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d00d..
i got drank alcohol like 2.. maybe 3 times this year.
i drink to get drunk.
thats the whole purpose isnt it?
It certainly could be.

However, if it becomes a regular thing, there is some underlying problem.

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I'm nowhere near as eloquent as they are, but I love using their views/statements against my religious friends when we discuss these matters. Always makes me smile to watch the expressions on their faces afterwards, especially when I ask them if they've ever read the entire bible.
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I wondered if I was the only one.


I'm nowhere near as eloquent as they are, but I love using their views/statements against my religious friends when we discuss these matters. Always makes me smile to watch the expressions on their faces afterwards, especially when I ask them if they've ever read the entire bible.
They really should. It is an amazing read. It would make a spectacular movie. Of course it would receive an NC-17 rating

But, I suppose, children should be protected from the darker side of the human condition until at least puberty.

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They really should. It is an amazing read.
AND it's the best way to become an atheist
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AND it's the best way to become an atheist

you should try reading the book of mormon..

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you should try reading the book of mormon..

I have. However, it doesn't explain or describe the more interesting "mysteries" of the LDS faith.

If I had to choose a religion, I think I would be a mormon. It is good to be a mormon AND MALE in today's chruch

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They really should. It is an amazing read. It would make a spectacular movie. Of course it would receive an NC-17 rating

But, I suppose, children should be protected from the darker side of the human condition until at least puberty.

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Sorry Dave, but it would be an "X-rating".
It would be at least as bad a Caligula was. I wonder who Malcolm McDowell would play? Maybe he could play the inn keeper on the edge of Gomorra that was sent angels to protect him from the wrath that god was about to lay down on the the "twin-cities of sin".

According to the story, all of the men in town demanded that the inn-keeper send the angles out, so they could rape them. The inn-keeper instead sent his daughter out (and maybe his wife too, I can't remember), to be raped by the mob all night.

In the morning one of the daughters was near death, lying on his porch, to which the inn-keeper said something like "get yourself together bitch". IIRC, these daughters had *** with their father later too, after getting him drunk. This was the most "just-man" in the two-towns, which is why god sent angles to protect him from the destruction of the sinful-towns.

This is just one story of many horrible things in the bible, you can almost open to a page randomly to find stuff that would appall you. People ask me were I get my morals, if not from the bible. I reply, from the same place you do, from within. They pick and choose what to abide by from the text, ignoring what they do not like, otherwise they would be in prison.

Anyone murder their unruly-children at the gate of town lately? You are supposed to. Further more, since you didn't, it falls to your neighbor to kill both of you now....nice morals
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1) Dark_Horse, I agree with basically everything you have said. Very well put.
2) Your avatar is awesome. Only trouble is that I was distracted from reading your posts several times because I found myself waiting for the lightning to come and the eye to turn red

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The dragon in Dave's garage regularly drinks from Russel's teapot. Suppose there IS an invisible dragon in his garage that does not react with our dimension in any way, shape, or form. What implications does that have for Dave? I'd say none at all. It doesn't mean Dave should talk to the dragon, it doesn't mean Dave should praise the the dragon, it doesn't mean Dave should try and get others to believe in the dragon, and it sure as sht doesn't mean Dave should kill in the name of the dragon.
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The dragon in Dave's garage regularly drinks from Russel's teapot. Suppose there IS an invisible dragon in his garage that does not react with our dimension in any way, shape, or form. What implications does that have for Dave? I'd say none at all. It doesn't mean Dave should talk to the dragon, it doesn't mean Dave should praise the the dragon, it doesn't mean Dave should try and get others to believe in the dragon, and it sure as sht doesn't mean Dave should kill in the name of the dragon.
Well then what good is the dragon?

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The dragon-analogy is from Carl Sagan. Did anyone notice it was officially "Carl Sagan Day" last Monday (11/09/09)?
The world truly lost a great science-public ambassador early.

Check out the Carl-Sagan "rap" here, almost made me cry:
YouTube - Carl Sagan - 'A Glorious Dawn' ft Stephen Hawking (Cosmos Remixed)
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The dragon-analogy is from Carl Sagan. Did anyone notice it was officially "Carl Sagan Day" last Monday (11/09/09)?
The world truly lost a great science-public ambassador early.

Check out the Carl-Sagan "rap" here, almost made me cry:
YouTube - Carl Sagan - 'A Glorious Dawn' ft Stephen Hawking (Cosmos Remixed)

I missed Carl Sagan Day. I would have worked it into my lectures. I loved the way he would say "billions and billions" without really opening his mouth.

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Interestinly, I have been told, he never once says "billion and billions" in the Cosmos-series. I recently finished whatching it again on remastered-DVD, and sure enough, he said "billions" a lot, but never did I hear the often cited "Sagan tag-line".
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Interestinly, I have been told, he never once says "billion and billions" in the Cosmos-series. I recently finished whatching it again on remastered-DVD, and sure enough, he said "billions" a lot, but never did I hear the often cited "Sagan tag-line".

You are correct. The oft repeated line was never actually delivered by him. I certainly don't remember exactly, "billions and billions" I believe that is a paraphrased "quote" which simply refers to the seemingly significant number of times he uses the word 'billions." It has become "myth" associated with his memory/legend.

IIRC the actual content of line(s) he used would have been something more like;

Billions of (somethings) around/among/were/are, billions of (somethings else)

It was always part of some larger explanation

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Just did a quick search. The exact line 'billions and billions" is attributeds to a Johnny Carson skit satarizing Sagan. It became so well recognized that it is now associated with the man himself. It would appear that even Sagan accepted this association as the title of his last book is "Billions & Billions"
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