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    What I get is that mankind has an insatiable need...

    What I get is that mankind has an insatiable need to know things like ... oh, where the universe came from along with all this stuff. But instead of simply saying we don't know yet, or perhaps even...
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    Yes. Yang is campaigning tielessly.

    Yes. Yang is campaigning tielessly.
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    Should have been called The Art of the Spiel.

    Should have been called The Art of the Spiel.
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    I agree. I've always been a Sanders guy but last...

    When doesn't he pivot back to wealth inequality? The man is a broken record.[/QUOTE]


    Biden wants parents to "make sure they put the record player on for their kids." :hysterical:

    Bernie and...
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    The state gives parents the rights and...

    What does that have to do with marriage? The state can do all that just fine (and currently does all the time) without taking marriage into account.[/QUOTE]

    The state gives parents the rights and...
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    So the state should take full responsibility for...

    Me too. I'm all for decriminalization of all polyamory. Why should't I be allowed to have multiple husbands and wives? And moreover, why should marriage come with any benefits from the state...
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    I can understand your concern for abuse. But how...

    I see no reason the government should limit the number in a marriage, nor any reason to prohibit a group joining a group. On the other hand, most polygamous marriages are somewhat abusive. I would...
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    Never mind me. I didn't know what I was stepping...

    I don't see how you can think anyone is going to read these tediously long sermons you keep putting up. I never do. Not because they argue from a Christain point of view. But on any topic in any...
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    I'd keep polygamy illegal because if it were...

    I'd keep polygamy illegal because if it were allowed in today's society there would be no reason not to also allow polyandry as well as group marriage. With multiple girl- or boy-friends there are...
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    My mistake. But these days of equal rights for...

    Polyandry is not as common as polygyny, but it does occur in many cultures. Speaking for my own stated opinion above, I certainly meant that all forms of culturally prescribed marital customs should...
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    I don't see how you can think anyone is going to...

    I don't see how you can think anyone is going to read these tediously long sermons you keep putting up. I never do. Not because they argue from a Christain point of view. But on any topic in any...
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    In an enlightened forum such as this I don't...

    In an enlightened forum such as this I don't understand why polygany is assumed to mean one man can marry multiple women and exclude the possibility that one woman might want to marry multiple men....
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    If any of those armed groups, guerillas and the...

    Again, murders by any type of rifle (including non-military looking semiautomatic rifles and other types of rifles such as bolt-action) is dwarfed by the number of murders committed with handguns.
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    In the 3rd debate it'll be Biden who gets...

    In the 3rd debate it'll be Biden who gets barbecued. That's why they set the 4th debate qualifications so it can go back to 2 nights. Keeps the muts away from him.
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    Here's what most Christians are taught. Sinners...

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    What I’m saying is not contrary to the Bible—or at least my intent is to keep what I’m saying from being contrary to it.

    First, I have no qualms whatsoever with Bible verses, and it...
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    Sorry, but if that was a response you've lost me....

    If you like, it's the study of how that is achieved rather than an exact set of rules as you have for sin.[/QUOTE]

    An objective person is a person who understands that the universe does not...
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    I'm not interested in "what works on these kinds...

    It's a very simple point to make and to understand, no mental gymnastics required by either party. Before there was a universe or a fine-tuned universe there was this creator, this god, that's the...
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    You have a very liberal view of the Bible...

    If there is a God, and if God recognizes an act as wrong, and if God is not mistaken, then if God says an act is wrong, then it’s wrong, but don’t confuse the informative conveyance of what is said...
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    Morality is all about how to achieve a civilized...

    There is no "sin". There is no "immoral". There is no "moral".

    There is only civilized and uncivilized behavior.[/QUOTE]

    Morality is all about how to achieve a civilized society.

    If you...
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    Then why call those acts sins when immoral is a...

    I think there’s a disconnect with the notion there is no sin if there is no God.

    Many believers consider shacking up with someone prior to marriage as living in sin. You could make the argument...
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    We obviously have very different opinions about...

    What I meant was I can't accept him as a candidate for POTUS. That is, I'm thinking about the primary election. But if this is a sign of his new campaign strategy and he gets the nomination we'll be...
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    Yeah. Beneath the dignity of the office. Or have...

    I knew he reminded me of Chevy Chase for some reason. I don't care what the context is, I can't accept a candidate for POTUS who debases the conversation to that level.[/QUOTE]

    Really? Naughty...
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    What I meant was I can't accept him as a...

    I knew he reminded me of Chevy Chase for some reason. I don't care what the context is, I can't accept a candidate for POTUS who debases the conversation to that level.[/QUOTE]

    Seriously?

    Your...
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    Beto O'Rourke on CNN...

    Beto O'Rourke on CNN:


    I knew he reminded me of Chevy Chase for some reason. I don't care what the context is, I can't accept a candidate for POTUS who debases the conversation to that level.
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    I understand. And it's why I was responding to...

    Much though I'd like to take credit for it, it's not my argument. I heard it elsewhere and thought it was clever.

    As for the rest of what you said I'd argue that it's been my experience that few...
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