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    • Uplifting Thoughts & Quotes For The Day (Last post by Janice)
    • Hope this fits the requirement as uplifting, it does for me. :) You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. ~ Jane Goodall
    • Well done, feminism. Now men are afraid to help wo... (Last post by OB1Shinobi)
    • empowering women and punishing men are two different things there is some obvious bigotry in the thread - if you want your cause to be respected then it has got to be respectful and respectable if youre coming from a place of bitterness and venom then basically no one cares what you think - youre full of venom and your judgement is clouded innocent people die when we bomb our enemies - im sorry they have to die but this is bigger than they are - its selfish of them to think that we should put their tiny and insignificant lives ahead of our issue i believe in empowering everyone
    • The Imperishable Gem (Last post by Competent)
    • "After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one." - Cato The Elder
    • On War & Religion (Last post by Alethea Thompson)
    • Quote: But if I say that my book also tells me that I must not leave those wretched witches in peace, or that I must not ever befriend a non-believer, and that I am obliged to wage a holy war on them (specifically them and not just their non-belief) even in times when I or my peers doubt that I should, and I do, all of a sudden my faith has nothing to do with it and I completely misunderstand the text and I'm not true to my deity and the motivations for my action are completely absolved from the religion that motivates every other ritualistic nonsense I make myself follow every day. Why is that? If you're losing while you claim your deity's name, you don't have the favor of your deity. Perhaps it simply means you are an unbeliever at the core of your heart, and therefore your deity refuses to work with you even though you are doing as his/her book tells you. Much like this (since I know this is specifically Abrahamic you're referencing, I'll go with Abrahamic tradition) Abel and Cain each give their offerings to God. Both have done so, but Cain's offering is not received well. Both believed in God, both followed pretty much what He told them, but one did not have the sincerity of the other.
    • Guns in America (Last post by Karn)
    • Something else to consider is there is a lot of rural areas in the United States. Protecting your livestock from predator animals is essential. Though the thought of me running out with one of my Katana to protect my goats, or critters from the bears, coyote, cougars, bobcats, even small creatures like raccoons etc will wipe out my chickens sounds pretty entertaining and would make a hilarious youtube video it would not be practical. Also the 911 police response time in rural areas for a crime response can be 20-30 minutes. That is a long time to wait for help when you are being attacked. Guns are a tool, just like any tool especially power tools, you need to be taught how to safely use them. Now I may be biased a little, I am a military range safet instructor and teach sniper school, but I do feel that when I come home and talk with the "locals" there is a huge need for gun/hunter safety training for the general populous. So I volunteer to teach the youth up in the mountains here gun safety classes especial proper muzzle control and , which just makes me cringe because I see it all the time. Education is a need for safe weapon use. Just like any potentially dangerous job/tool.
    • The nature of entertainment media (Last post by Star Forge)
    • Quote: Quote: I used to be a metalhead. I still listen to a lot of metal, I just don't identify with the subculture. I was really into black metal, but I got tired of it after I became a Christian, because I didn't feel like listening to a genre that is at least 75% dedicated to bashing Christianity. I don't like the metal culture, either. It advocates a self-destructive lifestyle. I know what you mean, part of my problem was that I wanted to belong to a community, I like a lot of metal, and so tried to fit into the subculture, as it's supposedly the place for the misfits. But while I love some metal, the culture is simply not who I am. This is one reason I puled away from the music for a while: I had completely oversaturated myself to the point of spiritual exhaustion. I do like me some indie pop and folk music, yknow? Quote: As for the video games: I don't mean to be pushy or preachy, but I have nothing good to say about them. I decided at the beginning of my adult life to live without video games, TV, and films, and it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. My advice to you would be to throw out all your games, but I can understand if you see that as unreasonable. To tell the truth, in the past I have done exactly that, thrown out all my games. Unfortunately with nothing to fall back on it left a vacuum in my life and never lasted for long. I don't see anything inherently wrong with the medium, or film for that matter; just as with music, one needs to simply be selective. I like films and games that show me life from a perspective I might not ordinarily have, to help me gain a better insight of universal truths. Believe it or not, there are more games out there with deep philosophical, emotional, and moral themes than you might imagine. ;) Philo Farnsworth, the dude who invented TV, always thought that his invention was at best useless and at worst harmful. When he saw the moon landing, he was relieved, as he felt that his invention was validated, and had been used as a force for good, at least in that one instance. That being said, there is one singular game that I have concluded is video gaming's "moon landing." Otherwise, I have a uniformly negative view on gaming (though I despise film the most). I won't name it publicly here. I am writing a longass treatise on the game currently. It is a project I have been planning for since 2009. I may or may not make it available here once it is done.
    • Digital Temple (Last post by Whyte Horse)
    • Quote: Thanks for the support, Whyte Horse! One thing I forgot to mention is that the game does support voice-over chat. You just need a mic. Ok, it took me a few days but I got it downloaded. Now we'll see if it works under wine ;)
    • Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem fo... (Last post by Cyan Sarden)
    • Quote: Quote: By the time kids enter school, 50% of them have already seen speech therapists, psychologists and councillors....If any of the kids are unruly or don't meet the standards, the army of therapists, psychologists and councillors is once more mobilized. Is this really a thing? I go into schools for 2-3 months a year and I've never seen evidence of this.. but then I'm not in the US.. perhaps it's different. Unfortunately, it is here in Switzerland - if a kid shows any kind of 'abnormal' behavior, the first stop is usually the school psychologist, who decides on further action. A very good article, unfortunately only in German. It's actually even worse than I wrote above: statistically, 57% of all 3rd graders here have been 'treated' by specialists (speech therapists, psychologists, kinesiologists, you name it).
    • Thomas Jefferson, Jedi? (Last post by Br. John)
    • Quote: Poking fun at Old Guard Jedi? ;) :P B) I'd say some of the one's you call Old Guard Jedi would do well to consider it - as would we.
    • Weight Check-In Thread (Last post by flowerfie)
    • Just want to quickly correct my last post, was supposed to say 21st September 2015 not 29th! Whoops! Anyway, latest update and hit another 10lb milestone. Starting Weight: 210lb (19th August 2015) Today's Weight: 190lb (3rd October 2015) Goal Weight: 135lb
    • Senior Knights (Last post by Br. John)
    • As far as I know: The library is accessible to any registered user (Guest). There are forums not visible to search engines and anyone not logged in. There are forums only accessible to Apprentices. There are forums only accessible to Knights. There are forums only accessible to Clergy. There is a special forum for moderators and admins. There is a forum for The Council only visible to it and Sys Admins. Just as no two Knights have received the same training there is no set plan for Senior Knight. There is no secret plan or materials for becoming a Senior Knight. As I said earlier, it's time The Council and The College of Knights take up this issue to update and clarify it. The proposed plan should be published for public comment before becoming policy.
    • Workout Check-In Thread (Last post by JLSpinner)
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