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76  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of afleitch on: January 12, 2015, 04:02:22 pm
He smells.
77  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What do you think the previous poster thinks of you? on: January 11, 2015, 02:44:04 pm
Likes. I think.
78  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you want the boyfriend or my boyfriend? on: January 11, 2015, 02:40:15 pm
I always said 'my'. I call Michael 'my husband' all the time and 'the husband' if I'm making fun of some domestic demand to come home Smiley
79  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The "Opinion of" Repository of Popularity and Cliqueness on: January 11, 2015, 01:07:48 pm
I have no idea when I was last polled.

EDIT. 2010 it seems. Wow.
80  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Worse than al-Qaeda? on: January 08, 2015, 05:19:00 pm
It's not a competition. Afterall, the Croatian Ustase were perceived as worse than the Waffen SS.
81  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: 12 killed in attack on French satirical weekly (1 more in shooting today) on: January 08, 2015, 04:47:31 pm
Good old Viz:

http://viz.co.uk/curtains-al-qaida/
82  Forum Community / Survivor / Re: Counties of England, round 1 on: January 08, 2015, 02:43:16 pm
Now that Essex is out we can all rest easy.
83  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Church of Scotland votes to approve gay ministers in civil partnerships on: January 08, 2015, 07:39:39 am
So, any chance of a split or will this quiet down in a few years?

Probably not. A few of the 'Wee Free Light' congregations will leave as will some of the urban ones that have fallen under 'happy clappy-ism' or have had a recent African influx. But three CoS churches have closed next to where I live in the past two years with one now a theatre. When you can't get more than 100 people once a week through your door you can't really afford (and I do literally mean afford) to be so contrary.
84  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: opebo Week: A Celebration of His Life & Times on: January 07, 2015, 06:24:21 pm
To be fair, Madeleine is far from the only sex-negative feminist prude on the Atlas. He is merely the intellectual ringleader.

Using my preferred name but not my preferred pronoun is an interesting choice. I take it this is the go-to option for the classy and discerning bigot these days?
Must everything be about you? If you would like a Celebrate Madeline week thread, start one. As it happens, name changes are a real thing, and I respect that. If you want me to go back to calling you Nathan, I will.

I have no idea how to respond to this. Missing the point of what I said so spectacularly has got to be deliberate. In any case, Cory made this about me first so take your trolling up with him.
You didn't say anything other than making your typical ad hominem attack against me. OMGZ U R a meen Bigut!1111 But again, this thread isn't about you and your attention whoring. We've been down that road far too many time. This is my last reply to you and your ilk in this thread.

Entirely aside from your creepy insistence on the integrity of an internet stranger's gametes, there's such a thing as common courtesy, and you had to go too far out of your way to compose that passage the way you did for me to give you the benefit of the doubt. (Also, I have an 'ilk' now? Cool! Do we get matching jackets?)




Oh..ilk...my mistake
85  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Church of Scotland votes to approve gay ministers in civil partnerships on: January 07, 2015, 04:13:16 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-30711681

The final nod will be taken at this summers General Assembly but what makes this one interesting are the voting figures! It really could have fitted in a number of boards but I thought it would be interesting to dump on here.
86  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: 11 killed in attack on French satirical weekly on: January 07, 2015, 02:30:01 pm
But my point stands, how will such people be made to accept such attitudes? The law is a rather blunt instrument and can't really change men's souls.

True, but you can laugh at them. In fact we need to laugh at them more.

EDIT: Cartoonist Steve Bell sums it up for me; "We've got to stand up for the right to take the piss out of these monsters, these idiots, these fools, these posturing maniacs who strut around in their black gear as a kind of death cult trying to frighten us all."
87  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 on: January 06, 2015, 02:37:55 pm
Jim Murphy is a glorious train wreck. Even if it doesn't last for much longer, the last two days have been wonderful.
88  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: for Christians: when does the individual 'Fall into sin'? on: January 05, 2015, 06:14:35 pm
I support the original sin view, but I'm surprised at the late ages some of you are quoting. I've seen my two year old niece break the eighth commandment Tongue




Do you think a two year old girl has the cognitive capacity to understand that taking things from someone else is 'usually' a wrong thing to do? Are you aware that to a toddler, possession means ownership. They essentially have a 'right' to anything within grabbing distance and that generally speaking under four, never mind two they difficulty distinguishing between what is 'mine' and what is 'yours' (or not theirs). The concept of 'stealing' as opposed to 'taking' does not apply to them. How on earth are they breaking any rule?
89  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Libertas on: January 05, 2015, 05:59:44 pm
Just stop whinging.
90  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Gully Foyle on: January 05, 2015, 05:58:55 pm
(raises glass in the corner of the bar)
91  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Leelah Alcorn, transgender girl, kills self due to bigoted parents on: January 05, 2015, 05:06:27 pm
I also believe they thought they were acting in the best interest of their child themselves.
92  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: for Christians: when does the individual 'Fall into sin'? on: January 05, 2015, 12:12:17 pm
My position is the same as TJ's, and I would place the point at which sins can be actively committed some time around the shift from the first to the second growth stage in mid-childhood (although I do think that the culpability is at least somewhat diminished until some point in adolescence, insofar as such things are quantifiable).

What about 'responsibility' into adulthood? At what point in life is any person completely endowed with the faculties to make morally correct or incorrect choices? Whom is the standard on which you can measure whether other people meet or fail to meet culpability? Is adulthood not a learning curve in itself, or are you expected to know the nuances of what is moral and what is sin as soon as you are an adult, however you choose to define it?

In short, how on earth can anyone with any honesty say that you can quantify the point at which 'sin kicks in' when no other moral or ethical standard is complete and absolute at the onset adulthood and ultimately is affected by experience and social interaction? What is galling is that you have tried to be objective in utilising child psychology yet you've ultimately bastardised it.
93  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Leelah Alcorn, transgender girl, kills self due to bigoted parents on: January 04, 2015, 04:53:11 pm
The religious context of this is not 100% clear to me. Is this link between fundis and being against transsexuals as simple as "God ascribed a gender to him/her, it is sinful to change it?" Or is there more to it? (fear of their "son" turning gay by having a relationship to a guy?).

No on answered this, so I will repost.

There are probably any number of answers to that. The problem is that Christianity, as rooted as it is in patriarchy generally (and I do mean generally here) takes a patriarchal view of sex, gender and sexuality. That doesn't have much room for anything other than man is man, woman is woman, man is 'greater' than women (which mealy mouthed Christians try to make out as being about different roles, attributes rather than a continuation of the Greek understanding of the lesser nature of women) and man and women should procreate. For some it leaves very little wiggle room.


94  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Over The Garden Wall on: January 04, 2015, 04:12:27 pm
i want to move to pottsfield!

It's too early for you...
95  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Happy New Years! Your New Years Present Is Here! :D on: January 04, 2015, 03:41:57 pm
Lol if you are implying I've displayed any anger in this thread Oakvale.

Me making a calm reasoned defense of my existence on this forum =/= your angry rant above and your overall anger at me and the mods and the world that seems pervasive in your posting.

MaxQue seems to have the nail on the head, and you should take Kalwejt's advice.

Stop obsessing.
96  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Over The Garden Wall on: January 04, 2015, 03:15:44 pm
I've been meaning to watch this for a while now.

Don't we already have a thread on it somewhere, though? I could swear afleitch or somebody had made one.

Yeah I did. It really is worth the praise that's being heaped upon it and it's got some touches of Miyazawa funnily enough (which I read, completely unconnected, after I watched the series) Each episode builds and builds onto the best wrap up of an animated series I think I've ever seen.

It's not 'dark' (even though it is); it's sepia. It has great call outs to very, very old animation as well as American folk tradition. It's ultimately for kids first and foremost, even though it deals with matters that children should be told about (and for some reason is sadly missing in children's narration) but I was happy to be lost in it. Twice now Smiley
97  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of opebo on: January 04, 2015, 01:26:54 pm

So Opebo didn't have sex with prostitutes, most of whom 'skirt' around the age of consent or at least have no particular malice towards ephebophilia?
98  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of opebo on: January 04, 2015, 01:18:21 pm
A nonce.
99  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: David Duke: I have a list of Republicans and Democrats who are white supremacist on: January 03, 2015, 05:50:05 pm
As some day it may happen that a victim must be found,
I've got a little list I've got a little list
Of society offenders who might well be underground,
And who never would be missed who never would be missed!
There's Black people and Jews, Black people and Jews
Black people and Jews, Black people and Jews...


repeat ad nauseam
100  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election 2015 on: January 03, 2015, 04:08:51 pm
Yey...polls. So much for the festive break.

Opinium

CON 32+3
LAB 33-3
LD 8+2
UKIP 17+1
GRN 4-1
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