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If you are Jewish, I commend your efforts. I don't believe your faith, but you have a right to it.

If not, you are barking up the wrong tree with this stuff. The Puritans were persecuted for a reason. Running away to America didn't help, ultimately. A zealot is a zealot is a zealot.

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Old 07-08-2015, 04:26 PM
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If a man made claims that the world was spherical, would you call him a zealot -- or simply someone who speaks the truth according to the facts?
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If a man made claims that the world was spherical, would you call him a zealot -- or simply someone who speaks the truth according to the facts?

Who's facts is the question. I truly believe that anal sex between two consenting adults is fine.

What is the harm there?

No babies?

I don't see the point.
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Old 07-08-2015, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post
Who's facts is the question.
To whom does the fact that the world is spherical belong? To the opinion of a person, or to our objective reality? And just as there are physical facts, are there not also psychical facts?

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I truly believe that anal sex between two consenting adults is fine. What is the harm there?
If I claimed, based on the same assertion you have used, that it is okay for two consenting adults to kill one another, how would you answer me? And if you would claim there is a difference between sexual immorality and murder, do you not know that every seed bears its own kind of fruit? And yet does this stop them from being of the same family?
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Immorality? Why? I didn't see any objections to blow-jobs, but I may have missed it. Blow-jobs can't make babies either. What is the criteria for immoral?

Objective reality? Well, I'm the captain of that, and most of the stuff here is not objective. The analogy with a spherical earth is lacking.
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Originally Posted by Logos View Post
Most of these responses cause me to wonder what the small chorus of critics had to say about King Solomon when his proverbs were made public. Has there yet been an age where the world was free of mockers and scoffers.
Maybe people took him seriously because according to Bible he was the king of Israel who had a prosperous reign and he built a temple etc.?

As opposed to...you?
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Old 07-08-2015, 05:24 PM
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Maybe people took him seriously because according to Bible he was the king of Israel who had a prosperous reign and he built a temple etc.?

As opposed to...you?

He also had lots of wives...

Wonder if he could get anal?
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Originally Posted by Logos View Post
If I claimed, based on the same assertion you have used, that it is okay for two consenting adults to kill one another, how would you answer me? And if you would claim there is a difference between sexual immorality and murder, do you not know that every seed bears its own kind of fruit? And yet does this stop them from being of the same family?
Are you talking about two consenting adults wanting to perform a mutually assisted suicide -- and they are both of sound mind and the consent is documented beforehand?

I think there are good moral arguments for and against. But what does that have to do with butt fucking?
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Old 07-08-2015, 05:39 PM
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Are you talking about two consenting adults wanting to perform a mutually assisted suicide -- and they are both of sound mind and the consent is documented beforehand?

I think there are good moral arguments for and against. But what does that have to do with butt fucking?

I prefer the term 'anal love-making' to 'butt fucking.'

Yours just sounds crude!

Although... Still not disagreeable.
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Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post
I prefer the term 'anal love-making' to 'butt fucking.'

Yours just sounds crude!

Although... Still not disagreeable.
That does sound nicer.

This may be TMI -- it came up once at some point early in my relationship with my wife -- not that I was even hinting.

Can't remember what she said -- maybe "when hell freezes over" or something to that effect. So I don't really think about it all that much.

Oh well.
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[20...what were we up to?] A narcissist may be readily identified by a propensity to compare his deeds to those of famous or important people.
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Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post
What is the criteria for immoral?
Those thoughts and actions which work a penalty against a man, as well as destructively impact his fellow man.

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Maybe people took him seriously because according to Bible he was the king of Israel who had a prosperous reign and he built a temple etc.?
Who do you take more seriously: King Solomon or King Jesus?
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How about Elvis? He was THE king.
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Did you just avoid answering the question?
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Old 07-09-2015, 04:31 PM
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Rule number, whatever the fuck it's at: If a man has a penis, he will touch it-- repeatedly.
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I say Jesus. Although, neither of them are historical people. Jesus just says better stuff.
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Originally Posted by Logos View Post
Did you just avoid answering the question?
Satan is my king.
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Did you still avoid answering the question?
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Old 07-09-2015, 04:53 PM
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I did answer.

If the Dark Lord is my master, why would I take either of them seriously?
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Because does not even your master take them seriously?

But who continues to humor a man who starts acting silly to compensate for a tied tongue?
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Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post
I say Jesus. Although, neither of them are historical people. Jesus just says better stuff.
But that thing when Solomon said he'd divide the baby in half -- that was pretty cool.
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Originally Posted by Logos View Post
But who continues to humor a man who starts acting silly to compensate for a tied tongue?
I don't know. Who continues to ask stupid questions when no one gives a shit?
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Originally Posted by Logos View Post
But who continues to humor a man who starts acting silly to compensate for a tied tongue?

Tongue tied?😄

Joe might be a lot of things, but tongue tied has never seemed to be one of them.
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Since we've been talking about anal sex and being tongue-tied, is this where I make the joke about rimming?
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Originally Posted by JoeMatt View Post
Since we've been talking about anal sex and being tongue-tied, is this where I make the joke about rimming?

I think it must be...

However, I draw the line at rimming. Both giving and taking are just unappealing. I might have slipped a time or two while eating at the 'Y,' but I don't make a habit of it.
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However, I draw the line at rimming.
Yeah. Amen to that, brother.
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Oh, Nacia, you are so delightful!
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Originally Posted by brianpatrick View Post
Tongue tied? Joe might be a lot of things, but tongue tied has never seemed to be one of them.
When I ask someone a simple and direct question and they respond with silly, evasive answers designed to avoid answering the actual question, I consider that tongue-tied.

If they weren't, why wouldn't they just give a direct answer to a simple question?


But all these tangents aside and getting to the real issue, I find it a little interesting that, 2 pages in now, and most of the responses have been criticisms against me personally or else assumptions as to my motives for posting. But few have addressed the actual content of the OP -- excepting the ones that responded to the "sexual" issues.

I would have expected an intelligent people to read and respond by either saying: "Number such-and-such is true." Then offer life experience to prove it. Or else: "Number such-and-such doesn't mirror my experience, because..."

But there's none of this. Why? I wonder.

Almost 2 pages all of tangents and criticisms (with the exception of brianpatrick, who actually addressed the content and inquired further).

Hmmmm.
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Originally Posted by Logos View Post
When I ask someone a simple and direct question and they respond with silly, evasive answers designed to avoid answering the actual question, I consider that tongue-tied.

If they weren't, why wouldn't they just give a direct answer to a simple question?
Probably because they thought your question was as silly as your rhetorical attempt was transparent, and so decided to give a silly answer in return.

But all these tangents aside and getting to the real issue, I find it a little interesting that, 2 pages in now, and most of the responses have been criticisms against me personally or else assumptions as to my motives for posting. But few have addressed the actual content of the OP -- excepting the ones that responded to the "sexual" issues.

I would have expected an intelligent people to read and respond by either saying: "Number such-and-such is true." Then offer life experience to prove it. Or else: "Number such-and-such doesn't mirror my experience, because..."

But there's none of this. Why? I wonder.

Almost 2 pages all of tangents and criticisms (with the exception of brianpatrick, who actually addressed the content and inquired further).

Hmmmm.
I think it's quite clear that the folks about whose behavior you're complaining don't have any reason to respect your wisdom, and think your proverbs were a collection of trite, out-of-touch pablum couched in pseudo-Biblical frippery in a vain attempt to cover their insipidity. Just a thought.

And BP tends to go out of his way to be kind to people. It's one of his more endearing traits.
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