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

From: Cameron
Sent on: Sunday, October 19, 2008 4:52 PM
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.
>
> ~Abby
> http://abbygoldsm...­
>
>
> 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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