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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:29 pm

What do Buddhists believe in?

Afterlife, for example. Most people are unaware of what is required of a religion to be called, a religion. A deity is not required. Tenets, dogmas, rules, laws, scriptures and a belief system are some of the characteristics of a religion. This is where people muck up and think Atheism is a religion because it is a belief. In a way it is a belief, but mainly it is a lack of a belief and there is no belief system, tenets, dogmas, rules, laws or scriptures. Religions are spiritual and supernatural.

And if 7 voted to kill the other 5, that is democracy.

On the whole, yes, but as a system of government, no. (Some) people are smart, that is an obvious "flaw" in democracy, so you have things such as law and order, courts, judges, trials and a justice system. It wouldn't be hard to get the majority of people to vote in laws to stop the majority of people killing each other. :roll:

Anyway, this has nothing to do with the topic at hand and yet again, you dodged my questions.

Why use such a precise measurement when it is really not required and is unfamiliar with most on the forum?

edit: I've already accepted that you can post in grains since your scales happen to be in grains, but you still say that grains is a better measurement than grams for projectiles in this hobby. Which is nonsense.
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:35 pm

MrCrowley wrote:Anyway, this has nothing to do with the topic at hand and yet again, you dodged my questions.

Why use such a precise measurement when it is really not required and is unfamiliar with most on the forum?


Lol I am still unsure as to why Stu is talking about this crap... he needs to drop it. Nobody uses grains. And the bold says it all.
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:56 pm

Gun Freak wrote:
MrCrowley wrote:Anyway, this has nothing to do with the topic at hand and yet again, you dodged my questions.

Why use such a precise measurement when it is really not required and is unfamiliar with most on the forum?


Lol I am still unsure as to why Stu is talking about this crap... he needs to drop it. Nobody uses grains. And the bold says it all.

Ive noticed that also, are you mad at the world boyntonstu? Recently many of your posts have been rants and I'm just wondering if everything is ok. Like right now I still hate this us customary system and wish i had never learned it. But grains? Really, come on.
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:02 pm

Mr.Sandman wrote: Ive noticed that also, are you mad at the world boyntonstu?


Haha I seriously laughed when I read that.

I still hate this us customary system and wish i had never learned it.

Ughh don't we all? :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:04 pm

boyntonstu wrote:Christianity is the best religion today, correct?

Christianity does not make up 95% of the world population. It's not even a majority.

It's also irrelevant. In this case, we are looking at a measurement system, and we should consider what makes such a system practical.

In other words, the metric system's peerless ubiquity delineates it as super-incumbent, and no divergent modus could peradventure abrogate that meliority without consummating the transcendence of such pervasion.

I would use 99% Metric and continue using grains for projectiles under 1,000 grains.

If you want to use grains, you use grains. However, it is unreasonable to either expect or require us to use them.

I mean, it's highly unfair to write things that almost nobody will know what they mean. I'd never do such a thing.
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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:22 pm

Christianity is the best religion today, correct?

Based on the population roster.

Compared to other religions,Christianity is the most numerous. (your argument for Metric back at you).

Christianity does not make up 95% of the world population. It's not even a majority. Agree.

It's also irrelevant. In this case, we are looking at a measurement system, and we should consider what makes such a system practical. Agree.

I would like to go Metric for everything but for projectiles under 1,000 grains.

In other words, the metric system's peerless ubiquity delineates it as super-incumbent, and no divergent modus could peradventure abrogate that meliority without consummating the transcendence of such pervasion.

You are a cunning linguist!


If you want to use grains, you use grains. However, it is unreasonable to either expect or require us to use them. Agree.

I mean, it's highly unfair to write things that almost nobody will know what they mean. I'd never do such a thing. Agree.
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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:24 pm

Religions are spiritual and supernatural.

I have No idea what that sentence means.

Do you?
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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:27 pm

Mr.Sandman wrote: Nobody uses grains. .


I use grains as do all firearm, archery, and fencing manufacturers and their customers in this country. I am not attempting to convince anyone what unit to use.

That said: http://www.glbarnes.com/field_justice.html is one of the best if not the best air rifle builder in the U.S.

What does Gary use?

"That's Tom ... my buddy I told you about with the heart surgery. He's feeling well enough to hike over to see where the 905 grain slugs went."
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:32 pm

Christianity is the best religion today, correct?

Based on the population roster.

I told you to stop comparing to religion. It is pointless.
You can actually find out if metric is better than the imperial system in particular cases, you can't find out if Christianity is better than any other religion in any cases.

Compared to other religions,Christianity is the most numerous. (your argument for Metric back at you).

See above.

It's also irrelevant. In this case, we are looking at a measurement system, and we should consider what makes such a system practical. Agree.

Agreed.

Religions are spiritual and supernatural.


I have No idea what that sentence means.

Do you?

Yes. If you look at the major religions of the world, and any religion I can think of (not that I look in to many religions apart from the Big Three), you will notice that they all have spiritual or supernatural elements. Afterlife, deities, heaven, hell, angels, praying, sacrifices, rituals and souls etc are all supernatural or spiritual in nature.

Not sure why we are talking about this, it can be one of the defining points of a religion, that's the only reason it was brought up.

Drop religion, focus on grains otherwise this topic is locked. I know what your argument is, but i've already made it irrelevant in the first sentence of this reply.

LOCKED: Stu, it's your own damn fault. You know not to double, let alone tripple post, and i've warned you once already. Post another topic like this and it will be deleted without question.
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:49 pm

One notable difference is the custom of fractionalizing measurements.

Reading around, found this interesting:

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