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by theonlyjett
Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Long Kiss Goodnight
Replies: 3
Views: 2099

Re: Long Kiss Goodnight

Great movie. I watched it a while back and thought it was awesome then. I tivo'd it off of IFC thinking that it had been a while and my standard of awesome would have been raised since then. It was still awesome. I have yet to erase it and I've watched it 3 times in the last month.
by theonlyjett
Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cut in their prime
Replies: 87
Views: 11269

Re: Cut in their prime

I would have liked to see more Clerks: the Animated Series. Could be good, may suck, but I would have prefered to know.
by theonlyjett
Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

While we're busting out the scripture, allow me to interject. In that case, my original argument still stands true - I'm better off NOT believing in God now. And, unless I am mistaken (which I seriously doubt), Christians still get through to Heaven, regardless of their actions, because they asked f...
by theonlyjett
Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)
Replies: 126
Views: 36036

Re: Buffy The Vampire Slayer (And Spinoffs)

I know it was depressing, also, but The Body was probably my favorite episode, if I was forced to choose, that is.
by theonlyjett
Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

We've already gone over why Pascal's Wager is inherently flawed. I'm sorry, I don't recall that one. I just remember that some people don't accept the argument based on their own personal morality or feelings, not because the argument itself is flawed. What was it again? (P.S. Sorry I haven't been ...
by theonlyjett
Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

Er, yeah, like I said, it's just how I feel sometimes when I log on here. I'm not pissed about anything, and I know that you, personally, aren't trying to be biased, and I'm not even saying you are. In fact, the rant was more related to the argument that's been going on in this thread, and how, when...
by theonlyjett
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

I guess I really don't see the point in this whole argument. If you wanted to discredit the New Testament and/or the teachings of Jesus and/or Christianity (which is often only vaguely related in the first place), then why not go straight to the source? Read the New testament. Find where it's wrong,...
by theonlyjett
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Sky High
Replies: 6
Views: 1462

Re: Sky High

Yeah, my kids like it, but I've watched it when they weren't around, too. Good stuff.
by theonlyjett
Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What game has caused you to utter the most profanity?
Replies: 421
Views: 42351

Re: What game has caused you to utter the most profanity?

Risk is the first. It really got to where I'd only played teams so I knew for sure that I wasn't being ganged up against by every other damn player. Mario Kart Wii. I really like this one better than all the previous ones, and I'm fairly good at it. Every once in a while, though, I'll be a half lap ...
by theonlyjett
Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

If someone could work out how, using the laws of the universe, to be omnipotent, then they would effectively be omnipotent. I thought you were going one way with this then you went another. For me, this sentance, is the point. The meaning of Life, as it were. We're supposed to find out the laws of ...
by theonlyjett
Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

@ Jonolith I want to address some specifics here, but first, I'm glad that you don't make things sacred in your mind, except God, himself, that is. Christian doctrine is weighed down with a bunch of, well, theology, and, for instance, the original meaning and depth of a word like "believe"...
by theonlyjett
Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Dark Knight
Replies: 602
Views: 54073

Re: The Dark Knight

I'd say it has a lot to do with their relative power level, as well. Superman shouldn't go around killing people, he just should not ever even think about crossing that line. Almost no one ever poses a serious threat to him (without writer support in the form of kryptonite or Doomsday), so it's just...
by theonlyjett
Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:23 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Unpopular movie opinions
Replies: 187
Views: 20920

Re: Unpopular movie opinions

I liked Lost in Space (1998). There, I said it. In fact, if they made a sequel I'd watch it. Pay money at a theater even. Especially now that Penny's grown up some. ;) I liked Daredevil, too. Even without any man crush. (Although, if I did have one it would probably be on Farrell, not Affleck. If I ...
by theonlyjett
Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Rebuilding the Problem of Evil
Replies: 8
Views: 1354

Re: Rebuilding the Problem of Evil

Accidents exist because we tend to shape the world around us to make thing more convenient. Examples and reasons: Natural disaster. If we didn't build skyscrapers on fault lines, cities on coastal areas known for harsh tropical weather, towns under active volcanoes, trailer parks in obvious tornado ...
by theonlyjett
Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:16 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Absolute Morality
Replies: 67
Views: 7054

Re: Absolute Morality

Why is it clear that everybody should be weighted equally, or even included, in a moral decision? Is this really cause you want to know why I believe this or because you want to argue against a position that is about an ideal that is improvable in a ridged sense as it's not something physical? This...
by theonlyjett
Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Absolute Morality
Replies: 67
Views: 7054

Re: Absolute Morality

Okay first before you go mixing The Bible and The Quaran with Manson and a sci fi writer and offend someone lets clear up a few things. Too late. You'd think I'd be used to it by now. Jesus compared with a psychopath on these boards. I'd be mad at the actual statement, but I'm more just shaking my ...
by theonlyjett
Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: D&D 4th Edition [and other..oh, who are we kidding. 4th Ed!]
Replies: 777
Views: 62416

Re: D&D 4th Edition [and other..oh, who are we kidding. 4th Ed!]

No, it didn't really, but maybe he was talking about action points that let you take another standard action on your turn. I think that's what he meant by, "but NEVER two Standard actions." Edit: And I thought it was pretty obvious that the vast majority of games in progress cannot and are...
by theonlyjett
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Absolute Morality
Replies: 67
Views: 7054

Re: Absolute Morality

I guess I think about it more like natural selection. And I think the actual morality thing is sort of unclear, too. Let's start with that. First you have abstract ideas like love and hate, wisdom and foolishness, knowledge and ignorance, etc. I'm sure there's some more, but I think those are good e...
by theonlyjett
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Nihilism/Existentialism - the Philosophical Loop
Replies: 54
Views: 7248

Re: Nihilism/Existentialism - the Philosophical Loop

Speaking as a Christian, I don't believe there is anymore inherent meaning in life if god is real. I mean, go the heaven or whatever, right? Then what? What's the point of going to heaven? What's the point of going to hell? (If there is such a thing as traditional Christians would believe) What's th...
by theonlyjett
Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Where to pick up a wii
Replies: 42
Views: 4902

Re: Where to pick up a wii

I worked at Sam's Club at the time on the audit team (so I counted the video games deartment all the time and then took break when I was ready to) and just purchased it practically as it came off the truck. Sorry to anybody who was waiting for it that day. :)
by theonlyjett
Tue May 20, 2008 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

barring some sort of flat-out message to a large body of people along with corresponding demonstration of unnatural power (anything less I might put down to coincidence or personal mental instability). The First , Second , Third , and Forth Great Awakenings Welsh Methodist Revival Dartmouth Revival...
by theonlyjett
Tue May 20, 2008 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

@Kaiyas You can quote or sig whatever you like from me. "Paper wads" just refers to little things. I don't know specifically what may be in your case. I suppose that god could be using this thread to maybe make someone just think for a minute and consider. It could be considered a "pa...
by theonlyjett
Mon May 19, 2008 11:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: please can we all talk about abortions? that would be nice.
Replies: 920
Views: 119779

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

Legally, I would say I'm pro-choice. Morally, I'm pro-life. I get that there are always exceptions and that ultimately it's the woman's decision as it deals directly with her body. But I do have two problems. The first is that morally, we have no way of knowing when it's "right" to abort a...
by theonlyjett
Mon May 19, 2008 11:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

Your math fu is impeccable. And yeah, it was generalized, but not unexpectedly so. Many theists wouldn't admit that god may not be as technically all-powerful as they would like to as, again, as admitting to such a "flaw" (which I don't see as such) in their god would lead to backsliding o...
by theonlyjett
Mon May 19, 2008 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

And, following the quotations back, his point was that you suggested that god could already be trying to get his attention, and yet the notion of an all-powerful god "trying" as opposed to simply succeeding in an action is inconsistent with that god being all-powerful. Right, my bad. Than...
by theonlyjett
Mon May 19, 2008 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

OK, it's reasonable to speculate about god's existence. I think it's also worth speculating about his non-existence: is it possible that god doesn't, in fact exist, and is therefore making no attempt to communicate with us? Which ends that speculation pretty much right there. Then what do you have ...
by theonlyjett
Mon May 12, 2008 11:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Iron Man Movie Discussion
Replies: 231
Views: 21751

Re: Iron Man Movie Discussion

Did you guys forget that Tony was the only one who could make the small reactors? Belial's right about building big ones to power small cities, though. Perhaps the big ones are a lot more expensive comparatively to make then other fuel sources. I guess I see them like lightsabers. They're only possi...
by theonlyjett
Wed May 07, 2008 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

@ pooteeweet Please jump right in! Let's see if I can break this all down even further. Wee! :) Why is it not productive? Considering the possibility that you are wrong is one of the only ways to get insights about reality. Certainty is not a virtue. I don't think it's productive to assume there's n...
by theonlyjett
Fri May 02, 2008 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: How to fight the war on terror: Catch and Release
Replies: 110
Views: 7297

Re: How to fight the war on terror: Catch and Release

Why aren't the inmates that throw rocks at the guards and visitors shot when it happens? Doesn't the fact that they have already blinded several mean that it constitutes deadly force? Not necessarily advocating it, but I'm curious as to other's thoughts. Seems to me, that SabreKGB isn't actually ad...
by theonlyjett
Thu May 01, 2008 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

If god revealed himself to me, personally, how is that the same thing as me accepting somebody else's word that he exists (as I would be doing with microbes)? If anything, me observing god directly would correspond to me looking through the microscope. The idea here is that if he showed himself to ...
by theonlyjett
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

Fair. Perhaps I will modify. "Causing suffering is bad; causing happiness is good." Does this help? Better. But I sort of think that it's still more complicated than that, though. Only cause we could quibble over the fact that it could be said that a parent causes suffering when punishing...
by theonlyjett
Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:19 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

It doesn't at all seem to me that proofs contradict learning. The process of learning brings understanding. You cannot actually know for sure with no doubt that something is true unless you understand it. Then it becomes a workable thing. Something where the understanding leads to greater learning....
by theonlyjett
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

What Pascal was describes is more like FAKED belief, or worship without faith. Sire, you can go to church, say the prayers, etc. etc., but if you don't believe in God, deciding to do what "He" wants you to do just on the off-chance that he does exist, that seems a little selfish to me. Wo...
by theonlyjett
Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

Here goes... "Supremacy of Reason" I think the point I was trying to make before with this is that I think that logical maxims are at best, the result of general observations of the world coupled with intuition. I seriously doubt many of us who claim to be logical or use reason have actual...
by theonlyjett
Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Celebrating difference
Replies: 157
Views: 10592

Re: Celebrating difference

I don't like dictionary.com. I was using the Oxford definition. Um... Ok, Oxford then: Bigot - a person who is prejudiced in their views and intolerant of the opinions of others. As another example, there is a pretty clearly demonstrated prejudice against believing Christians... / But that's totall...
by theonlyjett
Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Celebrating difference
Replies: 157
Views: 10592

Re: Celebrating difference

I think there's basically two places you can stand on this issue: And there's actually not. If you think homosexuality is bad, that is bigoted. bigot - a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion. - Dictionary.com Unabridged A bigot would be someone who is "ut...
by theonlyjett
Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

At one time, our objective truths were themselves, subjective. No, they were always objective. Otherwise they'd have been subjective truths, and those don't exist. People just used to be more ignorant than they are now. Since I said every other statement you quoted but didn't say this one, I'd appr...
by theonlyjett
Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

No, I don't think everything is subjective: There are two kinds of things people hold opinions about: - Objective facts. Whether the sun will rise tomorrow; the nature of that white stuff you sometimes find in pop-tarts. - Subjective preferences. Your favourite colour; your ideas of morality. Your ...
by theonlyjett
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

[Insert standard arguments against Pascal's wager here, modified for this current argument.] What does Pascal's wager have to do with FW V. D? This has nothing to do with the negative effects of your behavior in a possible after life. This is about your behavior as a member of society and it's meas...
by theonlyjett
Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion
Replies: 2000
Views: 189121

Re: Religion

Many conceivable god-like creatures seem about as likely and interesting. Choosing to focus on a specific sort of god seems like a strange decision. Well, you sort of have to start somewhere. Seeing as how you don't even believe in a god or see it as an important thing for you to know, then how can...

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