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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    Mican, we are starting to "communicate", and I am not sure why, but I like it :)
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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    I believe it says "seemingly", and the rest of your source pretty much goes with mine:

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    a : existing or coming about seemingly at random or by chance or as a capricious and unreasonable act of...
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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    Actually arbitrary means no such thing:

    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/arbitrary?s=t
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    subject to individual will or judgment without restriction; contingent solely upon one's...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    You did see I cited the "scientific community"? 424 people chose to vote, out of 10,000. Just a simple vote (much like how homosexuality was removed from DSM). This is not science. This is the...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    Undeniable means you are not able to not understand. You are completely aware (of whatever). There is no room for misinterpretation or stubbornness nor just refusing to believe. It would be like you...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    But, again, the decision about whether it is a planet or not is not a scientific conversation. It's much closer to a "political" issue.

    http://time.com/4677365/pluto-planet-nasa-alan-stern/
    "The...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    I don't think we are on the same page what "undeniable" means.
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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    Hmmm, maybe we are making progress :)

    If a human life begins at conception, there are current laws to protect it.

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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    Perhaps.

    I would still argue its obvious that if the Bible were literally true:

    Gods existence would be undeniable!!
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    In general, astronomy is pretty good science, the definition argument for planets notwithstanding. It is a curious conversation with items like does it clear a path of debris in it's orbit?
    That...
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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    And I appreciate your honesty. I merely wanted to point out, that it is an arbitrary standard, that's all.

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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    So carefully guarded that your answer is, since you have no reason whatsoever given as to why it should be this way, it is a purely arbitrary choice.
    I would speculate (as did Sig.) most people...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    This is actually quite the opposite of what I was trying to convey. Allow me to rephrase and maybe I can be more clear.

    My point is more like;
    Given what is written in the Christian Bible, that...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    He most certainly does not, or at the very least, does not allow EVERYONE to be certain or I wouldn't be questioning it.....????

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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    Umm....., huh?

    I don't ask questions just to confuse the issue. Generally, it's to clarify my opponents position You are of course , free to choose what you answer or not.
    So, answer if you want...
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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    Exactly

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    And you are forwarding an objective source exists to appeal to?

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    Re: Terms in the abortion debate

    An "arbitrary line" is the "best" choice?
    Could you expand on that point please?

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    What is the reason late term abortions should be regulated more than earlier term abortions, or should...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    And if one is NOT already a Christian, one would need to know God exists before one could logically fallow. There is absolutely no reason the Christian God would not allow for certainty he existed!
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    Agreed. DSM usually have a number of "traits that qualify" a disorder and a person has to have a certain number of them to "have" a disorder. As in, there could be nine qualifiers and you have to...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    "MY" standard?
    I quoted the third post in this thread citing DSM (and it went unchallenged I believe).
    Then a Huff Post article citing DSMV.

    How is this my standard?
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    Hmmm.
    I believe per the bible, if the Christian God existed, a logical person would not even be able to question his existence. It would be obvious/self evident/an objective truth.
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    I really don't have an opinion on the subject and am just commenting devil's advocate for the most part. However, going by the definition posted earlier in the thread, I see no reason why being...
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    Re: Objective morality vs. subjective morality

    Because you CAN NOT make a choice of your own "free will" if you don't know what the choices are!!
    You can hope, you can have faith etc, but you CAN NOT CHOOSE to fallow God if you do not know for...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    If you go back to your post of what qualifies as disorder, I don't think you will find what you are claiming about "all".

    And I showed "eating disorders" defined from DSMV. Not all people that eat...
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    Re: Any prevalent American social issue

    I guess, but your position would be stronger if you weren't always at the fringes of reality.

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    The...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    You are the one saying a disorder "must" include all. As in all homosexuals "must" have a disorder or it cannot be a disorder.

    You don't like it when I say why I am leaving a thread because you...
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    Re: Any prevalent American social issue

    I mentioned this before, but dude, really?

    "a 4 yr old that can "only" be saved by his mothers kidney"
    "rare diseases"
    "women of legal age that have no clue intercourse can lead to pregnancy"...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    I should count how many times I have said "CAN" be a disorder and NOT once have I said it "MUST" be a disorder.
    It is supported,
    the last word is yours

    (I wish you would wait till I'm done with...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    Ummm. This is your opinion.

    I believe the criteria you posted some time back included something about causing distress etc in your life.

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    Re: Global warming.

    Didn't notice/care about the retraction cause who uses the Daily Mail as a scientific source?
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