Don't Challenge My Sincerely Held Beliefs: Not Just A Religion Problem
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21-02-2016, 10:34 PM
RE: Don't Challenge My Sincerely Held Beliefs: Not Just A Religion Problem
(21-02-2016 10:32 PM)Heatheness Wrote:  I'm always willing to try new shit. Smile

Whatever you're into, dude. Blink

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21-02-2016, 10:34 PM
RE: Don't Challenge My Sincerely Held Beliefs: Not Just A Religion Problem
*runs to Spark Notes*
k, I'm on it. Thanks Smile

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21-02-2016, 10:35 PM
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(21-02-2016 10:34 PM)cactus Wrote:  *runs to Spark Notes*
k, I'm on it. Thanks Smile


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21-02-2016, 11:07 PM
RE: Don't Challenge My Sincerely Held Beliefs: Not Just A Religion Problem
(21-02-2016 10:32 PM)Heatheness Wrote:  
(21-02-2016 10:30 PM)Banjo Wrote:  But what if I can't see anything??? Sadcryface2SadcryfaceHuh

Yeah, I was wondering how I was supposed to watch tv blind but hey.... I'm always willing to try new shit. Smile

Well. For a couple of years in the mid-'90s, I taught at a Waldorf school. They did not want the kids to watch TV (among other things). I personally agree with that, but not for the same reason(s). The teachers who were trained in Germany would put a towel on the TV screen and just listen to the audio. You can't make this shit up. I can't be bothered to look this up, but there is evidence that watching TV lowers your metabolic rate below what would be required to read a book. Or, vice-versa... Huh
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21-02-2016, 11:35 PM
RE: Don't Challenge My Sincerely Held Beliefs: Not Just A Religion Problem
(21-02-2016 11:07 PM)Fireball Wrote:  
(21-02-2016 10:32 PM)Heatheness Wrote:  Yeah, I was wondering how I was supposed to watch tv blind but hey.... I'm always willing to try new shit. Smile

Well. For a couple of years in the mid-'90s, I taught at a Waldorf school. They did not want the kids to watch TV (among other things). I personally agree with that, but not for the same reason(s). The teachers who were trained in Germany would put a towel on the TV screen and just listen to the audio. You can't make this shit up. I can't be bothered to look this up, but there is evidence that watching TV lowers your metabolic rate below what would be required to read a book. Or, vice-versa... Huh

Is the TV show British or American? Big Grin

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22-02-2016, 12:12 AM (This post was last modified: 22-02-2016 12:15 AM by Nurse.)
RE: Don't Challenge My Sincerely Held Beliefs: Not Just A Religion Problem
I'm an ENTP - "Devil's Advocate." Challenge my views and I'll concede if mine fail to hold up against rational argument. I might argue a different point of view just for the hell of it and to think like someone else. I like to get into other people's heads and figure out how they think/what makes them tick - it's how I know how to interact with you.

I'd like to think I'm fairly open minded. How else would I have escaped Christianity in the American Deep South?


I guess abortion is one of my topics - but I support it from a logical viewpoint, not an emotional one. If one can out logic me on it, I might change my views.

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22-02-2016, 01:07 AM
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Racism. If you're going to defend or propound racism in my presence, you'd best get ready for a blistering address.

Mind you, I'm not saying don't disagree with me about it -- I'm saying if you do disagree with me about it, you'd better pack a sack lunch, 'cause we're gonna be all day.
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22-02-2016, 01:08 AM (This post was last modified: 22-02-2016 01:36 AM by Szuchow.)
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I wouldn't call it belief but I think that marxism-leninism was religion, and however that will sound in context of this thread it isn't about what I believe but about what is true according to best of my knowledge. Another thing is atheist believing that god doesn't exist, which reduce atheist to another sect for which belief is way to go. For me atheism is lack of belief, or to be more accurate my atheism is absence of belief.

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22-02-2016, 04:07 AM
RE: Don't Challenge My Sincerely Held Beliefs: Not Just A Religion Problem
(21-02-2016 10:16 PM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  Tolkiens works being questioned.

This totally has to be my thing too.
You've got all those people going like "but he wasn't even a good writer" or "the books are long and boring" or whatever but hell, even if he wasn't a great writer, there hasn't been a single more immersive series of books for me and Tolkien's talent for sucking you into his world and making you care is fucking insane.

I could go on a rant about this for centuries.

Other than that...
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22-02-2016, 05:12 AM
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(22-02-2016 04:07 AM)undergroundp Wrote:  
(21-02-2016 10:16 PM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  Tolkiens works being questioned.

This totally has to be my thing too.
You've got all those people going like "but he wasn't even a good writer" or "the books are long and boring" or whatever but hell, even if he wasn't a great writer, there hasn't been a single more immersive series of books for me and Tolkien's talent for sucking you into his world and making you care is fucking insane.

I could go on a rant about this for centuries.

Other than that...
Too much alcohol, drugs and smoking are not fun and no, I won't have a better time if I try it, thank you.

Hey I read Tolkien. I also read Dante, ,Boccaccio, Virgil, Homer, Euripides, Aeschylus (The greatest IMHO), Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Hardy, Dumas etc etc.

I can honestly say Tolkien rates highly. The movies were shite. The books excellent. Especially when one figures in his experience of WWI.

Yeah, great author. No Dostoyevsky or Tolstoy though. War and peace and The brothers Karamazov are still the greatest novels I ever read. And Aeschylus, the greatest playrite besides Shakespeare.

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