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  • devil21's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:42 AM
    Are they lawful money, also?
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  • devil21's Avatar
    06-26-2016, 08:03 PM
    Is gold lawful money and legal tender, Zippy? Is the face value of the various Eagles (or Pandas or Britannias etc in their respective countries) lawful monetary denominations?
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  • devil21's Avatar
    06-26-2016, 07:55 PM
    One pardon coming right up!
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    06-26-2016, 09:11 AM
    I believe in the decentralization of power, which is a Biblical principle, first derived in Genesis with the formation of the tribes of Israel (I don't have time to delve deeply into that, but it can be proven). So, to answer your question, I would advocate a system that is similar to what we had in our early republic, where local, state, and county governments are formed by Christians from various denominations to assess how crimes should be punished within their respective jurisdictions. So, for example, if a Presbyterian is living in a county full of Roman Catholics, and those Catholics have laws which he believes do not square with Biblical justice, then he can find another county where there are mostly Presbyterians and from there, they can work together to apply God's Law based on their Biblical convictions. That's what we had in the earlier days of America, with entire states being composed of one Christian denomination from another state of a different Christian denomination. It's one of the reasons why the First Amendment says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion," because their definition of "religion" was related to Christian denominations, understanding that each state was by and large composed of a particular Christian denomination.
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    06-26-2016, 08:51 AM
    Because if you want to have a just society, then there needs to be an absolute standard for determining what is just and unjust behavior. Once you have established that, then you can deal with how unjust behavior ought to be punished. Why is that? Because God desires holiness from His creatures, not just internally but also externally, which is why God expects us to put away evil from society as it emerges. And, of course, evil is defined by God's Word, not majority opinion nor by current trends of acceptable behavior.
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    06-26-2016, 08:45 AM
    If you're a Christian, then you should already know how one determines what governments God has ordained. That's why we have disciplines such as Biblical and systematic theology to delve into the subject on what the Bible teaches about the nature of government. But it is a topic that can be ascertained, and it is one that no other worldview (secular humanism, Islam, etc.) can account for.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    06-26-2016, 08:24 AM
    No, it doesn't make me an anarchist; it just means that I hold to the view that God rules society, and therefore, He is the One Who delegates authority (those who minister to others) and sets their jurisdictions within a civilized society. That's why an elite subset of society should never manipulate the rest by force. All people should be self-governed by God's Law before they take any position of authority within God-ordained governments (family, church, and state) to ensure that an elite group do not take over society by their own whims. When that happens (as it is currently in American civics), then it is a good indication that people in positions of authority are not self-governing themselves in God's Law.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    06-26-2016, 01:22 AM
    The only way we can answer the question, "Should X be criminalized," is by, first, answering, "What does God say about X?" The two questions go together, when we are discussing what sexual sins should receive civil sanctions. But, of course, it takes wisdom to understand how to apply those sanctions in our modern world, and that can be challenging at times, I admit. But, nonetheless, it still needs to be considered when we're assessing public policy and its relation to sexual taboos. Another thing to keep in mind is that the page marked "New Testament" in our Bibles is not inspired by God. That fact is very important because when we are talking about continuities and discontinuities between the Old and New Covenants, we need to realize that the Old Testament laws still applied when the New Testament was being written. Thus, the authors' approach to how Old Testament laws would apply to them in their own day would not have been riddled with many of the assumptions that we face today in modern Christianity (with ideas such as the "Two-Kingdoms Approach," "Law vs. Gospel" dichotomies, Dispensationalism, and other concepts which inherently but inadvertently pit the Old Testament against the New Testament). Unfortunately, you, yourself, are guilty of those very approaches to the New Testament, which is why you fail at understanding how the Old Testament applies to us today. Remember, "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness..." (2 Timothy 3:16). If sexual acts were condemned with civil penalties in the Old Covenant, then those penalties apply civilly, in some way, in the New Covenant. Otherwise, you would have to say that God made a mistake when He decreed those sexual acts as punishable by civil law under the Old Covenant. But, once again, it takes wisdom to understand how they apply today because the world has changed since the times of the Old Covenant. But the moral indictment against certain sexual behaviors does not change because moral laws are eternal, by nature.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    06-26-2016, 12:48 AM
    Ronin, you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about in relation to Paul's theology. It's funny how you consider yourself more educated about the relationship between Jesus and Paul when world-renown Biblical scholars, such as N.T. Wright, have been applauded for their research and writings about Paul's life and theology. If you have any serious, objective interest in how Paul's theology was consistent with Christ's doctrines, then I recommend that you watch this lecture from one of the best Pauline scholars in the world, and learn something:
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    06-25-2016, 10:09 PM
    http://www.pnj.com/story/opinion/2016/06/25/marlette-debate-began-gop-hug/86386594/
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 09:20 PM
    What "uncontrolled systems" are you referring to, fisharmor?
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    06-25-2016, 09:16 PM
    Exactly, erowe1. That's all Ronin Truth does. He can't give a definitive, comprehensive rebuttal to anything in which he disagrees with. All he knows how to do is copy and paste links. That's why his credibility, especially in these kinds of discussions, is always suspect because of his laziness and ignorant flippancy of facts that he has no intention of researching. He seriously needs to leave these forums and stick to playing Solitaire online or something.
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  • devil21's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 02:45 PM
    Dunno but wouldn't surprise me in the least. Numbers are a big part of the inside coding of these timeline events, as Lagarde's speech obviously alludes to. Couldn't help but notice the news item of a shooting at Studio 7(x)4 overnight in Texas too.
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  • devil21's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 02:42 PM
    Studio 74 eh?
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    06-25-2016, 02:25 PM
    devil21 replied to a thread FYI, (cannabis) in Open Discussion
    The fool article is a little misleading imo. Most states still expressly prohibit cannabis use/possession, medical or otherwise, so even if DEA reschedules or deschedules (fat chance of that) the states still have to change their statutes, by removing prohibition, for medical to be immediately 'legal' across the 50 states, as the article claims.
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  • devil21's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 01:00 PM
    So uhhh, friday's 610pt drop was 7 years, 7 months, 7 weeks, 7 days after the 777.7 drop in 2008, according to a poster on glp. :eek:
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  • devil21's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 12:18 PM
    Do you have a clue? The problem with citing that passage is that no one owns their "estate" under the current (corporate) admiralty law system. The bankers hold your estate in trust (as trustee) and you are merely a beneficiary of your own estate. You, however, do not own nor control your estate (bankers hold the title), therefore you can not pay out of your own estate. Only the trustee can pay out of an estate. So in (legal) reality, if the bankers forwarded a portion of your estate, which they hold in trust, to the corporate government to cover your "share" of the protection, that would meet the passage you cited. Forcing you to give up the fruit of your labor to cover your "share", while the bankers STILL hold your estate, sounds a bit like fraud to me.
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  • devil21's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 12:01 PM
    devil21 replied to a thread FYI, (cannabis) in Open Discussion
    Speaking of cannabis, was a rumor floating around on the net the other day that the DEA will reschedule it out of schedule I on August 1. The following day CNBC aired multiple live segments from an Oregon dispensary and the main topic was how banks won't interact with dispensaries due to current schedule I status. If rescheduled that will change, though the segments didn't specifically mention that part. Looked to me like standard media foreshadowing/conditioning for an upcoming event. That would be quite a distraction, considering all the other stuff going on and an election year. (this probably deserves its own thread)
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 11:56 AM
    Christians have provided evidence that Paul affirmed the doctrines of Christ. It's just that people like yourself refuse to accept the evidence.
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  • devil21's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 11:54 AM
    I'd consider a btfd for a decent tuesday bounce but not for monday. Gonna be a lot of sell orders lined up over the weekend.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 11:53 AM
    The claims that Jesus was an anarchist and that Paul was a statist are simply anachronisms. As such, they make both of your assertions moot points, so there's no need to argue with you about the merits of your claims.
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  • devil21's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 11:44 AM
    Good job channeling Helicopter Ben there. Minted face value gold and silver can be used as money since it is legal tender and lawful money. Dumb move strategically right now but it is still money. I suspect it also has a particular use as face value money when dealing directly with bankers but won't go down that rabbit hole in this thread.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 04:37 AM
    When you read much of the literature in favor of anarchism, it seems that anarchism starts off with 5 basic assumptions, philosophically speaking: Truth is relative. Life is random. People are basically good. A person can change his own life if he chooses to. The goal of life is self-satisfaction. Building a civic/economic philosophy on those basic assumptions opens the door wide open for an elite group to manipulate society very easily, in my opinion. Thus, anarchism (no matter if it's anarcho-capitalism, anatcho-communism, anarcho-primitivism, or any other school of thought) cannot solve the problem of having an elite manipulating and ruling over society.
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    06-25-2016, 03:47 AM
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    06-24-2016, 03:08 AM
    The Accountant seems like it's a movie mixture of The Bourne Identity and A Beautiful Mind. Nonetheless, I still want to see it.
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  • devil21's Avatar
    06-24-2016, 01:35 AM
    Damn...I nailed it days ago and not one rep. Y'all are so spoiled!
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  • devil21's Avatar
    06-24-2016, 01:18 AM
    The contemporary equivalent of the same amount of goods and services. This only further proves that gold really is the ultimate currency. The rest is bullshit, that is, unless getting the dumb ones to accept the fake stuff in order to build your pyramid is your goal. I'd rather people build my pyramid because they want to, not because they have to or were tricked into it.
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  • ronpaulhawaii's Avatar
    06-23-2016, 11:21 PM
    Four years later, in the #KarmaIsABitch dept... http://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2016/06/23/gop-chair-pleads-guilty-to-stealing-government-benefits
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  • devil21's Avatar
    06-23-2016, 09:42 PM
    appropriate time for a bump, no?
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  • devil21's Avatar
    06-23-2016, 09:34 PM
    Not really. Read my post #88 earlier in the thread. All part of the plan.
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