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#3060075 Union not that much different to League

Posted by Shadow on 24 January 2015 - 01:11 PM

Can somebody, anybody explain in simple language, without displaying their masters degree in English Grammar and Spelling why just about all sensible threads on TotalRL.com descend into anarchy? 


I only come onto the main board about once a week out of season and find, as I pick my way through the various threads that may be of interest, that things often go to rat's muck very quickly.  

It's all the other people  :biggrin:

#3058739 To whom it may concern

Posted by Shadow on 21 January 2015 - 08:21 PM

I read a lot of Darwin while at University as we studied some of his work in our English Literature seminars.  But thanks for the pointer anyway.  (And I rather take his word for it than anyone else's)


The point I made about Lewis was as an illustration that someone with a serious intellect, as he had, very much engaged his reason as he wrestled with the notion of faith for himself.  I was responding to the childish claim that reason cannot be present in faith.  Far from it and Lewis is simply a famous example of that.

Of course reason can not be present in faith, with reason involved it stops being faith.

I refer you to Oolon Colluphid's best seller " Well That About Wraps It Up For God." 


In Short:

The whole argument runs, roughly, as follows.

  1. God refuses to prove that (S)He exists because proof denies faith and without faith God is nothing.
  2. Man then counters that the Babel fish is a dead giveaway because it could not have evolved by chance. So the fish proves that God exists - but hence also, by God's own reasoning (see 1) that God does notexist.
  3. God says that (S)He hadn't thought of that (hadn't thought of 2) and promptly disappears in a puff of logic.

Thread closed. Thank you

#3058734 Visit England Ad

Posted by Shadow on 21 January 2015 - 08:14 PM

Come on now lads, we've all had a drink...

#3058223 Sweden Rugby League

Posted by Shadow on 20 January 2015 - 10:17 PM

Is this a "who can make the stupidest post" contest?

#3058096 Visit England Ad

Posted by Shadow on 20 January 2015 - 08:12 PM

And none of what you say justifies the free advertising that the RFU are getting for this ludicrous TV commercial.

This commercial strikes me as more a case of Visit England promoting England to visitors coming over for the World Cup than free advertising for the RFU, and as over 75% of it makes no reference to Rugby of any type it's not even as if it's a massive amount of the advert. Still, if you want to get outraged fill your boots.

#3057943 10 dead at French Satirical Mag

Posted by Shadow on 20 January 2015 - 02:36 PM

 I have had to sit through conversations among people of that ilk, and all they do is agree with each other about how right they are about everything.


Sounds like the Cross Code Forum  :tongue:

#3056407 To whom it may concern

Posted by Shadow on 16 January 2015 - 06:18 PM

People are talking of opinion. The thing about religion is they don't offer opinion, no opinions on anything, they state facts with many with a "do it or else" follow up and propose blind faith as superior to intellect in judging said facts.  No matter how much evidence masses to prove the contrary it is of no consequence. Religious people have faith not opinion. 

If you go on the Cross Code forum there are a number of posters who appear to put forward the viewpoint that their opinion is that of a Rugby League fan and all opinions that differ from that mean the proposer of that opinion is not and cannot be a Rugby League fan. It is quite easy to understand how an interpretation of religious faith can be taken as the one "true faith" and how all other interpretations are simply Rugby Union fans trying to undermine that true faith, and should be resisted to the last.

#3056163 Trouble Ahead For Saracens & Bath...Time Will Tell

Posted by Shadow on 16 January 2015 - 12:18 AM



#3054390 Has this gone viral?

Posted by Shadow on 10 January 2015 - 11:38 PM

So it's OK to eye gouge someone or to punch them and knee them in the head as long as it's not a major final?

That's why he received a 14 week ban, because it's acceptable.

#3053819 Wasps To Coventry

Posted by Shadow on 09 January 2015 - 03:22 PM

You could say either are like Chess in that I can and have played both but I'm not very good at it.

#3053477 Trolls in the house

Posted by Shadow on 08 January 2015 - 07:18 PM

Heaven forbid someone could actually enjoy both codes.

#3052625 Binky moves into Motorsport

Posted by Shadow on 06 January 2015 - 07:54 PM

Project Binky

#3051840 Still got rugby in it.

Posted by Shadow on 04 January 2015 - 06:44 PM

All I wanted to say was that I enjoyed the game at Sale and that it was very entertaining. 

Bet you won't make that rookie error again  :tongue:

If you ever admit to enjoying RU there is a queue of people ready to explain why you didn't / couldn't / shouldn't enjoy it with proper stats and everything  :biggrin:

#3051523 A handful of rugby league coaches

Posted by Shadow on 03 January 2015 - 06:14 PM

Can Edwards and Farrell be counted as RL coaches? despite my post in another thread I don't think either of them learnt their coaching in RL.

Ellery Hanley had some time in RU 

#3051518 Trades description act

Posted by Shadow on 03 January 2015 - 06:08 PM

Quick, make sure the outage bus is topped up with Diesel  :biggrin: