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by Bouncelot
Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: Tomb of Relics
Topic: ALL religions make me want to throw up...
Replies: 288
Views: 51449

There is no Muslim country in the world that lives according to Koran and Islamic law. Not a single one. The same can easily be said of Christianity. Is there any true Christian state? Which raises the question of whether a Christian State is a valid concept. One of the many differences between Chr...
by Bouncelot
Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Tomb of Relics
Topic: ALL religions make me want to throw up...
Replies: 288
Views: 51449

I also get irked by the "they're not 'real' Christians" argument. If someone was doing a bunch of bad **** in my god's name, I'd be horrified that my religion was being used to support a platform of hate, or homophobia, or sexism or whatever. But it seems that these 'fake' Christians outnumber the ...
by Bouncelot
Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Tomb of Relics
Topic: ALL religions make me want to throw up...
Replies: 288
Views: 51449

Given that everyone here seems to be coming from distinctly different places on religion, what does everyone think of religion and how it relates to violence? There is a huge difference between a religion condoning violence and advocating it. Christianity, in many cases, does both. Only by preachin...
by Bouncelot
Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Tomb of Relics
Topic: ALL religions make me want to throw up...
Replies: 288
Views: 51449

Besides, I think this is a far more interesting & constructive dialogue: I know. The thing that really gets me is the way people talk about the Bible being "the word of God." Yet, when you get down to it, those people will ignore certain verses and emphasize others-- and the verses vary amazing...
by Bouncelot
Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:45 pm
Forum: Tomb of Relics
Topic: ALL religions make me want to throw up...
Replies: 288
Views: 51449

Just to be clear Yaya said that god doesnt require worship, which confuses me as to why you would worship somthing that doesnt need it. Footballers and boy bands don't need worship, but that doesn't stop millions of football fans and teenaged girls worshipping them. Why would they worship something...
by Bouncelot
Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Evil
Replies: 32
Views: 2475

I think that evil is rooted in selfishness. Basically wherever narrow self-interest is placed above things that are clearly for the greater good, there you have something that is at least a little bit evil. I agree with Besty that describing a person (even the likes of Hitler or Pol Pot) as evil is ...
by Bouncelot
Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: Tomb of Relics
Topic: ALL religions make me want to throw up...
Replies: 288
Views: 51449

So you cant be good without God? - anyone else... Well, there is this little thing called original sin. But leaving aside that, Well, I have to disagree there. I don't believe that human beings are born as sinners. How can an infant be a sinner when he or she isn't even self aware? Intention is wha...
by Bouncelot
Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Tomb of Relics
Topic: ALL religions make me want to throw up...
Replies: 288
Views: 51449

So you cant be good without God? - anyone else... Well, there is this little thing called original sin. But leaving aside that, saying that God enables me to be good doesn't mean that someone without God can't be good, merely that I would be an awful lot worse without God. And what relationship do ...
by Bouncelot
Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: Tomb of Relics
Topic: ALL religions make me want to throw up...
Replies: 288
Views: 51449

I will say that I believe that any person who does good, whether they believe in God or not, God knows it and rewards for it in some way. But certainly, its a two-way street. God can choose to punish as well for doing wrong. Ok so if god knows good ppl from bad ppl then I dont need to worship him t...
by Bouncelot
Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Satanism
Replies: 95
Views: 5153

However the "other gods" thing? Doesn't that imply that, somewhere, there ARE other gods? It implies that there are other things that can be worshipped as gods. No, at the time the Semitic people worshipped a whole load of different gods. Baal is mentioned several times in the Old Testament and the...
by Bouncelot
Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Satanism
Replies: 95
Views: 5153

The first commandment: I am The Lord, thy God, and thou shalt have no other gods before me! Now, this is interesting. I get the "I am the Lord, thy God " part. However the "other gods" thing? Doesn't that imply that, somewhere, there ARE other gods? It implies that there are other things that can b...
by Bouncelot
Wed Jun 14, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Hauler?
Replies: 11
Views: 2556

... and even things you never wanted to know... (frankly I never thought I'd see a page dedicated to the memory of Crosscut. Yet apparently I wans'T the only one who liked him and all the hi-then-die chars in those Bob stories. Indeed not. That site is one of my all-time favourite TF-related sites....
by Bouncelot
Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: Tomb of Relics
Topic: ALL religions make me want to throw up...
Replies: 288
Views: 51449

Once I believe that He does, then we are left with hundreds of religions, of which either a) one is the truth or b) none are the truth. All can't be all true. There are a few cases where two different religions are compatible with each other rather than contradicting each other. But that's just nit...
by Bouncelot
Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: One Single TF Continuity . . . Could it have been done??
Replies: 22
Views: 2925

Actually, the sheer number of characters might have made it easier to do, had anybody cared. By shifting the focus onto a different group of characters every few years, you could focus your stories on things unlikely to contradict previous stories, whilst throwing in occasional references back to ma...
by Bouncelot
Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Tomb of Relics
Topic: ALL religions make me want to throw up...
Replies: 288
Views: 51449

I don't like being told I'm going to hell for having sex. To be fair, there aren't many religions which view sex as inherently sinful, though most say that it's sinful outside of the context of marriage. And there are probably plenty of things you've said, thought, or done, in addition to sex which...
by Bouncelot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: Tomb of Relics
Topic: ALL religions make me want to throw up...
Replies: 288
Views: 51449

There's good religion and bad religion. All religions have good points and bad points. All major religions contain groups whose practice of their religion motivates them to do good and be better people, and all major religions also include groups where religion is used as a tool to control people an...
by Bouncelot
Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Hauler?
Replies: 11
Views: 2556

You might be interested in this page about Hauler from the Obscure Transformers website, which tells you everything that's known about him.
by Bouncelot
Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cyber-Man!
Replies: 66
Views: 3314

SPOILERS everyone dies at the end, in some ways the tone would have been darker if someone had profitted or been left to pick up the pieces. The Lava beast was a big waste of time as well. On the other hand the regeneration was excellent (nice Master cameo) as was the dark edge they applied to it w...
by Bouncelot
Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Computer Goodness
Replies: 22
Views: 1535

Hardware-wise, I have a several year old 1.8 GHz Celeron. Software-wise, I run the current stable distribution of Debian GNU/Linux, though I'll eventually get round to using the testing version. Not sure if that puts me in the PC camp or the Whatever camp.
by Bouncelot
Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pussy Flaps
Replies: 21
Views: 1601

The title sounds dirty. I like it! Er, I'm in the "wouldn't put a cat-flap in" group. Mainly because it sounds horribly insecure, for one, and the thought of having other animals showing up at random is offputting. Plus I don't like the thought of letting cats out in general... safety of animals/co...
by Bouncelot
Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pussy Flaps
Replies: 21
Views: 1601

sprunkner wrote:No bathroom window?


But would you really want the cat bringing dead things into your bathroom whilst you're in the bath or on the loo?
by Bouncelot
Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Rate 'Rock and Roll Out'!
Replies: 15
Views: 2667

Legion wrote:and Prime snagging Grapple to help build Omega Supreme!

also, correct me if i'm wrong, but wasn't this the first appearnce of Energon cubes in the comic?


They had previously appeared in the UK comic story Decepticon Dam Busters, but I think this is their first US comic appearance.
by Bouncelot
Wed May 31, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Rate 'Rock and Roll Out'!
Replies: 15
Views: 2667

I voted for quite good. I remember it having some superb characterisation of Bumblebee and it was a decent introduction to four of the five new characters, even if the Bruce Springsteen stuff was rubbish, and Shockwave's device makes a mockery of earlier stories where they're short of fuel.
by Bouncelot
Thu May 25, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: IGN: The top 25 X-Men
Replies: 36
Views: 2858

You could have been a bit more discerning about which one. Plus, disparaging a character doesn't mean they aren't central to a myh, it just questions where they fit into it. Cyclops 'dullness' is part of what makes him interesting, he's repressed as hell and has nothing else in his life except a qu...
by Bouncelot
Thu May 25, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Which football team supports you?
Replies: 14
Views: 1645

Brendocon wrote:... Accrington Stanley...


Who're they?

I got Arsenal, apparently.

And they're asking for peoples' hotmail addresses and passwords?! :eek:
by Bouncelot
Sat May 13, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cyber-Man!
Replies: 66
Views: 3314

Impactor returns 2.0 wrote:Did I hear somewhere that the special effects guys were involved with Star Treks Borg?


That's incredibly unlikely.
by Bouncelot
Thu May 11, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cyber-Man!
Replies: 66
Views: 3314

found the bottom of this page interesting: m how much of this stuff is there and how much of it should be considered canon? plus how cool a job would it be putting together those websites? Dunno about the design work - I just assume that anything in DWM, on the BBC website, or on Outpost Gallifrey'...
by Bouncelot
Mon May 08, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Englands WC team. Theo Walcott?
Replies: 29
Views: 1925

Lots of criticism of Sven's decisions here, but nobody saying what he should have done instead. Given that Rooney and Owen are both injured, which other English players are good enough to play forward in the world cup team? Who should Sven have chosen instead?
by Bouncelot
Sun May 07, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The illegal immigration thing
Replies: 43
Views: 2935

My question has always been this. If the US is expected to allow unlimited immigration from latin america, then why not have unlimited migrants from turkey and north africa into europe? Why do the same people who criticize working class US citizens deny Turkey entry into the EU? Where is b) stating...
by Bouncelot
Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Doctor Who series 2
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

The next 3 little hardbook books in the tie-in novel series just arrived here yesterday, with Mr. Tennant on the cover alongside Billie Piper. Pretty cool pics, all looks good. One of them has the Thames Barrier on it, I think it was. Nice little packages those books...although I haven't actually r...