""Do you think that forcing children into religion is child abuse? "
Teaching a child one's beliefs with love,patience, and consistency,allowing questions and dissent? No.
My Irish Catholic indoctrination,within the…"
"Self serving Christian sophistry is legend:
The word 'usury' actually means the lending of money at interest. That was accepted throughout Christendom for centuries. Today apologist claim it means 'unreasonable interest'…"
""Velour. Yes, perfect for a man's shirt with a plunging vee-neck, set off by an ostentatious large medallion on a leather cord. Or am I thinking of velvet? Oh, no, velvet is for canvases for painting unicorns or leopards on, I…"
""Oh, so it was Nixon? Wasn't he impeached? "
No and so what if he was?
Impeachment is only being charged. The person needs to be convicted. Until that time the presumption of innocence applies.
Your question is straw man;it's…"
"John Buchan? The novelist and erstwhile Governor General of Canada?
Might be a be hard to tell him anything,what with him having died in 1940 and al.
What would I say.Nothing,I'd probably laugh at them."
"The worst personal experiences in my opinion:
Betrayal by a person you trust implicitly.Eg; a parent,sibling, spouse or teacher.
For a child, the loss of parent.For and adult, the loss of a child or spouse.(includes end of a marriage)
""In order to presuppose either side of the argument there must be a god to allow presuppostion?"
In formal logic,the proposition is always presumed to be true for the sake of argument. IE: 'IF A then----"
I decline to argue…"
"I have had the same issue with the Hitler position. From quotes (not just 1 or 2) in Mein Kampf, it seems to be quite obvious that Hitler did believe in god, and even made reference to "the Almighty Creator beings such as He Himself…"
"Non American here.
My understand is that you have the right to make an affirmation in ANY US court. To require an oath would be non constitutional. Besides there are several Christian churches whose members will not take an oath, considering it…"
""Many people think this is a god experience. How can we refute this? "
It's not up to us to refute anything. The burden of proof remains with the ones making the claim.It's up to them to provide evidence,rather than supposition…"
""I know my bible, no worries on all the horrible things it says. "
Ask a Christian for scriptural authority to show Mary Magdalene was a whore. (there isn't any) Up to the minute as usual, Pope Paul 2 admitted that fact a few years…"
""So how did you get them to finally stop?
We don't have any here."
I answered the door in the nude.
My dad used to turn the hose on them.
Both actions were in less politically correct and less litigious times."
""I ask a lot of questions, which aren't too helpful. I finally agree because I'm not really sure how to say no "
When asked a favour,you may always simply say no.There is no obligation to justify your decision.
...not to bad
Napoli - Oslo 2000 miles, 5 countries before EC
Bremen - Istanbul 1500 miles, 6 countries before EC
Graz - Sevilla 2000 miles, 4 countries before EC
Graz - Wien 120 miles, national
Graz - Bregenz 400 miles, national
but since Austria is a member of the European Community, as many other Europeean countries are, most borders are history...still remaining Schweiz (Switzerland), Türkei (Turkey), Norwegen (Norway) and Rußland (Russia)...
...lots of different languages, cultures and, last but not least, traffic and customs laws...hard work, bad money - nevertheless I love my job...
...you should have mentioned the Catalanic Anarchistic Republic in Spain 1933/1934 as an example of a working and functioning anarchistic society (till it was wiped out by the "Franco"-forces)...
...nevertheless I liked your efforts to explain the ways of Anarchy...
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