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Member Since 06 Dec 2007
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In Topic: Why is there more christianity than others?

01 August 2011 - 12:00 AM

I'm not going to talk about the second question.

With the first, however, I can speak a bit about why Christianity spread.

Before christianity monogamy was a lot more rare of a cultural attribute, and wealth was transferred down lines of powerful families who were able to maintain their power by being rather promiscuous enough to mostly ensure they had successors. Once christianity came along, and preached monogamy and other chaste attributes like getting the church's approval to marry and procreate, the church naturally gained a foothold into the wealth and power of royal and elite families as they followed along. Soon it became commonplace for the church to inherit the wealth of a family when it ended since the monogamy resulted in the occasional lack of male heirs. With the faith teaching its servants to have nothing and give the church everything, what would the church spend this on if not further spreading of the faith?

The church isn't the only player by a long shot, since government has in most cases split off into a separate power, and likes to direct public policy to similar practices in most western-like cases.

Whether this was purposeful or not, I don't know, but the feedback loop is pretty evident, I think.

In Topic: reason i love my wife

27 February 2011 - 03:27 PM

It's in reply to the same thing which I directed my vaporous high horse line. That you would bring up the tired "Don't you have anything better to do than participate in this conversation with me!?" as if you were somehow above such a judgement. Further snark based on making assumptions of usefulness of a person based on your very thorough personal review in the name of caring about the community is also directed to by my snark comment.

Don't get me wrong, though. I'm glad you care enough about the community to contribute such snark.

Smiley faces are purely for the sake of the women. Women love smiley faces.

In Topic: reason i love my wife

27 February 2011 - 03:18 PM

Your snark is also amusing. :D

In Topic: reason i love my wife

27 February 2011 - 03:13 PM

This thread was purile nonsense from the very beginning.

And no, it's the weekend, I'm sitting here in a house with no furniture at all, barely working internet over a tethered cellphone, and no comfortable position in which to focus long enough to code, no tech/hobby related meetups this weekend, and no friends free to go do something with. I quite literally have nothing better to do. Do you have something else to entertain you up on that vaporous high horse?

In Topic: reason i love my wife

27 February 2011 - 02:52 PM

Just because you're outraged on his behalf doesn't mean suddenly no one will or can't say something bad about it, or about you, or about someone's reply to you (like mine). The only tactic this particular subset of society has now to express aligned social interest or disinterest is either "omg you shutup" comments, or mods coming in and censoring people. Downvoting no longer available makes this obviously ridiculous, and thus I ridicule. Hah. Hah hah.

I'm not outraged at all. I was just calmly raising an objection to a post I felt was unfair. I'm confused as to how you would consider my comment to be of the "omg you shutup" variety since I think I actually made my point more clearly than that.

You seem to have stepped in on Mike's behalf. I should make it clear that I have an enormous amount of respect for Mike both as a professional and a person and would far rather be debating this issue with him rather than you. I suspect that the debate would be far less reactionary.

I did not intend for you to read into my "omg you shutup" line as if I were saying that your posts were of that style. That was just an example to point out that there is either conversational discourse as a recourse, or the other example I mentioned. Outraged is another bit of colorful overemphasis added, you clearly care to some degree or we wouldn't be talking.

I also think that you thought I was saying stepping in on someone's behalf in a derogatory sense. I wasn't, but nice try on making me eat my own actions. :)

And no, I'm not married. Feel free to make snarky comments about that. :)

Snarky comments aren't really my style. I was just wondering whether you understood what it would feel like.

I've had much worse said about me for choices I didn't make that also had no possibility to be true. So fucking what?

With regard to the people calling MikeP's post harsh:
Boy it must suck to live in a world where honest commentary that was implicitly asked for was delivered. Does it make you sad to know that people probably hate you for no reason, and some probably hate you for a reason, and some of those people and reasons might actually be valid? Welcome to the internet.

Oh come on. "Maybe she wouldn't bother sticking around" was an "honest commentary"? Whatever. That's trolling of the highest degree. All because he made a like-Ubunty thread?

The funny thing about people like MikeP is that they genuinely think they're intelligent. Sucks to be them in a decade or so, when they realize they're actually not.

Oh you think he's being disingenuous? I disagree, sir, I am fairly certain MikeP actually did think up his conjecture all on his own.