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    There has been violence in the past by PR...

    There has been violence in the past by PR nationalists. Statehood could open old wounds. As it is PR continues to demonstrate an inability of around 4 million people to govern themselves. A reliable...
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  3. I see the ancient Hebrew god as a t eaching and...

    I see the ancient Hebrew god as a t eaching and reference talking point rather than a god actually speaking. I look at it like Aesop's Fables. Talking animals in a story to make a point. The Greek...
  4. Gospel music is powerful regardless of what you...

    If you want to experience the spirit try Mahalia Jackson. Down home gut wrenching black gospel music.[/QUOTE]

    I think I was forced to listen to her during my Christian upbringing. I have no desire...
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    Sounds a bit whiney. To answer tyour question you...

    Sounds a bit whiney. To answer tyour question you must first submit your claim in the form of a proof.

    You can interet any number of things frpm cosmology. Many people do but it is all...
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    An old BC cartoon. Wiley climbs up a mountain...

    Why is there something rather than nothing?
    Why is there a God rather than no God?[/QUOTE]

    An old BC cartoon. Wiley climbs up a mountain peak on which a bearded guru is sitting.

    Wiley asks...
  7. Thread: FORGIVENESS

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    ok, thanks. You would then consider a justice...

    Setting aside any caveats and just assuming there is such a thing, omitting use of the word 'deemed', and noting that this is the forgiveness thread........:)

    As I see it, it's punishment that...
  8. Job is a great timeless story. Proverbs are as...

    Job is a great timeless story.

    Proverbs are as applicable today as then. The wisdom literature of an ancient people.
  9. If you want to experience the spirit try Mahalia...

    If you want to experience the spirit try Mahalia Jackson. Down home gut wrenching black gospel music.
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    I hadn't thought about that before. If god...

    I hadn't thought about that before.

    If god did not create him/her/it self then where didst god come from? An amorphous blob of something needing no energy source and consuming nothing gets lonely...
  11. One other thing. Get a programmable TI or HP...

    One other thing. Get a programmable TI or HP calculator. They have always had a serial, link to a PC. They may connect to a wireless device. Edit and download programs. Even without that you can...
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    That is my point, same experience different...

    Yeah, we can and we do, but why call the experience 'divine'? Nice, wonderful, magnificent will do just as well.
    :) Well, I hate words like God, divine, etc. They have nefarious...
  13. Thread: FORGIVENESS

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    Ruby, can you define just retribution? Would that...

    Ruby, can you define just retribution? Would that be a proportional response?

    I have been watching reruns of the old Gunsmoke TV show. The marshal in Dodge City represented the counterbalance to...
  14. Yes. Along with other things. Like it or not the...

    Yes. Along with other things. Like it or not the bible is an integral part of western civilization with a lot of influence. It is said to be the best selling book of all time.
  15. BTW, Sagan admitted to being a life long pot...

    BTW, Sagan admitted to being a life long pot smoker which he used for inspiration. Billions and billions of stars....

    There are many contexts for the word as usual.

    To me spiritual means moral...
  16. I am not familiar with the term fractional...

    I am not familiar with the term fractional derivative, can you explain?

    There are several free tools. Euler is a good one. They all have scripted languages to write code. They are all...
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    l What is being talked about is reading the...

    It would have to overcome fossil fuel, auto industry lobbies.

    There are EV unintended consequences. Here in Washington tax revenue from gasoline is declining. Increased fuel efficiency plus...
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    A sense of the divine is not just theism. We all...

    A sense of the divine is not just theism. We all feel it at times, theists think it is unique to their beliefs and goat the end of The Power Of Myth and an historical review Joseph Campbell concluded...
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    For me forgiveness is about social coherence and...

    For me forgiveness is about social coherence and personal mental health.

    I expect most have known someone who is always negative and at war with something. Trump a prime example.

    For me now it...
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    The majority of Chinese are as patriotic as we...

    The majority of Chinese are as patriotic as we are. From reporting in China over the years the Chinese people are happy as long as things improve, which they have in a big way. The CCP rules but the...
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    If based on general public information on encryption that you are safe from govt hacking as the old saying goes you are not playing with a full deck.
  22. Cases rising in the USA. What is essentially a...

    Cases rising in the USA. What is essentially a plague ship, the ocean liner off Japan.

    There was something about a mutation.
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    I take a completely different view. Try thinking...

    I take a completely different view. Try thinking of Zen as a form of therapy. I think of Buddha as the first 'self help guru'.

    Just had a conversation with a lifelong pot smoker. He gets a 'sense...
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    Christians widely presume to know the will of god...

    Christians widely presume to know the will of god outside of what scripture says.

    It may be how they derive a sense of power, by being a mouthpiece and agent of a god.
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    Public transportation in the Puget Sound area is...

    Public transportation in the Puget Sound area is reported to be rising. Reporting says Younger people are opting out of caes for a lot of trips. Parking is expensive.

    I can not drive anymore. On...
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