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    Quote stevebrooks said View Post
    I suspect this is it in a nutshell. Have you ever argued with a religious person about faith? You see they claim we all have faith, they have faith in god, we have faith in our partners etc. But when I use the word faith I don't mean "believing things without evidence" which is the religious use, when I use the word faith as in "I have faith in my partner" I use it in reference to something more akin to trust.


    When you say, "you know what I meant" yes we do know what you meant, but every fucking religious person is going to look at you and say "are you a qualified psychiatrist?" And when you say "no" they are going to say "aha", as in "another atheist twat who talks about things he's not qualified to discuss."


    Rigour in this sort of endeavour basically requires not leaving gaping big holes where theists can poke their heads through. I no longer use the word faith because you seemingly can't explain to the theists that the word faith has multiple meanings, you let the word "faith" slip out and they yell "AHA" and from there on in you end up arguing about what you meant by faith rather than whatever the fuck it was you were discussing previously. It's a very common problem, you need to avoid opening yourself up to it.
    Yes arguing with religious about faith can be frustrating and I've actually had someone pull faith in your partner cliche on me once before so unfortunately I know all too well.

    I can see how my misuse of psycho analyze can get someone to reaffirm their beliefs of have a way to attack my work.

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    Quote stylofone said View Post
    I quite like the videos made by the youtuber QualiaSoup, although he's been inactive for a while. His arguments seem to me to be superbly researched and very compact. He crams a lot into his videos and illustrates them nicely with simple graphics and animations. His language is impeccable. No grammatical errors or spelling mistakes.

    But even the excellent QualiaSoup has trouble with the medium of video. His pieces clock in at around ten minutes, but often half way through I find my attention is wandering. He has a mellifluous voice, but it becomes soporific after a while.

    To make something that's going to sustain for 10 minutes (let alone 39!) takes a lot of work, skill and/or raw material. I once thought about trying to emulate the work of QualiaSoup and started to write a script, but I got bored with it, and then I knew for sure I would end up making a boring video so I gave up. Video is better done collaboratively, for a solo work, writing is better.
    Its tough to make videos or animations its all very time consuming and involved. I feel you, I gave up on so many projects because after starting I could not see myself interested enough to see my work to an end. The feeling is one that is extremely discouraging.

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    Default Re: Do the gospel accounts of Jesus paint a Prophet of Cult Leader?

    Quote trustyoursources said View Post
    Its tough to make videos or animations its all very time consuming and involved. I feel you, I gave up on so many projects because after starting I could not see myself interested enough to see my work to an end. The feeling is one that is extremely discouraging.
    Maybe that's intuition saying the job's not good enough. Perhaps it needs cutting down, revision, or starting over?

    I've buried music and writing that, on examining it years later, it was a wise choice to bury.
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    Default Re: Do the gospel accounts of Jesus paint a Prophet of Cult Leader?

    Quote stylofone said View Post
    I quite like the videos made by the youtuber QualiaSoup, although he's been inactive for a while. His arguments seem to me to be superbly researched and very compact. He crams a lot into his videos and illustrates them nicely with simple graphics and animations. His language is impeccable. No grammatical errors or spelling mistakes.

    But even the excellent QualiaSoup has trouble with the medium of video. His pieces clock in at around ten minutes, but often half way through I find my attention is wandering. He has a mellifluous voice, but it becomes soporific after a while.

    To make something that's going to sustain for 10 minutes (let alone 39!) takes a lot of work, skill and/or raw material. I once thought about trying to emulate the work of QualiaSoup and started to write a script, but I got bored with it, and then I knew for sure I would end up making a boring video so I gave up. Video is better done collaboratively, for a solo work, writing is better.
    Agreed. Wonderful idea and great looking video but within a minute I've got youtube playing the wonderful Fatou

    https://youtu.be/IwbhPJsnE6U
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