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    Marriage, contract law and other legal matters

    Yes, the transition from ancient inheritance laws to modern contract law has rendered the issue of legitimacy irrelevant. But with that, it has also rendered the institution of marriage obsolete...they're both equally absurd in a modern context. So if we're going to argue about something as...
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    Why wont God heal amputees? - atheist's responce

    Well, I'm glad you all worked this out amongst yourselves. But I think you missed the point of the link referenced in the OP. The real issue is that this 'god' seems to avoid leaving any objective and verifiable proof of his or her existence. Every time a 'miracle' takes place, it tends to be...
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    Pearl Harbor

    I had expected someone to create a topic for this subject today, but since no one has, I cannot let this day pass unnoticed. I believe FDR's response to this cowardly and dastardly attack by the Empire of Japan is an appropriate reminder of the significance of this day...
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    Stuff White People Like

    A couple of our threads lately have come across as centered in Yuppie/Hipster culture, they reminded me of a blog turned book I was introduced to a few months back, Stuff White People Like: http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/full-list-of-stuff-white-people-like/ The book is here, though I haven't...
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    Ok, so I don't actually have anything to talk about or any questions to ask. But I didn't want to be left out of creating a homosexuality thread today!
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    Is that how you usually talk about your wife and daughter?

    Is that how you usually talk about your wife and daughter?...disturbing.
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    Are Christians anti-Semitic and Homophobic?

    The following thread started here:  Ireland running out of catholic priests  - PtA Christians anti-semitic and homophobic??? Please, say it ain't so! I would never have guessed in 2000 years. ;)
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    All These People Would Rather Talk About Gay Marriage Than Stay On Topic

    This thread was split from the following discussion: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,24201.0.html -YtterbiumAnalyst He can't stop this 'decay' without betraying his (or any civilized human being's) ethical standards...some may suggest it may be appropriate to...
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    A rational God and human suffering

    This thread was split from the following discussion: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,18557.0.html --YtterbiumAnalyst What, that those who do not push the limits of scientific knowledge or become highly influential in our economy or make other notable contributions...
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    Must God Submit His Decisions to Us for Our Approval?

    A quote from that article: What god, exactly, do you worship...Loki, per chance? If your god doesn't have well reasoned answers for his conduct we can only logically conclude that he's insane. Heck, even Loki had reason behind his madness...apparently your god doesn't even bother with...
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    GIC on judgment, faith, mathematics, and various other topics

    So condeming Love as misplaced is what Christian moral theology has come to? If so, I'm glad I got out of it while I still had a couple of my wits about me.
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    Parents Pick Prayer Over Docs; Girl Dies

    WESTON, Wis. (AP) — Police are investigating an 11-year-old girl's death from an undiagnosed, treatable form of diabetes after her parents chose to pray for her rather than take her to a doctor. An autopsy showed Madeline Neumann died Sunday from diabetic ketoacidosis, a condition that left too...
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    Researchers Take Step Toward Synthetic Life

    Looks like Dr. Venter and his group are one step closer to creating synthetic life. I don't particularly like the guy as a person, but he's certainly has some impressive technological achievements in genomics...
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    Again with the Calendar, Mt. Athos, etc.

    This discussion was split from the thread "Beards and Tradition." http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,12921.0.html - Cleveland, Global Moderator Monks? You mean the schismatic trespassers? Trespassing is a crime, they should be locked up. As for whether or not you can...
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    World's First Artificial Species Created

    Since we were talking about definitions of and distinctions between various species, genera, etc. in another threat I thought this story I came across might be of interest to a few OC.net readers: I am creating artificial life, declares US gene pioneer. Craig Venter, the controversial DNA...
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    Church and Social Justice (split from "Female Priests" thread)

    This topic has been split off from the "Female Priests in the RCC thread" to allow its own development.  The original thread is here: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,12352.0.html - Cleveland, GM Any attempt to divorce the Gospel of Christ and the concept of 'social...
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    GiC's Sense that He is a Threat

    The threat I pose is more real, I represent mainstream Orthodoxy in the west, if slightly on the liberal side thereof, I scare them because I present a very real reality within the Church and one that is very attactive for people even in traditionally Orthodox countries, which are becoming more...
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    Catholics have no right to be called Roman

    They're neither Romans nor Catholics, Latins, Westerners, Papists, etc., etc., yes, and I will even go on to say they are Christians as well...but not Roman, the Roman Church was the Imperial Church, and not Catholic, it's a local patriarchate.
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    The Nature of Christian Debate

    Ah, but that's when it gets fun, that's when you truly have the upper hand and can toy with your opponent like a cat with a mouse. ;D
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    Battlestar Galactica Personality Quiz

    Since the scifi quiz thing came up recently, I thought I would post this one that I came across for the new Battlestar Galactica. http://quizfarm.com/test.php?q_id=77810&first=yes...