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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael S. Hilton Feb 5, 2011. 3 Replies

As suggested, I am introducing myself.  I just happened upon this site and it looked interesting, so I thought I would join.  Lets see.......I live and work in NYC.  Its a pretty urban existence as…Continue

 

Welcome, NYGayBear!

Howdy!

Thanks for checking out my page!  I have all kinds of ideas of wonderful things to share with you about who I am, what I like, what makes me angry, and why its hard for me to kill woodchucks even though they are destructive little bastards.  I love hearing about folks stories and what sorts of things make them tick so feel free to share.  So, rather than me list, or go on ad naseum about what/who I am......just drop me a line and ask a question or two.

 

Profile Information

Interests
Manliness, all things outdoors. Am an Athiest. Am always looking to challenge folks that are closed minded, fundamentalist, and especially challenge those whose statements are dissmissive of gay people.
Books
History- specifically colonial through revolution US history. Also enjoy all things Sam Harris.
Movies
Henry V. I see a movie once a year whether I need to or not. Only own one movie, and thats Henry V.
Music
Wagner, Handel and all things baroque. Also, if I got a couple beers in me, techno dance-dance-dance music.
Quote
Damn the torpedos, full steam ahead!
If we dont hang together, surely we will hang separately!

Latest Activity

NYGayBear replied to Daniel's discussion Family in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"I'm going out on a limb here- stop apologizing for no longer believing in a superstition. If there was a catholic sister in a Protestant family? Or a Methodist brother in a group of Presbyterians- would that even deserve comment? Just go to…"
Sep 2
Liam Strain replied to NYGayBear's discussion Challenge Hate Speech on this Site! in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Clearly doesn't apply to track suits. "
Feb 18
Daniel Gaston replied to NYGayBear's discussion Challenge Hate Speech on this Site! in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"I'd be interested. I'm by no means a biblical scholar after all. Acts and some of the other bits of the NT always came across as the Gentile Converts Political Wrangling and Takeover Hour to me. The process of Paul and some other early…"
Feb 18
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to NYGayBear's discussion Challenge Hate Speech on this Site! in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Oh... i missed this gem... "refer them to the Doctor Who has removed my beam." So are you incapable of sinning? If not, then he has not removed it."
Feb 17
Daniel Gaston replied to NYGayBear's discussion Challenge Hate Speech on this Site! in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Exactly."
Feb 17
Daniel Gaston replied to NYGayBear's discussion Challenge Hate Speech on this Site! in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"You mean early Church Father's deciding that in order to accomodate Gentiles they wouldn't make them follow full Mosaic Law? To bad Acts 15 doesn't exactly jive with what Jesus apparently said in the Gospels."
Feb 17
Pale Horse replied to NYGayBear's discussion Challenge Hate Speech on this Site! in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"You're not the one who enjoys Spongebob. LOL"
Feb 17
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to NYGayBear's discussion Challenge Hate Speech on this Site! in the group Gentlemen Atheists
""I think you just want to argue for the sake of arguing." I'm easily entertained. :)"
Feb 17
Pale Horse replied to NYGayBear's discussion Challenge Hate Speech on this Site! in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Really? Really?? It's like arguing with a fencepost with you. I think you just want to argue for the sake of arguing. If you would actually read the passage in Acts chapter ten, you will see that God Himself tells Peter it's okay to eat…"
Feb 17
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to NYGayBear's discussion Challenge Hate Speech on this Site! in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"So the Apostles have the power to overrule God?"
Feb 17
Liam Strain replied to NYGayBear's discussion Challenge Hate Speech on this Site! in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"There are some jewish scholars who argue they were referring to marks made to honor the dead, in mourning. I could have chosen any one of dozens of legalistic options in either the OT or NT...Which laws was not relevant to the point which remains…"
Feb 17
Pale Horse replied to NYGayBear's discussion Challenge Hate Speech on this Site! in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"And the shellfish law was overruled in the Book of Acts. :)"
Feb 17
Chuck Knight replied to NYGayBear's discussion Challenge Hate Speech on this Site! in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Ah, Liam, the tattoo verse. So many point to that one, and do so incorrectly. It must be viewed in context. Tattoos of the sort they were talking about, and ear piercing as well, were marks of ownership. They symbolized your service to a master. And…"
Feb 17
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to NYGayBear's discussion Challenge Hate Speech on this Site! in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Its actually a duty christians to share their faith, but to try to guess Gods judgement, and then push that on people especially more than once, is not only a pain in the ass, it goes directly against scripture. And honestly, is there a such thing…"
Feb 17
Liam Strain replied to NYGayBear's discussion Challenge Hate Speech on this Site! in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"Or to assume you can share what you think god's judgement will be..."
Feb 17
Liam Strain replied to NYGayBear's discussion Challenge Hate Speech on this Site! in the group Gentlemen Atheists
"The difference is, it is not an authority figure doing the admonishing. It is someone (often younger than them - but certainly not an authority over them) saying "according to this book that you don't accept as an authority (for your…"
Feb 17

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At 2:39pm on October 28, 2011, Stephen Larsen said…
Your profile pic looks like Beast from X-Men before he got blue.
At 4:07pm on October 23, 2011, Stephen Larsen said…
Welcome to Banya Men.  Hope you enjoy the conversations.
At 11:39pm on February 6, 2011, Herb Munson said…
Alright! Welcome to The Great Debate! Great to have you with us.
At 10:55pm on February 3, 2011, James W said…
Yeah, I'm still trying to get it all figured out so I can make use of it all.  I love it so far.  Good to hear from you.  We just got hit by a "blizzard" the other day, and it stopped the world here.  Now we have a feeling what it's like to live up there.
 
 
 

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Joshua Wolf replied to Joshua Wolf's discussion Fraternal orders for young men?
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Joshua Wolf replied to Joshua Wolf's discussion Fraternal orders for young men?
"Hi Will, I'm not talking about orders not accepting young men. I'm talking about the reasons for young men not joining. There is little for them in most of these organizations, hence why they don't have many young people in these…"
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Will replied to Joshua Wolf's discussion Fraternal orders for young men?
"AFAIK, every fraternal order accepts young men.  Knights of Columbus accepts starting at age 18.  Freemasons, it's 18 or 21.  Elks and Moose, 21.  Oddfellows, 16.  Rotary, 18.  You have plenty of options."
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Joshua Wolf replied to Joshua Wolf's discussion Fraternal orders for young men?
"What other organization\fraternal orders? I agree fraternal orders exist and serve some of the purposes I describe, but not for young men.  "
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Duke Braeden the Lionhearted replied to Joshua Wolf's discussion Fraternal orders for young men?
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Joshua Wolf replied to Joshua Wolf's discussion Fraternal orders for young men?
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Joshua Wolf replied to Joshua Wolf's discussion Fraternal orders for young men?
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