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  1. Thread: San Junipero

    by Belthazor
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    Re: San Junipero

    The problem here is:
    that wouldn't be "you" in any meaningful way. No real difference than being dead.




    Gov't doesn't currently have the ability to affect every single aspect of your...
  2. Thread: San Junipero

    by Belthazor
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    Re: San Junipero

    I think you will find most religious people consider thoughts in the domain of a "soul" not the physical brain (not that I am forwarding that is what I believe). There is also considerable scientific...
  3. Thread: San Junipero

    by Belthazor
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    Re: San Junipero

    If a person was able to "download" themselves into a computer, that would imply the mind and brain are two separate entities, an intriguing if not likely possibility.

    However, if it were possible,...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    So far it is a one sided conversation as God does not talk back...

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    Because we can only speculate about...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Per your source:
    "Microevolution happens on a small scale (within a single population), while macroevolution happens on a scale that transcends the boundaries of a single species. Despite their...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Oh my, Squatch and I have been pretty much non-stop on this thread since Jan/2018, post #134, till currently. We also have a separate PM going dealing with similar ideas. He hasn't come around to see...
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    Re: Who is my neighbor?

    Sorry, I thought "judgement day" as pretty solid in Christianity? Perhaps I should have mentioned I am not trying to support CB's overall claim/s, as I am generally agreeing with you here except on...
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    Re: Who is my neighbor?

    On "judgement day" you would be compelled/forced to believe God exists would you not?
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    ya? Seems a funny way to go, god deciding when it is time for me to know the truth...



    Or perhaps they just think they do...




    Nothing, you are confusing my statements.
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    True, but it is odd, since I am "on the hunt" God doesn't seem a bit more available/interested in interacting with me...?




    True many people "believe" they have experienced God, and maybe they...
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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    Perhaps I'm lost, I thought I was in LK's Op regarding gun control/banning particular weapons?
    You want me to make a point every time my comment applies exclusively to it as apposed to your one...
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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    Oh ok, that is how this works...…..well, not so much really...




    Well, I thought we were conversing, not just discussing exclusively Sig's point only...

    So again,
    agreed a peaceful...
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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    So far you have submitted 5 contemporary countries with low murder rates and strict gun laws. This and your opinion is all I have to work with....
    This and Japan which has never really allowed...
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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    A gun is a tool. A peaceful society could still have gun ownership. I get your "observation" correlates well, but you have admitted:
    "So I can't "prove" beyond all down that safe societies limit...
  15. Re: Trump Orders Barr to Investigate the Investigation

    Easy answer. To give political "hacks" something to spout off about!
    But more importantly, to deflect attention away from what is really going WA DC.
    BOTH parties want to keep this "controversy"...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    I would say I know vastly more about the Bible than most Christians I have ever talked with.
    Does that make me a Bible Scholar? No, certainly not!!!

    Just better versed than the most Christians I...
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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    But sooo soft and smooth....




    Hmmm. Ok. Like when IBELSD and I both said something like "if you want to reduce violence in America you need to address the causes, not the tools...?
    Not that...
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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    No kidding!
    ??
    Now who is not listening?.....

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    Ok, I'll try to keep your panties from getting all...
  19. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    So now person A, who barely gets by, needs to save/barrow enough money to move out of state/across the country, away from their families, so they can hopefully enjoy the "benefits" of MW?

    Wow,...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    Assumption?
    I have experienced the, or should I say, not experienced same all my life and near as I can tell most other people as well.

    Would you support this please?




    So you think a new...
  21. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    WOW! You see no issue with gov't policy enriching some poor people but not others, on purpose?

    Isn't the whole idea of a MW in the first place is to treat people "fairly" and allow them to...
  22. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    IOW, there is no MW that works for the country as a whole
    and/or
    You are legislating some people to be better off/wealthier than others by virtue of a MW...
  23. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    Ok, since you two agree, let me throw my couple "cents worth" at it.

    MW for all of the US is just plain untenable at the moment.
    Let's explore Wa St where I live. My company pays $4.00/hr more...
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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    Great question :)

    Wait a second here....That is what I am asking...??????.....

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    Hmmm, God exists in...
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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    Well the difference between "many reasons" and "some" reasons isn't significant for this thread.
    I do agree with you though that "Most guns just sit around in someones home and aren't used for...
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    Re: Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes

    Agreed, I think it would make a great topic for it's own thread :)
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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    I wasn't attacking your response, I thought it was reasonable in context and a great point overall :)

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    Faith: Re: The soul does not exist

    In context I said:
    "(since the creator you speak of only sits on the sidelines rather than joining our conversation)."

    IOW. we can only speculate His ideas/intentions/motivations in any given...
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    Re: Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes

    There is "an entire industry, full of professionals" exactly because the tax code is so complex:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/look-at-how-many-pages-are-in-the-federal-tax-code

    "As they...
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    Re: Gun Control and your stance

    @ Sig, I know you said this to Ibelsd, but just to make sure I understand, for the record, Sig says:

    "take away American peoples guns and America would be a safe place like Japan"

    How did I do...
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