Introducing The Universal Religion

Since: Jul 09

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#350 Mar 25, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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No, they are not synonyms.
Religion:
: the belief in a god or in a group of gods
: an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods
: an interest, a belief, or an activity that is very important to a person or group
Synonyms
credo, creed, cult, faith, persuasion
__________
church noun \&#712;ch&#601;rch\
: a building that is used for Christian religious services
: religious services held in a church
: a particular Christian group
your daffynitions, often out of context and out of date

when he says that his intent was to employ "religion" and "church" as synonyms --- that gives context to his presentation(s) and your inability to understand because you are pedantic is irrelevant to the value of his statements.

You have failed to critique his statement --- you have merely offered a troll distraction.

as usual.

Since: Jan 14

Europe

#351 Mar 25, 2014
karl44 wrote:
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this is a useless response
at best it is a description of what evil might mean to others
you have failed to define evil
and
you have failed to define evil within the context of your theistic usage --- which was the request!
so:
Define : "evil" as employed by yourself within your Theistic assertion(s)
Evil is a non-existent concept.

Since: Jan 14

United States

#352 Mar 26, 2014
karl44 wrote:
<quoted text>
this is a useless response
at best it is a description of what evil might mean to others
you have failed to define evil
and
you have failed to define evil within the context of your theistic usage --- which was the request!
so:
Define : "evil" as employed by yourself within your Theistic assertion(s)
feather brain

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#353 Mar 26, 2014
jide oni wrote:
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feather brain
You have shit for brains!

Since: May 10

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#354 Mar 26, 2014
karl44 wrote:
<quoted text>
your daffynitions, often out of context and out of date
when he says that his intent was to employ "religion" and "church" as synonyms --- that gives context to his presentation(s) and your inability to understand because you are pedantic is irrelevant to the value of his statements.
You have failed to critique his statement --- you have merely offered a troll distraction.
as usual.
He only revealed his alleged "intent" after it was pointed out that his statement was baseless.

He then chose a different term that made it sound slightly more reasonable.

It was not a matter of context; it was shifting goalposts.

And nobody asked you.

Since: Jan 14

United States

#356 Mar 26, 2014
Mikko wrote:
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You have shit for brains!
Isn't shit weightier than feather?
Thinking

Cupar, UK

#357 Mar 26, 2014
1g of shit has less mass than a 2g feather.
jide oni wrote:
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Isn't shit weightier than feather?

Since: Jan 14

United States

#358 Mar 26, 2014
Thinking wrote:
1g of shit has less mass than a 2g feather.
<quoted text>
Weightiness saves more space than massiveness.

“BAS in Electrical Engineering”

Since: Jan 14

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#359 Mar 26, 2014
jide oni wrote:
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Weightiness saves more space than massiveness.
Definitely a troll. No one would say that and be serious. Nope.
Thinking

Cupar, UK

#360 Mar 26, 2014
Agreed jide oni's last post is the most moronic I've seen today.
Electrical Engineer wrote:
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Definitely a troll. No one would say that and be serious. Nope.

Since: Jan 14

United States

#361 Mar 26, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Agreed jide oni's last post is the most moronic I've seen today.
<quoted text>
Always comfortably side-tracking.

Since: Jan 14

Europe

#362 Mar 27, 2014
karl44 wrote:
<quoted text>
this is a useless response
at best it is a description of what evil might mean to others
you have failed to define evil
and
you have failed to define evil within the context of your theistic usage --- which was the request!
so:
Define : "evil" as employed by yourself within your Theistic assertion(s)
Since
you belive in evil, you may go ahead and define it.
Thinking

Cupar, UK

#363 Mar 27, 2014
Are you? Why did you use the word "comfortably" in this context? It doesn't work.
jide oni wrote:
<quoted text>
Always comfortably side-tracking.
Thinking

Cupar, UK

#364 Mar 27, 2014
Puck Frick doesn't like you questioning him. Ooh, the bitch.
karl44 wrote:
<quoted text>
your daffynitions, often out of context and out of date
when he says that his intent was to employ "religion" and "church" as synonyms --- that gives context to his presentation(s) and your inability to understand because you are pedantic is irrelevant to the value of his statements.
You have failed to critique his statement --- you have merely offered a troll distraction.
as usual.

Since: Jan 14

Ashburn, VA

#365 Mar 27, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Are you? Why did you use the word "comfortably" in this context? It doesn't work.
<quoted text>
Since side-tracking is your refuge.
Thinking

Cupar, UK

#366 Mar 27, 2014
Systematically, elegantly or proficiently would all make more grammatical sense.
jide oni wrote:
<quoted text>
Since side-tracking is your refuge.

Since: Jan 14

Europe

#367 Mar 27, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Systematically, elegantly or proficiently would all make more grammatical sense.
<quoted text>
No grammatical sense, but grammatical rules.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#368 Mar 27, 2014
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is true of rigid adherence to the rules of grammar as well. Sometimes writing that breaks those rules is more effective. Punchier. Effectiveness is really the most important quality of good writing.

For example: which of the following reads better?

"A preposition is a fine thing to end a sentence with!" (William Zinsser, On Writing Well)

or

"A preposition is a fine thing with which to end a sentence."

Note, also, Churchill's famous quip about the silly rule on prepositions,:

“This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.”

My simple rule on effective writing? Read it aloud. If it sounds good, it is good. That blue-haired English teacher you had in grade school is long dead, so why do you still imagine her looking over your shoulder, red pen at the ready? Leave her to rest in peace and edit your own writing so that it is in your own voice. Toss her red pen in the trash and pick up your own blue pencil in your own hand.

So much for anachronisms... just edit your text until it expresses your personality and affects readers exactly as you intend. Unless your intention is to confuse, don't leave them shaking their heads and thinking, "WTF???"

Write on, dudes and dudettes. May your fingers never tire, never falter, and never, ever fall off!

Since: Jan 14

Europe

#369 Mar 27, 2014
Fortunately, atheism is gradually being silenced for good.

“Sweden more democratic thanUSA”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#370 Mar 27, 2014
jide oni wrote:
Fortunately, atheism is gradually being silenced for good.
Atheism still alive you religion is stone dead

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