If You Doubt That You're No More Than An Intelligent Chimp

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    Wait till you pass 75, stand before a mirror, turn your hands and arms inward letting them hang palms inward in front of you....and study what you see.

    An old uncle of mine who was nearing 80 went to a local doctor who had been treating him most of his life. He told the doctor what all had happened to him during the last couple of years. The old doctor said, "Loyce...when we pass 75 they ought to just shoot us"

    Religion originated because primitive mankind could not accept his mortality. He dreamed dreams and saw visions and somehow conjured up a fantasy which allowed him....above all other forms of life....to survive. It is what it is.....the product of a developing imagination from those who believed in witchcraft and thought the earth was flat.

    If an immortal creator of everything dropped by and left the only keys to the kingdom with those primitives he has one helluva sense of humor.
     
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    If you really believe your nothing but a monkey, then that's sad because it means you have little hope.

    We still have the keys of the Kingdom. If you think that they were entrusted to just our ancestors alone then you don't understand the Gospel. Nor do you understand it if you think God couldnt save them as well as us. Especially since everything we are is because of them.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    My father now approaching 90, a man who lead a very active life and who knew how to party as well as work his ass off, now informs me that getting old is something he's glad he only has to do ONCE.

    This is a man who never complained about things, folks.

    But apparently getting really old and infirm isn't exactly a picnic.

    Or as my Great Grandma Blitz (born in 1857!) used to tell anybody who would listen back when she was 99:

    Life is great...if you don't weaken.
     
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    They say "there are no atheists in foxholes", but how about "there are no theists on a deathbed"? If we're really going to see God, why do so many demand extraordinary measures to prolong what's already become unbearable? Why would a supposedly Christian family like the Schiavos demand their daughter cling to life, when they should have been letting her go to a better place?
     
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    by your logic we ought to eat a bullet
    :cuckoo:
     
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    I'm pretty sure any Chimp would kick your ass at "Jeopardy"
     
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    amrchaos Pentheus torn apart

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    Humans are not chimps...Nor gorillas either!
     
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    I have no doubt that you have the intellectual capacity to out-debate a chimp.
     
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    Simians for a thousand, Alex
     
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    I said deathbed, not suicide watch, but be my guest. :cool:
     

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