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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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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
Mike M. replied to Loki's discussion Decent bottle of booze for my best friend?
"One of my regular drinks involves mixing Guinness.  You basically mix Guinness with a black russian and then add a splash of Coke. "
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!
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Welcome Mike, to the AoM Community. We're glad you're here.
 
 
 

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Michael Shaw replied to David Henry's discussion Manly Cold and flu remedys
"Sleep. Not manly enough?  To help you sleep, make a "hot toddy".  Brew some black tea (only steep for a couple minutes, you don't want it too strong.  Put a tablespoon of honey in the hot tea, a slice of lemon, and a…"
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Neil A replied to Cory Ross's discussion New to AOM
"Hi Cory. Great to see you become part of the community. Sounds like you have a great family and another son on the way. When is your son's due date? Like you, i have also rediscovered reading and am trying to get in as much reading as i can. I…"
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Vytautas replied to Will's discussion How goes the war in the group The Great Debate
"Fox News has also apologized for its uncritical stance towards claims of "no-go zones".  http://video.foxnews.com/v/3995699587001/fox-news-apologizes-for-european-muslim-population-errors/?#sp=show-clips Here's a…"
39 minutes ago
Vytautas replied to Bearwolf's discussion Why Do They Bother Going To Mass? in the group Catholic Men
"You know what is maddeningly hypocritical? Traditionalists insist on the importance of the family and the importance of attending Mass. But have a family and attend Mass? NOPE YOU'RE DESTROYING ALL ORDER AND DISCIPLINE.  Children go…"
46 minutes ago
Steve Dallas replied to Steve Dallas's discussion First God.... in the group The Great Debate
"This is going to have us going way off of what I was wanting to know, but.... Why can't the grounding just come from humanity itself? Or even in just the self?"
1 hour ago
Vytautas replied to Bearwolf's discussion Why Do They Bother Going To Mass? in the group Catholic Men
"Nothing replaces interpersonal relationships. Solving problems at the most intimate level. Parishioners are not there to act as the monsignor's spies. "
1 hour ago
Vytautas replied to Bearwolf's discussion Why Do They Bother Going To Mass? in the group Catholic Men
"I don't have children but I do know that there is a certain level of respect that a child can be taught. You think you know. But you're not a parent. It's a difficult enough job for parents without random folks who have no…"
1 hour ago
Nicholas Miller replied to Bearwolf's discussion Why Do They Bother Going To Mass? in the group Catholic Men
"Have you tried to go the Priest? I know that if this was going on at the Church that I attend our Priest would say something during the sermon. If that isn't an option, maybe you could try a more traditional church to go to. I have rarely seen…"
1 hour ago

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