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Way2Good replied to Lon's discussion "The Most Objectionable Part of the Bible" in the group Gentlemen Apologists
"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…"
Oct 26, 2016
Ben replied to Lon's discussion How to Read Scientific Papers, Use Journal Databases, and Other Such Skills? in the group Men of Science
"Hey Lon, 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…"
Jan 22, 2016
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Nov 28, 2015
Lon replied to Braeden's discussion Sucks to Have Dreams
"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…"
Nov 4, 2015
Lon replied to D.J. Cardenas's discussion Older You Advising Younger You
"Take more math classes."
Oct 22, 2015
Liam Strain replied to Lon's discussion "The Most Objectionable Part of the Bible" in the group Gentlemen Apologists
"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…"
Sep 1, 2015
John Muir replied to Lon's discussion "The Most Objectionable Part of the Bible" in the group Gentlemen Apologists
"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…"
Sep 1, 2015
Liam Strain replied to Lon's discussion "The Most Objectionable Part of the Bible" in the group Gentlemen Apologists
"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…"
Sep 1, 2015
John Muir replied to Lon's discussion "The Most Objectionable Part of the Bible" in the group Gentlemen Apologists
"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  …"
Sep 1, 2015
John Muir replied to Lon's discussion "The Most Objectionable Part of the Bible" in the group Gentlemen Apologists
"yep"
Sep 1, 2015
Liam Strain replied to Lon's discussion "The Most Objectionable Part of the Bible" in the group Gentlemen Apologists
"So it's symbolic not only of the verbal retraction of his birthright, but also his physical rejection of his father and their traditions? "
Sep 1, 2015
John Muir replied to Lon's discussion "The Most Objectionable Part of the Bible" in the group Gentlemen Apologists
"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…"
Sep 1, 2015
Regular Joe replied to Lon's discussion "The Most Objectionable Part of the Bible" in the group Gentlemen Apologists
""There are a lot of other problems teaching faith and faith heritage in modern culture... " This Land Is Mine from Nina Paley on Vimeo."
Sep 1, 2015
Liam Strain replied to Lon's discussion "The Most Objectionable Part of the Bible" in the group Gentlemen Apologists
"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…"
Sep 1, 2015
John Muir replied to Lon's discussion "The Most Objectionable Part of the Bible" in the group Gentlemen Apologists
"     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…"
Sep 1, 2015
Regular Joe replied to Lon's discussion "The Most Objectionable Part of the Bible" in the group Gentlemen Apologists
"I admit that I don't know a lot about it but a superficial reading certainly gives the impression that Jacob becomes a hero for tricking both his father and his brother. "
Sep 1, 2015

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Interests
Running, 2D animation, foreign languages
Books
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
Movies
My Life as McDull, Thor, The Incredibles, Madoka Magica, anything by the Marx Brothers
Music
Yuki Kajiura, Ayumi Hamasaki, various Baroque/Classical/Romantic composers (for playing, not so much for listening)

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At 6:57pm on July 26, 2014, Pale Horse said…

Thanks for accepting. :-)

At 2:00pm on July 24, 2014, Adam Parker said…
Yea bro! Thanks for accepting!
At 10:00pm on May 30, 2014, Coyote said…

Welcome to the Left Handers group Lon. --Good point about those desks; I remember having to go through contortions to take notes at school.

At 6:09am on May 21, 2014, Allen Winston Cook said…

Hi Lon, thanks for friending me and I will chat next time i see you on  line and by all means you do the same..have a great one!

At 5:38am on April 20, 2014, Mitch said…

Any time man.  If you see me on AOM let me know.  I would be glad to chat.

At 2:01pm on March 29, 2014, Michael J. K. said…

I clicked on saving u in friends but did not get to read your message u can re write me if you want So I can see it

At 10:06pm on January 6, 2014, Herb Munson said…

Hey there, Lon, welcome to The Great Debate!

 
 
 

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Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion Another Brick in the Wall in the group The Great Debate
"And illegal border crossings are down 73%. Most retail shrinkage occurs due to employee theft. Therefore, we should not stop shoplifters. It doesn't matter how small that number gets, it's not an effective argument. *shrug*"
17 minutes ago
Liam Strain replied to Pale Horse's discussion Another Brick in the Wall in the group The Great Debate
"Ah - my mistake.  We do have other trends at play though. Over 66% of all illegal immigrants have been in the US for more than a decade. Only 7% of Mexican unauthorized immigrants have been here for less that 5 years, which suggests that the…"
32 minutes ago
Justin replied to Adrian Binggeli's discussion Young man is calling out in search for good Ideas.. what to do with the Manliness? where to Work next?
"Regarding all of those jobs, a miner or a deep sea fisherman or on an oil rig, I say why not? Of course it's possible. Sounds like a good time. No reason you can't see the world and discover all kinds of work while you're young and…"
35 minutes ago
George Corbul replied to George Corbul's discussion Dressing in style - what am I doing wrong?
"Thanks for the reply. Blazers, I'm not sure about - I think they've never been a thing here, though I have seen them become slightly more popular in the recent years. About brogues - are they good for long distance\ everyday wear? Because…"
44 minutes ago
Justin replied to Max Z's discussion How can i let me be respected?
"If they're punching you, you have every right to defend yourself. Push back, fight back, get loud and angry. Most bullies will find someone easier to pick on if you're too much hassle. If they're saying hurtful things you just need to…"
1 hour ago
Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion Another Brick in the Wall in the group The Great Debate
"*shrug*"
1 hour ago
Shane replied to Pale Horse's discussion Another Brick in the Wall in the group The Great Debate
"And two thirds of the day there's no one in my house. Still not gonna take the lock off my door. You seem to be operating under the assumption that unless we seal off 100% of the border, then it's a total failure and we should take no…"
1 hour ago
Jay D replied to Pale Horse's discussion Another Brick in the Wall in the group The Great Debate
"Cause there is no one standing at top of you wall kicking over the ladders. I know how such a wall could work, we had one in Germany. Is the border patrol ready to shoot at trespassers?"
1 hour ago

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