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Greg, it’s hard to evaluate an election’s importance when we’re in the middle of it.

No, it's easy.  Trump has had 3 SCOTUS picks, and in each case he went to The Federalist Society, run by a pro-life Catholic, and asked, "Who do you want?".  And he nominated the Federalist pick.  IF Trump is reelected we can expect Thomas to step down and be replaced by a Federalist pick, and possibly he'll get to replace Breyer with a Federalist pick.  Heck Alito might even retire.

I'm a little nervous about Gorsuch (not Catholic), but blame that on the Federalist Society if it doesn't pan out, not Trump. So even if Gorsuch stabs us in the back, we have another shot at Roe v. Wade if Breyer kicks the bucket.

If Biden wins, he'll pack the court with the POX and grant amnesty to illegals, which makes the USA a pro abortion socialist $h!thole country for my lifetime and my kids lifetime, or until the Chinese take over.
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Do some martial arts.  The conservative Christian type of man tends to flock to them from my experience

No. Don't do martial arts. Waste of time and money. Not applicable to guerrilla warfare. Learn how to use a pistol and a knife.

When did this turn into a thread about guerilla warfare???  And if that is the direction you wish to take, have you missed the reason why militaries still include bayonet and pugil stick training?  It makes the warrior confident in himself, that he can close with and destroy - or not destroy - his opponent.

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Typical.  Reminds me of Replublicucks.  So Bergoglio's "private opinions" are incorrect and they whine about it.

Man up and say the Truth: Bergoglio is an heretic.  Heretics are not Catholic and can't be Pope.

Burke is worse than Bergoglio. 
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General Catholic Discussion / Re: two questions on the pope's statement
« Last post by james03 on Today at 10:22:01 PM »
Answer to 2: Because Bergolgio serves his master the devil.
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The Sacred Sciences / Re: Old Testament laws and nominalism
« Last post by james03 on Today at 10:13:18 PM »
Almost sounds like you are talking about positivism, not nominalism.

Strange that the jews reject statues as God commanded them to build angel statues in the temple.
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Let me demonstrate the approach I outlined above:

The results are that at least you exist, and God exists.  Right away we have Realism, since you prove that at least one thing (God) exists outside of yourself.  Goodbye Kant and Hegel and all the other nonsense.
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Finally started reading the book.  Unfortunately it runs into the problems I have.

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[The author] holds that the "critical problem" need not be answered at all. .... But he also holds that a philosopher must give an account of his rejection...
Not a good start.
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[The Thomistic assumption of existence] mean...[the] self-coherent, non-contradictory proposition someone is asked to accept as true even though its truth is neither self-evident  nor capable of proof.
Boom, he blows it.  The "criticalist" like myself does not accuse the existence assumption of being unprovable.  No.  I say that it is provable, but the Thomist doesn't ever prove it.  And when dealing with atheists, this becomes critical, otherwise you end up with infinite parallel universes and string theory.

So this doesn't bode well for the rest of the book, but I'll slog through it.  To summarize my position, I'm a realist and accept most of Thomism.  However I disagree with their method of starting with metaphysics.  The starting point is a modified Descarte:" I think, therefore I perceive and I exist".  Through epistemological arguments you end at Ferrier's Proposition XI:
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All absolute existences are contingent except one; in other words, there is One, but only one, Absolute Existence which is strictly necessary; and that Existence is supreme, and infinite, and everlasting Mind in synthesis with all things.

After reaching that point, THEN you procede with Thomistic metaphysics.

I'll read the rest and see if my opinion changes.  I really hate the strawman the book sets up at the beginning.
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General News and Discussion / Re: Campaign Thread
« Last post by Miriam_M on Today at 09:29:04 PM »

3 Catholic nuns in habits saying the Rosary behind Trump.


I wonder if those were the same two women Religious in black Maga masks right I saw right behind him.  (The clip is not returning to its starting point yet.)

Anyway, I loved it when I watched it live.
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Do some martial arts.  The conservative Christian type of man tends to flock to them from my experience

No. Don't do martial arts. Waste of time and money. Not applicable to guerrilla warfare. Learn how to use a pistol and a knife.

When did this turn into a thread about guerilla warfare???  And if that is the direction you wish to take, have you missed the reason why militaries still include bayonet and pugil stick training?  It makes the warrior confident in himself, that he can close with and destroy - or not destroy - his opponent. 
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...besides women need the physicality without the act, much more than men, who most of the time are just plain horny to be frank, but that's how God made them.

That's a typical misrepresentation of the sexual appetite of women, born out of the social necessity to protect their modesty.

In truth, there's no significant difference in the sexual appetite of both genders. Or the fact that men too need emotional and physical support and not just sex itself.

Both genders are much more similar than what they give each other credit for.

sure.... ::)
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