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Topic: General Gaming / Seeds of Time Online

Sorry. I really didn’t know. I’ve only seen 1 link, and it was the one I took. I’ll just shut up now if no one wants to talk about it. . .

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Seeds of Time Online

Seeds of Time Online. Anyone else played?
Its a “100% free Browser Based MMORPG.”

It’s sort of a textbased game. . .
Seems to still be getting off of the ground, which is a good thing considering I signed up now and so will probably have advantages later. . . But anyway, thats not what I started this about.

Anyone else played?
(btw if not you can use this link to gain extra energy on signup: http://www.seedsoftime.net/?referrer=oddball2002 —-and no, I’m not an idot gamemaker adverting the game. Every user has a similar link they can give to people)

Like I wwas saying before that ridiculously long parenthetical statement, anyone else played? If so, could you give me some tips, tricks, or ideas?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Digging Graves Is Illegal

Has anyone considered the obvious fact that not only is the Pharoah dead, but all his family and friends are long gone, so no one really remains to be offended by digging him up. Except us, who are making objective observations based on how we THINK we would feel NOW about people digging up our remains, and are not personal friends or defenders of king Tut (or any other old mummy)

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Dinowaurs Alpha Testers Wanted

I would be glad to do some testing. Alpha would be nice, but if not that, Beta would be good too.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Female Gamers

Didn’t you just say that what makes you a woman is your body? And the same with a man?

And the statement doesn’t make sense, because a woman is not born in a man’s body. Ever. But we are getting off topic.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What is Religion?

This discussion is laughable. Obviously, not all of you operate under the same definition of the word “religion.”

Here are a few (with my comments):

1) Athiests often define it as “devotion or worship to a diety.” This sounds good, but it leaves out certain things like Deism. So it won’t work.

2) Some people exclude basic “spirituality,” and only use it to refer to “organized religions.” I disagree with this.

3) Many Christians (I know a lot of this category, and I am one, so don’t try to tell me about what they believe. Some of you who have posted about what the Bible teaches are just frankly just incorrect. But I’m not gonna get into that, becuaise that’s not what what this post is about.) Many “fundamentalist” Christians would (I believe incorrectly) define religion as an attempt to work your way to heaven (or the equivilent, work to God, basically) on your own power. Once again, this falls short of several things, Deism still being a good example.

4) The only thing I can find that works is "Religion is one’s beliefs about “God” and/or Spirituality and/or the afterlife. But, to forwarn you, this would include athiesm. Agnosticism would perhaps be the only non-religion according to this definition. But maybe even it would be included. . .

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Are the terrorists justified in attacking us? (clarification: did they have a legitimate gripe with us / a better course of action)

oddball one of the reasons we’re hated is because the CIA ias responsible for many of those brutal despots being in power in the first place, Saddam Hussein is the perfect example. They put him in power in1963 becaus general kassim nationalized Iraqs oil feilds and made the communist party legal. I in no way implied that communism was good, nor did i mean to say we shouldn’t have taken any action aganst it. What I am saying is that the incredibly extreme measures the CIA has taken to acheive this goal has had lasting consequences through out the developing world. perhaps justified is the wrong word, but I think we should at least aknowledge that these people are fanatics because the CIA turned their world into a living hell. Islam does not prach hate, Islamic extremists do, much like american evangelical christians.

I’m not saying to leave them alone completely. I’m saying acknwledge what we did wrong, apoligise and start rebuilding their countries and lives for them.

1) Yes, America does fail to look ahead very well, and this causes problems (but I’m not sure why you pick the CIA)

2) “Islam” is at least two religions that are fundamentally different. (probably more) So is “Christianity.” I would mention, for example, Catholoscism, Mormonism, “Biblical” Christianity (would be identified as evangelical Christianity, except there are other religions within this catagory), Liberal-SeekerSensative-Emergent Church, and another brand that I don’t know what to call. It’s legalistic, and, yes, often hate-filled. But. True, Biblical Christianity is a religion of love. (I also happen to believe it’s true, so I am sure you will say I am biased) To claim you are right and someone else is wrong is not hatefull. It can actually be loving (for example, if someone thinks that they can survive a drop from a three hundred foot cliff). If this doesn’t make sense to you, go to my profile, there is a URL to a video on Youtube that explains this much better (along with some other things. And it’s not evangelism or propaganda).

3) Lets not get off topic.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Female Gamers

1) Yes, milskidasith, chivalry is dead. I have observed that. But guess what. I’m old fashioned. I happen to believe that certain parts of it SHOULDN’T be dead. And you are also correct about the fact that people care more about themselves than others. That’s not a good thing. . .

2) And uhh. . . Phoenix? I happen to believe that people are more than animals, and that there are more differences between men and women than the obvious physical ones. And I believe certain things are WRONG.

And to anyone else out there (particualrly tipthejester) let me clarify, this isn’t to say that I believe that females are helpless. That is absurd, I know more women thatn that. It’s much, much deeper.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Female Gamers

Hello, I am an interesting specimen. I will probably be labled as sexist by some people, but I don’t believe I am.

1) Many people raise accurate points about this. I have never played WoW (I limit myself to free online games), but I notice similar things to what you are talking about. Interestingly, I used to play Runescape (a long time ogo, in case you are wondering) and since male and female characters were equally dorky looking, about 90 percent of the characters were male, and I would be willing to bet that at least 50 percent of female characters were used by guys.

2) Now about myself. . . This is gonna sound odd to most of you, I am sure. And, as I said, I may recieve some unpleasant labels. I believe certain things should be reserved for men. Not as an honor, but as a duty. Military and police work (with certain exceptions, such as interaction with people), I believe, should be done expressly by men. However, I cannot stress enough the idea that this is not in any way because men are better, or because of the privilidge of serving in the military. Now, in the reverse, I give an default amount of honor to women that is far beyond what I would give to any man who is a complete stranger. I believe men, in general, should be willing to die in order to save the a woman. Its just our job. It’s our job to die if necessary. And it’s not their job. (hence a male military) Now, this is not because either men or women are really better, but simply because I believe they are very, very, different. As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t even evaluate a man and a woman on the same scale. Different personality atrributes are necessary to make an honorable man than to make an honorable woman.
(Btw, I would appreciate soem feedback on that)

3) Now that that background is written out, let me comment some more on why there are so few female gamers… I think that western sciety used to agree with me to a certain extent, and there are tiny remnants of that left. But more than that, I think it’s the personality differences between guys and gals. (translation, for anyone who isn’t Texan: girls, includes any female up till middle age (roughly)) Really there are differences, and society is influenced by this. As to why guys pretend to be gals. . . well, I think m other people who have posted on here are right on.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Why I am an Agonostic

“I don’t think religious people are wrong in believing in it however. What matters is that you believe in something that fulfils you and as long as they don’t try to enforce their morals and beliefs on me, whatever makes them happy is just fine with me.”
First, this is fundamentaly illogical. I’ll explain why. . . You are forcing on me the idea that no one should force anything on anyone.
Thats one of your morals, and you are forcing it on me. . . sounds odd, but actually from a purely logical view, it’s true.

And to L33T3R the Bible does actually have a way of explaining the presence of evil in the world without meaning that God is not loving.

The first questions you ask are largly based on the assumption that the universe did generate us completely on its own. I happen to disagree with this premise. But lets not have this degenerate into an evolution Vs. ID mudslinging contest.

Athiests seem to believe that refusing to believe in a deity negates the possibility of one existing. This is, of course, absurd. However, similarly, agnostics seem to assume that if there is a God that He is kind and loving. Honestly, if you don’t even expressly believe in a God, how can you pretend to think that you know what He is like? For all that you claim to know, he could very well be cruel and sadiistic. (by the way, I believe in a particular God. I am absolutely positve that He exists, and that there are certain things that we can know about Him. So don’t reverse this against me)

And, to BongHits420: you do of course realize that one of the key doctrines of Biblical Christianity is that you actually will be persecuted, lose prestige in this world, ect? Certain other religion’s followers take vows of perpetual poverty. . . So your claim that “(all) religion is only around for one thing: Money. As long as there is money to be made, we will have religion.” is actually absurd? Your claim that “all” modern religion is a buisness is ignorant and biased. Please, don’t just mudsling. That’s not helpfull to anyone, nor is it proof in anyway (it is an example of a fallacy:ad hominem) Though you are correct about one thing. People who call themselves Christians are among the worst “money-grabbing preachers.” However, If you read the Bible, this is against the doctrines of actual Christianity.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Are the terrorists justified in attacking us? (clarification: did they have a legitimate gripe with us / a better course of action)

1) Justified? Look at the history of communist countries, and say just one more time, with a straight face, that you think that preventing communism has no justification. Because that is what you said. Or rather, you questioned. Even though they didn’t put it that way.

2) If we are justified in “attacking” them, they cannot also be justified in attacking us. . . . . . . .

3) The “stuff we do to them” is only possible because they ALREADY have brutal despots as their leaders.

4) The individual suicide bomber is not attacking for revenge, or for freedom, or anything like that. They kill themselves for the sake of dieing in war. This sounds odd, but it is one of the key doctrines in there brand of Islam. They are not soldiers defending themselves, their countries, or their families. (some people we fight may be, but honestly, that is one of the tragedies of war. I’m sorry, but that will happen regardless of how well the war is justified)

5) Actually, killing “innocent” people, I believe, can actually be justified. If it will save more lives. The nuclear weapons used on Japan to end WWII are an example of this. “More killing won’t fix this”. . . well, in some sense yes, but if we were to leave them completely alone, they would not cease to kill. “They” hate us because we are “infidels” who do not accept their religion. That is a rather simplified version, but basically true.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Define "religion"/ Is the Bible true? (Oddball2002's forum)

I am waiting for responses right now.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Define "religion"/ Is the Bible true? (Oddball2002's forum)

Well, I am starting the thread I said I would start. And there are two main questions right now.
1) How would you define the word “religion,” and why? (discuss)

2) Is the Bible true? (discuss)

Now, let me tell you, I am not “searching for answers.” I am Christian. But, I am vitaly concerned with logic and knowledge, so anyone who is capable of actually presenting a logical argument, talk. (argument is defined as “a conclusion drawn from one or more premises”)

Please, absolutely no swearing(ect.) Even the things that you think everyone accepts and ignores. I know these are violently heated issues, but keep your cool. I will keep mine. And please, no spamming.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Riddle Me This

rather an unclear question. . . i’ll do my best. . .

The “right thing” is the right thing becuase it is the most good and the least evil.
The “wrong thing” is anything else. . .

There are also gray areas, with more than one “right thing”

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Homosexuality; A Choice, or a Trait?

Kris, that isn’t what I said. . . . . I said it is for the same reason. If you like, think of it like this: like the difference between someone who is a little overweight and someone who is so ridiculously obese they can’t stand up. Either is bad. . . but one is worse.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Homosexuality; A Choice, or a Trait?

And, Pheonix, I think you have been brainwashed by the liberals.

;)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Homosexuality; A Choice, or a Trait?

Yes, Marh, I know exactly what I am saying. And basically, you are correct, that is what I was saying. I wouldn’t make it sound so trite, but yes.

And Pheonix, sorry I didn’t see your response in the other forum, I’ll go look for it. Though I may only address it here. And, I’m sorry, I am going to almost exactly repeat myself. I believe you weren’t listening the first time.
Homosexuality, like sadism, like rape, like pedophilia. . . people do it because they know it is wrong, and they love evil. Even if they would deny that, because they also are proud.

You can say that violent hardcore pornography is fine because the person being photographed is giving consent, but that doesn’t change the fact that those who “use” it do so because they enjoy the apparrent sadism (or whatever).

Also, if you want to argue about whether or not homosexuality “hurts people” I will simply cite one fact: Throughout ALL of recorded history, nations which have more closely followed the God given principles for life (including marriage) in the Bible, nations like these have had a more just justice system, have prospered, and have given more to the world in general than nations which do not follow these principles. You cannot break it down, and have llawlessness in the area of marriage, but expect the llegal system to work well. . . Christianity’s ideals gave the world medicine, justice, modern technology ect. Athiesm/evolution’s logical conclusion brings us people like Marx and Hitler. . .

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / God, the Bible, and religion - a Kong search for truth

Oh. . . . . . . . deary me, I believe I should not have judged her by her name. . . . . .

No, TRUECRISTIAN I don’t want you in the Satan thread. Hate is not good. Hate is not Christian. Judging from peoples shoutsd on your page, I would say you are from the blood and Hell, “AIDS is God’s judgment on homosexuals” psuedo-Christian crowd. I believe in Hell, yes, but we should not cackle with glee when an unbeleiver dies. . . we should hope that somehow, at the last second, they realized that their own works were futile and repented, and called out for God to have mercy one them, becuase they have sinned. . . that is what we should hope for. . .

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / God, the Bible, and religion - a Kong search for truth

Lol. . . typo. . . I meant Unproductive, not unproduxtive

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / God, the Bible, and religion - a Kong search for truth

Um. . . unproduxtive, I am sure that that was done on purpose. . .

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / God, the Bible, and religion - a Kong search for truth

This is a heavily loaded page thread. . . I have just a few comments.

1) I am a Christian. I believe the Bible is the infallible, inerrent word of God.

2) The Bible is the most attacked book in all of history, but, funnily enough it is still the all time bestseller. . . . .

3) There are several ancient texts that support th Bible in it’s record of Jesus. There are a whole bunch of things that have been found (archeology) that support the fact that the Bible is an accurate record of history. . . at least in everything besides miracles. . . . .

4) Logic dictates that a Diety must exist, or the world could not be here. Matter and energy do not appear on their own. If the matter had always been here, the universe would have come to a complete heat death trillions and trillions and trillions of years ago (actually, an infinity of time ago. . .)

5) Despite the fact that the Bible has been attacked so much, tyhere is not a single “contradiction” or “mistake” found in it yet. Many fakes have been flaunted as evidence but EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE can be shown to not actually be a contradiction. People attack the Bible because they have a presupposition that “God cannot be real.” I have a presupposition that God is real. The funny thing is, the your world view DOES NOT WORK (one example of why is the above statement about heat death). The other funny thing is, my world view works. . . (waddayaknow. . .)

6) That is what a logical argument between Christians and Athiests must be: A trading of attempts to show that the world view does not work, CAN NOT WORK, is IMPOSSIBLE. Get it? It can be civil. I will listen to anyone. Just listen to me. . .

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / God, the Bible, and religion - a Kong search for truth

Hello everyone. Hello true Christian. Someone mentioned you on a thread called “Satan”. . . they were supprissed you hadn’t showed up yet. And, just judgeing from your name, I would like you to show up sometime. . .

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / YOUR religion?

I am Christian. I believe in God’s law. God’s law defines right and wrong.

Those who sin (break God’s law) deserve punishment (hell).

People sin. Every human sins. God sent his son (Jesus) the Christ, to pay the debt for people. This means, if you repent, if you give God your life, he saves you. From hell. From wanting to do evil things. . .

In general, I believe the Bible. The Bible is perfect and infallibable. (isn’t wrong, and can’t be wrong)
Since there is alot of controversy about interpreting the Bible, in general, I hold to the 1689 London Baptist confession of Faith. It is not infallible, but it is genrally accurate.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Hilary Clinton or Barrack Obama?

Hard call. Both want health care, which is dumb. . .(socialism CANNOT work)

Hillary is a dishonest liar. . .Barack is just. . . kind childish. He seems to think that the government is all powerfull, and has all the money it needs for anything. . .

It comes down to this: if we are going to be attacked durring the next presidency, then Hillary, because I think she could actually do a better job defending this country. If we aren’t gonna be attacked. . . Obama. BECUASE i DON’T WANT TO SEE HER FACE OR HEAR HER VOICE EVER AGAIN!!! Lol. She is just. . . unlikeable. Obnoxious to hear.

Sorry people. It’s kina abvious that I am a republican, right?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Satan!

Um. . . Catholoscism is a separate RELIGION from Protestantism. . . . . and one of us is right, and the other is wrong. . . naturally each of us think we are right. I separate myself from catholics in the same way I separate myself from Mormons. Or rather, like many peacefull Muslims separate themselves from violent Islam.

The idea that Christian beliefs have there source in the Catholic church is simply absurd. The Bible says Jesus was the son of God. . . the Bible obviously considers the Devil to be a real person. Try reading IT instead of athiest propaganda. . .

Right. Like I said, the Pharisees were ultra religious, and they led people away from the truth because they did not live an example of love.

Hitler was not Christian. . . he was raised Catholic, yes, but I can give some quotes from Hitler’s own writings, where Hitler accuses Christianity of horrible things. . .

Um. . . Rakuth? the Catholic Chrurch teaches that even non Christians are bound by the law of the “Christian God.” The Bible certainly teaches this. . .

And Unproductive? thanks for the tip, but I don’t know what you mean. . . because I am a computer dummy. . .