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General News and Discussion / Re: "I'm afraid that the West will die"
« Last post by Aethel on Today at 02:16:57 PM »
There are several Catholic cathedrals which have the same “cluttered” quality.

Toledo Cathedral


Winchester Cathedral


Southward Cathedral




With all that being said, I agree that the designs are too cluttered - there isn’t geometric uniformity that one would find analogous in nature, which makes it seem more unnatural.

However, take what you will from a “godless heathen” - don’t spend time criticizing the art that easily. Stuff like this took a lot of willpower, organization, and grossly underpaid labor, even if it reflects the inherent flawed qualities of human beings, it’s a testament to human spirit that we could organize and craft such architecture. We were able, at one point, to love ourselves to the point that we could enshrine images of ourselves and venerate it as beautiful - Saints or idols.

That’s partly why we produce nothing but filth nowadays - we all are so misanthropic and critical that we don’t view the beauty of the human form as worth enshrining.

After all, Christ found the human form beautiful enough, fitting enough for God.
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General News and Discussion / Re: Trump 2024: The Revenge Tour
« Last post by Pon de Replay on Today at 02:16:33 PM »
According to the editors, Trump's attempt to walk back his comment on Monday only made matters worse and Republicans need to cut the chord with the former president if they have any hope of winning back the Oval Office in 2024.

"Cut the cord," not "cut the chord."  There's no link to the article you're quoting.


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General Information / Re: Forum improvements?
« Last post by Kaesekopf on Today at 02:08:32 PM »
Pon, you put what you want in your signature, and I'll put what I want in mine. Deal? Anyway, I changed it a little, since you insist so much. Btw, did you read this from the New World Encyclopedia: "The Bibles were printed, then rubricated (highlighted with red text) and illuminated by hand, the work of specialized craftsmen. Gutenberg produced all 180 copies over a period of one year, the time it would have taken to produce one copy of the Bible in a Scriptorium. Because of the hand illumination, each copy is unique." Here's the definition of rubricate: "add elaborate, typically red, capital letters or other decorations to (a manuscript). "a 42-line Bible, which a scribe finished rubricating on 24 August 1456". So as I mentioned, I didn't invent this.

Miriam, regarding duties of our state of life and corporal works of mercy, agreed. And as for your personal insinuation, I take care of my family very well, thank you very much. Evangelism is a Spiritual Work of Mercy, it comes under instructing the ignorant, whether it is done offline or online makes no difference to that. And many Bible passages promise a Reward in Heaven to those who Evangelize. You want to Evangelize, do so. You don't want to, don't. Why discourage those who want to? Is it preferable to watch movies or play computer games in one's free time, after one's duties are done, or to Evangelize when one can? Obviously, the latter.

Kaese, I do Evangelize in my neighborhood. I have preached the Gospel to many of my Hindu friends. Why would you assume I do not? Is there any rule that one who does that cannot also use online means of evangelism?

It's your opinion that nobody appreciates online Evangelism. I've received numerous emails to the contrary from all around the world. Here is one: ""I love your article on onepeterfive.com. https://onepeterfive.com/matthew-first-dates-gospels/ I started a reddit threat around the topic. I learned so much from the article, wow. Thank for you writing it."

This was posted on Reddit so you can verify it here if you want: "I appreciate the syllogisms presented in the article. They simplify all the meandering theories that I was taught immensely, and make far more sense. Data is good here. It breaks the trance of 150 years of hypnotic scholarship." https://www.reddit.com/r/Catholicism/comments/xvpdpi/matthew_wrote_first/ The article refuted the false modernist theory of anonymous and late Gospel authorship that has caused so many millions to lose Faith in the historical Jesus Christ over the last 150 years. I post the Truth with multiple sources and then I allow people to decide whatever they want. Some appreciate, some don't. But I do what the Lord calls me to do whenever I can.

OK. 

I'm done with this.  It's like talking to a wall.

ETA:  Because I feel an obligation to explain myself for a somewhat rash-looking permanent ban...  I have made many posts exhorting Xavier to change his posting style to fit the discussion board.  Numerous other posters have asked him to do the same, and made coherent, reasonable arguments for why and how he should change his posting approach, particularly to gain more (positive) attention and reception.  But, when he is asked, challenged, exhorted to do something, he just buckles down and remains obstinate.  He can spampost anywhere on the Internet, but the discussion forum is not an appropriate place to do so. 


I also take issue with whether or not spamposting arguments is "what the Lord calls" anyone to do, but that's neither here nor there...
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General News and Discussion / Re: Get Ready for President Emhoff
« Last post by drummerboy on Today at 01:47:23 PM »
I believe there still are D governors in all the key swing states that fudged the votes to get biden in, so expect a repeat in 24.  WI, PA, MI, and AZ.  Pure coincidence I'm sure.  Am I missing a state? The GA is R but useless from what I hear
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General News and Discussion / Re: Russia Invades Ukraine
« Last post by Xavier on Today at 01:41:27 PM »
Other stats back that up. See below:

1. "Leaked Kremlin poll shows 55% of Russians want to see negotiations with Ukraine to end the war: report"

https://www.businessinsider.in/politics/world/news/leaked-kremlin-poll-shows-55-of-russians-want-to-see-negotiations-with-ukraine-to-end-the-war-report/articleshow/95921538.cms

2. "Only 25% of Russians support war, poll shows; Ukraine wants price cap on Russian oil cut in half: Live updates"

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2022/12/04/ukraine-russia-live-updates/10832835002/

"The Kremlin's internal polling shows only 25% of Russians favor continuing the war in Ukraine and 55% support peace talks, an independent Russian media outlet says."
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General Information / Re: Forum improvements?
« Last post by Xavier on Today at 01:35:12 PM »
Keep straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel, while your Soul is in eternal jeopardy. I am done replying on fonts.
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General News and Discussion / Re: Russia Invades Ukraine
« Last post by Xavier on Today at 01:29:37 PM »
In War News, Russia's mobilization has not gone well. It has caused 1 MN Russians to migrate. So apart from the millions of Ukrainians Putin's Kremlin has caused to suffer, it has also caused a million Russians to suffer, which shows many Russians do not like or love Putin, but rather fear and hate him, and only put up with him because one can go to Jail for 15 years in Russia if one criticizes the Kremlin's Unjust War. Typical commie and dictatorial tactics.

Source:
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"Democratic mobilization vs. authoritarian mobilization
SCOTT FILIPSKI: How do you assess the mobilization?

PAVEL LUZIN: The current mobilization is completely unsuccessful. It is increasing chaos within the Russian institutional system, and when the government increases chaos instead of increasing order, it is a disaster.

I don't believe that it is possible to transform this crowd of mobilized people into effective armed forces, into soldiers. We may compare the mobilization in Ukraine which is a mobilization of a democratic republic, where the armed forces and the government rely on the people's will to fight to defend their homes, defend their families, and where the supply chains of the armed forces rely on civil society. A lot of Ukrainian businessmen, a lot of civil activists, support their army. They provide their army with food, with uniforms, with equipment, with helmets and so on. This army is effective.

The Russian Federation is not a democratic republic; it is an authoritarian state. And that's why it is trying to realize the authoritarian type of mobilization. This authoritarian type of mobilization still relies on violence, on force, and the increasing level of violence will create an increasing level of counter-violence, of resistance.

Many Russians emigrated. About one million people, or several hundred thousands of them, emigrated from Russia, but even if the Russian government tries to prevent people from further emigration, people will try to resist in some other way. They will use Molotov cocktails, they will burn the recruitment stations, and it is already happening.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/2145/
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General Information / Re: Forum improvements?
« Last post by Pon de Replay on Today at 01:29:11 PM »
Pon, you put what you want in your signature, and I'll put what I want in mine. Deal? Anyway, I changed it a little, since you insist so much. Btw, did you read this from the New World Encyclopedia: "The Bibles were printed, then rubricated (highlighted with red text) and illuminated by hand, the work of specialized craftsmen. Gutenberg produced all 180 copies over a period of one year, the time it would have taken to produce one copy of the Bible in a Scriptorium. Because of the hand illumination, each copy is unique." Here's the definition of rubricate: "add elaborate, typically red, capital letters or other decorations to (a manuscript). "a 42-line Bible, which a scribe finished rubricating on 24 August 1456". So as I mentioned, I didn't invent this.

I already told you, I know what early bibles looked like, and I have an enduring appreciation for rubricated manuscripts with floral patterns and Celtic arabesques.  The Book of Kells and whatnot.  I once had the good fortune of seeing a Gutenberg bible on display at the Glencairn museum in Pennsylvania.  That thou art not.  You cannot seriously compare what you are doing with bright red font on a turquoise background on an internet forum to the genius of the medievals.  As the moderns might say, "get real, dude."

But, I didn't expect you would change your signature.  The garishness continues.  You'll just plow on unchanged, giving your readers headaches and ensuring that the least amount of users pay attention to what you post, and you'll always imagine yourself as working in the vineyard of the Lord.  Eternal September.
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General News and Discussion / Re: Get Ready for President Emhoff
« Last post by AlfredtheGreat on Today at 01:12:44 PM »
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Sen. Raphael Warnock remains undefeated. After being pushed to another runoff in November, the Democrat asked voters in Georgia to put him over the top “one more time” in December – and, once again, they delivered.

For the Euro/Brit posse, the only thing that mattered was the Senate.  The ZOG model predicted that Soros would steal the election and establish 51 Dem Senators, and we now have 51 Dem senators.  This is because Kamala was the tie breaking vote and could not become President.  That problem has been solved, so Emhoff will ascend to the throne.  Look for Biden to resign.

A pick up in the Senate during an off year for the ruling party, with 36% approval rating for Biden, rising gasoline and food prices, crashing 401(k) plans, and polls showing a Red Wave.  In Florida, where DeSantis put in election protections we saw the Red Wave.  In States with Dem governors, or deep state repub governors, the elections were stolen.

Long term impacts of an Emhoff presidency include an escalation in Syria and possible war with Iran.  Also expect to see the rise of the jewish terror state with the FBI and DHS really going nuts.  We are in the middle of a jewish bolshevik revolution.

I've seen you mention Emhoff several times. I've never seen anybody else ever really bring up his name. What makes you think he's the string puller?

Jews are usually content to work in the background and let others take the heat.
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General News and Discussion / Re: Get Ready for President Emhoff
« Last post by Melkite on Today at 01:10:21 PM »
In Florida, where DeSantis put in election protections we saw the Red Wave.  In States with Dem governors, or deep state repub governors, the elections were stolen.

I'm interested in learning more about the mechanics of this.  Where do I start?  What did DeSantis put in place in Florida that wasn't used elsewhere?
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