I'd love to try out this game, play with it for a little while, and decide whether I want to drop $60 on it...that's what demos are for, right?
So, I spent several hours downloading the demo, decided to try it out this morning, spent a ridiculous amount of time setting it up and making a UPlay account, only to discover...it's not a real demo and I can't actually play any of it.
when is society ever on the rise?
Exactly--No matter how much better things are in general, there will always be pundits claiming things are going to s+#@. I'd bet dollars to donuts there were Neanderthals claiming society was declining! OK...maybe the Neanderthals were on to something...so that was a bad example, but you know what I'm trying to say!
Fake Healer wrote:
The speed limit is 60, but that doesn't mean you have to go 60! 53.5 is a much safer speed, provides better fuel efficiency, and is the fastest I'm willing to drive!
I will make sure all you fast-movers obey the law and save the environment!
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This from an email I received this morning...
(the issue is a counterpoint nonfiction book being published to refute notions published in a fictive novel)
"George Washington didn’t seem to have a problem with Christian-Universalism. Indeed, I think GW probably believed like the other “key Founders” did — good people get into Heaven, bad people are temporarily punished, eventually saved. Though, his views on the afterlife are hard to pin down; they seemed as much “Greco-Roman” as “Judeo-Christian,” and that synthesis is certainly consistent with the notion that virtuous people get into Heaven, the bad temporarily punished. Here is their reductio:
"'Universal reconciliation is the teaching that all people go to heaven. Even the wicked angels and wicked people will repent in hell and get to heaven. The most heinous evils committed by the Hitlers of history find forgiveness. Even the embodiment of evil, Satan, the devil himself, will finally repent and enter heaven. God’s love conquers all. Hell ceases to exist. Unfortunately, this teaching overlooks the “little matter” of God’s justice and holiness. In my book, “Burning Down the Shack,” I expose the universalism still embedded in the novel.'
"Why even mention Hilter to prove the point. As far as I understand orthodox view of salvation, Hitler could have had a deathbed conversion to Christianity and be in Heaven, yet every Jew he had killed, if they didn’t have a similar conversion, ends up in Hell for eternity where, according to some orthodox notions of Hell, they experience something even worse than the Holocaust. This, to me, is as nuts as the worst I’ve heard come from the Bin Ladens of the world.
"But even if Hitler DIDN’T have a deathbed conversion, the orthodox version of eternal damnation relativizes his sin and teaches Hitler ends up in the same place with the Jews killed during the Holocaust, Ghandi and those who believe in soul damning heresies like Mormons (and perhaps even Roman Catholics). At least with universal reconciliation there is room for punishing folks IN PROPORTION to the sin they committed on Earth so that, if everyone gets into Heaven, Hitler, Stalin, and Mao are at the END of the line (for humans). And Satan, at the end of the line for all beings. That makes far more sense than the orthodox version of eternal damnation. Now, if one wants to stick with, “this is just what the Bible teaches,” fine. Don’t try to argue there is any rhyme or reason to it."
Regarding depictions of the Prophet Mohammed: if it is disallowed to draw a picture of the Prophet, how does anyone know what he looked like? And how could my drawing give you anger?--it's my word against yours that I've even drawn a correct portrait.
If the intent is to discourage idolatry, to discourage the incidental worship of the Prophet, then how does a drawing of a writing desk labeled "the Prophet" cause such ire--no serious person of religion would idolize a writing desk...
Regarding dipctions of the Prophet Mohammed: if it is disallowed to draw a picture of the Prophet, how does anyone know what he looked like? If the intent is to discourage idolatry, to discourage the incidental worship of the Prophet, then how does a drawing of a writing desk labeled "the Prophet" cause such ire--no serious person of religion would idolize a writing desk...