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Posted: 14 July 2007 11:27 AM   [ Ignore ]
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A friend of mine siad something rather astute recently:

Who was it that said humanist organizations usualy fail because there are only so many ways you can get together just to prove God doesn’t exist.

The nature of skepticism isn’t so much “Active” as it is “Reactive”. You make a claim about something, I give you my response to that claim. And so on.

For a board (and I think for any humanist or secular community) to be vibrant it has to be productive and assertive, as well as reactive. I think ,the forum> offers those opportunities in the variety of forum board categories it provides. All we have to do is take advantage of them—give ourselves permission to talk about gardening, music, politics and children as much as we talk about Bigfoot, Creationism and the Lights over Phoenix.

“Debunking” makes us a club. Small talk makes us a community.

With that in mind I announce the top ten list thread.

Rules are simple and should be rather obvious, I’ll start a TT list below and anyone who has an item can include it (remember to count down from 10 to 1) The person who posts 1. then starts the next TT list. Got it? Good, so here goes.

Top Ten activities skeptics do for fun:

10. Fact checking the horoscope by reading it only at the end of the day.

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Posted: 14 July 2007 11:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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okay, I’ll play

9. Patiently following a pair of Jehovah’s witnesses around, knocking on the doors they have just knocked on and asking the householder if you can have a minute of their time to convert them back to whatever they believed in before they met the witnesses.

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Posted: 14 July 2007 11:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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9= LOL  LOL

8. Showing up at UFO Abductee conventions in full Star Fleet uniform.

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Posted: 14 July 2007 02:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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7. Drive people buggy by nit-picking their critical thinking fallacies.

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Posted: 14 July 2007 02:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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6. Dressing up as a catholic priest and kissing (French kissing) your wife/girlfriend on a bench in front of a church on a Sunday morning.

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Posted: 14 July 2007 08:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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5. Look for scientific inaccuracies in early period b movies and chronicle them on your blog.

Narwhol: coffee almost came out my nose

George: you ARE a wicked one.

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Posted: 14 July 2007 10:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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4. Replacing muezzin’s tape containing the “call to prayer” (Adhan) with the music from the Benny Hill show.

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Posted: 15 July 2007 06:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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3. Attaching a toilet roll holder to the wall in the confessional.

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Posted: 15 July 2007 01:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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2. Building an Allah snowman.

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Posted: 15 July 2007 06:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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1. Admitting that you were the one who fitted the toilet roll holder to the wall in the confessional the following week in confession.

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Posted: 15 July 2007 08:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Since narwhol didn’t follow Cgallaga’s rule of starting a new TT series, I’ll volunteer.

10.  Going through a parking lot and drawing feet on all the Christian fish bumper stickers.

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Posted: 15 July 2007 08:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Yeah but what is the title of the new series? TT Things Narwhol was doing instead of paying attention to the TT rules? (ad-hom allowed)Oh OK then.

9. Practicing being just cantankerous enough to raise hackles, but not so as to be outcast.

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Posted: 15 July 2007 09:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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8. Flaunting his erudition in front of us mathphobes while passing himself off as just plain folks. wink

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Posted: 16 July 2007 02:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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7. Narwhol (sponsored by Guinness) was trying to decide between Robertson and Philips screws for the toilet roll holder attachment.

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Posted: 16 July 2007 02:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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7. Basking in his view of the superiority of his ego to the reasoning ability of the other forum members.  cool smile

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Posted: 16 July 2007 05:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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5. Drinking Guinness, as any reasonable man should do.

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