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    Quote Originally Posted by The Q View Post
    Prepare for Ludicrous Speed!!!
    I need to watch that movie again...one of the few in my life that had me laughing HARD.
    "I would not join any club that would have someone like me for a member." - Groucho Marx

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatsFan2003 View Post
    Good to hear. Finding "intelligent" life elsewhere would be something even if it would also shake up many, many people too.
    Actually I think just finding any form of life, even single celled creatures with the IQ of your average mensa poster on KFFL, would go a long way to shattering a lot of long held myths about our entire existence.

    We find any form of life on any other planet, and an awful lot of logical conclusions can then be safely drawn out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducky View Post
    Jim to my rescue.

    Speaking of spelling and incontinence:

    I once wrote an email to a client apologizing for a miscue by our company. I was interrupted by a co-worker just as I was about to send it. So I quickly hit send, let spell check do its work and it was gone. Turns out I had butchered the word inconvenience so badly that spell check had recommended that I change it to incontinence. I didn't notice and just had it change it. My customer emailed me back (actually a lot like Jim might do here on the boards) with the Webster’s definition of incontinence and said while they didn't appreciate the error that he didn't think the works was complete sh** either.
    That's also how porn gets sent company wide. Ooooops.

    The first time I got such an e-mail, a female co-worker in the next cube uttered "what??" and started laughing. Probably because the males were all trying to crtl-C out of the e-mail and a full color picture of some cuties goods emblazoned full color on our 20 inch monitors

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    Quote Originally Posted by KickSave View Post
    Actually I think just finding any form of life, even single celled creatures with the IQ of your average mensa poster on KFFL, would go a long way to shattering a lot of long held myths about our entire existence.

    We find any form of life on any other planet, and an awful lot of logical conclusions can then be safely drawn out.
    Yes indeed. Sort of like the preacher in the movie "Contact"

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatsFan2003 View Post
    That's also how porn gets sent company wide. Ooooops.

    The first time I got such an e-mail, a female co-worker in the next cube uttered "what??" and started laughing. Probably because the males were all trying to crtl-C out of the e-mail and a full color picture of some cuties goods emblazoned full color on our 20 inch monitors
    Your wife was emblazoned on my 20-inch last night.
    "And if there is nothing that can so hide the face of our fellow-man as morality can, religion can hide from us as nothing else can the face of God." -- Martin Buber

    "You do not like religion; we started from that assumption. But in conducting an honest battle against it, which is not completely without effort, you do not want to have fought against a shadow like the one with which we have struggled." -- Friedrich Schleiermacher

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndromedaPatFan View Post
    It's nice that you aspire to be a Bostonian, but realistically that's something you'll never be able to achieve.
    Pissah retort.
    I've got binders full of women
    and a one point plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatsFan2003 View Post
    Yes indeed. Sort of like the preacher in the movie "Contact"
    Love that movie, and I (even as an atheist) really liked the preacher/priest (you are talking about Matthew McConaughey's character, right?) and he didn't seem to be unreasonable in any way. Now if you are talking about the guy that blew up the first machine ...

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    BTW, awesome news...

    Don't think that I'm a racist, but just remember that, if the biatch is green, there's something wrong with her p***sy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Vedder View Post
    BTW, awesome news...

    Don't think that I'm a racist, but just remember that, if the biatch is green, there's something wrong with her p***sy!!
    This guy doesn't seem to mind:

    “The great unmentionable evil at the center of our culture is monotheism. From a barbaric Bronze Age text known as the Old Testament, three anti-human religions have evolved – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. These are sky-god religions. They are, literally, patriarchal – God is the Omnipotent Father – hence the loathing of women for 2000 years in those countries afflicted by the sky-god and his earthly male delegates.”—Gore Vidal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Vedder View Post
    Love that movie, and I (even as an atheist) really liked the preacher/priest (you are talking about Matthew McConaughey's character, right?) and he didn't seem to be unreasonable in any way. Now if you are talking about the guy that blew up the first machine ...
    Yes I'm talking about the wild-eyed guy that blew up the machine I could see quite a few here on Earth that would respond in a similar manner...

    But I do agree with you, Matthew McConaughey's character was well done and I thought presented the arguments from the religious point of view very well.

    This is a good quote of his...

    Our job was to select someone to speak for everybody. And I just couldn't in good conscience vote for a person who doesn't believe in God. Someone who honestly thinks the other ninety five percent of us suffer from some form of mass delusion.
    Last edited by PatsFan2003; 02-07-2013 at 12:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatsFan2003 View Post
    Yes I'm talking about the wild-eyed guy that blew up the machine I could see quite a few here on Earth that would respond in a similar manner...

    But I do agree with you, Matthew McConaughey's character was well done and I thought presented the arguments from the religious point of view very well.
    It is a great movie (based on a great book). Considering that the book/story was written by an atheist scientist, I think that the story is very fair in the way it handles the religious aspect of the discovery of intelligent ET life.
    Last edited by Darth Vedder; 02-07-2013 at 05:50 PM.

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