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Media Cowards and the Cartoon Jihad

alank1980 Wrote: Jan 09, 2015 11:28 AM
As someone generally liberal and generally resistant to the idea that the media is attacking Christianity and coddling Islam, I'll say there has been considerable cowardice in the American media confronting these radicals. The only time Comedy Central ever pulled a South Park episode was when they mocked radical Muslims on this subject. Molly Norris, founder of "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day," had to get disappeared in response to death threats. These things didn't become rallying points that the press supported; they got swept under the rug and never mentioned again.
Also, prominent climatologists are already starting to say the debate is moot. Whatever catastrophe is going to happen, we've already put so much CO2 in the atmosphere that it's already going to happen one way or the other.
Unlikely. That's the trouble with peak oil - it doesn't just mean that we've used up half the fossil fuel supply, but also that that second half is a lot trickier (and thus, less cost-effective) to extract than the first half. You're essentially right in that we'll reach a point where nobody is drilling anymore, but that'll be well before we've used up all there is - by the time we're on the last quarter of the global supply, all the oil-dependent economies will have either collapsed or switched to another source.
Please provide one line from the Bible that clearly prohibits use of marijuana.
What you describe is the major problem we've found with the war on drugs in the last thirty years: many of the worst problems that have arisen from drug use in our country have only arisen because they're illegal.
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Paramount Bans "Team America" Showings

alank1980 Wrote: Dec 18, 2014 9:59 PM
It's not Alamo's fault. They had the balls to sell tickets for Team America in protest. Paramount wouldn't let them show the film.
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Muslim go BOOM!

alank1980 Wrote: Dec 15, 2014 10:55 PM
As for the other stuff, let's just ask it this way: do you, personally, believe that every Hindu, Animist, Buddhist, Jew, Muslim, Sikh, and non-Christian of any other sort, all these untold billions who never had an opportunity to hear the Word of Jesus - which, as you quote, is the only possible way out of damnation - are all condemned to Hell? Or do you think there may be some other way to take these passages?
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Muslim go BOOM!

alank1980 Wrote: Dec 15, 2014 10:48 PM
"Regarding #4, why would you hold a conviction without cause or reason? Regarding #5, why would you suppose or assume?" For both: because people are flawed creatures, often driven by emotion more than by reason.
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Muslim go BOOM!

alank1980 Wrote: Dec 15, 2014 10:46 PM
"Regarding #1, as a rational person, you must have a cause or a reason for a belief or conviction, i.e., support or evidence. If you don’t, then how is your “belief” rational?" Kindly point out where in #1 or in any of these definitions it is stated that belief must be rational. "as a rational person, there must be some cause or reason for you to have “confidence; faith; trust”" Again - #3 does not apply to only rational people. Confidence, faith, and trust are placed in others out of force of habit or because one is just a gullible or trusting person rather than rational evidence all the time. "Regarding #4, as a rational person, there must be some rational reason to believe a “religious tenet or tenets; religious creed or faith”. If not, how can such faith or belief be rational?" Again, you're reading rationality into this. I don't know why. It's certainly not there in the definition.
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Muslim go BOOM!

alank1980 Wrote: Dec 15, 2014 10:38 PM
And Greek Orthodox Christian.
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Muslim go BOOM!

alank1980 Wrote: Dec 15, 2014 10:38 PM
"It is you who opposes what God’s Word plainly says." How clever of me to do so by directly quoting God's Word. All I attempted was to argue that you were not grasping the whole truth in your quotes. I note with interest that you didn't even bother responding to the Matthew passage I quoted. Weird how you just sidestep God's word when it doesn't match the point you're trying to make!
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