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#3221 User is offline   Sloshy 

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:30 AM

View PostWinterset Resurrection, on 20 May 2017 - 12:39 PM, said:

Meh. I see the positive changes first hand. To insinuate that the majority of people are doing these things just to selfishly make themselves feel better is not supported by anything I have actually seen.

Like I said, I think the people who do them are well-meaning. The churches support doing them because it binds people to the church, building your relationship to others in the congregation and feeding your desire to "give back." It's a smart strategy, particularly as people move away from the church in larger percentages. It's why the trendy parachurches that seek to attract young families engage in them with such gusto. Like any foreign exchange, you create community with each other.

"I trust what I see with my own eyes" is what I would expect someone who is anti-science to say. The sort of thing that supports a flat-Earth theory. Why you would reject scholarly research simply because it challenges your belief system is, frankly, why I have such issues with modern Christianity. For as seemingly charitable as it is, I believe it does as much damage in reinforcing perspectives that are actually harmful.

Anyway, I know it is useless to engage you on this topic. You've proven yourself to be rooted in an ideology you have no interest in exploring, only defending.
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 02:55 PM

That was actually a pretty cool post, right up until that last line, where you had to work a zinger in there.

I'm not sure what "ideology" you're talking about. This has less to do with my specific church, and more with just helping people in general. I'm sure the things you are saying may be true in some instances or with some groups, but in the specific experiences I've had, they couldn't be further form the truth.

How about you keep doing your thing, and I'll keep doing my thing, and we just call it a draw? Thanks!
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 03:10 PM

View PostWinterset Resurrection, on 21 May 2017 - 02:55 PM, said:

I'm not sure what "ideology" you're talking about.

Basically your world view, which you come here to defend but are never willing to acknowledge that someone might have something to teach you. You have all the knowledge you need to inform your point of view which is very fixed and unwavering. It is that way on many subjects that have been discussed here over the years. Age has not improved your ability to show humility, it has only strengthen your sense of righteousness.

You and U000 are really not all that different in that regard. You are cut from the same cloth.
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 03:12 PM

Wow. Now you're just being a dick for the sake of it.

Stay classy man.
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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:09 PM

View PostWinterset Resurrection, on 21 May 2017 - 03:12 PM, said:

Wow. Now you're just being a dick for the sake of it.

Stay classy man.

Right, because it's just me being a dick rather than calling you out on something that is obvious to everyone here. This is in keeping with my comment above.
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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:16 PM

View PostSloshy, on 22 May 2017 - 02:09 PM, said:

Right, because it's just me being a dick rather than calling you out on something that is obvious to everyone here. This is in keeping with my comment above.


How is helping people suddenly a thing to be frowned upon? This really has very little to do with a church, and much more in having an opportunity to help people that haven't been blessed with nearly as much as we have.

If you don't mind, from now on, I'm going to refer to you as "Jonathan Meowford" in our conversations here on the board.
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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:20 PM

View PostWinterset Resurrection, on 22 May 2017 - 02:16 PM, said:

How is helping people suddenly a thing to be frowned upon? This really has very little to do with a church, and much more in having an opportunity to help people that haven't been blessed with nearly as much as we have.

If you don't mind, from now on, I'm going to refer to you as "Jonathan Meowford" in our conversations here on the board.

Okay, let's dissect your approach here:

Oversimplification -- When challenged, you tend to go back to a basic idea and try to boil something more complicated down to a simple idea.

Parsing -- In a long paragraph of a well-thought out response, you grasp on to one aspect of the argument and inflate it, as if it was the conversation all along. In this case, you've expanded on the idea that your mission work is exceptional, this despite data that proves it probably isn't.

Name Calling -- As much as anyone, you go back to mud slinging when you are losing an argument.

It's the same old thing, and it's what U000 would do as well.
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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:25 PM

True story: Sat on a plane last year from Vegas to LAX...I had first class, and up strolls this INCREDIBLE little woman with a cartoon shaped body. Like, so curvy she literally looked like a cartoon character. Started to talk to her, turned out to be an ACTUAL porn star that went by the handle "Rachel Roxx". Not kidding, this woman looked, literally, like candy. You sometimes think up close they might look tore back or without their makeup, like skanks, but this one was unreal.
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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:27 PM

View PostSloshy, on 22 May 2017 - 02:20 PM, said:

Okay, let's dissect your approach here:

Oversimplification -- When challenged, you tend to go back to a basic idea and try to boil something more complicated down to a simple idea.

Parsing -- In a long paragraph of a well-thought out response, you grasp on to one aspect of the argument and inflate it, as if it was the conversation all along. In this case, you've expanded on the idea that your mission work is exceptional, this despite data that proves it probably isn't.

Name Calling -- As much as anyone, you go back to mud slinging when you are losing an argument.

It's the same old thing, and it's what U000 would do as well.


The difference is that after "U" would do it, his apostles would have "plused 7" his bully act, and then piled on and joined in. The biggest bully in the history of message boards, never saw anyone so sadistic in his bullying, any board, any where.
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Posted 22 May 2017 - 03:10 PM

+1 to that. That's exactly what would've happened.

Jonathan Meowford, I'm not saying your book is entirely incorrect, but my own personal experiences have been beneficial. That's true of a lot of mission work.

Sometimes, people really need hands-on help in the short-term, and financial support in the long-term. "Do no harm" charities are not the be-all, end-all, because a portion of those donations go towards salaries and the administration of the charity itself. And as I saw in the case of the Res Cross, they can also be highly corrupt, where very little of the money even reaches its destination.

There's no one-size-fits-all solution, but me and my wife's work made us happy and people in Haiti and Mississippi happy, so I wanted to share it in the happy thead.
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Posted 22 May 2017 - 04:20 PM

View PostWinterset Resurrection, on 22 May 2017 - 03:10 PM, said:

Jonathan Meowford, I'm not saying your book is entirely incorrect...

Thank you for admitting I'm correct and validating my perspective.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 05:48 PM

View PostGrey, on 22 May 2017 - 02:25 PM, said:

True story: Sat on a plane last year from Vegas to LAX...I had first class, and up strolls this INCREDIBLE little woman with a cartoon shaped body. Like, so curvy she literally looked like a cartoon character. Started to talk to her, turned out to be an ACTUAL porn star that went by the handle "Rachel Roxx". Not kidding, this woman looked, literally, like candy. You sometimes think up close they might look tore back or without their makeup, like skanks, but this one was unreal.

I google had at it, and according to the internet, her stage name has three Xs in it. Roxxx.
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Posted 22 May 2017 - 05:58 PM

View PostGrey, on 22 May 2017 - 02:25 PM, said:

True story: Sat on a plane last year from Vegas to LAX...I had first class, and up strolls this INCREDIBLE little woman with a cartoon shaped body. Like, so curvy she literally looked like a cartoon character. Started to talk to her, turned out to be an ACTUAL porn star that went by the handle "Rachel Roxx". Not kidding, this woman looked, literally, like candy. You sometimes think up close they might look tore back or without their makeup, like skanks, but this one was unreal.

Is it irony that a porn star is sitting in first class?

Not that I'm a fan boy of porn stars but more than a few have had the last rib in each rib cage removed to accentuate the curve from the titties to the hips. Not saying Ms. Roxxx (three X's) has done this but it's not an uncommon procedure among women in her profession.
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Posted 23 May 2017 - 05:56 AM

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Is it irony that a porn star is sitting in first class?

Not that I'm a fan boy of porn stars but more than a few have had the last rib in each rib cage removed to accentuate the curve from the titties to the hips. Not saying Ms. Roxxx (three X's) has done this but it's not an uncommon procedure among women in her profession.

I can't imagine why that would be irony, but the definition of the word irony has been so thoroughly argued that we're one step from the definition of the word being "a word whose meaning is almost universally disputed." So...maybe?

As for rib removal, that sounds like some urban legend shit. I can't find any particularly credible sources on it as a common practice. It sounds like the next iteration of the "Ron Jeremy got ribs removed to suck his own dick" thing.
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Posted 23 May 2017 - 02:32 PM

View PostGideon Clarke, on 22 May 2017 - 05:48 PM, said:

I google had at it, and according to the internet, her stage name has three Xs in it. Roxxx.


Indeed. Rachel Roxxx. It's the extra "x" that makes the difference. That, and possibly the one less rib! I had no idea about the rib cage thing, maybe that's their secret weapon. I know from my late brother, who knew some of the people who shot the cameras for the porn stuff in so cal(van nuys, the valley, where porn is big time, now it's miami I think), that the average career of these girls is like, less than a year. It's really rare to see any of the female's last longer than a few years in porn. The men have longer careers. They're all fucked up of course in one way or another. I had a fairly interesting conversation with Ms. Roxxx however. Very bubbly, and an extremely "fast talker" haha. And her body was just...unreal, like I said, like freaking Jessica Rabbit hahaha.
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Posted 23 May 2017 - 02:34 PM

View PostGideon Clarke, on 23 May 2017 - 05:56 AM, said:

I can't imagine why that would be irony, but the definition of the word irony has been so thoroughly argued that we're one step from the definition of the word being "a word whose meaning is almost universally disputed." So...maybe?

As for rib removal, that sounds like some urban legend shit. I can't find any particularly credible sources on it as a common practice. It sounds like the next iteration of the "Ron Jeremy got ribs removed to suck his own dick" thing.


I can't imagine how Ron Jeremy could get past his belly to reach his johnson, but whatever.
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