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Arrr, I be a pirate!

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Postby haxmasta on Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:32 pm

Wow that's a good point DD, but I still want a pirate ship :fsm_yarr:

That's probably why FSMism has taken off so well, no structure that needs money, it's a collective of people who are willing to believe
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Postby haxmasta on Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:14 pm

:o

That ship is beautiful, if they're not careful I think a few of our pirates here might just borrow it for an extended vacation :wink:
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Postby DaveL on Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:04 am

YArrr... don't try the Argghh 9001...it had a maiden voyage even the Titanic would be proud of!

Hax, I had a profound experience leaving the RC Church. The world seemed so much clearer, when I started listening to myself not them. I looked at all belief systems. But this was the only one that made me laugh. And it's for a damn good cause :mrgreen:
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Postby haxmasta on Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:16 am

That's what happened to me too! For so long I had seen how so many people in RC and Christianity in my community were arguing about each other's religion.

Truth be told, I lost a girlfriend because she found out I was a RC.... she was christian. She told me that we don't believe in the same thing and that I'm a blasphemous abomination who prays to the virgin mary. I don't know if anyone here knows what RC and Christianity were based off of, but doesn't it include a guy named jesus? I can't recall it's been so long :?

I think now that I'm going to college I won't find too much more of that, and now I'll find people with much more open-mindedness since the kiddies have left the harbor their parents sheltered them in.

I actually like telling people I believe in the FSM, sometimes I get some nice people who tell me that's cool and they want to know more.... then I get people who call me a heretic and want to burn me at a stake or something that involves flames. :fsm_rock:
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Postby black bart on Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:55 am

haxmasta wrote:

They also asked if it's peaceful, and were happy to know that all I'll be doing is dressing up like a pirate every-so-often


AAARRRGH...That's what I told my mummy aswell! (I sends her a couple o dubloons home every month and she thinks I works in haberdashery) :fsm_yarr:
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Postby haxmasta on Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:10 am

Haha, it took me a bit to recall what a Haberdasher was, then it fit when I saw the quote. :o

I actually found out on some pirate history website that there is still treasure left in the caribbean, but mostly because it costs too much to get it out :( Oh what I'd give to have some real pirate treasure :fsm_yarr:
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Postby Griffin on Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:16 am

haxmasta wrote: Oh what I'd give to have some real pirate treasure :fsm_yarr:


Black Bart is one of our real pirate treasures :mrgreen:
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Postby black bart on Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:38 am

Blush...

Er, hang on a minute...are ye hintin that I should be buried deeply!! :?
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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa on Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:44 am

Hintin'? We're diggin'!
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Postby deadgenome on Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:07 pm

Belief systems for me are about what's fun, what's useful and what's interesting, but not about what immediately appears to be true. For instance, I feel no need to believe in the existence of the bed that I'm sitting on, but might chose to believe that it doesn't exist for a while and see where that thought leads me, if I am going through the subjective/objective reality problem in my head.

In other words, belief for me is nothing to do with the things that I feel that I 'know' at any point in time, however it is often the first step in finding out that I don't 'know' as much as I thought I did.

I believe all sorts of things purely for the sake of argument or conjecture, I sometimes believe that Jehova could very well exist but be one of the early human group conciousnesses instead of a god, and just thought that he was a god untill fairly recently. I worked this all out with a friend of mine into an nice Darwinian explanation for the evolution of Jehova and found that if you take this perspective, the book of genesis makes a lot more logical sense. (me and my friend were smoking quite a lot of weed during this period)

I know that this belief is most probably the biggest load of steaming horses**t that the world has ever seen (barring possibly the official explanation of the book of genesis). But I will continue to believe it occaisionally until I find something more fun, useful or interesting, or someone gives me a rational analysis of this belief and points out a damn good reason why it is not true. Other than "You what? That's the most ridiculous thing that I have ever heard".

Beliefs are not to me how we define reality, they are how we explore it.

We are currently living in an age where Sandia JPL are talking about the possiblity of doing a test of antigrav and faster than light travel within 5 years,
where people think they can finish building a lift into space within 12 years,
where we can already obtain a nanotechnology material like rubber metal that conducts like copper and is made of virtually nothing for virtually no money,
where large goups of people regularly socialise and communicate using ghostlike avatars existing in digital realms like Second Life,
where war is being fought in the Lebanon by semi-autonomous robots on behalf of an ancient god in attempts to fulfill prophecy
and where private individuals fly into outer space using recycled tyre rubber and nitrous oxide.

These are not products of of a world of fixed belief systems, and some of them are at least as ridiculous and unbelievable to a lot of people as believing in alternate versions of Jehova...

Believe whatever you like and change it regularly, just don't believe that it's true... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Postby haxmasta on Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:01 am

Haha, nice, the whole anti-dogma coming back to help us out, brilliant Deadgenome. :fsm_rock:
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Postby black bart on Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:46 am

YYYAAARRR...I quite often imagine to myslef that Capn Cronan doesn't exist...it don't help much though! :?
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Postby Nico on Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:12 pm

YES!!!! thats awesome matey everyone tells me its a phase to but ill never uhh not be a pastafarian no more :fsm_rock:
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Postby deadgenome on Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:24 pm

fantastic, whatever it was you said, I'm in total agreement. Now where did I leave my badger...
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Postby johngalt on Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:28 pm

Might it be in your wardrobe? Mine likes to hide in there. :?
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