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1  Simmers' Paradise / Sims 2 Apartment Life Chat / Religious faith versus Non-conformist faith and the Sims 2 on: September 20, 2008, 03:51:15 am
Quote from: papa_di;1387570
I know an atheist who choose not to believe in God only because He doesn't want the rules or the belief that his actions are a sin (according to the bible and some religions)


How can you "choose" to believe in something? You either do or you don't.

If you were to consciously choose to believe in something wouldn't that mean that you don't believe in it at all but just wish that it were true?

Also, that seems to be a very strange reason to become an atheist. I mean, I know people who don't agree with all of the rules of their specific religion but they just ignore those rules.
I'm an atheist. Not because I didn't like any part of a religion, I'm an atheist because I find all religions fanciful and unbelievable; not to mention the mountain of evidence that contradicts them (I'm a scientist, I can't ignore the evidence!).

So, in conclusion, I don't think that anyone chooses to believe in anything. Belief isn't a choice, you choose a religion (or lack thereof) based upon your belief.
2  Simmers' Paradise / Sims 2 Apartment Life Chat / Religious faith versus Non-conformist faith and the Sims 2 on: September 03, 2008, 05:08:40 am
I still can't really wrap my mind around someone associating anything from the sims2 with religion... I just don't see the connection.
I was always glad for the fact that there is no religious content in the game, and I still am. Other than the time that I made a cult in my game that worshipped grilled cheese sandwiches that is.

Quote from: Tomkat;1363776
I think religion is a tool used for the good or bad of society. People find salvation and soothing in it, and others try and exploit that to make those believers do what they want.


I agree with you here to a certain degree. Personal faith is something that is usually harmless but I've always felt that organised religions are ticking time-bombs. They can manipulate people into doing some insane crap (murdering "heathens", suicide bombings, male and female circumcision etc)

That is not to say that I condone personal faith either. I am an atheist (read realist) and would prefer for everyone to let go of their security blankets and face reality, but I know that's not going to happen. I know that some people need these things and as long as they keep to themselves about it I'm not going to begrudge them and their childish behaviour.

I have been an atheist ever since I was old enough to think about the concept of religion. I think I was about seven years old and I had just finished reading The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin. I think I remember equating god with Santa at the time; a lie that my parents told me to make a child happy.
I resent the fact that I was baptised as a baby when I was too young to know what was going on, never mind able to make a decision regarding the religion I was being forced into. It still annoys me that on paper I am "catholic" even though I don't believe in their deity. I do believe that just saying "I reject the holy spirit" is supposed to immediately exile you from the religion but the Pope has yet to ring me and tell me that I'm free *shrug*

I think that children should be allowed choose their own religion when they become mature enough to make the decision. Not have their parent's beliefs forced onto them from birth.
3  Simmers' Paradise / Sims 2 Apartment Life Chat / Apartment Life = Satantist? on: September 02, 2008, 01:18:00 am
Quote from: mizmudgie;1362239
Welcome to America, if it bothers you...Harden Up!!!



And here I thought I was on the internet, a network that includes every country in the world...

Hadn't realised that I had been in America all this time. Wow.



As for commending someone because they have blind faith in something like this; it makes me very uncomfortable. What is so commendable about following something blindly until you become this irrational? I think that that kind of behaviour is deplorable! What good can come from such an attitude?

The sims2 is a game, a game with no real religious elements in it (thankfully) and for someone to see satanism in the Hollywood parody of a different religion entirely? That's a little crazy.

Also, so what if it was "satanist"? Satanism is a religion just as much as Christianity, does she ban people on her site for being any religion other than Christian?
For me I see no difference between someone who is Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Satanist, Pagan or whatever.

Che, some people need to get over themselves.
4  Retired Creators / Skins for the Skinless / Pixie Colours on: August 27, 2008, 08:41:34 am
Just letting people know that I made a replacement for the Apartment Life witch using Pixie Emerald. You can find it here.

Thank you, Enayla for the great skin and your liberal policy when it comes to making defaults.
5  Retired Creators / Accessoires / gL0ves, especially for the ladies on: May 08, 2008, 04:59:32 pm
These are so awesome! I have the perfect sim for these.

Thank you so much!
6  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / My Game STILL KEEPS CRASHING!!! on: March 10, 2008, 12:39:16 pm
Sounds like you have a custom bed that's crashing your game. Have you tried removing all of your custom beds? and if that doesn't help; removing all your objects might.

Then add stuff back in one by one until you find the problem file.
7  Simmers' Paradise / Sims Stories / Xenophobia: Pride & Prejudice - Chapter Twenty-two on: February 22, 2008, 05:27:51 am
This story is awesome. I never liked the Strangetown families before but you'e cast them in a new light. I may even pull it back from the depths of my program files folder myself.

Your skin defaults... are they Oepu?
8  Retired Creators / Skins for the Skinless / Eye-oholic! on: February 17, 2008, 08:43:57 pm
Quote from: FlowerMisty;1139736
I think "Precious" is missing from the download rar.


It's showing up just fine in my game.
9  Simmers' Paradise / Sims 2 Pictures / Re: Post your favorite Sim kids, toddlers or babies on: January 29, 2008, 07:30:27 pm
Here's my latest set of twins, Lilith and Lupin Vampyre. One of their mothers is a  vampire and the other is a werewolf. I'm planning on vamping and wolfing them both when they become teens.



They're really cute but they kind of creep me out a little.
10  Retired Creators / Meshes / Hidden EP5 Rockstar outfit on: October 19, 2007, 06:14:27 pm
Quote from: BlooM;996156
So you want the same outfit but without the accesoires as default replacement?

Yeah, that would be great, Bloom.

*edit* thanks so much!
11  Retired Creators / Meshes / Hidden EP5 Rockstar outfit on: October 19, 2007, 04:54:03 pm
Quote from: BlooM;995519
I can make it default replacement but when does this outfit/mesh popup ingame then?
I never saw it....
If i make it a replacement it stays hidden......

Edit
But if you have it already, how did you get it?
Some one else already made a mesh for it?



It's the uniform for the last level of the music career, "rock star" I think.
I have a sim that is at that level and the poor maxis meshing is really getting to me, a replacement would be lovely:iconbigg:
12  Retired Creators / Meshes / Hidden EP5 Rockstar outfit on: October 19, 2007, 06:46:14 am
Bloom, I love you, seriously! the weird raised necklace and bracelet on this outfit where driving me mad!

Any chance to make this a default replacement for the maxis mesh?
13  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / game keeps crashing. on: October 01, 2007, 08:08:05 am
Have you added anything to the game since the last time it worked properly?
14  Simmers' Paradise / Sims 2 Pictures / Re: Post your Hot & Sexy Male Sims Here on: September 14, 2007, 06:35:27 am
Quote from: sorrowfultear;932231
Yay okay thank you sooooo  much. Grin
He'll be an amazing addition to my game. ^^


Done. http://www.insimenator.org/showthread.php?p=933722#post933722
15  Simmers' Paradise / Sims 2 Pictures / Re: Post your Hot & Sexy Male Sims Here on: September 13, 2007, 05:55:24 am
Quote from: sorrowfultear;932205
Jesus Spooky Hideki is absolutely gorgeous!!! (and one of the best asian sims I've seen yet)
Any plans on uploading him?


Sure, why not? Smiley I'll upload him tonight when I get home from college.
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