I remember Leon telling a story about one time when he was a kid and he was running down some stairs, and he was trying to emulate something from a cop show (Starsky & Hutch or TJ Hooker maybe?) and he went tumbling down the stairs. Can anyone…See More
I just joined Spill, and i'd just like to say say I love the hell out of u guys! I definately love going here after a crappy day of school, so thank u. Oh, and ur welcome to do another Batman themed LEOG any time soon, lol. Keep up the good work! =)
so CYRUS..... recently on a podcast you were talking about Apocalypse films. I'm looking forward to an End-of-the-world film as well, but do you think it'd be possible to do that & have the film NOT suck? 'Cause you gotta have reason why your killing off all main characters, etc.
You mentioned that you weren't sure what movies to go with from Criterion this month, and I know that August has been rather hectic for Remote Viewing, but I wanna know: Are you going to be reviewing their release of Quadrophenia?! I'd love to hear what you have to say about it, good or bad.
Hey Cyrus, I know it might be too early to tell but i was wondering if you had an idea of what month Spill-Con will be in next year?? being from Australia im planning a trip to the states next year and would love to come. Love the site, Keep up the great work.
I was born with Cerebral Palsy with moderate Spastic Quadriplegia and I tried out to play the role out of Greg Heffley back in Janurary 2009 when I was 13 years old.
I also called the author and illustrator of the books Jeff Kinney and he told me that kids with Cerebral Palsy with moderate Spastic Quadriplegia were welcome to audtion to play the role of Greg Heffley.
My audtion got 3½ stars out of 5.
But I like Zachary Gordon in the lead because he also loves the books series and he plays the role of Greg in a similar way that I would of if I won the role 4 years ago.
hey cyrus this is ricky from comicon, i tried emailing you a couple of times regarding my email problem for confirmation on the site, so i ended up getting an email just to confirm to become a member you and all of the crew were great to hang out with i hope you guys end up coming back out to california i'll show you some good spots to hang-ricky
I agree with a great many things you said in your response but I think you are misrepresenting Atheism and stereotyping Atheists (I think that's part of the reason you don't want to be labeled as an Atheist). Atheism is a position on a single issue; do you believe that a God/Gods exists? Atheism is not a philosophy or a world view, it is the byproduct of a philosophy/world view. There are Atheists that do believe in guiding alien races. Many more consider themselves Skeptics. In Skepticism, the time to believe in something is when we have evidence for that thing (most of us do this for 99% of everything in life). This is the best way we have to find the truth.
Why you are an Atheist:
Atheism, in general, is the lack of belief in God. Allow me to explain, a claim is being made:
A God/Gods exists.
You either believe that claim or you don't believe that claim. Here are four typical responses to this question(of course, there are more):
Yes, I believe that.
I don't know.
No, I don't believe that.
No, God/Gods do not exist.
By saying I don't know, you are still rejecting the claim being made. Here is an alternate example: imagine a court room scenario where the claim is "Person G is guilty". If the jury said "I don't know", then the court would rule Person G not guilty. Here are the same responses with their associated positions:
Yes, I believe that. (Theism)
I don't know. (Atheism)
No, I don't believe that. (Atheism)
No, God/Gods do not exist. (Strong Atheism/ Anti theism)
Degrees of certainty:
As Penn Jillete said, Agnosticism answers a question of knowledge not belief. By saying your an Atheist, you don't automatically claim absolute certainty that there is no God/Gods. In fact, Atheism, in general, makes no claims. Atheism, at least for skeptics, is a tentative position waiting for evidence. Also, I disagree with your statement that Atheists don't find supernatural claims worthy of study and attention. Skeptics actively want to find out if these supernatural claims are true but continue to find no evidence.
Bitter, angry Atheists:
I understand why some Athiests are like this. They are often engulfed in extremely religious cultures that consistently push their beliefs on others and belittle those who don't believe. That said, being defensive, angry and full of contempt is not a requirement for Atheism. Neither does one have to actively condemn other people's beliefs. You can believe what you wish to believe but if you want me to share that belief, you have to have good reasons.