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It is impossible to jump from the Earth to the Moon...so...I disagree. Their are a variety of things that are impossible. However some things that seem impossible just need more time to be worked out. Take for example Terraforming other planets. It seems impossible now due to technology limits, but in the future it might be a very real possibility.
It is highly unfair, the child doesn't have to conform to his or her parent's ways, especially if they can get real healing. If anything, it's just going to encourage the child to move away from his or her religion because of the parent's "faith healing" beliefs. Now I'm not saying it would never work , but its obvious its not working most of the time, and should be considered only as a last resort. Please, save your child suffering and give him/her the medicine he needs, it should be against the law and considered child abuse not to help your own child when he has a infection, cold, disease, etc. (Isn't it child abuse already?).
They turned it into a little kids game, yet still market it as a game for teenagers. I actually used to play it when I was around 12, when they had the wilderness, and their filters weren't set to "communistic soccer mom" settings. Since then, it got worse and worse. Its generated so many stupid kids who talk like "lol runscape is kool u guys it best game". I left it after I realized what I was getting into.
Yes, it is very possible that we are not alone in the universe. Out of those billions of stars, it is almost impossible to believe that we are the only forms of life out of all of them. However, the chance of finding highly advanced organisms is very slim. and it gets slimmer as your expectations get higher. I would guess that their are about 500,000 planets with no life or cell-level lifeforms for ever 1 planet that has intelligent life.
I don't really get the reason for this rule. It just doesn't make sense how it would make us better Christians in the first place by not eating shrimp, or why eating it would make someone deserve eternity in hell. It's shrimp, that's it, nothing evil about it. Like the polyester-cotton mix rule, this just seems like a law not created by God, but by whoever was writing it at the time for their own reasons.
A big, huge FUCK no. This would be a step towards communistic rule, and that's the last thing anybody wants, anywhere. Plus, it would just create more problems and put us in debt even more just to do what? Try to stop horny teenagers and charge them for "sex offending"? Not gonna happen. (Psst, if your contemplating sexting, don't show your face in the picture =P)
1. Most PC's are cheaper, WAY cheaper.
2. More power and freedom for your buck, upgrading isn't very hard.
3. More software and games available.
4.You can build your own PC and customize it to your interests.
5. Windows 7 is being reviewed as a much better OS than any other currently available, even in its early Release Candidate stage, so the "vista sucks" argument is pretty much out the door this time (and Vista didn't suck that bad, the service packs helped it out a lot).
6. No dull, uniform black and white designs are required.
I'll name a few: Half life 2 (and Episodes 1 and 2), Counter Strike Source, Team Fortress 2, FarCry 1 and 2, Crysis (and Crysis Warhead), Company of Heroes (and its addon packs Tales of Valor and Opposing Fronts), ARMA II, Stalker (Shadows of Chernobyl and Clear Sky), Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War I and II, The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind and Oblivion. There's many more that could be named too.
PC's tend to have the best gameplay and graphics out of all other gaming systems aswell (ex: see Crysis for graphics and Half life 2 for gameplay). Also, the controls tend to be the easiest to use on the PC, especially for FPS games.
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Video games, like mentioned, are just games and nothing more. They are neither evil, nor good. The "people" you "kill" on these games are nothing but polygons put together to form something that resembles a human (or orc, dragon...etc). Reality is much, much different, and just about everyone understands that already. I still feel sick to my stomach when I see a huge accident or a bloody scene somewhere in the real world, but I have no trouble playing the goriest games on the market because of the fact that it is not real, and it does not affect me. Parents say that violent media "desensitizes" us to real life violence, but this is obviously not true.
Well, most parents try to bring their own personal ideologies into their kids lives, so that their children will grow up as they wanted themselves, not as the child would want to. Other than the general rules, manners, and regulations taught by most parents, any other rules that parents tell their children to follow that are based off a religion or anything that is not essential to living in their own lives can be ignored by the child if he/she so wishes. Many rules parents set up anyways are bullshit, anyways, and most parents are hypocrites when it comes to setting these rules (ex: no porn or sexual things when they go and watch something like that themselves). So no, it should be up to the child for what he or she wants to obey from their parents (although ignoring everything they say isn't a very good idea).
But North Korea is already isolated in the way you state, they are self sufficient and do not care for their population, and they probably have plans to make more nuclear weapons in secret. What if all other nations totally abolished nukes except for them, and maybe some other countries who could have possibly lied about ending their nuclear programs? They could threaten any country they please, and even if we or another country invaded and took over it successfully, their nuclear weapons could have already been launched, wiping out millions of miles of cities, killing countless innocent lives, not to mention the radiation poisoning that would leave the entire areas affected deadly and toxic for hundreds of years. Nuclear weapons are a necessary evil at this point, unfortunately.
The only real reason we shouldn't abolish Nuclear Weaponry is because of the possibility of other countries creating them in secret. Imagine if the U.S., Britain, or another country was threatened by a rouge country that created a few nuclear missiles or ICBMs in secret. Assuming the victim country wasn't prepared, they would be at the rouge country's mercy. Also, say a part of the planet is about to be impacted by a giant piece of asteroid, and it would in estimate kill millions of people. Nuclear warheads would be the only thing we have as of today that could ever hope to break up the asteroid into smaller pieces before it hits Earth.
Nobody knows "what" God is exactly. Some religions might have a figurehead for God, others might say he's "everything around us", and others might not have any clear knowledge of their God, others say that he is only a manifestation of human thought. Really, nobody can truly could know "what" exactly he is, maybe who he is, but what is a bit of a stretch in my opinion.
Yeah, the porn being the prime cause of rape is going a little far...(the only people who would be lead to that conclusion would be people with weak minds or mental problems). Its only natural to be interested in nudity and sexual activity, and "releasing" is natural too, if men don't release, they get wet dreams and release anyway when there's too much semen, which pretty much destroys the rule in the Bible that states that you can't spill your seed, because men have no choice anyway. However, some fetishes go reallllly too far, where i could understand you would be worried. But with most porn? No, it shouldn't be a problem. No one's forced to watch it, and anyone who wants can watch it. That's a part of being a free country, or at least a free "internet" in most countries.
My mother is slowly becoming more and more of a "Christian" by the month, and quite frankly she's become the last person I would want to grow up to be. Although what I will say first does not concern her with being hypocritical, it will show how it leads up to my life with her now. During middle school, I had told her I was having a hard time...and she yelled at me saying "DO YOU KNOW KIDS IN AFRICA ARE SUFFERING RIGHT NOW? CHEER UP NOW!" Of course, this only life more miserable for me (I knew this already, as she told me many times before, and I was grateful for everything I was given), and she pretty much ignored my pleas and left me to fend for myself in depression, causing me to begin my rise to independence. She forced me through a middle-school christian church,saying it would "be good for me" to go. Now, it wasn't horrible, but most of the kids were not too nice, and I felt left out. I begged her to stop after a group of them made fun of me, and she finally agreed, but of course not without complaining like a bitch and trying to get me to stay in. But no, I wouldn't have it anymore, I stood my ground and she finally listened to me. Now, I was out of it, and could actually have better focus on my homework than having to go to church during the weekdays. Now this is where she turns hypocritical...by the time highschool starts she gives me the "christian" sex talk (no sex before marriage, etc, etc, blah blah) she at first tells me "Oh don't worry if you think girls are hot, its normal" (and i have since late middle school, but I'm not a bad kid, I never disrespect women, and I always try to act polite around them, yes, even my...mom) but later on in the year, she starts freaking out for some reason (I haven't even had a girlfriend yet) and is trying to tell me now that "You can't look at anything sexy! It will corrupt you and ruin your life! No porn! No sexual video games (but for some reason super-violent video games are okay? wow...what a world we live in)! WHY DO YOU HAVE A GIRL'S NUMBER???!?" She would say (the girl was for help during algebra class). Well, of course this all pissed me off because for 1: She would watched movies and shows with sex scenes and sex jokes when my LITTLE BROTHER WAS WATCHING, AT THE FAMILY DINING TABLE (he's a preteen). And she continues her rampage, trying to look "christian" infront of me while seemingly going off on her own when I'm not looking, or at least when she thinks I'm not (My brother also told me he was watching Superbad with Mom while I was in the other room, even if it was only for about thirty minuets, it still proves her hypocrisy). Heck, she wont even let me buy some t-shirts from stores now just because they look so-called "Demonic" (Hot topic...or any other store that isn't f--king quicksilver.) There's more things she's done, but I've already stated enough for now. So I've taken my life into my own hands, ignored her regulations. However I obey my father's, for he is a much more respectable man who actually treats me like I'm a 16 year old who can make my own damn decisions. She says I can't watch something? I immediately go look for a way to watch it somewhere else, just to get back at her for ignoring me when I needed her the most. Am I bad? Do I do drugs? Have sex with random people? Worship satan? Try to punch or kill people? The answer to all of those is no, I never have, and never will. I am a perfectly sane young man (but of course that doesn't mean I don't enjoy sexy things, or thrilling action), while my mother is slowly warped into a world of her own, I can only watch as she becomes worse and worse, lost in delusional thoughts the propagandic christian media is filling her with. Yes. Parents can be hypocrites at times.