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Okay let's assume God is real for the basis of this question and heaven and hell exists.
Why then , without Jesus does the Atheist go to Hell or Limbo (assuming his disbelief does not override the idea that hell exists) yet he has lived a morally stronger life without the aid of a book?
Yet the religious man who has done nothing is allowed into heaven?
Now, my question to you is, what is your take on the morality issue, and what do you feel caused it to drop so low over the last few years?
What is the most powerful AND most expensive Personal computers a person can buy??? I am not talking about custom PCs, Im talking about PCs that are already built.
What do you think of this thread?
I don't believe in everything that it states but what if they are close? What if we were made completely by aliens.. Do they also feel?
But...what say you about the latest offerring from"Apple"
OK---I get the reference, for Star Trek geeks....(like me, as example
BUT, the term "pad" has caused controversy, because of conotations...
HOW must the 'Apple" Conpany fix this PR disiaster?
How long and how much money will it take to make a tunnel going from United States to Europe??
"take it with a grain of salt" (i know what it means to a degree, but how did it come to be, where did it originate?)
(With) a grain of salt is a literal translation of a Latin phrase, (cum) grano salis.
Since in Italy "to have salt in your pumpkin" (avere sale in zucca - pumpkin is a funny way to say "head") means to have intelligence and reasoning capabilities, "grain of salt" often means "a little bit of intelligence". So, "cum grano salis", in its latin form, it is often used when it is needed to show that intelligence and personal judgement are needed, as in "I drink wine cum grano salis since I must drive" (with care, moderately) or "please, repair this electric cable cum grano salis" (not scanting, thinking to the consequences or dangers).
The phrase comes from Pliny the Elder's Naturalis Historia, regarding the discovery of a recipe for an antidote to a poison. In the antidote, one of the ingredients was a grain of salt. Threats involving the poison were thus to be taken "with a grain of salt" and therefore less seriously. An alternative account says that the Roman general Pompey believed he could make himself immune to poison by ingesting small amounts of various poisons, and he took this treatment with a grain of salt to help him swallow the poison. In this version, the salt is not the antidote, it was taken merely to assist in swallowing the poison.
- RSVP ( again, know what it means, but not exactly sure what it stands for.)
I guess i could go and find the answers myself, but isn't this why you made this thread?