Might as well.

Discussion (23)¬

  1. Paul Seed says:

    It appears we are to be denied Mo’s carefully prepared comeback to the barmaid, at least until next week. Anyone got any thoughts on what it might be?

  2. PrivateFrazer says:

    God Knows?

  3. Shaughn says:

    Any comeback to the barmaid must be Titanic.

  4. M27Holts says:

    He will probably shoot her dead….The 7th century warlord would consider that normal behaviour…

  5. Oozoid says:

    I had a similar problem letting go of an infatuation with a girl from my youth. Nearly 50 years later, I am still not completely cured. Thank God I was never that infatuated with God!

  6. Hector’s Lawβ„’ lives! Hector’s Law (from Fidonet HolySmoke) Given enough time, a fundamentalist will debunk his or herself.

  7. doug says:

    “Any comeback to the barmaid must be Titanic.”
    You mean destined to crash and sink?

    I am reminded of a superregenerative radio receiver.

  8. Someone says:

    I’ll bet his punchline will be something weak like, “You’re an unbeliever, so you’re going to Hell.”

  9. Scepticphil says:

    Oozoid says he is still infatuated with his (first?) girlfriend! My advice is to never meet her again. I did…… Result – disappointment!! Dream shattered!!

  10. M27Holts says:

    ^ Aye. Bumped into a woman I was mad about when I was 15 (when she was also 15 obvs) she looked like she could be Jabba the Hut….without any makeup…

  11. Shaughn says:

    @Doug: ;-D

  12. Laripu says:

    The barmaid is wrong. In most cases, sunk costs mostly don’t affect adherence to religion. Adherence to religion comes from a number of other causes:
    1. General stupidity: Not understanding the reasons that show why the religion’s origin myths are untrue.
    2. Stubborn insistence: not caring about the reasons why the myths are untrue, and preferring the hope for the benefits the religion claims to offer. (e.g. eternal life)
    3. Genuine fear of death, together with an unreasonable hope for what religion offers. Again life after death.
    4. Family ties: seeing that leaving the religion will cause irreparable family rifts.
    5. Legal worries: in countries like Saudi Arabia, where atheism is called terrorism and apostasy is punishable by death.

    #4 and 5 above are accompanied by lip service with a different mental landscape than the other examples.

    On the other topic, seeing the object of infatuation after many years … In May I’m going to a high school reunion, 47 years after the end of high school. I’ve told them, via Facebook, that they must all be 17 years old. I have no reason to believe that they won’t comply. (See #2 above. πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ )

  13. Laripu says:

    I just found this on line and find it funny. This seems to be the best place for it.

    Given that the Abrahamic religions offer an anti-evolutionary origin story, this Hannukah menorah in the shape of a dinosaur strikes me as kitchy oddness.

  14. Tinkling Think says:

    Laripu ntwithstanding, I wonder if this sort of accomodation with the Pagan, Heathan Forces Of Darkness(TM) is at least assisted by the “throw good money after bad” paradigm.

    Throw away the power to promote your Daddy and keep it pure to attract more souls to the One Truth or allow the Evil Nasties to pollute the world but retain the right to shine a searchlight on your imaginary friend. It’s a dilemma.

    Fortunately, most countries have solved it. Most History, too.

  15. Laripu says:

    Fieri non potest mutare stultitia in sapientiam cum capite caprae.

    To do that, you really need Latin. πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

  16. M27Holts says:

    They made us learn latin at school. Feckin pointless. Better learning on how to hang a door or extra physics or summat…likewise fookin religious fook-wittery…

  17. Anonymous says:

    M27Holts, I put your comment thru a latin translator. We didn’t have these when I was in school. It would have got us detention and an essay on the attributes of the blessed virgin, no way to make it up in detention hall unless you were really listening in class. Here’s what you said, and btw latin and greek are very helpful in the sciences. We didn’t learn greek in catholic school.

    Et fecit nos discere Latinam in schola. Feckin morem gerit. Potius quam ut dependeat in doctrina in Physicis, vel ad ostium, aut extra summat … item … wittery fookin religionis Fook,
    So take your essay to the Father and sign up for indefinite detention (same thing in latin).

  18. Laripu says:

    M27Holts, I don’t speak Latin. I used f*kin’ Google Translate.

    It means “It is impossible to change folly into wisdom with a goat’s head.”

    To do that your really need Latin.

    It was an obscure and pedantic joke. Sorry. “I’ll get my coat.”

  19. postdoggerel says:

    fookin religious fookwits indeed. look how they use language on my side of the pond

  20. M27Holts says:

    Latin? Useful for science? I reckon that understanding imaginary numbers is far more useful or calculus and understanding functions….etc….????

  21. M27Holts says:

    Aye. Trump is the chosen one for xtian fook wits waiting for the end times and the second coming…if any nutter was going to do a “Greg” in dead zone…it could well be the fook nut with a shredded wheat glued to his swede…

  22. postdoggerel says:

    ya got haggis for brains ya damn twit
    yer sounding more cymric than brit
    is it turnip or swede
    or the sheep lungs, indeed,
    that makes them cursed pasties so tasty?

  23. postdoggerel says:

    God sent Trump because he ran out of locusts.


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