Survey about Religion and Spirituality at BMan

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Survey about Religion and Spirituality at BMan

Postby burningsurvey » Tue Jul 20, 2004 12:32 pm

Greetings Burners Everywhere!

I'm seeking Burning Man participants to contribute to my ethnographic survey on spirituality and religion at the Burning Man festival. I hope to gather a wide variety of ideas on these subjects--from *all* perspectives. Why? Well, the parallels between Burning Man and "religion" have been noted by many folks over the years, but so far no one has undertaken a serious study of this association. I seek to fill that gap.

A bit about me--I'm a doctoral candidate at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and I'm writing my dissertation on Burning Man. I've been coming to Burning Man since 1996, and so have been a participant first, and a participant observer second. I volunteered for several years with the Media Team and have camped with the Blue Light District on and off since 1997.

I hope you will take a few moments to complete this questionnaire:

http://www.randomgroup.com/burningsurvey/

I estimate this will take approximately 20-30 minutes. Your identity will remain anonymous in any printed materials resulting from this survey unless you specifically state that it is okay to refer to you by the name you provide. And please feel free to forward this far and wide.

With much gratitude,

Lee Gilmore
burningsurvey@randomgroup.com
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Postby Glittering Clitoris » Tue Jul 20, 2004 10:37 pm

Sorry I only do multiple choices in my surveys!
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Postby Sensei » Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:08 pm

There's this pudgy cat that lives next door that looks like a four-legged keg. Must be 20 pounds. He comes over to our apartment grounds everyday to crap.

Hope that helps.
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Postby Tancorix » Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:16 pm

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Postby Tiahaar » Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:23 pm

Have a nice shade shelter, comfy chairs/rugs to sit on, and a tub of icy cold beverage cans (something nonalc in there too please for me) out there and I will stop by some afternoon and fill out your survey. No time now...projects are calling.
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Postby burningsurvey » Thu Jul 22, 2004 12:19 pm

Sensei, you might appreciate this Zen koan from the sayings of Master Joshu:

Nansen saw the monks of the eastern and western halls fighting over a cat. He seized the cat and told the monks: `If any of you say a good word, you can save the cat.'

No one answered. So Nansen boldly cut the cat in two pieces.

That evening Joshu returned and Nansen told him about this. Joshu removed his sandals and, placing them on his head, walked out.

Nansen said: `If you had been there, you could have saved the cat.'
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Postby Sensei » Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:02 pm

Fighting monks receive half a cat.
Nansen fulfills his desires.
Joshu rejoices.
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Postby Sensei » Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:42 am

OK, fine, you win... I took your damn survey. Can I have my karma back now, PLEASE?
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Postby technopatra » Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:16 am

If it makes any difference to anybody, I can vouch for the person behind this survey. Very cool, not going to use this info for evil or anything.
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Postby Simply Joel » Fri Jul 23, 2004 4:40 am

technopatra wrote:If it makes any difference to anybody, I can vouch for the person behind this survey. Very cool, not going to use this info for evil or anything.


that is what they said about velcro.
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Postby Rob the Wop » Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:54 am

Simply Joel wrote:
technopatra wrote:If it makes any difference to anybody, I can vouch for the person behind this survey. Very cool, not going to use this info for evil or anything.


that is what they said about velcro.


Ask sheep about Velcro. Evil, evil, evil...
The other, other white meat.
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Postby Sensei » Tue Jul 27, 2004 4:14 pm

Karmic bump.
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Postby Rian Jackson » Tue Jul 27, 2004 4:38 pm

burningsurvey wrote:Sensei, you might appreciate this Zen koan from the sayings of Master Joshu:

Nansen saw the monks of the eastern and western halls fighting over a cat. He seized the cat and told the monks: `If any of you say a good word, you can save the cat.'

No one answered. So Nansen boldly cut the cat in two pieces.

That evening Joshu returned and Nansen told him about this. Joshu removed his sandals and, placing them on his head, walked out.

Nansen said: `If you had been there, you could have saved the cat.'


NO MORE JOSHU!!!!!!!
i got enough of that living in the collective.

at least speak in a computer language that i know i'm not *supposed* to understand.

ok. maybe a little more joshu. just, i want a lollipop after for being a brave girl.
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Postby Sensei » Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:44 pm

Please don't tell me I'm the only one who took the survey. C'mon, people! You heard T.P.! Could use a little help here... Doesn't take as long as he said it would, I promise.
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Postby Sensei » Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:09 pm

OK, here's the deal. I'm bumping this thread once everyday until one of you mugs admits you took the survey (and no fibs).

I have my reasons.
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Postby Silver 2 » Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:22 pm

OK, I took the survey a couple of days after it was announced. Happy now?
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Postby DVD Burner » Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:23 pm

Simply Joel wrote:
technopatra wrote:If it makes any difference to anybody, I can vouch for the person behind this survey. Very cool, not going to use this info for evil or anything.


that is what they said about velcro.


velcro makes a great cock ring. :P
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Postby DVD Burner » Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:24 pm

useful in bondage also. :P




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Postby Sensei » Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:14 pm

Silver 2 wrote:OK, I took the survey a couple of days after it was announced. Happy now?


Well, I'm arching my eyebrow at DVD, but yes, thank you SILVER 2. Now DVD, be a good boy and take the survey, or no ice cream for you.
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Postby BAS » Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:07 pm

Hey, uhm, I am on a dial up here, can I be excused? Plus, I haven't actually attended Burning Man yet. ...and I have a note from my doctor...

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Postby atossab » Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:55 pm

I took it. That was fun, actually.
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Postby Fat SAM » Sat Aug 07, 2004 5:05 pm

I took the survey. For real.
Thanks to Addis, I had more free time.
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Postby Sensei » Sat Aug 07, 2004 5:21 pm

OK. That's more like it. The following is a list I've compiled (I'm at work now, so don't worry - I'm getting paid for this shit) of people who have made appearances in this thread, but have not confirmed that they took the durn survey. Not that you have to confirm that you took it, I'm just sayin'...

BAS - no excuse
DVD - no excuse
Glittering Clitoris - OK, your a damn sock
Simply Joel - AWOL
Rian - biggest mouth on the board; no excuse
Rob The Wop - no excuse
Tancorix - home for once - no excuse
Tiahaar - not that busy
Technopatra - no immunity

Jeez people, FAT Sam show up just a couple of days ago, and boom! He's already taken the survey. Who want to step up the plate next? Hmmm?
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Postby Simply Joel » Sat Aug 07, 2004 6:01 pm

survey taken.

please send my stipend soon.
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Postby Zulegoona » Sat Aug 07, 2004 7:38 pm

I took the survey
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Postby DVD Burner » Sat Aug 07, 2004 8:10 pm

OOooohh man.



Do I have to?
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Postby DVD Burner » Sat Aug 07, 2004 8:28 pm

ok I took the survey.



<sigh>


Well that was'nt so bad. :x :P :D
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wisdom of the ages...please be brief

Postby Tiahaar » Sat Aug 07, 2004 11:55 pm

okokokokok. Done. Though each question could be expounded upon to fill volumes...the Cliff's Notes version was a couple lines each. Of course essay questions were everyone's favorites on tests right? Sure brings back memories....
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Postby Sensei » Mon Aug 09, 2004 4:56 pm

OK, people, you know the drill. Robot roll-call. Everyone line up. Again, I'm not sayin' you have to confirm that you took the survey, I'm just sayin'...

atossab - check
DVD - check
Fat SAM - check
Silver 2 - check
Simply Joel - save the sarcasm, soldier. You volunteered. - check
Tancorix - check
Zulegoona - check

ALRIGHTY THEN! The following is a list - not a loser's list (well, not exactly a loser's list anyway) but just a list of people who are going straight to hell. Sorry. Let me try that again...

The following list of losers... Oops. Once more.

The following is a list of those who, for reasons of their own, have not confirmed taking the survey. And that doesn't make them losers, so you can stop calling them that. They don't like it. How would you like it if I called you loser? I didn't think so. Of course, you took the survey so you're not a loser. As I was saying...

BAS - no excuse
GlitterPuss - no excuse for A.Z.
Rob The Wop - now officially AWOL
Technopatra - again, no immunity
Rian ( a little less talk, a lot more action) Jackson - Once again, biggest yapper on the board, but just a lot of hot air in this thread.

Others who are conspiciously absent (Sensei sees you sitting waaaay in back):

Badger - no excuse
Bob - gone - excused
Diane o' Thirst - no excuse
joya - no excuse
Purplekoosh - no excuse
theCryptofishist - no excuse
Samtzu - no excuse
Stormy - no excuse
stuart - no excuse

C'mon people! Straighten up and fly right. Don't make me walk back there!
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Postby Badger » Mon Aug 09, 2004 7:21 pm

Badger - no excuse


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