Turin Turambar

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About Turin Turambar

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    Together with Ithillian
  • Birthday 12/08/1965

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    Home finally :D
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    playing and watching sports, reading fantasy (duh), spending time with my new boys, playing LEGO video games

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  1. LOL at Cuba thinking Clov isn't a "real" NFL fan because he isn't up in arms about a peaceful protest. Lmao about Nolder needing a safe space free from trolling. BTW, what does the actual rule say about what is acceptable. Is it just stand and face the flag? #forcedpatriotismisfascist
  2. NFL Discussion

    I'm willing. Need to redeem last year.
  3. Avengers Infinity War

  4. NFL Discussion

    Browns did do better in second round. Some of their later picks have high star/bust potential tho. Time will tell. Looking like the Giants are truly commiting to balance on offense. Barkley, Solder, Hernandez all together should improve the run game and potentially give OBJ more room to operate. Bears had good draft too IMO. If Trubisky grows as a QB they could be decent. Lions did okay, I think. I'm reading the "experts" think they stretched for a DB but I'm hoping my old high school teammate can coach him up(or just sees something they missed).
  5. Help me understand: religiosity

    If you don't believe in an afterlife, which is a major part of just about every religion( certainly Christianity which you have extolled here repeatedly) how can you look to religion for your purpose in life?
  6. Black Panther debuts in the late 60's/early 70's. Dr. Strange is much earlier than that. So if anything it is Jordan taking the concepts from the comics. It is historically accurate for the African warriors to use spears. The test is a long standing fantasy staple, think Dune. In fact you could argue that the entire Aiel are an homage to the Fremen.
  7. Avengers Infinity War - SPOILERS

    Also, mind blown. So when does Avengers 4 drop?
  8. NFL Discussion

    And the Browns pull a Browns with their two picks? Mayfield and Ward??? Probably could have gotten Ward a little later if they could have found a trading partner. I hope they do better in round two. Good thing they traded for Taylor, LOL. Bills did pretty well value wise with their picks I think. I'm not really sold on Allen tho. I guess we will see. If you are Joe Flacco, how you feeling this morning? Rosen probably couldn't have found a better landing space than Arizona. Pretty happy with Lions drafting O line. Not exciting but I think it was needed. Who didn't get picked that you expected to in round 1?
  9. NFL Discussion

    Sony Michel so close?
  10. Avengers Infinity War - SPOILERS

    Captain Marvel only appears in one of the post credit scenes Falcon becomes the new Cap Thanos will not be defeated until Infinity War part 2 next year. Hawkeye becomes Ronin but not until next year. Bucky becomes White Wolf. 5 is enough. Seeing it Sunday
  11. Help me understand: religiosity

    You just gotta figure out what it is. No one can tell you what is your "one thing".
  12. Help me understand: religiosity

    Religion is and always has been a manner of controlling the masses. It followed the rules of convincing people to follow by first following the general held concepts of the time and then adding some goodies and finally putting out its restrictions. Since before there were homo sapiens there have been acts that have been seen as socially unacceptable to the member group. Murder and theft are two of the main ones. The reasons are much as Len has pointed out. chaos in the social dynamic. You can even see it in social animals. People had come to the decision that if they were going to live in groups for mutual advantage that it was better to not kill and steal from each other. Religion pushers came along and said "god says" you shouldn't kill people or steal from your people. People already knew this so they go "yeah. way to go God." then story talk about afterlife rewards for being good now (which happens to include giving the religious leaders loads of money) as long as you don't break any of these other long list of rules, and follow all these proper procedures. If slip up and/or get killed at a time that you haven't been forgiven a sin then straight to fiery damnation for ALL OF ETERNITY!!! Sorry. Thanks for all your money while you were alive though We hear the story of two people. The first one is a family man that does his best to work and provide for his family. he goes to church every Sunday, faithfully goes to confession accepting his penances and gives his tithing properly ever week. This leaves him very poor but he is basically a model citizen. In a moment of weakness he steals a loaf of bread from a vendor. On his way home he runs into the second man. This man is young and lawless, taking what he wants from people without compunction. He sees the first man wearing sandals that he wants. The second man follows and kills the first in order to steal his sandals. Later in life the second man learning he will die, truly repents his actions and is given absolution by the church. What will be the fate of these two men? Do you agree with these results?
  13. NFL Discussion

    Rams going hard to try to win but overpaid here I think. Cowboys cut Dez. Good, bad, indifferent?
  14. Help me understand: religiosity

    It isn't sacred because there is nothing to make it such. It is still of the greatest value. So meh. Do good and not evil because you must face yourself everyday. There was good and evil in this world before there was organized religion so that is just false. Because murder is wrong. Stealing is wrong. Why isn't "the ends justify the means" valid with religion? Your final judgement is just the ultimate case of paying the price after you commit the crime. (That's if you can't just confess and be absolved of your sin) Did religion create the moral codes or did they just adopt them from previous/current society? I'm pretty sure murder and theft was frowned upon before the advent of the "modern" religions.
  15. NFL Discussion

    Pats deal B. Cooks and a 4th rounder to Rams for first(#23) and 6th round picks. Pats win this one I think.