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EvenBob
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June 14th, 2018 at 11:36:48 AM permalink
Quote: 1MatterToMotion

It just shows that religion isn't that far off any track



What 'track', there is no track.

"Truth is a pathless land." J. Krishnamurti
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June 14th, 2018 at 12:02:50 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

What 'track', there is no track.

"Truth is a pathless land." J. Krishnamurti

Yes, truth as understanding, thinking in general, and philosophy. For the rest, it only often seems that way because most of the stuff that most of us think about, in terms of theory, anyway, goes along without ever being put into proper context. Whether we control or not what pops into our heads, all of it has definitive meaning, on some level in every activity. On its own, it all looks unrelated and whimsical. It's the understanding, which is seemingly endless. Not the knowledge of things, which is more mental than physical, or quantum mechanical, in nature.
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June 14th, 2018 at 12:10:05 PM permalink
Quote: 1MatterToMotion

Yes, truth as understanding, thinking in general, and philosophy. For the rest, it only often seems that way because most of the stuff that most of us think about, in terms of theory, anyway, goes along without ever being put into proper context. Whether we control or not what pops into our heads, all of it has definitive meaning, on some level in every activity. On its own, it all looks unrelated and whimsical. It's the understanding, which is seemingly endless. Not the knowledge of things, which is more mental than physical, or quantum mechanical, in nature.



You went to the school of 'why explain
things in 8 words when 100 words is
much more complicated.'
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June 14th, 2018 at 12:10:59 PM permalink
Quote: 1MatterToMotion

Mine, too.


I hate to have to break it to you guys, but science, itself, whether finite or infinite, confronts exactly the same dilemmas and paradoxes as do religion, and the other "branches" of philosophy. Russell's set-theory paradox, eg. "Russellís paradox is the most famous of the logical or set-theoretical paradoxes. Also known as the Russell-Zermelo paradox, the paradox arises within naïve set theory by considering the set of all sets that are not members of themselves. Such a set appears to be a member of itself if and only if it is not a member of itself. Hence the paradox." Which addresses such things as the apparent impossibility of listing all the rules of mathematics.



Yeah, I had you a while back, but wanted more confirmation. See ya.
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June 14th, 2018 at 12:13:56 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Yeah, I had you a while back, but wanted more confirmation. See ya.


What was confirmed?
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June 14th, 2018 at 12:17:46 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

What was confirmed?



Buzz...?
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June 14th, 2018 at 12:23:17 PM permalink
Quote: aceofspades

Buzz...?



It wasn't Buzz. I was getting
irritated with his nonsense
posts in this thread, using
a bunch of words to basically
say nothing. I'm the only one
allowed to do that.
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June 14th, 2018 at 12:59:45 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

What was confirmed?



OK Babs, don't hold us in suspense: who was it?

FWIW I disagree EB's belief that M2M's posts were BS; I suspect he's a smart, well educated person whose comments were abstruse and difficult for some to follow.

One can only assume he was a sock?

Otherwise, why give him the old heave ho?
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June 14th, 2018 at 1:26:13 PM permalink
Quote: MrV


FWIW I disagree EB's belief that M2M's posts were BS; I suspect he's a smart, well educated person whose comments were abstruse and difficult for some to follow.



They weren't hard to follow if you
know how to read over written crap.
He's somebody who knew me on GG,
he almost said as much. He gave it
away last week.
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June 14th, 2018 at 1:35:38 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

OK Babs, don't hold us in suspense: who was it?

FWIW I disagree EB's belief that M2M's posts were BS; I suspect he's a smart, well educated person whose comments were abstruse and difficult for some to follow.

One can only assume he was a sock?

Otherwise, why give him the old heave ho?


Naturally she runs and hides and won't tell us the truth.
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June 14th, 2018 at 1:49:20 PM permalink
Also to all,

Nobody said that false religions donít exist.
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June 14th, 2018 at 1:54:38 PM permalink
The answer has been posted on the suspension list since the time of the suspension.
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June 14th, 2018 at 2:28:26 PM permalink
Various newspapers in the UK today covered the story that being religious is better for your health. Whether one decides to believe in a god or not, that's a personal decision, there might be some logic to being "religious" or at least thinking the glass is half full rather than half empty.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5840523/Religious-people-live-four-years-longer-atheists-study-finds.html
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June 14th, 2018 at 2:42:29 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Naturally she runs and hides and won't tell us the truth.



Yeah. I posted it in the suspension list an hour or more ago.

This is the second time you've trolled me today. Have a time out. 3 days.
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June 14th, 2018 at 5:05:31 PM permalink
Harumph.
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June 14th, 2018 at 8:36:38 PM permalink
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/info/rules/5288-suspension-list/#post71165

Apparently was Grimreaper. I was thinking Monet.
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June 14th, 2018 at 9:28:28 PM permalink
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https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/info/rules/5288-suspension-list/#post71165

Apparently was Grimreaper. I was thinking Monet.

.

My God. This is like the THIRD TIME someone mentioned something like,"Love how this Newbie already knows a lot of WOV History, that's not suspicious at all," and I replied,"I'm willing to give this Newbie the benefit of the doubt. Lots of Newbies admitted that they lurked on here before officially registering," and it turned out "The Newbie," was a Dupe ID of a banned member. Let me put emphasis on this again. This happened roughly THREE TIMES!
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June 14th, 2018 at 11:15:46 PM permalink
Quote: Nathan

.and it turned out "The Newbie," was a Dupe ID of a banned member. Let me put emphasis on this again. This happened roughly THREE TIMES!



So, what's your point. I don't get it.
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June 15th, 2018 at 1:15:21 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

So, what's your point. I don't get it.



My point is that is that I keep giving "Newbies" the benefit the doubt and they turn out to be Dupe IDs of banned members .
In both The Hunger Games and in gambling, may the odds be ever in your favor. :D "Man Babes" #AxelFabulous "Olive oil is processed but it only has one ingredient, olive oil."-Even Bob, March 27/28th. :D The 2 year war is over! Woo-hoo! :D I sometimes speak in metaphors. ;) Remember this. ;) Crack the code. :D 8.9.13.25.14.1.13.5.9.19.14.1.20.8.1.14! :D "For about the 4096th time, let me offer a radical idea to those of you who don't like Nathan -- block her and don't visit Nathan's Corner. What is so complicated about it?" Wizard, August 21st. :D
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June 15th, 2018 at 2:00:52 PM permalink
Quote: Nathan

My point is that is that I keep giving "Newbies" the benefit the doubt and they turn out to be Dupe IDs of banned members .

You should just sell your life story.
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June 15th, 2018 at 4:10:14 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

You should just sell your life story.



Are we still buying and selling souls on this forum?
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June 15th, 2018 at 4:22:21 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

Are we still buying and selling souls on this forum?

Some do. I made copies and sell the fakes.
Don't like buying, because of liability reasons.
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June 15th, 2018 at 4:44:08 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

Are we still buying and selling souls on this forum?



Not me.

The AP is to rent them, like Sinatra did with women.
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June 15th, 2018 at 6:18:15 PM permalink
Quote: FinsRule

Are we still buying and selling souls on this forum?



Certainly a good use for bitcoin.
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June 16th, 2018 at 7:14:21 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Certainly a good use for bitcoin.



LMAO! :D
In both The Hunger Games and in gambling, may the odds be ever in your favor. :D "Man Babes" #AxelFabulous "Olive oil is processed but it only has one ingredient, olive oil."-Even Bob, March 27/28th. :D The 2 year war is over! Woo-hoo! :D I sometimes speak in metaphors. ;) Remember this. ;) Crack the code. :D 8.9.13.25.14.1.13.5.9.19.14.1.20.8.1.14! :D "For about the 4096th time, let me offer a radical idea to those of you who don't like Nathan -- block her and don't visit Nathan's Corner. What is so complicated about it?" Wizard, August 21st. :D
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June 16th, 2018 at 8:47:56 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

Some do. I made copies and sell the fakes.


Now that's funny. Does it mean you have no soul? Have you retained the original?
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Don't like buying, because of liability reasons.

Please explain that. What liability could there be, even in a country where litigation is a way of life? Are you afraid that your stash of souls could be stolen and abused?
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June 16th, 2018 at 9:22:16 AM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

Now that's funny. Does it mean you have no soul? Have you retained the original?
Please explain that. What liability could there be, even in a country where litigation is a way of life? Are you afraid that your stash of souls could be stolen and abused?



I think he was implying that there are some souls that are worth more trouble than they are worth. ;) Murders, Child Molesters/Child Rapists, and Rapists(Of Adults) are the prime examples of souls I am talking about.
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September 26th, 2019 at 5:37:19 AM permalink
I just found my favorite thread on the forum I swear haha
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September 26th, 2019 at 7:31:22 AM permalink
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I just found my favorite thread on the forum I swear haha



Which will now be closed because we are not allowed to discuss G*d here anymore.
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September 26th, 2019 at 8:17:32 AM permalink
big ouch..
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September 26th, 2019 at 3:15:13 PM permalink
Quote: ams288

Which will now be closed because we are not allowed to discuss G*d here anymore.



Are we allowed to discuss the associated Big Book of Fiction?
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September 26th, 2019 at 3:24:11 PM permalink
Currently reading the Big Book of Urban Myths. Lots of fun. Love a good Vanishing Hitchhiker story.
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September 26th, 2019 at 7:31:11 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

Are we allowed to discuss the associated Big Book of Fiction?



You mean the Bible? Can we
still discuss religion, I thought
politics was all that was banned.
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September 27th, 2019 at 12:27:50 AM permalink
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You mean the Bible? Can we still discuss religion, I thought politics was all that was banned.


Quote: Rule 19


Controversial Speech: In an effort to keep the focus of the forum on gambling, Vegas, and math, comments of a political, racial, religious, sexual, or otherwise controversial nature are not allowed. We recommend taking such discussion elsewhere (Added 8/13/19).


Wizard did not go back to lock every thread that might ever be deemed controversial but I'm going to lock this one. [EDIT I see some other moderator already did]
The topic alone is pretty clearly not central to the theme of this forum and is reasonably controversial. I'd apply the same thinking to discussions of validity of The Bible, Quaran, or any other ancient religious scripture.

Feel free to take this topic to the forum http://diversitytomorrow.com/ where it's welcome and where EvenBob has already been active in a similar discussion.
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