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by Hermit
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: The only good Christian is a Gnostic Christian. True or false?
Replies: 36
Views: 2330

[quote=""Greatest I am""]Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt[/quote] This epigram was not attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt until 1987, and no primary source supporting the assertion that she is its author has been found to date. If yo...
by Hermit
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: The only good Christian is a Gnostic Christian. True or false?
Replies: 36
Views: 2330

[quote=""Greatest I am""]You might want to listen more closely to what is said about liberals and conservatives and their attitudes and which group is more worthy of leading, which is neither as both groups have gone too far into the left and right.[/quote] Where did those goalposts disappear to? ht...
by Hermit
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: The only good Christian is a Gnostic Christian. True or false?
Replies: 36
Views: 2330

[quote=""Greatest I am""] Your morals are nearly as disgusting as Christians morals. Nearly? How disappointing. I had hoped my morals were on par with those of all Christians. Which troubles me not at all, as long as it is I who gets to line them up against the wall, not the other way around. Think ...
by Hermit
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: The only good Christian is a Gnostic Christian. True or false?
Replies: 36
Views: 2330

[quote=""Greatest I am""]Your morals are nearly as disgusting as Christians morals.[/quote]Nearly? How disappointing. I had hoped my morals were on par with those of all Christians. Which troubles me not at all, as long as it is I who gets to line them up against the wall, not the other way around. ...
by Hermit
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: The only good Christian is a Gnostic Christian. True or false?
Replies: 36
Views: 2330

[quote=""Greatest I am""]The only good Christian is a Gnostic Christian. True or false?[/quote]
False. The only good Christian is a dead Christian.
by Hermit
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: Oprah Winfrey for President in 2020???
Replies: 32
Views: 1187

[quote=""dancer_rnb""] I think this is going to be a serious problem for the remainder of our democracy; we seem to only want celebrities, CEOs, or exciting new "fire-brands" for president. Calling someone a "politician" in a presidential debate is considered to be levying an insult rather than ackn...
by Hermit
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: Oprah Winfrey for President in 2020???
Replies: 32
Views: 1187

[quote=""praxis""] I think this is going to be a serious problem for the remainder of our democracy; we seem to only want celebrities, CEOs, or exciting new "fire-brands" for president. Calling someone a "politician" in a presidential debate is considered to be levying an insult rather than acknowle...
by Hermit
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: Ask me about the Democratic Party
Replies: 18
Views: 1310

Bugger. I was hoping your important, partisan offices gave you enough leverage to winkle copies of them out for me. So far I have only seen a few excerpts that surfaced via those email leaks via Podesta's hacked laptop in 2016.
by Hermit
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: Ask me about the Democratic Party
Replies: 18
Views: 1310

We can haz copies of all transcripts of speeches Hillary Clinton gave to Goldman Sachs staff and other Wall Street bankers, perlease, or would that be :tmi: ?
by Hermit
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions
Topic: Musical goddesses
Replies: 47
Views: 3202

Musical goddesses? Harrumph. Well, OK, sort of works as a metaphor, I suppose. Some of my favourites have already been listed, but by no means all. With great regret I observe that nobody has mentioned the little sparrow. Q3Kvu6Kgp88 Or the voice that could have brought the walls of Jericho down. Pr...
by Hermit
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: France becoming less religious
Replies: 9
Views: 706

[quote=""Politesse""]France did produce some very passionate Jesuit missionaries, back further in US history. Was recently reading the letters of one Pierre Biard, S.J. in connection with some other research, it was a fascinating bit of historical drama. One cannot deny that they had guts, if put to...
by Hermit
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: France becoming less religious
Replies: 9
Views: 706

[quote=""MattShizzle""]I wonder how many "nonpracticing Catholics" are nonbelievers who were inducted into the church as children but just never happened to get excommunicated. I know you see high numbers for members of the official church in Scandanavian countries with huge numbers of Atheists beca...
by Hermit
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: France becoming less religious
Replies: 9
Views: 706

[quote=""Politesse""]I have never known them to be a deeply religious nation.[/quote]Perhaps that is because in your lifetime France was not a deeply religious nation. Look at the figures for 1967. 91% of the population was at least nominally catholic. Only 25% of the population dragged their arses ...
by Hermit
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: France becoming less religious
Replies: 9
Views: 706

Every time a survey includes "no religion" without further subdivision I wonder how many people that fall into that classification believe in chakras or some other form of supernatural mumbo-jumbo. The percentages of the 1966, 1991 and 2016 censuses in Australia were Christian: 88.2 - 74.0 - 52.1 Ot...
by Hermit
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Who hates Pope Francis most? Conservative Catholics
Replies: 4
Views: 384

[quote=""Jobar""]Personally I think that the conservative contenders for the Papacy probably all had scandals of one sort or another too closely tied to their coattails. Francis had a reputation of financial probity, and given the furor over the Vatican Bank, that overwhelmed any objections brought ...
by Hermit
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: poacher is mauled to death and eaten by the pride of lions he was hunting
Replies: 25
Views: 933

[quote=""MattShizzle""] If you're by yourself and a lion decides it wants to eat you you're pretty much fucked. unless your name is Daniel. https://images.fineartamerica.com/images/artworkimages/mediumlarge/1/daniel-in-the-lions-den-leonardo-digenio.jpg And you're in a fictional story.[/QUOTE] Not a...
by Hermit
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: poacher is mauled to death and eaten by the pride of lions he was hunting
Replies: 25
Views: 933

[quote=""MattShizzle""]If you're by yourself and a lion decides it wants to eat you you're pretty much fucked.[/quote]unless your name is Daniel.

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by Hermit
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: poacher is mauled to death and eaten by the pride of lions he was hunting
Replies: 25
Views: 933

Here's one that should work: Whenever you are on a safari, bring a telephone booth with you. If a lion seems to get threatening, hop inside, shut the door and ring a lion tamer. Just hope that the lion tamer is not an accountant who recently decided to embark on a new career and confuses lions with ...
by Hermit
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Literalism vs. postmodernism
Replies: 141
Views: 4157

[quote=""plebian""] I am not religious at all and I can understand politesse' point. The 'character' of god is a 'character'. It is how we tell stories. Surely you can see allegorical wisdom in the story of the fall. To start with, I regard almost everything written in the Bible as human invention, ...
by Hermit
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Literalism vs. postmodernism
Replies: 141
Views: 4157

[quote=""Politesse""]You are also, in a very curious fashion, citing the phenomenon of "nominal" Christians without apparently realizing that many nominal Christians don't necessarily believe everything conservative Catholics think they "ought" to.[/quote] Oh, I realise that well enough. Since I was...
by Hermit
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Literalism vs. postmodernism
Replies: 141
Views: 4157

[quote=""Politesse""] What matters is that for the vast majority of the 2.4 billion individuals who (at least nominally) subscribe to Christianity the central point of the Gospels is that a real god sent his real son to earth to be really sacrificed in order to make atonement possible. Said without ...
by Hermit
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Literalism vs. postmodernism
Replies: 141
Views: 4157

[quote=""Koyaanisqatsi""]JTFC :noid: [/quote]
Ah. The good ole Joint Task Force Commander rejoinder. Wish I had thought of it.
by Hermit
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Literalism vs. postmodernism
Replies: 141
Views: 4157

[quote=""plebian""]I am not religious at all and I can understand politesse' point. The 'character' of god is a 'character'. It is how we tell stories. Surely you can see allegorical wisdom in the story of the fall.[/quote]To start with, I regard almost everything written in the Bible as human inven...
by Hermit
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: poacher is mauled to death and eaten by the pride of lions he was hunting
Replies: 25
Views: 933

[quote=""MattShizzle""]That seems unclear on the concept...[/quote]I forgot to mention that the explorer was Irish. Sorry.
by Hermit
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: poacher is mauled to death and eaten by the pride of lions he was hunting
Replies: 25
Views: 933

The alleged poacher could have saved his life had he heard of the technique used by an explorer who got away. He told me that whenever he is out exploring the wilds of Africa he carries a 50 kilogram bag of sand on his back. When chased by a pride of lions he jettisons the bag, which enables him to ...