• BatWatch posted
    I'm taking a break from ComicVine forums for at least a week. I keep wanting to get on Off-Topic forums and discuss interesting to...
  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic Free speech on University campus?. on the Off-Topic board

    @averywetfrog: I don't really see mockery as a particularly constructive tool at least not when you are trying to talk to someone who disagrees with you. In all the cases I experienced, Professors did...

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic Christian Woman kills five ISIS militants.. on the Off-Topic board

    @pooty: The Bibke says Jesus drove them out with the whip. The most obvious meaning would be that he used it on them, but I suppose you could say he just threatened them...though even so, he is threat...

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic Free speech on University campus?. on the Off-Topic board

    @averywetfrog: As a small government guy, I can say that there is a huge liberal bias in college where many leftist Professors regularly shoved their political views on to the class. I think there is ...

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic Christian Woman kills five ISIS militants.. on the Off-Topic board

    @neghead: I see what you are saying.I'm not sure if the Americans were there illegally of not. I assumed they were there with the consent of the government though even if they were not, I would not eq...

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic Christian Woman kills five ISIS militants.. on the Off-Topic board

    I suggest we try not to be offensive here. There are good conversations happening, but we should avoid the urge to speak in condemning generalities about the other side even if we are responding to wh...

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic Christian Woman kills five ISIS militants.. on the Off-Topic board

    @lvenger: What would you have done, Lvenger? I remember our first long conversation was about use of lethal force, and I know you are absolutely against it in most cases, but I thought you did say you...

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic ISIS destroys 3,000 year-old artifacts in the name of Islam. on the Off-Topic board

    @pooty: Free will - "The ability to choose how to act"As far as I'm concerned, there is no difference between free will and the ability to make decisions. If you believe you can make decisions, then y...

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic Christian Woman kills five ISIS militants.. on the Off-Topic board

    @lvenger: Words have multiple meanings. When translation is involved, the translator has to pick the best word in the new language to summarize it even if it doesn't have the exact same meaning as the...

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic Free speech on University campus?. on the Off-Topic board

    Interesting.He is overly hostile, and I don't appreciate that. I think if he had tempered his language a bit, he would have been more persuasive.As far as the substance of what he said, I have no idea...

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic ISIS destroys 3,000 year-old artifacts in the name of Islam. on the Off-Topic board

    @pooty: I agree we have limits to our choices, but having limited choice is not the same as having no choice. I cannot choose to grow wings and fly. Does that mean I cannot choose whether I wear a bla...

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic The Divine Comedy (Dante's Inferno). on the Off-Topic board

    I read passages when I was in college, and it's pretty cool. It deeply influenced people's perceptions of Hell.I have no idea the translation I read, but I suspect any translation for sell would be fi...

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic Christian Woman kills five ISIS militants.. on the Off-Topic board

    I'm always 100% in support of someone who kills an attacker who threatens serious bodily harm, so props to the girl.As to whether this story can be trusted, Shoebat isn't just some random schmoe. He h...

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic What kind of humor do you prefer?. on the Off-Topic board

    I'm not going to vote because I think the categories are too difficult to qualify. I like word plays, meta, unexpected, character based stuff.

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic What's The Last Comic You Read?. on the Off-Topic board

    @crazyscarecrow: Holy crap! On MyComicShop.com, they are trying to auction a copy rated as 3.0 for $170. Granted, the auction prices are usually inflated, but still.

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic What's The Last Comic You Read?. on the Off-Topic board

    @crazyscarecrow: $5? What? How old is that thing? I'm not great at dating comics that old because I rarely see them, but I would guess that to be late early sixties material. Was it in really horrible...

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic Feminist Redesign of Classic Sexy Characters.... on the Off-Topic board

    @frozen: Ah, okay. I thought maybe you had a more detailed comparison between colonialism and the social justice movement or perhaps an elaborate metaphor showing the similarities between the two.

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic Let Your Woman Read Your Text Messages From The Last Year??. on the Off-Topic board

    Yeah, let's "pretend" the cell phone companies have records of our texts. Let's "pretend" the NSA has them too.I would let my wife read them though the 2,000 dollars would just go to the same place, s...

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic ISIS destroys 3,000 year-old artifacts in the name of Islam. on the Off-Topic board

    @king_saturn: You now agree with me that seeing the future in no way takes away free will, so you have changed your argument to say it is not God perceiving the future which ends free will but the fac...

  • BatWatch posted a message in the forum topic Feminist Redesign of Classic Sexy Characters.... on the Off-Topic board

    @frozen: Your phrase "cultural colonialists" intrigues me. What do you mean by that?