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Old 2007-01-07, 06:28 AM   #1
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Why are there so many religious threads?

Theres nothing wrong with expressing your beliefs, but come on...don't crowd the just conversation section of the forum with them.

This thread is for anyone who unicycles because its FUN, or because its good exercise, or for any other valid reason. So long as its not for someone else.

So sign yourself up, put your name on the list.

We can get started on t-shirts!! jk
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Old 2007-01-07, 06:33 AM   #2
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So we are not allowed to unicyle for some one else... thats a stupid rule... um yeah pretty lame... good job...
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Old 2007-01-07, 06:35 AM   #3
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Old 2007-01-07, 06:41 AM   #4
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Would someone who rides to bring joy to underprivileged children not be allowed to join this group?

The concept of the group was nice but that one rule obviously ruins it.

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Old 2007-01-07, 07:27 AM   #5
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The concept of the group was nice but that one rule obviously ruins it.
Actually, it's the literalist attitude of the respondents that ruins it.
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Old 2007-01-07, 10:13 AM   #6
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Surprisingly, I was thinking along related but opposite lines: next Sunday, I'm going to go to church for the sake of unicycling.

How can someone be "underprivilieged"? A privilege is something that it's good to have, but to which you have no automatic entitlement. So an underprivileged person is someone who doesn't have enough stuff that he'd like to have but isn't automatically entitled to anyway. For example, I'm underprivileged because I don't have a yacht.

I think that if someone wants to unicycle for Christ/Allah/Buddha/Cthulhu, underprivileged children or stoicism, they should post in JC saying exactly what unicycling they have done for that particular deity, cause or philosophical ideal, rather than writing about the deity, cause or philosophical ideal per se.

I ride a unicycle when time and health permit because I enjoy it for its own sake. It's quite fun, you know. You have to balance on one wheel and pedal.
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Old 2007-01-07, 12:48 PM   #7
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I ride a unicycle when time and health permit because I enjoy it for its own sake. It's quite fun, you know.
Precisely the same reason here. But fun for who?

Much as I hate to sound so utterly selfish, that sentence should be modified to "It's quite fun for me". I don't unicycle for anyone else.

There are those amongst the General Public who think that it's cool, there are those who think it's crazy, and those who think it's stupid. But I'm slowly learning that quite frankly I simply don't give a toss about what other people think about what I'm doing.

Those variety of reactions still amaze me to this day, and I still cannot reach a conclusion why they react the way they do. I'm not doing them any harm in the process of having fun or getting fitter, therefore it is purely their problem.

I suppose there is the rare chance that I unicycle with other unicyclers. It's nice to have like-minded company, so in one way I'm unicycling for the other unicyclers in the group with me. On the other hand, we then become a group that says "We unicycle for each other, not for anyone else".

And for those of you reading this who think my thoughts are extreme, I am talking to thousands of other unicycle riders out there who will know what I'm getting at. So in a way, I could be saying "I unicycle for all the other unicyclers around the world".

But at the end of the day, the perfect summary is "I unicycle for me.". Not anyone else.
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You have to balance on one wheel and pedal.
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Old 2007-01-07, 01:17 PM   #8
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Count me in!

I unicycle because I like unicycling. Sure, there are other reasons too, like exercise and learning control, but that's the main one.
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Old 2007-01-07, 02:02 PM   #9
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YEAHHHHhhhhehh

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i dont get it, i unicycle for my to have a massive 6 pack and unuisually massive biseps



like this guy......hes my hero *giggles*




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Old 2007-01-07, 02:11 PM   #10
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Old 2007-01-07, 02:18 PM   #11
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Old 2007-01-07, 02:38 PM   #12
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Old 2007-01-07, 03:23 PM   #13
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I think that if someone wants to unicycle for Christ/Allah/Buddha/Cthulhu, underprivileged children or stoicism, they should post in JC saying exactly what unicycling they have done for that particular deity, cause or philosophical ideal, rather than writing about the deity, cause or philosophical ideal per se.
Mikefule you have a very elegant way of expressing things!
My english is unsufficient to explain why though I like the fact that JC reflects diversity I feel unease when people start marketing their religious belief. As I exposed in another thread issues are more important than package and I consider religion a fairly private thing: we can talk about it but not boast about it. The comparison I made was talking in some ways about your religion is like talking of your sex life: you've got to be prudent (sorry but the comparison had hurt some people on the forum but I was'nt aware of something that could better reflect my feelings )
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Old 2007-01-07, 05:07 PM   #14
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Actually, it's the literalist attitude of the respondents that ruins it.

Exactly.
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Old 2007-01-07, 09:09 PM   #15
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