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What bothers me is that he actually believes his tripe. It is so bad that, if I didn't know better, I'd think it was satire on what libs believe/are taught. My wife ran into the same sort when she went for her Masters.They are so convinced that they are the "smart people", and that everyone else is an uninformed doofus, they never even bother to listen to an alternative point of view, even one backed up by facts and logic. Sadly, she's now running into the same sort in her day job.
No, it shouldn't, but according to its own proponents, it does. They just don't want to call it that.
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Marriage and the 'Wrong Side of History'

Scot62 Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 2:36 PM
Interesting thoughts. I say that we go one step further than that. When we decided that sex and marriage should be decoupled, and that it was normal and healthy to indulge our sexual impulses with anyone we saw fit, that eliminated any moral or philosophical ground we had to stand on. If you are in favor or "free love" as it was called, between heterosexuals, then you have no ground on which to take a principled stand against ANY form of sexual expression. Either sex belongs "between consenting adults" inside a traditional heterosexual marriage, and nowhere else, or it is okay in principle anywhere, any time, with anybody (or any number of bodies, for that matter). There is no middle ground. Try saying that in a great many CHURCHES nowadays, and see where it gets you.
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Hats Off to All the Fathers Who are Men

Scot62 Wrote: Jun 16, 2014 12:25 PM
"importance"
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Hats Off to All the Fathers Who are Men

Scot62 Wrote: Jun 16, 2014 12:24 PM
Okay, I'll bite. The father of Jesus was... The Father. But, God felt so strongly against women raising children without a visible father, that he provided Joseph as the step-father to our Lord. Maybe we should adopt God's attitude--both as men and women--toward the improtance of marriage and fatherhood to the wellbeing of children.
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Three Cords And The Truth

Scot62 Wrote: Jun 10, 2014 2:50 PM
I don't know. I assumed that the honey mustard was for the chicken sandwiches. Or maybe he was making fun of someone who would put honey mustard on their waffle fries.
Are you dumb enough to think that they are not?
Don't know whether that is true or not. I will say, another former governor, George W., didn't do too bad (At least not at the governing, "heavy political lifting" part of the job.).
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Death On Campus

Scot62 Wrote: May 29, 2014 4:40 PM
As a former college student, and the husband of a high school teacher, the purpose of a high school (or a university) for that matter is to educate the student. What does that mean? First, it assumes that there is a specific set of facts/skills that the teacher possesses that the student does not, and that it is the teacher's job to impart these facts/skills (Whether that be teaching U.S. history, or showing one how to use algebra). Second, it involves teaching the student how to think (Not necessarily WHAT to think). That is, you first impart facts, then teach how to use them. Teaching someone how to rationalize without first giving them them the facts (or the ability to acquire the facts) with wich to reason is criminal. Yet, that seems to happen in too many schools. Third, I would argue that education is about molding the student's character, based on the facts being given, and the ability to reason being taught. Since the truth will always tend to lead to better outcomes than a lie, people marinated in the truth will tend to be better citizens than those who are living a lie.
Do you know what "nominal" means? It means, "in name only." That is, they call themselves Christians, but do not think, act, or speak as Christ commands--and have no intention of ever doing it. That means that they are not in any real sense, "Christians." A true Christian agrees with God that immorality (to include sex outside of marriage, porn, as well as homosexuality) is harmful, especially to those who commit it, and to the society that permits, practices, praises and promotes it. They also believe that these things will bring the judgment of God, in this life and the next. Given how many nominal Christians live, it is incorrect to say that 73% of Americans are Christians (And just out of curiosity, where did you get your 73%?). It is also, by the same logic true, true that genuine Christians are a minority in America.
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