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  Topic: Life's Little Pleasures
bitflipper

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PostForum: Casual Chat   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:45 pm   Subject: Life's Little Pleasures
Cool! And, only without pain, right? They didn't slip with the needle and make your left foot permanently "go to sleep," right?
Razz

Sounds great, Las; I hope it keeps improving for yo ...
  Topic: Religion, Atheism, What-Have-You
bitflipper

Replies: 673
Views: 86477

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:26 pm   Subject: Religion, Atheism, What-Have-You
I can't believe I'm about to say this, but, ShadowCell has a point, Arkhron.

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it was the monasteries that protected and passed on what could be salvaged o ...
  Topic: Religion, Atheism, What-Have-You
bitflipper

Replies: 673
Views: 86477

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:02 pm   Subject: Religion, Atheism, What-Have-You
Religion is healthy from a psychological viewpoint. It gives a person something to hope for, a moral code, a reason to better themselves, a sense of purpose in life, prayer is cathartic, etc.
Well, i ...
  Topic: No such thing. [4/3/2013]
bitflipper

Replies: 116
Views: 29482

PostForum: Sinfest   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:46 pm   Subject: No such thing. [4/3/2013]
Oh, just eat your cookie, Stripey! Razz
  Topic: No such thing. [4/3/2013]
bitflipper

Replies: 116
Views: 29482

PostForum: Sinfest   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:41 pm   Subject: No such thing. [4/3/2013]
A fair point, but, in counter to it:

Is it a reasonable assumption to say that Xanthe would recognize one of Grannie's cookies and have a reasonably good idea why one of those cookies would have be ...
  Topic: No such thing. [4/3/2013]
bitflipper

Replies: 116
Views: 29482

PostForum: Sinfest   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:23 pm   Subject: No such thing. [4/3/2013]
I mean slick isn't sleaze, there was no ally there today.
True, but why would Xanthe know that and be able to make that distinction? She has no reason to be familiar with Slick's alter ego. Heck, Sl ...
  Topic: Rationally speaking... 4/2
bitflipper

Replies: 168
Views: 37370

PostForum: Sinfest   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:08 pm   Subject: Rationally speaking... 4/2
Hey, Rothide, what do you know about rape statistics?
Um, Stripey? Seriously. Let's not try to make the poor guy throw up tonight, 'kay?
  Topic: Rationally speaking... 4/2
bitflipper

Replies: 168
Views: 37370

PostForum: Sinfest   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:05 pm   Subject: Rationally speaking... 4/2
Yes, and what I'm failing to convey is that I do not believe that a normal everyday male would purposefully rape his wife today. I see that some of these states have fucked up laws about rape, but the ...
  Topic: Rationally speaking... 4/2
bitflipper

Replies: 168
Views: 37370

PostForum: Sinfest   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:29 pm   Subject: Rationally speaking... 4/2
Why "grinning with anticipation," Geareye? You've been on the receiving end of Fester vitriol often enough to know how unpleasant it can be. Why would you wish to see someone else receivin ...
  Topic: Rationally speaking... 4/2
bitflipper

Replies: 168
Views: 37370

PostForum: Sinfest   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:21 pm   Subject: Rationally speaking... 4/2
Historically speaking I'm pretty sure "just accept the current reality" is not actually an effective way to fight for rights.

Fine, keep complaining about the problems world and then just ...
  Topic: Rationally speaking... 4/2
bitflipper

Replies: 168
Views: 37370

PostForum: Sinfest   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:05 pm   Subject: Rationally speaking... 4/2
That's half a lifetime, other movements took over twice that long...
In the U.S., we're still trying to get society to offer colored people the same opportunities and respect offered to white people, ...
  Topic: Religion, Atheism, What-Have-You
bitflipper

Replies: 673
Views: 86477

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:39 pm   Subject: Religion, Atheism, What-Have-You
I think we should start making the distinction between atheists and antitheists.
Sure seems like it, doesn't it? There is, to my mind, a very plain and obvious distinction between not believing gods ...
  Topic: Religion, Atheism, What-Have-You
bitflipper

Replies: 673
Views: 86477

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:09 am   Subject: Religion, Atheism, What-Have-You
Ridiculing bad ideas is not the same as ridiculing groups of people.

No, but I see a whole lot more of the latter. Yes there are ridiculous, dangerous, limiting ideas belonging to various religions ...
  Topic: A Respectful Conversation about Rape Culture
bitflipper

Replies: 371
Views: 69577

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:49 am   Subject: A Respectful Conversation about Rape Culture
(mind AND body, because our existence is a balance of both, bitflipper)
Oh, I don't dispute that in the least; I've just never been sure that the balance point is at 50-50. ('Course, this is the opi ...
  Topic: Homomentum: prop 8 is almost guaranteed dead now
bitflipper

Replies: 71
Views: 26373

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:35 am   Subject: Homomentum: prop 8 is almost guaranteed dead now
You mean, you don't want to share? :sad_kitty_eyes: But it's such a nice blasphemy! :blink_blink:
 
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