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#321573 - 02/16/20 12:28 AM Re: What should we be doing to adapt to large scale crises? [Re: logtroll]
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Originally Posted By: logtroll
Bummer... maybe I can come back as a tree in an old growth forest? Sequoia sempervirens.


Since you appear to be a Druid you'll wanna ask for Arianrhod. She handles that for the Druids. She's a bit new agey if you get my drift, like Gwyneth Paltrow, but she's mostly harmless.
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#321574 - 02/16/20 12:37 AM Re: What should we be doing to adapt to large scale crises? [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
Originally Posted By: logtroll
Bummer... maybe I can come back as a tree in an old growth forest? Sequoia sempervirens.

Since you appear to be a Druid you'll wanna ask for Arianrhod. She handles that for the Druids. She's a bit new agey if you get my drift, like Gwyneth Paltrow, but she's mostly harmless.

You got her contact info? A little introduction might be nice, too.
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#321580 - 02/16/20 01:08 AM Re: What should we be doing to adapt to large scale crises? [Re: logtroll]
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Alban Eilir is coming up soon, I'll put in a good word for you.
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#321590 - 02/16/20 03:47 PM Re: What should we be doing to adapt to large scale crises? [Re: Greger]
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Here is a high-level plan for adaptation (a form of reincarnation):

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#321602 - 02/16/20 09:20 PM Re: What should we be doing to adapt to large scale crises? [Re: logtroll]
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a very long time ago I used to know a guy who, I was told, was the head warlock west of the Mississippi. He was a nice guy. We spent a lot of time sitting on logs, around fires, visiting with one another. it was pretty interesting. He also had a small group that accompanied him. I think one of the things he explained was that gods need people to worship or they lose their powers. The trick is to know which one has the most power by understanding how many believers he/she/it had.

That made sense then and it makes sense now. The question as to "do you believe in God" is a silly one. It is one of those things that makes no difference. there are things that are. They exist in spite of belief, no belief, whatever. This makes little difference to either side, except personally. These are things that are personal and things personal are exactly that, no more, no less. Things personal, like religion, politics, sexual preferences and all personal things. These are thing I was taught were none of my business. I continue to believe that is the right way to go.

I, basically eschew those things in other people unless I know them well. That has served me for a very long time and I recommend it to anybody who gives a s***. When somebody decides they are going to tell me about such, and I don't know them, I tell them to stop, if they continue I just walk away. Such things are not worth arguing about. They are PERSONAL!

Again personal means PERSONAL!

I just looked this over and wonder, where in the hell did I get this stuff? What set me off?
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#321611 - 02/16/20 10:38 PM Re: What should we be doing to adapt to large scale crises? [Re: jgw]
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The trick is to know which one has the most power by understanding how many believers he/she/it had.


Too many believers just inflates them like a balloon, take Yaweh for instance. And look at the shape of things in the Middle East.

I don't think we actually have head warlocks or anything. It's pretty matriarchal but a few men in black have made names for themselves.

Heathenry and Asatru seem to be gaining in power, take a look at the Scandinavian nations. Happiest people in the world! Coincidence?

Most likely.
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#321614 - 02/17/20 02:09 PM Re: What should we be doing to adapt to large scale crises? [Re: logtroll]
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Originally Posted By: logtroll
Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
If you could come back as anything, what would that be?

In the spirit of the topic, and because I’m not thinking of a tipping point person related to environmental crises, I’ll say Hitler. And I would commit suicide in 1930. Maybe that would have a positive impact on a large-scale crisis?

allhail


Wouldn't work.

https://www.tor.com/2011/08/31/wikihistory/
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#321617 - 02/17/20 03:11 PM Re: What should we be doing to adapt to large scale crises? [Re: Hamish Howl]
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Originally Posted By: Hamish Howl

I admit you have made some excellent points, my chaotic friend, but there is one condition not covered by Bulletin 1147. That is the suicide of evil historical figures of note.

M.A.S.H Circular 666, regarding the Self-Extirpation of Select Dental Professionals advises us that suicide brings on many changes, including, but not limited to, the alteration of events in the Timeline.

For your reference:

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#321658 - 02/18/20 08:56 PM Re: What should we be doing to adapt to large scale crises? [Re: logtroll]
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Speaking about lesser gods, this is a hilarious turn of events:

Poll: Should More Christians Be In Congress?

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A group ostensibly representing Christian lawmakers launched a poll on Twitter over the weekend asking if America would be better off with more Christians in elected office. It didn’t go well:

After more than 16,000 replies, the answer was an overwhelming “no,” which received 95.8% of the vote. In response, the group accused “atheists and Satanists” of “religious persecution” for voting in the poll.


Note: Blamed them for voting, not for voting "no"!

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#321735 - 02/20/20 07:45 PM Re: What should we be doing to adapt to large scale crises? [Re: pondering_it_all]
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So, as always, it seems that the moral majority is neither.

One of the most important things we need to be doing to adapt to large scale crises is to get rid of the Christians. Their religious fervor calls for an end of times scenario and global climate change provides one.

Left in control they will exacerbate rather than mitigate.
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