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Comment: Re: Because they can. (Score 1) 252

by Bob Gelumph (#46950517) Attached to: $200 For a Bound Textbook That You Can't Keep?
No, not at all. That's just where your mind went. I did download a copy of one lecturer's book, which he had written himself. I told him about it and gave him $20. It was for a cybercrime subject, so I only did it for the irony. I don't think I more than glanced at it to use a quote or two in an essay, surmising that the lecturer would like seeing himself quoted.
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Comment: Re:there is no way to disprove a person's religion (Score 1) 250

by Bob Gelumph (#36710154) Attached to: Idle: File-Sharing Is Not a Religion, Says Swedish Government
I wasn't trying to say that the loopholes are justified or rational. I guess one difference is that if you tried to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa (for what it's worth to "disprove" something's existence), nobody would even argue against you, as long as you didn't do it in front of kids... Personally, I'd probably do it in front of kids.

Comment: Re:there is no way to disprove a person's religion (Score 1) 250

by Bob Gelumph (#36710148) Attached to: Idle: File-Sharing Is Not a Religion, Says Swedish Government
The Judeo-Christian god isn't even omniscient. It can be seen in Genesis when god asks Cain where Abel is because he knows something is wrong. He doesn't actually know exactly what has happened. Seems pretty straight forward that he's not omniscient... But that's all off-topic.

Comment: Re:there is no way to disprove a person's religion (Score 1) 250

by Bob Gelumph (#36708202) Attached to: Idle: File-Sharing Is Not a Religion, Says Swedish Government
Santa's meant to have a physical presence here on Earth, which can effectively be disproved. Plus, his "actions" can all be attributed directly to other causes (with no close examination of causality).
The god thing has far too many loopholes to be refuted so easily. Believers can always say that it's because god isn't in our universe, but merely pulling strings from outside of it, or that god doesn't want to get directly involved, etc. and works "through" people, blah, blah, blah... There's always a new dodge, and god's actions aren't considered predictable.
Santa is really meant to go flying around the world each year, in a physically impossible way, and deliver presents that have never been seen, once you take out all the presents from parents.

I think you can fairly distinguish different supernatural stories from each other, based on what claims are being made. Like leprechauns can be disproved if the assertion is that you can find them at the end of *any* rainbow, and you create a small rainbow in a lab, where both ends can be seen at once.

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