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by getreal
June 23rd, 2016, 11:03 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: J P Sears
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

Re: J P Sears

Yes, Alan. He runs courses on lifestyle along the lines of "being the best you can be" sort of thing. I tried to listen to one of his serious videos but I have an inbuilt zero tolerance of all that stuff-I just can't stand it. I'm sure some people find it useful, but for me it's a complete...
by getreal
May 24th, 2016, 10:13 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: J P Sears
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

Re: J P Sears

I can't seem to post links. Just put JP Sears ultra spiritual into Google. He has "serious" videos too. But they don't come under the title "ultra spiritual"
by getreal
May 24th, 2016, 10:07 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: J P Sears
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

J P Sears

I thought I had already brought this up, but a search didn't show anything, so hope I'm not repeating myself. Anyone heard of the above? He posts videos gently mocking new age beliefs. His videos, under the title "ultra spiritual" are very funny. I assumed he was a skeptic, but it appears ...
by getreal
May 24th, 2016, 10:03 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Earliest Quran?
Replies: 20
Views: 4016

Re: Earliest Quran?

I think for the vast majority of Christians, and the main Christian sects, the bible isn't the literal word of God. As far as I understand Islam, though, the Basis of their belief is that the Koran is the actual word of God. Therefore you cannot pick and choose,mwhere as Christians in the main belie...
by getreal
January 31st, 2016, 2:44 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Earliest Quran?
Replies: 20
Views: 4016

Re: Earliest Quran?

Clearly then, Compo, not all Moslems believe the Koran is the actual word of God? Otherwise they'd all agree with Daesh. However, if they don't, how to the square the fact that Mo claims what he says to have been divinely revealed? Isn't that the basis of Islam? Maybe they disagree about how it was ...
by getreal
January 29th, 2016, 6:35 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Earliest Quran?
Replies: 20
Views: 4016

Re: Earliest Quran?

Thanks,Comp. sorry to take so long to get back. I never thought about people learning he Koran in Arabic by rote without understanding what they were saying. I know The figure of Jesus isn't perfect, I think what I was trying to say was that he didn't seem as bad as Mo. When I said the later verses ...
by getreal
January 13th, 2016, 4:03 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Earliest Quran?
Replies: 20
Views: 4016

Re: Earliest Quran?

I know there's no proof, but if we take it that Muslims are supposed to believe that the Koran is the actual word of God and cannot be changed in any way, then the stories of robbing the caravans,smelling the slaves and other awful stuff he did they must consider to be true. To sat the Koran is not ...
by getreal
January 13th, 2016, 12:37 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Earliest Quran?
Replies: 20
Views: 4016

Re: Earliest Quran?

I've been reading a lot about Islam recently and I'm afraid I just can't get my head around it. When Moslems are told that the later sayings of Mo take precedence over any earlier sayings which may contradict them, how do they square this with the fact that all the horrible, nasty stuff came after t...
by getreal
January 11th, 2016, 3:34 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Government Alcohol Limits
Replies: 12
Views: 2005

Re: Government Alcohol Limits

I'm in favour of the government revising the advice. I'm also shocked at the amount people during and think is ok. I have many friends who drink a bottle of wine most nights with their meal. There has been an acceptance of high levels of alcohol intake in this country for too long. The levels of liv...
by getreal
January 11th, 2016, 1:38 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Good bye and thanks
Replies: 12
Views: 2536

Re: Good bye and thanks

by getreal
January 11th, 2016, 1:37 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Good bye and thanks
Replies: 12
Views: 2536

Re: Good bye and thanks

Clearly gone before his time. Listening to the track "Lazarus" from his new album is now incredibly poignant. I'll try to post a link.

Bye bye Bowie. Xx
by getreal
January 11th, 2016, 1:36 pm
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: Good bye and thanks
Replies: 12
Views: 2536

Re: Good bye and thanks

Clearly gone before his time. Listening to the track "Lazarus" from his new album is now incredibly poignant. I'll try to post a link.

Bye bye Bowie. Xx
by getreal
December 30th, 2015, 7:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Flood relief or avoidance?
Replies: 17
Views: 1363

Re: Flood relief or avoidance?

Apparently the large grants given to grouse moor owners to build and maintain drains to divert the water off the peat moors simply diverts the water lower down, rather than allowing the moor land to absorb the water, as it would do if left alone. http://www.monbiot.com/2015/12/29/going-downhill-fast...
by getreal
December 30th, 2015, 7:42 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Political Islam=religious Islam?
Replies: 10
Views: 1078

Re: Political Islam=religious Islam?

Shit! Now they're talking about covering deserts with solar panels. The bloody SA will still have a huge energy supply to sell.

I have no suggestions to make.

We are all doomed. Doomed, I say.
by getreal
December 29th, 2015, 7:46 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Political Islam=religious Islam?
Replies: 10
Views: 1078

Re: Political Islam=religious Islam?

And here was I thinking that if middle eastern oil were to dry up we'd all be safer!
by getreal
December 29th, 2015, 5:45 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Political Islam=religious Islam?
Replies: 10
Views: 1078

Re: Political Islam=religious Islam?

According to what I have read, AC is absolutely correct As is the journalist when he states that other imams are being dishonest-saying one thing in public, and the complete opposite in private. After all, Mohammed said to lie to the kafir and infiltrate his society to turn them to Islam. Or else ju...
by getreal
December 28th, 2015, 11:38 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Political Islam=religious Islam?
Replies: 10
Views: 1078

Re: Political Islam=religious Islam?

But surely neither Daesh and Al-Q are actually extreme? If The Koran is the actual words of God and is perfect, then all they are doing is adhering to the word. I realise there is duality in the Koran. But according to what I have rad (and it may be wrong) anything written which contra ticks anythin...
by getreal
December 26th, 2015, 4:39 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Political Islam=religious Islam?
Replies: 10
Views: 1078

Political Islam=religious Islam?

I've read a few books about Islam. Most of them-but not all- from the perspective of an atheist. I'm currently reading one, though, which I am finding very disturbing. I've come across a few inaccuracies (such as equating FGM only with Islam) but the rest seems to be based on the revered writings Mo...
by getreal
November 16th, 2015, 3:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Paris killings
Replies: 106
Views: 5074

Re: Paris killings

Yes, Alan. I saw these in my FB feed this morning. But it's not enough. Where are the heads of state of Islamic countries public condemnation? Where are all the public comments by Imams? Where are the letter in the press from "moderate" Islamic groups? It's not enough for a few individuals...
by getreal
November 16th, 2015, 12:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Paris killings
Replies: 106
Views: 5074

Re: Paris killings

I'm no politician. Philosophy makes my ears bleed and my grasp of politics is scant. But if we are fighting an ideology, how are bombs going to do that? France claim more than 2000 French citizens have left France and joined IS. I don't know th figures for the uk, but the jihadi bride recruiter from...

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