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Forum: Media 05-31-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 58,040
Posted By ProggyMan
I agree, her story dragged, and it was the thing...

I agree, her story dragged, and it was the thing I was most looking forward to after the dry spell in Crows, but her last chapter showed that it won't have been a waste of time. Now she knows what...
Forum: Media 05-30-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 58,040
Posted By ProggyMan
I hated her storyline until her last chapter, but...

I hated her storyline until her last chapter, but that made me see where GRRM is going with it. Meereen was really all about learning her lessons, I think (Hope) that we will see a more vicious,...
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 08-10-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,141
Posted By ProggyMan
Haven't you seen The Phantom Menace?

Haven't you seen The Phantom Menace?
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 08-10-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 13,141
Posted By ProggyMan
I know this was a while ago but as an observant...

I know this was a while ago but as an observant Jew we most certainly do not believe he was any kind of prophet.
Forum: Sport & Recreation 02-19-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2,708
Views: 169,768
Posted By ProggyMan
I went to middle school and am going to HS with...

I went to middle school and am going to HS with this girl who will probably be in the WNBA. She starts for my HS, Berkeley, which is one of the top teams in the country, and she's just a sophomore. ...
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 02-19-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,369
Posted By ProggyMan
Ok, my mistake, the 'ignorant shepherds' were...

Ok, my mistake, the 'ignorant shepherds' were perfectly capable of understanding the concept of a metaphor, which just proves my point anyway.


People use the word 'bible' all the time to refer...
Forum: The Lounge 02-19-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 68,986
Posted By ProggyMan
Yeah, I think it's pretty irrefutable stuff. Of...

Yeah, I think it's pretty irrefutable stuff. Of course we don't fully understand nutrition but it seems clear to me that gluten grain is poison, and rice, corn and other grain (Quinoa, for the...
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 02-18-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,369
Posted By ProggyMan
Perhaps, but even so the people who transcribed...

Perhaps, but even so the people who transcribed the traditions into the form of sacred texts were certainly educated.
Forum: The Lounge 02-18-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 68,986
Posted By ProggyMan
What gives you that impression? It was our...

What gives you that impression? It was our natural state for, oh 100,000 years or so.


No. The place of grain as the largest source of calories in the modern and post paleolithic diet is the...
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 02-18-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,369
Posted By ProggyMan
I was referring to the Old Testament only. It's...

I was referring to the Old Testament only. It's habit, I'm Jewish.
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 02-18-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,369
Posted By ProggyMan
Lol, 'ignorant shepherds' wouldn't have been...

Lol, 'ignorant shepherds' wouldn't have been literate. There's really no basis for your statement about the authors knowledge of metaphor and considering the countless examples of metaphor and other...
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 02-18-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,369
Posted By ProggyMan
Lol, considering the incredibly poetic nature of...

Lol, considering the incredibly poetic nature of much of the bible it certainly wasn't written by 'ignorant shepherds'.
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 01-27-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,369
Posted By ProggyMan
'Laws' do not 'govern the universe'. This is one...

'Laws' do not 'govern the universe'. This is one of the leftovers of science being seen as an instrument to explore God's creation. The universe (Or 'everything', whatever the hell you want to call...
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 01-26-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 873
Views: 66,369
Posted By ProggyMan
That's not really what being a Gnostic is...

That's not really what being a Gnostic is though...
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 01-22-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 18,972
Posted By ProggyMan
Lol, one of the reasons I stopped smoking was...

Lol, one of the reasons I stopped smoking was because of how paranoid I got after I'd taken the first hit. Before the THC hits it's cool, but after...
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 01-21-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,819
Posted By ProggyMan
No, but I highly doubt that you are actually...

No, but I highly doubt that you are actually seeing the stone without something (Or nothing) else. I can't really 'prove' you wrong here so I'll just ask you to look at your mental image of the...
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 01-19-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,819
Posted By ProggyMan
Really, you can imagine a stone with nothing to...

Really, you can imagine a stone with nothing to contrast it with? Seriously try to imagine only a stone and nothing else. It's impossible.

a semantical error on my part, it's just a convenient...
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 01-17-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,819
Posted By ProggyMan
I see what you're saying but understand that...

I see what you're saying but understand that there is no underlying reality behind the concept of a 'stone'. Just as there is no underlying reality to a concept of 'self'. These are simply methods...
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 01-17-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,886
Posted By ProggyMan
Well, 'Buddhism', like Taoism is, in it's...

Well, 'Buddhism', like Taoism is, in it's original form in India/China and the rest of SE asia, more of a folk religion than anything. What makes you say Theravada has less dogma than Mahayana and...
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 01-15-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,819
Posted By ProggyMan
I just mean that what we think of as 'objects'...

I just mean that what we think of as 'objects' having some innate quality of existence is flawed. So, in a sense, no-thing exists.

No, I think that you are mixing up the order. Our...
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 01-15-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,819
Posted By ProggyMan
I think you missed the point.

I think you missed the point.
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 01-14-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,503
Posted By ProggyMan
I'm not talking about religous fundamentals...

I'm not talking about religous fundamentals either, I just think his criticisms of western culture as having a fundamentally Christian worldview is as applicable to today as it was 50 years ago.
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 01-14-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,819
Posted By ProggyMan
Existence is a funny concept, nothing 'exists'...

Existence is a funny concept, nothing 'exists' the way we think of it, it's just the way whatever happens be observing any particular even at any particular time arranges the data it receives. So,...
Forum: Current Events, Philosophy, & Religion 01-14-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,503
Posted By ProggyMan
Damn cardboard didn't know you liked Watts. ...

Damn cardboard didn't know you liked Watts.

How do you figure? His insight into the fundamentally Christian worldview of our supposedly post-Christian western world is still spot on.
Forum: Sport & Recreation 07-10-2010, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2,708
Views: 169,768
Posted By ProggyMan
Nah. By next year with the draft and exceptions...

Nah. By next year with the draft and exceptions they'll be unstoppable.
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