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FM Arouet666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:34 AM
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What would Jesus do?
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 02:36 AM by FM Arouet666
I think I have a solution to the current controversy which surrounds this group and the Skeptics group. The atheists have been warned, and to be fair so have the christians, that a level of discourse which requires a respect for divergent opinions will be enforced. We have seen the effect of this edict, and I am sure you will all agree that we would like not to suffer the same fate.

My proposal, we are all familiar with the christian slogan, "What would jesus do?", a christian idiom with an implied usage in times of conflict. To weather the strom of the current controversy, that is exactly what we need here. A slogan, to call into consciousness when faced with radical opposition.

I propose that when you are faced with a religious zealot or a devotee of pseudoscience, a "woo woo", you ask yourself, "What would Spock do?

After all, he is a superior being.....



On edit, never trust your spelling without the spell checker, especially after a few Heineken. :toast:
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:37 AM
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1. Logic is a lovely bouquette of flowers that smells bad. - Spock
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FM Arouet666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:42 AM
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2. I, Mudd
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 02:42 AM by FM Arouet666
Yes? Don't get me wrong, logic, in the philosophical sense, pales in comparison to the scientific method. But, I had to include a shameless plug for my favorite show. :evilgrin:
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:45 AM
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3. And I had to respond with my favorite quote
Its so perfect coming from him. But I think he put his (blanking on the name of the award for logic) by lying like that.
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FM Arouet666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:01 AM
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4. I wish TOS was more consistent
'The Original Series' tended to have a lot of contradictory moments, almost as bad the the Bible. How is Star Trek ever going to compete with the likes of scientology and christianity if it has so many canonical contradictions?

Actually, in the episode you quoted, Spock is logical in realizing that he can defeat the androids by presenting them with contradictory information, such as the quote about logic. However, he has stated many times that Vulcans cannot lie.

Jesus vs. Spock on the next celebrity death match. :evilgrin:

Anyway, got to sleep, I will undoubtedly read in horror the extent to which I exposed my nerd tonight. Good night.......
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:50 PM
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14. Spock can lie
Spock is not Vulcan; he is half Vulcan and half Human, thus Spock can lie. Or, as he said in Trek VI, "I exaggerated." (Oh, the burden of being the nitpicky Trekker...)

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FM Arouet666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:52 PM
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18. That's right, he is only half vulcan
But, alas, he has also stated many times that he is incapable of lying, which as you point out, is a lie. Could it be, Spock is a republican? :evilgrin:
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:55 PM
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20. May your tongue burn!
I'm sputtering here at my desk... I can't even write those two words together in the same post! :-)
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geniph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:54 PM
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21. I wouldn't worry about exposing your inner nerd...
...hell, I've been to two Star Trek conventions! On purpose!
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:42 AM
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5. I'd rather have WWDD.
What Would Data Do?
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:52 AM
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6. I am more of a WWAD(S)
What Would Avon Do(shoot)?

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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:29 AM
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7. He'd ham it up.
It's the only thing he's capable of doing.
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FM Arouet666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:50 AM
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8. That was my second choice, or what would T'pol do
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 10:38 AM by FM Arouet666
Strike T'pol, I would just do her. :evilgrin:

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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:05 AM
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9. What Would Scooby Doo?
:D

He would have Shaggy pull the mask off the "ghost" and expose him for the fraud he is!
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:57 PM
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13. I have that bumper sticker. It rocks. n/t
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:10 AM
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10. I hate you, Dr. McCoy
McCoy used to call Spock a "pointy eared hobgoblin" and tell him "he would not know what to do with a compassionate, human thought if he had one" and I hated him. Mr. Spock was my hero. Mr. Spock was logical and scientific, like my idols who built the Apollo rockets. There was Leonard McCoy giving him the business. Hey, I was only 7 when Star Trek was on TV.
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indigo32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:59 PM
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16. I never hated McCoy
but Spock was ALWAYS my hero, not Kirk or McCoy
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:48 PM
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17. I was only 7
At that age, one does not realize it is only theater. A child can watch a show and think it's real.
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funflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:19 PM
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11. Just as I suspected, you're a bunch of Trekkies!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:21 PM by funflower
:smoke:
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:52 PM
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15. Trekkers! Trekkers!
Puleeze! There is a stringent hierarchy when it comes to the World of Trek. Sadly, I am familiar with the majority of that body of knowledge...

(side note: I am very pleased to note that the DU spell checker has "Trekker" in it. Well done!)
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FM Arouet666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:53 PM
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19. What else are we going to do on Sunday?
No church, no prayer, being an atheist can be rough.
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funflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:02 AM
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25. Golf? Hike? Fish? Personally, I like sipping coffee slowly....
But then I must admit I know who "Mudd" was....
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FM Arouet666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:07 AM
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27. Ahhh Hahhhhh.....
Closet Trekker.....

Break the bonds of repression, take out that old star fleet uniform and those plastic ears and meet us all down at the Star Trek convention.

I will be the one dressed as a Klingon. :evilgrin: :silly:
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funflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:26 AM
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28. Ooooooh.... A Klingon..... I'll be Nurse Chapel.
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:25 PM
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23. What powers of deduction!
A world ruled by science, no mention of religion except as a quaint custom practiced by primitive cultures... what could an atheist possibly like about Star Trek? ;-)
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funflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:03 AM
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26. My logical reasoning scores are improving by the day...!
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funflower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:19 PM
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12. self-delete
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 12:20 PM by funflower
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geniph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:56 PM
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22. For me, it's more WWASD?
What Would Aeryn Sun Do?

answer: kick ass, take prisoners, and torment Crichton.

Frell, I miss Farscape. Sigh...
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:01 PM
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24. WWTD?
What Would Trillian Do?

Praise from Marvin the Paranoid Android himself: "That young girl is one of the least benightedly unintelligent organic life forms it has been my profound lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid meeting."

She did save the universe. Even if she does have a thing for thunder gods.
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A HERETIC I AM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 03:47 AM
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29. To hell with Star Trek references. WWFSMD!


Sorry,......couldnt resist
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FM Arouet666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:17 AM
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30. Spock forgives you. It was for a good cause......
Viva la Pasta!

In the name of the Fettuccine
The Sausage Meat Ball
and the Holy Sauce

RAmen O8)
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