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    Why would you bring a 1-2 argument to the board? ...

    Why would you bring a 1-2 argument to the board? No respect for the audience?
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    I think I understand. The bible is like any other...

    I wouldn't speak for HaRaAYaH but I think what he is saying is that an understanding of the cultural peculiarities, word use, idioms, stories, etc. of those who wrote the text need to be understood...
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    Okay, it sounds like we are in agreement and you...

    The same way they would read the:
    The New York Times
    The Washington Post
    The Wall Street Journal
    USA Today
    etc

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    Okay, it sounds like we are in agreement and you do not think...
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    In the beginning, there was a supernova,

    The apod.nasa.gov picture of the day for 9/19/2019 discusses a supernova that would have been visible tk the earth 5000 years ago. This and earlier celestial events would have been astonishing to...
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    I understand and agree. In what way is that...

    How should we approach it, then? It sounds like you are suggesting that the only honest way to approach it is like the National Enquirer? I ask that question seriously.[/QUOTE]

    Not at all. In...
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    How should we approach it, then? It sounds like...

    How should we approach it, then? It sounds like you are suggesting that the only honest way to approach it is like the National Enquirer? I ask that question seriously.
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    I get that, and it all makes perfect sense if...

    So the Bible was an oral tradition. It was passed down orally. That means the language was clipped. Things were left out that were understood by people of that era. Think of someone looking at a...
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    Hi HaRaAYaH, I can’t download video. Rural...

    Hi HaRaAYaH, I can’t download video. Rural bandwidth too slow.



    But are you saying that the bible doesn’t make sense if you’re not a bronze-age human?
    Why does the god need to be in...
  9. Thread: Kavanaugh, Part 2

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    I’m totally certain that Half-Life and his ilk...

    I’m totally certain that Half-Life and his ilk will instantly realize, “oh! What about what is falsely happening to the reputations of the women (not to mention the assaults.)”

    Oh wait, no, they...
  10. Thread: Kavanaugh, Part 2

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    BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH. Yeah, but in general, can...

    I understand that. However, the first time this happened nothing came of it. It seemed like a witch hunt. I'm just speaking in general that we can't have women tossing out false rape accusations like...
  11. Can you explain in detail what is mythical about...

    Can you explain in detail what is mythical about this?
    Do you have lots of stories about all the special advantages given to non-white people at the founding of this country?
  12. That’s not what “original sin” is, so no, no one...

    That’s not what “original sin” is, so no, no one serious is making that analogy.
    In the religion story of original sin, generations of people are punished for something one person did once far in...
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    well, first off, I meant "weird and wrong" to say...

    It's not weird, it is clearly a reference to the proclivity of East and South Asian immigrants to press their children into stereotypically high-status jobs, like doctor, lawyer etc. People of Asian...
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    Thanks. It is always interesting to hear the...

    Thanks. It is always interesting to hear the various perspectives.

    Question for you, as a theist who reads these things from a Jewish perspective, can you tell me what the Jewish scholar's take...
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    I mean, you have a point. They do have a very...

    If not, why do so many if them argue this way?[/QUOTE]

    I mean, you have a point. They do have a very uniform method. If this were an SAT, they'd be accused of cheating.
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    What do you say, 1I? Is it deliberate that you...

    It's strategic.
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    What do you say, 1I? Is it deliberate that you erase the reality of people debunking your claim? Keith may have a point here, that this is how Christians are taught to...
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    That is not how evidence works. That is not...

    That is not how evidence works. That is not evidence of Exodus if there is any other possible explanation for the tents. Especially if there is a more plausible explanation.
    You blithely toss out,...
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    Oh, I thought he was describing himself as a way...

    So you're baffled by that request. IOW got stumped.[/QUOTE]

    Oh, I thought he was describing himself as a way of apologizing for not answering the question.
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    O’Rourke: Resilience learned from El Paso. ...

    O’Rourke: Resilience learned from El Paso. See differences as foundational to strength.
    Klobuchar: Dad struggled with alcoholism, her daughter was sick at birth. Motivated ...
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    Harris: told she couldn’t do it, “not ...

    Harris: told she couldn’t do it, “not your time” but kept going
    Buttigieg: served under don’t ask-dont tell while Pence was governor. Coming out while in an election ...
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    Resilience Biden: on losing family and ...

    Resilience
    Biden: on losing family and finding purpose.
    Warren: Dealing with losing job due to pregnancy and buildng again
    Sanders: growing up in rent controlled immigrant ...
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    Booker - and don’t forget about segregaed ...

    Booker - and don’t forget about segregaed environmental harm. Hear hear!
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    Yang on schools: pay teachers better and give...

    Yang on schools: pay teachers better and give parents cash.
    Buttigieg: Make Sec’y of Ed someone who believes in education. Pay teachers more. Respect teachers like we respect soldiers. (YES! I...
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    Q to Bernie, how is your kind of socialism...

    Q to Bernie, how is your kind of socialism different from that of dictators. He answers that they are tyrants, and they are bad. Pivots to wealth inequality in America.
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    Hard question to Yang, but a good opportunity: ...

    Hard question to Yang, but a good opportunity: what makes you the best potential Commander in Chief. He replies that judgment and values will be what he needs.
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