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by pooka
Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Spanking - For or against?
Replies: 69
Views: 29085

I've been part of a "was it discipline or abuse spanking" inquiry in Utah, and spanking is not automatically considered abuse.
by pooka
Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: The Soul
Replies: 13
Views: 5742

I thought Magic Street really took the discussion of soul to interesting places. While I don't fully accept the idea of the Ecclesiasticists that there is no immortal soul (Resting on Christ's statement to fear them that can kill body and soul in hell) I do depart from most of my sect in recognizing...
by pooka
Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Whats in a name?
Replies: 15
Views: 5739

I'd be Pope Clementine.
by pooka
Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Star Wars... pants!
Replies: 20
Views: 5488

-I happen to like nice pants.
-I'm nice pants.
by pooka
Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Superstitions
Replies: 28
Views: 8975

Hold your breath under bridges and tunnels or the flying vampire monkeys will get you. My sister held her breath for a minute and 35 seconds once. Not for fear of the monkeys, but because she was toughest. Or cheating. You can speed by 9 or 11 miles over the limit and not get caught. Everyone says t...
by pooka
Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:56 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Best Star Trek Captain
Replies: 44
Views: 14521

I don't know if Avery Brooks suffers from the same thing the other Captain actors have, which is this weird illusion that the show is about them, and everyone else is supporting cast. I mean, I guess it's what gave them the ability to act the roles. It was just funny to me that Shatner suggested tha...
by pooka
Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:47 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Wikipedia
Replies: 16
Views: 5449

There are two areas where I would go to wiki. One is for items so obscure people aren't likely to be reading them often, like the Bohr effect. The other would be for entertainment, like learning about Norse mythology. I wouldn't count on it for historic or literary articles. Like, there was this wei...
by pooka
Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Terrorism
Replies: 11
Views: 3748

I don't claim to be an Islamic fundamentalist terrorist, but I believe terrorism was first seen in the Palestinian conflict, and is in my mind associated with groups that have no venue for negotiation and so choose symbolic violence by forces that do not answer to a government to draw attention to t...
by pooka
Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Evolution or Creation?
Replies: 269
Views: 48429

I'm more against wiki for being "The Man" personally.

I think the question of the first creator is made moot by God transcending time.

I'm relatively ignorant concerning the big bang. Where did the matter that involved that come from?
by pooka
Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Evolution or Creation?
Replies: 269
Views: 48429

"I'll be all over your @ss like white on rice!" who created the creator? That is a pretty big problem. Which is why I believe in the evolution of supreme intelligence. Is this a good place to put my chromosome speciation question? Basically, you can have drift of traits, but there has to come a poin...
by pooka
Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Relationships aren't *all* bad...
Replies: 43
Views: 12360

I'm coming up on my 16th wedding anniversary this December. I think our key to staying real is that we never picked out a song. Maybe. Maybe my husband is an incredibly dedicated guy who puts up with a lot of craziness from me. :)
by pooka
Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: One year in an underground bunker, you get 5 movies
Replies: 29
Views: 7499

Oh, how could I have forgotten Sense and Sensibility? And yet which of my five would I replace with it? I haven't seen Mirrormask, maybe I will look it up.
by pooka
Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: One year in an underground bunker, you get 5 movies
Replies: 29
Views: 7499

One year in an underground bunker, you get 5 movies

I know there is a favorite movie thread already, but some folks just had a couple, and some had a whole bunch. So I'm laying it down, if you had to go into an underground bunker for a year, which 5 movies would you pick and in what order? A sentence or two on why? I had a top 10 in my livejournal, s...
by pooka
Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Mormonism
Replies: 72
Views: 22089

God is not flesh and blood, but he is described as flesh and bone. This was the significance of the first vision of Joseph Smith, though we believe it is similar to the vision of St. Stephen, when he saw Jesus Christ standing on the right hand of God. God is such a glorious being that mortals cannot...
by pooka
Fri Oct 06, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Movie Club
Replies: 19
Views: 12890

Netflix makes it chancy, since you don't necessarily get what you want in the order you ask for it.

I have never seen Titan AE, and would be interested. Perhaps each week we can have nominations and seconds, and then a poll to pick the movie.
by pooka
Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: No soul or immortal spirit?
Replies: 24
Views: 15807

Ah, well, I know from experience not to tell a Jehovah's witness that Ecclesiastes has less validity than a direct quote from Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. :? But I do think I learned a lot about the bible from our discussions together, and my faith was strengthened. I did my best never to contend...
by pooka
Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: No soul or immortal spirit?
Replies: 24
Views: 15807

I would be interested in Jewish or Muslim perspectives, but my main interest is the claim that the Bible does not support it. If you want to reason out of the Bible or other holy writings, that would be fine. If you believe in spirits but not in God, I guess you can talk about that. But as this came...
by pooka
Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: EnderVerse Novels and Stories
Topic: What's your LEAST favorite Ender/Speaker Book?
Replies: 50
Views: 19990

I still haven't voted. There isn't a one of these books that didn't change my life, except maybe SotG which I only read the one time at top speed.
by pooka
Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand
Replies: 1689
Views: 240968

Bravo!
by pooka
Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Bad Movies.
Replies: 35
Views: 7449

The younger generation does not remember "Ishtar". It's like the whole Oscar winning cast and crew were on drugs so they thought they were brilliant and hilarious at the time, but it was just pathetic, and then more pathetic, increasingly pathetic, and finally you're just watching out of morbid curi...
by pooka
Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: No soul or immortal spirit?
Replies: 24
Views: 15807

No soul or immortal spirit?

This has actually been going on in the "I don't believe in Atheist" thread, but I wanted to get this out here where other might see and comment on it. And my question is simply whether your Christian denomination teaches that the soul was a Greek invention and that there is no immortal spirit in the...
by pooka
Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: I don't believe in Atheists
Replies: 161
Views: 43634

Wow, does the mod have a "split topic" option where we can discuss the biblicity of the soul apart from the existence of Atheists? Or is this just normal thread drift? Is the insistence that the soul is extra-biblical common in Christianity? I've only seen it from Jehovah's Witnesses and Seventh Day...
by pooka
Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Mormonism
Replies: 72
Views: 22089

The length of a pregnancy is not spelled out in the bible in black and white because it's just one of those things that people who are adults know. They mention it as a measure of other things that happen. These are the sorts of references found in the Bible. I tend to think that is the reason. The ...
by pooka
Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: I don't believe in Theists
Replies: 11
Views: 4396

I've never experienced fluency in a foreign language, and my major was linguistics. I minored in Arabic and took Latin, German, Chinese, and Russian. So I'm not just picking out some bizarre thing that doesn't really matter to me. I'm capable of accepting that it was never important enough to me to ...
by pooka
Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:31 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Pwebbing while working...
Replies: 35
Views: 11740

I sometimes posted from work. It was better than falling asleep.
by pooka
Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Many (Christian) religions, many ways...
Replies: 31
Views: 14984

Not seeing it, maybe I'll ask in the town square.
by pooka
Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Mormonism
Replies: 72
Views: 22089

The official doctrine is Doctrine and Covenants 76. But the new testament citations are also good to know. http://scriptures.lds.org/en/dc/76
by pooka
Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Many (Christian) religions, many ways...
Replies: 31
Views: 14984

Oh, Okay. But I really don't see a delete button. Is it maybe something mods have?
by pooka
Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: Ender's Game Movie Rumors, Speculation and Fan Art
Topic: Who do you think should play Ender?
Replies: 48
Views: 28941

That's why the movie should be an Anime Miniseries ;)
by pooka
Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Many (Christian) religions, many ways...
Replies: 31
Views: 14984

Too bad there's not a straight delete feature. :? And I'll change my sig. I think that aggravates people. I thought it was just a funny Coen brother's reference. *Learning and Discussing WHY individuals hold those beliefs as such I didn't think I was out of line. But I'll post any other questions on...
by pooka
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:08 am
Forum: Other Orson Scott Card Novels, Stories and Adaptations
Topic: Favorite OSC book?
Replies: 43
Views: 24723

Well, there was the dead baby whose vitals had been eaten by ants in the field, and the dessicated baby corpse that blocks his parents door shut. If it weren't for those two, I'd probably accept the baby that falls off the cliff. There may be more I'm forgetting.
by pooka
Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Other Orson Scott Card Novels, Stories and Adaptations
Topic: Favorite OSC book?
Replies: 43
Views: 24723

I didn't understand a lot of The Worthing Saga . It still kind of escapes me, plus whenever he used a dead baby as stage dressing I was affected probably more than he meant for a reader to be. Similar to his essay about why he removed the n-word from Ender's Game . There can be dead babies, just not...
by pooka
Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Other Orson Scott Card Novels, Stories and Adaptations
Topic: Empire
Replies: 35
Views: 23459

I'm looking forward to it.
by pooka
Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Many (Christian) religions, many ways...
Replies: 31
Views: 14984

I don't think I said "This is why you're wrong." (edited)
by pooka
Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Milagre Town Square
Topic: Uranium
Replies: 103
Views: 35969

You're missing the point, pooka. God could have made uranium so that it wouldn't cause amazingly big explosions and so it WOULDN'T kill cities full of people. If he is all-loving, why didn't he? Did he love all the people who died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki because he made the universe just so? If i...

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