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    You could give an OSC a shot, and you might find...

    You could give an OSC a shot, and you might find a sympathetic judge to go along with you since your request seems reasonable. But your ex will probably say he cannot afford the $1500 as it is. Also,...
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    Yes, an action to establish paternity as well as...

    Yes, an action to establish paternity as well as rights to custody can be brought before the birth of the child and enforcement of any orders or judgment entered will be stayed until the birth of the...
  3. First, this is not the end of the world, so don't...

    First, this is not the end of the world, so don't despair. All the judge did was set you for a hearing to see what is going on (and you got it on shortened time, so that's a good sign). Second, you...
  4. Everything you mentioned is completely irrelevant...

    Everything you mentioned is completely irrelevant to child custody jurisdiction. It makes no difference whatsoever where your son was born or where the mom is or was a resident. The residence of the...
  5. I'd advise you file ASAP. Now that your son is...

    I'd advise you file ASAP. Now that your son is out of the state waiting until you hit the 6 month mark isn't going to matter (his absence now from Calif. Does not appear to be temporary). California...
  6. Thanks Judy. Also I'm in the county right next...

    Thanks Judy. Also I'm in the county right next door to this fellow and I've appeared in that court several times before.

    Yes, he needs to file right away. No delays.
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    The agreement to "share" the child (and I'm not...

    The agreement to "share" the child (and I'm not sure what that has reference to) is not legally binding. All agreements concerning custody of children have to be approved by the court and made a...
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    If you and the bio-dad signed a voluntary...

    If you and the bio-dad signed a voluntary declaration of paternity (pop-dec) then the bio-dad has legal rights as the father. If not, then your husband is the presumed father and the bio-dad is going...
  9. Is still say California has jurisdiction, even if...

    Is still say California has jurisdiction, even if your son was not in California a full 6 months. There are alternative bases for jurisdiction other than home state (it sounds like your son has no...
  10. Under the UCCJEA the child does not need to be...

    Under the UCCJEA the child does not need to be present in the state for the state to have jurisdiction (this is often referred to in case law as "recent home state jurisdiction"). If California was...
  11. Either get a lawyer in Napa or contact the family...

    Either get a lawyer in Napa or contact the family law faciliator's office. Set the matter for an ex parte hearing to establish custody, report the matter to the local DA's office, follow the local...
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    It would be prohibited? Why? Is that all your...

    It would be prohibited? Why? Is that all your religious dogma consists of, a set of do's and don'ts?
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    Yes, I see the point. But what if the goals of an...

    Yes, I see the point. But what if the goals of an omniscient and omnipotent god are not good? What if god is not good? Then what? Are we to worship god merely because he is more powerful than...
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    I think one of the most annoying things about...

    I think one of the most annoying things about religion is how it leads people to constantly ask questions like, "Is it okay for me to do XYZ?" It's the perpetual asking for approval of one's conduct...
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    Was someone disputing that ethics arise apart...

    Was someone disputing that ethics arise apart from religion? While societies can exist quite well without religion, none can survive without ethics. Pretty simple.
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    Ok, so religion's not much good in answering the...

    Ok, so religion's not much good in answering the question of whether it's immoral to run a stop sign or talk on your cell phone driving down the freeway. Fine. What other point were you trying to...
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    I agree. Which is why I ask that the argument...

    I agree. Which is why I ask that the argument move beyond the childish "It just doesn't seem right" level.

    But that doesn't mean you cannot ask better questions like this one of Bertrand...
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    This points to one of the questions I've raised...

    This points to one of the questions I've raised before, namely why what we think ought to be so must be so? There are many things about the natural world that just don't seem right, that make us...
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    I don't know about all this naturalism vs....

    I don't know about all this naturalism vs. non-naturalism babble, but we do NOT need religion to be moral, act morally or develop moral beliefs. I tend to agree with Bertrand Russell that morality...
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    To say "thank god" for something is not to make a...

    To say "thank god" for something is not to make a religious statement or make a freudian slip about some possible subliminal belief in god. It's only an use of language, an expression that has found...
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    How do you know there is a spiritual universe?

    How do you know there is a spiritual universe?
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    What is that website, some kind of joke?...

    What is that website, some kind of joke? Intelligent design? That's a laugh.
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    I find no reason to believe biblical history to...

    I find no reason to believe biblical history to be true and that was the premise you were operating under.
  24. Question: Why not Diesm?

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    I should have for that reason if none other. No...

    I should have for that reason if none other. No one pays much attention to me on this board anyway. I start a nice thread and everyone chats with each other and I get left out in the cold.;)
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    That's the thing. I goofed up on the spelling and...

    That's the thing. I goofed up on the spelling and I was able to correct the thread title but not the forum listing. So now I feel like a dummy.:)
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    I just have to agree with Scott on this. I'm...

    I just have to agree with Scott on this. I'm still not entirely sure there even is a god but if there is, it has to be one who does not intervene in human affairs. There's just no evidence of...
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    If you are a deist, suffering has what purpose?...

    If you are a deist, suffering has what purpose? Does the deist god bring justice after death? Does the deist god promise relief or life everlasting? Then why deism?


    Every time I read comments...
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    I always like to refer to Bertrand Russell's...

    I always like to refer to Bertrand Russell's comments about the omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent god wherever someone makes the argument by design, and I think it is relevant here as well: 'If...
  29. Well welcome to the club. There are probably more...

    Well welcome to the club. There are probably more men out there like yourself and who have been through this than you realize.

    As the others have said, being gay should have no impact on the...
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    Yes, excellent advice. I also like to say don't...

    Yes, excellent advice. I also like to say don't commit the sin of squandering time.
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    When you talk about that level of support you...

    When you talk about that level of support you cannot seem to identify or feeling someone was in the background is something I can relate to as well. Yes, I know what you mean and I think that's the...
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    Yes, I hear that a lot from theists: certain...

    Yes, I hear that a lot from theists: certain things happened to the believer (always good it seems) in such a way and at such a time to lead to the belief that god must have had something to do with...
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    But religion is suppose to be about what is true,...

    But religion is suppose to be about what is true, not what sounds the best or what we'd like to be true. Deism makes the most sense, I suggested, because it satisfied first cause arguments many...
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    What you asked was the very familiar (and old)...

    What you asked was the very familiar (and old) argument known as Pascal's Wager: If you are right and I am wrong, I've got everything to lose. If I am right and you are wrong you've lost nothing by...
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    Here's an answer to your question which takes the...

    Here's an answer to your question which takes the form of a question:

    Why does wanting something to be true make it true? That's all you've said. Namely, that god has to be a certain way or else...
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    No I didn't read the bible quotes because I don't...

    No I didn't read the bible quotes because I don't read the bible and am not interested in reading it.
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    Freedom I have to do what? Pray? Is THAT it?

    Freedom I have to do what? Pray? Is THAT it?
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    None of those quotes has any mention whatsoever...

    None of those quotes has any mention whatsoever of Christianity. None.

    Take what Jefferson said. Completely consistent with a deist point of view.
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    What's the point of all the bible quotes for...

    What's the point of all the bible quotes for someone who neither reads nor accepts the bible?
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    I'm not trying to make an argument for the...

    I'm not trying to make an argument for the existence of god. Far from it. In fact, I'm on the edge of atheism myself but, as I've indicated, I'm just not quite there yet and have looked at...
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    Thank you and yes. As a gay man, I couldn't agree...

    Thank you and yes. As a gay man, I couldn't agree more.

    My church was ELCA affiliated and now that denomination ordains gay and lesbian pastors in committed same sex relationships. Hopefully same...
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    I think for those of us who might be inclined...

    I think for those of us who might be inclined toward atheism, deism is a reasonable alternative. For example, coming from a Lutheran background (and from one of the most liberal of branches of that...
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    I like your comments and in fact they seem to...

    I like your comments and in fact they seem to mirror what I've been thinking lately myself.

    I come from a Lutheran background (the liberal branch of Lutheranism at that) and even being gay it...
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    Your argument, and it's not necessarily a bad...

    Your argument, and it's not necessarily a bad one, is that god must exist to equalize the injustice in the world. I see the point. Even if Hitler had been caught and put on trial (and maybe executed)...
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    Thanks for your comments. I really cannot say...

    Thanks for your comments.

    I really cannot say there is an advantage to deism vs. atheism other than the obvious: you can give credit to a theist's best arguments for god (such as design, which I...
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    You can get a free trial I think for 30 days at...

    You can get a free trial I think for 30 days at www. Cflr.com

    It does include child support and guideline (temporary) spousal support. Yes. And you can run as many scenarios you like.
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    Here's what you wrote: Because saying there's...

    Here's what you wrote:

    Because saying there's a God who doesn't care about humanity and simply allows things to happen as they happen produces the exact same evidence as assuming there is no God....
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    Archeologic and scientific proof? Proof of what?...

    Archeologic and scientific proof? Proof of what? There's certainly no proof of any kind that god exists, let alone the god of the bible. The best arguments (that are not "proofs" anyway) point at...
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    That's true. I should have said "some people" (I...

    That's true. I should have said "some people" (I actually tend to agree with you). By the way deism doesn't involve belief in a god that demands anything of us, let alone worship.
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    No. That was the point I was making. It does not.

    No. That was the point I was making. It does not.
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