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Postby MPTrooper on Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:22 am

I think he means he isn't allowed to destroy their daughters faith. If I were the parents I would find a new God Parent.
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Postby pieces o'nine on Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:40 am

Unlax, Trooper. They knew I was far from orthodox when they asked me, and I was sincere about promising to raise her in their chosen faith when I accepted. I have no intention of destroying her faith.

She has a long life ahead of her (I hope!) and a lot of time to discover that there is more to life, Virginia, than the Baltimore Catechism. When she has questions, I will be a good resource for her: someone who truly understands and respects the good parts of her birth religion, yet who can respond without anxiety to curiosity about other paths.

If she rejects my beliefs, I won't be offended. That's a personal matter and the goal is for her to be her own person. If the end result is a renewed commitment on her part to RCism, well, that will be fine with me, too.
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Postby Zankou 2.0 on Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:30 pm

PirateBob wrote:I bought the trilogy for my best friend for chirstmas. he loved them so much he finished the three in a few weeks!

I've read the first two, and have the Amber Spyglass to go. They are fantastic and I'd recommend them to all.

I too would love a daemon - I'd like to think mine would be a parrot!


4 days, man.


4 days.
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Postby Cryofdragon on Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:26 pm

4 days for what Zan?
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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:35 am

PirateBob wrote:In friends defence he usually reads 3/4 books a year!

That's a crying shame.

At least its more than my brother, he hates books. Yet he wont give me his unused bookshelves, even though my books are now beginning to pile up on the floor.

I'm going to start the HDM series as soon as someone returns the first book to my school library.
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Postby Zankou 2.0 on Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:08 am

PirateBob wrote:
Zankou 2.0 wrote:
4 days, man.


4 days.


I'm guessing to read the books? Impressive!

In friends defence he usually reads 3/4 books a year!


I would have read them quicker, but I needed sleep/nourishment, and I had Christmas stuff to attend to.

I almost couldn't put them down.
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Postby supertorresmo on Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:03 am

MPTrooper wrote:I think he means he isn't allowed to destroy their daughters faith. If I were the parents I would find a new God Parent.



To learn something new should never be considered a bad thing. If she decides to forget her faith, it turns out her believes wasn't good after all.
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Postby PirateBob on Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:03 pm

Cap'n Turtlehead wrote:
PirateBob wrote:In friends defence he usually reads 3/4 books a year!

That's a crying shame.

At least its more than my brother, he hates books. Yet he wont give me his unused bookshelves, even though my books are now beginning to pile up on the floor.

I'm going to start the HDM series as soon as someone returns the first book to my school library.


I just can't imagine a life without books!

I know the feeling - my shelves are groaning and begging for mercy!

Excuse my ignorance Cap'n, but HDM?
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Postby PirateBob on Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:05 pm

Zankou 2.0 wrote:
I would have read them quicker, but I needed sleep/nourishment, and I had Christmas stuff to attend to.

I almost couldn't put them down.


Respect Zankou 2.0!

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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:46 am

PirateBob wrote:Respect Zankou 2.0!

:fsm_rock:

No...

Just...no.


It's Balthamesh all over again...
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Postby Zankou 2.0 on Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:57 pm

Cap'n Turtlehead wrote:
PirateBob wrote:Respect Zankou 2.0!

:fsm_rock:

No...

Just...no.


It's Balthamesh all over again...



I seem to have missed some sort of joke.
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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:46 am

Zankou 2.0 wrote:I seem to have missed some sort of joke.

Maaayybe.

EDIT: Have started the HDM series today. Northern Lights is the first one, right?
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Postby royall on Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:06 pm

RAmazing book series. One of the best sci fi authors since the times of asimov and bradbury.
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Postby Clifford on Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:44 pm

DeltaWhiskey wrote:I want a dæmon. Please? Pretty please?

Where can I find one?


I'll be yer dæmon wink wink nudge nudge

I don't know what the anti-religion fiasco about the books is though. It's fantasy.
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Postby Capellini on Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:35 pm

I'm finding the third book to be hella tedious. Could anything less interesting than those goddamn mulefas and that pain in the ass doctor be contrived? I don't think so.

I think the whole trilogy peaked in the first book and has been sliding down hill since then.
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