Originally posted by Helen Thomas:
You mean in all probability you could be The Messiah returned !!!
Originally posted by Joel McNary:
Then you perhaps missed the two-part episode entitled "The Return of Optimus Prime," where Optimus was rescued from being thrown into the sun? And I'm not talking about the new series either -- this was in the classic line.
Originally posted by Warren Dew:
I find the first of the Mahayana Buddist Bodhisatva vows to be much more in keeping.
All beings, without number, I vow to liberate
But then Buddists are only a small step away from humanists, agnostics, and atheists. Instead of putting most of humanity down, they vow to raise them up.
Uh ... it seems to this atheist that "raising up" others is the same kind of do-goodism that Map and others are objecting to. Especially since I kind of enjoy the wheel of life that the Buddhists want to liberate me from.
I haven't actually had any problems with Buddhists, though ... they seem to want to liberate themelves before they liberate others, and none has yet contacted me from beyond the wheel of life.
[ January 02, 2005: Message edited by: Warren Dew ]
Originally posted by Mike Gershman:
And Christian fundamentalists think that Moses is burning in Hell.
Originally posted by Carol Murphy:
Kind of like your NFL coach who pulls the first string QB for not running the play he wanted, and putting in the second string guy with the team on the 1 yard line. The number 2 guy gets the touchdown after the starter did all the hard work.
I was raised Lutheran, which is a protestant stone's throw away from Catholic