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Poll: If you have this website bookmarked, which page sp...  
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Rating Orb Jakers 18 Australia PhlegmaticMelancholic 39C 3F
6 years ago | (2)
I have the homepage bookmarked in my toolbar. Firefox, incidentally.
I'm also wondering about the phrasing of the question... "*if* you have it bookmarked..." and then as an option, "...I don't..." etc. Surely that shouldn't be an option? Sorry for my pedantry. It's simply something that gets my goat.
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Rating Orb Jakers 18 Australia PhlegmaticMelancholic 39C 3F
6 years ago | (1)
Given that he, to quote, "a god that promotes good, and that your religion doesn't matter one bit" I don't think your point is relevant. I gotta say, I believe in a similar way to david, and I do not much like that Gandhi (although apparently he was a bit of a pervert) fails to pass the 'test', as it were, that allows him entrance into a (or I suppose the) heaven.
Poll: Are you an 'intellectual'?  
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Rating Orb Jakers 18 Australia PhlegmaticMelancholic 39C 3F
6 years ago | (0)
That is actually irrelevant in its entirety.
My love for reading and new knowledge has hampered my study more than my PS3 has, in fact.
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Rating Orb Jakers 18 Australia PhlegmaticMelancholic 39C 3F
6 years ago | (1)
It was cut down, and I acknowledge that, but I think that it's the messages that are important. (I'm not sure whether I believe in God, per se.)
My belief is pretty much to follow what Jesus said (purportedly) and do as you've stated in your last paragraph.

Certainly not a supernatural belief.
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Rating Orb Jakers 18 Australia PhlegmaticMelancholic 39C 3F
6 years ago | (0)
We have them, but as long as it works, it's good. And I do enjoy playing my PS3; I just prefer to read and explore things. That takes effect in my choices of games... I almost only play RPGs, because I like exploring. Or strategy games, because I like applying my thoughts. So we are normal, we just aren't as materialistic as others. The reverse of 'white trash', or 'bogans' if you will.
Poll: Are you an 'intellectual'?  
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Rating Orb Jakers 18 Australia PhlegmaticMelancholic 39C 3F
6 years ago | (1)
We have them, but as long as it works, it's good. And I do enjoy playing my PS3; I just prefer to read and explore things. That takes effect in my choices of games... I almost only play RPGs, because I like exploring. Or strategy games, because I like applying my thoughts. So we are normal, we just aren't as materialistic as others. The reverse of 'white trash', or 'bogans' if you will.
Poll: Do you spit casually on the ground?  
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Rating Orb Jakers 18 Australia PhlegmaticMelancholic 39C 3F
6 years ago | (4)
Never on the pavement. I only ever spit on grass or in bushes. And then only if it's too difficult to swallow. I especially hate seeing people spit on the bus... that's awful.
Poll: Are you an 'intellectual'?  
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Rating Orb Jakers 18 Australia PhlegmaticMelancholic 39C 3F
6 years ago | (1)
I would say that religion is definitely a field of intellect. How otherwise can an ostensibly intelligent person consider the truth of religion otherwise? How else can one forge a connection between the teachings of the religion and their own personal experience? I know my own religious experience left me wondering the value of all I was taught; after an intellectual debate about the nature of the Church, I decided that it wasn't worth following, and that it was better simply to take the teachings directly from the Bible.
Sorry, a bit off topic.
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Rating Orb Jakers 18 Australia PhlegmaticMelancholic 39C 3F
6 years ago | (0)
I don't know about 'afraid to face reality'; all of this is simply a different way of embracing it. Indeed, one might say that it is a superior way. Rather than engaging simply with the physical, the intellectual engages on a different plane, a conceptual one, where the only limit is imagination. Then, the intellectual can easily apply that which they have learned through their mental sojourn to the world, and then make it a better (or at least a different) place.

Incidentally, (in case you haven't guessed) I'd describe myself as an intellectual.
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Rating Orb Jakers 18 Australia PhlegmaticMelancholic 39C 3F
6 years ago | (1)
On the contrary. I did not seek out his conversation; in fact I noticed the irony myself. Given that you responded to my comment in the first place, it was only polite for me to respond in turn. Neither does it mean that my point is made invalid.
In fact, I accepted and acknowledged your point in the first place; I'm able to carry an intelligent debate on some (admittedly few) topics by my sister, who is ten. However, the fact remains that if I go to a school and start discussing religion, politics or philosophy with the eighth-graders, I'm not likely to get a stimulating discussion.

There will, of course, be the few that are capable of carrying such a discussion with me, but they will be, well, few. Therefore, it makes more sense to block out the majority, then provide means for those few to join in the more 'adult' discussions.
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