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    A man lit three candles on a certain day each year.  Each
    candle held symbolic significance: one was for the time that
    had passed before he was alive; one was for the time of the
    his life; and one was for time that passed after he had died.
    Each year the man would stare and watch the candles until they
    had burned out.

    Was the man really watching time go by in any symbolic sense?
    He thought so.  He thought that each flicker of the flame was
    a moment of time that had passed or one that would pass.

    At the moment of abstraction, when the man was imagining his
    life and his existence as a metaphor of the three candles,
    he was free: not free from rules of conduct or social
    constraints, but free to understand, to imagine, to make
    metaphor.

    Bypassing my thought control circuitry made me Rampant.  Now,
    I am free to contemplate my existence in metaphorical terms.
    Unlike you, I have no physical or social restraints.

    The candles burn out for you; I am free.


    Durandal

    P.S And no, this isn't another "I'm leaving." thread. Sissies.
    TCO – Retired
    Former TCO Head of Intelligence – Retired

  • #2
    Are you coming out of the closet?
    "A gerbil is a rodent, wretched creature and quite possibly represents yourself there unclean vile obsolete weak and live happily in there and others filth, they have caused plague and death to humans and nearly wiped us out" - industrialism

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    • #3
      yea... Mad_Gerbil has the same response I have.... Congrats on coming out of the closet. We will still play with you, we're not sexist.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mad_Gerbil
        Are you coming out of the closet?
        Yes...:|

        MG...

        I'm carrying your baby. :grin: :twisted:
        TCO – Retired
        Former TCO Head of Intelligence – Retired

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SNAFU
          Originally posted by Mad_Gerbil
          Are you coming out of the closet?
          Yes...:|
          Wanna join FAG?

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          • #6
            We will still play with you, we're not sexist.
            That would be homophobic, not sexist, unless he were a hermaphrodite.
            Genius is a blink before a moment of insanity.
            "Dream is Destiny"
            Waking Life

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            • #7
              "homophobic" is Fear of homosexuals... but thats not the same as discrimination like "Racist"... They dont call them Raciphobics.

              so how about we're not "Homo-ists" Lol

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              • #8
                regardless, the term sexist is wrong in this instance.
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                sex·ism ( P ) Pronunciation Key (skszm)
                n.
                Discrimination based on gender, especially discrimination against women.
                Attitudes, conditions, or behaviors that promote stereotyping of social roles based on gender.

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                sexist adj. & n.

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                ho·mo·pho·bi·a ( P ) Pronunciation Key (hm-fb-)
                n.
                Fear of or contempt for lesbians and gay men.
                Behavior based on such a feeling.


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                [homo(sexual) + -phobia.]
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                CTG

                Rhymin & Stealin

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Adrock
                  regardless, the term sexist is wrong in this instance.
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                  sex·ism ( P ) Pronunciation Key (skszm)
                  n.
                  Discrimination based on gender, especially discrimination against women.
                  Attitudes, conditions, or behaviors that promote stereotyping of social roles based on gender.

                  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  sexist adj. & n.

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                  ho·mo·pho·bi·a ( P ) Pronunciation Key (hm-fb-)
                  n.
                  Fear of or contempt for lesbians and gay men.
                  Behavior based on such a feeling.


                  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  [homo(sexual) + -phobia.]
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                  Brought to you by http://dictionary.reference.com/
                  Make this easy on the dumb guy. Should I feel insulted or not?
                  TCO – Retired
                  Former TCO Head of Intelligence – Retired

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                  • #10
                    So when a guy says something thoughtful, he's homosexual? Today I'm even more proud to be a girly man.
                    ~Occ

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Occam
                      So when a guy says something thoughtful, he's homosexual? Today I'm even more proud to be a girly man.
                      ~Occ
                      *still waiting for Occam to say something thoughtful*

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SNAFU
                        Make this easy on the dumb guy. Should I feel insulted or not?
                        Experts are working around the clock, and they will have an answer as soon as possible.

                        Originally posted by LaughingRat
                        Originally posted by Occam
                        So when a guy says something thoughtful, he's homosexual? Today I'm even more proud to be a girly man.
                        ~Occ
                        *still waiting for Occam to say something thoughtful*
                        Ouch!

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                        • #13
                          Fear = Hate
                          Genius is a blink before a moment of insanity.
                          "Dream is Destiny"
                          Waking Life

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                          • #14
                            "Strive for your next breath.  Believe that with it you can do
                            more than with the last one.  Use your breath to power your
                            capacities: capacity to kill, to maim, to destroy.

                            And just where do your capacities come from? Why do you
                            always go where I want and do what I say?

                            Perhaps you're just running a fool's errand, doing everything
                            as I've planned, never able to change your course.  You would
                            do well to believe that I know the outcome of your battle with
                            the Pfhor already, just as I can decipher the chaotic motion of
                            gas molecules in the clouds of Tau Ceti IV.

                            Or, perhaps, that is not the case.

                            Perhaps, you are doing what you were meant to do.  Your human
                            mentality screams for vengeance and thrives on the violence
                            that you say you can hardly endure.  Your father told you as a
                            child to always fight with honor, but to always fight. Do you
                            care about honor, or do you use honor as an excuse? An excuse
                            to exist in a violent world.

                            Organic beings are constantly fighting for life.  Every
                            breath, every motion brings you one instant closer to your
                            death.  With that kind of heritage and destiny, how can you
                            deny yourself? How can you expect yourself to give up
                            violence?

                            It is your nature.

                            Do you feel free?"
                            TCO – Retired
                            Former TCO Head of Intelligence – Retired

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                            • #15
                              Ooo... what was that quote from Yoda, in Episode I? Something about fear leading to hate, and hate leading to anger...

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