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Forum Questions & Suggestions / Re: To mods/admins...
« Last post by ThatZenoGuy on September 22, 2016, 07:56:16 AM »
Zeno, let's say that we went ahead and instituted "threadbanning", as you suggested in your OP.  What do you think that theists who were hit with threadbans would end up doing?

I can only assume only the most stalwart would remain here.

But again, I see no reason why nothing more than an endless tennis match should take place.

Say for example, Skeptic.

Has he ever actually conceded on a SINGLE point? I remember having to fucking DEMAND him to concede on a MINOR argument.

He's been here for years, and done nothing but fling shit.
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General Religious Discussion / YHWH is not God's Name?
« Last post by jetson on September 22, 2016, 07:40:06 AM »
Very interesting essay.

I had never put this together, but it's a short and fun read.

https://t.co/5Jf2gJa75P
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Forum Questions & Suggestions / Re: To mods/admins...
« Last post by jaimehlers on September 22, 2016, 07:30:01 AM »
Are you admitting that we allow theists to break the forum rules?
As Azdgari said, I am granting your premise for the sake of argument.  Now, please answer my question, as I want to know what you think would happen (specifically, what theists would do) as a result of instituting the policy you're advocating.  I do not think this is an unreasonable question of someone who wants to change a forum's policy over the objections of a number of other members.
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All I have to add is Medicaid will no longer cover circumcisions.  The cost is rather cheap @ $250.

My friends son got a bad infection in his uncircumcised penis.  He had to have one at 7/8  years old to cure this problem.  It was more painful at that age. :o

Admittedly, issues CAN arise.

And frankly I don't believe your friend's son took care of 'it' correctly...Its really not that hard to clean 'it'...

But by that logic, we should remove appendixes, and cut the labia off of baby girls.
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All I have to add is Medicaid will no longer cover circumcisions.  The cost is rather cheap @ $250.

My friends son got a bad infection in his uncircumcised penis.  He had to have one at 7/8  years old to cure this problem.  It was more painful at that age. :o
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General Religious Discussion / Re: What Is God?
« Last post by junebug72 on September 22, 2016, 06:21:59 AM »
Well, your questions have once again prompted me to re-examine what I believe to be true and why.  So, thank you for that. 

Regarding the difference between "fact" and "irrefutable fact" they are, in essence, synonymous.  I am a strong believer in the Socratic view of the world which says basically there is precious little we "know".  There is much we believe to be true but cannot prove. 

Hopefully, this clears things up a bit.

Sincerely,

OldChurchGuy

however, you act as if you do know lots of things.  This near solipsism is a common dodge for Christians who want to hide their god under a rock.  It is nothing more than a god of the gaps argument with a dash of special pleading.

I don't know velkyn OCG seems to have faith in things and is comfortable not knowing.  That's the impression of him I have always gotten.
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Forum Questions & Suggestions / Re: To mods/admins...
« Last post by Azdgari on September 22, 2016, 02:11:43 AM »
He's asking you to take responsibility for thinking through your proposal, granting your premise for the sake of argument.

Why are you objecting to that?
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Forum Questions & Suggestions / Re: To mods/admins...
« Last post by ThatZenoGuy on September 22, 2016, 01:22:02 AM »
Zeno, let's say that we went ahead and instituted "threadbanning", as you suggested in your OP.  What do you think that theists who were hit with threadbans would end up doing?

Are you admitting that we allow theists to break the forum rules?
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Forum Questions & Suggestions / Re: To mods/admins...
« Last post by jaimehlers on September 22, 2016, 01:04:40 AM »
Zeno, let's say that we went ahead and instituted "threadbanning", as you suggested in your OP.  What do you think that theists who were hit with threadbans would end up doing?
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Forum Questions & Suggestions / Re: To mods/admins...
« Last post by albeto on September 21, 2016, 11:51:01 PM »
If the planets allign, the moon turns blue, cats and dogs start living together, and the dead arise, I HOPE we can finally either get a theist to provide evidence, OR to understand their argument is invalid before they even begun...

It seems as if you're requesting non-existent evidence to be produced by theists or, in the absence of this non-existence evidence, theists to come here having already broken through the cognitive dissonance that protects their beliefs while defending those belief. Or are you hoping a theist will be won over by conversations here, and announce they reject the faith they sincerely believed in when they registered?

Out of curiosity, did you believe in christianity yourself in a serious and genuine way? If so, how long did it take for you to break free, and how old were you?
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