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About florduh

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  • Birthday 07/21/1948

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    Older than the dirt under God's fingernail.

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
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  1. All out of love

    Obviously in the real world love can only be freely given and not commanded. However: "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment." A bit of a double bind and impossible task, no?
  2. Proposal: Thur's Law

    Looks like someone is triggered.
  3. Saint Therese of Lisieux

    This philosophy, dressed here in religious mythology, is the same as the Buddhist approach to life, that is, be in the moment. When you wash the dishes, wash the dishes. As this moment is all that actually exists, it's a helpful philosophy. Mindlessly doing tasks or rushing through them with resentment does not calm the mind or feed your happiness. Enjoy and savor the moment, every moment. All that you do matters.
  4. Proposal: Thur's Law

    A few people here seem to enjoy pointless arguments. As others have mentioned, there are lurkers who might learn something from witnessing the exchanges. While no action should be taken (until it gets out of hand) I think Thur's Law is valid in that it is an observation of a regularity that occurs in nature, like the Law of Gravity. We can see Thur's Law in operation at any time in any thread regardless of the subject matter at hand.
  5. You'd see evidence of climate change if you ever left your back yard.
  6. Ethnic Cleansing in the USA

    I think what you're missing, Vigile, is that in today's America the majority are willing to trade some privacy for enhanced surveillance of bad actors who pose a threat, and frankly that threat is not imagined or totally manufactured. Basically, nobody gives a shit about FISA but a vocal minority does give a shit about racism. The majority does want DACA, but that is irrelevant to politicians playing football with people's lives.
  7. http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/22374-the-failed-libertarian-experiment-in-chile
  8. Ethnic Cleansing in the USA

    I think a quarter, and maybe as many as a third of Americans would be fine with an ethnic cleansing. I used to wonder how Hitler ever managed to come to power and gain popular support in Germany, but I now see exactly how it happens.
  9. Germ Theory was a lie published by the companies that make antiseptics. I ask, have YOU ever seen a germ? I didn't think so. I think it's darkly humorous and sadly ironic when someone believes there is an international conspiracy to present the facts about climate change because "grant money" while incredibly wealthy industries who benefit from denial of climate change are beyond scrutiny. Amazing times we live in.
  10. Blue Pill or Red Pill?

    Of course, and much in the way I wish there really was a Santa Claus to bring me that bike on Christmas morning.
  11. Blue Pill or Red Pill?

    If you leave religion for the right reasons, because it doesn't stand up to logical of factual or scientific or historical scrutiny, there's no way you can go back.
  12. I suppose if I took time to look I could find a current doctor or scientist who can "prove" that cigarette smoking is harmless. Such reports, funded by tobacco companies, were easy to find in the 1960s. I also suppose that around here it wouldn't matter if such reports are old and have been debunked, I could cite them anyway to make my case for the safe cigarette. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-risks-as-conclusive-as-link-between-smoking-and-lung-cancer/
  13. China Demolishes Xian Megachurch

    Christianity and Islam just can't help themselves when it comes to infesting and infecting other societies. They do it to them for their own good, of course.
  14. Thanks, but young ones are a pain. Older is better these days.
  15. I get it, LF. It's why some of us engage with Christians here from time to time.