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1501  Getbig Misc Discussion Boards / Religious Debates & Threads / Re: How Can You Make Yourself Believe In a God. on: March 13, 2013, 11:21:05 PM
I'm agnostic. But I don't want to be. I WANT to believe in a God. The faith and comfort that one gets from that can't be equaled.

So you want to believe merely because you perceive that there is some personal benefit to it? I would think believing in what is true ought to be the primary motivation for acquiring beliefs (in fact, it seems impossible to attempt otherwise).

How do you know that a significantly higher amount of comfort is achieved by the religious than people like you and me if you haven't been on either side of that divide? They go through the same trials and tribulations as us, and not all end up happy -- it might be instructive to read something of Mother Teresa's state of mind toward the end of her life.

I'm going through a very tough and painful loss in my life right now and I have nowhere to turn, which may be why I am so eager to find something to believe in and something to have faith in.

There are a variety of things that can help you deal with your loss, none of which necessitate adopting beliefs you are rightfully leery of. Therapy, meditation, leaning on a support group of friends and perhaps family, or even something more serious like the administration of certain substances that tend to deeply impact one's psychology in a positive manner can all help (for example, MDMA is currently in trials to treat soldiers with PTSD).

Taking a positive stance towards a God concept (there are a million on offer) which approximates belief may help you. The major religions -- in this context I'm primarily referring to Christianity -- tend to have a communal structure set up that may well assist you in dealing with grief. The problem is that you can't just force yourself to believe in such a thing any more than a Christian can magically force himself into Islamism because he decides it would be fun. It'll be a slog either way, the difference being the non-religious solutions won't demand control of your mind.

But even at my best times I still wished I had faith and believed in something.

I've never felt anything like this so I can't quite sympathize. Why do you think you feel this way?

I love the ideal that a higher power has a plan for us. I also love thinking that one is given tough times because they can handle it.

There's a reason that these ideas exist in our ideational climate and others which are less pleasant -- even if they're from the same ancient religion -- do not. Comforting ideas that satisfy our needs in some form are naturally more popular than the harsher ideas.

I've never experienced anything supernatural or "divine" or had a sudden realization. I wish........

Well, responses telling you of the magical experience of encountering Jesus, Allah, the Almighty gnome, etc. are short in coming. So perhaps you will get some inkling of the feeling they all share (despite their wildly incorrect interpretations). Good luck and try to make an informed decision here.
1502  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Three way on: March 13, 2013, 10:42:17 PM
Ah. You have a crush on me. Sorry bottom bitch boy . I'm not gay.

1503  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Three way on: March 13, 2013, 10:36:49 PM
Roll Eyes
Why are you butt hurt bro? Did I fuck your girl or something. Lol

You stole my dime piece T -- the crown jewel of my fuck buddy rotation -- from me. Fattest pussy ever, that gal. Now, my only recourse is to hound you by obnoxiously correcting your posts' grammar ad infinitum.
1504  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Three way on: March 13, 2013, 09:20:41 PM
really Really? You NEVER have been hanging with a friend, and a girl You've never had the experience of a woman blowing both you and your friend after hanging out for a bit? I find that hard to believe from about a handsome pothead like yourself (no homo) [. - insert period]
1505  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: who could you punch in the face on Getbig ?? on: March 13, 2013, 09:15:21 PM
Hey, it's your plan in full. I'm just a contractor associated with it in some limited capacity. Therefore, if it ends up sucking it isn't my fault.

But if it pans out, I will greedily take as much credit as possible.
1506  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: who could you punch in the face on Getbig ?? on: March 13, 2013, 09:11:33 PM
Syntaxmachine and I have a plan for a topic. It's going to be epic.

Hey, it's your plan in full. I'm just a contractor associated with it in some limited capacity. Therefore, if it ends up sucking it isn't my fault.
1507  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Convince me that all women aren't whores. on: March 13, 2013, 09:05:23 PM
There's some dizzying scopal ambiguity in the thread title. Either you're asking us to convince you of {[For all x](x is a woman --> x isn't a whore)}'s truth or {[There is an x](x is a woman and x isn't a whore)}'s truth.

Your mom can't serve as a value of either formula's variable.

WOOOOSHHH
1508  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Three way on: March 13, 2013, 05:42:54 PM
I have did a bitch with a friend before. Just don't do that gay dp shit, well unless you're bi or something.  Grin
One dude gets oral the other gets pussy.

Have did learn a bit of proper English you stupid hick.
1509  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: After 2 weeks in Europe on: March 12, 2013, 09:27:23 PM
Wtf, I thought this thread was about euro tripping? Lets bring this back to life with talk of previous trips.  I am actually looking into buying a two bedroom place over there, but am not sure so I am planning more visits. Place is awesome, and if you don't feel smarter when you get back, you're either doing it wrong or you forgot to pack your brain.

1. Would the property be an investment, a vacation home, or both? I assume you'll speak with professional on the matter as buying property overseas can be a tricky proposition (the relevant variables can and do vary widely between countries, even within Europe: what a country's rules are for foreign ownership, what entity would you want to own the property, taxes and treatment of rental income, etc.).

2. It isn't readily apparent to me what you mean by feeling 'smarter' when you return from a trip to Europe. Are you referring to the prototypical Western European countries? I assume so, since there are a variety of places where you'll feel dumber upon returning.

While it's true that new and interesting experiences stimulate the brain in a variety of ways and can preserve/enhance cognitive function, it still isn't clear in what sense you intend 'smart' to be taken. I certainly won't return and say, be able to do mental math any better. Maybe you really mean something like 'cultured'?
1510  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Face transplant progress on: March 12, 2013, 08:51:31 PM
As long as the new Star Wars trilogy has plenty of cantina scenes, these guys are set.
1511  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: what causes the delt area to become sort of red the days after injecting on: March 12, 2013, 08:45:18 PM
dont be a pussy, best thing to do is take a hot shower and massaged the area to disperse the bynzol and get the oil to move around

Trust this guy, he knows a thing or two about oil in the arms/delts.
1512  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: White People *Rolls Eyes* on: March 12, 2013, 01:55:45 PM
Kill whitey!!!!

x2

Here are more prototypical white persons -- fuckin' scum. We need them gone from our country before they kill us all, say I.





1513  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: WYHI? (In Order) on: March 12, 2013, 01:41:41 PM
I can't seem to control my horny levels.
1514  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Oklahoma mom tried to sell two kids on Facebook on: March 12, 2013, 12:48:34 AM
 Roll Eyes

http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/national/misty-nicole-vanhorn-oklahoma-mom-accused-of-offering-to-sell-2-children-for-boyfriends-bail

Misty Nicole Vanhorn: Oklahoma mom accused of offering to sell 2 children for boyfriend's bail


(KFOR) A Sallisaw, Oklahoma woman was taken to Sequoyah County jail for trying to sell her children to a woman in Fort Smith, Arkansas Wednesday.

Misty Nicole Vanhorn, 22, was selling her children, a 2-year-old and 10-month old, for $1,000 each or both for $4,000.

Officials say it is possible that she needed bond money to get her boyfriend out of jail.

According to the police report, Vanhorn had used Facebook to contact a woman in Fort Smith.

Vanhorn had messaged the woman, "Just come to Sallisaw, it's only 30 minutes away and I'll give you all of her stuff and let y'all have her forever for $1,000."

Her children were taken into state custody.

1515  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: What women really want on: March 11, 2013, 10:38:18 PM
so you can't afford your car payment but can afford steroids?  and you do this on the money the navy (my tax dollars) pays you?


jesus fuckin christ.....

At least we'll (presumably) recoup the costs with our bro here as he enters the civilian workforce and generates a variety of taxable events over the rest of his life.

What we won't get back is the money that is, say, being spent by certain agencies on "training" Afghani government employees who are flown out to Quantico and housed at our expense, after which they don't show up for training because they discover porno for the first time in the hotel room and rack up a huge cable bill -- people who literally have to be instructed not to use rocks to wipe their ass when they arrive here, and who will under no circumstance make any use of the certificate(s) bestowed upon them as a result of the training they never showed up for anyway.

Yes, you and I as taxpayers have literally taken up the tab for Afghani tribesmen's hotel porno consumption habits -- one disgustingly wasteful tab among thousands that would cause a gigantic uproar if the citizenry at large became aware of them in any detail. Meanwhile, our own troops can longer acquire tuition assistance while on active duty.  Huh
1516  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Get big help, g/f won't speak to me anymore... on: March 11, 2013, 10:29:21 PM
Should I smash two (fake) friends that snitched me out when these cowards are married and were buying hookers hand over fist in TJ?!?  Advice appreciated...

Absolutely, just start beating people up. This solution works wonders independent of context.
1517  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Wiggs in the Army on: March 11, 2013, 10:23:02 PM
Stfu newbie

There's a massive pyramid shit coming your way if you don't simmer down.
1518  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lefties ? on: March 11, 2013, 10:17:58 PM
I am bad booty. Spank required.

Before the spanking is administered, we ought to have a clear idea of what we're about to thwack. You know what you need to do.
1519  Getbig Misc Too Board / Getbig Comments Suggestions Complaints Board / Re: Ron, its time to expand the brand. on: March 11, 2013, 10:11:09 PM
Yes, a shop with a variety of getbig products should be provided. Users will be able to submit designs for approval. It will be glorious.
1520  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Lefties ? on: March 11, 2013, 09:56:38 PM
There's a shop in Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco which specializes in selling all manner of product for those of us with Satan's Hand. Fellow demon lovers, give it a gander.
1521  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Anyone used to be bigger and shrink down? on: March 11, 2013, 09:10:20 PM
I currently weigh almost 240lbs when I wake up at 5'10.

How much do you weigh when you wake up at different heights?

Anyways, anyone else shrink down before? Can you describe how you feel mentally about it? I'm talking things like confidence, mood, etc.

I was 318 at 5'4'' and 8% bf. I used to compete as a heavyweight but went overboard with the size over the years. It's tough coming down because I get looked at less when I go to the pool, but as others have said it's all a mental game; focus your mind on the positives of carrying less size, such as dying somewhat less earlier than average.

P.S. If you doubt my claims just ask Coach -- I worked out at his gym several times and we shot the shit repeatedly.

what reverse cowgirlboy is for.

Translated into getbigger-compatible language.
1522  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: I need answers! Its about the military and Obama. on: March 11, 2013, 10:43:30 AM
How dare we expect these betrodden souls to fund their own educational attainment while on active duty?

Now they only receive free housing, free food and clothing, free healthcare for themselves and their families, free matching contributions for their retirement accounts, discounted life insurance, significant tax benefits, almost the same total compensation as many comparable jobs in the private sector ('comparable' to what persons with similar educational attainment and experience are making in the private sector, to be exact), significant prestige and an invaluable resume item easily parlayable into future employment, and a maximum of at least $45.5K towards further education as a result of the post-9/11 GI Bill (36 months of benefits at $17.5K per year for tuition, $1k per year for books + an indeterminately large housing stipend which varies based on zip code).

Only! The goverment should keep it's promises. If they are going to change things, then they need to do it to new recruits. Don't fuck over the people that you promised certain benefits to.

Since the military is an AVF, there is some onus on those who agree to join to understand what they are and are not entitled to. Ask your friend to point to the part of the contract she signed indicating that the military is obligated to provide her tuition assistance.

Even if there is such a clause, the onus is on your friend to determine the status of military contracts, viz., their susceptibility to revisal. I'm not in the military and it took me 20 seconds to type into my fancy computer internet device-a-majig "sample military contract," which in turn generated a series of websites. Several of them describe the clause of the contract which states:

"Laws and regulations that govern military personnel may change without notice to me. Such changes may affect my status, pay allowances, benefits and responsibilities as a member of the Armed Forces REGARDLESS of the provisions of this enlistment/re-enlistment document.

Thus, virtually all elements of the contract are subject to revisal as the military deems appropriate. I don't think I'm being unreasonable in expecting people who agree in principle to kill purported enemies of the USG in far away lands of tangential or dubious relevance to the citizenry's security to understand the nature of their contracts. Tell your friend of this so that she might be better informed in the future -- she sounds embarrassingly naive.
1523  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: February payroll employment rises (+236,000); unemployment rate edges down (7.7% on: March 11, 2013, 08:24:29 AM
The only good news here -- and it's tepid at best -- is that the U6 value went down for the first time in several months.

Other then that, there is positive data from the housing and construction markets, which traditionally have undergirded major recoveries. Hopefully the trends in those domains continue, slowly mounting a full recovery before the next recession occurs, however far away that is.
1524  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: February payroll employment rises (+236,000); unemployment rate edges down (7.7% on: March 11, 2013, 08:16:35 AM
Didnt say that.. Unemployment went down because of seasonal hiring..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasonal_adjustment
1525  Getbig Main Boards / Politics and Political Issues Board / Re: After 2 weeks in Europe on: March 11, 2013, 06:57:42 AM
Thanks for the write-up, though it seems to me very good evidence of the theory-ladenness of observation -- what theory (or theories) we have onboard at the moment an observation is made in large part determines our interpretation of what is observed.

Thus, your already having everything figured out about the evils of leftism (deep theoretical commitments which you seem preternaturally unable to critically evaluate -- were you raised into these beliefs as some are raised into religiosity?) in large part shaped your interpretation of the observations made over the course of the trip. How else could one generalize from a small cluster of very tourist-y experiences to sweeping judgments of an entire continent's socioeconomic arrangements, vast structures that not even the 'experts' understand in full, in addition to all of the people there?

The last observation I'll make is that you commit the same fallacies as those simpletons who declare Europe more enlightened than America (you and I can at least agree that that meme is rather silly): (i) you assume 'Europe' is even an entity at all, as if there are properties that all so-called European countries and people share (there aren't), and (ii) you assume along with the bozos you are opposing that there is some coherent notion of 'enlightenment' which may justifiably be ascribed to entire continents, societies, or communities -- something which isn't necessarily false, but which needs justifying.
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