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by Jobar
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Games, Hobbies etc
Topic: Another word game
Replies: 5901
Views: 230228

town clown
by Jobar
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Games, Hobbies etc
Topic: Another word game
Replies: 5901
Views: 230228

break point
by Jobar
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Games, Hobbies etc
Topic: Another word game
Replies: 5901
Views: 230228

vision quest
by Jobar
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Games, Hobbies etc
Topic: Another word game
Replies: 5901
Views: 230228

course load
by Jobar
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Games, Hobbies etc
Topic: Another word game
Replies: 5901
Views: 230228

true fact
by Jobar
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Human Rights
Topic: Missouri Bill - Only Religious Weddings to be Considered "Marriage"
Replies: 12
Views: 3934

Hmm. I wonder if gay-hating churches can start claiming that their marriage ceremonies are only for 'holy matrimony' or some other similar term, defined as one man + one woman? No law need be passed for that, does it? Let 'em make up their own word for it!
by Jobar
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ello ello!
Replies: 7
Views: 5016

Warn your friend that starting and running a board is a lot of work, especially one for skeptics. Organizing unbelievers is a lot like herding cats!

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by Jobar
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: Ask me about the Democratic Party
Replies: 18
Views: 4494

Derail moved to SS.
by Jobar
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ello ello!
Replies: 7
Views: 5016

Welcome, Nino. As it happens, we're in the process of merging with the Talk Freethought board; see the thread Merging SC and TFT . I'm one of the founding admins here at Secular Cafe, and have considerable experience starting boards. But I'm afraid I'm about burned out on running them. Still, I'd be...
by Jobar
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: Should Governments regulate fraudulent religions?
Replies: 14
Views: 3890

In the US, that 'wall of separation between church and state' has the unfortunate effect of protecting all but the most blatant frauds in religious clothing, I think. Jesus is quoted as saying 'Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's, and unto God that which is God's.' But deciding which is which ...
by Jobar
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am back (again)
Replies: 6
Views: 2532

Hi Rome. Yeah, we're going to merge with Talk Freethought, which will become the Freethought Cafe (or similar). Since DMB died, things have gotten very quiet here; we were well on our way to becoming a ghost town. I hope the merger will at least allow all our archives to be maintained.
by Jobar
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Games, Hobbies etc
Topic: Another word game
Replies: 5901
Views: 230228

maker hooks
by Jobar
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Games, Hobbies etc
Topic: Another word game
Replies: 5901
Views: 230228

piano tuning
by Jobar
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Games, Hobbies etc
Topic: Another word game
Replies: 5901
Views: 230228

by Jobar
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: France becoming less religious
Replies: 9
Views: 2805

It seems to me that though there have been fluctuations in the amount of religiosity over time in all nations, the general trend over the past several centuries is toward less and less. I suppose this is because the scientific, rationalist paradigm has proven itself far more effective in explaining ...
by Jobar
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Who hates Pope Francis most? Conservative Catholics
Replies: 4
Views: 1697

I have no doubt that the conclave following Benedict's resignation would make for a really shocking novel of corruption and power politics in the Catholic Church, were all the back-room discussions known. Personally I think that the conservative contenders for the Papacy probably all had scandals of...
by Jobar
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Games, Hobbies etc
Topic: Another word game
Replies: 5901
Views: 230228

flute solo
by Jobar
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Who hates Pope Francis most? Conservative Catholics
Replies: 4
Views: 1697

Who hates Pope Francis most? Conservative Catholics

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/oct/27/the-war-against-pope-francis The crunch point has come in a fight over his views on divorce. Breaking with centuries, if not millennia, of Catholic theory, Pope Francis has tried to encourage Catholic priests to give communion to some divorced and remarr...
by Jobar
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Literalism vs. postmodernism
Replies: 141
Views: 21638

Living in the South as I've done all my life, I've met a lot of self-proclaimed literalists, though most of them aren't, really. (Certainly not for the Old Testament.) I've also met plenty who would say that the NT is inerrant as the authors wrote them. But most of such people are very far from Bibl...
by Jobar
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Anti-Vaccine Preachers
Replies: 25
Views: 5304

Saw an interesting story this morning.

Japanese drug stops flu in one day

I always take this sort of prediction with a certain skepticism- but if it turns out to be true, wonderful.
by Jobar
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Politics & World Events
Topic: poacher is mauled to death and eaten by the pride of lions he was hunting
Replies: 25
Views: 4972

What an awful pun. Have you no pride?
by Jobar
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Gnostic Christianity’s hidden in plain sight secret. We must do evil.
Replies: 19
Views: 3715

GIA, you should read a thread I started in 2015- Evilution . It's about a science fiction story, Judgment Engine , by writer Greg Bear. Obviously Bear's story is meant as an explication of the philosophical/theological/ethical consequences of Dawin's Theory of Evolution. And in Bear's view, the 'Pro...
by Jobar
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Games, Hobbies etc
Topic: Another word game
Replies: 5901
Views: 230228

bore hole
by Jobar
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Literalism vs. postmodernism
Replies: 141
Views: 21638

Outsiders have their own implied definitions. But my point there was that every single Christian also seems to have their own implied definition. We outsiders who want to understand 'true Christianity' are thus unable to find a good general one. If we skeptics seem prone to adopt the definitions of...
by Jobar
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Literalism vs. postmodernism
Replies: 141
Views: 21638

Do keep in mind that the topic here is literalism and inerrancy- and I knew when I posted it that we don't presently have any believers here who hold to those positions. And though Koy may attack you if you seem to defend those, I think he's clear that you aren't actually a literalist or inerrantist...