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    Honestly, I don't know of any Pro-Choice...

    Honestly, I don't know of any Pro-Choice supporters who would deny this fact. In my experience, for those who have actually considered this question, the response falls into one of two categories:
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    What do you mean by finite and temporal? You keep...

    What do you mean by finite and temporal? You keep using these words without any context as if their invocation alone is enough to settle the question.

    Honestly, at this point, I'm not really sure...
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    The Founders never intended for the Bill of...

    The Founders never intended for the Bill of Rights to constrain state governments, at all. It wasn't until after the Fourteenth Amendment that the Bill of Rights began to be extended over state and...
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    I don't know why you keep repeating this. It is...

    I don't know why you keep repeating this. It is blatantly false. The Tetragrammaton does not mean either "the self-existent one" or "the eternal one."
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    Actually, it did. The fact that it was not...

    Actually, it did. The fact that it was not enforced until the 1960's does not imply that there were exceptions to the Establishment Clause for government run schools.
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    All of which is entirely irrelevant. The...

    All of which is entirely irrelevant. The Establishment Clause doesn't make exceptions for religions which are historically relevant or beliefs which are popular.
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    Ironically, a great many people point out...

    Ironically, a great many people point out precisely the same thing every time a politician wants to place a Ten Commandments monument or erect a giant cross or otherwise promote Christianity through...
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    ...and Jews. And Hindus. And Buddhists. And...

    ...and Jews. And Hindus. And Buddhists. And Humanists. And Asatruar. And Wiccans. And Satanists. And Scientologists. And Raelians. Et cetera, et cetera...
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    This depends entirely upon what you mean by...

    This depends entirely upon what you mean by "finite," "infinite," "complete," and "temporal."

    For example, consider a continuous, stable orbital path around a permanent celestial object. It is...
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    I'm not sure I understand why it is that you...

    I'm not sure I understand why it is that you desire to post here, Jorge.

    For example, I engage in conversation on TWeb, despite the fact that I know the majority of the members here will disagree...
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    Existential nihilism does not imply absolute...

    Existential nihilism does not imply absolute meaninglessness. It simply rejects the claim that there can be such a thing as "intrinsic" or "objective" meaning. Existential nihilism does not deny the...
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    You'd have to ask them. Again, I'm of the mind...

    You'd have to ask them. Again, I'm of the mind that ANY claim of "intrinsic" or objective purpose ultimately boils down to an axiomatic assertion which I'm likely to reject.
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    The answers to that question vary, just as they...

    The answers to that question vary, just as they do among theists. A humanist might answer that the intrinsic purpose of mankind is to help as much and to harm as little as possible. A Zen Buddhist...
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    Not necessarily. There are atheists who believe...

    Not necessarily. There are atheists who believe that mankind has intrinsic purpose even among philosophical naturalists, let alone supernaturalist atheists.

    I, personally, might be considered an...
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    Energy is directly related to the curvature of...

    Energy is directly related to the curvature of spacetime. If we presume that spacetime is past-finite and that extrapolating backward through inflation over time leads to a point at which the...
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    Actually, that's not the case. Matter and energy...

    Actually, that's not the case. Matter and energy are the consequence of the Big Bang, on modern cosmology. They arrived after the Big Bang had already started.

    This, I can agree with-- since the...
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    This isn't actually correct. It is, in fact, a...

    This isn't actually correct. It is, in fact, a common misconception. The Big Bang was not an "energy blast." It was a rapid expansion of space-time.
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    If that's what he means, then I see no reason to...

    If that's what he means, then I see no reason to think that a cause cannot be temporally infinite.

    If the density of black holes, at the point of singularity, is infinite, then we can define a...
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    Well, sure. Even without defining what you mean...

    Well, sure. Even without defining what you mean by "cause," these are logical opposites, so one of them must be true, presuming the term is meaningful.

    Plenty of things. But perhaps you are...
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    You must be using some rule of logical inference...

    You must be using some rule of logical inference with which I am unfamiliar. Because I am not aware of any which could draw the conclusion you give, here, based on your listed premises.

    Let's set...
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    Actually, my gods aren't even that. My gods are...

    Actually, my gods aren't even that. My gods are characters in stories, legends, and myths with no actual existence in the real world. It wouldn't even make any sense to call them "empty vessels" or...
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    That's because they are. Averroes aped Aristotle...

    That's because they are. Averroes aped Aristotle and Aquinas aped Averroes.
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    No orgies, but we most certainly drink a good bit...

    No orgies, but we most certainly drink a good bit as a part of our rituals. Hard to find a sumbel or a blot without booze-- though I'm told they do occur.
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    I'm a case-in-point for that. I am a practitioner...

    I'm a case-in-point for that. I am a practitioner of Forn Siğr, a typically polytheistic religion, while also maintaining that I am an atheist.
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