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by farjean2
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Screaming helplessly at the sky
Replies: 39
Views: 11024

Re: Screaming helplessly at the sky

If we're going with personal anecdotes, I've seen modestly more ridiculous reactions to Obama than Trump. I could go into detail, but most of them involve the n-word, accusations of being a Muslim, or just wild predictions of economic collapse that are his fault because he's a communist or close-to...
by farjean2
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Screaming helplessly at the sky
Replies: 39
Views: 11024

Re: Screaming helplessly at the sky

Then your memory is better than mine, because I don't. :) I don't remember ever seeing such silliness as nowadays. Agreed. On the positive side, the epidemic of Trump Derangement Syndrome has exposed a lot of insane people whose mental illness wasn't obvious before, so we can avoid dealing with the...
by farjean2
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: How to convince someone to use HB-PP
Replies: 19
Views: 7115

Re: How to convince someone to use HB-PP

I would never try to convince anyone to use the HB-PP or any other portfolio. If things go wrong, I don't want to be responsible. I will tell people about the success I've had with it but I always give the warning that past performance does not predict future results if they are thinking about using...
by farjean2
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4377
Views: 502291

Re: Figuring Out Religion

As for Paul, sometimes I have a hard time getting my head around the idea that Paul got his theology from the same Jesus that we see in the gospels. You can say that again. By the way, he didn't (get his theology from Jesus). Paul never met the historic Jesus and went on record as stating that he h...
by farjean2
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4377
Views: 502291

Re: Figuring Out Religion

I never noticed any anti-semitism either. Really I'd say there was the opposite message - No Jew or gentile, just everyone in Christ, right? according to the writings of Paul I just added a note to my previous post about how it is interesting that the gospel of John depicts not only a different pic...
by farjean2
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4377
Views: 502291

Re: Figuring Out Religion

I just read through John again, and I don't see anything that even resembles anti semitism. I do see a lot of negativity directed at the self-righteous, the decent right wing religious folks of their time, the pharisees. But it's hard to twist anti-semitism into the NT, particularly given the fact ...
by farjean2
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4377
Views: 502291

Re: Figuring Out Religion

technovelist wrote:I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed if you just cease to exist. :D
Exactly my point.
by farjean2
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4377
Views: 502291

Re: Figuring Out Religion

I also remember reading an analogy comparing our physical bodies to a television. Say the television starts to malfunction and the screen does not show the image as well. Does that mean that the show has fundamentally changed? When the television completely breaks, does that mean there is nothing t...
by farjean2
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4377
Views: 502291

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Here's an article on Luther that I read recently, and seems appropriate to put here on this day, and in this current period in our country: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/luthers-jewish-problem Glad to see a Christian acknowledge the dark side of Luther. I don't believe it's a stretch t...
by farjean2
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: White Pride / Racism
Replies: 73
Views: 15473

Re: White Pride / Racism

Speaking of the Asian experience in America I sometimes have to point out to my wife that if she thinks her race makes her stand out she should get to feel what I do when I visit her country (Philippines). In America nobody gives a second thought about seeing an Asian in public but when I'm walking ...
by farjean2
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: White Pride / Racism
Replies: 73
Views: 15473

Re: White Pride / Racism

Another thought exercise...how many people upon visiting Japan would be disappointed to find out that instead of being a unique country full of Japanese people and Japanese tradition was instead overrun by pasty white people blasting beach boy music from their Cadillacs. That when asking natives to...
by farjean2
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4377
Views: 502291

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Here's an article on Luther that I read recently, and seems appropriate to put here on this day, and in this current period in our country: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/luthers-jewish-problem Glad to see a Christian acknowledge the dark side of Luther. I don't believe it's a stretch t...