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    Someone needs to get on better meds.

    Someone needs to get on better meds.
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    Interesting. I never really noticed before, but...

    Interesting. I never really noticed before, but sorting out the uses of "we," "us," "I," and "you" in 1 John could be a bit of a challenge.
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    Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle's Vision...

    Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle's Vision for Men and Women in Christ by Cynthia Westfall.

    Challenging read, even (especially?) for those familiar with the egalitarian / patriarchalist...
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    This is one of the evil things about lawyers. If...

    This is one of the evil things about lawyers. If no law applies, they will try to bend and squeeze one to make it fit. Not a coincidence that "lawyer" sounds so much like "liar."
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    Roadhouse much?

    Roadhouse much?
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    In fairness, some DO make a bigger deal out of...

    In fairness, some DO make a bigger deal out of it. I've heard some fundies and Pentecostals teach along the lines that you know a society is *really* screwed up when homosexuality becomes acceptable...
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    I liked the interface change from Win 3.x to Win...

    I liked the interface change from Win 3.x to Win 9x. I've tried to cling to that look ever since. (Currently still using Win 7, with no plans to change.)
  8. If you get a chance, post the link here and I'll...

    If you get a chance, post the link here and I'll test-post it on Facebook.
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    I dunno... being charitable is nice and all......

    I dunno... being charitable is nice and all... but given the behavior of groups like the AHA and FFRF... I think I prefer "belittling them while they lose."
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    In this context, yes, Christian-affiliated...

    In this context, yes, Christian-affiliated religions are the only ones that matter.

    Now, offhand, I'm not aware of Trump "attacking" the Islamic faith or its adherents. In that sense, he's a...
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    Aaaannnddd... Carp un-bows back in. :lol:

    Aaaannnddd... Carp un-bows back in. :lol:
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    I don't really have a horse in this particular...

    I don't really have a horse in this particular race, so I'm not sure why I'm still following the discussion. On the point of Trump, I am skeptical but slightly hopeful about his supposed conversion...
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    Did the commissioner cite the statute? Turley...

    Did the commissioner cite the statute? Turley said that "There is nothing illegal in receiving such information for either politicians or journalists."
  14. I'm troubled by both "sides" in this discussion. ...

    I'm troubled by both "sides" in this discussion. Both seem, in their own ways, graceless and merciless.

    For the Assurance / No Doubting side -- I get the impression that if someone showed doubt...
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    What are you talking about, you frothing lunatic?...

    What are you talking about, you frothing lunatic?

    I have participated very little in this conversation. One of the main things I did say was along the lines that I think it is marginally possible...
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    No, Tass, my comment was specifically (and...

    No, Tass, my comment was specifically (and clearly!) in regard to the bit that I quoted:

    "Oh please. I know people who are not Christian or are openly agnostic and yet who still go to church for a...
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    I just had a flash of Michael Corleone in church,...

    I just had a flash of Michael Corleone in church, renouncing satan and all his works and all his pomps -- while his men committed bloody murder. I enjoy the GF movies, but after all the times I've...
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    It is SOMEWHAT well known that his critics often...

    It is SOMEWHAT well known that his critics often CLAIM he is a Dominionist.
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    There's also 1 Sam. 16:14, 16 and 19:9, all of...

    There's also 1 Sam. 16:14, 16 and 19:9, all of which refer to "an evil spirit from the LORD" or "an evil spirit from God."
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    That seems to be splitting hairs. Either the...

    That seems to be splitting hairs. Either the Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness *for the purpose* of being tempted/tested, or He led Him into the wilderness and somehow did not know what would...
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    I support President Trump without hesitation, and...

    I support President Trump without hesitation, and all the more so as he is constantly attacked and derided.
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    If one defines "Christian" as a "saved person," I...

    If one defines "Christian" as a "saved person," I would say that it is marginally conceivable that Buttgiggy is a genuine Christian, but I would say his "practice" is severely defective and likely...
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    In his Kingdom New Testament, N.T. Wright renders...

    In his Kingdom New Testament, N.T. Wright renders it, "Don't bring us into the great trial..."

    Keener's notes in the IVP Bible Background Commentary say this:

    "Parallels with ancient Jewish...
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    Do nothing to give away that source! Bee stories...

    Do nothing to give away that source! Bee stories are great tests of both IQ and "HQ" (Humor Quotient). Let dimwits embarrass themselves by raging against the intentionally fake news, and then...
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    It's from late into the first season of Krypton. ...

    It's from late into the first season of Krypton. I'd had no interest in the series, but somehow allowed myself to get somewhat hooked last weekend. They had a semi-binge of the whole first season....
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