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#580490
Dec 31, 2012
 
River Tam wrote:
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Which one impregnated the little girl so she could give birth to...itself?
Now my brain is itching again.
There's no "which one", they're all the same being.

Put you finger in your butt, that's where your brain is :)

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#580491
Dec 31, 2012
 
wilderide wrote:
Sometimes faith is a virtue. It's subjective. Faith in religion, however, is just credulity.
I'm speaking of faith as a way of knowing, or justification for belief.

There is a specific kind of faith, different from a way of knowing, that I could consider to be a virtue, but I would rather treat that as a separate idea. I'd also clearly differentiate between faith and trust. Religious faith is very similar to misplaced trust, but I still differentiate between those two concepts.

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#580492
Dec 31, 2012
 
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Right, thanks.
Then why is there a thought amongst some atheists that say we own guns (fight death) because we're not true believers or we're "closet atheists"?
That's just crazy, IMO.
it's not crazy.

Your "better place" awaits you.

Why would you not want to go there as soon as you could?

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Dec 31, 2012
 

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Oh, ok. I thought the debate was: when is it a life? When is it alive?
That's the crux, isn't it? Deciding when it's ok. That's why pro-lifers say it's a child at conception - to make the rest of us feel guilty for killing a child.
Then the pro-choicers say that the point of the fetus being a child is undetermined, to keep the choice going.
I can't say at what point it becomes a child, but I do believe its a life and it's alive at the point of conception.
Yes, when each person defines a fetus as a child most likely determines when and whether that person considers an abortion a relatively benign medical procedure or murder. I just don't get the whole "life begins at conception" argument. I realize you aren't making that argument, but I agree that a a fertilized egg is alive, but then so were the sperm and egg before they met. So were my tonsils before they were removed. I mean if one were to argue that life (i.e. a child) begins at conception, then God is the biggest abortionist around, as more than 50% of pregnancies end in miscarriages. So isn't God pro-choice? Well, it's own choice anyway?
"Yes. Observation". Is it your opinion or not? Your argument that Christian women are "encouraged" to stay home rather than work is dubious at best. I've been a Christian all my life, I've known many Christians, I've never known one woman encouraged to not work.
Yes, it's my opinion based on observation. I don't have statistics to cite as to the ratio of pro-life males vs females. As to women not working, then you have not hung around Fundie Christians, because for the most part their ideology does frown on women working. They are made to have and raise babies, and be submissive and obedient to their husbands, and Paul dictates in many of the letters attributed to him. I'm certainly not suggesting all Christians think that way, only a small (but sadly, politically powerful) minority. But I do think they are supported in their view by what the Bible says.

Which actually brings up what might be a more interesting topic: when is the Bible to be taken literally, when figuratively, and is there a rationale for saying that some parts (such as instructions on slavery) can be acknowledged to be outdated?

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#580494
Dec 31, 2012
 
Kimberly2hot wrote:
How about you Goldilocks, how did get off the main highway and decide to ride the dirt roads?
I only care about the truth. If you were half the person you THINK you are, then you'd be able to convince me that I'm wrong, but all you can do is trash talk, and that says more about you than anything.

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Dec 31, 2012
 
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Excuse meee-eeee.....
The UK has more gun crime [[{{~~ per capita ~~}}]] than the US.
Take another look. "Gun crime" is neither in the quote nor in the citation. Dude, just concede, seriously. It's not there.

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Dec 31, 2012
 
wilderide wrote:
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Take another look. "Gun crime" is neither in the quote nor in the citation. Dude, just concede, seriously. It's not there.
Lol, what? It's under the section called "Firearm crime".....

What else do you think it's talking about? Maybe daisies, huh....

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#580497
Dec 31, 2012
 
Tide with Beach wrote:
Faith is not a virtue.
The thread will now split into teams to argue the point.
We must have patience then.

That's a virtue.

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#580498
Dec 31, 2012
 
wilderide wrote:
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Take another look. "Gun crime" is neither in the quote nor in the citation. Dude, just concede, seriously. It's not there.
Here it is again, followed my the following sentence:

"The United Kingdom has a total recorded crime rate per capita of approximately 85 per 1000 people; the United States of America records approximately 80."

"Since 1998, the number of people injured by firearms in England and Wales increased by 110%, from 2,378 in 1998/99 to 5,001 in 2005/06."

Nah, it's not talking about guns or gun crimes.....

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Dec 31, 2012
 
wilderide wrote:
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Take another look. "Gun crime" is neither in the quote nor in the citation. Dude, just concede, seriously. It's not there.
He genetically can't be honest with himself and admit what's obvious. You can show him the facts, but he'll never understand or accept them. It's not a matter of educating him, because his bias will control him every time.

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Dec 31, 2012
 
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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In ever said I guessed, did I? Don't add in your own version of what I'm saying.
Fair enough. What's our rationale for rejecting all other gods except one?
LMAO! Um, I think it's safe to say that God is smarter than the Jews. Jesus is the messiah, I don't understand why Jews don't believe in their Jewish King, Jesus.
Well, did God inspire the Hebrew Bible, upon which your entire religion is also based, or not? Because according to it, Jesus did not qualify. According to Jewish prophecy, the messiah:

Would be a man (not a god)
Would gather all of the Jews back to Israel
Would create word peace

...all within his lifetime. Did Jesus do all that? Nope. And he was also supposed of be descended from the house of David, which arguable also discounts Jesus, as he was not descended from Joseph, who was from the house of David, but rather Mary, who was not. That's the problem with having Greek disciples, they like to incorporate Greek myths about gods and humans interbreeding, and virgin births.

Also, isn't it pretty arguable that the Holy Spirit raped Mary, by impregnating her without her prior consent?

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#580501
Dec 31, 2012
 
Tide with Beach wrote:
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I'm speaking of faith as a way of knowing, or justification for belief.
There is a specific kind of faith, different from a way of knowing, that I could consider to be a virtue, but I would rather treat that as a separate idea. I'd also clearly differentiate between faith and trust. Religious faith is very similar to misplaced trust, but I still differentiate between those two concepts.
Faith in that regard isn't a way of knowing, but rather a desire to believe. IMHO.

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It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Are you serious? If so, I'm surprised. As you know, I'm all for a division of the nation. I didn't get much feedback of any kind on the suggestion, neither support nor criticism.
This recent discussion on guns epitomizes the great and irresoluble divide. Why live with that? Why even argue it? Let them have their guns. I don't see the downside, especially for the blue states.
I'm tired of subsidizing a bunch of yahoos.

Let'em grow cotton and fight among themselves.

They can elect Huckabee or Palin as their leader.

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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We value human life too much.
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Do the same to the criminals in our society. If a man has the ability to rape a woman, he doesn't deserve to live.
you know RR, you are a hateful christian, but even you are not stupid enough to believe your post.

you have the morals of a christian

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Dec 31, 2012
 
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Lol, what? It's under the section called "Firearm crime".....
What else do you think it's talking about? Maybe daisies, huh....
Yes, I realize it's under that section. What you don't seem to realize, or want to acknowledge, is that single quote doesn't reference gun crime, and neither does it's supporting citation. I mean, how much clearer can it be?

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#580505
Dec 31, 2012
 
Mylan wrote:
<quoted text>He genetically can't be honest with himself and admit what's obvious. You can show him the facts, but he'll never understand or accept them. It's not a matter of educating him, because his bias will control him every time.
Seriously. We all fall victim to confirmation bias to some degree or other, but jeeeez....
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Mylan wrote:
<quoted text>I only care about the truth. If you were half the person you THINK you are, then you'd be able to convince me that I'm wrong, but all you can do is trash talk, and that says more about you than anything.
Yes, it certainly does.

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#580507
Dec 31, 2012
 
wilderide wrote:
Faith in that regard isn't a way of knowing, but rather a desire to believe. IMHO.
Inexpensive amenable optimism should have it's own label.

Faith in a failing sport team, or an alcoholic, or a convict, might at times be a gamble, but I think a rational considerate thinker can engage in this type of faith in a virtuous way.

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RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Really? That's odd.
Why do you feel like any rapist should be left alive to rape again?
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<quoted text>They do belong in prison but death seems so extreme.
RR merely atttempting the most siplistic answer, a troll and not a smart one.

retributitive justice does not work, but is typical to christians.

justice must be in proportion to indiscretion, and restoritive justice works.

christianity is a failed moral system.

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#580509
Dec 31, 2012
 
Catcher1 wrote:
We must have patience then.
That's a virtue.
I have lots of patients.

Scalpel.

Sponge.

Stapler.

Stapler!

I believe you have my stapler.

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