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IS= the cold 3rd singular of the intense live verb,to feel. not to completely feel = thinking,the warm principle. incomplete thinking=Belief,the box in which god and all other nouns are kept. --e.e. cummings I'm late-forties, certain, confused, passionate, shy, and an extreme moderate. "This is the sum of Dharma [duty]: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you". Mahabharata, 5:1517 Folks who try to e-mail me, the Yamster, for some reason, doesn't let me get e-mails. I've tried asking about it in the yahoo section. I've tried different accounts. But nada. On the one hand, I don't get interesting further questions or comments, and I don't get requests to become a contact. But on the other hand, I don't get hate e-mail or violation notices. Anyway, if I don't respond to an e-mail, I'm not being rude. I just didn't get it.

  • What product is best to decoupage paper on aluminum water bottles?

    I'm trying to get paper labels that will be stuck onto the reusable drinking bottles to have that decoupaged look. I was thinking of something like the hard coat Mod podge, but wondered if y'all had any better suggestions.

    3 AnswersHobbies & Crafts7 years ago
  • Are you a sock/shoe, sock/shoe person?

    Or a sock/sock, shoe/shoe person?

    BQ: What personality trait do you think each behavior indicates?

    8 AnswersPolls & Surveys9 years ago
  • Is studying mammoths stinky business?

    I keep seeing someone one on here spamming and respamming something about a Mammoth Study, "Phew", or maybe it's a Phew mammoth study. Anyway, it sounds smelly to me.

    3 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • Are people really going to start getting riled up about Xmas again, even though it's not Thanksgiving yet?

    How many times must it be demonstrated that "Xmas" is at least a four hundred year old abbreviation that meant no disrespect, but using the Greek letter Chi (which looks like our X), as the first initial in th title Christ?

    http://www.altalang.com/beyond-words/2008/12/11/th...

    And, as a special Christmas gift to me, can we skip the whole "Why do atheists celebrate Christmas/Why do Christians celebrate a pagan solstice festival?" brouhaha?

    2 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • Thorton Wilder made this quote, "99% of humanity is stupid. And the rest of us are at risk of contagion!"?

    If you've spend much time in the R&S category on Y!A, or the politics sections, do you think this true. On the other hand, if you spend most of your time in Philosophy or history, do you have a different perspective?

    5 AnswersQuotations9 years ago
  • Non-biblical literalist Christan and Jews, symbolism of the burning bush? What's the idea?

    God can speak to people directly, like Adam or Abraham. Or he can speak from within a whirlwind. He can use a giant fish, a vine plant and a worm, to get his message across (al a Johah), so why, in exodus, did he use a burning bush to communicate with Moses. This this is a Story (NOT history) for national freedom versus slavery by race or birth, rather than a story of individual slavery to the temptations of the world versus redemption of the spirit, what does the burning bush symbolize?

    14 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • So, there's a young man in a bar, and he spots a really sexy looking cougar...?

    ....He goes over to her, and is delighted to find that barely even needs to buy her a drink before she wants to go back to her place. In the car, she asks him if he's into anything kinky. What do you have in mind, he says, practically salivating with anticipation. Well, says the sexy forty-five year old, have you had a mother/daughter three way? And he practically looses it right then a there. But somehow he manages to navigate the car to her house. And as they enter, she yells up the stairs, "MA! Put in your good teeth, I've brought home a surprise for you."

    5 AnswersJokes & Riddles9 years ago
  • To all my Jewish contacts, now that the sun's gone down?

    except here on the west coast, what did you break your fast with? I my family, our traditions were for such horrible dishes, that the only reason I could eat them was because I'd fasting all day. Sturgeon with beet and horseraddish as a condiment, geffilte fish, the Philly scrapple of seafood. For the longest time I thought meal was still part of the atonement.

    BQ As most of you know, I don't really practice Judaism, but just go to family and to five a certain nod of respect to the religion I was raised. But the one thing that did move me was hearing the Shofar. It would make my arm hair stand up. How does the shofar effect you?

    Anyway, I hope your day of atonement was one of fruitful contemplations about what marks you missed during the last year, and meaningful meditations on how you can try to do better in future.

    8 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • Who is Canada's mightiest superhero?

    And why is his he missing?

    8 AnswersComics & Animation9 years ago
  • Dear People of R&S on a scale of one to ten, how annoying do you find it...?

    ...when certain users (from all positions) use "theist" when their questions demonstrate they clearly only speaking of Christians, and use "Christan", when their questions demonstrate they are speaking about Creationist or biblical literalists?

    8 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • Creationists, Pure Trinitarianism versus the Arian View?

    Should we teach both sides, shouldn't religious schools teach "controversy?"

    You want controversies between creationism and evolutionary biology taught. Do you also want all the various controversies regarding Christian Dogma taught to you children, presented on equal footing, so that they can decide for themselves?

    5 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • Who was Augustine of Hippo?

    And how HUGE was his impact on current Christian Dogma? Why do so many non Catholics ignore his imprecations against literal interpretations of the sacred literature?

    2 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • Why are theists like Angry Candy so hypocritical that they think the worse insult they can offer atheists,?

    ...is claiming that atheists worship non-divine personages, and are a religion, just like them? How sad is it that they can't think of anything worse to insult atheists with is being equivalent to theists?

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AuVQG...

    10 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • Okay, cutest and most accurate thing in the world?

    My ten year old nephew told me he wanted to be Justin Bieber for Halloween this year. His four year old brother, who wants to do everything his older brother does, said that, he, too, wanted to be just a beaver for this halloween. My sister is determined to find the four year old a beaver costume, and have him wear a sign around his neck (with Justin Bieber's picture on it) stating that he is "Just a Beaver." Is this child abuse, or just really, really, really cute?

    3 AnswersWords & Wordplay9 years ago
  • Again and again and again on this forum...?

    Christians site the "anthropic" principle as evidence for their God. Again and again and again I ask, why does supposed evidence for an uncaused cause, a prime mover, an intelligent designer, provide evidence for the Christian God? Some sort of prime mover, who caused creation and designed our universe could easily be Brahman of the Hindus or Allah of the Muslims. Merely saying there must have been a creator does nothing to prove Christianity, yet so many people on here act as is the two are connected. Why is that?

    18 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • If the date for Christmas was determined by counting nine months from the...?

    Feast of the Annunciation (Jesus's conception) on March 25, what scriptures did the early church fathers use to figure out the date for the Feast of the Annunciation?

    5 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • Upcoming sacred holiday religious observances?

    September 19th is talk like a pirate day. Anyone have good pirate stories to share?

    Seems there was a treasure ship on its way back to port. About

    halfway there, it was approached by a pirate, skull and crossbones waving

    in the breeze!

    "Captain, captain, what do we do?" asked the first mate.

    "First mate," said the captain, "go to my cabin, open my sea

    chest, and bring me my red shirt." The first mate did so.

    Wearing his bright red shirt, the captain exhorted his crew to

    fight. So inspiring was he, in fact, that the pirate ship was repelled

    without casualties.

    A few days later, the ship was again approached, this time by two

    pirate sloops!

    "Captain, captain, what should we do?"

    "First mate, bring me my red shirt!"

    The crew, emboldened by their fearless captain, fought heroically, and

    managed to defeat both boarding parties, though they took many

    casualties. That night, the survivors had a great celebration. The

    first mate asked the captain the secret of his bright red shirt.

    "It's simple, first mate. If I am wounded, the blood does not

    show, and the crew continues to fight without fear."

    A week passed, and they were nearing their home port, when

    suddenly the lookout cried that ten ships of the enemy's armada were

    approaching!

    "Captain, captain, we're in terrible trouble, what do we do?"

    The first mate looked expectantly at the miracle worker.

    Pale with fear, the captain commanded, "First mate.... bring me my

    brown pants!"

    1 AnswerReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • How is this for a church sign: "Honk if you love Jesus, text while driving if you want to meet him."?

    Occasionally the pastors who put up church signs have an insight or two to share.

    10 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • There are new discoveries of sub atomic behavior particles which have direct bearin on religions.?

    A questions about these new particles was just deleted for no reason. And yet these discoveries have profound impacts on society in general and religion in particular.

    The Bozoarians.

    We need to find a way to prevent air pollution from increasing the hole in the bozone layer of the upper atmosphere. Ambient stupon radiation is reaching us in higher and higher levels as the bozone layer thins. This insidious sub-atomic behavior particle, the stupon, is wreaking havoc. Encountering a field of stupon radiation may make smart people act stupid occasionally, but some humans are stupon emitters. If two or more stupon emitters are in proximity (like on freeways or at political rallies), the colliding stupon particles form a dangerous isotope known as the moron.

    Sadly, as more and more morons are produced, they increase the atmospheric disturbances that threaten the protective layer of the sky known as the bozone layer, accelerating the cycle. If something isn't done soon, all of us turning into clowns will be the least of our worries.

    6 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago