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X-mas isn't the only holiday this time of year, so I thought I'd share some comicage of my personal holiday of choice, the secular winter holiday Agnostica!

Comic and animation from Nukees

Date: 2010-12-26 07:40 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Either one - they both come off as way too (ironically) holier-than-thou for their own good.

Date: 2010-12-26 08:16 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
It's not really either of them, I guess - it's the depiction of Agnostica as a celebration which flouts its vaunted superiority over lowly religious holidays by packing in enough scientific and mathematic gobbledegook that it ensures ONLY people who are whiz kids at such subjects can even celebrate it on the right day. I'm sure that's meant to be part of the joke, poking fun at the high-and-mighty ways that some atheists/agnostics put on, but it ruffles my feathers nonetheless, because it's a little too close to reality.

Date: 2010-12-26 08:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
Bah! These pencil-neck eggheads would surely fail at the Feats of Strength at Festivus Dinner!

Date: 2010-12-26 11:27 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
It is possible.

Date: 2010-12-28 10:30 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2010-12-26 11:28 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
*shrugs* Well, I had the same reaction to it the last time it was posted here, so maybe I'm just not the target audience.

Date: 2010-12-26 02:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] destroyed
You're not the only one. Then again, advanced mathematics is the Devil's tongue to me.

Date: 2010-12-26 11:33 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Me too! Just regular old common mathematics often trip me up.

Date: 2010-12-26 11:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ian_karkull
It's no reason not too, either. Polite disagreement is a part of discourse and positive feedback is not the only valid one.
Rex voiced his/her reason for not liking this thoughtfully and respectfully and there's absolutely no reason why he/she shouldn't do so.

Personally, I think that the concept (and comic) is a bit rubbish myself, but to each his own.

Date: 2010-12-27 01:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ian_karkull
No one's denying you your holiday or enjoyment thereof, but this is a discussion board and when you post something, you'll have to be prepared for people offering their opinion on the subject matter and that they might not necessarily agree with you.
We're not trying to be mean or spoil your fun, but our opinions count as much as anyone's.

"If you don't like it, shut up." is the most counterproductive attitude there is.

Date: 2010-12-27 05:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ian_karkull
S/he merely said that the character in the strip came across as insufferable in his/her opinion, nothing more. I'm sorry if you feel this insults you personally somehow, but since nobody actually was insulted, I still feel it's a teensy bit problematic to tell people what and when to post, regardless of the season.

Date: 2010-12-27 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Well, if I only commented on things that WERE my thing, I wouldn't be doing a lot of commenting other than 'yeah, nice stuff', which gets boring. A good rant every now and then does no harm.

Date: 2010-12-27 02:59 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
To be honest, I hadn't realized at the time that Agnostica was a genuine holiday that people actually celebrated. I was under the impression that it had been made up for the strip. I wasn't trying to belittle your enjoyment of the holiday - and if I did come off that way, I apologize - I was grousing about a strip I didn't like because I thought the characters were jerks.

Date: 2010-12-27 03:49 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Ah, so it's mainly a 'fans of the strip' sort of thing. I guess that explains why I never heard of it - it's not a strip I follow.

Date: 2010-12-27 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
I DON'T step in each time and make it known I'm not. The strip irritated me, that's all; doesn't mean other people can't find it funny.

Date: 2010-12-27 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Well, like I said in another post, I didn't realize it was real, so I'm sorry. I thought it was just something made up for the comic.


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