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If you want to engage me seriously on this topic... 5,720 Views / 137 Replies  
If you want to engage me seriously on this topic you have to offer some more substantive explanations. Otherwise you are merely stating an opinion. Everyone in this world has an opinion. Only...
Posted by undotwa, on Mar 3, 2007 at 05:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Your entitled to think that my argument is... 5,720 Views / 137 Replies  
Your entitled to think that my argument is flawed, but it would be courteous to point out what the flaws actually are in my argument, rather than simply saying that it is 'flawed'.
Posted by undotwa, on Mar 2, 2007 at 05:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Chinese whispers? How is that really evidence in... 5,720 Views / 137 Replies  
Chinese whispers? How is that really evidence in support of the 'q' theory? The fact of the matter is that the 'q' gospel theory is an entirely modern invention that doesn't have any solid evidence...
Posted by undotwa, on Mar 1, 2007 at 05:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Big Mac: You have written a lot of good stuff... 5,720 Views / 137 Replies  
Big Mac: You have written a lot of good stuff while I have been asleep (as I am in a different time zone) and with the limited time I have at the moment I will try to answer every question you have...
Posted by undotwa, on Feb 28, 2007 at 06:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The fact is that assertions of Christ's divinity... 5,720 Views / 137 Replies  
The fact is that assertions of Christ's divinity and humanity are made in all four gospels. It's not that one gospel gives merely a human portrait while another is merely divine. There are several...
Posted by undotwa, on Feb 28, 2007 at 08:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That's fine. But from what is he basing his... 5,720 Views / 137 Replies  
That's fine. But from what is he basing his claim that Jesus was merely a political reformer?
Posted by undotwa, on Feb 28, 2007 at 08:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The relationship between the persons in the... 5,720 Views / 137 Replies  
The relationship between the persons in the Trinity is not an easy concept, especially in regard to hypostatic union between Christ's divine and human natures. Christ's human nature is in a sense...
Posted by undotwa, on Feb 28, 2007 at 07:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The Nicene Creed explictedly says that Jesus... 5,720 Views / 137 Replies  
The Nicene Creed explictedly says that Jesus Christ is 'homoousios' with the father. This literally means 'of like being'. If to have the same being as God does not make one God, what does it make...
Posted by undotwa, on Feb 28, 2007 at 07:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Unless everything that is written in the gospels... 5,720 Views / 137 Replies  
Unless everything that is written in the gospels and epistles are wrong, there is no way that Jesus could merely be a political reformer. That is just a ludicrous assertion. His message was...
Posted by undotwa, on Feb 28, 2007 at 06:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I meant that in reference to our final... 656 Views / 29 Replies  
I meant that in reference to our final destination - heaven or hell. Only God can judge man.
Posted by undotwa, on Feb 12, 2007 at 03:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You are looking at this issue far too... 656 Views / 29 Replies  
You are looking at this issue far too simplistically. We have no capacity to judge people and you should avoid it, even if it is mere hypothesising on your part.
Posted by undotwa, on Feb 11, 2007 at 03:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have always interpreted this as one's refusal... 656 Views / 29 Replies  
I have always interpreted this as one's refusal to allow the Holy Spirit to operate in one's soul. It is unforgivable not because God is incapable of forgiving, but rather, we place ourselves in...
Posted by undotwa, on Feb 11, 2007 at 03:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Absolutely. Thanks for pointing that... 3,659 Views / 212 Replies  
Absolutely.



Thanks for pointing that out! I didn't notice. Studying Latin does not help one's English style, because Latin sentences tend to be very long and filled with endless subordinate...
Posted by undotwa, on Jan 9, 2007 at 02:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
George Dvorsky, a director of the Institute for... 502 Views / 13 Replies  
George Dvorsky, a director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, countered: “If the concern has something to do with the girl’s dignity being violated, then I have to protest by...
Posted by undotwa, on Jan 7, 2007 at 07:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ebuddy - if you read my post you will see that I... 3,659 Views / 212 Replies  
Ebuddy - if you read my post you will see that I do not deny that these two words share original roots (the root of both words before 'sto -are', I stand).

You have to be very careful when dealing...
Posted by undotwa, on Jan 7, 2007 at 06:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I haven't posted on this forum for such a long... 3,659 Views / 212 Replies  
I haven't posted on this forum for such a long time! In fact this is the first time I've visited it for quite such time.

Now, what you are writing there does not seem right. The root of the...
Posted by undotwa, on Jan 5, 2007 at 07:17 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Ahh I see... the government is a non-political... 1,288 Views / 93 Replies  
Ahh I see... the government is a non-political force, whilst private entities are political forces...
Posted by undotwa, on Nov 18, 2006 at 10:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I must say I'm one of those 'conservatives' that... 799 Views / 47 Replies  
I must say I'm one of those 'conservatives' that has completely turned 180 degrees. I used to be staunchly pro-Bush. I have just come to realise what a poor deluded fool I have been. Not only has...
Posted by undotwa, on Oct 25, 2006 at 04:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, you are misintepreting what the pope is... 5,355 Views / 354 Replies  
No, you are misintepreting what the pope is saying (like so many muslims!). The pope is by no means a rationalist. The pope is merely reitering the long standing Catholic teaching that faith should...
Posted by undotwa, on Sep 18, 2006 at 08:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What you are saying is not correct. The Holy... 5,355 Views / 354 Replies  
What you are saying is not correct. The Holy Spirit is God, but the Holy Spirit is not God the Father. So you can be visited by the Holy Spirit. Just like Jesus Christ is God, but is not the Holy...
Posted by undotwa, on Sep 18, 2006 at 06:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't really mind... the picture itself is... 5,355 Views / 354 Replies  
I don't really mind... the picture itself is quite distracting.
Posted by undotwa, on Sep 17, 2006 at 05:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Kronos, you should consider changing your... 5,355 Views / 354 Replies  
Kronos, you should consider changing your signature.
Posted by undotwa, on Sep 17, 2006 at 06:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Why spout mediaeval as a negative word? I'd say... 5,355 Views / 354 Replies  
Why spout mediaeval as a negative word? I'd say Christianity is mediaeval too - simply because its teachings, at least the core of it, have not changed since the middle ages. Do you think the...
Posted by undotwa, on Sep 16, 2006 at 05:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
So you are criticisng the pope for quoting a... 5,355 Views / 354 Replies  
So you are criticisng the pope for quoting a people that called Islam "evil" (and if you read the context of the speech, the pope is suggesting NO such thing) yet you in your signaure are suggesting...
Posted by undotwa, on Sep 16, 2006 at 05:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well the polytheistic Romans killed the 'prophet... 5,355 Views / 354 Replies  
Well the polytheistic Romans killed the 'prophet Jesus' and many of his followers (all but one of the 12 disciples). Jesus, who never advocated violence as a means to achieving one's ends, seemed to...
Posted by undotwa, on Sep 15, 2006 at 06:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, and I agree (to a point). What the Manuel... 5,355 Views / 354 Replies  
Yes, and I agree (to a point). What the Manuel II is saying is that much of the good teaching is islam was in fact originally Judaeo-Christian. What was added in Islam, that has no parallel in...
Posted by undotwa, on Sep 15, 2006 at 06:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Mediaeval hate text? Manuel II was condemning any... 5,355 Views / 354 Replies  
Mediaeval hate text? Manuel II was condemning any form of union between violence and religion. That is, IMHO, a very enlightened opinion - especially for the times.

Taliesin - you cannot justify...
Posted by undotwa, on Sep 15, 2006 at 06:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In principle to 'Give up your life for Jesus' is... 2,029 Views / 96 Replies  
In principle to 'Give up your life for Jesus' is a noble promise. Faced with adversity, Christians must be prepared to die as martyrs for their faith. This is quite different from suicide bombings....
Posted by undotwa, on Sep 8, 2006 at 05:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh don't get me started on universal suffrage...... 760 Views / 37 Replies  
Oh don't get me started on universal suffrage... :-)
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 27, 2006 at 06:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What is above = non sequitur. You are just... 760 Views / 37 Replies  
What is above = non sequitur.

You are just missing the point. There are paradigms and there is reality. Yes, so much of the Church's history has been tainted by power struggles. The Church is...
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 27, 2006 at 06:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
One shouldn't become a priest to get 'in power'. ... 760 Views / 37 Replies  
One shouldn't become a priest to get 'in power'. Priesthood has nothing to do with power. The priesthood is simply about working the harvest and bringing souls to Christ. It is about service. Any...
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 26, 2006 at 09:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Also, all the orthodox churches have the same... 760 Views / 37 Replies  
Also, all the orthodox churches have the same teaching.

In this age of feminism, such policies may seem barbaric or suppressive. They aren't. Women and men are different and have different roles...
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 25, 2006 at 05:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
thunderous_funker, you touch on a very good... 1,237 Views / 74 Replies  
thunderous_funker, you touch on a very good point. The present situation was predicted by almost everyone who opposed the war in Iraq. What is happening is now should not come as a surprise. The...
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 19, 2006 at 07:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The Spanish 'u' is too pure for that. More like... 2,095 Views / 52 Replies  
The Spanish 'u' is too pure for that. More like 'oo' in 'foot'.
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 18, 2006 at 06:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Heh, I didn't actually read the first post. ... 2,095 Views / 52 Replies  
Heh, I didn't actually read the first post. Maybe that had been a source of confusion for everyone? I was basing my pronunciation on the title!

Reading your post makes me want to study...
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 18, 2006 at 12:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think we should leave this fascism issue. ... 1,237 Views / 74 Replies  
I think we should leave this fascism issue. While it is very interesting, it is diverting the thread.
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 16, 2006 at 06:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I didn't realise you claimed to be a conservative... 1,237 Views / 74 Replies  
I didn't realise you claimed to be a conservative Catholic. I thought you were ex-some wacko Protestant perhaps calvinist sect from Switzerland that happened for some reason to be living in Spain. ...
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 16, 2006 at 06:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Look, I know very little Polish, but I can (with... 2,095 Views / 52 Replies  
Look, I know very little Polish, but I can (with difficulty) pronounce Polish words (as I don't do it very often). I don't know where you are getting your crazy conspiracy theories from or even your...
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 15, 2006 at 05:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It seems illogical to call it an 'iPod',... 1,376 Views / 59 Replies  
It seems illogical to call it an 'iPod', considering the iPod is not internet enabled.
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 15, 2006 at 05:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
With the very little Polish I know from a few... 2,095 Views / 52 Replies  
With the very little Polish I know from a few classes I took at the beginning of last year, I couldn't agree more with Tomchu's pronunciation. I don't understanding where all the other ones came...
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 15, 2006 at 05:35 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What do you think the full name of the Nazi party... 1,237 Views / 74 Replies  
What do you think the full name of the Nazi party was? National Socialist German Workers Party. Not only does it claim to be 'socialist' it claims to be a 'workers party'. How much more proletariat...
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 15, 2006 at 05:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Brilliant post. My sentiments exactly. Although... 543 Views / 30 Replies  
Brilliant post. My sentiments exactly. Although I disagree with your phrase 'essentially depopulating southern Lebanon in what might be the single most effective ethnic cleansing operation in...
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 15, 2006 at 02:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
George Bush's speeches just don't seem to have... 1,061 Views / 69 Replies  
George Bush's speeches just don't seem to have the same 'ticker'.
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 15, 2006 at 02:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Hitler writes surprisingly well. 1,237 Views / 74 Replies  
Hitler writes surprisingly well.
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 15, 2006 at 02:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh yes, I forgot about that! Those were some of... 1,237 Views / 74 Replies  
Oh yes, I forgot about that! Those were some of the reasons which led to think that fascism is left-wing. I'm still awaiting for a decent explanation on why fascism is 'right-wing'.
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 15, 2006 at 02:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
There were no WMDs. Saddam was only using them... 1,237 Views / 74 Replies  
There were no WMDs. Saddam was only using them as a threat because he realised that with an American attack, his days were numbered. Either the American and the British intelligence agencies were...
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 14, 2006 at 10:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ah, I love the profound, anti-intellectual spirit... 1,237 Views / 74 Replies  
Ah, I love the profound, anti-intellectual spirit of so many right wingers today. Argument, logic - that is the stuff of left-wing postmodern University professors!

You are misunderstanding...
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 14, 2006 at 10:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Whilst I don't really want to divert the topic... 1,237 Views / 74 Replies  
Whilst I don't really want to divert the topic onto this, this is not a matter of semantics. Whether the government calls them 'marriage' or 'civil unions' is not the issue, it's whether granting...
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 14, 2006 at 10:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Could you point me to the thread or restate your... 1,237 Views / 74 Replies  
Could you point me to the thread or restate your argument? Remember, this is just my personal view and if what you say is convincing enough, I'm willing to budge.
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 14, 2006 at 08:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Ghandi was a relativist. He is not Christian or... 946 Views / 57 Replies  
Ghandi was a relativist. He is not Christian or an expert in Christian moral theology. He is not the definitive source for understanding Christian teaching on war.
Posted by undotwa, on Aug 14, 2006 at 06:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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