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« on: September 29, 2008, 21:44:38 PM »

Please support the Skeptical Rogues by linking to this cretin's blog and giving him a verbal body-slam?

http://www.cornswalled.com/2008/09/podcast-reviews-skeptics-guide-to.html

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 22:31:30 PM »

Ha-ha, I just can't bring myself to do it.  I really think this is a troll (or perhaps I'm overcautious since the whole AntiSpore incident).

But come on ... did you read the Pokemon page (my underlining)?

Common wisdom says Pokemon is an abbreviation for Pocket Monsters, but this is not true. Pokemon is in actuality a corruption of two Latin words, Pokos and Mono.

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Pokos itself is one of the older, and more obscure words in Latin. As far as can be determined, it originated in Northern Italy as the name for a local deity, also known as Pikat-shoo. The Italians who worshiped this god were polytheistic, and Pokos was their god of thunder and lightning. Most of this sect's gods were bestial in origin.

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It is commonly known that Conatantine [sic] received a vision of the cross, and ordered a white cross painted on the shields of his soldiers before he marched into a key battle. The 14th century Scroll of Pokos makes the claim that the opposing army had an image of Pokos himself on their battle flags, hoping to win the god's favor.


I can't stop smiling at these posts. 

I really have to keep smiling at these posts otherwise I'd cry because there's always a case for Poe's Law.

Speaking of which, this conservative Christian said exactly what was expected of a Christian when he reviewed the game Spore.  I begin to doubt my labelling as a troll.

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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2008, 06:58:02 AM »

yeah, I also thought it might be satire when I first read it, but there is a link to conservapedia on his page.
Either way, many people will read it and may just believe it. At least if we respond they will have an opportunity to see a more rational perspective.

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2008, 16:48:30 PM »

You were right ... I've been naïve.

Ethically, any troll would have to "fess-up" if directly asked if he or she is playing a prank.  Today Alexander Cornswalled announced that his views actually are those of a real person not a caricature.

There are real people who are articulate (they are not only backwater hicks) who think that disease is their god's punishment for sinfulness, that the MMR jab (non)controversy is a religious issue, that Ann Coulter was right to say "We should invade their country, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity" and most importantly that the LHC will mean the end of the earth because the bible says that the earth will "roll up like a scroll" at the end of days - which is obviously referring to a black hole, duh.

Pass the Kleenex.  Cry

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