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(The Baffler)   We knew that Dilbert guy Scott Adams was weird but you should check out his weird theology   ( thebaffler.com) divider line
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2017-04-15 07:28:30 PM  
TL:DR summary: he's as deluded and self-absorbed as Trump.
 
2017-04-15 08:11:26 PM  
That may be but he's still pretty good at explaining things you may not have thought of

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2017-04-15 08:30:56 PM  
no
 
2017-04-15 08:37:09 PM  
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2017-04-15 08:58:18 PM  
What is with Scotts going Cray-Cray in the middle years to early elder years?

Scott Adams. Orson Scott Card. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Rick Scott--OK the later he started off kinda Cray-Cray. Scott Pinetti--again, there is the argument of being insane for a long, long time, and kinda the point when folks questioned his competency to be receive the death sentence. Scott Stapp from Creed...he isn't all that young, but sort of fallen off the face of the Earth as far as fame goes, and to resurface with Crazy on his mind, that seems to be a good many Scott's MO. Scott Biao. I mean, the list of crazy Scotts just goes on...
 
2017-04-15 10:03:00 PM  

hubiestubert: What is with Scotts going Cray-Cray in the middle years to early elder years?

Scott Adams. Orson Scott Card. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Rick Scott--OK the later he started off kinda Cray-Cray. Scott Pinetti--again, there is the argument of being insane for a long, long time, and kinda the point when folks questioned his competency to be receive the death sentence. Scott Stapp from Creed...he isn't all that young, but sort of fallen off the face of the Earth as far as fame goes, and to resurface with Crazy on his mind, that seems to be a good many Scott's MO. Scott Biao. I mean, the list of crazy Scotts just goes on...


Great Scott.
 
2017-04-15 10:12:17 PM  
I read both of these books in 2007-2008 when I had just graduate from college.  At the time I was what would be described as an objectivist if I ever bothered to write out and and innumerate my thoughts.

No joke, these books actually changed me.  They are breezy reads, they are surprisingly optimistic, and if the religion motivated world leaders heading for a calamity seem like bad guys... they are.  He is envisioning a future in which religious fundamentalism "won" and is leading to a holy war that will end everything.

You don't have to buy into that in the real world, they are science fiction books about a guy with a supernatural intellect who uses humor and viral software to defuse a massive religious war.

I do not agree with Adams current world view any more than I agree with Orson Scott Card's world view.  But I can acknowledge the work he has done is good, and worth reading even if I find the person who wrote it to be not what I expected.
 
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2017-04-15 10:12:52 PM  
MBMBaM - Nice Long Run on Dilbert's Tie
Youtube RDOTTeVIR8U

I always read anything he writes with Justin's alpha-bro-y impression.
 
2017-04-15 10:17:16 PM  
A lover of religious studies myself, I attended a hippy college and smoked my fair share of pot, so I'm pretty sure I've left no stone unturned.

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2017-04-15 11:05:35 PM  
The author thinks that the Dilbert Principle is a business advice book???  Did he actually read it?  Because it's a comedy book.
 
2017-04-15 11:19:32 PM  
Seems like Adams triggered the poor child.
 
2017-04-15 11:23:24 PM  
I've always found it odd that a guy who created a character that's basically the analog for the everyday worker (who realizes that pretty much everyone at the top of his company have about enough braincells betwixt them to be able to draw a smiley face) is somehow a Trump fanboy...
 
2017-04-15 11:43:46 PM  

Iczer: I've always found it odd that a guy who created a character that's basically the analog for the everyday worker (who realizes that pretty much everyone at the top of his company have about enough braincells betwixt them to be able to draw a smiley face) is somehow a Trump fanboy...


Too many Dilbert readers thought he was laughing with the eponymous character, rather than at him...if he thought like Dilbert, he would still *be* a cubicle dweller. The hero was Dogbert.
 
2017-04-16 12:16:40 AM  
extreme mediocrity + extreme self-adulation
 
2017-04-16 12:28:41 AM  
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2017-04-16 12:36:09 AM  

stk: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/RDOTTeVIR8U - 480x360]
I always read anything he writes with Justin's alpha-bro-y impression.


Those guys sound stoned as fark at normal speed.
 
2017-04-16 12:46:09 AM  

NeoCortex42: hubiestubert: What is with Scotts going Cray-Cray in the middle years to early elder years?

Scott Adams. Orson Scott Card. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Rick Scott--OK the later he started off kinda Cray-Cray. Scott Pinetti--again, there is the argument of being insane for a long, long time, and kinda the point when folks questioned his competency to be receive the death sentence. Scott Stapp from Creed...he isn't all that young, but sort of fallen off the face of the Earth as far as fame goes, and to resurface with Crazy on his mind, that seems to be a good many Scott's MO. Scott Biao. I mean, the list of crazy Scotts just goes on...

Great Scott.


Oh crap....
 
2017-04-16 12:52:00 AM  

hubiestubert: What is with Scotts going Cray-Cray in the middle years to early elder years?

Scott Adams. Orson Scott Card. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Rick Scott--OK the later he started off kinda Cray-Cray. Scott Pinetti--again, there is the argument of being insane for a long, long time, and kinda the point when folks questioned his competency to be receive the death sentence. Scott Stapp from Creed...he isn't all that young, but sort of fallen off the face of the Earth as far as fame goes, and to resurface with Crazy on his mind, that seems to be a good many Scott's MO. Scott Biao. I mean, the list of crazy Scotts just goes on...


Scott was cray cray years ago, it isn't new.
 
2017-04-16 01:17:03 AM  

NeoCortex42: hubiestubert: What is with Scotts going Cray-Cray in the middle years to early elder years?

Scott Adams. Orson Scott Card. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Rick Scott--OK the later he started off kinda Cray-Cray. Scott Pinetti--again, there is the argument of being insane for a long, long time, and kinda the point when folks questioned his competency to be receive the death sentence. Scott Stapp from Creed...he isn't all that young, but sort of fallen off the face of the Earth as far as fame goes, and to resurface with Crazy on his mind, that seems to be a good many Scott's MO. Scott Biao. I mean, the list of crazy Scotts just goes on...

Great Scott.


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2017-04-16 01:37:11 AM  
Scott's been in the derp end of the conservative pool for a while now.

/never liked Dilbert anyway
 
2017-04-16 03:02:34 AM  
Headline implies that there exists theology that isn't weird.
 
2017-04-16 05:26:02 AM  
Dilbert anagrams into driblet.

This means something.
 
2017-04-16 08:49:01 AM  
Now that Farside and Calvin and Hobbes are gone, Dilbert is king of the comic strips even if it has gotten scale and repetitive
 
2017-04-16 09:04:57 AM  
I had no idea The Baffler was still being published. Still got some print issues lying around somewhere.
 
2017-04-16 10:34:43 AM  
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Dilbert fans only get to laugh a few times a year. Maybe.
 
2017-04-16 12:20:35 PM  
Scott Adams likes to chug chloraseptic before his bi-weekly glory hole run.

/Allegedly
 
2017-04-16 12:56:55 PM  
Like we need a new rearrangement of old, stale and idiotic religious beliefs. But I can imagine that there will be a newly minted religion based on his paper mumblings at some point in the future, there is no shortage of folks just looking for the next new 'designer religion'. Just look at scientology. . .

Never found Dilbert very funny even though he would manage to snatch something out of the air every once in a while that was giggle-worthy. YMMV
 
2017-04-16 01:01:50 PM  
Admas doesn't have mainstream religious thought!  Burn him at the stake!
 
2017-04-16 01:09:21 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Admas doesn't have mainstream religious thought!  Burn him at the stake!


Oh no, someone criticized Scott Adams! To the snowflakemobile!
 
2017-04-16 01:27:14 PM  
I think Adams is just angry because Jack Chick's stuff was so much better and funnier than DIlbert.

FTFA: ...hell hath no fury like a mediocre man intent on passing himself off as an intellectual powerhouse

Nonsense. Lots of people are nastier than me.
 
2017-04-16 02:08:50 PM  
Adams was merely using hyperbole to sell...  its what master persuaders like him and Trump do.

They just don't get it.

;s
 
2017-04-16 08:30:52 PM  

LectertheChef: AmbassadorBooze: Admas doesn't have mainstream religious thought!  Burn him at the stake!

Oh no, someone criticized Scott Adams! To the snowflakemobile!


That's quite a leap.
 
2017-04-16 08:42:25 PM  

Rocketboy1313: I read both of these books in 2007-2008 when I had just graduate from college.  At the time I was what would be described as an objectivist if I ever bothered to write out and and innumerate my thoughts.

No joke, these books actually changed me.  They are breezy reads, they are surprisingly optimistic, and if the religion motivated world leaders heading for a calamity seem like bad guys... they are.  He is envisioning a future in which religious fundamentalism "won" and is leading to a holy war that will end everything.

You don't have to buy into that in the real world, they are science fiction books about a guy with a supernatural intellect who uses humor and viral software to defuse a massive religious war.

I do not agree with Adams current world view any more than I agree with Orson Scott Card's world view.  But I can acknowledge the work he has done is good, and worth reading even if I find the person who wrote it to be not what I expected.


I read those back in high school, probably around 2004, when I was going through my own kind of intellectual-spiritual crisis, when my beliefs in science, intellectualism, and skepticism forced me to confront my own cognitive dissonance with everything about religion that I was raised to believe. That, and I was really into Scott Adam's stuff. I found the whole levels of consciousness thing to be interesting, and while I agree with some of that philosophy, in hindsight I'm guessing the whole "Avatar" level was just Adams finding a way to make himself (and his followers) feel superior to both intellectuals and religious fanatics or as XKCD succinctly put it:

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For those interested, he gave God's Debris away as a free ebook years ago. It is an interesting thought experiment and a very quick read.
 
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