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by Abstruse
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.
Replies: 75
Views: 5594

Re: Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.

And people would have a really hard time killing people at all if we didn't have thumbs . I blame thumbs ! But seriously, wouldn't it be way easier to blame the people who value material wealth over others' lives? Well, yeah. But way less satisfying. I'm really surprised there are any Albinos left ...
by Abstruse
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.
Replies: 75
Views: 5594

Re: Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.

It's like you can't stop to think for two seconds about what I'm saying. I agree with you. Science and Astrology shouldn't be grouped together because they're not related (well, not enough to be grouped together, anyway). You know what else shouldn't be grouped together? ALL OF RELIGION AND A HANDF...
by Abstruse
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.
Replies: 75
Views: 5594

Re: Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-odd-crucible-assault,0,2134434.story Yeah, wow. A religious person was also crazy and committed a crime that wasn't endorsed by his religion . I bet there aren't any crazy murders who *aren't* religious, no no no. I'm pretty sure the bible still...
by Abstruse
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.
Replies: 75
Views: 5594

Re: Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.

telcon, Abstruse, I'm going to say this very, very slowly. Some PEOPLE running around and COMMITTING MURDER because they believe that a particular type of person's body parts are good luck or will bring them wealth is not the same thing as All OF RELIGION condoning such behaviors. I never made that...
by Abstruse
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.
Replies: 75
Views: 5594

Re: Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.

It all appears to be magical thinking in my book. I fail to see a difference between commonly accepted and tolerated western theology and this. Not bashing, just asking for a clarification on why they are different. You kind of hand-waved this later in your post, but I'll go ahead and deal with it ...
by Abstruse
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.
Replies: 75
Views: 5594

Re: Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.

How about we turn this into a thread to bash you, because you're incapable of realizing the difference between the ignorance of some theistic teachings and the completely un-theistic ... So are witch doctors not considered a religious view? I fail to see a difference between commonly accepted and t...
by Abstruse
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.
Replies: 75
Views: 5594

Re: Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.

How about we turn this into a thread to bash you, because you're incapable of realizing the difference between the ignorance of some theistic teachings and the completely un-theistic utter, total and complete ignorance required to believe that leaving albino body parts atop gold mines won't draw th...
by Abstruse
Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.
Replies: 75
Views: 5594

Re: Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.

Sarr wrote:Is.... is this real?



LOL.

Yes.
by Abstruse
Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.
Replies: 75
Views: 5594

Albinos hunted down for their magic organs.

http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=68&art_id=nw20081014065655657C137717 I ran the figure through a currency calculator and learned that 600 million shillings is $488.000.00. Hard to believe there are any albinos left. Edit; I found another article about it. http://www.nytimes.c...
by Abstruse
Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 15yo Takes Nude Photos of Herself; Faces Felony Charges
Replies: 158
Views: 37498

Re: 15yo Takes Nude Photos of Herself; Faces Felony Charges

Wow. If I were her I would protest this loudly and publicly. I can't imagine this could stand up to freedom of expression.
by Abstruse
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sperm Donating
Replies: 50
Views: 5248

Re: Sperm Donating

I've been donating sperm to anyone willing to sit there for 5 minutes at a stretch for years now. The idea of getting paid for it is wondiferous.
by Abstruse
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: I need words
Replies: 3
Views: 1308

Re: I need words

Abstruse.


What?

:wink:
by Abstruse
Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone sleep on tatami mats?
Replies: 28
Views: 21049

Re: Does anyone sleep on tatami mats?

I slept outdoors in a hammock once. Good: extremely comfortable. Bad: Can't turn over; getting in and out with a sleeping bag and pillow is difficult. (And if you don't have a bag, of course, your back's going to be cold.) I wonder if I should try to get one for my room. It bothers me how much spac...
by Abstruse
Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone sleep on tatami mats?
Replies: 28
Views: 21049

Re: Does anyone sleep on tatami mats?

Back when I was camping, with the Scouts, I used one of those thin, self-inflating Therm-A-Rest mattresses. Those are really good to sleep on; they're tremendously comfortable, about an inch thick, and they deflate and roll up into a pretty portable package. I think they're relatively inexpensive, ...
by Abstruse
Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Infinity: the quest for earth
Replies: 9
Views: 1616

Re: Infinity: the quest for earth

Looks interesting.
by Abstruse
Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone sleep on tatami mats?
Replies: 28
Views: 21049

Re: Does anyone sleep on tatami mats?

Maybe this should go in Dear SB, but I've never mastered the art of lying in a hammock and not falling out. :-(



Ahhhhh, that's kinda charming.
by Abstruse
Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Media Bias
Replies: 26
Views: 3245

Re: Media Bias

Sounds reasonable. I still don't buy this thing at all. You can only buy this thing if you see it as a comparison of Congress' views to the media's views. In that case, this study would be a rather interesting read. I don't even think you can do that. I think there really are "better" thi...
by Abstruse
Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone sleep on tatami mats?
Replies: 28
Views: 21049

Re: Does anyone sleep on tatami mats?

Why not try a Hammock?

It can be rigged to take up no space and is infinitely more comfortable than a mat.

When I backpack I bring a hammock to avoid paying for rooms. It really isn't bad at all.

Just don't try to fuck in it.
by Abstruse
Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13849

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

primordial soup -> sea thingies -> legged thingies


Primordial Soup theory really isn't in high regard.
by Abstruse
Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sword of Truth TV Series
Replies: 35
Views: 5833

Re: Sword of Truth TV Series

I just watched those trailers, this looks very-very good!
by Abstruse
Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Media Bias
Replies: 26
Views: 3245

Re: Media Bias

In short, no. If they rate the things themselves then how are they rating them? How are they going to do it without bias and what metric are they using? Essentially they're saying that they're comparing the think tanks and whatnot that Congress uses (which are obviously going to be biased to a larg...
by Abstruse
Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: WTF happened to my friend Catherine?
Replies: 62
Views: 6978

Re: WTF happened to my friend Catherine?

expensive as hell, but shit happens.


My dog has better health coverage than I do.
by Abstruse
Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How do plants know which direction to spiral?
Replies: 26
Views: 3128

Re: How do plants know which direction to spiral?

I was thinking about the direction in which water rotates when you a pull the plug The Coriolis effect is only noticeable in bodies of water larger than your tub. There is no at-home demonstration of the Coriolis effect. n the southern hemisphere and northern hemisphere. We know that this has to do...
by Abstruse
Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sword of Truth TV Series
Replies: 35
Views: 5833

Re: Sword of Truth TV Series

Goodkind offers his political views in many of the volumes of the Sword of Truth series. In Soul of the Fire, for example, the antagonists named Bertrand and Hildemara Chanboor are stated to mirror the real world politicians Bill and Hillary Clinton[citation needed] . Furthermore, the book Naked Em...
by Abstruse
Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: WTF happened to my friend Catherine?
Replies: 62
Views: 6978

Re: WTF happened to my friend Catherine?

Vet. go.

No all night vet in your area?
by Abstruse
Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Media Bias
Replies: 26
Views: 3245

Re: Media Bias

Why is Congress considered to be the arbiter of the mean? Probably because with Congress you're guaranteed to have a good deal of citation on both sides. You've got people who are very specifically political on both the right and left side of the spectrum making the citations quite regularly. Seems...
by Abstruse
Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Media Bias
Replies: 26
Views: 3245

Re: Media Bias

Well, off the bat this thing looks like crap. To compute this, we count the times that a particular media outlet cites various think tanks and policy groups, and then compare this with the times that members of Congress cite the same groups. Media outlets often cite groups who make press-releases th...
by Abstruse
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13849

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

If I say I'm catholic, and I believe in most of the main tenants, but think like like condoms are ok, I'm still a catholic. My believe doesn't change. I still go to catholic churches and do the same ceremonies, but I use condoms. A persons belief is not regulated by someone in a palace in italy. Ex...
by Abstruse
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13849

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

On all of the above: ignorant is not the same as stupid. People who have been brought up from birth to believe something, and had it hammered into them every day of their lives, are not stupid. They are sure that they are right, but that is because they've been taught to completely disregard all op...
by Abstruse
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13849

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

Scorn ID all you want. It's when you scorn ID as a front for scorning religion that people get annoyed at. Saying things like "Those christians who believe in ID are so stupid."* isn't scorning ID. It's scorning christians. Also, believing in a religion does not mean you have to listen to...
by Abstruse
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13849

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

The point is, it blows the "insulting creationism is insulting Christianity" idea completely out of the water, which is the whole reason we got on this tangent in the first place. Christianity is not dependent upon creationism, therefore insults to creationism are not insults to Christian...
by Abstruse
Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13849

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

clintonius wrote:Once again, recognizing it as "more than a theory" does not make belief in it a church policy, nor does it require that anyone agree in order to claim membership in the church. Really, folks, this is not a difficult concept. Permission vs mandate.



I was just being cute.
by Abstruse
Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13849

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

Show me where the ruling body of the catholic church dictates that a member's belief in either creationism or evolution is a church policy. I'm unaware of any legitimate piece of evidence that allows people to making the sweeping conclusion that all catholics accept one or the other. You're missing...
by Abstruse
Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13849

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

It's not this one thread, but this thread could be considered part of a large tapestry of a "Ha ha Christians are stoopid!" sentiment that, occasionally, gets vocalized about as intelligently as I just said it. Why? no one said anything derogatory about Christians or Christianity. I insin...
by Abstruse
Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13849

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

The idea was developed by certain United States creationists who reformulated their argument in the creation-evolution controversy to circumvent court rulings that prohibit the teaching of creationism as science. Its primary proponents, all of whom are associated with the U.S.-based Discovery Insti...
by Abstruse
Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13849

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

Enough of the Christian bashing (seriously Fora, it's getting really fucking old). On a far more important note: Matthias is back?? Awesome. Who bashed Christians? Since intelligent design is a rather fundamental concept in Christianity, I'd be willing to associate bashing intelligent design and ba...
by Abstruse
Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13849

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

Moo wrote:Enough of the Christian bashing (seriously Fora, it's getting really fucking old). On a far more important note:

Matthias is back?? Awesome.



Who bashed Christians?
by Abstruse
Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13849

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

Well it makes more sense than intelligent design. Not really. It makes about the same amount of sense as intelligent design. (I was going to say precisely the same sense, but I thought saying that while listening to a christian worship band is slightly on the ironically blasphemous side) Tied to a ...
by Abstruse
Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: An alternative to evolution AND creation.
Replies: 123
Views: 13849

Re: An alternative to evolution AND creation.

z4lis wrote:
Numquam wrote:Well it makes more sense than intelligent design.


Not really. But if it makes you feel cool to think throw shit on the idea, alright.

Something orchestrated all this? I can buy it. *shrug*



Throwing shit on I.D. is redundant.
by Abstruse
Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:25 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Arrested Development
Replies: 65
Views: 31521

Re: Arrested Development

bigglesworth wrote:It... wasn't actually that good.


Something is desperately wrong with you.
Perhaps spending some time with this man would help?


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