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by Icthus
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: President 2012
Replies: 138
Views: 18499

Re: President 2012

I'm calling it now: Obama wins. He's going to take Ohio, which Romney needs, and he's going to just barely take Florida too. It's going to be a lot closer than 2008, though.
by Icthus
Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: HELLoween... stupid!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 6658

Re: HELLoween... stupid!!!

Zacchaeus, you seem to be rather routinely conflating paganism with satanism. If Halloween had pagan origins, then it is not a holiday set aside for the "worship of Satan" because Satan is not the deity of most pagan religions. I doubt that many people worship Satan anyway.
by Icthus
Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: College help...
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Re: College help...

I don't know about the money stuff, but the general education courses that you'll need will vary from university to university. Some universities (like mine) won't accept anything from a community college either, and others will have requirements that can only be met by specific programs. Do you kno...
by Icthus
Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Prayer Requests
Topic: Prayer for USA residents in the path of Hurricane Sandy
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Re: Prayer for USA residents in the path of Hurricane Sandy

My department head's parents live on the coast, and they're having a rough time of it. I'm keeping everyone in my prayers.
by Icthus
Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Politics and World Events
Topic: President 2012
Replies: 138
Views: 18499

Re: President 2012

Here's what I got:

93% Jill Stein

78% Barack Obama

70% Rocky Anderson

27% Mitt Romney

No way am I voting for the Green Party, though. Obama it is, I guess.
by Icthus
Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: HELLoween... stupid!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 6658

Re: HELLoween... stupid!!!

Personally, I like Halloween, but I understand that some don't. What I don't understand is that many of the people I know that don't like Halloween seem to object primarily to its pagan origins. I mean, when children dress up and go door to door to get candy, I doubt they are thinking "This is fun, ...
by Icthus
Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: "Sexism In the Bible" Article
Replies: 53
Views: 9499

Re: "Sexism In the Bible" Article

Argh! We keep responding to quickly. I promised to stop, but by the time I had finished, you had posted again so I feel obliged to comment. On the subject of property, listing women along with cattle doesn't mean that women are like cattle. It is common when discussing battles to give numbers of eve...
by Icthus
Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: "Sexism In the Bible" Article
Replies: 53
Views: 9499

Re: "Sexism In the Bible" Article

I'm afraid you are wrong. The Bible most certainly does say that a male is worth more than a female. Lev.27:1-7 And the LORD spake unto Moses , saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When a man shall make a singular vow, the persons shall be for the LORD by thy estimation. An...
by Icthus
Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: "Sexism In the Bible" Article
Replies: 53
Views: 9499

Re: "Sexism In the Bible" Article

Alright, I've looked over more of your article, and I must say, I think you are at fair at times, and occasionally simply mistaken. As an example, you rightfully note that Lot and the Levite who offer women up to be raped are bad, but God doesn't condone this. Saying that the NT uses Lot as an examp...
by Icthus
Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: "Sexism In the Bible" Article
Replies: 53
Views: 9499

Re: "Sexism In the Bible" Article

The only thing I want to say right now is that I don't think it's fair to say that men can't understand the situation of women. The fact that there are several men here defending the Bible against accusations from a woman doesn't demonstrate anything. In fact, the sources from the article I linked ...
by Icthus
Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: "Sexism In the Bible" Article
Replies: 53
Views: 9499

Re: "Sexism In the Bible" Article

The only thing I want to say right now is that I don't think it's fair to say that men can't understand the situation of women. The fact that there are several men here defending the Bible against accusations from a woman doesn't demonstrate anything. In fact, the sources from the article I linked t...
by Icthus
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: "Sexism In the Bible" Article
Replies: 53
Views: 9499

Re: "Sexism In the Bible" Article

"Butterfly Wrote:" It doesn't really matter how you choose to define property, the point is that laws and rules that God set up in the Bible made a clear distinction between the rights that women were afforded versus the rights of men, and women were considered property just like a mans cattle. How...
by Icthus
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: "Sexism In the Bible" Article
Replies: 53
Views: 9499

Re: "Sexism In the Bible" Article

Just very briefly, I'd like to add that in the infamous "man rapes a woman and she has to marry him" section, it is, technically, a translation choice to render the verb "rapes". Technically, the word only means "to lay with" so it isn't necessarily true that there wasn't consent. I'd also like to n...
by Icthus
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: The Bible and Scripture
Topic: "Sexism In the Bible" Article
Replies: 53
Views: 9499

Re: "Sexism In the Bible" Article

Butterfly, I don't want to fight, and I don't have much time, but over the course of a while I'd like to not a few things about your article. For now, I'd just like to draw attention to the quote from Exodus near the beginning about coveting which includes a man's wife as property. You have to under...
by Icthus
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Philosophical Discussions
Topic: Morality Without God?
Replies: 650
Views: 88190

Re: Morality Without God?

Columbo: "Just one more thing." So your concept of "perfect rationality" includes doing idiotic things for vain glory leading to death? That explains a lot about why I don't understand your posts. We apparently have very different concepts of "perfect rationality." Seriously, though. This is the las...