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    Re: Prove you exist

    According to the famous atheist Sam Harris the self is an illusion and so is free will.
    There is no duality no ghost in the machine. Our decisions are determined by our state of mind at the time we...
  2. Thread: Hi all

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    Re: Hi all

    You are a bold man indeed , and being debt free is a difficult achievement especially for the wealthy.
    To be poor and debt free is is usually only chosen by necessity.
    Keep rolling you have many...
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    Re: Difference between a Democrat and socialist

    The intention of a political party is to be elected and to do that they must appeal to the majority.This means they must make promises to please that majority and quickly cover up any contensious...
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    Re: A Christian Act

    I say again you are too smart for me and quickly unearth my mistakes. I am genuine but I cannot always claim consistency my consolation is that very few can.
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    Re: Daddy Long-Legs

    We have tge right to cull and to kill when we are being attacked, but at the sametime the mosquito has the right to contest our dominion.
    From the smallest virus to man himself we all struggle to...
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    Re: Difference between a Democrat and socialist

    Eye4 magic I'm sorry to use brief phrases but I feel sure moit st readers gather my drift.Perhaps I would insult their intelligence if I was verbally exact; beside which it would sorely tax my...
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    Re: Daddy Long-Legs

    I dressed this piece in my best verbiage for this part of the site but since you ask here goes.
    I read your piece about hunting and for the record I'm not a leftist animal rights type.
    To kill any...
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    Re: A Christian Act

    We must agree to differ on somethings as most thinking persons do. Perhaps my outlook is somewhat pessimistic but I would call it realistic I try to refuse to look through rose-tinted glasses at...
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    Daddy Long-Legs

    John's wife came dashing hysterically out of the bathroom, "John, she screemed there is a horrible daddy long- legs hovering in the bathroom please get it out quickly."
    This happened every so often,...
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    Re: Difference between a Democrat and socialist

    Money rules the world as it always has throughout history. The world situation is like a pyramid at the very top we have the elite and at the bottom the destitute. I have not seen it mentioned that...
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    Re: A Christian Act

    Excellent answers but you are rooted to an internal rock which you cling onto come what may.
    I have no such rock, my endeavour is to see the human world as it is in all its rawness.
    I do not have...
  12. Thread: Common Sense

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    Common Sense

    It's a brain function that scientists have slowly abandoned with great success.
    Not being very scientific I have clung on to this niggling attribute and it gives me endless trouble.
    Cosmologists...
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    Re: A Christian Act

    I understand your answer but I must insist we can only be ourselves. It is true we can and do change with time.
    For me a man or woman is mainly defined by their actions and this means the vast...
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    Religion: Re: Is God Jealous?

    I have seen the statement that everything belongs to God sadly abused among the faithful.
    Dip your hand deeply into your pocket and give to the church for after all all that you have including your...
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    Re: A Christian Act

    Eye4magic We cannot help but have a personal viewpoint.
    'By their fruits ye shall know them' That means us you and me and it was first said by a great teacher.
    The same teacher said ' Love your...
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    Re: Ancient Relics

    Luke Obviously you were angered by my babblings, they are not directed at anyone.
    A few find debatable points in them and thats good. I just need to get these feelings off my chest onto paper like...
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    Ancient Relics

    This is not about me although I'm a suitable candidate.
    Quite recently one of the oldest copies of the Koran was found at Birmingham University.
    Professor David Thomas said with bated breath the...
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    Re: A Christian Act

    I take your point Luke but that is what Christians say they are about. Many of us have ideas about ourselves that justify our life- style and our actions.Outsiders like myself must look at the...
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    I have not read any C.S. Lewis, much to my shame the nearest I got was The Lord of the Rings .
    Apparently Tolkien was a friend of CS Lewis and partly instrumental in his acceptance of the Christian...
  20. Thread: Weyl Fermion

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    Re: Weyl Fermion

    You lost me before I started so I'll take your word for it. I suppose the amazing thing about physists is that they can keep their feet on solid ground. But what do they dream about at night and do...
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    Re: Pluto's atmosphere

    Ibelsd: I'm a retired English socialist, self- educated but far from outstanding in any particular human endeavour.
    I accept scientific consensus and have an interest in those areas open to debate....
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    Re: A Christian Act

    Yes thanks for that you see in my own conceited view of myself it had slipped my mind, but you are quite right we do like to polish our own image even to ourselves; fortunately you gave me a road out...
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    Re: Pluto's atmosphere

    I read the article all about escape velocity and very mathmatical but I'm still puzzled by the dense atmosphere of venus especially as it is smaller than earth and closer to the sun. I think...
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    A Christian Act

    Western civilisation has been ruled and matured by Christian thought to such an extent that any act of charity by anybody is called a Christian act. Psychologists inform us that such acts are not...
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    Re: Global Whaaat? Mini ICE AGE Coming Soon!

    Zvharkova the professor of mathematics was surprised because her research never even mentioned an ice age; but it did prompt a media storm.
    The media concluded 2030s would be the next ice age....
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    The Mind's Limits

    'Given that the mind is a product of natural selection it should not have a miraculous ability to commune with all truths: it should have a mere ability to solve problems that are sufficiently...
  27. Re: Eternal damnation is inconsistent with a loving and just God

    The solution to the loving God problem is Christianity itself. In a nut shell we all know that our moral conscience condems us.
    The concept of redemption saves the day but it has a snag, most of us...
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    Sticky: Re: Those who have never heard of Christ

    My own reading of Genesis tells me man was innocent until he ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. In other words he had no morals he did not know he was naked. This is speaking of the...
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    Sticky: Re: The Uniqueness of the Bible

    Spendid stuff I agree with your conclusions belief or non belief is no guarentee of safety.Wickedness belongs to us all and must be part of our makeup. This is the conclusion of modern science in its...
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    Sticky: Re: The Uniqueness of the Bible

    I think the reason we differ is background. I have had an uncertain and bumpy life- ride which has made me wary of what appears to be stability.
    Just think how quickly Isis arose in the so called...
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