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onager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 10:02 PM
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Weren't those Easter threads FUN?
:rofl:

I won't post any links, to avoid accusations of "calling out" etc. But I saw some of the Usual Suspects from this group...erm, participating.

So let's see. I come into a board of very diverse people, post a specifically Xian-centric message, and then get surprised when posters start pointing out the obvious--not all of us believe in your god.

I particularly appreciated some of the love shown by our good DU Xians. In fact, as I posted: I'm trying to come up with a better insult than "assmunch," but unfortunately I don't have a time machine so I can go back to Third Grade and do the proper research.
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enlightenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-14-09 10:38 PM
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1. umm - I knew there was a reason I didn't bother clicking on
even one of those threads. 'Assmunch'? Good grief.

On a similar, but different note - I was listening to NPR today and they had a piece on the various 'names' people have been calling Bernie Madoff. Essentially, the speaker was discussing how much language has changed since the 19th century. He commented that Elie Wiesel was asked if Madoff was a psychopath, and Wiesel responded that he was not - nor was he a sociopath - because those terms suggested a mental frailty or disability that he (Wiesel) was unwilling to ascribe to Madoff. No, he said, Madoff is nothing more than a scoundrel.

I love that word. I like using scoundrel and wastrel and wretch and cad. They cover so much territory with so little effort - they are excellent words. I was sorry to hear that they have been replaced by psychopath and sociopath - agreeing with Elie that those provide an 'out' for many people who don't deserve it.

'Assmunch'? That's a term that's not even worth considering.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:11 PM
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6. You forgot "swindler"...
:evilgrin:
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moggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 08:24 AM
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2. I gave up DU for Easter
Mainly because I was busy, but I'm glad to have avoided the inevitable creepy "He is risen!" posts and equally inevitable fallout. As for "assmunch", I believe that's a theologian's term of art, first used by Origen.
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Goblinmonger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 06:51 PM
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3. Assmunch was bad enough
that nobody took the bait when I used the term to refer to Christians in that thread. I enjoyed the time machine comment.
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dropkickpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-15-09 10:30 PM
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4. Heh, I missed 'em
I was at the 'rents playing Wii bowling with the fam and helping my dad find funny pictures of zombie Jesus to print out. He damn near busted a gut.
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tiddlywinks Donating Member (210 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:20 AM
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5. i did my best to miss easter!
i really did pretty well this time considering my geographical location.
i usually don't peruse that group, just occassionally.
glad i got through it unscathed! :D
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