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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Nyarlathotep » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:50 pm

I mean in general. Any myth that's popular with the right, if Snopes debunks it, then Snopes is "obviously" a tool of the DNC, Soros, in Hillary's pocket, etc
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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:55 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:I mean in general. Any myth that's popular with the right, if Snopes debunks it, then Snopes is "obviously" a tool of the DNC, Soros, in Hillary's pocket, etc
You mean they are not? :o




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Re: Skeptics in the News

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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:29 am

Wow. Talk about holding a person responsible for self-indulgent manufactured outrage.
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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:31 pm

The Atheist Conference is looking a bit shaky
Peezus
n a year when the evangelical right is taking over the government, when Mike Pence is the vice president, you’d think the atheist movement would be riding high, motivated and furious. You’d think. After all, atheism was all the news after George W Bush and 9/11, right? But no. We’re in disarray. Last year, the Global Atheist Conference was cancelled for lack of registrations.

...

And now another big atheist conference looks to be in trouble. The Atheist Conference is supposed to take place this summer in New York City, which is currently in melt-down mode.

...
Fear of being excommunicated for grab ass, maybe ?

IIRC that shit started in the atheist "community" before it went mainstream.

Peezus' lack of self awareness is breathtaking as usual.
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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Pyrrho » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:25 am

It's hard to sustain a religion about nothing.
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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:29 am

Pyrrho wrote:It's hard to sustain a religion about nothing.
Jerry Seinfeld would disagree. They just need better writers.

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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:32 am

Seinfeld was not "about nothing".

Good comedy of the older sort (like Jack Benny) was about nothing.

Seinfeld was about Jewish atheists who think they are funny.
Note: In this context, show-biz Italians count as Jewish. Because really there is no God.
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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:42 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Seinfeld was not "about nothing".

Good comedy of the older sort (like Jack Benny) was about nothing.

Seinfeld was about Jewish atheists who think they are funny.
Note: In this context, show-biz Italians count as Jewish. Because really there is no God.
How the fuck would you know. You claim to have never watched it.

It was about nothing. with good writers. Prove me wrong.

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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:58 am

I saw a few minutes of it in a YouTube clip that was supposedly their funniest stuff.

Also, I remember people doing Seinfeld schtick all the fucking time.

That is enough to know.

Basically all the unfunny cliches that goyische atheists never heard of until then. :p
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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:04 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:I saw a few minutes of it in a YouTube clip that was supposedly their funniest stuff.
Ah. Well. 3 minutes out of 8 seasons. You win

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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:11 am

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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:32 pm

The War on "skeptic" conventions continues.

Trigger warning: Peezus.

https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula ... -the-last/
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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:14 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:The War on "skeptic" conventions continues.

Trigger warning: Peezus.

https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula ... -the-last/
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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:27 pm

It's one of those things like Porn, "I can't define it but I know it when I see it"

The closest I can come is that it's kind of like trolling IRL, except with more sincerity behind it, trying to show how edgy and unique you are by espousing a really shitty or horrible opinion, i.e. being blatantly racist or espousing actual literal fascism (and I don't mean it in the watered down sense that it gets thrown around at every idea people don't like, I mean it in the "Pinochet/Stalin/Hitler had the right idea" types). The kind of person who does that is sometimes called an "edgelord" (or shitlord). Especially if they try to paint some kind of rational face on it and act like YOU are the irrational one for not agreeing with them (i.e. "Clearly we need to get rid of all the blacks and have a white ethnostate because....")
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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Doctor X » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:36 pm

So Peezus then.

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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:41 pm

Edgelordery is in the eye of the beholder, but I think he can fit the definition, yeah. Just a lefty edgelord rather than a righty one
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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Pyrrho » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:35 pm

Man that web site sucks. Ads that literally shove the content to the right while I'm reading is a fine incentive to stop reading and go somewhere else.
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Re: Skeptics in the News

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:36 am

Ditto on that. The pop-up ads too.
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