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Old 05-08-2009, 03:49 AM   #21
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Slow? You call this slow?

You should have seen the TLJ forums a few years after the release of TLJ and a few before Dreamfall was announced. That was slow going. There was still activity, just not as much as there once was. And mostly it was between the regulars: RaMa, Hilander (R.I.P.), Talas, Michael E, JtheJackal, Day, Echoes, [email protected] and some others. Alas, most of them have moved on to other places, in one sense or another.

This place here is *alive*. Over there days could go by without a single post being made, but many people being online. Here we get posts every day. Then Dreamfall was announced, and things got talking, and then the game came out, and all the new people came...but it wasn't the same, sadly.



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Old 05-08-2009, 09:24 AM   #22
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The main difference between religion and science is that religion tends to say "This is how it was, is, and will be for all time, period", whereas science leans more towards "Right now, as far as we can tell this is how it was/is/will be, but there's always a chance we could be wrong. If you can come up with a better theory and provide reasonable proof, then we'll change our view of how it was/is/will be". Of the two, I can relate to the scientific outlook more easily.
You could probably say that I have a scientific outlook on spirituality, in that case.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:55 AM   #23
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I find it disturbingly entertaining how this thread engaged into a discussion about religion. (any discussion is good!)

Personally id say science functions as religion too. Despite good willingness it seems like we like pretending from our side that our theories are open for new ideas. Most of the time people get ridiculed for not having the same accepted view, or they choose to avoid new ideas due to personal interest behind things.

Yes science did help to "change" or give reason, but people have always had intentions behind things so its not like it was only for the better good. History gives us plenty of examples!

To me religion is culture, and science can be part of that culture too. However one thing thats bothering me is how religion is treated as some exceptional "culture". Where its always "okay" to critisize other cultures who don't have a religion as an excuse for discrimination.

In the end you can't trust whats called "science" for the truth ,as there is always an intention or a certain discourse behind what is trying to be proved. We should first know about the premiseses that were for this type of "experiment", before we think naively that is a closer way to the truth.

So science is also used to prove the "absolute" truth! without question...
I by no means think science is bad but since it gets very much manipulated. You always can "prove" something to your liking with it.

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Old 05-08-2009, 05:19 PM   #24
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*Giggles incoherently*
It's always been amazing how all you have to do is say "Faith" in this Forum and a debate ensues.
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It's always been amazing how all you have to do is say "Faith" in this Forum and a debate ensues.
You didn't just mention it. You preemptively accused irreligious people of being out to get you for it. And now you're giggling that you've successfully managed to provoke some into trying to explain that they're not, huh?

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Old 05-08-2009, 07:01 PM   #26
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Is Irreligious a word? Never mind, I misspelled it and the checker corrected me.
I was spawning debate with satire dear, if you read it properly there was a spur in it for both sides of the issue. I wasn't trying to do more than to have a rejuvenation of previous debates and show how easy it is to start them. You're to young to have that large a chip on your shoulder.And you know that a lot of us from time to time are fond of chucking verbal grenades at each other, yourself included.
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You're to young to have that large a chip on your shoulder.
Pffft, too old for it if anything.

Bah, that is just laughably far off. I wonder if you've actually ever seen a ferrous cranus. (I've known a troglodyte / royal / grunter / ferrous cranus / propeller head multi. Wait, no, maybe just ideologue instead of troglodyte.)
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Old 05-08-2009, 10:44 PM   #28
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It's always been amazing how all you have to do is say "Faith" in this Forum and a debate ensues.
Saying the word "Sex" is generally good for a few pages worth of insight and speculation as well.

Of course if you really want to get people foaming at the mouth keyboard, try mentioning both "Faith" and "Sex" in the same sentence.
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Bah, that is just laughably far off. I wonder if you've actually ever seen a ferrous cranus. (I've known a troglodyte / royal / grunter / ferrous cranus / propeller head multi. Wait, no, maybe just ideologue instead of troglodyte.)
Pfffft! Okay how about this
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I am more this (well, at least in my personal reality)
http://www.flamewarriors.com/warriorshtm/bigcat.htm
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Of course if you really want to get people foaming at the mouth keyboard, try mentioning both "Faith" and "Sex" in the same sentence.
Christian porn, anyone?
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That is an amazing website. It reminds me a bit of the Dihydrogen monoxide website, but then the other way around. Or something. I'm confused .
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:22 PM   #33
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Honestly, I've only been on this forum for a short period compared to most on here, and I like the slower pace. Most of the forums I used to go on in the past, were much busier, but the problem was, it took a lot longer to catch up on everyone's posts (seriously, like hours and hours) and it seemed easier for too many threads to disolve into fights, flamewars, or just picking on other members.

I've left other message boards because of it, and also because I let myself get sucked into it eventually. (I ain't no saint either) This forum is kind of nice in that for the most part, everyone seems to stay pretty civil to each other, because you don't have a hundred posters on here trying to "one up" each other every five minutes like on other message boards I've been on.

I personally, only visit this board once a week, or every two weeks or so, and I can still keep up with everyone's posts. I used to waste way too much time on other message boards, and I'd literally lose entire days on them. So, the pace on here seems fine to me. It did take me a bit to get used to though at first, because I was used to message boards that were much busier. But after a while, I grew to like the more relaxed pace on here. I used to get stressed out on other message boards. While this one is nice and comfy. Even when we argue on here, its kept pretty civil and calm which is a nice change from the flamewars I was used to on other boards.

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Old 05-11-2009, 12:36 PM   #34
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I agree with you MystGirl. What I also like is the fact that the AGs community is so small you really get to know the people here. Most of them are also here for quite a long time. Hell, I even saw Trepsie lurk around here last night at 2:00 AM CET! I learned from his blog that his mother has severe health problems. Maybe that is why he has been away for so long. Poor guy.
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