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Old 12-24-2007, 08:38 AM   #261
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Oh come on Audrey...I'm sure someone could come up with something more ridiculous. Dont underestimate the ingenuity of the average person.
Oh you're right!

I suppose they could come up with - "it's immoral for a married woman to work outside the home". Or, "how can you not have children if you're married?". Or "How can you not buy a new car since you can obviously afford it?", Or "I can't retire, because I'd be bored out of my mind - whadya do all day?", Or "profit is immoral". Or, .....

Gosh, I can think of a bunch of ridiculous statements!

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Old 12-24-2007, 08:54 AM   #262
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I guess I was already prepared for this by endless questions as to how I could be in my late 30's and still hadnt ever been married.

And do note that in the progress of this, it was said that a househusband violates all sorts of morals as well, so I'm thinking there is a groundswell of things we're probably all doing wrong that Bongo just hasnt had the time to broach yet.

Whenever I see something stupid, I always say "thats the second stupidest thing I've ever seen". That way, should something really and truly stupid become quickly evident, I dont have to change any priorities.

The idea certainly bears consideration in a "Gee, is there more to life?" sort of way. Academically interesting for debate as a function of our total potential contributions to society vs contributions to ourselves and our friends/families.

But to say "you're selfish and immoral if you get off the hamster wheel!"?

Thats the stupidest thing I've ever heard. I dont need to leave any room.
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But to say "you're selfish and immoral if you get off the hamster wheel!"?

Thats the stupidest thing I've ever heard. I dont need to leave any room.
So you agree with me! LOL!

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I guess I was already prepared for this by endless questions as to how I could be in my late 30's and still hadnt ever been married.
But it goes against convention to be in your late 30's and not married at least once!!!! Society expects it of you. If you are not married by your late 30's, you have let society down. That's detrimental and harmful to society - people feel let down and will be disappointed in you!

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P.S. If you're divorced by your late 30's - that's OK and no longer against convention, thus understood by society. No one feels disappointed (except maybe you and the ex).
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Yeah, I got a lot of that in the vein of "So whats the weird little thing thats wrong with you that isnt evident".

Turned out I was single at the same time with a lot of my friends who were between #1 and #2...

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So you agree with me! LOL!

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I've tried to stay as open minded as the circumstances allowed, but after further consideration...yes, you're right.

By the way, I think Bongo is just like Hitler. For a variety of reasons.
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By the way, I think Bongo is just like Hitler. For a variety of reasons.
Well, at the very least it is completely clear to me that Bongo2 is a bona-fide socialist, as he believes that society's needs for workers/producers clearly trump that of an individual's need to follow his/her own self-determined path in life.

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And do note that in the progress of this, it was said that a househusband violates all sorts of morals as well...
As just a small but possibly meanigful correction, I think that Bongo said that it violated "mores", not morals. I guess these two are often conflated, but they really are different.

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Ha -

I think you're being very generous in attributing your excellent command of the english language to other people.
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As just a small but possibly meanigful correction, I think that Bongo said that it violated "mores", not morals. I guess these two are often conflated, but they really are different.
I looked this up: mores - Wiktionary
and this: conflate - Wiktionary

Oh dear CFB, I think you are not cut out to be a househusband. Perhaps you should just go back to the hamster wheel?
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Shh...I'm eating bonbons on the couch. Bacon bonbons.
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Didn't anyone notice that CFB called Bongo the name-we-shall-not-speak thus automatically closing the thread?
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I looked this up: mores - Wiktionary
and this: conflate - Wiktionary
I hope no one thinks I disagree with anyone's lifestyle. I am just interested in words. To me at least, morals are what an individual has. Mores are on a social level, and although they may vary widely among different subcultures they really can't exist without reference to some normative group.

OTOH, some people at least believe that morals can be innate.

It is also true that some groups feel that it is immoral to violate their mores, so it can get pretty confusing.

By the way Bunny, no one uses words better than you do.

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Didn't anyone notice that CFB called Bongo the name-we-shall-not-speak thus automatically closing the thread?
Yeah, but I violated the codicil that says that you cant intentionally invoke the name for the implicit purpose of causing the thread to end. So all y'all continue on as desired.

But the sentiment is pleasing.
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I hope no one thinks I disagree with anyone's lifestyle.
Well you might disagree with mine, blue bunny's are kind of kinky . I don't think anyone believes you had impure motives, Ha.
We're just a little loopy after this thread got past page 13. BTW, does anyone know what the record is on this sight?
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We're just a little loopy after this thread got past page 13. BTW, does anyone know what the record is on this sight?
According to the forum stats the record is "Its funny joke Thursday!" at 51 pages.
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According to the forum stats the record is "Its funny joke Thursday!" at 51 pages.
I see that CFB started that one ... and it's still going. I'm impressed, didn't know he had it in him!!!
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REWahoo, why did you have to tell them!
I wanted to show the record was so far out of reach that there is no reasonable possibility this thread could beat it. Might as well let it die...
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Didn't anyone notice that CFB called Bongo the name-we-shall-not-speak thus automatically closing the thread?
Dang - I missed the part about Kayak's.

heh heh heh - Saint's got creamed - I'm going to scare the piss out of my Sister when I tell her I cheering for the Pat's in the Superbowl.

Just a football Troll - but I can't resist. . Immoral to the core and bad to the bone.
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