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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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Forum Questions & Suggestions / Re: To mods/admins...
« Last post by ThatZenoGuy on September 21, 2016, 10:16:56 PM »
And yelling RULES at them will help foster this...how?

Try practicing your chops.  See if you can be convincing and compelling and get them to understand that?  Again, feel free to report, but maybe think about adjusting your expectations, eh?

Then add a bunch of theist exemptions from the rules, and I'll shut up...
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Forum Questions & Suggestions / Re: To mods/admins...
« Last post by jdawg70 on September 21, 2016, 10:13:28 PM »
I HOPE we can finally either get a theist to provide evidence,
Yeah that'd be cool.  Be pretty cool if someone could pop in with evidence of unicorns.  So...yeah.

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OR to understand their argument is invalid before they even begun...
And yelling RULES at them will help foster this...how?

Try practicing your chops.  See if you can be convincing and compelling and get them to understand that?  Again, feel free to report, but maybe think about adjusting your expectations, eh?
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Forum Questions & Suggestions / Re: To mods/admins...
« Last post by ThatZenoGuy on September 21, 2016, 10:10:47 PM »
Well what do you care about?  The blind adherence to the rules without any regard for the subtle nuances of human communication and of the benefits of situational application of rules to help inject entropy into the discussions on this forum?

It's an honest question, ThatZenoGuy - what is it that you're hoping to get from this forum?  You're not trying to put points on some kind of scoreboard or anything, are you?  I mean even on inside your own noggin?

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...
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Forum Questions & Suggestions / Re: To mods/admins...
« Last post by jdawg70 on September 21, 2016, 10:07:54 PM »
*Snip giant post*

I REALLY...

REALLY...

Don't care.
Well what do you care about?  The blind adherence to the rules without any regard for the subtle nuances of human communication and of the benefits of situational application of rules to help inject entropy into the discussions on this forum?

It's an honest question, ThatZenoGuy - what is it that you're hoping to get from this forum?  You're not trying to put points on some kind of scoreboard or anything, are you?  I mean even on inside your own noggin?

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They break the rules, and ergo I report them, end of story.
Was there any indication in albeto's post, at all, asking you to not report them?  Because it sounds like you're trying to drop the mic here but forgot to actually bust out a rhyme before doing so.
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