In tolerant San Francisco, Proposition 8 backer to head Catholic Church

Sep 23, 2012 Full story: Bellingham Herald 160

Next week, a key player in the passage of Proposition 8 - a man who has decried the "contraceptive mentality" of modern life - will become the leader of the Catholic Church here in the city that thrust same-sex marriage onto the national stage, the birthplace of the Summer of Love.

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Since: Aug 11

Santa Cruz, CA

#117 Oct 4, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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So Blaise Pascal, French philosopher, mathematician, and physicist, who is one of the great minds in Western intellectual history, is irrelevant, according to an anonymous Topix nobody?
Are you kidding me?

We were talking about Pascal's Wager which is irrelevant.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#118 Oct 4, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
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Are you kidding me?
We were talking about Pascal's Wager which is irrelevant.
Blaise Pascal, French philosopher, mathematician, and physicist, who was one of the greatest minds of Western history?

Yes, that Pascal, who coined the wager named after him.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#119 Oct 4, 2012
Philosophy is irrelevant in the sense that it is all, literally, opinion. I see your pascal and raise you one nietzsche.
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
So Blaise Pascal, French philosopher, mathematician, and physicist, who is one of the great minds in Western intellectual history, is irrelevant, according to an anonymous Topix nobody?

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#120 Oct 4, 2012
cpeter1313 wrote:
Philosophy is irrelevant in the sense that it is all, literally, opinion. I see your pascal and raise you one nietzsche ...
You're going to raise me the man who once said: "Thou goest to women? Then do not forget thy whip"?

Nine out of 10 women knew how to take that whip away from Nietzsche, and Nietzsche knew it, so he stayed away from women.

I understand that you do too.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#121 Oct 4, 2012
Do not forget thy quip.

Since: Aug 11

Santa Cruz, CA

#122 Oct 4, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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Blaise Pascal, French philosopher, mathematician, and physicist, who was one of the greatest minds of Western history?
Yes, that Pascal, who coined the wager named after him.
You are repeating yourself and your red herring argument.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#123 Oct 4, 2012
That whooshing sound is my point flying WAY over your head.
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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You're going to raise me the man who once said: "Thou goest to women? Then do not forget thy whip"?
Nine out of 10 women knew how to take that whip away from Nietzsche, and Nietzsche knew it, so he stayed away from women.
I understand that you do too.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#124 Oct 5, 2012
cpeter1313 wrote:
That whooshing sound is ...
... the air rushing between your ears without any impediment whatsoever?

You must not have a brain if you believe Nietzsche bests Pascal.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#125 Oct 5, 2012
I think God bests them all and GOD IS LOVE....

“NOW will ya give me”

Since: Sep 12

some fightin' room ? !

#126 Oct 5, 2012
MiddleWay wrote:
I think God bests them all and GOD IS LOVE....
I'm a church-going Christian, and no He's not. Yahweh is The Creator Of All Things.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#127 Oct 5, 2012
And you must be anencephalic if you think one philosopher "beats" another. Each philosophy stands alone; one cannot be better than another.
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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... the air rushing between your ears without any impediment whatsoever?
You must not have a brain if you believe Nietzsche bests Pascal.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#128 Oct 5, 2012
cpeter1313 wrote:
And you must be anencephalic if you think one philosopher "beats" another. Each philosophy stands alone; one cannot be better than another ...
... because, according to you, "philosophy is irrelevant"?

However, Pascal was more than a philosopher; he was a mathematician who invented the first mechanical adding machine, and a scientist who demonstrated the effect of atmospheric pressure on the equilibrium of liquids, among other accomplishments.

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#129 Oct 5, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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... because, according to you, "philosophy is irrelevant"?
However, Pascal was more than a philosopher; he was a mathematician who invented the first mechanical adding machine, and a scientist who demonstrated the effect of atmospheric pressure on the equilibrium of liquids, among other accomplishments.
Apparently you've never heard of an abacus.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#130 Oct 6, 2012
snyper wrote:
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Apparently you've never heard of an abacus.
What part of "mechanical" don't you understand?

Since: Apr 08

Chagrin Falls, OH

#131 Oct 6, 2012
Joe DeCaro wrote:
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What part of "mechanical" don't you understand?
Joe, you might want to drop that argument. An abacus is a mechanical adding machine.

Since: Aug 11

Santa Cruz, CA

#132 Oct 6, 2012
Gay And Proud wrote:
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Joe, you might want to drop that argument. An abacus is a mechanical adding machine.
Yes it is.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#133 Oct 6, 2012
TucksunJack wrote:
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I'm a church-going Christian, and no He's not. Yahweh is The Creator Of All Things.
Love creates, fear destroys.

God is LOVE.......

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#134 Oct 6, 2012
Gay And Proud wrote:
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Joe, you might want to drop that argument. An abacus is a mechanical adding machine.
Shhhhhhhhhhh, don't mix him up with facts.

They won't change his mind any way.....

Since: Aug 11

Santa Cruz, CA

#135 Oct 6, 2012
MiddleWay wrote:
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Love creates, fear destroys.
God is LOVE.......
I guess the Bible in NOT God then.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#136 Oct 6, 2012
WasteWater wrote:
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I guess the Bible in NOT God then.
If God is not love, their god is fear and hatred.

What a shame..........

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