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  • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    Just retire Christianity. Please. Take the stuff worth saving and junk the rest.
    Not sure it’s even worth that. The stuff worth saving can be found in basically all other major religions anyway, so I’d rather not take any chances and just eradicate it completely.
    If you don't change the world today, how can it be any better tomorrow?

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    • Originally posted by LynahFan View Post

      Not sure it’s even worth that. The stuff worth saving can be found in basically all other major religions anyway, so I’d rather not take any chances and just eradicate it completely.
      Oh, dump all the religious fluff. I'm saying save all the deep thinker stuff that tried to square the looney theology with an extremely deep classical humanist tradition.

      The later apologia chapters of Boethius are great, when he convinces himself that bad people suffer by being bad and suffer more if they aren't punished. Yeah, mix that with the supernatural and it's as banal as the MCU, but distill just the ontology and it gets very heavy very quickly. The mental furniture of the 6th century is delicate and subtle, and they trained for it by dancing around theodicy with wigged out Scripture in one hand and Plato in the other.

      I'll take that over Descartes and Darwin any day. A cathedral vs a Bauhaus sh-t hole. I know what I'd rather look at all day. And you can keep your weed in either.
      Last edited by Kepler; 11-24-2021, 10:54 PM.
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      • You can work on doing that. I need destroy a virulent strain of Christianity that says speaking up for the poor, needy, destitute, and those who can't speak for themselves means you're a pinko commie liberal radical SJW hellbent on destroying America.
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        • Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
          You can work on doing that. I need destroy a virulent strain of Christianity that says speaking up for the poor, needy, destitute, and those who can't speak for themselves means you're a pinko commie liberal radical SJW hellbent on destroying America.
          To be fair to Christianity, which, ew, but that isn't on Christianity. That is vicious right wingers raised by abusive parents dressing their pathologies in swaddling clothes.

          Conservatives aren't Christians -- the values are 180 degrees apart, and the whole point of the project is also opposite. The point of Christianity is to dissolve myself in the ocean of grace. The point of conservatism is to crush myself into a tight, hard, tiny fist of hate and fear, and spew out denunciations and bullets against anything different from My Precious, the ego.

          Liberals are mostly not doctrinaire religious Christians because liberalism is Christianity in a post-Age of Reason, non-supernatural form.

          Last edited by Kepler; 11-25-2021, 10:58 AM.
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            • Remember the $600K that was "stolen" from Joel Osteen's church?

              https://www.click2houston.com/news/l...600k-burglary/

              Someone found it in the walls.
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              • The direct approach.
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                • Reminder this time of year that "Mary, Did You Know?" is 4 minutes of mansplaining.

                  And every time I hear it, I scream "SHE WAS THE FIRST ONE TO FIND OUT, YOU (TWIT)!"
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                  • Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
                    Reminder this time of year that "Mary, Did You Know?" is 4 minutes of mansplaining.

                    And every time I hear it, I scream "SHE WAS THE FIRST ONE TO FIND OUT, YOU (TWIT)!"
                    Silly, women aren't allowed to have agency.

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                    Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
                    iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
                    gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
                    Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
                    Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
                    TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
                    DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

                    Test to see if I can add this.

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                    • I'm grateful to be done with retail work this year. The "War On Christmas" crowd are the worst humans on the face of the planet as it is, more so between November 1 and January 1.

                      At 11:59 AM, they hear "go in peace to love and serve the Lord," then by 12:06 PM they're screaming at some poor 18 year old girl trying to move the line through.
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                      • Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
                        I'm grateful to be done with retail work this year. The "War On Christmas" crowd are the worst humans on the face of the planet as it is, more so between November 1 and January 1.

                        At 11:59 AM, they hear "go in peace to love and serve the Lord," then by 12:06 PM they're screaming at some poor 18 year old girl trying to move the line through.
                        Having worked as a retail manager for a big box store for a few years, I’ll never go back to working with the general public. I’ve been punched, bitten, scratched, and spit on in the past month alone at my current job. Give me that every. single. day. over listening to white trash tell me that I suck at my job, while I helplessly watch her husband steal two fragrance sets from the top of counter display.

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                        • Pretty much:

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                          • Yep, nothing else to be said there. Bravo.

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                            • France has its share of RWNJ. Instrumental music, all played on a pipe organ, is apparently Satanic.

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                              • Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post
                                France has its share of RWNJ. Instrumental music, all played on a pipe organ, is apparently Satanic.

                                https://www.brooklynvegan.com/anna-v...o5bSOlSHeZghtk
                                As usual, it's not CANCEL CULTURE when they do it...

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