At the risk of triggering a religious flamewar...

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Re: At the risk of triggering a religious flamewar...

Post by khmerinade » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:34 pm

It's good to see that there are some of you out there with quite a lot of time on your hands.
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Re: At the risk of triggering a religious flamewar...

Post by Rain Dog » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:01 pm

khmerinade wrote:It's good to see that there are some of you out there with quite a lot of time on your hands.
Not enough time to post on threads I have no interest in though.
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Re: At the risk of triggering a religious flamewar...

Post by Rain Dog » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:04 pm

vladimir wrote:It's getting bad when vladimir has to tell people that this thread is stupid and going nowhere.

However, I will not deny it may be amusing to some people.
Nothing ever wrong against speaking out against bigotry.

That said I think this forum should probably have a separate folder for politics and religion. There is nothing "asinine" about the topic but it is probably too heavy for those of you that just want chit-chat.

>>>> GeneralMach ^^^^
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Re: At the risk of triggering a religious flamewar...

Post by General Mackevili » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:35 pm

Rain Dog wrote:
>>>> GeneralMach ^^^^
The reason we have this forum is to discuss topics that we don't want clogging up the General Chatter forum, which is mainly for discussing general topics you'd expect on a Cambodia expat forum.

It's not meant to be disrespectful of any of the topics.

Any suggestions for renaming this forum? Something catchy/clever would be nice.
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Re: At the risk of triggering a religious flamewar...

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:53 pm


It's not meant to be disrespectful of any of the topics.

Any suggestions for renaming this forum? Something catchy/clever would be nice.
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Re: At the risk of triggering a religious flamewar...

Post by Rain Dog » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:56 pm

General Mackevili wrote:
Rain Dog wrote:
>>>> GeneralMach ^^^^
The reason we have this forum is to discuss topics that we don't want clogging up the General Chatter forum, which is mainly for discussing general topics you'd expect on a Cambodia expat forum.

It's not meant to be disrespectful of any of the topics.

Any suggestions for renaming this forum? Something catchy/clever would be nice.
Nah -- I think "Asinine" is fine for the really stupid stuff and flame wars etc.

I was suggesting a separate folder in addition for those topics that tend to turn into more long winded debates that are not really Asinine but get into some long posts and arguments (Like Politics and Religion).

Creative name ---- let me think .................. Drumroll ..............


How about the "Thinking Man's Section"

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Re: At the risk of triggering a religious flamewar...

Post by horace » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:11 pm

I enjoyed reading that banter between raindog,stoppy,dags and the new fella. Cheers to you all and please continue

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Re: At the risk of triggering a religious flamewar...

Post by vladimir » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:13 pm

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Re: At the risk of triggering a religious flamewar...

Post by dagenham » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:38 pm

StroppyChops wrote: Dage's, responding to your verbal diarrhea is a fun way to waste time, but before we go on with your BS, quote me (in full context, you deceitful old bastard!) as ever saying I'm a Church of Christ member... or just go back to your beer.

You made assumptions that you never clarified, and ran with them. Oh, and wipe your chin, you've dribbled something unpleasant.
"We're in Cambodia as commissioned (that is, a Church of Christ congregation has 'sent us out' under their name/letterhead) missionaries, but our sole goal here is to provide free education (I'm a Professor of Education (Languages), Mrs Stroppy has multiple diplomas in business process, HR, etc) - no religious strings, no Christian overtures, nada. Just free education to those that can't afford it. The mouth-foamers won't be able to accept that, because they can't conceive of doing good for others just out of humanity - much easier to sit behind a beer and lob grenades from the relative anonymity of the Internet. But do we truly care what those expats think of our motivation and purpose for being here. Honestly, not in the least.

To get religious for just a moment, Christ gave us two new commandments - a) to go out into the whole world and preach His gospel, and b) to be good to others, especially those who have it harder than us, in the same way that He would be if He were physically here. The local churches have the first point sewn up in spades - the uptake of Christianity through indigenous churches is phenomenal here, they don't need us to either tell them their business or get involved. Like the kid who gave his lunch and in turn fed the masses, we bring what we have (education) to those that don't have it and can't get it unless someone empowers them to change their circumstances.

After teaching in Australia for 20 years, and being rewarded with a nice little redundancy payout from the government, I have the opportunity to do what I want for a change (see? a selfish motivation!) and get back to teaching people who want to learn."

In context you wrote the above. So...you're not a CofC member, eh? Convenient lie/half-truth there, eh? CofC sends good 'ol boy Stroppy, the non-CofC member in their name and with their funds? Liberal, love all thy Brothers, inclusive, warm and fuzzy Stroppy?

And Christ gave "who exactly" them 2 brand freashly-minted commandments? To you personally? CofC exclusively? Or can Presbyterians and Catholics use them new-fangled Commandments too?

Oh yeah, CofC aint evangelists, right? They don't be spreadin' da "good word", being a'convertin' nada...They jez be minding their own biznezz and not bein' hot and bothered 'bout no non-believers in dem po' 3rd world places, right? Right...Brutha....

You be talkin' shite...yet again..all in the name of CofC's version of JC...hmmm...
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Re: At the risk of triggering a religious flamewar...

Post by General Mackevili » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:14 pm

Rain Dog wrote:
Nah -- I think "Asinine" is fine for the really stupid stuff and flame wars etc.

I was suggesting a separate folder in addition for those topics that tend to turn into more long winded debates that are not really Asinine but get into some long posts and arguments (Like Politics and Religion).

Creative name ---- let me think .................. Drumroll ..............


How about the "Thinking Man's Section"

:mrgreen:
LoL! ! Now that would be a funny name for it!

The problem is we can't just keep adding more and more forums...
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