John Robinson

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About John Robinson

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  • Birthday 05/03/1952

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    my family, writing, film, politics, eschatology, classic rock

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  1. I finally realized atheism required more faith in huge numbers and blind chance than I, as a thinking human being, was able to give it. Once that threshold was crossed I began to question every belief I held, and my journey to Jesus began.
  2. Back in early 2014 the company I work for sent a team of six of us to Saudi Arabia on a ten-day trade junket that had been partly set up by the US State Department. Even though our guides there tried to hide the worst influences from Islam from us, there was simply too much of it going on. Most of the offenses I saw were against women who fell afoul of the Morality Police. These were cops in traveled the streets of Riyadh in search of women who were uppity (my term). One of their favorite things was to stop a woman to make sure the burkah she had on was sufficiently opaque. One event that's stuck with me was when I saw them stop a husband and wife, who was obediently walking three steps behind him. One of the cops pulled out a ruler and measured the distance from the hem of her garment to the sidewalk. It must not have passed muster, because without warning the cop pulled out a baton and started beating the snot out of her. A second later he was joined by his two fellow thugs, and even the husband joined in shaking his fist and screaming at his wife--who knows, maybe to save himself a beating from them as well. It only lasted a few seconds, then the cops climbed back in their car and drove off. Two things I still remember: the crowd on the sidewalk utterly ignored her screams, and as it was going on our guide muttered to our group not to get involved. Islam is an absolutely filthy religion straight from hell.
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    1. John Robinson

      John Robinson

      Thank you, Shanee!

    2. shanee

      shanee

      your very welcome!

  4. Sight, a few days ago I posted this: "So is there any reason you can't sell off what won't fit in a backpack and head for whatever compass point suits you? I did. And yes, I was as broke as Job's turkey, but after a year of "gettin' out among 'em" as my late grandpa said, I'd found myself, and more importantly, all the "stuff" I'd thought so critical to my happiness simply wasn't. Just a thought. Nothing more." Maybe you didn't see it, so I'm asking again. If there's nothing holding you down (and at age 28 unless you're married with kids, I'd bet there isn't), why not give it a try? You'd be exposing yourself to new people who don't know your baggage (nor care) as well as new vistas that will be life-affirming and/or terrifying ... maybe both at the same time. At any rate you'll kick the slats out of the life that holds you bound. And you might just find your wings.
  5. That's just what I was thinking. A tipping point is coming, and it's going to be bloody beyond belief.
  6. So is there any reason you can't sell off what won't fit in a backpack and head for whatever compass point suits you? I did. And yes, I was as broke as Job's turkey, but after a year of "gettin' out among 'em" as my late grandpa said, I'd found myself, and more importantly, all the "stuff" I'd thought so critical to my happiness simply wasn't. Just a thought. Nothing more.
  7. May I ask how old you are? Not being snarky; there's a reason I'm asking.
  8. The longer I'm around, the more I'm convinced there isn't a nickel's difference between a liberal and a libertarian. The verbiage is almost identical. Just sayin.'
  9. Way back in boot camp our DI said something that's stuck with me nearly fifty years later: "If someone says they want to kill you, believe them."
  10. Sight, in my sixty-five years on this benighted old planet I've seen and done things you can't begin to imagine; "neanderthal" suits me pretty well. At any rate, I have a feeling your time to reach a decision for Christ--or not--is drawing to a close. Choose wisely. And with that, I'm done. Pax.
  11. Okay, Sight, enough. This thread has gone thirteen pages, and you remain double-minded. So if you want to walk, walk, and do it already. I'm an Army vet; your threats mean nothing. I guess what I'm saying is I for one am done with your incessant crabbing. Either man up or shut up. Your choice.
  12. One video. Atheists are funny. I know; I used to be one.
  13. Hon, joining the Greek Orthodox church is leaving the faith. Maybe we're done with this topic.
  14. I haven't been here as long as Shiloh, but I'll agree that given the site's size, some repetition is to be expected. That said, Christmas and Easter do tend to get ... lively.
  15. The thing is, Bonky, adults go there of their own accord; God doesn't "send" them, they're drawn there like a magnet because they won't do the one thing that will change their polarity. Babies, on the other hand--and the feeble-minded for that matter--don't know any better, and I believe God takes that into account. Or as Mark Twain (an atheist, as I used to be) put it, "It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it's the parts that I do."