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Being 'Born-Again' Linked to More Brain Atrophy: Study
Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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My parents claimed they believed in god, although you'd never know it from their actions. Dad took me to sunday school most Sundays, partly because it's what was done, partly because he'd go to his buddies house and drink enough I'd have to drive home sitting on a pillow to see over the dash.

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

Specter Phoenix
Member #1,425
July 2001
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Stas B. said:

But what's the point of a discussion involving a bunch of people plugging their ears and shouting out their opinions?

;D Discussion? We post our opinions, we don't discuss anything around here. You have been here four years and still haven't figured that out?! ;D :P

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Derezo
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April 2001
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My parents claimed they believed in god, although you'd never know it from their actions.

My situation was the same growing up, but primarily just my mother. Even today if I ask her if she believes in God, she takes the cigarette out of her mouth, looks away from the television for a moment, says yes, then looks back and starts puffing away. She's doing God's work.

After reading a bunch more of this god awful thread, I think I can summarize the whole thing in one image:

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weapon_S
Member #7,859
October 2006
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I just tried this experiment again just now

Heh, I tried it too. Not to get the most common opinion, but rather to see in which opinion Google has clustered me.
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Discussion? We post our opinions, we don't discuss anything around here.

True. This made me wonder whether trying to edit a Wiki page with each other would yield better results. But then again, what would be the topic? The stupidity of Christianity? Rational reasoning? :P

Yes it sounds more authoritative to invoke some cute phrase every few sentences, but it doesn't actually make an argument any more impressive.

QFT. Well, actually it's an opinion I like.

Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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And this opinion is so important, it's posted twice!

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

AMCerasoli
Member #11,955
May 2010
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Oh my GOD! Double posting! WOOOOOW! This is so incredible! two post of the same person! WTF is happening!

Dario ff
Member #10,065
August 2008
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Your posts will look silly when ML actually removes the double-post. Quick, get some opinions in there! >:(

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bamccaig
Member #7,536
July 2006
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The only reason I'm not in this fight is because I have been stressed out with a project at j0rb and can't find the time to catch up. I'm probably not even half way and it keeps growing. >:(

SiegeLord
Member #7,827
October 2006
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I'm really not sure who's arguing for what anymore... so I'll stop for now :P. I'm glad I don't have to argue about this everyday, that's for sure.

"For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increases knowledge increases sorrow."-Ecclesiastes 1:18
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Derezo
Member #1,666
April 2001
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SiegeLord said:

I'm really not sure who's arguing for what anymore... so I'll stop for now

What do you mean by 'Stop'? You're posting in this thread, so doesn't that mean you're continuing your argument? I don't think Stop means the same to me as it does to you.

;)

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Dizzy Egg
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March 2009
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Just stop it.

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Derezo
Member #1,666
April 2001
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"He who controls the stuffing controls the Universe"

SiegeLord
Member #7,827
October 2006
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Fushta!

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relay01
Member #6,988
March 2006
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Hi everybody!

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23yrold3yrold
Member #1,134
March 2001
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Amusingly, a professional colleague was mentioning a book to me just recently called "You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself". Naturally, I immediately thought of this thread. :) Maybe we actually are all delusional (except Stas B., natch).

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verthex
Member #11,340
September 2009
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Naturally, I immediately thought of this thread. :)

Thats good, your brain cells are functioning properly.

Specter Phoenix
Member #1,425
July 2001
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Naturally, I immediately thought of this thread. :)

Of course, can't let one of the dumbest and most active threads on the forum go silent ;).

"Can't a man even talk to himself without being interrupted?" -Krull(1983)
"Through vengence I was born. Through war I was trained. Through love I was found. Through death I was released. Through release I was given a purpose." -- Specter Phoenix
"Programming == AWESOME the rest is just tools to accomplish it."
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23yrold3yrold
Member #1,134
March 2001
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relay01 ressed it, not me. :)

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Step 1. Build it.
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Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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That was his first post in about a year :-X

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

relay01
Member #6,988
March 2006
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I've intermittently lurked around this forum for a while (Oh allegro... I can't quit you... :-* ) and this thread reminded me of some of the threads I often took part in. I'm amazed to see 23yrold3yrold still trying to defend the born-agains from being assumed as ignorant. Part of why I stopped posting and rarely visiting was because of threads like these. :-/

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Specter Phoenix
Member #1,425
July 2001
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relay01 said:

Part of why I stopped posting and rarely visiting was because of threads like these. :-/

Really? I've been here for a long time and I remember a few, but not enough to make me leave over it :-/.

"Can't a man even talk to himself without being interrupted?" -Krull(1983)
"Through vengence I was born. Through war I was trained. Through love I was found. Through death I was released. Through release I was given a purpose." -- Specter Phoenix
"Programming == AWESOME the rest is just tools to accomplish it."
END OF LINE

Evert
Member #794
November 2000
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So I guess I'm not religious ...

Please tell me you're not one of those people who "have a personal relationship with God" but "are not religious"?

Either way, invest in a better dictionary.

23yrold3yrold
Member #1,134
March 2001
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Evert said:

Please tell me you're not one of those people who "have a personal relationship with God" but "are not religious"?

Either way, invest in a better dictionary.

I'm going by the definition you gave me. Nothing more, nothing less. If I fit your definition of religious then I'm religious to you, if I don't, then I'm not. You tell me. Or don't. Whatever.

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Step 1. Build it.
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Neil Roy
Member #2,229
April 2002
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Interesting experiment... :)

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Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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Think of who's asking. I was playing an abandonware game "Street Rod" last night and was once again struck by the actors cruising by, afraid to race you, calling you a "loser" and a "nerd", as if you were beneath them instead of ready to snap up their car with a bet on pink slips.

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck.”

― Robert A. Heinlein



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