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Offline magicmiles

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My (3rd?) farewell thread
« on: May 08, 2012, 08:52:33 PM »
What can I say? I've tried to leave before but temptation beats me. So I'm about to mess up my password so I can't log on, and have IT block this site completely, and of course delete my email address so I don't know about PM's either.

I mostly had a good time and met some great folk - you know who you are. Thanks for engaging me politely and with good humour.

I'm sure theists will continue to engage you as ever and the site will kick on.



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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 08:53:47 PM »
Why? Or did I miss this in one of your other posts.
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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 09:02:12 PM »
Don't do it! 

I genuinely enjoy your contributions to this forum. 

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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 09:14:18 PM »
He will be back...no one escapes the collective. :o
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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 09:33:36 PM »
Well you don't have to leave, but I can understand how this forum can be addictive. It's 3:30 am here and I'm writing a reply to a thread on here. In fact, my addiction is kind of the reason I stopped posting in the first place (and came back earlier this year), though I didn't do a "I'm leaving" thread because I had every intention of coming back. It's a horrible source of procrastination as I could be doing something constructive like sleeping. ;)

Obviously, I don't know why you've made the choice. I could make a few guesses (though you can correct me if wrong) - I know you've had a couple of clashes where you might not have wanted it and this forum is pretty intense and strict when it comes to accountability and there's can even be a high level of criticism. If it's anything to do with any of that and you'd rather not spend time subjecting yourself to that, then I understand. This forum's methods don't work for everyone.

It was actually kind of the point of the experimentation with The Shelter - though obviously we don't want theists to only post in there, but it makes for a spot where you can have a more relaxed discussion on religion without the intensity people are subject to elsewhere. We actually subject each other to same level of accountability, employ the same level of sarcasm and the same level of scrutiny when we find ourselves disagreeing on a subject. Normally, we know how to handle ourselves in those discussions. In fact, I love it, I find it's an excellent way of learning things quickly.

However, I think we've had a good laugh and the fact you've got more positive karma than me should at least say something.  ;) Christ, I've been a member for 4 years. Okay, the karma system didn't exist for most of that period, but that's beside the point  &).

Well best of luck with your wrist and future cycling endeavours (preferably not injuring yourself again). And er...best of luck with the Cricket whenever it's on, I don't like the sport, so I have absolutely no issue in you Australians kicking our arse.
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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 09:57:21 PM »
MagicMiles[1], I've occasionally said it that 80% of my friends are Christians because 80% of Americans are Christians.

We get kooky and stupid and obnoxious believers on here and I have to remind myself of the Christians I know personally who are not like that.  You are abnormal here because you are normal.

This is a cue for ILY to jump in with some more of his Space Cadet material.
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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 10:06:49 PM »
Your average christian moderate isn't going to come to a website like this, so we get to handle those too stupid to know any better or those who are mentally ill enough to get off on attacking non-believers.  However, its nice to have a friendly theist around once in awhile.
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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2012, 03:07:43 AM »
I've tried to leave before but temptation beats me.

Perhaps you should pray for strength?
Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid.
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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2012, 05:50:24 AM »
Just when I thought we had a convert... ho hum...
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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 05:57:03 AM »
^ I enjoyed mm. He was a pretty reasonable guy. But if he enjoyed this forum as much as he says, then this strikes me as a cowardly way of retaining his faith.
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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 06:51:17 AM »
Ah goodbye threads - the final way to get attention. I love 'em.

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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2012, 09:48:02 AM »
Well, if you should change your mind, I'll welcome you back. Fare well, mm.
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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2012, 10:50:54 AM »
You'd better be a boomerang and come back to us.
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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2012, 10:51:43 AM »
What can I say? I've tried to leave before but temptation beats me.

one more instance of god failing, eh?  :)
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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2012, 12:17:04 PM »
You have a family, which is by itself usually a better use of time than an internet forum. But if you can spare the time, drop in again, magic.
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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2012, 06:41:54 PM »
MM, you have been the very model of how a theist ought to handle himself (short of coming over to the dark side, of course ;)) in this forum. I rarely agree with your positions, but I respect you a great deal for the reasonable ways by which you have presented and discussed them. Here's hoping you'll give in to the temptation to return again.
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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2012, 06:32:10 PM »
I too have enjoyed your presence here. Hope to hear from you again, good luck with everything- take care :)
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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2012, 07:19:59 PM »
Ha!  You'll be back.  Bike on, bro!
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Re: My (3rd?) farewell thread
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2012, 07:40:27 PM »
Now I can't even complain that he didn't have the decency to say goodbye.

I suspect he's only used to being wanted where a reward is involved  ;D

Hey magic, if I said you were starting to convert me, would you return? I'd be lying, of course, but for a good cause.

And by the way, if you do come back and take a new screen name, I'd suggest staying away from Plain Jane. Just sayin'.

Added: I've only known he's gone for five minutes and I miss him already. I'm getting soft in my old age.

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