View Poll Results: Religious Predilections

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  • Theists (All religions, beliefs with commonly accepted deities)

    16 41.03%
  • Fence-sitter (Dunno, Jury's out, Catch-all dribble bucket, Can I have another option)

    4 10.26%
  • Atheist

    19 48.72%
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    CC Grandmaster Capablanca-Fan's Avatar
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    Why are some names bold, and some names black (in various combinations).
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Why are some names bold, and some names black (in various combinations).
    Black names signify that either the user is a mod or they have paid a small premium to the site owner for a few board privileges (helping to meet the cost of the board).

    Bold names signify that the poster has made at least 200 posts.

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    Some bold but blue names (such as moi) have approached the site owner for blackness, but gave up on account of the response being exactly stony silence.
    Last edited by Basil; 17-01-2008 at 11:57 PM.
    There is no cure for leftism. Its infestation of the host mostly diminishes with age except in the most rabid of specimens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Black names signify that either the user is a mod or they have paid a small premium to the site owner for a few board privileges (helping to meet the cost of the board).

    Bold names signify that the poster has made at least 200 posts.

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    Some bold but blue names (such as moi) have approached the site owner for blackness, but gave up on account of the response being exactly stony silence.
    Thanx Gunner. Have wondered about this for some time, but never got around to asking
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Me too, I was guessing that bold/non-bold had something to do with recency of activity. Good to put that one to bed

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    "the other lefty"

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    meep meep

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    CameronD, a vote?
    There is no cure for leftism. Its infestation of the host mostly diminishes with age except in the most rabid of specimens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    CameronD, a vote?
    And Tony D, Solo?
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Agnostic might have been a useful category...and technically more accurate than atheist re my position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morebeer
    Agnostic might have been a useful category...and technically more accurate than atheist re my position.
    an agnostic is a fence sitter
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    I just think the term is a little more accurate.

    For me, the existence of the God someone like Jono subscribes to is as plausible as the Inner core of Alpha Centauri being composed of Woody Allen's toe nail clippings. However, disproving this categorically is difficult...think Bertrand Russell and celestial teapots.

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    As Carl Saga put it...

    The fate of individual human beings may not now be connected in a deep way with the rest of the universe, but the matter out of which each of us is made is intimately tied to the processes that occurred immense intervals of time and enormous distances in space away from us. Our Sun is a second- or third-generation star. All of the rocky and metallic materials we stand on, the iron in our blood, the calcium in our teeth, the carbon in our genes were produced billions of years ago in the interiors of a red giant star. We are made of star-stuff. -- The Cosmic Connection, 1973, pp. 189-90
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Does that mean we are made from Woody's detritus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by morebeer
    Does that mean we are made from Woody's detritus?
    Probably more the other way around. Look at it from the perspective of the matter in the red giant. One eon you are an integral part of a celestial body. The next you are a piece of Woody Allen's discarded detritus.

    Who knows what the next eon will bring?
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    I need an option for "beyond atheist".
    The accepted term in the athesit world is "militant atheist" of which I am one. I also qualify as a rationalist that means anti-religious and should struggle against the clergy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam
    You know Jono,Im still trying to figure out who is the biggest nut case..you or Axiom. Its a tough call.
    I consider theists who advertise their beief in whatever forum don't respect themselves - making a fool of themselves in public.

    Same as chessplayers going to a big tourney, they can't make the grade, get half a point or one point, then came back all happy and proud -reakoning they had a great tourney. Paul S was of these.

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