Hello from Long Island, NY

Started by BG, January 02, 2022, 08:34:58 PM

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BG

What brings you to SD?

I was on Roosh V's forum and saw a link posted by a member of the forum after he announced his forum was going to have an Orthodox slant.

Are you a member of other Internet fora?  If so, care to mention which one(s)?

Roosh V's forum.

Why did you choose your username and avatar?


My username is my initials. I did not think of a unique name at the time I registered.

What is your state of life - single, married, religious, or still discerning?

I am married.

I am an ethnically-Jewish, formerly-atheistic convert to Catholicism.


Whereabouts do you live "in real life"? (be as specific or as general as you wish!)


Long Island, New York.

Personality type?

I am likely what is considered a Debater (ENTP) though I am not totally extroverted. I am an ambivert.

Favorite books?

Most of the books I have read in the past few years are about the sexual revolution, which I believe is one of the foremost threats to Western Civilization and the family unit. I have read many books in my life, but here are a few I have read in the past few years.

I am also in the middle of following a Bible reading plan.

Sexual Utopia in Power by Roger Devlin
Sex and Deviance by Guillaume Faye
The New Politics of Sex by Dr. Stephen Baskerville
Sword of Christ by Giles Corey

There are other books that hit home with me, but they are highly politically incorrect. I am unsure if I should list them here.

Favorite movies?

I used to watch many movies before I converted, some of which I still would like to watch again. However, since I converted, I no long approve of most of these movies. So I do not care to list them.

Favorite TV shows?

The same goes for TV shows.

Favorite sports/teams

I no longer watch sports, as I believe, like with most cinema, they have been degraded and lend to idol worship and degenerate culture.

I used to be a bodybuilder, competed once, earned a natural pro card, and never competed again.

Have any hobbies?

Reading, cooking, and I am still a gymrat and dedicated to fitness, but I do not work out in the manner I used to. I plan on being fit my whole life. I lift three times per week and do cardio other days.

Pet peeves: Nosiness and compulsive talking.

Fun random fact about yourself: I do not think any facts about me are fun.

I am looking to communicate with others in the faith, and maybe even meet people near me in real life. The internet has served me well considering I met one of my closest friends from it through another forum unrelated to religion in the past.

TerrorDæmonum

Quote from: BG on January 02, 2022, 08:34:58 PM
Why did you choose your username and avatar?

My username is my initials. I did not think of a unique name at the time I registered.
That is unique in itself! Welcome, BG.

That is a nice name: very short and easy.

QuoteThere are other books that hit home with me, but they are highly politically incorrect. I am unsure if I should list them here.
It is good to be careful about what one publishes publicly, however, you'll find that "politically correct" discourse is not found here.

(Watch out for those who hold a certain view on certain ethnic backgrounds.)

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I used to be a bodybuilder, competed once, earned a natural pro card, and never competed again.
Natural, fake natural, or enhanced?

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Fun random fact about yourself: I do not think any facts about me are fun.
High bar or low bar?

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I am looking to communicate with others in the faith, and maybe even meet people near me in real life. The internet has served me well considering I met one of my closest friends from it through another forum unrelated to religion in the past.

This forum is a bit odd, so be sure to keep a strong sense of self. Don't let the tumult here toss you around.

Michael Wilson

Welcome to the Forum; we have a couple of ethnic-Jews that are converts here; and one at least that lives in N.Y. Area, "Chestertonian".
I agree with you about keeping fit and leaving off the body building; and nixing the movies and t.v. shows.
Great to have you here.
"The World Must Conform to Our Lord and not He to it." Rev. Dennis Fahey CSSP

"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers

Maximilian

As an ex-bodybuilder who is still a "gym rat," you ought to be a nutrition expert.
I've found that "bro science" tends to be way ahead of medical science.

TerrorDæmonum

Quote from: Maximilian on January 02, 2022, 09:31:46 PM
I've found that "bro science" tends to be way ahead of medical science.

There is nothing like someone appealing to science to say something is impossible or does not work when one has lived it to the contrary.


mikemac

Like John Vennari (RIP) said "Why not just do it?  What would it hurt?"
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Jayne

Quote from: BG on January 02, 2022, 08:34:58 PM
Reading, cooking, and I am still a gymrat and dedicated to fitness, but I do not work out in the manner I used to. I plan on being fit my whole life. I lift three times per week and do cardio other days.

I am looking forward to you sharing your perspective on this subject.  I am in my sixties and am especially interested in fitness in terms of its role in healthy aging. 

Secular society has a lot of examples of neglecting health and fitness on one side and obsession with health and fitness on the other.  It is a challenge to find a faith-based middle ground.  You seem to have given some thought to this issue so I look forward to your insights.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto Thine.

red solo cup

non impediti ratione cogitationis

BG

#8
Quote from: red solo cup on January 03, 2022, 05:00:32 AM
  :toth: Have you been to Q School?

Yes, I have a Phd in it. There is no element of the JQ I am not informed on. I am one of the rare ones to spill the beans.

Melkor

Welcome. Cool that you were a natty bodybuilder. How big did you get?
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ

BG

Quote from: Melkor on January 03, 2022, 08:56:54 AM
Welcome. Cool that you were a natty bodybuilder. How big did you get?

I competed at a shredded-to-the-bone 173 pounds at 5'10". I think I will post a faceless picture if everyone is OK with it.

TerrorDæmonum

Quote from: BG on January 03, 2022, 08:59:47 AM
I competed at a shredded-to-the-bone 173 pounds at 5?10?. I think I will post a faceless picture if everyone is OK with it.

It is probably not prudent to do so on the general forum.

Ask for admission to the men's forum which is more private for discussions on physical training and appearance.

BG

Quote from: Pæniteo on January 02, 2022, 08:42:58 PM
Quote from: BG on January 02, 2022, 08:34:58 PM
Why did you choose your username and avatar?

My username is my initials. I did not think of a unique name at the time I registered.
That is unique in itself! Welcome, BG.

That is a nice name: very short and easy.

QuoteThere are other books that hit home with me, but they are highly politically incorrect. I am unsure if I should list them here.
It is good to be careful about what one publishes publicly, however, you'll find that "politically correct" discourse is not found here.

(Watch out for those who hold a certain view on certain ethnic backgrounds.)

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I used to be a bodybuilder, competed once, earned a natural pro card, and never competed again.
Natural, fake natural, or enhanced?

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Fun random fact about yourself: I do not think any facts about me are fun.
High bar or low bar?

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I am looking to communicate with others in the faith, and maybe even meet people near me in real life. The internet has served me well considering I met one of my closest friends from it through another forum unrelated to religion in the past.

This forum is a bit odd, so be sure to keep a strong sense of self. Don't let the tumult here toss you around.

Actual natty.

High bar or safety bar.  :) Low bar destroys the hips for some. I no longer do any barbell bilateral  squats, only lunges, step-ups, and split squats. Nor do I do standard deadlifts anymore. I no longer do any exercises that greatly compress the body, or make me feel awful for days afterward.

I do not mind heated subjects discussed with civility. I will not insult people. I am open to talk about IQ, historical revisionism, race, the JQ, the FQ (female question), immigration, and so on.

Accusations of being an angry incel don't work because I'm married with children. Inceldom is a problem in the West though.

I am not fond of perma-angry, meme-obsessed Trad Cats.

TerrorDæmonum

Quote from: BG on January 03, 2022, 09:06:39 AM
Actual natty.
That is what they all say...

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High bar or safety bar. 
Nice.

QuoteLow bar destroys the hips for some.
It also destroys the "squat" motion for some if they really get good at some methods of it.

QuoteI no longer do any barbell bilateral  squats, only lunges, step-ups, and split squats. Nor do I do standard deadlifts anymore. I no longer do any exercises that greatly compress the body, or make me feel awful for days afterward.
Try goblet squats or front squats. That can improve things. One doesn't need a heavy weight on one's shoulders to squat productively.

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I do not mind heated subjects discussed with civility. I will not insult people. I am open to talk about IQ, historical revisionism, race, the JQ, the FQ (female question), immigration, and so on.
Females don't exist. It is a conspiracy.

QuoteAccusations of being an angry incel don't work because I'm married with children. Inceldom is a problem in the West though.
I am not engrossed in the online discussions which have resulted in these words. I focus on moral theology.

I try to avoid even using the terms I do know, like the pills and such.

QuoteI am not fond of perma-angry, meme-obsessed Trad Cats.
Well, you fond the right place.

Melkor

No conventional deadlift? What about bench press? I guess you don't do any of the big compound movements anymore due to the stress on the body?
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.

"Am I not here, I who am your mother?" Mary to Juan Diego

"Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented." G.K. Chesterton

"Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill." Jesus Christ