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Offline SGOS

Re: The war on Easter
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2017, 09:48:49 AM »
I would think trees would have been reintroduced to the Island by now.  I never hear that they have, which is hard to believe in this century.

Re: The war on Easter
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2017, 09:53:01 AM »
I would think trees would have been reintroduced to the Island by now.  I never hear that they have, which is hard to believe in this century.
I know that people live there now, but about the trees I know nothing now.  I'd think there would be some by now, too.
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Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Online Mr.Obvious (OP)

Re: The war on Easter
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2017, 10:16:34 AM »
I often find myself wondering what it must be like to grow up on what is essentialy an isolated landmass, or migrating there and living there. Especially in bygone ages.
The idea is strangely appealing. I like the idea of a 'small world' and knowing that area well, rather than an unlimited places to go and seeing as much as you can, even if it's fleeting, of a wider world.  I think it coincides with why I don't really feel the need to travel, ironically. I never went to Asia or Africa, or Australia or America. Heck, I've never even been to east-Europe. Seeing places for a few weeks or a few months doesn't appeal to me. It's not worth the effort, nor the bother. I like seeing the familiar places I know. It feels more... intimate... I don't know. It sounds stupid saying it. Fewer people, fewer choices, fewer options. Cutting through the overabundance of opportunity in today's world. Stupid, I know.
But I feel like I could, if offered, go and live on a place like Easter Island and be happy. Or one of the Frisian islands. Or even Iceland which is a lot bigger than Belgium, but feels more isolated. Or some of the more remote towns in Alaska or Canada or Greenland or Denmark. I wouldn't want to live off the grid, I'd need a propper home and internet and electricity and water and such.
On the other hand, I love Antwerp; a thriving city. But I couldn't imagine myself going to live in any other real city and I suspect that's only because it's where I grew up. I wouldn't want to live in Brussels, Leuven, Ghent, Charleroi, Oostende, Hamburg, Paris, Amsterdam, ... Objectively I know these cities ain't worse than Antwerp. But I lack a connection to the land. And living on the countryside in Belgium (in which everything is closeby as we are such a small country) is frankly just simply offputting to me; because it's never far from any of the bigger cities which means you are never far from 'the bigger world'.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2017, 10:18:52 AM by Mr.Obvious »
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But let us not choose one direction
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Offline Solomon Zorn

Re: The war on Easter
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2017, 11:36:22 AM »
Last Easter, I wished each of my family members, a "Happy Zombie Day!" Most didn't get it.
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Offline SGOS

Re: The war on Easter
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2017, 11:53:37 AM »
But I feel like I could, if offered, go and live on a place like Easter Island and be happy.
I suspect that the light house on Pitcairn Island is automated by now, but 50 years ago, you could have been a lighthouse keeper there.  Once every year you could talk to the sailors on the supply ship, and the rest of the time, no one would bother you, but apparently, the place is now under development.



While stumbling about on the Internet, I came across this news article from Pit Cairn (the only one that turned up in my brief surfing, and it's two years old), so the place has probably turned into Sodom and Gomorrah by now.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrell/pitcairn-island-legalizes-same-sex-marriage?utm_term=.lr2JQvzKb#.vuLNajB9v
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An Island With Only 48 Residents And No Gay Couples Just Legalized Same-Sex Marriage.  Most of the inhabitants on the roughly two-mile Pitcairn Island are related. The new law was unanimously approved and actually went into effect on May 15 [2015], but the island’s deputy governor, Kevin Lynch, said they were only able to get the news out recently because their website was having technical issues.

British authorities suggested the new law after last year’s legalization of same-sex marriage by England, Wales, and Scotland.

But there haven’t been any same-sex marriages, resident Merelda Warren told The Guardian, and she knows of no same-sex couples looking to wed. She said the island’s only preacher is also a Seventh-Day Adventist, a religion that opposes gay marriage.

“It’s not Pitcairn Islanders that were pushing for it,” she said. “But it’s like anything else in the world. It’s happening everywhere else, so why not?”

Yeah, maybe it sounded like a good idea at the time, but it's going to end up in chaos, and marriage will be dead.  There will be storms with thunder and lightening and everything.  People will be wandering about aimlessly trying to find food.  It's not going to end well.
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Re: The war on Easter
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2017, 11:58:47 AM »
I vote we declare war on Cinco de Mayo next.

Offline SGOS

Re: The war on Easter
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2017, 12:11:50 PM »
I vote we declare war on Cinco de Mayo next.
I don't care, but don't go messin' with Halloween.

Re: The war on Easter
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2017, 12:25:07 PM »
I vote we declare war on Cinco de Mayo next.
You go ahead, I'll ketchup later.
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Offline Baruch

Re: The war on Easter
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2017, 01:07:03 PM »
Full analysis in Collapse ...

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Offline SGOS

Re: The war on Easter
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2017, 04:46:38 PM »
Full analysis in Collapse ...


Excellent video.  I recommend it.

Offline Baruch

Re: The war on Easter
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2017, 07:40:59 PM »
I often find myself wondering what it must be like to grow up on what is essentialy an isolated landmass, or migrating there and living there. Especially in bygone ages.
The idea is strangely appealing. I like the idea of a 'small world' and knowing that area well, rather than an unlimited places to go and seeing as much as you can, even if it's fleeting, of a wider world.  I think it coincides with why I don't really feel the need to travel, ironically. I never went to Asia or Africa, or Australia or America. Heck, I've never even been to east-Europe. Seeing places for a few weeks or a few months doesn't appeal to me. It's not worth the effort, nor the bother. I like seeing the familiar places I know. It feels more... intimate... I don't know. It sounds stupid saying it. Fewer people, fewer choices, fewer options. Cutting through the overabundance of opportunity in today's world. Stupid, I know.
But I feel like I could, if offered, go and live on a place like Easter Island and be happy. Or one of the Frisian islands. Or even Iceland which is a lot bigger than Belgium, but feels more isolated. Or some of the more remote towns in Alaska or Canada or Greenland or Denmark. I wouldn't want to live off the grid, I'd need a propper home and internet and electricity and water and such.
On the other hand, I love Antwerp; a thriving city. But I couldn't imagine myself going to live in any other real city and I suspect that's only because it's where I grew up. I wouldn't want to live in Brussels, Leuven, Ghent, Charleroi, Oostende, Hamburg, Paris, Amsterdam, ... Objectively I know these cities ain't worse than Antwerp. But I lack a connection to the land. And living on the countryside in Belgium (in which everything is closeby as we are such a small country) is frankly just simply offputting to me; because it's never far from any of the bigger cities which means you are never far from 'the bigger world'.

You sound very "old country" and very Belgian.  The Nervii of you!  Or Belgae?  Red ant or black ant .. choose!
« Last Edit: April 05, 2017, 07:45:25 PM by Baruch »
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Online Mr.Obvious (OP)

Re: The war on Easter
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2017, 01:52:05 AM »
Uh, uhm... Uh. Termite!
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In the end, we are all standing in the dark,
trying to figure out why we are here.
But let us not choose one direction
without proof of where it is headed.

Check your pocket for matches
so we can observe and learn together
as fast friends and relative idiots.

Offline Baruch

Re: The war on Easter
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2017, 07:30:42 AM »
Uh, uhm... Uh. Termite!

Must be a Roman secret agent ... they called them "speculators".
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Re: The war on Easter
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2017, 08:09:59 AM »
Uh, uhm... Uh. Termite!
Termite should be outlawed. Nasty thing to use in war.
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 Solomon Zorn

Re: The war on Easter
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2017, 09:13:38 AM »
War on Easter, is Santa's payback, for the time the Easter Bunny hired Lobo to assassinate him...



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