• Theocrat's Avatar
    Today, 10:06 AM
    The article continues here.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Today, 05:20 AM
    I understand that, UWDude. My point is that Dr. Carson has special expertise in the field of medicine in contrast to housing and urban development. In any case, I really don't trust Trump's appointments because they're all going to be bad for the States and the people. Trump will appoint individuals who believe that America's domestic issues and foreign interests must be solved, first, by federal intervention.
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    Today, 03:55 AM
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Today, 03:47 AM
    I would've thought Dr. Ben Carson would be tapped for, you know, Surgeon General, seeing as how he is a neurosurgeon, after all...
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    12-04-2016, 10:28 AM
    I, too, enjoy using the King James (Authorized Version) Bible, and it has been my main translation since I was a young boy. In fact, several years ago, I would have almost considered someone a heretic if he didn't use the KJV. However, as we become older and, hopefully, more mature in our faith, we come to realize that many of the theological positions we used to hold were wrong. The exclusivity of the KJV is one of those positions, for me. Though I believe it to be the premium version for English-speakers, I also recognize that its language can become a stumblingblock for many people. Therefore, other translations have to be used for understanding, memorizing, and citing of God's word. So, I am not a "KJV-Only" person. Having said that, I find that the ministry website of the Trinitarian Bible Society has some very good information and insights about why the KJV still ought to be used as the standard version for English-speaking Christians and churches.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    12-04-2016, 10:07 AM
    Call me "biased," but I still prefer Dr. Paul's videos. There's nothing like good ol' fashioned substance and truth in a video for a Presidential candidate, without all the bells and whistles (no pun intended). Case in point:
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    12-04-2016, 09:50 AM
    That depends on your worldview, particularly as it relates to whether human beings have souls or not. From a Christian worldview, no, consent is not always the precondition for any behavior. In fact, if God did not give us new hearts by the Holy Spirit ("being born again") to trust and follow Him, then no one would consent to believing in Him. That's because we're all born in sin, and our natural selves don't want anything to do with God, due to that sin nature. But once again, if one rejects the Christian worldview about the nature of human beings, then that person has to justify why pedophilia is objectively wrong, given the assertion that human beings are just biological machines subject to the laws of chemistry and physics. And to insert the need for consent in sexual behavior goes way beyond biology, chemistry, or physics. Otherwise, consent becomes an impossibility, or, at best, just something that is dependent upon impersonal and random material forces which no human being can control unto himself.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    12-04-2016, 09:27 AM
    This video is very relevant to the subject of the thread:
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 06:47 AM
    That doesn't answer my question.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 03:15 AM
    I want Trump supporters to explain this latest pick to Trump's administration to me and how it will work towards shrinking the role of the federal government in the economy, please.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    11-30-2016, 02:34 AM
    Don't you know? Trump is playing (726+8x)^6-y=z Chess, while the rest of us are arguing over checker boards.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    11-27-2016, 07:37 AM
    It means that nothing is going to change with foreign policy, monetary/fiscal policy, nor domestic policy. All of you who supported Trump are going to be disappointed.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    11-26-2016, 08:06 AM
    It has a lot to do with it because you must be able to justify why consent is right, on a metaphysical level, given the assumption that there is no God. If you can't justify objectively why consent ought to be the precondition for proper sexual behavior, then you are asserting an idea without a just basis for it. In other words, you are being arbitrary. You're essentially arguing that two people must consent to a sexual act because you think consent is good. But then someone else can be equally arbitrary and say that consent is irrelevant when it comes to fulfilling their sexual lusts (as pedophiles, rapists, and others do). That's the consequence of your idea on sexual behavior, especially in a world without the sovereignty of a personal God.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    11-26-2016, 08:00 AM
    You're glad I'm anti-Trump because you are anti-liberty. You want more intervention from the federal government into our personal lives, into the marketplace, and into the affairs of foreign nations. That's exactly what Trump stands for, and that is just as evil as "pedophiles running our government."
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    11-26-2016, 03:42 AM
    Now you've made the problem more difficult because consent necessarily implies free will. In a universe of just random processes subject to non-sentient matter on a subatomic level, there can be no such thing as "free will" because matter just operates based on forces enacted against it. Just as rocks fall to the ground by gravitational processes, the human brain just does whatever it does based on random electrochemical processes. Therefore, there can be no true consent whereby a person is free to choose one behavior from another behavior simply because he is subject to whatever processes his brain forces him to act. But if we take the idea of consent up to another level, and with the assumption that the universe is not under the influence of a personal God, then we must ask why consent, itself, ought to be the determining factor for correct any behavior. Children do not consent to their parent's discipline before they are spanked, for instance, yet we all realize that the consent of the child is irrelevant for such matters. Criminals don't consent to being taken away to prison before they are arrested, either, but we recognize that their consent is moot in matters of justice. So, philosophically speaking, you have to show objectively why consent is true, so that it can be asserted as a proper ethical standard in sexual behavior, no matter if a person accepts consent or not. And you have to apply it as that standard for these biological bags of meat and bones with electricity flowing through them known as "human beings." Otherwise, you are just being arbitrary. And if you want to be arbitrary, then someone else can come along and impose his sexual standards by rejecting consent as the precondition for acceptable sexual behavior (as do the "pedophiles running our government" towards little boys and girls).
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    11-25-2016, 02:33 AM
    If you don't believe in the triune God of Scripture, then you can't have an absolute nor consistent reason to condemn pedophilia. By Evolutionary reasoning and precepts (and there are many naturalists and ethicists who would agree that), pedophilia is just another sexual behavior like homosexuality, bisexuality, polygamy, polyandry, necrophilia, phytophilia, and bestiality derived from a person's "natural" desires by the means of natural selection. If you're going to argue that homosexuality is okay but then turn around and condemn pedophilia, then you are a hypocrite. So, my point is determining whether or not pedophilia is a natural consequence of evolutionary descent is the prerequisite before anyone condemns "pedophiles running our government," if one denies that God has any authority in our sexual habits and desires.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    11-23-2016, 02:35 AM
    You can know a tree by its roots and its fruits. Never forget that.
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    11-22-2016, 05:21 AM
    A President Trump won't pardon Snowden, either. According to him, Edward Snowden is a traitor:
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    11-21-2016, 09:26 AM
    Well, America was established as these united States, not the United State. So...
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    11-21-2016, 06:38 AM
    You voted for Trump because he's not a "puppet shill like Romney"? Then why is Trump considering that "puppet shill" as his Secretary of State?
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    11-21-2016, 05:21 AM
    The key difference between Dr. Paul's use of executive orders and Donald Trump's use of executive orders is that Dr. Paul would never use them to legislate policy, whereas Trump would use executive orders to legislate, especially to circumvent Congress on the issue of immigration policy. So, my point about "Trump passing his own executive orders in order to get rid of executive orders" is that Trump is just going to use them for his own purposes, even if they are used for different reasons than Obama's. And you can rest assured that Trump's use of them will be to legislate his own policy, just as he always uses government authority to get what he wants.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    11-21-2016, 02:33 AM
    Gunny, don't forget that Trump is "playing 3D Chess." He needs to appoint neocons into his cabinet so that he "drains the swamp" of neocons. Not only that, Trump is also going to make America great again by helping us to spend and borrow our way out of debt (since he is a "master of debt management," after all). And you can be sure that Trump will pass his own executive orders in order to get rid of executive orders.
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  • Patrick Henry's Avatar
    11-20-2016, 09:13 PM
    Sigh. How I wish this were an interview with "President elect Paul". I am just thankful that he is in the Senate to help keep Trump in line.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    11-20-2016, 04:10 PM
    I don't hate the man; I just hate what he stands for and what he stands upon.
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    11-20-2016, 07:41 AM
    Trump won't do any good because the foundation of his character is corrupt, and from that, he has a dangerous ideology about the nature of government, economics, rights, etc. One example of that is Trump's history dealing with his eminent domain abuses and wanting to take oil from other nations (Google it for yourself). And I don't need to mention how may times he has flip-flopped on issues, even denying things which he clearly said before in contradiction to himself.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    11-20-2016, 03:29 AM
    Yes. Some of you refuse to see what he truly is, so no matter what he does, you will believe it somehow has to do with restoring liberty.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    11-19-2016, 11:53 PM
    Yeah, for some members here, no matter how badly Trump does in office, I'm sure his supporters will always believe that it's him "playing chess."
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