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    When I was younger I used to catch frogs. It occurred to me one day that frogs need their own version of Jesus, so I gathered loads of them around picked one out and crucified it to a tree while the others looked on.

    I felt really bad about it for many years and think wow, I was a really messed up kid to think that I could make a frog Jesus, but at the time I really thought it had to be done for the good of their race.

    But then I'm thinking, man, I must be like the God of the frog kingdom. I'm like this all powerful being who can pick them up from where they lie and their lives rest in my hands. They never understood what I was thinking or why I did things to them, but ain't this exactly how we think about our own version of God? See where I'm going?

    We don't understand what God wants or why he does things, but maybe his logic is different. Maybe he thinks "I'm gonna make an earthquake cos it will benefit people in the long run", but we don't get why, we're just well p*ssed off at him!

    Who knows our earth god could just be a little boy playing around with us just like I was playing with Frog Jesus many years ago. Think about it!


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    Shane,

    That's a nice but jaded sci-fi/fantasy story plot (which I've seen versions of on "The Outer Limits", "The Twilighht Zone", and "Men in Black"). Why post it here? Nothing to really think about. Just curious.


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    Haven't seen any of those sci fi films you mentioned, but what I'm trying to say is that we are wasting our time trying to understand the logic of God, because it just isn't compatable with human thought.

    That said what is the point of any of the posts on religion?
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    Point taken.
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    Oh, which Far Side comic to reference here? Decisions, decisions. :P

    Either way, this thread is making me think of some Larson comics.
    "In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move." -- Douglas Adams
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    If this is a true story, then its the most messed up thing I have ever heard in my entire life!!!

    Thamnophis, welcome to the forum. Just a note the BB code doesn't work if you have the check box Disable BBCode in this post checked IS
    "Nature is an infinite sphere whos center is everywhere and whose circumferense is nowhere."
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    but at the time I really thought it had to be done for the good of their race
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    That's the funniest part!
    Say, did the frog rise up after the third day and absolve every frog of sin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thamnophis
    If this is a true story, then its the most messed up thing I have ever heard in my entire life!!!
    You really need to get out more.
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    There are some really rude individuals on this web-site, all that I am saying is that this is incredibly cruel. I NEED TO GET OUT, and someone nails a frog to a post, AND I NEED TO GET OUT, what kind of sick individuals are on this web-site. Anyone who nails a frog to a post needs help, mental help, anyone who can lower theirselves to take an innocent creature like that, who has more intellegence, and nail it to a post is demented.
    "Nature is an infinite sphere whos center is everywhere and whose circumferense is nowhere."
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    Quote Originally Posted by shanethewolf
    When I was younger I used to catch frogs. It occurred to me one day that frogs need their own version of Jesus, so I gathered loads of them around picked one out and crucified it to a tree while the others looked on.

    I felt really bad about it for many years and think wow, I was a really messed up kid to think that I could make a frog Jesus, but at the time I really thought it had to be done for the good of their race.

    But then I'm thinking, man, I must be like the God of the frog kingdom. I'm like this all powerful being who can pick them up from where they lie and their lives rest in my hands. They never understood what I was thinking or why I did things to them, but ain't this exactly how we think about our own version of God? See where I'm going?

    We don't understand what God wants or why he does things, but maybe his logic is different. Maybe he thinks "I'm gonna make an earthquake cos it will benefit people in the long run", but we don't get why, we're just well p*ssed off at him!

    Who knows our earth god could just be a little boy playing around with us just like I was playing with Frog Jesus many years ago. Think about it!
    God is ALL,
    NOT ONE,
    "He" INSPIRES,
    "He" PROTECTS

    BUT "He" IS NOT A BEING

    NOT A PERSON,
    NOT AN INDIVIDUAL

    Would we benefit if Jesus Christ lived in our time?
    For me not at all. And the same thing would happen all over again.


    We need the so called "Sin", We need the bad guys, and the bad guys
    need us, may the best man win.
    Power, to punish, to judge, etc. IS ALL MAN
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thamnophis
    There are some really rude individuals on this web-site, all that I am saying is that this is incredibly cruel. I NEED TO GET OUT, and someone nails a frog to a post, AND I NEED TO GET OUT, what kind of sick individuals are on this web-site. Anyone who nails a frog to a post needs help, mental help, anyone who can lower theirselves to take an innocent creature like that, who has more intellegence, and nail it to a post is demented.
    Here in Holland there is a new program, and its called "Gotcha".
    Boring program by the way.
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    Hello,
    I agree somewhat with Thamnophis' reaction of horror about another member crucifying a frog, but then again perhaps the member's age at the time this happened would be a fair fact to acknowledge. I do recall after all, with regard to my own life that because of experiences from my own life, that I have changed. In other words, by the remorse of my own past acts, even as a child, I have realized the error of my ways, and have become, in the instant of experiencing my own realization of the cruelty I myself had caused another living thing, have become the opposite type of person, who to this day catches every single insect in my home, no matter how time consuming it may be, and put them outside of my home, causing no harm to them. I say this not as a boast, but as a testament of my personal heartfelt experience. I have learned at the age of 44 years, that is what version of myself I am as I write this here, that any judgment I have ever passed onto another somehow always comes back to haunt me. The only thing that has never haunted me is honesty presented with a kind heart. I can only hope that this mere thought I share here, to however few readers may read this that we, as human beings in continuous progress, strive first to be honest, even if this honesty proves to be a difficult and emotional thing to cope with. I personally have grown to understand with the help of many wonderfully thoughtful friends, authors and mentors, and hey, even some of my worst enemies, that the only best starting point is honesty. And I might ad that the ironic aspect of being honest is that honesty may not be the best starting point. I could easily argue against myself that perhaps courtesy would be better than honesty, or anything else that someone else can come up with for that matter, could be better. And I admit that another perhaps impossible obstacle to being a human thinking is trying to circumvent thinking subjectively. As much as I try to see the world from anyone else's point of view, I find myself struggling with the interference of my own subjectivity. It seems also that everyone I have ever had the opportunity to exchange thoughts with share this same obstacle. I have read about persons such as Gandhi who have risen above such hurdles, but even then I find myself naturally questioning the point of view of any author's account of such a person as Gandhi. In fact, I must say that Gandhi is truly the most remarkable person I have ever read about with regard to his mentality and thoughts about existence.
    My father once said to me that (and he was para phrasing a quote he had heard) the best thing about doing a job well, is to be the person to have done it. With this idea in mind, I believe it applies to our own struggles in life. By this I am offering the idea that perhaps the best thing about doing something cruel of even terrible is that because we were the exact person who did the thing, are also the same person who must forgive and redeem you. The "cross to bear" is ours to bear, and through this process of experience it seem that is how we grow from our own self confrontations and identity. Well, none-the-less, this is what I have had to crawl through to come to understand. I hope it finds some meaning to others looking for thoughts to make their life more meaningful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qaqaqai
    Hello,
    I agree somewhat with Thamnophis' reaction of horror about another member crucifying a frog, but then again perhaps the member's age at the time this happened would be a fair fact to acknowledge. I do recall after all, with regard to my own life that because of experiences from my own life, that I have changed. In other words, by the remorse of my own past acts, even as a child, I have realized the error of my ways, and have become, in the instant of experiencing my own realization of the cruelty I myself had caused another living thing, have become the opposite type of person, who to this day catches every single insect in my home, no matter how time consuming it may be, and put them outside of my home, causing no harm to them. I say this not as a boast, but as a testament of my personal heartfelt experience. I have learned at the age of 44 years, that is what version of myself I am as I write this here, that any judgment I have ever passed onto another somehow always comes back to haunt me. The only thing that has never haunted me is honesty presented with a kind heart. I can only hope that this mere thought I share here, to however few readers may read this that we, as human beings in continuous progress, strive first to be honest, even if this honesty proves to be a difficult and emotional thing to cope with. I personally have grown to understand with the help of many wonderfully thoughtful friends, authors and mentors, and hey, even some of my worst enemies, that the only best starting point is honesty. And I might ad that the ironic aspect of being honest is that honesty may not be the best starting point. I could easily argue against myself that perhaps courtesy would be better than honesty, or anything else that someone else can come up with for that matter, could be better. And I admit that another perhaps impossible obstacle to being a human thinking is trying to circumvent thinking subjectively. As much as I try to see the world from anyone else's point of view, I find myself struggling with the interference of my own subjectivity. It seems also that everyone I have ever had the opportunity to exchange thoughts with share this same obstacle. I have read about persons such as Gandhi who have risen above such hurdles, but even then I find myself naturally questioning the point of view of any author's account of such a person as Gandhi. In fact, I must say that Gandhi is truly the most remarkable person I have ever read about with regard to his mentality and thoughts about existence.
    My father once said to me that (and he was para phrasing a quote he had heard) the best thing about doing a job well, is to be the person to have done it. With this idea in mind, I believe it applies to our own struggles in life. By this I am offering the idea that perhaps the best thing about doing something cruel of even terrible is that because we were the exact person who did the thing, are also the same person who must forgive and redeem you. The "cross to bear" is ours to bear, and through this process of experience it seem that is how we grow from our own self confrontations and identity. Well, none-the-less, this is what I have had to crawl through to come to understand. I hope it finds some meaning to others looking for thoughts to make their life more meaningful.
    Hello Qaqaqia,

    I had a thought, the same way about discrimination;
    in order to "bash" it in, you have to be the most worst discriminator.
    And this time you're not telling someone, what they are doing wrong. You can probe into his mind and bring him out into the open.
    As for me I am, not the worst, I'm sorry to say.
    And discrimination is as easy as pie. Thus being agressive is easier, than being nice or kind; looking like an idiot with glassy eyes.
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