Author Topic: NFL & Trump  (Read 478 times)

Offline Cavebear

Re: NFL & Trump
« Reply #45 on: October 18, 2017, 04:10:39 AM »
That's funny mainly because out of all the sports in America, football is far-and-away the most utterly regressive and socially backwards there is.

I wasn't discussing the sport itself.  But yes, it is brutal and militaristic.  I prefer baseball myself.
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Offline Mike Cl (OP)

Re: NFL & Trump
« Reply #46 on: October 18, 2017, 12:00:02 PM »
I wasn't discussing the sport itself.  But yes, it is brutal and militaristic.  I prefer baseball myself.
I like the way you think!!  Go Yankees!
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Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Cavebear

Re: NFL & Trump
« Reply #47 on: October 18, 2017, 12:12:04 PM »
I like the way you think!!  Go Yankees!

I would not mind if the Yankees regained the title; The Nationals having lost the chance yet again...
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Offline trdsf

Re: NFL & Trump
« Reply #48 on: October 18, 2017, 01:47:43 PM »
I like the way you think!!  Go Yankees!
Ohhh, and I thought you were a nice person!

 :grr: Cleveland got robbed AGAIN...
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

Offline Mike Cl (OP)

Re: NFL & Trump
« Reply #49 on: October 18, 2017, 01:50:43 PM »
Ohhh, and I thought you were a nice person!

 :grr: Cleveland got robbed AGAIN...
I agree--Cleveland was the better team.  And Houston is the better team--even better than Cleveland--too.  But I'm still rooting for the Yanks!
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Cavebear

Re: NFL & Trump
« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2017, 01:59:06 PM »
I agree--Cleveland was the better team.  And Houston is the better team--even better than Cleveland--too.  But I'm still rooting for the Yanks!

Watching Ken Burns 'Baseball' right now.  Getting past Cobb and to Ruth.

And I grew up rooting for the Yankees in VA in the 60s when they were flat.  Well, I was the only kid in my VA school from "north".
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Offline Mike Cl (OP)

Re: NFL & Trump
« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2017, 02:05:38 PM »
Watching Ken Burns 'Baseball' right now.  Getting past Cobb and to Ruth.

And I grew up rooting for the Yankees in VA in the 60s when they were flat.  Well, I was the only kid in my VA school from "north".
I started rooting for the Yankees while in the 5th grade in Alabama.  Since I was from Oregon, I was branded a 'Yankee'; so it was natural to root for them.  And still do.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Cavebear

Re: NFL & Trump
« Reply #52 on: October 18, 2017, 02:10:12 PM »
I started rooting for the Yankees while in the 5th grade in Alabama.  Since I was from Oregon, I was branded a 'Yankee'; so it was natural to root for them.  And still do.

I have to ask.  There was a girl in school from GA, and I couldn't understand a WORD she said.  My classmates must have thought the same about me.  Did you have that same feeling?
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Re: NFL & Trump
« Reply #53 on: October 18, 2017, 02:24:06 PM »
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Wow, you guys live in your own little world, don't ya?

Offline Cavebear

Re: NFL & Trump
« Reply #54 on: October 18, 2017, 02:35:47 PM »
Wow, you guys live in your own little world, don't ya?

Yes, sometimes we get local and detailed  But I can expand.  I can consider Buddihsts for example. 

The debate among monks unfolds in the presence of their teachers, with a very well set rules of procedure for the defender and the questioners. I think it is a bit like listening to rabbinacal jews.  The tradition of such debates is traced to the ancient Hindu Orthodoxy in India and this practice slipped into Buddhist orthodoxy in Tibet i(n the eighth century I think). One aspect of debates that intereats me is that defender of a claim seems to havethe onus to prove his point of view on the subject proposed for debate.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Offline trdsf

Re: NFL & Trump
« Reply #55 on: October 18, 2017, 04:35:11 PM »
I agree--Cleveland was the better team.
I forgive you.

And Houston is the better team--even better than Cleveland--too.  But I'm still rooting for the Yanks!
...as amended.  :D
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

Offline Mike Cl (OP)

Re: NFL & Trump
« Reply #56 on: October 18, 2017, 04:45:57 PM »
I have to ask.  There was a girl in school from GA, and I couldn't understand a WORD she said.  My classmates must have thought the same about me.  Did you have that same feeling?
In the 5th grade I was in an elementary school that drew its students from the people who worked for a huge Army supply/ammo dump.  So, not all had that deep southern drawl.  After a bit I could understand them fairly well. 
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Baruch

Re: NFL & Trump
« Reply #57 on: October 18, 2017, 06:59:53 PM »
Yes, sometimes we get local and detailed  But I can expand.  I can consider Buddihsts for example. 

The debate among monks unfolds in the presence of their teachers, with a very well set rules of procedure for the defender and the questioners. I think it is a bit like listening to rabbinacal jews.  The tradition of such debates is traced to the ancient Hindu Orthodoxy in India and this practice slipped into Buddhist orthodoxy in Tibet i(n the eighth century I think). One aspect of debates that intereats me is that defender of a claim seems to havethe onus to prove his point of view on the subject proposed for debate.

A dharma duel ... very popular with Tibetans.
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Offline Baruch

Re: NFL & Trump
« Reply #58 on: October 18, 2017, 07:01:17 PM »
Wow, you guys live in your own little world, don't ya?

I doubt it, millionaire football stars do.
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