news | articles | reviews | software | modules | accessories | discussion | faq | mobile | store
VisorCentral.com >> Discussion >> Other Areas of Interest >> Off Topic
Inane ramblings

Post a New Thread | Post A Reply

Pages (73): « First ... « 66 67 68 69 70 [71] 72 73 »   Last Thread   Next Thread
Author
Topic: Inane ramblings    Pages (73): « First ... « 66 67 68 69 70 [71] 72 73 »
KRamsauer
TreoCentral Staff

Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 734

Has this thread finally bit the dust?

__________________
<a href="http://www.kurtramsauer.com">KurtRamsauer.com</a>

KRamsauer is offline Old Post 02-13-2004 02:59 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for KRamsauer Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Rusty J
Member

Registered: Feb 2003
Location:
Posts: 7

Merely a flesh wound...

Seemed to pop back up as the "test" thread over in A Place to Test Things Out.
But what do I know of such things?
Rusty J
Everything that Rises Must Converge
600GSM/270/90
TT3

Rusty J is offline Old Post 02-13-2004 04:32 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for Rusty J Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
KRamsauer
TreoCentral Staff

Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 734

Re: Merely a flesh wound...

quote:
Originally posted by Rusty J
Seemed to pop back up as the "test" thread over in A Place to Test Things Out.

Yep. One of the reasons I bumped this is so people will know what a truly useless thread is for.

__________________
<a href="http://www.kurtramsauer.com">KurtRamsauer.com</a>

KRamsauer is offline Old Post 02-13-2004 05:09 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for KRamsauer Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Toby
Member

Registered: Jul 2000
Location:
Posts: 3034

quote:
Originally posted by KRamsauer
Has this thread finally bit the dust?
Apparently not.

Toby is offline Old Post 02-13-2004 06:23 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for Toby Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
K. Cannon
Member

Registered: Aug 2000
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 1062

!!

Wow! Hello Old Friends!!

K. Cannon is offline Old Post 02-13-2004 06:46 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for K. Cannon Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
MarkEagle
VisorCentral Staff

Registered: Dec 1999
Location: Connecticut USA
Posts: 2682

What were we talking about?

__________________




    God bless America, my home sweet home...

MarkEagle is offline Old Post 02-13-2004 10:21 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for MarkEagle Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Alli
Member

Registered: Jul 2002
Location: Lower Alabama
Posts: 75

quote:
Originally posted by MarkEagle
What were we talking about?


Me.

We must have been talking about me. After all...the world does revolve around me.

__________________
I'm a blogger, he's a blogger, wouldn't ya like to be a blogger too.
T-Mo, Cingular 600, and very happy!

Alli is offline Old Post 02-13-2004 10:39 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for Alli Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
yardie
Member

Registered: Feb 2000
Location:
Posts: 1571

Arrow Re: !!

Yay you are back! I thought we lost you for good .

This thread must hold the TC record for the most "replies"

quote:
Originally posted by K. Cannon
Wow! Hello Old Friends!!

__________________
My life is in my Treo... Where is yours?

yardie is offline Old Post 02-14-2004 03:49 AM
Click Here to See the Profile for yardie Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
KRamsauer
TreoCentral Staff

Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 734

Re: Re: !!

quote:
Originally posted by yardie

This thread must hold the TC record for the most "replies"


I don't think that's going to be a problem for a long long long long long long whie.

__________________
<a href="http://www.kurtramsauer.com">KurtRamsauer.com</a>

KRamsauer is offline Old Post 02-14-2004 02:36 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for KRamsauer Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Yorick
Member

Registered: Mar 2001
Location: Out of my skull, back in five minutes
Posts: 1435

odd that this thread gets bumped the day before I decide to check in again ...


I've got a broken foot. Discuss.

__________________
The light at the end of your tunnel has been disconnected due to non-payment. Please remit funds immediately for restoration of hope.

Yorick is offline Old Post 02-14-2004 06:01 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for Yorick Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Rusty J
Member

Registered: Feb 2003
Location:
Posts: 7

at least...

... it wasn't your thumb. That would make text-entry a little awkward.
Or was the question, "Discuss. Give three examples."

Rusty J
600GSM/270/90(BT SDIO)/TT3
Everything That Rises Must Converge.

Rusty J is offline Old Post 02-14-2004 06:32 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for Rusty J Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Woof
Member

Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Wa
Posts: 30

Well I must say it has been an amazing few hours.

Yes I read this thread from start to finish. I'm not sure why. I think just so I could post and feel like I was a part of the complete inanity (is that a word?) of it all.

I have to say the topics degraded abit this last year. The deeply philosophical stuff the first year was very thought provoking.

Toby, Josh and BobbyMike, I applaud your ability to discuss vastly different viewpoints and remain well above civil.

There were many times I wanted to post but it would have been so out of time that it would not have been relevant.


Let's keep this thread going. It's cool.

Thanks all


Woof

__________________
Hydrogen is not the most plentiful element in the universe....stupidity is.

Woof is offline Old Post 02-14-2004 08:09 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for Woof Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Toby
Member

Registered: Jul 2000
Location:
Posts: 3034

quote:
Originally posted by Woof
Well I must say it has been an amazing few hours.

Yes I read this thread from start to finish.

Yes, that is amazing.
quote:
I'm not sure why.

You must be a masochist.
quote:
I think just so I could post and feel like I was a part of the complete inanity (is that a word?) of it all.

Yes, it's a word, and if you read from start to finish, you are officially part of the inanity (but only if you stick to not knowing why...if you did it with a purpose, it becomes non inane...or would that make it ane?).
quote:
I have to say the topics degraded abit this last year.

Yes, we've all been more busy since the heyday of The Rambling. I blame it all on Deiter.
quote:
The deeply philosophical stuff the first year was very thought provoking.

And yet totally inane. That was the dark beauty of The Ramble.
quote:
Toby, Josh and BobbyMike, I applaud your ability to discuss vastly different viewpoints and remain well above civil.

Well, that's pretty easy when you know that you're right and the others are just begging to be led down the right path.
quote:
There were many times I wanted to post but it would have been so out of time that it would not have been relevant.

Ahh...I see you're not quite ready to embrace the truth of The Ramble. The irrelevancy would have captured its spirit and possibly led it back into its glory.
quote:
Let's keep this thread going. It's cool.

It's had its moments.

Toby is offline Old Post 02-14-2004 09:52 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for Toby Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Woof
Member

Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Wa
Posts: 30

Toby

I am honored that you dissected and responded to my post, line by line, in the time honored tradition of this thread.

I read the whole thing not because of my masochistic nature but because, in the beginning (no pun intended) there was much discussion about religion. I find that a fascinating subject and wanted to see what everyone had to say.

I personally agree with a few of the posters in that I have no use for organized religion. I think it is entirely possible for a person to have a relationship with a higher power without having to attend services or read a book.

I don't really subscribe the idea of a 'god' that is omnipotent and all that stuff. I lean more towards George Lucas' notion that there is an energy present in all things, and its changes and machinations have a ripple effect on other things. I know there will be those who immediately scoff because I seem to be saying I got my religion from a 70's sci-fi flick, but to me the premise is sound.

I honestly don't know too much about many religions beyond the Christian realm, so I can't say much about those. I do think Chritianity in its many forms is farce played on the people of this world. It has too many holes in it. I liken it to swiss cheese. From afar it looks solid enough, but the closer you look the more holes you see.
I am discouraged by some peoples blind willingness to believe it just because they read it in a book someone else told them was true. Also the whole 'inspired by God' business is just a tad ridiculous. If I were to write a book that I hoped would allow me to influence the masses based on a belief in higher being, of course I would say it was inspired by God.

There are also numerous books showing the relationships between Jesus, Son of God and many other religions of the same kind in the period when Christianity was born. The Jesus Mysteries http://www.jesusmysteries.demon.co.uk/home.html is a good example.

On and on I go..... I also read a book some many years ago called Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...45368754/rpcman

In the story he talks about the possibility that the story of Jesus was just that. I am reminded of the adage or whatever you want to call it about telling a story enough times that it be comes accepted as truth even though it may not be.

Ok thats enough for now.

Remeber Josh this is all your fault.


Woof

__________________
Hydrogen is not the most plentiful element in the universe....stupidity is.

Woof is offline Old Post 02-15-2004 12:17 AM
Click Here to See the Profile for Woof Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Toby
Member

Registered: Jul 2000
Location:
Posts: 3034

I like this one.

Toby is offline Old Post 02-15-2004 02:14 AM
Click Here to See the Profile for Toby Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
yardie
Member

Registered: Feb 2000
Location:
Posts: 1571

Are you kidding me? 99% of Toby's postings are ;ike that. I think it does it because he feels that his message / arguement get across much easier.


quote:
Originally posted by Woof
Toby

I am honored that you dissected and responded to my post, line by line, in the time honored tradition of this thread.



Woof

__________________
My life is in my Treo... Where is yours?

yardie is offline Old Post 02-15-2004 05:42 AM
Click Here to See the Profile for yardie Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Yorick
Member

Registered: Mar 2001
Location: Out of my skull, back in five minutes
Posts: 1435

So, Woof ... may I call you Woof?

Since you just read the whole thing, I don't suppose I said anything intelligent or humorous, did I? Just wondering.

By the by, you're not a ZOMBIE Woof, are you? Frank Zappa reference.

__________________
The light at the end of your tunnel has been disconnected due to non-payment. Please remit funds immediately for restoration of hope.

Yorick is offline Old Post 02-15-2004 09:12 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for Yorick Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
septimus
VisorCentral Staff

Registered: Feb 2001
Location: Them Twin Cities
Posts: 1758

quote:
Originally posted by Toby
I blame it all on Deiter.

Quiet, You.

__________________
Don't like somebody? Click "Profile" on a post and then click "Ignore "so and so's" posts". Voila!

septimus is offline Old Post 02-15-2004 09:22 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for septimus Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
septimus
VisorCentral Staff

Registered: Feb 2001
Location: Them Twin Cities
Posts: 1758

quote:
Originally posted by Woof
There are also numerous books showing the relationships between Jesus, Son of God and many other religions of the same kind in the period when Christianity was born. The Jesus Mysteries http://www.jesusmysteries.demon.co.uk/home.html is a good example.

On and on I go..... I also read a book some many years ago called Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/A...45368754/rpcman


Two points. One, Foucault's Pendulum is a superb book (but not explicitly about Jesus, so don't let that keep you from it.)

Two, I am very intrigued by the resurgence of interest in non-orthodox visions of Jesus. It seems to pop up every few years, and now with this whole Da Vinci Code Phenomenon*. Goes along with, seems to me, the horribly written and conceived yet wildly popular Left Behind series in that there seems to be more of an acceptance to rethink or refictionalize religious ..stuff. In a way, it's a refreshing change from an artificial emphasis on the bible as the end-all-be-all of religious writing.

...I hope my post doesn't read as trolling. Welcome to the Ramble, Roof, er, Woof.

---

* which I haven't read, but I've been one of those "yeah, he and Magdalene were more than friends" commenters for awhile - commenting from ignorance, I should add, because I don't know if that will stand up to a Toby Parse. In other news, I hereby dub that method of message board interaction as "The TobyParse" One word.

__________________
Don't like somebody? Click "Profile" on a post and then click "Ignore "so and so's" posts". Voila!

septimus is offline Old Post 02-15-2004 09:31 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for septimus Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
clulup
Member

Registered: Jan 2003
Location:
Posts: 191

quote:
Originally posted by Woof
Toby

I am honored that you dissected and responded to my post, line by line, in the time honored tradition of this thread.


Toby indeed is the ultimate Master of the Quote Button..... (in the "vB Code" section above the field you type your reply in). His dissection of text/arguments makes me smile when he is on my side, but gets on my nerves when he isn't

clulup is offline Old Post 02-15-2004 10:16 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for clulup Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
All times are GMT. The time now is 07:14 PM. Post New Thread    Post A Reply
 Pages (73): « First ... « 66 67 68 69 70 [71] 72 73 » Last Thread   Next Thread
[ Show a Printable Version | Email This Page to Someone! | Receive updates to this thread ]

Forum Jump:

Powered by: vBulletin Version 2.3.4
Copyright ©2000, 2001, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.