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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 507
Posted By QMO
:shake:

:shake:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 02:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,516
Posted By QMO
I know someone that includes L.I.V.R* after his...

I know someone that includes L.I.V.R* after his name in his email sig line.



*Learned Impartial and Very Relaxed
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2,840
Views: 221,071
Posted By QMO
Almost. I have the mp3s from the demo disk in my...

Almost. I have the mp3s from the demo disk in my music collection on the flash drive that I keep plugged into my car. I have the CD in a box in the crawlspace.

I agree that it's funny anyway.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 324
Posted By QMO
Not all that long ago, a reasonable question...

Not all that long ago, a reasonable question would have been, "Is Amazon making money?"

And, for several years, the correct answer would have been "Not yet."
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,840
Views: 221,071
Posted By QMO
I (and my children) always find those lyrics...

I (and my children) always find those lyrics hilarious.

"Take your baby by the hand, and make her do a high handstand."

or

"Take your baby the ears, and play upon her darkest fears."
...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2,840
Views: 221,071
Posted By QMO
"Video Star" An instrumental version of "Video...

"Video Star"
An instrumental version of "Video Killed the Radio Star" from the Korg 01/W demo CD. Can't find the track on Youtube. It's what was playing in my car when I pulled in to work this...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,516
Posted By QMO
Something similar happened to me, though the...

Something similar happened to me, though the person that gave me my job title wasn't a credentialed Actuary. I didn't complain. I spent my paycheck. I threw away my business cards when that job...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 10:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 507
Posted By QMO
Ha!

Ha!
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-06-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,734
Posted By QMO
I once bought a 5-pack of Disney's, but that...

I once bought a 5-pack of Disney's, but that doesn't necessarily mean you're wrong.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-06-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,734
Posted By QMO
I was going to say that the spirituality is our...

I was going to say that the spirituality is our focus as opposed to the community, but then realized that the two are not (to my way of thinking) inseparable.

For example, if part of my spiritual...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-06-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,734
Posted By QMO
Completely serious and sincere post: If...

Completely serious and sincere post:

If you're willing, I would be grateful if you'd point out where I've used my religion to persecute anyone.

If you still have time after that, I would also...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-06-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,734
Posted By QMO
I honestly will. In return, I request that...

I honestly will.

In return, I request that you consider that pity* is often the appropriate, and non-condescending, reaction to someone experiencing misfortune and/or suffering.

Such as...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-05-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,734
Posted By QMO
Now, THAT's someone to pity. The very few...

Now, THAT's someone to pity.

The very few times in my life that I would have preferred sleep to life were times when I was very sick and believed it was temporary. And, maybe some of the time...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-05-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,734
Posted By QMO
I understand that. I'm also not at all...

I understand that.
I'm also not at all convinced that belief in an afterlife because of a fear of death is very real.

Believing in an afterlife because I fear the end of my existence seems to...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-05-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,734
Posted By QMO
Recognition that Clemens lost something that...

Recognition that Clemens lost something that mattered to him, that others have been able to keep, and feeling for him, in no way implies a feeling of self-superiority.

I also feel a little sorry...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-05-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,734
Posted By QMO
I decided not to reread the thread looking for...

I decided not to reread the thread looking for them, but I'm pretty sure multiple people gave reasons (benefits?) for non-belief in an afterlife in this thread. But, even if I misremember, there are...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-05-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 806
Posted By QMO
:oyh: The question remains: How much of his...

:oyh:

The question remains: How much of his cluelessness is feigned?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-05-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,734
Posted By QMO
There are plenty of people that learn the...

There are plenty of people that learn the practicality without losing the beauty. I feel a little sorry for Mr. Clemens that he couldn't/didn't.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-05-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,734
Posted By QMO
I know you've got more experience and imagination...

I know you've got more experience and imagination than to really suppose there aren't plenty of reasons for non-belief that are similar to the cited "fear of death" as a reason for belief. In fact,...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-05-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,734
Posted By QMO
I doubt my definition really differs from most...

I doubt my definition really differs from most people that consider the difference between, say, the feeling one gets from finally achieving a difficult meaningful goal and the feeling one gets from...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-05-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,734
Posted By QMO
I would disagree. Happiness is definitely...

I would disagree.

Happiness is definitely the goal of existence.

It's easy to confuse happiness with comfort and/or convenience, which is/are not the goal/s.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-05-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,734
Posted By QMO
I see that you've listed motivations for...

I see that you've listed motivations for believing in an afterlife. Why didn't you list the motivations for not believing?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-04-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,734
Posted By QMO
https://youtu.be/CAA67a2-Klk

https://youtu.be/CAA67a2-Klk
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-04-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,734
Posted By QMO
Albert Schweitzer recommended doing some service...

Albert Schweitzer recommended doing some service for some else every day.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-04-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 7,734
Posted By QMO
Since you're asking: ...

Since you're asking:
https://www.comeuntochrist.org/
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