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« Reply #75 on: November 03, 2016, 08:32:52 AM »

Man, you cannot believe the shit people will accept completely uncritically...



The link turned out to be to a story that has been doing the rounds for decades now...

http://infantway.com/story-of-the-day/shocking-nasa-discovered-everything-thats-written-bible-true/

And I couldn't give the poster a piece of my mind because she's the manager of the gallery where some of my work is exhibited. :-)
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« Reply #76 on: November 03, 2016, 09:06:35 AM »

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Man, you cannot believe the shit people will accept completely uncritically...
Actually, I can. The internet reflects exactly the real world observation that people generally accept whatever gels with their irrational wishful thinking. But this one is particularly low, because they want to prop up the Bible on an outright lie, and a lie that is easily verified as such. Snopes has quite an exhaustive article on this missing day claim, and well researched. http://www.snopes.com/religion/lostday.asp

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And I couldn't give the poster a piece of my mind because she's the manager of the gallery where some of my work is exhibited.
But ... your brush is your weapon ... wield it sceptically! Cheesy  Wink Of all the -isms and -asms in art, what is the one that attacks holy cows? I don't recall ... deconstructionism/ iconoclasm?? Huh?
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« Reply #77 on: November 03, 2016, 11:38:34 AM »

But ... your brush is your weapon ... wield it sceptically! Cheesy  Wink Of all the -isms and -asms in art, what is the one that attacks holy cows? I don't recall ... deconstructionism/ iconoclasm?? Huh?

If you think Facebook is irrational, you should see the art world... :-)
I just paint decorative fluff for the popular market and cannot afford to step on too many toes. Of course, in the back of my mind, it is my ambition to have my work banned and the Ayatollah pronounce a death sentence. :-)
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« Reply #78 on: November 03, 2016, 12:33:58 PM »

Facebook cannot be irrational...only the sheeple can...it's an artform....I had the ANC then the IFP put me on a deathlist some years ago...just before 1994. Still here though.
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« Reply #79 on: November 03, 2016, 13:53:53 PM »

Maybe I'm a bit too pragmatic, but if you put me on the floor with a gun to my head I will probably lack most of my principles almost immediately. It doesn't matter to me how many times you ask me to chant Allah is great, I'll do that +1 for good measure.

So, maybe we have different ambitions Smiley
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« Reply #80 on: November 03, 2016, 16:32:33 PM »

Maybe I'm a bit too pragmatic, but if you put me on the floor with a gun to my head I will probably lack most of my principles almost immediately. It doesn't matter to me how many times you ask me to chant Allah is great, I'll do that +1 for good measure.

So, maybe we have different ambitions Smiley

They'll first have to get the gun against my head (at which point I'll undergo a deeply moving conversion). But I'm thinking of what happened to Rushdie - his book, which would otherwise have been read by about ten people worldwide, became a bestseller overnight. In fact, Muslims bought the book en masse in order to burn it. And thus, Mr. Rushdie suddenly had cash to throw around.

Now I can imagine the same scenario with me, but unlike Rushdie, when the Ayatollah puts a million dollars on my head, I'll promptly put two million on his. To this day I can't understand why Rushdie didn't do that... :-)
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« Reply #81 on: November 03, 2016, 17:10:40 PM »

Because in most of the western world that'd be conspiracy to commit murder?
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« Reply #82 on: November 03, 2016, 17:35:48 PM »

Because in most of the western world that'd be conspiracy to commit murder?

I suppose so, though the circumstances would be somewhat unique. It would be an interesting test case for free speech and the limits of self-defense. ;-)
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« Reply #83 on: January 28, 2017, 08:27:59 AM »

Ek het nie eers 'n "unlike" gekry nie. Sad Nog 'n voorbeeld van die algemene verval van sommer alles.
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« Reply #84 on: January 28, 2017, 09:56:28 AM »

Dalk sal jy ’n “unlike” of twee kry as jy uitwys dat hulle heel respekloos verkeer omdat hulle almal “Boeddhis” verkeerd spel…  Evil

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« Reply #85 on: January 28, 2017, 11:10:24 AM »

Wow, six posts without a Dial-a-Llama joke!
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« Reply #86 on: January 31, 2017, 11:12:18 AM »

I love myself a good FB spat, but sadly this one did not pan out to be one.


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« Reply #87 on: January 31, 2017, 11:54:02 AM »

Every time I see more stuff about liver cleansing miracle cures, it drives me to drink. And thus, my liver is in a sorry state and needs a good cleansing.
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« Reply #88 on: January 31, 2017, 14:51:54 PM »

The beauty of the modern world is we can question everything, including bathing.
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« Reply #89 on: January 31, 2017, 17:14:55 PM »

Actually, Desmond Morris, in his 1967 book The Naked Ape (which is well worth a read or two), made the point that human skin and—especially—hair are naturally self-cleansing.  Morris cites experimental results where it took six to eight weeks of not washing or bathing for these self-cleansing processes to resume fully. 

However, given that offended noses can be unforgiving (because odours tap into the most primitive part of the brain), one should probably not try this at home unless s/he’s a hermit…

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