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'[OT]: Unbelievable and a bit scary! KILL THREAD'
2008\03\31@223933 by James Newton

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Russell is correct here in that David made a statement which is un-provable
and there for religious in it's own right: While Russell can not (please
don't try? Please?) prove that religions DO provide real goods, David also
can not possibly prove that they do NOT provide real goods.

This is exactly the sort of discussion that is prohibited on the list.
Un-provable statements are not to be discussed here.

The point about priests dining on sacrifice might be provable...

No more yelling, flaming, or moaning about this subject.

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James Newton, PICList admin.

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'[OT]: Unbelievable and a bit scary! KILL THREAD'
2008\04\01@232721 by David VanHorn
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On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:39 PM, James Newton <spam_OUTjamesnewtonTakeThisOuTspammassmind.org> wrote:
> Russell is correct here in that David made a statement which is un-provable
>  and there for religious in it's own right: While Russell can not (please
>  don't try? Please?) prove that religions DO provide real goods, David also
>  can not possibly prove that they do NOT provide real goods.
>
>  This is exactly the sort of discussion that is prohibited on the list.
>  Un-provable statements are not to be discussed here.
>
>  The point about priests dining on sacrifice might be provable...
>
>  No more yelling, flaming, or moaning about this subject.


I was asked to provide proof about priests dining on their sacrifices.
That point was already conceded by someone else, but it's in the
christian bible , and documented among the polynesian and hindu, and
I'm sure I could find MANY others.
http://www.hinduonnet.com/2001/08/14/stories/13140833.htm

I was also asked to retract my claim about religion, which I will not
do. I'm not going to lie about what I believe.

I will however apologize for bringing it up in this forum, since
religious discussion was forbidden, and I should have chosen another
example.   In retrospect, I should have stuck with the neopets thing.
The only reason I brought up religion was to show that this is not a
new thing, paying hard cash (or good food) for intangible good, even
to the extent of promised delivery post-death, has been with us for a
LONG time, and obviously neopets is of fairly recent origin.

I was asked to post this in spite of the thread being closed, so
please do not consider this an extension of the thread.  Today
happened to be a VERY busy day, and it's not quite over for me yet, or
I would have posted sooner.

I invite anyone who wants to discuss it further to do so in PRIVATE email.

2008\04\02@082244 by Apptech

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>> Russell is correct here in that David made a statement
>> which is un-provable
>>  and there for religious in it's own right: While Russell
>> can not (please
>>  don't try? Please?) prove that religions DO provide real
>> goods, David also
>>  can not possibly prove that they do NOT provide real
>> goods.

Straw man.
Wrong question.
Now, if you want to start on "God is not real", it's a
different discussion :-)
THAT's the one you want to (and have) banned here.

Let's not even START on "Psychiatrists, Psychologists,
Psychotherapists, Psychopaths, Homeopaths, ... provide
nothing real"

The Moot:    "Religions provide nothing real".

Debate that in any serious forum and the proposer dies big
time.
The question is not about proving GOD real, an entirely
different matter, but about religions.

Start with the Salvation Army as they are easy common
ground, I imagine.

Q: is the SA a religion.
A: For the purposes of this discussion, yes. They are in
fact a subset of Christianity.

Q:    Do the SA provide nothing real?
A:    Are you mad ?????????????

Q.E.D.





       Russell



2008\04\02@095542 by Tony Smith

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But that's really 'define religion'.

Replace SA with AA.  Still Q.E.D.?

Personally, I'll sign up to $religion if said $deity comes around and makes
me a decent cup of tea.  And by decent I mean the best ever cup of tea.
Just a minor miracle, I don't want to too much of a bother.

I notice Nigella Lawson is flogging tea at the moment (well, Oz TV anyway),
and if your $deity happens to look like her, all the better.  Better than
old blokes with long beards.  (No offence to old blokes with long beards,
btw, I'm sure you're all lovely chaps.)  

She's pushing Tetleys 'English Breakfast' though, and that's a bit on the
ordinary side.  No miracle there.

Tony

2008\04\02@181656 by Martin K

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Few subjects on the OT 'PIC' list are provable. Henceforth the 'OT' tag
shall thus be abolished.
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Martin

James Newton wrote:
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2008\04\02@185543 by Apptech

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> Few subjects on the OT 'PIC' list are provable. Henceforth
> the 'OT' tag
> shall thus be abolished.

PLUS

Few subjects on the [PIC] tag are provable, assertions re
factuality of content in Microchip data sheets,
notwithstanding.
Henceforth the [PIC] tag shall be retired.

AND

Few subjects on the [EE] tag are provable, most of reality
being based on probabilitic assertions hiding under the
guise of Qantum Mechanical indeterminism, notwithstanding.
Henceforth the [EE] tag shall be disbanded.

AND

Few ...

SO

[AVR] Rulez! Yay!

Huh. Wazzat you say. 2 days late? OK, next year then.


       R



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2008\04\03@133223 by James Newton

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And YOU, Martin, yes you! Have the ability to do exactly that! YOU can
delete OT for EVER!

All you have to do is log into the list server at
http://mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/piclist get your passcode, and then
Uncheck the option in front of the OT topic.

BAM! That's it. It is right and truly deleted. You will never see another OT
post, ever again.

Isn't power a wonderful thing?

--
James.

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2008\04\03@181851 by Martin K

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Take it easy, James, you should know I was joking.
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Martin

James Newton wrote:
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2008\04\03@205619 by Apptech

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> Take it easy, James, you should know I was joking.

James was too.
I THINK :-)
Maybe a hard day at the office or too many of we smart alecs
getting in on the act.

   Russell

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