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Forum: USA Politics 5th August 2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,790
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Posted By stanfr
Huh, makes perfect sense to me...I was raised...

Huh, makes perfect sense to me...I was raised pro-life but I am now firmly in camp 'A'

For me, my time in that camp was based basically on an innate understanding that there is a range of...
Forum: USA Politics 1st August 2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 27,166
Posted By stanfr
Ha...yep, i was just gonna comment how hysterical...

Ha...yep, i was just gonna comment how hysterical it is that the announcement was concurrent with T playing golf (and looking extremely old and obese) while looking like a fool in claiming we have no...
Forum: USA Politics 1st August 2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 720
Posted By stanfr
Umm, no. Actually last summer was indeed the...

Umm, no. Actually last summer was indeed the hottest on record, and this year will surely be right up there.

Personally I think it is somewhat unfortunate that the media and public discussion of...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 1st August 2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 115,314
Posted By stanfr
Whenever I hear LDS, I think of this... (a must...

Whenever I hear LDS, I think of this... (a must see in entirety):

DumDumDum (https://youtu.be/idya6ixdo0I)
Forum: USA Politics 31st July 2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 720
Posted By stanfr
That's certainly a part of it. But I think...

That's certainly a part of it.

But I think the root of GOP denialism is int their core belief of self before community. That is the fundamental principle that unites the vast majority of...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 22nd July 2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 8,753
Posted By stanfr
Ninja'd by you...just added that there is...

Ninja'd by you...just added that there is actually some stories that the vision was fulfilled (by Pilate as well)
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 22nd July 2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 8,753
Posted By stanfr
Jesus never said they were false witnesses, looks...

Jesus never said they were false witnesses, looks like Matthew did.
Jesus was just messing with the high priest in a way he knew it would fly right over his head, the whole destroy the temple bit,...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd July 2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 30,292
Posted By stanfr
I dunno, they both featured "run away" And the...

I dunno, they both featured "run away" And the trojan rabbit went into the castle which would be analogous to the capital siege. :cool:
Forum: USA Politics 22nd July 2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 30,292
Posted By stanfr
Ha--my first thought was the Trojan Rabbit scene...

Ha--my first thought was the Trojan Rabbit scene :D
Forum: USA Politics 21st July 2022, 11:16 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 30,292
Posted By stanfr
Kinzinger crucified T. I think the strongest...

Kinzinger crucified T. I think the strongest point made in the closing statement was that Trump waited until after he had realized the mob was not going to be successful to tell them to leave. That...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st July 2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
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Posted By stanfr
Exactly, and it really is a stretch to think that...

Exactly, and it really is a stretch to think that the OP meant to use it as synonymous with "unit" since she surely knows that a "light year" was not defined as a unit of time. But maybe I'm wrong...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st July 2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 7,496
Posted By stanfr
A fair question, but she did not say "unit" as is...

A fair question, but she did not say "unit" as is claimed by the previous commentators.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st July 2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 7,496
Posted By stanfr
Disagree, unit is the commonly used correct term....

Disagree, unit is the commonly used correct term. "A measure of" (as in the OP) is NOT equivalent to "a unit of"! The "measure of a man" is NOT the same as "the unit of man" --whatever the heck that...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st July 2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 7,496
Posted By stanfr
Yep, and no one claimed it was a unit of time,...

Yep, and no one claimed it was a unit of time, not the OP.
Forum: USA Politics 21st July 2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,490
Posted By stanfr
And now the Inspector General is telling the SS...

And now the Inspector General is telling the SS to stop its investigation...the plot thickens.

I'd bet my right arm there are some major bombshells in those texts, I hope they are recovered!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 20th July 2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,223
Posted By stanfr
From the prosecutor: "It is very hard to...

From the prosecutor:
"It is very hard to understand and accept (the grand jury's decision), and what I've asked them to do is to work with us to catch the killer," Ogg said, acknowledging the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 20th July 2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
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Posted By stanfr
How is it misleading?? Exactly, which...

How is it misleading??



Exactly, which is why I don't say that.



Are you a Russian Bot?? What the heck are you talking about?
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 20th July 2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 8,753
Posted By stanfr
You'd be paranoid too if the whole world was out...

You'd be paranoid too if the whole world was out to get you! :boxedin:
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 19th July 2022, 09:52 PM
Replies: 369
Split Thread: What is a light-year
Views: 7,496
Posted By stanfr
When I point to a photo of Andromeda hanging in...

When I point to a photo of Andromeda hanging in my gallery I tell visitors that "That is Andromeda; it is 2.5 million light-years away. So the light you are seeing is from 2.5 million years ago"
...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 16th July 2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,501
Posted By stanfr
Yep, they will escort him away as he screams "But...

Yep, they will escort him away as he screams "But we know he is a rapist cause he admits he blew into her and now she's pregnant!"
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 16th July 2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,501
Posted By stanfr
By any law in existence in this country at this...

By any law in existence in this country at this day and time--the facts *you* cited do not constitute rape. (or 'intercourse' for that matter) QED.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 16th July 2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,501
Posted By stanfr
If you were a prosector bringing a charge of rape...

If you were a prosector bringing a charge of rape against a defendant based on the facts you have presented in this example, you do understand that any living judge would have you escorted out of the...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 16th July 2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,501
Posted By stanfr
Ha, ninja'd...i was half tempted to comment on ...

Ha, ninja'd...i was half tempted to comment on that silliness but I knew what would follow--prepare yourself for a barrage of bolding and highlighted invectives! ;)
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 16th July 2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,501
Posted By stanfr
Niether do I...as one who became born again...

Niether do I...as one who became born again atheist only through years of thinking critically, immersing myself in skeptical reasoning, going through 2 careers (law and the physical sciences) that...
Forum: USA Politics 15th July 2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 30,292
Posted By stanfr
But...HUNTER BIDEN!! and...his laptop....and did...

But...HUNTER BIDEN!! and...his laptop....and did you forget HUNTER BIDEN?? :rolleyes:
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 13th July 2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,130
Posted By stanfr
Parable of two sons: Matthew 21:28-32

Parable of two sons: Matthew 21:28-32
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 13th July 2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,130
Posted By stanfr
Of course, the mass murderer learned through time...

Of course, the mass murderer learned through time travel that there was a room full of eventual Hitlers, and proceeded to massacre the lot of them--he/she belongs in hypothetical heaven while the...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 11th July 2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,130
Posted By stanfr
...(massive snip for brevity, and the fact that i...

...(massive snip for brevity, and the fact that i have to work to pay my bills)...



(more bills to pay...lots o bills)



I am not defending the fakery--I am trying to point out the mistake...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 11th July 2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,130
Posted By stanfr
Agree! The bottom line is it is about "empathy"...

Agree!
The bottom line is it is about "empathy" --the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes and feel their position. It's encompassed in christian philosophy (including the concept of...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 11th July 2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,130
Posted By stanfr
I can't recall, I was too busy checking out the...

I can't recall, I was too busy checking out the cute girl in my confirmation class.



What if Michael Jackson had become Pope? :eye-poppi
I'm sure that very scenario has happened, but yeah it...
Forum: USA Politics 10th July 2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 30,292
Posted By stanfr
I dunno...could be a ploy. But neither 45 nor...

I dunno...could be a ploy. But neither 45 nor Bannon are the brightest lights, he could just be stupid enough to think that he can successfully spout alternative facts, or maybe Trump thinks Bannon...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 10th July 2022, 04:13 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,130
Posted By stanfr
Going back to the supposed 'false dichotomy'--do...

Going back to the supposed 'false dichotomy'--do you understand why one of these two questions leads to a FD and one is not? Do you recall which one I posed to you?
1) Do you believe all Christians...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 10th July 2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,130
Posted By stanfr
Oh my, that's enough for about 6 new threads LOL....

Oh my, that's enough for about 6 new threads LOL. All I know is my dog is not evil, he just wants his belly rubbed, a couple chunks of cheese and he will give you back 10 fold. He is not religious...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 10th July 2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,130
Posted By stanfr
Yep, and those are called mitigating...

Yep, and those are called mitigating circumstances. While they generally will not get him acquitted of the crime (guilty) they will make a huge difference in sentencing. You want the sentence to...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 10th July 2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,130
Posted By stanfr
Dunno and don't care. True story: when i was a...

Dunno and don't care. True story: when i was a kid i occasionally was 'forced' to attend a periodic "confession" in a booth with the priest behind a wall. I always thought it was seriously creepy but...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 10th July 2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,130
Posted By stanfr
Hence the problem with religion as a whole and...

Hence the problem with religion as a whole and christianity in particular. If it is so dang easy to understand what it 'truly' is, and if it is the supposed direct word of God--then why did the...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 10th July 2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,130
Posted By stanfr
Their answers probably would be different, I...

Their answers probably would be different, I don't know for sure since every one is different. I suspect some of them would not even call themself christian. That is the whole point, what you are...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 10th July 2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,130
Posted By stanfr
I get you read this in a literal sense, much like...

I get you read this in a literal sense, much like fundamentalist read biblical texts in a literal way, when it suits their agenda. You and the fundamentalists are alike in that regard. The...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 10th July 2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,130
Posted By stanfr
I know this wasn't addressed to me, but since I...

I know this wasn't addressed to me, but since I am also a born-again atheist I'll answer:
1) I was raised Catholic (my father was protestant and while i will never know for sure I believe he was an...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 10th July 2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,130
Posted By stanfr
^^^ YES! amen! I always thought it was insane...

^^^ YES! amen! I always thought it was insane that i would have to bow before an imaginary sheepherder just to save my butt, but I also recognized that compassion, forgiveness, even turning the...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 10th July 2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 4,352
Posted By stanfr
^^^ THIS!

^^^ THIS!
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 10th July 2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 4,352
Posted By stanfr
I will grant you all of that...likewise the NT...

I will grant you all of that...likewise the NT doesn't significantly repeat the vengeful sadistic habits of the OT god. I'm not gonna run through every teaching of Jesus but it is pretty darn clear...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 9th July 2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 4,352
Posted By stanfr
Completely agree, and have hope for the younger...

Completely agree, and have hope for the younger generations, but yeah it could get far uglier first. And it's not just Christianity, it is Trumpism, which is a patriarchal worship of authoritarianism...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 9th July 2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 4,352
Posted By stanfr
Bingo! ETA: Although i somewhat agree with...

Bingo!

ETA: Although i somewhat agree with Leumas (horrors) that the time to play nice with the crazed theocratic right is pretty much done--gotta fight fire with fire.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 9th July 2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 4,352
Posted By stanfr
You are getting there, Leumas! Good job you have...

You are getting there, Leumas! Good job you have taken the first step in that 12 step program. You tacitly answered "Yes" to my question, and for that, I commend you--a small step but a step forward...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 9th July 2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 4,352
Posted By stanfr
LOL...yeah I'm sure like Leumas you believe that...

LOL...yeah I'm sure like Leumas you believe that Jesus was pure evil cause he withered a fig tree. Been there, heard that crap.
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 9th July 2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 4,352
Posted By stanfr
Fine, I mentioned '3' already, and 4 is...

Fine, I mentioned '3' already, and 4 is irrelevant to anyone posting in this thread. The OP won't respond with any of those four.



I would not quibble with most of that, except I disagree to...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 9th July 2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 4,352
Posted By stanfr
Oh I read your silly responses. They remind me of...

Oh I read your silly responses. They remind me of a Donald Trump email campaign....
*I* asked *YOU* a question, so don't think you can turn the tables. You *still* haven't responded. And given your...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 9th July 2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 4,352
Posted By stanfr
I certainly can! (and in my college years it was...

I certainly can! (and in my college years it was 'go tribe'...complete with a really white (and cute) blond who ran around with a tomahawk...such political correctness :D
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 9th July 2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 4,352
Posted By stanfr
You still don't get it--it flies completely over...

You still don't get it--it flies completely over your head! Why is that, Leumas??

If you agree that there are nuances, you *must* agree that *some* christians are good. Or at least a mix of good...
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