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#76 Postby veggymeggy » Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:53 pm

I drink....but I think maybe I can understand how some of you feel about alcohol if I compare it to my feelings on cigarettes and marijuana. I simply can't abide them. I don't like to be around people that smoke, or even people that have smoked. Especially being in college, pot is so prevalent and it drives me crazy. My preference is for people that have never even tried them, let alone do them now.
So....I guess I can understand the feeling :)
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#77 Postby Guest » Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:57 pm

i was just being a cock.... :P

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#78 Postby Sknydpr » Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:28 am

Jesus Christ, now I know how people can argue over the meaning of the word vegetarian. :) I'm sorry, I really don't want to argue about it anymore. I just find it bemusing that a word with such a clear definition can be so broadly interpreted. A=without, theism=religion/god

I guess I should be glad that I'm not actually arguing religion and atheism. :)

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#79 Postby veggymeggy » Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:34 am

Sknydpr wrote:Jesus Christ, now I know how people can argue over the meaning of the word vegetarian. :) I'm sorry, I really don't want to argue about it anymore. I just find it bemusing that a word with such a clear definition can be so broadly interpreted. A=without, theism=religion/god

I guess I should be glad that I'm not actually arguing religion and atheism. :)

I think it's funny that you use "Jesus Christ" in post on atheism :D I couldn't be an atheist, who's name would I take in vain?
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#80 Postby Aaron » Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:09 am

A preference for people that have never even tried them...

Elaborate?

I'm curious.

Also, I'm pretty much an atheist Jew. If that makes sense. And I think it'd be awesome to be a televangelist. Or at least do one of those mega churches. Get a degree in theology. The whole nine yards.

I'd just have to word everything right so I wasn't speaking about things I didn't believe. So I couldn't say things like Jesus told me to do x. But I coud say things like the bible says x. Mmm. That'd be fun. I'd be so bombastic.

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#81 Postby kollision » Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:19 am

Aaron wrote:A preference for people that have never even tried them...

Elaborate?

I'm curious.

Also, I'm pretty much an atheist Jew. If that makes sense. And I think it'd be awesome to be a televangelist. Or at least do one of those mega churches. Get a degree in theology. The whole nine yards.

I'd just have to word everything right so I wasn't speaking about things I didn't believe. So I couldn't say things like Jesus told me to do x. But I coud say things like the bible says x. Mmm. That'd be fun. I'd be so bombastic.


Atheist Jew? Hows that?

Judaism today is mostly just European people with Judaism as their religion. The real Semetic Jews are not really as much as the European Jews that are in USA, Europe and even in Israel itself.

Are you Jew by religion or by Semetic blood?

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#82 Postby veggymeggy » Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:34 am

Aaron wrote:A preference for people that have never even tried them...

Elaborate?

I'm curious.


I'm repulsed by smoking, and I always have been. I've never smoked any sort of anything because I find it so gross. It's hard to explain, but when I find out someone has smoked either cigarettes or pot before, I feel a little twinge of "ew". I think it's at least partly disappointment. Nothing insurmountable by any means, as long as they no longer do it of course. I don't actually know anyone besides myself, and probably Rob and Topher, that hasn't at least experimented. I have friends that smoke cigarettes when they drink, and I can barely stand to be around them then. It's really upsetting to me, but I'm not sure I can verablize the feeling.
It's difficult to describe, which is why I imagine it must be similar to how those that don't want to date someone who drinks feels.

Sidenote, my family was Jewish 2 generations ago, but my great-grandfather converted to Baptism to marry my non-Jewish great-grandmother.
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#83 Postby Aaron » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:40 am

I'm jewish by birth. And by tradition. And I consider myself jewish. But i'm not big into god. I make a pretty good argument not agains the existance of god, but against consideration about god... basically that it's a waste of time. :P But I like the religion a lot. I go to synagogue a few times a year. And I like the history. And the argumentative nuanced nature. I think I mentioned that in another thread around here somwhere. It's great fun to go back and forth painstakingly over mintue details like if someone walked or ran somewhere and what that means and the root of a word etc. All good stuff. And the songs and dancing. If I have a dream, it's that one day I'll wake up in a magical land where every hour or so a musical breaks out. Like on the bus. Or in a class. Or at the mall :)

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#84 Postby kollision » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:54 am

Aaron wrote:I'm jewish by birth. And by tradition. And I consider myself jewish. But i'm not big into god. I make a pretty good argument not agains the existance of god, but against consideration about god... basically that it's a waste of time. :P But I like the religion a lot. I go to synagogue a few times a year. And I like the history. And the argumentative nuanced nature. I think I mentioned that in another thread around here somwhere. It's great fun to go back and forth painstakingly over mintue details like if someone walked or ran somewhere and what that means and the root of a word etc. All good stuff. And the songs and dancing. If I have a dream, it's that one day I'll wake up in a magical land where every hour or so a musical breaks out. Like on the bus. Or in a class. Or at the mall :)


Can you write and speak Hebrew?

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#85 Postby Aaron » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:04 am

I wish.

I can barely sound it out reading it but I don't know what I'm saying.

One of these days I'll sit down and learn some languages. Hebrew will be one of them. I took lessons for 6 weeks prior to my Bar Mitzvah training to try to gain some knowledge but because the Hebrew in the old testament is a little old it's a bit different. Or so I'm told.

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#86 Postby kollision » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:06 am

Aaron wrote:I wish.

I can barely sound it out reading it but I don't know what I'm saying.

One of these days I'll sit down and learn some languages. Hebrew will be one of them. I took lessons for 6 weeks prior to my Bar Mitzvah training to try to gain some knowledge but because the Hebrew in the old testament is a little old it's a bit different. Or so I'm told.


I like the language. The script is really cool also. It's second from Arabic in terms of scripts that I like. Good luck in learning it, it's pretty tough!

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#87 Postby Aaron » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:28 am

Hah! Arabic! Now that is a beautiful looking language. I'd like to learn that one too.

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#88 Postby kollision » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:35 am

Aaron wrote:Hah! Arabic! Now that is a beautiful looking language. I'd like to learn that one too.


The script itself or the language? I love both, but the script intrigues me. Have you seen Arabic Calligraphy? I could read Arabic by itself (sometimes it takes awhile though hehe) but the Calligraphy, man that one is cool.


http://www.cari-culture.com/images/arab ... graphy.jpg

I dunno what it says, but it looks great...

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#89 Postby Tarz » Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:04 am

Expecting to read about people's love lifes' as I skimmed backwards through this thread - instead pretty heavy debate about atheism, alcohol and heroin. :roll:

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#90 Postby Guest » Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:06 am

well, my love life is fantastic and i've yet to shoot up.


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