G1 Smoketreader wrote:*It's not a debate, it's a discussion. Major diff.TROLLS look to lure ppl into debates in discussions.
*If you read or even skimread 50 posts and avoid contributing your own view but are willing to find and upload an image of Casper and declare yourself a chosen one, you have both time and inclination (to TROLL).
*You obviously consider yourself intellectually superior to everyone who had the balls to lay their TRUE point of view down in this thread. You tried to use ridicule, which tells every school student and above in the world that the issues are with you. Of all the ppl who were tempted to bag this thread, you succumbed. The rest resisted. Think about it.
*The genuine answer is given to your genuine question and you know it.
* The point of a discussion is to leave things open to discussion how is it that I fear being questioned if I leave others to draw their own conclusions? Who is pushing their belief sets, you or me?
Now, again: In the search for the presence or absence of a single word in an entire text, why is it wrong to reference an underlying text? It's not about whether those stories are real, whether the locations in those stories are real or not and whether or not they contain ghosts, it's about whether the English word GHOST is present in a non-English form that still ACCURATELY translates to GHOST in English in any edition of the same text (the Bible), or in foundation texts of said text.
It's not even the use of Spirituality but of Archival Reference. What does it matter if the story is real or not in the scan for the presence of a specific word?
What? Trolls want to lure you into a debate? The thinking man's wind up merchant! A little on the paranoid side, aren't you?
Yes, usually a lot of my posts are quite lackadaisical in nature, even in what you might consider to be 'serious' topics (I certainly have the time and inclination for that!). That's how I am. Stop taking life and what people post on a Transformer's message board so seriously and you might enjoy it a little bit more.
No, I don't consider myself intellectually superior to anybody on the internet. I don't know you past your handle and the way you come across in your posts. I don't think in terms of "his opinion is wrong, therefore I am superior to this person in every way. Now I shall post an image of Casper in a display of self assured mockery of all those who have posted previously! Mwa ha ha ha!"
I fail to see how I could be pushing my belief set in one instance, yet not bothering to contribute a viewpoint in another? Never mind. As for the rest of your post, I told you that I wasn't getting into a semantic debate. People are posting 'true stories' or experiences, you are treating us all to the fascinatingly contemporary fact that the afterlife was mentioned in works of fiction. I did not, nor do I not, understand the relevance to the actual discussion taking place!
My slightly jesting original post was designed to provoke an explanation, not this current tedious exchange.
Also, BeastProwl, I like to air my dirty laundry in public! Complete transparency is essential to an open democracy.