There's only a handful of you, and you're acting like obsessed lunatics.
I honestly wouldn't want to ever be washed up on the shore unconscious on an island run by you lot.
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while I recognize the technical truth of not ever REALLY being able to KNOW anything, there is not one single thing I can think of that I think is LESS likely than an actual deity actually existing.
QuoteActually, you may want to include something along the Jung/Campbell line... "God's may not exist but they're a useful archetype..." or something like it?
I think that falls under atheism. If we make that cut, we've also gotta make a lot of cuts like, "I'm christian but I don't go to church", or "Wiccan with Discordian leanings" etc etc
No one could have predicted, a few bad apples, etc:
(The Star of David is a nice touch.) Wow, that’s a weird isolated incident. I wonder where that guy got those kooky ideas?
In less camera-shy quadrants of the wingnutosphere, Rush Limbaugh, Mike Gallagher, Pat Buchanan, the Freepi, Judith Apter Isosceles Perambulate Marcalculate Klinghoffer, and many, many others determine that Colin Powell is a huge racist for endorsing Barack Obama. Because, you see, they are both black. The Media Blog goes a half-step further, proving by induction that all black people are racist, and the only option for decent people is to repay them in kind:QuoteSo, the next time a black person throws around the charge of racism feel free to ignore it. Better yet, you might want to tell them that it is nothing more than the pot calling the kettle black.
A bold stand for equality, one which reminds me of a non-racist MLK, Jr., or a Rosa Parks who stood up for racial equality. Over at Floppy Asses they advance a slightly different theory: that it’s not so much that black people are racist for voting for Democrats, as that they are morons, duped by the Demoncrats strategy of lying to negroes. Hello? Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, durr!
Jammie-Wearing Fool goes even further, noting that both black AND white people who vote for Obama are huge racists:QuoteYes, because it’s OK for them to be racist, so long as they project their racism upon Republicans with their incessant cries of racism. Naturally, it’s fine if 105% of blacks (with ACORN’s help, naturally) vote for Obama. We can’t call that racist, because we’d be racist for pointing that out.
Oh, and I forgot how these racists call anyone who isn’t a racist - i.e., decent white conservatives from real pro-America America - “racists”. In an amazing twist, white conservative republicans are History’s Secret Victims - again! Completing the agony, Donald Douglas attempts a bit of post-racist meta-projection something-or-other which would require a team of psychotherapists and a Klein bottle full of LSD to make sense of:QuoteJust contemplate the loaded racism in that passage: Essentially, folks see Kwame Kilpatrick as a big, black threatening “nigga” (used here non-pejoratively, in the hip-hop sense, but perhaps differently by the working-class whites identified in the Politico).
I swear, one has to be a contortionist to make sense of Democratic Party racial politics.
I mean, think about it: What’s the difference between Kwame Kilpatrick and Barack Obama?
Naturally, Prof. Douglas concludes that there is no relevent difference between these two black men, and that one would have to be a huge racist to think there was. The next 4-8 years are going to be utterly insane.
That sounds really neat. I never would have thought of neo-paganism as something that someone would take the time to research.
I lost all interest ITT after it was pointed out that I was compared to jamiroquai.
Someone else compared you to the Beatles, IIRC.
As for the Jamiroquai thing.... well..... Sorry, what else can I say?
I like Jamiroquai.
You're just jealous of the canned heat. In my heels. Tonight. Baby.
War is another matter. I am warlike by nature. Attacking is one of my instincts. Being able to be an enemy, being an enemy—perhaps that presupposes a strong nature; in any case, it belongs to every strong nature. It needs objects of resistance; hence it looks for what resists: the aggressive pathos belongs just as necessarily to strength as vengefulness and rancor belong to weakness. Woman, for example, is vengeful: that is due to her weakness, as much as is her susceptibility to the distress of others.
The strength of those who attack can be measured in a way by the opposition they require: every growth is indicated by the search for a mighty opponent—or problem; for a warlike philosopher challenges problems, too, to single combat. The task is not simply to master what happens to resist, but what requires us to stake all our strength, suppleness, and fighting skill—opponents that are our equals.
Equality before the enemy: the first presupposition of an honest duel. Where one feels contempt, one cannot wage war; where one commands, where one sees something beneath oneself, one has no business waging war.
My practice of war can be summed up in four propositions.
First: I only attack causes that are victorious; I may even wait until they become victorious.
Second: I only attack causes against which I would not find allies, so that I stand alone—so that I compromise myself alone.—I have never taken a step publicly that did not compromise me: that is my criterion of doing right.
Third: I never attack persons; I merely avail myself of the person as of a strong magnifying glass that allows one to make visible a general but creeping and elusive calamity. Thus I attacked David Strauss—more precisely, the success of a senile book with the "cultured" people in Germany: I caught this culture in the act. Thus I attacked Wagner—more precisely, the falseness, the half-couth instincts of our "culture" which mistakes the subtle for the rich, the late for the great.
Fourth: I only attack things when every personal quarrel is excluded, when any background of bad experiences is lacking. On the contrary, attack is in my case a proof of good will, sometimes even of gratitude. I honor, I distinguish by associating my name with that of a cause or a person: pro or con—that makes no difference to me at this point. When I wage war against Christianity I am entitled to this because I have never experienced misfortunes and frustrations from that quarter—the most serious Christians have always been well disposed toward me. I myself, and opponent of Christianity, in accordance with good manners, am far from blaming individuals for the calamity of millennia.
Is there a cheap little produce market in the area? We get most of ours from a little mexican place and it costs about $50 a week to feed three.
Not that I can expect a mercadito latino in your area. But perhaps a rough equivalent?
I laughed until I shat myself. No troll.
I am glad you are not eating like this any longer but here are some Recession Recipes just in case your funds start to run low. (I have this link book marked for just such an emergency.)