Author Topic: Not Great Logic, But Something to Consider  (Read 1570 times)

Offline Baruch

Re: Not Great Logic, But Something to Consider
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2018, 11:09:26 PM »
Yes, give all your money to the government or the nearest consumer shit producer.  If you hate money, just give it away.
שלום

Re: Not Great Logic, But Something to Consider
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2018, 01:42:59 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
John Oliver addresses this one: Televangelists asking you to send money, and God will repay you tenfold, and in actual dollars, not some bullshit like happiness or bliss, but in actual dollars.

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login


Yeah, I love that! He even started his own church! ;-D
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
“Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.”
Miyamoto Musashi

Offline Hydra009

Re: Not Great Logic, But Something to Consider
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2018, 10:18:21 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Yeah, I love that! He even started his own church! ;-D
It wasn't a church, it was a scam.  Totally different.

Offline Cavebear

Re: Not Great Logic, But Something to Consider
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2018, 04:27:27 AM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
It wasn't a church, it was a scam.  Totally different.

It was a joke...  Not a scam.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!

Re: Not Great Logic, But Something to Consider
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2018, 01:47:17 PM »
Well, it was certainly tongue-in-cheek.
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
“Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.”
Miyamoto Musashi

Offline Baruch

Re: Not Great Logic, But Something to Consider
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2018, 06:14:26 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Well, it was certainly tongue-in-cheek.

That could be very gay ...
שלום

Re: Not Great Logic, But Something to Consider
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2018, 06:28:37 PM »
I guess it depends on which cheek the tongue is in?
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
“Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.”
Miyamoto Musashi

Offline Baruch

Re: Not Great Logic, But Something to Consider
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2018, 06:32:34 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
I guess it depends on which cheek the tongue is in?

Right or Left?  Let the political pundits debate that!
שלום

Offline Cavebear

Re: Not Great Logic, But Something to Consider
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2018, 08:58:38 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
I guess it depends on which cheek the tongue is in?
Yep, there certainly is a Right cheek and a Left one.  One never knows, do one?
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!

Re: Not Great Logic, But Something to Consider
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2018, 04:41:36 PM »
"It wasn't a church, it was a scam.  Totally different.'

  I don't see the difference. 
« Last Edit: July 01, 2018, 04:46:15 PM by justme »

Offline Baruch

Re: Not Great Logic, But Something to Consider
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2018, 05:59:12 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
"It wasn't a church, it was a scam.  Totally different.'

  I don't see the difference.

In law, intent is important, at least for sentencing.  That and circumstances.  If you knowingly scam someone, you are scamming.  It isn't possible to unknowingly scam someone ... you are simply making a mistake.

The question remains ... to what extent is an organization, religious or not, a scam?  Depends on if they know what they are doing.  These days for instance, it seems that all political action is a scam.
שלום

Re: Not Great Logic, But Something to Consider
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2018, 06:04:13 PM »
That's new?
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
“Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.”
Miyamoto Musashi

Offline Baruch

Re: Not Great Logic, But Something to Consider
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2018, 06:10:38 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
That's new?

Clarification for "justme" ... not for you or Cavebear, who are omniscient ;-)
שלום

Re: Not Great Logic, But Something to Consider
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2018, 06:12:30 PM »
And don't you forget it! ;-)
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
“Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.”
Miyamoto Musashi

Offline SGOS

Re: Not Great Logic, But Something to Consider
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2018, 06:35:20 PM »
Most churches might be scamming people, but they aren't scamming the IRS, because church bullshit is legally recognized as a tax free endeavor.  The scam was done by John Oliver.  He did scam the government to qualify for benefits the church gets, when clearly he was only posing as a church.

However, I think Hydra's point was to make a satirical comparison/contrast.  To atheists, Oliver's Church and a real Church are both scams of one nature or another even though their true intentions are miles apart.

 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk