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JustJuust:
Toronto Maple Leafs is my favorite team

Oh you would be alone in saying that if you came to my town.

OT.
Many of the "changes" made to the film version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy were made by Douglas Adams himself, and were salvaged from his script after he died.

If you go fishing, but only throw the fish back, then you're simply torturing them for fun. You are deriving enjoyment from temporarily depriving the fish of their oxygen. If, on the other hand, you kill them, then that's fish murder. However, on the plus side, you can now make fish tacos. So what will you choose? Sadism, or fish tacos?

Justice is a myth. Think about it, it works two ways. The idea that somehow, there is an equilibrium, 'Karma', so to speak, is ludicrous. Newborn babies, who have never done anything wrong die, unable to earn any kind of good luck in exchange. Murderers walk free, and innocent men die by lethal injection.

The second way it works, is that no government can pursue any kind of true justice. No matter what you do, guilty men will walk free, and innocent men will be punished, and even if that weren't the case. I seriously doubt that even going so far as killing a murderer is any kind of justice, the victim is dead, and nothing will bring them back, and the family will not get to see them again just because the person who did it is dead. The only justifiable purpose for law is to prevent actions which harm members of the populace, I.E. crime, so law's purpose should be deterrence, not justice. Justice is the realm of God, not Men, any man made justice is nothing but a myth.

Pretty sure that's original. You caught me at a good time with this thread, this is a rather recent thought of mine, in another month I will likely have forgotten it, if the past is any indication.

If only I could condense all my thoughts on life and mortality into one post. Simply, I've rationalized that you change enough throughout life that if you approach life as the growth and progression of your character and experience then by the time you reach the end you may very well change into a person who accepts death. In fact that's something I personally to ascribe to. I want to be a man who will see the end of their life coming and say "I am proud of everything I am and was". Then love, oh gods love, basically I can describe my thoughts on love in a few words, everything about mortality and life I've thought about comes back to this idea: it's good, strive for the real deal, don't waste your time with fakes, learn to identify fakes. I have my soulmate already, goodness I'm lucky for that. Hmm, I guess the last original though I really feel like sharing is the afterlife, and that's tricky, I basically think that nothing other than the life I'm given could give me a superior experience, I don't want to be anything other than human, but if there is a heaven, holy spaceballs I'm glad that it's not over :P though as my first thought was, at least I'd accept the inevitability of the end. All in all, life requires copious amounts of deep though and self reflection, finding strength in character is the only way to face adversity and come out on top, I do not read other philosopher's works, I do not steal the thoughts of others, I simply contemplate. I know that there will never be an end to my philosophy until I have reached my own end. This is so watered down it's almost not worth sharing but honestly it's one of the most original things about me, I think so much on life that I may be able to write a book, maybe I should write it into a seminar and then be a self help specialist, who knows, the problem is that being an academic means recognizing the thoughts of others and incorporating them into your own presentation of your thoughts, I never like that, it's not my style. But I've gone on too long... I wonder if it'll let me post this... also, this is all so watered down it barely seems original, even less thoughtful, but trust me, I've put a lot of thought into a lot of things.

My sculpture of Geralt is sitting next to a pepsi can a cheque book and my primary school recorder (which I use to sound out and play videogame music).

SuperMse:
If you go fishing, but only throw the fish back, then you're simply torturing them for fun. You are deriving enjoyment from temporarily depriving the fish of their oxygen. If, on the other hand, you kill them, then that's fish murder. However, on the plus side, you can now make fish tacos. So what will you choose? Sadism, or fish tacos?

Its my understanding that as soon as you handle a fish, you remove its protective slime coating rendering it vulnerable to disease and essentially killing it. So i think this scenario is - murder for food or fun?

Fun fact: I am often wrong!

Sneaky Paladin:
I am the mortal representation of insanity, no matter how much you care it shall have no effect on me the fact that I exist is just the first sign that something is extremely wrong with everything. It does not matter how hard you try to make sense of it all there are just some things that if you try to rationalize all rationality you previously believed you had will slowly be destroyed beneath the overpowering realization that sense is entirely optional when I exist and the only thing keeping you connected to it is the mere fact that everyone else seems to be connected to it as well but then you let go of it all and your life becomes that much more.

I am almost certain no one has ever wrote that paragraph before, maybe they came close but NO ONE has ever copied it word for word.

I just did with this quote.

lol.

Anyhoo,

I made an NES style video game where you play Kurt Cobain, and each level is set to an 8-bit version of a Nirvana song.

Alas, I am not a very experienced pixel artist.

There was a period in my life when I wasn't sure what fear really was. I don't mean I didn't fear anything at all, but rather that I was unable to distinguish between genuine terror and mild dislike. As a result, my "fears" as a child consisted of things like minnows, pepperoni, itchiness and ranch dressing. After realizing exactly what fear later in life, it became abundantly clear to me that I had conquered my fears, and promptly jumped directly into a school of swimming minnows, who scattered satisfyingly outwards. I am glad to say that I no longer fear ranch dressing, for I ate it on some cucumber earlier tonight, and while I would rather not have pepperoni on my pizza, I will not cast it aside in dismay if it is present.

I tried singing the title to this thread as alternative lyrics to Buffalo Springfield's For What It's Worth, however the "Click here" messed me up.

spartan231490:
Justice is a myth. Think about it, it works two ways. The idea that somehow, there is an equilibrium, 'Karma', so to speak, is ludicrous. Newborn babies, who have never done anything wrong die, unable to earn any kind of good luck in exchange. Murderers walk free, and innocent men die by lethal injection.

The second way it works, is that no government can pursue any kind of true justice. No matter what you do, guilty men will walk free, and innocent men will be punished, and even if that weren't the case. I seriously doubt that even going so far as killing a murderer is any kind of justice, the victim is dead, and nothing will bring them back, and the family will not get to see them again just because the person who did it is dead. The only justifiable purpose for law is to prevent actions which harm members of the populace, I.E. crime, so law's purpose should be deterrence, not justice. Justice is the realm of God, not Men, any man made justice is nothing but a myth.

Pretty sure that's original. You caught me at a good time with this thread, this is a rather recent thought of mine, in another month I will likely have forgotten it, if the past is any indication.

I think what you mean is that complete justice doesn't exist, not that justice doesn't exist. Some notion of justice has to exist, otherwise you wouldn't realize what was unjust. It's kind of like how Goodness can only exist if there is Evil/badness to differentiate from.

Be kind to your baristas. Seriously, they have the power to serve you decaf if you're a jerk.

A great deal of the problems I have in life stem from my moderate case of Munchausen's (or is it just Munchausen?) Syndrome, of which I was unaware until I was roughly 14. But before that, I didn't even know of the existence of it. I had no idea why I did what I was doing (namely, lying to people on the internet about various health/personal issues, and lying to people irl about the same), nor that it was a real problem, until I realized everyone I knew disliked talking to me, even the ones who genuinely liked me for who I was, who had to look past it. I didn't know the reason I did this, nor did I know how to stop. Once I figured it out (thanks to Stuff You Should Know, an amazing podcast, that you should definitely check out), I slowly realized how to stop, and have lived a marginally better life since, but the scars never truly fade, I guess.

What I'm really trying to say is, Munchausen awareness is something that should totally happen. Since 6th grade I've been in those classes where they teach you about Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Depression, and the like, but never once have I heard of Munchausen. I feel that should change.

Anyway, I guess I'm fairly unique in having this particular problem with the public education system.

silversnake4133:
You can never go wrong with a couple of ponies. :D

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Ponies are cool
While that is true, it isn't original. Let's try again.

The most fantastic element of the show is not that ponies can talk or that dragons exist; it is the illusion that an egalitarian society can be maintained among groups with massive biologically inherent gaps in ability and economic utility.

Totally copy-pasted but it isn't funny or witty and probably has never been said before on these forums so I'm going with that!

All right. Let's say that God exists. Nothing original there, right? Right. He still created the Earth, through whatever means you care to believe in. He still listens to us and guides us in our lives. Everything is the same.

Except there's no afterlife. That part's a lie, invented by God to give us a reason to die willingly, to make things more interesting. When we die, our souls are not saved, we don't keep on living, we just cease to exist.

Now, what does that make God into? He's the guy who put us here, who gave us everything, all of time and space. And he lied to us to keep us happy. Would anyone worship him for that? Would anyone choose to devote their lives to someone who already gave everything they were ever going to give?

I would. But that's just me.

Did you know you can near-instantly paralyze someone if you count down four vertebrae from where the scapula connects to the spinal cord, and punch them hard enough in between that third and fourth vertebrae? Because that's where some major nerves are located, also if you hit someone hard enough right in the center of the little dip that your nose makes in between your eyes it'll kill them instantly? It's the same concept as hitting someone in the temple.

zehydra:

Sneaky Paladin:
I am the mortal representation of insanity, no matter how much you care it shall have no effect on me the fact that I exist is just the first sign that something is extremely wrong with everything. It does not matter how hard you try to make sense of it all there are just some things that if you try to rationalize all rationality you previously believed you had will slowly be destroyed beneath the overpowering realization that sense is entirely optional when I exist and the only thing keeping you connected to it is the mere fact that everyone else seems to be connected to it as well but then you let go of it all and your life becomes that much more.

I am almost certain no one has ever wrote that paragraph before, maybe they came close but NO ONE has ever copied it word for word.

I just did with this quote.

lol.

Anyhoo,

I made an NES style video game where you play Kurt Cobain, and each level is set to an 8-bit version of a Nirvana song.

Alas, I am not a very experienced pixel artist.

Aha but I am still original, you're just the rip-off which is the ultimate sign of originality, having a rip-off.

Pretty sure everything has been said by someone.

love is not the same that a crush for someone a crush is believing that person is perfect in every way, love is seeing the flaws in the woman(or guy) you are with and stick with her(or him)for the rest of your miserable life

god im such a poet(complete sarcarms)and pardon the english

With several keys missing from his keyboard, he found he was... Disconnected from the world, more alone than he usually was. This both frightened and excited him, this strangely liberating inability to fully communicate with his fellow man in the digital medium. He even found it to be a challenge of sorts, as he found words and synonyms that avoided the letters he couldn't touch.

Some time in the future, he would have a new keyboard, one that functioned fully, entirely. For now, however, he remained a man apart. He was...

The man who had to Copypasta 'p'.

It's at least somewhat original.

If it starts it must end. True, no? Everything starts at some point and ends afterwards. It can take a fraction of a nanosecond, or it can take 400 quadrillion millennia but if it starts it ends. But what of space and time? Where does space start? When did time begin? I believe space doesn't end, and time doesn't end because they don't/didn't start. Weird, I know, but that's my theory on existence and I think I'm the only one who believes it. Feel free to contradict me though.

Modest Mouse is just so damn fantastic. My band should be that good... Jerks.

Plartypode.

It's a thing now.

My beloved cat died today. How I wish that were random and unoriginal...

I think that the word liberal is misused criminally in the United States. Meanwhile in the commonwealth it is usually only used as an alternative to "Social Democrat" and "Conservative."

This bothers me because I am a liberal, I believe that the only guiding principle behind any law is to increase the freedom of a citizen.

Classical Liberalism is a right wing philosophy that gets a hard on for the free market. Most American "conservatives" are either lunatics who believe that the "In God We Trust" on their money means that their country was actually secretly intended to be a theocracy, or are in fact classical liberals. Ronald Reagan was not a conservative, he was a classical liberal.

Reform Liberalism is an umbrella term for not the above. This is where I and most modern liberals (who are not mislabeled social democrats) fall in. We believe, like a classical liberal, that your freedom ends only where my freedom begins and that my freedom ends where your freedom begins. We also believe that if you are wage slaving at McDonald's and living in a cardboard box with no prospects that doesn't qualify as free. The goals of private enterprise are often counter to the well being (again, in a freedom-centric sense) of the population. The government needs to serve as a sentinel, a watchdog that with perfect vigilance and the tenacity of a hawk must guard the freedoms of its people from external threats as well as from both itself and from those that would erode the freedoms of its people from within.

Liberalism is the philosophy that protects the liberty of its people, reform liberalism is the philosophy that adds compassion into the equation and, in my belief, is the most rational choice for any society.

This is my original post, an appeal to Americans and commonwealthers alike, please do not misuse this word, because you are probably a liberal of some sorts deep down and you should look into Liberal parties as viable logical options that wish to see democracy function as it was meant to since its inception.

I wish more kids would watch Stand by Me and Spirited Away during their childhood...

It's completely original and yet to tread any site other than YouTube. And TELL ME WHETHER I SHOULD FINISH IT YOU HEATHEN SCUM

I don't believe in either the Big Bang theory or Creationalism. I think it's impossible for there to be an actual beginning to the universe, but we humans are firmly entrenched in the belief that everything must have a beginning, a middle and an end.

Sneaky Paladin:

zehydra:

Sneaky Paladin:
I am the mortal representation of insanity, no matter how much you care it shall have no effect on me the fact that I exist is just the first sign that something is extremely wrong with everything. It does not matter how hard you try to make sense of it all there are just some things that if you try to rationalize all rationality you previously believed you had will slowly be destroyed beneath the overpowering realization that sense is entirely optional when I exist and the only thing keeping you connected to it is the mere fact that everyone else seems to be connected to it as well but then you let go of it all and your life becomes that much more.

I am almost certain no one has ever wrote that paragraph before, maybe they came close but NO ONE has ever copied it word for word.

I just did with this quote.

lol.

Anyhoo,

I made an NES style video game where you play Kurt Cobain, and each level is set to an 8-bit version of a Nirvana song.

Alas, I am not a very experienced pixel artist.

Aha but I am still original, you're just the rip-off which is the ultimate sign of originality, having a rip-off.

true, true. However, if you read the rest of my post, you'll find that I added this extra sentence so as not to receive a warning about low content from the mods.

Edit: Figured out that I accidentally posted this twice. Woops.

Also, I can't find a delete button, so I'm forced to assume there isn't one. which is a problem...

zehydra:

spartan231490:
Justice is a myth. Think about it, it works two ways. The idea that somehow, there is an equilibrium, 'Karma', so to speak, is ludicrous. Newborn babies, who have never done anything wrong die, unable to earn any kind of good luck in exchange. Murderers walk free, and innocent men die by lethal injection.

The second way it works, is that no government can pursue any kind of true justice. No matter what you do, guilty men will walk free, and innocent men will be punished, and even if that weren't the case. I seriously doubt that even going so far as killing a murderer is any kind of justice, the victim is dead, and nothing will bring them back, and the family will not get to see them again just because the person who did it is dead. The only justifiable purpose for law is to prevent actions which harm members of the populace, I.E. crime, so law's purpose should be deterrence, not justice. Justice is the realm of God, not Men, any man made justice is nothing but a myth.

Pretty sure that's original. You caught me at a good time with this thread, this is a rather recent thought of mine, in another month I will likely have forgotten it, if the past is any indication.

I think what you mean is that complete justice doesn't exist, not that justice doesn't exist. Some notion of justice has to exist, otherwise you wouldn't realize what was unjust. It's kind of like how Goodness can only exist if there is Evil/badness to differentiate from.

No, I meant what I said. Justice is a myth. It has been conceptualized, but it doesn't exist(at least not in this life. I have no authority to claim anything about what may or may not come after). Partial justice doesn't exist either.

Justice is just a word thrown about to give moral authority to a punishment. However, punishment needs no moral authority beyond being a deterrent of similar undesirable actions from others. As for us knowing when something is unjust, we don't.

We can't know how any action will balance on the scales of universal 'justice.' A man kills a child, sounds unjust, but maybe that kid would one day grow to be a mass-murderer, or a child molester. We can't know that that action was unjust, or even evil. but we still have the moral authority, as a society, to punish that action, because killing a person is usually going to be a bad thing for society, and because if it is a common occurrence, panic and fear will endanger the lives of everyone.

'Unjust' is almost always used to describe something that was evil or cruel, not even things which our society considers to be 'unjust.' At least, that's what my experience tells me.

smudgey:
I don't believe in either the Big Bang theory or Creationalism. I think it's impossible for there to be an actual beginning to the universe, but we humans are firmly entrenched in the belief that everything must have a beginning, a middle and an end.

and of course the scientist will then proceed to say you are irrational for not accepting what many of them treat as "proven".

and then the priest will then proceed to say you are faithless, and that you need to be saved.

I admire your position.

There's no such thing as Road Rage. Everybody just has varying degrees of Road Intolerance for Stupidity. Those who don't; are the stupid ones. (Yes I did come up with that while driving)

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