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    This is the statement of Athos I was responding...

    This is the statement of Athos I was responding to. "The forest is the big picture. The trees are the details. The big picture is the basic message of the Bible. The trees are the details that, taken...
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    Feel free to explain your response. I suspect you...

    Feel free to explain your response. I suspect you simply cannot see it, but I'm willing to listen.
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    You have jumped threads. But at any rate I...

    You have jumped threads. But at any rate I suppose, amazingly, that you really think I considered the "forest" to be literal trees. I can only say you are free to believe whatever strange ideas you...
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    It certainly seems to be true.

    It certainly seems to be true.
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    A classic argument for a really difficult topic....

    A classic argument for a really difficult topic. We might reply by asking, "How can love be truly love if the person has no choice? Wouldn't genuine love mandate freedom?"
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    Left wingers at it again. "Washington city's...

    Left wingers at it again.

    "Washington city's mayor rushed to safety after homeless-advocate rioters storm City Hall."

    The dem mayor immediately took a hard line.

    He added the city is...
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    Where you been? Hadn't seen a post from you in...

    Where you been? Hadn't seen a post from you in several days. Glad you're back.
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    It ended because, as a female, you by then were...

    It ended because, as a female, you by then were hopelessly outclassed by the boys. Sorry, but that's how it is. I have no idea how you doing so extremely well in academics was "getting back" at the...
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    I can sew. I can clean house. I'm not nearly as...

    I can sew. I can clean house. I'm not nearly as good with babies as my wife is, but I can change a diaper. I have no problem with teaching those kinds of things to boys. HOWEVER, you have changed the...
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    It's just stunning to think that there are high...

    It's just stunning to think that there are high schools in America where she would not be running, or at least not in the #1 position. It is hard to imagine how any sensible person could argue...
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    You are dreaming. I used to coach soccer....

    You are dreaming. I used to coach soccer. Watching boys play versus watching girls play is like watching lions and then watching bobcats. The boys are MUCH stronger and faster. You cannot compare the...
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    Result. The vast, vast majority of girls would...

    Result. The vast, vast majority of girls would not be playing. You played baseball in elem. school. I've watched high school sports hundreds of times as an administrator. The girls would be, in...
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    It's just amazing that things that would have...

    It's just amazing that things that would have been prohibited by common sense just a few years ago are now being put in as the equivalent of law.
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    The message is pretty clear. Left wing rioting...

    The message is pretty clear. Left wing rioting will be largely ignored by the powers that be.
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    When you have convinced yourself that there is an...

    When you have convinced yourself that there is an endless supply of borrowed money just waiting to be spent, then your bulleted points lose all meaning. They are only meaningful to responsible...
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    I don't think the dems can pursue impeachment...

    I don't think the dems can pursue impeachment with a vigor clearly born of hatred, but then turn around and make calls for unity. If they really want unity, they should take their victory, tainted as...
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    The tar sands are in Canada. The petroleum they...

    The tar sands are in Canada. The petroleum they contain is going to be extracted and sold to someone. All we have done is cause the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars to be wasted and...
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    I couldn't disagree with any of that.

    I couldn't disagree with any of that.
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    Funny how liberal dems claim to care so much...

    Funny how liberal dems claim to care so much about the welfare of others, but then have no problem with destroying their jobs for no good reason whatsoever.
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    Just asking a question. Calm down. I was simply...

    Just asking a question. Calm down. I was simply probing your view of two aspects of UCL. "You are open to living their way of life." "Accept them for who they are, faults and all."

    I am...
  21. Defending Trump is easy in this case. It never...

    Defending Trump is easy in this case. It never happened.
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    Well, we are back to nonsensical replies....

    Well, we are back to nonsensical replies. Disappointing but certainly not surprising.
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    I like most of what you copied. The part about...

    I like most of what you copied. The part about Christian love is particularly good.

    Here I see a problem. Pedophile? Violent person? Thief? Drug abuser? Conservative republican? (Sorry...I...
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    Let me add this. Unconditional describes the word...

    Let me add this. Unconditional describes the word "love", but it still does not tell us what love IS. So if I am told to love my wife, and I ask you what that means, if you reply "unconditional", I...
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    Good reply.

    Good reply.
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    Care to expand on that? What, for instance, is...

    Care to expand on that? What, for instance, is "love"?
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    Those are the two greatest commandments, so...

    Those are the two greatest commandments, so that's a good answer.

    I would suggest a passage from Colossians. "13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom...
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    You know what I said. You're not stupid. Be...

    You know what I said. You're not stupid. Be honest.



    This is why any discussion with you is just an exercise in futility. You will go to any length to avoid actually saying anything of real...
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    You have not identified what is, in your view,...

    You have not identified what is, in your view, the Bible's central message, so no one could have any idea if your supposed allegories, an idea that I will say (again) is supported nowhere in the...
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    On day one, Biden kills the Keystone pipeline...

    On day one, Biden kills the Keystone pipeline project. 11,000 jobs go up in smoke and for what? A strictly symbolic move designed to placate the left wing environmental extremists in the dem party....
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    An example of an opinion. However, Paul certainly...

    An example of an opinion. However, Paul certainly believed it happened as did Jesus. There is, in fact, not one shred of support for your position from any author of the Bible. Rather troubling,...
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    Thank you, captain obvious. Still you cannot...

    Thank you, captain obvious. Still you cannot articulate that "forest" or point to any passages of scripture to support your view. And when a person puts "forest" in quotes (like that), it is an...
  33. Thank goodness you have an unbiased outlook on...

    Thank goodness you have an unbiased outlook on the matter. This is exactly the kind of approach used by those who want to squelch free speech. "Yes, Parler ended up out of business, having been...
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    Like I said, if you see a particular instance of...

    Like I said, if you see a particular instance of that happening, then point it out. But honestly, I cannot point it out in the case of the two of you since you practically never quote the Bible....
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    But as I've said many times, when you feel that...

    But as I've said many times, when you feel that is the case, then point it out. These vague, generalized accusations just sound like the complaints of angry people.
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    Sorry you feel that way, but I think you simply...

    Sorry you feel that way, but I think you simply don't like some of the verses I "pick". I would think that for every verse I present that you consider to be "cherry picking", I can find ten or more...
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    If you see me twisting words, then point it out....

    If you see me twisting words, then point it out. Your general criticisms just come across as angry remarks that accomplish nothing.
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    So in other words, you really don't know. You...

    So in other words, you really don't know. You just think that is true. I could say that I think the Capitol protestors are not your usual Trump supporters because I watched on tv the live action. I...
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    How do you know that?

    How do you know that?
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    I think everyone here agrees that what was done...

    I think everyone here agrees that what was done was terrible. The problem is when liberal dems suggest Trump was inciting insurrection. It's just an absurd suggestion that is completely untrue. And...
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    News flash. The people who stormed the Capitol...

    News flash. The people who stormed the Capitol were not elem. kids.

    I guess you declined the deal.
  42. Your situation is understandable and has never...

    Your situation is understandable and has never been in question. Covid will someday be a bad memory, probably within the next several months. But Covid did not prevent people from going to liquor...
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    You forget that I have vastly more experience...

    You forget that I have vastly more experience with elem. kids than you do. As to the rest, if you want to impeach Trump for getting, "people riled up", then go for it. That is not encouraging...
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    He followed the advice given by HC to Biden...

    He followed the advice given by HC to Biden months ago.

    I think your attempt to suggest that Trump intended to incite insurrection, if that is what you are suggesting, is simply absurd.
  45. If they can do that, then why can't they go vote?...

    If they can do that, then why can't they go vote? I'm not talking about legit absentee ballots. My wife and I voted absentee this year for the first time ever. Our first granddaughter was due in...
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    And then he said, "Now go out there and invade...

    And then he said, "Now go out there and invade the Capitol Building!!". Uhm...no, he didn't say that. I abhor what a small portion of the crowd did, and those should absolutely be arrested and...
  47. How does all of that information get on file at...

    How does all of that information get on file at the election office?
  48. That's a good point. I've been guilty of it...

    That's a good point. I've been guilty of it myself. It is much easier to write three letters than it is to produce contrary evidence. Simply saying, "Oh, those republicans are just lying. After all,...
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    It's all good. I'll just assume there is some...

    It's all good. I'll just assume there is some truth there somewhere. Still, I'm glad you received help and survived. I'm sure you are grateful to those who helped you.
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    Nope. THIS is your quote. "And I'd be singing...

    Nope. THIS is your quote. "And I'd be singing hymns in heaven without illegals." There was no "most likely" involved in it. Now you are trying to back out of your quote. I guess it just is what it...
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