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Re: Random Picture Post

Postby Skye1013 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:38 am

Relevant, but too long/big to post the image(s) so here is the link:
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/religion
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Re: Random Picture Post

Postby Passionario » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:31 pm

Sabindeus wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:What answer would u prefer?


"No just kidding, people in the world are totally not crazy enough to worship a cartoon character as a deity"


IMO, this cult owes its existence to two historical factors.

1) Chip&Dale Rescue Rangers, along with a few other select Disney cartoons (Duck Tales, Duckwing Duck, Alladin, Winnie the Pooh and Gummi Bears) were first shown in Russia shortly after the fall of the Iron Curtain. These (extremely well dubbed) cartoons were broadcast on no fewer than two federal TV channels, in the days when there were only four channels on Russian TV in total, and very few people could afford VCRs. As a result, for a significant segment of Russian population (especially the young ones) these cartoons were their first contact with modern Western art in general, which accounts for their disproportionately high cultural impact.

(That said, Gadget is by far the most popular character of all these cartoons. I'm not sure why. Maybe she just tapped into the "redheaded girl geek" archetype 20 years before Felicia Day did)

2) Between 74 years of Soviet era and subsequent ham-fistedly stupid actions of Eastern Orthodox Church, there are millions of people in Russia who are utterly disillusioned in both organized religion and atheism. In this atmosphere, all manner of superstitions, magical thinking and cults of various absurdity proliferate wildly.

As for this particular cult, it's about as serious as Discordianism.

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Re: Random Picture Post

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:29 pm

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Re: Random Picture Post

Postby Arnock » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:51 pm

Venus' motion across the sky over one year.


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Re: Random Picture Post

Postby Heil » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:39 pm

It's always fun to look at something like that and think 'Damn, that thing in the sky sure moves crazily.' Leave it to some creative bastard back in the bronze age to just change the frame of reference to solve that confusion. SUCK IT PTOLEMY!

Aristarchus: 'Hey guys! GUYS! I think the sun is the center of the universe!'
Everyone else in the years 200 BC to the 16th Century: 'Yea... You are batshit crazy.'
Copernicus: 'Hey this guy is right btw. Peep this awesome mathematical proof!'
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Re: Random Picture Post

Postby Zalaria » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:26 am

Arnock wrote:Venus' motion across the sky over one year.


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That's the sun.
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Re: Random Picture Post

Postby Esilence » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:53 pm

Zalaria wrote:That's the sun.


Really can't tell if there should be a face palm image posted here, or if you are just trolling?

edit: ignore this post: just me being a muppet!
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Re: Random Picture Post

Postby Zalaria » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:59 pm

It really is the sun. It makes that pattern if you take a picture of it at the same time every day for a year.
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Re: Random Picture Post

Postby Melathys » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:32 pm

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Re: Random Picture Post

Postby Treck » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:31 pm

Esilence wrote:
Zalaria wrote:That's the sun.


Really can't tell if there should be a face palm image posted here, or if you are just trolling?

No planet could make that pattern.
Thats is the sun.
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Re: Random Picture Post

Postby Esilence » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:57 pm

Treck wrote:
Esilence wrote:
Zalaria wrote:That's the sun.


Really can't tell if there should be a face palm image posted here, or if you are just trolling?

No planet could make that pattern.
Thats is the sun.


Sorry your both right, was just me not thinking things through!
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Re: Random Picture Post

Postby Arnock » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:05 pm

But... The internet told me it was venus, IT MUST BE TRUE!


Now that I think about it, yeah, planets couldn't make that pattern.


But anyway, Ptolemy did have some rather interesting ways of explaining retrograde motion.


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Re: Random Picture Post

Postby Skye1013 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:14 pm

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It took me a while to realize that her arm isn't actually bending the wrong way...
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Re: Random Picture Post

Postby bldavis » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:26 pm

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Re: Random Picture Post

Postby Heil » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:30 pm

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