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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:34 pm 
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He is talking about Catholic Answers message boards.


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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
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Nathan wrote:
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That kind of argument is the only kind of argument that the people Catholic Answers is targeting are willing to accept.


CA is about to undergo a board format shift, and some other things I might not like. My career there may be ended.

Oh? Spill! :mrgreen:


It involves "change" and "different ways of doing things", and and "different format" and something about moderation not being the same, and other stuff. I will give it a chance, and take a moderate approach, waiting to judge, but I suspect it may not be to my liking. Because change.



You work at Catholic Answers? Doing what?


I post there, spreading knowledge, wisdom, and consternation.

Mainly the last.


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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
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FUD?


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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
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Mrs. Timmy wrote:
GKC wrote:
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GKC wrote:
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That kind of argument is the only kind of argument that the people Catholic Answers is targeting are willing to accept.


CA is about to undergo a board format shift, and some other things I might not like. My career there may be ended.

Oh? Spill! :mrgreen:


It involves "change" and "different ways of doing things", and and "different format" and something about moderation not being the same, and other stuff. I will give it a chance, and take a moderate approach, waiting to judge, but I suspect it may not be to my liking. Because change.


Remind me to ask you about the KofC 4th degree regalia sometime - one outsider to another. :mrgreen:



It's change, aint' it?

I say it's spinach.

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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
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FUD forever.


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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
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Four pages into it, with not one rejoinder from AustinS, I thought that this thread would by now surely have devolved to a discussion of…

- Cringe-Inducing Celebrity Proposals
- Jon Snow and Cersei Lannister’s Connection on 'Game of Thrones'
- Lady Gaga’s New Netflix Documentary: Five Foot Two
- Katy Perry's Basketball Match 'Swish Swish' Video
- Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield's Breakup

... or some other celebrity pop culture topic. (Is Pokémon Go still around?)


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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
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There's some sort of promo with it going on right now.


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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
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Do they make a version for Tracfone?


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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
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Do they make a version for Tracfone?


Tracfone is a carrier, any phone will work on Tracfone.


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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
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Well... I guess I'll have to pass. I'm not going to give up my LG flip phone for Pokémon Go.


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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
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Apparently a bunch of employees at Mercy hospital. A few months back, HR sent out an email informing all coworkers that they were not to be playing Pokemon Go at the hospital. Apparently, it was creating a hot spot of sorts that was actually bringing people on the grounds searching for Pokemon (Pokemons, Pokemonoi, Pokemen . . . what's the plural?). I didn't know whether to be amused or saddened.

Unrelated, our priest wanted to talk to one of his parishioners after mass but wasn't able to because of all the people wanting to have a quick word with him. In his words, the problem was the "Mass Exodus." I ::):'d.


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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
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The plural of Pokemon is Pokemon, just like the plural of Jedi is Jedi. The underlying reason is that Japanese doesn't have plurals (one samurai, two samurai).


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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
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Obi-Wan Kenobi wrote:
The plural of Pokemon is Pokemon, just like the plural of Jedi is Jedi. The underlying reason is that Japanese doesn't have plurals (one samurai, two samurai).


And also the fact that 'Pokemon' stands for 'Pocket Monsters' so the plural is already built in.


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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
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Actually for ポケットモンスター Poketto Monsutā, according to Wikipedia.


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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
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TreeBeard wrote:
Four pages into it, with not one rejoinder from AustinS, I thought that this thread would by now surely have devolved to a discussion of…

- Cringe-Inducing Celebrity Proposals
- Jon Snow and Cersei Lannister’s Connection on 'Game of Thrones'
- Lady Gaga’s New Netflix Documentary: Five Foot Two
- Katy Perry's Basketball Match 'Swish Swish' Video
- Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield's Breakup

... or some other celebrity pop culture topic. (Is Pokémon Go still around?)


I firmly deny any connection to Cersei Lannister.


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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:37 pm 
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Jon Snow wrote:
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Four pages into it, with not one rejoinder from AustinS, I thought that this thread would by now surely have devolved to a discussion of…

- Cringe-Inducing Celebrity Proposals
- Jon Snow and Cersei Lannister’s Connection on 'Game of Thrones'
- Lady Gaga’s New Netflix Documentary: Five Foot Two
- Katy Perry's Basketball Match 'Swish Swish' Video
- Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield's Breakup

... or some other celebrity pop culture topic. (Is Pokémon Go still around?)


I firmly deny any connection to Cersei Lannister.


I was wondering about that myself, I have never watched a single episode of the TV series, and at this point it has diverged so far from the books that it has become little more than fan fiction, but I think I know the narrative in the books pretty well, and this is the first I've heard of a 'connection between Cersei Lannister and Jon Snow'. In five books, and close to 4,000 pages, I think the only time Jon and Cersei were ever even mentioned in the same sentence together was in the first book when Cersei say that if Robert had tried to bring his illegitimate son into her home, she would have killed the child immediately. A threat she actually does carry out after Eddard Stark's execution when she sends out assassins to kill all of Robert's illegitimate children and their mothers.


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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
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The whole Jon and Cersei thing may be fake news. I just googled current pop culture was only copying headlines.


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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:43 am 
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Doom wrote:
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TreeBeard wrote:
Four pages into it, with not one rejoinder from AustinS, I thought that this thread would by now surely have devolved to a discussion of…

- Cringe-Inducing Celebrity Proposals
- Jon Snow and Cersei Lannister’s Connection on 'Game of Thrones'
- Lady Gaga’s New Netflix Documentary: Five Foot Two
- Katy Perry's Basketball Match 'Swish Swish' Video
- Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield's Breakup

... or some other celebrity pop culture topic. (Is Pokémon Go still around?)


I firmly deny any connection to Cersei Lannister.


I was wondering about that myself, I have never watched a single episode of the TV series, and at this point it has diverged so far from the books that it has become little more than fan fiction, but I think I know the narrative in the books pretty well, and this is the first I've heard of a 'connection between Cersei Lannister and Jon Snow'. In five books, and close to 4,000 pages, I think the only time Jon and Cersei were ever even mentioned in the same sentence together was in the first book when Cersei say that if Robert had tried to bring his illegitimate son into her home, she would have killed the child immediately. A threat she actually does carry out after Eddard Stark's execution when she sends out assassins to kill all of Robert's illegitimate children and their mothers.



Cersei does set up a plot to send one of the Kettleblacks to the Wall to assassinate Jon after she finds out that Jon was made Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. But it blows up in her face when the new High Septon tortures the truth out if him regarding his killing of the previous High Septon at Cersei's command.

That's the only time I recall her mentioning Jon apart from the passage you mentioned.


And to respond to your first observation, I'm actually a little more excited having watched this recent season and wondering just how congruent the TV version is compared to the books when they eventually come out.


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 Post subject: Re: How to be Born Again
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:54 am 
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Jon Snow wrote:


Cersei does set up a plot to send one of the Kettleblacks to the Wall to assassinate Jon after she finds out that Jon was made Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. But it blows up in her face when the new High Septon tortures the truth out if him regarding his killing of the previous High Septon at Cersei's command.

That's the only time I recall her mentioning Jon apart from the passage you mentioned.


Yes, that happens in A Dance With Dragons and is a key event in Cersei's downfall, but for the life of me, I cannot remember why she wanted to kill Jon. Of course, Cersei's motives for everything she does are always completely illogical and irrational, her tortured logic makes sense only to herself. If and when (and as far as I'm concerned, it is more a matter of 'if' then 'when') The Winds of Winter is published I intend to re-read the entire series to refresh my memory of all the characters, their relations to each other, and the key plot points.

There are several sample chapters of 'The Winds of Winter' that have been made available, including one very interesting one about Theon Greyjoy and his sister being held captive by Stannis, who plans to execute them both, Theon for allegedly murdering Bran and Rickon (which we the reader know never happened, but Stannis doesn't know). Have you read any of these chapters?


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