Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 01:51 PM   #41
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,005
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo!
It is a total waste of time, no one is convinced or persuaded of anything, and the end result is a lot of people are simply rubbed the wrong way.
I don't want to hurt your feelings or oppress you in any manner, but I'd like to respectfully disagree with this statement. I learned I was a secular humanist on one of these here threads on religion.
__________________

__________________
justin is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 01:52 PM   #42
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
wabmester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 4,459
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo!
I consider threads on religion to be nothing more that "verbal masturbation"
Sorry, I thought this was the ER circle jerk forum. * How does this thread differ from all the other threads?

The topic at hand is when and why did you discount religious ideas. * I would think that both believers and non-believers would find that interesting, enlightening, and entertaining.
__________________

__________________
wabmester is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 01:53 PM   #43
Moderator Emeritus
Martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: minnesota
Posts: 13,212
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

There is another forum I frequent on occasion. Everyone on it is very nice. If someone isn't nice, they are gently chided.

It was too nice for me. I prefer things here.

There are few rules here and you can be insulting if you want. Gee, I have used a well placed "screw you" on occasion. But religion is so very important to many people and is intensely personal. Not much good ever seems to come out of talking about it, especially if the points of view are "you must accept Jesus" vs. "you are stupid." Greg has these ongoing arguments with a religious friend. They can be close to mean to each other. Eventually there will be a blow up and they won't be friends anymore. Or they will quit talking about religion.

I'll leave this thread alone. You guys can talk about how you saw the light all you want.

I agree with Wahoo.
__________________
.


No more lawyer stuff, no more political stuff, so no more CYA

Martha is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 01:54 PM   #44
Moderator Emeritus
Martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: minnesota
Posts: 13,212
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wab
How does this thread differ from all the other threads?

Interesting choice of words.
__________________
.


No more lawyer stuff, no more political stuff, so no more CYA

Martha is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 01:57 PM   #45
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
wabmester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 4,459
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Martha
Interesting choice of words.
Martha, quit slurping your matzah-ball soup.
__________________
wabmester is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 01:58 PM   #46
Moderator Emeritus
Martha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: minnesota
Posts: 13,212
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wab
Martha, quit slurping your matzah-ball soup.
Wab, can you quit playing with yourself and look at my computer question? Pleeeeease?
__________________
.


No more lawyer stuff, no more political stuff, so no more CYA

Martha is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 02:11 PM   #47
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Mesa
Posts: 3,588
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo!
OK, (I want to be careful here and not insult you ),
Is that true? or are you trying to be tactful. If you don't care whether you insult me or not, I would rather you come out and say so.

Quote:
I consider threads on religion to be nothing more that "verbal masturbation", albeit with nothing approaching a satisfactory outcome. :
Then if I were you, I would not participate. The fact that you do not find them satisfactory does not mean that others do not. Do you believe that your own feelings are more valid or superior to others'?

Quote:
It is a total waste of time, no one is convinced or persuaded of anything, and the end result is a lot of people are simply rubbed the wrong way.
As opposed to countless other threads? or as opposed to countless other conversations in life? . . .

Do you imagine that your post I am currently commenting on will change my view? Do you think that you have a superior, better informed position about conversation than I do?

My guess is that you do -- that, in fact, you and Martha and probably many others feel like my view about discussion board dialogue is inferior -- possible simple minded or stupid. I find that a little insulting. But I won't threaten to leave the board over it. And I don't expect to change your fundamental views either.

So why would I even offer my opinion? Well . . . it had an effect that I think is positive. You and Martha backed off. Zipper found some reason to continue to post. Our board is a little more diverse today than it would have been.

Quote:
But go ahead, abuse amuse yourself...
Thank-you. You do the same.


__________________
sgeeeee is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 02:17 PM   #48
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,134
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sgeeeee
You and Martha backed off.
I backed off from where/what?

__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 02:28 PM   #49
Moderator Emeritus
Rich_by_the_Bay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 8,827
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Martha
Wab, can you quit playing with yourself and look at my computer question? Pleeeeease?


__________________
Rich
San Francisco Area
ESR'd March 2010. FIRE'd January 2011.

As if you didn't know..If the above message contains medical content, it's NOT intended as advice, and may not be accurate, applicable or sufficient. Don't rely on it for any purpose. Consult your own doctor for all medical advice.
Rich_by_the_Bay is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II
Old 08-03-2006, 02:33 PM   #50
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
lazygood4nothinbum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,895
Re: When Did You See the Light? II

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rich_in_Tampa
Thanks for hijacking the original topic and subject. It was a great thread -- I was really enjoying it while it lasted.*
if it makes ya feel any better, the jacked thread apparently got threadjacked.
__________________
"off with their heads"~~dr. joseph-ignace guillotin

"life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages."~~mark twain - letter to edward kimmitt 1901
lazygood4nothinbum is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 02:54 PM   #51
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
cute fuzzy bunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Losing my whump
Posts: 22,697
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Martha
Wab, can you quit playing with yourself and look at my computer question? Pleeeeease?
Thats what made him wanna play with himself

Hey SG...you're a swell guy. I really like you a lot. I think you're terrific.
__________________
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
cute fuzzy bunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 03:10 PM   #52
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
brewer12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 16,391
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wab
Sorry, I thought this was the ER circle jerk forum. * How does this thread differ from all the other threads?
This one doesn't have any pics of half-nekkid wimmin (yet).
__________________
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."



- Will Rogers
brewer12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 03:15 PM   #53
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Mesa
Posts: 3,588
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cute Fuzzy Bunny
. . .Hey SG...you're a swell guy.* I really like you a lot.* I think you're terrific.
Tact is often insincere, but not all insincerity is tactful.

You'll have to try harder, CFB, you wonderful little bunny.
__________________
sgeeeee is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 03:22 PM   #54
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 784
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cute Fuzzy Bunny
Thats what made him wanna play with himself
What, you think he was excited by the spectral mask and the peak energy of her channels?

Ok, I didn't see a "dorky" smiley face.
__________________
Cool Dood is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 03:34 PM   #55
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
donheff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 8,646
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by brewer12345
This one doesn't have any pics of half-nekkid wimmin (yet).
Brewer, how could you. Now its just a matter of time. Oh wait, OAP left didn't he?
__________________
Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler. -- Samuel Johnson
donheff is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 03:43 PM   #56
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
greg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,071
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

Summertime, and the livin' is easy.

Just to finish my "boob" story over here : Our waitresses were all very good looking, between the ages of 25-30. And they enjoyed teasing the young boys. The original argument started out as a friendly fight between one waitress saying the other couldn't keep a pencil in place underneath. This fight only occured around us young lads. We, the lads, were getting so bug-eyed over this discussion (and where it might lead) that our favorite waitress took pity on us in the manager's office. But we gathered up the money and the can of Rightguard. We were on a mission. I suspect it was the first adult, real live (non-backseat-of-a-car with a sixteen year old girl) exposure experience for all of us.

Don't forget Gregstein's Four Retirement Pillars: Play-Snack-talk religion and/or politics-Nap.
__________________
Compounding: Never forget! Never not remember!
greg is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 03:46 PM   #57
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,620
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Apocalypse . . .um . . .SOON
Just to finish my "boob" story over here :* I suspect it was the first adult, real live (non-backseat-of-a-car with a sixteen year old girl) exposure experience for all of us.*
Nice try, but I don't think that retelling the story here is going to get Martha involved in a rematch!
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 04:30 PM   #58
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
cute fuzzy bunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Losing my whump
Posts: 22,697
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sgeeeee
Tact is often insincere, but not all insincerity is tactful.

You'll have to try harder, CFB, you wonderful little bunny.
No, no, no...I really mean it. I love you, man...
__________________
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
cute fuzzy bunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II
Old 08-03-2006, 04:48 PM   #59
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,386
Re: When Did You See the Light? II

Quote:
Originally Posted by HaHa
I believe that the people who post here currently are mostly too smart and too respectful of others' feelings to get very involved in a* thread like this.
OK, you proved me wrong.

ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)
Old 08-03-2006, 06:01 PM   #60
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 7,409
Re: When Did You See the Light? II (danger:religion thread)

Hmmm

Sooo - I go out and about for a while - come back four pages later and nobody's posted ' I'm outtahere', gone to hell/er moved to Texas, or put up any ladies with big bazoomers. Greg came closest.

Ain't we just a bunch of well mannered sweeties.

Now a thread on evil dare I say the word - 'SWR' - that would stir the pot.

heh heh heh heh heh - used dryer sheets all around - great job.
__________________

__________________
unclemick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oil light: Driving a car into the ground BigMoneyJim Other topics 24 05-07-2007 12:28 PM
Getting a Kid to See the Light TromboneAl FIRE and Money 35 08-08-2006 04:43 PM
Bad Service Gripe Thread BigMoneyJim Other topics 12 03-03-2006 10:33 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:22 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.