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  1. Caribbean sleep
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      CommentAuthorBobdH
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2007
    Jordi
  2. Nautilus (rather obvious, but it popped up, so what can i do about it?)
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2007
    LUNATIC! ( wink tongue )
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
  3. Twelve Monkeys
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2007
    24 Bananas
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
  4. Brad Pitt
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  5. Josephine Baker
  6. Ups. Angelina Jolie
  7. Beowulf(a)
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2007
    the (Gorgeous) Stavroula!
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
  8. Mind-reading (I expected that answer from you biggrin )
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2007
    Predictable (I am, sometimes wink )
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
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      CommentAuthorBobdH
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2007
    Demetris
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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2007 edited
    Bregt wrote
    Steven wrote
    Man-made, self-defeating, hypocritical, malevolent, harmful, abusive, immoral.... oh lord, so many associations to choose from! biggrin

    What lord? wink


    Exactly.

    Anyway, my abrasiveness on the matter isn't a result of atheism per se, but more of my absolute disdain for how religion preys on the worse parts of the human condition. Atheism - if you agree with coining it as such - was well explained by a well-known witty author in his recent book "God Is Not Great: The Case Against Religion":

    "Our belief is not belief. Our principles are not a faith. We do not rely solely upon science and reason, because they are necessary rather than sufficient factors, but we distrust anything that contradicts science or outrages reason. We may differ on many things, but what we respect is free inquiry, openmindedness, and pursuit of ideas for their own sake. We do not hold our convictions dogmatically: the disagreement between Prof. Stephen Jay Gould and Prof. Richard Dawkins, concerning "punctuated evolution" and the unfilled gaps in post-Darwinian theory, is quite wide as well as quite deep, but we shall resolve it by evidence and reasoning and not my mutual excommunication. (My own annoyance at Prof. Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, for their cringe-making proposal that atheists should conceitedly nominate themselves to be called "brights", is part of a continuous argument.) We are not immune to the lure of wonder and mystery and awe: we have music and art and literature, and find that serious ethical dilemmas are better handled by Shakespeare and Tolstoy and Schiller and Dostoyevsky and George Elliot than in mythical morality tales of the holy books. Literature , not scripture, sustains the mind - and since there is no other metaphor - the soul.

    We do not believe in heaven or hell, yet no statistic will ever find that without these blandishments and threats we commit more crimes of greed or violence than the faithful. (In fact, if a proper statistical inquiry could ever be made, I am sure the evidence would be the other way round.) We are reconciled to living only once, except through our children, for whom we are perfectly happy to notice that we must make way and room. We speculate that it is at least possible that, once people accepted the fact of their short and struggling lives, they might behave better toward each other and not worse. We believe with certainty that an ethical life can be lived without religion. And we know for a fact that the corollary holds true - that religion has caused innumerable people to not just conduct themselves no better than others, but to award themselves permission to behave in ways that would make a brothel-keeper or an ethnic cleanser raise an eyebrow. [...] There is no need for us to gather every day, or every seven days, or on any high and auspicious day, to proclaim our rectitude or to grovel and wallow in our unworthiness.

    We atheists do not require any priests, or any hierarchy above them, to police our doctrine. Sacrifices and ceremonies are abhorrent to us, as are the relics and the worship of any images or objects (even including objects in the form of one of man's most useful innovations: the bound book). To us no spot on earth is or could be "holier" than another: to the ostentatious absurdity of the pilgrimage, or the plain horror of killing civilians in the name of some sacred wall or cave or shrine or rock, we can counterpose a leisurely or urgent walk from one side of the library or the gallery to another, or to lunch with an agreeable friend, in pursuit of truth or beauty.

    Some of these excursions to the bookshelf or the lunch or the gallery will obviously, if the are serious, bring us into contact with belief and believers, from the great devotional painters and composers to the works of Augustine, Aquinas, Maimonides, and Newman. These mighty scholars may have written many things or many foolish things, and been laughably ignorant of the germ theory of disease or the place of the terrestrial globe in the solar system, let alone the universe, and this is the plain reason why there are no more of them today, and there will be no more of them tomorrow. Religion spoke its last intelligible or noble or inspiring words a long time ago [...]"
    - Christopher Hitchens

    There's very few words here that I don't whole-heartedly agree with.
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      CommentAuthorBobdH
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2007 edited
    <<moved it to the Humanists thread>>

    Moving on! -->

    BobdH wrote
    Demetris
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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2007 edited
    [edit
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2007
    Summertime

    (of course, Greece comes immediately to mind when Demetris' name comes up, but Greece - to me - is lovely beaches, relaxation and lovely Greek foods)
    I am extremely serious.
  9. Gershwin
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 1st 2008
    Fantasia
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  10. Stokowski
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      CommentAuthorAtham
    • CommentTimeJan 1st 2008
    Rite Of Spring - Stravinsky
  11. John Williams' action stuff since 1997.
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJan 1st 2008
    Bregt wrote
    Steven wrote
    Man-made, self-defeating, hypocritical, malevolent, harmful, abusive, immoral.... oh lord, so many associations to choose from! biggrin

    What lord? wink


    of The Dance? The Flies? The Rings? wink
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
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      CommentAuthorStavroula
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2008 edited
    Christodoulides wrote
    the (Gorgeous) Stavroula!

    You are unbelievable, you know that!? kiss

    PawelStroinski wrote
    John Williams' action stuff since 1997.

    Sith (-->Star Wars --> Williams' stuff!)
    Whatever you gaze rests on,do not use your vision, but the eyes of your soul...She knows better...
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2008
    Revenge
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    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2008
    a dish served cold
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
  12. Breakfast
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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2008
    Hungry

    I'm never able to eat in the mornings (or after I get up). It's a pain in the arse when I have early morning lectures. I HATE IT! angry
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd 2008
    Oh Henry
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