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Who are you? [#2780]
« on: November 29, 2013, 01:25:36 PM »
Dear ?????:


Normally a website has a link to “About Us” explaining who you are, the history of your organization, the purpose of your organization, etc, etc.  I see nothing on your website that tells me anything about the author(s) of the writings contained on this website.  Why is that?  That leads me to the rational conclusion that;

1.      All is not what it appears to be.  Are you one person or an organization?

2.      You want to remain in the shadows for some reason.

3.      Maybe I’ve simply not found the information about who you are and your purposes in writing about whether God is real or not.

4.      I assume you are atheist based and trying to prove your case.

5.      There may exist the possibility that the only valid religion is one that is totally personal.


I have a distaste for organized religions myself as I’ve seen the dark side of them too often.  Money and power is at the root of every one of them from my experience.  It’s not a lot different than Democrats and Republicans.

Come out and let us see who you are and then I’ll make a rational/logical conclusion of what your write.

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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2013, 01:32:38 PM »
My name is legion, for we are many.

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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2013, 01:54:54 PM »
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Come out and let us see who you are and then I’ll make a rational/logical conclusion of what your write.

Hello, LW, thank you for writing.

The validity or non-validity of any particular argument has nothing to do with the person who is offering said argument.  That being the case, there is no need for you to know who the author of the web site is in order to formulate a response -- in fact, to take the author's identity into account before responding would probably constitute a logical fallacy.

Nevertheless, if you must know, the author's name is Marshall Brain.  He does not participate in this forum, however, and he does not respond to correspondence.  But you are certainly more than welcome to join us here to discuss the material further.

Again, thank you for writing.
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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2013, 02:03:46 PM »
Normally a website has a link to “About Us” explaining who you are, the history of your organization, the purpose of your organization, etc, etc.  I see nothing on your website that tells me anything about the author(s) of the writings contained on this website.  Why is that? 

The website is a grass roots movement, hence no particular organization. People come and go as they please, no tithing necessary.


I have a distaste for organized religions myself as I’ve seen the dark side of them too often.  Money and power is at the root of every one of them from my experience.  It’s not a lot different than Democrats and Republicans.

Any organization can be subjected to control by stupid people -- religion and politics haven't cornered the market on stupid behavior.


Come out and let us see who you are and then I’ll make a rational/logical conclusion of what your write.

We are The BorgTM.   Well, kinda.  We are everywhere. We are hard to defeat. You will be assimilated; resistance is futile.

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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2013, 02:04:55 PM »
Ok… so those answers MIGHT be better than mine.

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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2013, 03:55:50 PM »
We are an organization, s/he says but then! asks if we are, or not.

Idiots.

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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2013, 04:19:06 PM »
Hi,
    If you go through the links on the website front page, you'll find this one:

   http://decidingtobebetter.com/

At the bottom, there is reference to an author, Marshall Brain.  I believe he may have some responsibility for this web site,  although has since moved on.  I may be incorrect.  But in those links, there is a phrase:

                              Hydrogen, given sufficient time, turns into people

Become a member and let us know what you think of that phrase.
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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2013, 04:21:41 PM »
Hey, for the most part, we don't even know who we are. We have lots of screen names, and lots of opinions, but with one or two exceptions we wouldn't know each other if we met walking down the street. Most of us are non-believers, but always have a few believers around. And we discuss issues of importance. And sometimes the trite. I forget which is which.

If you really need to know who we are, I suggest that you get a job with the that agency that, you know, Nastily Spies on Americans. They presumably spy on those from other countries too. And let us know what you find out.
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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2013, 03:53:35 PM »
Come out and let us see who you are and then I’ll make a rational/logical conclusion of what your write.

What does identity matter?  The ideas should stand on their own, regardless of who wrote them.  Needing to know the author's identity is the opposite of making a rational/logical decision.
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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2013, 04:26:47 PM »
I am The Gawd.

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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2013, 06:09:17 PM »
You can call me George, if it makes you feel better.  I'm from the future, by the way.

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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2013, 09:04:06 AM »
I am your worst nightmare. A person trying to get you to accept the bitter pill of reality.
An Omnipowerful God needed to sacrifice himself to himself (but only for a long weekend) in order to avert his own wrath against his own creations who he made in a manner knowing that they weren't going to live up to his standards.

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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2013, 01:07:44 PM »
Who I am is outside your concern. Who we are is a community of mostly like-minded people (with regards to our lack of religious belief) plus the occasional dissenting theist (and sometimes atheist / agnostic) to keep us from getting too stagnant.

Hope to see you around.
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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2013, 01:47:19 PM »
You can call me George, if it makes you feel better.  I'm from the future, by the way.

Sure its great up there in your high rises and flying cars, while we here down on the ground have to deal with the CHUDS and the roving bands of mohwak guys on motercycles looking for gasoline.
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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2013, 01:58:27 PM »
You may call me One Above All, supreme ruler of the multiverse. I also go by All In One, God... The list goes on.
The truth is absolute. Life forms are specks of specks (...) of specks of dust in the universe.
Why settle for normal, when you can be so much more? Why settle for something, when you can have everything?
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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2013, 02:06:19 PM »
You may call me One Above All, supreme ruler of the multiverse. I also go by All In One, God... The list goes on.

I hate to break it to you, and this may come as a total shock but...you don't exist.

;)

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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2013, 02:14:05 PM »
I hate to break it to you, and this may come as a total shock but...you don't exist.

;)

So what am I? A tulpa or something?

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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2013, 02:20:09 PM »
I hate to break it to you, and this may come as a total shock but...you don't exist.

;)

So what am I? A tulpa or something?

-Nam

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No, you're nothing. You don't exist. We're actually not even having a conservation right now, you just think we are because I allow you to think we are. The same goes for everyone else who speaks to you.

You're just a figment of our imagination. If we all stopped talking to you, you'd understand.

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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2013, 02:59:51 PM »
Don't worry One, Skep will still talk to you.
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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2013, 03:09:53 PM »
You're just a figment of our imagination. If we all stopped talking to you, you'd understand.

Assuming you're right about me being imaginary, how would not talking to me make me understand anything, given that I would cease to exist?

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Don't worry One, Skep will still talk to you.

I'm afraid not. It doesn't (usually) address a true god, such as myself.
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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2013, 06:22:32 PM »
You're just a figment of our imagination. If we all stopped talking to you, you'd understand.

Assuming you're right about me being imaginary, how would not talking to me make me understand anything, given that I would cease to exist?

Exactly! You got it!

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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2013, 07:28:28 PM »

So what am I? A tulpa or something?

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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2013, 07:43:34 PM »
I'm Mike Lookinland.
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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2013, 02:11:04 AM »
I's The Irradiated Imbecile, The Massive Moron, The Beast from the East (if you happen to live in the west)
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I's The Armenian Beast!
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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2013, 08:03:32 AM »
I am not a number, I am a free man (ha ha ha ha ha ha)
I am Jonny and,well, I live in the UK. Not very original I guess.
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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2013, 08:17:18 AM »
I am not a number, I am a free man (ha ha ha ha ha ha)



My kids love that one ... even though they STILL don't speak English[1]
When I play that one in the car it's always, "Daddy, Translate! Translate![2]"

Ever tried translating Metal on the fly? Not easy, let me assure you.
 1. French is coming along nicely though
 2. well, "Pap, vertalen! Vertalen!"
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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2013, 10:43:36 AM »
5.      There may exist the possibility that the only valid religion is one that is totally personal.
Is it me or does this point seem to be completely disjointed from everything else in this message?
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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2013, 10:56:36 AM »
5.      There may exist the possibility that the only valid religion is one that is totally personal.
Is it me or does this point seem to be completely disjointed from everything else in this message?


If 1 to 4 are answered the poster can rely on this, the ultimate pre-emptive dodge.

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Re: Who are you? [#2780]
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2013, 12:49:35 PM »
My kids love that one ... even though they STILL don't speak English[1]
When I play that one in the car it's always, "Daddy, Translate! Translate![2]"

Ever tried translating Metal on the fly? Not easy, let me assure you.
 1. French is coming along nicely though
 2. well, "Pap, vertalen! Vertalen!"

Great track-and also a weird program.
You can translate metal on the fly? WOW
I cannot always tell what is being sung/shouted in my native language never mind translate it.
You are truly talented. Glad the kids are into the metal though, must make you very proud :D
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