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by Gadianton
Thu Aug 18, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Mar-A-Lago Legally Searched by FBI
Replies: 335
Views: 2965

Re: Mar-A-Lago Legally Searched by FBI

First, you seem convinced of a lot of facts that are based solely on anonymous sources from agencies to newspapers to Twitter to the Q to the QQ. I would not recommend putting too much weight on those facts Sure. Let's think about this, Binger. Forget about Trump for a moment. Do you think that at ...
by Gadianton
Thu Aug 18, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: All atheists should be nihilists
Replies: 33
Views: 509

Re: All atheists should be nihilists

The reason why DCP can't be consistent here is because whether the word is "meaning" or "purpose" or synonyms of these words, there are competing impulses to see meaning as something to do with objectivity, and something to do with personal tastes. It would take some serious reflection to sort this ...
by Gadianton
Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Mar-A-Lago Legally Searched by FBI
Replies: 335
Views: 2965

Re: Mar-A-Lago Legally Searched by FBI

Trump ran on a platform of increased security over classified documents. He increased the penalty for mishandling classified documents to a felony. He then proceeded to mishandle classified documents in the most egregious way. The sensitivity of the documents is a secondary concern. The primary conc...
by Gadianton
Wed Aug 17, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Jill Biden has COVID!
Replies: 12
Views: 106

Re: Jill Biden has COVID!

around the same time, somebody died in a car accident even though wearing a seatbelt and working airbags.
by Gadianton
Wed Aug 17, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: The burden is now upon those who deny the ancient origins of the Book of Mormon
Replies: 158
Views: 1834

Re: The burden is now upon those who deny the ancient origins of the Book of Mormon

Thank you for that, Marcus, I hope I didn't burden you excessively. MG, sure, he's steering clear of ultimate judgement, but I'm curious if you have any examples of techniques or defenses that escape Rick's criticisms? The word "many" doesn't preclude "all", it just doesn't necessitate "all". If the...
by Gadianton
Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Spirit Paradise
Topic: Can a case be made for record producers?
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Can a case be made for record producers?

I don't know much about the music industry, so I may be getting ahead of myself, but here's a thought. Do record labels stand in relation to music listeners in a similar representative fashion as elected representatives in a Republic? If so, then the victory of social media over record labels (at le...
by Gadianton
Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:00 am
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: The burden is now upon those who deny the ancient origins of the Book of Mormon
Replies: 158
Views: 1834

Re: The burden is now upon those who deny the ancient origins of the Book of Mormon

I agree Marcus, Rick is a legend. I haven't been able to follow this entire thread, have you followed it enough to tell me if MG has responded to any of Rick's posts?
by Gadianton
Tue Aug 16, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: All atheists should be nihilists
Replies: 33
Views: 509

Re: All atheists should be nihilists

A phil Phd friend from a long time ago told me that in today's parlance, "nihilism" is meaninglessness, as PG said, the result of an account of meaning or purpose failing to secure the objective. Nietzsche embraced nihilism explicitly, but I think that's a dated way to use the term. I think it would...
by Gadianton
Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: How long/intensely did you believe in the historicity of the Book of Mormon?
Replies: 33
Views: 623

Re: How long/intensely did you believe in the historicity of the Book of Mormon?

I honestly wish I could understand the difference between our response to that situation and a believing member’s response. Because I don’t think for a second that DCP is a cynic and is pretending to believe. I think he honestly found a way to convince himself that nephites really existed. It’s suc...
by Gadianton
Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Terrestrial Forum
Topic: How Many People Did the Mopologists Baptize?
Replies: 24
Views: 1967

Re: How Many People Did the Mopologists Baptize?

Good points professor. Sure, some sow others reap, but across all apologists, we’d expect to see the reapers who used Mopologist tactics.