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#781 SJS

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 12:58 AM

Billy Graham: Lord, I've come so far in the physical world. I would love the opportunity to reach my 100th birthday and continue your work here.
 
God: No.
 
https://www.cnn.com/...obit/index.html
 
RIP Rev


Probably not the appropriate thread for me to make this comment, but it is interesting to me that even the very religious cling to life with every fiber of their beings.

Life is a short warm moment - and death is a long cold rest.

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#782 MrSkeptic

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 01:45 AM

Probably not the appropriate thread for me to make this comment, but it is interesting to me that even the very religious cling to life with every fiber of their beings.

Life is a short warm moment - and death is a long cold rest.

 

I've read similar comments and it doesn't seem to jibe with their beliefs about the afterlife. If you believe that you will be with your family in your version of heaven, or even still be married in the Mormon version, why do some of them resist death with all the effort they can muster?


They said I could be anything, so I became a disappointment.

 

 


#783 Greg

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 05:41 AM

It's one of the classic conundrums that religions that teach/preach an afterlife have to wrestle with...and they wrestle with it by mental gymnastics, cognitive dissonance and utterly irrational thought processes.  Then again, that's what all religions are based on...so, yea.



#784 The Macallan

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 01:23 PM

Probably not the appropriate thread for me to make this comment, but it is interesting to me that even the very religious cling to life with every fiber of their beings.

Life is a short warm moment - and death is a long cold rest.

 

 

T'was only my attempt at a funny. Anyways, according to the guy in Ronnie's video, he's going straight to hell. So maybe that's why he was holding on...that and his $25 million net worth.  ;)


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#785 Three Eyes

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 11:15 PM

T'was only my attempt at a funny. Anyways, according to the guy in Ronnie's video, he's going straight to hell. So maybe that's why he was holding on...that and his $25 million net worth.  ;)

 

He was trying to figure out a way to take it with him.


Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 11:20 PM

Phred Felps


Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


#787 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 11:35 PM

It's one of the classic conundrums that religions that teach/preach an afterlife have to wrestle with...and they wrestle with it by mental gymnastics, cognitive dissonance and utterly irrational thought processes.  Then again, that's what all religions are based on...so, yea.

To be fair, Epicureanism has that trouble, too.
We teach that the greatest good in life is the absence of suffering, and since suffering post-death is impossible (since we also say there's no afterlife), much of our philosophy also has to justify not ending it all.
(My personal answer as a consequentialist Epicurean is that suicide often causes suffering for others, and so it is immoral; if you are in severe, terminal agony, suicide is justified).


labente deinde paulatim disciplina velut desidentes primo mores sequatur animo, deinde ut magis magisque lapsi sint, tum ire coeperint praecipites, donec ad haec tempora quibus nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus perventum est.

 

First our declining morals slid, bit by bit, and then our very national spirit.  Then the collapse became greater and greater, and our principles began to go, until at last, it has come to this age, in which we can bear neither our crimes nor the cure for them.

 
 

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 02:04 AM

David Ogden Stiers, Major Winchester, dead at 75.

He was particularly good in a Star Trek TNG episode in which he fell in love with Troi’s mom but was turn g 60, an age when his society demanded a ritual ending of life.

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#789 pjbear05

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 05:42 PM

Roger Bannister,first person to run a sub 4 minute mile, dead at 88. RIP.

"Can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing, I ain't pretty, and my legs are thin.

But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to."

 

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

 

 

 


#790 nickslikk2112

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 10:26 PM

Roger Bannister,first person to run a sub 4 minute mile, dead at 88. RIP.

A true amateur athlete. First to cross the line that day and the last to die of the men who paced him. Christopher's Chataway and Brasher.

supremely ironic that as a Neurologist he died of Parkinson's disease.


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#791 KaBoom21

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 11:18 PM

Timmy?

#792 MrSkeptic

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 11:53 PM

Timmy?

 

The kid from South Park?


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#793 Greg

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 01:28 AM

That was Timmah!



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Posted 12 March 2018 - 04:05 PM

Givenchy has designed his last piece of clothing.

They said I could be anything, so I became a disappointment.

 

 


#795 nickslikk2112

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:52 PM

Ken Dodd's brandished his tickling stick for the last time.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-13360811

 

He was bigger than the Beatles.


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#796 MrSkeptic

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 03:58 AM

Stephen Hawking has moved into the great beyond.


They said I could be anything, so I became a disappointment.

 

 


#797 Greg

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:06 AM

Dang.  It was about 50 years later than expected.  I seem to recall he wasn't supposed to live past 20 or something.  He left this place better than he found it though.  RIP.



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:28 AM

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#799 The Macallan

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:47 PM

Born January 8, 1942 ... the 300th anniversary of the death of Galileo

 

Died March 14 ... Albert Einstein's birthday (and Pi Day - 3.14)

 

Weird how the universe works, innit


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 06:37 PM

BA39_E5_BB_1_FFD_408_C_A181_D3_A42864_D7Rest in Peace Hawk.     


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