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by David Silver
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 879505

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Hey Ezra, as a famous young philosopher once said, "It doesn't matter what you believe, as long as you're sincere." And I interpret "sincere" as informed, contemplated, studied, challenged, well experienced... As a famous old philosopher once said, "The unexamined life is no...
by David Silver
Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 879505

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Hey Lori, Beyond the fact that all religion is superstition in the first place (oops...just spilled a big ol' can o' worms all over my shoes), religion is more effectively defined as a life posture based on a commonly held set of philosophical values that accept some form of naturally endowed morals...
by David Silver
Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 2018512

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Beat you up? Never! But she might break your back with one of her big bear hugs. Dangerous woman...
by David Silver
Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 879505

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

As to this question of the opposite of love... I mistrust binary thinking. I don't think there is an opposite to some things. Love is. Hate happens. People change. We live with a stew of emotions that don't actually balance out, yin and yang, light and dark. They just are. No opposites. Just absenc...
by David Silver
Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 995047

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

You may mean Ron Paul. I doubt Rand has mentioned Israel much. He is not quite a pure libertarian. Rather politician of him. Back in the day only Ron and Dennis Kucinich had the stones to reject calls in congress to reject the findings of the Goldstone Report. Most of them did not read it but the l...
by David Silver
Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 879505

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

FrankChurch wrote:I will not mention it here but there is stuff I have witnessed that cannot be explained by rational science.


Uh, Frankie, there are times I think that YOU can't be explained by rational science! :lol:

Luv ya anyway, big boy...
by David Silver
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 2018512

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Frank, I've had coffee with Lori before...she's already wired in all the fine and funny ways. Doesn't need the coffee for that. She can make you laugh all day. You need to visit SF one of these days and join us. I'll buy...
by David Silver
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Depression
Replies: 667
Views: 211295

Re: Depression

Concerning the short story, I guess I'm also a bit intimidated by the fact that they (meaning Ellery Queen Magazine) want a cover letter. It's like applying for a job, and I have no credentials. It's a bit intimidating. Chuck, I'm VERY familiar with the submission process at Ellery Queen's, and the...
by David Silver
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Depression
Replies: 667
Views: 211295

Re: Depression

Barber wrote:We just got word Neocon Jim's wife's father has terminal liver cancer.

Weeks.

Fuck Cancer.

Fuck, fuck, fuck fuck fuck cancer.


Gosh, that's terrible. How very, very sad for Jim and his family.
by David Silver
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Depression
Replies: 667
Views: 211295

Re: Depression

Hey Chuck, Wow, that perfectly sums up the way I felt for a couple months right after mom passed...a lack of productive inertia. It was like the void left behind when my mom was gone became a vacuum that kept sucking me down to one spot. I couldn't move forward. Chuck, that's revelatory. I never tho...
by David Silver
Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 879505

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Hey Frank, I get what you're saying here. The proselytizing I've experienced was never as aggressive or in any way demeaning as Mark seems to experience. My atheism was challenged on an intellectual level by men of faith, and was remarkably respected for my sincerity and ability to stick to reasonab...
by David Silver
Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Depression
Replies: 667
Views: 211295

Re: Depression

I get night anxiety attacks. Had them for years. Get to sleep without a problem, usually around 11:00 PM, just nod right off. But on too many early mornings just about 3:00 AM I suddenly wake up, heart pounding, hands shaking, my pulse throbbing in my neck, covered in sweat, and feeling like I've be...
by David Silver
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 2018512

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

FrankChurch wrote:Lori, are you hitting on married men again? What ever will we do with you.



Why...you married, Frank?

:lol:
by David Silver
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Wathcya watchin'?
Replies: 1642
Views: 351194

Re: Wathcya watchin'?

"New Tricks", the early seasons are the best. More recently I can't say they've jumped the shark in any way, but the past two seasons they seemed to have gotten a bit "tired". I read recently that the actors had been rebelling against the writers because they felt the scripts had...
by David Silver
Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 879505

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Hey Mark, I'm a "Catholic atheist". Twelve years of Catholic education. But more revealing, four years in a four-star rated Jesuit high school, the very best in all of northern California. People outside such an experience too readily assume I must have had religion rammed down my throat a...

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