Recent posts by muhfish on Kongregate

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Topic: Serious Discussion / 9/11 compared to hiroshima

Of course there is a difference. After we bombed Japan, what did we do? We established democracy, nursed Japan back to health, and now look: they are one of the most flourishing democracies in the world. What do you think would have happened in the event of a Japanese victory?

Now 9/11. What are the forces of Islam standing for? The reestablishment of an Islamic Empire, treating women as animals, imposing their religion as truth, and having any slight form of blasphemy punishable by death. If (for the sake of argument) they defeated the United States and took over, do you think they would care at all about rebuilding our country?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Would I offend the people if I say that I have a small amount of respect for Hitler?

Originally posted by Vanguarde3000:
Originally posted by charredmonkeys:


As for low income people, I don’t see why they should be tolerated.

Yeah, what should we do with those wastes of life?

Well, I did say we need to reduce the population by 60% at least.

One day we will have to simply start choosing who lives and who dies.

Fine then. You first.

See, this is why people who make this argument are absurd. “Dammit, people suck, kill them all. Oh, but not me of course.”

 
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Topic: Kongregate Multiplayer Games / diplomacy game?

I know that it’s annoying when game creators get pestered by idiots online going “OMG make this game, or you sux.” So I am merely throwing out a suggestion that anyone is free to take or leave.
The board game diplomacy has always been one of my favorites. i think it would be cool if kongregate had a multiplayer diplomacy up there.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / world cup 2010

Ha, I really don’t want to see the US get spanked….

That’s why we play American football.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / This is Why People Hate Religion.

Originally posted by TerribleToaster:
Well, if indeed you are a Christian, I will assume that you think that a) the Old and New Testaments were written by or inspired directly by God and b) Jesus Christ is the son of God, died for our sins, etc.

muhfish it is safe to assume that Christians are well versed in the Bible and believe in Jesus.


If this coincides with your beliefs, then I reserve the right to assume that you think that homosexuality is a sin, that vicarious redemption is possible, and that, ultimately, what God says through the church is the highest possible law.

It is not the definition; however, to say how they interpret the bible, which is not only different for every sect of Christianity, but also different for every person. You are putting words in peoples mouths in order to push your own beliefs about said people.

If you believe in these teachings, then I get to question your credulity and criticize them.
You did not question anyone’s beliefs, you told them what they believed in which you have no right to do.

You cannot tell people how they interpret the bible.

If there is confusion, I cannot see how I am the cause of it. I criticize those who believe in Jesus’ divinity and that the Bible is divinely inspired. These people are otherwise known as Christians.

Now, of course you can reply in a Monty-Python-esque way, “Well, it’s more of a metaphor, I don’t really believe it to that extent, etc.” I would think that either Jesus was the son of God or he wasn’t. Either God inspired the Bible or he didn’t. To me, it seems nonsensical to take a middle ground saying “well, sort of.” Not that agnosticism in this respect is nonsensical: there is nothing wrong with considering an argument before affirming a position. But to affirm that the middle ground, which doesn’t really exist, is true does not make sense to me.

Back to the point: I suppose I must address fundamentalist Christians from now on when I criticize the Bible or Jesus. I am perfectly happy to make that accommodation, though I would like to point out the previous arguments I made.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / This is Why People Hate Religion.

Originally posted by Rockettgirl:
Originally posted by muhfish:
Originally posted by DMinor:

Sigh, the problem with this is you all are acting like everyone who is religious thinks this way. First of all, religion stems far, far beyond Christianity. Second, in just Christianity there are many different sects. Thirdly, not even everyone in those same sects believes the same thing.

I mean, I read this, and I was like, “What the Hell? This is bullcock!” I’m a Christian, and I don’t believe in almost everything they were rambling about in this declaration, and the things I did agree about I was incredibly disappointed in the way they were trying to get things to change and the way they looked down their noses at others who believed something different then themselves. So before you guys keep bashing religious people, keep in mind that the ones you see on the news are not every Christian, every religious person. They do not speak for me, they do not think for me, and they do not know what I believe.

Well, if indeed you are a Christian, I will assume that you think that a) the Old and New Testaments were written by or inspired directly by God and b) Jesus Christ is the son of God, died for our sins, etc.

If this coincides with your beliefs, then I reserve the right to assume that you think that homosexuality is a sin, that vicarious redemption is possible, and that, ultimately, what God says through the church is the highest possible law.

Now, perhaps you do not think that the writers of Leviticus were really on to how to run a society correctly. But then you would have to explain to me why you call yourself a Christian while not believing in its holy books.

I think this kind of attitude pisses me off nearly as much as the “Christian” loonies in the OP.

You “reserve the right to assume”? Or pre-judge in other words…….. see where I’m going with this?

You could just as well say all men like football, beer, cars and farting – because they are men. And that wouldn’t be true either would it?

No, it’s not prejudging. I don’t think that anyone disagrees that a Christian believes in the Bible and in the teachings of Jesus. That’s just my definition. It’s not prejudiced in saying that Christians believe this, just as it’s not prejudiced to say Muslim believes in the teachings of the Koran, or that a socialist believes in public option for healthcare, or that a conservative believes in traditional values. It’s just the definition.

I get to criticize the teachings of the Bible, or of Jesus. Disagree if you wish, but I don’t think anybody here does. If you believe in these teachings, then I get to question your credulity and criticize them.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Church Of Scientology ....

The belief isn’t evil, but credulity can lead to exploitation by evil people.

And to believe the garbage of Scientology, you gotta be pretty credulous.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / 0.999... equals 1

Originally posted by Jabor:

Taking the square root of something is not a function in the strict sense – the statements above are roughly the same as saying “-1 = 1 because (-1)2 = 12.”

OOOOH, because you need both positive and negative functions when you take the square root.

Wow, can’t believe I missed that one….

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / God Hates Amputees?

Yeah, I did it. The old argument was, surprisingly, not present in the Kongregate forums! So I figured that I would give it a whirl and let you all discuss.

The argument is this: we are to assume that Jesus performed miracles to prove his divinity. He fed the hungry and healed the sick. He made blind men see again, cured leprosy but for some reason, was never reported to have regrown a missing limb.

This applies to “miraculous” cures. Cancer, blindness, paralysis are all under God’s specialty: he is able to cure them. But for some reason, regrowing a limb, something that is actually impossible for the human body’s immune system to do on its own, is also beyond God’s medical specialties.

What I’m interested in is the response of people who say “God healed me” or “God made him walk.” Is there some specific reason why Jesus, or God, or for that matter any form of religious figure, has never even attempted to claim credit for curing an amputee?

I have never heard a coherent repsonse to this. If you like, look up on Youtube Dnesh Dsouza’s (eh, my spelling butchered that) response to an audience member on this question. Not since the Matrix did I see a more amazing dodging scene.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / 0.999... equals 1

Originally posted by mxmm:
Originally posted by tman12:

why did this thread get created? saying .999 equals 1 is like saying 1= -1, it just doesnt work

It doesn’t? Because here I was thinking that 1=-1 was a completely clear statement!

1=1

-1=-1

-1/1=1/-1

sqrt(-1/1)=sqrt(1/-1)

i/1=1/i

-1=1

But aside from mathematical tricks and paradoxes, it is totally different from 1=-1. First off, 1 and -1 have a non-zero difference (2), while .999… and 1 do not.

Hold up….I know that that 1=2 proof is nonsense because you divide by zero….but I can’t see the trick here. Help me out?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Gullible God

Originally posted by Kimbarsa:
Originally posted by Jabor:


science proves against somethiong being created from nothing,

No it doesn’t.

There are theories as to how the universe formed without violating conservation of energy, and a handful of other hypotheses that claim that conservation of energy doesn’t hold anyway.

Still just theories, hypotheses, or assumptions.

Originally posted by Kimbarsa:
Originally posted by Jabor:


science proves against somethiong being created from nothing,

No it doesn’t.

There are theories as to how the universe formed without violating conservation of energy, and a handful of other hypotheses that claim that conservation of energy doesn’t hold anyway.

Still just theories, hypotheses, or assumptions.

Which is different from the “theory” of a creator how?

Oh wait, the scientific theories have math, physics, and data to back them up or at least suggest to their truth.

Creation theories have a bunch of pastors and priests saying “No, really, that’s impossible to know.”

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / This is Why People Hate Religion.

Originally posted by DMinor:

Sigh, the problem with this is you all are acting like everyone who is religious thinks this way. First of all, religion stems far, far beyond Christianity. Second, in just Christianity there are many different sects. Thirdly, not even everyone in those same sects believes the same thing.

I mean, I read this, and I was like, “What the Hell? This is bullcock!” I’m a Christian, and I don’t believe in almost everything they were rambling about in this declaration, and the things I did agree about I was incredibly disappointed in the way they were trying to get things to change and the way they looked down their noses at others who believed something different then themselves. So before you guys keep bashing religious people, keep in mind that the ones you see on the news are not every Christian, every religious person. They do not speak for me, they do not think for me, and they do not know what I believe.

Well, if indeed you are a Christian, I will assume that you think that a) the Old and New Testaments were written by or inspired directly by God and b) Jesus Christ is the son of God, died for our sins, etc.

If this coincides with your beliefs, then I reserve the right to assume that you think that homosexuality is a sin, that vicarious redemption is possible, and that, ultimately, what God says through the church is the highest possible law.

Now, perhaps you do not think that the writers of Leviticus were really on to how to run a society correctly. But then you would have to explain to me why you call yourself a Christian while not believing in its holy books.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / THE ANSWER TO LIFE THE UNIVERESE AND EVERYTHING

Originally posted by kirdaiht:

if you actually read book 2, you knew the question was: What Do You Get If you Multiply 6 by 9

I never got why that was. Was it supposed to be nonsensical, or just because Arthur wasn’t really descended from Earth’s natives?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Great top 10 list we should follow here..

Originally posted by pmr0078:
Originally posted by Vanguarde77:

This post has been removed by an administrator or moderator

Censorship sucks.

Now I’m curious as to what it said. Whatever it was, I assume it was funny because it was removed.

Well, at least The Ministry of Truth is doing it’s job.

Nicely worded. I applaud. And I actually am now ridiculously curious as well.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Have Conservatives gone to far this time?

Oh just you wait. We are breeding a generation of revolutionary radical communists. Their general?

Big Bird

 
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Topic: Mud and Blood 2 / The Funniest moments of Mud and Blood

Officer says “This is NOT the time to lose it.”

A second later, a tank obliterates him, causing half my squad to flee.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Are you depressed?

Originally posted by norumaru:

Actually, the people who smoke it are probably the last people you’ll want to ask whether you should smoke it.

On a completely unrelated note, god I hate stoner subculture.

What are you talking about, man? I fight the establishment. Even though I call the cops when someone’s breaking into my house, and I call 911 when my friend keels over, and I’m typing this on a computer most likely made by a large corporation. Yeah, I don’t care about anything. I’m cool.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What has your country brought the world?

We got a good secular Constitution. That and the whole moon thing.

And Bush…yeah….

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Matter and energy: origins?

Originally posted by Thatsomegoodname:
Originally posted by CapnShep:

I was shootin’ the [stuff] with a friend of mine this afternoon, and he proposed an idea I’d only ever thought to myself before. I thought it was time I finally share it to see if I can get any other opinions on the matter. It kinda borders on theism, so I expect to hear from our theists and atheists alike.

Knowing what we do about matter and energy (neither can be either created nor destroyed), is there any explanation for the matter and energy in the universe that was required for the Big Bang ( or any other creation theories) aside from it being “brought into being by a higher power?”

Personally, I think there is room in Christian (and any other religion, for that matter) ideology to allow for the theories of evolution and the Big Bang. I’m very anxious to hear what others may think.

1. Big Bang THEORY cannot be even proven it had happened; how would scientists ever figure out how much fucking energy it took to produce it??

2. THEORY of evolution is NOT PROVEN and furthermore has nothing to do with “matter and energy”

3. Big Bang THEORY (which focuses on creation of the universe) and THEORY of Evolution (which focuses on natural selection) is not related whatsoever.

So to answer your question… there cannot be an answer since there is no valid question being asked.

Gravity is a theory too. So it’s probably just a myth made up by crazed left-wing tree hugging Darwin lovers.

God bless America

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Google wages war on English.

It’s quite a shame what is happening to language. I take comfort in knowing that people will change if they feel pain. For example, my friends and I just wrote our college essays. I decided to read one of my friend’s essays after he submitted it, and he wrote that he looked forward to attending “collage.” He will learn the hard way…

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Women...

Originally posted by nomogoodnames:

“Hitting someone simply because they hit you is assault.” What about this sentence?

It’s really painful seeing you try to understand this.

If someone hits you once while you are off your guard, then that’s it. Hitting back accomplishes nothing.

If someone is about to hit you, you can block or hit back to prevent them from hitting you. Even better, pull a Dwight Schrute and give ’em the old pepper spray.

If someone hits you with the intent of hitting you more, you have the right to defend yourself.

Is this clear? Or do I have to spell it out more?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / ABROTOIN IS WROONG!!!!

I have no idea what abrotoin is.

On an unrelated note, my ethics must allow me to let the woman decide what she wants to do. I probably would not feel comfortable in a relationship with a woman who would have an abortion, but I must recognize her freedom of choice.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Christian Masturbation

Originally posted by TheBSG:

To most women, male libido and sexism are evil. I happen to agree with them more.

I wouldn’t say evil, but I would agree with potentially dangerous.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What do you think it will be like in heaven?

Originally posted by Darkruler2005:

I deeply apologize for not adding “I believe” in every of my sentences.

If someone said “I believe that, in heaven, purple dinosaurs and gorillas will sing karaoke while rainbows talk to me as I ski over the clouds,” then I would have to take his answer just as seriously as yours, or TheEtah’s, or anyone who says I believe.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Truck Scenario

I’m not sure if this is a true story, but my Government teacher assures me that she was there:

You are driving down the freeway on a pretty empty day. There are a couple of cars around you, no cops, and a big 18 wheeler with a government seal ahead of you. All of the sudden, you notice that you are driving through what seems like confetti. You then notice a hundred dollar bill stuck to your windshield, and figure out that the confetti is really cash, food stamps, and government bonds. The cars ahead of you stop.

So my question to you is this: what would you do? Would you take the money knowing it’s stealing? Be honest.

In the real scenario, supposedly, people became animals. They pulled each others’ hair, shoved, and scrambled to get to the money, all in the middle of the freeway. A man who was hit by a car was laying there gasping for help, while people simply stepped over him to get to the cash.

Does this scenario show the need for government? The need for someone to step in and restore order? I want to know what you think.