Re: [atheists-8] Christian Fundamentalism & The Current State of the Union?

From: Ash
Sent on: Sunday, October 19, 2008 4:55 PM
I'm always curious when people say they have a high IQ since the average has 
to be 100 and I have yet to hear anyone say theirs is under 120. Not really 
relevant to what you're saying, but it is curious nonetheless.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cameron" <[address removed]>
To: <[address removed]>
Sent: Sunday, October 19,[masked]:52 PM
Subject: Re: [atheists-8] Christian Fundamentalism & The Current State of 
the Union?


>I question whether guys  like Steven Hawkings spend much time on  message 
>boards.  And, I'll repeat, my iPhone has no spellcheck  function. As for my 
>intelligence, I was told fits into the superior  range based on an IQ test. 
>I only bring that up because you wanted to  challenge it.
>
> Cameron
> [address removed]
>
>
> On Oct 19, 2008, at 12:56 PM, Abby <[address removed]> wrote:
>
>> In my experience, someone who is truly intelligent also has decent 
>> spelling
>> and punctuation.  They've encountered situations where it's  important to
>> communicate clearly, without misunderstandings.  And they've  generally 
>> used
>> the internet enough to know what "trolling" means, and to avoid  behavior
>> that gets them labeled as a troll.
>>
>> But that's just my experience.
>>
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>> From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf  Of 
>> Joy
>> Sent: Sunday, October 19,[masked]:47 AM
>> To: [address removed]
>> Subject: Re: [atheists-8] Christian Fundamentalism & The Current  State 
>> of
>> the Union?
>>
>> I'm sorry it has come down to this. I used to have a pretty critical
>> attitude about spelling and grammar, 'til I figured out that it  didn't 
>> have
>> anything to do with intelligence or whatever. I still haven't  figured it 
>> out
>> to my satisfaction, but suffice it to say that we are all different,  we 
>> are
>> all good or bad at different things, and when I saw myself deriding 
>> people
>> to whom grammar and spelling aren't so important, I started noticing 
>> that
>> they were "better" about other things, things which they very well  may 
>> be
>> deriding me for (and yes, I do know that last is not proper English).
>>
>> Whatever the argument was here (I am completely ignoring it for the 
>> moment),
>> it has nothing to do with spelling and grammar.
>>
>> Now if Rush Limbaugh is a bad speller, I would just add that to my 
>> invective
>> ;+)
>>
>> Joy
>>
>> On Oct 19, 2008, at 8:12 AM, Cameron wrote:
>>
>>
>> How profound. That was deep. What can I say, my Iphone doesn't have
>> spellcheck. Of course you probably don't need spellcheck, I'm sure  you 
>> know
>> how to spell all of those 2 dollar words.
>>
>> Cameron
>> (512)[masked]
>> [address removed]
>>
>>
>> On Oct 19, 2008, at 12:17 AM, Marissa  <[address removed]> 
>> wrote:
>> I wasn't even counting your incorrect use of 'your' and misspelling of
>> 'evidance', not even when you misquote your "deliberate misspelling"  in 
>> your
>> first reply.  It wouldn't matter to me usually, but it makes you  look 
>> doubly
>> unintelligent when you take a group of people whose moral behavior  can't 
>> be
>> generalized--doctors­--and not only try to assert that they all act 
>> according
>> to some arbitrary standard of behavior (which you alone decided  without
>> presenting any evidence), but you can't even express yourself 
>> accurately.
>> To me, your inattention to spelling and grammar only emphasizes your 
>> lazy
>> thinking.
>>
>> And it's "atheist".
>>
>> Remember the "burden of proof" idea should extend to all logical  ideas 
>> and
>> allowing excessive emotion or former slights enter your analysis  tend 
>> cloud
>> your judgment.
>> On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 8:59 PM, Cameron <[address removed]> wrote:
>> Wow, so much for calling athiests brights. It was a play on words.
>> Hypocritical and hippocratic = hipocratical.  How was my grammar,
>> punctuation, and spelling?
>>
>> Cameron
>> [address removed]
>>
>>
>> On Oct 18, 2008, at 10:41 AM, Marissa  <[address removed]> 
>> wrote:
>> It's the Hippocratic oath.  If you're going to make insulting
>> generalizations about a diverse, multi-faceted group of people you  might 
>> as
>> well get the spelling right when you're doing it.
>> On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 1:53 AM, Cameron <[address removed]> wrote:
>> Oh, I see, your a doctor then?  Just more ammo for my arsenal of 
>> evidance
>> confirming just how disconnected docs are from those working in  allied 
>> and
>> nursing. Sure you guys will say whatever you think someone wants to 
>> hear.
>> After all, that's how best to milk every last buck. Way to uphold the
>> hypocratical oath.
>>
>> Cameron
>> [address removed]
>>
>>
>> On Oct 18, 2008, at 1:42 AM, Cameron  <[address removed]> wrote:
>> Do you (C.J.) actually work in health care, or does merely knowing  docs 
>> make
>> you an expert on the subject of religions influence in healthcare?
>>
>> Cameron
>> [address removed]
>>
>>
>> On Oct 15, 2008, at 12:00 PM, "C.J." <[address removed]> wrote:
>> I wouldn't worry about it (religious affiliated hospitals); I have a 
>> couple
>> of friends who are doctors at St. David's and they are not  religious. It
>> doesn't seem to play any role in decision making at ground level...
>> occasionally some doctor's may use religion when talking to a  relative 
>> about
>> someone who's just passed, i.e. "He/She is in a better place now, but
>> sometimes even non-religious doctors do this if they think it will  make
>> things hurt less...  I've said it when I knew the person I was  talking 
>> too
>> believed...
>>
>> I doubt it really effects the quality of care you get in Austin  though.
>>
>> Now would I go to a Mormon hospital in Utah and admit I was  agnostic....
>> No...  but in Austin I am not really concerned....
>>
>>
>>
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