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  1. Re: Does an "unemployment problem" ever actually exist?

    If you or someone you loved had cancer you wouldn't say this (at least in this way). Of course dying is the ultimate problem, but people with cancer can suffer horribly till death finally becomes...
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    Re: The End Times: A couple misconceptions

    This, I think, is an important point, normally brushed aside.
    A God capable of creating this universe, that "lives" outside of time and dimension, wants us to behave in certain ways???

    The...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Don't think I was trying " for the definition of supernatural in philosophic literature ".
    We were discussing claims (and evidence) having a "weight" which I guess wasn't the best choice of words....
  4. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    Why not now???


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    "Some of the scariest words in the English language are; we are from the Federal Gov't, and we are here to help"
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Ok, let's see where that goes and we will get back to this.


    Those of us with long "Identities" are used to abbreviations, please feel free to address me as "Belt" or as you see fit.

    I hope...
  6. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    And you still have not said how to care for the laid off people in your "caring" scenario...

    Tell me, what is a fair profit?

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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Um, no.
    Undeniable can not mean that.

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    On this point Peter, I agree completely :)

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  8. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    So the MW workers that get to keep their job are better off at the expense of the ones laid off.
    Some are better off, the rest are on welfare?

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  9. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    Support please

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    I am not seeing the difference. Looks like throwing taxpayer money either way...
  10. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    Who is arguing that?

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    Um, either way seems funded by the tax payer???

    But to the former point, I have...
  11. Re: Increasing the Minimum Wage hurts those most vulnerable in our society.

    Sorry to butt in mid stream, and I have only read the last couple posts, so if this has been brought up, please disregard and no need to respond at all.

    We already can see technology is going to...
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    Re: Big Win for Climate Scientist

    "Settled science", hmmmm..........
    Perhaps common sense is making a come back :)
    Of course it's only Nature Magazine reporting it............
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    If the Bible were true, the existence of God would be undeniable. If the Bible was "God's Word", I doubt you would have to tell/prove it to me, it would be self evident. If Jews were to "spread the...
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    Re: Are ODN "atheists" theophobiacs?

    Huh? How can it not!?!????

    Different God's expect different behavior, so DEFINATELY, if I believed in a particular God, I would behave differently (unless he really liked the way I am now, then I...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    But, Christianity has "borrowed" from other religions as well. For instance Christmas. It is not Jesus birthday, it was a Pagan holiday adopted by Christianity.

    Also, no offense to your claims...
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    Re: Are ODN "atheists" theophobiacs?

    I guess that would really depend on what God existed wouldn't it!!?????

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    At the moment no. Since I don't...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I see no reason evidence can have "weight" but a claim can't have "weight", but I'm not a word arguer, I argue ideas, so I go with your definition here (unless you are going to be "that guy again ;)...
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    Re: Is the Trump presidency that bad?

    Trump is a nut...

    Having said that, I really, really, didn't want Hillary/Bill back in the Whitehouse.

    I just don't see how anyone could vote for either of them......that election was a...
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    Re: The End Times: A couple misconceptions

    Name a time since religion began, that we weren't in "the end times".....
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Perhaps instead of him trying to convince you God does not exist, he is trying to get you to convince him God does exist....
    (subconsciously at best I'm sure....)
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    Re: Are ODN "atheists" theophobiacs?

    Really? It just sounds like abject desperation to me. A drowning man will grasp at anything.....

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    Well,...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    While I still agree the weight of the evidence in question is equal, the weight of the CLAIMS is not.

    1. Maybe the issue here is using "extraordinary" for the evidence in question. If I told you I...
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    Re: Are ODN "atheists" theophobiacs?

    More likely that they hope they are wrong and "someone" really is listening. Since so many people believe it to be so, who knows, why not try it in a moment of despair? Again, nothing to lose, maybe...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Certainly. Should we steer off course too far, we should move this part of the discussion someplace else. Another thread or PM is fine At this point in the conversation, it still seems germane...
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Totally agree :)

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    I think we pretty much agree here too :)

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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    Though I think I get what you are saying and don't necessarily disagree, since the "evidence" offered by both claims is similar in weight.
    However:

    one claim is pretty mundane. One typing on a...
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    Re: Are ODN "atheists" theophobiacs?

    Not surprising, when faced with "crisis" people may try anything. Desperation is definitely a motivational force. After all, what have they got to lose...
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    Re: Gay/Transgender

    Well in post #225 all you asked for was support the Dr's critique of grief specifically in DSM-V. But no worries:
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    That is fairly clear I guess, I will take that as a yes :)
    Have a great night sir,
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    Re: Theistic beliefs are not rationally justified

    I see no reason not to question things....

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    Nor would I ever make such a ridiculous claim!

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