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Author Topic: Railgun and Spirituality Discussion  (Read 346012 times)

Orange Wizard

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Railgun and Spirituality Discussion
« on: January 22, 2015, 10:34:24 am »

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This is a thread for discussing topics relevant to various religions and spiritual concepts. Please be respectful of other people's beliefs, even if you think said belief is foolish or blatantly incorrect.

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« Last Edit: July 08, 2016, 12:41:34 am by Orange Wizard »
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 10:36:44 am »

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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2015, 10:38:16 am »

Just to answer the above: Obviously the Dalai Lama. Pope Francis dies, he's dead. Dalai Lama dies, he comes back as a younger model and takes on Pope Francis.

Rebirth makes for interesting feuds between religious leaders.

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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 10:40:27 am »

There's also that gif floating around of the Lama's laser eyes.
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2015, 10:52:56 am »

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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015, 10:53:16 am »

Just to answer the above: Obviously the Dalai Lama. Pope Francis dies, he's dead. Dalai Lama dies, he comes back as a younger model and takes on Pope Francis.

Rebirth makes for interesting feuds between religious leaders.

Well that's going to be interesting to see what happen there as I'm pretty sure China's made it clear there going to put a political appointment in the position. So 2 dalai lamas perhaps? or zero? multiple?
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2015, 11:05:52 am »

I think the Dalai-Lama said he'd accept a Chinese-appointed reincarnation.
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2015, 11:08:18 am »

One el lama he's a Priest,
Two el lama he's a Beast,
But I'll bet a silk pyjama
That there is no three el lama.

Can anyone tell me what this means? I've heard it once or twice (Heard it, hence why the spelling may be off for the "el lama" bit.
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2015, 11:12:16 am »

It's a ditty for remembering how to spell the word.
Lama with one l (hence "el") is a sort-of priest - the Dalai Lama, of course.
Llama with two ls is a farm animal.
There is no such thing as a lllama.
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2015, 11:13:14 am »

Actually, it's:

One 'l' lama is a priest
Two 'l' llama is a beast
But I'll bet a silk pyjama
That there is no three 'l' lllama

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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2015, 11:17:58 am »

Pope Francis is a year younger than the Dalai Lama, and apparently used to be a nightclub bouncer. I don't know what I expected to find when I tried to find their weights (it was mostly silliness like this) but judging from pictures they seem to be comparable. All that said, they're both in their late 70's. My guess is that whichever of them is able to squarely land a hit on the other first would be victorious.
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2015, 11:28:38 am »

Voodoo demons? Bah.

(Seriously though voodoo and its accompanying forms are pretty interesting if you can cut through most of the new age stuff that has recently been rather randomly placed on top. I wrote a paper on it for a final in one of my recent religions class. :P )
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2015, 11:32:30 am »

Just to answer the above: Obviously the Dalai Lama. Pope Francis dies, he's dead. Dalai Lama dies, he comes back as a younger model and takes on Pope Francis.

Rebirth makes for interesting feuds between religious leaders.
But maybe Pope Francis would miracously rise from the dead some days later and whoop down respawnLama.

Besides he said something somewhere about punching someone's mother recently. So he clearly has boxing experience.
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Re: Religion and Spirituality Discussion: Yet Another Thread
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2015, 11:35:46 am »

Nah, after his death a new Pope would be chosen. He wouldn't be Pope Francis anymore, he'd just be Zombie Francis, locked in an eternal battle with the ever-reborn Dalai Lama.
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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2015, 12:00:18 pm »

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