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Penelope's Discussions

Which man exits the elevator first?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Dec 17, 2012. 28 Replies

I'm just curious: How do men figure out who exits the elevator before the other(s)?It's rare that there are 2 women exiting at the same floor in my building, so I just take the prerogative and go…Continue

An academic look at trolling

Started this discussion. Last reply by StaggerLee Oct 18, 2012. 14 Replies

I think this is useful:…Continue

Mostly just for fun: Compile my wedding reception playlist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marlie Aug 7, 2012. 28 Replies

While my fiance and I in theory want a "traditional" wedding reception with dancing, we kind of have a mental block on what music we should play. We're also not sure we want to hire a DJ when music…Continue

Offended to attend a "fake" wedding?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Penelope Aug 7, 2014. 113 Replies

Does it, or would it, offend you to be invited/attend a marriage ceremony that was not recognized by the civil government because a civil marriage ceremony had taken place earlier, or was scheduled…Continue

 

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Penelope replied to whiskyjack's discussion Did anyone else get a "group email" from Gnostic Bishop? in the group Christian Men
"I don't agree with that take on gnosticism (too complicated). But if we go back to matter-bad knowledge-good gnosticism, then sin is handled by doing away with matter, so it's not a debt that needs correction, correct; it's a world…"
9 hours ago
Penelope replied to whiskyjack's discussion Did anyone else get a "group email" from Gnostic Bishop? in the group Christian Men
"How many more pregnancies did she have to go through? And we don't generally like to say that 2 healthy kids are an appropriate replacement for 1 that died a violent death. This is all part of why we have to take the very long view and look for…"
10 hours ago
Penelope replied to whiskyjack's discussion Did anyone else get a "group email" from Gnostic Bishop? in the group Christian Men
"Killing your son is totally good, and being asked to do it is a very small thing. Got it. To me, the point isn't sorted out until Stephen, because Abraham and Job get their treasure back. That just gives us prosperity gospel. But Stephen -…"
11 hours ago
Penelope replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"A. It is good for the spirit to make sacrifices for sake of the sick, weak or injured, with the usual prudence caveat.B. The spirit can be bettered when the person is compelled to act morally, whether he would do so of his own free will or not. C.…"
11 hours ago
Penelope replied to whiskyjack's discussion Did anyone else get a "group email" from Gnostic Bishop? in the group Christian Men
"Genesis 22:1 I think there's also a NT passage that refers to God tempting us. It's usually translated "try" or "test," but it's actually the same Greek word as "tempt" from James."
13 hours ago
Penelope replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"I went to tiny schools, then I went to university too long ago that this was really a thing everyone talked about, and it was grad school, etc. So I'm confused. I suppose, when I was at university, if I had been assaulted and wanted the…"
13 hours ago
Penelope replied to Ramona the Pest's discussion How Can I Entice a Reluctant Camper?
"Love Asilomar! (and I'm just fine with tent camping for up to 2 nights, myself)"
yesterday
Penelope replied to Ramona the Pest's discussion How Can I Entice a Reluctant Camper?
"I just had a fight with my husband about staying in one of the historic lodges at the Grand Canyon, so I feel you. But I've found it's better to just arrange to enjoy some hobbies separately. We're working on finding a place with…"
yesterday
Penelope replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"I agree. How do we do that?"
yesterday
Penelope replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"The OP was a 1:100,000 case because a young man's life was disrupted because he only looked like a different, bad young man. Other people's lives (the proverbial 99,999) are disrupted because they actually are or are thought actually to be…"
yesterday
Penelope replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"When you apply to the University of California, which is the largest university in the United States, your test scores and grades are put into an algorithm that gives you a number, probably 4 digits. Each campus has its own minimums (everyone below…"
yesterday
Penelope replied to Vedant Dev Sharma's discussion Curly Hair : A Gift and a Curse
"It's probably perfectly healthy. It's just a genetic trait that is not common in your community. I have the palest skin, but it sounds like my hair texture is similar to yours. I find advice meant for Blacks can be helpful. Here's…"
Thursday
Penelope replied to Murc's discussion 2 blades pocket knife
"like in a kitchen, different blades are for different purposes. a big one for cutting rope, a small one for cutting string, etc. I have a 4 inch Victorinox with a 4 inch blade and a 1 inch blade. I can't remember using the 1 inch blade, but I…"
Feb 24
Penelope replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"+1"
Feb 24
Penelope replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"Looking further, these ideas explicitly only apply to techne schools. The OP was explicitly about a liberal arts school. I know nothing about techne schools, except law schools. In my experience, it generally makes sense to have professional…"
Feb 24
Penelope replied to Rob's discussion Paying for your own harassment and ritual humiliation
"I was referring to the general topic, not this particular case."
Feb 24

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Interests
Anglican liturgics, enforcement of judgments, baking, Latin
Books
Books I'll admit to having read in the last 6 months, or am presently reading: 1928 Book of Common Prayer, 1940 Hymnal, Anglican Missal (People's Edition), Plotinus' Enneads
Movies
It's a Wonderful Life, Casablanca, Master and Commander, Shawshank Redemption, Winnie the Pooh and the Search for Christopher Robin, Amazing Grace, Anatomy of a Murder, Adam's Rib
Music
past favorite composers: Byrd, Tallis, Gibbons, Handel, Haydn, Bach, and Mozart
Also, John Rutter and Vaughn Williams
Quote
Recover all thy sigh-blown age
On double pleasures: leave thy cold dispute
Of what is fit, and not.

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St. Thomas Aquinas on Women

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:49pm 0 Comments

D L quotes St. Thomas wildly out of context.  It's a quote from an objection in the Summa Theologica.  The Summa proceeds by posing a question which St. Thomas will answer.  He first raises objections to his planned answer.  Then he gives his answer, with a reasoned argument and quotes from authorities.  Finally, he responds to the objections.  This is a format used by many writers from that period.

D L's quote is from an objection, so it is a position that St. Thomas…

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On Paquette and Trinity Western

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:07pm 0 Comments

I've probably been discriminated against because I attended very religious schools, but those people had the good sense not to say anything about it.  They just rejected my applications.  Obviously, if it's true the wilderness tour company rejected Paquette's application because she didn't meet their qualifications, they too should have just kept quiet.  I imagine Trinity Western graduates all have a story of a graduate program or job they suspect they were rejected for because they attended…

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On Freely Choosing Chastity

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 2:00pm 9 Comments

I'm not sure what's meant by "freely choosing." I had opportunities for sex before I got married, and chose not to. My choice was based in my moral understanding, which was formed by my upbringing and my friends and family. But I didn't fear violence or financial repercussions from them if I fornicated.

Now that I'm married, I'm ambivalent about my choice. The consequences were not entirely positive physically, emotionally, or relationally. Nor are my moral principles so strong that…

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Mental health and guns (Can't get into TGD)

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 2:43pm 0 Comments

I had something long on why mental health screenings for gun purchasers will never work, but I see TGD doesn't understand mental healthcare to begin with.

Though mental illnesses are more treatable than the most feared bodily illnesses, and kill just as many people, and certainly have more sufferers, they are handled differently and less by our "healthcare system."

What really gets my goat are the financial disincentives for seeking treatment. I have heard (pre-Obamacare)…

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At 7:45pm on August 6, 2014, Vytautas said…

Then wise Penelope came forth from her chamber like unto Artemis or golden Aphrodite, and for her they set by the fire, where she was wont to sit, a chair inlaid with spirals of ivory and silver, which of old the craftsman Icmalius had made, and had set beneath it a foot-stool for the feet, that was part of the chair, and upon it a great fleece was wont to be laid. On this then wise Penelope sat down, and the white-armed maids came forth from the women's hall. These began to take away the abundant food, the tables, and the cups from which the lordly men had been drinking, and they cast the embers from the braziers on to the floor, and piled upon the braziers fresh logs in abundance, to give light and warmth.

At 11:23pm on August 4, 2014, Michael D. Denny said…

"Penelope" ? 

At 6:15pm on March 2, 2014, Walter B. Pewen said…

Again, but is OP a young Bay Area professional???

At 2:56pm on March 2, 2014, Walter B. Pewen said…

Way too much language, also.

At 2:51pm on March 2, 2014, Walter B. Pewen said…

Still, after an evening of thinking a bit on your advice to OP yesterday-can't get over the level of detachment in your statements.  He made no mention of his skills level.  Could he actually qualify for a job in tech?  Maybe you are overreaching-sounds like lost in a world of great intellectual postulating beyond any kind actual "tending your own garden.

W.B.P.

At 8:32pm on January 29, 2014, Scott L Ferrell said…

Thank you so much. Took care of it earlier today. 

At 8:59pm on August 5, 2012, Michael D. Denny said…

To be fair, that is pretty impressive for a pump house. 

At 9:01pm on September 16, 2011, Michael D. Denny said…
Not cold enough ere for them yet. Though today we are experiencing a cold snap. High about 70.
At 10:10pm on April 7, 2011, Kevin Collier said…
Possibly put the material in your checked luggage.
At 8:17pm on April 6, 2011, Kevin Collier said…
Hi Rebekah, on the "safety" issue, TSA would be allowed broad discretion in looking for contraband. If traveling with the hypothetical gold chain, I can see them arguing that it is privileged, but still would have to be "documented" for Custom's purposes.
 
 
 

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