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Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 10:07 PM Reply

I'm fed up with reading threads with some sceptical person saying that Astrology is all false and a lie and we should stop believing in it. Some people WANT to believe in it, and it's not like you can disprove the idea that the planets affect our existence.

Maybe life is EASIER when you get told how to behave every day. Maybe some people WANT to live like that, and you shouldn't shit all over them. In fact, I think for some people, the freedom of not reading your horoscope is EXACTLY WHY they're not astrologers. They stop reading what to do and they go out and start raping and killing and stealing and pursuing office romances whenever they fancy, but they know that the planets care really.

I think it all makes more sense, anyway. There are some deep questions astrology answers that these sceptics can't, like 'why don't all humans behave in the exact same way' or 'is there any great supernatural powers out there' or 'do I have free will'?

SHUT THE FUCK UP, YES, they ARE valid questions.

All those wars where the Libras were fighting against the Scorpios and the Aquarians against the Tauruses, everyone's always very quick to point out that these wars were fought along astological lines. It's a bullshit argument, though. Just because the two sides happen to be a different star sign ignores the myriad of complex economic factors that caused this outbreak to start. People seem to ignore that societies that don't have a free press and therefore don't have astrology columns have no freedom and are ruled by tyrant bastard dictators.

So to conclude, it doesn't matter if astrology is true or not, you should respect people who truly believe in it because it makes their life better, and you can tell by looking at dictatorships that not having astrology columns creates a dictatorship.

OF COURSE it's not the other way around, SHUT UP.

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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 10:10 PM Reply

You may feel a wave of positive energy flowing into your life, but first you must handle an unpleasant situation. You might rather avoid confrontation now, but being true to your emotions can lift your self-confidence. Naturally, when your self-esteem is higher, you can accomplish more than others may expect. Roll up your sleeves and get busy.
-Virgo, 10/24/2008

My mom is a die-hard fan of astrology, and takes the time every day to read the horoscopes of my family every morning. While I don't need it, I can understand why she likes it so much. It's a moral booster, whether or not how much you believe in it.


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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 10:12 PM Reply

Astrology is just a bunch of generalized statements. All of the descriptions about the signs can describe you in one way or another.


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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 10:13 PM Reply

you could now make a similar topic entittled: "Stop arguing about Religion"

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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 10:14 PM Reply

At 10/24/08 10:13 PM, Truth wrote: you could now make a similar topic entittled: "Stop arguing about Religion"

That was exactly the point. It's a satirical take on most people's arguments for why we should stop arguing about religion. I would've expected you guys to pick up on the parallels and didn't want to end it with a line like THIS IS ACTUALLY A PARODY OF A RELIGION THREAD but look at that I should have.

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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 10:14 PM Reply

They're all the same, just worded differently.


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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 10:16 PM Reply

It never says anything useful though. Why not, "You will be hit with a flying phillips screwdriver on the way to work to day" or something like that? Something that will be useful?

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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 10:17 PM Reply

I can understand why people would find comfort in things like horoscopes, but personally, I just don't find it to be reasonable. I don't believe in fate and I don't believe that your day can be predetermined. Life is based on choices and different things happen based on the choices you make.


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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 10:19 PM Reply

Did any of you guys actually read this? The religion parallels are REALLY OBVIOUS and half of it doesn't even apply to astrology. Libras and Scorpios have never been at war.

Yes, astrology is bullshit. It doesn't even need mentioning.

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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 10:22 PM Reply

At 10/24/08 10:19 PM, Earfetish wrote: Did any of you guys actually read this? The religion parallels are REALLY OBVIOUS and half of it doesn't even apply to astrology. Libras and Scorpios have never been at war.

I read it, I'm just extremely tired.

I kind of realized it like 20 seconds after hitting post. :I


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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 10:22 PM Reply

At 10/24/08 10:14 PM, Earfetish wrote:
That was exactly the point. It's a satirical take on most people's arguments for why we should stop arguing about religion. I would've expected you guys to pick up on the parallels and didn't want to end it with a line like THIS IS ACTUALLY A PARODY OF A RELIGION THREAD but look at that I should have.

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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 10:31 PM Reply

At 10/24/08 10:10 PM, STEM wrote: You may feel a wave of positive energy flowing into your life, but first you must handle an unpleasant situation. You might rather avoid confrontation now, but being true to your emotions can lift your self-confidence. Naturally, when your self-esteem is higher, you can accomplish more than others may expect. Roll up your sleeves and get busy.
-Virgo, 10/24/2008

Hey, I'm a Virgo too. And guess what, that's not how my day went. AT ALL. There was NO unpleasant situation. There was NO wave of positive energy. Fuck that. I've always hated astrology too. I've always thought that it's a waste of time to sit around and interpret what some dead-drunk Greeks thought a bunch of dots in a sky meant. It's about as much significance as how many hairs you have on your head. But what really pisses me off is the people who let their entire life be run by what they think is faith. NO. It does NOT matter. Text back END to that fancy little cell-phone thing you got there and live your life the way you fucking want to.

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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 10:49 PM Reply

At 10/24/08 10:12 PM, agustana wrote: I'm a Pisces.

I'm a Libra.


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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 10:53 PM Reply

And we care about you shitty little problems?

sheesh when will you all stop bitching!

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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 10:58 PM Reply

Oh I disagree. Astrology totally rules so much.

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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 10:59 PM Reply

Alas, this slice of clever satire will go unnoticed in favor of topics like "MS PANT UR FAV FAMILY GUY JOKE =]]". I got a laugh out of it at least.


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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 11:06 PM Reply

At 10/24/08 10:10 PM, STEM wrote: You may feel a wave of positive energy flowing into your life, but first you must handle an unpleasant situation. You might rather avoid confrontation now, but being true to your emotions can lift your self-confidence. Naturally, when your self-esteem is higher, you can accomplish more than others may expect. Roll up your sleeves and get busy.
-Virgo, 10/24/2008

My mom is a die-hard fan of astrology, and takes the time every day to read the horoscopes of my family every morning. While I don't need it, I can understand why she likes it so much. It's a moral booster, whether or not how much you believe in it.

You know, this is a great example. Do you see how that paragraph says so much yet, at the same time, delivers no real information about anything at all?

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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 11:09 PM Reply

At 10/24/08 11:06 PM, Yorik wrote: You know, this is a great example. Do you see how that paragraph says so much yet, at the same time, delivers no real information about anything at all?

I'll credit the paragraph for slightly motivating me to do something, but that only scratches the surface. It neglects to tell you *what* to do, which is why I don't follow it. I'm not at a point in my life where I don't have things to do, though a lot of people out there suffer a complete lack of anything to do for the rest of their life, except watch TV until they die. I think if the horoscope went further, it'd be worthy of praise. Who knows, there probably are horoscopes out there that do that, I know there are talk shows like Oprah that tell you what to do. (OMG READ THIS BOOK! LOVE OPRAH!)


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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 11:10 PM Reply

So you are basically telling me that we shouldn't care about beliefs of the people and keep quiet about it?

Nice satire

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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 11:13 PM Reply

At 10/24/08 10:19 PM, Earfetish wrote: Did any of you guys actually read this? The religion parallels are REALLY OBVIOUS and half of it doesn't even apply to astrology. Libras and Scorpios have never been at war.

Yes, astrology is bullshit. It doesn't even need mentioning.

LOOK AT ME I'M SMART

Anyone with any reading comprehension should have saw the point that you were making. Those who do appreciate satire, and those who do not... are most people on the internet. It's a little early in the thread to be explaining this to people.

Unfortunately, satire is wasted on most readers. It's sad... But you should give them a chance to think about it. They may never learn otherwise.

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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 11:15 PM Reply

The world would be a much better place if people could shut the fuck up and accept that different people had different ideas.

Yeah, read your post about how this was supposed to be satirical on religion and while I didn't see it immediatley it does fit well.

HOW THE FUCK DOES THAT FIT IN THERE?!
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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 11:25 PM Reply

Astrology is made of facts not fantasy's you semi-literate neanderthal.

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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 11:40 PM Reply

At 10/24/08 11:25 PM, phsychopath wrote: Astrology is made of facts not fantasy's you semi-literate neanderthal.

I think you might be mixing it up with astronomy...

... you semi-literate neanderthal.

The point of this I suppose, if you want to force a point out of me, is that there is no subject that you can't call bullshit on, especially if it is bullshit. Also authoritarian governments result in religious persecution, not an atheist populace.

Satire doesn't have to make a statement anyway, it just has to satirise someone's argument.

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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 11:49 PM Reply

I don't care about astrology, but at the same time I'm sort of against it. I know it gives people hope and excitement, and that's great. But a lot of times people base their lives off of their readings. That's not great.

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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 11:51 PM Reply

At 10/24/08 10:19 PM, Earfetish wrote: Did any of you guys actually read this?

Why would you even have to read it to understand the satire?

I got the idea as soon as I saw it in the thread list.

Geez, people these days.


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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 11:53 PM Reply

At 10/24/08 10:14 PM, Earfetish wrote:
At 10/24/08 10:13 PM, Truth wrote: you could now make a similar topic entittled: "Stop arguing about Religion"
That was exactly the point. It's a satirical take on most people's arguments for why we should stop arguing about religion. I would've expected you guys to pick up on the parallels and didn't want to end it with a line like THIS IS ACTUALLY A PARODY OF A RELIGION THREAD but look at that I should have.

Wait a minute...are you saying that you've stopped being a militant douchebag atheist and become an intelligent, tolerant atheist?


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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 11:54 PM Reply

I learned early that Newgrounders rarely catch on when it comes to analogies.


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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 24th, 2008 @ 11:59 PM Reply

At 10/24/08 10:19 PM, Earfetish wrote: Did any of you guys actually read this?

I could tell through all of the "SHUT UP"s in the post that it was satire.

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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 25th, 2008 @ 12:04 AM Reply

At 10/24/08 11:53 PM, Bovineoverlord wrote: Wait a minute...are you saying that you've stopped being a militant douchebag atheist and become an intelligent, tolerant atheist?

Replace the 'astrology' with 'religion'.

The argument is still dumb.

I do consider that about a year ago I would kinda get pissed off in religion threads about religion generally, but as I've got older, I just pity you.

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Response to Stop arguing about Astrology. Oct. 25th, 2008 @ 12:05 AM Reply

Yeah, I remember that war between the Libras and the Scorpios. Scorpios kicked ass, though they did have the Gods of War on their side. They also had eagles and scorpions fighting with them. Those Libras never stood a chance.


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