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Sex Change Regret

ReddestNeck Wrote: Jun 21, 2014 10:05 AM
I'd conjecture more short term problems, fewer long term ones, for those who bucked the trend.
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Petty Annoyances

ReddestNeck Wrote: Jun 04, 2014 12:24 AM
Williams has the privilege of watching the evolution (devolution?) of language. Surely English was not handed down with the Ten Commandments. Leave out that elliptical "am" long enough and the form of the subject changes. Entities that behave in a highly human guided manner, such as Microsoft Outlook, aren't equivalent to guns, which are pretty dumb. It is not utter nonsense to ascribe some sort of will to their actions, knowing that the will is really that of the programmer and the user. The programmer is trying, through the directions that he or she wrote and which are now being carried out at Mr. Williams' behest, to get the computer to connect to the email server. It could be put in the royal "we" sense: WE are trying. It has nothing to do with the behavior of weather, or of weapons.
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Who's Racist?

ReddestNeck Wrote: Jun 03, 2014 2:21 AM
The "everybody is racist" accusation is a misguided, warped riff on the classic Christian belief in the existence of original sin (a belief that even the Old Testament affirms to the extent that "God created man upright, but men have gone after many schemes"). And so yes we're all sinners, but no we don't all sin the same.
From a classic Christian viewpoint, God only gives gifts that He expects us to do something good with.
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The Misinformed Case for Voter ID

ReddestNeck Wrote: May 15, 2014 10:39 PM
silly hypocrites they
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The Misinformed Case for Voter ID

ReddestNeck Wrote: May 15, 2014 10:37 PM
And suppose there are such rare people -- provide for tax paid correction of the whatever is the problem. What else is needed?
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The Misinformed Case for Voter ID

ReddestNeck Wrote: May 15, 2014 10:36 PM
Even the United Nations representatives were boggled at the no-ID system. So getting an ID costs some money. Fund it by taxes. Problem solved?
Which is an attempt to do church the worldly way. Tempting as hell yes. God's expressed desire no.
Christian faith results in a repurposing of self. The old urges turn out to be nothing more than destructive sin.
"Rightly" -- by what fixed standard? All you can say is that the mob you have whipped up about how wonderful homosexuality supposedly is -- is bent on such ostracism. It is time to all those of sense to raid the pity party.
You've been conscripted all right, Z. By the devil.
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