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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why are people still religious?

Originally posted by Dr_Stein:

Because the sun being a living, all-powerful entity is more logical than being a mass of burning helium.

Well actually the sun is composed primarily of hydrogen. The majority of it is hydrogen (74%), while the minority is helium (24%). (Also 1% is oxygen and 1% is composed of many metals and various elements.)

http://www.universetoday.com/18088/what-is-the-sun-made-of/

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / 9/11 attack

Originally posted by Bloodshotreaper:
Originally posted by Iggyshark:

Worked in Pearl Harbor

Explain please.

The military and FDR were trying to get new aircraft carriers and destroyers. The ones they had were technologically outdated and in need of repair. They were trying to get congress to allow the allocation of federal funds to provide new military equipment and ships and congress kept rejecting it… By this time ww2 had been going on for quite sometime and we had not yet entered the war. FDR knew that germany would not declare war on them and congress was still in an isolationism state of mind. So they decided that if they could agitate the japanese enough they would attack. So they threatened Japan will their military by placing fleets in strategic points in the pacific symbolizing prepardness for war and threatened them economically and stopped trade with Japan. They knew Japan was coming for pearl Harbor FDR had this information and kept it from his cabinet. He ordered all the new ships and good equipment to a location away from pearly harbor before the attack. AFter the attack the country was in state of frenzy everyone was crying war and congress had to allow it and since the ships were destroyed allowed funding for new fleets. This incident was FDR’s backdoor into ww2 which some people may see as wrong but think about what would of happened if we wouldn’t have entered the war. Germany would have won and Europe would have been conquered. It was only the U.S involvement that stopped and drove back Germany without U.S. in the equation a lot more people would have died than the 2400 soldiers at Pearl Harbor. 9/11 is the same exact situation as pearl harbor however it is not justified like pearl harbor was. I agree with FDR’s reasoning on Pearl but Not Bush’s on 9/11

So FDR decided it was worth it to throw his country into a massive war that brought half the world to its knees, that killed 418,000 Americans, and caused extreme damage to our entire country (including our territories) so he could get funding for some new aircraft carriers?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / 9/11 attack

Originally posted by Iggyshark:

You’re pretty quick to judge, considering you can’t even spell you’re.

You’re pretty slow to judge, considering that was posted 4 hours ago.

Reserving judgement is a good thing. Have you considered the possibility that he took that time to consider it?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Can Communism Work?

Originally posted by Enigmocracy:

Hail comrade, those are some nice shoes you’ve got there. Since we’re both communists, we need to distribute the wealth evenly. Thanks for the shoes. Oh hey, your house is nicer than mine, I’m going to need that too. And SAY! You’re wife is mighty pretty, equal distribution, right comrade?

That is not how communism works.

In idealistic communism, you don’t own anything, and at the same time, you own everything.

I think he was making a joke.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Christmas

Originally posted by Captain_Catface:

I hate Christmas. Annoying music, annoying family, annoying religion, ect.

It’s just people shoving their heads in the sand for two days and pretending they are happy.

That’s sad that you have such a negative opinion of such a harmless tradition. Just don’t listen to the music if it annoys you, get an iPod. I have no way to offer a solution if you dont like your family. As for the religious aspect of Christmas, I tend to just ignore it. Im Atheist, but i still like to draw a positive message from all the bs and make something good out of it.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Kill everything.

Originally posted by KingXimana:

Considering ~135,792 (at the time of writing this) species have gone extinct THIS YEAR, i would say 884+ isnt to bad for our effect.

Also

Its not even only primates or only omnivores have wars (first example of the top of my head is ants, some types of ants are not omnivores and all types of ants are a war mongering species)

And stupid inventions? What does that have to do with anything, unless your meaning weapons we have invented (akin the atomic bomb and such) but I’m not sure thats what you meant. Atomic Weapons haven’t even been all bad they effectively ended large scale war.

Where did you get that statistic? 135,792 seems very high.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Abortion: Cure for world hunger?

Originally posted by Rothycat:

Let me get his straight Soad, you obviously have never been pregnant. You don’t know the physical toll a pregnancy can have on a woman’s body and you certainly can’t understand the pain of childbirth, nor the financial and emotional ramifications of raising an unwanted child. Adoption seems like an obvious answer, but the red tape involved, as well as the devastating psychological effects are hard to determine.

I still see nothing wrong with scraping out a tiny, non-sentient, non-intelligent parasite of fetal cells. Tell me how this is worse than your daily consumption of animals, intelligent animals, that suffered greatly on their journey to your plate.

Actually, I’m a Vegetarian. Anything that can think and feel and love, never makes it to my plate. You can count on that. As for abortion, to me it all depends on the circumstances. If you ‘catch’ the pregnancy early, before it develops past a certain point then fine, that is tolerable. But, to have a fetus that has developed into a baby then kill it is intolerable. At the time i made the original comment i was just pissed, the way that people were discussing the potential for a human seemed very insensitive and i got upset and just posted out of emotion.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What is you idea on drugs?

legalize pot but keep anything that is a pubic danger illegal, but honestly make the punishments for drugs less harsh. no addict (or a minor non violent dealer) deserves 30 years to life (California 3 strike policy) for repeated drug offenses. For god’s sake these people need help not to be thrown in with rapists and murderers. reform the laws.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Discussion mainly for Christians

I’m not a devout Christian but i greatly admire Jesus. Whatever your beliefs he accepted ANYONE, a tax collector, a prostitute, thieves and murderers, and anyone who asked. he didn’t seem like the guy who would say “nope, too late. you missed the boat”. personally i hope Jesus is god, cause he is VERY accepting and forgiving. rather him than old testament god- Sodom and Gomorrah, Noah’s ark, Adam and Eve, him supporting the wars with the philistines, and much more.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Which party is the most racist?

Originally posted by stupidheader:
Originally posted by Rothycat:

Header: I dunno if I’d be nearly as open to saying that Republicans are benevolent and Dems are not. It’s difficult to understand you when you say you’re not a Republican sympathizer considering most of the posts and threads you’ve made in SD are very much anti-Liberal. I guess what I’m asking is for you to explain your statements and opinions so as to avoid the “he said she said” banter you mentioned is likely to occur in threads like this. :)

Personally I think that our founding fathers would be rolling in their graves if they knew what our nation’s politics have devolved into. Sadly, most of the truly capable leaders shy away from political jobs because if the stress, corruption, slowness and general B.S. that they have become notorious for.

Sorry, I didn’t mean “RepublicANS, or DemocRATS”, I meant, the actual government systems of a Republic, vs a Democracy.
Also, redem. Fundamental Christianity teaches that all men are created equal. And if the founding fathers hadn’t gotten that from the bible, and put it into the Constitution, we would probably still have slaves. Also, I’m sure the founding fathers would be rolling in their graves, just like rothy said. If you don’t think so, you definitely need a little more experience with politics, and especially the court system.
Spaghediety, Im not sure if you were addressing me, or rothy, but I wasn’t trying to lump you into any group, I was just saying, that all the groups are pretty bad. Also, I tend to be libertarian, and you tend to be libertarian. So why the hell do we disagree on everything?

Originally posted by stupidheader:
Originally posted by Rothycat:

Header: I dunno if I’d be nearly as open to saying that Republicans are benevolent and Dems are not. It’s difficult to understand you when you say you’re not a Republican sympathizer considering most of the posts and threads you’ve made in SD are very much anti-Liberal. I guess what I’m asking is for you to explain your statements and opinions so as to avoid the “he said she said” banter you mentioned is likely to occur in threads like this. :)

Personally I think that our founding fathers would be rolling in their graves if they knew what our nation’s politics have devolved into. Sadly, most of the truly capable leaders shy away from political jobs because if the stress, corruption, slowness and general B.S. that they have become notorious for.

Sorry, I didn’t mean “RepublicANS, or DemocRATS”, I meant, the actual government systems of a Republic, vs a Democracy.
Also, redem. Fundamental Christianity teaches that all men are created equal. And if the founding fathers hadn’t gotten that from the bible, and put it into the Constitution, we would probably still have slaves. Also, I’m sure the founding fathers would be rolling in their graves, just like rothy said. If you don’t think so, you definitely need a little more experience with politics, and especially the court system.
Spaghediety, Im not sure if you were addressing me, or rothy, but I wasn’t trying to lump you into any group, I was just saying, that all the groups are pretty bad. Also, I tend to be libertarian, and you tend to be libertarian. So why the hell do we disagree on everything?

header, the idea of equality is not exclusive to Christianity. George washington said this: “The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion”-http://thinkexist.com/quotes/george_washington/… In addition to that most of the founding fathers were Free masons. These values are fundamental and obvious to any fair person these were not taught to us by god. this was taught to us by our own morals and understanding of ethics.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Abortion: Cure for world hunger?

y pay for expensive abortions when u can just wait 9 months then, goverment issue 15 cent 9mm bullet. cheaper than abortion and if morality’s not in play than hell y not. getting knocked up sucks, but if u think about it it’s undeniable that abortion is just killing an unborn baby. be honest about, Abortion-fetus dies, never born, never becomes a child, never goes to school and learns, never gets a car and a job, never finds a husband or wife, and never has kids. Non Abortion- baby born, grows up…. simple as that. at what point do we draw the line, we dont allow people to go out in the street and shoot their kid and say “hey, i didnt wanna raise a kid. besides its my right and im helping control the population”. its a matter of months between “legal to abort” and a felony charge.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Worst War in World History

Originally posted by Paladin2K:

In terms of death/casualties or in terms of its ineffectiveness on the total outcome?

In terms of death and casualties – World War II

In terms of ineffectiveness – Vietnam War, Afghan War (Soviet) and finally… Iraqi War

i see this post was made in ’08 so i cant say much about the ineffectiveness of the war then but things have greatly improved. since summer ’09 deaths have decreased 17%.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Worst War in World History

Originally posted by TheBSG:

World War I and the events that have been going on ever since are terrible.

I agree but then again looking to the past the crusades, civil wars, and others were also undeniably terrible as well. maybe worse

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Blindness in Religion

Originally posted by RisukeChan:

I don’t think i could ever belive in the abrahamic god becouse I find it disgusting how many stupid thing happen becouse of those three religions like the christian dark ages. Then there is the things that they dont allow to happen like stem cell research or gay marriage world wide. I agree that if I had to choose any religion it would be buddhism. However I do enjoy learning about hinduism becouse there gods are so pretty.

well the argument i have heard from the church addressing gay marriage is that marriage in the form practiced in western culture is a Christian tradition and since it is theirs they decide who is allowed to participate. it would be like saying: y is it that only men can be priests i wanna be a preist so ill vote and make it legal to become a priest. now i havent heard anything about other forms such as civil union and others but i couldnt see a problem with that.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / USA vs England

Originally posted by darkninja210:

which country is better all around people, politics, economy, manufacturing capability, religion, education system, crime rate, military, sports, and human rights are the combating attributes. so whos the winner

People- UK
Politics-US
Economy-US
Manufacturing Capability- US
Religion- tie
Education- UK
Crime Rate-UK
Military-US
Sports- US
Human Rights- US

Winner… drum roll US

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / USA vs England

Originally posted by Iggyshark:

It’s better than other countries.

Which countries? In what ways? How does being less flawed than somewhere else make it an ideal?

because if something is less flawed it has less problems. making it better than something with more problems or more important problems. and personally i hold freedoms on a greatly higher level than being able to have shorter road trips.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / USA vs England

Originally posted by SaintAjora:

Osama isn’t a nation.

obviously.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / "dismantle christianity"?

Originally posted by superfastjelly:
Originally posted by yarga7:
Originally posted by Umberphoenix:

Well, they’re at perfect liberty to whine about Christianity all they want. If they were actively trying to destroy Christianity through illegal means, that would be different. Publishing a book about how much a person hates Christianity isn’t against the law, though.

Well, it is offensive against Christians. Imagine it like this. If the KKK ran adds, would you be fine with that, especially if you were black?

is it gonna do anything if someone shoots the KKK for being racist by sticking adds up?we can’t just start tossing punches cause someone does something offensive cause if we did the world would be chaos.

he never suggested violence. hyperbole
 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How's America the best country in the world?

Wer have the best military, most advanced in space exploration, one of the best in science, and we have the best economy regardless of the recession we’re in.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Proof that god is fake

Originally posted by Guo12345:
Originally posted by Hallucent:

I see nothing that absolutely disproves the existence of a God. My faith is not shaken

Yup..i expected a lot of Christians to say that and not even read the site. Or just ignore the proof and go on believing…

that is naive. and an unsupported assumption. also it offers no proof to disprove that there is a god only the christian god. and some others.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Who side are you on? ARABS or ISRAEL

Israel has the right to defend itself. when missles are flying in from gaza everyday and killing ur people tell me ud do nothing.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Argument for an intelligent designer from a different perspective

there’s gotta be a god cause without something to start it all nothing wood exist.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Political Parties and Views on Them

Originally posted by vikaTae:
People to set our country the way it was going when our founding fathers founded this great nation.

So, back to horses and blacksmiths, tobacco, rum, and muskets then?

Ur being totally ridiculous he obviously didn’t mean that. he meant closer to their political system. Personally Im totally split between the two parties. I vote by stance not party. Im economically conservative, and socially liberal (except abortion).

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Should cellphones be allowed in school?

Well y not just have a system where u can hand in ur cell phone before class then have em’ give it back after class.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Poll of Politics, Religion and Education

took the pole