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Percy
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Message 1 of 1725 (500090)
02-22-2009 7:58 PM


Figured I'd start a thread from which to spectate.

Looking at A Devine "String Theory"., this oughta be *good*!

--Percy


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Message 2 of 1725 (500095)
02-22-2009 10:36 PM
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02-22-2009 7:58 PM


It is already off to a good start.

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riVeRraT
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Message 3 of 1725 (500168)
02-23-2009 6:33 PM


A spectating thread?

That is about the most asinine thing I have ever seen. I have no respect for it. It only reinforces my belief in God when I see humans do stupid shit like this. Reminds me why I haven't come in here for so long.


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lyx2no
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Message 4 of 1725 (500171)
02-23-2009 6:56 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by riVeRraT
02-23-2009 6:33 PM


Impugning of Ones Motives
I have no respect for it.

That's because you don't want to have people remarking upon your remarkable ability to ascribe a motive to every-last-man-jack who mis-uses science on fairy stories.

People who [use] science as a means to disprove God, are only on a journey, or looking for an excuse to deny what they already feel on the inside. We all wind up in the grave.

I like the idea. It gives me the opportunity to apply my ability to ascribe motives to people one at a time.

Edited by lyx2no, : Add link


Genesis 2
17 But of the ponderosa pine, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou shinniest thereof thou shalt sorely learn of thy nakedness.
18 And we all live happily ever after.

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onifre
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Message 5 of 1725 (500174)
02-23-2009 7:24 PM
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02-23-2009 6:33 PM


That is about the most asinine thing I have ever seen. I have no respect for it. It only reinforces my belief in God when I see humans do stupid shit like this. Reminds me why I haven't come in here for so long.

From a spectators PoV you seem like a bit of a douche.......


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Rahvin
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Message 6 of 1725 (500175)
02-23-2009 7:25 PM
Reply to: Message 3 by riVeRraT
02-23-2009 6:33 PM


It only reinforces my belief in God when I see humans do stupid shit like this.

Ah, yes, human "stupidity" as defined by riverrat is cause for reinforcing belief in the existence of the Christian God.

You know, calling this thread "stupid shit" totally reinforces my faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. His Holy Noodliness warned us that there would be "mockers and scoffers" like you.

...hey, subjective reasoning is fun! I can say anything I want and "prove it" when people make fun of my retarded conclusions! No wonder you Christians love it so much!

Reminds me why I haven't come in here for so long.

Don't let the door hit ya!


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riVeRraT
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Message 7 of 1725 (500247)
02-24-2009 7:24 AM
Reply to: Message 4 by lyx2no
02-23-2009 6:56 PM


Re: Impugning of Ones Motives
lyx2no writes:

That's because you don't want to have people remarking upon your remarkable ability to ascribe a motive to every-last-man-jack who mis-uses science on fairy stories.

Um no, I would rather have people say it to my face.


I like the idea. It gives me the opportunity to apply my ability to ascribe motives to people one at a time.

Keep on doing that and let us know how far it gets you in life.


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riVeRraT
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Message 8 of 1725 (500248)
02-24-2009 7:24 AM
Reply to: Message 5 by onifre
02-23-2009 7:24 PM


From a spectators PoV you seem like a bit of a douche.......

Yea, they killed Jesus too.

Edited by riVeRraT, : No reason given.


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riVeRraT
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Message 9 of 1725 (500249)
02-24-2009 7:33 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by Rahvin
02-23-2009 7:25 PM


rahvin writes:

Ah, yes, human "stupidity" as defined by riverrat is cause for reinforcing belief in the existence of the Christian God.

You know, calling this thread "stupid shit" totally reinforces my faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. His Holy Noodliness warned us that there would be "mockers and scoffers" like you.

...hey, subjective reasoning is fun! I can say anything I want and "prove it" when people make fun of my retarded conclusions! No wonder you Christians love it so much!

Ok Rahvin, I will spell it out for you. All you people who tout yourself's as "knowing better", "the logical", "atheist" keep doing the same repetitive shit over and over, and are constantly hypocritical.

People with "knowledge" over the others who believe in "Santa Claus" who spend their days making fun of those believers, instead of applying their "atheist" given knowledge only reinforce the notion that the more you learn, the less you know.

If you had any notion of sharing the knowledge with others, and help to correct misconceptions about believing in God, or anything for that matter, then making fun of people by creating a "spectator thread" is surely going to accomplish nothing at all, aka "Stupid".

Stupid is, as stupid does.

You know, calling this thread "stupid shit" totally reinforces my faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. His Holy Noodliness warned us that there would be "mockers and scoffers" like you.

When you come to know the truth, you will stop posting comments like this one. In all your "knowingness," you are blind. Say something original for once.


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Percy
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Message 10 of 1725 (500254)
02-24-2009 8:00 AM


In Message 7 riVeRraT says something that is good advice for creationists everywhere:

riVeRraT writes:

Trying to prove God, or relate God to science is completely pointless.

--Percy


onifre
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Message 11 of 1725 (500258)
02-24-2009 8:32 AM
Reply to: Message 8 by riVeRraT
02-24-2009 7:24 AM


Yea, they killed Jesus too.

Aren't you glad they did?

Who would you worship if they hadn't?

Btw, if spectators killed GOD then I'm going to worship the spectators...those are real badasses!


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Message 12 of 1725 (500259)
02-24-2009 8:33 AM
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02-24-2009 7:24 AM


Yep, anything causes Riverrat to proclaim a reason for strengthening his faith, and think that Jesus provided a blood sacrifice just for him.

It does not matter than the subject matter has nothing to do with the belief or disbelief or the existence of any deity, it stregthens Riverrat's faith.

I guess that means the faith needs lots of irrational reinforcement.


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Stile
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Message 13 of 1725 (500274)
02-24-2009 11:29 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by riVeRraT
02-23-2009 6:33 PM


Negative Assumptions
Why would you assume that a spectator thread would "obviously" have to be about negativity?

Are you saying it's impossible for a seperate thread to be created so that others can positively discuss off-topic material that would only clog-up and confuse the main topic of discussion? Like Percy's post here.

I think it's your assumptions about human nature that are asinine.

Especially in a forum with strict guidelines, and obvious enforcing of those guidelines, set up just to prevent such negativity.
Especially since this thread was started by the one who created those guidelines, and goes around enforcing them!

"Don't look now, your bias is showing."


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Rahvin
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Message 14 of 1725 (500279)
02-24-2009 11:51 AM
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02-24-2009 7:33 AM


quote:
rahvin writes:

Ah, yes, human "stupidity" as defined by riverrat is cause for reinforcing belief in the existence of the Christian God.

You know, calling this thread "stupid shit" totally reinforces my faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. His Holy Noodliness warned us that there would be "mockers and scoffers" like you.

...hey, subjective reasoning is fun! I can say anything I want and "prove it" when people make fun of my retarded conclusions! No wonder you Christians love it so much!


Ok Rahvin, I will spell it out for you. All you people who tout yourself's as "knowing better", "the logical", "atheist" keep doing the same repetitive shit over and over, and are constantly hypocritical.

People with "knowledge" over the others who believe in "Santa Claus" who spend their days making fun of those believers, instead of applying their "atheist" given knowledge only reinforce the notion that the more you learn, the less you know.

This is pitiful, rat. That's your argument? That if I mock someone, it means I'm an idiot?

If you had any notion of sharing the knowledge with others, and help to correct misconceptions about believing in God, or anything for that matter, then making fun of people by creating a "spectator thread" is surely going to accomplish nothing at all, aka "Stupid".

1) Not everything needs to "accomplish" something.
2) People like String/tesla/etc are beyond the sort of "help" I could give. It's more "productive" to mock them. Best case scenario, lurkers see how utterly ridiculous their claims are. Worst case, I get a good laugh.
3) I haven't actually mocked string so far. A brief look at his posts suggests that its all just discussion of some "hidden meaning" that was revealed to him in a "vision" of sorts, but he's in the "faith and belief" forum where personal subjective experiences can be regarded as "evidence." I certainly think he's barking up the wrong tree, but I don't see the point in engaging him in debate or even wasting enough time to make fun of him effectively.

Stupid is, as stupid does.

And riverrat is the sole arbiter on what is or is not "stupid," of course. I see.

quote:
You know, calling this thread "stupid shit" totally reinforces my faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. His Holy Noodliness warned us that there would be "mockers and scoffers" like you.

When you come to know the truth, you will stop posting comments like this one. In all your "knowingness," you are blind. Say something original for once.

Says the pot to the kettle. Do you have anything better than the tired old Christian "you'll be sorry when you see the Truth" bullshit? Do you have any idea how many times I've heard that? Do you realize how utterly absurd it is to claim eventual victory in such a way withotu actually having shown that you have any connection to "truth?" Somehow I doubt it.

It's rather amusing to me how frequently the FSM/IPU goes compeltely over the head of Christians. So let me spell it out for you:

You said:

It only reinforces my belief in God when I see humans do stupid shit like this.

I mocked the statement with:

quote:
You know, calling this thread "stupid shit" totally reinforces my faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster. His Holy Noodliness warned us that there would be "mockers and scoffers" like you.

I mocked you - as in, I copied your statement to illustrate its absurdity. This apparently was beyond your comprehension.

People doing "stupid shit like this" (and note that "stupid" is a subjective judgement on your part - "stupid" to you could be "highly amusing" to others, as it's a matter of opinion) has no bearing whatsoever on the existence or nonexistence of any deity, whether that be the Flying Spaghetti Monster or your YHWH. There is no rational reason for your belief to be reinforced. Stating that your faith has been strengthened by something so entirely unrelated to actually lending support for your beliefs is personally amusing to me. It's like saying that your irrationality somehow lends support for my belief in Last Thursdayism. Your conclusion does not follow. I find that funny.

Please, feel free to continue posting, rat. You're providing far more entertainment than string at this point.


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lyx2no
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Message 15 of 1725 (500345)
02-24-2009 9:55 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by riVeRraT
02-24-2009 7:24 AM


Dear riVeRraT's Face
Um no, I would rather have people say it to my face.

I'd rather have people say it behind my back so as not to waste my time with such foolishness. But it wasn't foolishness, now, was it? No. It actually made the point that you had ascribed a belittling motive as to why people did a thing. A completely unsupported, and unsupportable, insulting accusation to everyone who doesn't suffer fairy stories lightly. But you'd prefer to ignore that to comment instead upon having folks write stuff to your face. You want I should come over to your place with my black board?

Keep on doing that and let us know how far it gets you in life.

Let me see: I have shown a capacity to make a point while jesting. You have shown a capacity to exhaust pabulum while indignant. I'm not worried yet.

But I 'd also like to make note that you again, as per Rahvin in Message 14, "…claim eventual victory in such a way witho[ut] actually having shown that you have any connection to 'truth'?"


Genesis 2
17 But of the ponderosa pine, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou shinniest thereof thou shalt sorely learn of thy nakedness.
18 And we all live happily ever after.

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