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  1. Re: How was hoplite equipment stored and preserved at home?

    I've read about this.

    Lathered in goose-fat and then thoroughly wrapped in cloth that had been soaked in hot wax.
  2. Re: Why is it so important for a white country to stay white?

    Oh look it's Himster's Rant Time

    I've lived on four continents so far and I've encountered every species of nationalist, racist, imperialist, xenophobe. Most "racists" I've spoken to (and it has...
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    Re: Should male and female sports be combined?

    This solution would only satisfy the two extremes: The misogynists will feel vindicated when biological differences are demonstrated, which naturally favours masculine body-types in fields of...
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    Re: The Witcher (Netflix Series)

    We should be a bit more hesitant in condemning the show for its overly contrived "wokeness" before we have even seen it. Being woke isn't always bad, it's just usually bad. This could be the long...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    We know the Bible is true because God says so. We know God is always correct because the Bible says so. We know this claim from the Bible is accurate because God confirms it. We can rely on God's...
  6. Re: Academia: dodgeball is a tool of oppression

    It's flipping crazy. Have these people never heard of Poe's Law? Parody and reality seem inexorably intertwined, almost as bad as the Trump brigade.
    It is funny that these people cite Aristotle, of...
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    Re: Fox News: aka the Faux News

    I know plenty of people who watch it purely for its comedy value, like any other mindless reality TV show. So, I'd be sceptical of the scale of the effect it has.
  8. Re: Nazi Punch - Youtube bans inherently discriminatory videos

    Hmm, fighting "Nazis" by implementing Nazi style censorship? Neat.
    What's next, will YouTube ban itself?
  9. Re: ''Diversity'' and ''Inclusion'' in the UK: the rise of the Racist White Liberals

    Yeah, Liberal means the opposite of what the OP is implying, by conventional definition and all coherent non-conventional ones too.
    Perhaps it should be: "the rise of racist white leftists."
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    Re: Am I a fence sitter for being Agnostic?

    And by "mature" you can only mean already 13 billion years old.
    If God created the universe, then studying his creation is studying his word and his word has demonstrated that the universe is 13...
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    Re: Am I a fence sitter for being Agnostic?

    Perhaps. But it must also be noted that those words were transcribed, copied and mistranslated (sometimes corrected, but not always) through the millennia. While the universe, being the creation of...
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    Re: Am I a fence sitter for being Agnostic?

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    That makes no sense. There is absolutely no way for light to be turned off in the manner you are suggesting. The continuous stream of light from distant objects takes...
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    Re: Am I a fence sitter for being Agnostic?

    They were closer. But closer is still billions of light years away and if something "is" billions of lightyears away it takes billions of year for the light to get here.



    It's because of the...
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    Re: Am I a fence sitter for being Agnostic?

    That's not how light works. If you were to shine a light onto the moon for example, it takes 1.26 seconds to get there because light takes time to travel. When you look at the moon, you are literally...
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    Re: Am I a fence sitter for being Agnostic?

    "Incorrect assumptions"?
    If God directly created the universe then we find there his direct will, in the universe we see it revealed that the universe is 14.3 billion years old, this is the direct...
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    Re: Am I a fence sitter for being Agnostic?

    If the Universe is six thousand years old, then the careful curation of million year old fossils designed to look perfectly millions of years old can only be called a trick.


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    Re: Am I a fence sitter for being Agnostic?

    If he's all powerful, then he needn't have made the trick and deception of having the universe appear to be billions of years old by all objective standards. He didn't have to bury million year old...
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    Re: Am I a fence sitter for being Agnostic?

    That is a ridiculously convoluted and unnecessary series of disconnected leaps. The far more straight forward and logical rationale is that the universe is exactly as old as scientific facts prove it...
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    Re: Am I a fence sitter for being Agnostic?

    Evidently you've been misled.



    If we are to assume that there is a creator deity. Then we have two possible sources of revelation, the first is the objective revelation found in the universe...
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    Re: Am I a fence sitter for being Agnostic?

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    It might surprise you that most people would take the word of half a million experts over the claims from your obscure interpretation of the Bible which has consistently...
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    Re: Am I a fence sitter for being Agnostic?

    Darkness is the absence of light, (it's not a thing in itself) so darkness can appear to travel, like a shadow, it's an illusion that only exists because our human eyes are limited and so our human...
  22. Re: Male-to-female transgenders are ruining sports for women.

    Ok, cool. Good thinking.

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    Thou shalt not suffer an authoritarian to live
    2: The centre of the observable universe is the individual
    3: The dictum 'cogito ergo sum' must be the premise for...
  23. Re: Male-to-female transgenders are ruining sports for women.

    There is no one set of secular commandments. Also, very few are actually secular. In the western tradition, we get our notion of the law for instance, from the Romans and we maintain that same sense...
  24. Re: Male-to-female transgenders are ruining sports for women.

    Is it bad that I feel a strong need to wash my hands now?

    But seriously, establishing as generally acceptable epistemological schema might go a long way to establishing a realm of mutual...
  25. Re: Male-to-female transgenders are ruining sports for women.

    Nah, I'm completely 100% accurate, objective, verifiable and correct in all of my beliefs and assertions. It is everyone else who are postmodernist, ruled by trends rather than facts.
    That being...
  26. Re: Male-to-female transgenders are ruining sports for women.

    It appears that all things are subject to interpretation, whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. The trans situation here is evidently the most...
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    Re: Far right hate speech. What should be done?

    It is important to three kinds of people. The first (and most important) is all sincere liberals, who understand the value of the marketplace of ideas. The second type is a handful of right wing...
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    Re: Julian Assange is arrested by British police

    Another victory for totalitarianism.
    I would quite like to see this turn into a show trial. The outcry from it would be deafening. The rapid advance of totalitarianism in western politics is not...
  29. Re: Diversity is the late stage method of the tyrant to assume control of the democracy

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    Sure, there's a prerequisite, but it is the broadest prerequisite possible.
    There are many examples of democratic leanings even in governments we...
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    Re: Far right hate speech. What should be done?

    Obviously hate speech needs to be deplatformed, prosecuted, stamped-out etc. We can all agree that racists are bad guys.
    But the fact remains that the current definitions of hate speech (both...
  31. Re: Increase in Rape and Sexual Assault in Finland

    Scandinavian/Nordic women are all so beautiful because the vikings sailed around the world killing all the ugly people and taking the beautiful girls to breed with. The proof of this lies in the...
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    Re: Am I a fence sitter for being Agnostic?

    Contempt for sin is a core principle of most theistic worldviews. The righteous path is narrow and only the few can walk it. The deep seated resentment for life comes when the idea of a fallen world...
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    Re: Am I a fence sitter for being Agnostic?

    Dead are all the gods. Now we desire the superman to live. - Nietzsche

    I find the transparently metaphor based concepts in comic book heroes are more appealing, relevant and practical rather than...
  34. Re: Diversity is the late stage method of the tyrant to assume control of the democracy

    True. But democracy is still demonstrably superior, more stable and less materially destructive than an entire society subject to the arbitrary whims of an individual chosen by birth rather than...
  35. Re: Diversity is the late stage method of the tyrant to assume control of the democracy

    Self destructive and unattainable utopianism is the late stage of any socio-political order.
    The thing about democracy is that it keeps cropping up, governmental power cannot be exercised for long...
  36. Re: US reaching a new level of barbarity. They can kill women and children and cover it

    I meant "new" as in Obama's policies are still quite new.... or were new I guess.
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    Re: Am I a fence sitter for being Agnostic?

    I believed what I was ordered to believe, like most Christians, like most people really. I went to Catholic school, suffered under the ministrations of the De la Salle Brothers and the Sisters of...
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    Re: Should hate be a crime?

    I think that is going a half-step too far. I think any use of sidewalk chalk needs to be preapproved by the state. That way not only would unsafe messages be curbed (pun intended) but those guilty of...
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    Re: Should hate be a crime?

    Shouldn't we just tie him to a stake and burn him?
    I mean if we're going to blow things out of proportion why not go all the way and not half ass it.
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    Re: Am I a fence sitter for being Agnostic?

    Your question is wrong. You're not wrong. To lack epistemological certainty is the opposite of wrong.... well, it's not right exactly, but it definitely isn't wrong.
    Doubt everything, find your own...
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