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  1. Standard membervivify
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    27 Apr '18 23:23
    I'll debate any poster on any topic. Just pick one, and I'll respond. Posters can pick different topics, and I'll respond to all of them.
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    28 Apr '18 00:05
    Originally posted by @vivify
    I'll debate any poster on any topic. Just pick one, and I'll respond. Posters can pick different topics, and I'll respond to all of them.
    Here’s one: “Jesus certainly says that he came to fulfill the law and the prophets, not to abolish them (Matthew 5:17), but Paul says that Jesus “abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances” (Ephesians 2:15)
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/mercynotsacrifice/2015/11/01/seven-points-of-contention-in-todays-reformation/

    Which is it? (I’m not taking a side; but you may assume one if you wish.)
  3. Standard membervivify
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    28 Apr '18 01:052 edits
    Originally posted by @js357
    Here’s one: “Jesus certainly says that he came to fulfill the law and the prophets, not to abolish them (Matthew 5:17), but Paul says that Jesus “abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances” (Ephesians 2:15)
    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/mercynotsacrifice/2015/11/01/seven-points-of-contention-in-todays-reformation/

    Which is it? (I’m not taking a side; but you may assume one if you wish.)
    I've understood it as the law is still important to take to heart, but the legalities of it no longer apply. This was illustrated with Jesus' "cast the first stone" comment. He wasn't saying not to stone the woman for adultery, but his comment illustrated that we're no better than her to do so.

    Basically, the heart of the law is more important than the legality of the law.

    *shrug*.
  4. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    28 Apr '18 01:40
    Originally posted by @vivify
    I've understood it as the law is still important to take to heart, but the legalities of it no longer apply. This was illustrated with Jesus' "cast the first stone" comment. He wasn't saying not to stone the woman for adultery, but his comment illustrated that we're no better than her to do so.

    Basically, the heart of the law is more important than the legality of the law.

    *shrug*.
    It's about hypocrisy. Jesus said, He who is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone. Who is without sin?
  5. Standard membershavixmir
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    28 Apr '18 02:48
    Here's my topic I wish to discuss:
    Is black facing, like the Dutch do at Sinterklaas, racist?

    Black facing was used extensively in plays, when black folk in the US weren't allowed on stage. So, to play a black person, a white person painted his face black.
    In the Netherlands, black people can be "Black Peters", so there's no denying of jobs or anything like that.
    However, the Netherlands has a slave-ridden history and a large group of people oppose "Black Peter", calling it black facing and racist.
    A side note: Black Peters are dressed in 1600/1700's court attire and look like Moors getting ready for a gay parade and not much like how slaves would be dressed.

    What says you?
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    28 Apr '18 02:49
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    It's about hypocrisy. Jesus said, He who is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone. Who is without sin?
    Most psychopaths.

    It can only be sin if you register it as being wrong.
    If you don't have a conscience, then you can't sin.
  7. Standard membervivify
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    28 Apr '18 03:34
    Originally posted by @shavixmir
    Here's my topic I wish to discuss:
    Is black facing, like the Dutch do at Sinterklaas, racist?
    Yes.
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    28 Apr '18 03:36
    Originally posted by @shavixmir
    Most psychopaths.

    It can only be sin if you register it as being wrong.
    If you don't have a conscience, then you can't sin.
    That assumes individual people create their own morality.
  9. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    28 Apr '18 03:38
    Originally posted by @shavixmir
    Most psychopaths.

    It can only be sin if you register it as being wrong.
    If you don't have a conscience, then you can't sin.
    True, but the people throwing stones believed they were obeying Mosaic law.
  10. Standard memberuzless
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    30 Apr '18 04:41
    Originally posted by @vivify
    I'll debate any poster on any topic. Just pick one, and I'll respond. Posters can pick different topics, and I'll respond to all of them.
    Was the movie Donnie Darko all in Donnie's head or not?
  11. Standard membervivify
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    30 Apr '18 10:08
    Originally posted by @uzless
    Was the movie Donnie Darko all in Donnie's head or not?
    Never saw it. I know it's a cult classic, and really need to hop on board.
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    30 Apr '18 13:231 edit
    Trump is Hitler, but we should give him our guns.

    Debate that Spanky.
  13. Standard membervivify
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    30 Apr '18 13:33
    Originally posted by @whodey
    Trump is Hitler, but we should give him our guns.

    Debate that Spanky.
    That's easy. You're a moron.
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    30 Apr '18 13:57
    Originally posted by @romans1009
    That assumes individual people create their own morality.
    Ah, because in your universe, mankind cannot POSSIBLY be smart enough to make our own morality, ONLY a god can do that. What a pile of horse hokey.
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    30 Apr '18 13:59
    Originally posted by @vivify
    That's easy. You're a moron.
    Ad hominem.

    Try again
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