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Default So what's the deal with all the freethinker forums?

We all know about the meltdown at IIDB. That's kind of our collective starting point.

IIDB --> RantsNRaves.org. But that turned out to be mostly a place for people to wave their e-peens and flaunt authority. A bunch of people mooning IIDB just because they can.

RNR.org --> TalkRational.org. But apparently they had a schism last year. I have no details.

TR.org --> SecularCafe.org. I have no idea what the atmosphere of this new forum is like.

Oh, and then IIDB --> freeratio.org. The number and quality of postings over there seems to have hit rock bottom; the religion discussions are a never ending circle of Jesus mythers and crackpots, while the science discussions are more like an RSS feed with some commentary.
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Yeah! Also, what is the deal with airline peanuts?
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1:1 In the beginning USENET begat alt.atheism;

1:2 And alt.atheism begat alt.atheism.moderated and alt.athesim FAQ that were as father and son and also as brothers;

1:3 And the alt.atheism family begat Internet Infidels that is called IIDB;

1:4 And IIDB wandered through many lands and hosts;

1:5 And IIDB begat these that are innumerable and are as brothers and yet deny each other and know each other not:

1:6 The Institute for Unicorn Research, and the Ebla Forum, and the Hyperboreans, and the Europeforum, and the Freethinkers Forum, and the UberChristians, and WinAce's Divine Comedy, and the Rational Pagans, and FRDB;

1:7 And WinAce's Divine Comedy begat Fundies Say the Darnedest Things;

1:8 And the Institute for Unicorn Research begat SecularLife;

1:9 And the Freethinkers Forum did change its form and raiment and become the Godless Heathens; and the Godless Heathens did change its form and raiment and become the Heathen Hangout;

1:10 And the Heathen Hangout begat the Kith and Kin;

1:11 And the Heathen Hangout begat the Heathen Hub;

1:12 And the Heathen Hangout begat the Rants 'n Raves;

1:13 And the Heathen Hub and Rants 'n Rave did lie with each other as a man with a woman and beget Talk Rational that is an abomination before the BOARD;

1:14 And Talk Rational begat the Secular Cafe;

1:15 And the Freethinkers Forum begat the Freethought Forum.

1:16 So all the generations from USENET to the Freethought Forum were four, or five, or six generations, depending on how thou countest.
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2:1 Now the birth of the Freethought Forum was on this wise:

2:2 When its mother, livius drusus, was PMing with viscousmemories, before they came together, the Holy Goats on Fire planted in her the seed of an idea of light admin and self-moderation.

2:3 Then viscousmemories, her buddy, was minded that this would be a tall order and would need some kind of miracle.

2:4 But while he thought on these things, an angel of FREE THOUGHT appeared to him in a dream, saying "FUCK YEAH, LET'S DO IT!!"

2:5 And angel did say also, "Oh wait, one other thing: fear not to take livius drusus as thy partner in administration. For you twain shall bring forth a forum, and its name shall be FF, and it shall save the people from meltdowns."

2:6 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Nostradamus, saying,

2:7 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a hog, and they shall call his name George, and the third big war will begin when the big city is burning, which being interpreted is, we'll do anything make it seem like a prophecy has been fulfilled.

2:8 And they knew not what they were doing until they found a host and bore the forum and called its name FREETHOUGHT FORUM.
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Where does the Flask of Nostradamus fit into all this?
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Where does the Flask of Nostradamus fit into all this?
That's the beauty of it. You decide for yourself how it fits in, and then expend as much effort as you want to trolling other places with your theories.
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Hey!

Where'd that fucking 'Holy Ghost' thing come from?

You're pulling concepts outta yer ass!

Isn't that supposed to be the 'Holy Grope'?
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1:15 And the Heathen Hangout begat the Freethought Forum.
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Yeah...there...Brotherman's got it!

'Goats on fire', not 'Holy Ghost'.

Nobody here believes in ghosts...well, maybe Ang does, but then...
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1:15 And the Heathen Hangout begat the Freethought Forum.
:freakout: THERE ARE INACCURACIES IN SCRIPTURE :freakout:
Yeah...tell me about it.

What is this JoeP? Some kind of internevangelist?

This probably all leads to a shakedown on PayPal, doesn't it?
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Wait...this is a heretic...this calls for...

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Where is Miisa, anyway?
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1:15 And the Heathen Hangout begat the Freethought Forum.
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Impossible. I was divinely inspired by earlier sources linked to by vm.

How would you redact this scripture?
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Ah, but the lpetrich source is tainted by its need to fit into boxes. The REAL revelation shows that Freethinkers Forum begat Freethought Forum, and it also begat Godless Heathens and Heathen Hangout, although not so much begat in the later cases as became.
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And what about all the other bastard progeny of Freethinkers Forum - Godless Heathens - Heathen Hangout? I think I came in during the GH era.
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Ah, but the lpetrich source is tainted by its need to fit into boxes. The REAL revelation shows that Freethinkers Forum begat Freethought Forum, and it also begat Godless Heathens and Heathen Hangout, although not so much begat in the later cases as became.
Freethought Forum was then a branch off of Freethinkers Forum, which itself continued to become Godless Heathens, and then Heathen Hangout?

I thought I got thrown out of HH twice. Was it still Godless Heathens when Godot was the admin?
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