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by Mad Jax
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: History Question
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: History Question

That was my meaning, yes. Palerider's salience is finely tuned.
by Mad Jax
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What Would It Take to Keep You?
Replies: 18
Views: 344

Re: What Would It Take to Keep You?

slavereeno wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:02 pm
The bottom line is I don't really want any religion anymore. I'm just done with that in my life.
Same. However, if the Lord of Light was actually real, I would sign up to be a red priest.
by Mad Jax
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: History Question
Replies: 7
Views: 276

History Question

Apart from the initial schism at JS' death, have any general authorities ever cracked and fed members the red pill? Not talking 70s, I mean any in the presidency or the Q12. Or have they vetted the true company men that well for 175 years?
by Mad Jax
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Guns in Heaven!
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Guns in Heaven!

I wish Moksha had written the Pearl of Great Price. That would make a stellar space opera film.
by Mad Jax
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Oh the times they are a changin'
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: Oh the times they are a changin'

I believe agnostics and atheists get a raw deal in the USA. I'm all over the spectrum in religion and politics, but I'd rather vote for Michael Shermer than Pat Robertson. That may be getting better due to a cultural shift, but there's still a lot of momentum from the days when it was political sui...
by Mad Jax
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Sci-Fi of Choice
Replies: 23
Views: 343

Re: Sci-Fi of Choice

Oh no. Those books are so boring I wouldn't read them if I was stranded on Mars.
by Mad Jax
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Greatest Film Series Of All Time Gets Long Anticipated Sequel
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Greatest Film Series Of All Time Gets Long Anticipated Sequel

moksha wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:44 am
Mad Jax wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:07 pm
... it will never reach its true excellence if the Leys are not performed with Eddie Van Halen on guitar.
What about leis worn by Don Ho on the ukulele? ;)
That would be a most non-triumphant soundtrack.
by Mad Jax
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Book Club? The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Book Club? The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

Sweet what book are we reading? Or what book is next? Probably missed the window on discussing the current one.
by Mad Jax
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Greatest Film Series Of All Time Gets Long Anticipated Sequel
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Greatest Film Series Of All Time Gets Long Anticipated Sequel

Saw the title and thought this would be an announcement of The Silmarillion , as another in a series of films based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. While I agree that with the right attention the Silmarillion would make a most bodacious film series, it will never reach its true excellence if the Le...
by Mad Jax
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Sci-Fi of Choice
Replies: 23
Views: 343

Re: Sci-Fi of Choice

moksha wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:33 am
Favorite sci-fi/fantasy author - Gene Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe is also my favorite writer in any genre.
The only book of his I remember reading was Shadow of the Torturer. Which I did enjoy quite a bit.
by Mad Jax
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Greatest Film Series Of All Time Gets Long Anticipated Sequel
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Greatest Film Series Of All Time Gets Long Anticipated Sequel

https://pursuenews.com/bill-and-ted-3-s ... ovJa6XzPlw

Still, I do not believe the film will have great box office success until they have a triumphant video.
by Mad Jax
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Book Club? The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Book Club? The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

NOM has a book club? How do you know if you're cool enough to join?
by Mad Jax
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Sci-Fi of Choice
Replies: 23
Views: 343

Re: Sci-Fi of Choice

Heinlein tops my list, many authors mentioned here also make it. Neal Stephenson and David Weber have written some pretty solid books. Still love Dune, feels trendy to hate it now but I still like it. Blade Runner 2049 is one of my favorite films despite only being a couple of years old, love The Fi...
by Mad Jax
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Once More, The Real Mad Jax
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Once More, The Real Mad Jax

I just want to say that if I ever meet you I hope you'll be able to avoid the temptation to crack my head like a walnut between your bicep and forearm. Haha, I mentioned this before to Mad Jax. Something about not wanting to meet in a dark alley, but then we could discuss philosophy and theology an...
by Mad Jax
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Human Origins
Replies: 18
Views: 521

Re: Thoughts on Human Origins

Yep. A good way of simplifying down what Moksha states is to just think of 2LoT as applying only to closed systems. Which the earth, at least, is not.
by Mad Jax
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How are we not talking about this
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: How are we not talking about this

One hour less on the block won't put much dent in it. With PEC at 0700, then an hour for your calling's meeting, then set up, followed by the block, then home teaching four families, then maybe you get two hours before a fireside, which has to be set up, then broken down afterwards, you're still loo...
by Mad Jax
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Human Origins
Replies: 18
Views: 521

Re: Thoughts on Human Origins

A lot of people say that concept is completely at odds with the idea of God. I don't think anything could be further from the truth, depending on your concept of God. If God is a wonderful creative force that allows for a kaleidoscope of fantastic possibilities and an endless proliferation of life,...
by Mad Jax
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Root of All Evil
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: The Root of All Evil

Does "evil" truly exist or is it just people acting outside of currently accepted more`s and norms? Rhetorical question. :?: I would say that's a dialectic question. Pretty straight forward. I would say rhetorical wording would be something like "Acting outside of more's and norms makes something e...
by Mad Jax
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Once More, The Real Mad Jax
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Once More, The Real Mad Jax

I'll try the second one. Every one of my programs that got the pixel size down degraded it too much.
by Mad Jax
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Once More, The Real Mad Jax
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: Once More, The Real Mad Jax

I wanted the Hitch T-shirt a little too much I guess.