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1  Practice Break / Religion / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Feb 22, 2018, 01:16PM
So this is true because it is in the Bible... And everyone else is wrong...
i) The Bible is true because our faith holds it so
ii) Faith holds it so because the Bible tells it to.



This definitely sounds like the Protestant position (at least as I understand it.)

The Catholic position is - Christ left us the Church to teach and instruct us in the faith.  The Church says the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, therefore I believe that it is.

Nowhere in any Creed that I know of is the Bible even mentioned, but the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church is mentioned in all of them.
2  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Our unbalanced POTUS on: Feb 18, 2018, 07:29PM
You really don't get it.  The only issue the Religious Right cares about is abortion.  As long as Donald Trump pretends to be pro-life, he will have their vote.
3  Practice Break / Religion / Re: Religion Matters: Take 3 on: Feb 16, 2018, 03:38PM
Correct.  It's the assumption used in the hypotheses that becomes the fact used in the theory.

Nope.  The facts are the facts.  The assumption is the hypothesis.  At no time does an assumption become a fact.
4  Practice Break / Puzzles and Games / Re: Famous Lines From Movies on: Feb 16, 2018, 01:46PM
I've got a bad feeling about this - Star Wars
5  Practice Break / Puzzles and Games / Re: The Song Name Game (Trombone Style) on: Feb 16, 2018, 01:45PM
You light up my life - Debbie Boone
6  Practice Break / Puzzles and Games / Re: What are you doing? (Five words or less). on: Feb 16, 2018, 01:43PM
waiting for 5:00
7  Practice Break / Puzzles and Games / Re: Words that Relate on: Feb 16, 2018, 01:43PM
usual
8  Practice Break / Religion / Re: Religion Matters: Take 3 on: Feb 16, 2018, 01:41PM
I want to clear something up right now.  Hypotheses never become facts.  Facts are observed.  Hypotheses are created to explain observed facts.  Facts are simply data points.  Hypotheses can become theories, theories can be called laws, but never are they facts!!! Bad dog.  No Biscuits. Bad dog.  No Biscuits. Bad dog.  No Biscuits.
9  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Our unbalanced POTUS on: Feb 15, 2018, 02:59PM
Listen to what I say, not what I do!
10  Practice Break / Religion / Re: Religion Matters: Take 3 on: Feb 15, 2018, 01:49PM
Well, I know that!  Not up on the most current theories, but took a course in relativity in college.  Many moons ago.  Still used Hollerith cards to program with.
11  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Bunker 2018 on: Feb 15, 2018, 01:46PM
Got my stitches out yesterday!!!! :D :D :D :D :D
12  Practice Break / Religion / Re: Religion Matters: Take 3 on: Feb 15, 2018, 01:38PM
Nothing against Martin, but I disagree.  Gravity was something we were well aware of before it's nature as defined.  The assumption about is behavior was what was discarded once the model was developed and tested.  We no longer need to assume the force exerted by gravity on two masses is proportional to the square of the distance between them.  That's now a fact.

Except, that's wrong.  What we call gravity is actually a warping of spacetime by an object.  Within this worldview, gravity does not exert a force between two masses.  The two masses warp spacetime in such a way that it appears to be an attraction.  Keep up, please.  This is not a new worldview.  This is Einsteinian mechanics.
13  Practice Break / Religion / Re: Religion Matters: Take 3 on: Feb 09, 2018, 10:03AM

 No, but what else do you choose to believe even though there's no evidence and no actual support outside of some given community of believers?
 


String Theory.
14  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Cricket T20 international Series. Australia v England v New Zealand on: Feb 08, 2018, 01:50PM
Not sure I can get into Cricket.  Too much invested in the Base-a-ball!
15  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Any music shop to visit in Seattle? on: Feb 08, 2018, 01:48PM
Good to know.  My step-daughter and her husband are moving to Seattle in March.  This will give me something to do when we go visit!
16  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Bunker 2018 on: Feb 08, 2018, 01:47PM
Good for you Grah!  Hope your husky grows into a fine, loving dog.
17  Practice Break / Religion / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Feb 08, 2018, 06:24AM
Just from listening to homilies at Mass for 56 years.
18  Practice Break / Religion / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Feb 08, 2018, 06:16AM
Jews of Jesus' time believed that the soul stayed around the body for 3 days.  By waiting until the 4th day, everyone would have to admit that Lazarus was really and truly dead.  It shows that Jesus does indeed have power over both the living and the dead.
19  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Bunker 2018 on: Feb 06, 2018, 10:08AM

Loved it!  Had me fooled!
20  Practice Break / Purely Politics / Re: Dow down 5%. Schiff’s fault? on: Feb 06, 2018, 08:51AM
But that's OK as long as you are in the 1%.  Right?  I mean that's all that really matters.  Right?
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