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Old 21st November 2017, 01:14 PM   #961
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Vote for a Hidden God. Vote Intelligent Resign.
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Old 21st November 2017, 10:17 PM   #962
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The PS superhero show continues. Get the man a cape.

God decided to punish me for bragging.

I had my first ever accident that was my fault this weekend. Have been working on getting the car repaired.

Get the man a dunce cap.
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Old 21st November 2017, 10:23 PM   #963
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Originally Posted by PartSkeptic View Post
God decided to punish me for bragging.

I had my first ever accident that was my fault this weekend. Have been working on getting the car repaired.

Get the man a dunce cap.
How many km/h over the speed limit?
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Old 21st November 2017, 10:37 PM   #964
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Originally Posted by PartSkeptic View Post
God decided to punish me for bragging.

I had my first ever accident that was my fault this weekend. Have been working on getting the car repaired.

Get the man a dunce cap.
It happens. It's not like you were intelligently designed.
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Old 22nd November 2017, 12:42 AM   #965
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Originally Posted by PartSkeptic View Post
God decided to punish me for bragging.......(
Almost any other poster and we'd assume this was an attempted joke.
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Old 22nd November 2017, 02:50 AM   #966
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Originally Posted by PartSkeptic View Post
God decided to punish me for bragging.

I had my first ever accident that was my fault this weekend. Have been working on getting the car repaired.

Get the man a dunce cap.

You have to be admired for turning something like this into an endorsement of your theistic stance.
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Old 22nd November 2017, 02:52 AM   #967
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Originally Posted by PartSkeptic View Post
God decided to punish me for bragging.
Just the once?

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Old 22nd November 2017, 10:12 AM   #968
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So, even when you are wrong, that's still evidence that you're actually right? Spare me.
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Old 22nd November 2017, 11:44 AM   #969
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Originally Posted by PartSkeptic View Post
God decided to punish me for bragging.

I had my first ever accident that was my fault this weekend. Have been working on getting the car repaired.

Get the man a dunce cap.
Does that mean you have been in accidents before, but they were "someone else's" fault?

At least as you see it?
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Old 22nd November 2017, 01:20 PM   #970
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Originally Posted by Humots View Post
Does that mean you have been in accidents before, but they were "someone else's" fault?

At least as you see it?

Well, obviously, they were all God's fault.
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Old 23rd November 2017, 10:50 PM   #971
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Originally Posted by John Jones View Post
How many km/h over the speed limit?

I wondered who would ask this one. Thanks.

I was reversing very slowly among the trees in game park camp when one tree jumped out.

The shadows and shade blended the tree branch so I did not see it. Back window - crunch.
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Old 23rd November 2017, 10:56 PM   #972
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Originally Posted by Humots View Post
Does that mean you have been in accidents before, but they were "someone else's" fault?

At least as you see it?
I have been in three accidents when I was driving. Since in two of them I was standing still in traffic and the other car hit me from behind, I cannot see how I had any fault at all. In the other one, I was turning and the girl in the car behind was adjusting her radio and hit me in the rear. Again I do not see how I can be at fault.

Strangely, no accidents where I have been a passenger in a car.
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Old 23rd November 2017, 11:08 PM   #973
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Originally Posted by Thor 2 View Post
You have to be admired for turning something like this into an endorsement of your theistic stance.

You have to admit the timing was great. Coincidence is God's way of staying anonymous.

The cost and trouble of the repairs are however painful.
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Old 23rd November 2017, 11:51 PM   #974
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Originally Posted by PartSkeptic View Post
I have been in three accidents when I was driving. Since in two of them I was standing still in traffic and the other car hit me from behind, I cannot see how I had any fault at all. In the other one, I was turning and the girl in the car behind was adjusting her radio and hit me in the rear. Again I do not see how I can be at fault.

Strangely, no accidents where I have been a passenger in a car.
Jeez, your god sure is looking after me then. The only accident I have ever had was when my car's handbrake failed in a car park on a slope when I was inside the sports centre. It rolled across the aisle and slowly settled against another car. You might all hail the new Messiah, and kiss my feet.
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Old 23rd November 2017, 11:52 PM   #975
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Originally Posted by PartSkeptic View Post
You have to admit the timing was great......
No. There is nothing whatever even slightly interesting about the timing. There is no coincidence. There are just your delusions.
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Old 24th November 2017, 12:46 AM   #976
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Originally Posted by PartSkeptic View Post
I have been in three accidents when I was driving. Since in two of them I was standing still in traffic and the other car hit me from behind, I cannot see how I had any fault at all. In the other one, I was turning and the girl in the car behind was adjusting her radio and hit me in the rear. Again I do not see how I can be at fault.

How do you know that they weren't your god's way of punishing you for some misdemeanour? That would clearly make them your fault.
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Old 24th November 2017, 01:30 AM   #977
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Originally Posted by PartSkeptic View Post
I have been in three accidents when I was driving. Since in two of them I was standing still in traffic and the other car hit me from behind, I cannot see how I had any fault at all. In the other one, I was turning and the girl in the car behind was adjusting her radio and hit me in the rear. Again I do not see how I can be at fault.

Strangely, no accidents where I have been a passenger in a car.
As a lifelong atheist whose car accident record is almost identical, I fail to see the hand of God in this.

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Old 24th November 2017, 05:35 AM   #978
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For those who listen to podcasts, and have the time...

The latest Radiolab podcast concerns a bone marrow transplant.

I’ll leave it at that, but found some of the thinking contained therein to coincide with PartSkeptic’s worldview.

I’ll avoid any spoiler alerts, but found parts of the podcast a bit aggravating, in much the same way we seem to get aggravated by PartSkeptic.

Interested in feedback, if anyone does take the time to listen.
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Old 24th November 2017, 08:35 AM   #979
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Coincidence is God's way of staying anonymous.
Fess up, now; you found that chestnut in a fortune cookie.
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Originally Posted by PartSkeptic View Post
You have to admit the timing was great. Coincidence is God's way of staying anonymous.

The cost and trouble of the repairs are however painful.
How do you know it wasn't Elvis? Seriously, why isn't the King responsible for the accident?

All of us have had coincidences in our lives both good or bad. Are they all the work of this being that NO ONE has ever proved exists? If they aren't, how can you tell which us which?
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Old 24th November 2017, 02:00 PM   #981
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Originally Posted by PartSkeptic View Post
You have to admit the timing was great. Coincidence is God's way of staying anonymous.

The cost and trouble of the repairs are however painful.

If you have answered this already I beg your pardon, but I would like to know how you identify the god you are referring to here?

Is it that Abrahamic fellow and if so what particular offshoot?
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Old 24th November 2017, 02:08 PM   #982
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Speaking of accidents, it seems to me that PartSkeptic is trying to derail this thread about intelligent design with all this constant tosh about driving, car accidents and devilgod's will.
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Speaking of accidents, it seems to me that PartSkeptic is trying to derail this thread about intelligent design with all this constant tosh about driving, car accidents and devilgod's will.
I may have formed the wrong idea, but it's seemed to me for some time that PS has used these irrelevancies and anecdotes in a convoluted attempt to shore up ID.
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... in a convoluted attempt to shore up ID.
more like a last-ditch effort, last gasp effort, a drowning man clutching at a straw or whatever, all extended in time, and completely off-topic; hence, a derail.
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