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Who do you support for U.S. House in Florida (District 8)...

lol! A "little over the top"? lol!!!!  (Oct 26, 2010 | post #65)

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Oh stop with the gloves comment. Sheesh. When I think I understand what someone is saying I repeat it back to make sure. How many times have I said on here, "Correct me if I am wrong." You put those gloves back on...you'll catch a cold. What would your mother say??  (Jul 26, 2009 | post #4953)

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Dave, this is good stuff. I am headed out the door. Give me some time to chew on this and get back to you.  (Jul 26, 2009 | post #4952)

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That is because you have yet to ask me a serious question. Besides. You are too angry. I am here to have a friendly debate to hone my skills. There. I ratted myself out. Don't think for once second that I aspire to change any of your minds. I am just on here trying to find someone with something more substantive than telling me I am too stupid to understand reality....blah... blah...blah.... You gotta bring it much stronger than that. AND, you have to be respectful. I haven't called anyone here stupid, nor do I intend to. So if you want a serious response from me, pose a serious, respectful question. If the best you got is to insult my intelligence, you'll hear crickets out of me. THEN, you can lie to yourself by thinking I didn't respond to you because you have me stumped. So if you want to try again EB, I am right here. You respect me and I will respect you and we'll have a good debate. Now...Dave? Kinda angry and condescending too, but he is starting to grow on me. Very gloomy outlook though. That whole maggot post. Eich! But at least he is "bringing it" the last few posts.  (Jul 26, 2009 | post #4947)

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OK...OK, you have me on the pomegranate. I must say that has been your strongest argument so far. ;-)  (Jul 26, 2009 | post #4946)

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Heavy sigh... Not even gonna attempt this one. Off to the store to buy some intelligently designed groceries. :-) Come on, grilled steak with sauteed mushrooms and fried onions and a little cajun seasoning on top? There HAS to be a God!  (Jul 26, 2009 | post #4931)

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Come on, Dave. If a bushman found a Dell in the desert...or in his dessert, even the bushman would know it didn't just assemble itself. It would have the be the result of intelligent design. What I hear you saying...and please correct me if I am wrong...is that you DO believe in ID, but you believe time & nature are the designers.  (Jul 26, 2009 | post #4929)

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Ya know, you have made an awful lot of assumptions about me, Dave. Why is that?  (Jul 26, 2009 | post #4926)

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Khatru, In my opinion, Jehovah, but that is simply my opinion. It seems the most logical, but of course, that is just my opinion. ;-) Look, I can guess where you are going with this and it is certainly a valid argument, but just because there are many perceptions of God based upon any plethora of regions, reasons, etc. does not negate the possibility or plausibility that there is one true God. I just happen to believe that Jehovah is the one true God. Not MY Jehovah that I created in my own mind, but the Jehovah of the Bible. The reason I believe that is not because I like everything in the Bible. There are multiple Old Testament writtings that are particularly distasteful to me....but I didn't get to vote. For me, it comes down to the belief that there is too much complexity around me to deny the existance of some higher power. To my left is an H-P Color LaserJet 2600n. When I print out a Test Page, I see a vibrantly colorful toy train? Science (and H-P Tech Support) can certainly explain how the make up of the ink and how it sticks the the paper. My question for you is...can science explain how and why the toy train and 2 columns of H-P specs happened to show up on the paper itself? Well, I guess that depends upon your definition of science. At the very least, logic tells us that if a toy train and formatted text is appearing on the page, that there was a programmer that made it so. The train and words didn't just appear on the page in that order by mere chance and time. I like Norm Geisler's example. Let's say, tomorrow morning, you walk to your kitchen and there is a spilled box of Alphabet cereals on your kitchen table. You look closer and contained within the spillage is the sentence, "Who put the bop in the bop shoo bop shoo bop." Who among us could really believe that the sentence happened by chance? (Endulge my strawman for a moment). "WAIT," you say, "Not a valid example, for we are not talking about simply one random spillage. We are talking about tipping the box over billions of times over billions of years." Are you saying given enough time and chance the spilled box would result in the sentence? Maybe it could, but could chance and time really create an incredibly perfect code inside of DNA? That is just not logical to me. By the way, my belief in a diety was affected by just observing my surroundings...adm iring the majesty of a clear starry sky, watching my kids be born, making love to my wife, admiring the love two elderly people share holding hands walking down the sidewalk outside my office window...emotion, admiration, love, taste buds, the human brain...for that matter...the magnificance of the entire human body itself, the way eyes can discern color and beauty and how beauty is interpreted differently by different set of eyes... how smell is captured by the nose and immediately transferred to the brain for decoding and recognition. I could go on and on. I am sorry, friend. I don't have that kind of faith.  (Jul 26, 2009 | post #4924)

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How can you, in all sincerity, look at the complexity of this and believe it "just happened" through time and chance? http://en.wikipedi a.org/wiki/File:Fl agellum_base_diagr am_en.svg http://en.wikipedi a.org/wiki/Flagell um OK, so you don't believe in God. I would think, at the very least, that you must believe in miracles.  (Jul 26, 2009 | post #4915)

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Woops. My bad. I is Ivy League eductated. I didn't lead with that, by the way. It was a response to being called semi-illiterate. Wasn't wearing it on my sleeve, so Michael or MIO is fine. :-)  (Jul 26, 2009 | post #4913)

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Sorry if I missed others. Just snuck away real quick. Off to play Trouble with my wife and son. Until tomorrow. Have a blessed....er...go od night.  (Jul 25, 2009 | post #4855)

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Not debatable? Yet Dawkins himself participates in debates. Hmmmm.... In terms of Ben Stein's propaganda, what do you propose his "end game" is?  (Jul 25, 2009 | post #4854)

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Nah, this one is too angry....and hasn't even read my posts. Haven't even mentioned the Bible. Pass....  (Jul 25, 2009 | post #4852)

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My apologies. I should have guessed as much since you are actually nice. ;-) And another "duh" on my assumption that you are an atheist. I should have notice your symbol.  (Jul 25, 2009 | post #4850)

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