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Things for new people to know in order not to look completely foolish while posting in RF

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quagmire, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Autodidact

    Autodidact Intentionally Blank

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    Yes, it's kind of cute.
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  2. Mr Cheese

    Mr Cheese Well-Known Member

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    I think its related to Chaos Magick, Osman Spare (oh ugly devotee of Alesteir crowley who buried his love conquests in the garden, they were made of clay) and Genesis Breyer P Orridge....

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    Psychic TV: Hell is invisble, Heaven is Her/e

    ...........
     
  3. Mr Cheese

    Mr Cheese Well-Known Member

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    • Or that this can possibly sum up religion as a whole
    • Or even Christianity
    • Or that they seriously want us to believe they have spent many years, to come to such a well thought out, reasoned conclusion....
    • Or that our lives will be changed by such knowledge
    • Or that anyone cares...:rolleyes:
     
  4. tumbleweed41

    tumbleweed41 Resident Liberal Hippie

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    If someone is claiming to be the Messiah, they should not be wasting time in internet forums.
    Get out in the real world and DO something!!!
     
  5. Storm

    Storm ThrUU the Looking Glass

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    Seriously.
     
  6. Storm

    Storm ThrUU the Looking Glass

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    Bump for new members.
     
  7. Willamena

    Willamena Just me
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    Maybe it should be a sticky in the new user's forum. :D
     
  8. David69

    David69 Angel Of The North

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    all in good time :)

    Saving souls is not a waste of time :)
     
  9. Breathe

    Breathe Hostis humani generis

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    Why is this still not stickied?!!!
     
  10. The Neo Nerd

    The Neo Nerd Well-Known Member

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    The corollary to this is that even intelligent adherents of a certain faith may not be able to be able to accept the logical inconsistencies of their beliefs any more than the dumb ones
     
  11. The Neo Nerd

    The Neo Nerd Well-Known Member

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    If i may add one:

    Quaxotic's Law of Double Enter:

    Big fat blocks of text with no spaces in between them are incredibly hard to read and will most probably be ignored by most people.

    In between ideas, add a line it breaks things up and stops all the lines from blurring into each other.

    -Q
     
  12. 4consideration

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    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Important tip to avoid looking foolish:
    Don't post while angry. Wait first. Ruminate a bit. Things will look different later.
     
  14. MysticSang'ha

    MysticSang'ha Big Squishy Hugger
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    Or just flash your boobs. It's more fun than a lot of people are willing to admit.
     
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  15. 4consideration

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    Always remember -- it's less painful (and less frightening) to just go ahead admit that Mystic is right. :D
     
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  16. NobodyYouKnow

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    NYK's Philosophy

    Be aware that everybody reads your posts and not only the person you are replying to.

    Most times, this is a good thing...to get your message out there, but what kind of message do you really want to put 'out there'?

    If you are debating with somebody over a religious matter and they remain cool while you lose your head and start flaming away, who is going to appear more credible from a religious standpoint? Who are the discerning readers more likely to believe and sympathize with?

    Not to mention that you probably won't hang around for long anyway because mods will ban you.

    However, 'looking completely foolish' is just that, and maybe if more people became aware of how foolish it makes them look, they would just stop doing it.

    I read this once somewhere...

    T = is it True?
    H= is it Helpful?
    I = is it Inspirational?
    N = is it Necessary?
    K = is it Kind?

    So, before you post...just think!

    Put yourself in the shoes of an interested reader...somebody who is reading the thread, but hasn't yet responded to it.

    Will they see you as being a wise person or an idiot? Only you can give the impression. Remember, this is not Facebook.

    /NYK philosophy.

    *this should have been stickied when it was made. Is it too late now to pin it?
     
  17. Sunstone

    Sunstone De Diablo Del Fora
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    Thread has been stuck.
     
  18. Karl R

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    Vet your source.

    In addition to citing your source, and providing a link, take a few moments to see if your source is somewhat credible.

    Several years ago, someone posted about an atheist conspiracy against a christian book. They didn't realize that the article was written by an online tabloid.

    Apparently Atheists "Nervous" About New Book | ReligiousForums.com

    Even a lot of journalists working for credible news agencies will misunderstand or misinterpret the results of studies. When possible, don't just read the article. Take a look at the study it's talking about.
     
  19. Godobeyer

    Godobeyer the word "Islam" means "submission" to God
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    Don't you have any other point about other religions ,for exemple :
    Muslims , atheists ,....etc
     
  20. ExVasterist

    ExVasterist Ex-Member of RF (I'm a Ghost)

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    Would it be horrifying or hilarious if YEC stood for "You're Eating Cats"?
     
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