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  1. Did you all see Colin Kaepernick sabotage his already small chance of ever getting back into the NFL yesterday?
  2. I appreciate your response RVG!
  3. Ramirez77 negs literally every single post I add to this thread, all while contributing nothing himself. Do we not warn or punish people for abusing the rep button on this forum? It’s pretty ridiculous.
  4. Einstein said science is theism. That science can only be done by theists. “Religion and science go together. As I’ve said before, science without religion is lame and religion without science is blind. They are interdependent and have a common goal - the search for truth. Hence it is absurd for religion to proscribe Galileo or Darwin or other scientists. And it is equally absurd when scientists say there is no God. The real scientist has faith, which does not mean that he must subscribe to a creed. Without religion there is no charity. The soul given to each of us is moved by the same living Spirit that moves the universe.” His mentor, Max Planck (father of quantum physics), not only said the same thing often; but he went so far to detail how atheism destroys civilization in his own publications. Einstein further validates how scientific reasoning can only happen through religious inspiration by further comparing atheists to religious fanatics. “I was barked at by numerous dogs who are earning their food guarding ignorance and superstition for the benefit of those who profit from it. Then there are fanatical atheists whose intolerance is of the same kind as the intolerance of the religious fanatics and comes from the same source.”
  5. There have been many scientific theories which have not been proven, or have been proven wrong later. Those theories were helpful in paving the way for the correct ones, but only because fellow scientists and scholars “believed”, or “accepted” and worked with them. If the theories would’ve been discarded outright, because they weren’t proven mathematically, who knows if things would’ve been different. When Albert Einstein famously said “science without religion is lame”, I believe this is what he was referring to. Science wouldn’t have advanced remarkably without religion. In the absence of religion, scientific knowledge has no capacity to provide meaning to human existence.
  6. You’re the one with spiritual pride, it’s what isn’t allowing you to understand. People like to think they must understand in order to believe. Truth is you must believe in order to understand. Nobody is forcing you to have a relationship with God though so you’ve got nothing to worry about, and no reason to bash others for their beliefs.
  7. The only person that brings up God in this thread regularly. If God isn’t real then I have still devoted myself to a life of love and good works. Having spiritual pride doesn’t mean you need to come in here and bash others beliefs constantly...
  8. You only like him because he was a Republican.
  9. Not going to be able to score if the other teams poke checking the puck away from you at the blue line and your forwards are spending all of their energy in their own offensive zone. Winning hockey is all about the back check. Forecheck becomes much easier when your top line has fresh legs and aren’t being worn out defending.
  10. Someone capable of being effective in both aspects of the game, not necessarily in on all the scoring opportunities when they’re on the ice, but still capable. Sort of like how Jonathan Toews was in the three Stanley cup titles the blackhawks won, while Patrick Kane was more of the scoring forward, like a Wayne Gretzky.
  11. Okay? Who’s better? At least I share my actual thoughts and don’t just post links and take subtle jabs at people’s character.
  12. Gretzky wasn’t a two way player, I think Mario Lemieux is the best two way hockey player ever. Gretzky is great and if you remove all of his career goals he would still have the most points all-time. But how much of that has to do with how the assist stat in hockey works? Seems like a bit of a compiler if you ask me. Do we consider Emmitt Smith to be the best running back of all time in football? He’s got the most yards!
  13. Competition matters, clearly you don’t even want to acknowledge the discrepancy between eras. Wilt isn’t even the best center of all time, I would take Shaq, who played in an era with much tougher competition at his position. Outside of Bill Russell, there wasn’t anyone in the NBA back then who could match up with Wilt. If you don’t study and follow basketball like I do you’d just look at raw numbers and of course think Wilt was the best, but that just isn’t the case. Outside of Bob Pettit, there simply weren’t any other big men that were good in Wilts era. Shaq played against several hall of fame big men, defensive specialists too. David Robinson, Alonzo mourning, Chris Webber, dikembe Mutumbo, Shawn Kemp, Hakeem, Patrick Ewing, and Vlade Divac. The list goes on though and you really can not compare eras. This is why Michael Jordan is the undisputed GOAT of basketball.
  14. Can you stop linking your biased shit articles? Nobody cares what Barbie has to say about trump. Her entire twitter timeline is littered with Trump hate, biased garbage! You lap it right up though! LOL
  15. He’s definitely the goat of basketball though, sorry Rick, wilt chamberlain lost year in and year out to Bill Russell, so he can’t be the goat. Brady is the goat in football. Babe Ruth is the goat in baseball. (This isn’t debatable, he would’ve been a hall of fame pitcher as well had he not switched to being a position player.) Gretzky is the goat in hockey. Then you have to probably put Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, and Michael Phelps in there as the goat of their sports. Ultimately I think Ali is the greatest, not only because of his impact in the ring, but also out of it.
  16. All of sports history? Muhammad Ali
  17. I also found this to be interesting. “With increased waves of immigration from Europe, there was growing public support for education to encourage a standard set of cultural values and practices to be held in common by the majority of citizens. Education was viewed as the primary method in the acculturation process for minorities. Americanization policies were based on the idea that when indigenous people learned United States (American) customs and values, they would be able to merge tribal traditions with American culture and peacefully join the majority of the society.“ They were given a chance to “play ball” so to speak, and refused. How is this in any way comparable to China?
  18. “Jackson viewed the union as a federation of highly esteemed states, as was common before the American Civil War. He opposed Washington's policy of establishing treaties with Indian tribes as if they were foreign nations. Thus, the creation of Indian jurisdictions was a violation of state sovereignty under Article IV, Section 3 of the Constitution. As Jackson saw it, either Indians comprised sovereign states (which violated the Constitution) or they were subject to the laws of existing states of the Union. Jackson urged Indians to assimilate and obey state laws. Further, he believed that he could only accommodate the desire for Indian self-rule in federal territories, which required resettlement west of the Mississippi River on federal lands.”
  19. Four percent of gun-related deaths are committed by someone with an “assault-style” rifle. That means 1,591 of the 39,773 people who were killed by gun violence in the U.S. in 2019 were harmed by a weapon similar to an AR-15. In just the last 100 years, 100 million people were murdered by communism alone. To compare the death of 1,591 people to 1 million people every year for the last 100 years is something only a clown would do!
  20. Cursed Lemon, you’re an idiot. Praising China? They lead the planet in executions. There isn’t freedom of religion, they have concentration camps. Please kindly fuck off with your bull shit.
  21. The thing that gets me with the people that hate abortions, they no longer care what happens to that human baby when it’s born. You are very right about marriage, it’s definitely not what’s it once was. Most of us have dealt with divorces growing up and don’t want to have to experience that ourselves. I know that has made it hard for me to want to get married. My mom was physically abused by her ex husband when I was six years old, then my dad was conned into buying a new home with his then wife, before she took half of his equity in a divorce a year later. The home he had before was purchased before their marriage. By then I was 11 and pretty well aware. Watched that divorce absolutely crush my father, wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy.
  22. Marriage still exists. Scalzo is married.

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