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Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Aug 30, 2012 - 12:19pm PT
Here's the whole 2 hour Julia Sweeney - Letting go of God in one file.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri3-DpSn7AA&feature=related

One day I'll have to load this onto a portable player and listen to it on a plane flight.
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Aug 30, 2012 - 01:49pm PT
I'm all for having the freedom to choose how one approaches the mystical/spiritual. Slamming other's beliefs won't win you any arguments and shows a lack of respect especially in any "appreciation thread". Appreciation threads are meant for those who want to share the stoke about a person, belief, place, etc. If I don't share the stoke on a particular thread I see no reason to crap on it (not that I always follow my own advise)

Bill Callahan (Smog) wrote a beautiful song about his personal quest.

Daphne

Trad climber
Black Rock City
Aug 30, 2012 - 03:35pm PT
I'm not an atheist but I am so grateful for a thread that spells it right. Thank you! I am an intolerant speller, I wish I wasn't --but I am.
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Aug 30, 2012 - 03:57pm PT
Thanks Gunkie. It was listening to this on a road trip that led me to believe that, finally, it was okay to not believe in god.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Aug 31, 2012 - 12:02am PT

http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2012/08/30/national-atheist-party-cancels-convention-due-to-lack-of-funding/
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Aug 31, 2012 - 12:07am PT
How many ways have you seen Daphne misspelled?
MisterE

Social climber
Aug 31, 2012 - 12:18am PT
Daphne: spelling is at least forgivable...or maybe not?

Haha! You believe in correct spelling! I was raised a rabidly-proper American English, and yet I can forgive.

Where is the tolerance when one needs it? :)

Here is a link to remind you how far down the rabbit-hole one can go:

http://books.google.com/books/about/Miss_Manners_Guide_to_Excruciatingly_Cor.html?id=FOodocaTLsMC

;)



Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 31, 2012 - 12:24am PT
She doesn't understand the freedom inherent, in, punctuation, though, especially periods.

Edit, I mean, commas,!
Daphne

Trad climber
Black Rock City
Aug 31, 2012 - 01:48am PT
^^^ you know how your use of commas drives me crazy! argh!!

Seems the most preferred ways of misspelling Daphne are
Daffeney
Daphine
Daffnie

I was also raised in a home that demanded perfect English-- the intolerant belief system i acquired in that home has been hard to shake.

On the other hand, my father was an impassioned atheist. What happened to me?
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Aug 31, 2012 - 05:43pm PT
^^^^^^

And yes, the English language is one of the most flexible. Though I love French and the lyrical italian, just for example, English has proven to be the most adaptable, not such a bad thing, which is why I suppose it is the international language (apologies to Francophones).

As a copy editor/sub-editor, I have to be pedantic in my job, but as a writer, screw it, conventions go out the window.

From an avowed atheist, and I ain't going back.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 31, 2012 - 06:49pm PT
People in foxholes are better off keeping their heads down than praying.
WBraun

climber
Aug 31, 2012 - 06:49pm PT
The sound vibrations of the English language still has no real potency.

Take for example the word water.

That word when vibrated is not water.

There are words when sound vibrated that are absolute when vibrated without offenses.

Those words will act just like medicine will act whether one believes or not.

This why I say the mundane gross material mental speculators have no potency.

And they don't .......
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Aug 31, 2012 - 06:55pm PT
Werner, I have to admit that when I start to read some of your posts the voice in my head suddenly shifts to José Jiménez.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Aug 31, 2012 - 07:01pm PT
What happened to me?

Beauty.

DMT
Daphne

Trad climber
Black Rock City
Aug 31, 2012 - 07:17pm PT
:)
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Aug 31, 2012 - 09:52pm PT
I especially like climbing with atheists.

You can tell all the politically-incorrect, off-color religious jokes you want (recall Pate's best jokes thread) and you can talk all you want about religions and their nonsense in the style of George Carlin open and freely without having to always check your language.

Climbing with hardcore supernaturalists whether Christian or Muslim wouldn't ever be my first pick. (Birds of a feather flock together, it's only natural.) But maybe I'll have to at some point when I'm older - beggars can't be choosy. :)

.....

Thought for the day: If Clint Eastwood can talk to an empty chair, then why can't Christians pray to an ancient carpenter whose bones have long turned to dust?
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Aug 31, 2012 - 10:04pm PT
in the style of George Carlin open and freely without having to always check your language.


 Mainly because anyone who is offended by "George Carlin" style humor is a f*#kin pussy, and leads to the "pussification" of the American male.


In my view one of the reasons for climbing is to push thy self to thy limit right?
Or at the very least have a bunch of fun within one's limits…

How often have you heard anyone thanking god when they got to the top of a climb?
I'd be the guy on belay yelling up "YOU ONLY HAVE YOURSELF TO THANK… YOU DID ALL THAT WORK AND YOUR F*#KING TRAINING AND PERSEVERANCE GOT YOU TO THE TOP OF THAT CLIMB!!!

Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Aug 31, 2012 - 11:45pm PT



I agree with this clip….. Is it possible that, when those who have had those "at one with the universe" moments it's only happening because that is an instance where a single person has let go of their self, their ego, and their thought of what makes them them, they have let go enough to see, feel and understand that they are the universe. That all that is found in the universe is found in each of us and is accessible by all if only we could let go of the self, the ego and the self imposed (or societal imposed) limits we all seem to want to place on ourselves and each other.

ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Sep 1, 2012 - 12:56am PT
yer gonna burn in hell forever, and then some more
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Sep 1, 2012 - 12:58am PT
I am an intolerant speller, I wish I wasn't --but I am.

but apparently you is not so good at teh grammar

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