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So, I was randomly using IRC this morning, seeing where the rabbit trail would lead. I went onto Snoonet (won't disclose which channel, but you can probably guess), and met a guy. He seemed to have interesting ideas, so we struck up a conversation. He showed me a video on religion and it's ills, and I rather liked it. Once I mentioned to him that I prefer to read, he sent me a query with an essay attached. We had a bit more of a conversation while I nodded along, and, I managed to get permission from him to post the essay. And at Gwedin's behest, here it is. Discuss.

http://pastebin.com/MLYhUuuC

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So Sith. Much Dark Side.

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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