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inferno
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12/5/2011 2:00:56 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Tonight you are going to see one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made.
It is called A Christmas Carol, starring George Scott. It airs on AMC tonight, at 8PM. Dont miss it ! I think this will be a learning experience for some, because you are not familliar with this one. But anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.
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12/5/2011 2:14:24 PM
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I would think almost everone is aware of the "A Christmas Carol" as there are about 20 film/animated versions of it and it is required reading in a lot of schools. This is one of the best versions of it... but I don't see why this is a Homework Assignment for Atheists.
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12/5/2011 2:26:19 PM
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He wants this to be our HW assignment because he thinks that he can frighten us into believing his religion through scare tactics. He needs a more powerful justification if he wants to change our minds.
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12/5/2011 2:27:24 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/5/2011 2:00:56 PM, inferno wrote:
Tonight you are going to see one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made.
It is called A Christmas Carol, starring George Scott. It airs on AMC tonight, at 8PM. Dont miss it ! I think this will be a learning experience for some, because you are not familliar with this one. But anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.

Its actually funny that a christian would be talking about this as a assignment, considering this was written in a time when it was mostly christians who were the scrooges of christmas, the puritans had banned christmas.
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12/5/2011 3:26:41 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/5/2011 2:00:56 PM, inferno wrote:
Tonight you are going to see one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made.
It is called A Christmas Carol, starring George Scott. It airs on AMC tonight, at 8PM. Dont miss it ! I think this will be a learning experience for some, because you are not familliar with this one. But anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.

LOL its a remake of a classic. Dickens was more of a socialist, commenting on the hypocrisy of the religious but hey, why should fact get in the way of Hollywood's agenda.
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12/5/2011 3:28:12 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/5/2011 3:26:41 PM, logicrules wrote:
At 12/5/2011 2:00:56 PM, inferno wrote:
Tonight you are going to see one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made.
It is called A Christmas Carol, starring George Scott. It airs on AMC tonight, at 8PM. Dont miss it ! I think this will be a learning experience for some, because you are not familliar with this one. But anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.

LOL its a remake of a classic. Dickens was more of a socialist, commenting on the hypocrisy of the religious but hey, why should fact get in the way of Hollywood's agenda.
Damn, I agreed (almost) with izbo.
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12/5/2011 3:46:46 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/5/2011 3:28:12 PM, logicrules wrote:
At 12/5/2011 3:26:41 PM, logicrules wrote:
At 12/5/2011 2:00:56 PM, inferno wrote:
Tonight you are going to see one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made.
It is called A Christmas Carol, starring George Scott. It airs on AMC tonight, at 8PM. Dont miss it ! I think this will be a learning experience for some, because you are not familliar with this one. But anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.

LOL its a remake of a classic. Dickens was more of a socialist, commenting on the hypocrisy of the religious but hey, why should fact get in the way of Hollywood's agenda.
Damn, I agreed (almost) with izbo.

You mean Inferno.....
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12/5/2011 4:11:36 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/5/2011 3:46:46 PM, Man-is-good wrote:
At 12/5/2011 3:28:12 PM, logicrules wrote:
At 12/5/2011 3:26:41 PM, logicrules wrote:
At 12/5/2011 2:00:56 PM, inferno wrote:
Tonight you are going to see one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made.
It is called A Christmas Carol, starring George Scott. It airs on AMC tonight, at 8PM. Dont miss it ! I think this will be a learning experience for some, because you are not familliar with this one. But anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.

LOL its a remake of a classic. Dickens was more of a socialist, commenting on the hypocrisy of the religious but hey, why should fact get in the way of Hollywood's agenda.
Damn, I agreed (almost) with izbo.

You mean Inferno.....
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12/5/2011 6:18:23 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/5/2011 2:00:56 PM, inferno wrote:
Tonight you are going to see one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made.
It is called A Christmas Carol, starring George Scott. It airs on AMC tonight, at 8PM. Dont miss it ! I think this will be a learning experience for some, because you are not familliar with this one. But anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.

What has this got to do with atheism? Unless it's evidence for the existence of spirits? It's just a good, heart-warming story with a moral, that's all.
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12/6/2011 7:53:50 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/5/2011 2:27:24 PM, izbo10 wrote:
At 12/5/2011 2:00:56 PM, inferno wrote:
Tonight you are going to see one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made.
It is called A Christmas Carol, starring George Scott. It airs on AMC tonight, at 8PM. Dont miss it ! I think this will be a learning experience for some, because you are not familliar with this one. But anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.


Its actually funny that a christian would be talking about this as a assignment, considering this was written in a time when it was mostly christians who were the scrooges of christmas, the puritans had banned christmas.

Puritans are not Pentacostals you idiot.
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12/6/2011 7:57:37 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/5/2011 6:18:23 PM, MyVoiceInYourHead wrote:
At 12/5/2011 2:00:56 PM, inferno wrote:
Tonight you are going to see one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made.
It is called A Christmas Carol, starring George Scott. It airs on AMC tonight, at 8PM. Dont miss it ! I think this will be a learning experience for some, because you are not familliar with this one. But anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.

What has this got to do with atheism? Unless it's evidence for the existence of spirits? It's just a good, heart-warming story with a moral, that's all.

You have missed the message my friend. Hollywood is religious more so than you think. Many of the directors are Catholics and Jews. So this is why they made movies like Jesus Of Nazereth, Passion Of Christ, and A Christmas Carol. Note, these spirits came to this man after he was given a prophecy from an old friend of his who had already passed away. Note, the key word, "prophecy".
And there was also a religious undertone underneath it all.
If you die, then Hell will be your home if you are not right with God. It just goes to show you once again, that even those who are not actually Christians do believe in the spirit world. Atheists once again are a non issue.
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12/6/2011 8:16:21 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/6/2011 7:57:37 AM, inferno wrote:
At 12/5/2011 6:18:23 PM, MyVoiceInYourHead wrote:
At 12/5/2011 2:00:56 PM, inferno wrote:
Tonight you are going to see one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made.
It is called A Christmas Carol, starring George Scott. It airs on AMC tonight, at 8PM. Dont miss it ! I think this will be a learning experience for some, because you are not familliar with this one. But anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.

What has this got to do with atheism? Unless it's evidence for the existence of spirits? It's just a good, heart-warming story with a moral, that's all.

You have missed the message my friend. Hollywood is religious more so than you think. Many of the directors are Catholics and Jews. So this is why they made movies like Jesus Of Nazereth, Passion Of Christ, and A Christmas Carol. Note, these spirits came to this man after he was given a prophecy from an old friend of his who had already passed away. Note, the key word, "prophecy".
And there was also a religious undertone underneath it all.
If you die, then Hell will be your home if you are not right with God. It just goes to show you once again, that even those who are not actually Christians do believe in the spirit world. Atheists once again are a non issue.

Sometimes I just don't know where to begin. Most Hollywood directors are Catholics and Jews has to be the biggest bunch of nonsense since national socialists used it. A Dickens short story being tauted as Christian shows an almost immutable ignorance of history and Literature. Hell is now a home, that one is new, but nonetheless just as silly.
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12/6/2011 8:20:09 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/6/2011 7:53:50 AM, inferno wrote:
At 12/5/2011 2:27:24 PM, izbo10 wrote:
At 12/5/2011 2:00:56 PM, inferno wrote:
Tonight you are going to see one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made.
It is called A Christmas Carol, starring George Scott. It airs on AMC tonight, at 8PM. Dont miss it ! I think this will be a learning experience for some, because you are not familliar with this one. But anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.


Its actually funny that a christian would be talking about this as a assignment, considering this was written in a time when it was mostly christians who were the scrooges of christmas, the puritans had banned christmas.

Puritans are not Pentacostals you idiot.

Name calling aside, Puritans were (are) Presbyterians who were Anglicans who were (as in used to be) Catholics. What have Pentecostals to do with this forum or England in the 19th Century?
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12/6/2011 8:22:23 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/6/2011 8:16:21 AM, logicrules wrote:
At 12/6/2011 7:57:37 AM, inferno wrote:
At 12/5/2011 6:18:23 PM, MyVoiceInYourHead wrote:
At 12/5/2011 2:00:56 PM, inferno wrote:
Tonight you are going to see one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made.
It is called A Christmas Carol, starring George Scott. It airs on AMC tonight, at 8PM. Dont miss it ! I think this will be a learning experience for some, because you are not familliar with this one. But anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.

What has this got to do with atheism? Unless it's evidence for the existence of spirits? It's just a good, heart-warming story with a moral, that's all.

You have missed the message my friend. Hollywood is religious more so than you think. Many of the directors are Catholics and Jews. So this is why they made movies like Jesus Of Nazereth, Passion Of Christ, and A Christmas Carol. Note, these spirits came to this man after he was given a prophecy from an old friend of his who had already passed away. Note, the key word, "prophecy".
And there was also a religious undertone underneath it all.
If you die, then Hell will be your home if you are not right with God. It just goes to show you once again, that even those who are not actually Christians do believe in the spirit world. Atheists once again are a non issue.

Sometimes I just don't know where to begin. Most Hollywood directors are Catholics and Jews has to be the biggest bunch of nonsense since national socialists used it. A Dickens short story being tauted as Christian shows an almost immutable ignorance of history and Literature. Hell is now a home, that one is new, but nonetheless just as silly.

You deny this ? But it is a fact. Many of them are in Judaism, and Christianity.
And yes, some of them do go to church whenever they can and so do politicians. Does this offend you to know that even the worldly elites believe in God ?
I do not feel sorry for you at all my friend.
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12/6/2011 8:24:59 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/6/2011 8:20:09 AM, logicrules wrote:
At 12/6/2011 7:53:50 AM, inferno wrote:
At 12/5/2011 2:27:24 PM, izbo10 wrote:
At 12/5/2011 2:00:56 PM, inferno wrote:
Tonight you are going to see one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made.
It is called A Christmas Carol, starring George Scott. It airs on AMC tonight, at 8PM. Dont miss it ! I think this will be a learning experience for some, because you are not familliar with this one. But anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.


Its actually funny that a christian would be talking about this as a assignment, considering this was written in a time when it was mostly christians who were the scrooges of christmas, the puritans had banned christmas.

Puritans are not Pentacostals you idiot.

Name calling aside, Puritans were (are) Presbyterians who were Anglicans who were (as in used to be) Catholics. What have Pentecostals to do with this forum or England in the 19th Century?

First of all, you have NO supernatural experiences whatsoever. So you are incapable of understanding the actual existence of spirts in the spirit world.
It is beyond you like all Atheistic beings. But you fail to realize time and time again, that science does not define these events or have a profound influence on what we think or believe when it comes to the supernatural. It defies logic. And as for you..........Youre funny. =)
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12/6/2011 8:35:05 AM
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As a Christian parable, it's hilariously nonsensical:

Out of all the people in the world, the "virtuous pagans" and everyone else who is good and moral, but lack a belief in god, Scrooge is the target? A wholly despicable human being?

Out of all the people in the world, God chose to give him evidence of the supernatural and a chance to reform his ways before dying?

It's an amusing and entertaining piece of fiction (I like Scrooged, particularly), it can even work as a general tale of morality. But I see nothing particularly Christian about it.
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12/6/2011 8:48:26 AM
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At 12/6/2011 8:35:05 AM, drafterman wrote:
As a Christian parable, it's hilariously nonsensical:

Out of all the people in the world, the "virtuous pagans" and everyone else who is good and moral, but lack a belief in god, Scrooge is the target? A wholly despicable human being?

Out of all the people in the world, God chose to give him evidence of the supernatural and a chance to reform his ways before dying?

It's an amusing and entertaining piece of fiction (I like Scrooged, particularly), it can even work as a general tale of morality. But I see nothing particularly Christian about it.

That in itself is the element of Christanity. Thre spirits visit this Man during his tribulations in order to help him face his indiscretions and face his convictions in the process. It is about morality and goodness done unto Men. So because he was a wealthy Man, he catered to greed and the lust of his fleshly desires. Now this is where it gets interesting my friend. Remember the story in the Bible where it talks about how the rich Man went to Hell and begged a servant to inform his brother about his torment and demise. This movie or novel is something along those lines.
And the lesson is this. Do not make money your God. And if you do, then you will suffer the consequences of your actions.
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12/6/2011 9:10:52 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/6/2011 8:24:59 AM, inferno wrote:
At 12/6/2011 8:20:09 AM, logicrules wrote:
At 12/6/2011 7:53:50 AM, inferno wrote:
At 12/5/2011 2:27:24 PM, izbo10 wrote:
At 12/5/2011 2:00:56 PM, inferno wrote:
Tonight you are going to see one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made.
It is called A Christmas Carol, starring George Scott. It airs on AMC tonight, at 8PM. Dont miss it ! I think this will be a learning experience for some, because you are not familliar with this one. But anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.


Its actually funny that a christian would be talking about this as a assignment, considering this was written in a time when it was mostly christians who were the scrooges of christmas, the puritans had banned christmas.

Puritans are not Pentacostals you idiot.

Name calling aside, Puritans were (are) Presbyterians who were Anglicans who were (as in used to be) Catholics. What have Pentecostals to do with this forum or England in the 19th Century?

First of all, you have NO supernatural experiences whatsoever. So you are incapable of understanding the actual existence of spirts in the spirit world.
It is beyond you like all Atheistic beings. But you fail to realize time and time again, that science does not define these events or have a profound influence on what we think or believe when it comes to the supernatural. It defies logic. And as for you..........Youre funny. =)

LOL methinks you and logic are in different area codes. I take it you have no knowledge of English Literature, Sociology and/or Theology as that is a reasonable explanation for your, long thought dead, bigotry.
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12/6/2011 9:49:39 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/6/2011 9:10:52 AM, logicrules wrote:
At 12/6/2011 8:24:59 AM, inferno wrote:
At 12/6/2011 8:20:09 AM, logicrules wrote:
At 12/6/2011 7:53:50 AM, inferno wrote:
At 12/5/2011 2:27:24 PM, izbo10 wrote:
At 12/5/2011 2:00:56 PM, inferno wrote:
Tonight you are going to see one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made.
It is called A Christmas Carol, starring George Scott. It airs on AMC tonight, at 8PM. Dont miss it ! I think this will be a learning experience for some, because you are not familliar with this one. But anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.


Its actually funny that a christian would be talking about this as a assignment, considering this was written in a time when it was mostly christians who were the scrooges of christmas, the puritans had banned christmas.

Puritans are not Pentacostals you idiot.

Name calling aside, Puritans were (are) Presbyterians who were Anglicans who were (as in used to be) Catholics. What have Pentecostals to do with this forum or England in the 19th Century?

First of all, you have NO supernatural experiences whatsoever. So you are incapable of understanding the actual existence of spirts in the spirit world.
It is beyond you like all Atheistic beings. But you fail to realize time and time again, that science does not define these events or have a profound influence on what we think or believe when it comes to the supernatural. It defies logic. And as for you..........Youre funny. =)

LOL methinks you and logic are in different area codes. I take it you have no knowledge of English Literature, Sociology and/or Theology as that is a reasonable explanation for your, long thought dead, bigotry.

Those elements have no bearing on what I know. I have been exposed to the truth. Have you ?
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12/6/2011 10:01:16 AM
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Those elements have no bearing on what I know. I have been exposed to the truth. Have you ?

You were exposed to the truth, that's too bad. Thank you far your acceptance of your own deficiencies though.
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12/6/2011 10:10:01 AM
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At 12/6/2011 10:01:16 AM, logicrules wrote:

Those elements have no bearing on what I know. I have been exposed to the truth. Have you ?

You were exposed to the truth, that's too bad. Thank you far your acceptance of your own deficiencies though.

My own deficiencies. Total loser you are. But this is an experience millions of people have dealt with in their lifetime. Being a jackazz about realistic issues only make people take you less serious. And even worse, you are not even being intelligent about the possibility of it all. Next.
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12/6/2011 10:15:14 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/6/2011 8:48:26 AM, inferno wrote:
At 12/6/2011 8:35:05 AM, drafterman wrote:
As a Christian parable, it's hilariously nonsensical:

Out of all the people in the world, the "virtuous pagans" and everyone else who is good and moral, but lack a belief in god, Scrooge is the target? A wholly despicable human being?

Out of all the people in the world, God chose to give him evidence of the supernatural and a chance to reform his ways before dying?

It's an amusing and entertaining piece of fiction (I like Scrooged, particularly), it can even work as a general tale of morality. But I see nothing particularly Christian about it.

That in itself is the element of Christanity. Thre spirits visit this Man during his tribulations in order to help him face his indiscretions and face his convictions in the process. It is about morality and goodness done unto Men. So because he was a wealthy Man, he catered to greed and the lust of his fleshly desires. Now this is where it gets interesting my friend. Remember the story in the Bible where it talks about how the rich Man went to Hell and begged a servant to inform his brother about his torment and demise. This movie or novel is something along those lines.
And the lesson is this. Do not make money your God. And if you do, then you will suffer the consequences of your actions.

Sorry. All I see is that a wealthy a$$hole gets a second chance while billions of more moral people will be shovelled off to hell.
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12/6/2011 10:16:26 AM
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At 12/6/2011 10:15:14 AM, drafterman wrote:
At 12/6/2011 8:48:26 AM, inferno wrote:
At 12/6/2011 8:35:05 AM, drafterman wrote:
As a Christian parable, it's hilariously nonsensical:

Out of all the people in the world, the "virtuous pagans" and everyone else who is good and moral, but lack a belief in god, Scrooge is the target? A wholly despicable human being?

Out of all the people in the world, God chose to give him evidence of the supernatural and a chance to reform his ways before dying?

It's an amusing and entertaining piece of fiction (I like Scrooged, particularly), it can even work as a general tale of morality. But I see nothing particularly Christian about it.

That in itself is the element of Christanity. Thre spirits visit this Man during his tribulations in order to help him face his indiscretions and face his convictions in the process. It is about morality and goodness done unto Men. So because he was a wealthy Man, he catered to greed and the lust of his fleshly desires. Now this is where it gets interesting my friend. Remember the story in the Bible where it talks about how the rich Man went to Hell and begged a servant to inform his brother about his torment and demise. This movie or novel is something along those lines.
And the lesson is this. Do not make money your God. And if you do, then you will suffer the consequences of your actions.

Sorry. All I see is that a wealthy a$$hole gets a second chance while billions of more moral people will be shovelled off to hell.

Says who ? Your logic is flawed grealty here.
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12/6/2011 10:33:49 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/6/2011 10:10:01 AM, inferno wrote:
At 12/6/2011 10:01:16 AM, logicrules wrote:

Those elements have no bearing on what I know. I have been exposed to the truth. Have you ?

You were exposed to the truth, that's too bad. Thank you far your acceptance of your own deficiencies though.

My own deficiencies. Total loser you are. But this is an experience millions of people have dealt with in their lifetime. Being a jackazz about realistic issues only make people take you less serious. And even worse, you are not even being intelligent about the possibility of it all. Next.

Millions of people, well that means China, by and through its being exposed to millions of people, is the greatest nation on earth. LOL You admitted you had no knowledge or understanding of Literature, History or Sociology, when we add theology your deficiencies are many by your own admission.
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12/6/2011 10:38:23 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/6/2011 10:33:49 AM, logicrules wrote:
At 12/6/2011 10:10:01 AM, inferno wrote:
At 12/6/2011 10:01:16 AM, logicrules wrote:

Those elements have no bearing on what I know. I have been exposed to the truth. Have you ?

You were exposed to the truth, that's too bad. Thank you far your acceptance of your own deficiencies though.

My own deficiencies. Total loser you are. But this is an experience millions of people have dealt with in their lifetime. Being a jackazz about realistic issues only make people take you less serious. And even worse, you are not even being intelligent about the possibility of it all. Next.

Millions of people, well that means China, by and through its being exposed to millions of people, is the greatest nation on earth. LOL You admitted you had no knowledge or understanding of Literature, History or Sociology, when we add theology your deficiencies are many by your own admission.

No knowledge of Literature, History and Sociology. That too is false. But I am not here to discuss such issues of irrelevency. Lets stick to the topic please. Now as I was saying, the scientist know that these entities or spirits exist. But just because you do not have access to the knowledge that they have, and you dont, that does not mean that Christians are being delusional. This is why there is such a tiny minority of Atheists even in the world as it stands today. And that my friend is a cold hard fact that somehow eludes you and your peers. This is your greatest failure, and it is your own peril. I rest my case here today.
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12/6/2011 10:51:39 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/6/2011 10:16:26 AM, inferno wrote:
At 12/6/2011 10:15:14 AM, drafterman wrote:
At 12/6/2011 8:48:26 AM, inferno wrote:
At 12/6/2011 8:35:05 AM, drafterman wrote:
As a Christian parable, it's hilariously nonsensical:

Out of all the people in the world, the "virtuous pagans" and everyone else who is good and moral, but lack a belief in god, Scrooge is the target? A wholly despicable human being?

Out of all the people in the world, God chose to give him evidence of the supernatural and a chance to reform his ways before dying?

It's an amusing and entertaining piece of fiction (I like Scrooged, particularly), it can even work as a general tale of morality. But I see nothing particularly Christian about it.

That in itself is the element of Christanity. Thre spirits visit this Man during his tribulations in order to help him face his indiscretions and face his convictions in the process. It is about morality and goodness done unto Men. So because he was a wealthy Man, he catered to greed and the lust of his fleshly desires. Now this is where it gets interesting my friend. Remember the story in the Bible where it talks about how the rich Man went to Hell and begged a servant to inform his brother about his torment and demise. This movie or novel is something along those lines.
And the lesson is this. Do not make money your God. And if you do, then you will suffer the consequences of your actions.

Sorry. All I see is that a wealthy a$$hole gets a second chance while billions of more moral people will be shovelled off to hell.

Says who ? Your logic is flawed grealty here.

Me. See? That's my name at the top of the post.
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12/6/2011 11:05:39 AM
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At 12/6/2011 10:51:39 AM, drafterman wrote:
At 12/6/2011 10:16:26 AM, inferno wrote:
At 12/6/2011 10:15:14 AM, drafterman wrote:
At 12/6/2011 8:48:26 AM, inferno wrote:
At 12/6/2011 8:35:05 AM, drafterman wrote:
As a Christian parable, it's hilariously nonsensical:

Out of all the people in the world, the "virtuous pagans" and everyone else who is good and moral, but lack a belief in god, Scrooge is the target? A wholly despicable human being?

Out of all the people in the world, God chose to give him evidence of the supernatural and a chance to reform his ways before dying?

It's an amusing and entertaining piece of fiction (I like Scrooged, particularly), it can even work as a general tale of morality. But I see nothing particularly Christian about it.

That in itself is the element of Christanity. Thre spirits visit this Man during his tribulations in order to help him face his indiscretions and face his convictions in the process. It is about morality and goodness done unto Men. So because he was a wealthy Man, he catered to greed and the lust of his fleshly desires. Now this is where it gets interesting my friend. Remember the story in the Bible where it talks about how the rich Man went to Hell and begged a servant to inform his brother about his torment and demise. This movie or novel is something along those lines.
And the lesson is this. Do not make money your God. And if you do, then you will suffer the consequences of your actions.

Sorry. All I see is that a wealthy a$$hole gets a second chance while billions of more moral people will be shovelled off to hell.

Says who ? Your logic is flawed grealty here.

Me. See? That's my name at the top of the post.

Dodging me once again aye. Why am I not surprised.
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12/6/2011 11:10:54 AM
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At 12/5/2011 2:00:56 PM, inferno wrote:
Tonight you are going to see one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made.
It is called A Christmas Carol, starring George Scott. It airs on AMC tonight, at 8PM. Dont miss it ! I think this will be a learning experience for some, because you are not familliar with this one. But anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.

LOL. I love "A Christmas Carol."

Anyway, if you read the book, you would know that it is a good one. I think this may be a homework assignment I may actually complete (even though I am ben Noach).
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12/6/2011 11:25:01 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/6/2011 11:10:54 AM, Mr.Infidel wrote:
At 12/5/2011 2:00:56 PM, inferno wrote:
Tonight you are going to see one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made.
It is called A Christmas Carol, starring George Scott. It airs on AMC tonight, at 8PM. Dont miss it ! I think this will be a learning experience for some, because you are not familliar with this one. But anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.

LOL. I love "A Christmas Carol."

Anyway, if you read the book, you would know that it is a good one. I think this may be a homework assignment I may actually complete (even though I am ben Noach).

The books is quite different from the actual movie itself. I think the movie bought us an unexpected element of religion as time went on. None of the films seem to try and get away from the existence of God. It only perpetuated this belief, which is true, even more so. And this coming from a group that people think is totally secular demographically speaking. False.