Same here. I love sending cards, and I actually put thought into the cards I buy (meaning I don't just go to Walmart and get a box of cards), but I never get cards with overtly religious sentiments, and I always buy one of the non-religious rolls of Christmas stamps. Last year, it was stamps of winter plants.I also like sending out cards. I call them Christmas cards although I never buy them with religious sentiments on them. My friends come from various faiths, or in some cases, none at all.
More to the point, I'm not afraid of death, but the actual process of dying, I'm not that crazy about.
Same here. I love sending cards, and I actually put thought into the cards I buy (meaning I don't just go to Walmart and get a box of cards), but I never get cards with overtly religious sentiments, and I always buy one of the non-religious rolls of Christmas stamps. Last year, it was stamps of winter plants.
If you found a tribe of native Amazonian's who had never experience any contact with the outside world. You then dropped a battery operated alarm clock set for 12.00 am into their midst by parachute. When the alarm went off playing the hallelujah chorus I guarantee the would build an alter and worship it. When the batteries ran out the person who found it would be crucified and they would go back to their BA (before alarm) life of hunting and debauchery. Ignorance is bliss in the context of religious indoctrination.No, I have no proof. Religion just seems a simpler and "saner" solution to deal with the origin of the first physical particles, the infinite cosmos and the concept of self-awareness and biologically unexplainable things like species-extrinsic (non-intraspecific) compassion than trying to stick to mere senses, sporadic calculations, scientific (often subjectively orientated and qualitative) studies and quantitative measurements made during the last couple hundred years of human history.
"The oldest known cave paintings are more than 44,000 years old (art of the Upper Paleolithic), found in both the Franco-Cantabrian region in western Europe, and in the caves in the district of Maros (Sulawesi, Indonesia). " These are interesting how do you interpret them?Nobody knows what kinds of habits and belief systems existed earlier than in known historical records (which were mostly written or artistically supervised by sporadic patricians).
Russers mate the alternative version.Thanks I enjoyed the read. I never knew much about the Lutherans.