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by PeteSinCA
Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Why I am big on history
Replies: 12
Views: 2011

Re: Why I am big on history

History is about people, how things got to be the way they are, and you can learn from past mistakes and past successes ... lots to like.
by PeteSinCA
Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Christians should not eat meat
Replies: 41
Views: 9950

Re: Christians should not eat meat

Nah, ptc, that's too implausible. Now, KFC's Frankenchicken ... that has the ring of troof!
by PeteSinCA
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Gold Standard vs Fiat Currency
Replies: 9
Views: 1598

Re: Gold Standard vs Fiat Currency

OK. I will send you a kilo of bread for every kilo of gold or silver you send me. You need not pay shipping costs: you may send your precious metals on my UPS account! I also accept diamonds and certain semi-precious stones. PM me for full details. FL y:D You probably know this, but Larry Norman's ...
by PeteSinCA
Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: Gold Standard vs Fiat Currency
Replies: 9
Views: 1598

Re: Gold Standard vs Fiat Currency

Regardless of the form, money is always dependent on its acceptance. The hyper-inflation experience in 1920s Germany and modern Zimbabwe came of government printing so many Marks or Dollars that the acceptance value of the note came close to (or became) the value of scrap paper. As Larry Norman poin...
by PeteSinCA
Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Show banned user feature has been installed
Replies: 7
Views: 8569

Re: Show banned user feature has been installed

Many/Most/Virtually all discussion sites are targets for spamsters, and have mechanisms in place to screen out the spamsters before they vomit all over the public forums. The "sentry" at RepublicanOperative vets newly registered members and deletes 5-10 probable spamsters a day. Spamsters tend to be...
by PeteSinCA
Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Show banned user feature has been installed
Replies: 7
Views: 8569

Re: Show banned user feature has been installed

Thanks! While I hope EfGfS' denizens exercise restraint in gloating, I think this will be of practical value, by letting folks know that those who have met the Ban-Hammer won't be responding to those replying to their past posts.
by PeteSinCA
Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Christian Chit-chat
Topic: Bill Gothard placed on administrative leave following abuse
Replies: 0
Views: 1394

Bill Gothard placed on administrative leave following abuse

I've very lightly adapted this from the corresponding post on RepublicanOperative. That board has news and politics as its general focus, especially from a US POV. I hope there is enough of general application in this story and my comments thereon that EfGfS's members from EuroLand and Oz find somet...
by PeteSinCA
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: Proof we are in the last days MORE EARTHQUAKES!
Replies: 36
Views: 7571

Re: Proof we are in the last days MORE EARTHQUAKES!

This is just putting the article Seraph linked & quoted into other words, but ... We really cannot compare modern earthquake frequency data to what we "knew" even as recently as a century or two ago. Modern instruments are far more sensitive and ubiquitous: we now get data for remote unpopulated an...
by PeteSinCA
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: Proof we are in the last days MORE EARTHQUAKES!
Replies: 36
Views: 7571

Re: Proof we are in the last days MORE EARTHQUAKES!

This is just putting the article Seraph linked & quoted into other words, but ... We really cannot compare modern earthquake frequency data to what we "knew" even as recently as a century or two ago. Modern instruments are far more sensitive and ubiquitous: we now get data for remote unpopulated and...
by PeteSinCA
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: hallucigens
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Re: hallucigens

Well Venusians I know say Bible writers were Uranians, but a dude from Ork told me they really were Neptunians. And I believe him.

Seriously, other than their imaginations, on what evidence do these acquaintances make their claim? Or is it just, "You can't prove me wrong, so it must be so"?
by PeteSinCA
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: End Times
Topic: Proof we are in the last days MORE EARTHQUAKES!
Replies: 36
Views: 7571

Re: Proof we are in the last days MORE EARTHQUAKES!

No worries Silvertusk I was referring to some others in the end times section of the site from another thread, they know who they are. They would probably be proud to call themselves the "all is well" people. They be like this guy, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDAmPIq29ro They are the 2Peter 3:3-...
by PeteSinCA
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:27 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: Facebook Discussion.
Replies: 3
Views: 1564

Re: Facebook Discussion.

Sherryl Arnett: Jesus never mentioned homosexuality at all. Look up "Red Letter Christians." A growing movement of people who adhere to Jesus teachings. His words are usually printed in "red letters" in the new testament. Rather than be side-tracked by the many divisive and red herring issues, they...
by PeteSinCA
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: Act 12:4
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

Re: Act 12:4

One thing to keep in mind about some claims of pagan roots is that "Easter" is English (and possibly Germanic). Latin languages - and Christianity came to Latin-speaking regions around the Mediterranean before coming to Germanic and British lands - use a form of the Latin word for "Passover" (which ...
by PeteSinCA
Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: hallucigens
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

Re: hallucigens

The people who told you this ... what were they smoking? And are they Cheech & Chong fans?
by PeteSinCA
Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: There is no Trinity
Replies: 123
Views: 18417

Re: There is no Trinity

PeteSinCA Krystyna, you can also find many/most (all?) of the writings B.W. quoted in the Christian Classics Ethereal Library. The Bible is the only classic for me. It doesn’t mention a Trinity God and I will not break God’s commandment to conform to man-made theologies. Krystyna, you posted the cl...