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Message 1 of 18 (381654)
02-01-2007 2:05 PM


You know the drill. Choose the month's best posts and be sure to include the Forum, the Author, the Message number, etc...

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Change "2006" to "2007" in topic title.


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    Minnemooseus
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    Message 2 of 18 (382278)
    02-04-2007 12:10 AM


    Buzsaw's perspective on Fred Phelps
    Author: Buzsaw
    Forum: Coffee House
    Topic: Lying For Jesus Award
    Message Number: 242

    I think I agree with Buz, at least on the Fred Phelps part of the message.

    Mostly, I just thought this message needed a little flagging.

    Moose


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    Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

    "Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

    "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

    "I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


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    Message 3 of 18 (382386)
    02-04-2007 1:55 PM
    Reply to: Message 2 by Minnemooseus
    02-04-2007 12:10 AM


    Re: Buzsaw's perspective on Fred Phelps
    Mostly, I just thought this message needed a little flagging.

    That's screwed up lol.


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    Message 4 of 18 (382454)
    02-04-2007 7:30 PM
    Reply to: Message 1 by AdminNem
    02-01-2007 2:05 PM


    Good post jar
    http://www.evcforum.net/cgi-bin/dm.cgi?action=msg&f=32&t=71&m=59#59

    Jar for a good post.


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    cavediver
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    Message 5 of 18 (384136)
    02-10-2007 8:00 AM


    Jar on Miracles
    Author: Jar
    Forum: Faith and Belief
    Topic: Who won the Collins-Dawkins Debate?
    Message Number: 265

    A real breath of fresh air in this topic.


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    Message 6 of 18 (384145)
    02-10-2007 9:47 AM
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    02-10-2007 8:00 AM


    Re: Jar on Miracles
    Author: Jar
    Forum: Faith and Belief
    Topic: Who won the Collins-Dawkins Debate?
    Message Number: 265

    A real breath of fresh air in this topic.

    You betcha. Seconded.

    Personal thanks to cavediver for calling this post to my attention.

    __


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    Message 7 of 18 (384160)
    02-10-2007 11:15 AM


    If everyone took a ConLaw class, this board would be less psychotic.

    arachnophilia in ACLU
    for some educated sanity.
    you don't have to be a lefty to be educated, it just sometimes seems to work out that way :p


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    Message 8 of 18 (384212)
    02-10-2007 2:52 PM
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    02-10-2007 8:00 AM


    Re: Jar on Miracles
    Thank you sir.


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    Message 9 of 18 (384255)
    02-10-2007 5:33 PM
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    02-10-2007 9:47 AM


    Re: Jar on Miracles
    Thank you too. I had actually worried that that post did not make sense and had asked several members to review it to see if I had totally lost it.

    Good to know that maybe the point did get across. :)

    Hearing from folk such as you and cavediver is appreciated.


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    Message 10 of 18 (384367)
    02-11-2007 10:18 AM
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    02-04-2007 12:10 AM


    Re: Buzsaw's perspective on Fred Phelps
    Thank you very much Moose for reaching across the isle with this encouraging word. May God bless!


    BUZSAW B 4 U 2 C Y BUZ SAW ---- Jesus said, "When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads, for your redemption draws near." Luke 21:28
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    Message 11 of 18 (385696)
    02-16-2007 8:43 PM


    Percy, at "You Guys Need to Communicate!...)"
    Once again, I just feel I need to flag a message:

    Author: Percy
    Forum: Comparative Religions
    Topic: You Guys Need to Communicate! (thoughts from an ex evangelical Christian)
    Message Number: 56

    But Harris isn't saying that religious moderates are catering to fundamentalists. I think his position is much closer to Edmund Burke's, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." Challenging and questioning the beliefs of other religions would be the height of intolerance, and so is discouraged.

    and

    Expanding a little on Harris's views of religious moderation, he also feels it is bears some significant culpability for the west's underestimation of the Islamic threat to civilization. In the religious moderate's view, Islam is actually a religion of peace, and 9/11 was just an action taking by extremist Islamic terrorists who are not representative of mainstream Islam. I think the celebration in the Islamic world that followed 9/11 gives this the lie. Islam includes a strong tradition of violence that religious moderates paper over and hence fail to recognize, to our great peril.

    I break those two paragraphs into seperate quotes, even thought there is nothing between them at the source. The "bolding" is mine.

    Are there new topic(s) in there? Especially the second "bolding"? When a member of the Christian right condemns Islam, I have a hard time taking it that seriously. When Percy does it, it really catches my attention.

    Moose

    Edited by Minnemooseus, : Very minor tweek.


    Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U
    Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.

    "Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham

    "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith

    "I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose


      
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    Message 12 of 18 (386839)
    02-24-2007 1:20 AM


    Jon in the Showcase Great Pyramid Thread
    Side Orders > Showcase > Standing Alone: The Great Pyramid

    Message 7

    I just think the response is elegant in that it said what needed to be said in a reasonably minimum amount of text.


      
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    Message 13 of 18 (387259)
    02-27-2007 12:26 PM


    The Virtue of Honesty
    Author: Percy
    Forum: Coffee House
    Topic: Clarifying The Buzsaw Position
    Message Number: 34

    More honest self-scrutiny and fair-mindedness in one post than we normally see in an entire thread.

    You would have to search a long time to find a better example of the value of honest debate in the service of improved understanding. I'm impressed.

    Edited by Omnivorous, : No reason given.


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    Message 14 of 18 (387638)
    03-01-2007 5:19 PM


    Crashfrog nails it
    Author: Crashfrog
    Forum: Coffee House
    Topic: Limits on Abortion
    Message Number: 66

    Crashfrog eloquently and passionately makes a very strong case for abortion rights on both moral and practical grounds.

    You rock, Crash.


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    Message 15 of 18 (387643)
    03-01-2007 5:36 PM
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    Re: Crashfrog nails it
    Seconded.

    Awesome.


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