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As the darkness consumes my soul.

As the darkness consumes my soul.
(05-19-2020, 01:02 AM)jerry mcmasters Wrote: All right high horseman, let everyone hear your great point that you have to make.

Or you could always try, you know, reading.

Stupid cunt.
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(05-19-2020, 01:05 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 01:02 AM)jerry mcmasters Wrote: All right high horseman, let everyone hear your great point that you have to make.

Or you could always try, you know, reading.

Stupid cunt.

Okay, Thump, make sure you quote everybody no matter who they're talking to or what they're talking about because the important thing is they get exposed to your brilliant high-horsed point about no one cares.  Lol.
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(05-19-2020, 01:28 AM)jerry mcmasters Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 01:05 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 01:02 AM)jerry mcmasters Wrote: All right high horseman, let everyone hear your great point that you have to make.

Or you could always try, you know, reading.

Stupid cunt.

Okay, Thump, make sure you quote everybody no matter who they're talking to or what they're talking about because the important thing is they get exposed to your brilliant high-horsed point about no one cares.  Lol.

*Yawn*
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(05-19-2020, 02:03 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 01:28 AM)jerry mcmasters Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 01:05 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: Or you could always try, you know, reading.

Stupid cunt.

Okay, Thump, make sure you quote everybody no matter who they're talking to or what they're talking about because the important thing is they get exposed to your brilliant high-horsed point about no one cares.  Lol.

*Yawn*

Quotes me endlessly, gets spanked, then it's yawn.  lol.
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(05-17-2020, 07:33 PM)SYZ Wrote:
(05-17-2020, 04:41 PM)Link Wrote: I pray you gain guidance from God.

Piss off you dopey Muslim cunt.  We don't need or welcome shit-stains like you.
People like you make me wanna puke, with your fucking war-mongering dogma.

May Muhammad forever ream Allah's arsehole, lubricated with pig grease.  And
may you forever suck off your camels and goats.   Have a nice day raghead.

Oh c'mon, just say what you REALLY think. LOL!

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Theists disbelieve in all deities but one.  I just disbelieve in one less.
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(05-19-2020, 02:05 AM)jerry mcmasters Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 02:03 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 01:28 AM)jerry mcmasters Wrote: Okay, Thump, make sure you quote everybody no matter who they're talking to or what they're talking about because the important thing is they get exposed to your brilliant high-horsed point about no one cares.  Lol.

*Yawn*

Quotes me endlessly, gets spanked, then it's yawn.  lol.

Kicks over the pieces, shits on the board, declares victory ...

... *yawn*
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(05-19-2020, 03:13 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 02:05 AM)jerry mcmasters Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 02:03 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: *Yawn*

Quotes me endlessly, gets spanked, then it's yawn.  lol.

Kicks over the pieces, shits on the board, declares victory ...

... *yawn*

Ah, she's OK... Top 20 mebbe. Not that I always agree, but makes decent arguments. Wink
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(05-18-2020, 06:00 AM)Cavebear Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 05:49 AM)Cavebear Wrote:
(05-17-2020, 07:24 PM)Unsapien Wrote: Challenge accepted.

Following you to see what you say.  Not something I would normally do, but I'm feeling challenging today.

They won't allow my email address.  Why "cavebear" is offensive I have no idea.  It was simply an animal of  previous age.

Well I'm in under Unsapien no problem, I didn't upload my avatar as I'm not sure how a monkey holding a dagger would go over, but maybe i'm over thinking that.

They ask you to give your religion which I put as "none".

Made 2 posts in a thread where someone is saying that they're having doubts about whether god really exists, someone posted about there has to be a god cause who created the universe and I posted that there is no reason to think, however the universe started, required a conscious being to do it. So we'll see where this goes.

Both my posts so far have required a moderator to approve the post.

I couldn't find an "introduce yourself" section, but maybe I've just missed it.

We'll see how it goes.
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(05-19-2020, 03:32 AM)Unsapien Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 06:00 AM)Cavebear Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 05:49 AM)Cavebear Wrote: Following you to see what you say.  Not something I would normally do, but I'm feeling challenging today.

They won't allow my email address.  Why "cavebear" is offensive I have no idea.  It was simply an animal of  previous age.

Well I'm in under Unsapien no problem, I didn't upload my avatar as I'm not sure how a monkey holding a dagger would go over, but maybe i'm over thinking that.

They ask you to give your religion which I put as "none".

Made 2 posts in a thread where someone is saying that they're having doubts about whether god really exists, someone posted about there has to be a god cause who created the universe and I posted that there is no reason to think, however the universe started, required a conscious being to do it. So we'll see where this goes.

Both my posts so far have required a moderator to approve the post.

I couldn't find an "introduce yourself" section, but maybe I've just missed it.

We'll see how it goes.

Thanks for relating the experience. I don't think I'll bother pursuing it further though.
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(05-18-2020, 11:30 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 10:51 PM)Chas Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 09:49 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: But that also means that its cultural roots aren't limited to Islam.

As is usual, religion is the fig-leaf for shitty behavior. That doesn't mean it's the cause of it.

I, for one, don't care whether or not it originated with the religion.  It's part of it. They approve these evils.

I think understanding why a thing is is useful in understanding how to defuse it.

We already understand it.  Religions co-opt local traditions to aid acceptance.  Just look at the history of the Roman Catholic Church.
Truly, we already understand how it works.

It is part of the religion because of it having been part of the culture(s) subsumed and assimilated.
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(05-19-2020, 03:52 AM)Chas Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 11:30 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 10:51 PM)Chas Wrote: I, for one, don't care whether or not it originated with the religion.  It's part of it. They approve these evils.

I think understanding why a thing is is useful in understanding how to defuse it.

We already understand it.  Religions co-opt local traditions to aid acceptance.  Just look at the history of the Roman Catholic Church.
Truly, we already understand how it works.

It is part of the religion because of it having been part of the culture(s) subsumed and assimilated.

Yeah, religions always co-opt hard-won practical experience and then say their god did it!
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(05-19-2020, 12:56 AM)Vera Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 11:03 PM)jerry mcmasters Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 09:02 PM)Chas Wrote: It sounds like bad filtering and thin skin.  They should get over themselves.

Thin skin?  The forum just had a stroke over a guy posting a poem.

So, people pointing out that he's posting badly scribbled shit (and someone picking the same old fight with the ame old person for the n'th time) is the forum having a stroke?

Plus ça change, plus c'est lê meme jerk Deadpan Coffee Drinker

The Académie Française called.  That should be "la même jerk".  Big Grin
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(05-19-2020, 03:58 AM)Chas Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 12:56 AM)Vera Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 11:03 PM)jerry mcmasters Wrote: Thin skin?  The forum just had a stroke over a guy posting a poem.

So, people pointing out that he's posting badly scribbled shit (and someone picking the same old fight with the ame old person for the n'th time) is the forum having a stroke?

Plus ça change, plus c'est lê meme jerk Deadpan Coffee Drinker

The Académie Française called.  That should be "la même jerk".  Big Grin

That can't be French. Otherwise it would have had "Américaine" in it. Like "Les secousses américaines"... Wink
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(05-19-2020, 12:56 AM)Vera Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 11:03 PM)jerry mcmasters Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 09:02 PM)Chas Wrote: It sounds like bad filtering and thin skin.  They should get over themselves.

Thin skin?  The forum just had a stroke over a guy posting a poem.

So, people pointing out that he's posting badly scribbled shit (and someone picking the same old fight with the ame old person for the n'th time) is the forum having a stroke?

Plus ça change, plus c'est lê meme jerk Deadpan Coffee Drinker

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(05-19-2020, 03:58 AM)Chas Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 12:56 AM)Vera Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 11:03 PM)jerry mcmasters Wrote: Thin skin?  The forum just had a stroke over a guy posting a poem.

So, people pointing out that he's posting badly scribbled shit (and someone picking the same old fight with the ame old person for the n'th time) is the forum having a stroke?

Plus ça change, plus c'est lê meme jerk Deadpan Coffee Drinker

The Académie Française called.  That should be "la même jerk".  Big Grin

No, it shouldn't. He is, arguably, male (the curcimflex accent was too much of a hassle. Deadpan Coffee Drinker

Of, course, I know that the idea of grammatical gender is too much for most English speakers Deadpan Coffee Drinker
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(05-18-2020, 11:03 PM)jerry mcmasters Wrote: Thin skin?  The forum just had a stroke over a guy posting a poem.
Well, to be fair, it wasn't a very good poem... Big Grin
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Don't mistake me for those nice folks from Give-A-Shit county.
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(05-19-2020, 03:52 AM)Chas Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 11:30 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 10:51 PM)Chas Wrote: I, for one, don't care whether or not it originated with the religion.  It's part of it. They approve these evils.

I think understanding why a thing is is useful in understanding how to defuse it.

We already understand it.  Religions co-opt local traditions to aid acceptance.  Just look at the history of the Roman Catholic Church.
Truly, we already understand how it works.

It is part of the religion because of it having been part of the culture(s) subsumed and assimilated.

Which means, to me, that assigning blame to religion is probably not digging deep enough to uproot the problem. Ingroup/outgroup thinking probably far predate organized religion.
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(05-19-2020, 10:09 AM)trdsf Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 11:03 PM)jerry mcmasters Wrote: Thin skin?  The forum just had a stroke over a guy posting a poem.
Well, to be fair, it wasn't a very good poem... Big Grin

Short on poetry, long on polemic. Color me jaded.
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(05-19-2020, 11:41 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 03:52 AM)Chas Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 11:30 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: I think understanding why a thing is is useful in understanding how to defuse it.

We already understand it.  Religions co-opt local traditions to aid acceptance.  Just look at the history of the Roman Catholic Church.
Truly, we already understand how it works.

It is part of the religion because of it having been part of the culture(s) subsumed and assimilated.

Which means, to me, that assigning blame to religion is probably not digging deep enough to uproot the problem. Ingroup/outgroup thinking probably far predate organized religion.

There's no such thing as religion.
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(05-20-2020, 12:20 AM)Old Man Marsh Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 11:41 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 03:52 AM)Chas Wrote: We already understand it.  Religions co-opt local traditions to aid acceptance.  Just look at the history of the Roman Catholic Church.
Truly, we already understand how it works.

It is part of the religion because of it having been part of the culture(s) subsumed and assimilated.

Which means, to me, that assigning blame to religion is probably not digging deep enough to uproot the problem. Ingroup/outgroup thinking probably far predate organized religion.

There's no such thing as religion.

Explain?
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(05-19-2020, 11:41 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 03:52 AM)Chas Wrote:
(05-18-2020, 11:30 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: I think understanding why a thing is is useful in understanding how to defuse it.

We already understand it.  Religions co-opt local traditions to aid acceptance.  Just look at the history of the Roman Catholic Church.
Truly, we already understand how it works.

It is part of the religion because of it having been part of the culture(s) subsumed and assimilated.

Which means, to me, that assigning blame to religion is probably not digging deep enough to uproot the problem. Ingroup/outgroup thinking probably far predate organized religion.

I think you are emphasizing a distinction without a difference.  
Without the cover and protection of the prevailing religion, rational humanist argument would have a chance to change the culture.
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(05-19-2020, 09:33 AM)Vera Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 03:58 AM)Chas Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 12:56 AM)Vera Wrote: So, people pointing out that he's posting badly scribbled shit (and someone picking the same old fight with the ame old person for the n'th time) is the forum having a stroke?

Plus ça change, plus c'est lê meme jerk Deadpan Coffee Drinker

The Académie Française called.  That should be "la même jerk".  Big Grin

No, it shouldn't. He is, arguably, male (the curcimflex accent was too much of a hassle. Deadpan Coffee Drinker

Of, course, I know that the idea of grammatical gender is too much for most English speakers Deadpan Coffee Drinker

The 'la' was a typo, the circumflex was the point.  Oh, well.
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(05-20-2020, 04:41 AM)Chas Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 11:41 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 03:52 AM)Chas Wrote: We already understand it.  Religions co-opt local traditions to aid acceptance.  Just look at the history of the Roman Catholic Church.
Truly, we already understand how it works.

It is part of the religion because of it having been part of the culture(s) subsumed and assimilated.

Which means, to me, that assigning blame to religion is probably not digging deep enough to uproot the problem. Ingroup/outgroup thinking probably far predate organized religion.

I think you are emphasizing a distinction without a difference.  
Without the cover and protection of the prevailing religion, rational humanist argument would have a chance to change the culture.

Yeah, imagine a world where no idiot conceived the concept of a deity. We might be in 4020 or beyond now...
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(05-20-2020, 04:41 AM)Chas Wrote:
(05-19-2020, 11:41 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote: Which means, to me, that assigning blame to religion is probably not digging deep enough to uproot the problem. Ingroup/outgroup thinking probably far predate organized religion.

I think you are emphasizing a distinction without a difference.  
Without the cover and protection of the prevailing religion, rational humanist argument would have a chance to change the culture.

I doubt eliminating religion (as if that could ever happen) will eliminate misogyny, bigotry, or the other ills that those assholes practice under cover of religion. They'll simply find another thought process that seemingly supports their prejudices, much like the European scientists of the 19th century spent quite a bit of time giving "scientific explanations" for why Africans weren't as advanced as white Europeans, for instance.
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