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Heather
Has anyone had laying down trigger migraines? #Halp
Like when you lay down, then you get one? - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah, it's happened the past 3-4 nights and when I went to PT. Within 10 minutes of laying down I have a bad migraine. At PT it almost totally went away when I sat up. - Heather
Huh. That's one I'd at least call my doctor about, especially since you can recreate it. Do you get the same thing if you lay your head down while staying seated (like at a table?) - Jennifer Dittrich
Maybe a pinched nerve. - Johnny from iPhone
I just tried it and nothing happened. But I laid down and the pounding came back. Plus I had some floaters in my peripheral vision. I took sudafed, hopefully that helps. I'm used to sinus shenanigans. - Heather
Johnny
Remember kids, a "Best" Oscar is really only "as voted by 5,000 members of the Academy". Recheck the value YOU place on the AMPAS's opinion.
I don't know whether to laugh or cry over people taking these sorts of things *seriously*. Probably both. - Jenny H. from Android
I don't know if a lot of people know just how small the voting pool is. Plus all the restrictions on voting outside your field (editors, sound, director etc). Have to admit that for the longest time I just assumed it "came down from upon high". - Johnny
Melly
It's heading straight for Johnny!
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Beard. - Johnny from iPhone
Zee.
You're still here! :)
yup. Hi Zee! - MoTO Boychick Devil
This thing runs on pure people power. And magic pixie dust. - Julian
HEY EVERYBODY, IT'S ZEE! - MoTO Boychick Devil
incredible! - Zee.
Hey! - Mo Kargas
Welcome back - Johnny
Hi Zee! - Janet from FFHound!
Friendfeed rocks - Mike Nencetti
Hi! - Yolanda
Wow - it's Zee! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
We both are :) - Eivind
Mahdi
oh yes... there was much dancing! - Johnny
شادی بعد از آزادی فرفر :)) - Noosha
That was my reaction this morning after seeing FF again :) - Mahdi
I was in bed (6am-ish). Woke up my wife. It was worth the pain :) - Johnny
I was in bed too. My friend woke me up and screaming :) - Mahdi
نوشا :)))) - Mahdi
=)))) - Viva Vida
اصلا عـــــالی:)) - قاصدک
I know the feeling - VALZONE#NEWHIP
We have the same feeling :) - Mahdi
ویدا حالا زیاد خوشحال نباش :)) - Mahdi
آخه این یارو خیلی خوشحاله دلم نمیاد :))) - Viva Vida
این عکس العمل فرفریا بعد از فری شدن فرفره؟خونه ما که پارتی برپا شدمن سور دادم:) - p@RiS
ویدا پس خیلی خوشحال باش :)) - Mahdi
من از صبح هی اینو می بینم هی حال خوبمون یادآوری میشه برام :)) - Noosha
سمیرا عنوان رو خوندی :)) - Mahdi
arkaaşlar bu kadar bağımlı olmayın sizden büyük jonobilak var - Jarolim Gayri
نوشا دیدی گفتم یک روز خوب میاد :)) - Mahdi
دیگه ببین به چه روزایی قانع شدیم :)) - Noosha
نوشا واقعا :) - Mahdi
:)) - NαrgeS
:)) - Mahdi
Sarah G.
RT @webinista: Mr. Snufflelupagus is on Twitter. His account is protected, but BIG BIRD CAN SEE IT. I see what you did there @sesamestreet team.
except for adults can see "snuffy" now - because someone complained that kids who report weird sightings shouldn't be ignored. - Christina Pikas
"someone complained" -> "In an interview on a Canadian telethon that was hosted by Bob McGrath, Snuffy's performer, Martin P. Robinson, revealed that Snuffy was finally introduced to the main human cast mainly due to a string of high profile and sometimes graphic stories of pedophilia and sexual abuse of children that had been aired on shows such as 60 Minutes and 20/20. The writers... more... - Johnny
Oh, that's really beautiful. I had no idea (I'm really behind on my Sesame Street). - joey
Steve C, Team Marina
Pope Francis: the choice to not have children is selfish - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Pope Francis: the choice to not have children is selfish
"Pope Francis has chided couples who choose not to have children , saying the decision was a “selfish” act. The statement, which he made in his general audience in St Peter’s Square, will be seen as especially controversial in Italy, which has recorded a steady drop in its birth rate for decades. “A society with a greedy generation, that doesn’t want to surround itself with children, that considers them above all worrisome, a weight, a risk, is a depressed society,” the pope said." - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Dear Pope, you don't have any children yourself, f' off. - Steve C, Team Marina
Lemme have a talk with him. I wouldn't make a good parent and I can't afford (financially) to be a good parent. It would be more selfish of me to have children DESPITE not being qualified to be a good parent than to not have them. Plus, we have more than 7 billion people on the planet...everyone could have better lives in some way if there were fewer of us fighting over resources.... - Spidra Webster
Yah, so we're selfish and self absorbed. Also doesn't want to pass on some genetic issues. I feel so selfish - Kevin Johnson from Android
It reminds me of exactly the same sort of rhetoric in Japan (but mainly from politicians.) It didn't work, because, of course, that WASN'T the problem. - Jennifer Dittrich
I knew there would eventually be some old Church doctrine he would preach to make me hang my head. - Michael W. May
He's not as different from Benedict as it might sometimes appear. - John (bird whisperer)
"The Catholic Church promoting having lots of kids in a speech about kids is our feature story but first let's take a look at our ongoing series about the wetness of water". - Johnny
What's selfish is bringing a child into the world for the wrong reasons. People are awesome until they begin share their opinions. - Benny Bucko <Team Melly>
This is especially selfish considering we have a serious lack of humans on the planet. Oh, wait... - Jenny H.
I forgive him - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Melly
I want to be just like you. I figure all I need is a lobotomy and some tights.
... and the beard. Don't forget the beard. - Johnny from iPhone
Johnny
Maybe I'm wrong but hasn't the overall message of The Daily Show been "Why are you relying on a comedian to hold your government account?"
Hmm... I think it has been much more often a hoding of the mass media accountable. And the populace, for that matter, in both cases. - Michael W. May
Yeah, exactly. The media should be the one holding them to account, not just a comedian. - Johnny
*nodnod* - Michael W. May
I mean, one time we elected an actor to run our country. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
^ Note, that one was totally not the worst. - 9000
Johnny
If a comedian retiring is a massive threat to political discourse in your country, you have larger problems than his retirement.
ya, what's going to fill that time slot - Kevin Johnson
it is, but I think part of it is the overall horrid state of the news today and the fact that Jon didn't pull punches with what he covered, even if he was making fun of it. I think its why I and so many folks I know gravitated towards watching him. I know I gave up on watching the network news because they just don't seem to give a crap half the time about actually reporting the news anymore - Sir Shuping is just sir
Perhaps Glenn Beck will fill it, since y'all looking for a comedian - Mo Kargas
He's not only a comedian, he's a satirist. Every country needs its satirists and skilled satirists with large audiences are important for holding politicians' feet to the fire. That has been historically true in many countries over many years. - Spidra Webster
Yes, but when combined with a woefully lacklustre news space, the over reliance of that satirist is an issue. People would rather laugh at the person making fun of the news than making choices in an effort to improve the standard of news. - Johnny from iPhone
People watch The Daily Show, get their nightly fix and then.... do nothing. If the existence of The Daily Show hasn't improved the news space by the time it concludes then the viewers have truly got what they deserved. - Johnny from iPhone
I'd agree with you Johnny except what do we do to improve the news? We've told stations that isn't what we want, but they don't seem to care. I think that's whats given the rise to so many independent bloggers and other news sites is that's what people are trying to do make stuff change. - Sir Shuping is just sir
Johnny
"They were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should" #Spiderman http://t.co/vw3xSQydow
"They were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should" #Spiderman http://t.co/vw3xSQydow
That might be a tad melodramatic... unless, of course, he ends up dismembering Nick Fury when he tries to restart the power for the city. - Jennifer Dittrich
Hahaha - Johnny
Johnny
Given the current strength of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I can't think of any value Spiderman would bring except the novelty factor.
I see it as more of a consolidation move - they can't fully pry it away from Sony yet, but need to be able to be able to make use of one of their most recognizable properties in other areas without being constrained by whatever Sony is doing with their latest version. It allows them to plan for the future, without giving up the money of the present. - Jennifer Dittrich
I get that. I just don't see where a story about an emo kid with girl issues that's been told now 6 times fits in the jigsaw puzzle. I know they have Civil War coming up and Spidey was involved and he was pivotal but it could easily be subbed for another character. - Johnny
Having him just turn up and going "This is Spiderman. Having him reveal his identity is a big deal so just trust us and play along" isn't really the current MCU's style. - Johnny
Here is io9 take on this: It's Official! Spider-Man WILL Appear In The Marvel Movies http://io9.com/its-off... - WarLord
That's exactly the problem. Because Marvel didn't have those properties, they forged their own path with groups like Guardians. Shoehorning in IP when a path has already been laid is fraught with danger. Unless they can make a solid piece that connects with all the other blocks in the MCU, it could get very sloppy. - Johnny
Well, I guess unlike Kitty Pryde, he's just too important. I'm assuming they'll do something like they did in the animated Avengers; he shows up in a support role, but is acknowledged as being famous in his own right, but has to earn their trust. He's not the focus of main story, but important to it. - Jennifer Dittrich
Johnny
We go out for my birthday and at the table you realise you have zero cash for you and your kid. I loan you $40 cause I don't want that shit on my birthday. 4 weeks later, still no payback but you've asked me twice to go to super expensive places and are always eating out with friends. Hmmm
You also owe my $150 from 6 months ago. Maybe I should take the Judge Judy "don't throw good after bad" approach - Johnny from iPhone
You should say something! Don't let it fester any longer. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Johnny
One small upside of recent weeks is getting to cook every night. Crumbed fish fillets, pesto salad and… http://instagram.com/p...
One small upside of recent weeks is getting to cook every night. Crumbed fish fillets, pesto salad and… http://instagram.com/p/ytsjiIjZ8B/
How's Rachael? - Prairie & I Know It from Android
Sore - Johnny from iPhone
Amit Patel
BBC News - MPs say yes to three-person babies - http://www.bbc.com/news...
BBC News - MPs say yes to three-person babies
"MPs have voted in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in an historic move." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
That's it, honey! Threesomes are now government endorsed! - Louis Gray
Something something Mitochondria something devastating and fatal something healthy kids something something. - Johnny from iPhone
WarLord
If Libertarian Republicans are pro-life supporting intrusive medical rules interfering with personal freedom, how can they be #AntiVaxxer
Once you're born, you're on your own. - Johnny
ohh, pro-fetus then.... - WarLord
They're "pro-the chance of a Libertarian Republican voter being born and we'll let diseases kill off the poor ones which will likely not vote for us anyway". - Johnny
Johnny
The #libspill shows one of two things 1. It's on with daggers 2. If it isn't on then it's yet more incompetence in communication and message
So what would a spill entail? (I've read some of the articles, but I feel like I'm missing some of the long-term context.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Basically, inside the party room someone calls for a no confidence motion (or the leader calls one to settle the issue) and the leader then "spills" their position (or several positions) which the party room vote on. - Johnny
Ahhhhhh. OK, that makes sense. Thanks! - Jennifer Dittrich
It's such a big thing here because under the previous government (Labor) Kevin Rudd was PM but once he became unpopular(ish), Julia Gillard challenged and won, becoming PM. After a few years of destabilizing tactics, Rudd challenged Gillard and won it back. Massive turmoil, defocused government and ugly politics. The current government (LNP) while in Opposition had a field day with... more... - Johnny
Getting real tired of "leadership spills" - Mo Kargas
That part made sense - it's more how the actual parliamentary procedure played into it specifically. We don't really have spills, so I wasn't sure what the consequences for the infighting would be on that piece. - Jennifer Dittrich
I wonder if the US congressional system has the same type of thing. - Johnny
Not really, as far as I can understand. They'll shout at each other behind closed doors about all sorts of things, but except for bickering over specific legislation, it rarely makes it out into the open. They also don't elect the executive, so the stakes are shifted somewhat - their dislike of his initiatives won't boot him out of office, and he can't set the legislative agenda. - Jennifer Dittrich
Stephan
My two little girls know what Daddy needs in his briefcase. Priorities! http://ow.ly/i/8uf8o
My two little girls know what Daddy needs in his briefcase. Priorities! http://ow.ly/i/8uf8o
Come 3 o'clock when you need a sugar hit... - Johnny from iPhone
It's one of the few things I almost never eat. I just thought it was so thoughtful of them. :-) - Stephan from iPhone
laura x
I'm thinking of starting a podcast. Talk me into/out of this?
Word. If I did it, it would be interviews with my friends about their obsessions. - laura x
What will be the subject of the podcast? - Jenny H. from Android
I would love a 15-30 minute podcast of yours ... whatever it was. - Marianne
where do I subscribe? - MoTO Boychick Devil
Plan, plan and plan. Pick a time and make that your regular podcast recording time. Leave enough room either side of it for set up, technical difficulties and running late. Make notes. - Johnny
Now I can't remember why I thought this would be a good idea.... - laura x
Do eet. If nothing else, it's fun for the first few episodes. Then it becomes work. - Eric - Let Me Know
that sounds interesting. i love obsessions. - kendrak
I remember you having a lovely voice. Go for it. - RepoRat
i'd subscribe to your podcast, laura x. i'm sure it'd be good. - Brent Schaus
This is not at all to discourage you, but "interviews with friends about their obsessions" is also the subject of the Don't Get Me Started podcast: http://dontgetmestartedpodcast.tumblr.com - Andrew C (✔)
When you do this, have at least 10 episodes planned and maybe also recorded before you release the first. - Holly's favorite Anna from Android
What ever you do keep to a semi-regular release schedule. And just be yourself. Choose live or taped then released content. Use multiple places to distribute your work. - ♫Maurice the Trainer♫ from FFHound!
Andrew, but that's some famous guy's friends. This would be my friends. If I do this, of course, I will not follow any of the excellent advice given here, since I like to do everything the wrong way. I may actually be joining a friend's podcast instead, though, so we'll see. - laura x
Johnny
RT @roosterteeth: It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved friend Monty Oum. http://roosterteeth.com/members...
:( - Johnny from iPhone
Johnny
TIL: Apparently, each NFL team is responsible for bringing their own footballs to use in each game they play. Like, except for kick offs, the ball used by offence is provided by offence. The refs or NFL aren't involved. Any way you cut it, that is just fucking dumb.
There is no valid reason why this should occur in a professional sport. - Johnny from iPhone
I did some homework on this, because when I learned about all of it, it too, made no flipping sense and I didnt understand why the refs don't have their own pile of "official sanctioned balls" or whatever, and it basically boils down to: it's Peyton Manning's fault. (Quick research, don't quote me on that.) But apparently the refs DID used to have their own balls, but Manning fought for... more... - Miriella from Android
A few QBs were part of it (including Brady and Manning) because they like different types of texture I guess. It's still dumb, they survived before they got to customize their balls. - Heather
I can get that they wanted a specific texture but the fact they aren't handed off to an independent official for pressure testing beforehand is mind boggling. - Johnny
They are Johnny. Each team submits the balls for measuring and they are approved of. The problem is that there is an acceptable range of pressures and as long as each ball falls within that range, they are good. Some QBs like balls at the lowest, some like it at the highest. It's all personal taste. The pressures are not recorded though, they just get a yes or a no. Also, the rule that... more... - Chris Topher
That's the thing, I wouldn't call that professional pressure testing. Professional testing is taking each ball, filling it to a predetermined pressure then handing it off to an official to administer the balls when required. You don't get to pick which pressure you prefer. This shit is just clown shoes. It just invites either abuse or questions. - Johnny
The only sport where I could draw a comparison is tennis where each player can reject a ball and send it back to the ball people for a new one if the pressure isn't right. That being said, it's from a selection of independently sourced balls and they are cycled for new balls during the match. How did anyone not think issues like this would arise? - Johnny
I do agree that having ONE pressure would solve a lot of things. - Chris Topher
Gonna have to teach these guys Rugby, Johnny - Mo Kargas from Android
Now that you brought up the tennis ball comparison, I'm curious what the rules are about golf balls. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I just looked at USGA website apparently they test then publish a list of "conforming" equipment. I think I also saw that golfer uses one ball per round. - WarLord
They use one type of ball but can swap individual ones out at the end of each hole if they have knicks or dents etc. - Johnny from iPhone
Heather
Blah, cat got sick immediately after eating... Again.
:( - Johnny
Is she maybe eating too quickly? - Laura
Our puppy did that. I ended up putting her food in a tiny muffin tray so she had to stop and move to each section so she couldn't gulf it down in one go. - Johnny
I'm wondering if it is maybe the wet food that she is getting. She seems to be ok with dry food, but that could also be because it takes her longer to eat that. - Chris Topher
Bob does that with some foods - it seems like all of the ones he had trouble with had a lot of liver in them. I give him smaller portions and avoid those foods, and it doesn't happen anywhere near as often. - Jennifer Dittrich
Going to try using a plate instead of a bowl and putting it up on something. - Heather
We feed small portions specifically because our younger cat tends to WOLF IT ALL DOWN and CHUCK IT ALL UP. It helps. Some. - Walt Crawford
Johnny
No, seriously, I've watched it on repeat. One guy tried to punch another guy in the face... through a crash helmet...
Reminds me of when Alex Rodriguez fought the Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek while he had his entire catching gear on. - Chris Topher
I'm just surprised fights don't happen more often. - John (bird whisperer)
I'd like to assume because everyone knows they're covered in armour and they're more likely to break their hands on the helmet than do damage... but I couldn't be sure. - Johnny
Red card! Oh wait... - Jenny H. from Android
Miriella
RT @trublu: Just saw the vid of Brady jumping around like Serena after that interception. #Priceless
I WAS JUMPING JUST LIKE THAT. But with a lot of screaming - Julie Kane from iPhone
That game was crazy. I would have been fine with either team winning. Pats didn't win it, Seattle lost it. - Miriella from Android
Nah, we won. - Heather
Unless you can score negative points, the team who has the most points won the game. - Johnny
Well, sure. Just saying, you make a terrible call and you lose the game. - Miriella from Android
I get that but it's more like you make a bad call and do not win the game. The Pats made more meaningful correct calls and that was reflected on the scoreboard. The assumption that if they made a different call then they would have scored is just an assumption and discounts the other team's ability to neutralise that call. - Johnny
Well I did just say Seattle "did not win the game" what are we getting all nitpicky for? The beauty of the sports is having to play the game for the entire duration. The Knicks can't just go home after 3 periods even though they're getting blown out. So, if you break the game down to that one call, Seattle lost the game. (But still could have failed that drive in a number of other ways)... more... - Miriella from Android
I get nit picky because you said "Pats didn't win it, Seattle lost it." That's highly disrespectful to the Pats. I don't follow either team but the notion of "it was someone game to lose" a false one. - Johnny
Similar to the way GB lost the NFC champ game, or Andy Murray "losing" the AO. But not really. :) - Miriella from Android
Well, I understand your view. But really, the Patriots got bailed by a bad call AND they made a great play. I just really mean that Seattle didn't have to gamble and throw when they had a number of other options to score at the end of the game. - Miriella from Android
That's not me :) - Miriella from Android
I've seen team "lose the game" by making really bad plays. I didn't think the pass was bad, I thought the Patriots made a good interception. It was close. That's why I disagreed. :) - Heather
Johnny
Here's the thing. If the pass came off and they scored with "Beastmode" not involved, it'd be a tactial masterstroke herladed for the ages.
It would probably be taken as a sign of Wilson's clutchiness or something of that sort. - John (bird whisperer)
Exactly. Like everyone expected the running play but in a moment of inspired tactics, they passed, tricked the Pats and won the Super Bowl. There would be movies made about it. - Johnny
... and if they had run there was a decent chance they may have stopped him, as they were expecting that to happen and would adjust accordingly. - Johnny
This is also known as "sport". - Johnny
Glen Campbell
USA wins another World Championship! #fb
... which isn't even shown on a major commercial network here and the half time show will dominate most of the 25 second grab on tonight's news. :) - Johnny
COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
RT @jasonr44240: Patriots DC before interception - they'll never pass - that would be... #SuperBowl http://t.co/1OONZ0AlV6
RT @jasonr44240: Patriots DC before interception - they'll never pass - that would be... #SuperBowl http://t.co/1OONZ0AlV6
But if they did run it, would they just be running it or would they be running it because they guessed that the Pats guessed they would pass it because no one thought they wouldn't run it and they should run it to out guess them. - Johnny
Mark H
Atheist Stephen Fry Delivers Incredible Answer When Asked What He Would Say If He Met God - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015...
Atheist Stephen Fry Delivers Incredible Answer When Asked What He Would Say If He Met God
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""I’ll say: bone cancer in children, what’s that about? How dare you how dare you create a world where there is such misery that’s not our fault? It’s utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid god who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain? The god who created this universe, if he created this universe, is quite clearly a maniac, an utter maniac, totally selfish. We have to spend our lives on our knees thanking him. What kind of god would do that? Yes the world is very splendid, but it also has in it insects whose whole life cycle is to burrow into the eyes of children and make them blind.”" - Mark H from Bookmarklet
Attenboroughesque :) - Eivind from Android
see also Pratchett's Patrician :) - Pete
God might reply, "when you can create a world without injustice and pain, then we can talk" - Todd Hoff
Worl, as an individual I can't. Nor Stephen. Nor Todd. But God? God *could*. Question is, why not? Ah, theodicy. - Pete
Thus, god is not perfect. - Joe
God never said he was, it's people,that said that. And perfection doesn't aloow for free will, which is a handy thing to have. - Todd Hoff
Granted that the creator of the universe is not perfect. I would also say the force/energy/being is not all knowing either. (Edit to add- I would say that the creator is an experimenter.) - Joe
You guys are in full swing here but I guess I'd ask what your definition of perfect is? - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Generally, that which can't be improved. What is improved? There you go. - Todd Hoff
I think for a lot of us "perfect" is "what satisfies me" - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
"The Problem of Evil" is what led me to abandon my faith when I was 11 or 12. No one around me at the time was willing or able to provide an answer to it. I've since reconciled it for myself, more or less, but it's an ongoing struggle, I must admit. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Recently, for example, I've been reading "The Gulag Archipelago", and it's rattling my faith. I think a part of me seeks to learn about these things for that reason: to rattle my faith, and see how it fares. Probably why I stay on FriendFeed, too LOL - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Yeah, The Problem of Evil in the wake of 9/11 and the subsequent lies leading to the invasion of Iraq broke my belief as well. Coincidentally, I started reading a lot of Philip K Dick novels at the time, and his theodicy is probably the only one I'd be willing to believe: God isn't actually omnipotent. - Victor Ganata
I think Mr. Fry got it in one. Cancer. Why would anyone allow that if they had the power to prevent or stop it? And if they don't have that power, why the hell should we blindly hand over our lives to them? - Heather
Okay, God gets rid of cancer. Then what? - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
If God is omnipotent and benevolent, why does cancer even exist in the first place? - Victor Ganata
Then cancer gets rid of God. #notatheologist #noideawhatthatmeans - Stephen Mack from iPhone
*reserves spot to comment from beyond the grave* - Micah from iPhone
Ya'll are going with the assumption that a creator thinks like its creation and feels as its creation feels. That's where modern religion seems to go off the rails in my mind. - Michael W. May
A Baha'i friend once asked me 'If you met God and he asked you what you had done with your life, what would you say?' I said 'I might ask the same of you.' - Pete
Could an imperfect human being possessing free will exist in such a way to rail against his creator (or really against the decaying, entropic universe he resides in) if everything was perfect, self-sustaining, and infinite? Guess it depends on what your assumptions or beliefs about God is. If it has human-like attributes but imbued with supreme power, then perhaps we can say the... more... - Mo Kargas
I dunno, wouldn't an omniscient and benevolent God understand and empathize with its creation? - Victor Ganata
I tend to think we imagined God as the omnipotent, omniscient version of ourselves, warts and all. Where we are vengeful, capricious, insecure - God is the Most vengeful, capricious, insecure. I tend to think that *if* there is a "creator," it is indifferent to us entirely. I can imagine that creator's response to Mr. Fry: "Cancer, blindness, bugs...they all fit within a cycle of... more... - Bren from iPhone
Inconsistent human qualities applied to something beyond us. - Mo Kargas
No really, nobody answered my question, what next? - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Well, ok. About what are we talking? The utterly apart Islamic God of Tawhid? The immanent yet transcendent God of the Incarnation? The Demiurge of the Gnostics? The utterly ineffable of Lovecraft? Cos if we don't know *that* all the rest of it is wandering in a maze. - Pete
But the original question isn't about "next". It's about why things are the way they are in the first place. - Victor Ganata
The monotheistic God Fry is likely talking of is *claimed* to value humans. But a Creator does not necessarily have to value or care, at least in a way which is understandable to us. - Pete
Sure, the easiest form of theodicy that doesn't do away with God entirely is to say that God isn't what we think God is, but the obvious logical consequence of that line of thinking is therefore many of the world's religions are utter bullshit. - Victor Ganata
It also assumes that we are the snake in the cage, not the mouse bred for food. - Johnny from iPhone
Well, and quite, Victor. - Pete
The original quote assumes both that God is powerful enough to affect th course of the world and demands worship. The God of many religions fits that. If you change the parameters, you are creating a new context. - Heather
That context will change from human to human regardless, due to that initial assumption. - Mo Kargas
Heather, like Isaac Newton's Clockwork Universe. Put all the pieces together and let it run. - Johnny from iPhone
Letting it run, to me, sounds like not having investment in the proceedings. Which (again just my perspective) would not require devotion and worship. If God made everything and walked away, why follow rules or pray? - Heather
The fact is that many world religions explicitly state that God is active in the proceedings of the Universe, though. - Victor Ganata
OTOH, we give our lives over to many entities that aren't omnipotent or omniscient but are nonetheless more powerful and/or (allegedly) more knowledgeable than we are—government, the free market, etc.—so if God isn't omnipotent nor omniscient, that isn't necessarily a reason not to worship or offer to service to Him/Her/Them. - Victor Ganata
Not all NDE's are of heaven. - Mike Nencetti
ooo dış mihraks fiğdini bulmasyone. otporumsu paralelizasyon - furi from Android
Walt Crawford
I wonder whether any bakery or pizzeria plans to have a special sale on March 14, starting at 9:26 a.m., selling little pies for 54 cents each. And with that, it must be time to sign off for the day...
I'm either not geeky or not mathy enough to get this. all i get is the 3/14 part. clearly I need help. - ellbeecee
(and I don't know whether it's geeky or mathy that I'm missing here. I suspect mathy, but I'm not sure) - ellbeecee
Pi is 3.141592654 (rounded up) - Johnny from iPhone
see, I knew it was probably something so simple that I'd be embarrassed for asking. and I was right. Thank you. :) - ellbeecee
elbee: Sorry, I was off most of yesterday. It's not "so simple"--I'm just one of those nerds who somehow accidentally memorized Pi to exactly that many decimal places a very long time ago, and since 3/14/15 happens this year, it just seemed natural. More likely, even damn near certain: Some places will sell pie--a slice or the whole thing--for $5.36 starting at 9:26 a.m., but it's possible nobody will be clever enough for that. (That's rounding to one more decimal place.) - Walt Crawford
I'd say it's geeky, not mathy; pi is just a constant and has almost nothing to do with math outside of geometry. - Walt Crawford
Joe was there first. This is not surprising. - Walt Crawford
hey, anyone who want to bring me pie for my birthday would be totally welcomed! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
The little pies for 54 cents is still a great idea. - Joe
Johnny
So... yeah... Just found out I "fell off" the election roll in 2012. #AusPol
What? I thought you'd voted since then? - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah................. A thick plot is afoot. - Johnny from iPhone
Good grief. Give 'em hell. - Jennifer Dittrich
Got it sorted online (took about 2 minutes) so I can vote tomorrow BUT I don;t know if my previous vote was counted. - Johnny
I'm glad the first part was sorted, but that second part? GRRRRR. - Jennifer Dittrich
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