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by McGrupp
Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of
Replies: 551
Views: 99101

Re: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of

What about bands that are really popular within a specific subset of people but not well-known anywhere else? e.g. Tribal Tech I say this because I see bands mentioned like Telefon Tel Aviv and Tallest Man on Earth that are very well-known among my circle of friends, but almost everyone I know is ei...
by McGrupp
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 197359

Re: Your last and next concert?

casualevils wrote:Last concert: Dave Matthews Band


I just saw them last night in PA, it was pretty rad, but I wish they would have played more stuff I could dance to.
by McGrupp
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1371433

Re: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt

just checking in here to say hello to all the other fellas out there in xkcdland I'm just a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess. RE: shaving: practice skin care. use some kind of moisturizer. you remove a layer of skin when you wash your face, and again when you shave. so don't scrub the he...
by McGrupp
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: POST USELESS (or useful) ADVICE!
Replies: 14
Views: 4673

Re: POST USELESS (or useful) ADVICE!

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16 (0x10)
The directory cannot be removed.

Solution: Ponder the sublime beauty of impermanence as you watch ice melt on the surface of a puddle.
by McGrupp
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

by "non-religious" I mean neither religious nor anti-religious. like, "gesundheit".
by McGrupp
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

Are you not reading posts? Apparently not, if you're asking me a question like that. This thread is pissing me off, just because everyone is being so hostile. Can we talk like polite folks? Is that possible? I feel like every religion thread I've read on here eventually devolves into a couple of pe...
by McGrupp
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

But as already mentioned, no one is suggesting that you should actively and intentionally be a prick instead of using religion-based platitudes. There's a whole host of non-religious things you can say which magically avoid being anti-religious. I like that. So which do you guys think is more offen...
by McGrupp
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

So, if I say to someone "there is no God to bless you, but I wish you good health," when they sneeze - is that offensive? Why or why not? What about if, when someone dies, I say "he's gone now" instead of "she's in a better place"? Is that offensive? If so, is it offens...
by McGrupp
Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

THIS JUST IN! WAR ON CHRISTMAS DECLARED! OBAMA SIGNS "FUCK YOU" BILL INTO EFFECT! Seriously guys, are you kidding me? Christians in the West have it so easy. I speak as a white Christian American male, and I think I speak for all white Christian American males when I say, "our life is...
by McGrupp
Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

No. It's up to the rest of the Christians to make sure they aren't being portrayed by (what you insist is) their worst. I WAS trying to do that earlier in this thread, and nobody was picking up what I was putting down, so I left, because I want to keep my faith to myself like a FUCKING NORMAL PERSO...
by McGrupp
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:41 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Calling All Physics Nerds!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5623

Re: Calling All Physics Nerds!!!!

Calling All Nerds!!

WEIRD AL IS A THING
by McGrupp
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 297505

Re: The radical idea that women are people

The Scyphozoa wrote:(Also, fellow Phish fan?)


I'd like to get your autograph, but you look too much like Dave.
by McGrupp
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

I feel like I've been waving a flag and nobody's seen it! Can we consider the possibility that this guy in the sky DOESN'T send you to a place of eternal damnation just because you don't want to be friends with him? That maybe you are judged on your actions rather than your beliefs?! Is that so far-...
by McGrupp
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Phish
Replies: 0
Views: 3182

Phish

summer tour is coming - anyone doing that up? anyone else into Phish? let's talk about Phish!
by McGrupp
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: I find reading boring. Please hear me out.
Replies: 43
Views: 48841

Re: I find reading boring. Please hear me out.

because BOOKS RULE!!!

/thread
by McGrupp
Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The radical idea that women are people
Replies: 3259
Views: 297505

Re: The radical idea that women are people

I'd just like to contribute to this thread by saying that I used to say "I'm all for equal rights but I'm not a feminist" because I thought "feminist" referred to the handful of crazies. Then I realized that was stupid, because "equal rights for women" is feminism. So n...
by McGrupp
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

So... I guess being part of Catholics for Choice also sends you to Hell? No, being part of Catholics for Choice means that you you can't receive the sacraments if you also happen to reside in that one bishop's diocese. Also, did you just ignore everything I wrote about hell earlier? Nobody in the C...
by McGrupp
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

To be fair, the RCC is rather unique in having a rigid, centralized dogma. The overall opinions of Catholics don't necessarily represent the teachings of the Church either. That's very true. I only even mentioned the opinion of most Catholics because we were talking about who goes to hell, and that...
by McGrupp
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

Yeah, I mean like that. What is your point? EDIT: Also, "they" didn't excommunicate her. She was "automatically" excommunicated by procuring an abortion and not meeting any of the criteria in that link I posted for an "exception". ALSO, according to that Wiki article, s...
by McGrupp
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

Please tell me what is wrong with this: 1) the catholic church believes if you commit a mortal sin an do not repent you will go to hell This is really, REALLY tricky and I think it's where your misunderstanding is rooted. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that the souls of those who die i...
by McGrupp
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:41 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

Like I said before - you clearly misunderstand the Catholic theology on hell. But it seems like you are content to misunderstand it, so I'm not going to spoil your fun. I hope you finally figure out how to erase your name from that alleged list they are keeping somewhere.
by McGrupp
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

http://www.catholic.com/quickquestions/ ... ted-damned

Literally the first result on Google, bro. If this seems a tiny bit vague, that's because, like I said before, the official Catholic theology is this: nobody knows who goes to heaven and who goes to hell.
by McGrupp
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,261844,00.html I must have missed the part of that article where Benny said "EVERYONE WHO WAS MOLESTED BY A PRIEST IS GOING TO HELL" and in fact any part where the pope said that any specific person is going to hell. Doubtless you will find some way to ...
by McGrupp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

First of all, it's clear that you do not understand the Catholic theology on hell - the pope doesn't "think" that one person will go one place or someone else will go somewhere else. Second of all, hell as the pope believes in it is a place where you will be eternally tormented. I don't th...
by McGrupp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

Point of order, not every Christian who swings around the threat of eternal damnation is doing it because they necessarily think you deserve it. It's perfectly valid to feel it as a personal attack, but it is not valid to ascribe that motivation to every Christian who says it. Point of order: that ...
by McGrupp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

I wonder how many Christians would have no objection, not even a twinge in their gut, if a Muslim stated that she'd be praying to Allah for them? More to the point, how many Christians don't realize that Allah is the same God they pray to every Sunday? Or that Jesus is recognized as a prophet of Go...
by McGrupp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

This story doesn't really make sense without the existence of a literal Heaven and Hell. A lot of things in the Bible don't make literal sense and may in fact reference something else. However, I agree with you that this story does imply a place of torment for the soul. I am simply questioning whet...
by McGrupp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

Well, it's in the Bible... Jesus in particular spends a lot more time talking about Hell than he does about Heaven. He talks about Hell in terms of literal torment on at least one occasion directly (the story of the rich man and Lazarus). Does he though? Or is that just a translation thing? He ment...
by McGrupp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20910
Views: 2936397

Re: Postify your facerity

even in sepia-toned Instagram photos, my shirt is insanely orange:

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by McGrupp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

But (in this pretend world where the concept of hell isn't oppressive bullshit) why wait? Baptism has no side effects, and the thing it's protecting against is basically infinitely bad (extreme suffering for an infinite amount of time). If even a single person suffers that fate, that's an unspeakab...
by McGrupp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

Yeah, I meant that the reasoning makes sense if you treat hell as something just as real as disease and injury. In that case infant baptism makes just as much sense as infant vaccination. I would argue that in the 21st century developed world, it may make more sense to wait a few years to vaccinate...
by McGrupp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

By that reasoning doesn't it still make sense? If there's no downside to infant baptism and the upside is possibly saving a soul from damnation, why not do it? Well, first of all, you have better-than-even odds of surviving if you are born in a developed country in 2012. Second of all, we are now l...
by McGrupp
Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 760
Views: 278458

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

Something with an invisible creature who could turn to stone when he was in the dark or something? and he kidnapped kids, I think. might have been a TV show or a movie - it was on TV, late at night, sometime in the early 90's when I was young.
by McGrupp
Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:08 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 271536

Re: Recommend one artist

I heartily recommend Phish. Here is a clip from a show they played on my birthday last year! This only contains a tiny bit of the jamming for which Phish is famous - and it's non-exploratory and very tame in nature. But I feel this video perfectly encapsulates all the reasons to see Phish: the amazi...
by McGrupp
Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

Infant baptism made a lot more sense back in the days of high infant mortality rates. If you believe that unbaptized souls face trouble, and you have a child, of course you want to baptise him as soon as possible in case something happens (which it probably will).
by McGrupp
Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Words you choose to mispronounce
Replies: 242
Views: 90941

Re: Words you choose to mispronounce

Progress is "PRO-gress" not "PRAW-gress", in my part of the universe.
by McGrupp
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: My quest for Excommunication
Replies: 309
Views: 32615

Re: My quest for Excommunication

Whether or not Michael should care about being counted as "Catholic" is irrelevant. The point is that he DOES care, and he wants to do something about it, so I think it would be good if we stop talking about whether it really "matters" or not. Obviously it does matter, to him, an...
by McGrupp
Thu May 31, 2012 4:20 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Am I High
Replies: 0
Views: 4663

Am I High

My friend made this website and launched it just in time for 4/20. It's a lot like "The Angry Police Captain" but pot-related. I thought it was really funny, even though I no longer use drugs recreationally (I am a musician and avid fan of Phish so I can't avoid drug culture even when I'm ...
by McGrupp
Wed May 30, 2012 3:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10922
Views: 2322262

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

My name is Jason, I'm 21 and I'm pursuing a bachelor of science in biology at the moment. I am a huge nerd, particularly of the computer variety - I started a small hosting company with a buddy of mine from high school last February and doing PC repair/setups/etc. has been my main source of income f...
by McGrupp
Mon May 28, 2012 9:42 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in OP)
Replies: 396
Views: 163682

Re: POST YOUR MUSIC HERE and actually Listen too! (Rules in

My attempt at fusing chiptune and blues. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKhJ_e_JuUw I did not know you could bend notes like that in "chiptunes"! I guess I just never listened closely enough to my NES. Anyway, it sounds cool as hell. I like that very brief almost "fugue" section...

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