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by Octavious
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lets rank the religions
Replies: 11
Views: 104

Re: Lets rank the religions

Are we including scientology as a religion, or is it just a cult of quasi criminal ignoramuses who should be locked in a disused mine shaft for their own protection?
by Octavious
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you had 100% control over your sexual orientation, which would you be?
Replies: 25
Views: 340

Re: If you had 100% control over your sexual orientation, which would you be?

I saw an adonised bell shaped 5 piece pan set the other day... Phwoarr!
by Octavious
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are aliens more likely to be extraterrestrial or interdimensional?
Replies: 27
Views: 340

Re: Are aliens more likely to be extraterrestrial or interdimensional?

think everyone at this point is content with believing in aliens. A curious assertion. What makes you believe that? Does anyone else find it somewhat strange that all religions and mythologies involve beings coming from the sky and dicking around a bit though? If it was true, perhaps, but it isn't....
by Octavious
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are aliens more likely to be extraterrestrial or interdimensional?
Replies: 27
Views: 340

Re: Are aliens more likely to be extraterrestrial or interdimensional?

The sci-fi crowd is obsessed with aliens If they exist, clearly they're invisible. Might be tickling some of us right now whilst we're unaware of it Or they're on some of the other billions of planets, perhaps? Whether aliens exist and whether aliens are nearby are two very different questions. I c...
by Octavious
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are aliens more likely to be extraterrestrial or interdimensional?
Replies: 27
Views: 340

Re: Are aliens more likely to be extraterrestrial or interdimensional?

Speaking of books, has anyone else read the Long Earth series by Pratchett and Baxter? Quite a fun take on the parallel Earths idea.
by Octavious
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Is it worse to be racist or sexist?
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: Is it worse to be racist or sexist?

My country is very anti-women in general and I'll give you 2 examples: if a girl breaks up with a guy, the guy will take revenge by beating her or outright killing her. It happens way too often, it's already expected Cheating. Both men and women cheat like dogs, but when a girl cheats on her guy, s...
by Octavious
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 127
Views: 2530

Re: circumcision

Cosmetics? Pah! In my day we were perfectly happy with a pair of plastic spectacles and a fake beard. What other decoration could a man possibly need?
by Octavious
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are aliens more likely to be extraterrestrial or interdimensional?
Replies: 27
Views: 340

Re: Are aliens more likely to be extraterrestrial or interdimensional?

Perhaps it needs a bit more spelling out. Why is an interdimensional alien necessarily extraterrestrial?
by Octavious
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Useless facts
Replies: 44
Views: 619

Re: Useless facts

I wish to withdraw my useless fact. It would appear that other people who have also discovered this fact persevered and, with the application of a considerable investment in time and resources, turned it into a workable business. The fact can therefore no longer be considered to have been useless. h...
by Octavious
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are aliens more likely to be extraterrestrial or interdimensional?
Replies: 27
Views: 340

Re: Are aliens more likely to be extraterrestrial or interdimensional?

As extraterrestrial aliens are about as close to a certainty as you can get, I'd say it was pretty tricky for interdimensional whatucallits to be more likely.

What is meant by interdimensional anyway? Is this a variation of the many worlds idea?
by Octavious
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Useless facts
Replies: 44
Views: 619

Re: Useless facts

Oh, come on.

Did no one else dream of having a solid chocolate Easter egg as a kid???
by Octavious
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Useless facts
Replies: 44
Views: 619

Re: Useless facts

If you melt down all of your hollow chocolate Easter eggs to form one single solid chocolate egg, it's bloody hard to eat.
by Octavious
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated
Replies: 14
Views: 409

Re: New to the game, and advice would be appreaciated

tobieee911 wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:43 am
Tobieee911*, and not 'tobieeee'
That is the question
by Octavious
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what does agnostic mean to you?
Replies: 110
Views: 1351

Re: what does agnostic mean to you?

Really? I think you comprehend it perfectly well but simply prefer to call it something else. Ultimately it doesn't make a blind bit of difference, and the only measure that counts is whether you believe you've lived a good life. An acknowledgement that God is there to help guide you may be useful, ...
by Octavious
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what does agnostic mean to you?
Replies: 110
Views: 1351

Re: what does agnostic mean to you?

At a guess I believe Jamie's problem is something along these lines. The idea of God that is popular amongst atheists is that He's an awesome all powerful being. The obvious conclusion an atheist would draw from this assumption is that if you came across God you would bloody well know about it. He w...
by Octavious
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what does agnostic mean to you?
Replies: 110
Views: 1351

Re: what does agnostic mean to you?

Nobody listens to my thoughts, and I don't want them to. When I feel contentment and belonging, it is almost always due to the actions of another human. When I feel steeled by taking on a challenge? I did that. Go me. When I tried to kill myself, my friend Emily saved me. None of this is "God" to m...
by Octavious
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what does agnostic mean to you?
Replies: 110
Views: 1351

Re: what does agnostic mean to you?

I would gladly give up free will for all humans, if in return all suffering was ended. That's a fucking no-brainer. There is so much suffering in the world that ending it is worth almost any cost. Now that is interesting. It's a no-brainer, certainly, but I'd take free will every time. I've got an ...
by Octavious
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 55
Views: 1860

Re: What are you reading?

You re-read Brave New World? Good Lord, why? Once is more than enough for any man.
by Octavious
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what does agnostic mean to you?
Replies: 110
Views: 1351

Re: what does agnostic mean to you?

I grew up a Christian so I somewhat know what it is like. I felt the guilt...and the fear. In the Bible, the rich person came to Jesus and said he does everything right...and he essentially asks Jesus "I am saved, right"? Jesus essentially tells him you can never do enough. That is the message I go...
by Octavious
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 55
Views: 1860

Re: What are you reading?

Lots of very worthy books here... Gormenghast is still waiting patiently on the shelf while I read Jack Campbell's JAG In Space series. Bloody good fun! He's described by Rambles as " The best writer of legalistic military science fiction writing today ", and I know literally no-one who can argue ot...