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Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:08 pm
by OlegTheBatty
scrmbldggs wrote:
OlegTheBatty wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:bookstore


Don't you have a bokstore in your neighborhod?

Noo. :no:

saad. :frown:

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:55 am
by Gord
OlegTheBatty wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:
OlegTheBatty wrote:
scrmbldggs wrote:bookstore

Don't you have a bokstore in your neighborhod?

Noo. :no:

saad. :frown:

This site says otherwise: http://i.imgur.com/JEx0Fhh.png

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:56 am
by Dubious
Only if it leads to thinking. Some people shouldn't read at all.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:50 pm
by Nikki Nyx
Dubious wrote:Only if it leads to thinking. Some people shouldn't read at all.
Everyone should read, but everyone shouldn't read everything. The amount of crap that gets published is ridiculous. "Chariots of the Gods," for example. :roll:

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:54 pm
by Poodle
I see your 'Chariots of the Gods' and I raise you 'Jonathon Livingstone Seagull'.
OK - I liked it too when it appeared - but it's done so much damage to people with flowers for brains.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:33 pm
by Nikki Nyx
Poodle wrote:I see your 'Chariots of the Gods' and I raise you 'Jonathon Livingstone Seagull'.
OK - I liked it too when it appeared - but it's done so much damage to people with flowers for brains.
I'll throw "Dianetics" into the pot to match, then raise you every "sacred book" ever written. :mrgreen:

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:20 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
Nikki Nyx wrote:
Dubious wrote:Only if it leads to thinking. Some people shouldn't read at all.
Everyone should read, but everyone shouldn't read everything. The amount of crap that gets published is ridiculous. "Chariots of the Gods," for example. :roll:

Everyone should read the bible.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:17 pm
by Dubious
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Nikki Nyx wrote:
Dubious wrote:Only if it leads to thinking. Some people shouldn't read at all.
Everyone should read, but everyone shouldn't read everything. The amount of crap that gets published is ridiculous. "Chariots of the Gods," for example. :roll:

Everyone should read the bible.


If so, why and in the process, why not mention the other foundational literature of the West such as the The Illiad or The Odyssey. The latter two are definitely more exciting!

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:21 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
Next time, follow the link, THEN reply. Just a crazy suggestion.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:44 pm
by OlegTheBatty
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Next time, follow the link, THEN reply. Just a crazy suggestion, which I seldom follow.


FIFY :mrgreen:

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:11 am
by Gawdzilla Sama
OlegTheBatty wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Next time, follow the link, THEN reply. Just a crazy suggestion, which I seldom follow.


FIFY :mrgreen:

It's bad enough I have to reply to a post. You want me to read it first? That's just crazy talk.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:41 am
by JO 753
Everybody shoud read The 9 Gates.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:51 am
by Gord
I read The Iliad and The Odyssey before I read the Bible, and the former were both better than the latter. Much more interesting, much more to learn from them.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:01 am
by ElectricMonk
I still haven't met anyone who has credibly claimed to have read the entire Bible, front to back.
Many have the book near the bed and read a bit right before or after sleep.
But I have heard from people who studied theology that they haven't read the entire thing.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:15 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
ElectricMonk wrote:I still haven't met anyone who has credibly claimed to have read the entire Bible, front to back.
Many have the book near the bed and read a bit right before or after sleep.
But I have heard from people who studied theology that they haven't read the entire thing.

I read 101 chapters in a week once, on a bet. Bored out of my mind.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:34 pm
by ElectricMonk
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:I read 101 chapters in a week once, on a bet. Bored out of my mind.


Kudos

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:02 pm
by Nikki Nyx
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Nikki Nyx wrote:
Dubious wrote:Only if it leads to thinking. Some people shouldn't read at all.
Everyone should read, but everyone shouldn't read everything. The amount of crap that gets published is ridiculous. "Chariots of the Gods," for example. :roll:

Everyone should read the bible.
Or at least the bible.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:02 pm
by Dubious
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Next time, follow the link, THEN reply. Just a crazy suggestion.

Lesson learned! Not so crazy!

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:16 pm
by Dubious
ElectricMonk wrote:I still haven't met anyone who has credibly claimed to have read the entire Bible, front to back.
Many have the book near the bed and read a bit right before or after sleep.
But I have heard from people who studied theology that they haven't read the entire thing.


I only got as far as In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. My first reaction was Sez who? Nevertheless, it doesn't preempt me from loving both the Creation and Adam & Eve story as presented in Haydn's oratorio, Die Schopfung (The Creation).

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:33 am
by Gord
I remember trying to read all the begatting, and not being able to follow any of it. I've never been good with names, but GAH! A list of random numbers is more interesting.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:09 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
Gord wrote:I remember trying to read all the begatting, and not being able to follow any of it. I've never been good with names, but GAH! A list of random numbers is more interesting.

"And your wish is granted!"

http://www.powerball.com/powerball/winnums-text.txt

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:50 pm
by Monster
Eh. I like the Bible. I’ve read it before and I’m currently reading the King James version on my phone. I’m not the only atheist who likes the Bible. Robert M. Price, a Bible scholar, is with me on this.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:52 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
And you followed the link I posted? (Not required, of course.)

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:56 pm
by ElectricMonk
The Bible the Audiobook might be the perfect cure for insomnia.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:13 pm
by Monster
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:And you followed the link I posted? (Not required, of course.)

I did. I haven't read the SAB yet. I probably will sometime.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:43 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
Monster wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:And you followed the link I posted? (Not required, of course.)

I did. I haven't read the SAB yet. I probably will sometime.

It's the only one worth reading. Aton might object, but I don't care.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:23 pm
by Gord
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Gord wrote:I remember trying to read all the begatting, and not being able to follow any of it. I've never been good with names, but GAH! A list of random numbers is more interesting.

"And your wish is granted!"

http://www.powerball.com/powerball/winnums-text.txt

That WAS interesting!

What does the PP column represent? Sometimes there's no number there. When there is a number, it's either an integer from 1 to 5 or else it's 10.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:35 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
Gord wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Gord wrote:I remember trying to read all the begatting, and not being able to follow any of it. I've never been good with names, but GAH! A list of random numbers is more interesting.

"And your wish is granted!"

http://www.powerball.com/powerball/winnums-text.txt

That WAS interesting!

What does the PP column represent? Sometimes there's no number there. When there is a number, it's either an integer from 1 to 5 or else it's 10.

It's the randomly selected multiplier for the prizes other than the jackpot.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:10 pm
by Austin Harper
ElectricMonk wrote:I still haven't met anyone who has credibly claimed to have read the entire Bible, front to back.
Many have the book near the bed and read a bit right before or after sleep.
But I have heard from people who studied theology that they haven't read the entire thing.

One summer I went through a kick where I read the holy books for a bunch of religions: The Bible (including the Apocrypha but not some of the more obscure books like Jubilees), the Quran, The Book of Mormon, a collection of writings by Baha'u'llah, a bunch of books collecting Greek, Roman, Norse, and Egyptian myths, and the Zoroastrian avesta. I also read some Hindu books but I don't remember if they were the vedas or something else. And I got audited by the Scientologists but I couldn't make myself read any of their nonsense.

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:30 pm
by Lance Kennedy
Austin

Do I admire your persistence, or deride your masochism?

Re: Reading builds brains

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:14 pm
by Austin Harper
I'd prefer the former, but expect the latter.