10,000 posts

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I can't believe this is my 10,000+ post. When I joined RRS back in 2007 I wouldn't have believed I would hang around here as long as I have; but here it is.

I never took the blasphmey challenge because I had done it so many times within my circle of family and friends. Even on private occasions I did it in many different forms. I didn't see a need for it again publically, though I am sure located in one of my 10,000 posts there is a comment or two saying the same thing.

As I look at the RRS extras, I see Brian sitting up there all alone with over 50,000+ posts. I'll just leave that item alone. I've said enough, but kudos to him for contributing so much to this site.

Atheism has grown so much since I first rejected all gods and creators, from all religions. I remember back in the 90's when I was in college. I was taking several classes which really focused on the history of religions. I think I told this story previously, but back then I defended my fellow students against a militiant professor who turned out to be a complete tool.

In the end, even though I ACED the final exam he gave me a C. I should have had an A, but the fucker wanted to try and put me in my place. I tracked him down after one of my classes and he threatened me. I wish I knew the fuckers name today. I think it would be interesting to see what happened to him.

Anyway, I'm off the subject.

I've grown over the years, since those days, but I would still defend a person's right to believe in their faith provided that they don't trample my rights as a person. I deserve my space and opinions. No laws of any government or community should discriminate against any others. (shudders) I can hear Brian wanting to reply...

Over all I only have one problem with religion and those followers. I dislike that they don't question stuff. They don't challenge their religion or their belief. This is why they have faith and this is why there is so much conflict when people discuss these subjects (just see Religulous).

 

Faith = Ignorance

 

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Here's to the next 10k!

Here's to the next 10k!

Once-Proud Canadian, Enlightened Atheist, Gaming God.

Jeffrick's picture

Digital..........

                Excuse me but don't you mean 10,000 user points and NOT posts?               Here's to 10,000 more.

 

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Jeffrick

Jeffrick wrote:

               Excuse me but don't you mean 10,000 user points and NOT posts?               Here's to 10,000 more.

 

 

Gee thanks! Way to kick me in the groin and take away my happy day!

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2500 Posts!

Yeah for me... 2500 posts!

 

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Haha I originally

 I originally came here to ask a question about a certain debate and got hooked. At the time RRS was SO much more busier and there was a lot more to get into. I got addicted. 

I will say this, this site has really taught me how to get to the heart of many irrational arguments and how to destroy them.

There was a time that I was hesitant to debate people because of my lack of knowledge. But today, when it comes to certain irrationalities, there is no one that I am not afraid to debate when it comes to irrationalities. 

“It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.”
― Giordano Bruno

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harleysportster wrote: I

harleysportster wrote:

 I originally came here to ask a question about a certain debate and got hooked. At the time RRS was SO much more busier and there was a lot more to get into. I got addicted. 

I will say this, this site has really taught me how to get to the heart of many irrational arguments and how to destroy them.

There was a time that I was hesitant to debate people because of my lack of knowledge. But today, when it comes to certain irrationalities, there is no one that I am not afraid to debate when it comes to irrationalities. 

I originally was on IIDB for several years and then found RRS, but IIDB went under (politics) and I then switched to here. Now I spend about 80% here and 20% on freeratio.org now.

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digitalbeachbum wrote:As I

digitalbeachbum wrote:
As I look at the RRS extras, I see Brian sitting up there all alone with over 50,000+ posts. I'll just leave that item alone. I've said enough, but kudos to him for contributing so much to this site.



yeah, in the same way that writing a single short story and xeroxing it 50,000 times would be "contributing" 50,000 short stories to world literature.

"I have never felt comfortable around people who talk about their feelings for Jesus, or any other deity for that matter, because they are usually none too bright. . . . Or maybe 'stupid' is a better way of saying it; but I have never seen much point in getting heavy with either stupid people or Jesus freaks, just as long as they don't bother me. In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone. They will not inherit the earth, but then neither will I. . . . And I have learned to live, as it were, with the idea that I will never find peace and happiness, either. But as long as I know there's a pretty good chance I can get my hands on either one of them every once in a while, I do the best I can between high spots."
--Hunter S. Thompson

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lol He wasn't always quite

lol

He wasn't always quite this bad. He used to make posts that weren't painful to read. It was awhile ago though.

Once-Proud Canadian, Enlightened Atheist, Gaming God.

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Congrats on 10,000

Congrats on 10,000 points!

I'm so glad that you and the other regulars that commented like this place.  You guys make this place what it is.  

It's been a pleasure.  I'm currently looking forward to that long overdue upgrade.  Good things are on the horizon. 

 

- Brian Sapient


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Sapient wrote:Congrats on

Sapient wrote:

Congrats on 10,000 points!

I'm so glad that you and the other regulars that commented like this place.  You guys make this place what it is.  

It's been a pleasure.  I'm currently looking forward to that long overdue upgrade.  Good things are on the horizon. 

 

And I thank you for all your hard work too. You really go out of your way to fight the fight and not let the rights or free thinkers and rational thought get trampled. 

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digitalbeachbum

digitalbeachbum wrote:

Sapient wrote:

Congrats on 10,000 points!

I'm so glad that you and the other regulars that commented like this place.  You guys make this place what it is.  

It's been a pleasure.  I'm currently looking forward to that long overdue upgrade.  Good things are on the horizon. 

 

And I thank you for all your hard work too. You really go out of your way to fight the fight and not let the rights or free thinkers and rational thought get trampled. 

I second that!

Once-Proud Canadian, Enlightened Atheist, Gaming God.