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Adminnemooseus
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Message 1 of 34 (522134)
09-01-2009 11:50 AM


When you find a post that is too good to be missed, nominate it here as one of the September, 2009, Posts of the Month (POTM).

You message subtitle should include the author's name and the topic/thread title.

Message Format:

Author: Author's Name
Forum: Forum where posted
Thread: Thread title
Message #: Number and Link to the nominated message

Nominations should include a link to the nominated article, and a short comment on why the message deserves nomination.

Note: As always, this is not a thread for debates. Posts should be limited to nomination, seconds, and acceptance statements by nominees.

  
NosyNed
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Message 2 of 34 (522155)
09-01-2009 3:11 PM


Rahvin for Crystal Clarity (at the "Immaterial "Evidence"" topic)
Message 53 The human mind is not an accurate tool

Rahvin has, to me, settled this seemingly endless merry go round. It is extremely high quality writing aside from the clearness of it's thought.

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Add the "(at the "Immaterial "Evidence"" topic)" part to the topic title.


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Message 3 of 34 (522168)
09-01-2009 3:58 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by NosyNed
09-01-2009 3:11 PM


Re: Rahvin for Crystal Clarity
It is extremely high quality writing aside from the clearness of it's thought.

Seconded. Rahvin does his usual trick of writing what I wish I had the insight and ability to write myself.

Rahvin has, to me, settled this seemingly endless merry go round.

Hah! We'll see. It should be settled. But as one of those whose angular momentum is reaching near relatavistic proportions I have my doubts.

Edited by Straggler, : No reason given.


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Rahvin
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Message 4 of 34 (522298)
09-02-2009 11:48 AM
Reply to: Message 2 by NosyNed
09-01-2009 3:11 PM


Re: Rahvin for Crystal Clarity (at the "Immaterial "Evidence"" topic)
Thanks!
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Minnemooseus
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Message 5 of 34 (522951)
09-06-2009 8:27 PM


A reappearance of Truthlover is a good thing
He hadn't posted since last December, and now we have new messages. Personally, I find most everything he posts to be special. So I'm flagging all of his today messages, especially for those who haven't encountered him before.

Heaven: How to Get In - Message 29.

Christ making statements about Creation - Messages 37, 38, 41, and 51.

Abraham's Covenant, Moses' Teaching, Joshua's Anointing & the appeal to authority - Message 7.

Moose


  
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Message 6 of 34 (523085)
09-08-2009 8:24 AM


Legend's "legendary" post
Legend writes an excellent piece here in Msg 430.

Edited by Hyroglyphx, : No reason given.


"The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms." - Samual Adams
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Message 7 of 34 (523086)
09-08-2009 9:17 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by Hyroglyphx
09-08-2009 8:24 AM


Truthlover's & Legend's POTM nominations ...
Hope things are well with everyone.

Legend writes an excellent piece here in Msg 430.

The link you provided leads to a short post of your own brutha hyro; Message 431.

I would guess that you were aiming to link to this post of brutha Legend's; Message 430.

As an aside, I 'd like to second the batch of post's written by brutha truthlover that brutha minne suggested in Message 5. Good stuff.

One Love


I'm not here to mock or condemn what you believe, tho my intentions are no less than to tickle your thinker.
If those in first century CE had known what these words mean ... 'I want and desire mercy, not sacrifice'
They surely would not have murdered the innocent; why trust what I say, when you can learn for yourself?
Think for yourself.

Mercy Trumps Judgement,
Love Weary


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Bailey
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Message 8 of 34 (523098)
09-08-2009 12:17 PM


brutha RAZD ... Re: another reality check?
Hope things are well with you all.

Author: RAZD
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: Two wrongs don't make a right (the (ir)rationality of revenge) - also gun control
Message #: 403 (Re: another reality check?)

Brutha RAZD, in his usual succint, salient and well formatted delivery style - which I contend all should strive towards and, even, dare envy, effectively raises some interesting questions regarding the ongoing Israeli–Palestinian conflict and eventually goes on to mention one of the all time greats, the 'Great Soul'.

Below are a few of my favorite samples from this dynamic post ...

quote:
Has Israel's policy ensured the rights and liberties of the arabs?

Do you think a solution that recognizes the rights and liberties of ALL the people involved would work better than continued warring and blasting away at each other?

No, armed deterrence does NOT ensure that one's rights and liberties are not trampled by others, it ensures that the arms race will escalate until a different solution is tried.

Consider instead the liberation of India from the English oppressors. There was a lot of fighting and bloodshed, but one man won the battle to have the rights and liberties of the Indian people, without using a single gun.

Does this show that guns solve problems?

Nope.

Does this show that guns force people to recognize the rights and liberties of others?

Nope.

It shows that people solve problems when they put away the guns and confront the problem.


[some emphasis mine]

I'd also suggest that ...

While effectively displaying how passive resistance seems to force people into recognizing the liberties and/or rights of others, brutha RAZD also made quite a leap at showing that armed deterrence is not necessary in order to ensure that the liberties and/or rights of a nation are not eradicated by others. Kudo.

Not so curiously, his direct opponent - though they be, perhaps, everyone advocating gun violence in any capacity, forewent a direct response to the post.

One Love

Edited by Bailey, : sp.


I'm not here to mock or condemn what you believe, tho my intentions are no less than to tickle your thinker.
If those in first century CE had known what these words mean ... 'I want and desire mercy, not sacrifice'
They surely would not have murdered the innocent; why trust what I say, when you can learn for yourself?
Think for yourself.

Mercy Trumps Judgement,
Love Weary


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Message 9 of 34 (523100)
09-08-2009 1:00 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by Bailey
09-08-2009 12:17 PM


Re: brutha RAZD ... Re: another reality check?
I'll second that one. RAZD simultaneously refuted the idea that guns deter anything (granted, that has been done several times in that thread), and also posted a brilliant summary of the Israel/Palestine issue with, you know, actual facts instead of the mindless nonsense that usually gets thrown around on the subject.
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purpledawn
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Message 10 of 34 (523157)
09-08-2009 4:57 PM


Rahvin on Ethics and Morals
Author: Rahvin
Forum: Social Issues and Creation/Evolution
Thread: Are Fundamentalists Inherently Immoral
Message #: 140

His response to Holyfire23's question of who is more moral was every clear and succinct. I couldn't have said it better and deferred to his post as a response.

It's one of those posts one wants to keep in a scrapbook of great answers to pull inspiration when one's own words fail to materialize.

Well done! (We need an applause smilie)

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Fixed 2nd link to go directly to message 140. Previous version of link seemed to be to a topic page.


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Message 11 of 34 (523158)
09-08-2009 5:08 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by purpledawn
09-08-2009 4:57 PM


Re: Rahvin on Ethics and Morals
Without question seconded

It's one of those posts one wants to keep in a scrapbook of great answers to pull inspiration when one's own words fail to materialize.

Grrr... I was going to post exactly this, but there you go, stealing my thought again


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Message 12 of 34 (523176)
09-08-2009 6:21 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by purpledawn
09-08-2009 4:57 PM


Re: Rahvin on Ethics and Morals
Thanks!

I notice that every time I get a POTM nomination, people say "that's what I wanted to say!"

Obviously, I must have subconscious globe-spanning telepathic powers.


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Message 13 of 34 (523184)
09-08-2009 6:37 PM
Reply to: Message 12 by Rahvin
09-08-2009 6:21 PM


Re: Rahvin on Ethics and Morals
I notice that every time I get a POTM nomination, people say "that's what I wanted to say!"

Obviously, I must have subconscious globe-spanning telepathic powers.

Well if anything will convince me of the existence of an immaterial sixth sense it will (ironically) be you ongoing ability to to write what I think I should have written. Your multiple nominations this month and last are well deserved.


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Message 14 of 34 (523497)
09-10-2009 6:11 PM
Reply to: Message 6 by Hyroglyphx
09-08-2009 8:24 AM


Re: Legend's "legendary" post
Hi Hyro,

I don't usually post here as it tends to be the same people who self-indulge in back-patting each other regardless of post content but thanks all the same.


"We must respect the law, not let it blind us away from the basic principles of fairness, justice and freedom"
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Message 15 of 34 (523504)
09-10-2009 7:10 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by Bailey
09-08-2009 12:17 PM


Re: brutha RAZD ... now add Modulus
Hi Bailey\weary, and thanks for your wish, and your nomination. Thanks to Rahvin too.

I'd like to mention Modulus' post Message 417, where Mod uses his usual careful style to evaluate the ramification of the various effects of gun ownership, in particular:

... It seems to me, from a general look at things, that the only crimes you would deter are the ones which are the least harmful and the ones that remain become more likely to result in a death or serious injury. ...

A logically derived conclusion, which, ironically, matches the evidence of crime in the US versus the UK.

Enjoy.

Edited by RAZD, : added mod

Edited by RAZD, : splng


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