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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of people with Ingress tattoos on: Today at 12:49:18 am
I put them in the same category as that guy I met at Dude Fest one year who had a tattoo referencing an inside joke on another message board: that's actually really awesome.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: The Obamanation vs. FreedomHawk on: Today at 12:48:21 am
To quute the author of this poll:

Ha @ these results. Owned.

It's quite telling about this forum that a brutal misogynist and MRA is beating a usually strange and sometimes annoying troll.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of traininthedistance? on: Today at 12:02:32 am
The only thing I don't like/get is how his musical tastes are so unlike what you'd expect from a guy his age who lives in Brooklyn. But regardless, FF. Especially for his maps.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 30, 2014, 08:15:23 pm
Man this makes it all the more hilarious in hindsight that Bushie wanted to pursue A+ Certification.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Describe the preceding poster's posting history with an Upworthy style headline on: October 30, 2014, 09:50:27 am
Hearing About What This Man Went Through In The Navy Will Bring You To Tears
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / What will Bushie spend more time doing next week? on: October 30, 2014, 12:47:56 am
?
7  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: The Obamanation vs. FreedomHawk on: October 30, 2014, 12:23:17 am
I don't like MRAs.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / NewYorkExpress vs. Upworthy on: October 30, 2014, 12:01:03 am
The one that's insightful and not just mindless spam.
9  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban BushOklahoma on: October 29, 2014, 08:19:07 pm
You mean like Gustaf and Joe Republic?
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Describe the preceding poster's posting history with an Upworthy style headline on: October 29, 2014, 06:25:15 pm
I'll do Bushie to start:

This Man's Story Will At First Shock You, And Then Make You Realize Important Things About Modern Society
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How many times has jmfcst returned as a sock account? on: October 29, 2014, 02:17:00 pm
Why was he banned anyway? The posts he got death points for were quite silly and poor grounds for banning.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Upworthy vs. marxists.org on: October 29, 2014, 10:03:56 am
Perhaps marxism.org and Upworthy can work out a healthy compromise:

"19 Reasons this Proletariat's speech will restore your faith in humanity!"

"Wow! This ordinary mother demolishes capitalism in ONE SENTENCE, and what happens next will make your jaw drop"

"Dialectical materialism now explained through GIF's from 90's cartoon's : what follows will change the way you think about the landowning classes forever"

Only the second is Upworthy-esque. The others are more like Buzzfeed.
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Would you rather live in a left-wing theocracy or a Randian Objectist society? on: October 29, 2014, 09:58:58 am
Obviously a left-wing theocracy.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of BRTD on: October 29, 2014, 09:58:02 am
I'll add that I did like him better before he became a "Christian".  Ugh.

I think the fact that BRTD has gotten wrapped up in a church that would appeal to hardcore punk rockers who like Dudefest has been pretty awesome/funny.  And it's very obvious that this type of church is one where the members keep their religious fantasies to themselves, nor do they let them affect their political opinions all that much.  In fact, the only thing that has seemed to be warped by it is his opinion of Family Guy Christian bashing jokes.  A BRTD religious is certainly more bearable (by a long shot) to a Bushie or jmfcst-type religious (talking IRL, not Atlas).
No this is actually quite incorrect. It's a big influence on our politics, just not in the right wing way, think of how I recently mentioned how popular Upworthy seems to be amongst my church based on Facebook shares, and how our sermons often resemble Upworthy videos just with some biblical references thrown in. It's a definite influence on politics, but of a progressive social justice warrior type, not the raging fundamentalist type. Think of how my scene will talk about racial, gender, sexual and environmental issues in Tumblr-esque terminology, and then add a Christian bent to it, and you have the idea.

And keeping it to ourselves? Not at all. My crowd are far more likely to go around talking about Jesus or how God has touched them and changed them than someone like say your typical over 50 Catholic who opposes gay marriage and doesn't eat meat on Friday but generally is pretty quiet about that stuff. Combine that with above, and you can get things like the person in 2012 who claimed that God obviously wants Obama to be President instead of the non-Christian herectic who supports policies completely out of touch of the teachings of Jesus like Mitt Romney (and believes Paul Ryan is a closet atheist because he chose to follow Rand instead of Christ) and you have a good idea.

But super-thanks for the kind words otherwise!
15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Which song is more abominable? on: October 29, 2014, 09:42:38 am
OMG Huh I always knew that this song reminds me of another hit, but I rather thought of Fergalicious.

...

You're joking, right?

Why? I really didn't think of Sir Mix-a-Lot.

Dude, Anaconda LITERALLY samples a song by Sir Mix-a-Lot. His most famous song. That everyone knows.

While this isn't an incorrect usage of "literally" it's a pretty unusual one since there's no non-literal way to say this. It'd be like me walking across the street in front of my apartment and then saying "I literally crossed the street".
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How many times has jmfcst returned as a sock account? on: October 29, 2014, 12:56:08 am
He could do it 1000 times and it wouldn't be enough.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Upworthy vs. marxists.org on: October 29, 2014, 12:54:48 am
marxists.org is a devoted, specialized resource website with all sorts of fascinating primary-source material on one of the most consequential ideologies in modern history. I have it not only bookmarked, but in my bookmarks toolbar, right between biblegateway.com and jisho.org. Upworthy is vapid drivel. This isn't a contest.

I assume there's better content on it than the unreadable crap Snowstalker keeps linking to then?

I'm kind of surprised, you seemed like a potential Upworthy fan. I'd also wager that based on Facebook shares, it seems to be the most popular website amongst people at my church FWIW.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is Bushie a personification of White Male Privilege? on: October 28, 2014, 11:30:02 pm
To answer the question though, I agree it has more to do with his family. But it does provide some explanation for Bushie's feelings of entitlement to things like his ultimate cable package, or having slacks tailored for him instead of buying some at a thrift store.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Upworthy vs. marxists.org on: October 28, 2014, 11:26:18 pm
Even if you don't like Upworthy's style of catching attention, most would admit at least the videos they highlight are often entertaining. marxists.org is nothing but dense, unreadable and boring crap. And it doesn't have to be either, I read plenty of readable Marxist stuff in college, especially with all those communist front groups handing out anti-Iraq War lit and the like. But the stuff on that site reminds me of Einzige's postings with a different ideology.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is Bushie a personification of White Male Privilege? on: October 28, 2014, 08:13:52 pm
I'd rather read pages worth of pbrower posts than that junk.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of BRTD on: October 28, 2014, 04:15:23 pm
Overrated but a solid poster.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / The Obamanation vs. FreedomHawk on: October 28, 2014, 04:12:31 pm
Obamanation/Obamanation
23  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: If you were going to a Halloween costume party.......... on: October 27, 2014, 11:22:21 pm
I'm going to be an Ingress team captain.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of endtime.com on: October 27, 2014, 10:27:01 pm
What's perhaps the most amusing is this is the same type of crap people like Alex Jones promote, and Bushie probably thinks they're all crazy. But when these people promote the same stuff and simply label it "it's prophecized in the Bible!" on top regardless of how insane their stretches of logic and interpretation are, he buys it completely.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: October 27, 2014, 10:22:48 pm
Wasn't modern Russia mostly just empty frozen wasteland when the Bible was written? No clue how you can see anything in the Bible as a reference to Russia.
The Bible is a large collection of stories written over many, many centuries. There was no one time in which it was written.

Well duh, but that doesn't mean it's inaccurate to say that the Bible was written before any Asians or Europeans visited the Western Hemisphere (unless you count the early Native American settlers as Asians) or Australia was colonized. The earliest historical predecessor to Russia is generally considered to be the Kievan Rus', which was settled and founded in the 9th century. Every book of the Bible was written well before that. So point: There's no way you can find references to Russia in the Bible, without some big stretches and a non-literalist reading.

Wasn't modern Russia mostly just empty frozen wasteland when the Bible was written? No clue how you can see anything in the Bible as a reference to Russia.

No, modern day Southern Russia and Ukraine was full of peoples like Cimmerians and Scythians, whom the biblical writers were probably aware of, though the reference in Ezekiel may instead refer to peoples of Northern Anatolia (modern day Turkey) and/or the Caucus region.

That's why I said "mostly". I'm thinking of the settlements today everyone associates with Russia, like Moscow and St. Petersburg. Kind of misworded I guess, there were plenty of nomadic tribes around that area but as stated above no real permanent settlements until the 9th century (at least existing settlements, the Huns I believe had a presence in it a few centuries after the Bible was finished.)

But regardless, are there any references to the Caucus area and southern Russia in the Book of Revelation?
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