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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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Patrick Smith replied to Penelope's discussion To circumcise or not? in the group Christian Men
"As a Brit, I am uncut and cannot imagine my penis without the foreskin. There are a whole lot of sensory nerves in there and yes, it does keep the head of the penis soft, a little like the inside of the mouth. I see it as a replacement sacrifice.…"
yesterday
Jay Wize replied to Penelope's discussion To circumcise or not? in the group Christian Men
"I'm circumcised and I never thought of it at a sacrifice. I'm used to it and can't imagine having the extra skin. So I don't think I'm missing anything and I'm happy with my penis and it's sensitivity. Now the scar…"
Sunday
John Muir replied to Penelope's discussion To circumcise or not? in the group Christian Men
"Sure, but my whole point is that a person with a body part amputated 8 days after birth can't imagine what life is like with that body part as well as someone who's had it all his life can imagine it without. Rather like asking a kid with…"
Sunday
Native Son replied to Penelope's discussion To circumcise or not? in the group Christian Men
"Of course, you must concede the "unclipped" can't personally verify your observations. ;)"
Sunday
John Muir replied to Penelope's discussion To circumcise or not? in the group Christian Men
"Speaking as an uncircumcized guy, it's easy for me to draw the line on my penis at which circumsion would have occurred. I can therefore easily imagine the skin I would have lost. I like having that skin, and the feeling that comes with it,…"
Sunday
Native Son replied to Penelope's discussion To circumcise or not? in the group Christian Men
"Interesting analogy. Of course, unless somebody posts a rigorous TMI reply concerning before and after an adult aged procedure, both sides of this debate will lack insight to the other side."
Sunday
John Muir replied to Penelope's discussion To circumcise or not? in the group Christian Men
"As an uncircumcized guy: I think it's easier to imagine life without a pinkie as a guy with all his fingers than it is to imagine life with a pinkie as a guy who had his pinkie cut off at birth"
Saturday
Native Son replied to Penelope's discussion To circumcise or not? in the group Christian Men
"Best line I've heard on the topic was the punchline to a joke about the three wise men.  His Jewish mother, "Myrrh? Who brings Myrrh to a bris?""
Saturday
dean roger weber replied to Penelope's discussion To circumcise or not? in the group Christian Men
"I don't see circumcision in any way a  religious issue...Jesus fulfilled the old Testament  dictate about circumcision...so the issue is up to us. Now, though, about the circumcision issue itself.....    There are pro's…"
Saturday
Penelope replied to John Bravo's discussion Making friends of opposite sex in a relationship?
"You're over-thinking this.  She said she got your number so she could hang out with your girlfriend and you.  There's no betrayal, no boundaries crossed.  If she acts weird about it, that's another story. It's good…"
Feb 2
Penelope replied to Sir's discussion The red pill
"I've read every divorce appellate ruling issued in California since May (usually a few each week).  I don't know what I've learned.  Maybe:  Having money doesn't solve being bad with money.  There's lots…"
Jan 30
Penelope replied to Justin's discussion Tips on waking up earlier?
"In addition to everyone else's advice, get as much light as you can at whatever time you want to be awake in the morning.  Natural light is best, but sunrise right now is still after 7am, so harsh artificial light will help too."
Jan 23
Penelope replied to Joshua's discussion Cars Impression
"Agree with Liam.  Plus, why waste time on irrelevancies?  I get the small-talk mistakes:  "What a lovely wedding ring!  How long have you been married?"  Followed by, "So that was after you graduated from…"
Jan 22
Penelope replied to Joshua's discussion Cars Impression
"I don't know about owning v. renting, but, yeah, an employment law attorney would counsel against the other questions, unless the applicant brought them up, which I hadn't.   I suspect the interviewer's purpose was to throw me…"
Jan 22
Penelope replied to Joshua's discussion Cars Impression
"I was once asked what kind of car I drove, and what color, in a job interview.  But the guy also asked if I were married, and my religion, and my husband's religion, and my parents' religion, and whether I owned or rented my home.…"
Jan 21
Penelope replied to Andrew Moore's discussion Advice For Where To Start Investing
"There shouldn't be any "already paid taxes" on standard IRA deposits.  You can still claim the deduction under most circumstances.  If you're making a deposit before April 18, you can apply it to TY 2015 or TY 2016."
Jan 18

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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 8 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 12:37am on May 27, 2015, Gentleman Engineer said…

I would exist with curiosity about the opine of your possession regarding http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/anglicans-and-episcopalians/forum/topics/gospel-about-palm-sunday.

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.
 
 
 

Latest Activity

Mìchael H. replied to Greg Michael Shafer's discussion Public Fight
"You did the right thing. It's natural to wonder about "the road not taken," and if you were to retaliate physically, you would probably be wishing you had tried to talk him down instead. If he had continued to push you around after…"
57 minutes ago
Sam K replied to David R.'s discussion Profanity and Vulgarity
"that you missed the simple observation that women aren't bothered by the same sound in the word "hoist". So -- it's a lousy, overcomplicated theory that is so deep down the rabbit hole that it's borderline meaningless"
1 hour ago
Jack Bauer replied to David R.'s discussion Profanity and Vulgarity
"I don't see that any of this dissertation on comparative linguistics, ancient languages, or primal ancestral sounds helps anyone figure why chicks are averse to the word "moist".  Which was the original question. There are three…"
1 hour ago
Sam K replied to David R.'s discussion Profanity and Vulgarity
"That's why empiricism is"
1 hour ago
Sam K replied to Sam K's discussion Should freedom of speech apply absolutely to the internet? in the group The Great Debate
"During the French Revolution, "right" referred to supporters of the monarchy or the establishment, and "left" referred to supporters of individual freedom.So the furthest left would've been nihilists or anarchists (like the…"
1 hour ago
Liam Strain replied to Mongoose's discussion Where Do We Draw Limits of Gender Changing? in the group The Great Debate
"That could work two ways, but in the case of an FtM trans person asked to use the women's room, it might be what's needed to force change. "
1 hour ago
Liam Strain replied to David R.'s discussion Profanity and Vulgarity
"So, entirely untestable. "
1 hour ago
Sam K replied to David R.'s discussion Profanity and Vulgarity
"That's basically what my theory is.Before languages were invented humans still would have made sounds to communicate basic messages.(Just like how chimps and other animals vocalize sounds. or how a baby cries to communicate a message that it…"
2 hours ago

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