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CelticCoalition Posted on: 14-Feb-2007, 01:07 PM

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Grumble grumble grumble.

Yeah Valentine's Day and stuff.

Grumble.
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #185621

CelticCoalition Posted on: 13-Feb-2007, 06:12 PM

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I think we got this far due to the fact that humans have survived because of intelligence. Most species on the planet evolved some physical way of surviving. Camoflage, physical strength, agility, speed, etc. Also, species usually are confined to only certain geographical environments. Animals evolve to survive in one area based on natural selection. When the environment changes, animals either die or thrive based on how their physical traits match with the environment.

The most sucessful animal speicies are the ones that are the most adaptable. Humans, I would argue, are not very adaptable at all. However, we survived because we have the intelligence to adapt our environment to us. If it's cold, we make warm shelters and clothing. If it's warm we make cooler shelters and clothing.

Physically we are very weak, so we created weapons and armor to make up for it.

My point is that we have created a world where there is nothing natural that can kill us. To that end, we got bored. We have all this intelligence to help us survive, and nothing really to survive against. We have created a system that rewards intelligence, for the most part. That, and from an evolutionary standpoint, the entire human race is bored out of its mind.

So, we create our own conflict. We create enemies of ourselves so that we have a reason to continue to evolve. Plus, if we have the fear of death then we won't be so bored.
  Forum: Philosophy, Science & Religion  ·  Post Preview: #185469

CelticCoalition Posted on: 05-Feb-2007, 11:54 AM

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I'll be sure to pick up a copy.

I can't wait to see how the whole thing ends. I especially want to see what happens with Snape.
  Forum: The Book Stop  ·  Post Preview: #184267

CelticCoalition Posted on: 23-Jan-2007, 12:41 PM

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I've been thinking a lot about the rut that I've dug myself into with my life. I've been trying to figure out what I want for my future and the career I want to pursue.

I've also been thinking about ways to improve my life and make me happier instead of just getting by.
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #182483

CelticCoalition Posted on: 18-Jan-2007, 02:59 PM

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To start with, I believe that the energy in everything is changed and tainted (not necessarily in a bad way) by everything it comes in contact with. The energy of a rock, for example, would take on properties and the essence of the rock.

People are no different. The energy that fills us, our spirit if you will, takes on qualities of us.

I believe that ghosts are the energy left over when people die. The type of ghost would depend not only on how a person dies, but also how strongly their energy took on their essence while they were alive.

That's my idea anyway.
  Forum: Ghost Stories  ·  Post Preview: #181720

CelticCoalition Posted on: 16-Jan-2007, 02:21 PM

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I got 19.
  Forum: Quizes & Polls  ·  Post Preview: #181421

CelticCoalition Posted on: 15-Jan-2007, 12:36 PM

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drugs are bad mmmkay
  Forum: The Jester's Court  ·  Post Preview: #181340

CelticCoalition Posted on: 10-Jan-2007, 06:40 PM

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I have a ton of books stacked up yet to read, but there are some books comming out I'm planning on picking up:

Two new CE Murphy books
Hopefully another PJ Tracy book
two Jim Butcher books
The new Christopher Moore book
I might re-read the Stardoc novels and catch up on the new ones

Plus I'm sure there will be a bunch more comming out to tempt me too.
  Forum: The Book Stop  ·  Post Preview: #180552

CelticCoalition Posted on: 18-Dec-2006, 10:50 AM

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The bad news is he was trying to tell you he needed to go outside.

The good news is your clothes are machine washable.
  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #177779

CelticCoalition Posted on: 11-Dec-2006, 11:54 AM

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I didn't like the fourth movie at all, but loved the third one. The third book is my least favorite of the series, but my favorite of the movies. go Figure.
  Forum: Ye Ole Celtic Pub - Open all day, all night!  ·  Post Preview: #176736

CelticCoalition Posted on: 04-Dec-2006, 11:22 AM

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true. Put up the Christmas tree and decorations, watched movies, and ran all my errands.


Drinks egg nog without the booze.
  Forum: Fun N Games  ·  Post Preview: #175640

CelticCoalition Posted on: 04-Dec-2006, 11:16 AM

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my favorite is Goldeneye
  Forum: Ye Ole Celtic Pub - Open all day, all night!  ·  Post Preview: #175639

CelticCoalition Posted on: 28-Nov-2006, 10:05 PM

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I think it's fine.
  Forum: Quizes & Polls  ·  Post Preview: #175015

CelticCoalition Posted on: 26-Nov-2006, 07:10 PM

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If you like modern day novels with a fantasy twist then you HAVE to read the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher.
  Forum: The Book Stop  ·  Post Preview: #174873

CelticCoalition Posted on: 09-Nov-2006, 09:43 AM

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Libertarian here.
  Forum: Quizes & Polls  ·  Post Preview: #173092

CelticCoalition Posted on: 08-Nov-2006, 10:05 AM

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Do they have valid reasons for not liking him, or do they just generally not like him?

I would try to play the game, as it is hard to lose friends...but you have to do what you have to do.
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #172961

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CelticCoalition Posted on: 01-Nov-2006, 03:45 PM

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Thank you all for the stories you posted here.

I was having a tough day, and felt myself slipping into what I like to call a "mind cold". I get them from time to time. They are just short periods of depression or emotional numbness that I go through. Reading the story about the man who pushed his kid through the marathons and triathalons just cleared it up right away.

These stories were like a serving of vitamin C for my mind. Thank you all.
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #172064

CelticCoalition Posted on: 30-Oct-2006, 02:28 PM

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I think it would be neat to have this as a board wide option. I really like it!
  Forum: Medieval Gateway  ·  Post Preview: #171842

CelticCoalition Posted on: 30-Oct-2006, 02:25 PM

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I understand how hard this is, because I am dealing with it myself. I have been since I started dating my current girlfriend two years ago. My mother has met her a couple of times, but my father refuses to have anythign to do with her. It's hard, because my girl friend feels left out of things a lot and I can't even really talk to my parents about her. Last Thanksgiving was very hard because her parents live out of state and she wasn't invited with me to my parents. Instead, a friend of mine invited her to his family's house for dinner. This didn't go over well with my parents. I think it made them feel guilty, like they had to justify not inviting her when my friend's family welcomed her.

The good news is that things have gotten better over the two years I"ve been with her. The bad news is that pretty much better means I don't talk to my parents about her at all and I just have a separate life with both parties. I hang out with my parents and don't talk about her, or talk about her as little as possible. It's hard, but it's better than fighting and yelling all the time.

It is a burden though. Especially since I was very close with my parents growing up, and now I'm not able to include the woman I love in my relationship with them.

I would just advise you to stay strong. You have to look at you life and decide that if you love the person you are with, then you can't let your parents not liking them get in the way. Afterall, they aren't the ones who are with them. You are.
  Forum: General Discussion  ·  Post Preview: #171841

CelticCoalition Posted on: 30-Oct-2006, 12:58 PM

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I just finished Tamara Siler Jones second book Threads of Malice. She writes Forensic Fantasy novels, picture medieval CSI.

I would definately recommend her books, although they do deal with some graphic topics.
  Forum: The Book Stop  ·  Post Preview: #171837

CelticCoalition Posted on: 24-Oct-2006, 07:17 PM

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my girlfriend sent this too me.

I think its horrible.
  Forum: Ye Ole Celtic Pub - Open all day, all night!  ·  Post Preview: #170893

CelticCoalition Posted on: 11-Oct-2006, 05:50 PM

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QUOTE (reddrake79 @ 29-Sep-2006, 03:33 PM)
Then it would be the people talking about the bible, not the bible itself that is subjective.
Is it correct to assume that a person who believes this way does not believe in an all powerful God that can work outside the known standards of science?

undoubtedly there were other witnesses to the same events that wrote their experiences down, but the ones collected into the Bible are the ones given authority for near 2000 years.

My belief is that an all powerful God selected these writings from any others because they say what he wants them to say. The way they understood their experiences was the correct way and the way that God wanted people to remember. Look at some of the writers: Moses, chosen to lead an entire nation out of captivity. David, king who the bible calls- A man after God's own heart. Mathew & John: 2 of Jesus' desciples that spent a lot of time with Him. Peter: also 1 of the 12 who later went all over the roman empire preaching. Saul (Paul) a member of one of the strictest sects of the Jews who converted to christianity

I think these people were in a good position to know God.

First, the bible is not an object, but a recording done by individuals. Even if it is the word of God, it would be the subjective opinons and recordings of God. Unless of course it is the belief that God is the supreme form of objectivity.

Also, I do not think is is correct to assume that this belief corresponds with the disbelief in an all powerful God. This is not a lack of faith in God, it is a lack of faith in the bible. Some might say this is one in the same, but I disagree. I do not beleive that the men in charge of handling the writings of the bible are infalible. But that is simply my subjective opinon of the bible.

Perhaps the people involved were in a position to know God. Perhaps the supposed writers of the bible were just a group of people or one person collecting history and giving historical events a divine explanation. The fact is that only those who wrote the bible knew whether they were honest or not, and only God knows who really was divinely inspired and who was mentally ill and hallucinating. I choose to discover my own way to God rather than trust in the Bible.

However, just because people do not follow the bible does not make what is in the bible false. We have laws in this country that make murder illegal. That does not force people not to kill, nor do muderers invalidate the laws. The bible does have many good teachings, and the fact that people don't follow those teachings does not have anything to do with their validity. According to the Bible God gave man free will. Free will means we can choose to follow God or not, as far as I understand it.

I truly believe in a higher power, and I also believe that that higher power meddles in our affairs very little. If someone chooses their own path in opposition to that higher power, that is their right. But that does not mean their are not consequences. The evil acts of men does not prove that a God doesn't exist. It mearly proves that evil does exist. The righteous acts of men proves that there is also an opposite to evil. God has nothing to do with these choices, they are our own.
  Forum: Philosophy, Science & Religion  ·  Post Preview: #169050

CelticCoalition Posted on: 29-Sep-2006, 11:47 AM

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I believe that the bible is subjective for the following reasons:

First, it was recorded by people. Regardless of whether these people heard every word of the bible from God or not, in order for the bible to be a completely objective piece of material on God's word the recorders would have to have written everythign down just as God intended, with no interpretation of their own on events or what God was saying. I do not believe this happened.

The other part of this is I have to believe that everything in the Bible is only what God intended to be there and no additions by anyone else who either: a)had an agenda in adding something or b)thought they were hearing God when really they were mentally ill or c)recorded things second, third, etc hand or d) any other reason besides actual divine inspiration.

I also believe the Bible is subjective because even if everything in the Bible is objective recordings as God intended, people interpret the Bible differently. The factioning of the Christian Religions is only one part of this. People also believe very strongly in certain aspects of the bible and not others. Transubstatiation, what it takes to enter heaven, homosexuality, contraceptives, etc are all interpreted differently by different people and groups. Many things in the bible are agreed upon, but many are not.

That is why I believe the Bible is subjective.
  Forum: Philosophy, Science & Religion  ·  Post Preview: #167816

CelticCoalition Posted on: 19-Sep-2006, 12:57 PM

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Nike has always had the answer:

Just do it.

It's that simple, and that hard.
  Forum: Quizes & Polls  ·  Post Preview: #166502

CelticCoalition Posted on: 14-Sep-2006, 04:50 PM

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Here's some other stuff:
See Ireland and Scotland.
Get a doctoral degree.

That's pretty much it for the big ones.
  Forum: Quizes & Polls  ·  Post Preview: #165821

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