What god and dog have in common (besides the letters)

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Post by Daldianus on Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:07 pm

quite a good video

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Re: What god and dog have in common (besides the letters)

Post by Davelaw on Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:34 pm

You've never read Stephen King's Juvenile Fantasy Eye of the Dragon; have you?
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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:18 pm

Hey buddy, where ya been. Ya now that on some other site, they actually started a thread comparing you to me?

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Post by TPaine on Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:24 pm

Davelaw wrote:You've never read Stephen King's Juvenile Fantasy Eye of the Dragon; have you?
I'm not Dald, but other than Armageddon by Leon Uris, JOB: A Comedy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein, and the Bible I read mostly non-fiction.
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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:46 pm

I read it along time ago. I much preferred his gunslinger series.

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Post by Davelaw on Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:53 pm

Job is like RAH's worst work. But my point being there is a whole discussion about dog and god early in the work between the character as a child and his nurse. Having the basic function of Polonius' discourse with Hamlet- I won't do it justice but it basically goes something like: what is this word?-g-o-d now spell it backwards d-o-g Boy, everyone had both a god nature and dog nature-you can follow your god nature and try to be better than yourself-aspire to something higher or follow your dog nature and worry about eating and fucking sleeping and pissing

Would you rather try to be a god or a dog?


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Post by Davelaw on Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:55 pm

allthegoodnamesweretaken wrote:I read it along time ago. I much preferred his gunslinger series.

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Its the same villain. Of course, Gunslinger is more satisfying-its for adults-but, juvenile tales have their place.
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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:11 pm

Ya know, in recent years, most of his villains have been the same?
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Post by Davelaw on Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:41 pm

allthegoodnamesweretaken wrote:Ya know, in recent years, most of his villains have been the same?

If they have the initials RF- they are the same dude under whatever name. The Stand, Gunslinger, Eye of the Dragon- same villain. I kind of liked that shared universe the King did with Straub-there was character in that; who had slipped over from the Gunslinger universe.
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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:59 pm

I haven't read them for a while, but I think through the course of several books, Insomnia in particular, he managed to trace most of the villains back to RF.

Of course, I could be talking out of my ass too.

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Post by Daldianus on Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:29 am

Davelaw wrote:You've never read Stephen King's Juvenile Fantasy Eye of the Dragon; have you?

Uh, no ...

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Post by Daldianus on Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:30 am

allthegoodnamesweretaken wrote:Hey buddy, where ya been. Ya now that on some other site, they actually started a thread comparing you to me?

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lol, seriously? in what way do they compare us?

and I'm just quite busy at the moment. and bored of religious debates Wink

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Post by Daldianus on Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:30 am

TPaine wrote:
Davelaw wrote:You've never read Stephen King's Juvenile Fantasy Eye of the Dragon; have you?
I'm not Dald, but other than Armageddon by Leon Uris, JOB: A Comedy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein, and the Bible I read mostly non-fiction.

lol, true. the Bible is also one of my rare fiction books. I usually prefer non-fiction.

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Post by Daldianus on Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:32 am

Davelaw wrote:Job is like RAH's worst work. But my point being there is a whole discussion about dog and god early in the work between the character as a child and his nurse. Having the basic function of Polonius' discourse with Hamlet- I won't do it justice but it basically goes something like: what is this word?-g-o-d now spell it backwards d-o-g Boy, everyone had both a god nature and dog nature-you can follow your god nature and try to be better than yourself-aspire to something higher or follow your dog nature and worry about eating and fucking sleeping and pissing

Would you rather try to be a god or a dog?

Depends which god you mean? BibleGod seems to be quite a petty, limited, 15 year old bully at times. Why should I want to be like that?

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Post by gillyflower on Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:50 am

If the god isn't speaking to you, you don't have a god "like that" and you don't need to worry about it. I just don't get that about it having to be an either/or situation. We are human, with minds and bodies, and should use both, IMO, plus we are social creatures, we have to get along with our group or find a new one with different rules.

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Post by tmarie64 on Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:37 am

Davelaw wrote:Job is like RAH's worst work. But my point being there is a whole discussion about dog and god early in the work between the character as a child and his nurse. Having the basic function of Polonius' discourse with Hamlet- I won't do it justice but it basically goes something like: what is this word?-g-o-d now spell it backwards d-o-g Boy, everyone had both a god nature and dog nature-you can follow your god nature and try to be better than yourself-aspire to something higher or follow your dog nature and worry about eating and fucking sleeping and pissing

Would you rather try to be a god or a dog?

Hmmm.. Let's see... god nature--punish anyone who dares question me. Threaten death and destruction, RAIN death and destruction.
Dog... undying, unconditional love. Trusting. Loyal, faithful.....

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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:42 pm

Celsus wrote:
allthegoodnamesweretaken wrote:Hey buddy, where ya been. Ya now that on some other site, they actually started a thread comparing you to me?

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lol, seriously? in what way do they compare us?

and I'm just quite busy at the moment. and bored of religious debates Wink

I guess we are both OCD and ask the same questions over and over even after they have been answered. I;m sure you'd agree with me, that them questions haven't been answered, and that is why we keep asking them.

I too am very tired of religious debates. The only thing that can really get me going anymore is about proselytizing.

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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:45 pm

tmarie64 wrote:
Hmmm.. Let's see... god nature--punish anyone who dares question me. Threaten death and destruction, RAIN death and destruction.
Dog... undying, unconditional love. Trusting. Loyal, faithful.....

If you ever doubt that dog is mans (or womans) best friend, lock both your dog and your partner in the trunk of your car, drive 30 miles down an unpaved road, open the trunk and determine which one is happy to see you.


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Re: What god and dog have in common (besides the letters)

Post by Daldianus on Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:27 am

allthegoodnamesweretaken wrote:
Celsus wrote:
allthegoodnamesweretaken wrote:Hey buddy, where ya been. Ya now that on some other site, they actually started a thread comparing you to me?

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lol, seriously? in what way do they compare us?

and I'm just quite busy at the moment. and bored of religious debates Wink

I guess we are both OCD and ask the same questions over and over even after they have been answered. I;m sure you'd agree with me, that them questions haven't been answered, and that is why we keep asking them.

I too am very tired of religious debates. The only thing that can really get me going anymore is about proselytizing.

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I agree, the questions have not actually been answered. That's why we ask them. And actually, in a sense, have to keep asking them.

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Re: What god and dog have in common (besides the letters)

Post by Daldianus on Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:28 am

allthegoodnamesweretaken wrote:
tmarie64 wrote:
Hmmm.. Let's see... god nature--punish anyone who dares question me. Threaten death and destruction, RAIN death and destruction.
Dog... undying, unconditional love. Trusting. Loyal, faithful.....

If you ever doubt that dog is mans (or womans) best friend, lock both your dog and your partner in the trunk of your car, drive 30 miles down an unpaved road, open the trunk and determine which one is happy to see you.


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Post by gillyflower on Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:56 am

The thing is the questions do get satisfactory answers for some people. The answers that satisfy me do not satisfy you and I can't help that. There just aren't going to be universal answers that satisfy everyone.

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