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Chatter / Re: What is Trump doing.......
« Last post by Add Homonym on Today at 09:21:54 PM »
If you have a gay guy calling gays faggots, and transgender people mentally ill, the right likes it.

Ultimately, a problem for the right is that Milo is not all that right. He is a free speech defender, and to do that he has to say offensive things. The easiest offensive things are supplied by the right, because they harbour no minorities.
Chatter / Re: "What are you listening to now"... take three...
« Last post by Emma286 on Today at 07:17:07 PM »
Band: The Corrs
Tracks: "Forgiven Not Forgotten", "I Never Loved You Anyway"

Artist: Kelly Clarkson

Track: Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)

Artist: Steeleeye Span

Track: Gaudete

Chatter / Re: "What are you listening to now"... take three...
« Last post by jdawg70 on Today at 06:56:08 PM »
Artist: the magic numbers
Track: Mornings Eleven
Joy factor: 9

Artist: Tralalala
Track: Are You Gonna Dance (with Me)?
Awesomeness factor: Stellar

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Track: 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted
I feel old factor: B

Artist: Pulp
Track: This is Hardcore
Somber nostalgia factor: Unrequited
Chatter / Re: "What are you listening to now"... take three...
« Last post by jdawg70 on Today at 06:43:35 PM »
Artist: The Spiral Starecase
Track: For Once in My Life

Introductions / Re: Hi guys
« Last post by jdawg70 on Today at 05:28:10 PM »
Yes, definitely. But can you say with certainty that an entity could not live up to that parameter?
Nope, but then again I'm never ever really thrilled with the notion of 'certainty' in the sense of 'absolute certainty'.

What humanity knows to this day is not enough to decisively claim that our universe does not have a creator.
Agreed.  If, however, humanity were somehow able to establish that the universe (and/or the sum total of reality) does not have a creator, does that necessarily mean that humanity has established that there is no god?

Is a 'creator-of-realities-god' type of parameter a necessary parameter in establishing godhood?  If the sum total of reality 'just was' and a powerful entity were gestated in some manner from that, and that particular entity did stuff like 'create galaxies and planets and Lady Gaga' would that entity qualify as a god or no?

Now, I'm young and I hope that within my lifetime our knowledge will increase to the point where we can safely determine whether our reality is manipulated or came into existence by accident. I would be comfortable with either of those outcomes.
'Accident' has a lot of semantic baggage behind it, what with implications such as 'in opposition to an intended outcome' or somesuch.  I would just recommend that you not think in terms of a dichotomous 'reality was created' OR 'reality was an accident'.  Concepts like 'accident', 'without cause', 'random', 'indeterminate' all have some manner of semantic relation to each other in some form or another and it can be quite easy to interchange the use of those words/phrases without thinking about what other semantic baggage you've snuck in without your explicit intent.
After that last pm you sent me Junebug I give up. I tried to be decent, but it's obvious to me by now I just can't win here.
Chatter / Re: What is Trump doing.......
« Last post by eh! on Today at 03:09:33 PM »
Milo has an interesting position, defender of the extreme right and a very gay untraditional guy. How does he do it?
Chatter / Re: "What are you listening to now"... take three...
« Last post by Emma286 on Today at 02:56:55 PM »

If that video is inaccessible for whatever reason this is an alternate link:

Introductions / Re: Hi guys
« Last post by Emma286 on Today at 02:53:49 PM »
There were some Europeans here but I think a wall is going up soon.  Welcome.

Yup. Pity we can't stick Trump behind some wall somewhere and permanently separate him from everyone else imho. ;)
Introductions / Re: Hi guys
« Last post by Emma286 on Today at 02:52:30 PM »
I lack whatever mechanism is responsible for allowing belief in gods. I also acknowledge that a non-participating god - deism, essentially - is possible. I don't have a reason to believe it, but I can't deny the possibility of the existence of such an entity.

My daughter is a deist of a sort. She doesn't like the idea of no higher intelligence that gave a shit about this planet at some point, so she has decided to believe that such an entity might/does exist. She's well aware that it's a choice, and one that she makes for comfort alone. It's harmless, in that she has no expectation of intervention or interaction from such  being, nor does she think that she needs to act in any particular way to please it. Her "god" is her secret teddy bar.

I'm glad to hear that on your daughter Jag. Sounds like she's pretty self aware which is a good thing!
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