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Sat Oct 5 2002 at 00:33:17 (11.8 years ago )
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mission drive within everything
Contemplating observation, keeping my homenode dull, being as leftist as Mahatma Gandhi and as libertarian as @ heyoka
specialties
Enjoying odd natural languages
school/company
Self, GrayPanthers, the secularist-atheist subsection of e2religion
motto
Life is like a sewer - what comes out of it, depends on what you put into it (Tom Lehrer)
most recent writeup
September 18, 2012
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        To be is to preach


Multinational, multilingual, multiform, multivalent, multiannual multidisciplinary non-multimillionaire.

English is not my first language, nor is it my second. So I try to get by in my luxurious third class accommodation, sipping whatever they serve in this place. In addition, I abuse Oliver Twist while sipping.

Religious position:

I guess everybody has one, even if it may sometimes take the form of a non-position. I could probably term myself secularist, but I have lately come to like the word “a-atheist” as a description of my religious position. The word “a-atheist” is not an emulation of a speech defect. Rather, it expresses indifference to the Atheist Hypothesis. Why be indifferent to the Atheist Hypothesis? Because it denies the Monotheist Hypothesis (= "There exists X who is Y"), an empirically meaningless statement. Why should anybody go to the trouble of denying meaningless statements? Well, I don’t, so hence I’m an atheist of indifferent persuasion, thus an "a-atheist" (aatheist for short). See?
More of this can be gleaned from A superfluous debate and How can a thinking, rational adult be a monotheist?.

From the Catbox :
Auduster: Ah Montecarlo ... e2's living embodiment of the enlightenment ... Don't you once, just once, want to get truly medieval on someone?


Following the most revealingly reasonable and commendably civil example of izubachi, I have humbly declared my intention to become a
Serial Upvoter
Mind you, I'm not a consistent Serial Upvoter. I implement Serial Upvoting to suit my tastes and abilities. But I do have honorable intentions.


Nodevertizing !
Some writeups have, in my arrogant opinion, received
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