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  1. Thread: General religion

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    That is the best course of action...yet the thing...

    A scientifically curious and literate person will naturally think that belief in such an absurd claim is evidence of impairment. But a scientifically curious and literate individual will also...
  2. Thread: General religion

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    Is there good reason to think that our bodies...

    Is there good reason to think that our bodies will be ressurected, come to life, after death as the church teaches? :)
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    Poll: Based on his arguments for Christ and miracles in...

    Apparently to Lumpen it's not shameful to take advantage of the downtrodden so you can get incredibly wealthy. It's an admirable trait.

    Still wondering what you do for a living, Lumpen.[/QUOTE]
    ...
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    Poll: Nobody is asking for the Moon. Reasonable pay...

    Sure, if there's a total increase in everyone's wealth, so everyone has more stuff which is magically produced somewhere because Karl Marx or Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump waved their China-bashing...
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    As instructed by God. It is God who gives Satan...

    No.
    Job 1:12 specifically states that satan is the one with the power.

    "everything he has is in your power..." (GNT)
    "all that he has is in your hand..." (ESV)
    "that he hath is in thy...
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    Poll: People are not being pushed into casual jobs...

    People being pushed into casual jobs is a result of unionisation. That's inevitable. It has to do with incentives.

    This is one of the reasons I want a deregulated market. No matter what the...
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    Poll: Sure, automation is an ever growing issue. But...

    Yeah, but we would expect wages to go down as a result of automation. That's across the board in all jobs that doesn't work with automating things specifically. Construction workers are not special....
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    Poll: It's not that construction workers are...

    Yeah, that's pretty fucked. But then again, Austrailia's economy is very healthy. So is that a problem? Are construction workers of Autralia exploited? I have a hard time believing that there's any...
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    Poll: CEO expectations are raised whenever another...

    CEO expectations are raised whenever another company is offering more, they feel that this is the current rate that they themselves should aspire to....consequently, unlike ordinary workers who have...
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    Poll: As shown in Sweden, high CEO salaries and bonuses...

    As shown in Sweden, high CEO salaries and bonuses and benefits are not necessarily tied to performance or quality of management:

    ''While investors around the world are rising up against excessive...
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    Poll: That's neither an argument or justification for...

    Just because your bible says it doesn't make it so.[/QUOTE]

    That's neither an argument or justification for your own claims. I have supported what I say.
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    Poll: Your response is based on emotion and denial. ...

    Your response is based on emotion and denial.

    Nobody is bashing employers. You are bashing workers by calling them 'crybabies' and 'whiners.'

    Employers need employees to run their business. ...
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    Poll: Neither of them are actually points. The...

    Neither of my points has been addressed.[/QUOTE]

    Neither of them are actually points.

    The issue is inequility, double standards.

    Practically unlimited wealth for the top end of town...
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    Poll: You either ignore or brush aside stats and...

    No, I'm pointing out what's wrong with the data.

    1) "Worker" pay is being consistently understated by only counting hourly workers.

    2) The CEO pay ratio is mostly a function of company size,...
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    Poll: A large pool of unemployed tends to drive wages...

    But you're using what happens to those who aren't working as evidence of what happens to those who are working.[/QUOTE]

    A large pool of unemployed tends to drive wages down because employers have...
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    Poll: Crock, I explained it in the post above.

    His quote doesn't specify the nature of the illegal action. It very well might be sabotage.

    I remember a case out of California many years ago--a newspaper strike. Someone from the union died...
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    Poll: It can be. Signing a work contract with an...

    I don't get it. Are you saying that it's illegal for Australian construction workers to strike?[/QUOTE]

    It can be. Signing a work contract with an employer that excludes disruption to production...
  18. Thread: General religion

    by DBT
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    Atheism is the opposite of all religion. Faith...

    God's Word - clear enough for me and my personal relationship with God. :)

    Human theology - :confused:
    (Transubstantiation, Infralapsarianism, Supralapsarianism, Soteriology, Triune nature of...
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    The point is that Satan was not depicted as being...

    Everyone does.
    ...eventually.

    Cooperate with the inevitable[/QUOTE]

    The point is that Satan was not depicted as being the Devil in revolt against God, but an agent of God doing the will of...
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    Poll: That's not what I meant, not even close. Here...

    That's not how a market works. There's spillover. If a type of job is elimanated, these will switch to other professions pushing down wages. construction workers and janitor type jobs are typically...
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    No, the storyline, plot and cast underwent a...

    And unfortunately satan hasn't been following God's instructions for quite sometime after.[/QUOTE]

    No, the storyline, plot and cast underwent a shift in character...including the nature of God.
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    Poll: We are talking about pay and conditions for...

    Poverty is one example of inequality but inequality encompasses far more.

    And note that most poverty is due to not working, not due to low pay. Driving up minimum wage makes it harder for those...
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    Poll: Of course a shift in technology is an ever...

    Ok. We fundamentally disagree about the causes. I think it's because of a shift in technology, and you seem to be a conspiracy theorist.[/QUOTE]

    Of course a shift in technology is an ever growing...
  24. Thread: General religion

    by DBT
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    Yet other theists don't agree with your...

    God's word is clear and concise enough for me.[/QUOTE]

    Yet other theists don't agree with your interpretation of bible theology. Jews don't agree with Christians, Christians don't agree amongst...
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    The book of Job has Satan taking instructions...

    The book of Job has Satan taking instructions from God.
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