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Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread Yesterday, 11:24 AM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Defining Religion

We have seen multiple examples of racism, bias, and a variety of behaviors that are perfectly acceptable in a tribe of primates, yet people today have come to realize they are not OK. Why is that?
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Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread Yesterday, 10:15 AM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Defining Religion

We have a thread defining the word of God. It seems important to also define religion, another very nebulous term.

I would suggest the following definition:

a. A system devised by man for a...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread Yesterday, 06:55 AM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Climate Change

Summers in Phoenix pose a daily health threat to Leonor Juarez and her family. She and her five children have asthma, and struggle to breathe the ovenlike air that ripples off the sidewalks when they...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread Yesterday, 06:30 AM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Politics and the Church

“A small group of politicians put their own narrow political interests above their community — which poll after poll showed overwhelmingly supported bringing Amazon to Long Island City — the state’s...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread Yesterday, 06:24 AM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Politics and the Church

Perhaps, but the IRS has ruled that once pastors act like a political action committee they have lost their tax exempt status.

It is one thing to preach from the Bible against abortion, it is...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread Yesterday, 06:22 AM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Politics and the Church

My judgement was not based on pundits, it was based on his words, his behavior for many, many years. I have seen Donald Trump repeatedly in NY.
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-14-2019, 11:23 AM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: What is The Word?

The simplest and most general definition is that the word of God reveals the mind of God.

The Bible as the written word of God would be the covenant between God and man involving a number of...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-14-2019, 08:35 AM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Politics and the Church

This article goes to the very heart of the first post on this thread and the quote from WN.

Abortion is a very visceral issue that is clearly and undeniably tied to the Bible. However, the...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-14-2019, 08:28 AM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Politics and the Church

That is the basic concept of RICO, so the law is well established.

Generally the law enforcement agency credited with the bust gets the money and assets for their budget. The only adjustment that...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-14-2019, 07:08 AM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Politics and the Church

The US govt seizes about $350 million per year being smuggled across the Mexican border, a form of money laundering for drug dealers.

This money should go towards border security with the broadest...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-13-2019, 02:25 PM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Politics and the Church

Universal healthcare makes sense, to those who are paying for it. Who wants the person on the bus, or the train, or at your kids school, or at the McDonald's etc. to have some contagious disease...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-13-2019, 02:20 PM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Politics and the Church

I am all three. I believe the Bible is too. Man was placed to tend and care for the garden, and concerning the health care the Bible says if a man doesn't want to work neither should he eat. ...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-13-2019, 08:10 AM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Climate Change

Many Americans put this as one of the biggest issues they see, right up there with health care. The Pentagon also lists this as a very big security threat. It may also be tied to the concern over...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-13-2019, 08:03 AM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Climate Change

Some people are saying that carbon scrubbers that remove carbon dioxide from the air is the only solution.

The technology has been in use for many years.

However, the cost would run (most...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-13-2019, 06:19 AM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: How do you know God cares?

Watchman Nee likened this to washing rice. You wash rice, when you pull the sieve out of the water the water runs out. It seems you don't retain any water but the rice gets washed. I found that if...
Forum: Polemic Writings of Nigel Tomes 02-12-2019, 08:55 AM
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Views: 48,267
Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Examining LSM's Eschatology - Revelation's 7 Churches TOMES

That would be a different theory. My point is that the interpretation was based on different verses, whether or not you agree with the interpretation.
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-12-2019, 08:53 AM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Climate Change

NY did something about 10 months ago which I think has been great. They require that all homes compost their organic garbage. They gave us these little plastic bins, and large plastic bins and...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-12-2019, 06:49 AM
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Views: 313
Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Taxes

The tax code is 2,600 pages long.

The IRS estimates it cost the average American $260 to fill out the tax return. The IRS gets 236 million tax returns a year, so that comes to $61 billion we...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-12-2019, 06:10 AM
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Views: 7,489
Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Climate Change

Dear Fellow New Yorker,

The fact of climate change is indisputable, and the need to take action now is more urgent than ever.

With the Trump Administration ignoring science and putting the...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-12-2019, 06:07 AM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Climate Change

1.4 meters of rain in Queensland Australia. Approximately 4 1/2 feet for those of you who don't like metric -- and that is in one storm.
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Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-12-2019, 05:56 AM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Politics and the Church

So to return to the first Post, I would point out that Jesus prayed specifically that we would not be taken out of the world, but rather we would not be of the world.

This teaching by Nee clearly...
Forum: Polemic Writings of Nigel Tomes 02-12-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 48,267
Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Examining LSM's Eschatology - Revelation's 7 Churches TOMES

How about the fact that Jesus only says He is coming quickly to the last 4 churches? That is what is used as an indication that only those 4 are present at His coming.
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-11-2019, 01:35 PM
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Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Politics and the Church

I agree. Since when did we have to prove intent? Now for a homicide you have 1st degree indicating they planned out the event which obviously indicates intent, 2nd degree -- killed a person without...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-11-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 313
Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Taxes

So I help my neighbor move their house and they pay me off the books, so what. That is rampant right now and personally I don't see any reason to report that as income. I go to my friends house to...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-11-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 313
Posted By ZNPaaneah
Re: Taxes

How could they do that? They have receipts for items bought that need to be accounted for. It would be extremely difficult for a legitimate, tax paying business to be involved in the black market. ...
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