[MA-SOC] A bit off topic: Confirmed, the King of Pop helped produce music for Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Sean Su sean.su at sean.su
Fri Dec 4 14:41:34 EST 2009


Damn, plans foiled again! Until next time, Alain!

*disappears into a cloud of smoke*


On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 2:38 PM, Alain-Christian
<mynamebackwards at gmail.com>wrote:

> You don't even know what I'm talking about! And LOL, the last thing I'm
> going to do is post about it on a public mailing list.
>
> Nice try though.
>
> On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 2:00 PM, Sean Su <sean.su at sean.su> wrote:
>
> > Alain,
> >
> > Humans are notorious for instinctually being unreliable witnesses like
> that
> > Sheriff whom swore he saw UFO's until it turned out to be a combination
> of
> > atmospheric effects and cars lights when driving past a distant hill at
> > night. Countless people have been brought to jail simply because they
> > claimed they were "never near the scene of the murder" but the police
> were
> > able to find a couple of guys able to say they were sure to have seen
> them,
> > only to be proven wrong thanks to DNA evidence later. I was pretty
> certain
> > I
> > saw a girl I recognized from Canada visiting New York this Halloween, but
> > then she told me over Facebook she never left Canada and pictures proved
> > she
> > was right.
> >
> > At the end of the day, humans are easy to fool because there is a faulty
> > perceptive filter between all sensory organs and the brain. Even
> > spirituality can be activated with certain waves aimed at the brain.
> >
> > Best Regards,
> > Sean Su 蘇襄
> > www.sean.su/contact
> > NYC
> >
> >
> >
> > On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 1:35 PM, Alain-Christian
> > <mynamebackwards at gmail.com>wrote:
> >
> > > Pass. At the very least I'm spiritual. At the most I'm Taoist but
> that's
> > > not
> > > a religion, it's a philosophy.
> > >
> > > The only reason I'm not atheist is I've witnessed phenemena that can't
> be
> > > explained away by science alone. But those are stories for another day.
> > >
> > > On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 1:29 PM, Sean Su <sean.su at sean.su> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Well why would the grand lord Chuthlu punish you when he made you
> > flawed
> > > in
> > > > the first place? Isn't that just spiteful?
> > > >
> > > > This is why you should join my religion, Alain. We have bingo on
> > Tuesday.
> > > > Plus we only have a 2.5% tithe instead of 10%. You can proudly
> proclaim
> > > how
> > > > "I just saved a bunch of money on my religion by switching to Space
> > > Geico".
> > > >
> > > > Loving words from your mighty Miniature Giant Grand Space Popette,
> > > > Sean Su
> > > > Miniature Giant Grand Space Popette Extraordinaire
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 1:21 PM, Alain-Christian
> > > > <mynamebackwards at gmail.com>wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > (This is not directed at anyone in particular.)
> > > > >
> > > > > I stopped going to Church ages ago. I'm agnostic. God doesn't need
> me
> > > to
> > > > > prove I kinda dig 'im by going to Church on a weekly basis being
> > bored
> > > > out
> > > > > of my skull and checking my watch every 5 minutes. What started out
> > > very
> > > > > simple is now this bloated thing called mass. They (man) just keep
> > > adding
> > > > > more more fluff as the years go on. It's like a cruel game of
> > > telephone.
> > > > I
> > > > > found myself going through the motions. The words lose their
> meaning
> > > when
> > > > > you repeat the same prayer over and over again every week like some
> > > kinda
> > > > > zombie robot thing. That's stupid. Prayer should be organic.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 1:43 AM, Jill Sophia <viaparva at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Michael,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I wholeheartedly agree that honest and accurate sex education is
> > > > vitally
> > > > > > important, especially for younger children.  People who think
> they
> > > are
> > > > > > "protecting" their kids by avoiding the subject are actually
> > > > endangering
> > > > > > them, because clever pedophiles often target children who are
> naive
> > > and
> > > > > > therefore easier to deceive or exploit.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I gather that your evaluation of "today's churches" is based on
> > your
> > > > > > personal experiences in certain strict Evangelical fundamentalist
> > > > > > congregations; and I can understand how hurt and disillusioned
> > those
> > > > > > experiences must have made you feel.  I know people who have had
> > > > > similarly
> > > > > > awful experiences with fanatical fundamentalist groups .... not
> > only
> > > > > > Christian, but also Jewish, Islamic, and other denominations
> > > (including
> > > > > > some
> > > > > > cultlike "new religions").  Militant fundamentalism of any
> > religious
> > > or
> > > > > > political orientation can be psychologically and often physically
> > > > > > destructive.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On the other hand, I have also known "born-again" Evangelicals,
> > > > > Latter-Day
> > > > > > Saints, Orthodox Jews, Traditionalist Catholics, devout Muslims,
> > and
> > > > > > strictly observant Jains who were/are extremely happy,
> > well-adjusted,
> > > > and
> > > > > > loving people.  Ultimately, the major influence is the family and
> > how
> > > > > that
> > > > > > family practices its beliefs.  In my own experience, I've come to
> > the
> > > > > > conclusion that parents who focus on unconditional love, empathy,
> > and
> > > > > > compassion -- rather than obsessive legalism -- tend to raise
> > > > emotionally
> > > > > > stable children, regardless of their faith or lack thereof.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Religious corruption, like political corruption, is nothing new.
> > > > >  Religious
> > > > > > groups and political groups are comprised of human beings, many
> > human
> > > > > > beings
> > > > > > are corrupt, and those corrupt humans have a nasty habit of
> taking
> > > > truly
> > > > > > precious and noble ideals and twisting them to suit their own
> > > agendas.
> > > > >  But
> > > > > > there ARE groups where the decent members can uphold their ideals
> > and
> > > > > work
> > > > > > together to do good, despite the inevitable presence of corrupt
> > > > members.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Decent churches, synagogues, masjids, temples, ashrams, and other
> > > > > religious
> > > > > > communities DO exist.  Sometimes you just have to look a little
> > > harder
> > > > to
> > > > > > find them.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Peace and blessings,
> > > > > > Jill
> > > > > >
> > > > > > + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
> > > > > > VOCATUS ATQUE NON VOCATUS DEUS ADERIT
> > > > > > ("Bidden or not bidden, God is present")
> > > > > > + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
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