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Tue Sep 30

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JamesBrown replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:07 AM

Re: and then there's Texas...

So, when God "raptures" you, he has no interest whatever in whether or not you're stupid and ignorant.

I was raised to believe that whatever you didn't know, you would automatically learn on the day of the rapture. Or [more]

Sat Sep 27

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JamesBrown replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:56 PM

Re: Mortgage deduction

I think you are making a mistake by assuming the person in the above example has no other deductions to add in to get to that $12,400.

Granted. If someone spends a lot of his income on other things, like medical expenses, [more]

Fri Sep 26

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JamesBrown replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:44 PM

Re: Mortgage deduction

I think a better solution than elimination would be to simply eliminate it for any jumbo loan ($417k or more). This would allow the middle class and lower to continue to take advantage of it while removing the unecessary financial benefit for [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Christian Fools board. 4:59 PM

Re: The Jesus Challenge (historicity)

One of the things Jesus said is that Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away....

Technically, the author of the Gospel of Mark wrote that Jesus said that. (The authors of Matthew and Luke copied it [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Christian Fools board. 3:42 PM

Re: The Jesus Challenge (historicity)

Hypothetical: Let's say he did, and it is identical to one of the Gospels. Would that change your opinion of him? More specifically, would you follow him?

Good question. It certainly would strengthen the case that we have his [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Christian Fools board. 3:20 PM

Re: The Jesus Challenge (historicity)

If Jesus taught something that is false then burn everything written about Him!

Or perhaps someone put false words into his mouth.

What a pity that Jesus never wrote anything down. He left his teachings entirely up to other [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Christian Fools board. 10:23 AM

Re: Portrait of an Islamic State

It is very clear that the early Christians thought Jesus was coming back very soon. In their lifetimes. That didn't happen.

What I think is interesting is that in the epistles of the NT, no one discusses Jesus 'coming back' or [more]

Wed Sep 24

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JamesBrown replied to the Christian Fools board. 2:28 PM

Re: Portrait of an Islamic State

If there is no true religion then why have any religion?

Great question.

Fri Sep 19

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JamesBrown replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 7:27 PM

Re: exposing another GOP lie

The GOP likes to claim it makes people lazy, but it doesn't according to a new study.

It's certainly an interesting claim. If we give financial assistance to the wealthy, they'll become more productive, and everyone wins. If we give [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Christian Fools board. 6:39 PM

Re: The Jesus Challenge (historicity)

How about Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul? They are all five correspondents. In Luke's and Paul's cases, we know that they interviewed eyewitnesses.

Except they failed to name the eyewitnesses, so we have no idea of their reliability. [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 10:51 AM

Re: Only Trilogies

I agree with Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn. If you can make it through the first 200 pages--when things begin to actually move--then you're probably going to enjoy the whole thing.


However, I couldn't finish the Chronicles of Thomas [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:33 AM

Re: the voice of reason...

...in this case, Satanists.

"Preach the controversy!"


Or maybe I'm quoting that wrong. The guy I heard that from was red in the face and screaming at me.

Wed Sep 17

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JamesBrown replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:25 AM

Re: Legacy Investing

intercst writes:

Loads of stories about trust funds being ravaged by a rapacious bank or financial advisor charging outrageous fees.

Depressing but true. The biggest risk in any investment is probably the human factor.

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JamesBrown replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:23 AM

Re: Legacy Investing

JimKreduk writes:

I would think that a roth ira and committed training of the next generation in continuing that practice is paramount

My understanding is that if I contribute to a Roth IRA then I have to start taking [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Christian Fools board. 9:17 AM

Re: Corporal punishment

Violence begets violence.

Don't do it.


Reminds me of the woman who saw her child punch another kid on the playground. She marched right over, smacked her son in the face, and shouted, "We don't hit people!"

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JamesBrown posted to the Creation vs. Evolution board. 8:20 AM

Argle Bargle and Elton John

Jerry Coyne chuckles at a white board filled with very impressive-looking scientific equations on a whiteboard filmed at the Institution for Creation Research. Also, Elton John song titles.

For science!

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Tue Sep 16

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JamesBrown posted to the Retirement Investing board. 10:45 PM

Legacy Investing

This is one of those, "Is this even possible?" questions.

I'm envisioning beginning what I'm calling a Legacy Fund. The idea is for me to set aside a few dollars a month into a basket of low-cost diversified index funds, or [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 5:20 PM

Re: Great Series that Got Really Bad

As mentioned, Wheel of Time got stretched out too far. Luckily Brandon Sanderson brought the series to a satisfying conclusion. It's just too bad that Robert Jordan had to die in order for it to happen. If not for that tragic event, who knows how [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Great Movies board. 5:13 PM

Re: Hobbitt 2: TDoS

Evangeline Lily is not too gorgeous to distract from her fighting ways

We'll just have to agree to disagree on that one. ;)


I haven't hated the Hobbit movies, but when the action scenes turn into absurd, physics-defying [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:16 PM

Re: Ray Rice

What would be the impact on football players and fans if NFL had given him a 1 year suspension with no pay, cut his return contract salary to the league minimum for the duration of his NFL career, and required him to be a spokesman against [more]

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