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I realize that you have acknowledged its existence already. That was not my question though.

 

Do you believe in organized religion?

 

If not, that makes you an athiest.

 

That is interesting. I have never heard of an athiest.

 

An atheist would be an adherent of atheism; which is the opposite of theism. Theism is the belief in the existence of a God or gods. A person can be religious, and even believe in organized religion without believing in the literal existence of gods.

 

 

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More than you think, I'd guess.

 

What percentage of US Catholics do you think gave any money to Mother Teresa's mission?

 

 

Perhaps the most lucrative branch of the organisation is the “Holy Ghost” House in New York’s Bronx. Susan Shields served the order there for a total of nine and a half years as Sister Virgin. “We spent a large part of each day writing thank you letters and processing cheques,” she says. “Every night around 25 sisters had to spend many hours preparing receipts for donations. It was a conveyor belt process: some sisters typed, others made lists of the amounts, stuffed letters into envelopes, or sorted the cheques. Values were between $5 and $100.000. Donors often dropped their envelopes filled with money at the door. Before Christmas the flow of donations was often totally out of control. The postman brought sackfuls of letters — cheques for $50000 were no rarity.” Sister Virgin remebers that one year there was about $50 million in a New York bank account. $50 million in one year! — in a predominantly non-Catholic country. How much then, were they collecting in Europe or the world? It is estimated that worldwide they collected at least $100 million per year — and that has been going on for many many years.

 

http://www.srai.org/mother-teresa-where-are-her-millions/

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This kinda proves my point.

 

Did you think the money was going toward helping the poor of Calcutta?

 

F*ck me, letting myself get roped back in. Yea, I know all about the controversies surrounding Mother Teresa. You're not the smartest person in the room on this one Rob. Still doesn't mean I'm going to hold it against the people who thought they were donating their money to a worthy cause. I was poking fun at you being so gung-ho about this rather obscure and inconsequential topic.

 

$100MM / 1.2 billion estimated Catholics = 8 cents/ Catholic/ year. Stop the presses.

 

But seriously, get your congressman on the phone and just tell them that all of ISIS and Black people's problems could be cured by jerking it more.

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I realize that you have acknowledged its existence already. That was not my question though.

 

Do you believe in organized religion?

 

If not, that makes you an athiest. It's cool if you are one. I do not say that out of one side of my mouth either. Just wanted to get clarity on this as you now know that I am a church going Catholic.

 

That is not what atheism means.

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That is interesting. I have never heard of an athiest.

 

An atheist would be an adherent of atheism; which is the opposite of theism. Theism is the belief in the existence of a God or gods. A person can be religious, and even believe in organized religion without believing in the literal existence of gods.

 

A person can also believe in a higher power or God and not be into organized religion. Psilocybin sometimes plays a role.

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I'll never understand why posting a quote or arguing a contention invariably leads to spurious charges of a supposed claim of superiority.

 

You're not the smartest person in the room on this one Rob.

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It's like having our own Dennis Miller.

 

 

Differences:

 

1. Dennis Miller is sometimes funny.

 

2. Dennis Miller is successful.

 

Rob's more of a humorless Dennis Miller, if Dennis Miller lived in East Central Illinois and ran a local sports blog.

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Back on the original topic, Jay Bilas made a fool of himself on Mike and Mike today by saying Pitino knew nothing about this and that only McGee should be punished. What a crock of crap. College basketball coaches are the biggest control freaks on the planet. These guys want to control every minute detail of their programs.

 

Anyone who thinks Roy and Pitino were unwitting victims needs a serious reality check. They knew what was going on.

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I'm not sure that a whole lot of outlets are minting money on coverage of the Groce and Beckman eras.

 

Differences:

 

1. Dennis Miller is sometimes funny.

 

2. Dennis Miller is successful.

 

Rob's more of a humorless Dennis Miller, if Dennis Miller lived in East Central Illinois and ran a local sports blog.

 

 

But hey, you got another chance at an ad hominem attack. So at least I made your day.

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Interesting viewpoint. I never looked at opera or soccer as a religion before. When you look at "organized religion", you have certain gatherings, beliefs, acts, and rites of passage that establish a belief in a divine being. If one takes a deconstructed view of something like an opera or soccer, I suppose you have certain gatherings, beliefs, acts, and rites of passage too.

 

Just for future reference, you do not believe in "organized religion"? That was more my question as I was not thinking outside the box when you asked what "religion" people believed. Since your statements in here seemed like what someone like me who believes in "organized religion" would consider "atheistic", just wanted to clarify that for future dialogue.

 

I doubt Rob believes in organized anything. Having said that, I have a distaste for organized religion. I grew up in a strong Catholic family btw. Attended Catholic high school and six years of Catholic schooling.

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Interesting viewpoint. I never looked at opera or soccer as a religion before. When you look at "organized religion", you have certain gatherings, beliefs, acts, and rites of passage that establish a belief in a divine being. If one takes a deconstructed view of something like an opera or soccer, I suppose you have certain gatherings, beliefs, acts, and rites of passage too.

 

Just for future reference, you do not believe in "organized religion"? That was more my question as I was not thinking outside the box when you asked what "religion" people believed. Since your statements in here seemed like what someone like me who believes in "organized religion" would consider "atheistic", just wanted to clarify that for future dialogue.

 

I doubt Rob believes in organized anything. Having said that, I have a distaste for organized religion. I grew up in a strong Catholic family btw. Attended Catholic high school and six years of Catholic schooling.

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Meatballs?

 

I pray for you to discover His Grace.

 

I went to some sort of revival when I was a kid. The con artist was Vicki Jamison, before she became Vicki Jamison Peterson.

 

It was everything Marjoe Gortner described, and probably less than ten years after Marjoe was released.

 

Actual faith healing with people lining up to be touched on the head/fall down.

 

So embarrassing.

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Back on the original topic, Jay Bilas made a fool of himself on Mike and Mike today by saying Pitino knew nothing about this and that only McGee should be punished. What a crock of crap. College basketball coaches are the biggest control freaks on the planet. These guys want to control every minute detail of their programs.

 

Anyone who thinks Roy and Pitino were unwitting victims needs a serious reality check. They knew what was going on.

I don't care for either one and I think Pitino is an insufferable ass. Dee Brown(not Illini Dee) said year's ago that Pitino as a pro coach thought the fans came to see him coach. That's all you need to know. He treated assistants miserably as well.

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I doubt Rob believes in organized anything. Having said that, I have a distaste for organized religion. I grew up in a strong Catholic family btw. Attended Catholic high school and six years of Catholic schooling.

 

Organized religion is like any organized institution.

It ultimately becomes more focused on maintaining itself than serving its original mission.

Fill in the blank:

 

Government

Unions

Chamber of Commerce

Banks

Wall Street

Capitalism

Any Church

NCAA

Political parties

etc..............

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Organized religion is like any organized institution.

It ultimately becomes more focused on maintaining itself than serving its original mission.

Fill in the blank:

 

Government

Unions

Chamber of Commerce

Banks

Wall Street

Capitalism

Any Church

NCAA

Political parties

etc..............

Aren't we all guilty of this (kamikaze pilots aside)?

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Well said.

 

Organized religion is like any organized institution.

It ultimately becomes more focused on maintaining itself than serving its original mission.

Fill in the blank:

 

Government

Unions

Chamber of Commerce

Banks

Wall Street

Capitalism

Any Church

NCAA

Political parties

etc..............

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