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Old 10-07-2013, 13:57   #46
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Re: Boat Name Change?

Raku-
Actually, you did say that, in #35:
"but there are people who believe they have to appease this fictional god, "

So perhaps you meant they thought it was a fictional god, as opposed to what you wrote, which was your own words referring to a fictional god.

Or perhaps you didn't say it, and a real god came down and editted your post, just to mess with you. Loki would be a good candidate for that.<G>
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Old 10-07-2013, 14:50   #47
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Raku-
Actually, you did say that, in #35:
"but there are people who believe they have to appease this fictional god, "

So perhaps you meant they thought it was a fictional god, as opposed to what you wrote, which was your own words referring to a fictional god.

Or perhaps you didn't say it, and a real god came down and editted your post, just to mess with you. Loki would be a good candidate for that.<G>

I did call Neptune a fictional god, and I think the Norse and Roman versions as well.

What I didn't do was comment on any other gods, nor will I. I'll go back and quote both posts for your benefit, so you can see that you made assumptions, things I didn't say. You imagined that there was more I believe and then quizzed me about it. Maybe Loki helped you read my post.
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Raku-
Actually, you did say that, in #35:
"but there are people who believe they have to appease this fictional god, "

So perhaps you meant they thought it was a fictional god, as opposed to what you wrote, which was your own words referring to a fictional god.

Or perhaps you didn't say it, and a real god came down and editted your post, just to mess with you. Loki would be a good candidate for that.<G>
Here you go, Hello -- here is where Loki steered you wrong. it's your post ...

"Raku-
"this fictional god,"
So, you are saying that particular god is fictional but other(s) are real?

How is one to know?

There could be a million gods, or just one with a million faces/facets/names. Or none. How is one to know which one(s) are fictional?"

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You see the part in bold? I never said THAT. Loki (or you) put those words in my mouth, as it were (those fictional gods can make a lot of trouble!)

I most definitely said that Neptune is a fictional god.

I never said whether or not any other(s) are real. And, i'm not going to. I'm not going to debate religion on this board.
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Old 15-07-2013, 20:09   #49
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I paid my penance in the form of forms and funds to Falling Waters, WV. Removed all traces and references to the old name ("Sparkle" - ugh) from the boat. Then I poured some Jack Daniels on the bow and into the water and introduced the boat under her new name to God, the wind and waters and asked for their indulgence.

I believe in God, but not necessarily the forms religions take to solicit and market Him/Her.
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I paid my penance in the form of forms and funds to Falling Waters, WV. Removed all traces and references to the old name ("Sparkle" - ugh) from the boat. Then I poured some Jack Daniels on the bow and into the water and introduced the boat under her new name to God, the wind and waters and asked for their indulgence.

I believe in God, but not necessarily the forms religions take to solicit and market Him/Her.

I like the idea of "christening" your boat with a little of your favorite alcoholic drink, just to make the boat more a part of you. That would be expensive for me as I like good champagne, but ... that's life.

I agree with you. SPARKLE is an uninspired name for a boat. And a tough mark to meet!
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Best way to toast the boat is to drink the booze, and later pee on the bow !! Now this makes as much sense as a lot of post's in this silly thread! LOL Pay your money to the coasties and change the name of the boat !! Don't get so carried away!! Its a boat not a church !! just my 2 cents
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Best way to toast the boat is to drink the booze, and later pee on the bow !! Now this makes as much sense as a lot of post's in this silly thread!
ROFL! That is an inspired suggestion. You need to elaborate though. Is this part of a public ceremony or strictly private or just a couples thing?
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ROFL! That is an inspired suggestion. You need to elaborate though. Is this part of a public ceremony or strictly private or just a couples thing?
I think its both private and public.

you have the party supply lost of drink of what you believe should be human filtered before the 'christening' and to show how much you love your vessel you have to make sure you imbibe more of the ceremonial drink than anyone(or everyone if your really doing it right)else. then while noone is looking you sneak off and christen away all over the bow. probably several times through the course of the night.
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Best way to toast the boat is to drink the booze, and later pee on the bow !! Now this makes as much sense as a lot of post's in this silly thread! LOL Pay your money to the coasties and change the name of the boat !! Don't get so carried away!! Its a boat not a church !! just my 2 cents

Exactly, except that I'm not going to pee on my boat. It's not going to get a LOT of champagne! But a little bit? Sure.
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ROFL! That is an inspired suggestion. You need to elaborate though. Is this part of a public ceremony or strictly private or just a couples thing?

Yes.
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Sounds to me "freak squall" like he should have had the ceremony.
Sometimes the irony is jest is lost jeanathon.

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Not sure what that means, but yes to the irony. I laughed out loud at that post.
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Actually, the correct way to do it in the traditional re-naming ceremony is to have a VIRGIN pee on the bow of the boat (i know ... who writes this stuff?)

In any case, we skipped this part in our otherwise very traditional ceremony. The only virgins we know are kids or grandkids ... and it seemed a bit of a strain on family loyalty to ask this of them.

So far Neptune and the Wind Gods Aeolus, Anemoi, Broeas, Eurus, Notus, and Zephyrus seems to have forgiven us for the omission. But we gave them LOTS of champagne and red wine, to make up for any mistakes in the ceremony.

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I changed my boats name by sanding off the old- southern cross, and ill stick the new one on and go sailing. I hope god appreciates my pragmatism. I'm thinking about "Recombobulated" but I'm not sure if I can use a fake word and I'd hate to have to spell that over a radio...
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In any case, we skipped this part in our otherwise very traditional ceremony. The only virgins we know are kids or grandkids ... and it seemed a bit of a strain on family loyalty to ask this of them.

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Depending on the age of the kids, take the diaper off and let them play up there a few minutes and your boat is sure to be divinely christened. I have a 14 month old I can lend you.
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