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    Default Ecclesiastes 1:9

    What has been is what will be,
    and what has been done is what will be done,
    and there is nothing new under the sun.

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    Matthew 5:9

    Blessed are the cheesemakers, for they will be called children of God.


    Note: this is not meant to be taken literally. It refers to any manufacturers of dairy products.
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    Default Re: Ecclesiastes 1:9

    Silly. Of course there are new things. Would you like examples?
    "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
    for nature cannot be fooled."

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    Mathew 5:5

    Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.


    Oh, it's the meek! Blessed are the meek! Oh, that's nice, isn't it?

    I'm glad they're getting something, 'cause they have a hell of a time.
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    pretty sure he’s acknowledging the history of women controlling their reproductive choices, it’s nothing new.

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    What goes round comes round.
    Always pay it forward.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    A scouser got a job working for jesus.
    Kraft cheeses.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    Mathew 5:5

    Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.


    Oh, it's the meek! Blessed are the meek! Oh, that's nice, isn't it?

    I'm glad they're getting something, 'cause they have a hell of a time.
    "Thoughts & prayers" dontcha know.
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    Hi Carl.
    Quote Originally Posted by James McMullen View Post
    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbcc View Post
    What has been is what will be,
    and what has been done is what will be done,
    and there is nothing new under the sun.
    This is the mantra of the "what about" false-equivalency gang. I knew they had to get it from somewhere.

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    All this has happened before and will happen again.

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    Wait a minute! I think I know what's been going on here! Watch this!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fFthMnygE8
    There is no rational, logical, or physical description of how free will could exist. It therefore makes no sense to praise or condemn anyone on the grounds they are a free willed self that made one choice but could have chosen something else. There is no evidence that such a situation is possible in our Universe. Demonstrate otherwise and I will be thrilled.

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    "History is the nightmare from which I am trying to awake."

    James Joyce

    I agree with Keith, things do change, at least in prosaic ways. But if you look at large scale patterns in human history they repeat themselves endlessly.
    So many questions, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianY View Post
    All this has happened before and will happen again.

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    So say we all!
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    an infinite universe that follows unchanging laws of physics would also endlessly repeat itself because there are only so many possible permutations its constituents could form so they would eventually have to repeat.
    There is no rational, logical, or physical description of how free will could exist. It therefore makes no sense to praise or condemn anyone on the grounds they are a free willed self that made one choice but could have chosen something else. There is no evidence that such a situation is possible in our Universe. Demonstrate otherwise and I will be thrilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    A scouser got a job working for jesus.
    Kraft cheeses.
    Makers of Velveeta (Kraft) don't count since it's not really cheese, it's 'Cheese food'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishmael View Post
    "History is the nightmare from which I am trying to awake."

    James Joyce

    I agree with Keith, things do change, at least in prosaic ways. But if you look at large scale patterns in human history they repeat themselves endlessly.
    I passed quite a few history exams by asking myself, "What would people do in this situation?".
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    Quote Originally Posted by ishmael View Post
    "History is the nightmare from which I am trying to awake."

    James Joyce

    I agree with Keith, things do change, at least in prosaic ways. But if you look at large scale patterns in human history they repeat themselves endlessly.
    I agree with Keith too, except for he's totally wrong... in a big picture sense, sure there are new details each time but the bigger truth is the repetition...


    eg Printing Press and Internet, the details are different but the changes to society and the spread of ideas are similar in many ways.

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    Now, about that "blessed are the meek" thing.
    In the trump cosmos, "snowflake" is a synonym for "meek", and it also equates to liberals (aka progressives and/or Democrats).
    Therefore is it their belief that liberals shall inherit the earth?

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    I agree with Keith too, except for he's totally wrong...
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    It is what it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    Silly. Of course there are new things. Would you like examples?
    Not new things, only newly discovered things.
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    We find ourselves in an 11-dimensional Mandelbrot set.
    "The future is already here it's just not very evenly distributed." William Gibson

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    Quote Originally Posted by McMike View Post
    Not new things, only newly discovered things.
    Newly discovered new things
    https://www.stir.ac.uk/news/2017/08/...t-in-shetland/
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    A thing "enters" into existence because the potential for that thing's existence always existed. Check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    It is what it is
    and it ain't what it ain't.
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    [QUOTE=SKIP KILPATRICK;5492756]Mathew 5:5

    Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

    At current rates, the meek get about 6' of the earth as reward.
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    Default Re: Ecclesiastes 1:9

    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    It is what it is
    om.

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    [QUOTE=Tom Lathrop;5493020]
    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    Mathew 5:5

    Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

    At current rates, the meek get about 6' of the earth as reward.
    But not the mineral rights.
    The definition of stupid has got to be the belief that more guns will negate the bloodshed done with guns.

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