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Fatespinner wrote:

Hats off to Saern for creating the most successful thread these boards have EVER seen.

As we near 2400 posts, I think it is amusing that the most successful thread is the one where people come to complain about stuff. Bravo!

Isn't that what Al Gore built the internet for in the first place?


New rant. I despise crab cheese won-tons, and I can’t find a Chinese restaurant that serves any other kind. Fifteen years ago, every Chinese restaurant served won-tons with meat in them. I don’t know if they were filled with pork, beef, chicken, kangaroo, dog or rat, but they were good. Somewhere in the 90’s, restaurants began offering the choice of crab cheese won-tons and the ones that actually tasted good. Now, crab cheese is the only option to be found, and I hate them. I think that whoever came up with them needs to be dragged through the streets and beaten with rubber hoses.

I’m also not happy that they started putting corn in the egg drop soup.

Oh, I’m also sick of snow. We’ve had snow storms regularly for seven straight weeks now, and that’s just way too much. I just checked the 5 day forecast, and Thursday was the only day without snow on it. If I had wanted continuous snow, I would have moved to Montana or Minnesota!


Spellcrafter wrote:
New rant. I despise crab cheese won-tons, and I can’t find a Chinese restaurant that serves any other kind. Fifteen years ago, every Chinese restaurant served won-tons with meat in them. I don’t know if they were filled with pork, beef, chicken, kangaroo, dog or rat, but they were good. Somewhere in the 90’s, restaurants began offering the choice of crab cheese won-tons and the ones that actually tasted good. Now, crab cheese is the only option to be found, and I hate them. I think that whoever came up with them needs to be dragged through the streets and beaten with rubber hoses.

Where do you live? I've never heard of a wonton with crab and cheese. I mean come on, cheese? Cheese isn't even a traditional chinese ingredient. What's next, mince and tomato wontons? Bean and guacamole wontons? I truly feel your pain.

It's been a while since there was a political rant and this is the first one I've ever started, but:

I am officially embarrassed to be an Australian after the comments our prime minister made on that Obama dude's promise to withdraw from Iraq. For those of you who don't know, John Howard's head is so far up GWB's arse that he can't see what's going on, and he publicly criticized Obama's pledge as being "very unwise" and pandering to terrorists.

Quite rightly, Obama's response was something along the lines of "I've been running for one day and already I'm being criticized from the other side of the world?" He hinted that if he gets into power Australia's close relationship with the US, which has been going for about 70 years under leaders of all stripes, could be in jeopardy.

1. What right does John Howard have to make such a blatant statement of political favouritism on the US election? It's none of our bloody business who the US elects!

2. Anything he does say will be interpreted as being Australia's offical stance because he's the fricken PM.

3. Even Bush has come out and said that staying in Iraq isn't the greatest idea. Howard's paper boy must be sick or something because he doesn't seem very well informed...

4. If I was an American I would be thinking "who is that ugly little foreigner? And why is he trying to influence our election?

GAH! I am angry. Shame on you John Howard for making me look stupid.


Fatespinner wrote:

Hats off to Saern for creating the most successful thread these boards have EVER seen.

As we near 2400 posts, I think it is amusing that the most successful thread is the one where people come to complain about stuff. Bravo!

I agree. Way to go Saern!

The Exchange

kahoolin wrote:

It's been a while since there was a political rant and this is the first one I've ever started, but:

I am officially embarrassed to be an Australian after the comments our prime minister made on that Obama dude's promise to withdraw from Iraq. For those of you who don't know, John Howard's head is so far up GWB's arse that he can't see what's going on, and he publicly criticized Obama's pledge as being "very unwise" and pandering to terrorists.

Quite rightly, Obama's response was something along the lines of "I've been running for one day and already I'm being criticized from the other side of the world?" He hinted that if he gets into power Australia's close relationship with the US, which has been going for about 70 years under leaders of all stripes, could be in jeopardy.

1. What right does John Howard have to make such a blatant statement of political favouritism on the US election? It's none of our bloody business who the US elects!

2. Anything he does say will be interpreted as being Australia's offical stance because he's the fricken PM.

3. Even Bush has come out and said that staying in Iraq isn't the greatest idea. Howard's paper boy...

Wow. Looks like we'll be headin' into Australia next, boys. After Iran. But before Evil Korea. They are actually scary so we will just avoid them, but Australia.....easy mark. What type of natural resources do you guys have that we can vehemently deny wanting but would be our primary reason for whipping up false intelligence about your dreaded "World Domination" scheme?

Hurry with that answer, Bush doesn't has much more time to drag our collective reputations through the mud. Why he hasn't been impeached is beyond me. Hilly-Billy with a bible and a gun. Shame he managed to sober up.

FH


ALL UR VEGEMITE ARE BELONG TO US!!!!!!!!1111!!!

Liberty's Edge

James Keegan wrote:
ALL UR VEGEMITE ARE BELONG TO US!!!!!!!!1111!!!

Well Vegemite's owned by Kraft, which is a US company - so technically all the vegemite already belongs to you.


Mothman wrote:
James Keegan wrote:
ALL UR VEGEMITE ARE BELONG TO US!!!!!!!!1111!!!

Well Vegemite's owned by Kraft, which is a US company - so technically all the vegemite already belongs to you.

Then our victory is complete and irrefutable. Now we just have to throw it at Iran in the Cafeteria and TOTALLY ruin his Valentine's Day.

Liberty's Edge

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New rant:

I hate it when people are so boorish as to drag politics into a place where it is entirely off topic. There's no way to do it without annoying some part of the audience, and the very enexpectedness only makes it more annoying.


Crab and cream cheese (or some other kind of creamy white dairy product), now those are tasty but if you are talking about a cheese like chedder cheese or something they sound vile.
Also it would be worse if Bush were to be impeached because then Cheney would be in direct power instead of having to use Bush as some kind of idiotic ventrilequist (sp?) doll. Honestly living in a country where such a complete idiot can become president shames me. As for useful resources in Austrailia I think that they have lots of mineral wealth (gold and gems) but I'm not sure (please correct me if I am wrong).

Battle Hymn of the Republicans
(to the tune of The Battle Hymn of the Republic)

Mine Eyes have seen the bungling of that stumbling moron Bush;
He has blathered all the drivel that the neo-cons can push;
He has lost sight of all reason 'cause his head is up his tush;
The Doofus marches on.

I have heard him butcher syntax like a kindergarten fool;
There is warranted suspicion that he never went to school;
Should we fault him for the policies -- or is he just their tool?
The lies keep piling on.

Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!
Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!
Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!
His wreckage will live on.

I have seen him cut the taxes of the billionaires' lone heir;
As he spends another zillion on an aircraft carrier;
Let the smokestacks keep polluting -- do we really need clean air?

The surplus is now gone.

Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!
Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!
Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!
Your safety net is gone!

Now he's got a mighty hankerin' to bomb a prostrate state;
Though the whole world knows its crazy -- and the U.N. says to wait;
When he doesn't have the evidence, "We must prevaricate."
Diplomacy is done!

Oh, a trumped-up war is excellent; we have no moral bounds;
Should the reasons be disputed, we'll just make up other grounds;
Enraging several billions -- to his brainlessness redounds;
The Doofus marches on!

Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!
Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!
Glory! Glory! How he'll Screw Ya'!

THIS...DOO...FUS...MAR...CHES....ON


I apologize for posting the same thing twice but I sort of screwed up. If any one can inform me how I might go about deleting one of them I would appreciate it.
Oh and lets hear it for Saern. This may just be one of the greates threads to come into existence.


Well, the "edit" and "delete" buttons show up on your computer right after you post. They only stick around for a few minutes, though, so for now the double post will stay. Just FYI.

Silver Crusade

kahoolin wrote:
1. What right does John Howard have to make such a blatant statement of political favouritism on the US election? It's none of our bloody business who the US elects!

Don't worry. Most of us in the US don't realize that news happens outside of our own country. A fraction of a percent will have heard that comment, so I can't imagine it will have any noticeable impact.

Paizo Employee Senior Software Developer

Arctaris wrote:

I apologize for posting the same thing twice but I sort of screwed up. If any one can inform me how I might go about deleting one of them I would appreciate it.

Oh and lets hear it for Saern. This may just be one of the greates threads to come into existence.

I removed the double post.


kahoolin wrote:
Where do you live? I've never heard of a wonton with crab and cheese. I mean come on, cheese? Cheese isn't even a traditional chinese ingredient. What's next, mince and tomato wontons? Bean and guacamole wontons? I truly feel your pain.

Thanks Kahoolin! I live in the U.S., in Colorado, north of Denver. I'm glad to hear that crab cheese has not yet taken over everywhere. It gives me hope that I may yet see wontons with meat in them again!

kahoolin wrote:
I am officially embarrassed to be an Australian after the comments our prime minister made on that Obama dude's promise to withdraw from Iraq.

Don't let that get you down. We've been embarrassed by GW for 6 years now, and its only a matter of time until he manages to say or do something that makes everyone forget about what PM Howard said. And I say that as a conservative Christian (who, according to these boards, am secretly out to nuke Iran in an obscure plot to hasten the return of Jesus) who made the mistake of voting for GW in 2000.


Thanks Gary, I appreciate it.

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Spellcrafter wrote:
We've been embarrassed by GW for 6 years now, and its only a matter of time until he manages to say or do something that makes everyone forget about what PM Howard said.

We? Speak for yourself, monkeyboy.

We think the only problem with Bush is that he lacks sufficient spine to stand up to the disgraceful appeasers in congress and finish the job. And we would vote for John Howard in a minute, given the chance.

IIRC, somebody mentioned that bringing politics into an RPG board was a bad idea. This is why.

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Shall we try religion next?

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Doug Sundseth wrote:
Shall we try religion next?

Praise be the FSM!

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Sebastian wrote:
Doug Sundseth wrote:
Shall we try religion next?
Praise be the FSM!

Spaghetti? That's heresy!

The PFWV (People's Front for the Worship of Vermicelli) has spoken.


Theres nothing wrong with a discussion of our various political views. I for one mean no offense when I state my various political views. Nor do I hate people who hold opposing views, I like some people with different religious and political views a great deal, I merley disagree with them. True I hate our president and the things he does but I don't necassarily hate all those that agree with him. As for pasta, LASAGNE ROCKS!!! You can keep your spaghetti or vermicelli.


Just a curiosity Spellcrafter, all of the conservative Christians I have ever met beleive that D&D is of the devil and ineffably evil. I mean no offense when I ask this but how do you deal with that? What makes the two (faith and RPGs) work together? Just a question.

The Exchange

Arctaris wrote:
Just a curiosity Spellcrafter, all of the conservative Christians I have ever met beleive that D&D is of the devil and ineffably evil. I mean no offense when I ask this but how do you deal with that? What makes the two (faith and RPGs) work together? Just a question.

I will give my take on this question.

It isn't that conservative Christians are the problem. You are using a label and attaching it to an entire people based on the actions of a very vocal minority of the group. The problem is people who refuse to open their minds to different ideas. You could cut "conservative christians" and "D&D" from that question and insert any group and their nemesis ideals into that sentence and the answer is the same: Intolerant people who refuse to allow others to have different views are the problem.
Sadly it seems that the most Vocal people of the world are also the most ignorant and untolerant people, but vocal people draw attention to their viewpoint, even if said people are operating under a broken assumption that their viewpoint is not only right, but that all other viewpoints are evil.
Just my 2

FH


Doug Sundseth wrote:

New rant:

I hate it when people are so boorish as to drag politics into a place where it is entirely off topic. There's no way to do it without annoying some part of the audience, and the very enexpectedness only makes it more annoying.

Then perhaps we should have a fun 'n fiesty political blowhard thread--designated as such so as to contain the blasts of flame and ideological propaganda that are sure to lick its walls. So long as all those "facts" and "original opinions" are kept in a specified place, I think we would all survive the truth of what people really think.

That said... there's no arguing someone's insanity away... so such a thread is more likely to be an exercise is watching car wrecks in slo-motion than a mind-changer.

Oh, please do this, guys. I'll make the popcorn.


The Jade wrote:
Doug Sundseth wrote:

New rant:

I hate it when people are so boorish as to drag politics into a place where it is entirely off topic. There's no way to do it without annoying some part of the audience, and the very enexpectedness only makes it more annoying.

Then perhaps we should have a fun 'n fiesty political blowhard thread--designated as such so as to contain the blasts of flame and ideological propaganda that are sure to lick its walls. So long as all those "facts" and "original opinions" are kept in a specified place, I think we would all survive the truth of what people really think.

That said... there's no arguing someone's insanity away... so such a thread is more likely to be an exercise is watching car wrecks in slo-motion than a mind-changer.

Oh, please do this, guys. I'll make the popcorn.

Aww... and here I'd been about ready to suggest that without exception, those who made absolute statements or who had to rely on namecalling or other derisive adjectives to get the point across were nothing but big doodieheads.

You got me sold, though. Just make lots of popcorn.


The White Toymaker wrote:
You got me sold, though. Just make lots of popcorn.

For a bout like this? We'll need a cement mixer, 15 welding torches, and a Nebraska's worth of dried corn kernels.

Edit: it's those doodieheads who are going to add nitro the fuel mix right before the coming turn...

We should have viewing parties for the thread around the world. We can all cheer and boo for the stadium-level heel heat created.

I like to boo the screen... hey how 'bout you?


The success of this thread further reinforces what we are all either instructed or experience at an early age: namely that the perceived discomforts and angsts levied against one in this world will be a never-ending source of fodder for spending one's time and energy either rectifying or coping with those perceptions. It has been my experience that identifying specific problematic perceptions most often leads to spending time and energy unwisely. Of course, like in every aspect of life, there are fights worth waging. However, a world view that encompasses a broader set of identifyable, individual,non-sequitors helps to diffuse specific sources of those perceptions and thus, enabling one to remove him/herself from entering into potentially frivolous expenditures of energy. (perhaps what this is now, but in the interest of advancing this philosophy, i'll consider it time well spent).

Sooooooo...you've seen this on page 1 of this thread and several other times, but it still rings true for this poster:

I'm not sure if i've ever hated anything in my entire life. Hate is a very strong word and i think has been hijacked by some of the other feelings that you all have described here. I'll do a quick find/replace for hate and replace it with dislike and other such verbiage. In the vein of being malcontent, here goes:

I dislike a general lack of education for players and DMs.

I am not fond of pride or selfishness, both of which contribute to ignorance.

I distain using laziness as a justification for anything. Laziness breeds stupidity.

I take exception to any other system of tabletop governance other than Democracy. A DM is not a dictator and the sum of players is not greater than the DM...Unawares DMs or players will consistantly encounter problems in their games.

I abhor generalizing (in general), unilatarilizing, typing, grouping, or "body of working" for answering any rules-related question (stat-block related). This is otherwise recognized as narrow-mindedness.

And finally, I can't stomach refusing to or failure recognize one's own faults. Placing blame for anything that you can control yourself (by whatever means necessary), suggests any one (or more) of the following: ignorance, pride, selfishness, laziness, poor governance, and/or narrow-mindedness.

Happy Valantine's Day

As ever,
ACE


Arctaris wrote:
Just a curiosity Spellcrafter, all of the conservative Christians I have ever met beleive that D&D is of the devil and ineffably evil. I mean no offense when I ask this but how do you deal with that? What makes the two (faith and RPGs) work together? Just a question.

I don’t mind your asking.

Fake Healer raises a good point, a vocal minority can indeed represent a groups views to everyone else. In fact, it may be a vocal minority of D&D players who has shaped my view of the average D&D player as someone who immediately assumes that if I am a conservative Christian I must be a complete moron.

As for how the two work together, I can summarize my views as follows: I personally don’t believe that playing D&D is intrinsically sinful. I think it can be (and I have personally see this happen) abused and misused to ones detriment. And if I were to abuse or misuse D&D, I certainly would be sinning and would need to stop and repent. Further, if by playing D&D I were to cause another to fall into that abuse or misuse I would also be sinning. I shouldn’t abuse my freedom by causing harm to another.

I compare it to the way the Bible treats alcohol. The Bible does not declare that alcohol is either good or evil. It comes down on drunkenness fairly hard, drinking without drunkenness is not condemned, Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding, and is actually prescribed for its medicinal value in Timothy. Christians can and do take that a number of ways.


Thanks for clearing that up Spellcrafter. I admit I was operating on a stereotypical image of the conservative Christian. Admitedly all conservative Christians that I have ever met, often very nice people, have considered that D&D and all related things are evil. I don't mind religion so much as I mind it when people tell me that something I am doing will cause me to go to hell and when they try to impose their views upon me. I also dislike ignorance and idiocy. The whole evolution controversy makes me so mad. EVOLUTION MAKES MORE SENSE! I don't beleive that any religious text was meant to be taken literally, they are just instructions on how to live your life with the writers view of morality. You can't take a bunchs of parables that were meant to teach morality literally. I dislike how the conservative Christians that are vocal in the media are ignorant morons who try to say things are evil without knowing a damn thing about them! I agree with you Spellcrafter in that D&D is not evil but sometimes people take it to far. Its just like most things; harmless unless take to far (like religion, taken to far it leads to witch burnings and crusades) but when used reasonably it can help some people. I personally am not religious but I'm fine with people who are as long as they don't try to convert me. Its a free country (for now).


Doug Sundseth wrote:

New rant:

I hate it when people are so boorish as to drag politics into a place where it is entirely off topic. There's no way to do it without annoying some part of the audience, and the very enexpectedness only makes it more annoying.

I did actually respond to this in kind but have edited it after deciding it was pointless to do so.

I don't mind discussing things, but when I feel myself getting worked up over something an anonymous person says on a message board, it is a clear sign that I'm taking things a little too personally :)


kahoolin wrote:

I did actually respond to this in kind but have edited it after deciding it was pointless to do so.

I don't mind discussing things, but when I feel myself getting worked up over something an anonymous person says on a message board, it is a clear sign that I'm taking things a little too personally :)

Ditto. :)

That's why we need the bloodbathaflamaterium thread!

"Cry havoc and let slip the opiners of Paizo!"


I don't know which I hate more: Valentine's Day or the People That Vocally Hate Valentine's Day. Every few years, it is kind of fun to make construction paper cards with crayons for people (the signature card of both myself and third graders the world over). But other years, like this one, I just wanted to ignore it as much as possible.

I dunno. The day after is usually a great time to buy cheap chocolate confections, so I can tolerate it.


Well Mr. Keegan you have just brought a long standing frustration to mind. I hate, Hate, HATE all of the extraneous holidays that there are that don't have any special signifigance to me and only close all federally operated services (most importantly the mail) and some not federally operated services (including the library). On this list are President's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Valentines Day (I don't think federal services close I just think its a retarded holiday), St. Patricks Day, Columbus Day, Armed forces Day and Memorial Day. I hate them with a passion. All they do is make it so that I can't go to a library or get mail on those days. Martin Luther King at least contributed some good to the world but Columbus?! Yeah he discovered the New World but he also tortured and enslaved a whole population and exterminated their culture (admittedly a primitive one). I saw something in a history book saying that at least 750,000 people died directly because of him. We want to celebrate this man and make him look like a hero to school children why?


Arctaris wrote:
...Valentines Day (I don't think federal services close I just think its a retarded holiday)...

Valentine's Day sucks right until the point you get somebody in your life who treats you like a goddess (or god).


It's been pointed out quite often that Columbus never really "discovered" America. The Vikings, the Ainu and the Chinese, just to name a few groups, had landed on this soil after the supposed Ice Age migration from Asia. Columbus and the Europeans were just the first to really exploit what we know now as North America, specifically the continental United States.

When the Chinese made contact, interestingly enough, they were mandated by the authorities at home to interact peacefully with the idigenous cultures; to trade and to catalogue flora and fauna. Some mixed in with the native americans and you can even see Chinese coins used on some of the native's armor.

It is interesting that we celebrate Columbus with the same gravity as Martin Luther King Jr., who was (at least from what I've read) as close to a saint as a human being can get. History and tradition find heroes in both, which I suppose isn't good or bad. Just the way things work.


Lilith wrote:
Arctaris wrote:
...Valentines Day (I don't think federal services close I just think its a retarded holiday)...
Valentine's Day sucks right until the point you get somebody in your life who treats you like a goddess (or god).

That seems to be the truth of it.


James Keegan wrote: It's been pointed out quite often that Columbus never really "discovered" America. The Vikings, the Ainu and the Chinese, just to name a few groups, had landed on this soil after the supposed Ice Age migration from Asia. Columbus and the Europeans were just the first to really exploit what we know now as North America, specifically the continental United States.

True, I had forgotten about that. Oh and who the hell are the Ainu?


Arctaris wrote:

James Keegan wrote: It's been pointed out quite often that Columbus never really "discovered" America. The Vikings, the Ainu and the Chinese, just to name a few groups, had landed on this soil after the supposed Ice Age migration from Asia. Columbus and the Europeans were just the first to really exploit what we know now as North America, specifically the continental United States.

True, I had forgotten about that. Oh and who the hell are the Ainu?

Ainu- Oldest indigenous people of Japan, settled in the northernmost areas. They're one of the ethnic groups that occupy the lower rung of the social ladder in Japan, along with the Koreans.

Scarab Sages

Snow sucks! Ice sucks even more though! Thankfully, my employers have the policy of "liberal leave" on days of nasty driving conditions.


I remember back in the days...

When, even amidst a terrible blizzard, my retarded school was the only one that wouldn't close for the day, so my mother (also retarded) forced me to go to school. So I would brave the cold and snow to arrive at school only to find out that only about eighteen kids have made it there. So the teachers would give us extra work to do to keep us occupied for the whole day.

I think it's days like those that could turn a kid into a future Hanibal Lecter.

Ultradan

The Exchange

Ultradan wrote:

I remember back in the days...

When, even amidst a terrible blizzard, my retarded school was the only one that wouldn't close for the day, so my mother (also retarded) forced me to go to school. So I would brave the cold and snow to arrive at school only to find out that only about eighteen kids have made it there. So the teachers would give us extra work to do to keep us occupied for the whole day.

I think it's days like those that could turn a kid into a future Hanibal Lecter.

Ultradan

And you walked uphill both ways to get to your "special needs" school?

*Ultradan shakes his cane at the "young whipper-snappers" who are suddenly congregating in his lawn.*

;)
FH


It's only snowed in NYC once this entire winter, which was yesterday. It was almost surreal to see people actually driving carefully for a change.

Scarab Sages

Arctaris wrote:
… some interesting opinions about “conservative Christians” …

I failed my Will save…

Since I consider myself a “conservative Christian” I guess that I took this a little personally. I will do my best not to get into a religious rant since in the long run, it really doesn’t matter. But at least work on some of your logic and get more of your facts right.

“Admittedly, all conservative Christians that I have met…” How do you know if any of the people that you have met are “conservative Christians”? Do we carry badges? Do we dress a certain way? Or does the definition of a “conservative Christian” automatically mean “anyone that feels that if you play D&D you are going to Hell”? My point is that there are probably a whole lot of “conservative Christians” that you know that probably don’t care and some may even play D&D or something similar (there are 3 Christians and 2 Mormons in our group). Just because we are not as vocal as weirdo “conservative Christians” doesn’t mean that we feel the same way as they do.

Evolution – I don’t want to say too much here for fear of starting a flame war. Two things – 1) More and more Christians are moving away from the literal 7 day creation theory and moving more towards the idea that “day” was a bit more figurative instead of a literal revolution of the earth (besides for someone who always was, a million years may seem like a day). 2) Having a young child who is really getting into dinosaurs, I find it very interesting that science is proving more and more that the sequence of events happened in the same order that the Bible has it written.

“You can’t take a bunch of parables …” Wow, there is so much wrong with this, I don’t even know where to begin. In truth, I really haven’t spent that much time researching the validity of many other religious texts. However, in its simplest form, the Bible is more of a historical reference document than it is a “bunch of parables”. Archeologists and other professionals who do not consider themselves Christian use the Bible as reference material on a regular basis because the people and events that happened in the Bible are documentable facts and it isn’t just a collection of parables. Look up Hans Christian Andersen if you want parables. I don’t really care if you believe in the Bible or not, but it is not simply a collection of parables.

I really hate (This is a rant, isn’t it?) being lumped together with people’s misperceptions in general. Not all people who play D&D gather in someone’s basement around a giant pentagram with torches sacrificing cats to Dogon. And, truthfully, there are probably very few “conservative Christians” who believe that you are going to Hell because you play D&D.

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I hate snow. Snow that piles up in 6 foot drifts. Snow that makes me shovel my driveway twice in an 8 hour period. Snow that makes your car fishtail as you're backing out of your garage and collide with your garage wall, causing your side view mirror to be shredded. Snow sucks.

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Aberzombie wrote:
Snow sucks! Ice sucks even more though! Thankfully, my employers have the policy of "liberal leave" on days of nasty driving conditions.

Ha! There is something liberal out there that you like. ;-)

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Moff Rimmer wrote:
“Admittedly, all conservative Christians that I have met…” How do you know if any of the people that you have met are “conservative Christians”? Do we carry badges? Do we dress a certain way? Or does the definition of a “conservative Christian” automatically mean “anyone that feels that if you play D&D you are going to Hell”? My point is that there are probably a whole lot of “conservative Christians” that you know that probably don’t care and some may even play D&D or something similar (there are 3 Christians and 2 Mormons in our group). Just because we are not as vocal as weirdo “conservative Christians” doesn’t mean that we feel the same way as they do.

I generally equate Christian Conservative with Biblical Literalist, and I think that might be similar to the rule of thumb most other people apply when they use the term. Basically, if you believe the world was literally created in 7 days, you're a Christian Conservative in my book.

Scarab Sages

Sebastian wrote:
Basically, if you believe the world was literally created in 7 days, you're a Christian Conservative in my book.

Is that people days, or God days? I remember that movie Oh God! with George Burns - one of his God days could last a couple of decades.

George Burns rocked!

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Aberzombie wrote:
Sebastian wrote:
Basically, if you believe the world was literally created in 7 days, you're a Christian Conservative in my book.
Is that people days, or God days? I remember that movie Oh God! with George Burns - one of his God days could last a couple of decades.

I hear that the pope is going to canonize that movie at Vatican III. I guess the question will be settled once and for all then...

Scarab Sages

Sweet! George Burns can become the official image of God! Cigar in one hand, martini in the other...

Silver Crusade

Vattnisse wrote:
How did the interview go?

I got the job! I'm not starting for a few weeks yet, and it's a little less money than I'm making now, but definitely worth it for the change.

Yay!

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