that bit you, or the tree branch that fell on you, or maybe the rock that you stubbed your toe on. None of those things do you any good, but the idea of "forgiving" or holding a grudge against them just doesn't seem relevant. They're a group of conartists - or the victims of same - that you happened to run into. Hopefully you've re
  13. In the real world (the one that doesn't go away once you quit believing in it) I think the most likely thing to happen with WayWorld HQ is for it to be sold to some corporation for it's headquarters. The graves and ash-spreading areas will likely have to be dealt with (relocated?) somehow, and I have no clue what the hell one could do with the auditorium besides a salvage/demolition treatment. Maybe a radical remodel could turn it into something useful, but it seems like it would be easier to delete the whole mess and start over (or just turn it back into cornfield). Once the current corpo
  14. Gosh, I read Wierwille-the-Younger's uplifting and (condescending?) positive message to us all. I haven't been so moved since I last sat through an Amway meeting...
  15. But the most closely related story to that of the Biblical "Noah" (one that I would contend the Bible myth was derived from) "The Epic of Gilgamesh", names the hero "Ut-Napistem" (or something like that). I think the similar sounding names from the disparate cultures is simply a matter of cherry-picking on the part of the "researchers". Those with a doctrinal axe to grind are going to find evidence, even if none exists (the Kennedy Assassination is a textbook example of this phenomenon). You've got to wonder just how wonderful and loving a god can be that decides to mercilessly exterminate a
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