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Shawnster last won the day on September 27

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  1. Just keep in mind the reference used is a translation or interpretation of Lucian's interpretation. So we have an interpretation of an interpretation. This should cause question about the use of the word anastauroo. Was it interpreted correctly? We already have evidence that other works like the King James did not interpret the word correctly.
  2. My dad would tell people he was allergic to certain foods that, in reality, he just didn't like.
  3. Shawnster

    Melbourne attack

    Glad you are safe. Hopefully you will be able to comfort people who pass by tomorrow.
  4. https://www.theguardian.com/science/shortcuts/2018/nov/07/oumuamua-alien-spaceship-scientists-harvard-professors So what could it be?
  5. That is actually what they were thinking. The clock in your car is artifical in origin, not natural. That is the key. If this rock was speeding up or slowing down by mechanical or artificial means, then it had to be of alien origin. The most likely scenario, backed up by the statement the rock behaves like a comet, is that there are gas eruptions or volcano like geysers shooting off and acting like natural rockets. But this rock is alien in the sense that it came from some other star system. Just think, this object most likely started its journey here before Adam was created.
  6. Shawnster

    No-Shave November

    I use Dollar Shave Club. I also use bar soap or shampoo for lather. So they wouldn't get but $4 from me for the month.
  7. A Christian working in a store that sells cigarettes is not selling the cigarettes. The store is selling the cigarettes. Also considered is the type of establishment the store is. A grocery store that also sells cigarettes along with groceries is different than the a store that sells tobacco as its main product. I do not believe a Christian would work in a tobacco shop. Back in the late 60s or early 70s it was clarified that a Christian could not grow and sell tobacco. They could not have their income based on growing or selling tobacco. https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1972725#h=28:0-31:620 https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1973486#h=5:0-22:369 https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1973486#h=13:0-13:378 If a Christian cannot grow tobacco as a means of income, then could a Christian rightly use tobacco he found or was given as income or a medium of exchange? Are there alternatives?
  8. That poor tree. Rooted there for 75 years only to be cut down for this
  9. It's not as black and as this. The influx of illegal aliens to the US might more rightly be considered refugees. They are more closely related in spirit to the European and Middle Eastern refugees escaping Syria and other areas of conflict. It may not be a literal war zone but Central and South America is so rife with violence from criminal gangs and drug cartels that it might as well be. In addition some of the legitimate governments like Venezuela are oppressive to the point of literally starving citizens instead of providing life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It's possible there are some Witnesses in the caravan. Sisters who must be in subjection to their unbelieving husbands. Brothers who would rather keep their family together rather than let their unbelieving wives or parents take such a journey. Witnesses that might be more physically minded who cannot endure and would rather seek food and safety in another country than continue to face the deplorable circumstances they currently live in. Most often refugees acts are illegal acts. People who fled Soviet oppression did so illegally. Perhaps some Witnesses currently fleeing Putin's Russia are doing so illegally.
  10. The US is not cutting aid. The decision has not been made yet. It currently is only a threat.
  11. This is one of the goals of fake news - to legitimize the silencing of real journalism. Create a climate of mistrust so extreme that people will ignore legitimate news agencies in order to have their ears tickled.
  12. Shawnster

    School Shooting in Russia

    This is bizarre. It's so bad it's funny, but only because I live here and not there. Welcome to the age of fake news. There is a possibility it is true. Anything can happen. Just because a parent is a Witness doesn't mean there is some divine protection on their child and nothing like this is possible. Still, with the events in Russian controlled territories I'm going to lean toward either fake news or the child was exploited by the Russian government.
  13. Throughout history Syria has always been either ally or puppet of the King of the North. https://jwtalk.net/forums/topic/30560-history-of-syrias-relationship-with-the-kings-of-the-north-and-south/

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