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by theonlyjett
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 593584

Re: Religion: The Deuce

The Great Hippo, why would you assume that god falls under the same moral standards we do? It's not like we're equals at this point, or in the past. If he gives life, what's the problem with him ending it? Is hunting deer to prevent them from suffering a worse fate with over population, murder? Do y...
by theonlyjett
Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Replies: 69
Views: 7583

Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

I thought Ahsoka's behaivior was enlightening. It seems to me that Anakin certainly isn't pushing the whole advoidence of strong emotion teachings on her. A little of his internal anger rubbing off on her, also. But it did seem to pop up a little strong, I'll give you that. It was nice to see Ventre...
by theonlyjett
Sat Nov 15, 2008 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Prayers Needed.
Replies: 46
Views: 6633

Re: Prayers Needed.

I'll pray.
by theonlyjett
Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Replies: 69
Views: 7583

Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

PyroniusRex wrote:Which makes Obi-Wan a hypocrite!
Hey, he admitted it was uncivilized himself when he shot him. :)
by theonlyjett
Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your view. How do YOU see the world?
Replies: 28
Views: 2805

Re: Your view. How do YOU see the world?

I honestly agree with drunken except for a couple points. Then I’ll add a couple of my own. On undecidable hypotheses: This is important as most of the answers to all the biggest questions that people ask can only be answered with speculation that can never be proven. This is part of my search for t...
by theonlyjett
Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185889

Re: Religion

First, I want to apologize to Nath for taking so long to reply. A lot has been going in life lately and I've only had enough mental energy left at the end of the day to just hit up a couple threads, but not really take the time to write. I quoted your last response as well as your quote of what you ...
by theonlyjett
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:10 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Replies: 69
Views: 7583

Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Droids are emotionless. Really? One can go back to the begining of this plethora of content to find the first major characters to ever be seen on the screen are none other than bumbling idiot droid C3P0 who also happens to worry a lot and (maybe it's just me, but) sad and heroic R2-D2. i mean, you ...
by theonlyjett
Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Replies: 69
Views: 7583

Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

While we're talking about them...

http://www.leasticoulddo.com/comic/20080506
by theonlyjett
Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:28 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185889

Re: Religion

Which way will a pen fall if I let go? From past experience, I it'll very probably fall downwards, because that's what pens usually do. However, maybe there's no such thing as gravity. Maybe if you drop something, there's a 50% chance it'll fall to the ground, and a 50% chance that it'll float to t...
by theonlyjett
Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Replies: 69
Views: 7583

Re: Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Anyways isn't it so dumb how in episode 3 GG got killed by one Obi-wan Kenobi, yet in the CWs Grievous took on 7 jedi and only 3 barely escaped alive, and that was only because they sent in some elite clone troopers (who's numbers were also brought down fairly). No. Not dumb at all. It's Jedi Maste...
by theonlyjett
Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:26 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185889

Re: Religion

I didn't say that all bias is pretty accurate. I said that the specific bias I was talking about ("The universe's unobserved behaviour is correlated with the universe's observed behaviour") was a pretty accurate bias. That's why I use it. There are plenty of inaccurate biases; I try to av...
by theonlyjett
Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185889

Re: Religion

SJ Zero wrote:Honestly, there's some serious stretching going on in this thread.
Please do explain.
by theonlyjett
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185889

Re: Religion

I've already said how that commandment doesn't have to lad to what you are saying. EXODUS 20:3 "You shall have no other gods before me." "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below." - Exodus 20:4...
by theonlyjett
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185889

Re: Religion

Why would an omnibenevolent God create a world where millions of religions could exist, then damn the people who choose the wrong one? Why don't you assume that the people who told you this are wrong? I could see maybe how they could twist the bible to support that, but I have read nothing that aut...
by theonlyjett
Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Now with spoilers!)
Replies: 341
Views: 38830

Re: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Now with spoilers!)

I don't think it said specifically on the show, but I know I've read it. Here's an article.
http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry ... /800046666
by theonlyjett
Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185889

Re: Religion

Could you clarify? I'm not sure what this means. Sorry, I just didn't want to get hung up on how a god could create himself. Looking at it now, I think I misspoke. Really, I think God created the universe in himself, so he is the universe and is bigger than the universe. God himself either emerged ...
by theonlyjett
Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Now with spoilers!)
Replies: 341
Views: 38830

Re: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Now with spoilers!)

I agree with you, mosc, about how good that last episode was. It put me from casual watcher to the guy who tells everybody he knows that they should watch this show. About the war lecture that Reese gave, it was wonderful to me in that every word he says still applies to war vs. other humans, not ju...
by theonlyjett
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185889

Re: Religion

I think God would be quite offended if I were to worship Zeus or Set or Chuthulu and it turned out none of those were the god that existed. Zeus, Set, and Chuthulu are not creator beings. Zeus is the son of Cronus, son of Gaia, who sprang from Chaos, or the void. Set is the son of Nut and Geb, who ...
by theonlyjett
Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185889

Re: Religion

Every atheist here will concede that god MAY exist. But the probability of a god existing is the same as the probability of pink unicorns existing or there being a teapot orbiting the sun. Sure, the 2nd law of thermodynamics doesn't forbid it, but it says that the probability is so low that we may ...
by theonlyjett
Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185889

Re: Religion

If we define 'god' as 'X', and agree that 'X' is unlikely to exist, then we agree that god is unlikely to exist. Then let's define god, then, for the record. God - the one Supreme Being; creator and ruler of the universe Now, the more things you pretend is added to this definition, the more open to...
by theonlyjett
Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.
Replies: 920
Views: 118707

Re: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.

I fully respect your opinion, even if i don't understand it. I agree that in the majority of cases, abortion could and should be avoided. However, in the case of an unwanted fetus, I believe that abortion is a good choice. Primarily, I don't see any moral imperative to abort or to carry. It is up t...
by theonlyjett
Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185889

Re: Religion

I think anybody posts on the flaws of Pascal's wager for the time being should read the wiki entry on it at least before posting about it. It's possible that you may have nothing new to add. Here's a handy link! -------> => LINK <=
by theonlyjett
Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.
Replies: 920
Views: 118707

Re: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.

Grr. Yes that's me growling/grumbling. I wrote a page of rebuttal, but it doesn't really matter. You don't like my reasoning, but you say that we can't fault other's morals. So if you say that I can't attack yours, then it follows that you shouldn't attack mine, I would suppose. The problem with eve...
by theonlyjett
Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185889

Re: Religion

There are two different kinds of choosing going on here. I can call 'heads', because there's a chance I'll get the reward. However, I would not actually believe that the coin would be more likely to land heads-up. Regardless of what I choose, my beliefs would not be affected. How does your coin ana...
by theonlyjett
Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.
Replies: 920
Views: 118707

Re: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.

Yeah, gotta agree with Belial here. As irrational as it may sound, I'm sure that there are at least some people who feel that the abortion procedure is a valid form of primary birth control simply because they can, and it's their "right." Really, most everybody who has posted since I have...
by theonlyjett
Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tarantino
Replies: 67
Views: 4910

Re: Tarantino

It's entirely possible that the bags were heavier than the little old man. But really, to me, that scene doesn't feel like she's supporting his weight; it feels like he's supporting his own weight, like he's the kind of guy who can do wire-fu without wires. I'm not sure I can justify that feeling b...
by theonlyjett
Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.
Replies: 920
Views: 118707

Re: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.

It means different things to different people, and that's why everything is permissible. Women do not all have the same views on responsibility, and if their decision is in line with their moral systems, it seems callous to regard it as 'bad'. Two options here. 1) You think that there is no "b...
by theonlyjett
Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: I would like people's opinions on Hell
Replies: 54
Views: 5917

Re: I would like people's opinions on Hell

Male/28 1) What is your religion/faith/belief and does it have a form of Hell or equivalent afterlife. Although I believe some of several religions (there are actually many common truths among some of them), I attend a Christian church and consider myself Christian as I do believe in the teaching of...
by theonlyjett
Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:48 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.
Replies: 920
Views: 118707

Re: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.

When one has sex there is a risk of pregnancy. If the risk is realized, one may bring the child to term and raise it, bring the child to term and give it up for adoption, or abort the pregnancy. If you consider emergency contraceptives, there I see no reason to ever be in the situation to have an a...
by theonlyjett
Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.
Replies: 920
Views: 118707

Re: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.

You know, I had five pages of text to make points that I really don't need to make. Philwelch's views don't concern me. Hell, there are aspects of it with which I agree. Legal abortions don't concern me. The current laws are pretty good as they are. The argument itself doesn't concern me, as it rais...
by theonlyjett
Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.
Replies: 920
Views: 118707

Re: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.

Philwelch wrote:If someone's in a coma, they still have the capacity, they just can't exercise it.
You don't think you're mincing words here? I would say they don't have the capacity, hence the coma.

I have more to write, but just wanted to get this in for now.
by theonlyjett
Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.
Replies: 920
Views: 118707

Re: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.

Philwelch, can you please define what constitutes a person, from your perspective. I'm pretty sure I know what you mean, but I want to be sure we're on the same page.
by theonlyjett
Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Does atheism inspire "good" works like religion claims to?
Replies: 83
Views: 7146

Re: Does atheism inspire "good" works like religion does?

Thread split while I was writing. I believe the point brought up in the religion thread to be moot. Good people do good things. Selfish people are selfish. (Is that like "obvious troll is obvious?" :P ) I know many religious people who do believe that god will reward them for doing good th...
by theonlyjett
Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185889

Re: Religion

Before I even get started, rational/logical what is rational or logical depends on a set of agreed upon axioms. When those are interpreted or viewed in different ways, then two "rational" peoples may very well come up with a different "logical" explanation. scientific Science can...
by theonlyjett
Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Soupernatural - The Thread (also some spoilers, apparently)
Replies: 35
Views: 15010

Re: Supernatural Season 4 *SPOILERS*

Like this show... Angels are just like Demons Except that they were never humans like demons in the Supernatural universe were, and the demons refer to the angel (not even knowing what exactly it was) as "cosmic." Seems as though angels are in a whole different league. Bringing God...
by theonlyjett
Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185889

Re: Religion

Well, the bible is supposed to be the word of god, and it (I think?) says that god is omnipotent and omniscient. When you say that you "think" the bible says something, it seems to me that you are starting your assertion on already shaky grounds. Even if it does use the words "omnisc...
by theonlyjett
Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 185889

Re: Religion

The relevant passages are: The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. Then he said to the tree, "May no ...
by theonlyjett
Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Tarantino
Replies: 67
Views: 4910

Re: Tarantino

I think Tarantino and Whedon are both in the same camp to me. The both know the medium they use forwards and backwards and as such, tend to come at their projects from a different perspective than most people in their field. Do you ever sit around with your friends and say, "wow, they should to...
by theonlyjett
Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Samurai Jack (jack jack jack... WATCHOUT!)
Replies: 79
Views: 13769

Re: Samurai Jack (jack jack jack... WATCHOUT!)

No way. Jack would realize that that would kill the mystics, too. ;)
by theonlyjett
Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Samurai Jack (jack jack jack... WATCHOUT!)
Replies: 79
Views: 13769

Re: Samurai Jack (jack jack jack... WATCHOUT!)

Thanks, ceph.

I'm just as excited to see that he's doing a sequal to the Dark Crystal as I am to see a Jack movie coming out eventually.

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