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« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2015, 02:31:48 PM »
From Gabriella in the Girls in labs thread


'I think it would have been more productive to have a conversation about it and give him some training e.g. explain that at conferences he needs to focus on the bigger picture of encouraging talent, regardless of gender, rather than focusing on his emotional incontinence.'


I love the idea of science conferences where they have talks on 'The emotional incontinence of Prof Xyz'




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« Reply #51 on: June 15, 2015, 01:31:57 PM »
Jjohnjill from the "Satan is having an easy time of it!" thread, of Sassy:

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Okay, Sassy, I'll help them out of that ditch their in.

Look you two, you must read the Bible!  Read it right through and never argue with one word it says!  Never ever question any of it because God actually sat and wrote every word - Sassy guarantees it!

Now, every time you post on here, quote a page of verses ... in Bold and at least using a 72 font!

If anyone else posts a reply, just tell them they haven't read the Bible - and always ALWAYS add 50 columns of great big verses, just in case they don't understand.

Get it, you heathens!

Made me giggle on a sad day. Ta.
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« Reply #52 on: June 19, 2015, 08:20:37 PM »
From Ekim, on free from will through inner stillness:


It requires a number of things ... allowing for the possibility that it is attainable (hope), persistently following a method (faith), allowing for the possibility that the method is sound (belief) and a desire (un-free will) to discover the truth or otherwise of that 'state of being'.  The truth sets you free from these.




In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.  George Orwell

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Eph 6:12

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« Reply #53 on: August 11, 2015, 04:37:40 PM »
From Sassy on the Saerching For God thread - a simply outstanding misconception of evolution.

Because according to evolution nothing/no other species but man has evolved.

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« Reply #54 on: August 11, 2015, 05:35:43 PM »
... and one from NS himself:

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Tsk, tsk, Vlad doesn't need to read what you have writtten, he simply jizzes all over a ouija board and makes up posts from the bespunked letters.

http://goo.gl/FbWak1
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« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2015, 05:49:13 PM »
And one from Shaker -

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« Reply #56 on: August 16, 2015, 09:48:58 PM »
From Drygthon's Toe:

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I think we live in a universe that is more than simply material reality, one that is dependent on God and which is imbued with value and purpose because of its grounding in God.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.  George Orwell

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Eph 6:12

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« Reply #57 on: August 21, 2015, 04:44:00 PM »
An absolute gem from Outrider when discussing evolution with TW.

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As rebuttals go, you forgot the rebuttal. Should I presume you cede the point? Or should I presume that you are allergic to facts and reason, and are going to continue to claim that some god thought Australians would really, really like marsupials...?

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« Reply #58 on: August 22, 2015, 11:21:32 AM »
Another beauty from NS:

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And just to pick up Vlad's point on special pleading, he has, as he as a special knack, for managed to get not just the wrong end of the stick but to have ignored the stick, found a blancmange and declared this is the end of the stick I shall talk about.
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« Reply #59 on: August 25, 2015, 10:05:49 AM »
A superb analogy from Gordon:

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I suppose it is the fear that the already wobbly tower of Jenga blocks that is Christianity will collapse if the merest scintilla of doubt is allowed to creep in - although I think myself it collapsed long ago, and now lies haphazardly strewn upon the coffee table of reality.

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« Reply #60 on: August 27, 2015, 03:27:12 PM »
From ad_orientem


If some geezer wants a gun couldn't they just offer him a free knob extension instead?

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« Reply #61 on: September 04, 2015, 03:19:27 PM »
From Andy, just now - a thought which has occurred to me many a time on this forum:

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« Reply #62 on: September 10, 2015, 11:42:49 AM »
A beaut from bluehillside on the 'Speaking in tongues' thread:

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If you're able to set the evidential bar low enough, you cleave inextricably to narratives that make sense to you however daft
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« Reply #63 on: September 30, 2015, 01:11:03 PM »

The one and only wigginhall

'That's nothing - when I was 15, I sat next to a guy on the bus, who, it turned out, was the grocer who my girl-friend's mother used to visit, and who used to give her the odd mango free!  (Not a euphemism).   Well, I'll go to the bottom of the stairs - it makes you think, (not). '

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« Reply #64 on: September 30, 2015, 01:13:02 PM »
And the only and one Gonnagle


'But I do catch a glimmer of this uniqueness in us ( we are made in Gods image ) art, music, dance, each person appreciating or bringing something totally unique to it ( and if you ever saw me dance, but there are bigger horrors in this world :o )'

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« Reply #65 on: October 03, 2015, 10:18:23 AM »
This is just a lovely discursive piece of writing from Shaker


A very great deal of this matches my own life experience. Apart from a few years living near the Great Wen back in the 1990s I've lived in the countryside my entire life - being immersed in the seasons, stopping to pay attention to the natural world, are as fundamental to me as anything has ever been. There would scarcely be a life worthy of the name without it, for me. In many ways I live as 21st century life as any urbanite - laptop, smartphone and all the rest of it - but I go out of my way to keep my roots in nature constantly well nourished. I don't see anything difficult about this; the great 19th-early 20th century nature writers such as Richard Jeffries and W. H. Hudson are heroes of mine, but so are Richard Mabey and Robert MacFarlane today. Obviously I have the advantage of living a rural life; I'm not saying it would be the same for anybody living in the middle of Leeds or Bristol. Perhaps (I don't know) if you're brought up in such an environment you're less likely to feel such an intimate connection to land, landscape and nature anyway. I can't imagine I'd be the same person I am if I'd been raised in Leicester as opposed to rural Leicestershire. Many who live in cities and the larger towns can still have "access" to nature by getting in the car (or better still, on a bike), but with the aforementioned exception of three years down south, all my life it's been a case simply of putting on my coat, selecting my favourite stick and stepping out of the front door.

Every so often atheists get asked what religion they would adopt if they had to choose one. Many say Buddhism for obvious reasons; it's non-theistic, has much about it to admire, the Theravada tradition especially (unlike, say, Tibetan Buddhism) has relatively little with which a sceptical, rational Westerner can argue ... many don't even consider it a religion at all. For me the best things about it - vegetarianism; meditation and so forth - are things I've pursued for other reasons for many years without taking on board any of the other specifically Buddhist baggage. I'm not one and don't call myself one. If I had to choose then some sort of pagan path would be the obvious choice - a path with nature (and English nature at that) at the very centre of it makes the most sense to me by inclination. I don't think I can see what an overlay of religion or spirituality would add to what I already do and have done all my life, but that's just me and could, of course, possibly change in future. I can't, and therefore don't, call myself a pagan any more than a Buddhist as I'm not entitled to without adhering to a whole raft of other beliefs worthy of the name. But it's undoubtedly where my sympathies lie.

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« Reply #66 on: October 05, 2015, 02:12:55 PM »
Gabriella in the Refugees thread:

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"Should" doesn't really come into it - assuming they are not all willing to die in order to not inconvenience you, your way of life, or current standard of living. If I was in their predicament, I would head to where I had a hope of having some future. Single young men travelling to a foreign country as refugees or migrants and sending money back home or sending for their family later once they have the means, is pretty standard - it's been happening for centuries.


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« Reply #67 on: October 09, 2015, 05:11:15 PM »
A wee gem from Bluehillside in 'The Mistakes in Genesis' thread.

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I suppose hindsight bias fits inasmuch as current science may conclude something, then someone says, "Ah, but if you take verse 3 of Genesis, re-translate it through the the babel fish converter, divide the resulting number of lines by six, take "lion" actually to mean "iPhone 6", then bingo-shmingo, Genesis was right all along!"

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« Reply #68 on: October 13, 2015, 07:47:27 PM »
Another from NS

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There is nothing that can prove poggreeinism untrue, my recently made up belief that saying poggree on a Tuesday at half past two while hopping makes the world more balanced. Will you try it?

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« Reply #69 on: October 16, 2015, 01:42:40 PM »
Being eaten alive can be stressful...but only to one who wants to live!  If you don't mind being eaten alive, where is the stress?
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« Reply #70 on: October 20, 2015, 08:56:17 AM »
I liked this one by outrider.

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Outrider

 I'm particularly amused with people's grasp of time - the idea that Tyrannosaurus Rex lived closer in time to us than it did to Stegosaurs just doesn't compute.

Just to boggle my brain this morning 🌹 ;)

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« Reply #71 on: October 21, 2015, 04:07:47 PM »
From Outrider, I doff my hat, sir



No, it's not, to be fair. For people to claim that evolution isn't true is stupidity of the highest order, so to accuse someone of it unfairly is simply not on. I'd like to hold myself to a higher standard than that. Whether the rest of the post was spot on or not, that was out of line.


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« Reply #72 on: October 22, 2015, 12:59:03 PM »
And again Outrider - thankfully I have many hats to doff

Why is my brother more worthy than a refugee? Aren't they both people, trying to do their best? That's what bugs me about people in rich western countries complaining about 'foreigners' coming and stealing 'our jobs' and taking 'our benefits' - we're all people. We've been fortunate to be born in a nation with free health care, with employment rights, with a social security system, with relative domestic peace and stability. It's not enough to say 'these people aren't in immediate danger in Lebanon, let them stay there in this piss-hole, prospectless, destitute nomad camp' rather than share what we have. What makes us special? Why do we deserve this and they don't?

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« Reply #73 on: October 22, 2015, 01:04:20 PM »
Dear Sane,

Oye!! big man, great minds think alike 8) 8) literally, I was less than a minute behind you.

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Why is my brother more worthy than a refugee? Aren't they both people, trying to do their best? That's what bugs me about people in rich western countries complaining about 'foreigners' coming and stealing 'our jobs' and taking 'our benefits' - we're all people. We've been fortunate to be born in a nation with free health care, with employment rights, with a social security system, with relative domestic peace and stability. It's not enough to say 'these people aren't in immediate danger in Lebanon, let them stay there in this piss-hole, prospectless, destitute nomad camp' rather than share what we have. What makes us special? Why do we deserve this and they don't?

And why, posts like this should be repeated often and loudly.

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« Reply #74 on: October 22, 2015, 08:24:30 PM »


Anyone seen the thread on 'Spooky action at a distance'..yet?!
Yes. It's just yet another one of your woo filled wank fests where you frantically try to get your superstitious bollocks to jizz all over science.

Beautiful use of... errr... metaphor there.
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