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5 Recent Worrisome Natural Phenomenons [Pic+]

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cman7721
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 617 Posts
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 10:29:25 AM
An-egg FTW, but yes, phenomena* not phenomenons

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15086 Posts
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:17:07 PM
@CJ, you CONVENIENTLY left out the words "for some"; therefore, you fail.

An-egg
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 872 Posts
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:16:05 PM
@patchouly
Most religious types oppose abortion, the sacrifice of children, due to their faith.

An-egg
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 872 Posts
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:12:45 PM
Phenomena

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:01:59 PM

A pipe breaks.
The water erodes the soil around it.
How is this a "natural" phenomenon?

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5280 Posts
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:38:46 PM
You said "...fear of eternal damnation is the only thing that keeps them from robbing and raping their way through life."
Religiousness and the fear of damnation does not deter criminal behavior in non-sociopaths. Neither does criminal law.

I feel the answer lay somewhere between Clockwork Orange and just teaching a person to be better verbal communication but, 1% incarceration is increasingly useless.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 6116 Posts
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:22:17 PM
Sacrifice children? I have some here I can spare- are you sure he wants them, 'cause them are damned expensive.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15086 Posts
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:08:06 PM
CJ, that's not the opposite of what I said.

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5280 Posts
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:57:17 AM
"Actually, I don't see much correlation between religiosity and civilized behavior."
Current studies of the background convicts has shown the opposite of what you stated: The more religious an individual before conviction, the less regretful they are about the circumstances that led to their conviction.

NNoamfer
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1192 Posts
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 7:03:26 AM
The spiders in Brazil is a common phenomenon, they said it happened every year. I don't know why people made a hype of it only now. Sinkholes are also pretty normal.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15086 Posts
Monday, April 22, 2013 11:00:45 PM
The plural of phenomenon is PHENOMENA.

Thank you, carmium.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15086 Posts
Monday, April 22, 2013 10:58:44 PM
morality comes from religion...

I will concede that for some otherwise sociopathic individuals, fear of eternal damnation is the only thing that keeps them from robbing and raping their way through life. However, for many of us, civilized behavior is a natural state and an absolute requirement for living in a civilized society.

While some nonbelievers are also non-nice individuals, remember that there is a downside to religion as well, e.g., Muslim terrorists and pedophile priests.

Actually, I don't see much correlation between religiosity and civilized behavior.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4643 Posts
Monday, April 22, 2013 7:11:42 PM
carmium:
"I thin Avatar was being sarcastic. Few people are honestly that dumb.:
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Man, I certainly hope you are right.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Monday, April 22, 2013 6:53:05 PM
The plural of phenomenon is PHENOMENA.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Monday, April 22, 2013 6:51:05 PM
I thin Avatar was being sarcastic. Few people are honestly that dumb.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4643 Posts
Monday, April 22, 2013 2:11:39 PM
AvatarJohn:
"And if patchouli is right and there is no God, then...if all religion is wrong, there's no morality! Orgies and mass murders, here we come! Woo hoo!"
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So you're one of those extra nutty types that feel that Atheists are all evil? I think you will find that atrocities committed by and in the name of the Church are substantially more morally bankrupt than anything any atheist has ever done.

Atheists choose to be good people because that's how a society functions. Religious nuts only behave because they are afraid of the invisible sky wizard (yet still somehow manage to defile little boys and murder in the name of their God). But hey, you go on thinking what you want while your religion rapes, pillages and destroys out society.

YugureKage
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1211 Posts
Monday, April 22, 2013 1:54:59 PM
my friend lives in chicago so I sent her the video of this, just to make sure she knows the end nigh! >:P

AvatarJohn
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 1035 Posts
Monday, April 22, 2013 1:39:14 PM
You gotta love the laughing, clapping firemen.

And if patchouli is right and there is no G-d (invisible sky wizard), then we should feel free to laugh at others' misfortunes and maybe even steal stuff and kill people, because hey, morality comes from religion, and if all religion is wrong, there's no morality! Orgies and mass murders, here we come! Woo hoo!

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26636 Posts
Monday, April 22, 2013 11:29:05 AM
Woo Hoo! The Book Of The Damned (1919). You can read Fort's books on-line, for free!
The link came from Wiki...

His style is... unique! A form of "deadpan sarcasm" that blends facts and fictions so seamlessly... it's amazing.

"A PROCESSION of the damned.

By the damned, I mean the excluded.

We shall have a procession of data that Science has excluded."

*Almost a century ago...

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26636 Posts
Monday, April 22, 2013 11:21:11 AM
Charles Fort wrote 4 books on the subject over a century ago.

Anomalistics is relatively new, but people have been reporting strange things since... forever!

Lights in the sky? Strange object falling? Animals falling? Fish falling? Snow in summer? Bugs in the winter? Weird sights, sounds and smells galore!

It's nothing new.

Fortean Times Magazine

handimanner
Male, 60-69, Western US
 1912 Posts
Monday, April 22, 2013 11:21:07 AM
All of these occurrences are readily explained, although as reported in various meteorological tomes , weather patterns are changing due to global warming. What has changed is global NEWS 24/7 that now reports every flea fart from here to Borneo.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4643 Posts
Monday, April 22, 2013 11:12:39 AM
Maybe the invisible sky wizard is mad? Maybe we should sacrifice our children. I know the invisible sky wizard loves when you do that.

fancylad
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2523 Posts
Monday, April 22, 2013 10:52:33 AM
Link: 5 Recent Worrisome Natural Phenomenons [Pic+] [Rate Link] - Sinkholes? Flying Spiders? Odd Flight Patterns by Birds? What the hell's going on with the earth? Are these bad signs?


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