Recent posts by Auric on Kongregate

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Topic: General Gaming / do you like combat arms

Ummm, you did read what Carados posted, didn’t you? Now, she may be irritating, abrasive, and uncompromising when she thinks someone is wrong, but she does know her games. I may not agree with her on some points, but she always has solid reasons why she thinks as she does.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Greg and Alison

Congratulations, Alison. Oh, and you too Greg. I wish you many violent rows, followed by long sessions of exhausting and heartfelt making up. Grandchildren you can spoil relentlessly, and children that can support you when you get tired of taking care of all those noobs, trolls, and bots that hang around the Kong chatrooms. Though I have a feeling that you’ll never get tired of torturing all of us with evilly thought out badges, Greg.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Obama's Idea of "Change"

You know, it’s funny. Every time some politician comes along, and is christened the countries Golden Boy, and is expected to bring about all this positive change and to make things better, and when he doesn’t, mostly through the fact that things change, and what seems so easy stops being so, people start blaming him for the fact that he isn’t some superpowerful person that can change everything with the flick of a switch, and is in fact, only human. Depressingly, fallibly human. Deal with it. The fact that he didn’t live up to your expectations is YOUR problem, not his. He’s doing the best he can, and if that’s not good enough, too bloody bad.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Its not unusual...

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Topic: General Gaming / What was this game?

Have you seen Void, Zaminic?
http://www.kongregate.com/games/Baturinsky/void

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / AX: Fetuses and Souls

Of course, the question leads me to another one: What exactly is a soul? Is it something that is inherent in the basic fabric of life, or is it something that grows from an active intelligence?
If it’s the first, then yes, a fetus has a soul, because I doubt that anyone here would argue that a fetus isn’t alive, and if it’s the second, then it only has a soul when complex brain function really starts.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Father's Day

I have a father. There are times when I feel an intense need to shoot him, but I have one…

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / [Remnants of Skystone] Beta Testers Needed for Remnants of Skystone

If anyone’s still paying attention to this, I’ll toss my name into the hat. Listening to Ky, MK, and Slade natter on about this game, and having no clue as to what they’re talking about has goaded me into posting this.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / what do you think hell looks like?

My hell is me floating in a place that’s all white. No sensations other then sight, nothing to break the monotonous whiteness, and unable to fall asleep. Ever.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / MUST-download songs.

Illegal Pirating is illegal.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / 5 Popular Safety Laws That Dont Actually Work

As far as I can tell, the problem is that the 3 strikes law and the zero tolerance law are both used to take the place of COMMON SENSE. Every case is unique, and therefore must be judged on their own merits. Yes, there are consequences for breaking laws, but to allow the laws to take the place of actual judgment is just plain stupid.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / need help

Sounds like Arcane. I could be wrong though.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Disprove God

I haven’t met “God”. Have you? If so, then you must have some proof, maybe an indestructible note saying “The bearer of this note has been in the presence of the almighty lord”. If not, then everything that we say about “him/her/it” is only supposition. You say god loves us, I say that they’re watching us, waiting for us either to get our act together, or to die out. the only proof that anyone has are the words of “Prophets” and “Disciples”. Now, I personally am inclined to believe that they were probably out in the sun too long, But as I have repeatedly stated, that is my opinion. It does not apply to anyone else. Since we have yet to prove or disprove any Higher Power, Attributing motive is a little premature.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Disprove God

Darkninja, faith is not a purely rational force. Attempting to undermine faith through purely rational arguments will have little effect. Faith depends solely on what a person experiences, or their interpretation of said experiences. I have come to believe in a more paganistic form of Deism (though to be perfectly honest, I really don’t know where my beliefs fit). There are elements of the Tao, Bhuddism, and others. I believe in a purely non-interactive god, but I do believe that there is a benevolent force in the universe. Not a god, but a being that, when all forces are balanced, and random chance makes the final cast, causes things to fall in my favor. that belief is founded on the observation that I seem to be unreasonably lucky. Not at cards, or other games of chance, but in life itself. Christianity itself is not absurd, in fact, it has numerous admirable qualities, but allowing the doctrines set out by it’s Church to make all your decicions for you is the height of absurdity.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Disprove God

I apologise for mistaking you for a christian, but that’s easy to do when you’re defending the bible so venomously. And I’ve admitted that my knowlege was lacking in that subject, so drop it. You’re eqating yourself, someone who has probably had a decent education, and access to adequate research materials, to someone who was most likely illiterate( because that was what most copyists were)? They were copyists in the truest sense of the word. to them, the words were pictures to be painted exactingly onto a sheet of whatever medium was provided. Until the early 20th centyury, literacy was about as common as good hygiene. Unless you were rich, a teacher, a priest, or your job required you to need to be able to read and write, you probably couldn’t.

The reason I espouse Deism is not so much because I am practicioner of such, but because the fundamental ideal behind it resonates with what I believe.

And finally, just so you are clear on this point, I really do not care what you believe. You state that you’re an athiest. That means that you do have faith, of a sort. You keep hounding people about their beliefs, so are you trying to show their hipocrysy? I keep wondering why you show so little faith in what you believe. And believe me, belief in the lack of a Higher Power is just as powerful as belief in one.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Disprove God

You seem to be missing my point. Not surprising. Your religious and spiritual beliefs are only valid for YOU. You keep harping on “Good Christians” this, and “True Christians” that, but the real point is, you have so little faith in what you profess to believe in, that the only strength you can find in it is the strength to say “OMG, u r so not krischan.” find strength in your own faith before you begin to claim that everyone else is profaning the “true” faith with their ungodly beliefs. Jesus professed tolerance, while you claim that anyone that does not believe as you do must be a sinner and a heretic. See the Spanish Inquiusition. And, if you really want to get technical, Christianity started as a Heresy of the Hebrew faith. It only gained legitimacy after enough people started believing in it that short of genocide,it could not be stamped out. And darkninja, to use your “Saviors” phrases: “By their works, you shall know them”, and as far as I can tell, your works amount to this: You have spread anti-athiest, and anti-christian bigotry around this thread. every valid point brought up has been tossed out as being slander against christianity. You have allowed your faith to crystalize until all you can see is that others are not you, and that they do not believe as you do. If your beliefs are valid, then you have to accept that what others believe is valid.

In a previous post I admitted my error as to the date of the conclave, so that’s not an issue. And how is my not being a christian affecting my application of logic and jugement to an issue that greatly affects me? “I believe, therefore I believe” What I believe is not an issue, anymore than what you believe is an issue. You can go ahead and believe whatever you want. You can believe in an invisible being that loves you, yet if you don’t follow his rules EXACTLY, he will send you to burn for all eternity. Where’s the love in that. For my point of view on those rules, I refer you to the late and great George Carlin.(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkRYaMiP4K8)
And please tell me, how is being on the other side of an issue bad? That’s like me saying that, you being christian, you have absolutely no right to question my beliefs and their basis. Yet, that’s EXACTLY what you’re doing. And on the loss of information due to trascription problems, I give you a number: 3000. Do you expect me to believe that the generally dull human race could have kept the bible whole over three milennia? Please. A fair percentage of us lose our wallets and car keys on a daily basis, and those are INFINITELY more important than a book, or a pile of books. even ones of religious importance.
Either you have great faith in the human race as a whole,(Preceding posts have disproved that) great faith in Christianity as a whole (disproven as well) Or are just optimistic(READ: Naive).

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Disprove God

Sorry, I knew it happened, but was a little fuzzy on the date. I knew it was in the Roman Empire, but figured the Empire was still in full swing.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Disprove God

Darkninja, you sir, are an idiot. First, what you believe only applies to you. IT DOES NOT APPLY TO ANYONE ELSE. Two, your opinion on what you or anyone else believes carries exactly zero weight with anyone here. Three, Religion is not Spirituality. What a person believes does not depend on a particular text or series of teachings unless they choose to use them to base their beliefs on. The bible is not a definitive source of All Things Christian. Four, the bible is so full of holes you could drive a Mack truck through them, not because it was written that way, but because in the THREE THOUSAND years that the bible has been around, it had to have been re-written, because animal skin, papyrus, vellum, and paper just don’t last that long. Even being copied, the copyist could very well have made mistakes. And before you jump on the fact that, as the holy text of a series of religions, “God” would not have let mistakes happen, remember, the only tools “He” had to work with were regular people, and if today is any indication, “He” didn’t really have a lot to work with. “He” works through man, right? so errors were made, and over the years, being translated from Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and a host of other languages, errors are inevitable. Plus there was the conclave in 300 B.C. or so, which decided which “Holy” scripture were to be kept within the Bible. Toss in basic human stupidity, greed, and laziness, and you get an incomplete work. The parts SEEM to fit together, but is that because they do? Or is it because that’s the only way we’ve seen it.

And before you ask, I’m a Deist. Look it up, because you really need some learning to do before you should argue with me.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Disprove God

I find it funny that the only things really proven here are that A) Darkruler believes that he’s right; B) Lrdwhyt disagrees with some of the things that Darkruler has said; C) The majority of things posted here were posted by idiots (according to everyone other than the poster) and D) we’re no closer to an answer than when we started. Nearly 300 posts, and no headway. snicker

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Disprove God

Now answer me this. For the average person, Isn’t subjective reality also objective reality? Scientists can produce reams and reams of data supporting this theory or that, but if you ask the person on the street, they’ll tell you exactly what reality is. Knowlege defines perception, perception defines reality, and perception defines knowlege.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Disprove God

Did I once say you were wrong? No. I have repeatedly stated that humans are inherently different from each other. Not enough to make them a different species, but different enough in minute ways that reality interacts differently for each person. Considering that, in sufficient quantities EVERYTHING kills, there are some unanswered questions in your statement. Say we each take Strychnine. Who dies first. How did the substance kill us. Was there a different reaction between us. That information, when collected will state that we did not have the exact same reaction. The end result was the same, but how we got there was different.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Disprove God

I don’t mean Objective reality, I mean Subjective reality, which is what belief in a Higher Power is based on. Plus, I guarantee you, in a hundred years, this science you rate so highly will be lauded as the crackpot beliefs of primitive savages. Can you tell me that if you gave two unrelated people the same drug that they will have the EXACT same reaction? No. Therefore reality is applied differently to each person.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Disprove God

First: I believe what I believe. It does not hold true for anyone else but me.
Second: Attempting to disprove that which has yet to be proven is doomed to fail.
Third: Using anything that is MANmade (i.e The Bible) to prove that a Higher Power exists is incorrect.
Fourth: Deeming that a being that supposedly created a universe out of nothing is bound by the same laws as us is illogical.
Fifth: Stating that reality is the same for everyone is illogical.(ask a depressed teen the nature of reality, and ask a new father the nature of reality, and you’ll get two different answers. Reality is based on our perception of stimuli. As each person filters that perception through different senses, and in different proportions, reality is invariably different for each and every person on this, or any other planet.)
Sixth: Religion is the hierarchy that bases itself on a set of spritual beliefs.
Seventh: Everything that you can see and touch is true. everything else is suspect because you yourself haven’t experienced it. you cannot truthfully say “This Is So” without first experiencing it.
Eighth: Multiple belief structures state that god is everything. Accepting that as true, that immediately proves that all other belief structures are true, because they too are part of everything.