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    Ah, so Leftists don't want to, as you say,...

    What "Leftists" say anything like that? :confused:[/QUOTE]

    If you haven't seen leftists say, "if we gutted our military budget, we can pay for free healthcare and free college!", then you are just...
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    What "Leftists" say anything like that? :confused:

    What "Leftists" say anything like that? :confused:
  3. I didn't say small groups were necessarily better...

    I didn't say small groups were necessarily better than big ones. I just don't see small as inherently bad. Majority opinion is a dubious measure of virtue or social health.

    I also think looking at...
  4. That's not a decline, just a reckoning. I never...

    That's not a decline, just a reckoning. I never liked the megachurches in the first place, it's okay to be small.

    If anything, I would be more alarmed by the decline of other traditions. I don't...
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    I was taught that dragons were legit animals when...

    I was taught that dragons were legit animals when I was forced to go to Jesus Camp for two years as a kid. Apparently they were dinosaurs who escaped the Flood, but not the mighty sword of St....
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    Steno's Laws. :)

    Steno's Laws. :)
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    A devastating loss to our country. A diplomat and...

    A devastating loss to our country. A diplomat and a warrior both, as needed by the situation. Moral character of iron in a town that is usually deficient of it altogether. I've no idea who could...
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    It was leaked by the POTUS himself. He didn't...

    It was leaked by the POTUS himself. He didn't just write the damn thing, he's proud of it.

    I'm sure the Trumpuenos will find it to be relatable and effective.
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    That was ALWAYS the problem with this war. We...

    That was ALWAYS the problem with this war. We have no clear political position relative to it.
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    As though anyone doesn't know what that means...

    As though anyone doesn't know what that means...
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    Bullshit. The bigot solution to gay marriage is...

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    Monogamy is what Christianity was proposing as the solution. Not homophobia.[/QUOTE]

    Bullshit. The bigot solution to gay marriage is for me to betray and abandon my partner because he...
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    Well, it ought to be a bloody embarrassment to...

    Stopped clocks and all of that.[/QUOTE]Well, it ought to be a bloody embarrassment to the DNC that they don't now have such a record to look back on.
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    This is true.

    The Libertarian Party has supported same-sex marriage since it was founded in 1971.[/QUOTE]

    This is true.
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    When did "Christians" do anything substantive to...

    When did "Christians" do anything substantive to combat the AIDS crisis? :confused: I remember them pointing fingers and assigning blame, that's not the same as addressing it.
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    How decide whether lives taken in war had value...

    How decide whether lives taken in war had value or not: whether "your guy" ordered it, or "the other guy".
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    What translation are you reading there, buddy?

    What translation are you reading there, buddy?
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    Well, I don't personally disagree with you on...

    There's a difference between an action that hurts someone else, and one that does not. I suspect we agree on this, but not on the boundary between those conditions.[/QUOTE]



    Pretty sure...
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    Wait, so farming animals is "intimate" but...

    Except that most people don't get very close to the animals that are killed for their meat - food animals are mostly factory farmed.


    So it's objecting to fake meats when they become non-gourmand...
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    There's a difference between an action that hurts...

    It's a perfect response that frame the issue the only way it should be framed, a matter of personal choice where no one has any say on anyone's marriage but their own.

    If you believe marriage is...
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    A university professor published an article...

    A university professor published an article critiquing the implications of well-known facts about a television show. No legally relevant action was taken or recommended as a result of the article....
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    I was unclear-- by "everyone" I meant on Capitol...

    I think they were mostly invisible to a lot of us.

    I remember a high school teacher in the mid '70's asking a question about whether we believed that sex should be legal between any two...
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    Nearly everyone was against gay rights until the...

    Is there any evidence Warren was ever opposed to gay rights? Her being a registered Republican decades ago based upon economic views she long ago changed has no relevance to her views on gay rights....
  23. Too contentious. Other Americans have bought into...

    Too contentious. Other Americans have bought into that particular poison in a way that Canadians never did.
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    2009. Though he had been a passionate advocate...

    And?

    It isn't as though there was any widespread thought of gay marriage during the AIDS crisis when most people assumed that AIDS was a 'gay' disease, if indeed, they could even bring themselves...
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    Men hold all power and authority in the...

    I wonder why she is giving women a pass. As if religious fundamentalism was the sole domain of men.[/QUOTE]

    Men hold all power and authority in the fundamentalist social ideal. Women are...
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