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by surditate_vero
Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:11 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Transhumanism
Replies: 54
Views: 6184

You're not getting it, sadly. You've completely and utterly missed the point. Your comment about a blind person being filled with joy at being able to see makes no sense, quite honestly. You're working from the assumption that the person knows s/he has lost a sense. If s/he was his/her entire life a...
by surditate_vero
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Transhumanism
Replies: 54
Views: 6184

Nope, it doesn't take anything away from me. Quite frankly, if I woke up tomorrow fully hearing, I'd want it taken away from me for the same reason you'd want deafness taken away from you. Our experiences now are all that we know, and experiences that we haven't yet experienced, or never will, for t...
by surditate_vero
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Transhumanism
Replies: 54
Views: 6184

Fair point. But then I put this to you. What you're suggesting is that we strip away something that lets us each have our own identity instead of being uniform human beings with the same bodies, minds, and experiences. Personally, I'd find such a world a horribly boring place to live in. I'd rather ...
by surditate_vero
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Pope's Astronomer Would Baptise Aliens
Replies: 13
Views: 2063

Eaquae's right. It wasn't until Galileo pissed off a few cardinals and even the pope (!) that he was hauled before the Inquisition. Believe it or not, folks, but the Church actually supported Copernicus and Galileo. At least until Galileo decided to tell the pope that he was a simplistic dick by tel...
by surditate_vero
Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Transhumanism
Replies: 54
Views: 6184

Right. I'm only going to say this once. It may surprise a lot of you, particularly considering that I rarely post on here (witness my post count), but I just had to post here. I'm deaf. Now, however, I am not Deaf. What this means is that I am physically deaf. I was born without any natural hearing ...
by surditate_vero
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Book Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 2836

The Enchantress of Florence , by Salman Rushdie Think Arabian Nights meets Machiavelli's The Prince . A storyteller appears at a Muslim court in the East and begins to tell a story, a story that draws us back to Florence under the Medici family (15th, 16th centuries) and involves Machiavelli. There...
by surditate_vero
Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Complete Randomness
Replies: 2880
Views: 382444

*brain explodes*

That's my answer to your homework, Rei! =P
by surditate_vero
Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:54 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0
Replies: 4607
Views: 778389

4.55 am. -32 outside. -47 with the windchill. Would you like to take my place for the drive out to see the grandparents, Bob? Or any chance that you could convince everyone else that the sane thing to do is to say to hell with this and go back to bed and not get up until it's a practically balmy 20 ...
by surditate_vero
Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Currently Reading / Just Read (Books/stories/whatever)
Replies: 1265
Views: 220522

I read Candide this weekend. I think I appreciated the humour more when I was telling the story to people afterward. Good stuff all around. I'll have to read more Voltaire. Hee. Oh, Voltaire.... Candide was quite a good read, and short as well. I have to agree - you don't really appreciate Voltaire...
by surditate_vero
Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: How about that weather, then, eh?
Replies: 1034
Views: 207285

I'd like some Disney movies and mulled wine right about now: it's a bloody -30 outside right now, about -42 to -45 with the windchill.

Why did I agree to get up at an ungodly hour today?....
by surditate_vero
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0
Replies: 4607
Views: 778389

Any chance you'd know where to get some more of those wonderful drugs I got today during my day surgery, Bob?
by surditate_vero
Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Complete Randomness
Replies: 2880
Views: 382444

And I'm watching a very hyper dog run up and down the family room while thrashing a stuffed animal in her mouth to and fro.

Silly mutt.
by surditate_vero
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Things that I love
Replies: 2856
Views: 361835

Reading classic literature, which is currently Rabelais' Gargantua and Pantagruel.

I'm a geek, I know. :P
by surditate_vero
Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: World Hegemony and the Free People of Earth
Replies: 42
Views: 9483

I'm with Rei on this one. Sorry.
by surditate_vero
Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Need comments didnt know any other plce to put this
Replies: 25
Views: 5654

*tries to read this thread*
...
..
.
*head explodes*

kaBAM!
Ditto.
by surditate_vero
Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Hell (for real this time)
Replies: 45
Views: 14288

Like history, chemistry, or computer science, you really ought to know what you're talking about before you enter a discussion No . but people just assume that's not necessary when talking about religion. Hypothetically were I to ask you about something involving religion, it would be because I wou...
by surditate_vero
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: the lost voice of God
Replies: 16
Views: 6787

It's possible you were thinking of some martyrologies, Rei?
by surditate_vero
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Hell (for real this time)
Replies: 45
Views: 14288

Right. Let's flip this discussion around for the sake of argument. Rei does not exist. (Sorry, Rei! :P) Because I believe that he does not exist, I don't have to respond to anyone's objections, because any objections put to the above statement will be based upon the assumption that he does exist, an...
by surditate_vero
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Lest we forget...
Replies: 34
Views: 8059

My paternal great-grandfather fought in WWI. He survived the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917 and eventually returned home to start a family.
by surditate_vero
Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Disability and religion
Replies: 15
Views: 5401

Thanks!
by surditate_vero
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Hell (for real this time)
Replies: 45
Views: 14288

Why do you say that the first statement - shadow's - makes no extraordinary claims? Granted, according to Occam's Razor, it appears to be the simplest solution: that hell cannot exist. Because non-existence of something is the default belief. If you say such-and-such exists, you have to prove it do...
by surditate_vero
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Disability and religion
Replies: 15
Views: 5401

Hm. I didn't know of that quote from Esther - thanks!
by surditate_vero
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Hell (for real this time)
Replies: 45
Views: 14288

See, the problem is, you're just repeating yourself. You haven't said anything new. This is exactly what I mean when I say it's never followed by actual dialogue. You're not interested in listening. Nothing I say will result in anything but that same statement. I've been down this road before. Not ...
by surditate_vero
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:18 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Confessions of a 20-something mother
Replies: 3888
Views: 635926

It's just too much effort, is what it is.
by surditate_vero
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:15 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Dear Diary/Journal/Bob 3.0
Replies: 4607
Views: 778389

Bob,

I'm starting to wonder if I no longer need sleep, seeing as I stay up until an ungodly hour practically every morning now.

Me
by surditate_vero
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:56 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Hell (for real this time)
Replies: 45
Views: 14288

Hell is not real it there just to scare people. Hell is a real and present danger to all humans. Now what makes your statement more valid than mine? The first statement makes no extraordinary claims. The second does, and thus the burden of proof lies with you. Why do you say that the first statemen...
by surditate_vero
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Hell (for real this time)
Replies: 45
Views: 14288

To Jebus' comment about sadism: I wonder if you were thinking of self-mortification? Granted, that's been practised in Catholicism, and still is, to an extent. In a sense, that's a form of sadism, yet it's practised in order to bring oneself closer to God. What makes this more - or less - valid than...
by surditate_vero
Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:55 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Hell (for real this time)
Replies: 45
Views: 14288

Also, anyone who's into epic poetry (think Homer's Iliad and Odyssey , for instance) might also like Milton's Paradise Lost . Hell isn't discussed as much as it is in Dante, but Milton really brings the Rebellion of the Angels and the Fall (of both the rebel angels and of man) to life in this wonder...
by surditate_vero
Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: hell the place not the word
Replies: 21
Views: 6235

I wonder what Albertus Magnus, Aquinas, Ockham, et al would make of naturphilosophie.
by surditate_vero
Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Hell (for real this time)
Replies: 45
Views: 14288

And thank you, Rei!
by surditate_vero
Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Hell (for real this time)
Replies: 45
Views: 14288

I'll discuss my thoughts about hell in another post. (I suspect Rei will articulate them soon enough - he's far more capable at articulating thoughts such as these than I am.) One of the most vivid descriptions of Hell in literature is Dante's Inferno . There are nine circles in Hell itself, each co...
by surditate_vero
Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: hell the place not the word
Replies: 21
Views: 6235

...it [the so-called "Dark Ages"] was dark that is why it is called the dark ages...
They had candles back then, you know. They gave off light. They helped at night. When it was actually dark outside. And when the candles went out, they just made more.

Otherwise, they had the sun.
by surditate_vero
Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: New President of United States
Replies: 42
Views: 9697

Shadow's correct. Technically speaking, Obama is unofficially the president-elect until 15 December, when the Electoral College meets to formally cast its votes for him (as per the division of votes as a result of the election). After that, he officially becomes president-elect until January. He off...
by surditate_vero
Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: hell the place not the word
Replies: 21
Views: 6235

Do you have anything meaningful to bring to a discussion on heaven and hell and its role in religion, shadow? I'm sure people would be glad to discuss such a topic if you would take it seriously long enough to engage in said discussion. As for your post asking me what I'm talking about, I quote: Wow...
by surditate_vero
Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Question for Christians
Replies: 47
Views: 15161

Please don't argue. Can we keep this civil, please?

Shadow: All we're asking is that since we all take the courtesy of using proper grammar and syntax, that you do the same in your posts.

Lyons (and everyone else, myself included): If shadow perturbs you so, you don't have to respond to his posts.

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