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CrosshairCollie

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    CrosshairCollie reacted to Cygnia in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from Nolgroth in Gods in RPGs   
    I generally use the Eberron approach ... the gods might or might not exist, there's no way to prove it one way or another.  There's simply no evidence.  Faith is what powers divine magic, and it doesn't have to be faith in a god, one can have faith in justice or worship the sun directly instead of a sun god and get just as much divine power as an adherent to an established religion (in the words of Eberron's creator, Keith Baker, if you believe strongly enough in your left shoe, your left shoe will grant you divine powers).  This also means that so long as you *think* what you're doing supports your god's agenda, your abilities will function perfectly.
     
    If I don't do that, I just go with 'there are no gods', and religion operates the same in the game world as it does in the real world.  Since I don't need to worry about D&D's divine/arcane magic identity issues (there's no bloody reason wizards can't cast healing spells), it's not anything I have to account for.
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from drunkonduty in Gods in RPGs   
    I generally use the Eberron approach ... the gods might or might not exist, there's no way to prove it one way or another.  There's simply no evidence.  Faith is what powers divine magic, and it doesn't have to be faith in a god, one can have faith in justice or worship the sun directly instead of a sun god and get just as much divine power as an adherent to an established religion (in the words of Eberron's creator, Keith Baker, if you believe strongly enough in your left shoe, your left shoe will grant you divine powers).  This also means that so long as you *think* what you're doing supports your god's agenda, your abilities will function perfectly.
     
    If I don't do that, I just go with 'there are no gods', and religion operates the same in the game world as it does in the real world.  Since I don't need to worry about D&D's divine/arcane magic identity issues (there's no bloody reason wizards can't cast healing spells), it's not anything I have to account for.
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from Pariah in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    To my reckoning, even if Trump isn't impeached, we need enough solid, foolproof evidence of Trump's ... indiscretions that even if he's not impeached or convicted, it's painfully obvious to the American voting public that the Republicans who vote against impeaching/convicting are complicit with his crimes and won't get re-elected.  That would at least be something of a victory.
     
    Unfortunately, nobody ever lost money betting on the stupidity of the average American voter.
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from Rails in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
    On the other hand ... (the one in the back is like 'Dammit, Carl, we're supposed to be majestic and s**t, stop f***ing around.")

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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from Lord Liaden in Quote of the Week From My Life.   
    "Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people."
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from Ternaugh in Quote of the Week From My Life.   
    "Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people."
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from Iuz the Evil in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Also, appealing to people's fears is more effective than appealing to either their hopes or their reason.
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    CrosshairCollie reacted to Cygnia in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from tkdguy in Quote of the Week From My Life.   
    "Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people."
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from Lord Liaden in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
    "And whosoever shall pull the sword from the windshield shall be crowned King of England."
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from Pariah in Quote of the Week From My Life.   
    "Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people."
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from Cygnia in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Lessee here now, looking up the US legal code on such things ... one checklist, as ordered.
     
    5) the term “domestic terrorism” means activities that—
    (A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; (B) appear to be intended— (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States   Well, A and C are no-brainers, at the very least.
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from Hermit in The cranky thread   
    Seems petty after the last few entries but ... Sweet Solus Prime, moving is a pain in the ass.  And back.  And shoulders.  And legs.
     
    What few good vibes I can generate, going out.  Good luck.
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from death tribble in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from Lord Liaden in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from TrickstaPriest in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    If Reagan hadn't gotten rid of the Fairness Doctrine for broadcast journalism, we wouldn't have this problem.  We should have not only kept it, but expanded it to include cable/satellite broadcasts in addition to traditional broadcasting.
     
    Ronald Reagan, Father of Fake News.
     
    Fox News doesn't do retractions because they aren't 'wrong' about things, they're intentionally lying.
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from Hermit in The cranky thread   
    She found them.  *whew*
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from Old Man in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    If Reagan hadn't gotten rid of the Fairness Doctrine for broadcast journalism, we wouldn't have this problem.  We should have not only kept it, but expanded it to include cable/satellite broadcasts in addition to traditional broadcasting.
     
    Ronald Reagan, Father of Fake News.
     
    Fox News doesn't do retractions because they aren't 'wrong' about things, they're intentionally lying.
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from Grailknight in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    If Reagan hadn't gotten rid of the Fairness Doctrine for broadcast journalism, we wouldn't have this problem.  We should have not only kept it, but expanded it to include cable/satellite broadcasts in addition to traditional broadcasting.
     
    Ronald Reagan, Father of Fake News.
     
    Fox News doesn't do retractions because they aren't 'wrong' about things, they're intentionally lying.
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from archer in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    If Reagan hadn't gotten rid of the Fairness Doctrine for broadcast journalism, we wouldn't have this problem.  We should have not only kept it, but expanded it to include cable/satellite broadcasts in addition to traditional broadcasting.
     
    Ronald Reagan, Father of Fake News.
     
    Fox News doesn't do retractions because they aren't 'wrong' about things, they're intentionally lying.
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from death tribble in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
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    CrosshairCollie got a reaction from death tribble in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
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