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#1264133
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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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.

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#1262982
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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screams in the void said:

so I like to go to youtube and watch videos so I can unwind and tune out the news , politics etc , you know , escape from it all for a bit and then I get greeted by a message from cadet bonespurs loudly denouncing the entire Democratic party and a paid political ad saying text ( whatever number it is , I ain’t doing it )for the wall . .There is the option to close the ad but it is still there . Before this , every other ad always gave me the option to say not interested .Youtube was great when it was new , but has become a cesspool in the past few years , which is sad , because there is still some quality content there but a lot of it gets shoved down because of a lot of no talent hacks throwing shit at the wall to see what sticks . beyond that …fuck politics …all of it …don’t care what side of it anymore …it seems to have devolved into school yard antics and juvenile name calling across the board …the adults have left the building folks …I just wanted to unwind and now I just want a ticket off planet .

But, but, but… Youtube is part of the liberal, communist, leftist, social-justice warrior cabal that wants to silence conservatives!

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#1262981
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Religion
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chyron8472 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.

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.

This is not true. Supposition and hypothesis based on the limited data and evidence that we do have is a starting point, and scientific theories require rock-solid evidence for them to be accepted and if they’re proven to be inaccurate or inconsistent with reality then they are rejected. Comparing science and religion simply isn’t a fair or honest comparison.

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?

If he existed then he should.

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.

Lab animals are not as sophisticated as humans are. If lab rats had the same level of intelligence and ability to communicate and build things as we do then it would actually be completely reasonable to assume that they’d be capable of doing such a thing.

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

This is easily my most loathed religious concept, the idea that the gods’ wrath is directed towards those that dare to question them. As a character trait, it’s villainous and disgusting, and in a practical sense this is what turns so many religious people off to science and education. A lot of the rightwing and religious anti-academic sentiment stems from this kind of thinking.

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#1259734
Topic
Random Thoughts
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Smithers said:

greenpenguino said:

Smithers said:

RicOlie_2 said:

I’m with you on that one. This place is pretty depressing sometimes. It’s not nearly as fun as it used to be, and now that my love for Star Wars has waned a bit, I imagine it’s only a matter of time before I take off.

Damn dude

SilverWook said:

It’s been a rough year around here.

😦

DuracellEnergizer said:

For years now, I’ve been losing interest in all things Star Wars, and this year was the year I officially became an ex-Star Wars fan. The only reason I stick around’s because of the community, but ever since darth_ender jumped ship, more-and-more of the most interesting posters have disappeared, so the community’s barely a factor anymore.

General Star Wars Discussion is a borefest, Off-Topic (and the Sub-Forums Formerly Known as Off-Topic) are graveyards, and Script Writing/Rewriting’s a ghost town; with no large gravitational bodies to keep me in place, it’s only a matter of time before I leave orbit.

Fuck man, that’s rough, I miss the interesting discussions and creative ideas that circulated the fan-edit and script writing pages too. I only joined in 2014 but man it feels like so long ago when this place was pretty damn fun, I didn’t mind the force awakens take over, but once rogue one rolled around, we had the sock epidemic where trolls joined and proceeded to make dozens of accounts, then TLJ came out and many members became completely hostile, this started a wave of a bunch of members leaving, and that did a number on some of the greatest threads on here man, it kills me. Anyway I think I’m gonna stick around as long as I have people to bounce creative ideas off of but yeah, it’s been rough.

Yeesh, I come back and apparently things have taken a real downturn. It’s sad that this place has become so toxic. Last time I left was more to do with life getting in the way (not in a bad way, just things like work, relationships and some political activism got in the way of posting on a Star Wars Forum) but the fact that it’s gotten so bad that people are thinking of bailing and are growing to hate something they previously loved is depressing. I wouldn’t consider myself an ex-star wars fan just yet, but the fact that there’s so much vitriol coming from fans (often a particular type of white dudes) is pushing me away pretty damn fast. I wonder sometimes if Redlettermedia had anything to do with some of this vitriol, but it’s probably broader than just one youtube channel and maybe far more of a systemic thing. Also, what the hell happened to TV’s Frink? He got banned?! Why?

Whoa dude good to see ya around too, long story short Frink has been banned after a series of temp bans but it all came down to, roughly speaking, some political garbage which evolved into personal attacks going on between him and Jay. I’m not gonna speak for either of them though, it’s some petty shit though for sure, you can read the politics 2 page and skim their last posts to kinda figure it out

I’d just like to point out that Frink made no personal attacks when he was permanently banned and, from what I can tell, didn’t actually break any forum rules. The last posts he made were regarding the hypocrisy of the site’s administration, not personal attacks.

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#1257640
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Religion
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Of course he thinks that. I want to make clear that these religious fundamentalists have changed very little over the millennia. They often can get away with a lot less atrocity than they could get away with in the past, but their motives and values are as backwards as they’ve ever been. Of course the lives of people who hold different religions are worth less to them than spreading the master faith is. There’s nothing new in this line of thinking.

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#1257287
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Religion
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RicOlie_2 said:

Because eternal salvation is a lot more important than 80-or-so years on earth. And now that we’ve minimized the spread of so many diseases, the risk of spreading disease is a lot less than it once was.

I see no reason to respond to the first nasty, rotten, disgusting sentence of your nasty, rotten, disgusting post because I think it’s obvious bullshit to any rational person and I think that everyone, including the Christians on this site would say that it’s disgusting to disregard the lives of these people just so that you can potentially spread your ideology to them. As for your second nasty, rotten, disgusting sentence, these people don’t have immunity to the diseases that we all have immunity to. A simple case of the flu could potentially kill every man, woman, and child on that island. Of course, as you said, who gives a shit about that though when we’re dealing with eternal salvation?! Fuck your eternal salvation. Cool people rot in hell.

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#1253205
Topic
open letter by Collipso
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Jay said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Comments like that weren’t being made by most in the politics thread. Jay broke his own rules on personal attacks and insults and then deleted the thread almost immediately after people started calling him out on it.

I told dahmage he was acting like an ass (and he was) for doing exactly what everyone in the thread was warned not to do repeatedly over the course of months, if not years.

You didn’t. You called him an ass for pointing out in one word how senseless your political commentary was. No one ever has been told not to use one-word responses to call someone out. So that’s a rule you made up on the spot.

As I’ve said elsewhere, rather than losing my cool, I probably should’ve just banned him for failing to heed previous warnings, in which case we’d be in the same situation (“Jay’s abusing his powers blah blah blah”), but at least I wouldn’t have “broken my own rules”.

Of course we’d have said that you were abusing your power because you would’ve banned someone who didn’t even break the rules and that you were obviously just mad at because he was being “snarky”, as you like to say, towards your political opinion. If snark is against the rules then you would’ve had to have banned yourself a million times before, so if you’re saying respectfulness is a rule then it’s just another of the many rules that you yourself are not beholden to.

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#1252206
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The deletion of the political threads.
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Warbler said:

oojason said:

For banning someone who posted up an image regarding paedophilia, bestiality and religious intolerance (and IIRC was also racist?), and who also kicked off at the mods and then re-posted the offending image - I’ve no qualms about my actions there.

Just so everyone knows what oojason is referring to here. It image in question was one of a westboro baptists protester, holding up offensive signs. I was not posting it condone, or agree with what they do or condone or approve of paedophilia, bestiality, religious intolerance, racism, or homophobia. I think the westbor baptists are the scum of the earth. I absolutely hate what they do. oojason knowing me as long as he did, should known that would not approve of those things or the westboro baptists. I posted the pic to show that not all peaceful protesters are good people. I thought I had made that clear in the initial post. I thought, if the post was read in the contexts of the posts that had come before and with the accompanying text with the pic, that my reasons and intentions were clear. But turned out it was not. I made more clear my reason for posting the pic later on, but it was not done fast enough to suit oojason.

Oojason’s referring to Haseo and the image which got him banned.

Actually I think he’s talking about jediknightsuzini.

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#1252203
Topic
Ask the trans woman (aka interrogate the trans woman)
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Trident said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Uh, OK this is getting too creepy. I’m done here.

It gets a little hot on the understanding department and it blows your mind? Good God. What a coward.

No. It’s creepy that you’re talking about pedophilia being a “deep love for kids.” Not wanting to be involved in that conversation does not make me a coward.