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Post by Philly Homer on 2010-12-23, 00:57

Do you have anything you believe in so strongly that you've made an commitment that you won't break for anything? Like being vegetarian/vegan or an avid environmentalist (and no, driving a hybrid doesn't count)? I personally am straight edge. No drinking, no smoking, no gratuitous sex. No fun, basically. I like good, clean living. I draw large "X"s on the backs of my hands and on my ankles with Sharpies. I mosh and cause injuries at hardcore shows. And I am sometimes an asshole, but edge is just something I believe strongly in.

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Post by A-BIack_Man on 2010-12-23, 01:08

now i understand what all of those x's in peoples' usernames mean, like x"username"x.
now they probably don't know what it means, so i can make em look like idiots.

but i hate drugs too, about 70-80% of the kids in my school smoke weed regularly...no joke.

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Re: Beliefs and Unbreakable Pledges

Post by Philly Homer on 2010-12-23, 01:14

Yeah there are a lot of bands that do that too. Like xLooking Forwardx or xGracex.

I bet you 99.99% of the people who have "x"s in their usernames and stuff have never even heard of straight edge. Hardcore in general is not popular, let alone straight edge hardcore. And meh, weed is whatever. It's better than other stuff they could be doing. My school's the same way and I've just learned to deal with it and not be an intolerant dick. Not saying that you are by the way.
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Post by Destral on 2010-12-23, 01:46

(Insert cheesy promise/pledge of being as selfless as I can here.)

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Post by Darkwing on 2010-12-23, 01:51

I think that can be taken a little too far though, I mean no prescription drugs? What if you just came out of, I dunno, open heart surgery? You not gonna take the meds required? You not gonna take anesthetic during the procedure?

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Post by Darkwing on 2010-12-23, 01:53

Oh and as for no fun, I doubt that, you seem to enjoy and have fun with doing what you do, you just don't have fun in the sense that you get plastered every weekend. Now I, I have no fun.

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Post by Shemuel on 2010-12-23, 08:03

Fair play to you. I draw the line at drugs and cigarettes, but I do drink. At some points I probably could be classified as an alcoholic, so there goes years off my life expectancy.
What do you mean by gratuitous sex? None before marriage, or just as long as you don't enjoy it?

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Post by Philly Homer on 2010-12-23, 11:14

DW, we mean drugs as the kind that you'd only be able to get from dealers off the street at night. Stuff like cocaine, meth, heroine, etc. Medication is fine.

Shem, gratuitous sex is actually pretty broad in this case. Some hardliners take it to mean no sex whatsoever, but most just take it to mean that you don't just go and sleep around whenever you want to. Like if you have a girlfriend, stay faithful and don't cheat.
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Post by Darkwing on 2010-12-23, 11:15

In a non-extreme sense, it's almost Christian, just without the God bit

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Post by Philly Homer on 2010-12-23, 11:17

That's kinda where it's based off of, and it's why Christians should be straight edge. Minus the hardcore part, cause I doubt 99% of them like that kind of music. Heh.
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Post by Darkwing on 2010-12-23, 11:21

Yeah, in all technicality, Christians aren't supposed to practice drugs, alcoholism (though some alcohol is OK, just not getting drunk) pre-marital sex etc. And on the topic of music, I find myself liking classical/baroque all of a sudden, just one more thing to add to my musical preferences I guess Smile

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Post by Philly Homer on 2010-12-23, 11:28

And thus creeps in the religion part and no one will want to post in this now Smile
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Re: Beliefs and Unbreakable Pledges

Post by Darkwing on 2010-12-23, 11:30

Nah, I bash people on the head if they start talking religion. Did you ever take a course in school either called or similar to Media Studies?

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Post by Philly Homer on 2010-12-23, 11:39

Nope, never taken anything like that. So I don't really know the impact media has on you lives or anything of the sort.
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Re: Beliefs and Unbreakable Pledges

Post by Darkwing on 2010-12-23, 11:41

I think you might've liked it. We went into things like sub-cultures and cultures and their origins and influences on each other, I really quite enjoyed the course

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Post by Philly Homer on 2010-12-23, 11:48

Yeah, that stuff interests me a lot. It's why I like my lit class so much too: we learn about cultures around the world and seeing the similarities between everything is just great.
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Post by Vedic on 2010-12-23, 14:34

I don't drink, don't smoke, don't do drugs, in the words of Morgan Freeman I'm a miracle
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Re: Beliefs and Unbreakable Pledges

Post by Darkwing on 2010-12-23, 14:36

I drink a little from time to time, but it's not even enough to make me feel giddy or anything

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