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Sat Apr 28, 2012, 05:28 AM

 

Let's have some fun!

On a day where I've seen atheist misspelled three times, let's have a poll-based contest to determine who (or what) is the athiest.

Here's what I'm thinking:

-This thread is for nominations and volunteers.
-Next week, all of the contestants will be sorted into a single-elimination tournament and the fun will begin.

So, what is ath and what makes someone athy? Not being a real word, it's whatever you want it to be.

Anyone can volunteer and anyone can nominate anyone else. DUers, public persons, cartoon characters, the dearly departed, etc. Restrictions on nominations would impose definitional boundaries on athiness, and that's a line I won't draw.

Multiple nominations are fine, but please try to exercise some restraint.

This isn't an official group thing, so I won't be pinning and/or locking these threads.

And with that, let nominations and volunteers for entry into the athiest tournament begin!

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Reply Let's have some fun! (Original post)
laconicsax Apr 2012 OP
Warren Stupidity Apr 2012 #1
oilpro2 Apr 2012 #2
Warren Stupidity Apr 2012 #7
deucemagnet Apr 2012 #5
Curmudgeoness Apr 2012 #3
laconicsax Apr 2012 #4
Ron Obvious Apr 2012 #6
dimbear Apr 2012 #8
laconicsax Apr 2012 #9
onager Apr 2012 #10
laconicsax Apr 2012 #11

Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 08:08 AM

1. I urge all Aths to move to Athol MA and make it the Ath capital of the universe and beyond!

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:21 PM

2. Have YOU ever been to Athol, MA? I have!!

 

Believe me, you probably wouldn't want to go back, once you had been there.

Almost equally miserable a town is Orange, MA, right next door.

These towns, some 75 miles west of Boston, are small and still declining old mill towns where little if any industry now exists, where housing prices are about the lowest in the state, where the incidences of domestic violence are high, as are high school dropout and teen pregnancy rates. Unlike several Massachusetts mill towns which have seen dramatic revivals and gentrification in the last 20 years, Athol and Orange are not so lucky.

Now on to the game. I'm not sure I understand the rules. If I misspell "atheist" will I get nominated? Or do I have to say something really stupid like "atheism is just another form of religion" to get nominated?

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Response to oilpro2 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 06:10 PM

7. One does not go "to" Athol, one goes "through" Athol.

It is dismal. Cheap though. I know people who bought houses in that area and commute into the 495/128 tech area because of the huge price differential.

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 03:56 PM

5. And here I thought Newark, NJ was the Athol of thith nation.

Interethting.

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Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 01:35 PM

3. Did you misspell "atheist" twice,

and spell it correctly once in your post just to make a point. I think it was exceedingly funny.

With that said, I am not sure that I understand this game. And if I do understand it, it is about my pay grade because I am not the most creative person alive nor do I do well with fantasy. So---can you give an example of what you are thinking?

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 03:29 PM

4. Sure.

 

"Athiest" to me looks like a variation on "ath" or "athy." The progression would be:

X is athy
Y is athier than X
Z is the athiest of the lot.

So this competition is to determine who or what is the athiest. Are protons athier than Chris Hedges? Is Lincoln, NE athier than Enlil? Where does Elad fall on the athiness scale?

To determine the victor of each match, just pull a reason to vote for one person/place/thing out of your ass and go with it. There's no need to be consisteInt with the ad hoc definitions of ath. It's like theology--a bunch of made up rationalizations for extant opinions.

I suppose I've nominated protons, Chris Hedges, Lincoln, NE, the Sumerian god Enlil, Elad, theology, and rationalization with this post.

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Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 04:30 PM

6. I bet that I am athier than most of you lot.

I'm one of the most athiest (sic) people around here.

"we were all Catholics. We believed in the teaching of Cathol" -- Eddy Izzard

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Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 06:28 PM

8. There actually is a goddess named Athi in the religion of the Tamil.

She has her own hymns.

What her adorers call themselves dimbear knoweth not.

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Response to dimbear (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 09:47 PM

9. I'll read that as a nomination.

 

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Response to laconicsax (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:22 PM

10. Saw this post once from a cranky believer..

"It's 'i' before 'e' except after 'c.' And except for atheists, who get their own special rule."



I think some believers in the Religion forum are the athiest. Assumng "athy" is a synonym for "pithy," and also assuming the latter word is pronounced with a lisp.

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Response to onager (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:30 PM

11. They're nominated!

 

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