Messages Dated September 1998
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Fredric Rice altering quo
I see no difference between changing fuck to f*ck and Dragonfest to [D F]. Judith Bandsma must have thought there was substance to it, as she had the presence of mind to immediately falsely accuse me of doing it, and is still doing so. Demented harpy.

Pagan/Wiccan/Gaian Death
Would you please refrain from editing quoted text? I did not type God[sic] Father[sic] Son[sic] Holy[sic] Spirit[sic]. No doubt Judith Bandsma will have the presence of mind to falsely and maliciously claim that I did, or that I have edited this, but not to worry, she is a demented harpy. This is the second time that you have altered my texts that I know of. Please let it be the last. Thanks, Steve..

Evil God-haters
You are too late. Laurie was very nearly driven from the Christian echo a few years back for posting messages along those lines. I still have them. Here is a sample. Area SAVED_MSGSA Date Sat Jul 01, 10:26 rcv From Laurie Appleton 3:640/101 To Steve Asher Subj NAZISM Hello Steve, How did you decide that the Holocaust was a fact, Steve? Was it the result of reading Zionist propaganda? What have you got

Re: FAQ! B
REPLYTO 1:2424/11.1 UUCP REPLYADDR holysmoke@gryn.org GID GIGO+ sn 245 at tor250 vsn 0.99.970109 From: mkimes@ibm.net Subject: Re: FAQ! B X-Ftn-To: Steph Parker So, how do you speak _without_ it being a matter of language? Hec Gated by the premier Fido Technology Networks gateway Providing USENET, Internet Email and FIDO feeds via Email, FTP. Other nets available, too. Come join us! See "http://www.ftn.org" for details.

Re: I was abducted!
REPLYTO 1:2424/11.1 UUCP REPLYADDR holysmoke@gryn.org GID GIGO+ sn 245 at tor250 vsn 0.99.970109 From: jjhitt@swbell.net (J.J. Hitt) Subject: Re: I was abducted! Organization: Self X-Ftn-To: Jitender It's easy. Just look up at the sky until you see something flying. DO NOT identify it after you see it. As long as you can keep from identifying or classifying it, it will remain an Unidentified Flying Object. UFO isn't a synonym for alien spacecraft. J.J. Hitt Houston, TX jjhitt@swbell.net Gated

Salt
O Wouldn't you then need to compare the tolerance to B1 and the electrolytes of the subjects? I eat the same as the rest of my family does but my drug tolerance is very different. As I said when I jumped in, fleas don't seem to bother me but they do bite the rest of my family. I'd think you'd want to check skin secretions. Seeing that my little nature-peek showed mosquitoes trying to bite plants and inanimate objects, it

Dim-sim Fossils.
You can teach dogs. I think you can even teach an old dog a new trick. They just forget an old trick.

They're still at it...
More than a few. A few weeks ago I enjoyed evening conversations with an educated, well-read United Church minister. He has read Gould, Eldredge, Dawkins, and most recently, Behe. We had a little talk about the complexity of the human eye (Behe's main thesis) viz the very different eyes of the squid and octopus, and he conceded that Behe had overstated his case. The point is that this guy is _looking_ for evidence to support his preexisting beliefs, and when

Re: Steve Asher: Victim of th
REPLYTO 1:2424/11.1 UUCP REPLYADDR holysmoke@gryn.org GID GIGO+ sn 245 at tor250 vsn 0.99.970109 From: mkimes@ibm.net Subject: Re: Steve Asher: Victim of th X-Ftn-To: Sean McCullough You cannot _honestly_ claim something to exist unless and until evidenced (aside from more esoteric things, like an imaginary deity One may certainly _dishonestly_ make such claims, but that's something else entirely. However, even a dishonest claim might actually be correct. Sagan addresses this point obliquely in _Contact_. The scientists who experience the contact

Sexual Acts
Yes, they are adapted to it. My facetious remark came from my not being adapted to it. The Northern people can survive in desolate winter conditions. They've taken from our society what suits them: snowmobiles, outboard motors, rifles. Those that do well have taken nothing else. Those that have tried to adapt to our way of life have become decimated. The Northern community of Resolute Bay has a phenomenal rate of teen suicide and substance abuse mostly gasoline and

Re: The Bible
REPLYTO 1:2424/11.1 UUCP REPLYADDR holysmoke@gryn.org GID GIGO+ sn 245 at tor250 vsn 0.99.970109 From: momblanche@bigfoot.com (Blanche Nonken) Subject: Re: The Bible X-Ftn-To: LordLMP@k6.ftn.org (LordLMP) just the Sure. Yeah, I believe it. I'll believe anything with a good marketing plan. Just ask "Bob." <thhhhhhhhhhht> More "frop?" Blanche Nonken http://www.bigfoot.com/~momblanche Penn State Master Gardener, County Cooperative Extension Gardening Questions? Just ask. Any opinions expressed herein are my own, unless I borrowed them. Unsolicited commercial email will be ignored, tossed, and/or complained

The Bible
If you had taken a bit of time to read what has been posted, you wouldn't have needed to ask. There are 1 or 2 people here who do believe everything in the bible is literally true. Even the impossible parts. They are the un- educated and for the most part deliberatly ignorant idiots we call fundies.

Pagan/Wiccan/Gaian Death
Perhaps we are at cross-purposes. Amnesty International as an organization stands for release of the wrongly incarcerated. It stands against torture and injustice. It was not founded on torture and injustice, but in opposition to torture and injustice. David Flechard

UFO's in general
You most certainly did. [See "...unnatural flight behaviour..." above.] "Unnatural" means "not of nature". Natural laws are those laws of nature, of the Universe. To claim something is unnatural is to claim it's exemption from, or violation of, natural law. That doesn't mean the patterns are unnatural. They may be unprecedented or unexplainable, but they are not in any way required to be "unnatural". Moot point. The point is your misuse of the term unnatural.

Pagan/Wiccan/Gaian Death
bash Don't be silly. It would just have to be a throwing action, like this... Ah, rats, you can't see what I'm doing here. David Flechard

[1/2] Homer & Co
Bob Hyde said "Homer Co" to Richard Smith, adding: It clarifies that you have a very tenuous grasp of what you are talking about, and none at all of the significance of such numbers. To the latter point, you would appear to suupose that such a numeric difference actually _has_ some significance to some point or other (i.e., that it is meaningful), when in fact it has none. We have a great many more living persons with an IQ

[2/2] Homer & Co
Nor are they comparable in terms of "mission". Christians were under what many of them regarded as a positive command to proselytize: no such notion drove the pagan religionists. Such a motivation causes copies to be made. At any given monent in this country, there are probably more copies of "Watchtower" floating around than copies of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. Does that mean that Watchtower is better than Poe? It certainly is not better written, nor does it

Sexual Acts
Hiroshima: Uranium-235. Little Boy was a gun-barrel type A bomb, in which two sub-critical masses of U-235 held in two shells were linearly compressed by an axially placed gunpowder charge. Nagasaki: Plutonium-239. Fat Man was an implosion type A bomb, in which sub-critical mass units of Pu-239 were centrally compressed at detonation by a gunpowder charge. David Flechard

PA Murders 01/
Perhaps you know less about the politics of Ireland and the history of partition than you think you do. The impetus has nothing to do with religion. The IRA are not seeking to convert Protestants to Catholicism. The loyalist terrorists and their terrorist associates are not seeking to convert Catholics to Protestantism. They are not making religious points. The dispute is territorial. The IRA and their political counterparts Sinn Fein seek the end of partition and a united Ireland. That

Re: Pagan/Wiccan/Gaian Death Links
REPLYTO 1:2424/11.1 UUCP REPLYADDR holysmoke@gryn.org GID GIGO+ sn 245 at tor250 vsn 0.99.970109 From: Tyler Wunder <twunder@bu.edu> Subject: Re: Pagan/Wiccan/Gaian Death Links On 28 Aug 1998, Sean McCullough wrote: of I cannot help but notice the appearance of an equivocation between "lying" and being mistaken (e.g. endorsing propositions that are not true) in a few of the statements being slung around this forum. While such an equivocation may be tempting for polemical reasons, I do not think it is an