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Profile Philip Jarrett

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Message 19688 - Posted: 22 Aug 2008, 17:53:47 UTC

Reading the rules, I'm not at all certain my newly created team will pass the restrictions. I am a survivor of religious abuse who is interested in expanding human knowledge as a countermeasure to the rapid spread and global threat posed by Christian Zionism.

The name I gave my team is Christ Killers because that best sums up my beliefs. I'm not a child wearing a black t-shirt designed to shock and offend. I'm a grown man who has spent over a quarter of a century recovering from the abuse I suffered and striving to find ways of fighting back against my abusers.

Resistance to Christian Zionism...a term that may be new to many of you...is the single most important task of our time. By CZ I am referring to far right wing politics thinly disguised as Christianity by the Left Behind media industry and the Fundamentalist/Charismatic juggernaut.

I'm not sure why a site such as this would have to be 'kid friendly.' To suggest that my beliefs are 'hate-related' is an Orwellian perversion.

Perhaps I am being too hasty. I would certainly not want to jump to an unmerited conclusion.

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Message 19690 - Posted: 22 Aug 2008, 21:15:58 UTC - in response to Message 19688.  

I'm not sure why a site such as this would have to be 'kid friendly.'

It's not just adults that use BOINC to run projects. Teenagers (and younger), also use it.

To suggest that my beliefs are 'hate-related' is an Orwellian perversion.

Your team name contains the word Killers.

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Message 19695 - Posted: 22 Aug 2008, 23:42:18 UTC - in response to Message 19690.  

I'm not sure why a site such as this would have to be 'kid friendly.'

It's not just adults that use BOINC to run projects. Teenagers (and younger), also use it.

To suggest that my beliefs are 'hate-related' is an Orwellian perversion.

Your team name contains the word Killers.


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Message 19696 - Posted: 22 Aug 2008, 23:51:55 UTC - in response to Message 19695.  

I'm not sure why a site such as this would have to be 'kid friendly.'

It's not just adults that use BOINC to run projects. Teenagers (and younger), also use it.

To suggest that my beliefs are 'hate-related' is an Orwellian perversion.

Your team name contains the word Killers.


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Killing the Christ refers to a well known axiom concerning the Buddha. Preciseily: "If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him." My intention was to Westernize this concept and the most obvious Westernization would be "If you meet the Christ on the road, kill him."

I do not mean to refer to the common antisemitic term for Jewish people as "Christ Killers", it would make no sense, since I am referring to myself and those who would join my team as a "Christ Killers" and I am not Jewish.

Again, the concept of reducing all communications on the Internet to that which can be viewed by a child is ridiculous and a flat out excuse for censorship. It is part and parcel of the dumbing down of science to the point of castrating it of all possibility of being a meaningful discussion.

Furthermore, it is the Christian Zionist who are, in fact, blatantantly and obviously antisemitic in as much as their Apocalptic views start with the removal of all Christians from the earth in the Rapture and the resultant plagues and the calamities to be endured on the Earth are directed towards the Jewish people in an effort to get them to accept the "Christ" as their Messiah.

If I were you, I'd be more concerned about the issues I raise and less concerned about the "political correctness" of my teams name.
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Message 19722 - Posted: 23 Aug 2008, 21:48:50 UTC

OK, I've decided to change the name of the team I've established. I realized the Christ Killers is too harsh and, because of its association with antisemitism, is inappropriate.

Instead I am calling my team The Anti-Christians.

Nothing objectionable about that?

And, if you want an explanation of that name, I suggest you read the team description I wrote.

I'm tired now and I'm going to get off the Internet...god, I hate this world of smoke and mirrors.

You know the basis of the world of The Matrix was gotten totally backwards? You watched the movie and came away with the idea that the world of video games and the Net was the real world. Am I the only one whose actually read Jean Baudrillard's Simulacra and Simulation?


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Message 23636 - Posted: 12 Mar 2009, 16:17:54 UTC - in response to Message 19696.  

If I were you, I'd be more concerned about the issues I raise and less concerned about the "political correctness" of my teams name.


I am less concerned about your team name and more concerned about your mental health. see a psychiatrist my friend.
ok fixed it ;)
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