"Coming upon this thread of discussion late, but will share my thoughts as well. "The immutability of Gods moral law" - I'm confused how you saw this as a God given law? God's command was to Israel at that time to…"
I know that this is a bit of an old post and I hope that your biology studies have treated you well! I'm currently doing some research for a senior undergrad class on Manuka honey's effects on MRSA infections. One thing that…"
Do you mentor? Have an interest in doing so? Want to connect with others who are making a positive difference in the lives of younger men? Mentoring is not for every man, but if you've felt the call... this is definitely YOUR group!See More
"Ditto Nick's advice. Also, if by "scientist" you mean researcher, I'd definitely recommend getting into a lab at your local university or something as soon as possible (after identifying your areas of interest, of course) and…"
"Speaking only from my own experience, I have not seen that to be true. But I certainly recognize how if your early exposure to the book is via Sunday School mis-tellings of the most fantastical parts of the book, it would be hard to shake that first…"
"There is, and there's a hefty contempt in western culture as well.
But, as anyone who has studied the Qu'ran will agree - it's a totally different literary style. It's all prophetic revelation. There are no historical…"
"Yes and no. We don't necessarily scour other ancient holy texts (as a society) either. Widespread respect for the Qu'ran? There are certainly pearls of wisdom there too...
Maybe it is the associations we have with current believers…"
"Even more difficult to overcome than the cultural and linguistic chasms between western man and the bible is the contempt for the familiar.
Jacob had a coat of many colors
Zacheeus was a wee little man
"So...... to further extrapolate upon the symbolism in the text (assuming we agree it's symbolic writing, and not just an historical account)
Dude comes in and he's so hungry he wants the mourning meal cooked for his dad to mourn…"
"It's not clear to me given the context that the meal was the Jewish mourning meal - Jacob wasn't making it for anyone else (as its traditionally given by neighbors) and there is no mention of a death he is mourning.
The contention that it…"
" Sure - and that's a problem teaching faith and faith heritage in modern culture. And it's why the Roman Catholic church was initially so opposed to translating the bible into the common languages. They figured…"
The Bible; Wayfaring; St. Augustine's Confessions; Eats, Shoots, and Leaves; Miss Manners' Guide to Excrutiatingly Correct Behavior; Darwinism and the Divine; Shakespeare's Sonnets; pretty much anything by Agatha Christie; and loads more
My Life as McDull, Thor, The Incredibles, Madoka Magica, anything by the Marx Brothers
Yuki Kajiura, Ayumi Hamasaki, various Baroque/Classical/Romantic composers (for playing, not so much for listening)
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""I just feel that it should be easier for highly-skilled professionals from non-EU countries to come to the UK to work."
What makes it difficult right now? Is the UK obligated to consider candidates from EU countries before non-EU…"
"That would be ideal. Somewhere along the line we seem to have lost respect for one another, and the desire to find a common ground. Nothing works when people won't find a common thread with which to build from..."
I was thinking about how with a change in perspective and the tone of language we used to describe something, we can easily make many day to day things into warped horror movie premises. Examples:When we eat meat and seafood, we are eating corpses. The terms meat and seafood basically exist because saying that we are eating corpses or flesh is really unpleasant sounding. We also say meat "went bad" or "spoiled" because actually describing it as flesh that has decomposed more than what we are…See More
"Of course there are people there who are not rich. I'm not referring to Swiss people, I'm referring to people from other countries wanting to live there. There are people mainly from Turkey living there doing menial jobs but they are all…"