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    Sticky: Re: Townhall - Curial Commentary and Chat

    The work is never done. There simply ain't no rest for the wicked.
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    Sticky: Re: Townhall - Curial Commentary and Chat

    Do you want to not have served the Curia or to not have been on the CdC? :P

    I guess you can always ask Hex to remove the award from your account.
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    [VOTE FINISHED: PASSED: IMPLEMENTED] Re: [Amendment] Ye Olde Referral Removal

    Since the ostrakon was already in the Constitution and was not added by this proposal, I'd like to keep that a separate issue from the removal of referrals. I'll be happy to take part in the...
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    [VOTE FINISHED: PASSED: IMPLEMENTED] Re: [Amendment] Ye Olde Referral Removal

    Yeh, the ostrakon is just the reversed citizenship application. No shadings, just in or out. It was already in the paragraph and is a separate process from the referrals (public, to begin with), so I...
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    [VOTE FINISHED: PASSED: IMPLEMENTED] [Amendment] Ye Olde Referral Removal

    Section III - Praefects, Censors, Ostraka and MagistratesArticle I. The Triumvirate and Referrals Ostraka
    Citizens are expected to behave in an exemplary manner and can be referred1 to the Praefects...
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    [VOTE FINISHED: PASSED: IMPLEMENTED] Re: [Amendment] Getting rid of the praefects

    Amen to that.

    Also, support, if it helps you.
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    [VOTE FINISHED: PASSED: IMPLEMENTED] Re: [Amendment] Getting rid of the praefects

    That moment was already there several months ago, it was seized, the amendment to abolish citizen referrals passed - and then was never implemented due to all the brouhaha around Order 66. I think...
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    [VOTE FINISHED: PASSED: IMPLEMENTED] Re: [Amendment] Getting rid of the praefects

    Yep, getting rid of referrals: Citizen referrals are pointless anyway and staff referrals should just result in an automatic suspension of citizenship until the infraction expires.
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    Sticky: Re: Townhall - Curial Commentary and Chat

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    Sticky: Re: Townhall - Curial Commentary and Chat

    If you so direly want to make unfounded accusations of inactivty against Hex, could you at least be consistent with what you claim within one post?
    First you say that at least 10% of admin work is...
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    Sticky: Re: Townhall - Curial Commentary and Chat

    Given that most admin work happens behind the scenes I doubt you can validly gauge activity there.
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    Sticky: Re: Friday/Saturday/Sunday morning preaching.

    Guys, discussing whether atheism is a religion is like discussing whether round things are apples: It is a categorial mistake.

    There are atheism is part of the atheism/agnosticism/theism category....
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    Re: Theistic evolution makes no sense

    You mean as in why there is a capicity to sin to begin with? (The converse, that it is finite, is quite a trivial corollary of humans being finite beings.)

    The capacity to sin is a necessary...
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    Re: Theistic evolution makes no sense

    Well, then explain to me how a finite human capacity to sin squared with infinite divine love and mercy could result in anything less than universal redemption?
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    Re: Theistic evolution makes no sense

    @Cope:

    Pope Benedict XVI (a much greater theologian than his successor by the way) seems to disagree with your interpretation of Vatican II:


    Even if you cling to the notion that all of...
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    Re: Theistic evolution makes no sense

    The text always requires exegesis to sort the human ballast from the divine truth. That's what the historical-critical method does.

    Furthermore, Sola Scriptura is the only part of Luther's Solae...
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    Re: Theistic evolution makes no sense

    That presumes that judgement is a point in time, with a distinctive "before" and "after". But since judgement, reckoning, parousia, second coming (call it what you will) is an act of God, who is...
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    Re: Theistic evolution makes no sense

    Everyone has been given the capacity to have faith in time. There is no reason why "the faithless" should eschatologically not end up being the empty set.
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    Re: Theistic evolution makes no sense

    Death has been entirely overcome on Easter Sunday, there cannot be anymore absolute finality to it.
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    Re: Theistic evolution makes no sense

    That part only states that the humble one went straight to paradise. It does not say that the other one went to eternal torment without any possibility of repentance and redemption.
  21. Thread: What Is ISLAM?

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    Re: What Is ISLAM?

    Pleochroic Halos have naught to do with "atomic life of rocks", whatever that may be, and likely even contradict your assertion: They involve the decay of Uranium 238 with a half life of ~4* 10^9...
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    Re: Theistic evolution makes no sense

    @Cope: People may, according to their righteousness or lack thereof, spend longer in self-chosen aversion from God (read "weeping and gnashing of teeth") upon parousia, but there is no way the finite...
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    Re: Theistic evolution makes no sense

    The physical act of dying on the cross may have happened at a particular point of time in history due to the necessary temporal constraints of Christ being vere homo (besides vere deus), but the...
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    Re: Theistic evolution makes no sense

    @Prodromos: Well, for quite some time during the history of Christianity opinions prevailed that held that divine grace alone was not enough, but required baptism and good deeds as well for...
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    Re: Theistic evolution makes no sense

    It may turn out less mangificent than you had hoped, given that I strongly disagree with basics' neo-Calvinist convictions of predestination as a Catholic, but here is an answer from someone...
  26. Thread: What Is ISLAM?

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    Re: What Is ISLAM?

    It pains me having to relate to you the fact that there is no such thing as "atomic life of rocks".
  27. Poll: Re: Troy Badges Competition - Voting poll, 2nd round

    For some reason Tribunes are ladies now.

    ...

    Well, will have to get a new dress then.

    EDIT: on closer inspection it seems at least one of the tribune ladies seems be dressed in nothing but a...
  28. Poll: Re: Which character are you most looking forward to playing in Total War Saga: Troy?

    I'm not sure I'm going to play Troy, as I dislike the hero-centred playstyle introduced by warhammer (been playing 3K in records mode exclusively), but if I had to choose it would be Odysseus: All...
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    Poll: Re: [CIVITATE]Dick Cheney. (Patron: Flinn)

    Motion carried. Just had a very pleasant read skimming through his posts.
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    [VOTE FINISHED: FAILED] Re: [AWARD] Van Zandt for Curia Service Award

    I don't think mere time served should qualify one for this award. I personally found a certain abrasiveness of attitude not really serving the Curia. Opposed for now.
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    Sticky: Re: Townhall - Curial Commentary and Chat

    What is the stance of the Consulship on what consitutes a Moderation Warning? Does it include notes or only infractions?
  32. Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    I love the pottery style ones, Akar. Great job! :yes:
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    Sticky: Re: Townhall - Curial Commentary and Chat

    It survived the Aikanaristas, it will survive the Haderites.
  34. Re: Troy Badges Competition - Discussion & Suggestions Thread

    Not unlikely.

    That said, the idea of doing the badges like pottery illustrations instead of marbles is intriguing and would make for a nice change.
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    I can't wait for some kickass greek red-figure pottery or some super mindblowing anatolian early bronze age faiences. Sorry for being ironic, every archeologist knows pottery is THE thing, but then...
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    Sticky: Re: Townhall - Curial Commentary and Chat

    I still got along with 1-3, not as daring in their aesthetics or clear in their narrative as 4-6, but still reasonably enjoyable. I have decided, though, that 7-9 don't even exist. It's better for my...
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    So this is how Akar dies - with thunderous applause.
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    Sticky: Re: Townhall - Curial Commentary and Chat

    To whom it may concern, due to the recusal of one of the newly elected Magistrates in one of the pending cases (an act the personal integrity of which I highly commend), we happened to be one judge...
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    Sticky: Re: Townhall - Curial Commentary and Chat

    So am I. Appalled.

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    Poll: Re: [Citizen] Mergor (Patron: Jadli)

    Since the puppy flank is already covered by Hex appointment here is a Tribunal approved kitten to cover the other flank.
    It is currently practising its magic powers on your brain, as you can...
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