the thread about nothing...

Discussion in 'General' started by Renaldo Balkman, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. HEATHEN

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    Always respectful.

    Offering thoughts and prayers to someone is about as hollow a gesture as one can muster.

    I much rather people ask how they can help if at all than give way to the part of the brain, that in almost a knee jerk reaction, forces them to say or write “you’re in my thoughts and prayers.”

    It’s dumb and it should be called out because it needs to stop. It lends itself to complacent “that’s just the nature of things” type of behavior.
     
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  2. robpzee612

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    I think I just find my future cut.
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  3. maq25060

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    1) it's your opinion that it lends itself to complacency as you don't believe in prayer. But that is your opinion and does not speak to the faith of others. In fact, being mindful of others and hoping good to come to people other than yourself is indeed a process more people should spend the time doing.

    2) I did not see anything in your post offering help though that is understandable given we're on an internet message board. I would hope you learn to display the same understanding when folks offer up prayers.
     
  4. bendover

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    Juss me,
    Invite open papa 8)
     
  5. everysingletime

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    What do you need to ask to get sideburns like that. Skin fade?
     
  6. Blue Mamba

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    Beard looks too fake. Don't shave your mustache either
     
  7. everysingletime

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    You could've just said 'I hope your fam pulls through' and left it at that. Instead you made the post about your beliefs.
     
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  9. Blue Mamba

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    They don't even know their own rules
     
  10. If you're being respectful, wouldn't you just let things go and not offer your opinion at that moment?

    I get what you're saying about people saying "thoughts and prayers" without action. But I think sharing your views on that gesture should be handled in a different conversation. Not at the same time you're offering support to someone in need.
     
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  12. Canadians. y'all something else entirely.
     
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  13. alchemist iq

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    Eventually the nba will lose viewers.
    When fundamentals violations can’t be called or challenged.

    what’s the purpose of officiating a professional game, these refs aint doing their job.
     
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  14. macbk

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    NYC streets are slushy af right now. Got pummeled with hail before :lol: .
     
  15. Blue Mamba

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    What I don't get is when refs blow huge calls during games, how are they not fired afterwards?
     
  16. maq25060

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    I'm in the Chicagoland area. This is easily the most mixed winter I've ever had. I usually hate driving in snow but snow gall definitely bests this rain/sleet/ice mix that we've been getting for about a week. It's so damn dangerous.
     
  17. alchemist iq

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    They the get fined, I believe they are backed by a union. Once your in a union its very hard to get fired your just penalized.
     
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  18. cubanref

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    This is wild :wow:
     
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  19. I'm an atheist too, but I'd never take someone's well wishes, **** on them, and make it about me. Don't be the atheist that is easy to hate.
     
  20. oops. Double post
     
  21. What’s for lunch tan?
     
  22. That travel.. :rofl:
     
  23. kahlow18

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    With NT going down yesterday, and no idea what to do (jk), I ****ed around and got a gym membership. Here goes nothing.

    If anybody’s got a powerlifting program they’d recommend, holler at your boy. No intentions of competing, just wanna try something different.
     
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  24. I'm thinking chick fila since it's right next door..
     
  25. I’m thinking WholeFoods