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19-09-2013, 07:22 PM (This post was last modified: 19-09-2013 07:30 PM by Luminon.)
RE: Why was today a good day thread
I am officially a Bachelor, in addition to a Specialist with a Diploma. Master's degree study, here I come!

Believe it or not, I actually had an argument during the thesis defense exam. The Docent disagreed with me that the U.S. is a secular, non-Christian state.

He might as well pull his rank on me. I did my best to say this is the info I've got and that I'll check out his info, but I did not rescind my claim, that the US is not a Christian state. I quoted the blasphemous quotes of the founding fathers. His argument was, I should have read the documents and founders' books in the original or I'd know they were Christians and Tocqueville proves they were Christians and The Federalist letters as well. He really made a show of how little I read and how ignorant I am and how the internet is a crap medium for any real academic study.

Turns out, I googled up both of them and there is nothing Christian nor American. Tocqueville was not politically involved in America and he was into Christianity only because he considered it a source of morality and morality a necessary thing for the state. Pretty lame argument if you ask me. I felt really sick afterwards, but hey, that's why I do it. That's why I wrote the thesis, to make this shit known, to make a statement against it. He made it only more relevant, not less.

I suspect his colleagues from the cathedra know about him, they know I have argued against Christianity in my essays before and they'd stop me if they disagreed with me. I said so. I think they know their boss has this weakness and so they defended me. I got a B in the end, from the thesis.
Now I know the Docent's weakness and I can destroy his reputation any time I want. Evil_monster He is secretly a fundie and full of crap too!

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19-09-2013, 07:55 PM
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Today in AP Gov we did a "speed dating" review. Basically the girls asked the guys questions about the material we're learning and they answered. The guys had to have pick up lines for us ("Did you fall from heaven because have sex with me." "Are you a farmers daughter because look at those melons." "Is your name wifi because I can feel a connection between us") and we also got to ask them personal questions or ask them to do things to prove their "eligibility." Questions included "Do your best Miley Cyrus impression" and "Demonstrate your kissing technique on the back of your hand" (that one was the teacher's idea). It was seriously the best day of school ever.
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19-09-2013, 08:21 PM
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(19-09-2013 07:55 PM)southernbelle Wrote:  Today in AP Gov we did a "speed dating" review. Basically the girls asked the guys questions about the material we're learning and they answered. The guys had to have pick up lines for us ("Did you fall from heaven because have sex with me." "Are you a farmers daughter because look at those melons." "Is your name wifi because I can feel a connection between us") and we also got to ask them personal questions or ask them to do things to prove their "eligibility." Questions included "Do your best Miley Cyrus impression" and "Demonstrate your kissing technique on the back of your hand" (that one was the teacher's idea). It was seriously the best day of school ever.

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Um... is your Gov teacher Anthony Weiner?

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21-09-2013, 09:35 PM
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Played Oblivion, downloaded music and Skyped some today. My nignog from Valdosta came into town. We went downtown, listened to music, went to the park, got taco bell. Laughed a lot and made our server's day. Pretty rad night. Yes

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21-09-2013, 11:43 PM
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Today... yesterday... 09/21 was a good day, because I had a family-inclusive, public recognition of my marriage to my wonderful wife. Hopefully her more conservative, religious family will be a bit more accepting of our commitment now.

And, we have Mobius-strip wedding rings, hand-made by a local jeweler. :-)

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22-09-2013, 12:06 AM (This post was last modified: 22-09-2013 12:10 AM by Atheist_pilgrim.)
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Today I went to the Rose City Comic Con in Portland, Oregon. I did cosplay for the first time, dressing as Flash Gordon as he looked in the beginning of the film (not a complex outfit, but still fun). It's one of my favorite sci-fi B-movies.

Heard a number of people sing a snippet of the movie's theme song by Queen: "Flash! Aaaaahaaa!" when I walked by them, which was cool. Also got a picture with Sam J. Jones, the actor who played Flash, as well as his autograph on a print of the pic - a fun day!
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22-09-2013, 06:58 AM
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Finally got to open the windows last night! After 4 months of being sealed in the house with the AC running I am so happy to have some fresh air. I love the fall of the year and am so happy it has arrived. Big Grin

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22-09-2013, 07:10 AM
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Why was today a good day?

I was woken up by a skype call and was soon speaking with Rev, Tim and 'Muffs; Needless to say, the highlight was after Muffs returned from getting his troll lunch (he ordered a single chicken with from some pizza place online), we learned that Muffs himself had probably been trolled after having a problem with an Indian gentleman who could barely speak English, a computer system which apparently lost his order of the single chicken wing and an overly complicated and long subsequent re-ordering, only to then find out that he could not order his single chicken wing in-store.

Oh to be the fly on the wall for a day in the life of Earmuffs.

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25-09-2013, 09:52 PM
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Had a totally unexpected call from one of my friends from high school tonight. She and I were very close for a number of years but kind of drifted apart partly due to geography. Was nice to hear from her and do some catching up.

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27-09-2013, 03:43 PM
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Even though I've been sick, and missed my last homecoming, staying at home hasn't been all that bad either. Ice cream, fruit bowls, and youtube. I am okay with this.

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