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Message 26 of 58 (887215)
07-25-2021 3:27 PM
Reply to: Message 25 by Phat
07-25-2021 11:11 AM


Re: Getting Plugged Back In
Phat writes:

It basically says it all.


It says nothing. Tell us what it says.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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Message 33 of 58 (887230)
07-26-2021 12:13 PM
Reply to: Message 29 by Phat
07-26-2021 3:52 AM


Re: Getting Plugged Back In
Phat writes:

It says just what you always say. It emphasizes both the message and the messenger. Got any problems with it, oh Saskatchewanian Contrarian?


I don't emphasize the messenger. There are a thousand messengers.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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Message 34 of 58 (887231)
07-26-2021 12:20 PM
Reply to: Message 28 by Phat
07-26-2021 3:50 AM


Re: Untangling a bored fisherman
Phat writes:

... the main species on this planet (humans)...


Wrong.

Phat writes:

... I'll bet the farm that I'm right about the gold and silver and an eventual dollar collapse within ten years.


You really won't though, will you? You're too enamored of your little pile of money to risk it on anything - not even on doing what your "savior" tells you to do.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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Message 39 of 58 (887237)
07-26-2021 1:39 PM
Reply to: Message 37 by Phat
07-26-2021 1:26 PM


Re: Getting Plugged Back In
Phat writes:

So? There are a thousand Basketball players but only one Michael Jordan.


Exactly my point. Basketball would be the same with or without Michael Jordan.

Phat writes:

There are a thousand Hockey Players but only one Bobby Orr. Or Wayne Gretsky. Or Gordie Howe.


See above.

Phat writes:

To put it in human terms, Jesus was the Wayne Gretsky of Messengers.


Or maybe the Fred Sasakamoose of hockey - i.e. a player you've never heard of.

Phat writes:

And he delivered his message as near perfect as a human could do on the ice.


So why do you reject His message?

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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Message 40 of 58 (887238)
07-26-2021 1:40 PM
Reply to: Message 38 by Phat
07-26-2021 1:35 PM


Re: Untangling a bored fisherman
Phat writes:

For an agnostic, you sure have the Holy Spirit in you at times!


Nope. I work without a net.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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Message 43 of 58 (887241)
07-26-2021 2:03 PM
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07-26-2021 1:57 PM


Re: Untangling a bored fisherman
Phat writes:

ringo writes:

Nope. I work without a net.


Not sure I follow. Are you referring to the fishermen analogy where the nets were breaking and the apologetic point that He makes us fishers of men?

Nope. The trapeze artist analogy with no safety net.

Phat writes:

Are you implying that you seek to catch and hold no fish but merely give them spare change and let them swim on their way?


You're over-thinking it, trying to come up with a convoluted apologetic explanation for a simple phrase.

(By the way, you could have googled it.)


"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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Message 46 of 58 (887249)
07-26-2021 8:46 PM
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07-26-2021 2:19 PM


Re: Working Without A Net
Phat writes:

Let's speculate a minute.


You're still over-thinking. I just used a common expression.

Phat writes:

You may not like Waylon Jennings....


I do like Waylon Jennings. And songs - like jokes - work best when you don't analyze them to death.

Phat writes:

Otherwise, which google would you have used?


I would have looked up the meaning of working without a net.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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Message 53 of 58 (887282)
07-29-2021 12:07 PM
Reply to: Message 47 by Phat
07-29-2021 2:20 AM


Re: Working Without A Net
Phat writes:

... whats wrong with thinking? Better too much than not enough


Not necessarily. Take reading the Bible, for example. You're not content to read it and understand what it says. You try to think it into saying what you want it to say.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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Message 54 of 58 (887283)
07-29-2021 12:11 PM
Reply to: Message 48 by Phat
07-29-2021 2:23 AM


Re: Untangling a bored fisherman
Phat writes:

Are you seriously suggesting that the authors made up the characters from scratch?


*shrug* J.R.R. Tolkien did it. So do a lot of scifi and fantasy writers.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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Message 55 of 58 (887284)
07-29-2021 12:14 PM
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07-29-2021 10:44 AM


Re: Working Without A Net
Phat writes:

I can find God in nearly everything and everyone.


I can find The Flintstones in nearly everything and everyone.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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Message 57 of 58 (887307)
07-30-2021 12:17 PM
Reply to: Message 56 by Phat
07-29-2021 2:20 PM


Re: Working Without A Net
Phat writes:

Find the Flintstones in a headline of your choice from today's paper.


From the Leader-Post:
quote:
Fort Qu'Appelle man shocked at 40-per-cent property tax increase for lakefront home

Season 6, Episode 5 - Fred invests his tax refund in a circus.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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