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T:man
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Whats the point serioudly
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Excellent question. Let's all have a spirited debate on the subject, with much arguing and rebutting.

And if you're thinking of starting another thread, my I suggest as a title, "SEX!"

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I would start it but i'm scared. [Frown]
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quote:
Originally posted by Speed:
Excellent question. Let's all have a spirited debate on the subject, with much arguing and rebutting.

And if you're thinking of starting another thread, my I suggest as a title, "SEX!"

Hatrack has a red light district?
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T:man, your attempts to incite another legendary Hatrack religious debate crack me up! Nothing personal of course.

Perhaps if you want a spirited debate with witty logic and intense rebuttals, I suggest you starting us off. People aren't going to take "I just don't like religion" very "serioudly".

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quote:
Originally posted by Speed:
Excellent question. Let's all have a spirited debate on the subject, with much arguing and rebutting.

And if you're thinking of starting another thread, my I suggest as a title, "SEX!"

Arguing and rebutting... That's your idea of foreplay?
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quote:
Originally posted by T:man:
Whats the point serioudly

One might ask the same thing of this thread. You clearly aren't looking for any sort of reasoned debate on the topic--if so, you might have taken the time to make a serious post. Instead, you've decided to give us one sentence, absent punctuation, and with one 'serioud' typo.

Look, the majority of the world is religious. Many people are extremely passionate about and defensive of their religions. Here on Hatrack, we have posters of all major religions, as well as other 'minor' religions (here, minor refers to # of adherents). Many of them take their religions very, very seriously.

Your post does not reflect any thought beyond the extremely superficial. You will understand how some might view your post as inconsiderate. Mostly because it is.

When you first started posting, I assumed you were someone's alt account, created for trolling purposes. You've done very little to convince me otherwise. I will, of course, give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you're a real poster. A real poster with indescribably poor posting tendencies. Please, please, get your game together.

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Someday, when I grow up I want to be as cool as you.
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quote:
Originally posted by ketchupqueen:
quote:
Originally posted by Speed:
Excellent question. Let's all have a spirited debate on the subject, with much arguing and rebutting.

And if you're thinking of starting another thread, my I suggest as a title, "SEX!"

Arguing and rebutting... That's your idea of foreplay?
*dies laughing*
Let's not add another one of these threads to the forum, it's been rehashed way too many times.

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i like Religion [Big Grin] [Wink]
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I'm almost afraid to ask what "rebutting" is in the context of foreplay... [Wink]
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quote:
Originally posted by Carrie:
I'm almost afraid to ask what "rebutting" is in the context of foreplay... [Wink]

When I first read his post (I skimmed the thread before my serioud read-through) that is exactly what popped into my head. "Rebutting? Oh, I wonder if he means... Or..." [Evil]
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quote:
Originally posted by Nick:
quote:
Originally posted by ketchupqueen:
quote:
Originally posted by Speed:
Excellent question. Let's all have a spirited debate on the subject, with much arguing and rebutting.

And if you're thinking of starting another thread, my I suggest as a title, "SEX!"

Arguing and rebutting... That's your idea of foreplay?
*dies laughing*
Let's not add another one of these threads to the forum, it's been rehashed way too many times.

I have no idea what you speak of. *looks innocent*
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quote:
Originally posted by Carrie:
I'm almost afraid to ask what "rebutting" is in the context of foreplay... [Wink]

Serioudly.
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Religion gives many people comfort, fulfillment, and happiness.
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quote:
Originally posted by the_Somalian:
Religion gives many people comfort, fulfillment, and happiness.

So does chocolate, but you don't see nearly as many arguments about that.
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The office of the Surgeon General just released a new report detailing the dangers of a diet high in chocolate. Among the most compelling arguments against overconsumption of chocolate is the following:

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I just don't like chocolate. Whats the point serioudly

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The point is simple: The personal recognition that there is the divine and that you want to interact with that divine. If you mean religion (an organization) rather than spirituality, then the answer can depend on the religious organization. The answer can also depend on why a person continues to remain part of a religious organization.

Can it be for comfort? You bet! Having a spiritual life can be very rewarding just as having close family, friends, or falling in love can be. And, just like the above, it can be hard work to maintain a closeness to the spiritual; especially when everyone around you is trying to change you in very unpleasant ways. A shared understanding and support of the spiritual is one reason for religion.

Seriously.

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quote:
Originally posted by luthe:
quote:
Originally posted by the_Somalian:
Religion gives many people comfort, fulfillment, and happiness.

So does chocolate, but you don't see nearly as many arguments about that.
Oh I don't know about that. Until everyone realizes that it just doesn't get better than dark chocolate, and even then it must be consumed sparingly, I don't think we will see an end to serioud conflict.
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I have recently realized that I am an atheist. I quit my temple. But I still have a deep respect and interest in religion. So many people find comfort in it, and it has been a part of humany for thousands of years.
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Chocolate is ridiculously over-rated. Of all the tasty dessert flavors, I think of fruits, cinnamon, vanilla, spices, butter--all before chocolate. Best dessert: Apple Crisp, with a good amount of oatmeal in the brown sugar mix.
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Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my faith. Prepare to die!


I'm going to cry now, because after realizing that you don't like religion, I started to question my beliefs. As a result I no longer believe in god. Thank you for showing me the light.

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I like religion just fine. I mean, as long as it's everyone's choice. Hooray religion! Except for scientology. Scientology can die on fire. Hooray fire!
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Hating on scientology? Oh how original. [Roll Eyes]

IT'S NOT SO BAD IF YOU JUST GIVE IT A CHANCE.

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Thank you, if this thread is stupid stop posting in it serioudly
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"...21 percent of...atheists...believe in God...with 8 percent absolutely certain of it."

"I have recently realized that I am an atheist. I quit my temple."

Why? "...more than one in four Roman Catholics, mainline Protestants, and Orthodox Christians expressed some doubts about God's existence, as did six in ten Jews..."

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Seems like some people have a pretty liberal definition of atheism.
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21 percent of people who don't believe the world is flat actually believe the world is flat.
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quote:
Originally posted by BlackBlade:
quote:
Originally posted by luthe:
quote:
Originally posted by the_Somalian:
Religion gives many people comfort, fulfillment, and happiness.

So does chocolate, but you don't see nearly as many arguments about that.
Oh I don't know about that. Until everyone realizes that it just doesn't get better than dark chocolate, and even then it must be consumed sparingly, I don't think we will see an end to serioud conflict.
You and I need to start a cleansing - a cocoa-crusade, if you will. We can figure out a name that doesn't sound like a breakfast cereal later. There is important work to be done in the meantime. These heathens must be shown the light...err...dark.
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I'm athiest we don't believe in god, Agnostics believe in god. They just aren't sure which religion is right about him.
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T:man, agnostics are undecided about their belief/disbelief in god (though they may lean towards one side).
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Whatever [Taunt]
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You know.... I have a brother that says "whatever" and walks away when someone has just pointed out a mistake he made.
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Does he do this *runs away unlocks bike and rides 20 miles away*
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The point of religion is to help us understand the world, our role in it, and how we should act within it. It provides a framework within which the rest of one's life can be understood. Many people get this framework directly from religion by actively choosing to follow a religion. Some others get such a framework indirectly from religion, if they follow no particular religion but nevertheless accept a system of beliefs and values that originated in one or more religions. In either case, I think religion serves an important role of some sort.
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You guys! This is super duper serial!

-pH

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quote:
Originally posted by ketchupqueen:
]Arguing and rebutting... That's your idea of foreplay? [/QB]

And when is it not?
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I absolve you all.

*flies to the moon in a rocket of flaming cheese*

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quote:
Originally posted by T:man:
Does he do this *runs away unlocks bike and rides 20 miles away*

He actually did do that once. Then he got yelled at because he didn't wear a helmet.
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quote:
Originally posted by Juxtapose:
quote:
Originally posted by BlackBlade:
quote:
Originally posted by luthe:
quote:
Originally posted by the_Somalian:
Religion gives many people comfort, fulfillment, and happiness.

So does chocolate, but you don't see nearly as many arguments about that.
Oh I don't know about that. Until everyone realizes that it just doesn't get better than dark chocolate, and even then it must be consumed sparingly, I don't think we will see an end to serioud conflict.
You and I need to start a cleansing - a cocoa-crusade, if you will. We can figure out a name that doesn't sound like a breakfast cereal later. There is important work to be done in the meantime. These heathens must be shown the light...err...dark.
If I tell you in all honesty that I have at this moment a 99% chocolate bar in my fridge, will this information absolve me for the upcoming cleansing?
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Eww, that stuff is its own punishment.

EDIT - teh grammars!

[ June 24, 2008, 06:57 AM: Message edited by: Juxtapose ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Eduardo St. Elmo:
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Originally posted by Juxtapose:
quote:
Originally posted by BlackBlade:
quote:
Originally posted by luthe:
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Originally posted by the_Somalian:
Religion gives many people comfort, fulfillment, and happiness.

So does chocolate, but you don't see nearly as many arguments about that.
Oh I don't know about that. Until everyone realizes that it just doesn't get better than dark chocolate, and even then it must be consumed sparingly, I don't think we will see an end to serioud conflict.
You and I need to start a cleansing - a cocoa-crusade, if you will. We can figure out a name that doesn't sound like a breakfast cereal later. There is important work to be done in the meantime. These heathens must be shown the light...err...dark.
If I tell you in all honesty that I have at this moment a 99% chocolate bar in my fridge, will this information absolve me for the upcoming cleansing?
Nope, but if you melt it down and spread it on the two posts and lintel of your front door perhaps you will be spared.
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*goes to find some suitable kitchen apparel and a brush*

[ June 24, 2008, 10:36 AM: Message edited by: Eduardo St. Elmo ]

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quote:
some suitable kitchen apparel and a brush
What like some boxers and a snorkel?
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*spreads chocolate on the two posts preceding hers instead*
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quote:
Originally posted by MightyCow:
21 percent of people who don't believe the world is flat actually believe the world is flat.

Don't be silly, North Dakota doesn't have THAT many people!
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Well... only if it was a lucky, glow-in-the-dark, autographed snorkel.
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Now I want chocolate.

Someone will pay for this (probably me, as I get some truffles from downstairs).

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I'm an ath-eatist.

I don't believe in Chocolate.

(However, I will join the crusade to eradicate those who worship the taint and blasphemy called White Chocolate)

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quote:
Originally posted by Darth_Mauve:
(However, I will join the crusade to eradicate those who worship the taint and blasphemy called White Chocolate)

Sign me up!
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