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  1. Thread: Polygamy

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    Poll! That was also when the Supremes gutted the free...

    That was also when the Supremes gutted the free exercise clause of the First Amendment. "You can believe whatever you want, but that doesn't mean you can actually live in accordance with your...
  2. Thread: Polygamy

    by Löwenherz
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    Poll! Very odd. I remember seven or eight years ago...

    Very odd. I remember seven or eight years ago seeing a report of a study of US Special Forces soldiers that correlated testosterone levels with marital status. The highest-T guys were divorced and...
  3. Todesengel, it is a long jump from what I'm...

    Todesengel, it is a long jump from what I'm saying (Genesis can be seen as a literal account of history or it can be seen as a story that embodies spiritual truth) to what you're saying (everybody...
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    Important! Poll! Jäger: I think your point about the relation...

    Jäger: I think your point about the relation between religion and politics is well taken. I think it works the other way, also. A problem also arises when people use religious language to reach for...
  5. The ideas that the bible is the "word of God" and...

    The ideas that the bible is the "word of God" and that it is to be understood "literally" and as an "infallible" authority are all from fundamentalist Christianity (or maybe we should just call it...
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    Mannaz.

    Mannaz.
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    Lots to think about.... Lots that could be...

    Lots to think about....

    Lots that could be said....

    One thing stands out: The word "Christianity" means so many different things to different people that it effectively means nothing until the...
  8. I don't anything about Kabbalah, but I agree in...

    I don't anything about Kabbalah, but I agree in principle with the rest of exit's post.

    "Christianity" is a big word that means different things to different people, and therefore means... well,...
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    Jesus specifically limited his ministry to his...

    Jesus specifically limited his ministry to his place and time and people, and then specifically sent some other guys out to take the message "to the ends of the earth". If there's anything of the...
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    Important!  I have twelve children. FWIW, I'd say that it...

    I have twelve children. FWIW, I'd say that it never gets more complicated or more difficult than three children.

    Assuming a spacing of about two years, three children gets you a four year old, a ...
  11. I was under the impression that the pentagram was...

    I was under the impression that the pentagram was associated with the sacred feminine. Venus and Earth have five conjunctions in eight Earth orbits, and draw a pentagonal precession in the sky.

    In...
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    The bible is a collection of things different...

    The bible is a collection of things different people had written about their experiences with God (as they understood them and were able to recount them), which collection was compiled by some later...
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    Way cool! One of my favorite short stories. ...

    Way cool! One of my favorite short stories.

    There was a version of this done awhile back with Sean Astin. Nothing special. This trailer looks pretty cool, though. :thumbsup
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    Poll! Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon.

    Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon.
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    I've wondered about this. I did all my...

    I've wondered about this. I did all my globetrotting 25-30 yrs ago, and have wonderful memories of backpacking through Europe and staying at youth hostels. I'd like to open my home to travelers to...
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    Wonderful to see you back!

    Wonderful to see you back!
  17. velvet, I'll just stick with what I said about...

    velvet, I'll just stick with what I said about the soapbox.

    Dagna, I hope that was of some help.

    Anyone else: There's one thing I almost put in my first post but figured would be too silly, and...
  18. velvet, I can't connect what you said to what I...

    velvet, I can't connect what you said to what I said. It looks to me like you're just taking advantage of an opportunity to get on a soapbox.

    There's nothing about Jesus's teachings that prohibits...
  19. Thread: Polygamy

    by Löwenherz
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    Poll! Where I seem to part company with many on this...

    Where I seem to part company with many on this board is that I believe that the prosperity and security of the community is best served when people spend the least time minding each other's business...
  20. Thread: Polygamy

    by Löwenherz
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    Poll! Sigurd, I meant to mention earlier that your...

    Sigurd, I meant to mention earlier that your point about the extended family is very well taken. If families stayed closer together, and women had more support from sisters, mothers, aunts, and...
  21. Thread: Polygamy

    by Löwenherz
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    Poll! Torch_Bearer, I don't really have anything to add...

    Torch_Bearer, I don't really have anything to add to Sigurd's refutation of your argument, but I would like to re-iterate one thing:



    When asked to provide some meaningful critique of the...
  22. Thread: Polygamy

    by Löwenherz
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    Poll! I do. I don't understand why you're even trying...

    I do. I don't understand why you're even trying to make this an issue.

    What exactly are you afraid of? What horrible thing is going to happen if the few males and females who want to live...
  23. I'll bite. The short answer is that this has...

    I'll bite.

    The short answer is that this has to do with love v. hate. Too often we respond to insult and injury (or perceived insult or injury) with anger, hatred, and violence. Sometimes (not...
  24. Thread: Polygamy

    by Löwenherz
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    Poll! No problem. I know families where all the women...

    No problem. I know families where all the women are considered "moms" to all the children, but we don't do it that way. The women-other-than-mom do have authority in the home; I'm not sure if I'd say...
  25. Thread: Polygamy

    by Löwenherz
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    Poll! Ditto! Can anyone help us out with this?......

    Ditto!


    Can anyone help us out with this?...


    Of course free choice is a big issue, and one that frequently gets confused in the arguments against polygamy (or especially, the arguments FOR...
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