ATTENTION ALL YE CRITICS!!
If you (for some inexplicable reason) decide to down-vote any of my nodes PLEASE SEND ME A REASON AS TO WHY in the Chatterbox. I have been down-voted because someone thought that I was offering incorrect info and then proved them incorrect... THIS LOSS OF XP DIDN'T HAVE TO HAPPEN! Don't be an ass - go to the Chatterbox.
"Priests are great consumers of beef-cakes." Nietzsche, The Antichrist
"Is our children learning?" George W. Bush, Jr.
"I took a trip through Latin America over the summer, only I regret not learning more Latin when I was younger, as I found it difficult to communicate with the locals." Al Gore
"Life is pain... I think it's worth it." Ryan Thornton
"The greatest way to make money is to start a religion." L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology
"Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgement to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins - or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom - Lucifer." Saul Alinksy, Rules for Radicals
"Have you ever stared into the eyes of a religous fanatic?" Frank Herbert, Dune
"Good, evil - I'm the guy with the gun." Ash, Army of Darkness
"Fuck you, Lucky Charms." That Little Kid, The Leperchaun
"Kum-an-uh-yay-ha!" Steve Zhan, Saving Silverman
"'Do you know anything about this sir?' 'No, man. I was just walking by and I saw the fire.' 'Really, well that lady over there says that you were in there with her.' 'Well then she's a lier, she's a... you shouldn't listen to her.' 'Really, so you weren't in there with her?' 'Well, she was like - "I'm gonna burn this mutha down! I hate my job, I hate my life! I'm gonna burn it down!", and I was like, "You better not. You better not."' 'She said it was an electrical fire.' 'Yeah, it was a total electrical fire.'" Jack Black and Ben Stiller, Orange County
Favorite Movies: (like you care)
Les Miserables, Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush
Dune, Alec Newman, William Hurt
The Razor's Edge, Bill Murray
Star Wars, all of them, even the first two!
Siddhartha, Herman Hess
Sword of Truth (series), Terry Goodkind
The Upanishads, Various Authors
Ishmael, Daniel Quinn
To Fellow Noders...
ac_hyper: Hey, ac_hyper, you're really cool! The story on your homenode about your gradual seperation from Christianity almost perfectly parallels my own! Even the specific stuff - I (pretty much, the exact date is difficult to decide) turned away at about 14 years old; I also looked to the book of Leviticus and discovered some odd things (it is a sin to shave... and the Pope is clean-shaven!); and my family still tries to talk to me about "faith", but since they are trying to form logical arguments about faithful subjects I, the one embracing logic, usually tend to come out on top. Wierd, huh?
Marshal_Banana: I sometimes get mental images of other noders, too - and not always ones that correlate with their alias. For instance, I always imagined you as a very tall, black man, with bright red hair that falls to your shoulders, and a muscles that are large enough and distinct enough to be noticed even through a sweatshirt (or even an entire sweatsuit!).
dgrnx: BALL, SET, SPIKE!
The Story of Where We Were...
It was some time ago, but there was a point in our history when humans actually believed that they were just another agent of the vast expanse of Nature. The believed they were a unique agent, a different agent, even a special agent, but certainly not a superior agent. Then, on one completely arbitrary day, God decided to visit these humans (as all of this deity's actions are arbitrary) and tell them how things really were. He explained to them that they were chosen by the God of the Earth to worship, serve, and love him for all of their lives that they may be given the eternal peace and embrace that God gave to all other creatures of the Earth. He then decided to leave and not offer a single trace of his existence, in fact, he actually left some evidence behind that might sway humans from belief in him, such as fossils and the presence of half of a brain in his newly appointed followers. As soon as he was gone, the humans began to think for themselves, here lies a record of the first inferences made by the early humans about their new circumstance:
"Alright, so this God guy demoted us to sentient beings that now must work to recieve the eternal peace that other creatures recieve freely. Okay. I can deal with that. I suppose that this whole thing somehow means that we are the superior beings on this planet - after all, we are the 'chosen', aren't we? Now, my friend here is saying that if we follow the example set by these naturally enlightened creatures that we will return to God's grace, but I have decided to kill him, and while I'm at it I will kill all living things that get in my way of being superior."
Thoughts such as this persisted and flourished among the humans, now they didn't need anyone to tell them what to do, for they had God on their side. This, of course, was not what God intended, and God actually resolved to stop by the human's planet in a week or so, but the only flights out were scheduled for Tuesday. Try as he might, we all know how God gets on Tuesdays.
The Story of Where We Are...