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    Intentionally acting or else intentionally not...

    What is an 'act of will' to you?[/quote]

    Intentionally acting or else intentionally not acting. That is, with some amount of deliberation or at least conscious consideration. Willful ignorance...
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    Kent and Taylor seemed to confirm that at the...

    Kent and Taylor seemed to confirm that at the time of the call Zelensky had no way of knowing that Trump was holding up the aid. I don't know why that was but there you have it. I don't doubt he...
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    I watched about 1.5 hrs of yesterday's testimony...

    I watched about 1.5 hrs of yesterday's testimony with Kent and Taylor. What I got out of it is that Trump was holding back the military aid that was approved by congress and vetted by the US military...
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    If food was required for the animals it can...

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    Unless the animals mated in infancy, they were adulterated. But tgat's just a literal reading. I'm sure an inerrentist could reason away the actual words.

    Also, in 6:21, god dinae say...
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    There still needs to be a rational explanation,...

    If that is the case then my original point was quite valid. If laws are derived from reality, then it makes no sense to talk about a new phenomenon you haven't previously encountered as the "breaking...
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    Re: "The Island". 24822

    Re: "The Island".
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    The Bible doesn't mention the inconvenient fact...

    The Bible doesn't mention the inconvenient fact that Noah built the ark and tended the animals with the help of a bunch of illegal immigrants. That's why they exist today.
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    True. The exception being that I do believe...

    True.


    The exception being that I do believe in free will. We are free to be what all that we are and only what we are. Why would anyone want more than that?
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    It seems to me that brainwashing is the result of...

    I'm with you on the willful ignorance bit, I believe the line there is subtle and some of what we call willful ignorance, is in fact just plain ignorance. For example, some may call a Trumpster who...
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    Testing.

    Testing.
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    Well said. In most cases it probably requires...

    Well said. In most cases it probably requires some direct interaction to determine if someone is willfully avoiding the facts. I'd usually avoid that person entirely except when it's a relationship I...
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    Yeah and it's not as if the final vote hinges on...

    Yeah and it's not as if the final vote hinges on their attendance. That is unless the evidence results in some defections.
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    The point I was making assumes that the...

    It is if you SEE Jupiter do that.

    "Break" was a poor choice of word. The only thing a new, extraordinary event would break is the norm of people's expectations. If you see it happen then you have...
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    Let's say a comet is headed for Earth and Jupiter...

    If that is the case then my original point was quite valid. If laws are derived from reality, then it makes no sense to talk about a new phenomenon you haven't previously encountered as the "breaking...
  15. From the Washington Post article...

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-07/trump-ordered-to-pay-2-million-in-n-y-s-foundation-abuse-suit[/QUOTE]

    That statement from Trump's lawyers doesn't really reconcile with how the...
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    No problem ... Trump ordered to pay $2 million...

    If you refuse to look, it makes it much easier to say you didn't see.[/QUOTE]

    No problem ...
    Trump ordered to pay $2 million to charities over misuse of foundation, court documents say
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    But that's exactly where the argument leads to...

    But you are getting dangerously close to the argument of, "God should do everything for us." I look outside and see a traffic jam. "Why would God allow me to drive in his traffic? He can easily just...
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    I understand your argument, but it doesn't matter...

    Nitpick time. The word "good" is an escape clause for the problem of evil. Believers can easily commandeer the word "good" and redefine it to "whatever is according to God's will." Once they've...
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    That's not how it works. The reasoning goes that...

    And so we get to the REAL REASON why atheists don't believe. It's because they look around and think, "God wouldn't allow this. Therefore, He must not be real." That's as clear cut as you can get....
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    You'll need to explain what Bayes' theorem has to...

    You'll need to explain what Bayes' theorem has to do with this. It appears very simple to me:

    Let's simplify the situation. There are 4 locations. The probability of choosing the first is .40, the...
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    Even if it's always the case that the first one...

    Even if it's always the case that the first one will be picked the chance is still 1/40th. Even if the last one can only be picked. Even is there's only the first one and the last that can be chosen...
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    I disagree. As praiseworthy as his admission...

    Then it would fail to qualify as God according to early Chrisitan philosophers:


    To say God has made a mistake is to admit that a God would be greater had it not made a mistake.[/QUOTE]



    I...
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    The thing is none of those other individual...

    Well, he is a creationist. It's important to him that the flooding event was a sorting process, putting entire species at a certain level of geology. Old, young, eggs, empty shells, footprints,...
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    Then it would fail to qualify as God according to...

    Then it would fail to qualify as God according to early Chrisitan philosophers:


    To say God has made a mistake is to admit that a God would be greater had it not made a mistake.
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    Murder is defined as wrongful killing, period....

    Murder is defined as wrongful killing, period. It's too simplistic to think of it as an objective moral fact. There are some instances where killing is morally good and others where it is immoral....
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