The core members remember, Bob. I am visiting him in a couple months.

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The core members remember, Bob. I am visiting him in a couple months.

 

I met Bob Spence around 01 online. Around the same time I met John, AKA "Hillbilly Atheist", whom never hung out here, but all of us did a show on Infidel Guy's website, individual, eventually to do BJSBS here.

Anyway he has suffered a stroke last year, and was put in a nursing home last year. I was going to visit him last year, and his sister offered to fly both John and I out there, but because of my mom's health problems, it didn't pan out. Although I wanted to see him, I was at the same time releived because I was afraid of not being there for my mom. Now I have the time and it is probibly going to be the only time I see him face to face knowing he lives in Australia.

 

I know we have had our differences here. But Bob is a very sensitive and diplomatic person, compared to me. I cannot say enough good things about him. He got me through my divorce. He got me through the death of my cat. And he got me through all my mom's health problems when I was scared shitless.

 

If I can work it out when I am there, I am going to post a video of us together and post it in another thread here. 

 

I can honestly say, Bob exposed me to lots of authors and scientific concepts, even if I couldn't do the math, he always had the ability to give me a mental picture at a minimum. He taught me not to be afraid of theists apologies.  

 

 

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 I remember Bob. I started

 

I remember Bob. I started losing interest in this place not long after he stopped posting. 

If you get there, please extend my best wishes and gratitude for his generous wisdom.


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Antipatris wrote: I

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I remember Bob. I started losing interest in this place not long after he stopped posting. 

If you get there, please extend my best wishes and gratitude for his generous wisdom.

To be honest with you, I am going to be wiped out from the over 25 hour travel time, I may not remember, but I will after I rest get online  and check all my hang outs when I get there. I will give general hello for everyone here though. 

 

But yea, Bob lead me to authors like Hitchens and Dawkins. But the biggest thing he did for me was giving me the confidence to take on theists and apologists. I really miss the days when we Skype chatted almost every single day. 

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I always thought he was an

I always thought he was an intelligent poster. I never got in to any long discussions with him.

I am sad to hear his health condition. He doesn't deserve that sort of situation. I'd prefer some one like Drumpf to have a stroke, not Bob.

Send him my best, doubt he would remember me.

 


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digitalbeachbum wrote:I

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I always thought he was an intelligent poster. I never got in to any long discussions with him.

I am sad to hear his health condition. He doesn't deserve that sort of situation. I'd prefer some one like Drumpf to have a stroke, not Bob.

Send him my best, doubt he would remember me.

 

To quote Crockadile Dundie, "That's not a knife, this is a knife".

 

I agree. Fuckface orange baboon is our president, and my best friend is in a nursing home. UGGGGGGGG.

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  Jesus fucking Christ...a

  Jesus fucking Christ...a thread about a former member who had a stroke and by the third post you've already brought Trump into it.  Trump lives rent free inside your heads....losers. 

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ProzacDeathWish wrote: 

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  Jesus fucking Christ...a thread about a former member who had a stroke and by the third post you've already brought Trump into it.  Trump lives rent free inside your heads....losers. 

My comment was I wish someone like Drumpf would have a stroke and not Bob. I found Bob way more valuable than a person like Drumpf.

Not my head. The only time I think of the fuck is when I'm on the web. Can't avoid it even after giving up all news.


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  I grew to dislike Bob. He

  I grew to dislike Bob. He may have been great discussing a few topics here and there at  first but he seem to eventually  retreat from discussing  topics dispassionately to simply becoming a poltical idealogue and an apologist for Brian's incoherent ramblings....an iwbiek seemed to ( apparently ) hold Bob in utter contempt.  

 Nevertheless, there are very few people on this forum , except for Paisley and Jean Chauvin, that I would wish a stroke upon.  That's some life altering shit.

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I agree completely. Just

I agree completely. Just couldn't figure a way to say it. Thanks.

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hi all. checking in for the

hi all. checking in for the first time in quite a while. very sorry to read this.

re: Prozac, i wouldn't say i held bob in utter contempt, though it may have seemed like it. like brian, my vitriol often gets the better of me. bob and i definitely had our disagreements, and probably still would, but i never like to hear about anyone having serious health problems (ok, almost anyone, i guess). i certainly wish him well and hope he has the best possible quality of life.

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  Sorry if I mischaracterized your view of Bob. It's been ages since I viewed those threads and  I was just going on my general recollection.

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ProzacDeathWish wrote:  I

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  I grew to dislike Bob. He may have been great discussing a few topics here and there at  first but he seem to eventually  retreat from discussing  topics dispassionately to simply becoming a poltical idealogue and an apologist for Brian's incoherent ramblings....an iwbiek seemed to ( apparently ) hold Bob in utter contempt.  

 Nevertheless, there are very few people on this forum , except for Paisley and Jean Chauvin, that I would wish a stroke upon.  That's some life altering shit.

One of my vendors had a stroke before Christmas. He was a heavy smoker, but generally in good shape.

He's now going through therapy for walking and learning to use his other hand. He still can't speak and from what I understand he is very embarassed.  He won't let any visitors except for his family.

I didn't think much of Bob, didn't know him other than the posts, but generally he seemed knowledgable and not a stupid person.

For all I know he smoked like a chimney and did crack, but the wasn't any dislike for him for me to wish him a stroke.

I didn't care for Jean at all, who was so fucking annoying, I refused to acknowledge he was alive.


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 I can't stand any of your positions. But I can tell you I know him personally better than anyone here. 

AND just like me, I know Bob well enough, if he were still in good health, or if it were me for that matter, and we were driving and came across anyone of you in a car accedent, he'd lend you aid and so would I. Others pissing me off, or making me want to pull my hair out, does not mean any of us should abandon a human being in distress.

EXE and Ibwiek and Vatet, between Bob and I, trust me, he may not have agreed with you, and agreed with me, but if it were not for Bob, I would not have gotten through all my mom's heath problems. My biggest regret is that Bob and I and my Redneck friend John, never got to meet my mom in person.

I can tell you even outside science and religion, both Bob and John are alot like any close friend you may have. The love to razz you and I regret the 4 of use never being in the same place. My mom and Bob and John all would have piled on me in a friendly way.

 

He wouldn't care before his stroke. But I am the only one now who can defend Bob. The only thing you can say is that you disagreed with him. But I know him and he is a very kind gentle man. Regardless of what you think of me.

 

 

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He attacked me for

He attacked me for rightfully attacking you after you attacked me so many times I snapped. I wouldn't wish a stroke on anyone. But Bob's still an asshole and so are you.

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He attacked me for rightfully attacking you after you attacked me so many times I snapped. I wouldn't wish a stroke on anyone. But Bob's still an asshole and so are you.
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Vastet wrote:He attacked me

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He attacked me for rightfully attacking you after you attacked me so many times I snapped. I wouldn't wish a stroke on anyone. But Bob's still an asshole and so are you.

You  don't know shit about him. You just got pissed because he agreed with me.

I met him long before this website existed, and up until his stroke last year was talking to him on skpe almost EVERY DAY. 

 

I could't give one fuck less what you think of him. I think someone who talks to someone every day knows them better than someone who does not.

 

You have no fucking clue what you are talking about. 

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 Perhaps for two spouses

 Perhaps for two spouses that kind of extra close relationshop is normal but outside of a romantic context this kind of emotional neediness is strange and obsessive ( talking every day ) but since we're talking about Brian it makes perfect sense.

 You and Bob have a bromance.

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Brian37 wrote:Vastet

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He attacked me for rightfully attacking you after you attacked me so many times I snapped. I wouldn't wish a stroke on anyone. But Bob's still an asshole and so are you.

You  don't know shit about him.

I know he's an asshole, that's enough.

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You just got pissed because he agreed with me.

Anyone who sticks up for a bully and an asshole is a bully and an asshole themselves.

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I met him long before this website existed, and up until his stroke last year was talking to him on skpe almost EVERY DAY.

Idgaf. He's an asshole.

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I could't give one fuck less what you think of him.

And yet here you are whining, proving you do care.

Brian37 wrote:
I think someone who talks to someone every day knows them better than someone who does not.

I don't need to know Bob's favourite colour to know he's an asshole, retard.

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You have no fucking clue what you are talking about

I know exactly what I'm talking about. You are both scum. Plain and simple.

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digitalbeachbum wrote:Vastet

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He attacked me for rightfully attacking you after you attacked me so many times I snapped. I wouldn't wish a stroke on anyone. But Bob's still an asshole and so are you.
You are a funny, but disturbed Canadian

I despise bullies and I despise even more people who stand up for them. Bob stuck his neck out so far for Brian that he challenged me in multiple science subjects at the same time he tried to defend Brian. I cut his head right off, proving Brian deserved it and simultaneously proving Bob never deserved the science tag by crushing him in the science as well (quantum physics and the big bang, for anyone interested enough to look it up). Bob vanished.

Fuck Bob.

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Vastet wrote:digitalbeachbum

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He attacked me for rightfully attacking you after you attacked me so many times I snapped. I wouldn't wish a stroke on anyone. But Bob's still an asshole and so are you.
You are a funny, but disturbed Canadian

I despise bullies and I despise even more people who stand up for them. Bob stuck his neck out so far for Brian that he challenged me in multiple science subjects at the same time he tried to defend Brian. I cut his head right off, proving Brian deserved it and simultaneously proving Bob never deserved the science tag by crushing him in the science as well (quantum physics and the big bang, for anyone interested enough to look it up). Bob vanished. Fuck Bob.

I remember when it happened. I remember the posts.


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 Bob was no bully not one

 Bob was no bully not one bit. Fuck you for even implying that Vastet. 

I WAS bullied as a kid. You have no fucking clue what you are talking about. 

Now you sound like Trump picking on the disabled reporter.

And exactly how was I a bully for that matter?

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Bob IS a bully, and so are

Bob IS a bully, and so are you. Shut your fool mouth bitch. You've bullied near everyone to ever post here. More than a few left because of you and your bullying and ignorant drivel. You are scum. Period.

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 Thanks Vastet, your smack down of certain whiney babies always cheers me up.


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Vastet wrote:Bob IS a bully,

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Bob IS a bully, and so are you. Shut your fool mouth bitch. You've bullied near everyone to ever post here. More than a few left because of you and your bullying and ignorant drivel. You are scum. Period.

I doubt Brian Sapient would allow scum to have a poetry thread on his website. 

The bullshit in all this is you want to paint me as someone who'd leave you bleeding in the street if you got hit by a car. And as much as you piss me off, I would still lend you aid. Yea we don''t llke each other, but that does not make me "scum" or a bully.

You picking on a man who cant defend himself now fits that definition far better.

 

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Vastet wrote:Bob IS a bully,

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Bob IS a bully, and so are you. Shut your fool mouth bitch. You've bullied near everyone to ever post here. More than a few left because of you and your bullying and ignorant drivel. You are scum. Period.

I doubt Brian Sapient would allow scum to have a poetry thread on his website. 

The bullshit in all this is you want to paint me as someone who'd leave you bleeding in the street if you got hit by a car. And as much as you piss me off, I would still lend you aid. Yea we don''t llke each other, but that does not make me "scum" or a bully.

You picking on a man who cant defend himself now fits that definition far better.

 

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 Nevertheless, there are very few people on this forum , except for Paisley and Jean Chauvin, that I would wish a stroke upon.  That's some life altering shit.

I'm not sure that would result in any more brain damage than they already have.

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Brian37 wrote:I doubt Brian

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I doubt Brian Sapient would allow scum to have a poetry thread on his website.

Then you don't know him as well as I, and I've never even spoken to him outside this site. Brian Sapient is as anti-censorship as I am. He has for more than a decade hosted a site where anyone can come and say anything without getting banned and censored. Only one person, to my knowledge, has ever been banned, and that person was batshit crazy on a level even you haven't yet attained. A person who was actually potentially dangerous to a number of people.

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The bullshit in all this is you want to paint me as someone who'd leave you bleeding in the street if you got hit by a car.

You probably would.

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And as much as you piss me off, I would still lend you aid.

Even if that were true, which I doubt, you are so incompetent and ignorant that you'd probably kill me by accident. So please don't.

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Yea we don''t llke each other, but that does not make me scum or a bully.

Another brief moment of insight. You're right. Me not liking you does not MAKE you a bully and scum. However, you being a bully and scum is WHY I don't like you.

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You picking on a man who cant defend himself now fits that definition far better.

I'm not picking on anyone. I'm stating facts.

You're such a bully that almost everyone I used to have passionate but intelligent discussions with is gone. Beyond hasn't posted in weeks, Rednef left over 2 years ago, PDZ has been reduced to a post every 3 months on average, and a dozen others haven't been seen in years. You've chased away so many people that you are now the main reason the site has activity. It's no longer a site about religion and no religion. Now it's all what stupid shit did Brian37 post this time, with occasional topics by others that you inevitably usurp to make about yourself.

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