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COLONEL 7th September 2011 04:04 AM

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Originally Posted by amattke (Post 7545746)
I'm new too- just wanted to say hello! I know all the folks from meetings, but a first-timer on the forum.

Hello to you too, and Welcome amattke. We have a BBQ on the weekends here, so watch for the menu it is usually posted on Fri.

advena 7th September 2011 09:51 AM

former lurker here
 
Hi,
I've been a fan of this forum for quite some time and I have finally decided to participate in some discussions. I look forward to meeting and engaging with the members.

AdMan 7th September 2011 09:54 AM

Welcome, all newbies! I'm sure you'll enjoy your time on the forum. :)

Edward Palamar 7th September 2011 01:14 PM

Greetings in the Resurrected Christ!
 
Jesus Christ has raised me from the dead according to His promise to raise another up on the last day. He has done this through normal consummation via my parents John and Mary, whereas both Jesus Christ and myself were originally conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit.

I am the resurrected Prophet of the Most High, St. John the Baptist, whom Jesus Christ calls "the Elias who was to come", enjoying the rapture of Christ's love in the duty of Petrus Romanus (Peter the Roman), your ultimate, penultimate authority.

All glory, honor, and praise be to the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit!

AdMan 7th September 2011 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Edward Palamar (Post 7548622)
Jesus Christ has raised me from the dead according to His promise to raise another up on the last day. He has done this through normal consummation via my parents John and Mary, whereas both Jesus Christ and myself were originally conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit.


Don't tell anyone, but Jesus's dad was actually a handsome Roman soldier. That holy spirit nonsense was just something Mary came up with on the spur of the moment and that Joseph bought hook, line and sinker.

COLONEL 7th September 2011 03:48 PM

Welcome Advena Have some of my Fresh Goats milk.

And welcome to you too Ed Palamar I suggest you go to one of the Athiest sites as you could have some real good conversations :rolleyes:

Stoat22 7th September 2011 05:25 PM

Greetings. I'm
 
new, though I'm not young. I won't be posting frequently, but I may be reading quite a lot. My interest is primarily epistemology--specifically, how professions of belief in unsupportable propositions are asserted and defended.

I have one question that I'd appreciate an answer for: why is holocaust denial given such a prominent forum here? I asked in the appropriate place, but was ignored. I'd appreciate any feedback.

Best,

Stoat

AdMan 7th September 2011 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Stoat22 (Post 7549458)
new, though I'm not young. I won't be posting frequently, but I may be reading quite a lot. My interest is primarily epistemology--specifically, how professions of belief in unsupportable propositions are asserted and defended.

I have one question that I'd appreciate an answer for: why is holocaust denial given such a prominent forum here? I asked in the appropriate place, but was ignored. I'd appreciate any feedback.

Best,

Stoat


Welcome, Stoat.

Is holocaust denial really given a prominent place here? My understanding was that discussion of it was kept to one moderated thread (and there are only a handful of those). That thread is in the Conspiracy Theories subforum, which attracts some really misinformed and even disturbed posters (and some brave ones willing to take them on). Discussions in that place are so out there that many posters--including me--rarely venture there. We really don't miss much.

Akhenaten 7th September 2011 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Edward Palamar (Post 7548622)
Jesus Christ has raised me from the dead according to His promise to raise another up on the last day. He has done this through normal consummation via my parents John and Mary, whereas both Jesus Christ and myself were originally conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit.

I am the resurrected Prophet of the Most High, St. John the Baptist, whom Jesus Christ calls "the Elias who was to come", enjoying the rapture of Christ's love in the duty of Petrus Romanus (Peter the Roman), your ultimate, penultimate authority.

All glory, honor, and praise be to the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit!



Ooh, hullo. I'm Re-horakty Nepherkheperure Waenre Akhenaten, ruler of the Two Lands and Servant of the Aten.



Kopji 7th September 2011 10:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Edward Palamar (Post 7548622)
Jesus Christ has raised me from the dead according to His promise to raise another up on the last day. He has done this through normal consummation via my parents John and Mary, whereas both Jesus Christ and myself were originally conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit.

I am the resurrected Prophet of the Most High, St. John the Baptist, whom Jesus Christ calls "the Elias who was to come", enjoying the rapture of Christ's love in the duty of Petrus Romanus (Peter the Roman), your ultimate, penultimate authority.

All glory, honor, and praise be to the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit!

Welcome! Enjoy your day here. If I were going to spend a last day somewhere, it would be the politics forum.

SusanB-M1 7th September 2011 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Stoat22 (Post 7549458)
new, though I'm not young. I won't be posting frequently, but I may be reading quite a lot. My interest is primarily epistemology--specifically, how professions of belief in unsupportable propositions are asserted and defended.

Welcome! Oh, and I'm one of the two, or maybe three, oldest on these forums!:) I note your interest in epistemology and shall, therefore, be reading what you have to say. Every now and again, I think I've grasped how to use the word correctly and with confidence, but not so, I'm afraid! I only started reading about philosophy in recent years. It is a joy to read posts in the r&P sub-forum, and a couple of other sites I belong to where such knowledge is evident.

rhodtpr 8th September 2011 12:57 AM

Allow myself to introduce myself.
 
Good day skeptics!

Not much too say other than I am a skeptic (I think?) who was introduced to the skeptical movement about 1982/83 while working in a tabernacle to female anatomy.

(See my post today about Psychic Nikki.)

I'll mention briefly my introduction to skepticism/atheism;

I was reading a publication called "The Plain Truth" magazine - my boss noticed and asked me a few questions about the magazine and what it was about it that appealed to me.

IIRC I told him I was looking for truth...or certainty...or something like that?

A few days later he dropped by and gave me a well worn paperback book called "African Genesis" by Robert Ardrey. I put down my "Plain Truth" magazine, started reading Ardrey's book and never looked back.

Nowadays I pass the time challenging those who deny evolution (under the pretext that it is nothing more than a "religion") in the back room of an on-line forum dealing with a certain Kawasaki motorcycle known as a ZRX1200R.

Cheers!

amb 8th September 2011 01:24 AM

Welcome whatever your user name is. I don't even know how to pronounce it!! Your copy of the DVD "Men Who Stare At Goats" is on it's way.

COLONEL 8th September 2011 03:44 AM

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Originally Posted by SusanB-M1 (Post 7550110)
Welcome! Oh, and I'm one of the two, or maybe three, oldest on these forums!:) .

Oh Stop lying to the NEWB's, we all know you are only sweet 16 and that is not old :cool:

rhodtpr 8th September 2011 10:16 AM

AMB - Welcome whatever your user name is. I don't even know how to pronounce it!! Your copy of the DVD "Men Who Stare At Goats" is on it's way.

I used to do that - damn things just kept staring back!

Couldn't make a connection...WWT?

Cheers down under man.

rhodtpr 8th September 2011 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by COLONEL (Post 7550565)
Oh Stop lying to the NEWB's, we all know you are only sweet 16 and that is not old :cool:

I am much older than I look...:D

Cheers!

COLONEL 8th September 2011 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by rhodtpr (Post 7551720)
I am much older than I look...:D

Cheers!

I will still have to see an ID, I can not just take you word for it. I card everyone!

The Man 8th September 2011 01:20 PM

As well you should, and just a word of caution the fermented goat milk has quite a kick to it that kicks even harder the next morning.


Welcome everyone

COLONEL 9th September 2011 02:25 AM

There will be just Goats milk, MINTIES , oatmeal cookies, roo meat, Assorted salads, roasted corn on the cob,steam clams,lobsters and assorted icecream this weekend for the NEWB'S

amb 9th September 2011 02:40 AM

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6195/...95c1a70e_z.jpg

Okay newbs. This is the weekly special. Bon Apetit. :)

COLONEL 9th September 2011 03:13 AM

AMB the wheat grass is for the Goat

CelticRose 10th September 2011 01:25 AM

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Originally Posted by COLONEL (Post 7553997)
AMB the wheat grass is for the Goat

That must be why it's on order. The goat ate it all. :D

Garrison 11th September 2011 01:37 AM

Hi, my name is Mike and I have a problem...oh wait that's the other group.

lee1962 11th September 2011 10:06 PM

Hello from Doncaster
 
Hello: I've just joined the forum. I'd describe my philosophy as being sceptical, but not dismissive.

amb 11th September 2011 11:15 PM

Welcome Lee. Menu is on the board above.

Edward Palamar 12th September 2011 05:19 AM

Greetings in the Resurrected Christ!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AdMan (Post 7548658)
Don't tell anyone, but Jesus's dad was actually a handsome Roman soldier.

I don't keep secrets. Here is a head's up on sites with resident devils :

risen-from-the-dead.forumotion. com/ t3-testimony-against-apostates

I've included a few spaces so that one may reconstruct the URL using one's intellect. CAUTION : The sites included there will attempt to sever your intellect from God.

AdMan 12th September 2011 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Edward Palamar (Post 7564105)
I don't keep secrets. Here is a head's up on sites with resident devils :

risen-from-the-dead.forumotion. com/ t3-testimony-against-apostates

I've included a few spaces so that one may reconstruct the URL using one's intellect. CAUTION : The sites included there will attempt to sever your intellect from God.


I have no interest in visiting proselytizing websites. Why don't you start a thread that summarizes the argument in the appropriate subforum so we can discuss it here?

COLONEL 12th September 2011 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Edward Palamar (Post 7564105)
I don't keep secrets. Here is a head's up on sites with resident devils :

risen-from-the-dead.forumotion. com/ t3-testimony-against-apostates

I've included a few spaces so that one may reconstruct the URL using one's intellect. CAUTION : The sites included there will attempt to sever your intellect from God.

Quote:

Originally Posted by AdMan (Post 7564558)
I have no interest in visiting proselytizing websites. Why don't you start a thread that summarizes the argument in the appropriate subforum so we can discuss it here?

I agree with ADMAN

Welcome to all you NewB's out there

Stoat22 12th September 2011 04:47 PM

Thanks! My posts will be few, but I think I will be making a couple here and there. Best wishes,

Stoat22 12th September 2011 04:54 PM

Thanks for the welcome. You don't believe that the holocaust denial is given much space here. Maybe it is not, but it appears like it is when I look at the forum indices....just by the volume, not the number of threads. Either way, the question was why host the discussions, not how large a proportion of the site is devoted to such discussions. Thanks for any reply.

Best,

AdMan 12th September 2011 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Stoat22 (Post 7566770)
Thanks for the welcome. You don't believe that the holocaust denial is given much space here. Maybe it is not, but it appears like it is when I look at the forum indices....just by the volume, not the number of threads. Either way, the question was why host the discussions, not how large a proportion of the site is devoted to such discussions. Thanks for any reply.

Best,


Oh, I think I see where your question is coming from. Why give holocaust deniers a place to voice their hateful idiocy in the first place?

I think the reason is that for every holocaust denier on this forum there are many other members with a lot more knowledge, who are able and willing to counter arguments and provide evidence the deniers are wrong. That serves an educational purpose. We'll likely never convince the deniers they are wrong, but hopefully will educate lurkers and others seeking information (you may be surprised how high the JREF forum comes up in Google searches for woo and conspiracy theory beliefs).

Criswell 13th September 2011 03:39 PM

Hey all. My name is Ian and I'm a paralegal from Ohio currently living in Western New York. While I'm not an expert, I've always loved conspiracy theories, so you'll most likely see me in that section or the politics section if at all. I haven't had much involvement with the skeptic community aside from reading a few issues of Skeptical Inquiry, so I'm still a newbie when it comes to other aspects of skepticism such as cryptozoology, alternative medicine, UFOs, ect.

Also, brief explanation of the screen name. Just to be clear, I'm not a supporter of psychics at all. I had the name on another message board because I'm a huge bad movie fan and Plan 9 from Outer Space, though slightly overrated*, is in my top twenty. Though he is hilarious, the Amazing Criswell is not nearly as awesome as the Amazing Randi.

* Or is it underrated when speaking of so bad it's good movie?

Akhenaten 13th September 2011 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Criswell (Post 7571151)
Hey all. My name is Ian and I'm a paralegal from Ohio currently living in Western New York. While I'm not an expert, I've always loved conspiracy theories, so you'll most likely see me in that section or the politics section if at all. I haven't had much involvement with the skeptic community aside from reading a few issues of Skeptical Inquiry, so I'm still a newbie when it comes to other aspects of skepticism such as cryptozoology, alternative medicine, UFOs, ect.

Also, brief explanation of the screen name. Just to be clear, I'm not a supporter of psychics at all. I had the name on another message board because I'm a huge bad movie fan and Plan 9 from Outer Space, though slightly overrated*, is in my top twenty. Though he is hilarious, the Amazing Criswell is not nearly as awesome as the Amazing Randi.

* Or is it underrated when speaking of so bad it's good movie?



Hi Ian.

http://www.internationalskeptics.com...6e8b167056.gif

Nothing wrong with Plan 9 mate, but it's no match for Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

But then, what could be?

:)

The Man 13th September 2011 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Criswell (Post 7571151)
Hey all. My name is Ian and I'm a paralegal from Ohio currently living in Western New York. While I'm not an expert, I've always loved conspiracy theories, so you'll most likely see me in that section or the politics section if at all. I haven't had much involvement with the skeptic community aside from reading a few issues of Skeptical Inquiry, so I'm still a newbie when it comes to other aspects of skepticism such as cryptozoology, alternative medicine, UFOs, ect.

Also, brief explanation of the screen name. Just to be clear, I'm not a supporter of psychics at all. I had the name on another message board because I'm a huge bad movie fan and Plan 9 from Outer Space, though slightly overrated*, is in my top twenty. Though he is hilarious, the Amazing Criswell is not nearly as awesome as the Amazing Randi.

* Or is it underrated when speaking of so bad it's good movie?



Welcome Criswell, yep that’s how it usually starts. Reading is one of those innocuous ‘gateway’ activities that all too often starts one down the inescapable path of unbridled skepticism. Next thing you know you’ll be thinking critically all over the place (what a mess that can be). If only there was some way to nip this reading monstrosity in the bud before too many of our youth are beguiled by its alluring charms. Guess that’s why we have public schools.


Welcome everyone.

COLONEL 13th September 2011 04:47 PM

Welcome Ian Have a fresh glass of Goats milk .

Criswell 13th September 2011 07:42 PM

^Thanks, but I'm vegan. I might, however, eat some goat meat if the animal was killed by psychic warfare. Wouldn't want it to go to waste, would we?

By the way, did anyone see the movie version? I've heard mixed reviews.

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Originally Posted by Akhenaten (Post 7571231)

Nothing wrong with Plan 9 mate, but it's no match for Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

But then, what could be?

:)

Ah, but that film was intentionally funny. The truly sublime laughs come from films that are dead serious. To put it in a way a skeptical audience would appreciate, Killer Tomatoes is like Mr. Deity, while Plan 9 is like a Jack Chick comic. And no offense to Dalton and company, but Chick is only about ten billion times funnier.

Edward Palamar 14th September 2011 07:05 AM

Greetings in the Resurrected Christ!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by COLONEL (Post 7549193)
. . . And welcome to you too Ed Palamar . . .

Thanks for the welcome.

Edward Palamar 14th September 2011 07:07 AM

Greetings in the Resurrected Christ!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brainache (Post 7572363)
Why shouldn't you?

Do you know that the person you are talking to is not honourable?

Has that person insulted you, or have they just asked for information?

I find the insistance of providing a link to be insulting as it is more of a demand than cordial conversation.

This same hostility is found in the overall treatment of forums in general and is a common error among forum users : the assumption is first made that the forum should be bad because it has something to do with Rome, which should be judged to be bad, then, ultimately, all ethics and morality can then be discarded.

Such is the mentality based in insane hatred found at these sites :

http://risen-from-the-dead.forumotio...inst-apostates

So, there's your link, with references to those I have found practicing wickedness on the internet thusfar.

The major events of September 11, 2001 ADP, too, are but a part of Catholic prophecy, the coming chastisement.

AdMan 14th September 2011 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Edward Palamar (Post 7573187)
I find the insistance of providing a link to be insulting as it is more of a demand than cordial conversation.

This same hostility is found in the overall treatment of forums in general and is a common error among forum users : the assumption is first made that the forum should be bad because it has something to do with Rome, which should be judged to be bad, then, ultimately, all ethics and morality can then be discarded.

Such is the mentality based in insane hatred found at these sites :

http://risen-from-the-dead.forumotio...inst-apostates

So, there's your link, with references to those I have found practicing wickedness on the internet thusfar.

The major events of September 11, 2001 ADP, too, are but a part of Catholic prophecy, the coming chastisement.


Until you figure out how forums work, you should probably stick to lurking. :rolleyes:

Edward Palamar 14th September 2011 03:43 PM

Eternal Greetings in the Resurrected Christ!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AdMan (Post 7573365)
Until you figure out how forums work, you should probably stick to lurking. :rolleyes:

I reposted that reply in the proper forum, but I also hadn't seen your reply concerning proselytizing. The site isn't a proselytizing site per se, it has been created as a reaction to having found many sites proselytizing an open life of internet crime.

arthwollipot 15th September 2011 04:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Criswell (Post 7571884)
By the way, did anyone see the movie version? I've heard mixed reviews.

I thought it was great.

COLONEL 16th September 2011 03:25 AM

Welcom all you NEWB'S here is the weekend menu

Drinks fresh Goats milk , Begian beer , Miller draft,and water
for meats we have the ever popular BBQ hamster , Roo, Rabbit,and while they last BBQ cats. Also we have assorted salads,baked and mashed potatos, baked beans, and corn on the cob. For dessert we have Apple crisp ,peach cobbler, several kinds of cake, Strawberry ice cream Grayman Oatmeal cookies and the ever popular MINTIES.

Again Welcome and enjoy your time here

AlexW 16th September 2011 11:48 AM

Hi, I'm Alex (Al). I live in the northern part of San Diego County in California. I found the forum researching the validity of the 2009 paper by Jones et al regarding their findings of a nano-thermite signature in dust samples from the 9/11 attacks. I'd been involved in forums back in 2003-04 discussing various conspiracy theories related to the 9/11 attacks. With the 10-yr aniversary there was a resurgence of these discussions on forum I visit and the above referenced atricle was linked. I'd read about a previous sample finding from 2003 from Jones that Ryan Mackey had debunked on his 9/11-Myths site. I thought this new paper was likely in the same vein but wasn't having much luck finding a specific rebuttal until I happened upon a thread on this forum where Sunstealer had posted an analysis he'd done. I found the information useful and browsed the overall forum a bit. What I've seen I liked and decided to become a member.

My guess is I'll be more of lurker than a poster for the early going; but only time will tell.

COLONEL 16th September 2011 01:21 PM

Welcome Alex stop by anytime

Giza 17th September 2011 02:35 PM

Hi, I go by the name Eli on the internet. I am a 25 yr old schizophrenic, I am very interested in Religion/Philosophy/Spirituality/Paranormal abilities. Found out about this site when asking a question through google, it's nice to find a site like this. Currently live in PA.

I also have a question.. Where would the discussion of telepathy be best placed? Which subforum? Thanks ahead of time.

Ketyk 17th September 2011 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Giza (Post 7585648)
Where would the discussion of telepathy be best placed? Which subforum? Thanks ahead of time.

Hello Giza. Welcome aboard.

I'd look at General Skepicism and The Paranormal. It's in the Forum Index toward the top left of the page. Look around there and see if any topics are what you are interested in.

If you have any other questions, don't hestitate to ask them here again. :)

Giza 17th September 2011 03:15 PM

Alright, thank you very much!

COLONEL 17th September 2011 04:47 PM

Welcome Giza :)

amb 18th September 2011 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Giza (Post 7585752)
Alright, thank you very much!

I also welcome you buddy. My daughter has the same affliction as you do. PM me or post here anytime.
Have you received your glass of raw goats milk yet? :)

krad5 18th September 2011 01:25 AM

Hello to you all. :)

My name is Jens Heinrich and I'm from Hannover, Germany. My friends call me just Heinrich. At first, I have to say, that my english is not perfect, so I hope I can improve my english here a little bit, too. ;)

I don't believe in conspiracy theories, but I'm very interested in that, for example about 9/11 or the JFK assassination; but I'm also interested in urban legends and paranormal things from a sceptical point of view.

Regards
Heinrich :D


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