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Blue Jay
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Message 28 of 128 (549942)
03-11-2010 4:39 PM
Reply to: Message 16 by Pauline
03-11-2010 1:54 PM


Re: Oh, And By The Way
Hi, Dr. Sing.

I also agree that ICANT's message doesn't deserve such a poor rating. The good news is that sympathetic atheists (and now, 1 theisti evolutionist) have managed to bump the rating of that message up to a 4.2!

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Dr. Sing writes:

The poster gives some sound advice. Furthermore, this situation is a perfect example to demonstrate that evolution is incapable of providing one with practical wisdom for life. Which you get only from religion. So instead of being appreciative of it, people rate it a 1?

I don't think you can honestly say that ICANT provided any "practical wisdom for life" from his religion in that post. In fact, his argument seemed to be to not let religion get in the way of the practicality of saving one's marriage.

You're going to have to count me as one vote against the idea that "practical wisdom for life" only comes from religion. I personally feel like I derive practical wisdom for my life from a number of different sources, including my religion, other peoples' religions, science, mundane conversations with friends and colleagues, etc.

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Also, I think Percy has plans to replace the current rating system with something better sometime in the future, so I wouldn't get too worked up over it.

Aside from this site, I also post on a Mormon forum, and their rating system just counts how many people thank you for your good post, or laugh at your clever jokes. I only ever get thanked when I say an atheist is using a logical fallacy, and nobody there thinks I'm funny, either.

I think the ratings you get here are much more honest and objective then you'll find anywhere else. Sure, the system isn't perfect, and you'll still find considerable biases, but it's better than you'll find elsewhere.


-Bluejay (a.k.a. Mantis, Thylacosmilus)

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Blue Jay
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Message 46 of 128 (549980)
03-11-2010 8:20 PM
Reply to: Message 33 by Pauline
03-11-2010 5:19 PM


Rating System
Hi, Dr. Sing.

Dr. Sing writes:

I only said that the rating sys is convenient for posters who are inconsiderate and biased.

I just went through and gave two of your posts a "5."

You'll see that doing so didn't change your rating at all: you're still at 1.8.

This is because every person only gets one vote in your rating. My vote is equal to the average of all the ratings I have given you. Since I had already given you a "5" on an earlier message, my vote didn't change when I added the other ratings. So, your overall rating also didn't change.

It's very difficult for anybody's personal bias to screw with the rating system because of the way it's set up. Your score is low because a lot of people dislike your posts, not because somebody with a bias is taking advantage of the system.


-Bluejay (a.k.a. Mantis, Thylacosmilus)

Darwin loves you.


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Blue Jay
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Message 58 of 128 (549996)
03-11-2010 9:38 PM
Reply to: Message 47 by Buzsaw
03-11-2010 8:39 PM


Re: BOM vs Bible
Hi, Buzsaw.

Buzsaw writes:

Yah sure, Granny. You mean Johnny Come Lately, Smith's religion who's after the fact BOM which is about a third plagerized Biblical stuff and the faceless characters, Maroni et al spun up from proverbial whole cloth. LOL.

Dude, I'm standing right here!

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Original content hidden: there was no need for this stupidity on my part.
-Bluejay

Buzsaw writes:

Yah sure, Granny. You mean Johnny Come Lately, Smith's religion who's after the fact BOM which is about a third plagerized Biblical stuff and the faceless characters, Maroni et al spun up from proverbial whole cloth. LOL.

First, Granny was quoting an episode of a cartoon: it was a joke.
Second, you spelled "Moroni" wrong.
Third, you also spelled "plagiarized" wrong.
Fourth, apostates like you would obviously think our claim to the truth is illegitimate: that's what makes you apostates.
Fifth, you need to redo the section in your math class about fractions: you apparently have no concept about how big a "third" is.

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Buzsaw writes:

Are you old enough to remember the Heavens Gaters from plush Rancho Santa Fe...

Are you seriously comparing me and my religion to Heaven's Gate?
If so, I will now compare you and your religion to Hitler and the Nazis, because you hate everybody but yourself, your kind killed my beloved prophet and his brother, and Godwin dictates that it is inevitable, anyway.

And, Heaven's Gate wasn't that long ago.

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Buzsaw writes:

Since the Bible came first, show me one fulfilled BOM prophecy or any one thing that the BOM affords which the Bible has not already afforded that will benefit my life here or in the hereafter and I'll become a Mormon. I've spent some time over the years with different ones. So far, LOL.

The benefits in the hereafter are obvious: you're going to Hell without the BoM.

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Blue Jay
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Message 76 of 128 (550056)
03-12-2010 11:17 AM
Reply to: Message 67 by hooah212002
03-11-2010 11:26 PM


Re: BOM vs Bible
Hi, Hooah.

hooah212002 writes:

1: I don't believe shit in the bible.

I believe it is in the Bible:

Source


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Darwin loves you.


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