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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Matthew 24:6 old chap. Also First Thessalonians 5:2.

    Many have proclaimed the Day of the Lord and all have been wrong. Jesus' promise to return has not yet been fulfilled.

    I hope you are...
  2. Re: Manchester Sex Abuse Report Released, and Why did Police Ignore Child Rape?

    Nothing new ITT, it has all been addressed in other threads. There is literally no need for this discussion, it looks like open ended questions and pot stirring. Some might call it flaming, others...
  3. Re: Manchester Sex Abuse Report Released, and Why did Police Ignore Child Rape?

    I'm deeply sorry, but I will never apologise to you. Can you forgive me for that?
  4. Re: How plausible was a Nazi-Commintern Allaicen?

    Yeah Hitler defined himself as an anti-Communist, all parties involved knew the Molotov pact was a cynical ploy on both sides. A Nazi Soviet war was a lock from 1933, the only question was when. The...
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    Re: Who was Alcibiades?

    I think this touches on an interesting point about Hellenic state extension.

    Athens established a larger version of itself through synoikos, binding the attic plain into the Polis of Athena (seen...
  6. Re: Manchester Sex Abuse Report Released, and Why did Police Ignore Child Rape?

    I don't know why rapist scum do what they do, nor do I know why you're only obsessed with brown ones.



    ...and dead. Do you only care when the rapist is a muslim?

    Have to say this thread...
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    Re: Who was Alcibiades?

    Fair enough. The Athenians were a volatile lot, prone to tinkering with the constitution. they morphed from a monarchy (sometime in the Archaic period) to an oligarchy, but within the historical era...
  8. Re: Manchester Sex Abuse Report Released, and Why did Police Ignore Child Rape?

    Pretty sure the victims in Rotherham (and elsewhere) included kids of all backgrounds so your race war falls over there: typically these rapist scum target poor kids from broken homes.

    Try to...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Thx, good info. I had thought a tel was an accretion mound formed from the collapse and rebuilding of mud brick buildings.
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    Re: Iraqi protesters storm U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    Hiram Ulysses Grant? George Patton?



    I think your analysis lacks subtlety. There are many shades of anti-semitism and anti-zionism, and many kinds of "illiberalism" too even within the narrow...
  11. Re: Manchester Sex Abuse Report Released, and Why did Police Ignore Child Rape?

    Old ground well covered. These rapists deserve severe justice, as do any rapists.



    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_sexual_abuse_cases
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    Re: Who was Alcibiades?

    Yet in the end the offspring of die hard Hellenes who scorned barbaroi called themselves Romans and some aspired to Hospodarates and concomitant Romanian ethnic identity. I think the metaphor of...
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    Re: Iraqi protesters storm U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    Its fair to say it though, and its what Iran says too.

    Both Iran and the Saudis earn "jihad brownie points" by attempting to annihilate Israel. Since 2001 the Saudis have attempted to restrict...
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    Re: Who was Alcibiades?

    I can;t agree. One of those factors thens could not sustain success was they did not treat allied or conquered city states in the way Rome did. Rome was inclusive (to the point certain civic rights...
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    Re: Who was Alcibiades?

    I mean Athens had form for suicidal missions when already on top of the game: in the first Peloponessian war they had whipped Thebes and taken Megara they sent a massive force to Egypt...
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    Very interesting discussion thx all around. I know very little about Venizelos and the power structures within early 20th century Hellas, although I have done a little reading about the larger...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    It is not accepted that Moses wrote the Torah outside the faith community.



    Sodom was destroyed because of an unspecified sin: it is not mentioned who they worshipped. Are you threatening...
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    Re: Iraqi protesters storm U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    I wonder how badly Trump has to make the US look before his own party kill him? Kennedy pulled some awesome stunts in Cuba before his own party shot him in their heartland: I think it was the nuclear...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    100%.

    Interestingly for young earth Creationist evolution deniers, there's the problem with certain fatal parasitic infections. Someone on the ark was very very sick indeed.
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    Re: Iraqi protesters storm U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    Various US agencies have also directly and indirectly supported terror groups, from Central and South America to Asia and Africa, including Islamic groups. This is common knowledge and if you don't...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    You're proceeding from your non-Scriptural assumptions to incoherent conclusions without addressing anything I have posted. The problem with proceeding from a position faith is you have to ignore all...
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    Re: Iraqi protesters storm U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    Yeah that's nothing like what I posted. I think you're trolling at this point, and contributing nothing to the conversation.
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    Re: Iraqi protesters storm U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    Look sorry you're being unreasonable. Characterising Soleimani as "lurking in the shadows" when he holds military rank and was visiting a funeral in a foreign country, presumably with their...
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    Re: Iraqi protesters storm U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    OK fair enough, I misunderstood.



    Soleimani was killed. He is an Iranian leader and he was killed for political reasons, either to intimidate Iran or distract the US public. He was not killed...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Yes but the garden is stated to be guarded by cherubim, an unnecessary feature if it is not on earth.




    Thank you for the correction, I love this site because helpful and well informed people...
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    Re: Iraqi protesters storm U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    Soleimani wasn't an accredited diplomat and he wasn't on US soil so AFAIK so diplomatic immunity is irrelevant, and I have no idea why you'd even mention it.

    Assassination is not lawful. Lets say...
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    Its a disgrace that the US military and Government is undertaking assassinations for domestic consumption. Its a new low.

    There's a line being run that Trump did a Joffrey and killed Ned...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Nowhere in the Bible does it say the Garden was withdrawn. Your version of events is not supported by Scripture.



    Nowhere in Genesis does it say God cursed the whole world, he cursed three...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Yes YHWH's apparent marriage (surely he wouldn't have an unmarried Lady in his House) and its subsequent erasure are a fascinating element of scripture. I think i brought up the Mesopotamian garden...
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    Poll: Re: Scottish Independance II: Scots Fight On

    The UK doesn't have a strong tradition of referenda. This is obvious from Cameron's stupid blunder calling for the Brexit referendum, and its stunning outcome.

    More broadly within the...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    In my country some are Christians, some are not. I think its the same where you are.



    Nowhere in genesis does it say Eden was heaven. It is given a geographic location as the source of four...
  32. Re: US House Speaker Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry

    Have to agree.

    I'd say the timing is important for the DNC too, who want enough of a stain on Trump that their own candidate will get over the line in 2020. Trump has a big bucket of positive...
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    Re: Iraqi protesters storm U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    Disgusting to see this happen, the US is getting quite open in its bad behaviour. No tears shed for the Iranian bastard of course, but this doesn't make the world safer. I guess its just another oil...
  34. Re: Algerian Gerontocracy Rejects Retirement Plan

    Another excellent thread by OP, although in the interest of balance he needs to post something boring and irrelevant for change ;)



    I take the point he's there to keep the Islamists from taking...
  35. Re: Need help with a specific Kenning (norse sagas)

    The are also keening chains eg "seal's field" (=expanse of ocean) is a kenning chain for battle (battle->waves-> seal's field).

    I have a relative in the word game (Phd in semiotics IIRC) so I will...
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    Re: What was the Schlieffen Plan?

    There's also "historic" Kaiser bashing, the infamous war guilt clause at Versailles which was totally unfair. As clumsy as the Kaiser was the guilt for the war was definitely distributed among...
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    Re: What was the Schlieffen Plan?

    Its definitely worth arguing the point and your case is a good one.

    I'd note the Prussian sovereign enjoyed a degree of absolute authority in Prussia unknown in France or Britain: within the...
  38. Re: US House Speaker Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry

    Ken Starr started off investigating the Clintons links to the Whitewater money scandal. Bill was probably too smart to be in it and definitely too smart to be caught at it so the Republicans got him...
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    The US is an oligarchy with some participatory elements in my view but the discussion of the definition is one better suited to the Academy perhaps, where IIRC there's a bunch of threads.

    Under...
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    Re: What was the Schlieffen Plan?

    With the available intel both sides went with reasonable approaches. Maybe the Russians could have slipped one more army north but the dents they put in the Austrians distracted a lot of Germans from...
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