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    2 years to the day

    Formatted my HDD, importing my old bookmarks, came across this site, dropped by. Looks like the last time I posted was October 14 2011...Today is October 14 2013 (11:28pm). I see some new people, even fewer old friends and I see some changes and other things haven't changed. Keep on trucking...
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    Evolution

    Lets start at the beginning then: What is your definition of Evolution? And how would you go about explaining variations within a kind? At least that way, we can see if we are talking about the same thing.
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    Infant salvation

    I still stand by the idea that this passage: "While the child was still alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, 'Who knows, the Lord may be gracious to me, that the child may live.' But now he has died; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he will nt return to...
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    Unequal Taxation

    Odale had brought up the question to a point I made about people who are rich moving their business (and by extension assets) out of the US if they felt they were being "over taxed". I took some liberty in my interpretation of the question and Odale is free to correct it if he feels I took to...
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    Mission Preparedness

    Study is required. The first missionaries were all taught by Jesus. Jesus' last commandment was a teaching command (Matthew 28:19) The theme of the life of Paul was that he was a teacher, he and Barnabas would teach about the Kingdom and the Holy Spirit. The New Testament letters theme around...
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    Evolution

    How is it that you feel you need me to explain something I have quite plainly in black and white stated in a previous post that I have rejected? Or did you simply assume out of hand that I believed in evolution? And if that was the case, what in my over 9,000 posts and 10 years of belonging to...
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    Evolution

    Not really. Darwinism is defined as the theory of evolution by natural selection of those species best adapted to survive the struggle for existence. I think in this case, adapting and evolution are pretty much interchangeable. Besides, nothing really fits the "A gradual process in which...
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    Evolution

    Evolution is happening today on microscopic, small, medium, large and grand scales. Resistant strains of bacteria and how HIV\Aids works to how species are being displaced or endangered due to changes in their environment such as deforestation, wildfires or the introduction of new predictors or...
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    Evolution

    If I might add, the Theory of Evolution (via Darwinism) does not attempt to explain where life came from or how it started. It attempts to explain how we came by the species we have today coming from common ancestors. There are many parts within the Theory of Evolution and Darwinism that I...
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    Unequal Taxation

    Does this work like this (using random numbers and simplifying it): Year one: Salary: $100,000 Loss in retirement account: $5,000 Tax on salary 25% = $25,000 Tax savings in retirement account 15% = $750 Net tax = $24,250 Year two: Salary: $100,000 Gain in retirement account...
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    Unequal Taxation

    On the topic of unequal taxation, some interesting numbers Top 3% of US income earners make 36% of the charitable donations. Top 10% of US income earners pay 55% of the income tax brought in. I think if you tried to make things representative, (ie 25% tax rate for everybody) the top 10% of...
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    Hardware question about multiple drives

    I believe all you have to do is plug in the sata, go to the bios on boot up. Go to the boot options and tell the computer to first attempt to boot from the IDE master.
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    Forgiveness and nonforgiveness?

    Our debt holder requires (commands) us to forgive those who are in debt to us. It is hard to forgive somebody who has hurt you deeply. I think we all can say we have struggled with this. I think we can be thankful at least in the knowledge that we do not have to be nailed to a cross to...
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    Infant salvation

    When it comes to Revelations, it clearly states lots of things but the clarity of it is, well, beyond us today. When it comes to a topic such as this one, imo, you have to take a look at the bible and find things on a greater topic and see if contextually they are appropriate. Meaning...
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    God's purpose for me?

    You always had the time to give me the time Mordos! And if you didn't have the time, you made the time :) Peace brother!
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