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  • Originally posted by Town Heretic View Post

    Gentle, amiable difference...in TOL...this place must be really going down the tubes.
    I see what you did there
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    I should report this
    a voice crying in the wilderness :chrysost:

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    • Originally posted by chrysostom View Post
      I see what you did there
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      I should report this
      Your dashes are slipping.

      Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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      • Originally posted by annabenedetti View Post
        Your dashes are slipping.
        I am experimenting
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        with dashes
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        format is important
        a voice crying in the wilderness :chrysost:

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        • Originally posted by Town Heretic View Post
          No, I was only noting that some views on predetermination paralleled both biological and philosophical arguments against free will, depending on the source.
          Me either, beyond the note. I think it's interesting though.
          Okay, because that's not where I was going, I had in mind a different kind of determinism.

          I think you're wrong if you're really that locked into a mechanistic world view. I'd say we're greater than either, though influenced by both. Whether or not we take the path of least resistance remains ours, for the most part, in my world view. So I may have the predisposition for alcoholism and my environment may predispose to skepticism, but I can choose to refrain from placing drink in my path and I may choose to follow a different view of ultimate context for decades or for life.
          Whether or not we take the path of least resistance is our decision, but that decision is much less free that it appears. To what extent is the big question.

          Regarding alcoholism: you might have the predisposition biologically, and then you might have been born into a culture and a socioeconomic situation which left you with less ability to reason and will your way through to breaking the addiction. How much of the failure to break the addiction is the fault of those who've been slammed against the wall over and over by things in life over which they have no control, while someone in a better situation stands there with the attitude of "it's simple. Just don't set the drink in front of you." Well, it's not that simple for everyone.

          I'm having to come to terms with things in my own life that are forming my destiny against my will. I wanted things to be different than they are right now, and if I had the power, I wouldn't be sitting here where I am typing what I'm typing. But the power rested elsewhere, so now I'm navigating waters that I didn't choose to be sailing.

          Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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          • Originally posted by chrysostom View Post
            I am experimenting
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            with dashes
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            format is important
            I've been noticing.

            Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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            • one thing leads to another
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              the captain of the tanker knows how long it takes to change course
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              turning it around is almost out of the question
              a voice crying in the wilderness :chrysost:

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              • it is noon on the right coast
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                so what is for lunch?
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                salad from whole foods
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                again?
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                about three times a week
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                so what's new?
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                trump could win
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                how?
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                it depends on what isis and blacklivesmatter does
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                isn't obama the founder of both?
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                you could say that
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                I just did
                a voice crying in the wilderness :chrysost:

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                • Now what happened?

                  Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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                  • Originally posted by annabenedetti View Post
                    Now what happened?
                    He went and got himself banned again.

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                    • Originally posted by Grosnick Marowbe View Post
                      He went and got himself banned again.
                      No kidding?!

                      Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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                      • Originally posted by chrysostom View Post
                        I am experimenting
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                        with dashes
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                        format is important
                        The dash is my thing -

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                        • chrys, I looked at your posts today and can't figure out what you said that got you banned, I couldn't see one objectionable comment.

                          Hope you're back soon.

                          Tried and waited then got tired, that's about it

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                          • welcome back
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                            thank you, thank you very much
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                            looks like you will have to be more careful
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                            I get that
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                            so what did you do?
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                            worked on another project
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                            so you kept busy
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                            sometimes you need a sign to work on something else
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                            so it was a good sign
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                            it was
                            a voice crying in the wilderness :chrysost:

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                            • it's almost noon on the right coast
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                              so what's for lunch
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                              salad from whole foods
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                              I see you are being very careful
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                              ubetcha
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                              how is the project going?
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                              so far so good
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                              when will it be completed?
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                              hard to say
                              a voice crying in the wilderness :chrysost:

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                              • Originally posted by chrysostom View Post
                                salad from whole foods
                                The religious are usually consistent.
                                Originally posted by Interplanner
                                They can't compete with a real writer and grammar scholar
                                Originally posted by Interplanner
                                You're too literal to get it.
                                Originally posted by Interplanner
                                The New Covenant preceded the Old Covenant.

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