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stripeypants



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we need rituals and meaningful stories, but I don't think religion is the only place to get them, or even the most suitable.
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Sam



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey did someone call for an ironic gay joke?
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Sam



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Q: WHY WAS THE GAY MAN NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER THE LOCAL TAVERN
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A: BECAUSE HE WAS AN AA MEMBER 7 MONTHS SOBER

I totally nailed it didn't I.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
Q: WHY WAS THE GAY MAN NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER THE LOCAL TAVERN


It was britain and there was a no smoking sign?

... eeeh, that probably would have worked better had you used an American pejorative for gay.

/YAY LANGUAGE WEIRDNESS
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finnegan wrote:
that was a little creepy... who is that?

Simon Amstell, a comedian.

stripeypants wrote:
I think we need rituals and meaningful stories, but I don't think religion is the only place to get them, or even the most suitable.

I think meaningful stories become religion when they're passed down over generations. Pre-everything-being-stored-electronically-forever. It's probably hard to invent a new parable when your audience can Google its accuracy.

Sam wrote:
Q: WHY WAS THE GAY MAN NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER THE LOCAL TAVERN

I don't know... my favorite gay joke is "What do you call a gay bar with no seats? A fruit stand."

When looking up why gay people are called fruits I found this tidbit on wikipedia: "Comparing a gay man to fruit, soft and tender, effeminate, like a woman has possibly gained near universal use because both LGBT people and fruit are found nearly everywhere." Which struck me as funny in a "haha, hey that's true," kind of way.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:

I don't know... my favorite gay joke is "What do you call a gay bar with no seats? A fruit stand.".


Oh man, that pun's so bad, I can pearly stand it. It's a berry painful joke.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fritterdonut wrote:
A: BECAUSE HE WAS AN AA MEMBER 7 MONTHS SOBER

I totally nailed it didn't I.


Nah, the bar was just closed, is all
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:01 am    Post subject: And toast, toast is good. Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Alain de Botton and his view of atheism. He satisfies my need for culture, books and philosophy and doesn't make me feel like I want to ridicule others in a group, which is never a really good thing to do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oe6HUgrRlQ
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really, if I had to pick a religion, I'm probably a Pratchettist.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Felgraf wrote:
Really, if I had to pick a religion, I'm probably a Pratchettist.


Amen Brother!
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Feiticeira



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yrvani wrote:
I like Alain de Botton and his view of atheism. He satisfies my need for culture, books and philosophy and doesn't make me feel like I want to ridicule others in a group, which is never a really good thing to do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oe6HUgrRlQ


Ridiculing bad ideas is not the same as ridiculing groups of people.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feiticeira wrote:
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. Stating "I'm a Jew" does not deserve ridicule.
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