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Meaningless Concessions

irreducible-complexity Wrote: Aug 01, 2013 12:46 PM
" While they do not justify some of the terrorism from the Palestinians ..." "Some of," as in, the remainder WAS justified? Is that really what you meant?
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Meaningless Concessions

irreducible-complexity Wrote: Aug 01, 2013 12:29 PM
Quote from Dennis Prager: "If the Arabs laid down their weapons, there would be peace. If the Israelis laid down their weapons, there would be genocide."
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Are We Rome Yet?

irreducible-complexity Wrote: Jul 31, 2013 12:17 PM
Francis Schaeffer advanced this exact theory in his books (eg., How Should We Then Live?: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture). Quite a compelling argument, in a scary kind of way.
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No Tears for Lynne Stewart

irreducible-complexity Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 11:58 AM
Actually, I seriously doubt that even 2% of them are medically necessary. Seem to recall a quote from Bernard Nathanson to the effect that he had -never- seen an abortion that was necessary to save the mother's life, and he claimed to have performed 60,000 of them prior to his Christian conversion. Can't source it, though, & don't have time to research right now since this is my (short) lunch break :-)
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Tests and Tiger Moms

irreducible-complexity Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 11:50 AM
Nikkofly's post was satire, not intended to be taken at face value.
Michael is right: modern-day America is not a theocracy, and should not be. We are not to enact the same *judicial* code as ancient Israel and stone people to death for adultery, but we are to govern our individual and corporate lives by the same *moral* code. That's why the Mosaic Code was preserved for us in the Scriptures: to teach us God's perspective on our sins. So clearly, He takes adultery very seriously, and as a result, we should view it with the same disgust -- rather than romanticizing and excusing it. (Bridges of Madison County, Terms of Endearment, et al.)
If you're a piano player, just try to play transcripts of some of his stuff. He had enormous hands. Sure, Dave, my left hand can stretch from a C up to the G more than an OCTAVE and a HALF above ... ! No problem at all!! I listened to my vinyl "Dave Brubeck's Greatest Hits" as a teenager until it was practically worn through. (Find it on listen dot grooveshark dot com.) Beautiful music, happy memories. Thanks Dave.
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Is Pennsylvania In Play?

irreducible-complexity Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 11:19 AM
We have to be careful about taking the commands that Christ give to individuals and applying them to governments instead, though. He did not command governments to help the poor: He commanded this of individuals.
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Egypt: We're So Sorry

irreducible-complexity Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 12:52 PM
You forgot to mention the most important thing: it's all George W. Bush's fault. (Including the Crusades.)
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Egypt: We're So Sorry

irreducible-complexity Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 12:50 PM
yep. big time.
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