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Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Jul 27, 2014 - 03:19pm PT
Hell is other climbers.

 Sarte Rebuffat (Gaston's brother)
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 27, 2014 - 04:39pm PT
Everyone has the right to believe what they want.....and not be ridiculed for it. To do that, is to be grossly immature and intolerant.

That doesn't make any sense.

Clearly, everyone does believe what they want to believe, but that's just a fact of brain chemistry, not a right that has been granted. And where is it stated in law that if I believe something really ridiculous, I have the right not to be ridiculed?

Perhaps we should not ridicule the beliefs of others just because we believe something different different, but that is not the same thing as saying we do not have the right to ridicule the beliefs of others. Nor is it the same as saying we should not ridicule the beliefs of others.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Jul 27, 2014 - 04:49pm PT
So is "If you're a conservative when you're young you have no heart and a liberal when you're old, you have no brain" physiological or philosophical, David ?
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
Jul 27, 2014 - 05:37pm PT
^ it's propaganda.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 27, 2014 - 10:37pm PT
Why is there something and not nothing?
jstan

climber
Jul 27, 2014 - 11:17pm PT
Because if you wait long enough nothing will always have become something.
QITNL

climber
Jul 27, 2014 - 11:52pm PT
Make something out of nothing? I can do that.

A couple pages ago, Marlow, a Sport climber from OSLO (if you believe that), paid me a nice finger-crafted insult. Thanks for your time and trouble.

Says the self-proclaimed "climber" QITNL... ^^^^

I've never made that claim, as it reads, to the left. That statement, like username has invited you to join Twitter!, is entirely software generated. What's your Favorite Type of Climbing?

I've filled out countless forms, created countless forms for countless others. If it ain't *required, you leave it blank. Duh.

Boom - you've been labelled. Climber, lower case. Terms of Service.

If you can crack that code, I'm all ears, I'd delete that tag quick as I could. It's not on my bug list.

Folks read that tag and make something out of nothing: an empty radio box, no response. The most pervasive forms of power are often totally transparent. The i in iPhone, the Friend in Facebook.

Turning human beings into subjects is part and parcel of my line of work. Don't blame me if I recognize it. It's a doomed strategy, its time will run out.

Yeah, I may have the luxury of being self-employed (damn, there's that pesky self again - chill, Q - it's just a radio box) but that's between me and my boss. I don't always do what she says but I'll give her what she wants.

Give me more vitamins! More nothing! More insults!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 28, 2014 - 12:48am PT
Because if you wait long enough nothing will always have become something.

But why? lol.
jstan

climber
Jul 28, 2014 - 08:30am PT
Why? Because you are assuming there is intention somewhere. An intention like that you think you have. You know very little about what you have. Pick one of the conscious threads here.

Humans are hugely anthropocentric. We feel we are the only important animal and everything is modeled on us. Someone who looks just like us is ruling everything that happens on trillions of planets. Some of them moving away from us so fast light can't even reach them.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 28, 2014 - 08:33am PT
QITNL

I do like your no logo logo-point. It's a great logo and you're arguing well... you, the self-employed ^^^

By the way: the zen guys could argue that there's nothing, and not something...

Significant dust
Significant dust
Credit: Tridgeon
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 28, 2014 - 08:38am PT
You assume that I assume. You know very little of what I assume. I assume little. The concoius threads here assume more than I care to assume.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 28, 2014 - 08:41am PT

Significant ink
Significant ink
Anastasia

climber
Home
Jul 28, 2014 - 09:35am PT
BLUEBLOCR,

Yes I agree with you to a point if you can "effect" the situation in a positive way. I found myself in many circumstance that the other person has made up their mind, are beyond working out solutions. Instead they are in a hate/anger fest and... I'm just over it. If they want to live there fine... I will not join them. I rather just take myself out of the situation and be useful somewhere else. I would love to be in a good place with all the people around me yet... I also know that's not an agenda that everyone shares/needs/ lives by. Instead it's about ego and I will not be part of that.

As for fighting it out, only if both parties can fight fairly. I fight with my spouse and it's never bad because... We fight with a great respect towards each other. It usually ends up with a few giggles and a good solution.

:) AFS
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 28, 2014 - 10:15am PT


I've got to cool myself down stompin' around
Thinkin' some words I can't name ya
Meet ya halfway got nothin' to say
Still I don't s'pose I can blame ya
Seems to me you don't wanna talk about it
Seems to me you just turn your pretty head
Walk Away

Or, just turn your pretty head and float on up into the sky, assuming that you CAN.
The Assumption of the Blessed Mother into Heaven.  Or so it seems.
The Assumption of the Blessed Mother into Heaven. Or so it seems.
Credit: mouse from merced

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donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 28, 2014 - 04:22pm PT
Interesting article in this weeks Time magazine about Atheist "churches" springing up in the Bible Belt.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Jul 28, 2014 - 04:46pm PT
Trickle Down Humanism?
go-B

climber
Cling to what is good!
Jul 28, 2014 - 05:44pm PT

Isaiah 64:8 But now, O Lord, You are our Father,
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all of us are the work of Your hand.

I'm a human made by God! :)
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 28, 2014 - 05:47pm PT
Go-B, with all respect, that is your take...I believe that "God" has been made by humans.
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jul 28, 2014 - 07:07pm PT
I'm a Donnist, which means I'm a bad ass from Philly.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jul 28, 2014 - 07:08pm PT
You atheist are going to burn at the philly cheese stake...
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