Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 25, 2017, 12:49:41 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Please delete your old personal messages.

  Show Posts
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 [6] 7 8 9 10 11 ... 432
126  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Kasich’s book release and book tour thread UPDATE: Kasich on The Daily Show on: May 05, 2017, 07:08:05 pm
Kasich's best hope is probably to go third party in a Trump vs Zuckerberg race.
127  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton rematch on: May 05, 2017, 07:05:05 pm
The initial losers rarely win in these re-match elections.
128  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: GA-6 Special election discussion thread on: May 05, 2017, 05:52:42 pm
WSB-Landmark poll:

Handel 49%
Ossoff 47%

Actually worse for Ossoff: 49.1-46.5. Landmark was most accurate pollster in first round, too.

Decimal points are usually irrelevant.

Point is, if you round based on the raw margin, it's a 3 point lead whereas if you round based on what heatcharger posted, it's a 2 point lead.
129  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: GA-6 Special election discussion thread on: May 05, 2017, 05:49:19 pm
WSB-Landmark poll:

Handel 49%
Ossoff 47%

Actually worse for Ossoff: 49.1-46.5. Landmark was most accurate pollster in first round, too.
130  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of TrumpCare on: May 05, 2017, 01:56:48 pm
Can't think of anything positive about it, other than defunding PP for a year.
131  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Is the concept of a "free market" important to you? on: May 05, 2017, 12:35:10 pm
Not in the slightest.
132  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2018 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: OH-Gravis: Mandel leads Brown by 3, Tiberi trails by 2 on: May 04, 2017, 10:59:20 am
All evidence points to the trends of 2016 at least partially carrying over. This seat is at least a toss up at this point.
133  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How many relationships have you been in? on: May 03, 2017, 10:49:34 pm
Only one, thankfully.
134  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: RI's 2016 Precinct Map Thread on: May 03, 2017, 12:48:20 pm
The issue with Mission/Mission Hills in Johnson County, KS has been corrected.
135  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: House Of Cards Season 5 Trailer released: on: May 02, 2017, 10:42:58 am
It's gotten progressively worse every season.  Sad.  I was a big fan.  Maybe It will improve.  We can only hope.

Season 4 was a big improvement over Season 3.
136  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: GA-6 Special election discussion thread on: May 01, 2017, 09:33:06 pm
Even in an internal Ossoff hasn't gained a single point since the primary...
137  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Priebus: Trump Considering Amending or Abolishing 1st Amendment on: May 01, 2017, 05:27:28 pm
Can you say impeachment

You can't get impeached for pushing for a constitutional amendment...
138  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of calling Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" on: May 01, 2017, 03:19:46 pm
Deserved
139  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP will fund Planned Parenthood in budget deal on: April 30, 2017, 09:38:49 pm
If Trump had any balls, he'd veto this. The GOP gets almost nothing based on that article.
140  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of this screenshot on: April 30, 2017, 09:30:39 pm
Who calls Chicago-style Turabian? smh
141  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: FL-27: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to retire from Congress on: April 30, 2017, 12:13:57 pm
Lean D might be too conservative, if anything.
142  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you gay? on: April 28, 2017, 09:10:47 pm
No, despite what some on this site seem to think.
143  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: In your opinion, can a Christian believe in universal salvation? on: April 27, 2017, 07:43:52 pm
None of my business of course, but I'm convinced that belief in it is the fundamental requirement for Christianity to be morally sound. I just can't reconcile any other view with my idea of good and evil. Even the free will argument doesn't really make any sense to me.

Why should God force salvation on someone who knowingly rejects it?

2. after death, either some people don't love God so God's light seems to "burn" them while the same light brings bliss to others...

This is essentially the Eastern Orthodox belief regarding the nature of Hell. In essence, the only difference between Hell and purgatory is that one is permanent and the other temporary.

Quote
===> but in either case, the individual can choose to learn to love God and enter "heaven," and with eternity this is inevitable for everyone

A couple of issues: First, the only way this can even work is if we assume temporal causality and the nature of human choice extends outside our plane of existence, as it were. I'm not sure that's really consistent with traditional Christian thought; generally, our decisions are thought to more or less "set" into place at the time of death.

Second, God torturing people into submitting to and "loving" Him might be even worse and more malevolent than eternal separation/other theories of Hell; also, this seems to contradict so many other points regarding free will and the point of Jesus and faith that I'm not even sure where to begin. If God will just torture everyone or overpower them into loving Him in the end, what's the point in everything else He's done? What's the point in free will? What's the point in belief? What's the point in Jesus's death? Can such a God really be called just? Such an outcome seems to strip away any sense of responsibility for one's actions... I just can't see it.
144  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Layoffs at ESPN on: April 27, 2017, 05:55:49 pm
Andy Katz too now.  And, Stephen A. Smith is still there.  Stick to sports, ESPN- not politics!

The conservative fantasy that millions of people are turning off ESPN because they occasionally mention Colin Kaepernick or whatever is ludicrous. ESPN is suffering because of cord-cutting, nothing else.

Actually...
145  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you live in a bubble? on: April 27, 2017, 04:08:33 pm
36, which feels about right.
146  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: In your opinion, can a Christian believe in universal salvation? on: April 27, 2017, 03:09:25 pm
None of my business of course, but I'm convinced that belief in it is the fundamental requirement for Christianity to be morally sound. I just can't reconcile any other view with my idea of good and evil. Even the free will argument doesn't really make any sense to me.

Why should God force salvation on someone who knowingly rejects it?
147  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: In your opinion, can a Christian believe in universal salvation? on: April 27, 2017, 01:12:23 pm
There are plenty of Purgatorial Universalists out there... I don't believe in it as I think it denies human free will and contradicts a number of Jesus's statements, but that doesn't mean a Christian can't believe in it; there are far more egregious things out there some Christians believe in.
148  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MT-AL: Rob Quist (D) vs. Greg Gianforte (R) vs. Mark Wicks (L), May 25 on: April 27, 2017, 11:08:47 am
Watched the debate & Gianforte seemed like a hard right, uber religious, "muh defense spending increase & national security", strong supporter of Trump, cut benefits of Healthcare coverage, Climate change denying "Humans have some impact in Climate Change ala Scott Pruitt" guy. He has also got a big likeability & honesty problem. You may not agree with McCain's or Collins' policies, but they are honest & likeable. Gianforte seemed like a "Slimy Politician" 101 type person! Doesn't look like a candidate, a left leaning MT Treasurer type people will vote for !

He is obviously trying to move to to center just for this campaign but he seemed like a small version of Ted Cruz. Wouldn't be surprised if he joined the Freedom Caucus & Tea party lunatics!

Gianforte went to Fox & called Quist a Pelosi with a hat who wants a 90% Income Tax & said the Trump train is going forward well in Montana, praised Trump & is campaigning hard with Donald Trump Jr! That 90% Income tax is garbage but he can speak any lie & get away just like his hero Trump !


Trump's favorables are +13 in Montana, according to the Emerson poll.  So campaigning with Donald Trump Jr. and praising President Trump is simply smart politics.

Highly unlikely that this is the case considering that national polling shows him at a ~43% approval rating.

Trump did pretty darn well in Montana. Given their small population and the strong swing toward Trump, I don't doubt that he's probably above water there.
149  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Layoffs at ESPN on: April 27, 2017, 10:48:45 am
ESPN going down the drain doesn't break my heart any.
150  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Study: College-educated Christians more likely to attend church weekly on: April 27, 2017, 10:40:00 am
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/04/education-church-attendance/524346/?utm_source=polfb

Quote
While Americans with college experience are overall less likely to attend services, pray on a regular basis, and say religion is very important to them, that’s not true within many faith groups. In fact, Catholic, Mormon, and Protestant college grads are all more likely to attend church on a weekly basis than their less educated peers. This was not the trend among religious minorities like Muslims and Jews, or among people who don’t affiliate with any religion at all, suggesting that education has a distinctive effect on religiosity within the world of Christianity.

...

Educational differences had a much bigger effect on religious practice. Sixty-eight percent of college-educated evangelical Protestants go to church every week, compared to 55 percent of those who only went to high school. In fact, college grads show up in the church pews more often in nearly every kind of Christian tradition: Among mainline Protestants, weekly attendance was 36 to 31 percent, more educated to less; among black Protestants, 59 to 52 percent; and among Catholics, 45 to 39 percent. The effect was perhaps greatest among Mormons: 85 percent of Mormon college graduates go to church at least once a week, compared to 66 percent of their peers with a high-school education or less.

The article presents the hypothesis that college allows Christians to better find a community they can latch on to compared to those who've graduated only high school. Another hypothesis I've seen is that college acts as a sieve to divide "true believers" from nominal Christians. However, I don't see either of these hypotheses answering why this impacts Christians but not Jews or Muslims.
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 [6] 7 8 9 10 11 ... 432


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines