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Frank your Majesty

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#1175190
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Religion
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chyron8472 said:

ZigZig said:

chyron8472 said:

ZigZig said:

chyron8472 said:

God literally created time and space. There was no “beginning” before the beginning because before the beginning there was no time. As our universe expands, so does the boundaries of the space-time continuum. God created it. Therefore, he does not have to exist within it.

And therefore, because he created time itself and space itself, he is omnipotent and omnipresent because he is capable of being everywhere all the time.

 
Also, people who discount the existence of angels have never considered the concept of extradimensional planes of existence on which other beings may exist and be capable of some level of interaction with this one.

Apparently, you take everything literally as undeniable facts that must be read in the first degree without thinking nor smiling: the Bible as much as Frink’s posts …

Regarding the Bible: I did not say my understanding of God creating time and space is fact. It is my understanding.

dahmage said:

chyron8472 said:

Frank your Majesty said:

chyron8472 said:

Frank your Majesty said:

chyron8472 said:

God literally created time and space.

Citation needed.

Now really. How would he have explained the space-time continuum to people who lived thousands of years ago? And when such an explanation would have been beside the point?

I didn’t ask for a citation on how he created it, I asked for a citation on that he created it.

As opposed to it happening spontaneously?

you act like you just made an irrefutable point

No.

You said “God literally created time and space.”.
It looks like you present it as an indeniable fact to me…

But you are inferring that on your own. I did not say it is indeniable. Do I have to say “In my opinion” or “From my perception” or “How I have come to understand it” at the beginning of my posts in order for them to not be perceived as my saying they’re fact?

It might not have been your intention, but to me it came across as a factual statement. And I don’t seem to be alone with this interpretation. I really would have appreciated a more subjective phrasing.

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#1175084
Topic
Religion
Time

chyron8472 said:

Frank your Majesty said:

chyron8472 said:

God literally created time and space.

Citation needed.

Now really. How would he have explained the space-time continuum to people who lived thousands of years ago? And when such an explanation would have been beside the point?

I didn’t ask for a citation on how he created it, I asked for a citation on that he created it. You presented it as a fact, so I assume there is some evidence backing your claim and I’m curious to see that evidence.

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#1175043
Topic
If someone quotes a post and you edit the original post the quoted post should change
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I don’t know how this could be done. When you can’t alter the post you quote, you always have to quote the full post and can’t select a specific paragraph. Also, it would really ruin the flow of a thread if someone quotes a post, then the original poster goes back and completely removes his post and the quote also gets emptied.

And it would ruin FTFY and WYSHS.

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#1174955
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Collipso said:

darthrush said:

I have grappled with the gun issue a while and see no reason not to implement intensive restrictions and ban assault rifles and such. I think I lean more towards the gun-control side of things as of right now and for those of you who agree, I am curious how you respond to the following argument from gun activists. I hear it often and don’t really have an adequate response and am curious what your thoughts are. The basic idea is the following:

“No matter what gun laws are put in place, it will not change the fact that criminals and people who wish to do harm will always be able to illegally acquire guns.”

It doesn’t really change my views all that much but it seems like a good point. Is there any form of gun control that would help make it more difficult for criminals to illegally attain guns?

Looking forward to some responses as it’s definitely an important discussion to be having as a country right now.

There is no short term solution. Gun activists and some republicans keep claiming that if we restrict gun access it won’t solve anything right now and that is true. Because of how easily accessible weapons are nowadays it’s going to be hard to take it out of both illegal and legal market in the near future. but you have to start somewhere. If we don’t restrict/regulate guns now, a problem that could be solved in the next 5-10 years will only be solved in the next 20-25 years because of pure inaction.

There’s also the side that Ash pointed out: why the heck have laws in the first place? If the criminals are going to break them anyway. That for me is the ultimate argument against the argument you’re pointing out and there’s no way to counter it.


We have to start somewhere though. I don’t think most mass shooters would go completely out of their ways to acquire guns. I think some of them just did it because of how easy it is to acquire such guns and the amount of exposition they probably had to weapons in general at an early age.

Think of the John Lennon murderer. He basically was so obsessed with him that he decided to kill him. If he had no gun that wouldn’t have happened, for example. And I’m pretty sure he legally acquired that gun.

I’d like to get back at this. Legal guns turn into illegal guns through various channels and the more legal guns there are, the more of them flow through these channels and turn illegal. Illegal guns are cheap and easy to aquire because legal guns are cheap and easy to aquire. If the number of legal guns is reduced, the number of illegal guns will go down over time, too and prices will go up. Take for example the last mass shooting in Germany, two years ago. The shooter killed five people with a glock handgun, which he bought on the darknet for more than 5000 dollars (he was presumably scammed a few times, which would drive the overall cost further up). What kind of gun could he have bought in the US with that much money and how many people would he have killed?

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#1171312
Topic
2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games
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Warbler said:

Frank your Majesty said:

Warbler said:

There is physical exertion involved in cooking/baking competitions are they now to be considered sports?

I would say a sport needs to have clearly definded rules, so that there are objective criteria to determine a winner. Winning a cooking competition has a lot to do with creativity, which cannot be objectively measured, so I’d say it’s not a sport. You could make a sport out of certain aspects of cooking, though. For example, who can cut the most onions in a given time.

there are multiple sports that are left to opinion to decide the winner. gymnastics, figure skating, boxing(if there is no KO or TKO). These things are left to judges to decide.

Ok, but I would say that objective winning criteria can qualify something as a sport. Chess, darts, car racing and also video games do have objective criteria, that’s why I would call them sports.

Baking and figure skating don’t have such a clearly defined goal, so in order to call them sports, there have to be more aspects. A baking competition has a lot to do with creativity, which is impossible to objectively judge. In figure skating, you can at least look at the difficulty of the jumps and how well they are executed and they are trying to be make the judging more and more objective and transparent.

Another important difference between a baking competition and a sport with a jury is that in a baking competition, the final result is judged, while for the sport, the overall performance matters. That’s why the physical extortion during figure skating is an inherent part of it, while physical extortion during baking is more of a side-effect.

In the end, every sport relies on the interpretation of the rules by a referee, so there is no 100% objectivity.

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#1171068
Topic
2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games
Time

Warbler said:

There is physical exertion involved in cooking/baking competitions are they now to be considered sports?

I would say a sport needs to have clearly definded rules, so that there are objective criteria to determine a winner. Winning a cooking competition has a lot to do with creativity, which cannot be objectively measured, so I’d say it’s not a sport. You could make a sport out of certain aspects of cooking, though. For example, who can cut the most onions in a given time.

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#1170949
Topic
Which has more CGI: Phantom Menace or Force Awakens
Time

I think it depends how you define “more CGI”. Do you compare the amount of shots with CGI to CGI-free shots? Then I would assume TPM has more. If you want to compare the number of objects created with CGI, I would say they are about even. If you want to take into account how detailed the CGI is, maybe by comparing the computer hours spent on rendering, I guess TFA has more, simply because it is newer and had more resources available (correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t it also done in 4K? Compared to the HD resolution of the TPM effects, that would add a lot of computer time).

When people say “the prequels have too much CGI”, what they really mean is “the prequels rely too much on CGI”. It doesn’t matter if TPM uses more miniatures than the OT or if TFA uses more CGI than TPM. In TPM, the practical effects like miniatures are hidden in the background, while the CGI is very prominent. In TFA, the practical effects were very prominent, while the CGI was mostly in the background.

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#1170253
Topic
What instruments do you play?
Time

When I was 16, I took lessons from the bassist of a friend’s band. I never really learned to read sheet music fluently or got much into music theory, but my technique wasn’t too bad. I then played in the school band for the graduation party. The drummer of that band also asked me to play the Pink Panther theme with her percussion ensemble for a concert of the local musical association. A few months later, I performed a Blue Man Group inspired piece with some of them on a wedding. Then, I played with another drummer for a while and he started to bring in more people, but before this could go anywhere, I had to leave town to go to university. I didn’t have too much time since then, so I’m a bit out of practice.

I also bought a guitar at a point when I was somewhat happy with my bass skills, but never took lessons. I can do basically the same things I can do on my bass, but I always struggled with playing chords.