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by Bootstrap
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: The Homestead
Topic: US Thanksgiving
Replies: 18
Views: 194

Re: US Thanksgiving

Then again, I enjoy US Thanksgiving in the way we currently celebrate it, much more than I do "Christmas". It's relatively free of commercialism compared to the next holiday, it's more family-oriented, simple, and (in my opinion) genuine. I also like how it's not a (semi)religious holiday...
by Bootstrap
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Global Warning/Climate Change
Replies: 574
Views: 13389

Re: Global Warning/Climate Change

I haven't taken what has been shared in the 57 pages as pretending to be better scientists than the scientists. I've taken it as a thread to prove that this is more than a scientific subject. What do you think the thread has said about this being more than a scientific subject? You use the word &qu...
by Bootstrap
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Global Warning/Climate Change
Replies: 574
Views: 13389

Re: Global Warning/Climate Change

My point is (and I think you understand it) that if this is more than a scientific subject then it should be allowed to be discussed as more than a scientific subject. Sure. Think we could have a thread with 57 pages on how we, as Christians, should approach living simply? Or what our relationship ...
by Bootstrap
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Global Warning/Climate Change
Replies: 574
Views: 13389

Re: Global Warning/Climate Change

Asking someone where a graphic comes from and where I can find a description of how the data was gathered and represented shouldn't shut down a conversation, it should begin a conversation. At least when we are looking at a scientific subject. Who determined that this is only a scientific subject? ...
by Bootstrap
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Global Warning/Climate Change
Replies: 574
Views: 13389

Re: Global Warning/Climate Change

Your source for the consensus statement is not a peer reviewed journal or a scientific organization but an advocacy group. Well yes. You quoted an advocacy group, and you did it inaccurately. That is not a statement by the IPCC. My point is that what who it is that forms the consensus and what the ...
by Bootstrap
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: General Theology
Topic: In-Depth Bible Study
Replies: 25
Views: 310

Re: In-Depth Bible Study

If that is a result of later editing, I am not necessarily opposed to that as earlier Scripture books show signs of being edited and compiled. I don't think that necessarily takes away from the inspiration. When I was growing up, you would never see a Bible with multiple endings for Mark and notes ...
by Bootstrap
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Global Warning/Climate Change
Replies: 574
Views: 13389

Re: Global Warning/Climate Change

I am afraid that people will confuse Mennonites with culture warriors, the very people we should not want to be associated with. Would you rather they confuse Mennonites with Social Justice Warriors? No, and that's not happening here either. I think there are reasons that we don't have a lot of thr...
by Bootstrap
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Global Warning/Climate Change
Replies: 574
Views: 13389

Re: Global Warning/Climate Change

I really do believe that anyone who is serious about climate change and could share in my experience with Mennonites that for the most part would be impressed. You see I believe someone who is serious about climate change is going to take it seriously in their own life. And the Mennonites I have me...
by Bootstrap
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Global Warning/Climate Change
Replies: 574
Views: 13389

Re: Global Warning/Climate Change

posting things you don't actually understand Why do you continue to claim I do not understand what I am posting? I have a well enough understanding. This is the biggest problem with the thread. You are saying that you are in a position to debunk huge bodies of scientific work. You don't want to do ...
by Bootstrap
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Global Warning/Climate Change
Replies: 574
Views: 13389

Re: Global Warning/Climate Change

Sure, this is not ScientificResearchNet, but does it have to be InflictMyPoliticalOpinionRepeatedlyEspeciallyIfItBothersPeopleNet? If it's not worth actually discussing at a useful level, why is it worth inflicting on everyone? Is this thread really what we want people to think Mennonites are like?...

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