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MacGyver
September 17th, 2009, 09:38 AM
Hello to all!

I think this forum looks very interesting, but I'm a bit confused on one of the rules. Something like "Thou shalt not be intentionally blasphemous." Well, I'm an atheist, and if debating I'll have no choice but to be blasphemous against at least one religion. In fact, my very existence is blasphemous to religion. So...could you clear that up for me please? =P

P.S. If you're the one who gave me a piece of paper with this site's link on it at the end of philosophy class today, then hey! It's me =P

SaulToPaul
September 17th, 2009, 09:40 AM
Can you make a nuclear bomb from a paper clip & the soles of your shoes?

Rusha
September 17th, 2009, 09:47 AM
Hello to all!

Welcome to the forum, MacGyver!


I think this forum looks very interesting, but I'm a bit confused on one of the rules. Something like "Thou shalt not be intentionally blasphemous." Well, I'm an atheist, and if debating I'll have no choice but to be blasphemous against at least one religion. In fact, my very existence is blasphemous to religion. So...could you clear that up for me please? =P

Well, being that I am a non Christian and have been in this forum for close to two years and NEVER been banned for blasphemy, I can guarantee you it is possible for nonbelievers, including Atheist, to debate without blasphemy.

Basic rule, IF you are purposefully saying something provocative that you know might be seen as blasphemy, you also know this is a Christian forum and it's not acceptable.

It really is possible to challenge someone else's belief without purposefully breaking a rule that you know would offend any and ALL Christians on this site.

Stripe
September 17th, 2009, 09:53 AM
P.S. If you're the one who gave me a piece of paper with this site's link on it at the end of philosophy class today, then hey! It's me =P
Where do you take philosophy classes?

keypurr
September 17th, 2009, 10:06 AM
Hello to all!

I think this forum looks very interesting, but I'm a bit confused on one of the rules. Something like "Thou shalt not be intentionally blasphemous." Well, I'm an atheist, and if debating I'll have no choice but to be blasphemous against at least one religion. In fact, my very existence is blasphemous to religion. So...could you clear that up for me please? =P

P.S. If you're the one who gave me a piece of paper with this site's link on it at the end of philosophy class today, then hey! It's me =P

Welcome friend. All you have to do here is agree with me all the time and you will get along just fine. Just kidding, give us your thoughts and we will disect them with you.

allsmiles
September 17th, 2009, 10:25 AM
Hello to all!

I think this forum looks very interesting, but I'm a bit confused on one of the rules. Something like "Thou shalt not be intentionally blasphemous." Well, I'm an atheist, and if debating I'll have no choice but to be blasphemous against at least one religion. In fact, my very existence is blasphemous to religion. So...could you clear that up for me please? =P

P.S. If you're the one who gave me a piece of paper with this site's link on it at the end of philosophy class today, then hey! It's me =P

:wave2:

Howdy Mac. I'm allsmiles, resident anti-christ and chief proponent of the Jesus Myth argument. I see you noticed that I'm a legend :Nineveh:

I also have my own smiley :allsmile:

I have been banned for blasphemy. It's avoidable but sometimes I just can't help myself :chuckle:

Knight
September 17th, 2009, 10:46 AM
Hello to all!

I think this forum looks very interesting, but I'm a bit confused on one of the rules. Something like "Thou shalt not be intentionally blasphemous." Well, I'm an atheist, and if debating I'll have no choice but to be blasphemous against at least one religion. In fact, my very existence is blasphemous to religion. So...could you clear that up for me please? =P

P.S. If you're the one who gave me a piece of paper with this site's link on it at the end of philosophy class today, then hey! It's me =PWelcome to the forum. :up: We have lots of atheists here on TOL and they get along just fine.

The thing to keep in mind is that we are a Christian forum and therefore there is a line we don't cross.

When folks come on here merely to cause trouble and say things like "Jesus was gay", or similar things it's just a waste of everyone's time.

So....
As long as you are respectful to Christianity I'm sure you will get a long just fine here. If you have come just to bash Christianity you wont last long.

Knight
September 17th, 2009, 10:47 AM
I have been banned for blasphemy. It's avoidable but sometimes I just can't help myself :chuckle:I thought you were banned on account of general stupidity?

;)

Knight
September 17th, 2009, 10:48 AM
P.S. If you're the one who gave me a piece of paper with this site's link on it at the end of philosophy class today, then hey! It's me =PWhoa... now THAT is viral. :D

Granite
September 17th, 2009, 10:48 AM
Hello to all!

I think this forum looks very interesting, but I'm a bit confused on one of the rules. Something like "Thou shalt not be intentionally blasphemous." Well, I'm an atheist, and if debating I'll have no choice but to be blasphemous against at least one religion. In fact, my very existence is blasphemous to religion. So...could you clear that up for me please? =P

P.S. If you're the one who gave me a piece of paper with this site's link on it at the end of philosophy class today, then hey! It's me =P

Welcome! Bring a helmet.

Sometimes the call is incredibly subjective, but so long as you're honestly not trying to be provocative or grossly outrageous for its own sake, you should be fine 90% of the time. Enjoy your stay.

Town Heretic
September 17th, 2009, 12:54 PM
Hello to all!
Blasphemy! Will somebody please ban this noob? :D


I think this forum looks very interesting, but I'm a bit confused on one of the rules. Something like "Thou shalt not be intentionally blasphemous." Well, I'm an atheist, and if debating I'll have no choice but to be blasphemous against at least one religion. In fact, my very existence is blasphemous to religion. So...could you clear that up for me please? =P
Yes, your very breath is a blasphemy and you'll shortly find yourself with your nose pressed against the glass, looking in. :Plain:

Okay, okay...by way of example: it's one thing to ask how a Christian reconciles alleged atrocities of the OT with his understanding of Christianity or God. It's another thing to see how many negative, insulting tags you can stick to God before a mod comes along and seal clubs you.

That sort of thing.

If you wonder if you're getting close to that line you probably are and should find a less volatile way of expressing yourself. There isn't a single objection you can make to Christian principle or teaching that can't be made civilly.

Best of luck to you. :e4e:

MacGyver
September 17th, 2009, 07:31 PM
Can you make a nuclear bomb from a paper clip & the soles of your shoes?
If you have a gum wrapper you can spare.


Where do you take philosophy classes?
Not in Taiwan =P


As long as you are respectful to Christianity I'm sure you will get a long just fine here. If you have come just to bash Christianity you wont last long.
Ok, that makes sense. Yeah, I'm here for intellectual discussion, not to simply cause trouble. I may cause trouble if I say "God doesn't exist" but that's a lot different, as you pointed out, than "Jesus is gay."

Thanks to everyone who welcomed me here and to everyone who clarified the 3rd commandment! :D

Stripe
September 17th, 2009, 07:54 PM
Not in Taiwan =P
In the Milky Way galaxy?

Mr. Beeks
September 17th, 2009, 08:50 PM
Welcome, MacGyver. I look forward to seeing some ingenious posts from you. :)

Mr. Beeks
September 17th, 2009, 08:52 PM
In the Milky Way galaxy?

Z2JU4gX6rg8

:)

MacGyver
September 17th, 2009, 09:24 PM
Here's a similar one from the 90s cartoon Animaniacs:


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Stripe
September 17th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Z2JU4gX6rg8

:):rotfl:

Mr. Beeks
September 17th, 2009, 10:32 PM
Here's a similar one from the 90s cartoon Animaniacs:


f_J5rBxeTIk

Good one. :)

On the topic of cartoon music videos, one of my favorites:

nYSYipouABI

Ktoyou
September 17th, 2009, 11:11 PM
:wave2:

Howdy Mac. I'm allsmiles, resident anti-christ and chief proponent of the Jesus Myth argument. I see you noticed that I'm a legend :Nineveh:

I also have my own smiley :allsmile:

I have been banned for blasphemy. It's avoidable but sometimes I just can't help myself :chuckle:
yah, a legend as a cuckoo bird.

Nineveh
September 18th, 2009, 07:17 AM
Well hello there!

I'm glad to see you decided to check out TOL :)

If you do a search you will see that one of TOL's "specialties" is freewill vs determinism :D You will have a much broader audience and response time here than during class :) Anyway, welcome to TOL, I hope you enjoy your stay :)

Hey! Does this mean I can get another atheist's response to chapter questions? :chuckle:

BabyChristian
September 18th, 2009, 12:18 PM
Hello to all!

I think this forum looks very interesting, but I'm a bit confused on one of the rules. Something like "Thou shalt not be intentionally blasphemous." Well, I'm an atheist, and if debating I'll have no choice but to be blasphemous against at least one religion. In fact, my very existence is blasphemous to religion. So...could you clear that up for me please? =P

P.S. If you're the one who gave me a piece of paper with this site's link on it at the end of philosophy class today, then hey! It's me =P

GuySmiley
September 18th, 2009, 01:59 PM
P.S. If you're the one who gave me a piece of paper with this site's link on it at the end of philosophy class today, then hey! It's me =P
Welcome! :wave:

How mysterious is this? We need to know who is recruiting for TOL by throwing pieces of paper on people's desks! Did he/she have black cloak on? Did they disappear as soon as you turned around? Was there a puff of smoke?

MacGyver
September 18th, 2009, 07:38 PM
Well hello there!

I'm glad to see you decided to check out TOL :)

If you do a search you will see that one of TOL's "specialties" is freewill vs determinism :D You will have a much broader audience and response time here than during class :) Anyway, welcome to TOL, I hope you enjoy your stay :)

Hey! Does this mean I can get another atheist's response to chapter questions? :chuckle:
Hey! There you are :P


How mysterious is this? We need to know who is recruiting for TOL by throwing pieces of paper on people's desks! Did he/she have black cloak on? Did they disappear as soon as you turned around? Was there a puff of smoke?
Actually when I turned around there was a dimensional vortex, a rip in spacetime. Maybe it came from someone in the future where the situation is dire, so they branded me as The One, the only person who can save us all. Curiously it takes the form of me posting in threads on a forum.

FellowServant
September 18th, 2009, 08:25 PM
Welcome.. :wave:

MacGyver
September 18th, 2009, 09:15 PM
Welcome.. :wave:
Thank ya!

Knight
September 19th, 2009, 11:01 AM
Actually when I turned around there was a dimensional vortex, a rip in spacetime. Maybe it came from someone in the future where the situation is dire, so they branded me as The One, the only person who can save us all. Curiously it takes the form of me posting in threads on a forum.:rotfl:

kmoney
September 19th, 2009, 12:03 PM
Hello to all!

I think this forum looks very interesting, but I'm a bit confused on one of the rules. Something like "Thou shalt not be intentionally blasphemous." Well, I'm an atheist, and if debating I'll have no choice but to be blasphemous against at least one religion. In fact, my very existence is blasphemous to religion. So...could you clear that up for me please? =P

P.S. If you're the one who gave me a piece of paper with this site's link on it at the end of philosophy class today, then hey! It's me =P

I hope you can live up to the username you chose. You can't just throw "MacGyver" around willy nilly. :Plain:

kmoney
September 19th, 2009, 12:04 PM
Hey! There you are :P


Actually when I turned around there was a dimensional vortex, a rip in spacetime. Maybe it came from someone in the future where the situation is dire, so they branded me as The One, the only person who can save us all. Curiously it takes the form of me posting in threads on a forum.

:crackup:

Ps82
September 19th, 2009, 12:42 PM
There are lots of blasphemers on this board. You will fit right in, and I'm sure you will all enjoy yourselves.

I probably won't have too much to discuss with you... after this post. Welcome anyway.

MacGyver
September 19th, 2009, 06:36 PM
Thanks! :)