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by edwardmurphy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Hypocrisy
Replies: 12
Views: 184

Re: Hypocrisy

The poster thing didn't say that all Christians were hypocrites. Basically it just says that people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Check your own lifestyle before you start looking at your neighbor with a critical eye. So yeah, I agree that it's a bad idea to paint with too broad a brush, a...
by edwardmurphy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Vegas shooting...?
Replies: 82
Views: 599

Re: Vegas shooting...?

I'm not a Christian, and I see now reason that one cannot simultaneously smoke, gamble, and be a good person and a productive member of society. That said, if you don't like the life you're living then yeah, you obviously need to make some changes. As far as you being a coward, I think you need to l...
by edwardmurphy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Vegas shooting...?
Replies: 82
Views: 599

Re: Vegas shooting...?

Experienced as a member of the community, or as an attendee of the concert or a passer-by or something? Either way, that must have been terrifying and heart breaking. I know it sounds trite, but that's awful and I'm glad you're okay. And in the defense of everyone you've previously spoken to, that's...
by edwardmurphy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out of cafe
Replies: 44
Views: 405

Re: Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out of cafe

Rape and pedophiia are crimes. Yes. Until humanity decides they aren't. That's the problem. I don't get the hand-wringing. Pedophilia was legal, normal, and socially acceptable for most of human history. I assume that that's why the Bible doesn't bother to condemn it or establish an age of consent....
by edwardmurphy
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out of cafe
Replies: 44
Views: 405

Re: Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out of cafe

Fair enough, Nessa, although to be clear I don't believe in sin. Homosexuality is not a crime, and there's nothing wrong with a homosexual relationship between consenting adults. Rape and pedophilia are crimes. They do damage. Putting all three in the same category is incorrect and frankly dangerous...
by edwardmurphy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out of cafe
Replies: 44
Views: 405

Re: Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out of cafe

So was mine. Why do threads here always follow the same pattern? Why does mentioning homosexuality inevitably lead to somebody equating it (either directly or by implication) with pedophilia? If the point is that eventually someone repugnant will come into your business and test your principles, why...
by edwardmurphy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out of cafe
Replies: 44
Views: 405

Re: Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out of cafe

Why do pedophiles inevitably come up when homosexuality is discussed in this forum?
by edwardmurphy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Vegas shooting...?
Replies: 82
Views: 599

Re: Vegas shooting...?

Couple of thoughts. - The right to rebel might have had some relevance in the early 1800s, but these days it's completely meaningless as anything other than a marketing tool to gull preppers out of their money. Anybody who rebels against the government of the United States is going to be crushed. Co...
by edwardmurphy
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out of cafe
Replies: 44
Views: 405

Re: Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out of cafe

America extends well beyond Seattle.
by edwardmurphy
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out of cafe
Replies: 44
Views: 405

Re: Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out of cafe

Phil, that opens the door for people to say "I don't serve your kind." Or reopens it, actually. That's not a big deal for the White, Christian majority, but it puts the rest of us in a pretty tough spot.
by edwardmurphy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out of cafe
Replies: 44
Views: 405

Re: Gay coffee shop owner kicks Christians out of cafe

He has every right to kick people out of his business. I disagree. I think he has some rights to kick people out of his business, but I also think there are limits. If the people he booted were doing something to deserve it then fine, but just being Christian (or gay, or Black, or whatever) isn't e...
by edwardmurphy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Dr Seuss racist?
Replies: 25
Views: 241

Re: Dr Seuss racist?

Ok.
by edwardmurphy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Dr Seuss racist?
Replies: 25
Views: 241

Re: Dr Seuss racist?

No different than you calling Christians bigots and painting us as the greatest threat and enemy of freedom known to humanity and the FFRF wanting the extermination of Christianity off the face of the planet... How is that not any different? I guess the biggest difference is that the stuff I was ta...
by edwardmurphy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Vegas shooting...?
Replies: 82
Views: 599

Re: Vegas shooting...?

Not really. The word "sensible" is completely subjective, so I still have no real idea what you mean by that. It's also not clear to me why you support some type of gun control if you think it's entirely pointless.
by edwardmurphy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Vegas shooting...?
Replies: 82
Views: 599

Re: Vegas shooting...?

Ok, allow me to be more specific: The view is that if you reduce the availability of automatic weapons then deaths, mass deaths as the case in Vegas, by firearms, will be reduced. But that's exactly the myth gun control advocates want everyone to believe, except it is only a myth. You really think ...

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