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    Re: Oppressturbation

    I suspended my faith to re-evaluate whether I was really believing in the “truth” or whether I was being overinfluenced by the community I was raised in. Tried to reconsider in view of everything I...
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    I did used to be a believer and a follower of the teachings of Jesus Christ (including believing and accepting that he died for my “sins”) and now I am not and do not. You can define “Christian”...
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    Re: Oppressturbation

    One of the many flaws of Christian doctrine.
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    I didn’t Google Buddhism. That is my own explanation. I used to be a Christian, so I know what that is like.
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    Re: Oppressturbation

    It is more complex than that and if you don’t understand Buddhism you won’t understand.

    Try to follow. Happiness, like all positive and negative feelings, is ephemeral. Buddhists believe that...
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    Re: Transgender

    The world is big and complex.
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    Re: The Violent Left

    Who else has said what I said?
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    Re: Transgender

    How quaint.
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    Re: Oppressturbation

    Buddhists don’t “pursue” happiness, because they correctly recognize that happiness, like all positive and negative feelings, is ephemeral. Feelings will come and go, and greater contentment and...
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    Re: Transgender

    Gender (which people generally now understand to be broader than sex) and sexuality are two different things.
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    The opposite. People that think this is not normal will change their mind when they have a daughter or granddaughter that is transgender.
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    Re: Transgender

    BFD. Boohoo for the loser.
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    Re: The Conservative Divide

    That points to two possibilities - she was hiding something improperly or she was properly concerned with information security. Even if it is the former, which I hypothesized when I voted for her,...
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    Re: The Conservative Divide

    Oh yeah, and the “rule of law”. Lol, remember when that mattered?
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    Btw, one obvious previous value of conservatism that is noticeably absent from your lists and is indeed absent in Trump-pseudoconservatism is Constitutionalism. I remember a time when that mattered...
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    With decoding...
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    Re: The Violent Left

    Trump and Putin blew raspberries on each other in their private meeting.
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    Re: Oppressturbation

    One Vietnamese Buddhist monk set himself on fire in 1963 to draw attention to the persecution of the Buddhists by the Catholics. A writer observing the act said:


    “I was to see that sight again,...
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    Re: Oppressturbation

    There is a lot of research on happiness and it would be hard to characterize the results in any scientific way. You can make some non-scientific generalized statements about what makes people happy...
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    Re: The Violent Left

    Yes, true. Go back and check the quote and context.
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    Re: The Conservative Divide

    I swear that is all Pawdawg really has these days. Trump support has done a number on some of the regulars around here.
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    Re: The Violent Left

    Obama was specifically talking about voter fraud (ineligible votes being placed or counted). That is not what we are taking about and you know this.
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    Re: The Violent Left

    If marketing and negative campaign ads don’t work, why do candidates spend so much of their time fundraising to pay for them?

    Again, the FACTS are in. Trump won with the help of the Russians. ...
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    Re: The Violent Left

    What are you talking about? People like dawg80 and TT get all their news off social media. Are you calling them sheeple?
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    Re: The Violent Left

    Inconvenient facts:

    “The U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US...
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