User Profile: DamoclesAurelius

DamoclesAurelius

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  • [4] November 27, 2014 at 12:22am

    I see a lot of eager beavers (trolls?) when it comes to defending Ventura, when there appears to be a significant number of people close to the actual trial -not to mention eyewitness to the event Kyle described- that seem to think the jury got it wrong when they voted in his favor.

    http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/230219-93306-lake-oswego-mayor-chris-kyle-did-not-lie

    http://www.startribune.com/local/267170441.html

  • [15] November 26, 2014 at 11:12am

    He technically isn’t wrong about the data: most economists will agree that the data supports an increase in quality of life (including decreased crime rates) as the result of abortion being legalized.

    The question, however, is not whether legalizing abortion has potentially positive outcomes. The question is: are such positive outcomes worth the cost in human life as well as the social costs of being a society that is numb to the casual discarding of such life?

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  • [2] November 10, 2014 at 6:09pm

    So let’s study this virus and see if we can’t engineer one that does the opposite: make people smarter

  • [5] November 9, 2014 at 10:42am

    As a practicing Mormon, I too believe Harry Reid should be denied a temple recommend, not because of his political affiliations, but because one of the questions you must answer in a recommend interview is, “are you honest in all your dealings with your fellow man?”
    Mormon democrats all say the same thing when confronted about the conflict between their political and religious beliefs: that they are democrats because of “compassion” and “helping the poor” as if republicans could never be about that. Lds democrats need to wake up and realize that democrats don’t hold a monopoly on helping the poor.

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  • [4] November 7, 2014 at 4:22pm

    Get your eyes checked buster. It says POLICE on the shield patch on their arms. You can see it in the photo and on the video. They are probably a special detachment of DC police stationed at the FBI, just like campus police are cops stationed at the university. Your attempt at bashing the blaze just sucks…

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  • [2] November 5, 2014 at 10:34pm

    @dfhall

    “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone…For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” James 2

  • [1] November 5, 2014 at 10:30pm

    @Oldmantex

    “SO silly Roman catholics always want to scream they put the Bible together so they must be right”

    Well if Catholics, who compiled the Bible Protestants use, are wrong, what does that say about Protestants, who took base their theology on the same doctrines and Bible that the Catholics created? If the tree is corrupt, what does that say about the branches?

    “Second it doesnt matter, because if it takes a Bible to get saved then how did people in Corinth, Antioch and all the other places letters were written by the apostles, get saved without the book?”

    I think you just successfully debunked the Protestant dogma of Sola Scriptura. Way to go!

    ”Hint the oldest Bibles are in Greek not Latin.”

    Hint: the oldest books (biblia, or bibles) only date to about 200 A.D.; almost 2 whole centuries after Christ and his apostles died…

  • [2] October 26, 2014 at 8:57pm

    Well here are some pro-tips for the Evangelical community:
    Stop treating Mormons as outsiders. They have more in common with you than you realize, and they would be powerful allies if you would let them. The Evangelical community as a whole needs to start understanding those who disagree with them more, and scolding them less.
    Also, when Jews, Atheists, and Mormons (who are considered by a large portion of mainstream/orthodox Christianity as “not Christian”) know more about the Bible than the very people claiming to be its champions and its followers (according to Pew religious poll done a few years back), you might have a more fundamental problem than “American views and culture have changed.”
    Has it ever occurred to the Evangelical community that maybe their historical hostility against potential allies, their own relative ignorance of their No.1 religious text (i.e. THE BIBLE), and Americans’ negative perception of them as a group, might all be connected?

  • [5] October 25, 2014 at 12:13pm

    Hence the saying: “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach; and those who can’t do or teach, become politicians.”

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  • [1] October 25, 2014 at 12:11pm

    Took the SAT when it was just 1600. Scored higher than the “multi/interdisciplinary” students. :P

  • [3] October 12, 2014 at 4:15am

    “Mormonism has no understanding of scriptures because the denie where Christianity came from JUDAISM”

    LOL that’s cute. I quote from the Book of Mormon here:

    2 Nephi 29:4-6
    “But thus saith the Lord God: O fools, they shall have a Bible; and it shall proceed forth from the Jews, mine ancient covenant people. And what thank they the Jews for the Bible which they receive from them? Yea, what do the Gentiles mean? Do they remember the travails, and the labors, and the pains of the Jews, and their diligence unto me, in bringing forth salvation unto the Gentiles?

    5 O ye Gentiles, have ye remembered the Jews, mine ancient covenant people? Nay; but ye have cursed them, and have hated them, and have not sought to recover them. But behold, I will return all these things upon your own heads; for I the Lord have not forgotten my people.

    6 Thou fool, that shall say: A Bible, we have got a Bible, and we need no more Bible. Have ye obtained a Bible save it were by the Jews?

  • [4] October 12, 2014 at 4:11am

    The problem with Rapture is that he clearly doesn’t believe in salvation by the grace of Jesus, whereby we are saved by confessing and repenting our sins and accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

    Rather, he clearly believes in “salvation by catechism” whereby you are only saved if you accept the correct interpretation of this or that doctrine…which is really just another form of salvation by works.

  • October 9, 2014 at 10:38am

    There is another possible explanation as well.

    As a Christian who does not believe in the Evangelical interpretation of “the Rapture”, I imagine that I will not enjoy the Left Behind series (I’m just not a fan of Rapture or most Apocalypse based media). People will enjoy a bad film if it suits their tastes. Likewise, people can not like a movie and objectively understand why it meets the academic criteria of a “good film”.

    So it’s quite possible that the 10,000 viewers are people who went to see the film, who ALREADY FIGURED THEY WERE GOING TO LIKE IT, (I mean, would YOU spend $15 on a ticket if you didn’t think you would at least mildly enjoy the film?) vs. critics who get paid to watch the movie and critique.

    Of course, I’ll reserve final judgement until I actually see the film, but based on the trailers, I have a feeling that it just won’t be my cup of tea. That doesn’t mean I have an ax to grind against Christians or Christian film. (As a Christian, I would LOVE to see better Christian films out there, and I think we are seeing definite progress with regards to Christian cinematography. That doesn’t mean that every Christian film that agrees with our dogmas is going to be a blockbuster.)

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  • [13] September 30, 2014 at 11:34am

    It’s not undecipherable. It clearly says “Wherever add. [address] is located”

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  • September 27, 2014 at 6:48pm

    The mote of ignorance* stupid droid phones.

  • [4] September 27, 2014 at 6:47pm

    You do realize that the original king James Bible us part of Mormon Canon? And that both beck AND his wife are converts?

    Before you presume to remove the note ofnignirsnce from the eyes of others, check thr beam of your own ignorance

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  • [-1] September 26, 2014 at 1:06pm

    Remybink: “If it was to be a mystery then the days would NOT be numbered.
    called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.”

    Except that there is sufficient evidence to suggest that a “day” did not mean a literal 24-hour period, but rather a distinct age or time period that was unique relative to the rest. Thus the “morning” and the “evening” of a Day in the Genesis account would merely mean “one creative period that had a definitive beginning (morning) and end (night)”.

    So just because God created the Heavens and the Earth in seven Days does not necessarily mean He created it in seven days. Capiche?

  • [-1] August 31, 2014 at 5:13pm

    What a shocker: people who suffer from same-sex attraction also suffer from body-image issues…

    Seriously? We paid for this? :/

  • [3] August 28, 2014 at 11:09am

    Don’t be silly Jewin.

    Muslim Clerics don’t shower. ;)

  • [6] August 28, 2014 at 11:08am

    And let’s be clear here: when he says “humiliate polytheism” he is referring to Christians; to the Jews and Muslims the Christian concept of the Trinity is polytheistic. He probably felt the need to couch the term Christian tho since he is in a Catholic country.

    Might want to keep an eye on this one Spain…

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