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    Ok pastor.

    The goal of religion is to remove that rubric so as to gain the ability to manipulate. This is the source of the notion that subjectivity (and therefore, any criticism whatsoever) is off limits. ...
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    I understand that with respect to, say, my...

    To be fair to Trump, a lot of people passed a certain age are practically incapable of changing their eating habits. The majority of chronic illness in this country is caused by poor diet, and it...
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    Like dealing with a toddler...

    Like dealing with a toddler...
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    When such folks hear socialism, they think "death...

    While Trump's budgets include radical cuts to Medicare - the very social program that takes care of them? I used to live in red FL decades ago (Naples)... as I recall it wasn't quite THAT stupid back...
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    In a history mood of late. I've picked up a pair...

    In a history mood of late. I've picked up a pair of related works, both attempts at a general history of Native American nations coping with US policies, in adjoining time periods: Brit expat...
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    I don't, what a disaster! Just hand all the...

    I don't, what a disaster! Just hand all the moderate votes to the last Dem-in-name-only billionaire left standing? I swear to shit I'm re-registering my party affiliation again if they let Bloomberg...
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    This sort of virtue signaling by association...

    This sort of virtue signaling by association thing is often tried. But has it ever worked? With Obama, it was Reverend Wright and Bill Ayers. With Clinton and Trump it was Jeffrey Epstein and for the...
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    It's just a standard issue media circus, only...

    It's just a standard issue media circus, only political junkies will remember it a week from now.
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    Elizabeth Warren is a spokesperson for...

    Elizabeth Warren is a spokesperson for misunderstanding intersectionality theory.
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    I am very, very concerned that Trump may not be...

    I am very, very concerned that Trump may not be possible to remove from office.
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    A plurality of gods, who often but don't always...

    A plurality of gods, who often but don't always agree with one another?
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    That, I would agree with. She made missteps, but...

    It was Hillary being a poor candidate, combined with her hubris and the staggering level of incompetence in her campaign that screwed the pooch.

    Don't put that on Sanders![/QUOTE]

    Do you...
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    Is there any credible evidence that third party...

    Is there any credible evidence that third party voting caused Trump's electoral college win, or is that just the DNC's answer to Trump's own conspiracy theory about uncounted millions of illegal...
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    I note that Jesus' advice was to be unworried,...

    However one determines that. Seems to me like making the Bible in one's moral likeness.

    I don't want to go the other way, either. In another forum, I pointed out a contradiction about preparing...
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    Or yucca-ing it up? :hysterical:

    You don't have to get all prickly about it.

    Bernie is really sticking it to them tonight. His supporters are yuccing it up.[/QUOTE]

    Or yucca-ing it up? :hysterical:
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    More like the second reason. Personally, I don't...

    More like the second reason. Personally, I don't like presidents who meddle around in the Legislative anyway (yes, I know I'm in the minority and everyone else thinks they're some sort of...
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    Since you bring it up, I note that Matthew 25...

    Since you bring it up, I note that Matthew 25 belongs to the middle section of Jesus' most well-known sermon, the element of his teaching that comes closest to a systematic moral or philosophical...
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    I was severely disappointed when I realized this...

    I was severely disappointed when I realized this thread was not about Great Basin botany.
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    I would advise treating divine moral advice...

    I would advise treating divine moral advice similarly to human moral advice. You must have some rubric for discerning the value of moral arguments.
  20. Well, handguns are certainly a more common cause...

    Well, handguns are certainly a more common cause of death than assault rifles. Perhaps you're right, and we should ban handguns as well.
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    They should express their freedom and autonomy by doing what atheist men demand that they do, not what Muslim men demand that they do. Nothing is quite so liberating as stripping your clothes off in...
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    Why are we assuming that there is a "the"...

    Why are we assuming that there is a "the" problem? I look around this country and I see a fuck ton of problems. Deeply distressing problems
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    Remind me why our troops are there in the first...

    Remind me why our troops are there in the first place? Would you say of them, too, that death should come from above, since it was their choice to go warlording in a land that is not theirs?

    It...
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    I would be willing to import Canadians to do our...

    I would be willing to import Canadians to do our voting for us.
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    I've heard of that! A colleague of mine has been...

    Which is why we should greatly reduce meat consumption. If it were all being raised sustainably, there'd be no ecological issue. But it obviously is not, and volume of demand has a lot to do with...
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