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Katuschka

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  1. Katuschka

    Religion

    "other" And it's quite hard for me to explain what I actually mean by this "other." I'm open to various spiritual or philosophical approaches, trying to come to my own conclusions. My life has become much easier since I realised that spirituality and science do not necessarily regate each other.
  2. The main problem is that the whole concept of creationism is essentially biased.
  3. Teaching children about evolution and then telling them how the Christian God (I guess that's what you mean) 'created' the world will only confuse the children. The theory of evolution does not say this directly, but of course it denies what's written in the Bible. The theory of evolution is a scientific theory that's constantly being proven and supplemented by tangible proofs. The Bible on the other hand offers only 'ultimate truths' but does not offer any proofs. Therefore, evolution, unlike religious doctrines, should be taught at school - as a theory, which it is, and not the ultimate truth, which it is not. Christians generally tend to perceive the theory as an alternative 'ultimate truth' and often accuse its supporters of clinging to it as if it was a new scientific religion; only because it denies one particular religious dogma. But as Nathan already said, evolution does not offer an answer to how the world was created, but only how it seems to work since then. It does not negate other potential spiritual theories, only the one that's already completely illogical when read literally. So, evolution does not teach that God or 'god' does not exist. It only seems to imply that blind adherence to the content of one very old book is rather foolish. We should teach our children how to think. Let them make their own conclusions.
  4. I have a feeling that your own response to others' alleged lack of concern is a bit too emotional.
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    Amy Winehouse

    She is not being made aware of it? I thought they were trying to make her go to rehab... You know, I'm not entirely sure what this thread is about, and your posts are not helping much. I, as a fan, am not going to condemn her because I know nothing about her personal life and I don't know what I should achieve by condemning her. I enjoy her music and that's it. As for her friends, lovers, co-workers and ass-kissers, I can very easily understand why they should not be happy with people condemning her without actually knowing her. Or saying she's an untalented bitch simply because she makes wrong choices. Who says that they're not trying to help her? I can't agree with your opinion that condemnation is the right medicine for this kind of people. It can do more harm than otherwise. But it is your opinion and it's your choise to treat people around you according to that. Someone with my intelligence won't say "shame on you" because it's your fucking business and your responsibility. Ok, so why are you so suddenly interested in the personal life of Amy Winehouse?
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    Amy Winehouse

    Didn't know mentally ill people deserve condemnation... That's a new psychiatric method?
  7. Thanks Elizabeth. My free speech is currently being defended by total anarchy.
  8. I really don't understand why you had to use all those negative smilies. It was simply an interesting and challenging post, and I felt an urge to respond to it. I'd understand if you said the same thing to your kid, but you should understand that on a worldwide forum, it could be seen in a slightly different perspective. I rather focus on other nation's militaries, seeing them primarily as forces that can endanger my freedom. And I say whatever I want on this forum because my free speech is no longer obstructed by the (foreign) military. Not to mention there are countries where the military takes freedom from their own people. Also, freedom is not always the only thing which the military strives to protect, and one should be always aware of that. Respect someone or something blindly, and you might be the one who gives away your own freedom in the end. As for clergy, I'm not going to hate anyone as long as they don't do anything that deserves disrespect. Unfortunately, sometimes they do. As for politicians, thanks for clarifying. That's an important detail. However, sometimes it's really hard to tell whether the person is evil or not. I'm sure many Germans didn't think for a second that Hitler was evil, as he was obviously or allegedly doing all that for their own good. But look at him from a popular perspective and you'll see a completely different result. But otherwise I agree; being a leftist, one should respect the ruling rightist in case he does his job well. And vice versa. Got it?
  9. I have one brief, curious question, and it is why? The reason why I'm asking is because I'm a pacifist, an agnostic, and while I think that for example Putin or Sarkozy are strong politicians, I simply cannot respect them. Of course, I'm not asking just because of me and my personal attitude. Should Northern Koreans respect the military? Or should we respect Khomeini's decisioon to issue fatwa on Salman Rushdie?
  10. Cool idea. Is your friend also a fan of Manga?
  11. That's why I said almost everyone. The percentage is high, but I know that not everyone enjoys getting drunk. I too drink very moderately since the last time I felt really sick, which was more than three years ago.
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    Pet Peeves

    Bud, please. But the real one, not that Yankee piss. Many people do that. I'm also probably guilty of that sometimes. What I hate is when people's prejudice prevents them from actually getting to know anyone as an individual. Well, it's basically true. Čapek was an enlightened, liberal man, so he must have known:) Although it wouldn't happen without external and geographic factors. Loved Thackeray's Book of Snobs. Definitely do. It's hilarious. Though some parts are painfully true. For example this one: The capital is Prague, and according to most Praguers, it's also the capital of the universe. However, most of Czechs hate Prague and most of Praguers hate all Czechs outside of Prague. As a result, Prague is a de facto city-state inside the Czechia. Therefore, the tourists, that visit only Prague, learn nothing about Czechia. Most of Czechs will tell you that Prague is the concentration of the biggest crap from whole Czechia. I'm not from Prague but I've spent there a lot of time, so I usually find myself defending both parties.
  13. You know, almost everyone gets really drunk sometimes. That doesn't mean that you should stop worrying. You can damage your liver at any age. Be aware of alcohol poisoning, too. Especially when you drink so much you pass out. You can damage your liver very easily also by moderate, but constatnt drinking. It's a rather long-term thing. Overdosing on alcohol is much more acute, and can endanger your life immediately. And I agree with Patrycja, too.
  14. Katuschka

    Pet Peeves

    That's ok. Beer? Ok. Quite true, I think. Didn't know about that bright spot, though. I'd only add that many Czechs (including me, to be frank) dislike being called 'Eastern Europeans' because the only thing that is 'eastern' about the country is the very recent history that wasn't even really Czech, if you get what I mean. I'd agree Czechs are a lot like Germans (save for the sense for order), which is natural, because most of the population is genetically half German anyway. Although I wouldn't describe Czechs as rude or blunt. Definitely not rude, just very distrustful, which might seem as one and the same thing. The older generation is also very discernible for their bitterness. Can't blame them, though it gets on me nerves. Cold is right, I'd add conservative as well. One good thing I can think of is that Czechs aren't overtly nationalistic and don't take themselves too seriously. Really? Well, it's not very snobby to admit that you're snobby. In Prague as well. Though I've personally never met any that would qualify as such. Yeah, it is. Thanks. Although not as funny as some articles I've read on Uncyclopedia. Uncyclopedia That's a bit like barking.
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    Hobbies?

    And you're damn good at that too!
  16. Thanks Patrycja:) I love the job. Couldn't imagine a better place for starting my 'career'.
  17. Katuschka

    Pet Peeves

    Hi BIGDAN. That was a fortnight, not a year. I think it's perfectly normal on other message boards that people respond even to the posts that are older than a few hours. Frankly, I don't have time to be here every day. I also think that responding late is better than not responding at all. If I'm wrong, forgive me for my imprudence. Still, the posts (and 'points') I was reffering to were 4 or 5 pages away. That required you to click twice. You would have wasted a lot less time than you did by writing this mildly aggressive babble. Should I expect you to remember it? That depends on whether you make hundred of posts a day, or just one or two. I obviously remembered it, and it wasn't buried in the middle of the thread either. You have every right to tell that you just don't remember what I'm reffering to, but the tone of your response is quite unnecessary. By the way, it was about you saying that Souther Europeans must hate the English simply because you dislike them. You know, I wasn't attacking you, just kept on discussing. Sorry. If your point was that you just needed to vent at that particular moment, then yes, I do get it.
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    Pet Peeves

    It was a part of European Continent 10 000 years ago. Yu're attached also culturally, with a long history of Viking, French and German kings and queens. Queen Victoria was ok with being presented as a proud granddaughter of Alfred in public, yet at home they spoke German. I can't imagine English renaissance without Erasmus of Rotterdam and letterpress; or English drama without Seneca. Maybe it's geographically not part of it, but I don't understand how calling you a "European" should make you feel offended. Well, Sicily and Sardinia belong to Italy (Corsica to France), so they're just islands, not countries. But yes, I agree. The same can be said about Cyprus. And everyone thinks of Japan as an Asian country, and I don't think it offends them...
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    Pet Peeves

    Hi. So it's you who dislikes them? That somehow betrays you previous point, and supposts mine.
  20. Katuschka

    Pet Peeves

    I'd say it's the world... Capitalism and globalization do not work well together, at least not as long as there are differences between different areas.
  21. I got a cool job. Yeah, life's improving....
  22. If your theory were right, people wouldn't resent it. See, a very simple, legitimate reason. Oh, really? Catchphrases in general have a wholly communicative purpose. There are no "legitimate facts" regarding human communication. Quoting Saussure, all signs used in communication are arbitrary. It takes two to tango, and if someone doesn't like the way you communicate, he or she simply doesn't. That means your impersonal schemes simply don't work. And that's a fact. You know, to tell the truth, it annoys me a lot. I'm just being civil, though after reading this last post, I'm not really sure you deserve it. Human communication is more or less a humanistic discipline;it doesn't include any true reasons or facts, just theories. I, too, didnt base anything I said on reasons or facts. I'm not asking you to stop posting the way you post because it's entirely your business. If you want to be regarded as a pain in the ass and ignore those who dislike your behaviour, it's your choice. Looks like you didn't start this thread to get the answers, but to prove your "point," which in fact makes it completely pointless. You must have a really hard and time-consuming job, since you still manage to respond to almost every post on this forum... I also appreciate when my frue friends try to cheer me up. Can't say the same about complete strangers on an Internet message board. I'm not your friend, so I find it a bit rude to address me in such a familiar way. Thank you.
  23. Katuschka

    Pet Peeves

    I love cottage cheese! Especially on pancakes, mixed with sugar and cinnamon. My mom also mixes it with canned pineapple, which is a strange, but delicious combination.
  24. Katuschka

    Pet Peeves

    Chamberlain was one of the reasons why "we" happened to be under the Nazi jackboot in the first place, because Czechoslovakia could pretty easily defend the country but was forbidden to do so after Munich. Like it or not, Munich Agreement was a very naive and, considering that Czechoslovakia was excluded from the conference, also a very arrogant "diplomatic" move. Hitler's invasion of Poland only showed how much the western countries had underestimated him. It's not like British politicians suddenly woke up, saw all the wrongdoings and then decided to sacrifice the brave British men for the sake of another country. It was a result of the fact that the previous attempts to avoid any disagreement with Hitler, as any cost, poved as ineffective. You knew very well that by mentioning WW2, the chances that it would provoke this kind of reaction (i.e. me mentioning Chamberlain in return)were quite high. You seek and take pleasure in discussions of this kind. So please, don't act like a good guy who's just being offended by an ignorant Continental European. Your chauvinistic, one-sided vision is what's "typical," and not my response to it. I'm not ignoring anything. You brought this up and it was BIGDAN who first mentioned some alleged hatred agains you poor Englishmen, only to advocate his own resentment. If you want your sacrifice to be appreaciated, find some Frenchman who you can tease for this ad nauseum. Not me. I'm not even Polish, to be obliged to appreaciate the final declaration of war; I live in former Sudetenland. My readiness to cite Chamberlain is pretty justifiable, since your comment was addressed to me in particular. As for Hitler never wanting a war with the British...that's very questionable. He sure never wanted a war with the Soviets; but British isles were pretty, relatively small, and habitable with developped economics (though already stagnating). Long live Nicolas Winton, the true WW2 British hero. It is a great pity he couldn't save more children also from other countries, because while everyone was preoccupied with themselves in order to risk nothing, he risked a lot to help those who needed it the most.
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