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  1. SESMeT

    SESMeT Member

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    I am not meaning to be overly forward or anything ... but perhaps shortly after I join (i.e. now) is the best time to ask me anything.

    So, feel free to ask me anything.
     
  2. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Christine's Uncle Fergus
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    Boxers or briefs?
    Bacon or tofu?
    Left brain or right?
    Hawaiian shirts or 3 piece suit?
    Stick shift or automatic?
    Parmesan or Velveeta?
    Electric razor or blade?
    Raw carrots or cooked?
     
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  3. Dan From Smithville

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Tells us whatever you wish us to know about yourself.

    I am a Christian, Methodist, entomologist that believes in God and Christ and accepts the findings of science.
     
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  4. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    To continue @Revoltingest list

    Hat size?
    Do you drive?
    If so, what vehicle?
    Kids?
    Chocolate, dark or light?
    Coffee, black or white?
    Married,yes, no or mind your own business?
     
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  5. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Which i cannot understand and so consider you to be not quite unique but i am sure, from where you stand uniqueness is not far away.
     
  6. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Christine's Uncle Fergus
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    Game Of Thrones or Downton Abbey? (Trick question..both are great.)
    Summer or winter?
    Capitalism or evil communism?
    Engineering school or law?
    Beer or wine?
    Socks or not with sandals?
    Vacation or staycation?
    Bottle in front'o me or a frontal lobotomy?
    Antique furniture or modern?
    False equivalence or real?
    Wikipedia or Britannica?
     
  7. The Anointed

    The Anointed Well-Known Member

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    I see that you have more than enough questions to answer. But if you do get around to me, I would ask why have you joined the Christian section of this forum? Was it in order to learn from others, or do you have some particular agenda you wish to accomplish?
     
  8. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    What one word would you use to describe yourself (in whatever terms you wish)?
     
  9. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Why "none" religion:

    Atheist?
    Agnostic?
    Atheist curious?
    Recovering believer?
    Did not feel like answering?
    Not decided yet?
     
  10. Dan From Smithville

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    I am unique, but not alone I think. Don't feel too bad, sometimes I don't understand it either.
     
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  11. Dan From Smithville

    Dan From Smithville Veteran Member
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    I think the difference for me is that I do not interpret the Bible literally and I am not compelled to force nature to fit the Bible or religious doctrine.
     
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    Daemon Sophic Avatar in flux

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    What is the last digit of Pi?
    What is that avatar, and why did you choose it?
    Why do you question your own existence?
    Can an omniscient God and free will coexist?
    Should I cut the blue wire, or the white wire?

    Sorry. If that’s too heavy, then....
    Lemonade or soda?
     
  13. SESMeT

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    The last digit of Pi *is* absolutely .... most definitely .... without a doubt .... *whatever it is*.



    It's a royalty free stock image that I chose because it appealed to me. I don't know why it appealed to me.


    Because I like the experience of questioning my own existence. Why do I like the experience of questioning my own existence? I have no idea. I guess it's because I happen to be especially curious about most things, including my own existence, for both cultural and genetic reasons. But why am I culturally and genetically the way I am? I have no idea. As a determinist I think that the answer is *causally* because the big bang happened. But I'm not sure if you find that answer satisfying.


    It depends what you mean by free will. If you mean "Libertarian Free WIll" ... then I think no.


    To quote my favorite ESports athlete "It depends."



    I'll answer anything.

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    To quote him again ... it depends. But usually I prefer soda.

    Boxers.

    Oh my absence-of-suffering ... I think they're both equally awesome. Especially in combination.


    I think the left is usually right. So let's say left. But the Humean in me would want to say right ... and t he Strawsonian in me would say both. I think. So let's call it a draw.

    3 piece suit.

    I can't drive but automatic sounds easier so I'm gonna say automatic.

    *Googles Velveeta*. Never tried it. And I like a lot of things after I first try them. Gonna call it a draw again. I think Parmesan is okay and I see it as 50/50 whether I'd prefer another random cheese I've never tried or not.




    Electric razor because my hand tremor causes too many ouchies.


    Cooked in a meal ... raw by themselves.

    Almost always zero inches.

    Nope.

    N/A due to not driving. But I'd like to drive a motorcycle if and only if I had a zero percent chance of crashing or feeling anxious while driving one.

    I don't have any. If I was a more responsible and self-sufficient person *and* my partner was and she also desired having children .... then at some point I'd adopt one with her... perhaps.

    I like milk chocolate and I love dark and white chocolate equally.

    I love black, white and grey coffee all equally but rarely at the same time. I rarely need to coin flip or roll a dye and I'm rarely indifferent. I usually have a specific preference for black, grey or white but it 100% depends on my mood and it just randomly strikes me in the moment.

    I am happy to answer absolutely any question. I am not married. I would get married if both myself and my partner were certain we would stay together and that it would benefit us. However, there's also the fact that our ability to leave whenever we want that helps us enjoy each other .... I think. So marriage would have to be compatible with that. It's weird but .... the fact we feel free from each other helps us not want to be. I hope this makes sense but I'm content if it doesn't :)

    I've not seen either! I guess whichever is I see on my Netflix first. Or whichever is free with Amazon Prime that I see first.

    Either. Mild Summer over extreme Winter but/and mild Winter over Extreme summer. I like Autumn and Spring best!

    Non-Evil Capitalism over Evil Communism. But only because Evil Communism is evil. Non-Evil Capitalism over Evil Communism but/and Non-Evil Communism over Evil Capitalism.

    Law. And I don't mean that Bruce-Lee rip-off out of the video game Tekken.

    One particular beer that I adore.

    Socks without sandles > sandles without socks > socks with sandles.


    Staycation sensation unless there be music.

    I don't see the difference! Both sound pretty fun but only temporarily!


    Antique for the temporary novelty .... modern for the permanent commodity.

    False dichotomy!


    See above answer! SEP!
     
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    Lex Luthor is the only person to have found the last digit of pi, and nobody else knows what it is or how he did it, so we've ruled out Lex Luthor. You're not him. That's good to know.

    It appealed to you, because it was royalty free. That tells us you can do image searches on google image search. Its telling.

    I see. So it matter whether we find the answer to be satisfying. You try to make your replies interesting, so perhaps the more boring your replies are the less biased we can assume they are. hmm. Interesting. Am I reading too much into this answer?

    They are referring to unnatural or supernatural means of choice revealing only the character of the individual apart from nurture. I suppose.

    Economists?

    I think bacon and tofu are unrelated.

    Its the kind of question that needs to be answered either by a lefty or a righty, not by someone ambidextrous.

    Stick/auto doesn't matter, except that people who can drive stick can claim to drive both stick & auto. Hence just say you prefer stick.

    Are you Pat Robertson?

    In addition to orange there are purple and white carrots.
     
  15. Dan From Smithville

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    Canadian bacon or ham?
     
  16. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    Shalom and welcome.
     
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  17. SESMeT

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    I chose a royalty free image because they're not copywrited and I don't want to get sued or have my avatar removed. But I looked at plenty of images that didn't appeal to me before I picked this one. And I don't know why this appealed to me more than the others.


    I don't think you are. I am sure that sometimes the truth is boring. But we could always embellish a boring truth with lies to make it non-boring. I'd rather stick with boring but true. It's just a pity when truths are boring. And we can be thankful when they're not.

    For me ... 'choice' is just shorthand for the illusion of choice, anyhow. I just mean that I don't know why I did one thing instead of another.Ultimately I don't. I know that I did X rather than Y because I preferred X to Y ... but I don't know why I preferred X to Y.

    I meant Electronic Sports Athlete.

    I think they're both tasty food!


    Politically I consider myself a lefty. Hand-wise I consider myself a righty. Brain wise I consider myself a lefty. Importance wise I think both sides of the brain are equally important. I think that the left side of the brain is what makes us most human but I think that without the right side of the brain we wouldn't be alive and what makes us a being is just as important as what makes us a human. We need both humamness and beingness to be human beings. ... :)


    Okay I'll just say "you prefer stick." You prefer stick. But do you? Not wanting to debate that. If you don't prefer stick then I won't insist that you do. I just said what you told me to say.

    I know you didn't literally mean to tell me to say that I prefer stick. I was being silly for fun. But I think you were too when you told me to just say I prefer stick after asking me which I prefer! :)


    No.


    Do they taste as tasty?

    Technically atheist in at least one sense.

    About some gods.

    Atheist with respect to at least most gods. What would it mean to be atheist-curious about a god? Does that differ from agnostic?

    I have never believed in any God unless we include a naturalistic pantheism of the sort that God is identical with a non-supernatural universe .... if God just means "the universe" I'm a pantheist in that case, then. But I don't identify with pantheism because to me the term "the universe" just suffices and I don't see what calling it "God" adds to it.

    I'll answer anything. I used to identify as an atheist but I don't anymore because atheism isn't important to me anymore. I used to see atheism as important but now I just see it as *sometimes for some people* a side effect of something else important (at least to me).

    Only sure that some Gods don't exist. Not sure that some Gods don't. But don't believe in any ... unless the universe counts ... but then see above in that case! :)[/quote]
     
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  18. SESMeT

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    I hope I didn't post in the Christian section of the forum! Because if I did that was purely by accident and I apologize to the staff if that was the case. I have no intention of breaking any rules.

    If you are referring to a DIR role on my profile ... I don't think I have any? Perhaps check it again in that case.

    ETA: Are you SURE I accidentally posted on the Christian section of the forums? I don't think I did and I can't seem to find a post of myself doing that anywhere. I was careful to not enter any of the DIR forums but if I did I apologize and will absolutely try to never do it again. I have no intention of breaking any of the forum rules.
     
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  19. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Can you sing your web name to the tune of "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats?
     
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  20. SESMeT

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    No I can't. For two reasons. (1) I don't know that tune. (2) Even if I did know that tune I, full-stop, can't sing in tune at all.

    ETA: I just randomly noticed one reason why my avatar may have appealed to me. It reminds me of the video game Ascendancy. Which I like.
     
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