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Posted: 18 November 2007 03:08 PM   [ Ignore ]
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The lady who came on here telling us she was going for the James Randi $1 Million Paranormal Challenge?

She finally went for it. And… FAILED!

http://www.randi.org/joom/content/view/108/1/

Thought y’all might like to know since she was in here for a short time.

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Source: Several incidents where I’ve annoyed fundamentalist Christians by challenging God’s power.
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Therefore, God is nothing.
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Posted: 18 November 2007 07:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’m always curious about people like that.  Did she think she was smart enough to outwit the system with her chicanery, or did she really believe she had the special talent?

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Posted: 18 November 2007 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hoo boy.

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Posted: 21 November 2007 03:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Well… people who ramble on about God usually are serious, unfortunately…

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1. God is omnipotent.
Source: Several incidents where I’ve annoyed fundamentalist Christians by challenging God’s power.
2. If God is omnipotent then he can travel faster than the speed of light.
Modus Ponens
3. Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light.
Source: Einstein
Therefore, God is nothing.
QED

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Posted: 23 November 2007 08:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I bet the test subject had emptied his bladder right before the beginning of the test. I call mistrial!!!

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Posted: 07 December 2007 08:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Her claim was that God filled the bladder with urine, so part of the deal was that they had to empty his bladder first…

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1. God is omnipotent.
Source: Several incidents where I’ve annoyed fundamentalist Christians by challenging God’s power.
2. If God is omnipotent then he can travel faster than the speed of light.
Modus Ponens
3. Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light.
Source: Einstein
Therefore, God is nothing.
QED

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Posted: 07 December 2007 09:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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What?  That makes no sense.  Then again, such claims never make any sense to me.

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Posted: 17 December 2007 07:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Well… it’s God. Remember, he can do anything if you pray hard enough.

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1. God is omnipotent.
Source: Several incidents where I’ve annoyed fundamentalist Christians by challenging God’s power.
2. If God is omnipotent then he can travel faster than the speed of light.
Modus Ponens
3. Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light.
Source: Einstein
Therefore, God is nothing.
QED

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Posted: 17 December 2007 09:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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logicisrefreshing - 17 December 2007 07:47 PM

Well… it’s God. Remember, he can do anything if you pray hard enough.

Nothing fails like prayer.

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“Sometimes in order to see the light, you have to risk the dark.” ~ Iris Hineman (Lois Smith) The Minority Report

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Posted: 17 December 2007 09:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Interesting.  I wonder why, as I get older, god fills my bladder so much more frequently?  LOL

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Posted: 18 December 2007 11:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Occam - 18 November 2007 07:15 PM

I’m always curious about people like that.  Did she think she was smart enough to outwit the system with her chicanery, or did she really believe she had the special talent?

Occam

I’m almost sure she believes in it. I mean, c’mon… if you gonna make up some special power, wouldn’t be such a lame one.

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If the ignorance of nature gave birth to such a variety of gods, the knowledge of this nature is calculated to destroy them. La Système de la Nature, Baron d’Holbach (1723–1789)

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Posted: 18 December 2007 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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ZeiS - 18 December 2007 11:05 AM
Occam - 18 November 2007 07:15 PM

I’m always curious about people like that.  Did she think she was smart enough to outwit the system with her chicanery, or did she really believe she had the special talent?

Occam

I’m almost sure she believes in it. I mean, c’mon… if you gonna make up some special power, wouldn’t be such a lame one.

I would have agreed with you in the past, but I realize that we all operate to the best of our abilities, so what is obviously lame to you because you have much higher abilities than she, might seem highly sophisticated and undetectible to her. 

Occam

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Posted: 28 December 2007 04:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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logicisrefreshing - 18 November 2007 03:08 PM

The lady who came on here telling us she was going for the James Randi $1 Million Paranormal Challenge?

She finally went for it. And… FAILED!

Recently I read his book Flim-Flam.  It was published in 1982. Back then, he was offering a personal check for $10,000!

The paranormal claims…dowsing, table tipping, etc., just ridiculous. It’s amazing that people think they have special powers; and the scammers scamming gullible people are just pathetic.

Anyway, did the lady offer “rationalizations and convoluted excuses of the most outrageous sort” [says, Randi] when the test failed?

oh oh

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Posted: 28 December 2007 04:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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apropos of nothing in particular:

http://www.overheardinnewyork.com/archives/006875.html

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Posted: 28 December 2007 08:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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inthegobi - 28 December 2007 04:52 PM

apropos of nothing in particular:

http://www.overheardinnewyork.com/archives/006875.html

Oh that’s so nasty yet so funny ...

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Posted: 29 December 2007 08:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I don’t want to spoil anyone’s breakfast or dinner, but there was an article in my local paper about a teacher who underwent a a cancer operation.  In spite of being operated on for 11 hours by “some of the best doctors in the country”, she knew who to thank.  “This has made me see who is in charge.  This has made me open my Bible.”  :(

You may have to wait a few days before they make the entire article available on the website.  http://www.thetruecitizen.com/news/2007/1226/Front_Page/001.html

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