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chyron8472

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#1272282
Topic
Random Thoughts
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moviefreakedmind said:

dahmage said:

moviefreakedmind said:

chyron8472 said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

paja said:

Today’s that Polish holiday where you’re supposed to eat a bunch of donuts.

Fat Tuesday is next week.

I’m going to abstain from video games for Lent.

I thought you weren’t catholic.

Lent is observed by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent

I always thought it was only observed by Catholics. I’m opposed to it. My goals are to work as little as possible and to experience as much personal enjoyment as possible. Sacrificing things conflicts heavily with those goals.

That assumes certain things some might sacrifice are ultimately fulfilling. That they “spark joy”, as it were.

I’m getting a little burned out on my games, and I listen too much to audiobooks when I’m at home instead of interacting more with my wife and daughter. So I thought I’d give them up for Lent.

I’m not Catholic, nor Methodist or any of those on that Wikipedia page. My wife’s parents are Methodist, though, and I thought trying to break my screen-related addictions (at least temporarily) in favor of more fulfilling things sounded like a good idea.

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#1265818
Topic
How many good third movies in a trilogy can you name?
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DuracellEnergizer said:

EyeShotFirst said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

EyeShotFirst said:

Return of the Jedi

Must … resist … urge to … snark.

There was a point in my early 20s when I would take a dump on ROTJ, but the more Star Wars saturates the market, the more I appreciate Jedi. It certainly was a step down in quality from Empire, but there’s a lot about the film I really love. Star Wars is like ice cream, some folks like chocolate, some people like vanilla, some people are just happy to get ice cream…then there’s the crazy people who would eat crap on a cone and swear it’s awesome…

Personally, I can cut subpar fanfic churned out by committee more slack than a bad ending written by the original author; I expect better quality from him than them.

I do not expect better quality from him given that, in addition to a few amazing films, he also wrote and/or directed some real stinkers.

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#1265703
Topic
How many good third movies in a trilogy can you name?
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ChainsawAsh said:

Back to the Future III

And you lost me.

BTTF3 wasn’t bad by any stretch. And it had a great arc for Doc Brown’s character.

ChainsawAsh said:

Tantive3+1 said:

chyron8472 said:
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is the fourth film in a hexalogy.

But it’s often considered the third film in a trilogy-within-a-series, beginning with Wrath of Khan. It’s even sold this way in some box sets.

I own a box set sold this way, and the special features discuss people referring to it as a trilogy.

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#1265565
Topic
If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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moviefreakedmind said:

ray_afraid said:

moviefreakedmind said:

The easy solution is just to not watch lazy remakes. That’s what I do.

This is wisdom, friends.

Absolutely. I don’t even get mad at the remakes. I used to, especially regarding Star Wars prequels and the like, but there’s just no need. Just don’t go see them and then everyone will forget about them in three months and there’ll be something new to hate.

Except when there are now talks of a sequel to the OG Ghostbusters films, which ignores the 2016 film, and one of the actresses in GB2016 vents on Twitter and turns it into an issue of sexism. …and then the media picks it up and writes articles about it which dumps it in my news feed.

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#1262643
Topic
Religion
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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

RicOlie_2 said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Ok, thanks for pointing out the clarification, and sorry for directing my comment specifically to you. I’ll change my “YOU” to point towards a larger swath of zealous missionaries, you specifically not necessarily included. (although some of your other posts do seem to fit the 2nd sentence - that is, being the lucky bearer of ultimate truth).

Thanks, and apologies, as I realize some of my posts were unclear. And I do in fact believe I am the (very) fortunate bearer of ultimate truth…I wouldn’t be Christian if I didn’t.

BTW, this is exactly why science is not a religion. Scientists do not claim to know the truth; they only argue what they believe to be the current best explanations for things, given the limitations of available measurement technology. Being proven wrong is how science advances. By contrast, religion claims absolutely to know the truth (sometimes in spite of measurements and scientific reasoning), and those truths are immutable - like axioms in a mathematical system.

Correction: Science does not claim to know the truth. Scientists, however, do make claims regarding truth all the time, while backing those claims with what they offer as logical scientific evidence when it’s really just supposition and hypothesis. NDT does this a lot and it annoys the crap out of me.

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

RicOlie_2 said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

RicOlie_2 said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Ok, thanks for pointing out the clarification, and sorry for directing my comment specifically to you. I’ll change my “YOU” to point towards a larger swath of zealous missionaries, you specifically not necessarily included. (although some of your other posts do seem to fit the 2nd sentence - that is, being the lucky bearer of ultimate truth).

Thanks, and apologies, as I realize some of my posts were unclear. And I do in fact believe I am the (very) fortunate bearer of ultimate truth…I wouldn’t be Christian if I didn’t.

BTW, this is exactly why science is not a religion. Scientists do not claim to know the truth; they only argue what they believe to be the current best explanations for things, given the limitations of available measurement technology. Being proven wrong is how science advances. By contrast, religion claims absolutely to know the truth (sometimes in spite of measurements and scientific reasoning), and those truths are immutable - like axioms in a mathematical system.

Certainly, but we don’t claim to know the truth about absolutely everything either. Out of curiosity, what scientific reasoning and measurements do you think contradict Christianity (and specifically Catholicism)?

Well, for one, the power of prayer. Scientific studies have repeatedly failed to find any evidence that prayer has any effect whatsoever, while Christianity (and other religions) insist that it does.

You really think God would submit to scientific experiments so humans can measure, when His children ask him to jump, how high His jump will be?

You might as well assume lab animals could use other lab animals to conduct experiments, in order to measure how their human observers react, without humans realizing what they are doing.

God already said to not put Him to the test, so I don’t think He’d appreciate that.