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The Lounge / Re: Radiation's modship
« Last post by niam2023 on Today at 01:48:21 am »
Both Radiation and Hofstadter's Tortoise are no longer moderators for similar reasons.

I pointed out Hof's right wing extremist nature and posting history, and Shy got rid of him.

And similarly, Radiation drank the Trump Supporter Koolaid and started raging and ranting about us on Kiwifarms, because we didn't support her opinion that da jerbs are being taken by brown people.
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Politics and Government / Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Last post by Askold on Today at 01:43:24 am »
Brexit is going exactly the way EU warned it would go. It was clear in the beginning that if UK leaves then the best deal they can get is the same one as Norway has. Now May is trying to make UK accept that deal and the other Brexiteers are crying that leaving EU means that they lose their MEPs and other nonsense.
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The Lounge / Radiation's modship
« Last post by Anon 47 on November 19, 2018, 10:31:53 pm »
Hi,

I'd just like to ask why Radiation isn't a mod anymore. Did she step down?
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Preaching and Worship / Re: How Joan of Arc proves Catholicism is true.
« Last post by Jacob Harrison on November 19, 2018, 08:04:09 pm »
She was lying.

Joan was a naturally skilled tactician but sadly sexist Catholics like Jacob would never give a peasant woman a position of command no matter how much she deserved it, unless she faked getting messages from God.  She figured out who the real king was on her own through reasoning (maybe his disguise wasn't all the great) or even got tipped off in advance for the purpose of political propaganda.  The king played along because she had proven herself at this point and he didn't want to let her talents go to waste.

Okay I don't know enough about the history to say if that's what happened, but it seems at least as plausible as the idea that the creator of a universe of countless trillions of stars and who knows how many sentient lifeforms gave a giant shit who was chief monkey of one small part of one planet, and the best way she could think of to help the situation was give visions to a peasant girl instead of just striking down the false king with lightning bolts or something.

God chose Joan of Arc to save France because he cares deeply about legitimacy so he wanted the legitimate monarch of France to win the war. As for why he decided to do so using a peasant girl, that will be known in heaven, but what is most important is the end result. God chose Joan of Arc to have the rightful King of France maintain his throne just like he chose me to have the rightful heir to England put on the throne.
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Preaching and Worship / Re: How Joan of Arc proves Catholicism is true.
« Last post by Skybison on November 19, 2018, 07:04:01 pm »
She was lying.

Joan was a naturally skilled tactician but sadly sexist Catholics like Jacob would never give a peasant woman a position of command no matter how much she deserved it, unless she faked getting messages from God.  She figured out who the real king was on her own through reasoning (maybe his disguise wasn't all the great) or even got tipped off in advance for the purpose of political propaganda.  The king played along because she had proven herself at this point and he didn't want to let her talents go to waste.

Okay I don't know enough about the history to say if that's what happened, but it seems at least as plausible as the idea that the creator of a universe of countless trillions of stars and who knows how many sentient lifeforms gave a giant shit who was chief monkey of one small part of one planet, and the best way she could think of to help the situation was give visions to a peasant girl instead of just striking down the false king with lightning bolts or something.
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Preaching and Worship / How Joan of Arc proves Catholicism is true.
« Last post by Jacob Harrison on November 19, 2018, 05:37:15 pm »
Now that I converted back to Catholicism, I will now preach Catholicism again. Here is proof from Wikipedia that Saint Joan of Arc’s visions from God to were genuine.(And I am fine with it since the English monarchs at the time were illegitimate)
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A number of more recent scholars attempted to explain her visions in psychiatric or neurological terms. Potential diagnoses have included epilepsy, migraine, tuberculosis, and schizophrenia.[111] None of the putative diagnoses have gained consensus support, and many scholars have argued that she didn't display any of the objective symptoms that can accompany the mental illnesses which have been suggested, such as schizophrenia. Dr. Philip Mackowiak dismissed the possibility of schizophrenia and several other disorders (Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and ergot poisoning) in a chapter on Joan of Arc in his book Post-Mortem in 2007.[112]

Dr. John Hughes rejected the idea that Joan of Arc suffered from epilepsy in an article in the academic journal Epilepsy & Behavior.[113]

Two experts who analysed the hypothesis of temporal lobe tuberculoma in the medical journal Neuropsychobiology expressed their misgivings about this claim in the following statement:

It is difficult to draw final conclusions, but it would seem unlikely that widespread tuberculosis, a serious disease, was present in this "patient" whose life-style and activities would surely have been impossible had such a serious disease been present.[114]

If she cannot be diagnosed with any mental illness, then how do you explain her visions. Also how do you explain this?

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What followed would become famous. When Joan appeared at Chinon, Charles wanted to test her claim to be able to recognise him despite never having seen him, and so he disguised himself as one of his courtiers. He stood in their midst when Joan entered the chamber in which the court was assembled. Joan identified Charles immediately. She bowed low to him and embraced his knees, declaring "God give you a happy life, sweet King!" Despite attempts to claim that another man was in fact the king, Charles was eventually forced to admit that he was indeed such. Thereafter Joan referred to him as "Dauphin" or "Noble Dauphin" until he was crowned in Reims four months later. After a private conversation between the two (Charles later stated that Joan knew secrets about him that he had voiced only in silent prayer to God), Charles became inspired and filled with confidence.


How was Joan able to identify him and how did she know his secrets. Also, how do you explain how she was able to lead France to victory if France was almost defeated and she did not have previous military experience?
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The Lounge / Re: The Dream Thread
« Last post by Art Vandelay on November 19, 2018, 05:36:15 pm »
Last night, I dreamed that I really really wanted a shawarma, and would stop at nothing to get one. The weirdest part is that I've never had a shawarma at any point in my entire life.
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Politics and Government / Re: Best Political Cartoons
« Last post by davedan on November 19, 2018, 05:11:55 pm »
Here's a better Brexit Cartoon, as it makes a joke:




To be fair it is hard to make a brexit cartoon at the moment when everyone thinks it's shit including the brexiteers.
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Politics and Government / Re: Worst Political Cartoons
« Last post by davedan on November 19, 2018, 05:09:39 pm »
Not because I disagree with the message but more because it has no joke and simply states the obvious, drawing is good though:

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Preaching and Worship / Re: A religious mental breakdown
« Last post by Tolpuddle Martyr on November 19, 2018, 04:29:33 pm »
Today at church I asked my priest about the Galileo controversy and Papal Infallibility and he told be to look at certain Catholic websites about it. I did research on the William W Roberts’ book “The Pontifical Decrees Against The Doctrine Of The Earth's Movement” and found a huge thread about the book on Catholic Answers where some poster debates a bunch of Catholics on whether Papal infallibility was used in regards to Heliocentrism.

https://forums.catholic.com/t/heilocentrism-infallibly-condemned/50472

I found so many arguments for both sides that I am overwhelmed and do not know which side is right. I therefore do not know whether Papal Infallibility is true or not. And as I said before, Papal Infallibility affects who the true heir to the throne of England is in this universe and also affects King Michael’s lineage in Parallel Hero.

I AM THEREFORE HAVING A RELIGIOUS MENTAL BREAKDOWN!
But you were always the picture of perfect mental health!
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