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  • christ_child

    Since Steve Jobs departed for the kingdom, why doesnt Microsoft buy out Apple and integrate those products with theirs.  I think a hybrid of Mac OS X and Windows would be a wonderful idea.  They could put Windows Phone on the iPhome and Microsoft would have a bunch of marketshare.  

    Thank you and god bless you all. 

  • W3bbo

    Microsoft can't afford to. Have you seen Apple's Market cap lately? Hmm, wait a sec: obvious troll is obvious.

  • christ_child

    Actually no, I dont follow things like that and I would appreciate it if I ask a serious question, I get a serious answer there is no "trolling" involved.  God bless you.

  • vesuvius

    @W3bbo: I had my suspicions with the initial post, and I am not afraid to throw my hat in and say "I think this is trolling" of biblical proportions.

    People are sensitive to people of overt religious conviction, and I would never want to offend anyones religious beliefs, Christian or not, so I think is best to leave God out, posting in non religious forums. It is possible to be a good disciple without mentioning god every two seconds.

    There is a time and place for everything, and it is possible to communicate your beliefs with more subtlety and grace (as other niners do) or start separate threads.

  • W3bbo

    The.OP seems self-styled after the Catholic archetype, especially the "sacred heart" avatar - something the other denominations distance themselves from, but otherwise Catholics are subtle and not imposing.. A "true" Christian obsessive tend to post differently (emphasis on proselytizing and being "saved"), if anyone can remember the "how to get into heaven" spam from 2005/2006, or that guy who went into every thread, even archived ones, and cited scripture whenever anyone said "god" or "Christ" regardless of context (especially when done in vain), be he wasn't trolling.

  • Ray7

    @christ_child: Given the values of both companies it'd probably be easier for Apple to buy Microsoft.

     

  • christ_child

    @Ray7:It just surprises me that Apple doesnt pursue a merger then both companies have innovative portfolios and I think the product line would actually evolve a lot.

  • christ_child

    @W3bbo:  I dont see the need to argue religon with you.  He is my lord and savior and I have a relationship with god, if you dont or if you havent accepted Jesus Christ as your lord and savior that is your choice and one you have to live with.  I respect people and their religous beliefs whether you are christian, muslim or whatever.  I just ask that you respect mine.  If when I say god bless you, I offend you its not directed at any one person in general.its directed towards you all... If you had false prophets in here before and ones that just used this as a platform Im sorry.  I came to Channel 9 to learn more about Windows 7 and Microsoft technolgies in general which includes asking questions and sometimes we may have disagreements.

     

    Thank you and god bless you ALL.

  • Blue Ink

    @christ_child: yep, good idea. I'm sure antitrust committees would be delighted too... think of the fun they could have arranging firing squads.

  • figuerres

    , christ_child wrote

    @Ray7:It just surprises me that Apple doesnt pursue a merger then both companies have innovative portfolios and I think the product line would actually evolve a lot.

    not going to happen anytime soon.

    there are many reasons why.   it's a long and detailed history to understand why.  if you do not have time to learn the history then just take it that many folks here know what we are saying.

     

  • vesuvius

    @christ_child: Unfortunately, like most forums, there are people that get thrills from posting inflammatory - even racist material - so much so it gets quite tiring.

    Frequently you log into the forum, and hope to catch up on erudite debate, you find some trickster stopping at nothing (even God) just so they can get their cheap thrills.

    Like the Law, people accept that miscarriages of Justice occur, much like the apprehension you encounter, this is not malice, but fatigue from idiots.

  • cbae

    , christ_child wrote

    @W3bbo:  I dont see the need to argue religon with you.  He is my lord and savior and I have a relationship with god, if you dont or if you havent accepted Jesus Christ as your lord and savior that is your choice and one you have to live with.

    When authentic religious people post condescending things like this, it suggests that they don't respect other people's religious beliefs or lack thereof.

    I respect people and their religous beliefs whether you are christian, muslim or whatever.  I just ask that you respect mine.

    Religious people can ask for respect of their beliefs, but they shouldn't expect it when they're both patronizing and proselytizing.

    If when I say god bless you, I offend you its not directed at any one person in general.its directed towards you all... If you had false prophets in here before and ones that just used this as a platform Im sorry.  I came to Channel 9 to learn more about Windows 7 and Microsoft technolgies in general which includes asking questions and sometimes we may have disagreements.

     

    Thank you and god bless you ALL.

    I suspected that you were a poe from the start, but obviously I could be wrong. And that's really what makes poes what they are--they're indistinguishable from those that are being sincere.

    Peace be with you. Shalom. Have a noodly day.

  • Dr Herbie

    , cbae wrote

    *snip*

    Have a noodly day.

    Hadn't heard that one before -- must start using it.

    Darwin be with you.

    Herbie

  • rjdohnert

    @cbae:" When authentic religious people post condescending things like this, it suggests that they don't respect other people's religious beliefs or lack thereof."

    No it just means that he is just communicating where he stands.  Instead of inflamming a situation just move on and lets see what happens.  If he is a troll when he doesnt get attention he will move on.

    " Religious people can ask for respect of their beliefs, but they shouldn't expect it when they're both patronizing and proselytizing."

    And you are being what?  Patronizing and proselytizing.  Who is the troll here?

    "I suspected that you were a poe from the start, but obviously I could be wrong. And that's really what makes poes what they are--they're indistinguishable from those that are being sincere."

    Wait and see what happens and dont feed the trolls.

  • W3bbo

    , rjdohnert wrote

     

    Wait and see what happens and dont feed the trolls.

    The ironic thing is by repeating the "don't feed the trolls" mantra it's still acknowledging the troll.

  • Bass

    God bless you too.

  • cbae

    , rjdohnert wrote

    @cbae:" When authentic religious people post condescending things like this, it suggests that they don't respect other people's religious beliefs or lack thereof."

    No it just means that he is just communicating where he stands.  Instead of inflamming a situation just move on and lets see what happens.  If he is a troll when he doesnt get attention he will move on.

    This would be "communicating where he stands":

    I dont see the need to argue religon with you.  He is my lord and savior and I have a relationship with god...

    This would be patronizing and proselytizing:

    if you dont or if you havent accepted Jesus Christ as your lord and savior that is your choice and one you have to live with.

    " Religious people can ask for respect of their beliefs, but they shouldn't expect it when they're both patronizing and proselytizing."

    And you are being what?  Patronizing and proselytizing.  Who is the troll here?

    No, I was being neither there. You did equivalent of accusing somebody who rebukes racism as being racist themselves.

    Do you even know what proselytizing means? Here, have a look:

    1. To induce someone to convert to one's own religious faith.
    2. To induce someone to join one's own political party or to espouse one's doctrine.

    And THAT was just example of being patronizing, since you apparently don't know what that means either.

    Oops. I did it again.

  • Craig_​Matthews

    Except that he wasn't trying to convert anyone, and only espoused his beliefs when they were brought up by others. The only thing he did initially was end his post (which had nothing to do with religion) using a closing that Christians use every day, in every circumstance, with all kinds of people. It was other people who took the closing of his post as something more than what it was and made an issue of it.

     

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