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    Not sure I agree with that. How do you view them...

    Not sure I agree with that. How do you view them as different?

    "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."...
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    Freedom cannot make it long without morality....

    Freedom cannot make it long without morality. Freedom without morality results in anarchy which leads to loss of freedom.
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    Absolutely not. Accepting that morality is fixed...

    Absolutely not. Accepting that morality is fixed must be established before deciding what that involves. The corral must be built before buying the ponies.
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    Since I donít believe change in true morality is...

    Since I donít believe change in true morality is ďinevitableĒ, then I donít think rape should subject to change.
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    You missed the point. If "change is inevitable"...

    You missed the point. If "change is inevitable" in morality, then rape cannot be looked upon as a fixed moral standard. If it is fixed, then change is not only not inevitable, it is impossible.
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    What is that supposed to mean? Well, just use...

    What is that supposed to mean? Well, just use your second comment as an example. Is rape always wrong, or might that evolve over time to become merely inconvenient? In my view it is always wrong due...
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    True moral values don't change. Our perceptions...

    True moral values don't change. Our perceptions of them might, but not the values themselves. That idea of permanence was the foundation of the D of I. "Endowed by their Creator"
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    I am relieved to hear that. Read this tonight...

    I am relieved to hear that.

    Read this tonight by Douglas Groothusis. "Truth is a daunting, difficult thing; it is also the greatest thing in the world. Yet we are chronically ambivalent toward...
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    There is a great difference between changing the...

    There is a great difference between changing the law and ignoring it.
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    Just ignore the law. Play it by ear! Is this...

    Just ignore the law. Play it by ear!

    Is this now the slogan of liberal dems? If so, then don't be shocked where it takes you.
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    So if you believe what you just wrote, to you...

    So if you believe what you just wrote, to you it's true, but if I don't believe it, then to me it is not true??? You really believe that? Surely you misstated something, or I misread it.
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    Exactly correct. I don't know of any approach...

    Exactly correct. I don't know of any approach more dangerous to truth and the rule of law than that one. It is the same approach used in interpreting the Bible. If I don't like what i'm reading,...
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    Two concepts which depend on each other are...

    Two concepts which depend on each other are freedom and personal responsibility. It's what no liberal dems and distressingly few repubs talk about.
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    With that I would agree. The micro-managing...

    With that I would agree. The micro-managing started even before Stalingrad. It become so overdone that even relatively small German units could not retreat without Hitler's direct approval.
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    Exactly right. Liberals want to deprive criminals...

    Exactly right. Liberals want to deprive criminals of guns by taking guns out of the hands of the law abiding.
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    A few points. Your figure of 600 divisions...

    A few points. Your figure of 600 divisions destroyed is an exaggeration since the Germans never had more than 300 divisions at any one time, and never more than 200 in the east. The Russian winter...
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    Obviously true.

    Obviously true.
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    I’m glad you agree! My description was how it...

    I’m glad you agree! My description was how it was.

    Russia did indeed play a major role in WW2 and I don't challenge that at all. To say they played THE major role is what I question. They had the...
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    A truce you did not reply to. But it’s no big...

    A truce you did not reply to. But it’s no big deal. Mutual respect is now the watchword. I’m all in.

    Other than playing no role at all in the Atlantic, the skies over Germany, Africa, Sicily, and...
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    We are just back to defining love.

    We are just back to defining love.
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    That's the genesis of this whole discussion. What...

    That's the genesis of this whole discussion. What if the U.S. had not entered the war.

    We were fighting in Sicily and preparing to invade Italy. We were fighting in the Atlantic and had, at that...
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    Got it. Thanks.

    Got it. Thanks.
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    You do realize the body of Jesus is alive and...

    You do realize the body of Jesus is alive and well as...Jesus?
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    What do you mean in saying God was able to...

    What do you mean in saying God was able to preserve the body of Jesus? Just asking.
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    Exactly correct as anyone who has done evenly...

    Exactly correct as anyone who has done evenly some remotely honest research would know.
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    THAT'S your EVIDENCE??? Well, I feel compelled...

    THAT'S your EVIDENCE???

    Well, I feel compelled to tell you this. The Hebrew text that was used for centuries to translate to English (or whatever) was the Masoretic text. It is dated about 950...
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    Sorry to hear about your husband. I do hope he...

    Sorry to hear about your husband. I do hope he recovers quickly.

    However, you attempted to support your statement twice, but in both cases (Joseph's coat and the sixth commandment) you gave...
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    I just don't think that's true. If the Germans...

    I just don't think that's true. If the Germans had been able to run their industry without damage, continue to dominate the Atlantic, and not have to defend the west, then it could have a different...
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    Not true. "It gives immunity to the gun...

    Not true. "It gives immunity to the gun manufacturing industry from lawsuits that arise from criminal misuse of guns by third parties." It protects the gun industry from frivolous suits in the same...
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    For those of us in the States, it's a little...

    For those of us in the States, it's a little mysterious. It seems that the monarchy has become more of a follower than a leader anyway. It won't be too much longer before a prince marries a prince...
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    The issue is reliability. WG is essentially...

    The issue is reliability. WG is essentially saying that the OT text has been corrupted so much in the 2 millennia since Jesus that He was reading a greatly different OT than we have. That's what I...
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    The comments made about the enormous...

    The comments made about the enormous contributions of the Russians are valid. I don't dispute any of that, and it's possible that even without our contributions, the Russians might have still...
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    We have the same Hebrew He had. That is not...

    We have the same Hebrew He had. That is not really an issues since the Dead Sea Scrolls settled that. And the cultural nuances He was surrounded with was one of the great problems He constantly...
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    What are they? For most of us, it's not a...

    What are they?
    For most of us, it's not a matter of $$.

    You are suggesting we just forget the law. That strikes me as dangerous beyond belief.
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    Even if everything you say is true and...

    Even if everything you say is true and significant (it's not), it still does not provide support for WG's statement that Jesus was reading a different OT than we have.
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    It is living and breathing in the sense that it...

    It is living and breathing in the sense that it can be amended, but not in the sense of being malleable.

    Short of banning all guns, I don't know how you use gun control to stop crazy people from...
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    Or is it easier to just toss invectives like...

    Or is it easier to just toss invectives like "idiot" around and thus not have to think any?
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    Joseph's coat? Really? You think that's a real...

    Joseph's coat? Really? You think that's a real problem? And the sixth commandment is generally translated as "murder" in nearly every modern translation including the New King James Version.

    But...
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    Nah. It's vote buying for everyone as I have...

    Nah. It's vote buying for everyone as I have consistently said from the beginning.
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    You keep saying that, and yet you have no...

    You keep saying that, and yet you have no evidence it is true, and you have no significant examples. I mean, "Red Sea, Reed Sea". Really?

    Walter's statement is a good one.
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    Iím not sure what youíre upset about. I think...

    Iím not sure what youíre upset about. I think your paragraph is pretty accurate. I have great respect for your country. I do get tired of the nonstop vitriol directed at mine by you. Perhaps we can...
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    With 50 democrat senators, we'll find out if...

    With 50 democrat senators, we'll find out if there is at least one who has some sense of justice and honor.
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    Mr. Cheerful is back online. Clete's sharp...

    Mr. Cheerful is back online. Clete's sharp intellect is on full display. He still can't get over the fact that the Aussies didn't win the war single handed. Or at least there are no movies being made...
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    The man thinks? Not so sure about that.

    The man thinks? Not so sure about that.
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    Very true, and the rapid development and...

    Very true, and the rapid development and deployment of escort carriers by the dozens helped a great deal as well.
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    Another challenge bites the dust.

    Another challenge bites the dust.
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    There have been many movies made about it. The...

    There have been many movies made about it. The most recent is Tom Hanks in Greyhound. U-571, Das Boot and The Enemy Below also come to mind, but I was not aware that the historical significance of an...
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    The winning of the Battle of the Atlantic was...

    The winning of the Battle of the Atlantic was also a decisive, largely American victory. If German submarines had prevailed, Britain would have been strangled and the Russians weakened by a lack of...
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    That's a fair statement. That's an incorrect...

    That's a fair statement.

    That's an incorrect statement. The Brits had to bomb at night because they could not protect their bombers in the daytime. It was American daylight bombing that...
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    Good thing all this didn't happen with Trump at...

    Good thing all this didn't happen with Trump at the wheel. The liberal dems on this board would have their hair on fire by now. Since it's merely Harris/Biden, they're OK with it. Harris' refusal to...
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