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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Perhaps at some point in the future there will be another reformation and your currently held beliefs may end up being denounced as un-christian long after your gone. :hmm:
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Correct or close enough depending on what you mean exactly. It's the second siege of Zaragoza.
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    Re: Name that Battle!

    To the extent that the assumption that it's the Netherlands is not based on anything in the pic, yes. Once you make that assumption it's an obvious candidate.

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    Re: Name that Battle!

    Battle of Grebbeberg 1940. Tbh I did not have many clues, except that if it was in Brew's native country it would have to be either the Afsluitdijk or Grebbeberg :P
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    Sticky: Re: Extra Credits and their Normalize Nazis "Socially Conscious Game Design"

    When I was a small kid, my parents would not allow me to have german WWII model aircraft or toy soliders. In films, German WWII soldiers were entirely dehumanized. In an early computer game like...
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    Sticky: Re: Extra Credits and their Normalize Nazis "Socially Conscious Game Design"

    They could do with a healthy dose of moral relativism! :P But seriously, for a long time, Nazi symbols as well as nazi Germany military were identified 1:1 with outright evil, because they were...
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    Re: FIFA Women's World Cup 2019

    I think VAR increases the pressure on the referee though. Once VAR says it's a penalty, giving it is the safe option for the referee.



    The ref originally awarded a corner kick, which suggests...
  8. Thread: Guess where?

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    Re: Guess where?

    Correct. I thought the trees in the foreground would point to australia. Maybe not.
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    Re: FIFA Women's World Cup 2019

    I can see a real problem looming with VAR and penalties. I think before VAR, referees also used a measure of discretion: even if something was technically a foul, often no penalty was awarded when it...
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    Re: Guess where?

    Guess it's time for a bigger hint. They've got no more tigers, but there's still devils.
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    Correct! Your turn.
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    This one might be a bit easy for you history buffs ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/RhhQsCwG/picn.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Discussion and Debate Community Thread

    And did I say they were?
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    Re: Guess where?

    It's in the southern hemisphere :) Mediterranean climate occurs at these latitudes, but in this particular case the climate is oceanic. Vegetation seems similar to me too though.
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    So exactly what 'is not the case'?
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    Re: Name that historical figure!

    José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia
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    If I ever say anything along those lines to you, you may assume it's a mixture of puzzlement and curiosity, not a debating trick. I am (wrongly?) assuming that there is some sort of coherent world...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Depends I didn't bring up the separation between the institution and its impact on inter-personal relations. In terms of 'truth' I'm more interested in the latter: even if it is not God's expressed...
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    Re: Guess where?

    Ok 2 days gone. Time for a hint. I am assuming you will guess what part of the world this is generally and what kind of man made structure ( :P ) we're looking at. Knowing this, what might help is to...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    I would never take that position. Has anyone ever? That does not mean the question of the attitude towards slavery in scripture is of no interest. It evidently was to those quoted in the article I...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    Hmm, reading a bit on how this debate was held in 19th century America. Quite interesting. Perhaps deserves a thread of its own. This article presents two opposing views (both mistaken IMHO, but...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    The contemporary perception of slavery was that subservience and inferiority were attributes of the slave's being, not just something derived from a legal status in a secular framework. In that sense...
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    https://i.postimg.cc/2y5JYydf/picm.jpg
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    It migth be interesting to explore a concrete example, slavery. What is truth does the Bible tell us about it?

    In the ancient middle-east and mediterranean civilizations, the concept of slavery...
  25. Re: Portland has fallen: the post-apocalyptic result of unchecked leftism.

    I think football hooligans could fit in that list.

    Honestly, I think these thugs are often people (mostly young men) who know or fear they won't amount to anything on their own, so they join some...
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    Re: Guess where?

    Shetland islands would have been my second guess.
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    Re: Guess where?

    Oh well, let's have a rough guess. Somewhere in the Orkneys?
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    I think the most relevant eduction here would be history, not religion. The bible is a historical document. Christian scholarship took the bible as premise for centuries of philosophizing. Critical...
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    Hmm, I'm not sure this is guessable, Quintus. As a type of landform it's not that distinctive.
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    To the extent that each person demonstrating their intellectual deficit by such conflating puts a tiny dent in my faith in humanity perhaps. But I have to admit that as a white male, I have less to...
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    Re: How true is the Bible?

    I think that in order to judge how 'true' the Bible is, one would have to have a profound understanding of how contemporaries of the apostles experienced their world AND complete ignorance of over a...
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    Re: Guess where?

    You are correct! Believe it or not, it got a 'sustainability award'. First stadium ready for the 2022 world cup.
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    Trying to think of a clue that won't give it away immediately. Let's just say this venue is like the opposite of the ancient arena in that it has the sand outside the building :P
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    It is not possible for anyone to maintain integrity on behalf of some group other people claim they're a part of. So basically, yes, if you ascribe to 'my side' the views of the far left, then that...
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    It's an interesting article. Quite funny I suppose that the Political Compass puts such role models as Mugabe and Castro in the quadrant that this article urges politicians not to ignore!

    What is...
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    Re: Brexit - Time to scrap it and start again?

    Hehe, seriously though. Where is this vBulletin function that automatically splits a quote at every carriage return? :hmm:
  37. Re: USA Democratic party 2020 candidates and primaries thread

    What the heck? I just said explicitly that that is not what it's about!





    I just said that it would be pointless if such a thing were pushed through without wide backing. No point saying...
  38. Re: USA Democratic party 2020 candidates and primaries thread

    Evidently. That is what reparations are about: an admission by a government or organization that its past incarnation caused harm. And if it's a government doing it, then it's doing it on behalf of...
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    Reparations would be made by and on behalf of the government/nation. If you feel it would thrust present day white people in a position of guilt vs present day black people, then that is really a...
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    Re: Guess where?

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