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ringo
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Message 229 of 773 (887161)
07-16-2021 12:16 PM
Reply to: Message 226 by Phat
07-15-2021 3:18 PM


Re: In Essence You Support A Meritocracy
Phat writes:
Ye shall be as gods. evidence based humanists
You had it right the first time. The snake said:
quote:
Gen 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
And God agreed:
quote:
Gen 3:22 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil:
You're the only one who disagrees.
Phat writes:
Keep giving away spare change and telling people stories and He likely will easily accept you and overlook that you never believed in Him but only in His message.
Matthew 25. Do you need quotes? Jesus doesn't know the ones who say, "Lord! Lord!" and profess to be His followers (without following Him). And He does know the ones who do what He said, even if they didn't know they were doing it for Him.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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ringo
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Message 240 of 773 (887232)
07-26-2021 12:25 PM
Reply to: Message 237 by Phat
07-26-2021 4:01 AM


Re: Wannabe Conservative Thinkers
Phat writes:
Unless Ringo is right and Sardine cans become the global medium of exchange.
You might do better to think than to mock.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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ringo
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Message 242 of 773 (887285)
07-29-2021 12:25 PM
Reply to: Message 241 by Phat
07-29-2021 2:18 AM


Re: Wannabe Conservative Thinkers
Phat writes:
I'm not mocking...
You're constantly mocking the very idea of giving to the poor.
Phat writes:
... if an Endtimes scenario were to play out in any degree...
"To some degree" it's happening every day.
Phat writes:
But Gold and Silver will go a lot farther than any BitCoin, Paper Currency, or coinage from any country.
Don't bet on it. There will always be some people who are dumb enough to trade their food away for gold but evolution will weed them out.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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ringo
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Message 247 of 773 (887436)
08-03-2021 12:10 PM
Reply to: Message 244 by Sarah Bellum
08-03-2021 8:07 AM


Re: Wannabe Conservative Thinkers
Sarah Bellum writes:
But somehow our society manages to combine the worst of "liberal" and "conservative" thinking on issues like these.
In a democracy, it's the pendulum swinging back and forth between liberal and conservative that often prevents anything from being done - or repeatedly undoes whatever was done.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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ringo
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Posts: 20940
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Message 248 of 773 (887437)
08-03-2021 12:18 PM
Reply to: Message 245 by Phat
08-03-2021 9:05 AM


Re: In Essence You Support A Meritocracy
Phat writes:
And my point is that we cant take a message from a Holy Man in a book, adopt it as our own creed, and make it mandatory for each one of us to follow.
Stop saying "mandatory". I have never, repeat never, suggested that "we" should make anything mandatory. I have told you that many times. Stop ignoring it.
It's Jesus who makes it mandatory - for you.
Phat writes:
Jesus told the Rich Young Ruler what he must do (what he should purpose in his heart) but never made him do it.
The story implies that the rich young ruler wasn't "saved" - i.e. didn't go to heaven.
Phat writes:
The Creator of all seen and unseen loves when you purpose in your heart to do His will, but He never forces us to do it...
But He does impose consequences.
Phat writes:
... He simply informs us of what should be primary in our heart.
And He informs us of the consequences of not doing what we are told.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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ringo
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Message 249 of 773 (887438)
08-03-2021 12:27 PM
Reply to: Message 246 by Phat
08-03-2021 9:11 AM


Re: Protecting your Ass(ets)
Phat writes:
I never suggested trading food for gold.
I didn't say you did. I was pointing out how stupid it is to value gold above all else. As people keep telling you, it's just another medium of exchange.
Phat writes:
I'.m not suggesting hoarding wealth.
It doesn't matter because I don't have any wealth.
Phat writes:
The more you preserve what you have (or had) the more you can hand out spare change later....
So I should tell the hungry person I'll feed him in a few years when more interest has accrued? What a stupid thing to suggest.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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ringo
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Posts: 20940
From: frozen wasteland
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Message 256 of 773 (887467)
08-04-2021 3:12 PM
Reply to: Message 250 by Phat
08-04-2021 7:53 AM


Re: Protecting your Ass(ets)
Phat writes:
You use wisdom with what little (or lot) of assets you have.
That's what I do.
Phat writes:
Feed them as you feed yourself but dont give them everything at once.
Are you familiar with the phrase "spare change"?
Phat writes:
Do you really plan on giving up all you have and throw yourself at the mercy of the Canadian Government?
As I have said, I have no wealth. I am at the mercy of the Canadian government.
Phat writes:
Is it not wise to invest in a financial insurance policy? Because that's essentially what Gold and Silver are.
A better insurance policy is making sure that the Canadian government is taking care of everybpdy, not just me, me, me.
Phat writes:
Teach a man to fish rather than giving all of your fish away and being as broke as the ones you were trying to help.
There's no shame in being as poor as the ones I want to help.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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ringo
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Message 279 of 773 (887528)
08-08-2021 2:25 PM
Reply to: Message 276 by Phat
08-08-2021 1:46 PM


Re: Talking Past Each Other
Phat writes:
Government should not be in the business of playing favorites.
Suppose Daddy is walking along with his two children. The older one can walk as fast as Daddy but the younger one has trouble keeping up. Doesn't it seem rational/humane to hold back the faster one to let the slower one catch up?
Phat writes:
Marc9000 is a conservative and favors freedom over equality.
Freedom to be unequal? Freedom to enslave the less equal?

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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ringo
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Message 300 of 773 (887648)
08-17-2021 11:45 AM
Reply to: Message 299 by Phat
08-16-2021 4:53 PM


Re: Darker Future For USA
Phat writes:
That's why the whole topic of reparations won't ever work. Vilifying "white" people is not the right approach.
How is it "vilifying" to ask people to pay their bills?
Phat writes:
For one thing, it's impossible to calculate who owes who what...
Why don't we try to figure it out before we decide it's "impossible"?
Phat writes:
I welcome sane and semi-conservative leadership.
As far as the US is concerned, that's an oxymoron.
Phat writes:
This whole BLM and "woke" nonsense is a liberal's wet dream...
Don't be an idiot.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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ringo
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Message 311 of 773 (887670)
08-19-2021 11:41 AM
Reply to: Message 306 by Phat
08-18-2021 3:49 PM


Re: Darker Future For USA
Phat writes:
I'm not going to allow a liberal group to dictate what I owe and to whom I owe it to.
How are you going to stop them?

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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ringo
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Message 322 of 773 (887736)
08-21-2021 12:37 PM
Reply to: Message 318 by Phat
08-20-2021 3:44 PM


Re: Darker Future For USA
Phat writes:
I'm not against helping Black people or any minority. I'm simply against agendas that will negatively affect me.
And your right-wing handlers are telling you it will: Free the slaves and they'll take all our jobs.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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ringo
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Posts: 20940
From: frozen wasteland
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Message 325 of 773 (887739)
08-21-2021 12:53 PM
Reply to: Message 323 by Phat
08-21-2021 12:40 PM


Re: Darker Future For USA
Phat writes:
Well if you can convince me that I won't end up closer to being as poor as the ones I am trying to help (as you feel no shame in being) then I'll drop this argument for good.
Did you read my post? I mentioned slavery for a reason.
Could I convince you to abolish slavery even if (shudder) it cost you money?
Could I convince you to do the right thing just because it's the right thing?

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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ringo
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Posts: 20940
From: frozen wasteland
Joined: 03-23-2005


Message 334 of 773 (888127)
09-05-2021 2:13 PM
Reply to: Message 333 by Sarah Bellum
09-05-2021 12:03 PM


Re: Wannabe Conservative Thinkers
Sarah Bellum writes:
On the other hand there's the James Carville philosophy that the only thing in the middle of the road is yellow lines and dead armadillos.
If the armadillos stayed on the yellow line, they'd still be alive.

"I've been to Moose Jaw, now I can die." -- John Wing

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ringo
Member (Idle past 489 days)
Posts: 20940
From: frozen wasteland
Joined: 03-23-2005


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Message 345 of 773 (889392)
11-23-2021 11:15 AM
Reply to: Message 343 by Sarah Bellum
11-21-2021 1:16 PM


Re: Wannabe Conservative Thinkers
Sarah Bellum writes:
That's the misconception from the movie The Program that got some real people killed
There are several movies called "The Program". You'll have to be more specific.
And your link "Not Like the Movie: A Dare Leads to Death (Published 1993)" won't let me in.
Would it kill you to put some effort into your posts?

"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"
-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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ringo
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Posts: 20940
From: frozen wasteland
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Message 353 of 773 (889476)
11-29-2021 10:48 AM
Reply to: Message 347 by Phat
11-28-2021 3:10 PM


Re: Darker Future For USA
Phat writes:
It will be interesting as to the response you bleeding hearts give to the situation of unabashed and out-of-control looting and shoplifting in San Francisco.
1. Jesus was a bleeding heart.
2. His response was, "Go and sin no more."

"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"
-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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