Vort

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    Was Jesus married

    Jesus Christ was not a "demigod", any more than he was an Olympian, a Titan, or a wood nymph.
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    Lame Jokes, the Sequel

    "That tire is composed of various strips of material bonded together, one on top of another," Tom implied.
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    Lame Jokes, the Sequel

    "The German woman is my father's wife," Tom Muttered.
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    Lame Jokes, the Sequel

    "237 plus 14 equals 251," Tom added.
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    Lame Jokes, the Sequel

    "I made him a member of the Church," Tom confirmed.
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    Lame Jokes, the Sequel

    "Kansas," Tom stated flatly.
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    Lame Jokes, the Sequel

    "So, am I back in the Church singing group?" Tom inquired.
  8. Thank you for the service you've rendered. I believe your efforts have made the world a better place than it otherwise would have been. That's maybe the highest praise most of us can hope for.
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    Lame Jokes, the Sequel

    "Game fowl again?" Tom groused.
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    #GiveThanks

    I had no idea. But I'm happy to be living in the future. This will tank Elon Musk's stocks.
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    Radical Orthodoxy

    There is nothing in the brief write-up that I find reason to dispute. However, I will not follow such a movement, even if I agree with its stated principles. I will follow our leaders. If and when they embrace or extol the idea of "radical orthodoxy", then I will, too. Until then, I will follow the path I see before me, and the name I will give it will be simply "the gospel".
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    Make the Forums Great Again

    All our excess comes from Texas.
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    Lame Jokes, the Sequel

    "That sounds like 'third' in some Latin language," Tom said tersely.
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    Spiritual Bypassing

    Yeah, I agree, it's baloney. The idea of "spiritual bypassing" as described in the opening sentences is probably correct. As human beings, we wrongly use all sorts of explanations and thinking, including the idea of spirituality, to explain away or hide from harsh realities. But the specifics of this idea as developed in the article are pure nonsense. Someone took a simple truth and grafted onto it all their doubts and insecurities, and the result is this "spiritual bypassing".
  15. The question stipulated that the event be recorded in both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Other than the oblique Isaiah phrasing about "how art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning" (which wasn't actually about Lucifer at all, but simply an allusion targeting the king of Babylon), I can't think of any clear Biblical reference establishing this. I grant that you're right as far as the "earliest recorded event" goes, but I maintain that our modern Bible doesn't actually record this event, just obliquely references it.
  16. When Cain murdered Able. Clearly, Adam and Eve.
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    The election

    Many of the Democrats I'm personally familiar with do not love America. They consider America to be the greatest threat in the world today. They find the very idea of American border integrity to be antithetical to their woke morality. The literally believe that anyone who thinks it should be illegal to murder a fetus for the sake of convenience should be forcibly silenced and not allowed to voice such an opinion, on pain of depriving them of their liberty. So I rate your claim as Mostly False.
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    The election

    Do you remember way back to last week, when the claim was that there was zero evidence of widespread voter fraud? Funny how the goalposts keep moving. Evidence of any voter fraud should make an American's blood run cold, no matter his/her political affiliation. Voter fraud is the death knell of liberty. How easy or difficult would it be to determine how rampant it is? Have you been watching any videos from Project Veritas? If voter fraud is not caught almost at the time it happens, it becomes nearly impossible to trace it. I am stunned and very dismayed that so many otherwise intelligent Americans seem to want to dismiss extraordinarily serious allegations of voter fraud due completely to TDS.
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    The election

    I don't know enough to say anything about it. I do know that so-called PolitiFact is deeply biased and not reliable, so their claim that it's a Pants-On-Fire lie holds only minor sway on my opinion.
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    The election

    No one says that fact-checking sites are all wrong. They say that the fact-checking sites are biased and unreliable.
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    Trump 2024?

    Then we are in agreement.
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    Trump 2024?

    Of course. Here is the process that a territory takes to become a state. I didn't request a recounting of the process. I requested that you cite your Constitutional sources that support your opinion about PR.
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    More BSA misery

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    Trump 2024?

    Sorry, but I think you have reversed our roles. You are the one arguing that PR "should" be a state. What is your justification for that? How do you think that PR has some sort of inherent right to statehood? Do you think that merely being a territory gives people a legitimate claim to statehood? Please cite your Constitutional sources for those opinions.
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    Trump 2024?

    Sure. Being a state is not some God-given right. States are admitted because they are beneficial to the Union, not because the Democrats will gain short-term political advantage.