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by SteveFoerster
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Socialism is about to be tried in S Africa and no doubt will again fail.
Replies: 34
Views: 537

Re: Socialism is about to be tried in S Africa and no doubt will again fail.

Given the water shortages in South Africa it appears to be an advanced socialist state https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/08/15/venezuelans-foregoing-water-taps-run-dry/ Venezuelans Start Foregoing Water as Taps Run Dry South Africa's water shortage is due to the fact that it is (Like...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: This Place
Topic: Civility
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Civility

I have noticed an uptick in insults being bandied about lately and am quite disappointed in the quality of them. You hairless apes can do better, but if need assistance in coming up with one, here is a handy link: http://www.insultsgenerator.com/ Or perhaps you can just stick to the debate without ...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Thank you New Zealand
Replies: 56
Views: 5854

Re: Thank you New Zealand

Most of us have a natural code of ethics. A lot of them are pretty terrible. We don't need any Buddha, Moses, Christ or Marx to tell us what to do. If you don't have such a code or refuse to recognize it, that's your problem... That's the point, it is a problem. You leave out the part of religion t...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Thank you New Zealand
Replies: 56
Views: 5854

Re: Thank you New Zealand

Well,for me the most normal and natural thing in the World is to be a believer. I see being an atheist as contrived and bogus. Given that the vast majority of believers accept their particular religion because they grew up in it, and that the various religions of the world are mostly mutually exclu...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Catholic abuse
Replies: 26
Views: 318

Re: Catholic abuse

I just don't see it turning people gay or into pedophiles. Seems like they would be gay already or pedophiles already when they joined up. Agreed. Both of those distinct traits are innate. There's something deeply rooted in the culture of the Catholic hierarchy that has attracted those people. But ...
by SteveFoerster
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Thank you New Zealand
Replies: 56
Views: 5854

Re: Thank you New Zealand

When it comes to social conservatism, the question is very present in today's mainline protestant denominations in the U.S. As we discussed, the Episcopal Church has effectively schismed. My sister is a Methodist minister, and tells me that her denomination is now wrestling with the same issues (es...
by SteveFoerster
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: a Turkey waits to be plucked.
Replies: 20
Views: 320

Re: a Turkey waits to be plucked.

Are there any signs (say, in public opinion polls) that the US voting public, true to form as defined by past history, may elect a predominantly Democrats House of Reps. later this year? Or do you think that the fact that this year the economy is growing at over 4% p.a. will hoodwink voters into re...
by SteveFoerster
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Thank you New Zealand
Replies: 56
Views: 5854

Re: Thank you New Zealand

But with the so-called "Continuing Anglican" movement, nowadays it may be the former, as socially conservative Anglican parishes look for an ecclesiastical home more in line with their beliefs. So within the Anglican communion there is a body of opinion that holds that the duty of the Church is to ...
by SteveFoerster
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The Canada Saudi Arabian war of 2018!
Replies: 33
Views: 522

Re: The Canada Saudi Arabian war of 2018!

Mr. Perfect wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:10 pm
Lol anyone else have a pick?
I'd go with low information voters, but then each of you would just assign that to your respective arguments. ;)
by SteveFoerster
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: David Goldman Essays
Topic: a Turkey waits to be plucked.
Replies: 20
Views: 320

Re: a Turkey waits to be plucked.

This authoritarian club of Erdogan, Trump and Putin (and junior partner Duterte) is rather scary to me. I just hope some uppance comes for Trump before his supporters let him pass his 'enabling act'! :lol: I doubt whether Trump could ever persuade even a Republican controlled Congress to give him s...