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Comment: Re:This is silly (Score 1) 649

"According to this cite: http://www.epi.org/publication... [epi.org] The average minimum wage earner *is* the primary wage earner.

No where in your citation does it say that."

yes it does. maybe you don't comprehend English well? If you mean word for word then you would be technically accurate, meaning you are also technically splitting hairs to be correct, which usually means you position is very weak.. oh look it is weak.. well that explains it...

Comment: Re:The Conservative Option (Score 1) 487

by Some_Llama (#48108025) Attached to: Texas Ebola Patient Dies

"So you're right... it isn't a complete fucking disaster yet that has claimed 100 million lives.

So automatically we should just french kiss people with the disease and then cough in the face of every new person we meet. Because this isn't something that should be taken seriously."

Over reacting and being a dick is definitely the way to get your point across and people to listen to you.

Comment: Re:gtfo (Score 1) 724

by Some_Llama (#48057923) Attached to: Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

"The problem is that, being online, there are no longer limits. If you're a woman gamer, and you don't respond to certain male gamers they way they want you to, you will get death threats, rape threats and doxxing. And it goes from 0-60 in nothing flat. Playing online games all day has left many of these young men completely without any sort of self-governance of their id. And people end up getting hurt. Sometimes in very real-world ways."

maybe the problem is that girl gamers should take this as the way people are period..it's not about misogyny, it's the detachment a game world gives to those who would otherwise control their emotions, no (perceived) repercussions and anonymously engaging others seems to breed this behavior.

It happens all the time to me and the friends i play with as well as girls i play with (my daughter is 19 and plays l4d2 with me so i see it firsthand) maybe it's just easier to trigger people who have a chip on their shoulder to begin with...?

Comment: Re:Yawn... (Score 1) 534

by Some_Llama (#48048959) Attached to: Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

"This makes me think you havent read the book. I cannot off the top of my head think of a single thing that would make aliens problematic, whether taken literally, metaphorically, or otherwise. It simply doesnt speak on the topic."

as one who has read the book thoroughly let me explain why this would be problematic, since jesus was born on this earth through the lineage of adam, as the sacrifical lamb slain for our sins, caused by the first of humans, how could he possibly be the sacrifice for a life form on a different planet?

are those beings bound by sin because of something done by someone not of their lineage?

best case scenario is that this has played out multiple times on the differing planets (each planet's race having their own jesus), otherwise the whole religion is a lie.

if the best case scenario is true then christianity is STILL a lie since Jesus supposedly was the creator of everything (thru him god did creation) and is the sole savior... which doesn't work with the best case scenario.

aka, if there is life on other planets (humanoid life, intelligent, sentient, knowing guilt from "sin" aka right and wrong) then the bible is a lie.

so.. that's the issue.

Comment: Re:Yawn... (Score 1) 534

by Some_Llama (#48042839) Attached to: Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

I see your luke and raise you a

1Corinthians 6:2

"Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? 3Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! "

Most people don't understand the passages in the bible and since understanding is given by god, it's hard to know what you know... that's why it's better to worry about your own plank than try to solve the specks of others...

  the judging not passage has more to do with mercy than telling people not to judge, as mercy triumphs over judgement, so you can judge (how would you live life without making judgements?!?) but be warned, if you are going to judge others by a strict interpretation of biblical theology, you are held to the same standard.. and you will fail just as those you judge fail

if you need to figure out who is "christianly" because you want to avoid "false christians" jesus goes on (from that luke excerpt) to talk about the things people do, not what they say:

Luke 6:43
“For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, 44for each tree is known by its own fruit."

Comment: Re:Islam and Math / Science (Score 1) 534

by Some_Llama (#48042495) Attached to: Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

"While there were Christians who fought slavery, the idea that slavery is immoral is not based on the Jewish nor Christian sacred texts which explain in detail who can be a slave, and how to treat slaves. 10 commandments, none of them even hint that slavery is bad."

Maybe you haven't read it in detail but in these texts were the first ever commandments that slaves be given rights, and eventually freed as well as punishmnets for mistreatment of slaves.

  if that's what you mean by "how to treat slaves" then i apologize but it seems a gross oversimplification of the fact that before the old testament and foundation of judiasm, slaves had no rights and would never be free.

" Gay rights? Nope."
In texts that propose that sexual perversion is evil and evil is bad, no i don't think it would champion "gay rights".

"Women's equality? Nope."
the old testament gave women rights above what had existed previously, the new testament elevated women to equality with men in the eyes of god...

Religious freedom?
"Religious freedom", wow ok, maybe the old testament but definitely not the new... the new testament forbids anything other than loving your neighbor so i don't see how anyone could associate anything else with christianity without blatantly overlooking the stated intent of it's founder.

  Freedom of speech?
wtf? i'm not even sure what you're talking about.. grasping at straws i guess...

"If you mean in some magical sense where the universe or reality at its core cares one way or another, no values are better than other values. But I assure you, some values lead to more flourishing and some values lead to more suffering."

the one value the universe holds which is pretty self evident, is one of balance, which is pretty much the core value of the old/new testament too.. so.. if i had to guess you hate anything religious and this attests to the slant and bias your post is full of...

Comment: Re:Fine! (Score 1) 365

by Some_Llama (#47997761) Attached to: Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

"but once you have 80 billion dollars, they can't do much to take that money away from you. They can only take new money that you earn using that money."

Where do you keep it? In a bank? accounts are only insured to 100k per account?

invest in stock market? crashes, overseas accounts? nationalized, property? Values fluctuate.

I'm not sure how you would maintain that wealth but maybe because i don't have it.. but i'd be interested to know...

Comment: Re:illogical captain (Score 2) 937

by Some_Llama (#47930143) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

"Obviously, the existence of a god is a complex notion and hence cannot be the the default, but is something that must be demonstrated, i.e. must have supporting proof to be accepted."

Like water turning to blood, raising people from the dead, turning water to wine, etc, or like God speaking from a mountain, food falling from heaven, a fire in the sky at night and a cloud during the day?

The problem with continually asking for proof is that 2000 yrs down the line another guy is sitting there demanding proof from a god that has given more than enough already.

god then has two choices.. sit there at your side for constant proof which no one would choose sin, or well i guess one choice since atheists won't be happy otherwise.

If you want proof, there is a book that god wrote that gives many many examples as well as ways to test his promises and existence.. but you have to be willing to try......don't listen to any other man's interpretation of this book go read it yourself.. find the promises and examples yourself and test them for your own knowledge.. if you don't but yet still spout this self serving tripe.. well then i assume you're like every other atheist i've ever met or heard talk about god.

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