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    Thread: The Newly Departed thread: announcements (departures)
Post: RE: The Newly Departed thread: announcements (depa...

(November 20, 2018 at 1:03 pm)LastPoet Wrote: (November 20, 2018 at 9:03 am)John V Wrote: It got so bad that Tibs took the rare measure of actually deleting a thread. It ism't deleted. It is just ...
John V Off Topic 5239 561713 November 20, 2018 at 1:19 pm
    Thread: Panel Discussion on Personally Influential Books
Post: RE: Panel Discussion on Personally Influential Boo...

I'm not interested in the debate, but FWIW I would have gone with The Federalist Papers.
John V Off Topic 20 1528 November 20, 2018 at 11:21 am
    Thread: The Newly Departed thread: announcements (departures)
Post: RE: The Newly Departed thread: announcements (depa...

(November 20, 2018 at 9:00 am)OakTree500 Wrote: I've had a week or two off the forum, and a fair few people have gone......yet I can't really see what for? something to do with a sub forum and peopl...
John V Off Topic 5239 561713 November 20, 2018 at 9:03 am
    Thread: The Newly Departed thread: announcements (departures)
Post: RE: The Newly Departed thread: announcements (depa...

(November 19, 2018 at 4:13 pm)LadyForCamus Wrote: I feel like Emjay would have been very interested as well.  Has anyone heard from him btw? I play Fortnite with emjay several times a week. I told h...
John V Off Topic 5239 561713 November 19, 2018 at 5:03 pm
    Thread: The Newly Departed thread: announcements (departures)
Post: RE: The Newly Departed thread: announcements (depa...

(November 19, 2018 at 4:04 pm)Whateverist Wrote: That's what the rabid hoard here won't acknowledge.  That sub-forum was not just for the half dozen xtians who left.  Jorm, Khem, Tibs and myself wer...
John V Off Topic 5239 561713 November 19, 2018 at 5:01 pm
    Thread: Federal Judge Orders White House To Temporarily Restore Press Access To Jim Acosta
Post: RE: Federal Judge Orders White House To Temporaril...

There's nothing in the constitution that requires the White House to hold press conferences. So, the rules, or lack thereof, pertaining to the press conferences isn't a constitutional issue.
John V Off Topic 120 6866 November 18, 2018 at 10:54 am
    Thread: Was sin necessary for knowledge?
Post: RE: Was sin necessary for knowledge?

(November 17, 2018 at 7:03 pm)Gae Bolga Wrote: Multiple instances of parallel independent construction. Or passed down from the beginning. Just depends on your world view. Skeptics see similarities...
John V Off Topic 71 3640 November 18, 2018 at 8:22 am
    Thread: Do you have friends who don’t share your political views?
Post: RE: Do you have friends who don’t share your polit...

Couldn't vote, because my answer would be "Maybe - we don't discuss politics." If we don't discuss it, I don't know if theirs are different.
John V Off Topic 13 1047 November 18, 2018 at 7:25 am
    Thread: Federal Judge Orders White House To Temporarily Restore Press Access To Jim Acosta
Post: RE: Federal Judge Orders White House To Temporaril...

(November 17, 2018 at 4:37 pm)Gae Bolga Wrote: Even assuming the worst, and accepting the doctored infowars video that the administration tried to fob off...they still have a binding duty to the 5th...
John V Off Topic 120 6866 November 18, 2018 at 6:50 am
    Thread: Civility
Post: RE: Civility

(November 17, 2018 at 9:47 pm)Belaqua Wrote: 3) Insults shut down discussion, they don't accomplish anything but a tiny personal catharsis. In general, they dumb things down. This is the main reason...
John V Off Topic 48 4052 November 18, 2018 at 6:47 am
    Thread: Civil Commentary on the R'lyeh commentary on Civil Discussion Threads
Post: RE: Civil Commentary on the R'lyeh commentary on C...

Just checked it out. It's pretty mild. I guess everyone got it out in the other thread. The main problem in the other thread is that it was based mostly on incorrect conjecture of our motives. I pos...
John V Off Topic 5 861 November 18, 2018 at 6:43 am
    Thread: Federal Judge Orders White House To Temporarily Restore Press Access To Jim Acosta
Post: RE: Federal Judge Orders White House To Temporaril...

(November 17, 2018 at 2:52 pm)Jörmungandr Wrote: Exactly how do you see her job as requiring her to invade his personal space in that way? She takes the mic from one person and gives it to another. ...
John V Off Topic 120 6866 November 17, 2018 at 4:36 pm
    Thread: Federal Judge Orders White House To Temporarily Restore Press Access To Jim Acosta
Post: RE: Federal Judge Orders White House To Temporaril...

(November 17, 2018 at 1:44 pm)Jörmungandr Wrote: So, respecting you means I am obliged to accept carte blanch with respect to you invading my personal space? Carte blanche? No. But when you're in my...
John V Off Topic 120 6866 November 17, 2018 at 2:45 pm
    Thread: Was sin necessary for knowledge?
Post: RE: Was sin necessary for knowledge?

(November 17, 2018 at 3:04 am)Belaqua Wrote: First, the idea is that Adam could name the animals even though he didn't have knowledge of them. The idea is that in the pre-Fall state, Adam could perc...
John V Off Topic 71 3640 November 17, 2018 at 1:15 pm
    Thread: Federal Judge Orders White House To Temporarily Restore Press Access To Jim Acosta
Post: RE: Federal Judge Orders White House To Temporaril...

(November 17, 2018 at 12:01 pm)Jörmungandr Wrote: Assertiveness does not necessarily equal disrespect. Agreed...but it does in this case.
John V Off Topic 120 6866 November 17, 2018 at 12:07 pm
    Thread: Federal Judge Orders White House To Temporarily Restore Press Access To Jim Acosta
Post: RE: Federal Judge Orders White House To Temporaril...

(November 17, 2018 at 11:25 am)LadyForCamus Wrote: I agree with you on the point that he was being disrespectful to his colleagues by talking over them.  However, I don’t see how gently pushing away...
John V Off Topic 120 6866 November 17, 2018 at 11:59 am
    Thread: Federal Judge Orders White House To Temporarily Restore Press Access To Jim Acosta
Post: RE: Federal Judge Orders White House To Temporaril...

Lower court rulings get overturned all the time, so I wouldn't put too much stock in this ruling just yet. Freedom of the press is freedom to write. It has nothing to do with freedom of access. If I ...
John V Off Topic 120 6866 November 17, 2018 at 7:06 am
    Thread: Was sin necessary for knowledge?
Post: RE: Was sin necessary for knowledge?

(November 16, 2018 at 4:53 pm)A Theist Wrote: In the New Testament, the Bible says in one place, (I Corinthians 10:13), that God is faithful who will not permit us to be tempted above our ability to...
John V Off Topic 71 3640 November 17, 2018 at 6:22 am
    Thread: Was sin necessary for knowledge?
Post: RE: Was sin necessary for knowledge?

(November 16, 2018 at 4:27 pm)Khemikal Wrote: Well, for starters, it makes the tree of knowledge of good and evil a redundant narrative prop.. Which it pretty much was. It could have been any comman...
John V Off Topic 71 3640 November 16, 2018 at 4:45 pm
    Thread: Was sin necessary for knowledge?
Post: RE: Was sin necessary for knowledge?

(November 16, 2018 at 3:39 pm)Khemikal Wrote: Exactly the problem.   Adam, if he sinned, appears to have had moral knowledge -before- eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.   I'm missi...
John V Off Topic 71 3640 November 16, 2018 at 4:17 pm