Sign In

darth_ender

User Group
Members
Join date
26-Apr-2011
Last activity
18-Oct-2019
Posts
8,780

Post History

Post
#1174021
Topic
[fill in the blank] Just Died!
Time

oojason said:

darth_ender said:

I want to be clear, I am actually being sarcastic because it annoys me when good people like Billy Graham get condemned for human mistakes. When Al Franken dies, non-religious peeps and liberals will be sad in spite of his hypocrisy. But they seem to celebrate the death of a prominent Christian figure who has spent most of his life being a wonderful human because of that “human” part. It is unfortunate what Billy Graham said, but everyone makes stupid mistakes and does stupid things. He was a product of a different time.

Many liberals and atheists and agnostics celebrate the failures of Christians instead of celebrating the goodness of a different kind of human. To me, that is one of the greatest hypocrisies on their part.

Will I be sad when Al Franken dies? No. (I don’t know who he is - I’ll wiki him later, is he Billy Graham’s left-leaning mate?)

Anyway, nice switch-deflection there in your post onto the ‘opposition’ as you see it - seems ALL you religious/right types do that, no? (where is that sarcasm winky-face to insert here?)

I don’t think many people will be, or seem to be, ‘celebrating’ Billy Graham’s death at all.

Nor do many atheists and agnostics celebrate the failures (or failings) of Christians or Christianity as a whole - nor celebrate the failures of many other religions either - yet I think we both know that anyway.

 

Anyway, RIP Billy Graham.

I clearly chose the word many deliberately, though I failed to use it earlier. Many does not mean all, or even a majority. It simply means, “a large amount,” and that was my intent. I do not believe all or most will do so, but there will be a large amount of people who take this opportunity to harshly criticize Billy Graham rather than praise or even simply honor him.

While my evidence is anecdotal, I’ve seen numerous places online, even this site, where the non-believers and liberals in the crowd have admitted to delighting in the hypocrisies on the Right or religious side. It happened in my own Interrogate the Mormon thread when our previous leader passed away recently. And I’ve seen extensive evidence online, and even a little in this thread, where criticism rather than praise or honor or even silence is given to a man who has just passed because of his human faults.

Post
#1174014
Topic
Lets try to predict your age thread?
Time

My guesses of the same people

Mark’s Down On Your Syntax said:

My age is a prime number but I feel inferior as it’s not one of the small ones.

I’ve no idea if these have already been guessed correctly but here’s a few predictaguesses from me:

yhwx = 21

Ender = 35

Warbler = 41

Dahmage = 29

oojason = 45

greenpenguino = 33

Silverwook = 48

Ray = 28

Possessed = 24

Chyron = 33

Post
#1173993
Topic
[fill in the blank] Just Died!
Time

It’s alright, and I know how his views would be personally offensive to you. Just so you’re aware, until 2012, he listed Mormons as cultists, which was pretty offensive to me as well. Perhaps, not to the same degree, but it’s still very offensive. Nevertheless, in spite of our disagreements, I feel he was a genuinely good person and that we needn’t point out his flaws upon his death. Most of the people in this thread have done some questionable things, yet we don’t dance on their graves. It’s all part of being human.

Post
#1173990
Topic
[fill in the blank] Just Died!
Time

yhwx said:

darth_ender said:

When Al Franken dies, non-religious peeps and liberals will be sad in spite of his hypocrisy.

Source?

Ask Doc Brown.

But they seem to celebrate the death of a prominent Christian figure who has spent most of his life being a wonderful human because of that “human” part.

Source?

Obviously, this is not universal, but there will be many. At least one earlier post on the topic seems indicative of that.

Post
#1173984
Topic
[fill in the blank] Just Died!
Time

I want to be clear, I am actually being sarcastic because it annoys me when good people like Billy Graham get condemned for human mistakes. When Al Franken dies, non-religious peeps and liberals will be sad in spite of his hypocrisy. But they seem to celebrate the death of a prominent Christian figure who has spent most of his life being a wonderful human because of that “human” part. It is unfortunate what Billy Graham said, but everyone makes stupid mistakes and does stupid things. He was a product of a different time.

Many liberals and atheists and agnostics celebrate the failures of Christians instead of celebrating the goodness of a different kind of human. To me, that is one of the greatest hypocrisies on their part.

Post
#1173321
Topic
OT.com Chess Federation©®™(OTCF©®™)(was: How about a game of chess?)
Time

See? I’m already off to a bad start–not because I made a stupid move, but because I quickly looked at what you wrote and misread and moved the d pawn instead of the e pawn on my phone. I assure you I would never make such a stupid move in reality. If you want, we can carry on from here, but if you are willing, I would have rather matched your opening with e5.

Post
#1173315
Topic
OT.com Chess Federation©®™(OTCF©®™)(was: How about a game of chess?)
Time

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Ok Darth, since Warbler has deemed me your next challenger, I’ll give it a try.
I don’t know how this works, but it looks like you’ve been letting challengers move first. If that’s still ok, and presuming we just jump in, I’ll try:
1.e4

Be aware that I will be much busier for the rest of the evening and may not have time to make many more moves. If I do, it will likely only be a few.

  1. … d5
Post
#1173298
Topic
(On Hold) Revenge of the Jedi (The Snooker edit)
Time

Considering Lando has already been in place, I don’t know that the Falcon would be necessary to show anyway. Luke’s X-wing would probably be enough.

I hope you will use the original name for the Imperial capital: Had Abbadon. The only place you could put it is in the crawl, however.

If the Rebels lose, what will be the victory? Considering this would clearly be the “end” of this version of the Star Wars saga, there would need to be some redeeming, happy ending I think. Han dies, the Rebels lose, Vader is redeemed but dies, and the Emperor dies…I’m not sure it’s enough of a victory. Will the non-Death Star space station be destroyed as well in spite of the lost battle? It just seems that the Rebels need some sort of consolation prize to me.

Post
#1173294
Topic
OT.com Chess Federation©®™(OTCF©®™)(was: How about a game of chess?)
Time

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

I tried to get an idea of your level by looking back at your last two games against Warb and oojason – but it’s hard to tell because you are clearly much stronger than they are. The only move I wondered about was why you didn’t play e5 against Warbler - I thought that was the point of the previous move. Although, your pawn structure was so much better by then I thought maybe it was actually easier to win your way and that you did that on purpose.

Oh, that was just pure stupidity on my part. I was just trying to weaken his center and wasn’t even paying attention to the obvious fork. I play like that a lot: I make several great tactical moves, then some stupid error creeps in because I’m not paying attention.