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Or Kill Me / Re: The Five Suggestions
« on: May 05, 2010, 03:38:24 pm »
I'm interested in the idea that, "if a large amount of humans are murderous savages, then lying with regards to religion is a good thing, if it makes them less savage."

I can't speak for all religions, but I'm under the impression that they all pretty much say killing is bad (maybe with a few exceptions depending on circumstance). If this is the case, then how has religion spawned murder? My take would be that the lie is used as an excuse for the murder. Or maybe in the case of religion and murder, lying about the lie to justify the murder. Either way, murder is the root cause of the evil, and the lie an accessory.

From what I can see, most of them say that killing one of your own is bad, but killing the other is often blessed by the diety.

That would be lying about the lie. The ten commandments don't say "thou shalt not kill... unless they're not Jewish, then it's aight". With Christianity, Jesus basically said that it doesn't matter, people are people and are equal in God's eyes. You don't see many rabbis and priests out there advocating murder of non-Jews and non-Christians. They consider it all the same thing. Maybe you get a fundamentalist every so often, but they seem more to say, "Bwahaha, Jesus hit you with a natural disaster because there are gay people somewhere"

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Or Kill Me / Re: The Five Suggestions
« on: May 05, 2010, 03:31:07 pm »
I'm interested in the idea that, "if a large amount of humans are murderous savages, then lying with regards to religion is a good thing, if it makes them less savage."

I can't speak for all religions, but I'm under the impression that they all pretty much say killing is bad (maybe with a few exceptions depending on circumstance). If this is the case, then how has religion spawned murder? My take would be that the lie is used as an excuse for the murder. Or maybe in the case of religion and murder, lying about the lie to justify the murder. Either way, murder is the root cause of the evil, and the lie an accessory.

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Or Kill Me / Re: The Five Suggestions
« on: May 05, 2010, 03:14:58 pm »
Also, lies live in the heart of jokes, pranks, good art, bad art, and being polite to people you don't like.




Don't forget literature, television, the news, etc... pretty much all forms of entertainment. Plus, what constitutes lying in this case. Is omission of truth the same? I'd still put murder at the top myself.

If Alty is correct and we're really just a bunch of savages who are inclined to murder (which I disagree with), then the Lie of organized religion is actually a good thing. Sure, it sprouted a bunch of mass murders perpetrated by the few in power or the few who think they're making a statement, but when taken as a whole, it would curb our murderous primate urges, since it turns out most people aren't murderers. As Dok and EoC also noted, you could always just move the words around. Taking EoC's example to murder, lying is the murdering of truth, theft is the murdering of rightful ownership.

Interesting how it's summed up at the end- that which is the worst has the greatest negative effect on the most people. Utilitarianism, but phrased in the negative.

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GASM Command / Re: PlayboyGASM
« on: May 04, 2010, 02:43:09 am »
Awesome, so now we have two pseudonymns; Barry Stratton and Eric Burke and one letter (the one written by Rhizone). There's also Enki's idea about the CIA's MK-NAOMI thing. Do we have any volunteers for sending out the first letter?

I'm going to sit out at first so I can get a sense of Barry and Eric's writing styles, but as previously stated, once I get a feel I'll go for it.

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GASM Command / Re: PlayboyGASM
« on: May 04, 2010, 02:17:26 am »
Barry Stratton. Nice.

Sounds like a real fellow, and is about to become a total nutjob.  :lulz:

Now, he just needs a friend for the tag-team effect.

I suggest last name Burke. Common, but not obviously made up.

Eric Simon Burke

I vote in favor of your statement and Telarus'

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GASM Command / Re: PlayboyGASM
« on: May 03, 2010, 11:02:17 pm »
Barry Stratton. Nice.

Sounds like a real fellow, and is about to become a total nutjob.  :lulz:

Now, he just needs a friend for the tag-team effect.

Just googled Barry Stratton with quotes. Over 5000 hits. There's even a barrystratton.com.

That's awesome! Perfect level of common without being overly generic.

Cool, so we have pseudonym #1 (I'm in btw). Not sure if my writing style jives, but if I see a couple of examples, I can try and mimic. I also (going back on previous posts) like the idea of the unexplained travels. It makes Barry seem more paranoid with possible reason. Like that dude who called into Coast to Coast about Area 51 and the station had unexpected and unexplained broadcast failure (you can hear the caller's comments on Faaip de Oiad by Tool if you're not sure what I'm talking about). Gives it that cautious credibilty feel.

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GASM Command / Re: PlayboyGASM
« on: May 03, 2010, 10:19:27 pm »
Barry Stratton. Nice.

Sounds like a real fellow, and is about to become a total nutjob.  :lulz:

Now, he just needs a friend for the tag-team effect.

Just googled Barry Stratton with quotes. Over 5000 hits. There's even a barrystratton.com.

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GASM Command / Re: PlayboyGASM
« on: May 03, 2010, 10:00:34 pm »
Barry Stratton. Nice.

Sounds like a real fellow, and is about to become a total nutjob.  :lulz:

Now, he just needs a friend for the tag-team effect.

I suggest last name Burke. Common, but not obviously made up.

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GASM Command / Re: PlayboyGASM
« on: May 03, 2010, 09:44:35 pm »
:lulz: Well, my name is out of the question.

It might be best to make up something very ordinary or combine a couple of our names. I can donate my last name but not my first, for the obvious reasons.

Use my middle name, Barry, nice and non-descript. Could be interpreted as a last name or a double first name. Barry whatever-your-last-name is. Barry, seems like a genuine fellow's name...

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Apple Talk / Re: This is stupid...
« on: May 03, 2010, 08:32:44 pm »
Then turn around and sell it as Ayrurvedic healing medicine when they get sick!  :lulz:

That I don't have the cred for, unfortunately. I'm not a hippie and come from Irish stock. My cures consist of Guinness and poitin (when poitin can be had)

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Apple Talk / Re: This is stupid...
« on: May 03, 2010, 08:26:13 pm »
Urine is sterile.

Piss in a jug, and sell it to them for top dollar.


:mittens:

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Apple Talk / Re: This is stupid...
« on: May 03, 2010, 08:06:49 pm »
Tell them to get their own fucking water, and then laugh at them for spending money on water.

Also, why is this such a big deal? This kind of thing happened regularly when I lived in the East Bay, and occasionally here; we just boiled our water. BFD.

Eh, I owe one of my roommates. So I'll do this stupid chore, but expect money back. I agree though.

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Apple Talk / Re: This is stupid...
« on: May 03, 2010, 08:04:43 pm »
I know I'm a newb, and I should probably lurk moar. But this is stupid. Why do my roommates want me to buy 4 liters of water when I can take my unlimited supply and boil it? And yeah, it's on me because I have today off. (I live in Eastern MA btw, and we have a water emergency)  :argh!:. On the bright side my humanities homework is basically listen to Black Sabbath's paranoid and write about the importance of Heavy Metal. Not so bad after all.

CAUSE PEOPLE ARE DUMB

The majority of people I saw at the grocery store Saturday night panic-buying carts full of water probably barely ever even drink water. It's simply the fact that they cannot get it that makes them fell that they MUST HAVE IT.

Boil water, strain through muslin cloth to make it look clean, ??, prophet.

The water LOOKS clean, it's just made a detour through the Charles River between the reservoir and our taps. It looks like perfectly normal water. Smells like normal water. Washes my hair and flushes my toilet like normal water.

BUT IT MIGHT BE DEADLY.

So boil it, then remove panties from twist, then have a beer. That's how I've been rolling.

You know how it is. Every time we have a fucking Nor'easter, it's out to Shaws to buy the non-perishibles. Nevermind the fact that Boston occasionally gets shitty inconvenient weather. Dude, throw your milk on the back porch, there's an endless refrigerator outside. I never drink water, unless it's really unbearable outside. The hype is stupid. I put my contacts in yesterday after washing my hands in tap water, and I don't have pink eye yet. I think it's ok. I'm going to make them reimburse me.

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Apple Talk / Re: This is stupid...
« on: May 03, 2010, 07:59:04 pm »
Boil water, strain through muslin cloth to make it look clean, ??, prophet.

We don't have any cloth for that, but we do have a Britta.

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Apple Talk / Re: This is stupid...
« on: May 03, 2010, 07:58:10 pm »
Just boil 4 liters of water and tell your roommates to suck it.

Good point. On the brighter side, I can push for more beer. For hydration purposes naturally.

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