Author Topic: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.  (Read 12317 times)

Offline Cavebear

Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #180 on: February 26, 2017, 12:51:39 PM »
New Guinea men use a boar's tusk thru the septum ... ouch!  Not my fault that you don't know head hunter culture.  This is why I always stayed away from them, when they called me at work, offering me a new job ;-))

You underestimate me.  'Guns, Germs, and Steel' is only where I started.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Offline Baruch

Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #181 on: February 26, 2017, 07:59:59 PM »
You underestimate me.  'Guns, Germs, and Steel' is only where I started.

So if you read "Collapse" you know that Western Civ is toast.
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Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #182 on: March 01, 2017, 07:07:32 AM »
Far from me to argue with Jubal.  But I will if I get a chance.  He would appreciate that.
First you have to determine what's 90 degrees from everything.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Baruch

Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #183 on: March 01, 2017, 01:05:18 PM »
First you have to determine what's 90 degrees from everything.

Orthogonality is more general than just 3d geometry.  There are even mathematical objects that are self-orthogonal.
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Offline doorknob

Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #184 on: March 01, 2017, 01:38:03 PM »
This just in guys! The world is ending tomorrow!
 

Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #185 on: March 01, 2017, 01:44:14 PM »
Orthogonality is more general than just 3d geometry.  There are even mathematical objects that are self-orthogonal.
Irrelevant in context.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Baruch

Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #186 on: March 01, 2017, 06:05:38 PM »
Irrelevant in context.

Not if you are an ahistorical historian ... Paradox R Us.
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Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #187 on: March 01, 2017, 08:12:47 PM »
Not if you are an ahistorical historian ... Paradox R Us.
You mean "Not if you are a nonsensical babbler." You own it.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Baruch

Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #188 on: March 01, 2017, 08:21:29 PM »
You mean "Not if you are a nonsensical babbler." You own it.

The new guy, is another "me" from a different corner of the multiverse.  I am now scanning as Stephen King, but he is scanning as H P Lovecraft, the inspiration for Stephen King.  We will crush you all between our gothic thighs ... chicken thighs that is.
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Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #189 on: May 11, 2017, 06:21:23 PM »
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Online Munch

Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #190 on: May 11, 2017, 07:26:25 PM »
I just have to wonder, what is the motivation behind believing in this? I can understand the motivation behind making claim to this happening, but I reckon on most who push this same repeated narrative being those in it for profit or manipulation of the masses. But those who actually believe this, 1: why do they want to believe this, and 2: Why do they ignore the fact the same end of the world scenario and time stamp has been repeated time and again, why hasn't something triggered in their brain that maybe, this is a lie made up by ministers or preachers.

That said, if someone were following what preachers and ministers and imams say, believing it all to be true, it is no small wonder why they would, and why they just as much believe them when they claim after the rapture doesn't happen "Well god/allah spared us this time"

Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #191 on: May 11, 2017, 08:24:24 PM »
I just have to wonder, what is the motivation behind believing in this? I can understand the motivation behind making claim to this happening, but I reckon on most who push this same repeated narrative being those in it for profit or manipulation of the masses. But those who actually believe this, 1: why do they want to believe this
For those in a cult/religion big on some sort of divine cataclysm, it's extremely tempting to dabble in end of the world predictions.  For starters, it imparts a sense of specialness.  The entire course of human history is leading up to this moment - you, one of the chosen few, at the end.  The grain amongst a sea of chaff.  How idiotic and wicked they are.  How much wiser and holier and better than them you are!

Secondly, it imparts a sense of urgency - the apocalypse is nigh, forget petty world affairs and fervently embrace salvation.  Religion alone is important.

Third, you get to mimic the doomsaying prophets of old - the holy and revered.  Their story leads directly to yours, and it's the greatest story ever told.  You get to preach to the heathens and seem like a wise, compassionate person in demanding they adopt your religious beliefs rather than an annoying solicitor.

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and 2: Why do they ignore the fact the same end of the world scenario and time stamp has been repeated time and again, why hasn't something triggered in their brain that maybe, this is a lie made up by ministers or preachers.
It's a test of your faith.  The religion is true.  The holy text is true.  All the signs were right.  Therefore, it is figuratively true.  Or god gave us a reprieve.  Or a thousand other excuses.
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Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #192 on: May 12, 2017, 08:10:52 PM »
I just have to wonder, what is the motivation behind believing in this

There are a lot of people in Mericka that are addicted to the feeling if fear. One of the most popular national radio programs is Coast to Coast (show is so popular that every commercial break is at least 10 minutes long). alway talkin about ghosts, monsters, ufos, government coverups . There is a simular show by Portland OR run by Clyde Lewis.

not expecting god to show up, but if he does we’re going to have to beat the prick up.

Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #193 on: May 12, 2017, 08:16:12 PM »
There are a lot of people in Mericka that are addicted to the feeling if fear. One of the most popular national radio programs is Coast to Coast (show is so popular that every commercial break is at least 10 minutes long). alway talkin about ghosts, monsters, ufos, government coverups . There is a simular show by Portland OR run by Clyde Lewis.


"AM COAST-TO-COAST"
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Draconic Aiur

Re: World Will End July 29th. You Have been Warned.
« Reply #194 on: May 12, 2017, 09:06:32 PM »
There are a lot of people in Mericka that are addicted to the feeling if fear. One of the most popular national radio programs is Coast to Coast (show is so popular that every commercial break is at least 10 minutes long). alway talkin about ghosts, monsters, ufos, government coverups . There is a simular show by Portland OR run by Clyde Lewis.



True I love a thrill tho i'm really squeamish when it happens.