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by Steve Barber
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 272212

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Fascinating comment by actor/director/writer Alan Alda. For a while in my teens, I was sure I had it. It was about getting to heaven. If heaven existed and lasted forever, then a mere lifetime spent scrupulously following orders was a small investment for an infinite payoff. One day, though, I reali...
by Steve Barber
Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha listening to?
Replies: 1380
Views: 74229

Re: Whatcha listening to?

AndrewR wrote:
Tongue IN cheek. IN. Not and. IN



Unless you're Ozzy or Black Sabbath. In which case he's probably correct.
by Steve Barber
Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 648707

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

FrankChurch wrote:I heard Oklahoma City is very nice.


Dunno. The temp tonight is 20-something.

I'll be pretty much "in the hotel" or "on the road".
by Steve Barber
Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 344939

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

One moment he's blaming religion for its role in many of humanity's conflicts then a few comments later he's blaming secularism. There are several opinions held regarding why Frank at times seems to have several, often conflicting points of view -- ranging from multiple people posing as Frank, or t...
by Steve Barber
Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 648707

Re: Cardiac Issues

fyi Diane Bartels just texted me on facebook asking what my atrial fibrillation feels like, because she had something going on and was feeling uncomfortable. I told her to fly FLY! to the Emergency Room. She must've taken my advice, as she's not responded to any other messages from me. If this ever...
by Steve Barber
Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 344939

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Secularism and war go together. Sectarianism and war go together Fixed it for you. The vast majority of wars throughout history have been waged because of religious ideologies, or had significant overtones of them. The current war with ISIS and the destructiveness of Boko Haram are simply the most ...
by Steve Barber
Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 344939

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Did you guys know that we are not allowed to aid countries who do human rights violations? One of our big crimes. Actually, not true. By policy we don't aid those countries when the aid ends up in government hands instead of aiding the needy. Personally I heartily agree with that policy. Is there a...
by Steve Barber
Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Spill yer guts.
Replies: 331
Views: 55843

Re: Spill yer guts.

Chuck - Wow. That's tremendous.

(Loving this thread, Tim!)
by Steve Barber
Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Copyright vs Copywrong
Replies: 1250
Views: 76928

Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

You mean compensate certain artists. Some artists will make almost zero money while others will swim in millions. A government supported funding plan would help more artists equally. No. Compensate the artist you appreciate. Buy their stuff; don't steal it. Let "the market" work out who m...
by Steve Barber
Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Copyright vs Copywrong
Replies: 1250
Views: 76928

Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

Shameful, one sided debate on this while I was out of the cosmos. What's shameful is that you think debate should cease just because you're not around. Um. This is one of those occasions in which I am dead certain Frank was writing with his tongue in cheek and was misunderstood as being self-obsess...
by Steve Barber
Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Copyright vs Copywrong
Replies: 1250
Views: 76928

Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

Shameful, one sided debate on this while I was out of the cosmos. Artists should be protected, but public good as well. Protection should go both ways, benefit us all. But the production of art ALREADY benefits us all. You simply want it taken by the state at some point as some sort of communal pro...
by Steve Barber
Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 272212

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Lori, ah, you do notice I am dissing my people, not yours. Which borders on the idiotic. So much for charity, huh Franklin? No, Frank was correct. He was criticizing believers, not atheists. I don't see anything idiotic in that. Frank is -- and has been -- as critical of the Fundies as you, Lori an...
by Steve Barber
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Wathcya watchin'?
Replies: 1642
Views: 81488

Re: Wathcya watchin'?

I'm confused by the "so neat it's incoherent". That seems counter-intuitive. Cris and I saw Big Hero 6. Very cute film, though it could very easily have been a sequel (of sorts) to The Incredibles, both stylistically and execution-wise. Yes, there are more than casual nods towards anime --...
by Steve Barber
Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: THE DOCTOR...is in
Replies: 108
Views: 21580

Re: THE DOCTOR...is in

SPOILERS -- SPOILERS -- SPOILERS (Sweetie) I've been agitating for a female Doctor for years. Tilda Swinton...yeah! Now THAT would be great casting. Alas, we'll have to wait on that one. I thought the Nick Frost Santa Claus brought some interesting possibilities to the Christmas Special. We'll see....
by Steve Barber
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 272212

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

3. Barber I can't criticize your view. I wish more religious believers actually thought the way you do. My only question is, since what you are doing, essentially, is reverencing the conditions of the reality in which we find ourselves; it's mysterious origins, our ability to think and consider the...

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