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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
Lon joined thehuhman's group
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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
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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Eddy Kirdland replied to Tim's discussion Are You the Initiator or the Follower? in the group The Shirtless Man
"I don't think it matters.  If I'm running or working out and it's hot and it's okay to take my shirt off, I take it off whether or not anyone else has his off. "
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Stewart M. Davenport posted a discussion

Your favorite things about raising a boy

So today my wife and I found out that we are having a boy. This is our first child, so we are still experiencing everything for the first time, and it's a wild ride. We're very excited. I thought that since we're having a boy, I'd ask all you fathers of boys what your favorite parts of raising boys are. What do you enjoy most? On the other hand, what do you enjoy least?
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Edward Warden replied to Peter O'Reilly's discussion Every Time You Finish A Book, Post The Title Here in the group Book Group
"I've read everything by Grisham and Grafton, and have just started Evanovich's fourth Stephanie Plum. Of the first three, "Three for the Money" was my favorite."
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Edward Warden replied to Ameretta's discussion Should I kill Myself Because I am a black woman?
"No, you should not kill yourself because God's love is bigger than any problem that we face."
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Nick H replied to Braeden's discussion Endless Forms Most Beautiful
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Nick H replied to Eric W's discussion Gilets, Bodywarmers & Down Vests
"Some clothes are purely fashionable (tuxedos), some purely functional (coveralls/boiler suit), and the rest are on a spectrum between the two. I feel these vests (never heard the word gilet before so thank you for the addition to my vocabulary) lean…"
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Nick H added a discussion to the group The Great Debate
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Has AOM jumped the shark or is it's just cyclical

There is nothing political or religious about this topic but let's face it, unless I'm discussing going shirtless or masterbating, there isn't too many active groups at the moment. I thought it would be a rude headline for the front page though. So here it is, on Herb's biblical paradigm/TGD. At least I think it is. You can't comment on the group's main page anymore and the feed doesn't show on the community main page either anymore (or does it again now?) so who knows, maybe no one can read…See More
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