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Message 44084 - Posted: 8 Nov 2004, 0:01:09 UTC

I hate to confess my ignorance, although I'm getting used to it, but, what does BOTD stand for? I think I'll put on my record of South Pacific. Maybe that will help me to think.


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Message 44086 - Posted: 8 Nov 2004, 0:02:48 UTC - in response to Message 44084.  

> I hate to confess my ignorance, although I'm getting used to it, but, what
> does BOTD stand for? I think I'll put on my record of South Pacific. Maybe
> that will help me to think.
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Message 44092 - Posted: 8 Nov 2004, 0:14:05 UTC - in response to Message 44086.  
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Simeon-

Having a couple hours before the sunset I thought it might be time to quit this room to coast down the hill to the waterfront.
A nice bright Sunday afternoon here and as they go alot of folks on the promenade so I parked the bike at the foot of the dock and went to fetch a cold beer.
Thinking about heaven today and your reaction to my admittedly irreverent list of advantages one might enjoy parked in paradise for eternity. On the previous thread I invited you to describe what you might envision paradise to be like, citing the obvious- that you might have spent alot more time thinking about heaven than I have. I was not surprised with your lashing out because as I realized while sitting there on the dock- I'd asked you a question that could only elicit an answer pre-composed by someone other than you- a description of an un-knowable place- a question that can only be answered by speculation or rote recitation of some arcane scriptural reference.
Your defensive threat of all mankind flat on their noses trembling was a natural response to an impossible question because you have joined the ranks of the true believers.
That's OK.
If one believes in things of a spiritual nature, things that have no empirical proofs, then piety is one of those attributes that is considered desirable and vital in the context of your belief. It has been my experience that piety has a faithful wife named humility.
I'm talking virtues here, Simeon. Somehow down the line these virtues got arranged in a pecking order.
There's just no going it alone and dumping a high maintenace wife cause she's always in piety's way.
I believe that getting a handle on this pecking order is the key that you'll need to work on alot if you want to do any serious recruitment.

Because I happen to be an irreverent person who has a nose for piety running loose with the the old lady left back at the house, you immediately mark me as one of the lost.
Because I might take your beliefs and twist them into a sketch, piety straightens your spine and you inhale a foul odor that's not there.
There is no evil in me.
I know that my previous sentence is contra to what you believe. You believe I am full of filthy sin- and you believe the same of yourself.
You believe I am lost unless I allow the spirit of Jesus to scrape all the accumulated shit from my wanton soul.
That's OK.

I'm welll aware that no amount of discussion or debate can sway your chosen course and I commend you for your fortitude. Determination is on that list of virtues as well, but it's a distant cousin to pietys' wife in the kitchen there-tapping her foot. You can believe anything you want but if you want even a single soul to take notice of your devotion- which I assume is the point of all this sermonizing, then I think you might need to roll back up to the house and get re-aquainted with that most great bitch who makes it all so difficult.
That's OK. Humility holds no grudges.

I'm already in paradise- when I stop breathing, I've left instructions to wrap me in a shot of chain, take my useless body out to a deep spot- and feed my dead ass to the crabs...cc

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Message 44093 - Posted: 8 Nov 2004, 0:14:28 UTC - in response to Message 44086.  


Thank you Tom for helping out this old man.


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Message 44095 - Posted: 8 Nov 2004, 0:20:35 UTC - in response to Message 44092.  
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What a post, magnificent.



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Message 44110 - Posted: 8 Nov 2004, 0:52:46 UTC
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Open letter to Rocky: copy WW and simeone.

Rocky

I have read your profile several times. I am impressed with your credentials. For years you were engaged in occupations that required intelligence, education and the ability to think critically. Apparently you performed well under those constraints. You have survived many serious health problems with great courage. I admire you for this. But yet, I must say that I pity you from the bottom of my heart. Yes, Atheists have hearts. You have turned your back on science and reality and taken refuge in dogma. The bible(which version)is the only book worth reading.. You cite the bible as the word of god and cite the bible to prove it.. What can I say? I can ask you to think, but I assume that you do.

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Message 44122 - Posted: 8 Nov 2004, 2:29:27 UTC
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DISCLAIMER: The views expressed by anyone posting to this thread, message boards, the Internet or any print or electronic media, or any other form; do not necessarily represent those of God, Jesus Christ or any Christian Leader, Organization, Church or any other Christian Individual. The opinions expressed are solely those of the Individual and do not necessarily have God's approval. By reading these posts, you agree that you are doing so by your own choosing and acknowledge that you realize these posts may or may not be actual posts of Christians and are hosted and made publicly available by Setiweb/Setiathome AND/OR another website and therefore that neither SETI, BOINC, BERKELEY, all members thereof, the other users of this board, nor the person who posted these beliefs, are responsible for the content or any offense or damage that may result as a consequence to following said beliefs to you, your family, church members, property, or pets.

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Message 44128 - Posted: 8 Nov 2004, 3:24:39 UTC - in response to Message 44029.  

> I wonder what effect the archeological discoveries on the island of Flores
> will have on our anti-evolutionary friends? Probably none I would guess.
> They probably haven't heard of it yet and will just ignore it if they do hear.
> None is so blind as he who will not hear.

What about evolution on Mars?
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Message 44146 - Posted: 8 Nov 2004, 5:10:13 UTC - in response to Message 44144.  


Methamphetamine?
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Message 44151 - Posted: 8 Nov 2004, 5:29:06 UTC - in response to Message 44122.  

> DISCLAIMER: The views expressed by anyone posting to this thread, message
> boards, the Internet or any print or electronic media, or any other form; do
> not necessarily represent those of God, Jesus Christ or any Christian Leader,
> Organization, Church or any other Christian Individual. The opinions expressed
> are solely those of the Individual and do not necessarily have God's approval.
> By reading these posts, you agree that you are doing so by your own choosing
> and acknowledge that you realize these posts may or may not be actual posts of
> Christians and are hosted and made publicly available by Setiweb/Setiathome
> AND/OR another website and therefore that neither SETI, BOINC, BERKELEY, all
> members thereof, the other users of this board, nor the person who posted
> these beliefs, are responsible for the content or any offense or damage that
> may result as a consequence to following said beliefs to you, your family,
> church members, property, or pets.

Shades of BOTD Batman!!

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