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13-04-2017, 05:37 AM
RE: Words I want to remember
(13-04-2017 02:03 AM)Robvalue Wrote:  It's weird how everyone has been conditioned to accept that "a sign" is a reasonable way for God to communicate.
It's like God is in a coma, and we're at bedside, hoping he will waggle a toe for us just to let us know he can hear.

Spot on!

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13-04-2017, 07:33 AM
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(13-04-2017 07:24 AM)Dom Wrote:  I'm oblivious to oblivion.

Not to the oblivious bloviating of others, obviously (and sadly) Rolleyes

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13-04-2017, 07:24 PM (This post was last modified: 13-04-2017 07:33 PM by GirlyMan.)
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(13-04-2017 07:20 PM)slipknot0129 Wrote:  We don't know what happens after death. If we knew what happened after death, there wouldn't be churches.

Now you're getting it. I sleep in on Sundays because I've seen convincing evidence of what happens after death. See, you're not all meathead. Thumbsup

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14-04-2017, 09:38 AM
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(14-04-2017 07:06 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  "Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful."

--- Box, George E. P.; Norman R. Draper (1987). Empirical Model-Building and Response Surfaces, p. 424, Wiley. ISBN 0471810339.

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14-04-2017, 12:24 PM
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(13-04-2017 11:56 AM)true scotsman Wrote:  --- Something which is indistinguishable from something that is imaginary is imaginary.

It doesn't get any clearer. Shy

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15-04-2017, 03:28 AM
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(14-04-2017 09:38 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Faith as “… the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” … is intellectual cowardice.


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17-04-2017, 05:12 AM
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(16-04-2017 11:26 PM)WhiskeyDebates Wrote:  Has it ever occurred to you that your god sent you us to teach you how to fucking think given you can't seem to do it yourself? Drinking Beverage

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17-04-2017, 06:30 PM
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7 steps of Happiness:
Think Less, Feel More
Frown Less, Smile More
Talk less, Listen more
Judge Less, Accept more
Watch Less, Do More
Complain Less, Appreciate More
Fear Less, Love More

Note to self. Everyday is a wonderful day!
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18-04-2017, 06:18 AM
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(17-04-2017 06:30 PM)Helleyouse Wrote:  7 steps of Happiness:
Think Less, Feel More
Frown Less, Smile More
Talk less, Listen more
Judge Less, Accept more
Watch Less, Do More
Complain Less, Appreciate More
Fear Less, Love More

I would reverse two:
Feel less, think more (feelings are not to be trusted)
and
Do less, watch more (we enjoy a remarkable level of professionalism)

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19-04-2017, 10:15 AM
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(18-04-2017 03:20 PM)morondog Wrote:  It's a barbaric, primitive, ugly thing, to teach a child to hate themselves, to tell themselves that they love some abstraction more than family, and to scare the living shit out of them with stories of death. It's also a potent power-trip.

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