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#1 BigDMcGee

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 10:32 PM

What's been with your full frontal assault on religion of late? I've always known you had a contempt for it, but usually it's restricted to 1 or 2 snarky, awesome comments a thread. But recently you've started not one, but two threads that basically could be called " Hey you, churchy.. you've got shit for brains", and you've been blasting with both barrells. What's brought on this assault? has religion done something to you personally recently that has incensed you? Were a couple of Mormon's waking you from your sleep at 7 in the morning the hot straw/camel action you needed to snap? Was there a catalyst, or is this some passing fancy?
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 03:09 AM

Whether he knows it consciously or not, he's looking for somebody here to say something that will make him think that he might be wrong. Unfortunately it doesn't seem anybody here has articulated a case for Christianity in a way that has done that for him yet.I just happened to glance at the "Magic Zombie" thread this morning and his comments made me remember something that I truly believe was a miracle, and it helped me reaffirm my faith at a time when I kind of needed it a little bit. So I have him to thank for that.
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 03:29 AM

Like most people on FCP, he probably just suffers from prolonged bouts of extreme boredom, combined with momentary self-loathing. It'll pass.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 03:51 AM

View PostJames D, on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009, 4:29 AM, said:

Like most people on FCP, he probably just suffers from prolonged bouts of extreme boredom, combined with momentary self-loathing. It'll pass.
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 04:32 AM

View PostFlushgarden, on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009, 12:51 PM, said:

This is off topic, but do NOT search for "Jam Boy" in google images.
You know full well that upon reading this, everyone (including me unfortunately)... without fail... will immediately search 'jam boy' on google images.Oh boy. Is it wrong that I clicked on more than one image though?

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 08:23 AM

I find it refreshing. I live in Ohio (unfortunately) and god is constantly shoved down my throat, whether it be in a business networking situation, a social situation, or on the local news (the topic usually does not come up when I am in poker clubs, casinos, or bars). Openly expressing ones disdain for christianity and its adherents is basically social (and career if you are in sales) suicide. It always amazes me how little a role logic plays in most peoples lives. Lets face it, we in the states are just a stones throw away from burning witches.
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:24 AM

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:48 AM

View PostFlushgarden, on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009, 3:09 AM, said:

Whether he knows it consciously or not, he's looking for somebody here to say something that will make him think that he might be wrong. Unfortunately it doesn't seem anybody here has articulated a case for Christianity in a way that has done that for him yet.I just happened to glance at the "Magic Zombie" thread this morning and his comments made me remember something that I truly believe was a miracle, and it helped me reaffirm my faith at a time when I kind of needed it a little bit. So I have him to thank for that.
thats because there is no case for christianity. only subjectively interpreted leaps of faith like you mention.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 12:36 PM

View PostFlushgarden, on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009, 6:09 AM, said:

I just happened to glance at the "Magic Zombie" thread this morning and his comments made me remember something that I truly believe was a miracle, and it helped me reaffirm my faith at a time when I kind of needed it a little bit. So I have him to thank for that.
LOL Really? Any port in a storm, I suppose.
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 05:12 PM

Oh come on... Spademan has to be the most entertaining debater in the religion forum. Granted, I don't agree with ANYONE in that forum but I have to say, Spademan's post are well written, funny, witty and he is brilliant at agitating everyone into a response. I love it!
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 05:36 PM

View Posttheresa113, on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009, 8:12 PM, said:

Oh come on... Spademan has to be the most entertaining debater in the religion forum. Granted, I don't agree with ANYONE in that forum but I have to say, Spademan's post are well written, funny, witty and he is brilliant at agitating everyone into a response. I love it!
You misunderstand me. The quality of Spademan's posts is not the issue, he's one of my top 5 favorite posters, easy. The issue is, what's his motivation for his current jihad ( so to speak).
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 05:45 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009, 9:36 PM, said:

You misunderstand me. The quality of Spademan's posts is not the issue, he's one of my top 5 favorite posters, easy. The issue is, what's his motivation for his current jihad ( so to speak).
Personally, I did not read anything into it except for that if you want to create some buzz the easiest place to do so is the Religion forum. I mean, if he is bored and wants a debate, what is he going to do... go into strategy and make a post... "You Pocket Aces Loving Zombies?"He just doesn't seem to have the "personality" that would make me think he is crying out for help or enlightenment. Maybe I am wrong but I just don't get that vibe. You on the other hand... :club:
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 06:15 PM

View Posttheresa113, on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009, 8:45 PM, said:

Personally, I did not read anything into it except for that if you want to create some buzz the easiest place to do so is the Religion forum. I mean, if he is bored and wants a debate, what is he going to do... go into strategy and make a post... "You Pocket Aces Loving Zombies?"He just doesn't seem to have the "personality" that would make me think he is crying out for help or enlightenment. Maybe I am wrong but I just don't get that vibe. You on the other hand... :club:
help, maybe. Enlightenment, not so much.
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 07:02 PM

I saw spademan just post in the zombie thread. I think he's giving me the high hat.
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 07:05 PM

I'm getting a little tired of this pass we've given to absurdity and stupidity in the name of religion. I've grown a little weary of the taboo we've allowed in social situations to call to attention the contradiction and medieval bloodlust, the eating flesh and drinking blood, the suicide for allah, the compartmentalization of reason -- the entire gambit and sliding scale of silly superstitious stupidity that makes the foundation of faith and religion -- from the most moderate and temperate variety to the most extreme examples of literalistic fundamentalism. I have been privy to a smattering of this foolishness stacked up the past couple weeks.Hearing people say the most ridiculous things and seeing nobody at all take to task this information.I grow weary of this refuge for delusional thought constructs. This last sacred refuge against critical thought and reason.Also, I've got some down time for a bit... so I get a little bored sometimes since I find sleep a waste of time.
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 07:14 PM

View PostSpademan, on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009, 10:05 PM, said:

I'm getting a little tired of this pass we've given to absurdity and stupidity in the name of religion. I've grown a little weary of the taboo we've allowed in social situations to call to attention the contradiction and medieval bloodlust, the eating flesh and drinking blood, the suicide for allah, the compartmentalization of reason -- the entire gambit and sliding scale of silly superstitious stupidity that makes the foundation of faith and religion -- from the most moderate and temperate variety to the most extreme examples of literalistic fundamentalism. I have been privy to a smattering of this foolishness stacked up the past couple weeks.Hearing people say the most ridiculous things and seeing nobody at all take to task this information.I grow weary of this refuge for delusional thought constructs. This last sacred refuge against critical thought and reason.Also, I've got some down time for a bit... so I get a little bored sometimes since I find sleep a waste of time.
You know what never fails to tilt me? about how my local newspaper has a section, an entire section devoted to faith. Like A) Frontpage B) local C) Sports D)faith. THey have it twice a week, to talk about religious issues and news. Twice a god damn week. This is ****ing news?
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 07:17 PM

View PostSpademan, on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009, 10:05 PM, said:

since I find sleep a waste of time.
You and me both.

View PostBigDMcGee, on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009, 10:14 PM, said:

You know what never fails to tilt me? about how my local newspaper has a section, an entire section devoted to faith. Like A) Frontpage B) local C) Sports D)faith. THey have it twice a week, to talk about religious issues and news. Twice a god damn week. This is ****ing news?
Don't buy the paper?

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napa I was jesus christing suited, you guys just slipped in before me.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 07:25 PM

View Postbrvheart, on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009, 10:17 PM, said:

You and me both.Don't buy the paper?
Oh, I don't.But sometime's I'm in a public venue, like a diner or coffeehouse, and pick up the paper to read, and get tilted none the less. Local newspapers suck for many, many reasons these days, besides that, I don't want it to seem like that's the sole reason I don't read the paper. If it was a well written paper for people over a 4 grade literacy, I'd subscribe to it.
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:06 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009, 8:14 PM, said:

You know what never fails to tilt me? about how my local newspaper has a section, an entire section devoted to faith. Like A) Frontpage B) local C) Sports D)faith. THey have it twice a week, to talk about religious issues and news. Twice a god damn week. This is ****ing news?
You know what tilts me? The frigging B) emoticon being triggered in lists.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:18 PM

View Postvbnautilus, on Wednesday, July 1st, 2009, 1:06 AM, said:

You know what tilts me? The frigging B) emoticon being triggered in lists.
I think it's kinda cute. I'm a softie for smilies
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