All_mankind: greetings, citizens
All_mankind: how are we enduring the dry season this week?
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Undertowst: dry season?
DennyMcG facedesks
All_mankind: the weekend
DennyMcG: Police are investigating Stephen Fry on "blasphemy" charges
Undertowst: Oh, you mean, no streams day?
All_mankind: how's that separation of church and state coming along?
All_mankind: and yes
DennyMcG: Slightly less successfully than the US is managing.
Undertowst: For me, it's going well, just going through what to include in the package to LRR.
a_penile_perplexion: richmond
All_mankind: we should put this in the form of a flowchart
Undertowst: Just discovered that my local games store shut down in the time since I stopped playing Magic, which was around when 6th edition came out, so no magic cards.
MoD42: next
DennyMcG: When was 6th edition
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All_mankind: who is he supposed to have blasphemed against? -> is this entity authorized to write the laws for its nation?
All_mankind: etc
DennyMcG: I know Magic is quite old, so I have no reference point for that
Undertowst: 1999
DennyMcG: All_mankind a God that he doesn't believe in
All_mankind: it would be a pretty short flowchart
Undertowst: So yeah, it was somewhere in the past 17 years that my local game store shut it's doors.
DennyMcG: hang on, I'll try and find a bit of the quote
DennyMcG: He calls the Catholic idea of God a lunatic I think
All_mankind: that God sure would need therapy
DennyMcG: (also if they do go for a conviction it's a 25,000 euro fine)
Undertowst: Well, technically not incorrect. A guy that decides to drown a whole world become some people in some city acted like a-holes.
DennyMcG: "How dare you create a world in which there is such misery? It's not our fault? It's not right. It's utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid god who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain?"
DennyMcG: (this was in response to being asked what he would say to God if he was at the gates of heaven
DennyMcG: He went on to say that Greek gods "didn't present themselves as being all seeing, all wise, all beneficent", adding "the god who created this universe, if it was created by god, is quite clearly a maniac, an utter maniac, totally selfish".
All_mankind: harsh
All_mankind: i'd excommunicate him
All_mankind: i mean, if i ran this theocracy someone apparently thinks England is
DennyMcG: I wouldn't mind being excommunicated
DennyMcG: Seems it's the only way to get the Catholic church to admit you've left.
Undertowst: Well, what would you call a god that condemns unbaptized babies to hell, because they have no concept of divinity nor any hand in the fact that they weren't baptized?
Ok_We_Live_Here_Now: hey chatsmn, what's the W&P suggestion email address again?
All_mankind: leaving the church of sweden is voluntary, and saves you a bit in taxes
Ok_We_Live_Here_Now: ok, cool that's what I thought just wanted to make sure