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bahamut's Avatar Picture bahamut – November 15, 2008 04:46AM Reply Quote
a thread about our spawn.

ddt – December 23, 2008 10:47AM Reply Quote
awww. great expressions from both kitty and dog.

ddt

ARL (Moderator) – December 23, 2008 02:34PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
>Lots of small menial tasks proffered by my socialist parents turned me into a libertarian, so watch out.

Every generation likes to rebel against the philosophies/world-view of their parents. It saddens me that that probably means my daughter will end up a conservative christian...

bahamut – December 23, 2008 04:04PM Reply Quote
I guess that makes my kids would have to be a big-government social conservatives. Wait that's fascism. Oh wait, that's my parents. Now I get it.

Mokers (Moderator) – December 24, 2008 04:04AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
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>Lots of small menial tasks proffered by my socialist parents turned me into a libertarian, so watch out.

Every generation likes to rebel against the philosophies/world-view of their parents. It saddens me that that probably means my daughter will end up a conservative christian...

I don't think you have to worry about the church thing. My church growing up was very liberal. We went to church every sunday. I don't go to church a lot now, and wanting to get rid of the EPA has nothing to do with some secret love for Jerry Falwell.

And if you it makes you feel better, my sister has never seen a tax she doesn't like, so you can just pop out another kid and improve your odds.

bahamut – December 24, 2008 04:24AM Reply Quote
During the last few years, I've embraced my athiest side and my wife is on her way (not willing to call herself that, but feeling that Christianity isn't for her anymore). We tried, went to Lutheran church when our kids were born (hormones do funny things), got them baptized and so on. It was as nice a church as could get. We couldn't help but feel moved by the other people. But it faded.

The athiests just need to get more seductive about their argument. Instead of thinking about the no, they should think about the yes. I think it'd be great to take all the nut case warmongers, terrorists, holy roller haters, ignorant polluters, and gangsters for a trip to the moon and then, with the good Earth overhead, explain the Fermi Paradox and that this might be it.

rino – December 24, 2008 05:12AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Oh -- we are on the topic of religion.

My wife grew up in a Unitarian atmosphere. Her dad did not attend, said he got enough of it all since his dad is lutheran minister. Oy, I can imagine.

I got my fill with my evangelical/born-again biological father who couldn't really talk to you save for the filter of the bible and that interpretation. One of my sisters is of the "born again" faith set. Several others profess knowledge of or belief in the divine.

I've advocated an atheist creed I cribbed from a Unitarian minister: Earth is enough, there is no pie in the sky, let's honor it with deeds not creeds. Unitarians showed me something, I'll give them that. My unitarian church hasn't had a stable minister we like since the one who married us left (http://www.fredericklipp.com/). So we don't go. It's tough for kids - they need to know the stories of religion(s) but frankly all my early baptist/holy-roller church going did very little to teach me any of the cooler aspects of the written stories. Instead it used creeds and interpretations and white guys in robes.


Anyway -- Happy Festivus y'all.

tliet – December 24, 2008 05:21AM Reply Quote
Re; Fermi Paradox. Isn't it fairly logical? I mean, how many planets, stars and other material is out there? Planets like earth are out there, but there's no way we can reach or communicate with them using our current technologies.

I think the story of christianity (birth of a baby without conception? right...) is much more improbable than theories of the existence of other life forms in the universe or darwinism. Not to offend anyone, but I was raised as a catholic and it held me back a long time.

Of course, one can never be completely sure as all of these big questions have to be answered without full and conclusive proof for now, but in my opinion science went a long way in proving many theories over the centuries. Theories that have all first been fought tooth and nail by many religious leaders.



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stan adams – December 24, 2008 06:16AM Reply Quote
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... catholic and it held me back a long time ..

???

Curious as to how?

ddt – December 24, 2008 06:21AM Reply Quote
i'd be glad to go on about religion, but maybe we need a new thread for that?

ddt

Mokers (Moderator) – December 24, 2008 06:24AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
yes i am sorry i took this thread off track. I was just trying to ease tony's fears that he is raising a fascist.

stan adams – December 24, 2008 06:26AM Reply Quote
true

Jeff Cooper – December 26, 2008 09:25AM Reply Quote
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Thanks guys! This was all stuff I bought BEFORE the kids. Now I'm thinking of ripping everything and putting it on the AppleTV since the only harm they can do there is buy movies...

Back on track: I lost two pretty good pairs of speakers to my little monsters, dammit. We now have a cheapo pair of bookshelf speakers up high. Why it didn't occur to me the first time Noah took off the dustcover, I don't know.

My in-laws gave us a blu-ray player for Christmas. I give it three weeks.

tliet – December 26, 2008 01:00PM Reply Quote
The daughter of my gf (just turned 18) was taken with us to Londen together with her boyfriend of 6 months. Was a nice trip, we thought they were having a good time and because it is a good guy with a good influence on her we gladly paid their way.

We came back on Wednesday, yesterday during x-mas dinner at my gf's mother she broke up with him. Then after we got home, she immediately left to go to another guy.

I've never felt so cheated.

It turned out she was probably seeing the other guy for a few weeks at least, but because she didn't want to miss the Londen trip she kept it to herself. Not only did she cheat on the boyfriend, but continued to lie about it to her mother when she confronted her yesterday.

Have a nice x-mas!

stan adams – December 26, 2008 01:32PM Reply Quote
Wha??? Your girlfriends daughter duped you and her mom into treating her and the bf into footing the bill to London? And she was two-timing the bloke? Naughty naughty girl. Anyway to "retroactively" put coal in her stocking? Is she living free at mom's? Perhaps a sudden rent increase is in order?

John Willoughby – December 26, 2008 03:06PM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
My youngest has become very interested in World of Warcraft lately. (She's been carrying a dinner knife around as a sword.) So Santa brought her arms, and a mighty steed.

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Mokers (Moderator) – December 26, 2008 04:27PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Regular Joan of Arc there. Is she having any visions of a libertarian revolution by any chance?



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Alan Lehman – December 26, 2008 05:24PM Reply Quote
You'd better hope that she doesn't figure out how to sharpen that thing. Otherwise needing concrete furniture will be the last of your problems.

Just wait until she tries crawl into bed in the middle of the night with all that. She looks adorable though.



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tliet – December 26, 2008 07:36PM Reply Quote
The look on her face is priceless John.

Stan, that's exactly what I'm thinking of, it's the only way of reaching her. Monetary punishment, although now she's turned 18 (she's an adult over here), she's getting study compensation of the government so she's got her own income.

That and I don't want her around at family events until she's apologised.

John Willoughby – December 26, 2008 08:27PM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
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tliet
The look on her face is priceless John.

She takes her duties as a Blood Elf paladin very seriously.

stan adams – January 05, 2009 08:14AM Reply Quote
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The look on her face is priceless John.

She takes her duties as a Blood Elf paladin very seriously.

Better that than those hand bells I spied on the coffee table -- NO "musical instrument" until they know the difference between LOUD and soft / Phillip Glass & Mozart...

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