opinion not backed up by reason or data is personal bias - perhaps useful for the person voicing it but worthless to everyone else. You are certainly within your prerogative to have it, pt, but it serves no useful purpose for discussion. Whether you choose to accept or listen to another person's opinion is also certainly yours to do.
The bottom line is you sound like ill-mannered children most of the time, randomly tossing personal insults or hyperbole when facts are not available to support your point or descending into petty name-calling.
If you want to win someone's agreement try making a sound argument.
thanks for making my point fellows.
why don't you folks (toes, con, jt, d-b, et al) formulate a rational argument and have a civil discussion instead of dwelling on potty-talk and repeating screeds of your favorite blog or tv news program? your behavior demeans us all as a race of humans.
toes sez: "Why wouldn't it be any different iqm? You'd have everything your little heart desires. No more evil rich people, an all encompassing government, republicans shipped off to the equivalent of Siberia, CEO's living in squalor while burger flippers buy Cigarette boats, solar panels and windmills at every corner..."
your words, not mine - but thankfully we can't get to your parallel universe :-)
zab if we did just disband congress and let the President run the country, it wouldn't be any different than now, congress is deadlocked by the reds who won't let anything get done
connie the point is this you do not have divine judgment and are not able to determine of someone is a Christian by the nature of their sins and exercising any judgment of another judges you..
Conserve that is exactly the point, no one can live according to the standard yet there are Christians. You however are in no position to determine that reality unless you are some kind of divinity. Paul in fact was talking to people he called dedicated Christians who were doing unChristian things.
And PT, don't be a knucklehead...you -know- exactly what I mean. :-)
Jtg.. you are misrepresenting facts, but you seem never to let facts get in the way. Your article is from a conservative POLITICAL, cherry-picking blog, with no scientific data obtained first hand or scientifically reviewed. Read the scientific literature, not political scribes. Consensus is exactly what science works with. Facts are observations, interpretation or theory offers explanation accepted generally on consensus.
that editorial was from the right side of the paper, conserve
conserv - read 1 Cor 1:1-2 before you assume Paul considered the persons he addressed to be Christian in his eyes or not. Paul was chastising Christians for non-Christian behavior, not judging them, of course you'd never do that (exhibit non-Christian behavior). Paul also said you don't have a say in your salvation, if you did who needs God. :-)
zab - You might want to read more than one dictionary. The word has been used broadly to mean more than literally "stupid, dumb or ignorant," but connotatively, to act that way in spite of intelligence, the way some do who contribute herein.
btw, a knucklehead can refer to an inept, low intelligence person as well as to someone who acts silly because they do not use their native intelligence in a case where they ought to. i.e., they do something that they know better than to do.