Just Ice
Just Ice answered

Can we die?

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1- Might be better to get someone else to do it for you. I passed a shop which had a sign in the shop window saying:

We will die for you!

If you're thinking of using your life savings to buy an air ticket to come and join a long queue outside the shop, … Read more

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Just Ice commented on The Z.'s answer
1a- Whoa! I did NOT say that I or anyone else would "assume a convergence of agreement exists by merely the ending of participation in conversation." I said that YOUR STATEMENT that "we had come to a point where I felt there was little else I had to add" SEEMS TO INDICATE that we had … Read more
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Just Ice commented
1- IN JUST ICE you see a phrase which you say is "almost diametrically opposed [in] meaning" to JUSTICE. However, it is INJUSTICE which is exactly diametrically opposed in meaning to JUSTICE. 2- "....the bible, re-read it, and get back to me in about a year." is just another way of saying that even if … Read more
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Just Ice commented on The Z.'s answer
"we had come to a point where I felt there was little else I had to add" seems to indicate that we had converged to a post we were agreed on. If so, it would benefit anyone following, or later on reading, the discussion to know that such agreement had been reached and that the … Read more
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Just Ice commented on The Z.'s answer
Sorry DM, wasn't sure whether your comments were addressed to TZ or me. TY for the "Great conversation!" comment in your earlier post. Yes TZ, has proved able to keep going and keep to the subject without getting personal but he is inclined to suddenly vanish leaving you wondering whether he's going to comment on … Read more
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Just Ice commented on The Z.'s answer
the world is full of all sorts - there are even people [like scientists, philosophers and the ordinary inquisitive layman] who have nothing better to do than ask such questions on behalf of those incapable of asking for themselves. To cap it all, they then proceed to answer those questions. Nothing better to do indeed, … Read more
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Just Ice commented on The Z.'s answer
I retraced my steps back to where I saw the information I posted above and here's what the guy actually said "in the US at least, according to Pew research, nearly half of those raised non-religious join one religion or another as adults. From childhood to adulthood, non-religion actually has one of the lower retention … Read more
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Just Ice commented
yes, the usual Christian cop out. When you're cornered, spew out some gobbledegook, like "It's called the hypostatic union" or "you need the Holy Spirit to understand that" or your favourite, which you've resorted to above, yet again. Just believe in them and, hey presto, next time you look through the Bible, you'll see the … Read more
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Just Ice commented on The Z.'s answer
I read somewhere that the retention rate among atheists is not very high. I'm glad that you're "inclined to challenge theological findings" Perhaps if more of people had done that and more vigorously then we would be a little nearer to convergence/consensus in theological matters than we are in this 21st century.