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by Moderator
Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Depression
Replies: 667
Views: 40385

Re: Depression

Well...there really isn't a whole lot left to say, is there? I know I've already referenced Robin's performance in SEIZE THE DAY, but anyone who's also seen WORLD'S GREATEST DAD, GOOD WILL HUNTING, or ONE HOUR PHOTO will know the vulnerability and darkness he displayed in the Saul Bellow adaptation...
by Moderator
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Be...excellent...to each other.
Replies: 146
Views: 25635

Re: Be...excellent...to each other.

What we need is the power to delete other people's posts...or even more dastardly...heh heh heh... edit them ...BWAHAHAHAHAHA... You have no idea how much willpower it took not to mess with this. :twisted: On topic, however, I tend to agree with the function of the board which doesn't enable editin...
by Moderator
Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 176473

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Rick Keeney wrote:I need to proofread my posts. yeesh


You missed the punctuation on "yeesh".
by Moderator
Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 176473

Re: suggestion

Rick Keeney wrote:
Barber wrote:
If I can offer -- as Steve, not as Mod --


Suggestion:

Two separate avatars for moderators. One for personal observations. One for moderator comments.


Not a bad idea at all.
Thanks Rick!
by Moderator
Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Be...excellent...to each other.
Replies: 146
Views: 25635

Re: Be...excellent...to each other.

FrankChurch wrote:Does anyone know where Nason is?


Off topic, but I am troubled as well. His posts here, on Facebook and on his blog have all stopped.
by Moderator
Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 176473

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Ezra, I disagree with the interpretation, or at least suggestion, that humans are perfect. What the Bible does is admits and accepts that people will do "evil" or wrong things. And, ostensibly, that this is okay as long as you try to do better. Yes, they also insist you accept The Lord, bu...
by Moderator
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 176473

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Mark - I think there is a wide gulf between "we allow it" under circumstances in which, yes, steps could have been taken to prevent or mitigate the effect of whatever it is we allowed, and willfully gave permission for something to occur. The collective we allowed, as Frank notes, Hitler t...
by Moderator
Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 176473

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

I find it odd that such a sentence would be any more or less offensive under theological or non-theological conditions. I don't see that single sentence as stating anything other than "We", humanity, "allow bad things to happen to good people", and I think that's startlingly accu...
by Moderator
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 176473

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Lori, as I messaged you I appreciate your comments here and on PM. I understand your reading of Franks comments, though didn't and don't read them the same way. If I can offer -- as Steve, not as Mod -- this observation: Frank likes to attack our society. Our culture. The collective "we" w...
by Moderator
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 176473

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Reposting Lori's comment here. Where to begin.... First and foremost, each of you get a heartfelt thank you. Sometimes this is the only reason I bother to get up. Now for a few personal things and I leave you all in what goes for peace around here... Frank, while it looks like it's been removed, but...
by Moderator
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 469159

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

(May I say, though, that while some folks have a weight problem others exemplify the epithet even if they're anorexic. That said, there are better ways to express that opinion and I do humbly beg the pardon of this board.) If I may ask, since you essentially double down on the word here, why fat is...
by Moderator
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 469159

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

And further to your point, there is a belief among such people that the problems of which they complain are not, as "liberals" tend to see it, systemic, but entirely the fault of lazy, unpatriotic, envious people who just "want what we have." After all, how can there be anything...
by Moderator
Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 469159

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

First, being a person who has fought a weight problem for two decades now, I really resent the term "fat" fuck being tossed around as an epithet. He's a fuck. Secondly, Mark's post hits my favored point regarding much of the conservative rhetoric these days (and I truly wish Robert Nason w...
by Moderator
Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 176473

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Lori

I didn't catch the offense here. Please PM me to explain.
by Moderator
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 469159

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Barber, what is the secret to Harlan friendship? What do you have that the rest of us lack? :) I was worried it might come off that way. You might just as well ask why Neocon Jim and I are friends. Or Doug and I. Or countless others. Things click. We can be ourselves. I don't know the answer. As wi...

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