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Farewell, Steve. You did something amazing... 5,953 Views / 216 Replies  
Farewell, Steve.

You did something amazing for the world of technology.


Rest in Peace
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Oct 5, 2011 at 08:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
THIS. Unless/Until we adopt a parliamentary... 1,922 Views / 116 Replies  
THIS.

Unless/Until we adopt a parliamentary system of government we will never have a 3rd party that is on par, in terms of size and membership, with the two main parties in this country. Having...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 16, 2010 at 10:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Dude. Seriously? :err: You are so full of... 1,922 Views / 116 Replies  
Dude. Seriously? :err:

You are so full of crap sh!t must come out of your eyes when you cry.
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 16, 2010 at 09:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The Qur'an permitting wife-beating is not the... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
The Qur'an permitting wife-beating is not the same thing as the Qur'an requiring wife beating. Is it?



That's great one cardinal spoke out against the killing. (And that is one of the few areas...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 14, 2010 at 02:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Still arguing the Qur'an requires Muslims to... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
Still arguing the Qur'an requires Muslims to commit violence and convert the world to Islam, eh? You keep believing that. I'll keep believing what the Muslim's themselves say they are required to do...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 14, 2010 at 01:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I guess there are two ways to approach this. ... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
I guess there are two ways to approach this.

(For those that think the majority of the world's Muslims are "peace-loving Muslims".)
What can we do as non-Muslims to make the peace-loving Muslims...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 14, 2010 at 01:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Correct. Correct as well. So, where... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
Correct.


Correct as well.

So, where is the good hard evidence that a majority of the world's 1.5 billion Muslims hold the same values as the world's radical/fundamentalist Muslims?

For...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 14, 2010 at 12:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What are "the facts" Doofy? That "at this point... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
What are "the facts" Doofy? That "at this point in time/history believers in the fundamentalist Islamic faith are perpetrating more violence than believers of any other faith"? I already said that.
...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 14, 2010 at 11:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I am quite aware that... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
I am quite aware that ultra-conservative/fundamentalist Islam is most likely to "perpetrate violence against women (or anyone else for that matter)".

What's your point? I abhor ALL religions. So,...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 14, 2010 at 10:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Ahhh . . . I get it now. That's the difference in... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
Ahhh . . . I get it now. That's the difference in how we approach this issue: You, and probably Railroader, are more concerned with who perpetrate violence against women. To me, it doesn't matter who...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 14, 2010 at 10:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It's not just Islam and Christianity, it's pretty... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
It's not just Islam and Christianity, it's pretty much all religions. There is a reason why anthropologists and sociologists talk about religion as "pattern maintenance groups". A major part of the...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 14, 2010 at 09:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Here's a simple question for you. Do you... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
Here's a simple question for you.

Do you think the violence shown in the link you provided is more or less horrific because the participants were Muslim?
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 14, 2010 at 09:44 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm not sure what 4 you are referring to but this... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
I'm not sure what 4 you are referring to but this post of yours was reply #165 (post # 166) in this thread.
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 14, 2010 at 01:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Pretty horrific. What's the point of... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
Pretty horrific.

What's the point of providing the link? We know already that in conservative Muslim cultures people can be physically assaulted and/or killed for not conforming to strictly held...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 14, 2010 at 12:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It probably depends on the woman and whether or... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
It probably depends on the woman and whether or not she lives in a conservative Muslim society.

For some Muslim women in some places wearing the burqa is not a choice.
For some Muslim in some...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 14, 2010 at 12:52 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Bah! Leave the sarcasm for the trolls. Just... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
Bah! Leave the sarcasm for the trolls. Just debate Railroader on the facts and see what answers he can come up with.
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 13, 2010 at 11:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Your argument suggests that the woman in the... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
Your argument suggests that the woman in the burqa is dressed that way at the direction of her husband. Do you think it is possible the woman in the burqa chose to dress that way on her own? because...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 13, 2010 at 11:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
For those of you just joining us, or catching... 7,655 Views / 457 Replies  
For those of you just joining us, or catching back up with this thread after some time away, this is where we are at. Doofy and I are arguing whether or not it is a duty of ALL Muslims to attempt to...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 12, 2010 at 12:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Of course, this whole discussion points to the... 7,655 Views / 457 Replies  
Of course, this whole discussion points to the biggest shortcoming of religious belief systems (apart from the mere existence of religious beliefs in the first place).

The biggest shortcoming of...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 12, 2010 at 12:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Doofy, Where is it written that ALL Muslims... 7,655 Views / 457 Replies  
Doofy,

Where is it written that ALL Muslims MUST perform every action pronounced by Allah in the Qur'an?

Where is the statement of practice from Muslims that says we think we must do everything...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 12, 2010 at 11:34 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Correct. They do. INcorrect. Simply... 7,655 Views / 457 Replies  
Correct. They do.


INcorrect. Simply because Allah said to do action X in the Qur'an does NOT mean Muslims must do action X. As I have said before, there are only five actions a Muslim MUST do;...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 12, 2010 at 11:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Here's the quick summary for those of you... 7,655 Views / 457 Replies  
Here's the quick summary for those of you following along at home.


Doofy
Statement: One of the "duties required of muslims" (X) is to attempt to convert the entire world to the Islamic faith....
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 12, 2010 at 01:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think I will just quote myself here. ... 7,655 Views / 457 Replies  
I think I will just quote myself here.


Here I am talking about the specific actions required of Muslims, the five items that make up the Five Pillars.
And you mention X as being a duty...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 12, 2010 at 01:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Besson, How long have you been here? When... 7,655 Views / 457 Replies  
Besson,

How long have you been here? When has Doofy ever tried to be reasonable? You are suddenly deciding it is not worth it to have a discussion with Doofy because he is unreasonable??? If you...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 12, 2010 at 01:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, go to bed. You are way too tired and not... 7,655 Views / 457 Replies  
Yeah, go to bed. You are way too tired and not making any sense.


The "duties required of muslims" are what is outlined in the Five Pillars. Those five duties are what is required of Muslims in...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 12, 2010 at 01:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Umm Doofy, have you forgotten what we have been... 7,655 Views / 457 Replies  
Umm Doofy, have you forgotten what we have been talking about? We have been talking about actions required of believers of Islam in order to be considered a Muslim. Whether a Muslim believes "that...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 12, 2010 at 01:07 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If you don't know that belief in and adherence to... 7,655 Views / 457 Replies  
If you don't know that belief in and adherence to the Five Pillars are the only universal belief of ALL Muslims than you need to do more reading.


It's pretty simple, Doofy. You made a...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 12, 2010 at 12:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, what about your current sig? Is that from... 7,655 Views / 457 Replies  
Yeah, what about your current sig? Is that from the Qur'an or the Hadiths? And where is it stated that all Muslims are required to carry out those acts? More important, is the work in which that...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 12, 2010 at 12:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Doofy, You argue that Muslims are required... 7,655 Views / 457 Replies  
Doofy,

You argue that Muslims are required by their religion to attempt to conver the whole world to Islam. But this commandment does not appear in The Five Pillars (neither the Sunni or the...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 11, 2010 at 11:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
ALL religions have extremist elements seeking to... 7,655 Views / 457 Replies  
ALL religions have extremist elements seeking to promote their particular faith over/onto all others.

ALL religious extremism is bad. ALL examples of religious extremism should be protested....
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 11, 2010 at 11:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Speak for yourself. I visited the thread and... 3,007 Views / 8 Replies  
Speak for yourself. I visited the thread and clicked on the link. :P


The video was not quite as graphic as I hoped/expected. But it looked more like aggressive play behavior than outright "I'm...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 9, 2010 at 08:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Government should have NO say in our morals.... 2,510 Views / 103 Replies  
Government should have NO say in our morals. Apart from that, I agree with you. Financial health has nothing to with morals and everything to do with our debt levels.

We need to cut spending for...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 4, 2010 at 12:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
W0W?!!??!!111? :eek: I think this is the... 2,510 Views / 103 Replies  
W0W?!!??!!111? :eek:

I think this is the first time I have ever agreed with one of your posts. :err:


Yes, war expenditures--apart from the massively bloated DoD expenditures--should be funded...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 4, 2010 at 12:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
don't I need a $ in there somewhere? :lol: 790 Views / 28 Replies  
don't I need a $ in there somewhere? :lol:
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 4, 2010 at 12:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think this point needs to be addressed in more... 10,467 Views / 264 Replies  
I think this point needs to be addressed in more detail.


Every action we take involves making a choice.
(Unless we are children, adults with the mental faculties of a child, or under the...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 3, 2010 at 12:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No. On the contrary, threads that are based on... 10,467 Views / 264 Replies  
No. On the contrary, threads that are based on false premises, false assumptions, and draw illogical conclusions are the threads that MOST appeal to me. I like to get involved in those kinds of...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 3, 2010 at 12:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
WRONG! You assume, continually, that a person's... 10,467 Views / 264 Replies  
WRONG! You assume, continually, that a person's changes in personal appearance are a) fully deliberate and b) are intended to "reveal" something about said person's personality and how they wish to...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 3, 2010 at 11:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
And what most of us have pointed out is that your... 10,467 Views / 264 Replies  
And what most of us have pointed out is that your questions in this thread are of no logical merit.

Questioning a change, even a dramatic change, in a person's appearance over the course of 19...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 3, 2010 at 11:34 AM, in Political/War Lounge
My question is "So what?" There are butch-looking... 10,467 Views / 264 Replies  
My question is "So what?" There are butch-looking women, femme-looking women and every-type-of-looking women in between the two extremes. And this range of appearances is just as applicable to...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 2, 2010 at 05:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
W0W!!! :eek: You really are "debating the... 10,467 Views / 264 Replies  
W0W!!! :eek:

You really are "debating the facets of a woman's femininity and/or sexuality based on hair style/length" and physical appearance? (quote is from an earlier post of mine)

How does...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 2, 2010 at 05:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yup. /end thread 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
Yup.

/end thread
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 2, 2010 at 10:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Nice! :thumbsup: I like these two as it is a... 790 Views / 28 Replies  
Nice! :thumbsup:

I like these two as it is a play on my new location and I am a big fan of snowshoeing. Thanks!
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 2, 2010 at 10:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Help Me Create A New Internet Identity 790 Views / 28 Replies  
Howdy Peeps.

I've been dcmacdaddy in cyberspace since about 1997* and I am getting tired of that name. I need some suggestions for a new internet identity I can use out in cyberspace. My...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Sep 1, 2010 at 08:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Reported. 10,467 Views / 264 Replies  
Reported.
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Aug 31, 2010 at 11:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Good question. What are the beliefs of a "true... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
Good question. What are the beliefs of a "true Muslim"?

Are Sunni beliefs the beliefs of a "true Muslim"?
Are Shi'ia beliefs the beliefs of a "true Muslim"?
Are Wahabi beliefs the beliefs of a...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Aug 31, 2010 at 09:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sorry you don't want to continue. It was fun.... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
Sorry you don't want to continue. It was fun. Cheers to you, as well!
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Aug 31, 2010 at 09:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, I do know what arbitrary means. What... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
Yes, I do know what arbitrary means.

What were those "very clear reasons why some text were approved and some weren't" for initial inclusion in the Bible. Where is the document that explains the...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Aug 31, 2010 at 07:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Care to explain how you think this passage from... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
Care to explain how you think this passage from Matthew contradicts my statement? How about using the following.

Matthew 7:21-23 contradicts your statement [about the size of the sect of believers...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Aug 31, 2010 at 07:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Umm, actually you do need to know some of those... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
Umm, actually you do need to know some of those things. Otherwise you are taking it on faith that the observation that bright sun = heat from the sun is True in all circumstances.

Except, if you...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Aug 31, 2010 at 07:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What versions of the Bible do you read? I... 5,492 Views / 211 Replies  
What versions of the Bible do you read?

I have an RSV (http://www.amazon.com/Annotated-Apocrypha-Standard-Expanded-Hardcover/dp/0195283481/), a KJV/RSV interlinear, and a NIV.
I like the RSV for...
Posted by dcmacdaddy, on Aug 31, 2010 at 07:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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