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Preaching and Worship / Re: A question for Niam.
« Last post by Tolpuddle Martyr on Today at 03:13:54 am »
Since it has been taking a long time for you to write Chapter 11 Part 2, can I write it as well as other chapters? It will help update Parallel Hero faster.

If not, then when is Chapter 11 Part 2 coming out?
WILL U MARRY ME?
What was that Jakey?
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Politics and Government / Re: Mr. Trump Goes to Washington
« Last post by dpareja on Today at 02:36:28 am »
https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/khashoggi-column-1.4863809

Neil MacDonald on how Trump's election has exposed what the world's really like.
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Preaching and Worship / Re: A question for Niam.
« Last post by Art Vandelay on Today at 02:20:50 am »
It's amazing that this needs to be said, but Niam is probably snubbing you because watching you constantly beg is funnier and far less work than writing an ongoing serial set in the world of your bullshit.
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How can a finite being, whose actions have finite effects, sin meaningfully against an infinite being?

Because it is an infinite offense to disobey the laws of an infinite being who is our creator.

Divine command theory at its finest.

Nice summary of that here:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlETz4b40yU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlETz4b40yU</a>

Cliff notes version, how do we define good? Is something good because God says it is, or is it good because it's good? Jacob holds that good is defined by God saying something is good but that position only leads to absurdities because when God orders, commits or condones acts like murder, rape and torture, as happened many times in the bible, we're left with a dilemma. We can either judge these acts as evil or judge "good" as something entirely separate from having good intentions or committing good deeds rendering the term "good" meaningless.

A possible out is if we separate the terms piety from good, if we interpret piety as simply something a god or gods like or want but then we're still left with the conclusion that piety isn't necessarily good.
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Politics and Government / Re: The lead-up to the 2018 midterms begins
« Last post by Id82 on Today at 01:22:53 am »
It's unfortunate that a large portion of senate races that could make a difference this time around are being held in red states. The Kavannaugh thing just emboldened voters in those areas. I'm predicting Trump will win again in 2020 unfortnately, because the only thing that's really going to stop him is a tanked economy or if Mueller actually comes out with some damning evidence. And there's no one that exciting that I can see leading the Democratic party for 2020. I think some seats in the house will be lost in 2020, but not enough to flip and then the GOP will lose the Senate in 2022. Trump fatigue will kick in, his supporters will turn on him as he fails to really accomplish anything in his second term and the economy most likely heads towards collapse. The GOP will fail to put up someone as exciting as Trump in 2024 and a democratic candidate that no one can predict right now will win the presidency. Most likely a woman as the Me Too movement grows even stronger.
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Politics and Government / Re: The lead-up to the 2018 midterms begins
« Last post by niam2023 on Today at 12:59:41 am »
Well, I can still hope Kavanaugh chokes on something.

I've seen a lot of stories and online roleplays suddenly use a lot of evil jocks named Brett lately.
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Politics and Government / Re: The lead-up to the 2018 midterms begins
« Last post by dpareja on Today at 12:37:54 am »
But it is in the Senate, because there they have to hold seats in states where, contrary to national opinion (largely dictated by populous states), confirming Kavanaugh was popular. Heitkamp in particular is in tough.

EDIT: And as a result, "Extreme Makeover: Judiciary Edition" may well get another two years.
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Politics and Government / Re: The lead-up to the 2018 midterms begins
« Last post by Eiki-mun on Today at 12:35:42 am »


Apparently the Kavanaugh thing isn't hurting Democrats in the house quite as much as people thought. Or at all.

Source: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-midterm-election-forecast/house/
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The Lounge / Re: Anything Good Happen Today?
« Last post by RavynousHunter on October 16, 2018, 10:13:28 pm »
You know...Japan makes a damn fine beer.  Sapporo isn't quite as good as Guinness, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it damn near as much.
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Preaching and Worship / Re: More proof that Christianity is true.
« Last post by dpareja on October 16, 2018, 08:32:17 pm »
How can a finite being, whose actions have finite effects, sin meaningfully against an infinite being?

Because it is an infinite offense to disobey the laws of an infinite being who is our creator.

Divine command theory at its finest.
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