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Nick
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#81 Post by Nick » August 20th, 2007, 8:42 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Hi Gregory!

So you weren't named after the pope, then....? I must say, I warming to the idea of being a horned god... Yeah! I think I could do something with that role!

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#82 Post by Moonbeam » August 20th, 2007, 9:56 am

Hello Gregory.

There is an introductions thread in Reception where many of us, including me, have said a bit about ourselves and posted a photo.

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#83 Post by Felicia » August 20th, 2007, 12:20 pm

Nick, seeing as we've already got God in the forum, I think we need the horned god (ie, the Devil) to balance him. He always had the best lines!

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#84 Post by Shake » August 20th, 2007, 6:24 pm

You mean aside from the fact that it's what I use on the other forums I'm on?

Well, it comes from a long ago mispronunciation of my last name. Kids took it to rhyme with 'milk' or 'silk', when it in fact rhymes with 'elk'. So to them, <last>shake rhymed with 'milkshake'. It got revived when I was in the 11th grade and shortened to just Shake, which I've actually grown somewhat fond of. If you saw me IRL and called out, "Hey, Shake!" I'd probably turn around to see who was calling.

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#85 Post by God » August 20th, 2007, 7:09 pm

Felicia wrote:Nick, seeing as we've already got God in the forum, I think we need the horned god (ie, the Devil) to balance him. He always had the best lines!

God and Satan are in fact both aspects of the same entity. That's the killer of the whole joke thing. In fact, it was actually Satan which came first and invented God in order to confuse humans - who had not yet been invented BTW. Satan's invention of God however was only in his (Satan's) own mind, rather than in objective reality. God on the other hand was created (by Satan) with the power to create actual real stuff.

The "horn" by the way is - ahem - a euphemism. It in fact refers to an entirely different aspect (shall we say) of bodily reality than something sticking out of the Auld Goat's head. Watered down, I believe, by Christians.

Its like "the blood of a virgin" - you know, this has no implications of death or dying about it, although that is how it is usually portrayed (eg: a white robed pagan wearing a goats head wielding a knife in a threatening manner over the throat of a young woman tied down on an alter). It is in fact simply to do with a commonplace reality for young chaste females. Paganism is simply to do with nature, and all the "death" stuff is pure fabrication. In fact it's purely to do with celebrating life - and fertility of course. The Christians made up all the death stuff to frighten folk off, and help convert them to Christianity. Diabolical!

So - now you know! :grin:

Only - did I make it all up? And if I did, well, I can, can't I!

EDIT: Sorry - only just realised how badly off-topic this all is. Apologies all. Unfortunately the delete ("X") button has vanished!

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#86 Post by Lucretius » August 21st, 2007, 12:21 am

"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H.L. Mencken

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#87 Post by Gregory Iceson » August 21st, 2007, 5:02 pm

I got "Gregory" from the main character in Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" (Gregor Samsa). The story of "Iceson" is a bit more complicated, and it goes to several years back. I may talk about it later. Actually I'll probably change my name to Gregory Iceson when I get to some other country.
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#88 Post by Fred » August 21st, 2007, 9:34 pm

yaf201 wrote:It's the registration number of the 1957 Austin A35 that my old man taught me to drive in.


Ummm this will be confusing. I changed yaf201 (the car reg) to Fred (my name) in my profile and now it has changed all my old posts. Sorry for any confusion called.
Fred

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#89 Post by Alan C. » August 21st, 2007, 10:14 pm

Fred wrote:
yaf201 wrote:It's the registration number of the 1957 Austin A35 that my old man taught me to drive in.


Ummm this will be confusing. I changed yaf201 (the car reg) to Fred (my name) in my profile and now it has changed all my old posts. Sorry for any confusion called.
That's the way it works Fred :nod:
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#90 Post by God » August 21st, 2007, 10:22 pm

What happened to yaf201 BTW? Can't find any trace of his posts or anything.

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#91 Post by kbell » August 22nd, 2007, 11:46 am

God wrote:What happened to yaf201 BTW? Can't find any trace of his posts or anything.


:laughter: Like he just said, he changed his name to Fred.

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#92 Post by God » August 22nd, 2007, 12:41 pm

doh!

I Am That I Am
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#93 Post by I Am That I Am » August 28th, 2007, 8:21 pm

It can be confusing...changing your name suddenly. I was previously known here as, Mick, but in a moment of inspired revelation, God showed me my true name and it is,
I Am That I Am.

This happened last night in the Private Club. Speak to God there and who knows what He might reveal to you! :nod:
AKA Mick

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#94 Post by Lord Muck oGentry » September 1st, 2007, 6:07 pm

New boy here, sent over from Reception to explain my username.
(I suppose I ought to be grateful that I wasn't sent to the stores for a long stand

:) )

Anyway, it's a portmanteau expression: LM in honour of the undervalued virtue of idleness, and MoG to echo the words of the plain man as the Quality go by.

It's silly, of course, but I've used it on other forums and it's rather grown on me.

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#95 Post by Don Alhambra » September 2nd, 2007, 10:24 pm

Pretty much all my online identities are references to characters I have played in Gilbert & Sullivan operas. Don Alhambra is the Grand Inquisitor of Spain in The Gondoliers, and is my default handle for every forum I'm a member of. Since most of them are atheist/humanist forums, I consider this an unintentional irony. :)

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#96 Post by smellincoffee » September 8th, 2007, 6:56 am

I actually chose this name in 2000, when my Yahoo account was compromised and I needed a new name. I had just "gotten saved" and made a name based on a Christian song I liked -- "Smellin' Coffee" by Chris Rice. The song is about waking up in the morning and finding God's "new mercies". I used the name for a number of years before I deconverted, and grew attached to it. I like the name and I have no plans for changing it. These days it's more about waking up in the morning and realizing that I have another day of promise to live and enjoy.
"I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart."- Anne Frank

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#97 Post by FloatingBoater » September 18th, 2007, 4:49 pm

I chose mine because that's what I am. Not very imaginative I know but it's a little more meaningful than my other one Titus Aduxass
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#98 Post by Alan H » September 18th, 2007, 9:47 pm

:welcome: FB!

Hope you enjoy it here.

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#99 Post by Oxfordrocks » September 25th, 2007, 10:19 am

I chose mine because OXFORD ROCKS !
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating staying in EU.

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of staying in the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens will be caused by leaving EU?
3. Should the supreme court ruling on British subjects be based in UK?

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#100 Post by Felicia » September 25th, 2007, 3:35 pm

It does indeed. Anywhere that gives a home to the Pitt Rivers AND the Ashmoelian has my vote.

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#101 Post by JoelWildtree » September 25th, 2007, 5:42 pm

I have this same username at several other places, so I figured for the sake of simplicity I'd keep it here too. Joel is my name, and Wildtree is an anagram of my last name :)

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