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    Then there are those despicable scams that prey...

    Then there are those despicable scams that prey on the weak and vulnerable. Like that scam going around Canada (might be going around the States too but I haven't heard anything about it) where the...
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    Maybe I am missing something, but if all they...

    Maybe I am missing something, but if all they need really is an audio recording of someone saying "yes", why can't they just record themselves saying "yes" and then say its you. How would these...
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    Yeah good point it was sold out so obviously...

    Yeah good point it was sold out so obviously there are people interested in it. Its a little amazing it did even with the nostalgia factor. I guess more people are interested in retro games. Don't...
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    I really want to get one but I think I'll wait. ...

    I really want to get one but I think I'll wait.

    I am super excited about both the Zelda and Mario games. Both look like they are going to be nonlinear games with a high degree of exploration....
  5. Lewis had interesting villains, many of them were...

    Lewis had interesting villains, many of them were deconstructions of the whole "suave sophisticated intelligent bad guy" trope. You see this especially in Perelandra and Screwtape Letters. Of course,...
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    I don't think you should ever buy an animal on...

    I don't think you should ever buy an animal on impulse or because someone is trying to guilt trip you. It's a big responsibility, especially dogs that will eat up a lot of time and money (cats are...
  7. That's a good question. For myself, I have done...

    That's a good question. For myself, I have done creative writing but a lot of my stuff doesn't really directly touch on anything explicitly Christian. And as someone who loves science fiction and...
  8. Thread: Happy new year.

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    Happy New Years everyone!

    Happy New Years everyone!
  9. Thread: Merry Christmas

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    Merry Christmas everyone! It amazes me to...

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    It amazes me to think of what God was willing to do in order to save humanity. The Incarnation is simply wonderful and an awesome demonstration of God's love. I know...
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    I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand,...

    I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, Christianity does have essential doctrines. On the other hand, I wonder how many truly understand doctrines like, say, the Trinity.
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    Yeah that is something to be concerned about,...

    Yeah that is something to be concerned about, especially in the big city.



    I was coming home on public transit and there was a guy walking through asking people for spare change. I didn't do...
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    I was thinking fast food restaurant gift card....

    I was thinking fast food restaurant gift card. Much easier to carry around than food. Regarding the other things you suggested I don't live in the local big city and don't own property that I could...
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    Teach them to love their enemies (which might be...

    Teach them to love their enemies (which might be the hardest command in the Bible to obey). To learn how to love your enemies properly, you need look no further than Christ--His sacrificial death on...
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    How to Assist Others In Their Christian Walk?

    First some background: I came to faith when I was a child but became more dedicated when I was older. I read scholarly books and try to learn as much as I can. This is very serious business for me....
  15. Thread: Cosmology

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    This video addresses objections to the argument...

    This video addresses objections to the argument from design and seems to hit on many of the points raised in the video in the OP:
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    The Homeless and Our Response

    I have a question for my fellow Christians:

    What do you see as the appropriate response to the homeless?

    I occasionally, mostly when I go to a nearby big city but sometimes I run into it in my...
  17. World English Bible (WEB) is a modern public...

    World English Bible (WEB) is a modern public domain version of the Bible. It is based on the ASV and claims to be a formal translation. Not sure how rigorous it is since it is just an update of the...
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    Bed wetting??? When I read that I thought maybe...

    Bed wetting??? When I read that I thought maybe you were joking until I went and checked it out. I gotta say (and this isn't directed at you, but rather at the researcher who came up with the...
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    That is probably the one aspect of the quote that...

    That is probably the one aspect of the quote that stops me from dismissing it solely as a cultural consideration--that it includes sexual immorality.
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    Eating Food That Has Blood In It

    This ethical question came up recently and I wondered if anyone else has thought about it.

    My family had a celebration that featured lamb. The recipe had us roasting it until it was medium rare....
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    I really liked the Space Trilogy. Along with the...

    I really liked the Space Trilogy. Along with the breathtaking visuals and alien world building done throughout, I liked how he deconstructed so many modern assumptions and ideologies. Sometimes...
  22. Thread: Comedy

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    I think one problem I might have is that I'm...

    I think one problem I might have is that I'm around a lot of non-Christians at work, some who do make crude jokes and even notwithstanding it being difficult to join in, its also difficult to not at...
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    Like others have said, the ancient Jews thought...

    Like others have said, the ancient Jews thought of time differently than we do. But they also had a distinct lack of concern for precision in time. Arguably this can be applied to not just time...
  24. Thread: The Narrow Door

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    The Narrow Door

    23 And someone said to Him, “Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?” And He said to them, 24 “Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not...
  25. Thread: Fasting

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    I have to disagree. Regardless of whether or not...

    I have to disagree. Regardless of whether or not people can explicitly state their Trinitarian beliefs in a coherent fashion, the way they approach God only makes sense from a Trinitarian standpoint....
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