I read Three Cups of Tea about a year ago and had the privilege of hearing Greg Mortenson speak, and I believe he is the epitome of manliness in a classical sense.If you have not heard of Greg, he is…Continue
"In the private sector, everything is optimized towards profits by the free market and competition. The objective of prisons does not in any way involve making a profit. Therefore I do not like the idea of privatized prisons at all."
"I disagree. If you are making good money at the Air Force, you can significantly improve your financial position in the future by investing. If you don't need the money while serving, let the money work for you in some way."
"there are rewards checking accounts that are very fluid and offer up to 3 percent apy. That is a very good option; higher than most cd's or savings accounts if you can find one. Consider stocks to get higher percentages than that, or if you…"
"I'm glad we agree that the poll results are indeed rather useless and provide little insight into the nature of religion and the religious/non-religious.
I do disagree though that the knowledge of God is the highest knowledge one can hope to…"
Sorry, I'll be more specific. You claimed that "knowledge of religion must lead to rejection of religion." This was based on the information from the poll. The poll merely showed that those who knew most about religion also…"
I suppose we just limited by the ambiguity of the founding fathers once again. By stating that the "government shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..." I interpret it as the government cannot endorse or…"
"Separation of church and state is a one way separation. That is, it means to keep church out of the government which is common to all people, and therefore, to give a sense of equality and respect to all those in the nation regardless of their…"
"You've made a false step in your logic. You are implying that correlation implies causality and ignoring any probability that it is a spurious correlation. Logically, none of what you said about follows from the poll results.
I like the…"
"i bought "breakthrough rapid reading" not too long ago. Some good tips in there. I found i could get my speed and comprehension up pretty high, but i didnt' enjoy reading as much because it became such a mental workout. I think…"
"I don't want to frighten you over it or anything so take this more of a message just to make sure you take care of yourself. I got mono the first semester of my freshman year of college. It would flare up and my tonsils would become infected…"
"interestingly enough, similar to the sickle cell case, i've read somewhere (can't find the study at the moment) that alleles that yield a proclivity for homosexuality in men, also make women more attractive to men. I'd say if that is…"
Hi there Luke. Welcome to AoM. Also, I would like to invite you to take a look at one of the most active groups here. It's my new group called The Great Debate. It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. In any case, good to have you here and welcome aboard.
"I agree. God isn't so interested in what we do, but with how we do it and that we include Him. God, at least to me, seems far more concerned with me on a deeply internal and personal level, the kid of person I am, not so much the milieu…"
""It's conventional wisdom that God limited Himself to allow us latitude..."
That statement puts succinctly what I was trying to say to my friend. Thanks for putting it so nicely.
The first point that I try to keep in mind is that…"
"My slogan would be "If nominated I will not run, if elected I will not serve." General Sherman had it right, that job is the worst. Just look at any of our past few Presidents. About 50% of the country defends you even if…"
"While I appreciate your candor, this is not the place for this. Our beneficent dictator has asked that we keep such discussions off of the main forum. They are more than welcome in The Great Debate group, and there are already quite a few…"