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Mike M. replied to Dustin's discussion Proper course of action after a screw up
"You've apologized.  I would make some other apologetic gesture (getting the drink tab, getting him a decent cigar if that's his thing, or something along those lines).  But, at the point where you've apologized and done…"
Jun 30
Mike M. replied to Liam's discussion Advice on which translation of The Bible to read in the group Christian Men
"The revisions have been very controversial, but the translation was commissioned in the mid-fifties by the National Association of Evangelicals.  It was translated with an unreasonably large translating team, and, judging from the text, a…"
Jun 29
Mike M. replied to Liam's discussion Advice on which translation of The Bible to read in the group Christian Men
"*should have said "the original hasn't been use for anything..."
Jun 29
Mike M. replied to Liam's discussion Advice on which translation of The Bible to read in the group Christian Men
"I don't know that I'm sold on the position of modern scholars on that particular verse, but the difference is because modern scholarship suggests that the portion missing from the NIV was a later addition/"corruption" to the…"
Jun 28
Mike M. replied to Liam's discussion Advice on which translation of The Bible to read in the group Christian Men
"Which version to use depends largely on your own preferences/purposes.  It you're going into it without any particular basis to pick a version, though, I would recommend starting with the RSV.  It's one of the versions…"
Jun 28
Mike M. replied to Liam's discussion Advice on which translation of The Bible to read in the group Christian Men
"I suppose that a lot of users of the NIV would rather whole-heartedly disagree with me on this, but I would recommend being careful with the NIV... Mostly when looking at the verses that relate to the end times. The NIV was translated at the behest…"
Jun 28
Mike M. replied to Liam's discussion Advice on which translation of The Bible to read in the group Christian Men
"Officially, Rebekah is supposed to be right.  The Douay Rheims is supposedly a translation of the Vulgate.  If, however, you were to buy a copy of the Douay bible, you would almost certainly be getting the "Challoner…"
Jun 28
Mike M. replied to Kevin's discussion Will someone please explain Jesus to me? in the group Christian Men
"You can choose what purpose you want to pursue in life, but there's going to be one... in my experience, those who think that they serve only themselves are the most enslaved to whatever they've set themselves to. Christ's yoke is…"
Jun 28
Mike M. replied to Kevin's discussion Will someone please explain Jesus to me? in the group Christian Men
"We have ourselves to blame for the way things are.  When God created man, He put us in charge of the world and gave us a happy life in the Garden of Eden.  From there, we messed it up.  God is fixing it, giving us a way out of our…"
Jun 28
Mike M. replied to Larry's discussion Religion vs Relationship in the group Christian Men
"I think that relationships benefit greatly from ritual.  Every family, married couple, and even tightly knit organization, relies on ritual.  I see no reason for our relationship with God to be different."
Jun 26
Mike M. replied to Kevin's discussion Will someone please explain Jesus to me? in the group Christian Men
"The difference is that a girl who refuses to date me can presumably have a perfectly good life without me.  In God's total absence, we can't.  God isn't threatening to lock us in a dungeon... He's warning us that life…"
Jun 26
Mike M. replied to nicname's discussion Christianity and homosexuality: Your thoughts. in the group Christian Men
"“You commit the sins that tempt you, and I the sins that tempt me. And we all feel virtuous for not committing other people’s sins, whereas there is no virtue at all in not committing sins for which one lacks either the temptation or the…"
Jun 25
Mike M. replied to Kevin's discussion Will someone please explain Jesus to me? in the group Christian Men
"Well, it goes along with the perspective I gave that I don't believe in hard predestination.  For that matter, I don't even see that as a particularly interesting issue.  We clearly have free will, and the idea that everything is…"
Jun 25
Mike M. replied to Kevin's discussion Will someone please explain Jesus to me? in the group Christian Men
"There are a few issues at play in the question here, but I'll try to address what I think is the most fundamental part... I'll add that I'm not sure that all Christians would accept all of this. People get caught up on the idea of…"
Jun 24
Mike M. replied to Loki's discussion Decent bottle of booze for my best friend?
"For some future event, you should try bringing him a bottle of Zacapa rum.  I don't ordinarily want to sip rum straight, but I like sipping that one."
Dec 7, 2013
Mike M. replied to Loki's discussion Decent bottle of booze for my best friend?
"Car bombs are delicious... But it's a rare occasion when I'm looking to chug anything, and on those occasions, I'd probably prefer it not be too heavy."
Dec 7, 2013

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At 8:55pm on March 3, 2012, Herb Munson said…

Welcome to The Great Debate. Great to have you with us.

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Welcome to Armchair Generals!
At 6:53am on August 3, 2009, thehuhman said…
Welcome Mike, to the AoM Community. We're glad you're here.
 
 
 

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"Hey Ryan. I have visited Jakarta a few times and really enjoyed it. I am living a bit north of you in the Philippines now. I am not familiar with your program, but let us know how its working for you and look forward to hearing your input."
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Jaya Jagannath replied to Jaya Jagannath's discussion Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.
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Lucius Artorius Castus replied to Jaya Jagannath's discussion Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.
"Just thought I'd go ahead and cover the first 12 pages of comments... http://community.artofmanliness.com/forum/topics/here-is-practical-explanation-about-next-life-purpose-of-human Not including the idiots that left becuase they took this…"
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Paul replied to Jaya Jagannath's discussion Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.
"Jesus H. Fuck"
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Ryan Kiefer commented on Chad's group Interpreters and Translators
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