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    Vulgarities? Before you dive into another round...

    Vulgarities? Before you dive into another round of name calling... how is questioning American foreign policy, or the defense policy of Israel anti-Semitism? How is wishing that our closest ally in...
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    Oh, please Scott, by all mean, contact the...

    Oh, please Scott, by all mean, contact the moderator. Perhaps he will notice that you and the con have been specific in your insults and name calling. While my comment about 'nitwits and nazi's' was...
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    Well, Thank you, Ordinaryguy. I won't hold my...

    Well, Thank you, Ordinaryguy. I won't hold my breath for the apologies. My New Year's resolution is to stop wasting so much time arguing with nit-wits and nazis. Have a nice year ordinaryguy. And if...
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    Please accept my apologies. I was angry. I said...

    Please accept my apologies. I was angry. I said some irrational things. Being called anti-Semitic because I question the US's one sided stance towards Israel by several of you made it very difficult...
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    You are so right. I am so very, very sorry for...

    You are so right. I am so very, very sorry for ever thinking to question the morallity of the jewish police state. They live in a tough neighborhood so any and all means are justified. And no,...
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    It's not an anti-semitic thing so leave that dead...

    It's not an anti-semitic thing so leave that dead horse at the door.
    Democracies are good. Yes. Support them, don't overthrow them. Good policy.
    My aggitation with our support is the way that...
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    Maybe what is being done is not a sin. Remember;...

    Maybe what is being done is not a sin. Remember; It's a two way street. If the religious system that labels the behavior a sin is not respectable in its own right, then why should you hold their...
  8. Question: Buddhism question

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    And just to be clear, let's finish that...

    And just to be clear, let's finish that thought... There are only two camps on this earth of 8 billion souls - good and evil. And Muslims, Jews, New Agers, and Buddhists (including the Dali Lama) are...
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    My answer requires atheism? I disagree Starman....

    My answer requires atheism? I disagree Starman. Faiths the world over embrace the idea of divine justice. A justice of responsibility, and in most cases, punishment, for action. Regardless of who God...
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    Why support Israel?

    Why does the USA support Israel? What do we as a county gain from supporting them, when the negatives are so obvious and numerous? Is it political, moral, financial, romantic? Why is the existence of...
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    I think humans will pollute ourselves and most...

    I think humans will pollute ourselves and most other life out of existence by 2300. Those who control us are too greedy and self centered to change soon enough. And the masses are too ignorant to...
  12. Question: Voodoo

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    Hmmm yes, always look to the christians for a...

    Hmmm yes, always look to the christians for a balanced perspective on matters of other religions. They have such a great track record for open mindedness and objectivity.
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    Check. Thanks for setting me straight.

    Check. Thanks for setting me straight.
  14. Question: Jesus is a way ?

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    I thought it was pretty clear that by addressing...

    I thought it was pretty clear that by addressing you I was speaking to you and not the question. But whatever. In the question of life and it's start; whether the creator creates life on another...
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    Starman you say "Scientists have absolutely no...

    Starman you say "Scientists have absolutely no proof that there isn't a God and yet they don't acknowledge that as a possibility." Are the scientists not acknowledging God's existence, or God's...
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    Thanks for your insights bh. I hope you will...

    Thanks for your insights bh. I hope you will re-read both of our posts. I think you missed something. I was talking about the drugs, sex and TV being among the escapes that people choose to combat...
  17. Question: Buddhism question

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    What a great response Thomas1970. I am humbled by...

    What a great response Thomas1970. I am humbled by your thoughtful discourse, and look forward to your postings. Thanks. Buddhism is a beautiful faith isn't it.

    Yeah. magprob, the Stones wrote a...
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    I don't want to start a new pissing match or add...

    I don't want to start a new pissing match or add to the current one, but this question of dogma is really interesting. Is the theory of the sun's frying the planet an issue of 'scientific' dogma to a...
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    I think the silver spoon set take drugs for the...

    I think the silver spoon set take drugs for the same reasons that the poor folks do. Recreation and hopelessness. Some drugs like marijuana are less bad for the physical body than legal drugs like...
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    Glen; is there anyone other than you and your...

    Glen; is there anyone other than you and your fiancÚ living with you two? You didn't mention children, but it is children, particularly young teens who are often associated with poltergeist activity....
  21. Question: What went wrong?

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    I think the very fact that the fathers felt they...

    I think the very fact that the fathers felt they had to 'deal' with the heretics, Jews, and infidels instead of peacefully coexisting is the root of the problem. If christianity were the peaceful...
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    This is a bizarre question Starman. I'm not sure...

    This is a bizarre question Starman. I'm not sure what justice would have to do with requiring that somewhere in the universe all behavior be admissible? I suspect those that believe in hell would say...
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    "Bind and cast out a spirit ... Exact opposite of...

    "Bind and cast out a spirit ... Exact opposite of witchcraft." I don't see it. What you are talking about is exactly witchcraft. Just because you use the name of Jesus, doesn't mean it's not a...
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    Fr Chuck I am not saying my opinion is more right...

    Fr Chuck I am not saying my opinion is more right or wrong than yours. Nor am I saying that some issues should be discussed while others are off limits. If you will read my post you will see I was...
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    If something has no power, why would it need to...

    If something has no power, why would it need to be bound in the name of Jesus?

    What do you mean by "bound"? That sounds like a magical act. A binding, as is often done in witchcraft.
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    I must say however loosley you tie "accepting...

    I must say however loosley you tie "accepting others values as ok" to the concept of placating pedophilia and terrorism, it is a tactic beneath educated discourse. I have never heard anyone advocate...
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    I really think it's time to let this wound heal....

    I really think it's time to let this wound heal. It was a trauma, but the families, the city and the nation need to move on. How long do we wallow in this grief and outrage?
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    Lefty moonbats? What part of respectable...

    Lefty moonbats? What part of respectable discourse is this... All I can say is: Ditto Rush, Ditto.
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    Right. And we are not in medieval England. Why...

    Right. And we are not in medieval England. Why have such an important work be in anyway unclear or difficult to interprete. Maybe because a class of people owe their existence and celebrity to doing...
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    Drug use is beyond a legal issue. It's human...

    Drug use is beyond a legal issue. It's human nature. We should be looking at what pushes a person that way. But that means looking for the sources of the hopelessness that our kids feel. A war on...
  31. Question: Cut and Run

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    I'm not saying 'cutting and running' is bad...

    I'm not saying 'cutting and running' is bad either. Clinton got handed a bad situation in Somalia, and took us out of there. It would have been another Iraq. Except with no oil. The powers that...
  32. Question: Reincarnation

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    OK. If I'm readingeth this right, his holiness...

    OK. If I'm readingeth this right, his holiness starts by calling me a fool for asking the question. He then describes the flesh, the body and the glory as making up all things. (Hermetisists and...
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    Really? Who else was resurrected?

    Really? Who else was resurrected?
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    And here it is, right from one of the richest...

    And here it is, right from one of the richest roots of the "Great Book": religions. This is written in the Hebrew Talmud, the book where all of the sayings and preaching of Rabbis are conserved over...
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    The problem I describe is on a desktop with 1 gb...

    The problem I describe is on a desktop with 1 gb of ram. I'll check the version. I had allowed the program to update itself, maybe that's too much trust to give Mozilla. It is running on an XP SP2...
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    Firefox takes all my memory!

    I really like Firefox browser, until it takes all the available memory and hogs the cpu. Then the machine grinds to a snails pace. It doesn't happen all the time. But when it does a reboot or...
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    I thought it was "the devil went down to Georgia"...

    I thought it was "the devil went down to Georgia" which would mean he was from the Carolina's (one of Jesse's or Strom's folk). Unless the reference is to Yankees... but I can't imagine that. (unless...
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    Cut and Run

    Did Nixon 'cut & run' in Viet Nam? Did Reagan do it in Lebanon? What about how we left Somalia? The term is used a lot these days. What does it mean to you?
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    I was asking about when in detection mode. Just...

    I was asking about when in detection mode. Just hanging on the ceiling. No not radiation, just EMI type stuff.
    What I am trying to figure out is why my landlord won't put batteries in the smoke...
  40. Question: Forgiveness

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    Repenting the sin doesn't undo the damage. Nor...

    Repenting the sin doesn't undo the damage. Nor does it mean you won't do it again. It's a show. If a ritual of repentance is the way you internalize and own your sins, OK, but all that counts is in...
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    Do home smoke detectors emit a signal?

    When a home smoke detector is operating does it emit an electronic signal of some sort? If there is such a signal is the frequency known, does it interfere with anything? Is it noticeable, are people...
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    You don't get forgiveness for your sins. You did...

    You don't get forgiveness for your sins. You did them and they are yours. You understand them, and do better. Make amends if you can. You know what you did. You know when you've righted it....
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    I think it can be a powerful reminder of...

    I think it can be a powerful reminder of principle as well. Each year I fast on the anniversaries of the men who made the sacrifice in the Irish hunger strikes of 1981. Between March and October, 23...
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    Exactly, and when women were accepted as little...

    Exactly, and when women were accepted as little more than property, their place in a culture and the religions that serve that culture would be at least as bad. But as they take their proper place as...
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    There is nothing nice about playing the bigotry...

    There is nothing nice about playing the bigotry card, magprob.
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    Not much 'neo' in that flick. But they do have...

    Not much 'neo' in that flick. But they do have many of the old pagan customs right. The dance, the meaning of the maypole, etc. I don't know whether the druids of old really did the wicker man...
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    Wow. What an incredibly rude remark.

    Wow. What an incredibly rude remark.
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    Which comes first? Culture or religion. Which...

    Which comes first? Culture or religion. Which influences the other more? As western culture advances on many levels and paths, it would appear that western religion has lagged behind. We see...
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    On the matter of resurrection; which body do you...

    On the matter of resurrection; which body do you get? The one you last had, complete with sickness or old age? Jesus still had his crucifixion wounds, so it's really not that far fetched to ask. Do...
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    Please keep searching Binx44. There are many...

    Please keep searching Binx44. There are many great sites out there that describe our beautiful religion. And sadly, of course, there will be these kind of sites. The powers that wish to enslave and...
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