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« Reply #11205 on: February 11, 2012, 12:15:26 AM »

Animal Farm.

A Brave New Animal Farm.
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« Reply #11206 on: February 11, 2012, 12:21:06 AM »

Animal Farm.

A Brave New Animal Farm.
One-Thousand, Nine-Hundred and Eighty-Four Brave New Animal Farms.
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« Reply #11207 on: February 11, 2012, 01:11:41 AM »

Animal Farm.

A Brave New Animal Farm.
One-Thousand, Nine-Hundred and Eighty-Four Brave New Animal Farms.
One-Thousand, Nine-Hundred and Eighty-Four Shrugging Atlases on a Brave New Animal Farm.
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« Reply #11208 on: February 11, 2012, 01:27:20 AM »

Sharpe's Animal Farm
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« Reply #11209 on: February 11, 2012, 10:02:41 PM »

Animal Farm was a good book.
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« Reply #11210 on: February 12, 2012, 07:27:11 AM »

Animal Farm was a good book.

So was The Winter of Our Discontent.
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« Reply #11211 on: February 12, 2012, 04:47:43 PM »

Animal Farm was a good book.

So was The Winter of Our Discontent.

I have not yet read that book.  Shocked
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« Reply #11212 on: February 12, 2012, 04:58:30 PM »



Nor i.
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« Reply #11213 on: February 14, 2012, 06:25:46 PM »

For the record.

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I was trying to be humble with my single star.

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« Reply #11214 on: February 14, 2012, 06:50:07 PM »

For the record.

I have no idea how these "stars" appeared by my name. I didn't request my account be "reset" to more accurately reflect my awesomeness after registering for the Private Boards.

I was trying to be humble with my single star.

Thanks for ruining my show of virtue.

LOL.  My virtue is immaculate.
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« Reply #11215 on: February 14, 2012, 08:23:24 PM »

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« Reply #11216 on: February 14, 2012, 10:00:44 PM »

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« Reply #11217 on: February 14, 2012, 10:07:30 PM »



Allah is the greatest!
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« Reply #11218 on: February 14, 2012, 10:14:06 PM »

It's like that game where you tried to put cut-out plastic pieces in a grid before it popped up. Splode!  Smiley
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« Reply #11219 on: February 15, 2012, 12:14:25 PM »

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« Reply #11220 on: February 16, 2012, 03:17:13 PM »

Getting ready for Lent: had some yummy broccoli with garlic sauce and white rice for lunch today. Mmmm mmmm!  Grin
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« Reply #11221 on: February 16, 2012, 03:20:24 PM »

For the record.

I have no idea how these "stars" appeared by my name. I didn't request my account be "reset" to more accurately reflect my awesomeness after registering for the Private Boards.

I was trying to be humble with my single star.

Thanks for ruining my show of virtue.

You're welcome. 

If you want help with humility, remember that higher post count =/= quality of posts; I'm living proof of that.
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« Reply #11222 on: February 16, 2012, 03:31:21 PM »

Getting ready for Lent: had some yummy broccoli with garlic sauce and white rice for lunch today. Mmmm mmmm!  Grin

Have fun with that.  I had Pope Yes chicken for lunch today.  I'll prepare for Lent on the first day of Lent!
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« Reply #11223 on: February 16, 2012, 03:38:32 PM »

Getting ready for Lent: had some yummy broccoli with garlic sauce and white rice for lunch today. Mmmm mmmm!  Grin

Have fun with that.  I had Pope Yes chicken for lunch today.  I'll prepare for Lent on the first day of Lent!

I prepared for Grent Lent by having Moe's Chicken homewrecker with a LOT of cheese/queso
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« Reply #11224 on: February 16, 2012, 04:53:34 PM »

Getting ready for Lent: had some yummy broccoli with garlic sauce and white rice for lunch today. Mmmm mmmm!  Grin

Have fun with that.  I had Pope Yes chicken for lunch today.  I'll prepare for Lent on the first day of Lent!

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Welcome to moe's!!!!!!!!!! I love that place Smiley

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« Reply #11225 on: February 16, 2012, 05:00:19 PM »

Getting ready for Lent: had some yummy broccoli with garlic sauce and white rice for lunch today. Mmmm mmmm!  Grin

Have fun with that.  I had Pope Yes chicken for lunch today.  I'll prepare for Lent on the first day of Lent!

I much prefer Pope No chicken.
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« Reply #11226 on: February 16, 2012, 05:13:38 PM »

Getting ready for Lent: had some yummy broccoli with garlic sauce and white rice for lunch today. Mmmm mmmm!  Grin

Have fun with that.  I had Pope Yes chicken for lunch today.  I'll prepare for Lent on the first day of Lent!

I much prefer Pope No chicken.

Really?  I think that would be a bit bland.  I like my fried chicken with a side of Filloque.
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« Reply #11227 on: February 16, 2012, 05:31:34 PM »

Animal Farm.

A Brave New Animal Farm.
One-Thousand, Nine-Hundred and Eighty-Four Brave New Animal Farms.
One-Thousand, Nine-Hundred and Eighty-Four Shrugging Atlases on a Brave New Animal Farm.
One-Thousand, Nine-Hundred and Eighty-Four Shrugging Atlases on a Brave New Animal Farm at Fahrenheit 451.
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« Reply #11228 on: February 16, 2012, 07:47:37 PM »

For the record.

I have no idea how these "stars" appeared by my name. I didn't request my account be "reset" to more accurately reflect my awesomeness after registering for the Private Boards.

I was trying to be humble with my single star.

Thanks for ruining my show of virtue.

You're welcome. 

If you want help with humility, remember that higher post count =/= quality of posts; I'm living proof of that.

Again messing with my virtue. While my quality by far exceeds the oc.net standard, I do not bring even my C game, again for humility's sake and as not to overly encourage the excess esteem I am bound to be held in by anyone with sense.

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« Reply #11229 on: February 17, 2012, 01:00:37 PM »

I'm tempted to anathematize all those who have Fr. Amb...erm...St. Patrick as their avatar. That IS confusing.
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« Reply #11230 on: February 17, 2012, 01:08:58 PM »

I'm tempted to anathematize all those who have Fr. Amb...erm...St. Patrick as their avatar. That IS confusing.

There are many other fine Irish saints. Nobody's picked St. Brigid?  Huh
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« Reply #11231 on: February 17, 2012, 08:44:58 PM »

Getting ready for Lent: had some yummy broccoli with garlic sauce and white rice for lunch today. Mmmm mmmm!  Grin
Yay! Grin Someone else who thinks broccoli yummy!
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« Reply #11232 on: February 17, 2012, 08:46:33 PM »

For the record.

I have no idea how these "stars" appeared by my name. I didn't request my account be "reset" to more accurately reflect my awesomeness after registering for the Private Boards.

I was trying to be humble with my single star.

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Again messing with my virtue. While my quality by far exceeds the oc.net standard,
You call cryptic and hard to understand quality? Huh
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« Reply #11233 on: February 17, 2012, 11:26:40 PM »



Heresy! 


Sci-Ficumenism is the worst.

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Heresy! 


Sci-Ficumenism is the worst.


I think that attitude is quite detrimental to science fiction fandom as a whole. At the very least we should be able to agree that there is merit, something to be learned and enjoyed, in all these franchises. Furthermore, I'd like to suggest that they may not be as incompatible as some people insist. For example, Firefly shows the rise of two distinct groups of people: People with immense psychic and martial abilities, and tribes of savage warriors IN SPACE. Star Wars shows these groups having filled niches in society as the Jedi and the Sand People respectively. I could go on, but I don't think the goals of sci-ficumenism and even sci-fyncretism are as far-fetched as some people claim.
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« Reply #11235 on: February 18, 2012, 01:00:18 AM »

Getting ready for Lent: had some yummy broccoli with garlic sauce and white rice for lunch today. Mmmm mmmm!  Grin
Yay! Grin Someone else who thinks broccoli yummy!

Does this make you broccoli buddies?

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« Reply #11236 on: February 18, 2012, 01:29:33 AM »

Getting ready for Lent: had some yummy broccoli with garlic sauce and white rice for lunch today. Mmmm mmmm!  Grin
Yay! Grin Someone else who thinks broccoli yummy!

Does this make you broccoli buddies?


No, this just makes us healthy.
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« Reply #11237 on: February 18, 2012, 11:34:54 AM »

Pokemon urban legend time!

Don't click if you don't wish to be scared. They're fake, yes. But still eerie.

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The White Ditto http://inuscreepystuff.blogspot.com/2011/10/white-ditto.html I remember when this one was first posted to YouTube, actually. BlameTruth, the poster, swears up and down it's true. I rather have my doubts (everybody wants to be the next Slenderman). Still, silly fun... if you're a bit morbid like me that is lol.
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« Reply #11238 on: February 20, 2012, 02:22:03 AM »

For my upcoming graduate student discussion on the readings in my French Enlightenment class, one of the books I had to read was written by the professor.

This might very well happen during the discussion.

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Me: "I don't know, you wrote it. What DID you mean?"

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« Reply #11239 on: February 20, 2012, 06:46:20 PM »

How come Oskar Schindler, who fornicated regularly and was not particularly religious, did such heroic deeds? Does that prove that following Christ is not necessary for goodness?
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« Reply #11240 on: February 20, 2012, 07:48:07 PM »

How come Oskar Schindler, who fornicated regularly and was not particularly religious, did such heroic deeds? Does that prove that following Christ is not necessary for goodness?

Heroic?

Turn off the Spielberg.
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« Reply #11241 on: February 20, 2012, 07:55:17 PM »

How come Oskar Schindler, who fornicated regularly and was not particularly religious, did such heroic deeds? Does that prove that following Christ is not necessary for goodness?

Heroic?

Turn off the Spielberg.

Is rescuing a thousand people not heroic?  Huh
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« Reply #11242 on: February 20, 2012, 07:56:16 PM »

William, it doesn't answer your question, but have you ever heard of this guy?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiune_Sugihara
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« Reply #11243 on: February 20, 2012, 07:59:07 PM »

How come Oskar Schindler, who fornicated regularly and was not particularly religious, did such heroic deeds? Does that prove that following Christ is not necessary for goodness?

Heroic?

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Is rescuing a thousand people not heroic?  Huh

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« Reply #11244 on: February 20, 2012, 08:05:05 PM »

William, it doesn't answer your question, but have you ever heard of this guy?: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiune_Sugihara

I have. I also greatly admire Metropolitan Chysostomos of Zakynthos who, when asked by the Nazis for a list of all the Jews on Zakynthos, gave them a piece of paper with only his name on it.

I guess it's the exclusivism of Christianity's claims that I'm struggling with. It's pretty obvious that Christianity can make people better, but is it really the most effective way? Are good people outside of Christianity really only good in spite of their heathenry?

How come Oskar Schindler, who fornicated regularly and was not particularly religious, did such heroic deeds? Does that prove that following Christ is not necessary for goodness?

Heroic?

Turn off the Spielberg.

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« Reply #11245 on: February 20, 2012, 09:44:18 PM »

If humans were created in the image of a good God, we should expect them to do good things at least once in a while. I think it would be more of a problem for Christianity if unbelievers never did good at all. It would mean we were even more depraved than Scripture ever indicates.
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« Reply #11246 on: February 20, 2012, 09:49:09 PM »

How come Oskar Schindler, who fornicated regularly and was not particularly religious, did such heroic deeds? Does that prove that following Christ is not necessary for goodness?
I would say that the ideal for man is Christ. However that is not to say that people cannot be good without Christ. The post-Christian worldview allows atheists to be "good" but in the framework of atheism both good and evil can be permissible.

However I wouldn't reduce Christianity to just a moral compass.
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« Reply #11247 on: February 21, 2012, 06:00:49 AM »

"Elohim," the name for the creative power in Genesis, is a female plural, a fact that generations of learned rabbis and Christian theologians have all explained as merely grammatical convention. The King James and most other Bibles translate it as "God," but if you take the grammar literally, it seems to mean "goddesses." Al Shaddai, god of battles, appears later, and YHWH, mispronounced Jehovah, later still. ~ Robert Anton Wilson
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« Reply #11248 on: February 21, 2012, 01:50:01 PM »

"Elohim," the name for the creative power in Genesis, is a female plural, a fact that generations of learned rabbis and Christian theologians have all explained as merely grammatical convention. The King James and most other Bibles translate it as "God," but if you take the grammar literally, it seems to mean "goddesses." Al Shaddai, god of battles, appears later, and YHWH, mispronounced Jehovah, later still. ~ Robert Anton Wilson

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« Reply #11249 on: February 21, 2012, 07:01:58 PM »

"Elohim," the name for the creative power in Genesis, is a female plural, a fact that generations of learned rabbis and Christian theologians have all explained as merely grammatical convention. The King James and most other Bibles translate it as "God," but if you take the grammar literally, it seems to mean "goddesses." Al Shaddai, god of battles, appears later, and YHWH, mispronounced Jehovah, later still. ~ Robert Anton Wilson

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