It works on more problems than just the existence of God. Try the retreat argument on:
___* Squaring the circle.
___* Curing cancer with nothing more than spinach and a bowel-cleansing.
___* Knowing that the child really is yours.
With our patented retreat argument, we guarantee that you'll feel that you're right.
12/21/2006 10:39:46 PM
You seem to be sadly mistaken as to what the word \"prove\" means.
12/21/2006 11:01:26 PM
Wow, I guess I'm as good as converted now. That was some fine proof right there.
12/21/2006 11:14:59 PM
Mob mentality= Proof of God?
12/31/2006 12:43:54 AM
Eric the Blue
Crying and laughing after singing some songs? Sounds more to me like a lot of people couldn't stay on key and no one knew how else to react.
12/31/2006 12:45:54 AM
I spent my teen years in a group like that. Trust me, they know very well how to manipulate adolescent emotional reactions.
You didn't discover that God was real, you were manipulated by people who know exactly how to pull your strings.
12/31/2006 12:59:34 AM
And when I eat magic mushrooms, I'm absolutely convinced that musical notation can sing and dance. Doesn't mean it's true!
12/31/2006 1:11:07 AM
SaneChick: I'm glad I wasn't the only one who saw this post and thought drugs.
12/31/2006 3:10:41 AM
You had young people, on a retreat. When you heard people crying \"Oh God!\", well, it may not mean what you think it means..
12/31/2006 6:27:52 AM
In Canadian indoctrination factori - erm, I mean separate schools - they call it TEC or Teens-Encounter-Christ. It's voluntary. I volunteered when I had lost about 95% of my faith, 17 years old. It uses hand-holding, darkness, candles and surprise. Unmarried men in robes were the highest "authority" present the whole weekend. It uses manipulation of unsure adolescent emotions. I succumbed to the emotion - I still like hand-holding - but not the supernatural fairy-tale. If I organized one of these retreats now at 43 with an agenda to teach pastafarianism, would you let your teen attend?
7/15/2007 11:38:17 PM
All pigs brainwashed and ready to fly!
7/15/2007 11:56:00 PM
I am totally positive there is a teapot in orbit of the sun. I know because I went camping once. We talked about some stuff and stuff and had tea and s'mores, and went fishing the next day, and I couldn't focus on fishing at all because I KNEW there was a Magic Teapot. True story.
7/16/2007 12:18:46 AM
"Brainwashing for Jesus Award".
7/16/2007 12:11:01 PM
*sigh* Another teenager who thinks she's got the entire world figured out...
7/27/2007 5:47:28 PM
You got a God dose of some really great shit.
7/27/2007 9:13:17 PM
Shoot, I'm resting right now, so of course god exists.
7/28/2007 5:34:08 AM
What Joe said.
And, even if you're completely sure of God, that doesn't mean it's proof for the rest of us.
7/28/2007 2:39:25 PM
Sounds like brainwashing to me.
7/29/2007 1:06:45 PM
"I am here to prove that God dose exsist(sic)."
See? If you take a big enough dose, you'll have a religious experience! And you won't be able to spell, ether!
7/30/2007 7:45:17 AM
Well, shit... Who needs hard, physical evidence with such a compelling (and obviously completely true) testimony?
7/30/2007 8:18:05 AM
Congratulations. You just proved that psychosomatic experiences exist.
3/4/2008 5:13:31 PM
Return of Rob
So your proof of God is that you believe in God.
Because you went camping.
6/3/2008 12:49:45 PM
oh yea, i went on one of these retreat things, the best thing my friend and i took was a bottle of "southern comfort"
the singing and laughing was amazing!
6/3/2008 12:53:32 PM
i beleif gud speling exsist, to, but u cootnt proof it by Nydass
6/3/2008 2:16:20 PM
Everyone that went up there unsure came back 100% positive that there is a God.
As in, Please god, stop the bullshit attack!
6/3/2008 3:20:52 PM