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    The Declaration of Independence was not a legal...

    The Declaration of Independence was not a legal document, outside of whatever force you ascribe to its declaration of secession itself. Phrases like "all men are created equal", while nice...
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    Let's look back at what Oxmixmudd write: "I...

    Let's look back at what Oxmixmudd write:

    "I tend to think no establishment of religion referred more to the idea of what would today call a christian denomination. That is, they would not want the...
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    Justices really aren't "conservative" or...

    Justices really aren't "conservative" or "liberal." Those are somewhat misleading terms, but people use them for convenience. It is more accurate to refer them to judges that reach decisions that are...
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    Which is extremely defensible. The Establishment...

    Which is extremely defensible. The Establishment Clause declares that the federal congress (later extended to the states via the Fourteenth Amendment) shall not make a law respecting an establishment...
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    I don't think this is a very valid analogy. In...

    I don't think this is a very valid analogy. In the abortion debate, the methodology of abortions is not particularly important, because those opposed to it are opposed to it--period. If the abortion...
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    In what way? Please cite some specific...

    In what way? Please cite some specific examples--vague statements are insufficient.

    But let's suppose and accept that some of their decisions do ""interpret" the law to mean something other than...
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    Poll: If you're saying that it cut down on alcohol...

    If you're saying that it cut down on alcohol consumption, sure. It also had a lot of very undesirable effects that ended up making people repeal it that we'd see a reprise of, such as giving...
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    Poll: I'm not sure that'll work out much better than...

    I'm not sure that'll work out much better than when they banned alcohol.
  9. Thread: Universalism

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    In my experience, "OK" and "KJV Only" tend to be...

    In my experience, "OK" and "KJV Only" tend to be contradictory, unless you're using a more moderate idea of "KJV Only" than I'm used to. Are we talking about a mere preference for the KJV, or the...
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    Universalists--at least in my...

    Universalists--at least in my experience--generally believe in some kind of temporary punishment for sins if they're bad enough, with it being lengthier/harsher the worse someone was. So the purpose...
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    Courts don't change laws, they interpret and/or...

    Courts don't change laws, they interpret and/or strike down laws. But that, admittedly, is a bit of semantics. But in any event, this is a nonsense argument. The arguments often don't change when it...
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    Trick question. Both of them have. Though I...

    Trick question. Both of them have.

    Though I would say the Democratic Party does do it more often.
  13. I know this is the pettiest of complaints, but I...

    I know this is the pettiest of complaints, but I still need to say it...

    Why in the world is that graph in reverse timeline? The standard is that the left-most bar is the earliest and the...
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    Technically speaking, that was 700 cases in the...

    Technically speaking, that was 700 cases in the SBC. The SBC has about 14 million members (according to Wikipedia). Presumably about half of those are women, so we'd end up with 7 million... not...
  15. Well, a search for "Dave Miller" finds this:...

    Well, a search for "Dave Miller" finds this:
    http://www.apologeticspress.org/dm.aspx

    It's a different site, but I believe this is the same guy.
  16. If Benny Hinn has experienced a change of heart...

    If Benny Hinn has experienced a change of heart that's great... but I can't help but notice how soon this comes after his nephew published a book harshly criticizing him for hypocrisy. It feels like...
  17. But it doesn't--or at least shouldn't--extend to...

    But it doesn't--or at least shouldn't--extend to abortion. If it extends to abortion, then it should logically extend to the usage of drugs, and thus heroin/crack/cocaine/etc. cannot be made illegal....
  18. It played a major role in the polarization we see...

    It played a major role in the polarization we see in the US political climate, which also has the effect of making each party relatively monolithic in terms of policy, meaning it's very hard to...
  19. And people who believe in either a flat Earth or...

    And people who believe in either a flat Earth or geocentrism will address every single criticism you can throw at them. That doesn't mean they're right, or that their answers are good. Roe v. Wade's...
  20. Who cares if it's Republican-appointed? This was...

    Who cares if it's Republican-appointed? This was before the Republicans took on a strong anti-abortion mentality. Prior to Roe v. Wade, support and opposition to abortion was split between the...
  21. If you want to count Roe v. Wade as precedent,...

    If you want to count Roe v. Wade as precedent, perhaps. Problem is, Roe v. Wade didn't have precedent. They just made up a right out of nowhere, in the exact same way that the Supreme Court made up...
  22. Aw. I like (and usually agree with) your posts. I...

    Aw. I like (and usually agree with) your posts. I honestly miss not having you around as much.
  23. Well it's not exactly equivalent to the idea of...

    Well it's not exactly equivalent to the idea of the social contract, but Romans 13:6-7 implies the existence of such a thing.
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    The thing is, while Copernicus may have been...

    The thing is, while Copernicus may have been right--well, sort of, he had the basic idea that the Earth goes around the Sun right, but got a lot of the specifics wrong--the available evidence at the...
  25. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQLfgaUoQCw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQLfgaUoQCw
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