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  1. Because we hate Iran, but make gobbets of money...

    Can you tell me why the US hates Shia terrorists and not Sunni terrorists? And yet, has there been a single Shia terrorist act in the US? I can't think of one. All the Islamic terrorist attacks in...
  2. Points of Comparison Temporal Origin: There...

    Points of Comparison

    Temporal Origin: There are a couple of points of overlap in terms of when and how they both came about. In the theories of Karl Jaspers, both are considered characteristically...
  3. So I've been doing some thinking about this. Get...

    So I've been doing some thinking about this. Get ready for a longish post.

    General considerations

    Both traditions are too large and diverse to easily or fairly generalize about. They have also...
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    The one thing everyone can agree on. Calling...

    is not that a lot of people in the northern midwest are racist, or even that a lot of northern liberals are racist, but that all northern liberals are racist or can safely be assumed to be racist to...
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    Heritable =/= non-environmental; it is...

    But how do those heritable differences “go away”?[/QUOTE]

    Heritable =/= non-environmental; it is exclusively a description of correlation, and can only be applied at all if environment is...
  6. Puffed up vainglorious peacocks?

    Puffed up vainglorious peacocks?
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    I said nothing about the motivations of...

    Buddy: you are exaggerating a little here! I also think that it it's a little discriminatory to assume that minorities only vote democratic expecting whites to fix everything for us! More electable...
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    I guess it's more horrific to me because of the...

    Sorry I was asking about the Democrats. He used the words 'horrifically racist' for them.[/QUOTE]

    I guess it's more horrific to me because of the blatant hypocrisy of it all. They act like they...
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    Goodness, you outpace even me on the reading. Let...

    Goodness, you outpace even me on the reading. Let me know if Anthropology of the Indigenous is any good.
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    That the Democratic Party is horrifically racist...

    Plus her status as a "person of color" should have helped her, not hurt her, because this is the Democratic primary and not the general election. If it hurt her in the primary, that says a lot about...
  11. Perhaps we are using different definitions of...

    Perhaps we are using different definitions of "fundamental" here, but it seems to me that the mere existence of Christian Buddhists demonstrates that the two philosophies are not fundamentally...
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    Only good news of the day. I wonder who will "get...

    But she will keep fighting for a variety of causes: improved teacher pay, better gun control, blocking anti-abortion laws, paying attention to black women and people of color, ...

    She then...
  13. Suicude in the prison system is such a terrible...

    Suicude in the prison system is such a terrible epidemic.
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    I didn't think I was disagreeing with you. As...

    Who said people all vote according to their bloc? All the article I posted said is that Biden is very popular among black voters, not that all black voters support Biden. He has the support of about...
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    I'm baffled by the continued assumption that...

    I really don't think anyone has a clue as to who will be the Democratic nominee. Some people aren't even paying attention yet, and won't until a few weeks before the primaries. Lots of people keep...
  16. That's Breitbart. :words:

    Fake News! If it's Fox, they're always the "Dems".[/QUOTE]
    Don't you mean Demonrats?[/QUOTE]

    That's Breitbart. :words:
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    Apparently the RNC is afraid that none of their...

    Apparently the RNC is afraid that none of their voters want their guy.
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    Whatever happened to the libertarian fringe of...

    Whatever happened to the libertarian fringe of the RNC? Don't they prefer to... you know, vote on things?
  19. Thread: Which Bible

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    If you followed your own advice, you might just...

    I'm very confused about your postings. Are you trying to critique the "historical critical method", or just individual posters?[/QUOTE]


    I'm sorry you're confused.

    I don't understand how it is...
  20. Thread: Dogs

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    One of the few species whose relationship with...

    One of the few species whose relationship with humans caused them to prosper and expand in numbers rather than driving them into marginality or extinction.

    But your observations are also fair....
  21. Thread: Which Bible

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    I'm very confused about your postings. Are you...

    Well, then the trajectory of your critique is really wandering.[/QUOTE]

    Where? In your mind?
    Just stick to the quote function rather than putting words in my mouth.[/QUOTE]

    I'm very confused...
  22. Thread: Which Bible

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    Well, then the trajectory of your critique is...

    Well, then the trajectory of your critique is really wandering.
  23. Thread: Which Bible

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    Are you suggesting that the editors of the Harper...

    The idea that there is such a thing as "what God means across the whole of the Bible" is a faith based assumption. You're free to believe it privately, but it has no place in objective...
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    Trumpers are immune to logic.

    Trumpers are immune to logic.
  25. Fake News! If it's Fox, they're always the "Dems".

    Fake News! If it's Fox, they're always the "Dems".
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