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Bearbudah wrote:Humans are unreasonable, irrational and often illogical by nature.




And so governed by momentary passions, they have a distinct inability to spot troll threads when they're re-pimped every five minutes.
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Kremqhurst wrote:




My Grandmother, who I chose to no longer have contact with, would constantly attempt to "convert" me. Whenever we had conversations god was always the answer. I needed "him/her/it".

Her whole life revolves around a cold, strict, form of Christianity that isn't tolerant of other's beliefs if they're deemed sacrilege.

I understand not all Christians are like this, but her negativity and intolerance early in my life led me away from any organized religion/faith.




Ohhh. what would you like her to be then, a tolerant person or an accepting person?



I would like ALL people would be accepting of other's beliefs.
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Ejanss wrote:


Bearbudah wrote:Humans are unreasonable, irrational and often illogical by nature.




And so governed by momentary passions, they have a distinct inability to spot troll threads when they're re-pimped every five minutes.


These are fun. I get to make up all manner of new persona's for these threads. Today I'm Needle the malcontent from Sheboygan who likes Death Note, Urotsokidoji and Chobits. When I grow up I will design tables for cutting spies in half with fricken' lasers.
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I would like ALL people would be accepting of other's beliefs.


I want to frame this and hang it on the wall of genius quotes
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Is all we talk about these days religion and the transgendered?

anyhow honest answer: I'm a secular humanist whose response to "is there a god" is usually apathy. I have no problem with other people's personal faith unless it leads to bigotry. Typically I'm against organised religion as most of the time it seems to be the abuse of faith in the name of control.
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I don't think reason and logic is part of religion.Religion exists only to be believed.You can believe in any thing you want as long as you keep it out of government and don't try to sell it or impose it on others and me.
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I'm a believer and I will help those who wish to learn.
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I was raised Catholic, went to Church every Sunday, went to Catholic school. I also attended a seminary for a little while. But religion isn't a major part of my lif at all anymore. My best friend is a priest in training, and we're still close as we ever were. He and I disagree on pretty much every major topic (gay marriage, sexuality, transsexuals, abortion) but we're coming from different places in that respect.

I believe there's a God but it's not fundamental to my life anymore. I'm a free individual and don't want to be chained to that sort of ideology. I like to be free, I guess.
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To sum it up in a few words...

Religion = bad
Faith = good
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dotsforlife wrote:

To sum it up in a few words...

Religion = bad
Faith = good


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Posted 6/13/15

Ejanss wrote:

Okay, I'm calling DesuMaiden as SilverSongwriter's earnest young Sith-Padawan in "Artificially/Implausibly Contrived Thread Bombs".

Desu, pursue not this path of posting you must, as to the Dark Side, lead you it will.
(Plus, you'll also reach a point where we'll all start snickering.)


But Desu was around longer. This is like his 20th thread where he has had to mention "peak oil". He probably only recently got unbanned and that is why he is showing up again.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

Is all we talk about these days religion and the transgendered?.


The old saying about troll threads--that the trolls ESPECIALLY like to rub in groups' faces when a thread gets out of control and they delusionally think they rule the roost--is that It Takes Two To Tango.
(And given the high demographic percentage of gay-girl fans in anime, who must rally to the rescue of any besmirchment of the image of lesbian characters, freedom from repressive church dogma, or TGism in public, they never take off their shoes.)

Back in the Usenet days, we anti-Troll therapists also had an old saying: "Just Pull The Lever."
Ie., the troll depends on miles and miles of impossibly naive believing responses from earnest-hearted dolts to ensure his "immortality", but what would happen if the group suddenly became hip and aware enough to decide to cut off his conversations at the root?--Much like the way someone would pull a trapdoor lever on the old 60's Laugh-In show, and the troll's thread suddenly fell out of the top of the conversation list like Sammy Davis Jr. falling through said trapdoor?
In the troll's case, it was usually even fun to imagine a "Yaaa-hoo-hoo-eeee" Goofy-whoop all the way down.

(The saying also somehow became misquoted/warped into "Just Pull the Chute"--
Ie., that if you're locked in a troll conversation, it's like you're both plummeting from an airplane, and if one of you is smart enough to remember to pull that little parachute cord, one of you is going to make it safely out of it, and the other is going to keep heading down and down until they hit the inevitable result.)
Posted 6/13/15
Religion is interesting, I think neither good nor bad. If were talking about god I believe Alan Watts touches on that subject quite well, it quite interesting as well.

For what I think its similar to Existential nihilism but not as drab and isolated. I like to think of the universe as having no intrinsic meaning really just things are what they are nothing more nothing-less, however we can choose to fill in the blank and create meaning as we please. Life is encompassed in polarity and contrast or something like that. As for the afterlife I don't know and I don't think it matters much. I also think a lot of eastern philosophies have a perspective I am fond of, well at least when translated properly.
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Ejanss wrote:

The old saying about troll threads--that the trolls ESPECIALLY like to rub in groups' faces when a thread gets out of control and they delusionally think they rule the roost--is that It Takes Two To Tango.
(And given the high demographic percentage of gay-girl fans in anime, who must rally to the rescue of any besmirchment of the image of lesbian characters, freedom from repressive church dogma, or TGism in public, they never take off their shoes.)

Back in the Usenet days, we anti-Troll therapists also had an old saying: "Just Pull The Lever."
Ie., the troll depends on miles and miles of impossibly naive believing responses from earnest-hearted dolts to ensure his "immortality", but what would happen if the group suddenly became hip and aware enough to decide to cut off his conversations at the root?--Much like the way someone would pull a trapdoor lever on the old 60's Laugh-In show, and the troll's thread suddenly fell out of the top of the conversation list like Sammy Davis Jr. falling through said trapdoor?
In the troll's case, it was usually even fun to imagine a "Yaaa-hoo-hoo-eeee" Goofy-whoop all the way down.

(The saying also somehow became misquoted/warped into "Just Pull the Chute"--
Ie., that if you're locked in a troll conversation, it's like you're both plummeting from an airplane, and if one of you is smart enough to remember to pull that little parachute cord, one of you is going to make it safely out of it, and the other is going to keep heading down and down until they hit the inevitable result.)


While we may disagree as to the universal source and motivation behind the repeat of these threads. (We both know one user who is hardly any kind of left winger who practically inundates the forum with troll threads. ) I do agree with the solution. it's smarter not to join the dance, or invoke the troll for that matter.

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