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  • #33529

    TheEncogitationer
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    Fellow Unbelievers and Admins Especially,

    I have some both timely and timeless filters defending Reason, Science, and Secularism,.  I would like to share them, but I am having a bear of a time sending downloadable copies between my computer and my mobile device.  May I post the text instead and where would be the best spot on the forum?

    Rest assured, there’s nothing libelous, gross, violent, pornographic, or hateful, just a defense of rational, secular, science-friendly ideas within a common lay-person’s experience.

    Also, I present them copyright-free, so readers may copy them and use them in any medium worldwide.  If they lead to a more thoughtful, free, peaceful, better world, that is payment enough for me.

    Please reply and I’ll look forward to hearing from you.  I can send the text off tonight.

    #33530

    Simon Paynton
    Participant

    What’s a filter, @theencogitationer?

    #33532

    jakelafort
    Participant

    a filter is a gefilte fish without the gefilte fish.

    #33533

    @theencogitationer

    I am a site mode. Thanks for asking first. I don’t suspect there will be a problem but rather than uploading all in one would you mind posting a small sample first. Then I can create a new page\post for them all where they can be put under separate topics names.

    #33535

    Unseen
    Participant

    Also, I present them copyright-free, so readers may copy them and use them in any medium worldwide.  If they lead to a more thoughtful, free, peaceful, better world, that is payment enough for me.

    Hey, if it’s really good, I’ll copyright it myself! LOL

    #33536

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Simon, a filter is evidently what Skynet is trying to impose on me through Autocorrect.😎🛰

    #33537

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Jake, A gefilte-less filter is part of a wish sandwich, where you have two slices of bread and you –hur-hur-hur-hur– wish you had some meat!  Bow-bow-bow-bow! 😎😎

    #33538

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Reg,  Sounds like a plan.  I’ll submit my first one shortly and we’ll see in which rabbit hole this thing goes.

    #33539

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Greetings, Unseen.  Love the Max Headroom avatar!👍

    Most of what I have in mind for flyers is a flexible template, where you could vary the content for different situations and different target audiences.

    Even the flyers I’ve targeted to a specific audience could be switched up to target another audience with some creative thought.

    What I want more than anything is for people to take the ideas expressed and make them their own, or maybe to conclude that they thought that way all alone and just didn’t fully know it.

    #33540

    jakelafort
    Participant

    Cogito ergo wish, if you don’t like fish…an amalgam of pike, perch, whitefish in gelatinous mass…consider lox, salty and slimy and perfect with bagel, cream cheese, onion. Don’t eat meat, pig’s feet or fecal residue on a seat…that is my wish

    #33541

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Reg,

    Here below in bold is roughly what my first flyer looks like, albeit with a different font and a different letter size and centered in the page.

    The examples of the ways and tools of Reason and Science are, of course, not exhaustive, just what I could fit on one page.

    The idea is to get readers to think of other common examples of Reason and Science in their own lives and understand that they don’t need to recourse to the Supernatural.  I hope you enjoy.

    `IF YOU DO ANY OF THESE LIFE-SUSTAINING THINGS:

    *ASSURE THAT FIRE AND ESCAPE EXITS ARE UNBLOCKED AND IN WORKING ORDER*
    *BAKE AND COOK AT TEMPERATURES SUITED TO YOUR ELEVATION*
    *BUCKLE YOUR SEAT BELT AND DRIVE DEFENSIVELY ACCORDING TO ROAD CONDITIONS*
    *CHECK THE INTERNAL TEMPERATURE OF FOOD TO PREVENT FOOD POISONING*
    *CHECK YOUR VEHICLE’S GAS, OIL, ANTIFREEZE, FLUIDS, BATTERY POWER, LIGHTS, AND BRAKES*
    *CLEAN AND SANITIZE YOURSELF, FOOD SURFACES, DISHES, UTINSILS, AND RAW FOODS*
    *DO AEROBIC, CARDIO, AND/OR WEIGHTLIFTING EXERCISE*
    *FIND AND GIVE TRAVEL DIRECTIONS USING G.P.S., MAPS, COMPASSES, OR THE SUN AND STARS*
    *GROW A GARDEN OF EDIBLE, USEFUL, AND DECORATIVE PLANTS*
    *HAVE INSURANCE ON YOUR LIFE, HEALTH, VEHICLE, HOME, AND THOSE OF YOUR LOVED ONES*
    *INSPECT YOUR FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, PLUS FIRE, SMOKE, AND CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS*
    **KEEP, MAINTAIN, AND ROTATE A SUPPLY OF NECESSITIES AND TOOLS FOR EMERGENCIES*
    *KNOW MOUTH-TO-MOUTH BREATHING AND C.P.R., PLUS THE HEIMLICH MANEUVER*
    *LOOK BOTH WAYS WHEN CROSSING THE STREET AND USE A CROSSWALK*
    *MAKE AND CHECK ON YOUR INVESTMENTS ON A REGULAR BASIS*
    *UTILIZE A HELMET AND PROTECTIVE GEAR ON A BICYCLE OR MOTORCYCLE*
    *WEAR A LIFE PRESERVER, CARRY FLARES, AND USE A MARINE RADIO WHEN ON A BOAT*
    *RAISE, SUPPORT, AND EVEN BREED PETS OR LIVESTOCK*
    *KEEP CHILDREN HYDRATED, FED, CLOTHED, SHELTERED, EDUCATED, ENTERTAINED, AND SAFE*
    *STORE FOOD AT PROPER TEMPERATURES TO PREVENT SPOILAGE*
    *TAKE YOUR NEEDED AND PRESCRIBED MEDICINE, SUPPLEMENTS, AND VACCINES*
    *MEASURE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD SUGAR READINGS*
    *USE RADIO, TELEVISION, COMPUTERS, AND SMARTPHONES*
    *USE MAXIMUM UVA/UVB PROTECTION FOR YOUR EYES AND SKIN WHEN OUTDOORS*
    *TEACH THESE THINGS TO FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS, CHILDREN, FAMILY, AND LOVED ONES*

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    YOU ARE USING THE WAYS AND TOOLS
    OF REASON AND SCIENCE!

    YOU DO NOT NEED FAITH OR TRUST IN THE SUPERNATURAL!

    SEE? THAT’S NOT SO BAD!

    WHAT OTHER GREAT, THOUGHTFUL THINGS CAN YOU DO AND LEARN WITHOUT SUPERNATURAL “HELP”?

    (THIS DOCUMENT HAS NO COPYRIGHT. FEEL FREE TO COPY AND REDISTRIBUTE WORLDWIDE BY ANY AND ALL MEANS.)

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    #33586

    TheEncogitationer
    Participant

    Reg and Everybody,

    So, what do you make of it?  Ready for prime time or Gong Show material?

    #33595

    Simon Paynton
    Participant

    I think it’s good, but the use of capitals comes off as a bit insane.  I can understand your general point, but I think it’s crying out for you to make further points.  For example, a Christian might say, this is material health, but it says nothing about spiritual health, which may be related to it.

    #33601

    Yes, feel free to post some more. They could be considered as maxims for everyday life. To many they would be commonsense or as I like to say:

    What is commonsense to one person is special knowledge to another.

    #33615

    PopeBeanie
    Moderator

    linux lovers love lowercase, larry

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