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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6570 on: January 23, 2013, 05:50:22 PM »
The food posts reminded me of the first time I was offered egg rolls as a little kid.  I happily accepted because I love eggs and imagined an egg cooked like an omelet and rolled up, or something like that.  I was then given this fried wrapper with cabbage inside.  I was confused, but ate it figuring they are cooking the eggs.  I may have made the person's head hurt asking where the egg roll was when I was eating it right that moment. 

I also confused my brother by looking at him in disgust the first time he ordered a hot dog (I had never encountered one before). 

Children are so literal  ;D.

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« Reply #6571 on: January 23, 2013, 07:11:15 PM »
Oh so THAT'S why it's called head cheese! I always wondered.
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My father looked at her with a rather confused look on his face and said "what did you expect from cashew chicken?"

I went grocery shopping with a friend once, and the store was handing out samples of head cheese.  I didn't take any, but my friend did.  He chewed it with a disgusted expression, saying "This tastes awful."  I said "Well, it's made out of pigs' heads - what did you expect?"  His response was a horrified "It's made out of WHAT?!?".

The original stuff is a whole pig's head cooked down so all the meat falls off the bone and the natural gelatins glue it all together.  It's not actually a "cheese" but a form of meat product.


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« Reply #6572 on: January 23, 2013, 07:27:26 PM »
I have to admit, I always thought it was those cheese wedges people put on their heads.






*kidding*
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« Reply #6573 on: January 23, 2013, 08:09:40 PM »
I have to admit, I always thought it was those cheese wedges people put on their heads.






*kidding*

And now there are bits of half chewed Lucky Charms all over my laptop screen.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6574 on: January 23, 2013, 08:18:31 PM »
Heehee...You're welcome. :)

I once had a bit of confusion when I first heard of Rocky Mountain Oysters.  At first I wondered how they got oysters up there, then I wondered if it was just a way of cooking the oysters shipped in.

Then I wondered why on earth anyone would eat a bull's testicles.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6575 on: January 23, 2013, 09:04:41 PM »
Heehee...You're welcome. :)

I once had a bit of confusion when I first heard of Rocky Mountain Oysters.  At first I wondered how they got oysters up there, then I wondered if it was just a way of cooking the oysters shipped in.

Then I wondered why on earth anyone would eat a bull's testicles.
RMO are IMO chewy, greasy, flavorless unless doused in some kind of sauce.  However, there is the giggle factor in eating them

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6576 on: January 23, 2013, 09:05:40 PM »
^

1. Alcohol is usually involved
2. On a dare or to prove one's manhood or womanhood.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6577 on: January 23, 2013, 09:05:45 PM »
hjaye wrote:

There will always be some who believe in the accuracy of the Old Testament in which case you have Elijah who did not die, but ascended up to heaven in a whirlwind.  This will skew the statistics of life being terminal 100% of the time to 99.99999999999999999999999%"

I recall there being one other case too....
 
That was Enoch. And, according to the Roman Catholic Church, the Virgin Mary.
Then there's the YOLT group:Jesus, Lazarus, and assorted other unnamed beneficiaries.
That's why Israel will not allow the burial of enemy combatants within their borders- they have the biggest resurrection rate in the world.  ::)

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6578 on: January 23, 2013, 09:18:50 PM »

There could be a quite few agnostic Catholics involved with the school off course, though they would support the Catholic program as much as a gnostic Catholic. :D

(I think this person forgot that agnosticism says nothing about a persons theism.)

This just made my brain hurt. Agnosticism means taking a 'don't know either way' position, and Catholicism does take a definite position, so I really don't understand how a person could be both.

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« Reply #6579 on: January 23, 2013, 11:22:20 PM »
Maybe it means someone who is "culturally" Catholic, and raised in it, but doesn't follow the religion anymore? Perhaps it's similar to a "lapsed" Catholic (You've been baptised, but you don't practice anymore- but you haven't formally renounced the faith or converted to another). I know a lot of them- it's very common in 2nd and 3rd generation children of immigrant Italian/Portuguese families. They don't go to church, and they question or are indifferent to the faith, but they don't want to tick Grandma off- who is as strict a Catholic as the come, usually.
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« Reply #6580 on: January 24, 2013, 12:22:22 AM »

There could be a quite few agnostic Catholics involved with the school off course, though they would support the Catholic program as much as a gnostic Catholic. :D

(I think this person forgot that agnosticism says nothing about a persons theism.)

This just made my brain hurt. Agnosticism means taking a 'don't know either way' position, and Catholicism does take a definite position, so I really don't understand how a person could be both.

Weeeeellllllll...in its strictest sense, an agnostic believes that it is empirically impossible to have certain knowledge of the existence of God. So, in that sense, an agnostic could believe in God based solely on faith, rather than knowledge.

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« Reply #6581 on: January 24, 2013, 06:14:39 AM »

There could be a quite few agnostic Catholics involved with the school off course, though they would support the Catholic program as much as a gnostic Catholic. :D

(I think this person forgot that agnosticism says nothing about a persons theism.)

This just made my brain hurt. Agnosticism means taking a 'don't know either way' position, and Catholicism does take a definite position, so I really don't understand how a person could be both.

Weeeeellllllll...in its strictest sense, an agnostic believes that it is empirically impossible to have certain knowledge of the existence of God. So, in that sense, an agnostic could believe in God based solely on faith, rather than knowledge.

Exactly.  If I remember correctly, "agnostic" means "not knowing".  I don't KNOW if there is a God, but I have faith that there is one. 
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6582 on: January 24, 2013, 07:03:09 AM »

There could be a quite few agnostic Catholics involved with the school off course, though they would support the Catholic program as much as a gnostic Catholic. :D

(I think this person forgot that agnosticism says nothing about a persons theism.)

This just made my brain hurt. Agnosticism means taking a 'don't know either way' position, and Catholicism does take a definite position, so I really don't understand how a person could be both.

Weeeeellllllll...in its strictest sense, an agnostic believes that it is empirically impossible to have certain knowledge of the existence of God. So, in that sense, an agnostic could believe in God based solely on faith, rather than knowledge.

Exactly.  If I remember correctly, "agnostic" means "not knowing".  I don't KNOW if there is a God, but I have faith that there is one.

The thing is, if you interpret it that way, then absolutely everyone alive is an agnostic.  Which is why it most commonly means "one who doubts but has no faith for or against".
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6583 on: January 24, 2013, 09:46:20 AM »
Not really. A lot of people see the fact that the universe exists and that rational, faithful people exist as proof of a higher power.

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« Reply #6584 on: January 24, 2013, 10:39:54 AM »
From a column in today's San Francisco Chronicle. It's a tale that wags the dogma

It's the first item in the column. It's a little convoluted & I had to read it a couple of times to get it. A parent has found a great private school, however, "the website seems to stress the Catholic dogma," which as the columnist notes, shouldn't be too surprising, since it's a Catholic school. The parent wonders if there will be enough agnostics involved with the school to "make us feel comfortable."

I think my brain just broke..

This doesn't surprise me. The only private high school in the town I grew up in was a Catholic high school. Every year there were parents upset and writting to the local newspaper about how the Private Catholic school required classes in religion to graduate.

I went to one of the three public high schools...no religion classes required.

:)  The best private high school where I grew up was a Catholic school run by Ursuline Nuns.  It had an excellent fine and performing arts curriculum, so a lot of people applied for enrollment specifically for the art and theater aspects  (I went there and I loved it) and who weren't Catholic at all.


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