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by JStep
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: An agnostic burner’s point of view
Replies: 226
Views: 14656

Re: An agnostic burner’s point of view

Rational world based on evidence > irrational world based on belief you mean "according to you, rational world based on evidence > irrational world based on belief", right? Seems like you categorized anything that's not based on evidence and that's not rational. Wonder why most people read historic...
by JStep
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: An agnostic burner’s point of view
Replies: 226
Views: 14656

Re: An agnostic burner’s point of view

oneeyeddick wrote:
JStep wrote: The OED definition is "a person who does not believe in the existence of God or gods:" I believe the OED is considered the authority on word definitions.
Flattery will get you nowhere in this debate.
...I'm ashamed to admit that this didn't even occur to me at the time. lol
by JStep
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: An agnostic burner’s point of view
Replies: 226
Views: 14656

Re: An agnostic burner’s point of view

Agnosticism in no way states an equivalence of merit between the position that something for which there is no evidence still exists despite all evidence and logical thought vs the position that the world is rationally explained by the evidence we have without need to create the existence of someth...
by JStep
Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: An agnostic burner’s point of view
Replies: 226
Views: 14656

Re: An agnostic burner’s point of view

With all due respect, your dic is severely abridged. Atheism was coined half a millennium ago by religious authorities to describe godlessness or ungodliness, and later to describe *disbelief*, rather than the more specific belief that God does not exist. Only recently has its usage become as doctr...
by JStep
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: An agnostic burner’s point of view
Replies: 226
Views: 14656

Re: An agnostic burner’s point of view

If you want to go all literal and shit, atheism simply means living without God. You can take that to any degree you wish, even add it to an agnostic cocktail. Oh, and death to the Temple. Hmmm, no. Atheism means non-belief in a god or gods. This is the very problem with the terms atheist and agnos...
by JStep
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: An agnostic burner’s point of view
Replies: 226
Views: 14656

Re: An agnostic burner’s point of view

I agree with you 100% in the context of any reasonably conservative theology. Ask any self-identified agnostic if they are really open to the possibility that there not only is a glorious architect, dreamer, or what have you that conceived of and constructed the universe in all of its natural beaut...
by JStep
Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How to Approach a Bar?
Replies: 94
Views: 12475

Re: How to Approach a Bar?

lucky420 wrote:I took my mini bar cart all over the place. Shot in the DArk was a wonderful way to meet people and offering them chilled shots of booze brought many surprised smiles. Look for me again in 2012...
Still have my shot glass! :) <3
by JStep
Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: An agnostic burner’s point of view
Replies: 226
Views: 14656

Re: An agnostic burner’s point of view

I’m an agnostic. I believe It is impossible to prove or disprove the existence of a god. Agnostic is effectively the same thing as atheist, only it's less controversial. It is essentially the exact same thing The difference between the two is about as fine as the difference between these 2 statemen...
by JStep
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fox News is Fair and Balanced
Replies: 50
Views: 2140

Re: Fox News is Fair and Balanced

jkisha wrote:I don't think you have to read it if you wrote it, but your modesty is becoming.
:P :P :P :P
by JStep
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fox News is Fair and Balanced
Replies: 50
Views: 2140

Re: Fox News is Fair and Balanced

TLDR Brilliantly stated. The debate here is false equivalence. The view that there is no qualitative difference between what's presented by Fox vs MSNBC is to take the view that there is absolutely no objective standard to reality. It's all just data points that may or may not be some degree of true...
by JStep
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fox News is Fair and Balanced
Replies: 50
Views: 2140

Re: Fox News is Fair and Balanced

The debate here is false equivalence. The view that there is no qualitative difference between what's presented by Fox vs MSNBC is to take the view that there is absolutely no objective standard to reality. It's all just data points that may or may not be some degree of true and presented (or misrep...
by JStep
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fox News is Fair and Balanced
Replies: 50
Views: 2140

Re: Fox News is Fair and Balanced

I'd love to post about the false equivalence between the pro-corporate agenda and the pro-populist agenda here, but I have to get to bed. Shucks. :P
by JStep
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Shortening Exodus
Replies: 88
Views: 7827

Re: Shortening Exodus

Would that be Intradus?
by JStep
Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Shortening Exodus
Replies: 88
Views: 7827

Re: Shortening Exodus

I had pictured hundreds of Crisco cans all running away.

I wonder if you can use Crico to cook bacon on your exhaust pipe?
by JStep
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Shortening Exodus
Replies: 88
Views: 7827

Re: Shortening Exodus

Haven't checked this thread in a few days, just wanted to say thanks to all those who answered my questions, I feel much more prepared :mrgreen: You're welcome. Don't feel the need to follow along and read all the responses. Now that you've started a thread you've given us a new playground where we...
by JStep
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Fox News is Fair and Balanced
Replies: 50
Views: 2140

Re: Fox News is Fair and Balanced

Bob wrote:Please stop. I'm bored.

Quit choosing to click things and read them only to be bored and then feel the need to ask that it stop cause you're bored. The power is in your hands, it's your mouse, stop reading things you're not interested in!
by JStep
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Why so secretive?
Replies: 96
Views: 3366

Re: Why so secretive?

No secret here. You can call me Jason if you prefer. Or J. Or hey dude. Or Jason Stephens if you want to be all formal. JStep I acquired before BM, and is a pretty generic formula for nick-naming someone. I know people who adhere to the rules of playa naming, ie you can't pick it yourself, someone g...
by JStep
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How to Approach a Bar?
Replies: 94
Views: 12475

Re: How to Approach a Bar?

theCryptofishist wrote:Damn, jstep keeps saying things that increase my eplaya crush on him. Someone, please make him stop.
(((Fishy)))
by JStep
Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Shortening Exodus
Replies: 88
Views: 7827

Re: Shortening Exodus

I did'nt mind people getting out of their cars. It was the ones not paying attention to when the line would start moving and keeping the gaps closed up! :x We made sure there was someone with the bus all the time, in case the line moves. Of course this just seems like common sense but I can see whe...
by JStep
Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How to Approach a Bar?
Replies: 94
Views: 12475

Re: How to Approach a Bar?

Great post! Let me preface this reply; last year was my first year. I spent 9+ months here on eplaya and researching BM in general. Now I'm a regional contact and looking to (only) my second burn next year. I am not a "veteran burner" by any means and am still humbled by all that I do not know about...
by JStep
Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Shortening Exodus
Replies: 88
Views: 7827

Re: Shortening Exodus

I couldn't get halfway through the gate thread... so much hypothetical theorizing and too little time/attention span! My gate experience was fine. I don't lend much credence to the "don't get out of your vehicle" exhortations. I mean, who can sit in their car for 8 hours straight while in park for 9...
by JStep
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Shortening Exodus
Replies: 88
Views: 7827

Re: Shortening Exodus

I take it that the DPW I so thoroughly enjoyed watching try to blatantly steal and assault people for alcohol is not representative of the group as a whole then? Surly nothing could ever be organized and built by such a rag tag group of wasted hobos as I saw in 2011.
by JStep
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: ..tiers? What?
Replies: 13
Views: 2134

Re: ..tiers? What?

I know my complimentary gift Zippo and gallon of white gas really came in handy for that and a hundred other things that week!
by JStep
Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Shortening Exodus
Replies: 88
Views: 7827

Re: Shortening Exodus

Def'ly leave after the Man burns. Temple = boring, ludicrous, fake pseudo-religious forced solemnity. Plus it tends to incinerate migratory waterfowl . Spend the extra day at Lake Tahoe. Can I at this point just slip in for a second and mention that the core project burn (circle of regional effigie...
by JStep
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: J-Step, currently in Omaha NE, Virgin
Replies: 25
Views: 2130

Re: J-Step, currently in Omaha NE, Virgin

Awesome Bounce! Great pic there we all are the MnG, That's me on the left, the bald guy in front of the champagne bottle. Great times.
by JStep
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Free market economics
Replies: 48
Views: 3273

Re: Free market economics

While I agree in principle on some of your points, a couple things; Where are you getting your metrics for the number of people who couldn't get a ticket? I don't think there's any way to measure this, it's a complete unknown. It could be just a few hundred people, or it could be thousands of people...
by JStep
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: J-Step, currently in Omaha NE, Virgin
Replies: 25
Views: 2130

Re: J-Step, currently in Omaha NE, Virgin

Wait, I'm fitting in? Crap, how do I fix that?

:P
by JStep
Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Shortening Exodus
Replies: 88
Views: 7827

Re: Shortening Exodus

Def'ly leave after the Man burns. Temple = boring, ludicrous, fake pseudo-religious forced solemnity. Plus it tends to incinerate migratory waterfowl . Spend the extra day at Lake Tahoe. Man, you gotta sit somewhere else or something. No one around me was like that at all at the last one.The most I...
by JStep
Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Documentary you need to check out!Plays live @ 11 and 12 CST
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: Documentary you need to check out!Plays live @ 11 and 12

junglesmacks wrote:
maryanimal wrote:Skrillex is my new band that I'm getting to know! Ilike them! Thanks for posting this!
There are no words for how many levels of cute this is on.. :wink: Love you MA..
:D :D :D :D
by JStep
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: J-Step, currently in Omaha NE, Virgin
Replies: 25
Views: 2130

Re: J-Step, currently in Omaha NE, Virgin

Wow... I recommend going back and reading your intro post and reminiscing.

Fuckin love you guys!

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