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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Take J-Man to the mat if you dare
« on: November 27, 2020, 09:11:10 PM »
BTW: Everybody understands this is a clickbait exploitation of Christians right? We're clicking along answering absolutely insulting questions while banners flash and we click. Some pagan marketing worm is collecting pennies. It's no different than Top Ten Bikini Fails.
That's ok, if it means we get to make fun of J-Man, they can have their shekels.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Take J-Man to the mat if you dare
« on: November 26, 2020, 08:38:31 PM »
36/40, and the quiz is shamefully basic. Any person of European heritage with a a little bit of general trivia will probably score higher than me.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: November 26, 2020, 09:53:49 AM »
I think this could be workable. We just need to turn President into a meaningless, ceremonial position, and appoint Trump as... Prime Minister? Lord Protector? Supreme Leader?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: November 26, 2020, 09:15:51 AM »
Ok, got it. But let's say in the off-chance, Trump doesn't win. What's the strategy post inauguration?
On the off-chance that he didn't win (even though he did), we will enjoy his win, because he won.

We need to be careful, though - Trump might get tired of winning so much and call it quits.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: November 24, 2020, 10:28:49 AM »
What annoys me about him (one of many things) is that he cynically presents himself as a Christian because he knows it plays well with a certain and quite large demographic. And, weirdly, it seems to work. Me and a mate at church have discussed this and we just don’t get it. Why are they falling for it? It’s such an obvious lie, can’t they tell they’re being played? Just look at how Trump talks and acts. Is this really the way a person with real faith acts? I mean, none of us are perfect of course but nothing about him makes me think that his “faith” is anything more than a thin and cynical veneer to win votes.
That would be an ecumenical matter.

The way he presents himself is much more in line with how many American churches work, especially small-town churches, often of unclear denomination. Their relationship with the faith is entirely different from (my narrow-minded presumption of) yours - whether you want to look at the small-town stuff or their "megachurches", it's really a far cry from more traditional European flavours of Jesus-worship. I'm sure if Trump wanted to play the role of a pious Catholic or Anglican, he'd have done his homework on the right cues to give off for that, but, as you said, he's preaching to a target demographic.

Trump America News Network
Can we make it TAN instead of TANN? Y'know, for skin-colour-related reasons?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: November 23, 2020, 09:50:54 PM »
"Nobody reads the Bible more than me," Trump stated. [/i]
Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm not gonna defend that statement, either. But it's not unreasonable to surmise that he might be religious (incl. actually having read the Bible, so quite religious) while not being able to pick his favourite verse on the spot.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: November 23, 2020, 09:14:58 PM »
I smell a lie
Probably COVID19, mate, loss of smell and taste are common symptoms.

I spent a good portion of my life as a devout altar boy. Sure, things changed since then, and my vestments wouldn't fit anymore, but I could totally own you at Jesus trivia. inb4 "haha were you raped by a priest". Dude, keep my sex life out of this, geez

Are you saying you don't know any bible quotes off the top of your head? How is this possible?
Well, sure, I could pick something obvious; but: imagine the same interview, except Trump says "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone!!1!" He wouldn't be taken seriously anyway, and the narrative would still be that he obviously doesn't know the Bible, that's why he went with such a common verse.

It was a shit question, and copping out entirely might have actually been the best answer.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: November 23, 2020, 08:28:54 PM »
Just look how he reacted when asked about the Bible
Okay, that question is a literal meme, though. "Oh yeah, you're an <x> fan? Name your favourite <y>." I'm reasonably well-versed in Christianity (or, well, at least the RomCath flavour thereof), but I wouldn't be able to go "Ah, yes, Luke 11:11-12 really speaks to me, y'know?" on the spot.

He could have handled it better, perhaps by approaching it along the lines of "I think the Bible is fantastic, but I haven't exactly spent much time memorising verses," but I don't think this is something to hold over his head.

Flat Earth Community / Re: A Question From a Round-Earther
« on: November 22, 2020, 08:43:26 PM »
Equally, if not not more so, a fantastic example of why on a flat earth nothing should be hidden.
This is incorrect, and you know better than this. Please don't return to your old ways.

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Questions regarding gravity
« on: November 22, 2020, 08:42:24 PM »
Thank you for the partial answer.
Have a few days off to figure out how Web forums work.

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Why the round earth hoax?
« on: November 22, 2020, 08:41:30 PM »

I started this thread. I named it. It's about a question that nobody who believes in FET has even attempted to answer. How is that being off-topic? It IS the topic. Please rescind the warning.
"I don't like the fact that nobody responded to my very cool thread in a way I like" is not a helpful contribution to any thread, and you being the OP does not change that. Furthermore, whining about moderation in the middle of a thread is hardly helpful either.

The warning stays. In the future, if you need help with moderation action, do so in the right place.

I don't think I've heard a lamer excuse, at least this week.
Very well. I guess we're done here, then? Of course, you do realise that this scenario makes your claims entirely impossible, but that's probably by design. You gave up on serious discussion long ago.

If the original video footage was shot in 4:3 (4K) instead of 16:9 (1080p), it would lose a little at the top of frame and an equal amount at the bottom of frame in conversion, but the centre of the 4:3 footage would still be the centre of the 16:9 conversion shown on the YouTube footage.
You are making a very generous assumption, which is almost certainly false given what we know about the video. Or, well, you think you are; once you thought about it for half a minute you'll realise how unhelpful it was to your case. However, given how convinced you are of your geometry-defying assumption, I guess we'll leave it at that. The Earth just happens to change shape over time in ways which are inconsistent with optics. Thus spoke Longitube.

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Questions regarding gravity
« on: November 22, 2020, 07:01:33 PM »
Apologies if I misnamed it. Let me try again. FET does explain the effect known as gravity by the fact that the flat earth is acclerating upward. Correct?

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Why the round earth hoax?
« on: November 22, 2020, 07:01:14 PM »
I'm still waiting for an FE believer to explain the purpose of this massive lie that the earth is round.
If you do not have anything to add to a thread, do not post in it. Warned.

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Line of sight question
« on: November 22, 2020, 07:00:20 PM »
(Note: one sees 'farther', not 'further')
Not everyone speaks American English. If you'd like to get educated on the historical interchangeability of the two words, as well as the pointlessness of this American grammaranism, I strongly recommend this Merriam-Webster article.

No. The reason the horizon is below eye level is that the person is at a higher altitude. Up is higher than down.
If your only response is "NUH UH RET IS FACT", then I implore you to stop posting here. If you cannot make a coherent argument, stay out of the upper fora.

Flat Earth Community / Re: A Question From a Round-Earther
« on: November 22, 2020, 06:19:07 PM »
However, when zoomed in, unlike the Bishop experiment, one would not be able to "Upon looking into the telescope I can see children running in and out of the water, splashing and playing. I can see people sun bathing at the shore and teenagers merrily throwing Frisbees to one another. I can see runners jogging along the water's edge with their dogs. From my vantage point the entire beach is visible."
Perhaps I misread your tone, but you seem to be claiming that this helps your case, almost with a little bit of snark? Surely it's obvious that an experiment performed over a much larger distance will yield vastly different results?

Nonetheless, by your own account, this is a fantastic example of being able to see much farther than RET should allow, with (seemingly) just over 50m of the tower having disappeared when the expected number for RET would have been more in the ballpark of 150.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: My Philosophy on beer...
« on: November 22, 2020, 03:06:12 PM »
In October I visited a friend and had a Brewdog "punk" something-or-other in a can. It tasted like shit, but then my experience with Brewdog has been not great in general, so I won't claim it was the can's fault.
Punk IPA, I'm guessing. It's definitely not for everyone, though I personally enjoy it. I'd suggest trying a beer you know you like that's also offered in a can. For science.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: My Philosophy on beer...
« on: November 22, 2020, 02:36:23 PM »
Beer is indeed good, although cans tend to impart a nasty element to the flavour.
Have you tried them recently? Beer can technology made leaps forward in the last half-decade or so. At this point, I suspect you wouldn't be able to actually taste the difference in a blind test.

These days, I prefer cans because, well, I can't taste the difference, and cans are more environmentally friendly (on all fronts: manufacturing, recycling, and transport due to their lighter weight).

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: November 22, 2020, 11:01:20 AM »
Theres an (unofficial) online campaign telling republican voters in GA to support Trump by writing his name on the senate race ballot instead of checking any of the boxes.
That's hilarious, although it might turn ugly - someone, somewhere, is encouraging a target group to submit invalid ballots. Could it be the Spooкy Naтion?

Flat Earth Community / Re: Thunderf00t's Mars video
« on: November 22, 2020, 10:55:44 AM »
You're responding to yourself. Did you forget to switch accounts before posting this?

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